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by Amie
Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:09 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: One sentence in the languages you know
Replies: 37
Views: 12759

Re: One sentence in the languages you know

And 'aakhir' by itself doesn't work as 'finally', it means last. The correct phrase for 'finally' is 'bil-aakhir', lifted completely from Arabic, where it means 'in the end'. Furthermore, the sentences given all imply that he hasn't yet made plans for going to Germany, the more appropriate sentence...
by Amie
Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 205158

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Before the Napoli game, even I didn't think we'd do as well as we did. Nobody anticipated it. But it happened. It's always been that way with CFC. There is always, always a possibility. It will come as a pleasant "surprise" (for lack of a better word right now) if they do.
by Amie
Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 205158

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

I was merely implying that they are not unbeatable. Of course I'm speaking as a fan. All of you have been speaking as fans and you've even been deriding other clubs such as the one I support. Barca are great and so are we. I know the odds aren't in our favour this season but that doesn't mean that w...
by Amie
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 205158

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

I am not making dismissive statements about Barca. I love the team. I am just saying that we can do better than them. What happened wasn't the team's fault but it is what cost us our Cup. It was unfair of fucking Ovrebo. I was only talking about that. If you automatically associated that with me bla...
by Amie
Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:01 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: One sentence in the languages you know
Replies: 37
Views: 12759

Re: One sentence in the languages you know

Hindi:
Tum Germany aakhir kab aa rahé ho? (Can be apt for both formal/informal relationships)
Tu aakhir Germany kab aa raha hai? (Informal. Used among close friends)
Aap aakhir Germany kab aa rahé ho? (Very formal)

Punjabi (best guess):
Tussi kadon Germany aa rahé ho?
by Amie
Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cricket/Science question about the Hot Spot Technology
Replies: 26
Views: 3800

Re: Cricket/Science question about the Hot Spot Technology

He may surprise you :P

I'm still not over it.
by Amie
Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 205158

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Teh Lulz. The only way Barca can beat us is if the ref doesn't give us four penalties. It was a great win last night and we did really well.
by Amie
Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 205158

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Champions fucking League motherfuckers.

To see Drogba, Terry and Lampard score in a game like this and watch Ivanovic kick in the winning goal was a fan's dream.
by Amie
Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 904460

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Jupiter and Venus respectively. The colour happened because of camera madness. Mars was ~180 degrees from that :)
by Amie
Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 904460

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Jupiter, Venus and Mars in the sky, visible to the naked eye.

I could die.

EDIIT: Crappy cell phone shot with shaky hands:
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by Amie
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90173
Views: 9105407

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

So I was listening to D'yer Mak'er and it struck me that the punchline to that joke ("My wife went to holiday on a Caribbean Island?" "Jamaica" "No, she left of her own accord.") is also the meaning of the song. I already knew the title was a play off of the joke and t...
by Amie
Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1449890

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I just told my HR representative to speak to our boss about adding a note on our careers page stating that we're an equal opportunity organization that doesn't discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, class, race or disabilities. Considering that I live where I live, I don't see it a...
by Amie
Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:55 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals
Replies: 294
Views: 138041

Re: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals

Van Canto's cover of "fear of the dark". All their covers are good, but in most cases the original is pretty good too. But the original was not Iron Maiden's best, while the cover is just...wow. [/fanboy] I love Van Canto but it doesn't beat Maiden's original for me. Nothing ever will :| ...
by Amie
Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3486785

Re: Pants.

*hugs* for Jumble. Please take care of yourself. It's a shitty place to be in but hang in there.
by Amie
Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3437832

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Cathy wrote:MARRIED! WOOOOHOOO!

<3

Brilliant. Bet you looked fucking awesome. Pics or gtfo! Also, massive *hugs*
by Amie
Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 104142

Re: Metal

I second Haggard. It's an incredibly good band. If you like Iron Maiden you'll love Psycho Motel (Adrian's previous band), all of Bruce's solo works (with Adrian) such as Skunkworks and Accident of Birth. Also, Hammerfall, Scavanger, Blind Guardian, Judas Priest, Praying Mantis, Iced Earth (they are...
by Amie
Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 904460

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Thank you, Garm!

mrface, that is brilliant. As someone who has always loved singing, I know how great it can feel when someone drops such a huge compliment on you.
by Amie
Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 205158

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

I read this article on an Aspie's take on Football. Amazing, amazing read.
by Amie
Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cricket/Science question about the Hot Spot Technology
Replies: 26
Views: 3800

Re: Cricket/Science question about the Hot Spot Technology

Meanwhile, I see Dravid has retired from internationals. I can vaguely remember his test match debut - cricinfo tells me that was Dickie Bird's last match as umpire - didn't we (England) drop Dravid in single figures then he went on to make (almost) a century? That could describe various players th...
by Amie
Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2781227

Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

This from my Facebook: "I've always had a love-hate relationship with cricket. Growing up in Bombay, it was impossible to escape it. Sometimes, I hate that the city forced me into the paranoia and the hype. Not today. Today, I am grateful. Rahul Dravid is a player I've always watched more than ...
by Amie
Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cricket/Science question about the Hot Spot Technology
Replies: 26
Views: 3800

Re: Cricket/Science question about the Hot Spot Technology

Ah I did wonder if you were approaching this from an Indian point of view. The BCCI's insistence that Hawk-Eye (or equivalent) couldn't be used for the England v India test series was interesting, especially as it could have saved one of the Indian batsmen from being given out LBW very early in the...
by Amie
Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 205158

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

All the Torres haters (and just everyone else actually) should read the column written by Omid Djalili today. Is fucking hilarious and awesome. "Players were visibly seen mouthing 'Torres' when he won the penalty urging him to take it but he refused with a firmness that made rewind my Sky+ and ...
by Amie
Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cricket/Science question about the Hot Spot Technology
Replies: 26
Views: 3800

