Take a deep breath and count to 10!

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Neserk, Jul 5, 2004.

  1. Neserk macrumors 6502a

    Neserk

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    Okay, we definately need a place to calm down around here! Tempers are flaring! Feeling angry?? Ready to burst? Come here, take a deep breath, count to 10. Do some Yoga, whatever helps you to calm down.

    Then we can continue with our civilized discussion on politics!

    :D


    This time-out was brought to you by....
     
  2. blackfox macrumors 65816

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    I thought that was what drinking was for...or pot (sorry Neserk)...

    I am not sure if I have contributed to the topic at hand...I try and keep an even-keel. Just walking away is usually enough. I appreciate this forum and the mods who have to deal with us...so I don't want to make things difficult for either. Life goes on.
     
  3. Neserk thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Neserk

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    Some of us just get a little hot under the collar and need to cool off :D
     
  4. mouchoir macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, not a bad idea... I fear I may upset a few people but that is the nature of politics.

    Nothing personal, I just like to discuss peoples views on things. :eek:
     
  5. G4scott macrumors 68020

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    I think I need to count to 20 :p

    It's hard not to want to rip into every comment you see in the political forums... Especially when you are of the same political persuasion as myself...

    I think it's good that there are actually people here who actually want to discuss, and not flame away.

    Ok, time out over... back to the forums :cool:
     
  6. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    G4scott, it's not just trying not to jump into every comment that feels hard to fight, but also trying to evade going into the Political forum altogether once you get "sucked in." Luckily, for me, I've only stayed along the edge of the funnel, meaning that I haven't tried to get involved in the discussions in the Political forum. I know, I hate clichés as well, but I use them to get my point through: It's easy for me to stay out of the political forums because I haven't developed a personal manner of reading topics. Also, there aren't too many political topics that get personal with my opinions, so I don't have enough dedication to come back to the political forums every hour to see if somebody blurted out something negative about one of my personal opinions. Back in May and June, however, I almost got sucked in, and it's absolutely not a fun feeling.

    Point is: Though it's easier than trying to remove yourself from dedicated political discussions than forcing yourself out of the political funnel, counting to 10, or 20, or XL if you're from Rome, works to think about what issues have been bothering you for only a short time.
     
  7. skunk macrumors G4

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    That's a metaphor, not a cliché, KC ;)

    We all have to go to bed at some stage: I find that the debate continues quite nicely without me. I also find that a number of posts by people with starkly opposing views to my own have encouraged me to explore new perspectives. Isn't this the point of a forum? What's the problem? :confused:
     
  8. Neserk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My hours here are numbered. Student teaching starts tomorrow and next week I have class on Friday night and Saturday (for shame!) for 5 weeks. So I"ll have a 6 day week.

    But I'll try and keep up as best I can :D

    I guess I'm trying to say is I'll get less sucked in than normal :p
     
  9. Neserk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    awww... you are so sweet ;) Or are you talking about me being so busy?

    I'm a nervous wreck right now. I just have to remember it only lasts for 5 weeks! AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
     
  10. Neserk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,
    26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,
    40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50

    starting to feel better...

    51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59,60,
    61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,70,71,72,73,74,75,
    76,77,78,79,80,81,82,83,84,85,86,87,88,89,
    90,91,92,93,94,95,96,97,98,99,100

    *Sigh*
     
  11. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    #12
    next time, try:

    for (int i=1; i <= 100; i++)
    cout << i << "\t" << endl;​
     
  12. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    You obviously haven't checked the scoreboard...Java is in!

    Code:
    for (int i=1; i<=100; i++)
    {
    [INDENT]System.out.println (i);
    [/INDENT]}
    
    or, if you like to be a little more organized:

    Code:
    String str = "";
    
    for (int j=1; j<=100; j++)
    {
    [INDENT]str += j + "\t";
    
    if ((int)(j/10) != (int)((j-1)/10)) // determines intervals of 10
    str += "\n";[/INDENT]
    }
    
    System.out.println (str);
     
  13. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    what's funny (to me, anyway) is that i had to decide if i was going to write the snippet in C++, java or php. i opted for C++, got to the output line, and started to write System.out.println().

    it's been awhile since i've done any real programming and had to think really hard to remember cout.
     
  14. Desertrat macrumors newbie

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    :D:D:D Ah, youthful passion! See, there IS an advantage in being a CFO*. I know IJ doesn't care for my use of songs to illustrate a point, but, "This ain't my first rodeo..."

    :), 'Rat

    * Certified Old Fart. (However, one of the local ladies sez that now that I'm 70 I'm a Geezer. :D)
     

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