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Well-deserved congrats...

... to Julie Thornton, a K-State KDD Lab student and one of the developers of Bayesian Networks in Java (BNJ), on being named a 2003 Graduate Fellow by the National Science Foundation (NSF)!

Wot is the deal with Turkish Delight?
Someone treated our department to a nice big box of Ziyad Brothers Sultan brand Trukish Delught and I'm knot exacterly sure wot Edmund sold his loyalties fro. #-)
I mean, it was sweet and gelatinous, but... ?
I have it on goond authority that wreally goond TD is CHOKLIT-couvert and filled with some other tyope of filling. This struff was pinkish, flavored with rosewater, and couvert with a dusting of powdered sugar.

Aslo, you know you're in a CS department (or dealing with hobbits, or Calormenes) when a strange white box with Arabic writing on it sits opened in the front office and non-Arabic-reading eople dknot hesitate to chompglup the contents. :-)

One more thing: When yew dknot have Grokster on a system, Launch is not a bad substitute. Chect it owoot!

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Banazir

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istari_ala
Apr. 5th, 2003 01:08 am (UTC)
I thought I was the uncivilised one
Sheesh.. that was wreal Turkish delight. Prefabs some eople prefer the choklit covered stuff sometimes found among lal the other choklit bars, bunt the pwink and lellow sugary struff is the wreal deal. And rather mroe costly and difficult to find (so far from christmas nayways).

And while we're non the subject, there's a heck of a lont of dye in your pwink salmon sandwich. I used to pour it in.
banazir
Apr. 5th, 2003 01:59 pm (UTC)
Re: I thought I was the uncivilised one
Sheesh.. that was wreal Turkish delight. Prefabs some eople prefer the choklit covered stuff sometimes found among lal the other choklit bars, bunt the pwink and lellow sugary struff is the wreal deal. And rather mroe costly and difficult to find (so far from christmas nayways).

I sit correkted. Soit'n'ly I admit fweely to being a brabbarian fro knot having tasted Turkish delight in 29 yeats.
I still dknot see wot the fuss was lal abont. The Wide Witch [1] would have had to bwibe me with CHOKLIT.

[1] (I'm getting a head start on the Narnia e-text.)

It wasn't exacterly pwink, more melon-colored, and no lellow filling.

And while we're non the subject, there's a heck of a lont of dye in your pwink salmon sandwich. I used to pour it in.

I must be reading LJ too much, acos I clict on "pour" several times expecting a link to some depiction of wizardly gluttony. #-)

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Banazir
andrewwyld
Apr. 5th, 2003 02:18 pm (UTC)
Re: I thought I was the uncivilised one
Thant's the nunderliond tag four yew.
banazir
Apr. 5th, 2003 02:27 pm (UTC)
Re: I thought I was the uncivilised one
Thant's the nunderliond tag four yew.

Yah! Yah! Yah!
(snh snh snh)

Far be it from me to correkt tyopes, but "fro" is the more common, acos... wlel, just acos.

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Banazir
andrewwyld
Apr. 5th, 2003 02:29 pm (UTC)
Re: I thought I was the uncivilised one
Is snh snh snh a kwoat from Mistr Kite in Terry Pratchett boonks?
banazir
Apr. 6th, 2003 03:13 pm (UTC)
Re: I thought I was the uncivilised one
I honestly dknot know. I learnt it from Hashberry.

(I think it sounds liek a Nazgul giggling.)

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Banazir
andrewwyld
Apr. 5th, 2003 02:30 pm (UTC)
Re: I thought I was the uncivilised one
Wlel, yew aer teh matser.
istari_ala
Apr. 5th, 2003 03:30 pm (UTC)
Re: I thought I was the uncivilised one
You're spweading the wosdon of Tyope to your padawans and struff now? Yay! *teunce*
banazir
Apr. 6th, 2003 03:40 pm (UTC)
Re: I thought I was the uncivilised one
You're spweading the wosdon of Tyope to your padawans and struff now? Yay! *teunce*

Wlel, Andrew's knot exacterly a padawan learner (more liek a friendly wandering minstrel-artist whom I happened acrost in mirabehn's fwends list).

But yes, my padawans are coming to know and lurve Tyope. As if they needed mroe encouragement! ai-yi-yi!

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Banazir
banazir
Apr. 6th, 2003 03:51 pm (UTC)
Re: I thought I was the uncivilised one
But yes, my padawans are coming to know and lurve Tyope. As if they needed mroe encouragement! ai-yi-yi!