Re: Cricket/Science question about the Hot Spot Technology

How often to use the technology in some sports is one of those big debates that may never be resolved. It's pretty pointless if you use the technology so much that it drastically slows down matches and undermines the authority of the on-field umpire, so there have to be some limits. But where those...
by Amie
Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1718883

Re: Today I Learned

There are more of those btw. Fuck. Now I'mma go spend an entire day hunting for the rest. Thanks a lot, Zarq. :| (Thank you Amie for pointing that out to me, now I feel stupid. I thought it was just about a Charmander taking its own pants off.) It just might be... I don't know. But it can read diff...
by Amie
Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cricket/Science question about the Hot Spot Technology
Replies: 26
Views: 3800

Re: Cricket/Science question about the Hot Spot Technology

Right, but that's what I am saying. The player can apparently only make two unsuccessful challenges in a match (I think it's just one challenge in ODIs - a colleague told me as much). However, this is used for confirming if the decision was right or not. If the umpire is proven wrong, then it's fin...
by Amie
Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Support thread for people with disabilities
Replies: 143
Views: 54430

Re: [SAFESPACE] Support thread for people with disabilities

I want to share, but it would probably be really triggering. Hi. Maybe sharing will feel a bit like taking a huge load off of your shoulders. I wouldn't normally say that to anyone but people over here actually care and relate and maybe sometimes that isn't enough but if you do feel like sharing, t...
by Amie
Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Support thread for people with disabilities
Replies: 143
Views: 54430

Re: [SAFESPACE] Support thread for people with disabilities

*Hugs* for anyone who wants them. Hell, *cuddles* and *snuggles* too. What I have is depression and other related issues. I might not have to call these things disabilities in an ideally good society but because of my immediate surroundings, I feel immensely disabled and tired all the time. I don...
by Amie
Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 205158

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Good effort by Arsenal.

Also, yay for Chelsea. It was sad to see Miereles not celebrate much and I understand why. The next game after AVB left, Miereles scores a beautiful goal. If only they had let him stay...
by Amie
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cricket/Science question about the Hot Spot Technology
Replies: 26
Views: 3800

Re: Cricket/Science question about the Hot Spot Technology

This is what the Snickometer is for - the sound recording from the microphone (in the stumps I presume) is lined up with the video from the cameras. The tricky part of the technology is precisely synchronising the two (the sound & video on my telly at home often wander in and out of sync - it u...
by Amie
Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cricket/Science question about the Hot Spot Technology
Replies: 26
Views: 3800

Re: Cricket/Science question about the Hot Spot Technology

It's very possible that the umpires are much less than 90% correct for these cases. I doubt that very much. At least when it comes to experienced and well seasoned umpires. The technology, in my view, is more often than not, used for validating an already made decision in the umpire's head. When yo...
by Amie
Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1718883

Re: Today I Learned

TIL: Menacing_Spike's userpic can read "I turn on my charm and 'er pants come right off". Wow, talk about late realizations.
by Amie
Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 904460

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Got my first paycheck. Already spent most of my money. I gave some to my maa, got the boyfriend a shirt and got myself a jacket. I should be feeling sad because I am almost broke again but I feel great. This isn't my first job but now I am a sports writer and getting a paycheck off of that is someth...
by Amie
Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cricket/Science question about the Hot Spot Technology
Replies: 26
Views: 3800

Re: Cricket/Science question about the Hot Spot Technology

If the stats really stand at less than 90% as you suggest, then that's really terrible for a technology this expensive. An umpire will be right more number of times than that!
The only question that remains to be answered is if you can really determine with accuracy where the sound comes from.
by Amie
Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cricket/Science question about the Hot Spot Technology
Replies: 26
Views: 3800

Re: Cricket/Science question about the Hot Spot Technology

Ahhh, I knew I could count on the fora! The real interesting science is the statistics. How many times was hot spot used last year? How often did hot spot get it wrong? And are you SURE hot spot got it wrong? "Huge error margins" in this case would be less than about 90% accuracy, I think....
by Amie
Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cricket/Science question about the Hot Spot Technology
Replies: 26
Views: 3800

Cricket/Science question about the Hot Spot Technology

So, I don't know if many of you watch cricket and are aware of the Hot Spot Technology but here's some background if you don't: This technology uses infrared cameras and senses the heat generated from friction (that can come about either as a result of the ball on the bat or the ball on a batsman's ...
by Amie
Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 205158

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Yes it is bollocks. Harry is known to write bullshit articles. That was the point of that link, really.

Also, yes, as a fan, it is tiring to see managers getting sacked like this, even though our captain backed AVB to the hilt. Maybe we'll have a steady manager next season. *hopes*
by Amie
Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 205158

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

I am absolutely gutted. AVB was such a no-nonsense manager and he really didn't get enough chances. Meanwhile, worth mentioning today is Real Zaragoza's win over Villarreal with that goal coming in the last few seconds of stoppage time. It was absolutely brilliant. Amazing football by Abraham. Also,...
by Amie
Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 205158

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

That Rob van Persie goal was great.

Meanwhile, I am disappointed in Daniel Sturridge. He's been awful for a while and yesterday it cost us a goddamn win. West Brom are very pacey and we weren't as quick on our feet. Sigh.
by Amie
Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1449890

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Thank you Jessica. *hugs* for Black Dynamite. If it's any consolation to you, my skin is extremely rough and I am nothing like those other girls you described even though I have the genitalia. You're a girl and from the sound of it, dysphoric about your body. Your girlfriend seems to not understand ...
by Amie
Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1449890

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Thank you all. I appreciate it.

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