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  1. #31
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    Originally posted by RobertF
    Never....!
    However some of 'tis sound mighty good...:
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    LET other poets raise a fracas
    “Bout vines, an’ wines, an’ drucken Bacchus,
    An’ crabbit names an’stories wrack us,
    An’ grate our lug:
    I sing the juice Scotch bear can mak us, 5
    In glass or jug.

    O thou, my muse! guid auld Scotch drink!
    Whether thro’ wimplin worms thou jink,
    Or, richly brown, ream owre the brink,
    In glorious faem, 10
    Inspire me, till I lisp an’ wink,
    To sing thy name!

    Let husky wheat the haughs adorn,
    An’ aits set up their awnie horn,
    An’ pease and beans, at e’en or morn, 15
    Perfume the plain:
    Leeze me on thee, John Barleycorn,
    Thou king o’ grain!

    On thee aft Scotland chows her cood,
    In souple scones, the wale o’food! 20
    Or tumblin in the boiling flood
    Wi’ kail an’ beef;
    But when thou pours thy strong heart’s blood,
    There thou shines chief.

    Food fills the wame, an’ keeps us leevin; 25
    Tho’ life’s a gift no worth receivin,
    When heavy-dragg’d wi’ pine an’ grievin;
    But, oil’d by thee,
    The wheels o’ life gae down-hill, scrievin,
    Wi’ rattlin glee. 30

    Thou clears the head o’doited Lear;
    Thou cheers ahe heart o’ drooping Care;
    Thou strings the nerves o’ Labour sair,
    At’s weary toil;
    Though even brightens dark Despair 35
    Wi’ gloomy smile.

    Aft, clad in massy siller weed,
    Wi’ gentles thou erects thy head;
    Yet, humbly kind in time o’ need,
    The poor man’s wine; 40
    His weep drap parritch, or his bread,
    Thou kitchens fine.

    Thou art the life o’ public haunts;
    But thee, what were our fairs and rants?
    Ev’n godly meetings o’ the saunts, 45
    By thee inspired,
    When gaping they besiege the tents,
    Are doubly fir’d.

    That merry night we get the corn in,
    O sweetly, then, thou reams the horn in! 50
    Or reekin on a New-year mornin
    In cog or bicker,
    An’ just a wee drap sp’ritual burn in,
    An’ gusty sucker!

    When Vulcan gies his bellows breath, 55
    An’ ploughmen gather wi’ their graith,
    O rare! to see thee fizz an freath
    I’ th’ luggit caup!
    Then Burnewin comes on like death
    At every chap. 60

    Nae mercy then, for airn or steel;
    The brawnie, banie, ploughman chiel,
    Brings hard owrehip, wi’ sturdy wheel,
    The strong forehammer,
    Till block an’ studdie ring an reel, 65
    Wi’ dinsome clamour.

    When skirling weanies see the light,
    Though maks the gossips clatter bright,
    How fumblin’ cuiffs their dearies slight;
    Wae worth the name! 70
    Nae howdie gets a social night,
    Or plack frae them.

    When neibors anger at a plea,
    An’ just as wud as wud can be,
    How easy can the barley brie 75
    Cement the quarrel!
    It’s aye the cheapest lawyer’s fee,
    To taste the barrel.

    Alake! that e’er my muse has reason,
    To wyte her countrymen wi’ treason! 80
    But mony daily weet their weason
    Wi’ liquors nice,
    An’ hardly, in a winter season,
    E’er Spier her price.

    Wae worth that brandy, burnin trash! 85
    Fell source o’ mony a pain an’ brash!
    Twins mony a poor, doylt, drucken hash,
    O’ half his days;
    An’ sends, beside, auld Scotland’s cash
    To her warst faes. 90

    Ye Scots, wha wish auld Scotland well!
    Ye chief, to you my tale I tell,
    Poor, plackless devils like mysel’!
    It sets you ill,
    Wi’ bitter, dearthfu’ wines to mell, 95
    Or foreign gill.

    May gravels round his blather wrench,
    An’ gouts torment him, inch by inch,
    What twists his gruntle wi’ a glunch
    O’ sour disdain, 100
    Out owre a glass o’ whisky-punch
    Wi’ honest men!

    O Whisky! soul o’ plays and pranks!
    Accept a bardie’s gratfu’ thanks!
    When wanting thee, what tuneless cranks 105
    Are my poor verses!
    Thou comes—they rattle in their ranks,
    At ither’s a—s!

    Thee, Ferintosh! O sadly lost!
    Scotland lament frae coast to coast! 110
    Now colic grips, an’ barkin hoast
    May kill us a’;
    For loyal Forbes’ charter’d boast
    Is ta’en awa?

