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Geographic k5 groups

By japhar81 in Meta
Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 11:29:53 PM EST
Tags: Culture (all tags)
Culture

I was reading a diary just now, and it struck me, k5 groups by geographic regions is a great idea.


Obviously, we want to avoid all that elitist I'm east coast no like you west coast and you brits suck stuff, but it might be interesting to know that there are other k5 users in your area. And to maybe have a pint with them. Or maybe I'm just trying to take webwench's advice and find some normal people to socialize with. I dunno, but that doesnt matter.

So here's how I'm thinking of doing this. If you're interested in participating, or at least trying this, leave a comment with your city/state (or country for you non-yanks out there). I'll set up a list of some sort and put it up somewhere, obviously privacy will be ensured.

Whoever wants to be the proverbial gangleader that organizes the beer nights out, bowling nights out, whatever nights out, say so as well in your comments, there's no interview involved. I'll do it for the DC area where I'm at.

I dunno if this will work, I'm seing a LUG type of setup, but I figured it was worth a shot. If you think I'm a moron, I wont disagree.

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Geographic k5 groups | 265 comments (263 topical, 2 editorial, 0 hidden)
London, Ontario, Canada (none / 0) (#1)
by CokeBear on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 11:17:51 AM EST

Mac user at UWO. Anyone else here nearby?

You mean (none / 0) (#61)
by fhotg on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 09:46:58 PM EST

Mac users ?

[ Parent ]
Reston, Va (n/t) DC Area (none / 0) (#3)
by wiredog on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 11:20:23 AM EST



Peoples Front To Reunite Gondwanaland: "Stop the Laurasian Separatist Movement!"
that makes 2 (none / 0) (#6)
by japhar81 on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 11:27:46 AM EST

In my area... I knew I wasnt alone.

<H6>Rome is always burning, and the younger generation never respects its elders. The time of your second coming, japhar81, is no exception. -- Aphasia</H6&gt
[ Parent ]
Also (none / 0) (#20)
by wiredog on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 11:51:14 AM EST

DJBongHit lives in College Park, I think.

Peoples Front To Reunite Gondwanaland: "Stop the Laurasian Separatist Movement!"
[ Parent ]
Hm, we're up to 4... (none / 0) (#40)
by japhar81 on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 02:54:57 PM EST

Whos up for a beer?

<H6>Rome is always burning, and the younger generation never respects its elders. The time of your second coming, japhar81, is no exception. -- Aphasia</H6&gt
[ Parent ]
Make that five (none / 0) (#181)
by flixchick on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 11:40:51 AM EST

I haven't posted on K5 in ages (although I lurk on a regular basis), but I'm in the NoVA/DC area too. I'm game.

[ Parent ]
kind of... (none / 0) (#30)
by johncoswell on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 01:17:20 PM EST

North of Baltimore.

johncoswell - http://www.coswellproductions.org
[ Parent ]
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (4.66 / 3) (#4)
by Jehreg on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 11:22:23 AM EST

I like long walks on the beach, and red is my favorite color.

You too? (none / 0) (#13)
by Ken Pompadour on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 11:38:20 AM EST

Let us repent, and move to Montreal, where the girls are pretty and the subway is long.

...The target is countrymen, friends and family... they have to die too. - candid trhurler
[ Parent ]
Sharks! (none / 0) (#74)
by BlowCat on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 03:01:18 AM EST

I like long walks on the beach, and red is my favorite color.
Move to Florida, and on some days you'll see your favorite color while walking on the beach :-)

[ Parent ]
Delft, the Netherlands (none / 0) (#5)
by Ranieri on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 11:27:06 AM EST


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Delft (none / 0) (#81)
by Tezcatlipoca on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 04:02:34 AM EST

Vermeer, the pottery. Tel me something, would it be a nice place to live? I was wildly tempted to do so in a certain ocassion.
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[ Parent ]
Not bad. (5.00 / 1) (#84)
by Ranieri on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 05:22:51 AM EST

Typical dutch town, approx 100k inhabitants. We have all the typical tourist things, including small houses on cannals, boat tours, the market square etc. etc.
The fact that it's located between The Hague and Rotterdam somewhat offsets the fact that it's too small to offer proper shopping and clubbing. All in all, it's not bad.
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[ Parent ]
Meanwhile further South... (none / 0) (#95)
by Doktor Merkwuerdigliebe on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 11:02:30 AM EST

From Maastricht in Limburg, one of the Netherlands. I thought there were supposed to be a lot of Dutch folks around (according to the "What language do you speak" poll some while back at least). But so far just you and me I think...

Also Sprach Doktor Merkwürdigliebe...
[ Parent ]
Alas ... (2.00 / 1) (#162)
by Ranieri on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 07:44:40 AM EST

I was hoping we could start something akin to the London K5 beer marathons. Well, we'll see if more people show up. If not we can always use the data from the Roll Call to identify dutch users and harass them into it :)
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Taste cold steel, feeble cannon restraint rope!
[ Parent ]
Niagara Falls, Ontario, moving to Memphis, TN (3.00 / 2) (#7)
by czth on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 11:30:07 AM EST

I felt compelled to post, just so Canadian locations would continue to outnumber USians for a little while longer ;). I'm driving down to Memphis Friday (yup, long drive), and hopefully getting an apartment pretty quick (Cordova area). Anyone on the way down wanna let me crash for a night at their place? :>

Comments, of course, are a pretty crappy way of disseminating location information; someone should set up a map, or at the very least a nice flat list by userID, where people can input longitude/lattitude :). (Anyone got a good site that converts cities to l/l references? Just general, I mean, since they're quantifiable, not a complete missile address....)

czth

Crash at my place, if you dont mind a couch (none / 0) (#10)
by japhar81 on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 11:33:21 AM EST

I'm in Maryland... Just bring a case of molsen.

<H6>Rome is always burning, and the younger generation never respects its elders. The time of your second coming, japhar81, is no exception. -- Aphasia</H6&gt
[ Parent ]
I live in Cordova! (none / 0) (#120)
by Mzilikazi on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 04:25:21 PM EST

Whoa... I didn't expect to see something this close in K5. I've lived in Memphis all my life, though have been in an apartment in Cordova for the past couple of years (it's a suburb on the NW side of Memphis, in case anyone's curious).

Can't provide a place to sleep, unfortunately, since my roommate and two dogs make things uber cozy as it is. Hope you enjoy your visit! Drop me a line at Sviluppo@DELETE THIS PART.mac.com if you have any questions about the area.

On the topic of where we are, why not a pictures section as well? Not photos of the actual members, unless they're not overly paranoid about their identity, but shots of the home town, significant landmarks, etc.

Cheers,
Mzilikazi

[ Parent ]

Cordova (OT) (none / 0) (#128)
by czth on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 07:27:23 PM EST

Excellent... I'll drop you a line when I get myself a place (looking at Appling Lakes or maybe the Registry at Wolfchase, ApartmentGuide has the info if you're curious).

Speaking of pictures... I have a photo site (got a digital camera in January), with thumbnails (perl-generated, of course) and all that, written in PHP, and I take a lot of photos (since 1996, but most before that were film, though I've scanned some). Try this article for more info. Unfortunately it won't help to give a link as I'm moving my server when I go, though it'll be back at photo.czth.net eventually.

czth

[ Parent ]

London, England (none / 0) (#8)
by tombuck on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 11:31:04 AM EST

I'm bored.

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Me too... (none / 0) (#156)
by kyrbe on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 05:28:01 AM EST

...when I get the chance (about once a month, unless I'm working there). Normally find me not in the English capital, but the Welsh one.

Yep! I hail from sunny Cardiff!

And I bet I'm more bored than you!


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[ Parent ]
Privacy assured (4.00 / 1) (#9)
by hulver on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 11:32:13 AM EST

What? By posting your location on a public web site. Yeah, thats private.

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HuSi!
an email and your city? (none / 0) (#12)
by japhar81 on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 11:34:26 AM EST

surely you're not THAT paranoid?

What could I possibly do with that info?

<H6>Rome is always burning, and the younger generation never respects its elders. The time of your second coming, japhar81, is no exception. -- Aphasia</H6&gt
[ Parent ]
Huh? (none / 0) (#14)
by hulver on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 11:38:28 AM EST

So here's how I'm thinking of doing this. If you're interested in participating, or at least trying this, leave a comment with your city/state (or country for you non-yanks out there). I'll set up a list of some sort and put it up somewhere, obviously privacy will be ensured.

I repeat. How will you assure privacy, if you are collecting the details from a public web site?

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HuSi!
[ Parent ]

Targeted Advertisement (none / 0) (#21)
by inerte on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 11:57:45 AM EST

It's what companies pay more money. They do want to know where you are from. It's useless to spam Brazilians for a product or service only available on USA. Well, it's useless to spam anyway, but that's another topic :-)

Easily, someone could come here, collect all the emails and locations, and add to their database. While 200, 300 emails doesn't seem much (and sure it's not), it's still our personal information. I surely don't want information about where do I live and how to contact me fall on the wrong hands.

That's of course, on a privacy point of view. For fun, seems like some people are enjoying posting their info.

[ Parent ]
Seen it before (5.00 / 7) (#11)
by Scrymarch on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 11:34:25 AM EST

Most closely in Who Is Your Neighbour?, but also in Regional Stories and Roll Call parts I-XXIII. So -1. Search is your friend.

My 2 Cents (none / 0) (#15)
by gauze on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 11:42:03 AM EST

This isn't a social club.

