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by olubunmi
Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1721772

Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned about water jet surgery.

Life is pretty awesome sometimes.
by olubunmi
Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90200
Views: 9117981

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

Today, I ducktaped my world map to the ceiling.
Now I have an empty wall again. Time to look for new posters.
by olubunmi
Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90200
Views: 9117981

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

I've seen the Sagrada familia. Was during Christmas 3 or 4 years ago. Park Guell is also worth a visit. Musicians everywhere. What did you think? Did you like it? That thing might give a person a lot to think about. Musicians? oh. eeww? What kind? (yuck) Do they have musician free days? It was biza...
by olubunmi
Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What did you get for christmas?
Replies: 27
Views: 8024

Re: What did you get for christmas?

Yeah, C&H is up there with Sandman and Transmet for 'comics you must own'. My mind first registered that as that other C&H comic and I wondered why it's on the list of comics you must own. On topic: I got an apple! (as in a piece of fruit, note the lowercase 'a') Also some chocolate. I gues...
by olubunmi
Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90200
Views: 9117981

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

I've seen the Sagrada familia. Was during Christmas 3 or 4 years ago.
Park Guell is also worth a visit. Musicians everywhere.
by olubunmi
Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90200
Views: 9117981

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

Suzaku wrote:The Oxford English Dictionary has posted a blog post with an app that tells you one word that was added in the year of your birth.

EDIT: I got 'punkster' :)


Poptastic.
Is apparently a a word.
by olubunmi
Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Private Prisons against crime
Replies: 52
Views: 15979

Re: Private Prisons against crime

Well, I think the easiest way is probably just to have prisons be public. Then all of your incentives line up properly quite easily. There don't seem to be any particular benefits to private prisons and a lot of ways that it can go wrong. Ridiculous! How's a man supposed to get rich off human suffe...
by olubunmi
Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Private Prisons against crime
Replies: 52
Views: 15979

Re: Private Prisons against crime

How do prisons control crime, though? Even if the prison companies have all the incentive in the world to maximize "customers", short of illegal activity themselves, how would they be generating crime? The same for the opposite case? Pay off judges to send high schoolers to jail for minor...
by olubunmi
Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Private Prisons against crime
Replies: 52
Views: 15979

Re: Private Prisons against crime

How do prisons control crime, though? Even if the prison companies have all the incentive in the world to maximize "customers", short of illegal activity themselves, how would they be generating crime? The same for the opposite case? Pay off judges to send high schoolers to jail for minor...
by olubunmi
Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is discrimination based on birth order a thing?
Replies: 23
Views: 10885

Re: Is discrimination based on birth order a thing?

Among the Chasads, the first girl or two are considered to be poor marriage material, because as the eldest girls they had to help their mothers raise their siblings, and thus would only want a few kids rather than the baker's dozen. My grandmother was not expected to get married at all and instead...
by olubunmi
Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1721772

Re: Today I Learned

by olubunmi » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:41 am UTC There are also Dutch Frisians. TIL how to set intradermal, subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. I think this will be a fun year. Yes. It will be a fun year. Are you Nursing or Medical? There is a little difference. That stuff is fun. Sort of. It is ...
by olubunmi
Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1721772

Re: Today I Learned

There are also Dutch Frisians.

TIL how to set intradermal, subcutaneous and intramuscular injections.
I think this will be a fun year.
by olubunmi
Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Saudi men have only 90 days left to beat their wives
Replies: 2
Views: 1630

Re: Saudi men have only 90 days left to beat their wives

Lucrece wrote:As if it will ever be enforced, especially outside the upper classes. :roll:


Yeah, this law probably won't change all that much, with all other systems still in place to suppress women.
Still, baby steps are still steps in the right direction. It takes time to change a society.
by olubunmi
Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Quiz night questions that can't be googled on a smart-phone
Replies: 29
Views: 29923

Re: Quiz night questions that can't be googled on a smart-ph

A round of song fragments without lyrics/with the lyrics edited out out.
Or fragments of famous speeches (guess the orator) or news broadcasts (guess the event).
by olubunmi
Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3404
Views: 766565

Re: What were your dreams last night?

