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by yokdvd
Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:29 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1972
Views: 476641

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

"juxtaposition" seems like the most useless and malphonic word I can think of. I have never seen it used in a context where the writer couldn't have simply chosen a different, more direct wording. To me, the use of "juxtaposition" usually says little more than 'look at how many u...
by yokdvd
Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Student Quotes
Replies: 870
Views: 212574

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

lab student 1: Move your acetone!
lab student 2: Don't use that acetone with me!
by yokdvd
Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you think English should have or bring back.
Replies: 643
Views: 167284

Terms english should have, but doesn't

I was thinking about this today, is there term to use to refer to a nonspecific group of people other than "you guys"? I know this is trivial, but I'd really like to know if there is an alternative. I don't like this term because it seems particularly inaccurate if you are trying to refer ...
by yokdvd
Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:55 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: ubuntu won't find any wireless networks!?
Replies: 5
Views: 1858

Re: ubuntu won't find any wireless networks!?

Under the system>Administration menu, there is no tab that says "restricted drivers". There is one that says "Hardware drivers" but it was not very helpful; it just did a quick scan and told me that I had no proprietary drivers.
by yokdvd
Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:03 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: bsod everytime after watching videos (divx, meagivdeo)
Replies: 11
Views: 1469

Re: bsod everytime after watching videos (divx, meagivdeo)

BSOD almost always means hardware incompatibilities, so definitely start with updating all drivers. Also, trying to play videos with incorrect codecs can sometimes cause problems, so I recommend downloading and installing the k-lite mega codec pack which augments windows media player, or try VLC med...
by yokdvd
Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:07 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: ubuntu won't find any wireless networks!?
Replies: 5
Views: 1858

ubuntu won't find any wireless networks!?

I'm quite new to linux, and I can't seem to figure out how to connect to any wireless network? I know the problem is most likely that ubuntu doesn't have the correct drivers for my network card, but how would I go about finding them? I am using an HP dv2000 laptop, and I'm assuming that ubuntu requi...
by yokdvd
Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:48 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: What would you do with an infinitely fast computer?
Replies: 818
Views: 225187

Re: What would you do with an infinitely fast computer?

so far I think I have yet to read any replies that don't involve the creation of skynet :wink: Anyways, I'm sure someone much more versed in physics than I will probably correct me on this, but if we accept the existence of an infinitely fast computer, we would also have to accept the existence of f...
by yokdvd
Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:33 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Random knowledge
Replies: 32
Views: 3199

Re: Random knowledge

Here are a few of mine. Take each one with a grain of salt because I dont have citations, they are just things I've heard, read, or seen. On average, blinking causes an individual's eyes to be closed for a total of 20 minutes per day while awake. 45% of american's don't know the sun is a star. An of...
by yokdvd
Sat Dec 19, 2009 2:51 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Getting a new laptop on a $500 budget
Replies: 8
Views: 1512

Re: Getting a new laptop on a $500 budget

Follow this one simple guideline and you will be fine: Do not buy an acer! My dad fixes computers, and he tells me than the vast majority of laptops that come in are acers, and a disproportionately large number of them are unfixable (or not worth fixing), as compared to other laptops. I would recomm...
by yokdvd
Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:29 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1972
Views: 476641

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

bulemia and fetish. i dont know why, but i have the weird inability to pronounce either of these words correctly. I always pronounce them like "byoolemia" (similar to "bureau") and "feetish". Actually, I realized 5 seconds ago that "bureau" pisses me off. Int...
by yokdvd
Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:18 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Misheard phrases from childhood
Replies: 91
Views: 17288

Re: Misheard phrases from childhood

most of the time it's used "I could care less," without possibility of irony. How do you know it's without the possibility of irony? Also, do you know what irony means? Because it's not the same as sarcasm, and that's what I was talking about. Also also, someone doesn't need to be intenti...
by yokdvd
Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1972
Views: 476641

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

ah, so you're saying that redundancy helps to get the message through by using redundancy?
by yokdvd
Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:36 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1972
Views: 476641

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

I think 'heigth' is terrible too. It never comes out of my mouth correctly. Did I seriously just read this correctly? It can't possibly come out of your mouth correctly since it is not a word! It is an affront to real words everywhere. It is the bastard-child of the real words wid th and height . A...
by yokdvd
Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:06 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you think English should have or bring back.
Replies: 643
Views: 167284

Re: Missing Words, Words You Think We Should Have

I've never heard the term "overmorrow" before; I quite like that. Is there a word for that space halfway between sleeping/dreaming and being fully awake? You know, that spot where you sort-of have lucidity, but it doesn't last very long before you realise what's going on? I'd like a term ...
by yokdvd
Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:59 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1972
Views: 476641

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

I hate words that are pronunciations of acronyms. Normally we don't pronounce acronyms except when they correspond to a real word. Instead we spell out the letters. Computer Scientists did not get the memo. I'm sorry but I wholeheartedly disagree. Many sources say that an acronym is only a word tha...

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