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

Postby Giant Speck » Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:34 pm UTC

Oh, God. Hollywood Russian makes me cringe. And it's not just the accent. It's when they actually try to speak Russian, too.


In other news, pumpkin spice and salted caramel have arrived at Starbucks! I really need to learn how to make this stuff myself; it's getting expensive.
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Postby You, sir, name? » Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:36 pm UTC

Giant Speck wrote:Oh, God. Hollywood Russian makes me cringe. And it's not just the accent. It's when they actually try to speak Russian, too.


I like it when they slip up and mix Russian and American r-sounds.
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Postby Giant Speck » Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:41 pm UTC

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Giant Speck wrote:Oh, God. Hollywood Russian makes me cringe. And it's not just the accent. It's when they actually try to speak Russian, too.


I like it when they slip up and mix Russian and American r-sounds.

Can you give an example? I know Russian, but apparently not enough to immediately understand what you said.
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Postby elminster » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:57 am UTC

Ah, I love it when a product fails inside the warranty and you get a replacement which is so much better.... It's like trading in something old for new for free. Although, the new SSD replacement is more than twice the speed, it's half the price that I bought the original. Still, the solid state drive sector is quite rapidly advancing.
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Postby Magnanimous » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:16 am UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:When you tell kids today they were a megabyte and took ages to completely write to they don't believe you.

A little off-topic, but I like the idea of using grains of sand as a metaphor for bits. A kilobyte becomes 8192 grains of sand, and if you take Wiki's definition of medium sand being ~62 nanoliters that's about a tenth of a teaspoon. A megabyte is about half a liter of sand, and a gigabyte is about half a cubic meter. A terabyte is bigger than the average house.

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Postby The EGE » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:45 am UTC

If a gig is half a cubic meter, then a terabyte is 500 cubic meters, or 5m*10m*10m. That's about house-sized.
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Postby SlyReaper » Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:06 am UTC

ArgonV wrote:Slyreaper, you sure the car is actually revving that much? Or just showing that much revs?

Well know. Like I said, I think the rev counter is dodgy because the engine doesn't sound like it's over-revving at all. But that's just a subjective judgement from a guy whose idea of how cars work is "suck squeeze bang blow" -> makes the wheels turn.
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Postby ArgonV » Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:57 am UTC

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ArgonV wrote:Slyreaper, you sure the car is actually revving that much? Or just showing that much revs?

Well know. Like I said, I think the rev counter is dodgy because the engine doesn't sound like it's over-revving at all. But that's just a subjective judgement from a guy whose idea of how cars work is "suck squeeze bang blow" -> makes the wheels turn.


You could always get a friend, put the car in neutral and let it idle for a while, then press the accelerator a bit, keeping it steady while you watch the rev counter and the other listens to get engine revving and see if there's any discrepancy.

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Giant Speck wrote:Oh, God. Hollywood Russian makes me cringe. And it's not just the accent. It's when they actually try to speak Russian, too.


I like it when they slip up and mix Russian and American r-sounds.

That's usually how I feel about Hollywood Dutch and German. Dutch is my native language and I grew up with German, and the Hollywood versions are so aweful it makes me cringe

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Postby silent man » Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:03 pm UTC

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ArgonV wrote:Slyreaper, you sure the car is actually revving that much? Or just showing that much revs?

Well know. Like I said, I think the rev counter is dodgy because the engine doesn't sound like it's over-revving at all. But that's just a subjective judgement from a guy whose idea of how cars work is "suck squeeze bang blow" -> makes the wheels turn.

Keeping in mind that my knowledge about reciprocating engines comes almost exclusively from university lectures rather than experience:

- as long as the engine doesn't exceed its rpm range (usually marked red on the instrument, should be ~5 to 6k for an Otto-engine), there should be no danger of it getting damaged or exploding
- a lack of oil or coolant is almost certainly not the cause of the problem
- assuming that the clutch is fine: Do you have to depress the accelerator more or less than before to reach a given speed? (Alternatively, does the car drive faster or slower when you let it idle?) If the engine actually is running faster, it should put out more power (unless your car has another problem that causes it to lose exactly the amount of power that the increased rpm adds). If a set combination of gear/accelerator setting/ground speed shows different engine speeds, it's almost certainly the indicator that's broken.

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Postby Hawknc » Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:15 pm UTC

3000 RPM in neutral is waaaay wrong. How old is the car? If it's recent, I would be surprised at that because idle speed is managed via the PCM. If it's a particularly old one then I would say there might be something wrong with the throttle valve that it isn't actuating properly and staying open more than it should. Purely guesswork based on the information provided, though.

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Postby You, sir, name? » Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:19 pm UTC

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Giant Speck wrote:Oh, God. Hollywood Russian makes me cringe. And it's not just the accent. It's when they actually try to speak Russian, too.


I like it when they slip up and mix Russian and American r-sounds.

Can you give an example? I know Russian, but apparently not enough to immediately understand what you said.


Russian (and some rhotic dialects of British English) has rolling r-sounds (I think the technical term is trill). American English and RP usually doesn't (I think the technical term for the American and RP r-sound is aveolar approximant).