There's nothing wrong with a PC that a little UNIX won't cure.
Apparently, (5.00 / 1) (#16)
by theantix on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 11:44:51 AM EST

You aren't familliar with this link. We're as social as you get on this here internet. =)

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You sir, are worse than Hitler!
[ Parent ]
bah. (none / 0) (#129)
by gauze on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 07:35:26 PM EST

"We're as social as you get on this here internet. "

You apparently haven't suffered at the hands of that cruel bitch virus called IRC. I know of what I speak, unfortunately.

There's nothing wrong with a PC that a little UNIX won't cure.
[ Parent ]
Birmingham, England. (none / 0) (#17)
by m0rzo on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 11:45:30 AM EST

I'm bored too.
My last sig was just plain offensive.
hey! (none / 0) (#83)
by jwaskett on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 04:44:07 AM EST

Frantic waving from Halesowen...

[ Parent ]
Whah!! (none / 0) (#96)
by bil on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 11:15:28 AM EST

Bromsgrove!!

Ok so its technically not Birmingham but its close enough... (and I work in Hall Green...)

bil


bil
Where you stand depends on where you sit...
[ Parent ]

Woohoo!!! (none / 0) (#102)
by m0rzo on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 01:00:12 PM EST

I'm not in Birmingham either - nearest big city. I'm in South Staffs. We'll have to go for a drink sometime ;)


My last sig was just plain offensive.
[ Parent ]

HEEEY!! (none / 0) (#103)
by m0rzo on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 01:01:12 PM EST

I'm in South Staffs actually. You're not too far. We'll all have to arrange to go for a drink some time :-)


My last sig was just plain offensive.
[ Parent ]

Coventry, England (none / 0) (#151)
by Joyrider on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 04:43:17 AM EST

...though I work in Birmingham :)

[ Parent ]
Holbrooks Coventry (none / 0) (#170)
by maroberts on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 09:35:54 AM EST

(well my wifes parents live there)
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[ Parent ]
NYC sXe (3.50 / 2) (#18)
by etherdeath on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 11:47:03 AM EST

But I have no problems watching you get drunk off your ass.

Boston sxe (4.00 / 1) (#22)
by Woundweavr on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 12:13:22 PM EST

oi oi

[ Parent ]
sXe (4.00 / 1) (#44)
by Delirium on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 03:34:13 PM EST

"straightedge doesn't mean never having a beer" -Ian MacKaye

And since he's the man who coined the term "straightedge" (abbreviated "sXe"), he shouldn know. =]

[ Parent ]

Aarau, Switzerland (none / 0) (#19)
by cockroach on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 11:49:10 AM EST

i do, however, already have some sort of "social life" :)
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Hey Cocky ;-) (none / 0) (#27)
by sl8r on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 01:00:14 PM EST

Bloody aaaaaargauers ;)

Me? Zurich, Switzerland.

[ Parent ]
hey HEY! (none / 0) (#42)
by cockroach on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 03:21:37 PM EST

hi sl8r!

didn't expect to see you on k5. cool!

zurich stinks, btw ;)
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[ Parent ]
Zurich doesn't stink... (none / 0) (#117)
by Rk on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 04:02:53 PM EST

Hong Kong stinks! (especially in summer)

Zurich has it's negative sides (a lot of them), which are hard to miss for someone who commutes [1] there every day (=moi)... Zurich isn't just boring old buildings, it's boring new buildings too... Zurich was until recently having a building boom, tower cranes are everywhere, but none of the new buildings look terribly interesting.

Though the idea that Zurich is a very clean city is unfortunately no longer true, it's still pretty clean but definitely approaching international standards (which isn't always a good thing!).

For those that think we are ultra-conservative here, you're mistaken, the federal goverment wants to legalise Cannabis (many on K5 will already know) AND legalise a kind of gay marriage. Zurich's cantonal goverment is currently proceeding with somekind of legislation by itself AFAIK.

[1] For the one or two other Zurich residents on K5 - I take the S7 (Rapperswil-Winterthur) from Kloten to Zurich Hauptbahnhof. The area around Hardbrücke deserves to be torn down and built up again from scratch (I've heard of some projects that intended to do that. What a shame Eurogate was never realised...), though Oerlikon looks OK, IMHO.

[ Parent ]
...not quite (none / 0) (#252)
by UberClaude on Tue Mar 12, 2002 at 04:11:35 AM EST

What's nice about Oerlikon? I work there and love the moment I step into the train (to Zurich HB) and plug in my earphones. Except the occosional nice and sexy girl, everything is ugly in Oerlikon. The thing I dislike the most is the speaker that announces the arrival in Oerlikon ("Züüürisch Ööööchlikoon", juck), especially early in the morning. Ah, and the woman who sells cigarettes looks like she'd escaped from a cheesy 80ies-style movie, probably a low-budget porn production.

But, you are right, it's true that the Hardbrücke area sucks even more. It's all Oerlikon's ugliness _plus_ there's no girls. At least no nice ones...

We should have a K5 meeting one of these days...

[ Parent ]
That's a reasonably large city (none / 0) (#43)
by aphrael on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 03:32:38 PM EST

is it as boring as Genf and Zuerich? :)

[ Parent ]
Well... (none / 0) (#115)
by Rk on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 03:51:32 PM EST

Aarau is much smaller than Zurich or Geneva, and it's in Aargau (=canton next to Zurich) and so it's probably pretty non interesting.

[ Parent ]
more or less (none / 0) (#130)
by cockroach on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 07:55:10 PM EST

it's quite a small town, true. however, i like it.

whether there's anything of interest depends on you. it's situated right beside the aare (a river), which has some really nice spots to spend your evenings in summer.

another point i like about it is the fact that, if you ever need to go there, the travel to zurich or basel takes only about 25 minutes.

teenagers keep complaining about the lack of "cool clubs" and other stuff, but first of all, who cares about teenagers?, and secondly, stop complaining and organize your own events.

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[ Parent ]
Maybe ... (none / 0) (#205)
by aphrael on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 04:40:46 PM EST

the distinct memory i have of switzerland is that the big cities (genf, zuerich) were *really dull* but that the countryside was more interesting; the week i spent in sarnen was one of the best times i've ever had travelling. :)

[ Parent ]
When did you travel there? (none / 0) (#212)
by Rk on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 06:23:59 PM EST

In a physical sense, the central area (Kreis 1 + 2) doesn't exactly change rapidly, it has been developed somewhat. Keep in mind ZH has lots of 'historic' buildings, some of which are more worthy of protection than others. I suppose it depends what your tastes are. I prefer modern, more daring architecture. One could ask why a city which has the world's forth largest stock market (Swiss Market Index) and yet has seemingly no signs of being a big city.

[ Parent ]
Travelling (4.00 / 1) (#213)
by aphrael on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 06:27:08 PM EST

I was in Sarnen for about a week at end July/start August 1998. I'd passed through Zuerich at least twice earlier that year, and I was in Genf in March 1998.

I admit that one of the problems I have with Zuerich is that a lot of the interesting art was taken out of the churches and destroyed during the Calviniist period. And the youth hostel where i was staying was filled with hostile people. But it generally seemed ... dull; exactly the type of city you would expect a bunch of bankers to build. :)

[ Parent ]

Actually... (none / 0) (#258)
by Rk on Sat Mar 16, 2002 at 11:50:02 AM EST

Zurich wasn't built by bankers, that's a misconception. Switzerland only got big on banking in the past century or so, Zurich has been around for much longer.

[ Parent ]
Cambridge, UK (none / 0) (#23)
by PhadeRunner on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 12:21:27 PM EST

Anybody else?

Phade

Close (none / 0) (#169)
by maroberts on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 09:34:03 AM EST

Stevenage (work) and Daventry, Northants(home)
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The greatest trick the Devil pulled was to convince the world he didn't exist -- Verbil Kint, The Usual Suspects
[ Parent ]
I Live In... (5.00 / 3) (#24)
by Anoymous 22666 on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 12:39:41 PM EST

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Where the grass is... wet, and the sky is... raining, and the birds are... also wet... and... um... never mind.

I just farted... And I blame the fiction section. - Psycho Les


It's not raining now! (5.00 / 1) (#48)
by theantix on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 04:04:46 PM EST

(for once)

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[ Parent ]
Well, the grass in BC is actually.... (2.00 / 1) (#145)
by Jack of Hearts on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 01:37:48 AM EST

dank. Your home is where most of the good imported weed in the US comes from. Enjoy.

[ Parent ]
I guess this is where I post (none / 0) (#152)
by sticky on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 04:46:44 AM EST

The weather office says we might actually be getting white fluffy rain for the next couple of days.


Don't eat the shrimp.---God
[ Parent ]
Me, I'm in La-La land. (4.00 / 2) (#25)
by nr0mx on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 12:50:23 PM EST

And I just love it here ;)
Oh, its so cool, and its so nice. And the view, yeah! The view is truly panoramic.
Anywhere is just a stone's throw away, and paradise just round the corner.

I would invite you all if I could.
Meet you all here, soon. Peace!



Argentina: A hard one (none / 0) (#26)
by jazzido on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 12:58:45 PM EST

I live in Bahía Blanca, Argentina.

Odds are that i'm the only k5er here.

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"Patriotism is the last resource of scoundrels" (Samuel Johnson)

Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA (none / 0) (#28)
by physicsgod on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 01:01:02 PM EST

Where the weather is lovely, except when those $*^%%^&* Canadians export their frigid air. If Bush really wanted to help the economy he'd put a 500% tariff on air imported from Canada. Or better yet (since 5*0=0) put gas molecules with low kinetic energies on the axis of evil.

--- "Those not wearing body armor are hereby advised to keep their arguments on-topic" Schlock Mercenary
Hell (5.00 / 3) (#29)
by Phil the Canuck on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 01:15:00 PM EST

Or as it's more commonly described, Niagara Falls, Ontario.

