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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Oregonaut » Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:27 pm UTC

Today I learned that I hate Frontier. I really, deeply, purely, with every fiber of my being, <demon voice>HATE</demon voice> Frontier.

A lot.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby lemma » Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:41 pm UTC

Oregonaut wrote:It is indeed. You want it to be one fluid motion, without hitches and without strong tension. If you tense up, you will miss. It is that simple.


I think this may be one of the few times in my life that I actually want to be in the USA where it's easier to learn this kind of stuff. Consider me now in a sulk! :)

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Oregonaut » Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:48 pm UTC

Tell you what, if you're ever in the Oregon area, I'll take you shooting. After 10 years in the military I still don't know everything there is to know about it, but I'm a fairly solid teacher.
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False! We sacrifice our card catalogues to him in the name of Job Security!

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Nemphael » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:08 pm UTC

I got a new phone number earlier and it's like THE easiest one to remember. What's even more fun? IT'S PRIME AND THE LAST FEW DIGISTS ARE LIKE SO DIVISIBLE BY SEVEN! Oh, and coffee makes me hyper again.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby TaintedDeity » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:11 pm UTC

My phone number is about mostly made up of the number 0 and 7
Whenever I tell people it they always mention it and I have to prove I'm not making it up.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby You, sir, name? » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:31 pm UTC

Nemphael wrote:I got a new phone number earlier and it's like THE easiest one to remember. What's even more fun? IT'S PRIME AND THE LAST FEW DIGISTS ARE LIKE SO DIVISIBLE BY SEVEN! Oh, and coffee makes me hyper again.


A long string of numbers in the square root of 2 is divisible by 7. sqrt(2)/7=0.2020305089...
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Oregonaut » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:37 pm UTC

My number is a palindrome.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby pseudoidiot » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:40 pm UTC

Mine ends in 69. hurr hurr
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby podbaydoor » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:58 pm UTC

Today I learned: the word "eloign."
–verb (used with object)
to remove to a distance, esp. to take beyond the jurisdiction of a law court.

It's one of those words that totally looks dirty, but isn't. Yay.
tenet |ˈtenit|
noun
a principle or belief, esp. one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy : the tenets of classical liberalism.
tenant |ˈtenənt|
noun
a person who occupies land or property rented from a landlord.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Oregonaut » Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:01 pm UTC

I learned that one and hoary in High School. Because I'm 12.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Magnanimous » Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:20 pm UTC

TIL: Roman officers were called centurions because they commanded 100 men. I feel like I should've known that after four years of Latin.

Also, the Phoenicians invented the first phonetic alphabet, but there's no relation between these facts even though the words sound similar.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby sje46 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:23 pm UTC

Magnanimous wrote:TIL: Roman officers were called centurions because they commanded 100 men. I feel like I should've known that after four years of Latin.

Also, the Phoenicians invented the first phonetic alphabet, but there's no relation between these facts even though the words sound similar.

And a mile is a thousand paces, mille passuum.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby podbaydoor » Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:47 pm UTC

I had an awesome dictionary as a kid, it was obviously pretty abbreviated, but there were a lot of pictures and 26 pages devoted to the history of each letter - so that's how I knew about the Phoenicians. Random knowledge, it's a wonderful thing.
tenet |ˈtenit|
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a principle or belief, esp. one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy : the tenets of classical liberalism.
tenant |ˈtenənt|
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a person who occupies land or property rented from a landlord.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Whelan » Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:11 pm UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:
Nemphael wrote:I got a new phone number earlier and it's like THE easiest one to remember. What's even more fun? IT'S PRIME AND THE LAST FEW DIGISTS ARE LIKE SO DIVISIBLE BY SEVEN! Oh, and coffee makes me hyper again.


A long string of numbers in the square root of 2 is divisible by 7. sqrt(2)/7=0.2020305089...

Mine spells 07 WLIBUR SAD. I do hope Wlibur's melancholy isn't my fault in any way..
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:26 pm UTC

Mine has a bunch of ones and zeros, so it doesn't spell much of anything.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Midnight » Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:09 am UTC

Mine ends with 69, and that's allll i care about.
uhhhh fuck.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby olubunmi » Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:16 pm UTC

Magnanimous wrote:TIL: Roman officers were called centurions because they commanded 100 men. I feel like I should've known that after four years of Latin.



I learned that from reading Asterix when I was a kid.

TIL not all of my high school friends are happy with their new study/university/place they live now.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Microscopic cog » Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:32 pm UTC

olubunmi wrote:
Magnanimous wrote:TIL: Roman officers were called centurions because they commanded 100 men. I feel like I should've known that after four years of Latin.



