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

Postby Shivahn » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:20 pm UTC

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

Postby You, sir, name? » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:26 pm UTC

Quite possible. Through the scale of it all, spanning thousands of forums, suggests something more sinister. A rogue artificial intelligence? An extraterrestrial infiltration mission to learn about our ways? A conspiracy of ancient reptile-people ?
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby Deva » Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:01 pm UTC

Consists of Pinkie Pie’s friends during foul weather. Why not spend eternity with the good Rainbow Dash from the past? Who would not like to triple past Fluttershy? Observes two friendly Twilight Sparkles conducting a magic performance. Might even see her previous, happier self. Disappears when the avatar changes to a non-pony. What will happen when Pinkie Pie is abandoned again?

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

Postby Kulantan » Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:14 pm UTC

Deva wrote:Fleeting, Random Thought: Expected word filters to everypony, anypony, somepony, and so on.

I consider that highly unlikely. I think most of the mods would sooner chew off their own arms.

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Postby Kewangji » Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:38 pm UTC

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

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

Postby emceng » Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:55 pm UTC

Ptolom wrote:I just said accidentally said "shitty" in conversation with my mother. Oh well.


I accidently said "hell" in front of a friend's 2 and 4 year olds. I felt pretty bad about that one.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby Drumheller769 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:01 pm UTC

Ouch. My 2 year old repeats EVERYTHING. Not only do you have to be careful with bad words, but words that sound like bad words, because they will mispronounce it and it sounds kinda awkward when they say it wrong and it sounds like a bad word.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby Ptolom » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:10 pm UTC

emceng wrote:
Ptolom wrote:I just said accidentally said "shitty" in conversation with my mother. Oh well.


I accidently said "hell" in front of a friend's 2 and 4 year olds. I felt pretty bad about that one.

It doubt it'll do them any real harm. People seem to have a neurosis about children and swear words.

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Postby slbub » Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:32 pm UTC

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Postby PictureSarah » Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:57 pm UTC

People not wanting to swear in front of children is probably not because they think it will damage the children somehow, but because they don't want to be embarrassed later when the child uses that language at school or something. I used to work at a preschool, and when we took the kids out to the playground, and they were riding the tricycles around, you could *definitely* tell whose parents had road rage.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby GenericPseudonym » Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:46 pm UTC

Two of my six teachers for this school year use Comic Sans...

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

Postby Fighting Lettuce » Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:49 pm UTC

emceng wrote:I accidently said "hell" in front of a friend's 2 and 4 year olds. I felt pretty bad about that one.


Is it "hell" such a bad word?

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

Postby farnsworth » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:10 pm UTC

GenericPseudonym wrote:Two of my six teachers for this school year use Comic Sans...

The administration at my school exclusively uses Comic Sans, Papyrus, and Courier New (by order of occurrence) for posters and flyers. The students are more professional; signs made by the student body are either handwritten or in Arial Black.

Drumheller769 wrote:Ouch. My 2 year old repeats EVERYTHING. Not only do you have to be careful with bad words, but words that sound like bad words, because they will mispronounce it and it sounds kinda awkward when they say it wrong and it sounds like a bad word.

I remember when I was 6, and my two front "permanent" teeth had just grown in. When I yelled "Get the heck away from me!" my lips got caught on my front teeth, and "heck" was transformed into "fuck."

I had never even heard the word "fuck" at that time, so I had no clue why everybody freaked out. I was never allowed to go to that day-care center again.

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

Postby The Scyphozoa » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:03 am UTC

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GenericPseudonym wrote:Two of my six teachers for this school year use Comic Sans...

The administration at my school exclusively uses Comic Sans, Papyrus, and Courier New (by order of occurrence) for posters and flyers. The students are more professional; signs made by the student body are either handwritten or in Arial Black.

I once got an entire page of fill-in-the-blank notes in Papyrus. Nothing fancy or important: HISTORY NOTES.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby The EGE » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:04 am UTC

farnsworth wrote:The administration at my school exclusively uses Comic Sans, Papyrus, and Courier New (by order of occurrence) for posters and flyers. The students are more professional; signs made by the student body are either handwritten or in Arial Black.


