## Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Things that don't belong anywhere else. (Check first).

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Chfan
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### Re: Today I Learned

AAAAAAAHHHHH!
Just FYI, the guy isn't avatar isn't me. But he seems pretty cool.

Dargon Cophe
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### Re: Today I Learned

Titch wrote:I learned that life can be a fucking bitch for absolutely no reason.
It turns out a girl in my school died this morning. She didn't do anything horrible, she wasn't on anything and she wasn't ill.
She just didn't wake up...
It was absolutely horrible, and it just all round sucks.

I understand how you feel.

Never let things like this stop you from living. There's too much joy in life to linger on the negative. Respect her memory, and live your life.

Fly kites, kiss spouses, love pets, sail boats, sing songs, hug siblings, role-play, pat the heads of small children.

Live for love, and love life in spite of all it's pain.
Magnanimous wrote:
Dargon Cophe wrote:I am sick and tired of these motherfucking aliens on this motherfucking plain!
I love you.

singlefin
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TIL: Where the harmonica sample on The Orb's Little Fluffy Clouds came from. Completely by accident.

Spoiler:
Ennio Morricone's Man with a Harmonica, should you require that information, too.

Edit: The Orb, not Orbital.

Gears
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### Re: Today I Learned

Chfan wrote:AAAAAAAHHHHH!
It's scary right?
General_Norris wrote:I notice a lack of counter-arguments and a lot of fisting.

Whispering
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Today I learned that it is rather hard to get a good morgage when you have bad credit. (But we did anyway next finding a home!)
Kendo_Bunny wrote:The only thoughts you don’t tell him are the ones where you want to ride that sparkly ass like Seabiscuit.

ACU-LP
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That just when you're ready, just when you finally think its time that something went right for a change, it doesn't.
I Am Raven wrote:Math is like a penis: it can be very satisfactory, but also a pain in the ass.
Red vs Blue wrote:Wash: That was the worst throw ever. Of all time.
Caboose: Not my fault. Someone put a wall in my way.

Dargon Cophe
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### Re: Today I Learned

Why must we feel pain, and teach each other the meaning of grief?
Why do we take lives and sharpen knives in the name of money?

When did we forget our dreams, our love, and our brothers?

Why do I always feel so lost?
Magnanimous wrote:
Dargon Cophe wrote:I am sick and tired of these motherfucking aliens on this motherfucking plain!
I love you.

Gears
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Maybe you should buy a compass.
General_Norris wrote:I notice a lack of counter-arguments and a lot of fisting.

'; DROP DATABASE;--
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Today I learned that if your cheese block has dried out and cracked, smearing margarine all over it (hey, they're both dairy right?) won't solve the problem. Well, unless you consider filling the cracks with mold a solution. X_x
Dargon Cophe wrote:
Titch wrote:I learned that life can be a fucking bitch for absolutely no reason.
It turns out a girl in my school died this morning. She didn't do anything horrible, she wasn't on anything and she wasn't ill.
She just didn't wake up...
It was absolutely horrible, and it just all round sucks.

I understand how you feel.

Never let things like this stop you from living. There's too much joy in life to linger on the negative. Respect her memory, and live your life.

Fly kites, kiss spouses, love pets, sail boats, sing songs, hug siblings, role-play, pat the heads of small children.

Live for love, and love life in spite of all it's pain.
A few years ago, one of the very few people at my high school who was not a complete jackass randomly got killed by lightning.
poxic wrote:You suck. And simultaneously rock. I think you've invented a new state of being.

howardh
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### Re: Today I Learned

10 more digits of pi!
meow

arcane
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Dargon Cophe wrote:Why must we feel pain, and teach each other the meaning of grief?
Why do we take lives and sharpen knives in the name of money?

When did we forget our dreams, our love, and our brothers?

Why do I always feel so lost?

Gears wrote:Maybe you should buy a compass.

Or buy everyone a moral compass.
I do not think outside or inside it the box, there was no box to begin with.

HarleyQuinn
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TIL that I instantly compare the calories in any food/drink to how much coke I'd have to drink to equal the calories.
Magnanimous wrote:I used to be really into nostalgia a few years ago. Man, those were the days.

Dargon Cophe
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A compass that points to the modus operandi of happiness.

...That'd be one hell of a compass.
Magnanimous wrote:
Dargon Cophe wrote:I am sick and tired of these motherfucking aliens on this motherfucking plain!
I love you.

ACU-LP
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HarleyQuinn wrote:TIL that I instantly compare the calories in any food/drink to how much coke I'd have to drink to equal the calories.
I did this once, you have to drink a hell of a lot of diet coke.
I Am Raven wrote:Math is like a penis: it can be very satisfactory, but also a pain in the ass.
Red vs Blue wrote:Wash: That was the worst throw ever. Of all time.
Caboose: Not my fault. Someone put a wall in my way.

bigglesworth
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Izawwlgood wrote:I take d33p's quote to mean life is worth loving and living and fighting for, and that doesn't mean bashing a chair over some random guys head at a bar because Huh huh huh huh, violence is funny! but instead feeling passionate, excited, moved and motivated by something enough that your blood boils and your heart races at it's mention. To have something you'd defend with your life, because without passions and ambitions, we're just cattle moving around a sterile system.

And if you want to be literal about the quote, I applied it to working until my hands bled for a good cause.
Generation Y. I don't remember the First Gulf War, but do remember floppy disks.

TheKrikkitWars
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In an odd moment of realisation I now know that my mountain tent weighs less than my laptop; and yet can stand up to 75 mile an hour winds...
Great things are done when Men & Mountains meet,
This is not Done by Jostling in the Street.