I learned that from reading Asterix when I was a kid.

TIL not all of my high school friends are happy with their new study/university/place they live now.


Here, 80% of the students quits ( or switches ) their study in the first year. My class started out with like 30 people. There's like 20 left now.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Dave_Wise » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:20 pm UTC

TIL that if I didn't want to mix concrete, I shouldn't have fucked up my A-levels. Lousy reality.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby olubunmi » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:48 pm UTC

At my study it's about 20% of the students who quit in the first year. I know of 4 who quit already, out of 100 total.
But there are other studies which have a much higher number of people quitting, like 50% or so. I know that.
It's just sad when you see a friend thinking about quitting, not even because she doesn't like her study, but because she misses her family too much. I heard that second-hand however, so it's about time I catch up with her, to see how it's going.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Promicin » Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:08 pm UTC

TIL about falconry. No particular reason, just wanted to. :D

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby tastelikecoke » Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:46 am UTC

TIL Pokemon has a ton of glitches. Like:
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:24 am UTC

poxic wrote:You, sir, have heroic hair.
poxic wrote:I note that the hair is not slowing down. It appears to have progressed from heroic to rocking.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby sje46 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:56 am UTC

Without using cheats, you can catch a lvl 1 Mew, which you can bring up to level 100 just by fighting a single weak pokemon (in red and blue).
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Ptolom » Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:14 pm UTC

And now I've been compelled to spend the morning playing Pokemon red in an experimental fashion. I wish I'd managed to commit to a gameboy in those days.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby sje46 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:01 pm UTC

General_Norris: Taking pride in your nation is taking pride in the division of humanity.
Pirate.Bondage: Let's get married. Right now.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Giant Speck » Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:45 pm UTC

tastelikecoke wrote:TIL Pokemon has a ton of glitches. Like:
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At least the screen didn't flash "He comes" before the glitch occurred.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby guyy » Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:23 pm UTC



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TIL what to say after being divided into 6 randomly arranged vertical segments.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Ephemeron » Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:42 pm UTC

Today I learned... a great way of keeping cables tidy - pin them to the wall with Blu-tack! Sure, it's kinda ugly but at least they're not cluttering up my desk/floor anymore. :D

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Midnight » Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:17 am UTC

Promicin wrote:TIL about falconry. No particular reason, just wanted to. :D


I have long desired a gyrfalcon.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby RLabs » Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:51 am UTC

Today I learned how to do a buzzsaw while glowsticking.

Getting back into a hobby after a year away from it is pretty awesome. (In this case I stopped glowsticking because of a really difficult junior year, but easier classes this year plus a poi club at my school mean I'm starting to relearn again.)

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby sje46 » Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:01 am UTC

Ephemeron wrote:Today I learned... a great way of keeping cables tidy - pin them to the wall with Blu-tack! Sure, it's kinda ugly but at least they're not cluttering up my desk/floor anymore. :D

P1120819_.jpg



http://www.boingboing.net/2010/03/22/bi ... -cabl.html
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Aleril » Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:53 am UTC

TIL: Birthdays become a lot less exciting as you grow older, but I guess I kind of already knew that.

Wooo! I'm 20.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Ptolom » Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:40 am UTC

Lies to disquieten children! I was 18 four days ago and it was excellent. I had a new violin, and a giant pink french fancy as a birthday cake. I make an effort to be excited by things

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby SlyReaper » Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:56 am UTC

18 hardly qualifies as old.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Ptolom » Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:09 am UTC

Well, we were talking about the trend. It's older than I was before.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Whelan » Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:05 pm UTC

How in the seven hells are you older than me Vladivostock? I assumed your gebortstag was some time next march or somewhen.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby TaintedDeity » Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:10 pm UTC

RLabs wrote:Today I learned how to do a buzzsaw while glowsticking.

Getting back into a hobby after a year away from it is pretty awesome. (In this case I stopped glowsticking because of a really difficult junior year, but easier classes this year plus a poi club at my school mean I'm starting to relearn again.)
Cool! There's a thread somewhere on the fora, I'll edit a link in later.

Edit: Here's the link!
It says fire twirling but any pictures/videos/stories/otter will be welcome.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Ptolom » Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:26 pm UTC

I was born stealthily when nobody was watching, consequently people have been surprised by it ever since.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Magnanimous » Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:12 pm UTC

The idea that dwarves are good at mining might have come from the ancient Egyptians, since slaves with dwarfism were often used in the mines.


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