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

Postby SecondTalon » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:32 pm UTC

SlyReaper wrote:Screech: how come Uranus is named after a Greek god, while all the other planets are named after Roman ones?

Apparently the Romans named Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. So, some time in BCE. Uranus was discovered in 1781 by one guy (Herschel) who thought it was a comet until another guy figured out it was a planet. The other guy (Bode) named it Uranus as Uranus is the father of Saturn who was the father of Jupiter. Even still, it wasn't until 1850 that the name Uranus was finalized over Herschel's original choice - Georgium Sidus.

Bode picked Uranus as the latinization of the Greek Οὐρανός.

As for why he chose Greek.... because Astronomers back then were stupid when it came to Mythology? I'unno. I've yet to find an actual reason.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby pseudoidiot » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:49 pm UTC

That was a terrible pun.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby Eseell » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:00 pm UTC

You're a terrible pun.
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Postby pseudoidiot » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:24 pm UTC

So's your face.
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Postby The Cat » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:18 pm UTC

dude, "nip tuck".

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

Postby Menacing Spike » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:47 pm UTC

What the hell is happening in that Pressure split-off? This guy is like the "Polynomial for fine structure constant" guy but taken to a larger power. He can't be for real, right?

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

Postby yurell » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:58 am UTC

I've been trying to follow the thread, but I have no idea what's going on. So far I'm only about ten pages in; it'll probably start being coherent soon, as the point focuses.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby bluebambue » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:05 am UTC

yurell wrote:I've been trying to follow the thread, but I have no idea what's going on. So far I'm only about ten pages in; it'll probably start being coherent soon, as the point focuses.

Oh ye of too much faith.

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

Postby darknut » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:26 am UTC

i recently (relatively) starting playing fallout 3. for the longest time i put off buying the rock-it launcher because "thats 'spensive, my other weapons work just fine thank you". only now do i see that in doing so i was denying myself one of the games greater pleasures;
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby Eseell » Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:06 am UTC

It gives "turning money into noise" a whole new, more awesome, meaning.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby UniqueScreenname » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:35 am UTC

My brain moves way too fast. Way more often than previously I will be typing and thinking of the phrase I'm about to say and I end up typing a combination of the beginning of the phrase and the end of the phrase. Sometimes it's only two words, sometimes I skip like 6 words in between. I want to not do that anymore.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby Shivahn » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:37 am UTC

UniqueScreenname wrote:My brain moves way too fast. Way more often than previously I will be typing and thinking of the phrase I'm about to say and I end up typing a combination of the beginning of the phrase and the end of the phrase. Sometimes it's only two words, sometimes I skip like 6 words in between. I want to not do that anymore.

I don't do this, but if I'm talking I'll sometimes swap words.

And I tend to have pretty vulgar speech, really.

So I always have to check emails I write when I'm talking to make sure "boned" isn't replacing some other past tense verb somewhere.

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

Postby Deva » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:17 am UTC

Screech: Reread Hansel and Gretel.

Suffered from hunger-induced delusions. Munched on an ordinary house. Never gained weight because of that. Attacked their mother. Allowed it, while dodging personal legal repercussions. Looted her hidden gold jewelry. Prevented financial ruin. Rejoiced. Explains everything with human tricks. Disproves the illusion of the witch.

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Postby Josephine » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:41 am UTC

I like how you edited it into Deva-speak.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby yurell » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:13 pm UTC

bluebambue wrote:
yurell wrote:I've been trying to follow the thread, but I have no idea what's going on. So far I'm only about ten pages in; it'll probably start being coherent soon, as the point focuses.

Oh ye of too much faith.


Okay, I concede. I just can't follow what Waterman is trying to say, and I thought these kinds of mathematical transforms were highschool stuff.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby ahammel » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:36 pm UTC

Things I probably should have figured out before: ron is Spanish for rum. Not every distiller is named Ronald (Ron Zacapa, et al.)
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Postby eran_rathan » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:13 pm UTC

yurell wrote:I've been trying to follow the thread, but I have no idea what's going on. So far I'm only about ten pages in; it'll probably start being coherent soon, as the point focuses.



Nope, its the Carousel of the Damned for at least 60 pages. We've finally gotten him to agree to some things, but its tough sledding.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby broken_escalator » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:32 pm UTC

ahammel wrote:Things I probably should have figured out before: ron is Spanish for rum. Not every distiller is named Ronald (Ron Zacapa, et al.)

You don't know that! They could still be named Ron.

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

Postby Steax » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:50 am UTC

I need that script that removes youtube comments

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Postby Shivahn » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:20 am UTC

Steax wrote:I need that script that removes youtube comments

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Ahhh oh god is that how American English looks to everyone else? With our Zs? I'm so sorry!

