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Re: Today I Learned

Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:40 am UTC

Yeah, huh, don't know how I didn't know that before. Thanks.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Moo » Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:20 am UTC

Carlington wrote:Today I learned that around 90% of the serotonin in the body is actually located in the gastrointestinal tract, where it serves to regulate bowel movements and hunger, amongst other things.
This is why starting anti-depressants will fuck your digestive tract up for the first two weeks like nobody's business.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Carlington » Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:56 am UTC

That it is indeed.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby dg61 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:02 pm UTC

Neil_Boekend wrote:That should be solvable with a timer switch that you set the day before, or good night vision so you don't have to turn on the light in the first place.


Those are actually pretty common; possibly this was someplace where he couldn't install them?

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Carlington » Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:06 pm UTC

TIL how to come up with a rule to test for divisibility by any given prime on the fly, and also learnt a little about modular arithmetic and why adding thirteen times the last digit of a number to the truncated number comes to the same as subtracting thirty times the last digit from the truncated number if you were testing for divisibility by 43 for example.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Neil_Boekend » Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:24 am UTC

dg61 wrote:
Neil_Boekend wrote:That should be solvable with a timer switch that you set the day before, or good night vision so you don't have to turn on the light in the first place.


Those are actually pretty common; possibly this was someplace where he couldn't install them?

Or they forgot to set it up (and of course they couldn't solve it during the Sabbath.).
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby addams » Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:12 am UTC

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addams wrote:It's a bloody wonder Any of us survived.
I had This pop-up in a planter a few days ago.
https://www.google.com/search?q=galerin ... waaOx98%3D

Yes. That is gallerias.
The ring on the stem is the sure sign.

That is a deadly little bastard.
As are many of the LBM's.
I clicked that link, then the "visit page" link, and I read the discussion. It amazes me that nobody there seems to have picked up on the difference in gill structure between pictures 1 and 3. Picture 1 has sinuate gills. Picture 3 has free gills. It'd be a lousy lawyer who failed to poke that hole in a prosecution's case. Doesn't mean they're not closely-related species with the same or similar toxicity, of course, but I don't think those are the same species. Closely-related species. Larger ear, hairless face and grabbier feet / hind feet / rear hands on the one on the right. Looks like they don't care.

oops. After a few days the link is not going to The Little Brown Mushroom page for me.
Yes. Those fungi are closely related.

All the Little Brown Mushrooms were thought to be Safe.
Now we know, most are poison to deadly.

Please, don't eat wild things if you are not an expert.
Especially, LBM's (little brown mushrooms)

This is what came up in my planter with a fern and a native lily of some sort.
http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/may2003.html

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Sableagle » Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:20 pm UTC

That worked, yes. Thank you.

Yesterday, I learned that, instead of the flour (fortified with chalk) that is the main ingredient of most Speedibake muffins, the main ingredient in their Wholesome Muffins is sugar.

Today I learned that management, who can't get us little LEDs to go with the cameras mounted on our equipment to allow us to see WTF we're doing, can spare the money to install a 42" flatscreen TV in every break room to make their notices more intrusive.

(I suppose there's really no need to specify "flatscreen" when talking about a 42" TV in 2016.)
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Postby SecondTalon » Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:19 pm UTC

Actually, given that you're talking about modern TVs, tech's progressed enough that you *do* need to specify Flatscreens these days. Because there are alternatives.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Thesh » Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:01 am UTC

SecondTalon wrote:marketing's progressed enough that you *do* need to specify Flatscreens these days. Because there are alternatives.

FTFY
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Postby SecondTalon » Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:24 am UTC

Fair.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby phlip » Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:18 am UTC

The primary association I have with the descriptor "flatscreen" these days is people pearl-clutching about people on welfare and/or foreigners and/or refugees owning them, where they always specify "flatscreen TV" as if that's somehow more of an affront. Those poors are living above their station by getting a flatscreen, they should get an old second-hand CRT that can only pick up analog signals that aren't broadcast any more.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Neil_Boekend » Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:58 am UTC

And obviously they should pay a fortune in electricity bills to power that beast. Serves them right for being poor!
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Thesh » Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:03 am UTC

We get the opposite here:
"No! We can't stop using coal! Think of the poor and how the electricity prices would affect them!"
"No! We can't tax gas more! Think of how much the poor would be hurt by the fuel costs!"
"No! We can't increase welfare payments! People are poor because they are lazy, stupid, and can't keep their legs shut! Fuck those people!"
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Neil_Boekend » Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:05 am UTC

Thesh wrote:"No! We can't increase welfare payments! People are poor because they are lazy, stupid, and can't keep their legs shut! Fuck those people!"

