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PBNA-Boosher
04-19-2005, 05:03 AM
60 seconds equal 1 minute
60 minutes equal 1 hour
24 hours equal 1 day
7 days equal 1 week
2 weeks equal 1 fortnight
26 fortnights equal 1 year.

So, tell me, exactly, how long is "soon" and what time unit equals 1 "while?"

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carguy_
04-19-2005, 05:09 AM
You talkin bout the patch?

EURO_Snoopy
04-19-2005, 06:09 AM
1x(while) = length_of_this_thread / IBTL(comments) x length_of_time_thread_stays_on_page(1)

Charos
04-19-2005, 06:22 AM
Something is wrong with your Data Boosher.

26 Fortnights cannot equal 1 Year.

We have been waiting for the most recent patch for TWO WEEKS or exactly ONE FORTNIGHT.

Since this is the case a Year now becomes a Decade and consists of 26 Fortnights each of approx 140 Days duration.

A SOON is SLIGHTLY (Another Time Term) longer than a FORTNIGHT but shorter than a WHEN ITS DONE.

arcadeace
04-19-2005, 06:30 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by EURO_Snoopy:
1x(while) = length_of_this_thread / IBTL(comments) x length_of_time_thread_stays_on_page(1) <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Some encouragement to post some really crappy whining? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

WTE_Ibis
04-19-2005, 07:24 AM
I like it,keeps the interest up it's a little like the country mile,they're really trying to be halpfull but you know these country folk. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

WTE_Ibis
04-19-2005, 07:26 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WTE_Ibis:
I like it,keeps the interest up it's a little like the country mile,a little londer than a city slicker expects.They're really trying to be helpfull but you know these country folk. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

WTE_Ibis
04-19-2005, 07:26 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WTE_Ibis:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WTE_Ibis:
I like it,keeps the interest up it's a little like the country mile,a little longer than a city slicker expects.They're really trying to be helpfull but you know these country folk. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

T_O_A_D
04-19-2005, 07:46 AM
Well I'm not sure, but if you go down this road and turn left at the sycamore tree, and go past the the Horse on the right under the Oak tree, then stop at the creek and wade down streem to the boat tied up, then oar back up stream to the harbor, you will find and old guy fishing for a while. He might know.

diomedes33
04-19-2005, 01:37 PM
A while is measured like an era. There's no concrete measurement for it, but if its within a few hundred years, everything is considered equal.

tsisqua
04-19-2005, 06:59 PM
soon: not very long from now

1 While (a-while, or awhile): 2 Weeks

Now, if we combine these two, we find that in two weeks we may start using the indefinite term "soon". However, since "soon" is an indefinite term, it is inevitable that someone will replace it with "awhile". At that point we can start all over again. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Tsisqua