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Q: Is K .... OK? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   16 Comments )
Subject: Is K .... OK?
Category: Relationships and Society > Government
Asked by: probonopublico-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 03 Aug 2006 23:03 PDT
Expires: 02 Sep 2006 23:03 PDT
Question ID: 752435
As everyone knows, all MI5 files released into The National Archives
are listed within the 'KV Series'.

I am therefore understandably suspicious of any GAR or GAC whose name
begins with the letter K.

It is reasonable to believe that they are, in fact, MI5 agents who
have been briefed to watch over us mere mortals.

The mysterious Keystroke, for example, who doesn't know where he is
most of the time: a common symptom of the MI5 agent who has assumed
too many different identities.

The now-befuddled Kemlo, as a second example, who's sepling has always
been atroshush but it has deteriorated noticeably in recent months.
Without doubt, he's a great example of a 'burned out' case,
reminiscent of Burgess and Maclean.

And the enigmatic Kriswrite, as a third example. She always appears to
know much more than she is prepared to reveal.

I am sure that there are others but my question is:

How can I join this happy throng?

It sound like easy money.

Ambitious of Hove

Clarification of Question by probonopublico-ga on 04 Aug 2006 00:02 PDT
I wonder who's peeping now?

(Gee that could make a great song)

Pinkfreud ... Lyrics please!
Subject: Re: Is K .... OK?
Answered By: keystroke-ga on 04 Aug 2006 00:19 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
It is certainly not an easy way to make money. The amount of knowledge
that I store in my head is just massive, I am a Britannica
Encyclopaedia with legs.

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Clarification of Answer by keystroke-ga on 04 Aug 2006 00:20 PDT
It's also MI6 ;)


Request for Answer Clarification by probonopublico-ga on 04 Aug 2006 00:29 PDT
Sorry, Keystroke, but I certainly have no wish to be a GAR!

I would be mortified whenever I delivered a great Answer and got less than 5 Stars.

You know what I mean?

I just want to join MI5 as a Secret Agent so that I can write reports
that never get marked and are completely uncheckable.

You know what I mean?

Were you recruited from the Old Boy Network or what?

You know what I mean?

I guess the money is OK ...

You know what I mean?

Ambitious of Hove

Clarification of Answer by keystroke-ga on 04 Aug 2006 01:35 PDT
There was an advert in the London Times back in the 90s that was
advertising for employees into MI5, you had to decode their secret
message to get the information to allow you to get onto the next stage
of the qualification process.

Also the number 1 rule of wanting to join MI5 is NEVER TELL ANYONE.
Looks like you lucked out.

probonopublico-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Thank you, K, for your discretion.

Please take no notice of Myo ... I suspect he's on the other side.

Agent K9

Subject: Re: Is K .... OK?
From: myoarin-ga on 04 Aug 2006 01:49 PDT
K's ok, just embarassingly savvy for his age, an academic (as I
already surmised), albeit apparently still taking exams  - or so
recently, that he still speaks of the water-fueled experience in the
present tense.

Ha, but I have discovered something else!

Probonopublico is a shill in the employ of G-A to enliven the site for
us registered users' entertainment and to keep Researchers busy.
Note his user name  - "for the public welfare".

Very clever of G-A to have immediately recognized the usefulness of
having someone to seed the site with good and varied questions, and
also an excellent choice of person  - although "PB" could be a team,
yes, I believe so.
At the moment, the controlling influence of having to clear questions
with the team has fallen down; probably the other members are on
vacation("holidays" in the UK vernacular that may just be a veneer to
make the questions appear to be from a single poster).  The most
recent personally oriented questions and coments related to K&K seem
to be the somewhat lower quality effort of a single individual.

To paraphrase Tutuzdad:  Do you think he's like, for real, y'know?

  ;-)  Myo
Subject: Re: Is K .... OK?
From: keystroke-ga on 04 Aug 2006 02:09 PDT
Taking exams does not mean I am an Academic per se, I could be taking
computer based exams, Driving Exams, Police Exams, Doctor Exams,
Orthodontist Exams. I could be doing some study from home training to
be a lawyer, I could be classing things as exams that others may not.
I speak of the water experience as present tense to stress the fact
that everyone should drink plenty of water even when you are not
feeling dehydrated. I do drink a lot of water. I would hope that
anyone you speak to does the same too.

Thanks for for the savvy comment however I feel there are many others
who are as good as I and diserve an accolade as such.

I am just happy that I have had a lot of experiences in my life which
help me with the Google Research work I complete here.

Subject: Re: Is K .... OK?
From: probonopublico-ga on 04 Aug 2006 02:14 PDT
Yes ... 8 glasses of water per day is good for you BUT you can overdose on water!

Steph53 asked such a question ages ago.

Worth checking out!

(Do you suppose that Agent K2 is suffering from an overdose of water?)
Subject: Re: Is K .... OK?
From: keystroke-ga on 04 Aug 2006 02:41 PDT
You are also right about overdosing on water, it happens due to
reduction of Sodium in the blood, I will see if I can find a good
That seems pretty well written.

