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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Postby freeqaz » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:23 am UTC

Anyone live in Kona? Wanna meet some more geek friends. w00t social interaction

Reply anyone, I'm guessing no one lives here though. Hawaii = no geeks
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Re: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Postby scrovak » Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:51 am UTC

What island is that on?

I used to live in Ewa Beach, on Oahu
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Re: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Postby freeqaz » Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:51 am UTC

Hawaii is the island, technically. People also call it THE BIG ISLAND!
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Re: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Postby Gojoe » Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:57 am UTC

I grew up on Oahu. There are are few fora members that are on Oahu. Not sure about any on the Big Island though. (Also, who in Hawaii does not know where Kona is?)
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Re: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Postby freeqaz » Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:08 am UTC

Gojoe wrote:I grew up on Oahu. There are are few fora members that are on Oahu. Not sure about any on the Big Island though. (Also, who in Hawaii does not know where Kona is?)

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Re: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Postby WraithXt1 » Sun Dec 28, 2008 11:10 pm UTC

freeqaz wrote:Anyone live in Kona? Wanna meet some more geek friends. w00t social interaction

Reply anyone, I'm guessing no one lives here though. Hawaii = no geeks



Yeah, I live on Oahu with several other XKCD folks. I had another Hawaii meetup thread that died pretty fast.

Locals no like da intanet brah!

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Re: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Postby freeqaz » Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:13 am UTC

Ho brah, you like scrap? Ho killah! Like scrap, huh?
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Re: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Postby Gojoe » Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:15 am UTC

Oh man, do I not miss that.
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Re: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Postby WraithXt1 » Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:43 am UTC

Gojoe wrote:Oh man, do I not miss that.


Thats one of the main reasons I cant wait to get the hell out of here. The locals and local culture. DO NOT WANT

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Re: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Postby Gojoe » Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:47 am UTC

I may be going to Oahu next time I go to the states (like june 2010) catch up with some people i have not seen in like 6 years (and to see suffer-cait). Also, I have had this craving for terry fries since i moved away.
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Re: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Postby suffer-cait » Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:31 am UTC

[a] don't know where kona is? Hawai`i fail
[b] this sentence "People also call it THE BIG ISLAND!" Hawai`i fail
[c] trying to speak pidgin as a joke when you fail at it, personal double fail.
[d] hating on locals/local culture, friend of caitlin fail
[e] not having teri fries, new zealand fail
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Re: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Postby freeqaz » Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:03 pm UTC

suffer-cait wrote:[a] don't know where kona is? Hawai`i fail
[b] this sentence "People also call it THE BIG ISLAND!" Hawai`i fail
[c] trying to speak pidgin as a joke when you fail at it, personal double fail.
[d] hating on locals/local culture, friend of caitlin fail
[e] not having teri fries, new zealand fail


What is the point of this fail!?! srsly.
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Re: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Postby ArchangelShrike » Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:28 am UTC

There are lots of people that read the comics in Hawaii, but simply don't go to the forums, and aren't interested in meeting up with other people that read xkcd. The rest of us are generally too spread out and too busy/don't put enough effort into a get together.
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Gojoe wrote:Oh man, do I not miss that.

Thats one of the main reasons I cant wait to get the hell out of here. The locals and local culture. DO NOT WANT

Don't confuse local with moke culture, there is a difference. Not all locals speak only pidgin, get drunk and drive giant trucks/SUVs while living in apartments or run-down shacks/houses. Case in point: Asian families, to say the least.

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Re: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Postby suffer-cait » Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:26 am UTC

ArchangelShrike wrote:Don't confuse local with moke culture, there is a difference. Not all locals speak only pidgin, get drunk and drive giant trucks/SUVs while living in apartments or run-down shacks/houses. Case in point: Asian families, to say the least.
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Re: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Postby freeqaz » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:01 am UTC

I love how white this is getting. :P

I don't care for local culture, but I don't drag on it. I just ignore the people I'm not compatible with. No judgement on my part. Kealakehe High School with 1900 kids is pretty crazy, but I have enough geek friends to live. ^-^
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Re: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Postby WraithXt1 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:11 am UTC

ArchangelShrike wrote:Don't confuse local with moke culture, there is a difference. Not all locals speak only pidgin, get drunk and drive giant trucks/SUVs while living in apartments or run-down shacks/houses. Case in point: Asian families, to say the least.


