Welcome to the new version of European Tribune. It's just a new layout, so everything should work as before - please report bugs here.
Display:
There are so many ways to describe this site, and all of them would leave something out. For me, it suffices to say that ET is a place with a high signal-to-noise ratio. The most universal implicit value is probably that Firefox is the preferred browser. Once you start posting, the rest of your questions will answer themselves.

Except perhaps HTML, of course. Which is where Firefox comes in (via someone's TribEXT, and a few other goodies out there for the downloading).

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman

by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Thu Nov 29th, 2007 at 03:20:34 AM EST
dvx:
it suffices to say that ET is a place with a high signal-to-noise ratio.

Most of us have days when we're fairly convinced that we're providing the noise rather than the signal, and some posters seem to so rarely be noise as to be intimidating.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu Nov 29th, 2007 at 03:33:35 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Noise is signal. Get postmodern.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Nov 29th, 2007 at 03:57:42 AM EST
[ Parent ]
The fact that I am cracking out loud at your comment also shows that some americans would use a clear adjective to define us :)

A pleasure

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Thu Nov 29th, 2007 at 05:24:04 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Hey!

John Cage - 4'33" by David Tudor



Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Thu Nov 29th, 2007 at 05:43:19 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Is he a lurker?  Having nothing to say doesn't seem to disqualify commentators here!  :-)

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Nov 29th, 2007 at 05:52:28 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Hi Frank!

A particular aspect of ET is that it has a maths element.  I am a very slow learner, but I have been trying.  So:

Is "he"

er...

Hmmmm.  I think of ET as an educational resource, where I can ask people with great knowledge questions and receive enlightening answers.

I also think it has high humour and a superior jukebox.

I think ET will die when it is no longer possible to click on "Write a new diary entry..." and write...whatever comes to or has been burning in one's mind.

I think having nothing to say is fine as long as this nothing is elegant and/or humorous...in which case...hmmm...something is being said, or is it?

(There's a nice comment from David Tutor at the end of the video about the reaction to John Cage's piece.)

(And then there's this:)

~%87})

(moustache-based emoticon)

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Thu Nov 29th, 2007 at 06:08:17 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Oh, and great reporting from around the world and excellent pictures.

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.
by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Thu Nov 29th, 2007 at 06:12:35 AM EST
[ Parent ]
The above two comments from are from the poster who does more than his fair sharw of keeping the Jukebox well stocked.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu Nov 29th, 2007 at 09:49:26 AM EST
[ Parent ]

Display:

Occasional Series