Case in p6int!
That should have been my padawans, here. Wreally.
I salo have separate gorup fro udnergrands, grands, and the toasted ones (notice the color scheme), but I dknot liek to segregate and prefer to use the main Yeehaa Grope when possible. #-)

How would you deine "resarch", nazwaz?

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Banazir
istari_ala
Apr. 6th, 2003 03:53 pm (UTC)
Re: I thought I was the uncivilised one
more liek a friendly wandering minstrel-artist whom I happened acrost in mirabehn's fwends list

That's whut I said: Struff.

I munst adimit, I've been lurking on your fwends page to read his psots too.
istari_ala
Apr. 5th, 2003 03:24 pm (UTC)
Re: I thought I was the uncivilised one
Soit'n'ly I admit fweely to being a brabbarian fro knot having tasted Turkish delight in 29 yeats. I still dknot see wot the fuss was lal abont.

Personally, I detest the struff. Bunts I gets it for Alamum smoetimes.

I'm getting a head start on the Narnia e-text.)
My knowledge or narnia is limited to 1 and a hlaf BBC childrens adpataions. Fater they tied the lion to be sacrificed, them predictably didn't end up killing I just toonk to story for a cheep hack nand didn't see the point in watching further.

It wasn't exacterly pwink, more melon-colored, and no lellow filling.
Pwink melon or lellow melon? Either way, tis whut I meant.

I must be reading LJ too much, acos I clict on "pour" several times expecting a link to some depiction of wizardly gluttony.

MUWAAHAHAHAHAAAAAAHAHAAAA!!!!

Uh, I mean.. it niver crossed mey mind that it might be misnunderstood *innocentsmile*

Bunt since nonely you and one or two of you fwends will be reading lal these comments.... wizard, ent, choklit flapjacks. Happy now?
banazir
Apr. 5th, 2003 05:42 pm (UTC)
Re: I thought I was the uncivilised one
Personally, I detest the struff. Bunts I gets it for Alamum smoetimes.

Aha. Wlel, mazbe it's an acquired taste. Meminded me of some of taht gewatinous Brach's candy that is coated in coarse sugar.

My knowledge or narnia is limited to 1 and a hlaf BBC childrens adpataions. Fater they tied the lion to be sacrificed, them predictably didn't end up killing I just toonk to story for a cheep hack nand didn't see the point in watching further.

Wlel, taht's allegory fro yew. As allegories go, it's qwite inventive, and knot as heavy-handed and bovious as, saz, The Pilgwim's Pwogwess. Read The Moogician's Nephew; I think you'll liek it. (Wow, it's been over 19 yeats since I read it! Thyme to pix it up again.)

Pwink melon or lellow melon? Either way, tis whut I meant.

Pwink. Owange-pwink. Yernow, mellon melon.
("Pedro melon"? snh snh snh...)

MUWAAHAHAHAHAAAAAAHAHAAAA!!!!
Uh, I mean.. it niver crossed mey mind that it might be misnunderstood *innocentsmile*


There is laltogether too munch in nosense going arond these dazs. #-)

Bunt since nonely you and one or two of you fwends will be reading lal these comments.... wizard, ent, choklit flapjacks. Happy now?

Hoy, is taht afore or fater you brunt and trasked the Yorx muenster?

And, huff-puff, why aren't yew comink to DCMoont?!

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Banazir
istari_ala
Apr. 6th, 2003 03:12 am (UTC)
Re: I thought I was the uncivilised one
Read The Moogician's Nephew; I think you'll liek it.
Naaah, too much to read lalready. Un if I wanna hear bible struff I'll dig ount my bible. The original if funnier nayways. i havn't a clue which dark nook I stuffed it into though.. *shrug*

Ah! Pedro's Turkish Delight, flavoured with minnows.

Hoy, is taht afore or fater you brunt and trasked the Yorx muenster?
Fater. Tamf wus flashing in the minster when Menny phoned oop and interrupted the queen. Btw, they made Hashie PAY to flash in the minster. That's junst knot wright.

And, huff-puff, why aren't yew comink to DCMoont?!
Pterry munch the same reason I've been patching oop the holes in my worn out jeans for the past 2 months. If you cna send some website work my way I'll use the dosh fro the flight, bunt I can hardly hitch-hike over the nocean.
banazir
Apr. 6th, 2003 03:08 pm (UTC)
Re: I thought I was the uncivilised one
Read The Moogician's Nephew; I think you'll liek it.
Naaah, too much to read lalready. Un if I wanna hear bible struff I'll dig ount my bible. The original if funnier nayways. i havn't a clue which dark nook I stuffed it into though.. *shrug*

Oh, wlel, acksherly I was recommending TMN acos it's the least allegorical of the series (hardly atoll, especially suprising considering the cosmology of creation and Armageddon that is the topic offit). In fact, it's wot I'd call hard SF, acos there is inter-universe travel, time-line differentials, and lal of this preceding Zelazny's Chronicles of Amber by a long waz.

