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« on: December 13, 2012, 02:54:57 PM »

Is it just me, or is there little asterisk' falling like snow on the page?  I saw them on my droid last night, but I'm seeing them here too.
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2012, 02:56:36 PM »

Oh thank god.
I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me.
I actually foccussed on one particular "flake" so hard in an attempt to make it go away using the power of positive thinking that I made myself sick. :)
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2012, 03:24:53 PM »

Now the real question: Bringing back the end of the world like it's 1999, or HTML5?
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2012, 03:57:27 PM »

It's irritating...... >:(
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2012, 04:09:39 PM »

It's irritating...... >:(

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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2012, 05:22:51 PM »

If you use F.lux it is really noticeable.

Kinda annoying. Especially since there is no snow where I live

Also, it is making my phone have an anuerism.
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2012, 05:50:09 PM »

I love it!!
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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2012, 05:51:52 PM »

They are all different too! Some smaller, some bigger. Some are a five point asterisk, others are a legs/arms - no head parachutist. Others flicker.

I am amused.
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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2012, 05:53:33 PM »

I have spent nearly 10 minutes now trying to "catch" one... Fantastic colossal waste of time! Oh how I <3 CT!
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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2012, 06:00:15 PM »

I am able to highlight some! HTML5 Rocks.
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« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2012, 06:04:18 PM »

 :clap:

Did you realize they *avoid* the cursor and the snow falls opposite whatever direction the cursor is in relation to the center of your browser. Nice work!
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« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2012, 07:03:02 PM »

It's the Mayans!!!!  It's almost 12-21-12.
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« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2012, 07:22:42 PM »

I have suffered from ocular migraines over the last 30 years or so, and had one yesterday morning. I thought it was coming back when I saw the snowflakes!
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« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2012, 08:47:56 PM »

I have suffered from ocular migraines over the last 30 years or so, and had one yesterday morning. I thought it was coming back when I saw the snowflakes!

I have a genetic disorder called congenital nystagmus.  It causes some pretty weird/cool phenomena with contrasting light or staring at a monitor.
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« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2012, 09:17:00 PM »

This may be a little too amusing for me. I just spent a good ten minutes looking at them.

Work is slow today...  :angel:
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« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2012, 09:25:54 PM »

Try clicking them! Some highlight more than one (but not all). Others only the one clicked.
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« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2012, 09:30:11 PM »

Try clicking them! Some highlight more than one (but not all). Others only the one clicked.

Thanks, now I have more wasted time... Ah, I'm too easily distracted by the simple things in life.
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« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2012, 09:51:29 PM »

Is there any way to disable the snow on my end or is it an all users thing?  It really is bugging the crap out of me  ::)
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« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2012, 10:13:35 PM »

For years I had known about this but never saw one. Just now it was almost like a blizzard! Well, not quite. I do not have time to look at them, but now I have seen them, I believe!

And now I also see they are staying at the bottom of the screen. What do I use for a virtual shovel and virtual salt?

 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2012, 10:15:35 PM »

Yea on my phone I see then piling up and melting
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« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2012, 10:34:41 PM »

Here's the home for the JavaScript that generates the snow. For more entertainment hit the Christmas lights with your cursor. http://www.schillmania.com/projects/snowstorm/

Or to really kill time: http://www.schillmania.com/projects/soundmanager2/demo/christmas-lights/

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« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2012, 11:08:54 PM »

The performance impact of the snow has minimal effects on my brand new Macbook Pro - however on my CAP issued dinosaur CT is basically unusable - I had to noscript the site so that I could browse. O_o
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« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2012, 11:24:40 PM »

Pointless and very annoying.
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« Reply #23 on: December 14, 2012, 12:16:53 AM »

I was looking for the piling up and melting .. but on the desktop it doesn't.

...unless I have to wait for it to pile up virtually under the monitor ... ;)
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« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2012, 01:08:58 AM »

Just keep your fuzzy boots on, Tony.
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« Reply #25 on: December 14, 2012, 02:21:21 AM »

I think the issue with desktop is that the bottom of the page is also white...
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« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2012, 02:52:40 AM »

I think the issue with desktop is that the bottom of the page is also white...
Depends on the browser, theme, OS, etc
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« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2012, 03:05:57 AM »

Here's the home for the JavaScript that generates the snow. For more entertainment hit the Christmas lights with your cursor. http://www.schillmania.com/projects/snowstorm/

Or to really kill time: http://www.schillmania.com/projects/soundmanager2/demo/christmas-lights/

Mike

That's like 21st century bubble wrap entertainment right there!
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« Reply #28 on: December 14, 2012, 03:21:03 AM »

If you scroll so one of the blue bars is showing you can see the accumulation.