    Thae curst horse-leeches o’ the’ Excise, 115
    Wha mak the whisky stells their prize!
    Haud up thy han’, Deil! ance, twice, thrice!
    There, seize the blinkers!
    An’ bake them up in brunstane pies
    For poor d—n’d drinkers. 120

    Fortune! if thou’ll but gie me still
    Hale breeks, a scone, an’ whisky gill,
    An’ rowth o’ rhyme to rave at will,
    Tak a’ the rest,
    An’ deal’t about as thy blind skill 125
    Directs thee best.
    Robert Burns.
    (not my answer)
    Ah, Robert! Closer still! Mind the name and drink your fill!

  2. #32
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    Originally posted by safesys
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think when realnames talks about geotargetting of adsense he means having ads displayed on a site for a predetermined region e.g. if you have texassomethingorother.com then the ads shows would be for texas advertisers regardless of the location of the actual viewer.

    Thats a different proposition than marrying the visitors location to the adwords ads that match that location.


    Interesting. Forgetting Google for the moment I had not realized there are 2 sides of this "geocoding" issue, one being the advertisor and one being the site that shows the advertisements.

    As Snoopy effectively suggests does the site showing the advertiements even care about geocoding? In the case for Domebase's question the answer might seem to be yes in that he *MIGHT* want a site that just focuses on one area and provides nothing else. However I would think that the site ownder ultimately does not give a damn and just wants the most amount of income, in others words I would think the site owner does not care about geocoding and only wants the greatest income.

    Likewise the "middle site" (Google in this case) only gives a damn about maximizing income as well. In someone were looking up cars then I think geocoding would be desired. For example if a neighboring state has no sales tax (the is a reality in the US) then offering up advertisements to the searcher if the live on the state border makes *A LOT* of sense. However does anybody really care these days where they purchase a book over the internet or purchase hosting services? I guess they would still prefer to purchase out of state so as to again eliminate sale tax but I'm not sure it's as big a deal as when purchasing a car giving that the car can't be shipped UPS and it's tax amount is enormous.

    So I'm again thinking goecoding must be a good thing but it probably means more for some areas / markets than others. Also passing the location on to the advertisor when the URL gets clicked would be a nice touch.

  3. #33
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    I guess unless google can read minds they won't know exactly what the view wants. if a person in the uk visits a site in texas would they be best served with ads from advertisers in texas, from companies offering flights from the uk to texas or just from companies in the uk related to the page content.

    I'd think their adsense technology may evolve so that it could read from the page content if it was a site about texas and use the geo data of the visitor to make some kind of call for that.
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  4. #34
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    Originally posted by RobertF
    Your poem doesn't exist in cyberspace
    Here's a hint of author's name,
    Meaning that is bright in fame,
    Probably you'll recognize,
    Otherwise double your prize (2 x $50 = $100).


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    Originally posted by DomeBase
    Here's a hint of author's name,
    Meaning that is bright in fame,
    Probably you'll recognize,
    Otherwise double your prize (2 x $50 = $100).

    E. Dickison surely liked most of those old-english words ...
    It also sounded some much like Solomon or a proverb or a Psalm..
    went to UMN site and a library link directed me to Robert Burns or at least towards that period (18th century) but my best guess:
    Un-published work by :
    Robert Connor
    otherwise reluctantly and with one eye "twitching" ..I yield ! .
    p.s My wife said E . A . Poe...
    Last edited by Domo Sapiens; 04-18-2004 at 06:08 AM.
    "

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    LOL! I've been think Robert Connor myself.

  7. #37
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    Originally posted by DomeBase
    Ah, Robert! Closer still! Mind the name and drink your fill!
    That's the author's first name -- his, yours and mine.

    Originally posted by DomeBase
    Here's a hint of author's name,
    Meaning that is bright in fame,
    Probably you'll recognize,
    Otherwise double your prize (2 x $50 = $100).
    The meaning of the name Robert --- "bright fame"

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Congrats! Indeed you have properly identified the author of the verse -- which first appeared here on DomainState in this thread!

    Now...

    "Assuming that you know my name,
    $50 I'll pay to my pal for pain.

    (please send paypal via PM to collect old friend)


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    "Assuming that you know my name,
    $50 I'll pay to my pal for pain.

    (please send paypal via PM to collect old friend)

    [/B][/QUOTE]
    a $25 donation (original bet)
    to your favorite "AIDS victims children Organization" would be nice. (PM if you need help choosing one)
    Thanks for the "brain excersise" .
    "

  9. #39
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    Originally posted by RobertF
    "Assuming that you know my name,
    $50 I'll pay to my pal for pain.

    (please send paypal via PM to collect old friend)

    a $25 donation (original bet)
    to your favorite "AIDS victims children Organization" would be nice. (PM if you need help choosing one)
    Thanks for the "brain excersise" . [/B][/QUOTE]

    ah... a scholar *and* a charitable soul!

    I will make a $25 donation to the AIDS victims children organization. I'll send a PM if I have any difficulty finding their site.

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