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Ireland (none / 0) (#31)
by HereticMessiah on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 01:17:21 PM EST

Cork, to be precise.

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Cork is cool (none / 0) (#51)
by tenpo on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 05:24:24 PM EST

I'm actually headed for Cork in just a few weeks time. Currently I'm in Sydney, Australia. I'm headed there to see if i can find employment (computer programmer) but if i can't i'll just stay for a couple of months on an extended holiday. If you wouldn't mind, could i pick your brains regarding some aspects of the city i don't know about?

[ Parent ]
Cool! No problem. (none / 0) (#87)
by HereticMessiah on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 07:43:42 AM EST

One thing though: though it's stopped happening for programmers, there's a lot of people loosing their jobs in Cork right now. It's mostly due to multinationals moving on to cheaper climes. It serves us right for voting in governments who consistantly only looked for foreign companies to come in and didn't put enough money into building up the infrastructure or indigenous industry. Thankfully at least our software industry isn't all that bad.

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[ Parent ]
Cork! (none / 0) (#80)
by Tezcatlipoca on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 04:00:03 AM EST

I have met half of Cork's population while working in London :-)


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"At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look;
at forty-five they are caves in which we hide." F. Scott Fitzgerald.
[ Parent ]
In A Little Country Pub (none / 0) (#32)
by ro on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 01:18:06 PM EST

In the New Forest, England

Although I have to work in a city, which kinda sucks.

Ponies! (none / 0) (#184)
by davidmb on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 11:58:01 AM EST

Any ponies nearby?
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[ Parent ]
'orses (none / 0) (#246)
by ro on Mon Mar 11, 2002 at 08:45:58 AM EST

lots of ponies
and a couple of donkeys getting randy and stopping the traffic

[ Parent ]
Hooray for donkeys! (NT) (none / 0) (#253)
by davidmb on Tue Mar 12, 2002 at 05:59:58 AM EST


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[ Parent ]
Paris, France and/or Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (4.00 / 1) (#33)
by bob6 on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 01:46:03 PM EST

sex : neutral
height : 1m22 les bras levés
I'm surprisingly not interested about football (soccer).

Cheers.
Am I to understand... (none / 0) (#119)
by Rk on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 04:11:33 PM EST

you are 1.22 metres with you're arms lifted?

Just out of interest, do you have a growth deficiency? That sounds awfully short...

I'm 1.8 metres...

BTW, What's Rio like? I hear there are an awful lot of slums (apart from the wealthy middles class neighbourhoods) there.

[ Parent ]
Quasi (none / 0) (#125)
by bob6 on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 05:48:31 PM EST

My growth hormones functionned well until now that I reached maximum height (1.8 too).
1m22 arms lifted is a French (very precisely Parisian) joke to qualify a person who captures more attention than he deserves. I guess it's aimed at inferiority complexed person.
I admit French humor is a bit sick.

BTW, What's Rio like? I hear there are an awful lot of slums

Yes, famous favelas. A favela means illegally occupation of state land. They begin poor, unsalubrious, etc. but might some become quite "correct" neighborhoods. Lately, Rio's successive mayors had a good urban policy. The proverbial violence is passing away...

It'a wonderful city, inhabitated by very nice people.
I heard some people boasting about the girls living in their place, but I bet they can beat Carioca girls (and boys).

Cheers.
[ Parent ]
we don't have to split k5... (3.60 / 5) (#34)
by mindsmasher on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 01:48:58 PM EST

Splitting K5 will be an error...
K5 is a good community cause we are different. We come from a lot of country and we do talk different language... Everyones do think in their own way, have their own values, philosophy, life... etc.
Splitting this community will be the worse thing for K5, cause the world is 365days a year at war cause we have borders between us... It's okay to have a different culture, way of life.. it's very important to share it, but not destroy it. I think each of us can learn from each others... I don't think K5 will be better after a geographical split...
Cause i'm sure that after a split, we'll have "competition" between us like the Linux vs Windows competition... it's in the human's nature...
I'm trying my best... english is not my native language, but i did think it was important to share my view on this topic... K5 is a community cause we're not splitted... and we can share opinions and difference!

MindSmasher
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Yes I agree! (none / 0) (#177)
by bayankaran on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 11:20:59 AM EST

I agree with you. I am from a little bit of Bombay, a bit of San Francisco. some Singapore, and Chicago. I dont know where I belong.

But the prospects of beer and nonsense may change my mind.

[ Parent ]
Detroit, Michigan (NT) (none / 0) (#35)
by rajivvarma on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 01:59:24 PM EST


Rajiv Varma
Mirror of DeCSS.

Detroit or Suburb? (none / 0) (#155)
by tripwyre on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 05:11:19 AM EST

I only ask because most people who say their from Detroit, really mean one the many subarbs surrounding it. I'm from Sterling Heights myself though my temporary residency is in East Lansing for college.

[ Parent ]
Lansing (NT) (none / 0) (#193)
by Biff Cool on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 03:18:55 PM EST


My ass. It's code, with pictures of fish attached. Get over it. --trhurler


[ Parent ]
re: Lansing (NT) (none / 0) (#202)
by danceswithcrows on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 04:13:01 PM EST

Eh? Me too. Yes, I haven't been active on k5 lately... the infamous "crunch time" from work has been getting worse over the last few months. Yep, another Sunday at the office. Anyway, Lansing/East Lansing folks should say something if they want to get together for beer/darts/billiards. Lansing/East Lansing people should also check out GLLUG the local LUG, assuming we can ever decide on when the next meeting is.

Matt G (aka Dances With Crows) There is no Darkness in Eternity/But only Light too dim for us to see
[ Parent ]
Rochester, NY (none / 0) (#36)
by speek on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 02:00:38 PM EST


--
al queda is kicking themsleves for not knowing about the levees

Buffalo NY (5.00 / 1) (#164)
by Eight Star on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 08:34:08 AM EST



[ Parent ]
Rochester, NY also (none / 0) (#167)
by georgeha on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 09:01:44 AM EST

though during the day I'm in Webster

[ Parent ]
Xerox? (none / 0) (#234)
by speek on Sat Mar 09, 2002 at 08:19:55 PM EST

I grew up in Webster. My dad worked at Xerox for 30 years. I work there now - though currently in Henrietta. We're moving to 111 in Webster in a couple weeks.

--
al queda is kicking themsleves for not knowing about the levees
[ Parent ]

You got it! (none / 0) (#241)
by georgeha on Sun Mar 10, 2002 at 09:35:55 PM EST

If you want to do a cheap k5 lunch when you get "where life is worth living", let me know.

[ Parent ]
that would be fun (none / 0) (#243)
by speek on Sun Mar 10, 2002 at 11:21:58 PM EST

I'll let you know.

--
al queda is kicking themsleves for not knowing about the levees
[ Parent ]

Rochester Institute of Technology (none / 0) (#207)
by brainrain on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 05:18:10 PM EST

I've been accepted to RIT, so Rochester will be my home come this fall - looking forward to it. Are there any K5ers attending the Institute (or University), or do you just live there?

--
Kleptotherapy - Helping those who help themselves
[ Parent ]
RIT (none / 0) (#235)
by speek on Sat Mar 09, 2002 at 08:21:12 PM EST

I've taken classes there. But, I live in Rochester and have most my life.

--
al queda is kicking themsleves for not knowing about the levees
[ Parent ]

K5UGs? (4.00 / 1) (#37)
by easilyodd on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 02:19:51 PM EST

K5 User Groups. Joy, we can all get together and bump our local pals stories up and vote the west coast goobers down! Woohoo.... Oh yeah, Columbia, SC

Portland, Oregon! (none / 0) (#38)
by terpy on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 02:22:11 PM EST

I cant be the lone k5'er here, can I?

-- Please defer all questions to MisterQueue, my mortal disciple and spokesmode
Cool (none / 0) (#113)
by conraduno on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 03:40:57 PM EST

Yeah! Another Portlander! I'm in downtown, are you near the city or out in the burbs?
non.
[ Parent ]
I'm also from PDX (none / 0) (#147)
by Skwirl on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 03:02:17 AM EST

For some reason I feel the need to mention Bruno, which is set in Portland. Probably because I sometimes forget that Portland is a pretty cool city when you actually go outside and do stuff, instead of just sitting around reading weblogs and online comic strips.

--
"Nothing in the world is more distasteful to a man than to take the path that leads to himself." -- Herman Hesse
[ Parent ]
I definately agree (none / 0) (#208)
by conraduno on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 05:19:34 PM EST

Portland is a great city, actually of all the cities in the US it's probably my favorite. And that's not bias just because I live here. I've actually studied alot of urban planning, and portland sort of a role model city - many developers look to us to see how to plan things, and alot of our projects have won huge awards. But anyways, what I'm getting to is that it really is a pretty cool place.

Unfortunately I still have the slight problem of only being 20 (with no fake ID), and so that shuts out about 95% of the night life here. The one thing we do need to improve on is opening up more late night places (coffee shops, clubs, etc) for minors.
non.
[ Parent ]
Portland, OR (none / 0) (#201)
by aluminumaloi on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 04:12:50 PM EST

Thinking of moving there - know anyone who's hiring? :)

[ Parent ]
Palo Alto, CA (none / 0) (#39)
by baka_boy on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 02:51:58 PM EST

Right here in the god-forsaken Silicon Valley...but soon to relocate back to Portland, OR

Fairly obscure Radiohead reference. (none / 0) (#58)
by kevsan on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 08:49:05 PM EST

In the city of the future, it is difficult to concentrate.