I also just realized the "wind" follows the mouse.
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« Reply #29 on: December 14, 2012, 04:09:20 AM »

Pointless and very annoying.
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It's about as cheesy and amatuer as the animated GIFs that still appear on probably 3/4's of the squadron webpages.
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« Reply #30 on: December 14, 2012, 04:55:04 AM »

Pointless and very annoying.
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It's about as cheesy and amatuer as the animated GIFs that still appear on probably 3/4's of the squadron webpages.
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« Reply #31 on: December 14, 2012, 05:04:37 AM »

HTML5 is not at all like it.
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« Reply #32 on: December 14, 2012, 05:10:16 AM »

LOL.. just realized that the general direction and speed are effected by the mouse cursor being moved over the window.
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« Reply #33 on: December 14, 2012, 05:27:42 AM »

I would have preferred if we could opt out of the flurries...
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« Reply #34 on: December 14, 2012, 06:17:29 AM »

ok, the vocal minority is winning for now.  Bah humbug.
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« Reply #35 on: December 14, 2012, 06:20:34 AM »

I vote for it. It's fun. It's Christmas.
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« Reply #36 on: December 14, 2012, 06:27:22 AM »

This is why we can't have nice things!
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« Reply #37 on: December 14, 2012, 01:53:16 PM »

Please bring back the snow!

Better on my computer screen than my driveway.
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« Reply #38 on: December 14, 2012, 02:27:32 PM »

I like it too. As they are white, they don't really interfere all that much.
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« Reply #39 on: December 14, 2012, 02:47:05 PM »

I say keep it. It helps get you in the Holiday spirit!

It really doesn't get in the way. Unless I want to notice it, I can easily look past them.
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« Reply #40 on: December 14, 2012, 05:07:00 PM »

Better on my computer screen than my driveway.

I agree with that.
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« Reply #41 on: December 14, 2012, 06:24:44 PM »

Better on my computer screen than my driveway.

I agree with that.

Feel free to send any and all snow this direction - driest winter I can remember here. I guess it indicates that COWG will have a lot more Firewatch missions next spring/summer/fall but I would rather *not* have the missions and have the moisture personally.
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« Reply #42 on: December 14, 2012, 09:03:56 PM »

Better on my computer screen than my driveway.

I agree with that.

Feel free to send any and all snow this direction - driest winter I can remember here. I guess it indicates that COWG will have a lot more Firewatch missions next spring/summer/fall but I would rather *not* have the missions and have the moisture personally.

Being a few hours north of you, I understand.  We really need the moisture, but I prefer it in its liquid state.  I'll take it so long as it comes, so to speak.
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« Reply #43 on: December 14, 2012, 10:38:15 PM »

Bring it back. It was fun.
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« Reply #44 on: December 14, 2012, 11:10:30 PM »

I much prefer it on my screen than in my driveway...
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« Reply #45 on: December 15, 2012, 01:37:05 AM »

If stars can fall on Alabama, snow can fall on CT.
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« Reply #46 on: December 17, 2012, 11:13:55 AM »

Now please bring 'em back .. until Christmas at least :) Party poopers.
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« Reply #47 on: December 19, 2012, 04:57:47 PM »

I liked the snow.
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« Reply #48 on: December 19, 2012, 05:24:36 PM »

There seems to be an overwhelming request to bring the snow back. So be it.
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« Reply #49 on: December 19, 2012, 05:48:52 PM »

:SINGS:
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« Reply #50 on: December 19, 2012, 05:49:56 PM »

Thank you.  Being from the north now in Fl, I do miss the snow ...... somewhat and this is the best way to have it.
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« Reply #51 on: December 19, 2012, 06:00:45 PM »

WHEEEEE!