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

Postby poxic » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:28 am UTC

Actually, I've only seen "advertize" in British stuff, I think. It's an oddly episodic difference, if I'm remembering them correctly:

US: advertise, UK(ish): advertize
US: recognize, UK(ish): recognise
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Postby Shivahn » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:33 am UTC

Weird. I'm so used to American being the z one, mostly because of our transitive verb -ize words (tenderize, flanderize, realize, bonerize.)

I actually like it in general.

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

Postby phlip » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:38 am UTC

I think "advertize" from Commonwealth English speakers might be an overcorrection... people used to the -ise spelling who then automatically "correct" it to -ize for an American audience... and then hit one of the exceptions and don't notice.

Though, in the case of YouTube comments, a more likely hypothesis is "peopel what cant spel rite".

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

Postby roband » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:09 am UTC

Yeah, whut? No-one spells it advertize. That's just wrong everywhere.

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Postby Jumble » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:24 am UTC

Today is the last day of campaigning for the elected Police & Crime Commissioners in the Uk. Turnout is widely expected to be appalling.

I've heard a lot in the media about poor turnout due to lack if awareness, understanding, even the weather. I'd just like to state, for the record, that I won't be voting because (and only because) I think it's a sodding stupid idea.

This may sound radical, but I don't want political stooges running the police force (or the schools, hospitals, army, etc for that matter). I'd like the police force to be run by experienced police officers. Crazy, I know....
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Postby roband » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:27 am UTC

Why should I get to have a say on who is in charge of the police? What qualifications do I have to help make that decision?

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Postby maninblack » Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:34 pm UTC

roband wrote:Why should I get to have a say on who is in charge of the police? What qualifications do I have to help make that decision?

Why should any of us get to vote for anything? Just because we're citizens? Just because we were born in a location, and have lived in that location until a certain age? Should there be more stringent qualifications for voting for anything?

As for your specific question, I usually choose to leave that portion of my ballot blank. Seriously, I don't know enough about policing to know who should lead them, and to that point many do not know enough about politics and the laws of the land to know who should lead that. (The implication there is that I think I know enough to vote for political things, when I may, in fact, not.) Does the fact that I know I'm not considerable wise make me wiser than someone who believes himself to be wise? ...

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

Postby roband » Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:37 pm UTC

I don't vote in political vote-things (there's a word, I'm sure) either, but for a different reason.

Head Police Chap just seems like a position which should be appointed, not voted for.

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

Postby Whelan » Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:02 pm UTC

I'm not voting because I'm 100 odd miles away from my polling station, and was too lazy to set up a postal vote or change of address. Also, TBH, IDC.

When I was an idealistic teenager I always promised myself I'd take part in every political vote I could, but since I turned 18 I think I've only voted once, and I chose candidates primarily on how funny their names were.


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Postby Menacing Spike » Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:11 pm UTC

Steax wrote:I need that script that removes youtube comments


here, use this

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Postby UniqueScreenname » Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:52 am UTC

Shivahn wrote:Weird. I'm so used to American being the z one, mostly because of our transitive verb -ize words (tenderize, flanderize, realize, bonerize.)

I actually like it in general.

Flanderize. Is that adding lots of "diddly"s when you speak?
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Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:01 am UTC

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Postby UniqueScreenname » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:30 am UTC

Yes would have sufficed.




























Sorry, that was mean.
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Postby roband » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:35 am UTC

That's a good thing! I've not drank any cola-drinks in 3 and a half weeks. I'm so glad about it. I hope, when I inevitably try it again in the future, it tastes horrible.

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Postby emceng » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:55 pm UTC

I really want a Pepsi right now, both for the taste, and the caffeine.
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Postby Angua » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:57 pm UTC

I wish there was a caffeine free version. I like the taste, but have stopped having caffeine (except on the day of an exam or when I really need it).

Coke and pepsi still taste good to me when I have them though.
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Postby roband » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:00 pm UTC

Angua wrote:I wish there was a caffeine free version. I like the taste, but have stopped having caffeine (except on the day of an exam or when I really need it).

Coke and pepsi still taste good to me when I have them though.

You can get caffeine free coke. In the UK at least. The packaging is a light brown colour.
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Postby Angua » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:01 pm UTC

Ooooh, thanks. I'll keep a lookout for it.

I'm so happy for decaf tea and coffee - without them I don't think I'd have made it to a decaf life-style.
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Postby emceng » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:30 pm UTC

Angua wrote:I wish there was a caffeine free version. I like the taste, but have stopped having caffeine (except on the day of an exam or when I really need it).

Coke and pepsi still taste good to me when I have them though.


In the US at least there is caffeine free Pepsi as well. Comes in bronze colored cans.

Also, my brain is shot, and it's only 8:30 AM. Started spelling that "collered".
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