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on: December 08, 2021, 08:26:07 pm
Hi Dan, the 'Sweden and California' train wreck thread in Campfire doesn't open any more (I know, find something else to do, but the German chap is so funny).
https://forum.classicmotorworks.com/index.php?topic=29822.0


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Reply #1 on: December 09, 2021, 02:25:46 am
Seemed to open fine for me just now. That thread's one of my favorite derangements, actually. I'd be sad to see it vaporized into the aether.
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Reply #2 on: December 09, 2021, 03:55:08 am
Everything seems to work for me but page #50 - I get:

This page isn’t workingforum.classicmotorworks.com is currently unable to handle this request.
HTTP ERROR 500

P49 & P51 on either side seem to be OK....?
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Reply #3 on: December 09, 2021, 02:12:00 pm
Everything seems to work for me but page #50 - I get:

This page isn’t workingforum.classicmotorworks.com is currently unable to handle this request.
HTTP ERROR 500

P49 & P51 on either side seem to be OK....?

Is that what it means to be "borked"? Wasn't there a TV show years ago that had a Martian named Bork in it? Any relation?
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Reply #4 on: December 09, 2021, 07:34:20 pm
@ #3: Y'all been Bilgified!  ;D  Apparently this was his language lesson for the day:

Borked:
bork /bôrk/ verbINFORMAL•US  past tense: borked; past participle: borked
obstruct (someone, especially a candidate for public office) by systematically defaming or vilifying them.
"“We're going to bork him,” said an opponent"

This? >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mork_%26_Mindy <<
American sitcom television series that aired on ABC from September 14, 1978, to May 27, 1982. A spin-off after a highly successful episode of Happy Days, it starred Robin Williams as Mork, an extraterrestrial who comes to Earth from the planet Ork, and Pam Dawber as Mindy McConnell, his human friend, roommate, and eventual love interest.
 
Or this?  >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Björk <<
Björk Guðmundsdóttir OTF (/bjɜːrk/ BYURK; Icelandic: [pjœr̥k ˈkvʏðmʏntsˌtouʰtɪr̥] (About this soundlisten); born 21 November 1965) is an Icelandic singer, songwriter, composer, record producer and actress. Over her four-decade career, she has developed an eclectic musical style that draws on influences and genres including electronic, pop, jazz, experimental, trip hop, alternative, classical, and avant-garde music.

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Reply #5 on: December 09, 2021, 09:37:54 pm
A certain Muppet character comes to mind...

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-QiDOlIrXo
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Reply #6 on: December 10, 2021, 12:01:06 am


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Reply #7 on: December 10, 2021, 02:49:32 am
Everything seems to work for me but page #50 - I get:

This page isn’t workingforum.classicmotorworks.com is currently unable to handle this request.
HTTP ERROR 500

P49 & P51 on either side seem to be OK....?

Right you are! Page 50 of that thread at https://forum.classicmotorworks.com/index.php?topic=29822.0 is indeed "borked". I'll bring it to the direct attention of the All-Powerful Admins. I'd wager the cause is just a corrupted database index file from which a "byte" has been taken, perhaps by a random passing neutrino or other cosmic particuloid flying by, or maybe just by Dan's pungent new generic aftershave, Dataloss for Men,  dissolving the data storage media, and so the file may just want re-indexing. It's grown into a fairly ponderous thread after all. A little "data rot" might be expected.

As for "bork" or "borked", that's a stirring and almost sexually onomatopoetic word for "fucked up", ruined or even sabotaged, isn't it? For such a lovely, almost earthy and primitive (like Dan's aftershave) and ancient venerably Anglo-Saxon sounding term, it's actually quite recent. Most etymologies have it as deriving from the failed Reagan Era Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork's abortive or "borked" confirmation for a seat on the Court by the Senate, which is charged to "advise and consent" to such appointments. His past as a foe of some Civil Rights measures and role in the obstruction of the Nixon Era "Watergate" investigations led many in the Senate to do their very best to derail or "bork" his confirmation.

Unsurprisingly for a word so elementally and viscerally "right" for its concept, some speculative etymologies mention the similar but possibly earlier "borken", a simple yet inherently ironic misspelling or typo of "broken" that soon gained some traction as a deliberate typo, and is still found commonly in use in some hacker or computer forum subcultures, akin to the deliberate typos "pron" or "teh".



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Reply #8 on: December 10, 2021, 09:31:36 am
@ #6: Hoiho - best use of Manga ever...informative & "titillating" ;D ;D ;D
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Reply #9 on: December 10, 2021, 05:19:25 pm
Hi Dan, the 'Sweden and California' train wreck thread in Campfire doesn't open any more (I know, find something else to do, but the German chap is so funny).
https://forum.classicmotorworks.com/index.php?topic=29822.0

That is an odd one and not something I have an immediate answer for, I will pass this onto our IT experts to look into this further. 


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Reply #10 on: December 10, 2021, 06:30:16 pm
So, does page 50 constitute such an epic piece of conspiracy whistle-blowing that "they" just had to take it down, or was it just more doom-scrolling?

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Reply #11 on: December 14, 2021, 01:34:04 am
That is an odd one and not something I have an immediate answer for, I will pass this onto our IT experts to look into this further.

Fixed now, normal lunacy resumed - cheers Dan