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  1. bace

    bace TPF Noob!

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    About a week ago I called this Lt. in the U.S. Army.

    Not really sure what department, but what I found really funny, was a term he used.

    Now when I say funny, I don't mean laugh with this guy, I mean laugh at this guy for even saying something so retardedly stupid. Not just saying it once, he repeated himself a BUNCH of times. Like he was trying to get ME to say it to.

    When I call people, it's usually pretty brief. "Hey how you doing, have you heard about this conference? No, great, let me send you the brochure via e-mail".

    "Yeah Paul, send that over vie the nippernet there."

    "great, what's you address".

    "oh jeez, nippernet adress...hmm...let me just see here....JANICE, WHAT'S MA NIPPERNET ADDRESS....Oh yeah, that's right. Ok Paul my nippernet address is (blah blah blah) send that down to me will ya"

    "No problem, i'll talk to you next week to see if you'll be coming out"


    WHO THE HELL CALLS THE INTERNET THE NIPPERNET????

    WAS IT NOT INVENTED BY THE U.S. ARMY???

    What an idiot.
     
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    No, it wasn't


    And it's called the interweb.
     
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    bace TPF Noob!

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    Yes it was.

    No it's not.
     
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    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    hahaha! :lol:

    Nippernet! I'm gonna call it that now too!! I love it.
     
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    bace TPF Noob!

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    http://www.davesite.com/webstation/net-history.shtml



     
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    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    And what percentage did you two get on the nerd test???
     
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    bace TPF Noob!

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    %10

    I have a really high I.Q. though.

    Different from being a Nerd.
     
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    bace TPF Noob!

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    I also talk to people from DARPA on a regular basis.

    They're the ones responsible for most of the U.S. Military's networks. I've worked on two conferences regarding Net-Centric technology and Tactical Information Assurance. Although I don't know how most of the technology works, I do know who is responsible for it.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, back to the word in question and people not really knowing or not having a notion of the writing of what they are talking about: "e-mail" in my own language is just this: "e-mail". The word came to my language with the technology and never was adapted. It remained "e-mail"... also in pronouciation.

    Now I have a friend who is a very nice person, but not precisely an academic... 'nuff said?

    Well, whenever she asks people to send her an e-mail or announces she will send them one, she always and over and again, and without any notion that she might be wrong says: "Send me an Emil".

    Emil is a German first name for boys. Now no longer in use, but still. With the "E-" sounding as in "E ... lephant" and the "...mil" as in "Mil --- ler". See? This is so funny, too, I think. I am sure she would also WRITE it like this man's name. She just does not know any better.
     
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    what if the army man was jokin by calling it different? or just being a smart ass.. is that logical?
     
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    bace TPF Noob!

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    It's the fact that he refered to it as the "nipper" net.

    Sounded like he was trying to tie the internet and a racist term for Asian's together.

    Which makes him so much more stupid cause the American Military (of whom he works for) invented the internet.
     

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