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Re: Inspirations

Postby Adacore » Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:42 am UTC

I think the difference is that when speaking I expect there to be some minor mistakes and don't think it sounds imbecilic if I make them, whereas when writing I'm far too perfectionist (in both English and Korean), and feel ashamed when I make even small mistakes.

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Re: Inspirations

Postby You, sir, name? » Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:48 pm UTC

My written English is much better than my spoken, although I think it's mainly due to an asymmetry in practice. Although my spoken English has improved a lot since I started having to speak it regularly at work. It went from being pretty awkward to being mostly fluent, although with an accent.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby bigglesworth » Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:05 pm UTC

"Topping ragwort" sounds both dirty and possibly illegal. Some people have interesting jobs :mrgreen:
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Re: Inspirations

Postby Sombrero Cat » Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:08 am UTC

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Re: Inspirations

Postby addams » Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:44 am UTC

bigglesworth wrote:"Topping ragwort" sounds both dirty and possibly illegal. Some people have interesting jobs :mrgreen:

What??
Why would you 'top' Ragwort??

Topping it will,
just, encourage it.

Root it out!!
Kill the roots with fire!

Ragwort is like European Blackberry;
A noxious invasive.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby Link » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:56 pm UTC

FT: I was using Blender just now, and it occurred to me how awesome it would be to have a quality renderer that can do transformation optics. Just imagine the special effects you could make with that!

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Re: Inspirations

Postby Quercus » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:09 pm UTC

addams wrote:Ragwort is like European Blackberry;
A noxious invasive.

Huh, I had no idea blackberry was invasive in some places. Coming from its native range I've mainly thought of it as delicious, rather than noxious.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby You, sir, name? » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:39 pm UTC

Quercus wrote:
addams wrote:Ragwort is like European Blackberry;
A noxious invasive.

Huh, I had no idea blackberry was invasive in some places. Coming from it's native range I've mainly thought of it as delicious, rather than noxious.


Yeah, I think they're invasive in America. In Europe, they're indigenous (and delicious).
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Re: Inspirations

Postby poxic » Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:05 pm UTC

I had to check the wiki to see if they were native here. They aren't. They just act like they own the place. All the places.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby Fractal_Tangent » Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:08 am UTC

I like that blackberries hang out with nettles and that by the side of train tracks. They're beautiful delicious bastards.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby Echo244 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:53 am UTC

Delicious, yes, but you tend to have to get a reasonable way out in the country, or in one of the not-exactly-a-public-footpath spots, in order to nab good ones that nobody else has beaten you to. And the blasted things grow through a wire fence and obstruct a footpath I need to walk along as part of my daily commute.

I think they're invasive in Australia, and a bit tricky to get rid of.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby pseudoidiot » Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:24 pm UTC

It took me a second to figure out you weren't talking about the phone.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby FierceContinent » Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:12 pm UTC

My Mum used to send me and my sisters out to collect blackberries.
And then later we'd spend all evening wiping them and filing off the serial numbers.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby poxic » Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:27 pm UTC

*applause*
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Re: Inspirations

Postby addams » Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:56 pm UTC

Echo244 wrote:Delicious, yes, but you tend to have to get a reasonable way out in the country, or in one of the not-exactly-a-public-footpath spots, in order to nab good ones that nobody else has beaten you to. And the blasted things grow through a wire fence and obstruct a footpath I need to walk along as part of my daily commute.

I think they're invasive in Australia, and a bit tricky to get rid of.


poxic wrote:I had to check the wiki to see if they were native here. They aren't. They just act like they own the place. All the places.

The European Blackberry will eat a house in the US.
I've see them do it.

Fractal_Tangent wrote:I like that blackberries hang out with nettles and that by the side of train tracks. They're beautiful delicious bastards.

Yes. The berries are tasty when ripe and sun warmed.
Bird and beast have noticed, too.
The animals can get to the fruit.

The vines are barbed wire that Grows!
No one is a tough guy with going head to head or hand to hand with European Blackberry.

I was asked to transplant European Blackberry while in Europe.
I couldn't/wouldn't do it.

!I had spent a chunk of my life fighting and killing European Blackberry!
It was a funny moment. I was upset at the idea a person would plant it.

She looked at the roots.
She listened to my side.

Then she said something about,
"They are European. This is Europe."

Why??
Why does European Blackberry take over the western US and it does not eat western Europe?
Why??

The climates are very similar.
The soils are very similar.

(shrug*) like Kudzu, I suppose.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kudzu
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Re: Inspirations

Postby PM 2Ring » Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:07 am UTC

Echo244 wrote:I think they're invasive in Australia, and a bit tricky to get rid of.

They are. Also, blackberries can harbour rabbits, another invasive species.

