I like this one because, at some point in your career as a dad, the kid's computer will be the only one working and you have to get on the internet for something.
It's akin to calling a den or office a "man cave".
I was wondering for a time now. Why is it a "battlestation"? What does that mean? What do they want to suggest by that? Using that word in this context annoys the hell out of me.
Zarathustra[H];1042004004 said:Still, it sounds dumb as hell.
Zarathustra[H];1042001985 said:I still hate the term "battlestation" with a passion.
As do I. Of course, for some people they truly are a battlestation. They go to battle on reddit, Tumblr, [H] Soapbox.... They take that battle very seriously.
I think some of them aren't really bad. They just improvised and made things work with what they had. I'm sure most of us have done that. Move into a new house, first thing in the door is our PC. No place to set it up, so it sits next to the cable/phone jack where the router is going until the desk, AP, etc. is working.
Arguing with random people on the internet is serious business. The act of arguing and insulting one another totally changes someone's view of the world because, at the end of every argument I've ever seen on the internet, someone always ends up saying to someone else, "You know what, you're right. My viewpoint was incorrect and based on flawed knowledge. I'm glad we had this talk because I'm a better person now that I learned that your opinion is just as valid as mine."
Sometimes. Sometimes, neither is wrong. People just need to realize when an argument is non-winnable and agree to disagree. There are some things that can be argued for centuries. As long as you see the other point of view, even if you don't agree with it, and can make a good case for your argument, it's fine. I disagree with a lot of people, but they aren't wrong. They have valid reasons for their argument, as do I.
Other times, people are just wrong. And, many people do apologize and recognize their mistakes.
Some people are just stubborn, too. Or they are so sold on their argument that no other argument exists because they are all wrong.