(Sadly it looks like we may get the real stuff locally tomorrow, ugh).
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« Reply #52 on: December 19, 2012, 06:13:32 PM »

We finally got some this morning! Yay!
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« Reply #53 on: December 19, 2012, 06:26:18 PM »

This is the most snow I've seen so far this season. We've had 0" so far.
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« Reply #54 on: December 19, 2012, 06:26:49 PM »

There seems to be an overwhelming request to bring the snow back. So be it.
NOOOO. Get rid of it!
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« Reply #55 on: December 19, 2012, 06:38:53 PM »

There seems to be an overwhelming request to bring the snow back. So be it.
NOOOO. Get rid of it!

Grinch!  >:D
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« Reply #56 on: December 19, 2012, 10:42:18 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=mN7LW0Y00kE#t=6s
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« Reply #57 on: December 19, 2012, 10:56:00 PM »

Kill it with fire.



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« Reply #58 on: December 19, 2012, 11:25:41 PM »

Now it feels like the holiday season. Thanks for bringing back the snow.
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« Reply #59 on: December 20, 2012, 01:05:22 AM »

Now it feels like the holiday season. Thanks for bringing back the snow.
Snow on a website determines whether or not it feels like the holidays for you...?
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« Reply #60 on: December 20, 2012, 03:29:41 AM »

Snow on a website determines whether or not it feels like the holidays for you...?
Ya know.. It's not just "snow" on a web site. It's not "more than that" either, I'm not going to get all spiritual or that. But..


Maybe in a few years.. you'll figure it out.  :)
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« Reply #61 on: December 20, 2012, 04:27:48 AM »

Snow on a website determines whether or not it feels like the holidays for you...?
Ya know.. It's not just "snow" on a web site. It's not "more than that" either, I'm not going to get all spiritual or that. But..


Maybe in a few years.. you'll figure it out.  :)
In a few years I'll paint myself green and be the Grinch.

Christmas sucks, because you hear about non-stop all year long, plus you can't go and do anything in December because of the dumb crowds.

Screw Christmas. It started as a pagan holiday, and isn't even the birth date of Christ.
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« Reply #62 on: December 20, 2012, 04:47:36 AM »

What about Toledo?
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« Reply #63 on: December 20, 2012, 05:14:10 AM »

Snow on a website determines whether or not it feels like the holidays for you...?
Ya know.. It's not just "snow" on a web site. It's not "more than that" either, I'm not going to get all spiritual or that. But..


Maybe in a few years.. you'll figure it out.  :)
In a few years I'll paint myself green and be the Grinch.

Christmas sucks, because you hear about non-stop all year long, plus you can't go and do anything in December because of the dumb crowds.

Screw Christmas. It started as a pagan holiday, and isn't even the birth date of Christ.


Wow!!!!  Having a bad day??????    Well it is no reason to spoil  it for others.   If you want to be a party pooper, please find a small corner and have at it but only with yourself.  I like the holidays and you will not impose your limited viewpoint on me.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all  ....... including you extremepredjudice.  By the way your screen name says so much about you.
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« Reply #64 on: December 20, 2012, 05:32:33 AM »

Snow on a website determines whether or not it feels like the holidays for you...?
Ya know.. It's not just "snow" on a web site. It's not "more than that" either, I'm not going to get all spiritual or that. But..


Maybe in a few years.. you'll figure it out.  :)
In a few years I'll paint myself green and be the Grinch.

Christmas sucks, because you hear about non-stop all year long, plus you can't go and do anything in December because of the dumb crowds.

Screw Christmas. It started as a pagan holiday, and isn't even the birth date of Christ.


Wow!!!!  Having a bad day??????    Well it is no reason to spoil  it for others.   If you want to be a party pooper, please find a small corner and have at it but only with yourself.  I like the holidays and you will not impose your limited viewpoint on me.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all  ....... including you extremepredjudice.  By the way your screen name says so much about you.
I'm not having a bad day.

I hate Christmas.

I chose the screen name for a reason. I wasn't like "Yolo, lemme come up wit a username that totally doesn't encapsulate me."

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« Reply #65 on: December 20, 2012, 05:50:35 AM »

Snow on a website determines whether or not it feels like the holidays for you...?
Ya know.. It's not just "snow" on a web site. It's not "more than that" either, I'm not going to get all spiritual or that. But..


Maybe in a few years.. you'll figure it out.  :)
In a few years I'll paint myself green and be the Grinch.

