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by Grop
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4118
Views: 547010

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I think we knew that a few months ago. Alas this seems very real. And I can see more conventional democracies doing the same, because who cares about people who buy too much beer or play video games?
by Grop
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:05 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Hardest alphabetical spellings
Replies: 7
Views: 1359

Re: Hardest alphabetical spellings

Eebster the Great wrote:I mean, the French came up with the atrocious vowel combination in "queue" and rhyme it with "bleu."


And I can't think of a more straightforward spelling for this word :D.
by Grop
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6429
Views: 937364

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Her clothes had to be made transparent.
by Grop
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6429
Views: 937364

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Let's wait for the Mission: Impossible films to become bad (again? YMMV).
by Grop
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14857
Views: 2318365

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Probably just as well. I understand the UK is several miles away, raising my chances of a car accident if I drive there for a lottery ticket. Once again, you should walk to that British gas station. Walking is apparently safe. And who knows if that lottery has discovered the existence of the intern...
by Grop
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14857
Views: 2318365

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Therefore one should walk to gas station. Or drive there as part of their usual driving.
by Grop
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language fleeting thoughts
Replies: 127
Views: 25140

Re: Language fleeting thoughts

This week I did some tourism in my own country. On two occasions, staff talked to me in English first, then went like "Oh, vous êtes français" as I replied in French. This is quite funny, and I am pretty sure that they would have used French first like five or ten years ago.
by Grop
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14857
Views: 2318365

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Also I can't remember the exact story, but some day someone in France said that mysql dates were YYYY-MM-DD (which is true) because of American dates (which is hilarious). ... how is it because of American dates? If you enter dates as YYYY-MM-DD they sort in chronological order without weird string...
by Grop
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14857
Views: 2318365

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Fun fact ~ about me: I am aware that some English speakers go with DD/MM/YYYY and that some others go with MM/DD/YYYY. But I can't remember which do what (although it is safe to say that Americans are generally weirder to Europeans than Brits). I am not even interested in remembering that: differenc...
by Grop
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14857
Views: 2318365

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

CorruptUser wrote:I'm more concerned that the letter demands that he pay by the end of June, but appears to have been issued in July...


I take 06/09/2018 to be in September.
by Grop
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7200
Views: 536191

Re: Trump presidency

Give me what I want or I will hold my breath until something happens.

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(Someone linked that twitter nonsense at me and I thought there was an Asterix joke to be made).
by Grop
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14857
Views: 2318365

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Likewise I crossed the Alps a few times lately. I don't remember about the roads, but the hitch trails were very clean indeed. (Didn't feel very thirst-inducing, the Southern part of the Alps isn't concerned by the draught they experience in Switzerland). Edit: (I understand more what you were sayin...
by Grop
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 736849

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I did like Fireworks, although I agree most criticisms are founded.
by Grop
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language fleeting thoughts
Replies: 127
Views: 25140

Re: Language fleeting thoughts

Calling this day Bastille Day is factually true; it is just not how people from my country name it. Also most of us aren't aware of that, but the main thing to be "celebrating" about would be the lynching of soldiers who had no say about French politics (and some of them were from Switzerl...
by Grop
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language fleeting thoughts
Replies: 127
Views: 25140

Re: Language fleeting thoughts

It's a bit unorthodox to count years from Bastille Day, but you do you I guess. It is funny how English speakers refer to the French national day as Bastille Day. The English Wikipedia even says that we celebrate the taking down of that fortress, which happened on a 14th of July. On paper, what we ...
by Grop
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1201
Views: 171779

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Unless the UK manages (and wants) some deal with the EU about that, I suppose they will have to deal with individual countries like any non-EU citizens. Today someone from say Brazil or Marocco working in France cannot automatically work in Italy or in Germany: these are distinct countries regarding...
by Grop
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:21 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: 12 Monkeys (TV series)
Replies: 3
Views: 691

Re: 12 Monkeys (TV series)

Any non-spoiler opinions on this series?
by Grop
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14857
Views: 2318365

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

CorruptUser wrote:I don't understand the hatred of spiders. If they were giant and lived in the water, we'd find them delicious.


