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Joel deleted thread because of his bad prediction?

I don't know if it was in this forum or the Ask Joel forum, but a few days back someone asked whether Google would do a Dutch Auction and Joel countered that they wouldn't because by taking a non-traditional route they would scare away many investors.

Now Google has announced that they will essentially do a Dutch Auction and I can't find the thread with the bogus prediction in it anymore (not even by searching using Google :-) )

Ugnonimous
Friday, April 30, 2004

Actually I deleted it because I wasn't happy with my response, which amounted to not much more than showing off and very little useful insight.

But I'll put it back if you miss it:

http://discuss.fogcreek.com/newyork/default.asp?cmd=show&ixPost=5857&ixReplies=3

Joel Spolsky
Fog Creek Software
Friday, April 30, 2004

Ok since you said it, come clean, how did you get the Google shares?  Are you a member of an Angel group or something? 

christopher baus (www.baus.net)
Friday, April 30, 2004

This new humble amenable Joel persona is worrying. Has he been kidnapped by aliens or something?

Stephen Jones
Friday, April 30, 2004

People are never happy, no matter what you do!

JD

JD
Friday, April 30, 2004

[I was referring to Stephen's post!]

JD
Friday, April 30, 2004

JD, at least I am happy after these comments. lol

Dewd
Friday, April 30, 2004

>Actually I deleted it because I wasn't happy with my response

Oh the joys of being the guy who owns the place.
Now when I say something dumb, it just stays there for all the world to see.....*grin*

Aussie Chick
Friday, April 30, 2004

"Oh the joys of being the guy who owns the place.
Now when I say something dumb, it just stays there for all the world to see.....*grin* "

So what? what was the purpose of your post anyway?

Jason
Friday, April 30, 2004

"what was the purpose of your post anyway?"

how could you even ask?...every post aussie chick makes brightens my day.


girl geeks are entirely sexy creatures.


every time she posts I ask myself "who _is_ that wondrously feminine creature of passion and code, and how can I seduce her?"

what do you say aussie chick?

mmmmmm girl geek
Saturday, May 01, 2004

She'll probably remind you that she's married.

Brad Wilson (dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com)
Saturday, May 01, 2004

The accent would get on your nerves eventually anyway...

Crocodile Dundee
Saturday, May 01, 2004

Not all Aussies have accents like Crocodile Dundee or the Crocodile Hunter. People with those irritating accents are mostly found in the country or in Victoria or on Baywatch.

Some counter examples - Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Naomi Watts.

RB
Sunday, May 02, 2004

I love Aussie accents. Especially that cute kid who was nominated for Oscar. I forgot her name.

Anon
Sunday, May 02, 2004

Her name is Keisha Castle-Hughes - and she's bl@@dy hell from New Zealand, which is (against all other ideas you might have) NOT a part of Australia

aaarrrggghh
Sunday, May 02, 2004

Is there enough of a difference between Aussie and Kiwi accents to tell them apart?

Anonymous
Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Oh, there certainly is a difference ... it's maybe not as strong a between American and British English, but imagine a Canadian talking to someone from New York ;)

Excert from an enzyclopedia website:
"Although foreigners can find it hard to distinguish the New Zealand dialect from the Australian, there are differences in the pronunciation of vowel sounds, which are considerably more clipped in New Zealand English. (Canadians face a similar problem, frequently being mistaken for U.S. Americans by non-North Americans.) The main distinguishing sounds are the short 'i' and 'e' "

aaarrrggghh
Wednesday, May 05, 2004

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