-K
[ Parent ]
That's good (none / 0) (#114)
by conraduno on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 03:42:29 PM EST

I was just down there last week.. Portland is much nicer. We actually drive like sensible human beings. Although downtown SJ is pretty nice.
non.
[ Parent ]
Toronto, Ontario, Canada (5.00 / 1) (#41)
by the scooter king on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 03:15:51 PM EST

Am available for weddings bar- and batmitzvahs. Anyone else in this town? Canada's biggest city and so far not one post!
The secret is not to try and bend the .sig. The secret is that there is no .sig.
Kitchener, ON (none / 0) (#45)
by glip on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 03:34:24 PM EST

Ya, working @ UWaterloo...

Isn't Kitchener (none / 0) (#90)
by bob6 on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 09:22:54 AM EST

the home city of Dave Sim, author of a pretty good independent comics ?

Cheers.
[ Parent ]
acton ma (5.00 / 1) (#46)
by nodsmasher on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 03:53:40 PM EST

where im failing english (read some coments to know why)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Most people don't realise just how funny cannibalism can actually be.
-Tatarigami
Naples, Florida (none / 0) (#47)
by Allusion on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 04:03:37 PM EST

bleh!


--Allusion
AIM: Allusion420
ICQ: 61966358
Ah, why not (none / 0) (#49)
by czar chasm on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 04:32:14 PM EST

Denton TX, USA
-Czar Chasm
Bloo!
Denton! (none / 0) (#70)
by adamant on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 01:14:58 AM EST

The Home of Happiness!

-adamant

[ Parent ]
Huh? (none / 0) (#143)
by czar chasm on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 01:03:27 AM EST

Maybe I'm biased after nearly 18 years here (mind you that I'm 17), but I beg to differ. Heck, the thing I was happiest about regarding acceptance to UT Austin was that I can finally leave here.

Oh, well, I guess I just need a change of perspective to change how I see Denton.

-Czar Chasm
Bloo!
[ Parent ]
Better late than never . . . (none / 0) (#261)
by adamant on Mon Mar 25, 2002 at 11:13:00 PM EST

You don't need to get a better perspective -- you just need to watch the Rocky Horror Picture Show more often!

-adamant

[ Parent ]
39 deg. 19 min. N 76 deg 37 W (none / 0) (#50)
by davidduncanscott on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 04:51:21 PM EST

ZIP code 21211 Here's a recent picture of my house

Asunción, Paraguay, South America (none / 0) (#52)
by sombragris on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 05:52:38 PM EST

But temporarily on Grand Rapids, MI :)

Hey (none / 0) (#53)
by rajivvarma on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 06:14:46 PM EST

Welcome to Michigan!

(I'm from Detroit)

Rajiv Varma
Mirror of DeCSS.

[ Parent ]
Saskatchewan, Canada (5.00 / 1) (#54)
by krogoth on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 06:46:23 PM EST

Anyone else?

Hopefully Waterloo, Ontario next year (by fall actually). Maybe everyone else applying will have really, REALLY bad grades.
--
"If you've never removed your pants and climbed into a tree to swear drunkenly at stuck-up rich kids, I highly recommend it."
:wq
think that over (none / 0) (#59)
by fhotg on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 09:39:49 PM EST

Cause that's were I am now. Unfortunately. Until fall. Ask me if you need some info about the armit of Canada.

[ Parent ]
Which one? (none / 0) (#65)
by krogoth on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 11:32:33 PM EST

I don't know what you're talking about...
--
"If you've never removed your pants and climbed into a tree to swear drunkenly at stuck-up rich kids, I highly recommend it."
:wq
[ Parent ]
The Waterloo one. (none / 0) (#69)
by fhotg on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 12:49:22 AM EST

You need a really good cause to go to UW to balance the drawbacks that come with the poor excuse for a town attached to it.

Pretty girls though .. lots of them.

[ Parent ]

So come to McGill then!!!! (none / 0) (#98)
by Subtillus on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 11:49:48 AM EST

McGill has more hot chicks than any other university, it's a statistical fact that we learned during frosh week!
i mean frosh leaders don't lie do they.
that aside we have a better almost everything department, it's cheaper and the night life McRocks.

i'm from montreal.

[ Parent ]
you're so right (none / 0) (#105)
by fhotg on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 01:30:55 PM EST

man. There's absolutely *no* need to advertise Montreal to me. Been there a couple of weeks in summer, there is culture, life, music, wine and girls - strolling the Plateau .... ahh.

The problem is ... when you need to get payed for your work instead of beeing able to cough up insane tuition fees, the choices become less. McGill, unfortunately, is pretty weak in my field. Will drop by in summer again though - no question.

[ Parent ]

What field is that??? (none / 0) (#122)
by Subtillus on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 05:13:59 PM EST



[ Parent ]
hmm (none / 0) (#132)
by fhotg on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 08:38:50 PM EST

Its at the intersection of soil physics, hydrology and biogeochem. But yes, that's only relevant when I'm shopping for further funded education. I'm not doing at McGill what I'm doing here because a lack of connections to the relevant people there, which is what you need to get hired.

[ Parent ]
*Lots* of pretty girls at UW?! (none / 0) (#126)
by istevens on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 05:55:52 PM EST

Pretty girls though .. lots of them.
This is probably a side-effect of the high Maclean's rankings UW has been getting. When I enrolled, I believe the ratio of males to females was at least 2:1. Similarly, the ratio of people with worse than average looks to people with better than average looks was something on the order of 100:1. Of course, that was my experience, but people seemed to get better looking as years went by. Then again, my expectations might have been diminishing. ;)

ian.
--
ian
Weblog archives
[ Parent ]

tricky question (none / 0) (#131)
by fhotg on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 07:58:32 PM EST

Of course, that was my experience, but people seemed to get better looking as years went by. Then again, my expectations might have been diminishing. ;)
Yeah, I'm wondering how changes in perception factor in. Also, people tend to hang out among their kind and in "their" buildings. There is a big difference (girl-wise) between for example biology and CS, hell even between Davis and Porter. Then, many beauties get ugly as soon as they start to talk. And there are lots of that kind.

[ Parent ]
girls? (none / 0) (#168)
by roju on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 09:11:19 AM EST

This is the first I've ever heard about there being lots of girls at UW, and I'm currently sitting in a room at UW. I suppose it's cuz I'm math, and that's a surefire way of avoiding girls. Apparently not as bad as CS, but close, and it's the same building anyway.

Although from what I hear from my arts friends, there are plenty of women there, and every girl I've met from AHS has been hot... so...

Besides, all else fails, go to a Laurier event. There'll be tons of blondes :) And, if you like asian girls, math isn't so bad :)

[ Parent ]
University in Ontario (5.00 / 1) (#134)
by CokeBear on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 08:40:18 PM EST

If you're planning on attending any University in Ontario next year, you're marks better be damn high. Its double cohort year. Thanks to our Konservative Government, there is one less year of high school, and next year two classes will enter University together. You'd be better off applying somewhere else, or even better to travel & explore the world for a year.

Good Luck.

[ Parent ]

Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada (5.00 / 1) (#55)
by not quite here on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 07:18:57 PM EST

Thunder Bay for the next 52 days (Finishing Software Engineering Degree) and then somewhere that'll give me a job or Hamilton, ON if none.

Psst, anyone want to hire a software engineer? No? Didn't think so :)



Location (none / 0) (#56)
by adiffer on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 08:17:34 PM EST

Elk Grove, California

(Out on the flood plain like everywhere else near Sacramento.)

038.25.882 deg North
121.27.324 deg West
-Dream Big. --Grow Up.

Where I am (5.00 / 1) (#57)
by sudasana on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 08:22:25 PM EST

Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The centre of the Canadian universe, along with every other large city in the country.

Another DC (none / 0) (#60)
by relarson on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 09:43:24 PM EST

I'm hiding out here in DC too. Recently moved back here after 9+ years in Minneapolis and am excited to discover that Shiner Bock beer is distributed here... Shiner distribution map.
-Rich
Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow;
He who would search for pearls must dive below.
--John Dryden,
    All for Love

Beer? (none / 0) (#92)
by japhar81 on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 09:30:39 AM EST

You gotta have beer with us dude.

<H6>Rome is always burning, and the younger generation never respects its elders. The time of your second coming, japhar81, is no exception. -- Aphasia</H6&gt
[ Parent ]
Re:Beer (none / 0) (#216)
by relarson on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 06:37:45 PM EST

I'm all up for beer, shoot me an email. remove the obvious NOSAPM for the address.
-Cheers,
Rich

Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow;
He who would search for pearls must dive below.
--John Dryden,
    All for Love

[ Parent ]
I'm right here (3.00 / 1) (#62)
by Tatarigami on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 09:49:09 PM EST

...on the other side of your screen*. Help! Let me out!

* actually refers to Auckland, New Zealand. Home of the Southern Hemisphere's largest phallic object.

I seem to be a bit confused (none / 0) (#63)
by irksome on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 10:55:29 PM EST

I'm either in Syracuse NY, or Ann Arbor MI. I'm not really sure ... I have mailing addresses in both places, I have a bed in both places ...

the joys of being a college student

-
I think I am, therefore I'm not.
Born in Syracuse (none / 0) (#206)
by brainrain on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 05:17:31 PM EST

I was born in Syracuse, NY but I currently reside in Elmira, NY, all my family still lives up there though. Are you going to the university, or are you living there?

