User talk:Tzoran/Archive1

From Conservapedia

Jump to: navigation, search

Contents

Copy Edits

Thanks for improving the wording of my new article. Please carry on! --Ed Poor Talk 10:22, 18 December 2009 (EST)

Really good copy-edits on GNU/Linux. The article is more readable, thanks to you. --Ed Poor Talk 10:44, 18 December 2009 (EST)

Blackwater

Are you okay with what I did to Xe Services LLC? --Ed Poor Talk 13:43, 18 December 2009 (EST)

Diego Rivera

Sorry, display is also an art. --Joaquín Martínez 11:05, 15 February 2010 (EST)

Italics are needed in those words because it is a "copy" from another site. --Joaquín Martínez 11:11, 15 February 2010 (EST)

Serious site

In response to your question, Tzoran, we have fun here, but we're a serious site that tries to help people. We teach and learn here. Anything else is a distraction that means less learning and less assistance to others.--Andy Schlafly 00:04, 18 February 2010 (EST)

But what I really want to know is whether a C-coding YEC can be friends with a Java-coding OEC? ;-) --Ed Poor Talk 17:34, 21 March 2010 (EDT)
I actually code in Python, Java, C++, and Fortran as well, but I haven't had the time to create userboxes for "This user is a <language> coder" yet, so I'm stuck with C (which I mostly only use for coding additional Python modules. If I need machine-level functionality for toolchains and the like, I prefer the power of C++). I do prefer Python to Java but I'll try to resist any Parthian shots of "Python is better!" Tyler Zoran 17:44, 21 March 2010 (EDT)

Arnold Schwarznegger

Good catch on that. It really did read as if it were the first ever election in U.S. history! -- Jeff W. LauttamusDiscussion 14:53, 6 April 2010 (EDT)

Congratulations

Congratulations on your promotion! You can now block others, and you also have expanded editing privileges.--Andy Schlafly 12:48, 28 June 2010 (EDT)

Flags and such

Here's the "been to" display I have:

Been to:

Flag of Germany.JPGFlag of Brazil.pngFlag of Argentina.pngFlag of Greece.pngFlag of Canada.svg Flag of France.png Flag of Panama.png Flag of Israel.png
Flag of Peru.svg Flag of Colombia.png Flag of Mexico.png Flag of Egypt.pngFlag of Chile.png Flag of Ecuador.png Flag of Morocco.png Flag of Japan.png
Flag of Spain.png Flag of Portugal.png Flag of Tunisia.png Italyflag.gif Flag of the Philippines.png Flag of Djibouti.jpgFlag of Bahrain.jpg Flag of Venezuela.jpg
Flag of the Bahamas.jpg Turkeyflag.gifFlag of Gibraltar.pngOld Flag of Hong Kong.pngFlag of the British Indian Ocean Territory.pngFlag of the UAE.png

Trim as needed for your own display. As to switching military services, make sure that no matter what service you choose, finish your ROTC education. But I'm biased towards the Navy, so you better pick that! Karajou 13:39, 28 June 2010 (EDT)

Blocking tip

Great blocks. Note that, in order to permit account recreation under a different name from the same IP, both options in the block function must be unchecked. In your two blocks this morning, your settings were probably appropriate anyway in light of the inappropriate names used.--Andy Schlafly 11:28, 29 June 2010 (EDT)

Why are you blocking so many accounts? I've temporarily taken away your blocking privileges until this is discussed. An unused account does not merit blockage.--Andy Schlafly 11:49, 30 June 2010 (EDT)

Nice block!

Nice block!--Andy Schlafly 14:06, 30 June 2010 (EDT)

Latest Block

T, don't worry about wrong blocks, especially if you corrected yourself. Just to let you know that blocking yourself is against our Commandments. --Jpatt 12:31, 1 July 2010 (EDT)

Windows registry

Ready for merge. Thanks for your hard work. --Ed Poor Talk 12:33, 1 July 2010 (EDT)

Re: "Canada Newspapers" category

Whoops. Looks like I've made a glaringly obvious mistake. Didn't notice it at first - I'm quite tired at the moment, and isn't really thinking straight. You're right, that needs to be fixed. Thanks. JonB 12:33, 2 July 2010 (EDT)

Great block again!

Great block again!--Andy Schlafly 21:43, 3 July 2010 (EDT)

Superb edit

Superb edit to continents!--Andy Schlafly 11:06, 6 July 2010 (EDT)

Thank you! Tyler Zoran Talk 11:12, 6 July 2010 (EDT)

Blocking

Tyler, the block of RonLar seems overzealous to me, unless I'm missing something. We allow criticism on talk pages and I plan to respond to him. We welcome liberals as long as they do not violate basic common-sense rules as outlined in Conservapedia Commandments. Thanks.--Andy Schlafly 10:17, 25 July 2010 (EDT)

I'm a bird brain

Thanks for pointing out this ... I had thought a cormorant was a kind of raisin. --Ed Poor Talk 14:01, 29 July 2010 (EDT)

I'd never heard of it, but I thought I'd copy edit it as long as I was hitting random page a bunch of times. Tyler Zoran Talk 14:17, 29 July 2010 (EDT)
Better keep away from that Random page button (unless you want the quality of our articles to go up. ;-) --Ed Poor Talk 14:54, 29 July 2010 (EDT)
You worried me there for a second! I watch the recent changes page in another tab, to check for vandalism, so all I saw at first was "Stop !!!" in the edit summary. As far as improvements go, one of these days I'll get a script going that'll fix reference errors, typos, etc. That'll be nice. Haha key words here being "one of these days" when I have the time. Tyler Zoran Talk 15:04, 29 July 2010 (EDT)

Your welcome

You are very welcome. Godspeed. Jwilhem 12:24, 30 July 2010 (EDT)

False arguments based on slippery wording

We need to distinguish between real torture and "things prohibited by anti-torture laws". This is like the distinction between real air pollution and things like "emitting gases which liberals say will cause enhanced global warming".