'; DROP DATABASE;--
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I learned that the pizza place I wanted to stop at today closes some time before 6:30. D:
poxic wrote:You suck. And simultaneously rock. I think you've invented a new state of being.

lulzfish
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TIL that there's actually a solid 3 or 4 people on the Internet who also loved Lego Rock Raiders.

TaintedDeity
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That game was great.
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kingofdreams
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today I learned that some people are better than others at irony, some people are better than them, some people only think they understand irony, and some people are called jorge, and there is absolutely no way to reliably differentiate between them (especially if they say they're called jorge).
Picard- I shall appoint you my executive officer in charge of radishes

Wednesday
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### Re: Today I Learned

I am much, much more desensitized to gorey things than I had thought previously.

Zorlin
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Not really today - but on Friday I learned that what I needed was closer than I thought, and that I was falling for someone suddenly.
Mysterious wizard rabbit of unknown proportions.

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rath358
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today i learned that some of the games available for ubuntu are awesome!
makesme wanna put a new partition on all my other computers

Troy Martin
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Today I learned that numb cheek != bad. I was kind of freaked out when I couldn't feel part of my cheek, but then I learned it's probably a swollen salivary gland. Fun.

Oh, and hot tea is a cure-all.
Howdy.

Sir-Taco
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Today I learned that I'm a nut for remixes.
The world is a cold and dark place, so start fire.

mieulium
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I learned today that I am the most irritating person in the world ( To myself ).

You see, I am pretty introverted, and when someone passes me (in a big area), I actually pray that the person didn't see me, or I pretend that I didn't see the person.

I think I have made people a few people angry within the week that I was introduced to them. But, my uni being small, I meet people more than three times a day. Do I say hi to them everytime i pass them? Is that normal? I don't know. :S
Hi. This is Martha. She likes dull objects. She likes you too! Oh wait... I guess you'd better get some brain training on then.

"OBJECTION!"

mobikwa
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Today I learned that I am technically obese again.

But I am in the normal body fat range for a male my age...

Stupid BMI

GraphiteGirl
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mobikwa wrote:Today I learned that I am technically obese again.

But I am in the normal body fat range for a male my age...

Stupid BMI

Stupid BMI indeed.
Sandry wrote:Man, my commitment to sparkle motion is waaaaay lower than you are intimating.

crowey
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### Re: Today I Learned

TIL, I'm developing an allergy to latex.

Fortunately I learned it via latex gloves rather than condoms

rubber314chicken
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I learned that even the most honest women will make up stories to win an argument. I knew not to argue with them though.... BAD mistake.

SecondTalon wrote:Semen! I said semen! tee hee!

Torvaun
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rubber314chicken wrote:I learned that even the mostpretty honest womenhumans will make up stories to win an argument. I knew not to argue with themdecided to make this a story about how women are deceitful though.... BAD mistake.
Hawknc wrote:I don't know if you've never heard of trolling, or if you're just very good at it.

Chfan
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TIL that male chicks useless to the egg industry are ground up in giant machines. Each day I get closer and closer to going vegan.
Just FYI, the guy isn't avatar isn't me. But he seems pretty cool.

Zer088
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TIL about that weird disorienting feeling you get when going up and then down an out of service escalator
YaKKa Foob MoG. GRuG PubbaWuP ZiNK wattooM GaZoRK. CHuMBLE spuzz.

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lu6cifer
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Today I learned where all the laws are recorded.
I know from history class that the constitution just lays out a system of government, and doesn't tell you what's specifically illegal and legal.
But for years, I've wondered, "Where do they record the law that says this or that?"
lu6cifer wrote:"Derive" in place of "differentiate" is even worse.

doogly wrote:I'm partial to "throw some d's on that bitch."

Durin
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I learned that the limit as x approaches 0 of 1-cosx/x^2 isn't 0 because ×(∞) is an indertminate form and will help me stop f'ing up my Calculus homework now.

Alpha Omicron
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Durin wrote:I learned that the limit as x approaches 0 of 1-cosx/x^2 isn't 0 because ×(∞) is an indertminate form and will help me stop f'ing up my Calculus homework now.

The limit is 0.5 by repeated application of L'Hospital's Rule:
$\begin{eqnarray} \lim_{x \to 0} \frac{1-\cos{x}}{x^2} &=& \lim_{x \to 0} \frac{\sin{x}}{2x}\\ &=& \lim_{x \to 0} \frac{\cos{x}}{2}\\ &=& \frac{1}{2} \end{eqnarray}$
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Durin
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I don't learn L'Hopitals until next semester.

Alpha Omicron
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Durin wrote:I don't learn L'Hopitals until next semester.
Then I don't think you can calculate that limit. Oh well. L'Hospital's isn't hard to do.
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Today I learned that I am more interested in particle physics than chemical physics.
Partially because nobody wants to tell me about chemical physics, they all explain it like this:
'It's a mixture of... chemistry and physics'
Well to be honest, that's the obvious bit.
Grawr
eSOANEM wrote:
right now, that means it's Nazi punching time.

she/her/hers
=]

rubber314chicken
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mieulium wrote:I think I have made people a few people angry within the week that I was introduced to them. But, my uni being small, I meet people more than three times a day. Do I say hi to them everytime i pass them? Is that normal? I don't know. :S

It depends on about 200 different factors. The #1 factor of course is: how many other people are nearby. if its jsut you two, saying hi is mandetory, and if it jam packed, you can walk by no problems (but if they say hi, at least acknowledge it)

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