--
Kleptotherapy - Helping those who help themselves
[ Parent ]
at the Univ. (nt) (none / 0) (#260)
by irksome on Wed Mar 20, 2002 at 09:46:23 PM EST


I think I am, therefore I'm not.
[ Parent ]
Originally from Saint Petersburg, Russia (none / 0) (#64)
by BlowCat on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 11:26:44 PM EST

Now 30 miles west of New York City. But I don't drink beer.

hows about vodka? (none / 0) (#91)
by japhar81 on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 09:29:48 AM EST

Im originaly from khmelnitsky, russia

<H6>Rome is always burning, and the younger generation never respects its elders. The time of your second coming, japhar81, is no exception. -- Aphasia</H6&gt
[ Parent ]
I think you mean Ukraine. (none / 0) (#159)
by tkatchev on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 06:12:24 AM EST

That would put you just on the border between Ruthenia and Ukraine Proper.

   -- Signed, Lev Andropoff, cosmonaut.
[ Parent ]

Location & Suggestion (none / 0) (#66)
by CheSera on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 11:49:13 PM EST

Austin, Texas. 200 ft south of the University Tower. Behind big blue phallic object. Might be good to put a blank in User Info with geographical location in it. Rather than putting up a whole site, incoporate it into K5. Can't be that much more work than an email address.

+1 section


============
**TATDOMAW**
============

austin, tx (none / 0) (#214)
by eudas on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 06:32:18 PM EST

right in the middle of hyde park.

kdi.com is where i receive my mail... email my username at that domain.

eudas
"We're placing this wood in your ass for the good of the world" -- mrgoat
[ Parent ]
Silicon Valley (none / 0) (#67)
by General Lee on Wed Mar 06, 2002 at 11:54:07 PM EST

5 miles from the epicenter - a California historical marker that claims the "invention of the first commercially viable IC" was in this tiny vacant 2 story building across the street from PAL1.


Madison, WI (none / 0) (#68)
by bmasel on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 12:30:03 AM EST

...


I am not currently Licensed to Practice in this State.
What are you going to practice in Wisconsin? (none / 0) (#73)
by BlowCat on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 02:56:43 AM EST

And why are you not licensed? Any problems? Why not move to a better state then?

[ Parent ]
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (5.00 / 1) (#71)
by Quixato on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 02:19:58 AM EST

City of two seasons: Winter and road repair, and I don't see any construction equipment. Brrrrr.

"People are like smarties - all different colours on the outside, but exactly the same on the inside." - Me
"Learn to question, question to learn." - Sl8r

Ghent, Belgium (3.00 / 2) (#72)
by Galion on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 02:49:53 AM EST

Has to be the most obscure one here...
I have no sig
Malaysia (none / 0) (#148)
by adewhite on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 03:54:57 AM EST

Now let's see who's more obscure :) Anyway, currently roaming on northern part of the Borneo Island, East Malaysia. Anyone?

[ Parent ]
Me too (none / 0) (#189)
by Drone X on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 01:34:31 PM EST

I live in a student house in Etterbeek, Brussels on week days and in Lokeren on weekends.

When partying on weekends (and I'm definately going to Kozzmozz Saturday) I usually end up in Ghent because I still have friends there from high school. Nice city but you probably already knew that ;-).

Monkey sense
[ Parent ]

City Of Corpses (none / 0) (#75)
by white light on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 03:27:28 AM EST

or, Adelaide, South Australia.


..do you really want to help foster this type of laziness?
I had heard that..(nt) (none / 0) (#123)
by Phage on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 05:15:47 PM EST


I don't find Heathens to be sexy, as a general rule.
Canthros
[ Parent ]
Dallas, Texas (none / 0) (#76)
by camel bawlz on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 03:31:45 AM EST

I know alprozalam(sp?) is here, but I don't know about anyone else.

[GO TO HJELL!] They may be little bitches to kill, but I could spend hours lusting after their dead bodies - mrgoat

dallas too...from Madras, India (none / 0) (#224)
by univgeek on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 11:16:56 PM EST

Richardson actually.. Am at UTD. From South India, Madras.
Arguing with an Electrical Engineer is liking wrestling with a pig in mud, after a while you realise the pig is enjoying it!
[ Parent ]
Århus, Denmark (none / 0) (#77)
by Amorsen on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 03:41:21 AM EST



Some ideas (4.00 / 3) (#78)
by RandomPeon on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 03:50:05 AM EST

I like the idea, but there's gotta be a better way than just posting in a thread. How about:

1. Adding fields to the DB for each user - city, state/province/whatever, country. Then you would click "search for users near me" or something. Of course, this requires modifying scoop moderately, which Rusty & Inshiro are probably unwilling to do.

2. Somebody else could host such a DB on their own site - put in your K5 username and geo information, and search it as well. All K5 needs is a link to them. Simpler, but requires outside effort....

PS. What's up with all the Canadians? Scary.....

Bielefeld, Germany (none / 0) (#79)
by nefertari on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 03:52:06 AM EST

Good idea! How about putting the location on the user page. And then making a statistics page. For example perlmonks has an external statistics site, that also tells you, who lives nearest to you.

I like it (2.00 / 1) (#82)
by LeftOfCentre on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 04:11:09 AM EST

I am strongly in favour of your basic idea, but in the long term -- as others have pointed out -- I think it would be much better if users could specify their country, state and city in their user information on Kuro5hin and that there would be a way to search users by location.

Pasadena, CA, USA (none / 0) (#85)
by triddle on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 05:45:35 AM EST

Near Lake and Orange Grove.

Aberdeen, Scotland (none / 0) (#86)
by gromgull on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 06:08:12 AM EST

 
--
If I had my way I'd have all of you shot

Nuneaton, England (none / 0) (#88)
by holdfast on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 08:03:19 AM EST

Latitude & Longitude fields in the user details would be good.
We could ensure some privacy by only entering whole numbers.


"Holy war is an oxymoron."
Lazarus Long
Ha, grew up there (none / 0) (#183)
by davidmb on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 11:56:35 AM EST

Weddington, went to Higham Lane School and King Edward College. Ah, memories...
־‮־
[ Parent ]
I'm not a local though (none / 0) (#229)
by holdfast on Sat Mar 09, 2002 at 12:17:22 PM EST

I actually cone from about 600 miles north of here - Orkney.
Maybe you can explain to me why people this far south think they are in the 'Midlands'...
As far as I can see from a map of the UK, the middle, North to South, is around the Lake district. That is a long way from here... ;-)


"Holy war is an oxymoron."
Lazarus Long
[ Parent ]
Dublin, Ireland (none / 0) (#89)
by rde on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 08:23:06 AM EST

Anybody making a graph of all these entries?

I am (none / 0) (#94)
by japhar81 on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 10:57:44 AM EST



<H6>Rome is always burning, and the younger generation never respects its elders. The time of your second coming, japhar81, is no exception. -- Aphasia</H6&gt
[ Parent ]
Near Dublin (none / 0) (#161)
by Sharrow on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 07:37:35 AM EST

Originally from Kilcullen (30 miles south west of Dublin on the N9), now living and working in the big smoke.

--


I've got green eyes, red hair, and I'm left handed. A hundred years ago, I'd have been considered in league with the Devil.
[ Parent ]
Improvements (4.00 / 4) (#93)
by alfadir on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 10:09:10 AM EST

It is a good idea with geographic groups, but using the comments in an article for this purpose doesn't work Also the I live here.. comments disturbs the discussion about this as an improvement to K5.

With geographic information tied to the user several new things would be possible.

  • Geographically targeted adds. More value for advertiser, higher price, more money to K5 and better ads for the user.
  • More background information on the author, when voting on an article.
  • Geocentric articles could be marked by the author. This could be used to help finding articles concerning your area and to ignore articles that are not geographically important to you. This concept would of course not prevent you from reading an article but to help you sort further.
  • As the author of this article suggest, to help finding K5 friends in your town.
  • A map over K5 users and a Center of Mass. Just like Debian Map and Debian Center of Mass
Privacy is of course an issue, but the geographic information is of course not madatory. If the option to display country is selected by the user the given value should be checked (as far as possible) to avoid "countryspoofing".



Stellenbosch, South Africa (none / 0) (#97)
by siener on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 11:27:00 AM EST

Stellenbosch is a town about 50km outside Cape Town that is well known for its university and its wine.

Send me a few bottles? (none / 0) (#104)
by japhar81 on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 01:10:13 PM EST

I collect wine, hook a brotha up?

<H6>Rome is always burning, and the younger generation never respects its elders. The time of your second coming, japhar81, is no exception. -- Aphasia</H6&gt
[ Parent ]
Wine (none / 0) (#244)
by siener on Mon Mar 11, 2002 at 12:46:20 AM EST

I think the best way for me to help you is to hook you up with proper wine exporters. There's a place just down the road from where I work. I went down there on Friday to find you some information.

They specialize in exporting wine to individuals internationally. The problem is however that lots of countries (and apparently most American states) have strict import regulations on wine. But I suggest you contact them, and find out whether they'll ship to you.

Here's their contact info :

Lucia & Charl Theron
Stellenbosch Wine Export Centre
86-88 Dorp Street
Stellenbosch
7600
South Africa

e-mail : WineCape@global.co.za

If you want to, I can also make a few recommendations on what you should buy.

If you're really into wine, you can of course always make a trip to SA and come and try the wines for yourself ;-) With the Rand so weak at the moment it's very cheap to come to SA.

[ Parent ]
Me too, pls send me wine (none / 0) (#178)
by bayankaran on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 11:28:06 AM EST

Send me wine, the color doesnt matter. I can send you something else in return.

[ Parent ]
Chino Hills, CA, USA (none / 0) (#99)
by jch on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 12:06:05 PM EST

Inbetween San Bernardino County, Orange County, and Los Angeles County.

