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The Amazing Salami
Sujuk








Since: 23.5.02
From: Oklahoma

Since last post: 3597 days
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#1 Posted on
Is it just me or does it seem like a whole load of new guys have just showed up out of nowhere. Seems like every other post is a guy with less than ten total posts.

I love it. It sure makes things more interesting to have some fresh opinions.

Am I just imagining this? If not, is there anything special that has happened recently that caused it?



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Parts Unknown
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Since: 2.1.02
From: Darkenwood

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#2 Posted on
They heard YOU were here, man!



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Knackwurst








Since: 23.1.02
From: Phoenix, AZ

Since last post: 8 days
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#3 Posted on
It seems like we get runs of them. Some of them feel welcome here and stay. Others leave, and at least one gets banned by CRZ for being excessively stupid. I like it, though part of my brain seems to want to shout: "New guys not as cool as original crew! Must.... HOLD THEM DOWN!" But it's cool.

Weclome Newbies! Enjoy our wonderful board, and help keep it that way!

-Jag

We were all newbies once. Well, except for those of you who weren't. But you're just weird.



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"Hate, who do I hate? You tell me."

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The Amazing Salami
Sujuk








Since: 23.5.02
From: Oklahoma

Since last post: 3597 days
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#4 Posted on

    Originally posted by Parts Unknown
    They heard YOU were here, man!


Waka waka.



"I'm in collision with every stone I ever threw." - David Gray
jfkfc
Liverwurst








Since: 9.2.02

Since last post: 211 days
Last activity: 20 hours
#5 Posted on
Is it me, or is newbies one of the most annoying, arrogant, and patronizing words, right along with proactive, playdate, and Oprah?



"You know Monsoon, I am impressed, and I don't impress easy"
-Jesse "The Body" Ventura

The Amazing Salami
Sujuk








Since: 23.5.02
From: Oklahoma

Since last post: 3597 days
Last activity: 3597 days
#6 Posted on
Sorry. Give me a better word that describes the same thing and I'll never use the other "N" word again.



"I'm in collision with every stone I ever threw." - David Gray
jfkfc
Liverwurst








Since: 9.2.02

Since last post: 211 days
Last activity: 20 hours
#7 Posted on

    Originally posted by The Amazing Salami
    Is it just me or does it seem like a whole load of new guys have just showed up out of nowhere. Seems like every other post is a guy with less than ten total posts.

    I love it. It sure makes things more interesting to have some fresh opinions.

    Am I just imagining this? If not, is there anything special that has happened recently that caused it?



You stated it well in the thread with "New Users".

I meant no offense, of course, for it is just a personal quirk with me. All of the corporate, new-age, politically correct jargon and new words constantly created make me want to vomit.



"You know Monsoon, I am impressed, and I don't impress easy"
-Jesse "The Body" Ventura

The Amazing Salami
Sujuk








Since: 23.5.02
From: Oklahoma

Since last post: 3597 days
Last activity: 3597 days
#8 Posted on
No offense taken.



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Since: 10.4.02
From: New York City, NY

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#9 Posted on

    Originally posted by jfkfc
    Is it me, or is newbies one of the most annoying, arrogant, and patronizing words, right along with proactive, playdate, and Oprah?


Simpsons episode with Poochie and Roy

Krusty: So he's proactive, huh?

Network Executive: Oh God yes. We're talking about a totally outrageous paradigm.

Writer #3: Excuse me, but "proactive" and "paradigm"? Aren't those just buzzwords that dumb people use to sound important? Not that I'm accusing you of anything like that. (pause) I'm fired aren't I?

Roger Myers Jr.: Oh yes.



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jfkfc
Liverwurst








Since: 9.2.02

Since last post: 211 days
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#10 Posted on
I have never actually had "paradigm" used on me, outside of Dilbert. I had "triage" used in a non-"ER" sense, which annoyed me. "Being proactive" has always caused me great irritation, because I wonder why someone can't just use "taking initiative"?



"You know Monsoon, I am impressed, and I don't impress easy"
-Jesse "The Body" Ventura

Jobberman
Kishke








Since: 2.1.02
From: Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Since last post: 691 days
Last activity: 3 days
#11 Posted on
Tell me about it. What we need is more people thinking "outside the box."
Bizzle Izzle
Bockwurst








Since: 26.6.02
From: New Jersey, USA

Since last post: 56 days
Last activity: 56 days
#12 Posted on
The word that drives me nuts is "synergy". Once during a meeting in the office several years ago, our department manager said something to the effect of "i think there's a lot of synergy in our group". That word caused me to react by jerking backward and looking down at the table top so no one could see a look of disgust on my face. after the meeting my friend said the boss looked at me weird when I did that. D'oh!