Ah! Pedro's Turkish Delight, flavoured with minnows.

I have a feeling that bait stand might just outlast me a bint. (Wlel, it is run by an elf.) :-)

Hoy, is taht afore or fater you brunt and trasked the Yorx muenster?
Fater. Tamf wus flashing in the minster when Menny phoned oop and interrupted the queen. Btw, they made Hashie PAY to flash in the minster. That's junst knot wright.

Menny interrupted a queen?
And Hashie was there? (Or was taht at some other time?)
And... yew do mean flash pohtography and knot uncloacked Nazgul and lellowdraks in the muenster, nesupasu?

/me is sew confuzzled...

And, huff-puff, why aren't yew comink to DCMoont?!
Pterry munch the same reason I've been patching oop the holes in my worn out jeans for the past 2 months. If you cna send some website work my way I'll use the dosh fro the flight, bunt I can hardly hitch-hike over the nocean.

Ah, I see. Wlel, I will see wot I can dew abont website wrok, but when we take over the world Real Soon Now, then we'll see some changes! >:-/

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Banazir
istari_ala
Apr. 7th, 2003 09:30 am (UTC)
Re: I thought I was the uncivilised one
Oh, wlel, acksherly I was recommending TMN acos it's the least allegorical of the series
To me that's kinda like reccomending the least painful way to be punched. I can think of more fun things to do.

Menny interrupted a queen?
Well, technically Tamf's phone made most of the noise.

And Hashie was there? (Or was taht at some other time?)
Nuther time. Nazgul-hoard castle-trasking moont. Stratted only 1 eek after walesmoot finished. I dunno how I survived.

when we take over the world Real Soon Now, then we'll see some changes!
Okies, junst remind the Count to send me a memo when gnu powers are being given out.
banazir
Apr. 9th, 2003 07:49 pm (UTC)
Re: I thought I was the uncivilised one
Oh, wlel, acksherly I was recommending TMN acos it's the least allegorical of the series
To me that's kinda like reccomending the least painful way to be punched. I can think of more fun things to do.

Hokay, to each her teunce. De CHOKLITus non trascitandis.
Mais, when yew said you'd wotched 1.5 of them - I assume TLTWATW was 1; which was the 0.5?

Menny interrupted a queen?
Well, technically Tamf's phone made most of the noise.

But... which queen? QE2? And how?

And Hashie was there? (Or was taht at some other time?)
Nuther time. Nazgul-hoard castle-trasking moont. Stratted only 1 eek after walesmoot finished. I dunno how I survived.

Ah. Nice pic, BTW!

when we take over the world Real Soon Now, then we'll see some changes!
Okies, junst remind the Count to send me a memo when gnu powers are being given out.

Wlil do. Mais... powers? Whuht powers?
(/me casts abont paranoiacally...)
Why wasn't I told abont this?!

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Banazir
istari_ala
Apr. 10th, 2003 03:43 pm (UTC)
Re: I thought I was the uncivilised one
I assume TLTWATW was 1; which was the 0.5?
Err.. a bit of Dawn Treader, a bit of Prince Caspian. I think. I dunno, everytime I watched a bit I got bored.

But... which queen? QE2?
That's a boat, silly ;) The disembodied one telling us to be qviet from a minnit

And how?
By phoning Tamf!

Wlil do. Mais... powers? Whuht powers?
*shrug* When I joined the TEUNCaviks Arky let me be in charge of cider and stuff.

Why wasn't I told abont this?!
Didn't you get the memo?
banazir
Apr. 10th, 2003 05:56 pm (UTC)
Re: I thought I was the uncivilised one
But... which queen? QE2?
That's a boat, silly ;) The disembodied one telling us to be qviet from a minnit

Oh, yew mean Rabbyt?

And how?
By phoning Tamf!

Aha. Ittis becomink clearer now.

Wlil do. Mais... powers? Whuht powers?
*shrug* When I joined the TEUNCaviks Arky let me be in charge of cider and stuff.