Liverpool, England (none / 0) (#100)
by Meejabloke on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 12:19:18 PM EST



Hamilton, MA (4.33 / 3) (#101)
by psicE on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 12:38:54 PM EST

I think that K5 should have an option for what location a story applies to, the same as it now has "topic" and "section". Not for people to be able to read stories of people around them, though they could do that if they want, but for people to expose themselves to stories about other parts of the world.

If someone submits a story about France; not a story about US-France relations, but a story about France; then under the old system it might get ignored or lost in the sections. Under the new system, you'd be able to search for all stories in France, or in the EU, or in anywhere but the United States... anything you wanted.

I live on Boston's north shore. I already know everything that happens in my town, in the towns north of Boston, in state government, and in federal government. I don't find much about what happens in other cities, or states, or countries; that's what I read K5 for. Anything to better point out stories that talk about the rest of the world, where I don't live, is welcome.

Good idea (none / 0) (#158)
by LeftOfCentre on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 06:11:54 AM EST

I agree -- I definitely think there should be a kind of location selection when submitting stories. Perhaps even checkboxes -- so that in a story about say, EU-US trade relations (I saw such a story recently) the author could check "European Union" and "United States".

[ Parent ]
Luxembourg, LU, Europe (none / 0) (#106)
by woof on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 01:36:04 PM EST

Well .. small country full of banks and pubs =)
--
"How many cables do you want to burn today? Go Wireless!"
Already three cables burned!
Brooklyn NY (nt) (none / 0) (#107)
by jcolter on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 01:55:42 PM EST



Me, too!!! (none / 0) (#116)
by orlkorrect on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 03:53:34 PM EST

Brooklyn, NY, that is. How's about the Great Lakes?

[ Parent ]
xearth markers (4.66 / 3) (#108)
by Vs on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 02:21:38 PM EST

How about creating an xearth marker file (just uses plain geographical coordinates)?
--
Where are the immoderate submissions?
Just like FreeBSD (4.00 / 2) (#150)
by pinkcress on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 04:37:15 AM EST

It's "tradition" for FreeBSD commiters to add their positions to the port of xearth. Quite cool, I thought :)

[ Parent ]

Your idea ... (4.00 / 1) (#109)
by kostya on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 02:22:45 PM EST

... is my idea :-)

Some liked it, many did not. But K5 is larger now and many of the reasons for doing something like that are even more valid. At the time, I was thinking more about load and keeping K5 workable as it approached slashdot size. I'd personally enjoy meeting my fellow Pacific NW k5ers.



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Veritas otium parit. --Terence
Glasgow, Scotland (none / 0) (#110)
by gordonjcp on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 02:23:47 PM EST

Which is nothing like the TV series Taggart. Not much, anyway.

Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he'll bore you rigid with fishing stories for the rest of your life.


Me too (Glasgow, Scotland) (none / 0) (#149)
by sjmurdoch on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 04:35:34 AM EST

I'm also from Glasgow (actually Milngavie - a small town just outside the North boundary of Glasgow City, but most people consider it to be in Glasgow).
--
Steven Murdoch.
web: My Home Page
[ Parent ]
Hello! (none / 0) (#154)
by gordonjcp on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 04:52:55 AM EST

That explains why you were on the tube from Partick, going to ScotLUG last week...
Any other ScotLUG people kicking about here?

Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he'll bore you rigid with fishing stories for the rest of your life.


[ Parent ]
Finland (5.00 / 2) (#111)
by panum on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 03:06:10 PM EST

I live in Helsinki, and attend the same school where Linus used to study. Man, would that earn me some karma at the other site ;-)

-P

-- I hate people who quote .sigs
Mojo whore! ;-) (none / 0) (#228)
by ashar on Sat Mar 09, 2002 at 10:28:59 AM EST

It's not like attending Finland's largest university is a big deal. Now, if you also worked there like some of us, that would be different... (right?)

I hate people who quote .sigs
Me too.

[ Parent ]
Fayetteville, Arkansas (none / 0) (#112)
by Yellowbeard on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 03:27:55 PM EST

I bet I'm the only one. But I plan to move to the Taxation without representation district within a year (I hope).

"Whenever there is any doubt, there is no doubt." - Deniro in Ronin


Zurich, Switzerland... (none / 0) (#118)
by Rk on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 04:04:50 PM EST

...but not in the city.

Canberra, Australia (none / 0) (#121)
by Phage on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 05:13:57 PM EST

But will be re-locating to the UK shortly.
Hey Jacques, you in here ?


I don't find Heathens to be sexy, as a general rule.
Canthros

Lug (none / 0) (#124)
by Neuromancer on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 05:37:28 PM EST

I dunno, I don't think that half of the people on this site know what a LUG is.

Reading, Berkshire, UK (none / 0) (#127)
by Rob the Roadie on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 06:15:26 PM EST

"non-yanks" Thanks. R

San Bernardino, CA (none / 0) (#135)
by PhillipW on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 09:11:24 PM EST

If someone would bail me out of here, it'd be greatly appreciated.

-Phil
San Diego, CA (none / 0) (#136)
by a humble lich on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 10:27:31 PM EST

it looks like I'm the only one so far (but that can't be true, can it?)

high school (none / 0) (#210)
by ucblockhead on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 06:21:01 PM EST

I went to high school in power and then UC San Diego.
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This is k5. We're all tools - duxup
[ Parent ]
er.... (none / 0) (#211)
by ucblockhead on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 06:21:18 PM EST

s/power/Poway/
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This is k5. We're all tools - duxup
[ Parent ]
That makes more sense (none / 0) (#223)
by a humble lich on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 10:59:06 PM EST

I've been at ucsd for quite some time now (advice to all out there: try not to go to the same grad school as you did undergrad). But I still seem to be the only k5er there now (at least acording to this list).

[ Parent ]
Which college? (none / 0) (#225)
by ucblockhead on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 11:31:07 PM EST

I went to Warren. Would you believe that when I went to Warren, the only thing between my apartment in the Warren apartment complex and the main library was a euculyptus forest?
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This is k5. We're all tools - duxup
[ Parent ]
Muir (none / 0) (#249)
by a humble lich on Mon Mar 11, 2002 at 03:57:03 PM EST

I went to Muir (ah 70s concrete block architecture). While I have been here there has always been at least one major piece of construction going on, often many more than one (they are building a sixth college now). For some reason it seems that half of all my friends in undergrad were from Warren, seemed like a good place, but still out in the middle of nowwhere.

[ Parent ]
HEAR YE HEAR YE (none / 0) (#137)
by fluffy grue on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 11:08:28 PM EST

To the other two (2) known K5 readers in Las Cruces, NM, namely KwsNI and influx, and any others nearby: Shall we grab a pint?
--
"Is not a quine" is not a quine.
I have a master's degree in science!

[ Hug Your Trikuare ]

Norfolk, Virginia, US, Earth (none / 0) (#138)
by Your Mom on Thu Mar 07, 2002 at 11:41:50 PM EST

At least for the next 2 years. I can't be all alone out here, can I?

--
"As far as I'm concerned, Osama bin Laden can eat a dick." -trhurler
I was stationed there... (none / 0) (#146)
by BlackBall on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 02:46:44 AM EST

Do not forget to check out 'the outer banks' of North Carolina while you are in the area. Just touching the sand at kitty hawk is a good enough reason :)

Not to mention the awesome food you can get while in the area...

[ Parent ]

Hesperia, California (none / 0) (#139)
by Bacillus on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 12:06:12 AM EST

High Desert area. ~30 miles north of Ontario/Upland/Rancho.

Pacifica, California (none / 0) (#140)
by Couch Commander on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 12:13:39 AM EST

Just down the way from San Francisco

SF area (none / 0) (#199)
by Rhodes on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 04:09:48 PM EST

Work in SSF. BTW- how can one find someones email?

[ Parent ]
Atlanta, Georgia USA (none / 0) (#141)
by webwench on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 12:31:56 AM EST

"Th4ere's more to Georgia than peanuts and the bible belt"

Yah... (none / 0) (#195)
by dmcnaught on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 03:36:30 PM EST

Same here. I actually live in the city instead of out in the wilds of Duluth. ;)

[ Parent ]
So hey :) (none / 0) (#227)
by webwench on Sat Mar 09, 2002 at 12:45:01 AM EST

Are you really better-looking than japhar? LOL

I call myself an Atlanta denizen when speaking to people from elsewhere because, well, no one's heard of Duluth, GA (except for you). Besides, I work in Atlanta :)

[ Parent ]

Adelaide, South Australia (none / 0) (#142)
by troubadour on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 12:32:20 AM EST

Hey, white light - you are not alone. :)

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Phew! (none / 0) (#250)
by white light on Mon Mar 11, 2002 at 05:27:58 PM EST

Now I have someone to discuss the rise of Keith Conlon and the demise of Derryn Hinch :)

Seriously though, go to World Congress 2002 here?


..do you really want to help foster this type of laziness?
[ Parent ]
Melbourne, Australia (none / 0) (#144)
by D Jade on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 01:28:39 AM EST

Hey! I haven't seen one Melburnian on here... am I Blind???

Surely there must be one other than me???

I hope there is one more than me out there, or else I will give the impression that all Melburnians are as stupid as I.

They're not... they're actually really nice if you give them a cookie every now and then.

You're a shitty troll, so stop pretending you have more of a life than a cool dude -- HollyHopDrive

I am... (none / 0) (#197)
by Rk on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 03:56:13 PM EST

...an ex-Melbournian. Since 1999.

[ Parent ]
One here (none / 0) (#239)
by cafeman on Sun Mar 10, 2002 at 01:16:44 AM EST

For what it's worth ...



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"No Silicon heaven? But where would all the calculators go?"


[ Parent ]
Houston, TX (none / 0) (#153)
by cryosis on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 04:51:05 AM EST

Guess I'm the only one here.

