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Old 07-16-2007, 06:10 PM   #21
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Whoa, what a post!

Unintended consequences, exactly.
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Old 07-16-2007, 07:41 PM   #22
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I didn't know anything about this drama until this thread popped up. I tried to give the guy the benefit of the doubt, but he's incredibly long winded. And after reading his site for a bit, I've come to the conclusion there is no actual content in it. Or if it is, it's buried so deeply so as to prevent actually finding it unless you are already FIRE
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Old 07-16-2007, 07:45 PM   #23
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love the bunny pancake beret. was that instead of french toast?
Hey, I do some nice work once in a while...

I think i've got french toast around here somewhere...

Shoot, I cant find it, must be on the big computer. How about a picture of a cat with its head in a bag?
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CFB. As an aside....

We switched to a new vendor to handle printing policies for one of our lines of business. As a test of the integration (things had to be PGPed and SFTPed to the vendor), we sent them a copy of pancake bunny.

The resulting conversation went something like...

"We got the file"
Great, were you unable to decrypt it?
"We think so"
Well, did it print correctly?
"We're not sure"
Not sure? What's the problem?
"Well, it's an image of a bunny with a pancake on its head"
Yep, you got the file correctly. Integration successful!
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Old 07-16-2007, 08:11 PM   #25
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let me know if theres another test. I've got a cat with some bacon on its head, just dying to be unleashed...
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Old 07-17-2007, 10:28 AM   #26
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anyone notice that this board has been taken down from the homepage....

The Retire Early Home Page.

It just now links to intercst's board...first the software changeover, mass modulator resignations, locking out T-Al, this, and ***** showing up.....is the end near?
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Old 07-17-2007, 11:43 AM   #27
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Dory and Intercst had a gentlemens agreement to link to each others page.

Seems there are different gentlemen involved these days, and I also note that the link to intercsts page from this one isnt there anymore. I think it was "link to the retireearlyhomepage, the mother lode of ER information" or some such?

No further quid pro quo...
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Old 07-17-2007, 04:18 PM   #28
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Tracking hocsu's follies has become a hobby for Mr. Greaney from what I can tell. Hocsu has been trying to convince financial writers like Jonathan Clements and Scott Burns that Firecalc and Greaney's calculators are dangerous. Meanwhile hocsu left his job with inadequate savings and plans to get rich with self published books. Amusing reviews of his first effort at Amazon.

Amazon.com: Passion Saving the Path to Plentiful Free Time and Soul-satisfying Work: Books: Rob Bennett

The copies that were listed there were apparently given to reviewers.
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Old 07-18-2007, 08:38 AM   #29
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He definitely puts the 'suc' in *****...
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Old 07-18-2007, 09:22 AM   #30
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I think this statistic from Amazon.com tells most of the story:

Amazon.com Sales Rank: #2,594,224 in Books
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Amazon.com Sales Stats: Current number of books for sale: 2,594,225

Seems they put some kind of plastic meat skewer into the book category by accident and its sales exceeded that of hosucs book.
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Oh man, I didn't realize that he was self-published when I made the comment about it not mattering if you wrote a book or note, any monkey can get their work published because media outlets are starved for content.

One of my books is ranked #936,221 on Amazon and it has everything going against it (technical books don't age well, this one came out in 2002 and the publisher went out of business during the first quarter of sales [sales channels hate to sell books from defunct publishers, they can't return unsold inventory])
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This is a very SPECIAL monkey...
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Old 07-18-2007, 11:07 AM   #34
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July 2007

If you have some time to read through a bunch of incongruous thoughts all strung together, there are actually a half dozen good laughs in this little missive.

It'll give you a nice perspective of the hocoloco mindset, and is an excellent example of hocomania.
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Old 07-18-2007, 04:02 PM   #35
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I'm not retired yet; I'll save it for retirement in oh, 7 to 10 or so years.

I don't have time to read *****' stuff, although I did nose around T-Al's forum and saw something about wab not posting to this forum anymore.

Why'd wab leave? Or is this too controversial to ask?
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Old 07-18-2007, 04:20 PM   #36
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I'm not retired yet; I'll save it for retirement in oh, 7 to 10 or so years.

I don't have time to read *****' stuff, although I did nose around T-Al's forum and saw something about wab not posting to this forum anymore.

Why'd wab leave? Or is this too controversial to ask?
Why is the sky blue; why does rain fall?

Wab is young, he has a woman to play with. Many of us here either need a lot of playtime, or we are otherwise having trouble filling our dance cards.

I am on more today becaue the rain has returned to Paradise and I don't want to get my feet wet.

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Knowing that a few posters have been banned in the past, I just hoped he wasn't or that he didn't leave angry.

In the end, I just gotta get used to forums--people come, people go. People find better things to do; sometimes they pop back in or leave for good.
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Jeez, Ha, you sound like my 4-year-old.

It has been a nice summer, but I'm not sure my adventures can compare to the recent excitement of this place!

Who killed SG? Will Nords really use the Neutron Bomb and put everybody on his ignore list? Is OAP really DLAT? Is CFB cute? Fuzzy?

Too much fun! Back to lurking for now. Oh, and I decided to retire the Wab persona. Say hello to Twaddle!
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Jeez, Ha, you sound like my 4-year-old.
Too much fun! Back to lurking for now. Oh, and I decided to retire the Wab persona. Say hello to Twaddle!
Hello, shadowy figger!

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If you have some time to read through a bunch of incongruous thoughts all strung together, there are actually a half dozen good laughs in this little missive.

It'll give you a nice perspective of the hocoloco mindset, and is an excellent example of hocomania.
Now he is after the Bunny! OMG! Run Bunny, Run!!

Since he is now hunt'in down the old Bunny, wonder if suhoc has ever been snipe hunt'in? We have an opening this Saturday night..............

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