"Excessive consumption of water can lead to a condition known as,
Hyponatremia, which means ?water intoxication".

People are encouraged to drink water for detoxing purposes, and yes,
it does that very well, it can flush most of the toxins out of your
body, this is one of the things that it is meant for, but, when you
overdo it, the minerals and sodium levels in the blood can become too
low, because they are also being flushed out of your system, this can
lead to complications, coma and even death.

This situation has often been seen in Athletes, especially runners
when they collapse on the track, this is frequently caused by a low
level of sodium in the athletes? blood, and there are instances where
it has had serious consequences.


A young man of 23 years of age was rushed to hospital, after going in
to a coma, he was diagnosed with Hyponatremia, his sodium levels was
dangerously low, and his brain was starting to swell, of course there
is not much room available for the brain to swell, because it is
surrounded by the hard skull, this causes the brain to be compressed
and it does not like this one little bit."

I also know PURE oxygen and Ozone (O3) is poisonous to humans, makes
you think, is there anything that is safe?

Subject: Re: Is K .... OK?
From: myoarin-ga on 04 Aug 2006 03:34 PDT
As Paracelsus, Philippus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim (1493-1541),
"All substances are poisons; there is none which is not a poison. The
right dose differentiates a poison?." Paracelsus (1493-1541)
Subject: Re: Is K .... OK?
From: myoarin-ga on 04 Aug 2006 03:46 PDT
Oh, PB's rating comment.  
Quite right, K9 (with his faithful sidekick), now that I have retired,
I can admit that I was once the equivalent of an MI6  000x:  licensed
to kill with words  (0000x can do it just with their eyes), but as you
have noticed, in retirement my skills have declined considerably.
Subject: So when did you become a researcher?
From: mongolia-ga on 04 Aug 2006 08:19 PDT
Hi Ya Keystroke

<<How do I sign up to become a Researcher?
Because of an overwhelming response by qualified candidates, we are
temporarily not accepting additional applications. Please check back
with us again, as we likely will begin accepting applications again in
the near future.">>

Just Curious When did you become a researcher?


Subject: Re: Is K .... OK?
From: keystroke-ga on 04 Aug 2006 12:46 PDT
If you want the truth....a long long time ago, I have only just found
the time to utilize my knowledge :)

Subject: Re: Is K .... OK?
From: myoarin-ga on 04 Aug 2006 13:22 PDT
But he's burned a hot path since then:  4 star average answering 110
questions of the 197 he's posted to.  Not a threat to Bobbie yet ...
Subject: Re: Is K .... OK?
From: frde-ga on 05 Aug 2006 05:57 PDT
Was that advert in the Times 'Waiting for Godot ?'

It struck me as amusing, in hindsight it should have been in Urdu and/or Arabic

Curiously, according to John Simpson, the BBC reporter who has just
procreated, there is no such thing as MI6 - they are really called SIS
- next time I meet a guy I know, I must ask him.
Subject: Re: Is K .... OK?
From: keystroke-ga on 05 Aug 2006 06:27 PDT
Some people have given me a rating below what the answer was worth.
One person gave me a 3 out of 5 and THEN TIPPED ME!!

Can anyone explain that?

Subject: Re: Is K .... OK?
From: myoarin-ga on 05 Aug 2006 07:29 PDT
Yes, I wondered about that, too.

Probably someone who orders lots on internet and assumed he had to
fill in all the boxes.
Subject: Re: Is K .... OK?
From: pinkfreud-ga on 05 Aug 2006 11:28 PDT
>> Some people have given me a rating below what the answer was worth.

Perhaps your answer was not nearly as good as you perceived it to be. 

Low ratings happen to all of us on occasion. They can be a learning
experience, if one is willing to be taught.
Subject: Re: Is K .... OK?
From: keystroke-ga on 05 Aug 2006 18:32 PDT
Point well taken, Pink. Anyone can acquire a big head at times, even
myself, I will admit.  However, in this case, a particular asker also
told me in the comment box that I gave an excellent answer along with
the tip, so the three stars were particularly interesting. It is a
learning experience and I learn new things every day at GA :)
Subject: Re: Is K .... OK?
From: frde-ga on 06 Aug 2006 05:43 PDT
It is not uncommon

Possibly a cultural thing
- 5 stars to some people means totally satisfied
- to others it means 'did not exceed my wildest expectations'
Subject: Re: Is K .... OK?
From: alexinfo-ga on 04 Sep 2006 07:36 PDT
Other then the fact that GA is not accepting new Researchers, I was
hoping that I "could make" a living giving answers. My knowledge is
mainly in the PC Hardware&Software Problem Shooting department. I know
that people want answers to their problems, but from the comments you
people have posted it seems that I will be spending more than 14 hours
a day on the monitor and not making enough to pay for my coffee!


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