## Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

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

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### Re: Today I Learned

Oodles.
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### Re: Today I Learned

The "flip move" that Nala does to Simba at the beginning of the Lion King and their grown-up reunion in the jungle... is what Simba used to throw Scar off the cliff.

EDIT: Errr, this was supposed to go in HHINNTB. I guess it fits here too though.

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Today I learned that typing '1000 miles' or some distance of about that order into WolframAlpha gives you "distance the Proclaimers would walk, just to be the man that walks a thousand miles to fall down at your door (1000 mi)"
I was very amused.
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### Re: Today I Learned

rigwarl wrote:The "flip move" that Nala does to Simba at the beginning of the Lion King and their grown-up reunion in the jungle... is what Simba used to throw Scar off the cliff.

EDIT: Errr, this was supposed to go in HHINNTB. I guess it fits here too though.

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### Re: Today I Learned

TIL: --recursive actually means recursive. I have managed to remove glibc within half an hour of turning on my new Beaglebone.

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TIL: Carol of the Bells is apparently an uplifting, happy song, as opposed to the context I originally heard it in.
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### Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned that astronomers find planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy by measuring the red/blue shift of the star's light as the gravity of the planet perturbs the star's position in space, pulling it slightly further away and then closer to us again as the planet orbits.

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Steax wrote:
rigwarl wrote:The "flip move" that Nala does to Simba at the beginning of the Lion King and their grown-up reunion in the jungle... is what Simba used to throw Scar off the cliff.

EDIT: Errr, this was supposed to go in HHINNTB. I guess it fits here too though.

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TIL what that means. I'm not sure that fits though (?), as I never disliked any of those scenes. Furthermore I learned it from waiting in the doctor's office and reading the illustrated Lion King rather than it dawning on me

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TIL: LaTeX is cool and with proper packages it won't lag my computer Here's my first try:

Code: Select all

\sqrt{\cos{x}}\times\cos{200x}+\sqrt{|x|}-0.7(4-x^2)^{0.01} = y\;,\;y^2+x^2=9
Last edited by tastelikecoke on Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:52 pm UTC, edited 1 time in total.

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It just lags everyone else's computer ಠ_ಠ
I edit my posts a lot and sometimes the words wrong order words appear in sentences get messed up.

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I don't think hiding it in spoilers would prevent it from being loaded right?

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tastelikecoke wrote:I don't think hiding it in spoilers would prevent it from being loaded right?

Nope*, so would you kindly remove it?

*actually depends on browser, but in most of them, it will still load.
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You are causing what could be hours of cumulated firefox lag. I hope you are happy.

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tastelikecoke wrote:TIL: LaTeX is cool and with proper packages it won't lag my computer Here's my first try:

Code: Select all

\sqrt{\cos{x}}\times\cos{200x}+\sqrt{|x|}-0.7(4-x^2)^{0.01} = y\;,\;y^2+x^2=9

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TIL : When it comes to zombie outbreaks, the Boston Police have our backs. At least on early reporting.

Spoiler:
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That's nice. Isn't Boston actually one of the cities in which they actually had a zombie-themed all-service exercise?

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Kang wrote:That's nice. Isn't Boston actually one of the cities in which they actually had a zombie-themed all-service exercise?

It's where Walter Bishop has his lab, I'd hope they were prepared for disasters...
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TIL naufrage is an English word. I knew naufragar was a Spanish verb, meaning shipwreck, but I did not know there was an English cognate.

Languages are crazy like that.

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Lately I've learned that I actually still remember some French and that it's fairly useful for understanding Spanish.

The other day I saw a sign that showed the way to places and had both Spanish and English:

"Museo – Museum
Restaurante – Restaurant
Hotel – Hotel
Iglesia – Church"

I first thought "Why did they even bother translating those? They're all cognates." before realizing that iglesia is a Spanish-French cognate.
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### Re: Today I Learned

TIL you have to be within 775 miles of someone (not accounting for differences in altitude) to be able to watch the same meteor shower with them.

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I missed the meteor shower because it was cloudy.
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TIL: (from my Dad of all people) that Everlast released a new album a couple months ago. I've been listening to it on YouTube and I'm happy to say it's pretty damn good.
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Today I learnt that an amazingly talented artist friend of mine can also play piano really well. I is very jealous.
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### Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned that those white cows with black splotches are real.
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yurell wrote:Today I learned that those white cows with black splotches are real.

And there's a town in the UK where they have concrete cows on roundabouts!

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yurell wrote:Today I learned that those white cows with black splotches are real.

Why did you think they weren't real?
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Because I see cows all the time, and none of them looked like that. All the cattle I've ever seen have looked like [img=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/04/Cattle_sale_1.JPG]this,[/img] including the ones that have lived across the road all my life, and every single news story, so it never occurred to me that there may really be cows like that.
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So.. Holstein cows, most likely.

... just to blow your mind further, there's, like.. three kinds of cow or something.
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SecondTalon wrote:So.. Holstein cows, most likely.

... just to blow your mind further, there's, like.. three kinds of cow or something.

My primary school was sandwiched between two farms full of Holstein cows. Now the smell of manure always takes me back there.

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Oh, I understand that there are more types of cow, I just thought the black & white ones were cartoon-style ones
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yurell wrote:Oh, I understand that there are more types of cow, I just thought the black & white ones were cartoon-style ones

nope, they are as real as 2-armed cactues and tall 3-leafed palm trees with coconuts on them. Desert islands, however, are usually a bit bigger, and often infested with rats (especially in the Caribbean)

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TIL: A little drop of bitters make the absinth go down. I had no sugar to put in it, and without sugar the anisette flavor is usually too strong, but the bitters made it very nice.
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Vieto wrote:
yurell wrote:Oh, I understand that there are more types of cow, I just thought the black & white ones were cartoon-style ones

nope, they are as real as 2-armed cactues and tall 3-leafed palm trees with coconuts on them. Desert islands, however, are usually a bit bigger, and often infested with rats (especially in the Caribbean)

waitwut. Wingless animals?
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Today I learnt...

that my dissertation sucks!

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The Scyphozoa wrote:
Vieto wrote:Desert islands, however, are usually a bit bigger, and often infested with rats (especially in the Caribbean)

waitwut. Wingless animals?

Indeed. And it's not just in the Caribbean. Eg, Polynesian islands have rats, too. Some animals get to islands by swimming from nearby islands, or they can travel longer distances on floating logs, but the rats were mostly brought to the islands by ship. Rats have had a devastating impact on the ecosystems of many islands.

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PM 2Ring wrote:
The Scyphozoa wrote:
Vieto wrote:Desert islands, however, are usually a bit bigger, and often infested with rats (especially in the Caribbean)

waitwut. Wingless animals?

Indeed. And it's not just in the Caribbean. Eg, Polynesian islands have rats, too. Some animals get to islands by swimming from nearby islands, or they can travel longer distances on floating logs, but the rats were mostly brought to the islands by ship. Rats have had a devastating impact on the ecosystems of many islands.

Also: Swallows.

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### Re: Today I Learned

What is the maximum airspeed velocity of a swallow carrying a rat?

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78.3 frengs per gobnut.

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Vieto
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About twice that of 2 swallows carrying a coconut on the return trip.

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TIL Charlie Day (Charlie on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia") is married to Mary Elizabeth Ellis (the waitress Charlie is obsessed with in IASiP).
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