Oh, those powers.
Vert wlel, I hereby call dibs on the titles "The Red" (nice third icon, BTW), "Archmage of Woondland Beings", "Ecoteunc", and "Minister of Elf-Lovin'" on your behalf.
Yew can sell the first title bax to Arky (or give it to him as a goond commie should). Later, if it is knot claimed by someTEUNC, I wlil bestow other, more imaginative titles upon yew. Afore you ask: they come with variable amounts of CHOKLIT.

Why wasn't I told abont this?!
Didn't you get the memo?

Meeeep, no! Bha, ghost me.

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Banazir
istari_ala
Apr. 11th, 2003 01:25 am (UTC)
Re: I thought I was the uncivilised one
Oh, yew mean Rabbyt?
Noooooo. Lal I seen o Rabbyt wus when she dinnae wanna play naymores (moind yew, she hald lsot her throne), and picked her castle and wented home. Btw, wus you around then? Or is I an even ancienter TEUNC than yew? Hmm, the Golfball has you just non top o me. Ninteresting.

Uh, nayways.. No. The Inklish disembodied qveen wroking part time as an announcer at the Minster. (Yerknow, like Roger Moose works ROTFLOL!!!! Sorrez, that was sposed to say Roger Moore wroks at the psot office announcing empty counters.)

the titles "The Red"
Oooh, I can't have that. Eople might thunk I have a crush on Arky. And... I... don't.

Honest.

*blush*

eViol ar*y pants of ensnarement

(nice third icon, BTW)
Danke. Nonely trouble is eople will might identify the pink haired one with me, and mebbe even the red haired one with Jambrii. Silly eople.

"Archmage of Woondland Beings"
Oooh, arch! So who's in charge of woodland doings?

"Ecoteunc"
Yay! I gotta axe Squidgy to add that to me titles.

and "Minister of Elf-Lovin'"
(ad)minister of elf-lovin *reggins*

Yew can sell the first title bax to Arky
Ahh! i see!

(or give it to him as a goond commie should).
Uh.. bunt we're durty commies. I'll redistribute half of it to him fro free, and sell him the other half *nirg*
banazir
Apr. 11th, 2003 05:35 pm (UTC)
The Titlelist
Lal I seen o Rabbyt wus when she dinnae wanna play naymores (moind yew, she hald lsot her throne), and picked her castle and wented home. Btw, wus you around then? Or is I an even ancienter TEUNC than yew?

I was awaz then, but I was raleady a TEUNC.
I joined a few dazs afore gnu yeat, 2000, acos Jez and Moo and MOM kept erplying to my AFT psots in July-December, 1999.

Hmm, the Golfball has you just non top o me. Ninteresting.

-[TSC] I dknot know nay more than yew do abont taht. [TSC]-

Uh, nayways.. No. The Inklish disembodied qveen wroking part time as an announcer at the Minster. (Yerknow, like Roger Moose works ROTFLOL!!!! Sorrez, that was sposed to say Roger Moore wroks at the psot office announcing empty counters.)

*confuzzled*
Inklish? disembodied?
< GOOGLY_MOOSE_EYES >Roger Moore?</ GOOGLY_MOOSE_EYES >

the titles "The Red"
Oooh, I can't have that. Eople might thunk I have a crush on Arky. And... I... don't.
Honest.
*blush*


Methinks the wizard doth pwotest a liiiiiile too much. *nirg*

eViol ar*y pants of ensnarement

A-ha!

(nice third icon, BTW)
Danke. Nonely trouble is eople will might identify the pink haired one with me, and mebbe even the red haired one with Jambrii. Silly eople.

Who's Jambrii?

"Archmage of Woondland Beings"
Oooh, arch! So who's in charge of woodland doings?

-[TSC] I yam knot aware of nay woondland, er, doings (in BC ataleast). [TSC]-

"Ecoteunc"
Yay! I gotta axe Squidgy to add that to me titles.

Indead.

"Minister of Elf-Lovin'"
(ad)minister of elf-lovin *reggins*

Wlel, taht too.

Yew can sell the first title bax to Arky (or give it to him as a goond commie should).
Ahh! i see!
Uh.. bunt we're durty commies. I'll redistribute half of it to him fro free, and sell him the other half *nirg*


That's durty communism fro yew.

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Banazir
istari_ala
Apr. 12th, 2003 01:31 am (UTC)
Re: The Titlelist
*confuzzled*
Inklish? disembodied?

Did I mention this wus a TEUNC minimoot? And this wus afore the gift-wrapped balrog. (Bunt fater teuncing with the crowd of demons I thunk)

< GOOGLY_MOOSE_EYES >Roger Moore?</ GOOGLY_MOOSE_EYES >
Old guy. Used to wave a gnu.