(edited by Bizzle Izzle on 10.9.02 1243)


Maiden RULES!!!
emma
Cherries > Peaches








Since: 1.8.02
From: Phoenix-ish

Since last post: 21 days
Last activity: 3 hours
#13 Posted on
No-no-no-no. You see, those are the secret code words that managers use to determine whether somebody they're talking to is one of them. Its like "Red doves fly at sunset.", with an answer of "Blue poodles pee at dawn." Those words aren't supposed to make any inherent sense -- as a matter of fact, they're more effective when their intrinsic meaning is jibberish, thus making it less likely that an interloper would get through the screening process.

The techno-weenies have plenty of jargon that the Managers don't understand, so the Managers would feel at sea without some terminology to call their own.

What's really scary is to run across somebody -- ooooh, say a consultant -- who can slide comfortably between management-speak & techno-ese, without batting an eye.
infinitum
He's got all the keys anyway








Since: 9.12.01
From: Alpha Centauri

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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.24
Something like "We're going to need a rack of 4 DL360's running Debian, and an OpenBSD firewall with a strong ipf ruleset to help actualise your e-commerce solution"...?

I think I've been guilty of that sort of Consultant-speak in the past. I've curbed it since I got out of the corporate world.

... Adam




Oh, I'm sorry sir. I didn't mean to infer that you might be poverty stricken. Should I revise my statement to make it clear that you have way more money than brains?
emma
Cherries > Peaches








Since: 1.8.02
From: Phoenix-ish

Since last post: 21 days
Last activity: 3 hours
#15 Posted on
Ding-ding-ding-ding-ding, And the worst part is that I grok'd about 90% of that! :-)
Bishoplaud
Haggis








Since: 11.9.02
From: Darkest Michigan

Since last post: 3668 days
Last activity: 3016 days
#16 Posted on
Hey! I'm a newbie so I'll respond. While it's disturbing to recognize jargon, it's even more disturbing to have the ability to pinpoint where it originiated. "Paradigm" for example, is from Thomas S. Kuhn's 1962 book "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions."

Man, I've gotta get out of grad school. . .

bishoplaud
The Amazing Salami
Sujuk








Since: 23.5.02
From: Oklahoma

Since last post: 3597 days
Last activity: 3597 days
#17 Posted on
That might be the best "Post No. 1" that I have ever seen.

Conratulations and real glad to have you.



"I'm in collision with every stone I ever threw." - David Gray
jfkfc
Liverwurst








Since: 9.2.02

Since last post: 211 days
Last activity: 20 hours
#18 Posted on
Whenever I get sent an email that contains one of these words that defy rational thought, I always make sure that my reply contains at least one of the following words or phrases:

"load of absolute crap"
"I am vexed as to the tone of your note"
"ingesting the odor of false accusations"
"vomit"
"you must have been busy picking hardened mucus from either of your nasal cavities"
"your input is akin to a one-legged man at an ass-kicking contest"
"your zodiac sign must have been Feces"
"fuck you"
"I am out of the office, but will return Monday"

If I don't use one of these, I do enter their work email address into some porn sites or something.



(edited by jfkfc on 12.9.02 1308)


"You know Monsoon, I am impressed, and I don't impress easy"
-Jesse "The Body" Ventura

Bob Ryder sucks
ICEMAN
Landjager








Since: 23.5.02
From: Nashville,TN

Since last post: 1685 days
Last activity: 1374 days
#19 Posted on
"Your zodiac sign must have been Feces"

Thats hilarious.



EDIT: Reading through the posts and this is the only thread here that has given me a headache.


(edited by ICEMAN on 12.9.02 1710)



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Jubuki
Kolbasz








Since: 16.7.02

Since last post: 4202 days
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#20 Posted on
One of these days, I'm going to have to find that "Board Meeting Bullshit Bingo" sheet I had a while ago - basically saying that, if you hear anyone use the words/phrases 'synergy,' 'proactive,' 'outside the box,' (the stuff that's been said here), you put it down as an X and try to make a straight line. I forget what all the others were, but there were 16 or 25 or something like that.



Chris
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