March 13th, 2008

bored

really? i'm so shocked.

So--no more basic accounts? Like the dodo, they vanish into the ether, except not hunted to death. I'm not sure what kind of extinction that is. Would we call this the equivalent of a meteorite?

I know, seriously, I should find this freakishly annoying, but mostly, I'm trying to remember this post--circa 2004, 2005? Around the time Livejournal was sold. And someone on news--or somewhere--made this prediction of what else Livejournal would lose over the coming years while like, everyone told him crazy! No way! You're kidding! OMG YOU ARE SO STUPID SHUT UP THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN.

I seriously want that post. And I want to checkmark it. Then I want to create an account, send a copy to everyone who mocked, and say "HAHAHA!"

As you can see, I am not doing any of that, because that is a lot of effort. And also, well. Again. A lot of effort.

However, this was funny.

ru_news announced it to their userbase before, say, news got around to it. When they got around to it. Which was just a bit ago? Right?

Translated at sf_drama. So far, it seems a legit translation. Let us all ponder the news community no longer being--er, about news.

To entertain ourselves--list out five things Livejournal will never ever change, because my God, they wouldn't! It's part of Livejournal! And we will gleefully check it off as they remove it in the future. Just to see.

I'll start.

1.) Paid Accounts will never have ads!

Go!

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children of dune - leto 1

I have a request! It's a lot like me being lazy.

For those who, you know, think about this stuff.

Godwin's Law FAQ

We know Godwin's Law, yes? To remind: As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one - link

For fandom, due to our unique specialness, we have Jurisimprudence to tell us of our discussion laws.

Such as Snacky's Law. To remind: Whenever two (or more) groups of people are arguing, anywhere on the web* (usenet, mailing lists, message boards, blogs, etc.), inevitably, someone on one side of the argument (regardless of age or gender) will compare the group on the other side to "those bitchy girls who made everyone's life hell in high school." - link

Here's what I can't find.

The likelihood during any discussion anywhere that someone will compare the discussion issue to starving children/saving whales/environmental activism/global warfare as a reason that discussion is pointless/stupid, the OP is stupid/dramatic, the posters are shallow/vapid, or just to piss people off (fun!).

Law, people. Someone either needs to find it or name it already.

ETA: Randomly, other useful daily laws. Yes, I am reading at Jurisimprudence.

Kerianne's Law of Dramatic Irony - In an online debate, the first person to accuse his opponent of spending too much time on the Internet and/or invite his opponent to "turn off your computer and go outside" automatically loses the argument, and should be subsequently forced to turn off his own computer and go outside. - link

Bookworm's Corollary - The first person to calculate the amount of time elapsed between her posts and her opponent's replies, and conclude that her opponent has been sitting at his computer all day refreshing the page and therefore has no life, automatically loses the argument. - (same link)


Hmm. Fascinating.
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