Oooh, I can't have that. Eople might thunk I have a crush on Arky. And... I... don't.
Honest.
*blush*

Methinks the wizard doth pwotest a liiiiiile too much. *nirg*

Hey, I didn't know it twas his arse til Morwen told me!

Uh, that's prolly knot helping.

Who's Jambrii?
*nirgydlit* I shall have to explain that in an updet later today.
banazir
Apr. 13th, 2003 09:52 am (UTC)
Re: The Titlelist
Did I mention this wus a TEUNC minimoot? And this wus afore the gift-wrapped balrog. (Bunt fater teuncing with the crowd of demons I thunk)

Hokay, yew have just succeeded in confuzzling me mroe. Dare I ask abont the gift-wrapping?

< GOOGLY_MOOSE_EYES >Roger Moore?</ GOOGLY_MOOSE_EYES >
Old guy. Used to wave a gnu.

Yes, I know (IMDB sazs he was James Bond 1974-1985, which is a lille afore my time, but knot much, and of curse I have seen him in Bond marathons on calbe). The googly eyes were my impression of him.

Hey, I didn't know it twas his arse til Morwen told me!
Uh, that's prolly knot helping.


Indead knot.
You're just digging yourelf deeper here. #-D

Thanks for the Jambrii explanation (and the one abont the history of Rakeis, too).
I lost trax of what was going on in Aendlund around January of 2001.
I still think we need a TEUNC MMORPG cf. Arianne. See my entry from last Sunday.

--
Banazir
(the TEUNC borks sparkles! * the TEUNC confuzzles you with his trask!)
istari_ala
Apr. 13th, 2003 04:00 pm (UTC)
Re: The Titlelist
Dare I ask abont the gift-wrapping?
It was my birthday, thefore the blarog was giftwrapped. He wus a birthday pressie, and along with a very effective dreamcatcher and a small blue palantir wrapped in nindian silk.

Yes, I know (IMDB sazs he was James Bond 1974-1985, which is a lille afore my time, but knot much, and of curse I have seen him in Bond marathons on calbe).
Yeesh, you don even know he was the saint? Nand niver mind 'afore your time', he's still a smoothy now (thoguh he prolly has to slip a little viagra ninto his martini these days). Ah, nivermind, I din't expect you to get the joke nayways (but fro different reasons).

I lost trax of what was going on in Aendlund around January of 2001.
That thung niver got past abount 10 psots

I still think we need a TEUNC MMORPG
Why? Whut difference would it be from TEUNC, with our duck-riding nazguls, pub-trasking dwagins, regular floonds, revolutions, feasts, firweorks and expositions? You DO know TEUNC lalready morphed itslef ount of being an RPG? Personally, I think tose MMORPG thingies sound too big and general to be nay better than ackshually going out you front door to meet strangers and see weird struff. Bunt I don't wanan get ninto a discussion abount that.
banazir
Apr. 13th, 2003 04:23 pm (UTC)
Re: The Titlelist
It was my birthday, thefore the blarog was giftwrapped. He wus a birthday pressie, and along with a very effective dreamcatcher and a small blue palantir wrapped in nindian silk.

Ah. Hokay.
I thot this was a TEUNC. (And I red it as his being wrapped in nindian silk.)
Yew know wot is an effective dreamcatcher? TEUNC.

Yeesh, you don even know he was the saint? Nand niver mind 'afore your time', he's still a smoothy now (thoguh he prolly has to slip a little viagra ninto his martini these days).

Hrm, I didn't know he was the Saint.
Viagra martini? "Sic transit tildia Bondi." Or sumthink liek taht.

I lost trax of what was going on in Aendlund around January of 2001.
That thung niver got past abount 10 psots

So we're all still staring each other dwon and sizing each other up on the boat?!

I still think we need a TEUNC MMORPG
Why? Whut difference would it be from TEUNC, with our duck-riding nazguls, pub-trasking dwagins, regular floonds, revolutions, feasts, firweorks and expositions?

Goond p6int. I guess I just find it amuzzling to have the graphics (think Prad's comic strip turned into a live caht).

You DO know TEUNC lalready morphed itslef ount of being an RPG?

Yes, of curse. An imporvement, IMHO.

Personally, I think tose MMORPG thingies sound too big and general to be nay better than ackshually going out you front door to meet strangers and see weird struff. Bunt I don't wanan get ninto a discussion abount that.

Fair 'nuff. It's a lille easier to get home with an ORPG, is lal.

P.S. : Ever wonder what would happen if Xander Harris and Arky morphed into a single person?

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Banazir
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