Christmas sucks, because you hear about non-stop all year long, plus you can't go and do anything in December because of the dumb crowds.

Screw Christmas. It started as a pagan holiday, and isn't even the birth date of Christ.


Wow!!!!  Having a bad day??????    Well it is no reason to spoil  it for others.   If you want to be a party pooper, please find a small corner and have at it but only with yourself.  I like the holidays and you will not impose your limited viewpoint on me.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all  ....... including you extremepredjudice.  By the way your screen name says so much about you.
I'm not having a bad day.

I hate Christmas.

I chose the screen name for a reason. I wasn't like "Yolo, lemme come up wit a username that totally doesn't encapsulate me."


Ya we got what you are about.  Hopefully, as you age and ostensibly mature, you will not go out of your way to offend others just to make you feel better.  Something happened to make you so hateful and bitter.  Go find some counseling of some kind to help you deal with whatever has happened.  You are still quite young in the grand scheme of things and to think that if you are this bitter now how bad will it be when you are in your 70's.  I feel sorry for your unhappiness. 

We have all endured hardships in our lives.  It is how we deal with them that defines us.  If you continue to post like this and act like this in the CAP community, I don't see it being very productive for you.
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« Reply #66 on: December 20, 2012, 05:55:45 AM »

I'm not hateful and bitter. Just sarcastic and cynical, with a touch of metaphysical nihilism for good measure.




I don't need counseling:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=RjluRCKL8R4#t=13s

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« Reply #67 on: December 20, 2012, 06:07:13 AM »

I'm not hateful and bitter. Just sarcastic and cynical, with a touch of metaphysical nihilism for good measure.




I don't need counseling:


Denial is the refuge of a shallow mind.  Those are not positive characteristics for forward progression of a successful life.  When you absolutely state you hate something and do so with such vitriol, it is beyond sarcasm or cynicism.  You are too young to have such a viewpoint without having some life altering event as a base. 

 
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« Reply #68 on: December 20, 2012, 06:20:34 AM »

So words on a screen is how you are basing your assumption I am some screwed up kid that had something traumatic happen to me? Not to go all ad hominem on you, but where did you study psychology?

I'm not allowed to form opinions about stuff? I can't decide I hate something? I'm almost 18. I hate a lot of things, pears, nazis, KKK, pedobears, zombies, people who leave caps off of dry erase markers, air fresheners, (the smell of them) bad web design, etc. Doesn't mean all of them are these traumatic experiences that have scarred me for life. It is something I have arrived at a decision at. I can decide if I hate something or not.
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« Reply #69 on: December 20, 2012, 06:31:29 AM »

So words on a screen is how you are basing your assumption I am some screwed up kid that had something traumatic happen to me? Not to go all ad hominem on you, but where did you study psychology?

I'm not allowed to form opinions about stuff? I can't decide I hate something? I'm almost 18. I hate a lot of things, pears, nazis, KKK, pedobears, zombies, people who leave caps off of dry erase markers, air fresheners, (the smell of them) bad web design, etc. Doesn't mean all of them are these traumatic experiences that have scarred me for life. It is something I have arrived at a decision at. I can decide if I hate something or not.


Your posts yield insight into the person.  The vast grapevine of CAP gives more insight.  My years of life experiences allow me to form more reasonable deductions about many things.  I have taken psychology courses in my nursing studies and 36+year career.  In my responses to you. I have tried to be patient and open your very closed mind.  All you have done is throw tantrums, be rude and disrespectful. 
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« Reply #70 on: December 20, 2012, 12:35:38 PM »

a2

Nice video of Christmas cards...

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« Reply #71 on: December 20, 2012, 02:42:50 PM »

How did we get here?  ???
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« Reply #72 on: December 20, 2012, 03:59:20 PM »

So words on a screen is how you are basing your assumption I am some screwed up kid that had something traumatic happen to me?

What else would this forum have to base its opinion?  "Traumatically scarred" is likely a stretch, but you have shown that you are
somewhat "binary" in your beliefs.

"Hating" anything shows far too much emotional investment.  You can dislike things, choose to ignore or disdain them, or argue a different
opinion, but "hating" requires "caring" in a negative way at a level most people simply don't have the time for.   That's one of the reasons
the social-sphere and media's use of the term is pretty much wrong all the time.