In the past week I've had a few weird, disturbing dreams. ...I was gay and in a relationship with a great guy (was a bit weird, but totally fabulous). ...I was transsexual (this dream involved a witch and a magical gathering of some sort, at one point I mounted a centaur. It was slightly troubling) ...
by olubunmi
Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90200
Views: 9117981

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

SlyReaper wrote:
Tomlidich the second wrote:
SlyReaper wrote:MY HANDS SMELL LIKE LEMONS!!!

I think I'll stick with this new brand of soap.




combustible lemons?


Could be. It hasn't burned my house down, so I'm leaning towards nope.


Well, I know for a fact that oranges make pretty awesome candles.
There's not so much combustion potential though.
by olubunmi
Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2352710

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Monika wrote:Destroy all the calculators!


I currently have one serving as a rattle.

And thanks for the welcomes!
by olubunmi
Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3491193

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

If you want to have sex your car There's a word missing there, which somehow caused me to interpret it as "if you want to have sex with your car". I thought that was quite weird, and it took me a few seconds to realise that 'in' makes much more sense than 'with' in this context. The inter...
by olubunmi
Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Neil Armstrong, RIP :(
Replies: 2
Views: 1555

Re: Neil Armstrong, RIP :(

Check the date; this happened a year ago.
by olubunmi
Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3491193

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

If you want to have sex your car, first off: don't. It's messy, there's always stuff in the way and you never know who sees you. If you absolutely must however, pick a desolated spot. Somewhere in the woods for instance. Don't pick a residential area. And you should absolutely not park your car in f...
by olubunmi
Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90200
Views: 9117981

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Cauliflower is spicy? I guess I learned something today!

The spiciest peppers I ever ate were Adjuma peppers. Few things are spicy once you get used to those.
by olubunmi
Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2352710

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

So yesterday I spent ~20 minutes trying to figure out my password, before asking for a reset. I have no clue what my old password was, though I usually have a pretty good memory. Yeah, I've been gone for a while. Nearly 2 years in fact, and turns out I never posted in this thread even then, so this ...
by olubunmi
Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Flat Earth Society
Replies: 121
Views: 69666

Re: The Flat Earth Society

You are all Uneducated Idiots . Round Earth Is a "BULL STUFF" LIE BY IGNORAMUS EVIL EDUCATORS. Don’t forget, you are ROUNDist retarded, ROUND PLANET voids your opposite rationale. The Hemispherical Earth is an intended EVIL against humanity - indicting every human on Earth as Dumb, Educat...
by olubunmi
Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:02 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What if Brazil became a superpower?
Replies: 36
Views: 7907

Re: What if Brazil became a superpower?

Will Brazil become a superpower?... <sigh> Egypt owns Brazil. For all of the intelligent folks on this forum, your ability to remain willfully uninformed is troubling. There is no Brazil. Stop looking at the globe on your desk and start understanding the planet. Wait what? Where do you base that on...
by olubunmi
Sat Jul 09, 2011 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bachmann and Others Sign Homophobic Pledge
Replies: 187
Views: 23086

Re: Bachmann and Others Sign Homophobic Pledge

Support for the enactment of safeguards for all married and unmarried U.S. Military and National Guard personnel, especially our combat troops, from inappropriate same-gender or opposite-gender sexual harassment, adultery or intrusively intimate commingling among attracteds (restrooms, showers, bar...
by olubunmi
Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First ever synthetic organ transplant
Replies: 41
Views: 4308

Re: First ever synthetic organ transplant

What am I not seeing? That everyone of those layers contains cartilage. It's a connective tissue, which means it's in just about everything. The bladder is an especially simple organ, as it's just a bag that holds liquid, and thus makes a good candidate for our forays into growing bags of connectiv...
by olubunmi
Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First ever synthetic organ transplant
Replies: 41
Views: 4308

Re: First ever synthetic organ transplant

Good idea to go with a windpipe first, as it's just cartilage and such! although it makes me wonder why they couldn't just use a copmpletely synthetic material though, the windpipe is just a tube, why not just use a tube? why did they have to go to the effort to grow flesh? This is just an educated...
by olubunmi
Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First ever synthetic organ transplant
Replies: 41
Views: 4308