You are not the only one. (none / 0) (#175)
by Hillgiant on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 10:39:59 AM EST

I hail from Houston (the arm-pit of Texas). There are others:

  • demi
  • StackyMcRacky
  • Y
  • Jin Wicked
  • typhatix
  • spoofy
  • bouncer
  • butter pie
  • rebelcool grew up here, but he had the good sense to leave.
  • kwsNI (if he took that job, I do not recall)
  • catseye
  • jacob
  • Xenophon is another native son who got out.
  • Delirium is originally from here as well.
  • There are others, what do you expect for the 4th largest city in the US?

    Am I some kind of omnipresent freak? Well, yes. But, most of this information can be found using K5's search function. Mind you this was gleened from the first 30 hits in both diaries and comments. If I wanted to be really anal, I could have gone for the comprehensive list. Alas, I have work to do.....

    Oh, and don't get any funny ideas about asking me out to "drinkies". I am a bit of a misanthrope. Just ask my coworkers.

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    "It is impossible to say what I mean." -johnny
    [ Parent ]

    Cardiff, Wales UK (none / 0) (#157)
    by kyrbe on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 05:32:55 AM EST

    Am I the first to say Cardiff? Or even Wales for that matter?

    Please I can't be the only one! (Wouldn't surprise me if no-one else admitted to being here anyway! :o))

    You'll also catch me in London fairly regularly

    --
    Equal Rights, Representation, Education and Welfare
    Good old Aberystwyth (none / 0) (#187)
    by KittyKat on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 12:42:24 PM EST

    still a bit far from Cardiff for beers though.

    [ Parent ]
    SLO, CA (none / 0) (#160)
    by persimmon on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 06:30:23 AM EST

    And I know there's a couple Poly kids floating around here, and at least one responsible adult. I'm not of age for bar-hopping yet but I will cook dinner.

    Fomerly from Eugene, and epcraig might recognise me as a girl who's not k<bob>'s wife.
    --
    It's funny because it's a blancmange!

    Japan, Kanagawa-ken, Kamakura-shi (none / 0) (#163)
    by mikeliu on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 08:05:42 AM EST

    Anyone around? Let's grab a pint.....

    Montague, MA, US (none / 0) (#165)
    by eann on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 08:42:02 AM EST

    ...and various other towns in Western Mass and southern Vermont, depending on which day of the week it is.


    Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. —MLK

    $email =~ s/0/o/; # The K5 cabal is out to get you.


    Sopot, Poland (none / 0) (#166)
    by tekue on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 08:44:00 AM EST

    Come on fellow Poles, I know that you know, that I know, that you're out there.
    --
    Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature. --Tom Robbins
    Here I come... (none / 0) (#190)
    by ferrycy on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 01:59:20 PM EST

    What about the beautiful city of Warsaw?
    With its Old Town full of fine restaurants and dark alleys where you can drink your fast beer....
    Anyway, after years in Chicago I just got sentimental. (sniff, sniff)
    Of course we are here. We are everywhere. ( Muuahahaha.... )
    I wonder how many Polish folks are reading K5 from Poland and how many from some other countries (I mean immigration...)

    [ Parent ]
    Human = Social creature (none / 0) (#171)
    by technicolour on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 10:00:49 AM EST

    As humans we are all social creatures. We require and actually thrive and improve when we have some sort of social interaction with other humans. It is precisely this need that makes sites like K5 work out very well. We as geeks are moving boldly into the future by interacting with each other in a non-corporeal way. (Heeee I'm proud of myself, I didn't say virtual there.)

    Even though most of us mentally live about 200 years from now we are still the old fashioned flesh and blood, need the meat world kind of humans. Well at least I am. I still need to see people sometimes and be in the physical presence of someone else.

    Since I would imagine I would get along with people here I wouldn't mind having the OPTION of meeting some of these people in the flesh. I think the big stickler point here is to make this an optional item. If it can be setup so people who choose to participate can and those who do not can maintain their geographic anonymity I think it would work out quite fine.
    I personally try to collect as many good people around me as I can as they are difficult to come by, plus having friends helps in life too. This could be just another way of meeting people.

    On a side note this type of feedback from the online world into the real world is kinda interesting.

    So yes, I am for this, just figured I'ld provide a bit of a reason why. And that said;
    Reprezentin' from Waltham, MA!!!

    Please forgive, a bit loopy this morning, the cold meds....


    rockin'! (none / 0) (#196)
    by Hakamadare on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 03:49:37 PM EST

    i had noticed someone from western Mass, and somone else from the north shore, but this is significantly closer to metro Boston. as i live in Allston, though, i believe i may have all of y'all beat in terms of being close to the Hub of the Universe.

    on the other hand, i work out in Lexington and spend most of my social time in Waltham. come have a beer at Watch City Brewery with me sometime!

    -Hakamadare
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    Schopenhauer is not featuring heavily on the "Review Hidden Comments" page at the moment. - Herring
    [ Parent ]

    Sweden (none / 0) (#172)
    by mikael_j on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 10:01:49 AM EST

    Norrbotten, bleh

    /Mikael
    We give a bad name to the internet in general. - Rusty
    Seattle Area (none / 0) (#173)
    by bADlOGIN on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 10:14:13 AM EST

    Since nobody's "Me Too'ed" from the Puget Sound, I'll put in my plug for it.

    Sigs are stupid and waste bandwidth.
    Pittsburgh (none / 0) (#174)
    by starbreeze on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 10:16:26 AM EST

    Lets see... who else? Me, soulkiss, ayla, istvaan, locus27...

    ~~~~~~~~~
    "There's something strangely musical about noise." ~Trent Reznor

    Steeltown (none / 0) (#182)
    by Hobbes2100 on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 11:53:04 AM EST

    Count me in in the 'burgh.

    Regards,
    Mark
    Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes? --Iuvenalis
    But who will guard the guardians themselves? -- Juvenal
    [ Parent ]

    I'd be into this (none / 0) (#194)
    by Mr Fred Smoothie on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 03:32:21 PM EST

    I'm in Pittsburgh PA also, and it's cool (sometimes less so) to meet people face-to-face with whom you interact online.

    [ Parent ]
    United Kingdom (none / 0) (#176)
    by si on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 10:59:43 AM EST

    I am from London, but go to University in Sheffield, Yorkshire, so if anyone is from these two areas, get in touch!

    Chicago, Bombay, San Francisco, Singapore (none / 0) (#179)
    by bayankaran on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 11:39:02 AM EST

    I lived in all those cities.

    The developed country food is making me fat, I am going back to the third world; preferably Africa; can anyone suggest a reasonably safe country in Africa to live.

    For my remaining life, I am willing to drink beer of any nationality.

    Try Cape Town, South Africa (none / 0) (#255)
    by Synthoid on Thu Mar 14, 2002 at 08:33:29 AM EST



    [ Parent ]
    Thanks! (none / 0) (#259)
    by bayankaran on Sun Mar 17, 2002 at 07:53:16 PM EST

    Thanks, infact my girlfriend is just fascinated by South Africa and wants to move over.

    [ Parent ]
    Missoula, Montana in Unistat (none / 0) (#180)
    by Joshua on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 11:40:42 AM EST

    Last winter I was living in MA, and I can see I would have met more k5ers there. The winter before that I was in Scotland, and I can see there's plenty of us there. Montana, however, I'm not so sure.

    If anyone is round here though, do please drop me a line. I'm fairly bored lately. Email, ouroboros@terradot.org

    Cheers, Joshua

    Columbus, Ohio, USA (none / 0) (#185)
    by devon on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 12:17:07 PM EST

    Well, I actually live and work in the 'burbs. Work: Dublin, Ohio
    I've had this idea before. While I enjoy the text-based discourse, I very much prefer face-to-face discourse. We had a speaker who came to our company tell us that only about 7% of what we communicate is in the actual words. Most of the rest is in body language and tone.
    Anyway, if no one else in central ohio is willing to coordinate, I will.
    cmh.k5 (cmh being the airport code for Port Columbus)



    --
    Call yourself a computer professional? Congratulations. You are responsible for the imminent collapse of civilization.
    Not to nitpick... (none / 0) (#233)
    by lucid on Sat Mar 09, 2002 at 07:32:12 PM EST

    but I'd like to nitpick. I'm curious as to how to generate communication statistics like that. If I yell "fire" in a crowded theater, and there is a fire, am I somehow communicating what exinguishing agent would be appropriate through some other, nonverbal form of communication?

    By the way, I'm from Toledo, OH. If I said it 7% in person, I would probably also be telling you 93% how much it sucks.

    [ Parent ]
    Aberystwyth, Wales (none / 0) (#186)
    by KittyKat on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 12:39:57 PM EST

    Only seen one other person from wales but if I find anyone other than my husband within a 5 mile radius of Aberystwyth I'll be impressed!

    Cypress, CA (none / 0) (#188)
    by FlightTest on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 12:47:58 PM EST

    I live in Cypress, which is in north Orange County, down the street from Knotts Berry Farm and a short hop from Disneyland.

    Why did I flip? I got tired of coming up with last minute desparate solutions to impossible problems created by other fucking people.

    Durham, North Carolina, USA (none / 0) (#191)
    by joeyo on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 03:04:58 PM EST

    Anyone else from NC here? Hello? Bueller... Bueller?

    /joeyo || Geek || Grad Student || All-round Nice Guy
    GPG fingerprint = F76B 9ACA 4197 C707 6E4D 2B78 E430 101A B663 781B

    well (5.00 / 1) (#209)
    by nodsmasher on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 05:46:30 PM EST

    my grandma's from trion
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Most people don't realise just how funny cannibalism can actually be.
    -Tatarigami
    [ Parent ]
    somewhere near [-74.344, 40.651], but it depends (none / 0) (#192)
    by Karmakaze on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 03:09:50 PM EST

    Yeah, and I'll even admit to being from New Jersey, although...