As to a disdain for Christmas, whatever, but again, caring about something that much, where you need to insure the experience of
others is negatively impacted isn't healthy for anyone involved.

It's pretty common for someone your age to decide that something like Christmas is meaningless, either as general rebellion against
societal norms, or simply to push people's buttons.  At your age, any pretense of the "magic" of Christmas has been long dispelled,
the economic realities of the holiday season are starkly clear (like aviation, it is an engine of modern society, for better or worse),
and you want to make sure that the world knows you have life figured out.  It's pretty common.

Hopefully that will change once you start building your own life's traditions, along with the sentimentality that comes with maturity.

One might also suggest that the extreme cynicism of some of the other web spaces you've indicated you frequent isn't "normal" nor
necessarily "healthy" in anything more then small, occasional doses.

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« Reply #73 on: December 20, 2012, 04:23:55 PM »

Just to brighten the mood folks, I have real snow outside today!!
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« Reply #74 on: December 20, 2012, 04:48:57 PM »

We're supposed to get a blizzard on Christmas. I'm really hoping it does! 4x4 is always fun to play with.
It's also nice to help people who get stuck in a ditch out.
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« Reply #75 on: December 20, 2012, 05:25:49 PM »

I want snow  :( .

At least a dusting would nice for Christmas (in which by the way I love and enjoy the "magic" that comes with it). We are expecting to see 45 degrees with scattered showers. Why is it that when I finally breakdown and buy a snow blower, it fails to snow? I bought it in November of 2011 expecting to have some sort of fun and help some elder neighbors and since the day I came home with it, we have yet to see one flake?

What else can I be a deterrant for? Should I submit a letter to CAP NOT to cutover to the ABUs (buzz alert - lights flashing), vote for higher taxes, or tell HGTV to NEVER consider me for the Dream Home Giveaway?
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« Reply #76 on: December 20, 2012, 06:05:17 PM »

Rick-

You are in Delaware? What part?

I used to work at Delaware State College, the Library, and lived in Dover, near the K-Mart on Route 13 I believe was the name of the highway. From around 1988 to 1995.

I cannot believe you have not seen any flakes since 2011! We got some snowstorms! One time there was solid ice for at least two to three miles. I walked it, about one mile, from my house to Delaware State.

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« Reply #77 on: December 20, 2012, 06:11:54 PM »

Hey Flyer,

I live about 15 miles north of Dover. Yeah, we had a dusting I think early last winter which was gone by the time the sun came up. I do remember the big ones. Those two big boys came in around 2009-2010. The first was about 22" and a few days before Christmas. Then we had about 30" in February of 2010 followed by anothr 6" or so a few days later, all of which I shoveled by hand. And, eventually led me to purchase the snow blower in November of 2011. It has run a few times...and that was to keep the gas from gelling up or to move it to/from the shed and garage each season. Oh well. Maybe this is the year...

I moved to DE in 2001. I remember one in 2003, about 18" or so.
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« Reply #78 on: December 20, 2012, 08:34:04 PM »

What else would this forum have to base its opinion? 
Facts, rather than assumptions.

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"Hating" anything shows far too much emotional investment.  You can dislike things, choose to ignore or disdain them, or argue a different
opinion, but "hating" requires "caring" in a negative way at a level most people simply don't have the time for. 
Hate is defined as "to be unwilling; dislike" So hate ≈ Dislike.

Not exactly this horrible statement you make it out to be.


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One might also suggest that the extreme cynicism of some of the other web spaces you've indicated you frequent isn't "normal" nor
necessarily "healthy" in anything more then small, occasional doses.
If we weren't cynical and skeptical do you  know how bad the frontpage would be?

In  The Federalist No.  10 by James Madison  "expressly  embraced  the  notion  that what would  separate  his  constitution  from  those  that  had
gone  before  it would be  a more realistic  [i.e.,  cynical]  conception  of
human nature."

So James Madison thinks cynicism is healthy. He based the constitution on it. So the document we built our society from is a cynical document.

Away, I call rule 14.
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« Reply #79 on: December 20, 2012, 08:46:58 PM »

You've just invoked the dictionary and the Federalist papers in a discussion regarding attitude and maturity where people
are trying to give you reasonable advice.

Clearly we were all off-base.
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