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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13467 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2009 :  10:26:08  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It is with mixed feelings that I announce that I will step down as an administrator here at SFN. I can't step down as one of the founders of this site, nor would I wish to. But after over ten long years of ignoring almost all other pursuits, due to the time I have put into doing my part to keep SFN what it is, I'm calling it quits.

My plan is to finally finish a book on construction that I have been working on and pursue my interest in song writing, which I have largely ignored for over a decade now. I have also, over the last ten years, turned down several offers to be in bands. The muse is calling…

I will, of course, continue to post here, though some of you might have noticed that my posts of late have become rather infrequent when compared with previous years here. Oh well. Even skeptical activism can become boring if you do it enough.

I will leave it to Dave and @tomic to choose a successor if they feel one is needed. As it was, I stayed pretty far away from the control panel, because in truth, I am a technical idiot. So from that standpoint I will not be missed.

Thank you all the continuing support you have shown for SFN and the support you have given to me in particular. This site is what it is because you, the members, have made it that way.

Anyhow, that's about it. Take care. I promise not to be a stranger around here…

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

Genetic Literacy Project

filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2009 :  10:59:21   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You've had a good run, my brother. We here are all the better off for it. While it saddens me to see you back away, I understand perfectly and wish the best for all of your endevors.

S'ok really, the Theory of Evolution predicts that this will happen to us all, if it hasn't already, one time or 'nother in one place or 'nother.






"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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H. Humbert
SFN Die Hard

USA
4574 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2009 :  11:57:49   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I wouldn't be a proper skeptic if I didn't point out the date of this resignation. In other news, the Pope has announced Catholicism is a lie and that he is retiring to pursue his love of fly fishing.


"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." --Demosthenes

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

"Face facts with dignity." --found inside a fortune cookie
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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13467 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2009 :  13:13:10   [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
Originally posted by H. Humbert

I wouldn't be a proper skeptic if I didn't point out the date of this resignation. In other news, the Pope has announced Catholicism is a lie and that he is retiring to pursue his love of fly fishing.


Oh fer-crying-out-loud. Guess I should have made this announcement yesterday, or tomorrow. My bad...


Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

Genetic Literacy Project
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the_ignored
SFN Addict

2558 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2009 :  13:22:51   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send the_ignored a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I see, so this isn't an april fools' gag. Well, good luck with all of your other stuff. When you pop in, let us know how it's all going. Just don't make any SFN-related songs.


>From: enuffenuff@fastmail.fm
(excerpt follows):
> I'm looking to teach these two bastards a lesson they'll never forget.
> Personal visit by mates of mine. No violence, just a wee little chat.
>
> **** has also committed more crimes than you can count with his
> incitement of hatred against a religion. That law came in about 2007
> much to ****'s ignorance. That is fact and his writing will become well
> know as well as him becoming a publicly known icon of hatred.
>
> Good luck with that fuckwit. And Reynold, fucking run, and don't stop.
> Disappear would be best as it was you who dared to attack me on my
> illness knowing nothing of the cause. You disgust me and you are top of
> the list boy. Again, no violence. Just regular reminders of who's there
> and visits to see you are behaving. Nothing scary in reality. But I'd
> still disappear if I was you.

What brought that on? this. Original posting here.

Another example of this guy's lunacy here.
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H. Humbert
SFN Die Hard

USA
4574 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2009 :  13:38:31   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Kil
Oh fer-crying-out-loud. Guess I should have made this announcement yesterday, or tomorrow. My bad...
Well, if you're serious, then this is sad news. For us, I mean. Your patience and even hand set an enlightened tone for the SFN and encouraged all of us to balance keen skepticism with humanity, humor, and compassion. You set a high bar, Kil. I suppose most of regulars aren't aware of the time you spent behind the scenes and the toll it took on your freedom to pursue other interests, so thanks from all of us. Good luck to you in all your future endeavors.


"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." --Demosthenes

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

"Face facts with dignity." --found inside a fortune cookie
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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13467 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2009 :  14:40:20   [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
H. Humbert:
Well, if you're serious, then this is sad news. For us, I mean.

I'll get you for this Humbert. Now I feel like I am reading my obituary. Guilt has flushed me out and turned the joke on me...


But hey, there is always next year!


April fools!!!!



Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

Genetic Literacy Project
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H. Humbert
SFN Die Hard

USA
4574 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2009 :  14:47:20   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Dammit! Half of me felt guilty for questioning you, and the other half wondered if a true skeptic wouldn't stick to his guns. Well, I'm glad you're not leaving us, Kil. But save this thread for when you do. I ain't writing that twice...


"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." --Demosthenes

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

"Face facts with dignity." --found inside a fortune cookie
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Simon
SFN Regular

USA
1992 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2009 :  21:05:32   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Simon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Man; I am glad not to have noticed that post after it was debunked...

the idea of Kil leaving would have saddened me all day...

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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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13467 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2009 :  23:22:56   [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
Well filthy, Ig, Simon, and of course Humbert, thanks for the thoughts. Really! Just so you know, I will never try to pull this particular trick again...

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

Genetic Literacy Project
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Gorgo
SFN Die Hard

USA
5310 Posts

Posted - 04/02/2009 :  01:31:51   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Gorgo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What a relief. I know Dave and @tomic must be relieved. They had someone in mind to replace you, but then they found out he was a little too expensive:

I know the rent is in arrears
The dog has not been fed in years
It's even worse than it appears
But it's alright-
Jerry Garcia
Robert Hunter



Edited by - Gorgo on 04/02/2009 01:32:35
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 04/02/2009 :  02:23:43   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Kil

Well filthy, Ig, Simon, and of course Humbert, thanks for the thoughts. Really! Just so you know, I will never try to pull this particular trick again...
And me you don't have to thank. Because I'm just pissed that there's not really a chance for me to step into the power vacuum. Dammit.


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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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 04/02/2009 :  02:24:30   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Kil

Well filthy, Ig, Simon, and of course Humbert, thanks for the thoughts. Really! Just so you know, I will never try to pull this particular trick again...
S'ok. We'd have done the same to you had we thought of it. Ah well, next year.....




"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!

Edited by - filthy on 04/02/2009 02:35:41
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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13467 Posts

Posted - 04/02/2009 :  09:12:39   [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
Originally posted by Gorgo

What a relief. I know Dave and @tomic must be relieved. They had someone in mind to replace you, but then they found out he was a little too expensive:
Oh, I wouldn't have minded being replaced by a great ape. But it does smack of nepotism.

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

Genetic Literacy Project
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Gorgo
SFN Die Hard

USA
5310 Posts

Posted - 04/02/2009 :  09:21:40   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Gorgo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This one was a star in the moving picture shows, so you shouldn't feel at all slighted.

I know the rent is in arrears
The dog has not been fed in years
It's even worse than it appears
But it's alright-
Jerry Garcia
Robert Hunter



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the_ignored
SFN Addict

2558 Posts

Posted - 04/02/2009 :  09:42:35   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send the_ignored a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Kil

Originally posted by H. Humbert

I wouldn't be a proper skeptic if I didn't point out the date of this resignation. In other news, the Pope has announced Catholicism is a lie and that he is retiring to pursue his love of fly fishing.


Oh fer-crying-out-loud. Guess I should have made this announcement yesterday, or tomorrow. My bad...



That's the line that sucked me in...when you acted as if it was a mistake that you had it posted on April 1st. Usually, when one pulls such a joke, one fesses up once someone confronts them with it. I was waiting for that, and Humbert's post was it.

As for all the stuff you were talking about doing once you quit, I thought you were being sarcastic.

meh.


>From: enuffenuff@fastmail.fm
(excerpt follows):
> I'm looking to teach these two bastards a lesson they'll never forget.
> Personal visit by mates of mine. No violence, just a wee little chat.
>
> **** has also committed more crimes than you can count with his
> incitement of hatred against a religion. That law came in about 2007
> much to ****'s ignorance. That is fact and his writing will become well
> know as well as him becoming a publicly known icon of hatred.
>
> Good luck with that fuckwit. And Reynold, fucking run, and don't stop.
> Disappear would be best as it was you who dared to attack me on my
> illness knowing nothing of the cause. You disgust me and you are top of
> the list boy. Again, no violence. Just regular reminders of who's there
> and visits to see you are behaving. Nothing scary in reality. But I'd
> still disappear if I was you.

What brought that on? this. Original posting here.

Another example of this guy's lunacy here.
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