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Re: Inspirations

Postby Sombrero Cat » Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:42 pm UTC

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Re: Inspirations

Postby phlip » Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:51 am UTC

My parents spent some time living in England... apparently one place they were staying at, the landlord was telling them about what was in the garden, and to watch out for some blackberry bushes they had growing... their response was "oh, don't worry, we'll get rid of that for you". Landlord was a bit horrified until they figured out what was going on... that the blackberries were intentionally planted there, not an invading weed like they'd be here...

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Re: Inspirations

Postby somehow » Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:31 am UTC

Are blackberries commonly considered to be an invasive pest in the United States? I grew up in Massachusetts, and I've always thought of blackberries (along with raspberries and other similar, less well known things like wineberries) simply as wild plants that produce tasty fruit.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby addams » Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:51 am UTC

Oh..You were not taught to be prejudice against them?
I guess I can understand that, now.

In my experience in the Western US, European Blackberry and English Ivy are ....
...To harbor such a thing is considered anti-social behavior in some circles.

Most of us can recognize those plants on sight.
Most of us, that recognize the plant, have been taught to Kill It!

I understand the way Philip's parents responded.
I might have dug them out and burned the root.

I have never seen a Blackberry with a cane more than an inch across in Europe.
I've seen it form walls more than twenty feet tall. I have not seen that in Europe.

In the western US, European Blackberry is a formidable foe.

English Ivy does not draw blood.
It will kill mature stands of forest.

Raspberries and Marionberries and tame European Blackberries grow in fields where they are kept under control.
(ech) It may be an unfounded regional prejudice. Like a sports team. We feel united against European Blackberry.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby somehow » Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:20 am UTC

Fair enough. I have certainly been brought up with similar prejudices against other invasive species (such as bittersweet vines).
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Re: Inspirations

Postby addams » Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:08 am UTC

The stuff I learn from you posters.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celastrus ... teractions

That stuff acts like English Ivy.
Maybe, it is worse.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby Djehutynakht » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:16 am UTC

I think perhaps the coolest name I've ever seen belongs to Archer Blood.

I mean, come on, you had to realize how magnificent that name was when you gave it to your son.

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Re: Inspirations

Postby bachaddict » Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:15 am UTC

Is What-If worth staying up for? It'll be nearly midnight for me when it updates.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby Jplus » Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:27 am UTC

I got the last points for my master's study program! I have graduated!

It's not official yet, but still.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby Fractal_Tangent » Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:28 am UTC

Hooray! Graduating!
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Re: Inspirations

Postby Neil_Boekend » Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:32 am UTC

Congrats!
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Re: Inspirations

Postby Magnanimous » Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:15 am UTC

Djehutynakht wrote:I think perhaps the coolest name I've ever seen belongs to Archer Blood.

I mean, come on, you had to realize how magnificent that name was when you gave it to your son.

Tell that to Annie Jump Cannon.

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Re: Inspirations

Postby Echo244 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:22 am UTC

Yay for graduation!
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Postby PolakoVoador » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:58 pm UTC

Congrats!

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Re: Inspirations

Postby Neil_Boekend » Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:30 pm UTC

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Re: Inspirations

Postby Fractal_Tangent » Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:06 pm UTC

I just bought a Kindle for £15. Pleased.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby roband » Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:20 pm UTC

Fractal_Tangent wrote:I just bought a Kindle for £15. Pleased.

From Prime day? Must have had some credit stored or something, right?

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Postby Fractal_Tangent » Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:23 pm UTC

I had a £25 voucher from doing some surveys and went with the 'with special offers' option (I reckon if they get annoying, I'll pay the £10 later) so the Kindle ended up being £15. I've been looking to get a Kindle for ages and I have a university address which gets you Prime free for a year so I think I've done pretty well.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby eSOANEM » Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:50 pm UTC

Ooh, I am very jealous. I had been thinking I'd missed a lightning deal though so I'm a bit less disappointed.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby Fractal_Tangent » Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:14 pm UTC

Yes, I don't reckon they'll get to £15 for a while yet...

Edit: Holy subject change Batman!

My SO is part of a weekly cake club at his lab which involves each week a different person bringing in a cake according to a theme chosen for them. He got 'moon(s)' this time and we've decided to go with making cupcakes which can be decorated. To test that these cupcakes are recognizable, I would like guesses for which cupcake is what moon. (Please note, these are not fine tuned, these are only tester moons. Also the grey one isn't meant to have the massive lump in the middle, that's just the way the cupcake turned out in the oven)
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Re: Inspirations

Postby roband » Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:56 pm UTC

Fair enough.

I can't comment on moons.

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Re: Inspirations

Postby Yakk » Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:10 pm UTC

Should you serve them on a Jupiter plate?
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Re: Inspirations

Postby poxic » Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:25 pm UTC

Fractal_Tangent wrote:To test that these cupcakes are recognizable, I would like guesses for which cupcake is what moon.

The orange-striped one is Europa?
The grey one is our Moon?
The blue one is Enceladus?
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Re: Inspirations

Postby Thesh » Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:10 am UTC

The yellow one is probably Io.
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