Re: First ever synthetic organ transplant

They have tried to build a heart with this same method. It was alive, but too weak to beat. That was a couple years ago, so I'm wondering how much it costs to do something like this. Less and less as the scientists/doctors learn the fastest/most efficient way of growing the tissues, get the templat...
by olubunmi
Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First ever synthetic organ transplant
Replies: 41
Views: 4308

Re: First ever synthetic organ transplant

@Sly: I imagine the pancreas might be one of the more complicated organs to recreate from stem cells. Really anything with specialized secretions would seem much more difficult than say....a heart. Perhaps it would be easier to only recreate part of the pancreas, say the islets of Langerhans (or ev...
by olubunmi
Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Definition of a Perfect Society
Replies: 36
Views: 8322

Re: Definition of a Perfect Society

Besides, I doubt perpetual happiness is at all possible, as that would mean not only eliminating depression from society (which would be a good thing, I think), but also other emotions such as sadness and anger, which are unpleasant, but not necessarily bad. But what is sadness but something to mot...
by olubunmi
Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Definition of a Perfect Society
Replies: 36
Views: 8322

Re: Definition of a Perfect Society

A society based on maximizing happiness for all citizens has a number of obstacles to overcome, such as the fact that people tend to like things that are mutually exclusive. Besides, I doubt perpetual happiness is at all possible, as that would mean not only eliminating depression from society (whic...
by olubunmi
Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scientist Uses Creationist Techniques to Prove Evolution
Replies: 42
Views: 5593

Re: Scientist Uses Creationist Techniques to Prove Evolution

While it's fun, I don't really see the point in this.
It probably won't convince many creationists that evolution is legit.
by olubunmi
Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A Realization
Replies: 23
Views: 4381

Re: A Realization

This is pretty much the plot of one futurama episode I think.
by olubunmi
Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Wikipedia Ridiculousness
Replies: 12
Views: 2579

Re: Wikipedia Ridiculousness

Nat wrote:The list of numbers.


That article lists '42' under notable integers. What the hell.
by olubunmi
Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:45 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The scientific consensus on meditation
Replies: 35
Views: 6692

Re: The scientific consensus on meditation

The only claim stated in the OP that I find hard to believe is the claim that meditation enhances the immune system. While it's true that (chronic) stress has all kinds of negative effects on your health, including the immune system, I've never found a source claiming the effect of stress on the imm...
by olubunmi
Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1721772

Re: Today I Learned

Sruixan wrote:
So then, TIL that I can actually post here without feeling like I'm disrupting some conservation area in which natural beauty is left to unfold without the pesky interference of people like me.


Well said. I feel the same here most of the time.
by olubunmi
Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1721772

Re: Today I Learned

TIL: That I had an XKCD account. Also, That the XKCD fora are a good place to spend hours reading. Even the stuff I don't understand is interesting. :3 That's why I lurk here often. I often can't be bothered to make a post myself for weeks at a time. I don't have much to contribute on most topics r...
by olubunmi
Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Kuwaiti woman politician calls to legalize sex slavery
Replies: 41
Views: 6124

Re: Kuwaiti woman politician calls to legalize sex slavery

I guess there isn't much to say about this. I can only think of this:
I can't imagine she has much support on this. So I can't see this ever becoming law. Let's hope I don't turn out to be wrong tough...
by olubunmi
Sat May 07, 2011 10:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90200
Views: 9117981

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

So apperantly you can't make popcorn from lentils.
It was worth the try tough. The results were hilarious...
by olubunmi
Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Spreek Nederlands en Praat Afrikaans (Dutch & Afrikaans)
Replies: 418
Views: 134367

Re: Spreek Nederlands en Praat Afrikaans (Dutch & Afrikaans)

Volgens mij is het het lastigste om uit te leggen hoe en wanneer je het woordje 'er' moet gebruiken.
Tenminste, mensen die ik ken en die Nederlands als tweede taal hebben, hebben de neiging dat woordje nooit te gebruiken...

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