The destruction of distinctions is one of the tactics of liberals and totalitarians, as noted in George Orwell's 1984 - with the aim to reduce all human speech to nothing more significant than animal noises (see duckspeak).

We can also see it in the drive for homosexual marriage, as if it made any sense to speak of a pair of men (or women) as a "married" couple.

In terms of classical logic, the argument goes like this:

  1. Torture is so bad that it should always be against the law.
  2. P is torture.
  3. Therefore, P should be against the law.

Liberals and other enemies of US security (and the security of our allies and friends) don't care whether anyone is being tortured. They only want America's enemies to win. So they try to ban things that we need in our fight against them.

If they really cared about torture, they would shout to the high heavens about what Saddam did to political prisoners, or what China is still doing to the Falun Gong. When was the last time you heard or saw anything about THAT in the mainstream media?

Whenever there's a double standard, you can always find that what they really want is different from what they say. That's why no one really trusts the liberals. They only use people. --Ed Poor Talk 18:20, 30 July 2010 (EDT)

While I agree with your point, I guess I'm confused as to what brought your comment on? Is this related to one of my edits? Tyler Zoran Talk 19:45, 30 July 2010 (EDT)
Walling ... sorry, I guess I went on a bit of a tangent there, didn't I? You know, one idea sparking another. --Ed Poor Talk 22:43, 30 July 2010 (EDT)
Not a problem at all. Like I said, I heartily agree, I just wasn't sure if one of my numerous copy edits had done the same. I added a cite to the walling article, I think, but I think that's still good. "We need to distinguish between real torture and "things prohibited by anti-torture laws". I definitely have to agree on that one. Maybe I'm wrong in this, given that I see no problem with "enhanced interrogation" as I hear it called now (I mean come on, at summer camp we'd see who could hold our breath the longest in the deep end of the pool, and we never complained that it "simulated drowning") but I think that the distinction you mentioned probably gets washed away too much, wouldn't you say? Tyler Zoran Talk 23:40, 30 July 2010 (EDT)
Note: So in hindsight, maybe "washed away" in reference to water boarding was a really awful, albeit accidental, pun... :P Maybe the distinctions get "glossed over?" Yeah something like that. Washed away: right meaning, but probably poor word choice. Tyler Zoran Talk 23:42, 30 July 2010 (EDT)

Grammatical error

I know this sounds obsessive, but the constant misuse of the word cliché on the internet drives me crazy. Cliché is not an adjective; it is a noun. "It sounds cliche but sue me" should be "It sounds clichéd but sue me". I don't know where this notion that cliché is an adjective came from, but it is now everywhere on the web. Pardon my lunacy. I'll go and lie down now. Jdixon 14:49, 02 August 2010 (BST)

Haha, nothing crazy about it! I'm always happy to be corrected. In this case, however, I must disagree with you, because even though cliché originated as a French word and is still used as a noun in that language, in modern English usage, cliché can also be used as an adjective (as can cliché'd or clichéd). This is just another example of the flexibility and adaptability of American English (and why it's the dominant global language). Tyler Zoran Talk 10:01, 2 August 2010 (EDT)
Where'd did you see that too? I'm guessing one of my edits included the phrase? Tyler Zoran Talk 10:02, 2 August 2010 (EDT)
Jdixon, that's a pet peeve you'll probably have to get over, and it's neither remotely new nor restricted to the internet. Even the OED has long given "3c. Used as adj. Stereotyped, hackneyed.", and I don't think it's going anywhere. --KyleT 13:11, 2 August 2010 (EDT)
I appreciate the support, Kyle, but remember that I'm talking about American English, not the starched variety that the British speak (and that the OED defines). Although in this case, both American and British English accept its usage as an adjective, this is definitely not always the case. Just because something is acceptable in British English doesn't mean it is so in American English, and vice versa. I want to make sure that we stick to the relevant topic at hand and not dive off the deep end into all the different variations on the English language. Tyler Zoran Talk 13:27, 2 August 2010 (EDT)
OK, point taken, but check any American dictionary (e.g. Merriam-Webster's), and you'll find the same thing. This has nothing to do with the topic at hand, which is that "cliché" is accepted as an adjective by every dictionary on the planet and as such this isn't a "misuse" at all. --KyleT 13:39, 2 August 2010 (EDT)
I wasn't arguing your point, KyleT. I checked several American dictionaries before I posted my original statement. I've always used it as an adjective and never knew any better, so I made sure I verified it was correct before I defended myself. Tyler Zoran Talk 13:43, 2 August 2010 (EDT)

Congratulations!

Congratulations on your acceptance to graduate schools!--Andy Schlafly 12:24, 2 August 2010 (EDT)

Thank you! My university offers accelerated programs in a lot of different fields (finance, languages, and law, being the ones I'm shooting for) so the application process was a cinch. I've been waiting for six months to hear about the finance and spanish ones, and I'm still waiting to hear if I was accepted into their financial JD program. (and for me it's free!) win win! I'm very elated, though, and thank you again! Tyler Zoran Talk 12:27, 2 August 2010 (EDT)
Personal tools