I wouldn't call it BA per se. Or any place worth visiting or passing through. But it is the most densely populated city in CT and has a crime rate 9x the national average. Following the Industrial Revolution, it was a thriving metropolis and more or less a place to be. That fell apart in the last 50 years, probably worse than say a Pittsburgh.
The reason I used Bridgeport is that it was mentioned in other threads the last couple days and it's fairly representative of the extremity of self-policing human nature that meager sheltered folk like crackedinri are insulated from ever having to be part of or experience. Hence, my suggestion that much could be learned by he and some other audacious others on here by "taking their game to the streets" where there's no place to hide when your mouth writes a check your body can't cash. But hey, who needs to be a man in this world when your domineering mother or suburban lawyer can shield you from or get you out of any mess your arrested development puts you in?
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Thread: Second and third swells
May 30, 2013, 11:33 PM #31
May 30, 2013, 11:45 PM #32
What are vacuous are posts that derail otherwise functional forum threads into debate and investigation of members' professional lives. Is this a job search forum or career building forum? Is it a time management forum? In hindsight, was putting my occupation and sum of free time under a microscope at all of value to this thread, this forum, and its members?
How many words is this post so far? If less than 500, and you get the point, I'd call me the control, you the variable, and your "getting the point" in less than 500 words "PROGRESS".
May 30, 2013, 11:52 PM #33
May 31, 2013, 12:03 AM #34
nynj, wasn't at all jumping down your throat. Like you said, it's difficult to discern tone from the written word. I said it casually as misuse of heterographs happens to be a pet peeve of mine. Zero intention to call you out. Was more of an aside before I took the time to answer your question about Bridgeport.
May 31, 2013, 12:08 AM #35Senior Member
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May 31, 2013, 12:29 AM #36
If it's the first, then I never said there's no place for off-topic posts in a forum. That's part of any good web forum, especially when we have lots of witty fellow surfers on here that can be a source of well-shared humor and also discussion of other outside experiences that are mutually shared by the members here.
If it's the second, I try to ignore the needless instigation as much as humanly possible. At a certain point, the self-respect kicks in and something's got to be done to curtail the BS, especially when it wasn't prompted or called for.
I don't recall ever complaining about people not talking about surfing on here. As can be seen, I like talking about outside topics just as much as surfing, because of the good and smart people that are patrons of this forum. My main issue is the hijacking of an otherwise functional thread by personal attacks or just pure ignorance that grows like wildfire to the peanut gallery surrounding the audience. You can see the difference from one thread to another. There are some on here that progressively veer off course and in a non-confrontational way, then there are others where people bring up cliché anecdotes or start asking what people do for a living and quantifying their free time.
May 31, 2013, 01:23 AM #37Senior Member
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You have got to be the most un-Spicoli like person to ever use the moniker. Keep writing your essays. You post every single day about some new thing you learned about surfing like you've discovered electricity.
You want to get this thread back on track, stop responding to everyone who derails it, including me, with a farking essay about how he's wrong and you're right. You don't want to talk about what you do for a living, don't respond to me with an essay about how you're better than me because you work for yourself and you think I'm a corporate slave.
Yes, swells often come from multiple directions and combine to form waves that are different than waves from swells from only one direction. So, how do you figure out where to sit when the swell is coming in at 3.3987 ft from 175.5 at 9.278s and 2.6983 ft from 110.339 at 15.833s? Simple, you observe and adjust as things demand it. There's no magic formula or tip that is going to answer all of your questions. You can come up with all the formulas and rules you want to, but in reality, the ocean is too fluid, with too many variables to try and model or predict every possible scenario. Go out and surf...have fun, stop overanalyzing it. Or keep overanalyzing it...whatever you want.
May 31, 2013, 01:27 AM #38
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all yall are acting like tards I mean I thought a surf forum would be cool but all this aggro is incredible. must be the summertime blues, I bet in winter all of you are to stoked after a good sesh to argue.
May 31, 2013, 02:24 AM #39
Can we please get back to surfing?
May 31, 2013, 02:27 AM #40