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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:54 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: open standards can be bought ;-) Reply with quote

I thought Alsop was a presenter on some home-improvement program. Maybe she's moved into fable improvement?

ps Confess 1sf (troll), has anyone in Sweden ever received payment in connection with the contents of your underpants?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the same applies about getting a life i'm not actually a fish i'm a real live boy Rolling Eyes and i have a tail that i keep in my underpants Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:13 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: open standards can be bought ;-) Reply with quote

pootman wrote:
I thought Alsop was a presenter on some home-improvement program. Maybe she's moved into fable improvement?



Perhaps he means Allsop, there were a couple of builders from Tamworth, the Allsop brothers, they could tell you a tale or two.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 3:38 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: open standards can be bought ;-) Reply with quote

Rhakios wrote:
pootman wrote:
I thought Alsop was a presenter on some home-improvement program. Maybe she's moved into fable improvement?



Perhaps he means Allsop, there were a couple of builders from Tamworth, the Allsop brothers, they could tell you a tale or two.

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Confused kirsty alsop is a laydee, no brothers involved Confused
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:52 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: open standards can be bought ;-) Reply with quote

Back on topic: just because you buy them doesn't mean you can keep them.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:06 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: open standards can be bought Reply with quote

Rhakios wrote:
Back on topic: just because you buy them doesn't mean you can keep them.


Now I have a mental image of a Microsoft Representative going round the Affiliates office with a cardboard box, collecting mugs, t-shirts, hats and pens...
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 3:49 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: open standards can be bought Reply with quote

Rhakios wrote:
Back on topic: just because you buy them doesn't mean you can keep them.

i thought there wasn't a topic as it's in off topic shouldn't we veer away from the topic as much as possible??
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:07 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: open standards can be bo Reply with quote

Fish don't think, they can't. So this is another contradictio in terminus...
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:17 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: open standards can be bought Reply with quote

1slipperyfish (troll) wrote:

i thought there wasn't a topic as it's in off topic shouldn't we veer away from the topic as much as possible??


It is only by going on topic that I can stay off topic in an off topic forum in a thread that has gone off its topic.

I would have thought that was obvious Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1slipperyfish (troll) wrote:
and i have a tail that i keep in my underpants Very Happy
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Some folks would call that a skid-mark. Perhaps it's time to change the tighty-whiteys.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:36 am    Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: open standards can be bought Reply with quote

Rhakios wrote:
1slipperyfish (troll) wrote:

i thought there wasn't a topic as it's in off topic shouldn't we veer away from the topic as much as possible??


It is only by going on topic that I can stay off topic in an off topic forum in a thread that has gone off its topic.

I would have thought that was obvious Rolling Eyes


So many topic's, it's making me [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topic_(chocolate_bar)]hungry[/url].
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kilikopele wrote:
1slipperyfish (troll) wrote:
and i have a tail that i keep in my underpants Very Happy
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Some folks would call something of that size a deformity.

lot's of people have said that Cool
do they still make topics?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok, google to the rescue ... it is Aesop not Allsop.

The frog may have been called George and the scorpion could have been called Roger, but i'm not quite sure on that.

I wonder if it was derived. What would have occured if 'idea' patents existed at the time !

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Aha, i see towy71 has already corrected the name ...

And as the wiki suggests, it is likely a derived story with various character substitutions, ie; a folk tale.

The wiki is just saying that it isn't originally authored by Aesop, but it is 'one of his' in that it was told with Aesops twist. I can remember reading it in a book a long time ago, that was titled 'Aesops Tales'


If it found its' way on to Star Trek, it must have something to say.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or else the Star Trek script writers were running around looking for a story and then thought, why not nick someone else's.

It's not plagiarism, it's research! Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rhakios wrote:
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It's not plagiarism, it's research! Smile
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Of course, at least for as long as the idea patent lobbyist are kept out of things. An old issue i know ...
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