Also most sea food is scavengers. We don't eat scavengers that don't live underwater, but these are okay.
by Grop
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14857
Views: 2318365

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

This is a matter of culture; especially the part about people staying at work as long as they boss/team leader isn't leaving (and I suppose they do a lot of useless stuff to occupy that waiting). Hopefully having laws actually consider that situation (and possibly a few trials happening) should move...
by Grop
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14857
Views: 2318365

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

I understand they also don't marry much; Korean women would have to work for so many hours a day, plus do everything at home.
by Grop
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14857
Views: 2318365

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/south-korea-officially-drops-its-maximum-workweek-to-52-hours Under the law, which slashed the maximum weekly work hours to 52 from 68, workers in South Korea will be allowed to work 40 hours and an additional 12 hours of overtime. Those who make their emp...
by Grop
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 106
Views: 12612

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

In fact, they also happen to say the war sometimes, so I suppose this is also in order to avoid repetitions.
by Grop
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 106
Views: 12612

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

I am watching Peaky Blinders. Whenever the characters speak of ww1, they say "France" when "the war" would be as explicit (and more straightforward). I don't think that is strange when talking about people who died in France, or things that happened in France, but sentences like ...
by Grop
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.
Replies: 425
Views: 163381

Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

Winter Voices is an RPG with turn-based combats that are only "defensive". That is, you can't really harm your opponents, and are supposed to reach goals such as reaching an escape zone or survive for N turns. In this game you play a young woman who has just lost her father and has to deal...
by Grop
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.
Replies: 425
Views: 163381

Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

Anyone played Winter Voices? That would be the sequel.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cl ... f-the-pyre
by Grop
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 106
Views: 12612

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Death Proof was (I think) less violent than other movies of his, and it was a commercial failure.

Also I like the idea that strongish authors do whatever they want, instead of the same old thing that is dictated by big companies.
by Grop
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7200
Views: 536191

Re: Trump presidency

Also when doing an ad hominem you are usually attacking *someone*, not making a generic statement about hypothetical people.
by Grop
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14857
Views: 2318365

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

My point was, mass is more significant than length. And size is a super vague word.
by Grop
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14857
Views: 2318365

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

For some reason I can't access that article today, weird error. Anyway I wanted to check it again to see if it mentioned the bobcat's size or weight? Wikipedia gives a range of 47-125cm long, and 6-18kg in weight. Which ranges from not much bigger than a domestic cat, to about half the size of a ti...
by Grop
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:18 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 570
Views: 84367

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

Eebster the Great wrote:I hear CDs are gonna replace casettes soon.


That was done for some of the coolest languages; but French is still learned using cassettes.
by Grop
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7200
Views: 536191

Re: Trump presidency

The US wanting out of world economy is quite a bold move; I wonder how many seasons will keep us entertained.
by Grop
Sun May 27, 2018 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6429
Views: 937364

Re: Police misbehavior thread

In other words, nobody is ever rehabilitated.
by Grop
Sat May 26, 2018 6:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1998: "GDPR"
Replies: 61
Views: 8171

Re: 1998: "GDPR"

I took it to mean there was a group named 3rd party extensions.
by Grop
Wed May 23, 2018 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14857
Views: 2318365

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

This is the funniest part about Eurovision: no country wants to host it. Hence all the trolls not really trying to win.
by Grop
Sun May 20, 2018 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4118
Views: 547010

Re: The Darker Side of the News

addams wrote:Oh, you Europeans; You don't have Cats, Bear and Crocodiles. We Do! They will hunt and kill humans for fun.


We have finished terraforming for quite a while. When are you doing your part of the world?
by Grop
Thu May 17, 2018 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 409128

Re: Questions For The World

Unless foxes are tougher than dogs in that regard, that undermines the fable The Fox and the Grapes.
by Grop
Thu May 17, 2018 7:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7200
Views: 536191

Re: Trump presidency

A world where theres a large permanently disadvantaged underclass, mostly. One where a plethora of policies are in place which ostensibly help the underclasses but are actually designed to sabotage them in one way or another to ensure they stay in the underclass. For instance, a welfare system with...
by Grop
Mon May 07, 2018 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14857
Views: 2318365

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

To be fair, the mediteranean without Italy doesn't look that bad, when compared to Europe without Germany, North America without Canada, or South Korea without North Korea.
by Grop
Mon May 07, 2018 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14857
Views: 2318365

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Soupspoon wrote:Humorous news: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-44005284

(I got 9/10, rather proudly, only failing with the baltic states question where I dithered the wrong way between the right answer and the one I chose.)


The one about Bielorussia? I wouldn't call that a baltic state.

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