I dont really lump the "Asian" group in with the "Local" group.

I was at a club and was told one in my party could NOT DANCE before the local chicks started dancing or they would fight her. Thats just one of many examples of things like that that I've run across here.

Then again, I've met a few really nice locals that I know would go out of their way to help someone, but those are fewer and more far between than I had hoped when I moved here.

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Re: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Postby suffer-cait » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:15 am UTC

WraithXt1 wrote:locals mokes that I know would go out of their way to help someone

they are all like this, you just have to approach them in the right way in the right situation, or let them approach you. and asians are locals, ArchangelShrike gave you proper classifications, please use them.
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Re: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Postby ArchangelShrike » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:52 am UTC

The problem is the nice people are generally in their own little corner of the world, surrounded by their friends and family and keep everything chugging along and except for the chance occurrence when they meet other people, in which they respond with kindness no matter what. Some people will be nice and helpful, others are always intractable.

I look like a local even though I'm over half Asian, so I kinda feel a need to defend the locals because most of us here are raised to be out of sight, out of mind, don't ask questions, stay out of trouble - mokes are the equivalent of redneck cousins that everyone would like to forget from time to time, the ones that will pick a fight over anything and everything. However, it's probably better to go to Chinatown when they have the art events and what not - less beer = less mokes. Or maybe a pub, clubs are just too much trouble than it's worth.

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Re: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Postby suffer-cait » Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:08 am UTC

but where the mokes aren't the militants are.
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Re: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Postby WraithXt1 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:44 pm UTC

suffer-cait wrote:but where the mokes aren't the militants are.


I dont think I've met any "militants" here.

It seems to me that most of the asian population has a separate culture from the pacific islander culture, thats why I put them in different categories.

I dont go to the beach in waianae anymore because some locals walked up to me sitting there and said "Eh brah, you own dah beach? Why you here fo den?". I just got up and left.

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Re: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Postby suffer-cait » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:45 am UTC

WraithXt1 wrote:I dont think I've met any "militants" here.

....if i remember correctly you are one
militants being military people, military people being anyone enlisted in the army, marines, airforce, navy, whatever-else-they-put-on-those-6-bases-on-this-island.
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Re: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Postby WraithXt1 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:21 pm UTC

suffer-cait wrote:
WraithXt1 wrote:I dont think I've met any "militants" here.

....if i remember correctly you are one
militants being military people, military people being anyone enlisted in the army, marines, airforce, navy, whatever-else-they-put-on-those-6-bases-on-this-island.


How delightfully offensive! Thats a pretty ignorant thing to call someone in the military, but so far you've been nothing but hostile arrogant and foolish, so I guess I wouldnt expect anything else. I somehow doubt you're going to find anyone to meet up with with your attitude. I suppose you fit into the "moke" category.
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Re: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Postby Gojoe » Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:34 pm UTC

Are there only 6 bases on the islands? And one of them just happened to be just across Kaneohe bay from me...
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Re: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Postby ArchangelShrike » Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:35 pm UTC

Oahu maybe, lets see:
Schofield Barracks - Army
Marine Corps Base Hawaii - Marines
Hickam Air Force base - Air Force
Pearl Harbor/Ford Island -Navy
Barber's Point/Kalaeloa Airport - Coast Guard

Add the assorted training areas/half retired bases (Fort DeRussy, Bellows, Wheeler) around the island, the number of major installations seems to be five, I guess. There are smaller installations such as the PMRF on Kauai (the place in the news whenever we have successful missile to missile tests), I think the supercomputer center on Maui is a joint between the Air Force and other group/s, and the training field/s on the Big Island.

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Re: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Postby suffer-cait » Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:12 pm UTC

i was counting wheeler as well.
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now back to the original topic, how many people would be willing to do some island hopping in the hopes of gettting enough of us together for a proper meet-up?
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