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Siberia
SFN Addict

Brazil
2322 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2008 :  06:42:02  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Why, hello my dear skeptic friends - how's life going?

It's been awhile since I last posted here (I don't even know how long) and I haven't checked for even longer. There isn't really a reason why; I just drifted off, I suppose. But since I miss you guys (and girls!), might as well say that I'm alive and (maybe?) back.

This message has no point, really. Just a big hello for the folks out there

"Why are you afraid of something you're not even sure exists?"
- The Kovenant, Via Negativa

"People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs."
-- unknown

Dude
SFN Die Hard

USA
6891 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2008 :  07:08:47   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Dude a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey!

Good to see that you are still around!


Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.
-- Thomas Jefferson

"god :: the last refuge of a man with no answers and no argument." - G. Carlin

Hope, n.
The handmaiden of desperation; the opiate of despair; the illegible signpost on the road to perdition. ~~ da filth
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Simon
SFN Regular

USA
1992 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2008 :  07:11:26   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Simon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Welcome back!

Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
Carl Sagan - 1996
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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
26012 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2008 :  08:22:11   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Great to know that you're still kicking, Siberia! How are work and school?

- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
Evidently, I rock!
Why not question something for a change?
Visit Dave's Psoriasis Info, too.
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Siberia
SFN Addict

Brazil
2322 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2008 :  08:41:09   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for welcome back, people.

School's done - I am now officially a computer scientist (hah) and software developer (double hah at that). Work's done too, as without college, I lost the right for the internship. But I am studying and vying for a government position here in Brazil. The system here is a bit (ok, not a bit, vastly) different and involves taking an exam on several subjects, including but not limited to law and administration. Ugh.

The pay's good, though, so it's worth it.

What can I say, my life's boring. And to commemorate my return to SFN, I've discovered I've been censored in my first forays into a radical feminist blog. Yay.

"Why are you afraid of something you're not even sure exists?"
- The Kovenant, Via Negativa

"People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs."
-- unknown
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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2008 :  09:56:02   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
So you return to us out of boredom, then? Ah well, better that than than not to return at all. Hey, we missed you and are delighted to see you back! You always tend to give the place a little class.

Best of luck with all those exams. They sound tough but I've no doubt that you'll do well at them.




"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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Chippewa
SFN Regular

USA
1496 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2008 :  10:28:54   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Chippewa's Homepage Send Chippewa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Good to hear from you again.

"Hear" being analogies for "read" or "see" in this case.

Diversity, independence, innovation and imagination are progressive concepts ultimately alien to the conservative mind.

"TAX AND SPEND" IS GOOD! (TAX: Wealthy corporations who won't go poor even after taxes. SPEND: On public works programs, education, the environment, improvements.)
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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13467 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2008 :  10:39:50   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey Sib, perhaps you're psychic? We were just talking about you, I think it was in last Sunday's chat, as missing in action. And then, here you are.

Coincidence? (Insert spooky music here.)


Great to see you back!!!





Administrators note:

Please update your email address in your profile.


Thanks


Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

Genetic Literacy Project
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Boron10
Religion Moderator

USA
1265 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2008 :  12:38:26   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Boron10 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wow! As all of those above already pointed out, we missed you quite a bit, and were a little worried. Good to see you're back and badder than ever!

Best of luck (as if you'll need it) with the exams and potential job....

You still doing your art?
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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9677 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2008 :  12:51:36   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Siberia

Why, hello my dear skeptic friends - how's life going?

Wheee! Siberia, honey I've missed you!

Your absence here really had me worried!

It's been awhile since I last posted here (I don't even know how long) and I haven't checked for even longer.
I'd say almost, if not even more than 10 months...


This message has no point, really.

Oh, but it meant so much for many of us.


Dr. Mabuse - "When the going gets tough, the tough get Duct-tape..."
Dr. Mabuse whisper.mp3

"Equivocation is not just a job, for a creationist it's a way of life..." Dr. Mabuse

Support American Troops in Iraq:
Send them unarmed civilians for target practice..
Collateralmurder.
Edited by - Dr. Mabuse on 07/06/2008 12:57:41
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Siberia
SFN Addict

Brazil
2322 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2008 :  15:22:08   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Aww, thanks everyone. I feel special now.
Kil, I'll update it, presto.

Originally posted by filthy

So you return to us out of boredom, then?

Perhaps in part, my dear Fil, perhaps in part. There is only so much law one can take at a time - mindnumbingly boring stuff, learning the ways of bureaucracy. Ugh.

Best of luck with all those exams. They sound tough but I've no doubt that you'll do well at them.


The greatest problem is the overwhelming amount of equally desperate competition - the pay is well above the average; hence my sudden disappearance into the world of compulsive studying. There are other benefits, as well, so people want it. A lot.

In the last one I did, I didn't get the spot due to being one measly point behind the first place. There could be only one. Sigh.

The other part of the reason is that I really missed you people.

"Why are you afraid of something you're not even sure exists?"
- The Kovenant, Via Negativa

"People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs."
-- unknown
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2008 :  15:40:32   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Welcome back, Siberia! Missed you, kid.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
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Cuneiformist
The Imperfectionist

USA
4954 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2008 :  20:05:56   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'll welcome you back, too, Sib. As Kil said, we were all worried and clearly we're all happy that things are OK. Please make sure to stop by more frequently!!
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Paulos23
Skeptic Friend

USA
446 Posts

Posted - 07/09/2008 :  05:13:50   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Paulos23's Homepage Send Paulos23 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Welcome back [b]Siberia[/b/]!

You can go wrong by being too skeptical as readily as by being too trusting. -- Robert A. Heinlein

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
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johnsmith
New Member

1 Post

Posted - 07/22/2008 :  22:50:08   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send johnsmith a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Welcome back
good to see u here again
______________________________________
john
Wide Circles
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bngbuck
SFN Addict

USA
2437 Posts

Posted - 07/23/2008 :  00:08:37   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send bngbuck a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Siberia.....

According to you and Dr. Mabuse....
Sib
It's been awhile since I last posted here (I don't even know how long) and I haven't checked for even longer.
Mab
I'd say almost, if not even more than 10 months...
That would be just about the time I joined this hoary crew, and judging from the enthusiastic welcome you have received, I have been missing a good deal of spirited commentary!

Welcome, and where have you been, ... Siberia? Hope to engage you in agreement and dissension in about equal measure on all of the pressing issues facing mankind and others here on SFN!
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