Fake Russian puts a lot of emphasis on the r-sounds, but when speaking quickly it's easy to slip and drop a few American r-sounds, especially in the middle of words.
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Postby SlyReaper » Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:51 pm UTC

Hawknc wrote:3000 RPM in neutral is waaaay wrong. How old is the car? If it's recent, I would be surprised at that because idle speed is managed via the PCM. If it's a particularly old one then I would say there might be something wrong with the throttle valve that it isn't actuating properly and staying open more than it should. Purely guesswork based on the information provided, though.

It's 18 years old, and it normally idles at 1k. The thing that confuses me is that if the engine really is overrevving, then the car should be moving more quickly for a.given gear, right?
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Postby Giant Speck » Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:03 pm UTC

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Giant Speck wrote:Oh, God. Hollywood Russian makes me cringe. And it's not just the accent. It's when they actually try to speak Russian, too.


I like it when they slip up and mix Russian and American r-sounds.

Can you give an example? I know Russian, but apparently not enough to immediately understand what you said.


Russian (and some rhotic dialects of British English) has rolling r-sounds (I think the technical term is trill). American English and RP usually doesn't (I think the technical term for the American and RP r-sound is aveolar approximant).

Fake Russian puts a lot of emphasis on the r-sounds, but when speaking quickly it's easy to slip and drop a few American r-sounds, especially in the middle of words.

Ah, thanks. That's what I thought you meant, but I wasn't entirely sure.
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Postby Hawknc » Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:07 pm UTC

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Hawknc wrote:3000 RPM in neutral is waaaay wrong. How old is the car? If it's recent, I would be surprised at that because idle speed is managed via the PCM. If it's a particularly old one then I would say there might be something wrong with the throttle valve that it isn't actuating properly and staying open more than it should. Purely guesswork based on the information provided, though.

It's 18 years old, and it normally idles at 1k. The thing that confuses me is that if the engine really is overrevving, then the car should be moving more quickly for a.given gear, right?

In theory, yeah. Definitely take it to a mechanic because at that age there could be any number of things that could be causing it. Hopefully it's as simple as a faulty instrument.

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Postby Angua » Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:17 pm UTC

I sense an upcoming Syfy (I hate typing that) original:

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Postby SlyReaper » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:15 pm UTC

Hawknc wrote:
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Hawknc wrote:3000 RPM in neutral is waaaay wrong. How old is the car? If it's recent, I would be surprised at that because idle speed is managed via the PCM. If it's a particularly old one then I would say there might be something wrong with the throttle valve that it isn't actuating properly and staying open more than it should. Purely guesswork based on the information provided, though.

It's 18 years old, and it normally idles at 1k. The thing that confuses me is that if the engine really is overrevving, then the car should be moving more quickly for a.given gear, right?

In theory, yeah. Definitely take it to a mechanic because at that age there could be any number of things that could be causing it. Hopefully it's as simple as a faulty instrument.

I was hoping to avoid that because my experience with mechanics usually entails spending a great deal of money to diagnose "issues" that turn out to be nothing.

I've just ruled out clutch slippage by putting it into 5th while going along at 30, and flooring the accelerator. If the clutch was slipping, the revs would have shot up. They didn't. That reassures me somewhat; new clutches are expensive.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby Kang » Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:15 pm UTC

If you can't hear the increase from 1000 to 3000 RPM and the speed of the car is the same for a given gear as it was before, I would concur with your assumption of faulty instrumentation. If the engine actually does run at the wrong speed, there obviously are lots of things. One i'd like to throw in because it's a past experience is the lambda probe, which measures the oxygen content of the exhaust. If it gives faulty readings it will readjust the fuel mixture resulting in changes in RPM, though probably both up and down. It would be fairly inexpensive to get fixed, though.

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Postby You, sir, name? » Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:31 pm UTC

So I'm a pretty sturdy guy (due to a nice mixture of being very tall, pretty muscular, and also somewhat fat). So somewhere between Worf and Urdnot Wrex on the burliness scale. Most nights, I go for pretty brisk walks. Due to the nature of sidewalks, there's frequently someone walking a bit ahead of me. When they notice me, they get all paranoid, speeding up and looking over their shoulder like I'm about to rape and/or murder them.

How do I avoid this?
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Postby I Am Raven » Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:45 pm UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:So I'm a pretty sturdy guy (due to a nice mixture of being very tall, pretty muscular, and also somewhat fat). So somewhere between Worf and Urdnot Wrex on the burliness scale. Most nights, I go for pretty brisk walks. Due to the nature of sidewalks, there's frequently someone walking a bit ahead of me. When they notice me, they get all paranoid, speeding up and looking over their shoulder like I'm about to rape and/or murder them.

How do I avoid this?

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Postby Zarq » Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:46 pm UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:So I'm a pretty sturdy guy (due to a nice mixture of being very tall, pretty muscular, and also somewhat fat). So somewhere between Worf and Urdnot Wrex on the burliness scale. Most nights, I go for pretty brisk walks. Due to the nature of sidewalks, there's frequently someone walking a bit ahead of me. When they notice me, they get all paranoid, speeding up and looking over their shoulder like I'm about to rape and/or murder them.