    If you are from North/Central Jersey, I am from Westfield.

    If you are from South Jersey or New York City, I am from North Jersey.

    If you are from East of the Appalacian Mountains, I am from New Jersey.

    If you are from West of the Appalacian Mountains or from another continent, I'm from New York.
    --
    Karmakaze

    Exit 114 (none / 0) (#240)
    by tjb on Sun Mar 10, 2002 at 02:25:03 AM EST

    Like every inhabitant of NJ, when people ask where I live, I give my exit number :)

    Tim

    [ Parent ]
    Exit off of what, though... (none / 0) (#248)
    by Karmakaze on Mon Mar 11, 2002 at 09:49:37 AM EST

    The Garden State Parkway?

    The New Jersey Turnpike?

    Routes 78 or 80?

    It makes a difference, you know...
    --
    Karmakaze
    [ Parent ]

    GSP (n/t) (none / 0) (#251)
    by tjb on Mon Mar 11, 2002 at 07:04:44 PM EST



    [ Parent ]
    ben-lomond.ca.us (none / 0) (#198)
    by jet_silver on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 04:01:43 PM EST

    Deep in the redwoods.
    "What they really fear is machine-gunning politicians becoming a popular sport, like skate-boarding." -Nicolas Freeling
    Los Angeles, CA (none / 0) (#200)
    by aluminumaloi on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 04:10:31 PM EST

    In the shadow of the Beverly Center.

    Philadelpha, Pa (none / 0) (#203)
    by smurd on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 04:20:58 PM EST

    19090 uhhh, just bought a new house will be 18914. about 12 miles north of center city

    I live in good ol (none / 0) (#204)
    by newellm on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 04:30:45 PM EST

    Corvallis, Oregon. Home of the Oregon state beavers!!

    in a shack in the woods (5.00 / 2) (#215)
    by raaymoose on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 06:32:42 PM EST

    somewhere in northern British Columbia, Canada. Wonder if there's anyone around here that lives around the half million square km up here. No, Vancouver doesn't count.



    Hmm... (5.00 / 1) (#219)
    by Thaeus on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 09:23:11 PM EST

    Would you believe I once lived in Stewart, BC?


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    [ Parent ]
    cool (5.00 / 1) (#221)
    by raaymoose on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 09:44:15 PM EST

    Stewart is a nice little place to visit, though I'm not sure how it'd be to live. I was amused by the Canada customs building on the dirt road to Hyder. "Do you have anything to declare? Yeah, we brought some mud back on the tires."



    [ Parent ]
    Heh. (5.00 / 1) (#222)
    by Thaeus on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 10:29:03 PM EST

    I lived there before the custom's booth was installed. We were expected to call a long-distance phone number to report any time we bought anything in Hyder (which was so small that it didn't have a bank -- they had to use Canadian money -- and no standing police force).

    Eventually the government held a meeting in the mezzanine of the high school, claiming that ~twenty million dollars were being smuggled through the border, based on similiar cases along the southern border. Highly doubtful, but still they put in the border guards.

    Yeah, it was an alright place to live. Everyone knew each other, so there was endless gossip. Nothing really to do there, so everyone drank. But living in a place so small and isolated can be very skewing.. do you believe that eating McDonald's "food" was a rare and exciting treat?


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    [ Parent ]
    yeah, sounds about right (5.00 / 1) (#226)
    by raaymoose on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 11:41:50 PM EST

    Hyder's still the 'friendliest ghost town in Alaska'... nothing there, and they all take Canadian dollars. Last time I was there was 1998, I doubt much has changed since then.

    I know how it is small northern towns. I lived in Dease Lake for a year. Drinking was the main hobby, as I've found in every other community in BC north of Hope, and in northern Alberta too.

    [ Parent ]
    More importantly... (5.00 / 1) (#231)
    by Thaeus on Sat Mar 09, 2002 at 03:53:36 PM EST

    Did you get Hyderized. :)


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    [ Parent ]
    of course! (5.00 / 2) (#232)
    by raaymoose on Sat Mar 09, 2002 at 05:25:53 PM EST

    And I have the t-shirt to prove it.



    [ Parent ]
    Excellent! (5.00 / 1) (#237)
    by Thaeus on Sat Mar 09, 2002 at 09:15:31 PM EST

    I have to go back and do that sometime myself. :)


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    [ Parent ]
    Logan, Utah (none / 0) (#217)
    by opencontent on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 06:57:50 PM EST

    But originally from Huntington, WV. Y'all come back now, ya hear!

    Be Open.
    from/live/movingto (none / 0) (#218)
    by Maniac_Dervish on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 08:53:01 PM EST

    I'm "from" Cookeville, TN.

    I live in Athens, Ohio.

    I'm probably moving to Bloomington, Indiana in about four or five months. (But Maybe to Seattle, can't tell for sure yet.)

    ~Dervish.

    broken arrow, oklahoma, usa (n/t) (none / 0) (#220)
    by turmeric on Fri Mar 08, 2002 at 09:25:53 PM EST



    Quebec City, QC, Canada (5.00 / 1) (#230)
    by fungus on Sat Mar 09, 2002 at 03:45:32 PM EST

    French speaking quebecois reading kuro5hin everyday.

    Gainesville, FL. (none / 0) (#236)
    by bowline on Sat Mar 09, 2002 at 09:13:54 PM EST

    Although I can also sometimes be found in Tampa.

    LaCiudad de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles (none / 0) (#238)
    by flieghund on Sun Mar 10, 2002 at 12:03:55 AM EST

    Originally, El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciúncula, or The Town of Our Lady the Queen of Angels of the Little Portion. Now usually referred to simply as Los Angeles, La-la Land, Tinseltown, City of Gridlock, Home of Urban Sprawl, former Smog Capital of the United States (thank you Houston!), and a host of other flattering and not-so-flattering monikers.

    Specifically, near Venice Boulevard and the 405. Like everyone else in L.A., I'm about 20 minutes from everywhere... at 3 am when there is no traffic. During rush hour, I'm about 1-3 hours from anywhere.



    Using a Macintosh is like picking your nose: everyone likes to do it, but no one will admit to it.
    Salt Lake City, UT (none / 0) (#242)
    by mfc on Sun Mar 10, 2002 at 10:18:55 PM EST

    In the shadow of the (evil) temple.

    Reading, UK (none / 0) (#245)
    by S1ack3rThanThou on Mon Mar 11, 2002 at 03:55:39 AM EST

    Which prolly means I'm close enough for the london K5 nites.... Scarey thought.
    "Remember what the dormouse said, feed your head..."
    Aberystwyth (UW) (none / 0) (#247)
    by kyrbe on Mon Mar 11, 2002 at 09:09:28 AM EST

    Now that's a blast from the past... Aberystwyth! Attended UW there from '97 til '99 when I moved to Cardiff. Never returned to complete my SE BEng degree, much to the dismay (disappointment?) of some of the staff. One day I'll email them and mention that I'm heading down the path to complete it OU :o)

    Perhaps next time I pop up to visit friends, I shall re-acquaint myself with my old locals - Rummers and The Cambrian:o)

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    Equal Rights, Representation, Education and Welfare
    Oxford, UK (none / 0) (#254)
    by d40cht on Thu Mar 14, 2002 at 05:47:49 AM EST

    First one...

    Cape Town, South Africa (none / 0) (#256)
    by Synthoid on Fri Mar 15, 2002 at 04:58:18 AM EST

    I've only seen one other South African. Surely there must be more?

    Stellenbosch, South Africa (1.00 / 2) (#263)
    by google on Thu Jun 27, 2002 at 06:07:39 AM EST



    [ Parent ]
    you can speak English then... (5.00 / 1) (#264)
    by startled on Tue Jul 02, 2002 at 03:27:15 PM EST

    So why is it that rather than respond to ideas you disagree with, you mod down well-written arguments you disagree with as 1, and even drivel that supports your opinion to 5?

    Perhaps I'm missing the point, but I thought the idea of a community site was actually to get a variety of views. Am I doing something wrong when I mod up even opposing arguments, if they're well-written? And I'm I totally off-base when I then respond to them in disagreement? Hell, sometimes arguments I disagree with eventually end up changing my views-- is that supposed to happen?

    Jump on in. You might find it's more interesting to challenge yourself than to try to silence those you disagree with.

    [ Parent ]
    startled (none / 0) (#265)
    by google on Thu Jul 11, 2002 at 07:11:18 AM EST

    Hallo daar startled...

    So why is it that rather than respond to ideas you disagree with, you mod down well-written arguments you disagree with as 1, and even drivel that supports your opinion to 5?

    Wie dink jy is jy?  Dit is my goeie reg om te stem soos ek wil -- ek hoef nie noodwendig 'n antwoord te gee net omdat ek dink 'n opmerking is 1 werd nie. Wat is dan die hele punt om te stem dan?

    Mooibly, en moenie 'n te groot kop kry nie.

    [ Parent ]

    Singapore, Singapore. (none / 0) (#257)
    by lauD on Sat Mar 16, 2002 at 03:07:36 AM EST

    If you have to ask which part of Singapore, go revise your geography.

    I look like the only Asian here. *Peers over shoulder*

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    Why was I born with such contemporaries? Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

    Hamburg, Germany (none / 0) (#262)
    by cem on Sat Apr 27, 2002 at 02:36:51 PM EST

    k5 is a great idea! Support rusty!


    Young Tarzan: I'll be the best ape ever!
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