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Author Topic: RANT: Chickens overeasy , 100 types of posts and the circumference of the earth  (Read 1056 times)
KF6QEX
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« on: March 18, 2010, 08:29:06 PM »

You were warned. This is your last chance to stop reading

First on the 100 types of posts.
It seems to me the main types are

0. A question gets posted that the answer should already be known or very easily found given the poster's license class and the fact that they  already used a computer to post the question.

1. A question gets posted that is so vague, incomplete and open-ended and  sometimes it even sounds like a statement rather than a question, to which of course there should be no reply.

10. Some posts answer the question asked

11. Some posts take a previous succinct and to the point answer and they go to town injecting fact and fiction opinion and conjecture instead of leaving well enough alone or at least offering new information in addition to what they wrote the diatribe about

100. Some post are knee jerk reactions to one of the above whether on topic or not, sometimes hijacking the thread, or embelishing the hijacking once the thread is hijacked beyond hope (Like: why LSB below 20 meters- Except 60!!!!!!!)

What does this have to do with chickens over-easy ?
I though of posting a question to make a point and then I decided not to.
Bu the question was going to be like this:
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I like my eggs overeasy.
I have the opportunity to buy three chickens.
A black, a white and a brown chicken as a package deal.
Which one would make the best eggs when cooked over-easy?
Why or why not? I am better off getting three chickens of the same color? Sometimes I like my eggs sunny side up.
What do you guys think?
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Regarding the circumference of the earth, it would go like this:
Does anyone know what the circomference of the earth is?
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Someone would correct the spelling of the word circumference
Someone else would post a link to the dictionary with the correct spelling.
A couple of people might post the formula for calculating circumference.
Someone would type a treatise on the various ways the earth's circumference has been calculated
Someone would probably argue on the inaccuracies of these methods that in turn someone else would defend.
Someone would ask why is this information is needed and if has to do with an illegal amplifier.
And maybe someone would post a link to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth
or the actual numbers
40,075.02 km (equatorial)
40,007.86 km (meridional)
40,041.47 km (mean)

Oh.....and all this would probably happen in the reverse order I listed here...

As for the 100 types...I hope you are not looking for the other 0 types left Smiley

Dimitri




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KF6QEX
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2010, 10:29:35 PM »

>By far, the best posts are rants, especially when people can't figure out they belong in the Speak Out section!.

"The Speak Out topics are introduced by our Speak Out Manager. The topics are activated by the manager, and are chosen from suggestions supplied by eHam.net users. "


"introduced", "activated" and "chosen" "from suggestions"


Hmmm....Yea..that's it Smiley
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KE3WD
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2010, 06:36:55 AM »

Surely the chickens example belongs somewhere on 75 meters in the frequencies reserved for the white supremacists...


sorry. 


hadda do it. 


consider this the first hijacking of yer rant thread.


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WB5JEO
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2010, 09:42:46 AM »

You neglected one of the most popular categories of replies, The Pedantic Niggle.


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I like my eggs overeasy.

That's over easy. Overeasy would mean something was too easy, and that should be overly easy anyway.

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I have the opportunity to buy three chickens.
A black, a white and a brown chicken as a package deal.
Which one would make the best eggs when cooked over-easy?
Why or why not?

Actually, once you cook a chicken, over-easy or otherwise, it is unlikely to ever again produce an egg.

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I am better off getting three chickens of the same color?

I'm sure you meant to say "Am I better off..."  And more important than color is getting hens.

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Sometimes I like my eggs sunny side up.
What do you guys think?

Go with over hard or over medium. Cooked over easy or sunny side up, if you dribble, the yoke's on you.




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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2010, 12:35:00 PM »

Good luck on the circumference of the earth. It depends, the Earth is an oblate spheroid and it's circumference is greatest when measured at the equator and the least when measured across the poles.

 Kiss

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