How do I avoid this?


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Postby Dason » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:46 am UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:So I'm a pretty sturdy guy (due to a nice mixture of being very tall, pretty muscular, and also somewhat fat). So somewhere between Worf and Urdnot Wrex on the burliness scale. Most nights, I go for pretty brisk walks. Due to the nature of sidewalks, there's frequently someone walking a bit ahead of me. When they notice me, they get all paranoid, speeding up and looking over their shoulder like I'm about to rape and/or murder them.

How do I avoid this?

Yell "I PROMISE I'M NOT GOING TO RAPE AND/OR MURDER YOU". Then they'll be reassured and much more calm!
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Postby bluebambue » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:58 am UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:So I'm a pretty sturdy guy (due to a nice mixture of being very tall, pretty muscular, and also somewhat fat). So somewhere between Worf and Urdnot Wrex on the burliness scale. Most nights, I go for pretty brisk walks. Due to the nature of sidewalks, there's frequently someone walking a bit ahead of me. When they notice me, they get all paranoid, speeding up and looking over their shoulder like I'm about to rape and/or murder them.

How do I avoid this?

Wear light/happy colors and smile. Suites, button downs, or other more formal clothing would also probably help.

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Postby Dason » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:03 am UTC

bluebambue wrote:
You, sir, name? wrote:So I'm a pretty sturdy guy (due to a nice mixture of being very tall, pretty muscular, and also somewhat fat). So somewhere between Worf and Urdnot Wrex on the burliness scale. Most nights, I go for pretty brisk walks. Due to the nature of sidewalks, there's frequently someone walking a bit ahead of me. When they notice me, they get all paranoid, speeding up and looking over their shoulder like I'm about to rape and/or murder them.

How do I avoid this?

Wear light/happy colors and smile.

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Postby I Am Raven » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:15 am UTC

Just watched Red State. What, the fuck.
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Postby pseudoidiot » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:24 am UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:How do I avoid this?
Ask if they want some candy and tell them you have a basket-full in your van.
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Postby ArgonV » Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:28 am UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:So I'm a pretty sturdy guy (due to a nice mixture of being very tall, pretty muscular, and also somewhat fat). So somewhere between Worf and Urdnot Wrex on the burliness scale. Most nights, I go for pretty brisk walks. Due to the nature of sidewalks, there's frequently someone walking a bit ahead of me. When they notice me, they get all paranoid, speeding up and looking over their shoulder like I'm about to rape and/or murder them.

How do I avoid this?


I've got the same problem for a bit. You know what somewhat worked for me? Growing a full beard. Somehow, people are more trusting. Still, some people still assume I'll rape and murder then (not in that specific order).

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Postby Steax » Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:59 am UTC

What worked for me is to keep headsets on, carry a book, and smile if they look at me. Need to practice that smile to be less creepy and more friendly, though. =/
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I Am Raven wrote:Just watched Red State. What, the fuck.

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Postby torontoraptor » Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:24 am UTC

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Postby Magnanimous » Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:35 am UTC

I thought you were talking about Red Dawn, and I was very confused.

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Postby SecondTalon » Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:29 am UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:So I'm a pretty sturdy guy (due to a nice mixture of being very tall, pretty muscular, and also somewhat fat). So somewhere between Worf and Urdnot Wrex on the burliness scale. Most nights, I go for pretty brisk walks. Due to the nature of sidewalks, there's frequently someone walking a bit ahead of me. When they notice me, they get all paranoid, speeding up and looking over their shoulder like I'm about to rape and/or murder them.

How do I avoid this?

Get a silly hat.
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Postby The Scyphozoa » Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:40 am UTC

Or wear a ball gag or something. You know, something that says, "I'm your friend."
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Postby felltir » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:12 am UTC

Do what I do: Cross the road.
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Postby Plasma Man » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:50 am UTC

Either slow down, so that the gap between the two of you gets bigger, or speed up and overtake them.
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Postby felltir » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:55 am UTC

The first is better, I think.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby Felstaff » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:13 am UTC

  • Whistle a jolly tune, pretend you have not a care in the world
  • Fake a call on your mobile telephone, pretending you're talking to your sweetheart in saccharine baby-talk
  • Fake a call on your mobile phone, saying things like "I don't care if it takes me into the red, I want to donate every penny I can to that kitten orphanage!"
  • Skip
  • Moonwalk your way around town (elicit appropriate level of shamone! at regular intervals)
  • Tap-dance
  • 'Tight-rope' walk along the pavement. Give a victory punch if you happen to walk successfully along the kerb for over 16 metres
  • Blow bubbles
  • Pretend you are driving a race-car; make appropriate revving/gear-change/brake sounds*


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

Postby pseudoidiot » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:25 pm UTC

For added fun make sure to intersperse some pewpewpews in there.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby I Am Raven » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:29 pm UTC

Felstaff wrote:[*]'Tight-rope' walk along the pavement. Give a victory punch if you happen to walk successfully along the kerb for over 16 metres

Best.
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