If you're ever making a poster or similar thing where the primary intent is readability, you should always ask yourself "should I be using Arial/Helvetica here?" and the answer will always be yes.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby podbaydoor » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:08 am UTC

I favor Myriad Pro. You can blame journalism school.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby The EGE » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:17 am UTC

I can get behind that. I like simple sans serif fonts.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:34 am UTC

What's so terrible about Courier New? I mean, I realize it's the stereotypical computer-y font, but I happen to like it, at least for programming and such. Which monospaced font do you prefer?
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby podbaydoor » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:40 am UTC

Courier New is marginally more difficult to read because the excessive serifs draw attention to themselves. If you're making a flyer or informational pamphlet where the important information is in the content, not the design, then Courier will distract from it more than a basic sans-serif font will.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby farnsworth » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:42 am UTC

I use Times New Roman or Nimbus Roman No9 L for documents & essays, Arial for body text on flyers, and Arial Black or Futura on flyer headings.

e^iπ+1=0 wrote:What's so terrible about Courier New? I mean, I realize it's the stereotypical computer-y font, but I happen to like it, at least for programming and such. Which monospaced font do you prefer?

Liberation Mono is the default on my computer. Wide Unicode support; no ambiguous glyphs. ("1," "l," and "I" are very distinguishable from each other.)

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Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:51 am UTC

Hmm, yeah, I suppose that does look better.

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Postby Magnanimous » Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:50 am UTC

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

Postby Steax » Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:05 am UTC

I used to be a big fan of verdana, and I guess they're okay for small sizes on a screen, but otherwise...

/Helvetica, or it's evil twin Arial, for me
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Postby Giant Speck » Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:23 am UTC

Arial/Helvetica, Franklin Gothic, or Segoe
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Postby Ptolom » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:57 am UTC

Courier New is probably my favourite font. I use it in my terminals. Sans/Helvetica/Arial for everything else.

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Postby Magnanimous » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:28 am UTC

Arial >>>>> Veranda

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

Postby Kang » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:09 pm UTC

I personally love Courier, too, for all sorts of personal uses. It is just pleasant to read, but I have to agree that for flyers or posters it is not the best choice, for reasons mentioned above and the fact that it always ends up being sort of pale.

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Postby Kewangji » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:14 pm UTC

I most often use Adobe's Garamond or Caslon font. I have no idea if I should be ashamed of this.
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I lurv garamond.
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Postby broken_escalator » Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:28 pm UTC

Steax wrote:I used to be a big fan of verdana, and I guess they're okay for small sizes on a screen, but otherwise...

/Helvetica, or it's evil twin Arial, for me

Every time I see Helvetica/Arial distinction I always think of the hipster mermaid picture.
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Postby emceng » Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:50 pm UTC

So I saw Aliens for the first time. It really shows its age due to the military guys. Instead of names they could have been called "Generic Vietnam soldier stereotype #1-10".
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Postby ShootTheChicken » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:01 pm UTC

Whatever you do, don't watch the 3rd or 4th Alien movies. Just... don't bother.
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Postby broken_escalator » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:04 pm UTC

Or find a drinking game for when you do watch them. If you drink enough you might not remember watching the movies!

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Postby NieXS » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:35 pm UTC

I use Droid Sans as my desktop font under Linux. It's very pretty and /very/ readable at small font sizes. My favorite monospace font is DejaVu Sans Mono. I'd use Droid Sans Mono, but it lacks a bold face.
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Postby ShootTheChicken » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:54 pm UTC

broken_escalator wrote:Or find a drinking game for when you do watch them. If you drink enough you might not remember watching the movies!


Sadly, no amount of alcohol can erase the memory of the Star Wars prequels.
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Postby Viae » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:59 pm UTC

What Star Wars prequels? *hic*
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Postby Ptolom » Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:31 pm UTC

broken_escalator wrote:
Steax wrote:I used to be a big fan of verdana, and I guess they're okay for small sizes on a screen, but otherwise...

/Helvetica, or it's evil twin Arial, for me

Every time I see Helvetica/Arial distinction I always think of the hipster mermaid picture.
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Postby Idhan » Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:11 pm UTC

The sad thing about QWOP is that the guy is actually an amazing athlete. He's a terrible runner, of course but as a gymnast or something he's be amazing.

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