That is an odd statement. I pose that a prostitute or a porn actress makes her money by not keeping her legs shut.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Thesh » Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:06 am UTC

I pose that most people who drive a car or walk have trouble keeping their legs shut.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Neil_Boekend » Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:47 am UTC

If you drive an automatic car you can probably keep your legs shut while driving. Walking with your legs shut requires crutches, I think, but should also be possible. However this is not a real contradiction of you statement, as both would be needlessly troublesome.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Sableagle » Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:50 am UTC

TIL that Lonicera japonica halliana is quite capable of spreading itself 6.8m one way and 8.8m the other way along a fence. Some violence on behalf of the roses may be required.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Sableagle » Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:23 pm UTC

TIalsoL what you get if you cross Mena Suvari with The Witch and it's ... pop music?
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby freezeblade » Mon Mar 14, 2016 3:59 pm UTC

Sableagle wrote:TIL that Lonicera japonica halliana is quite capable of spreading itself 6.8m one way and 8.8m the other way along a fence. Some violence on behalf of the roses may be required.


Dude, that stuff is so invasive, I'll be surprised if it stops there. The only stuff that is worse is algerian ivy (Hedera algeriensis), nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus), or *shudder* Morning Glory (Ipomoea purpurea, Ipomoea nil, or sometimes an escaped hybrid). These were the bane of my existence as a landscaper. Well, that and Buttercup oxalis (Oxalis pes-caprae).
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Sableagle » Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:36 pm UTC

freezeblade wrote:
Sableagle wrote:TIL that Lonicera japonica halliana is quite capable of spreading itself 6.8m one way and 8.8m the other way along a fence. Some violence on behalf of the roses may be required.


Dude, that stuff is so invasive, I'll be surprised if it stops there. The only stuff that is worse is algerian ivy (Hedera algeriensis), nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus), or *shudder* Morning Glory (Ipomoea purpurea, Ipomoea nil, or sometimes an escaped hybrid). These were the bane of my existence as a landscaper. Well, that and Buttercup oxalis (Oxalis pes-caprae).


At least you can eat the Morning Glory. The Lonicera sort of had to stop due to the tarmac and traffic on one side, and I've got most of it from there. It's actually welcome to the bit behind the dustbins, because it's popular with adult hoverflies and hoverfly larvae eat aphids, so it's sort of good to have around. At least I know I can kill it with glyphosate or similar if I have to. That stuff just doesn't work on Hedera helix no matter how hard I try to make it stick, and seem to only affect Aegopodium podagraria vertically, which isn't much help against an invading plant 20cm deep, 30cm high and 5m wide.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Sableagle » Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:59 am UTC

Today I learned that if I try to research my rather silly answer to this question:
ObsessoMom wrote:What is your preferred means of chocolate chip delivery?
... with a Google search for "chocolate chip mass" I get thousands of results for the fact the chocolate chip cookie was invented in Massachusetts. Wurstle-furgan bloingish non-case-sensitive zumbit search engine! If I'd meant Mass. I'd have entered "Mass."

Someone in that thread put "I love the sum of I too."

i 0 Σ i2 ?

That makes NO sense.

*clicks Preview button*

4.

In the preview, the zero ("love" in a tennis or badminton score) appears as a 4.

"4" sounds like "for" in English and gets used as an abbreviation of "loves" in the sense of "is a total sucker for" or "would do anything for" or something like that.

One name for 4 in Japanese is also a Japanese word for death, so some Japanese hotels have no (zero) floor 4, room 14, room 24 or, especially, room 444.

Neither of those sounds like a valid reason for "italic lower-case I, zero, capital Sigma, italic lower-case I" to come up as "italic lower-case I, four, capital Sigma, italic lower-case I" in the preview.

I thought the mod madness thing was supposed to be mod edits of posts after they're made, not the preview going loopy.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Flumble » Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:33 am UTC

Sableagle wrote:I thought the Chocolate chips thing was supposed to be mod edits of posts after they're made, not the preview going loopy.

Thy assumed wrong. It also affects/effects the previews (and citations and edits for that matter; basically all post-like text that gets returned by the server).

But that's not even as silly as using the search function now: the database has the unfiltered contents, so it searches in the original posts, but the results page shows all the filtered versions.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Deva » Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:56 pm UTC

Intended filters for profanity, presumably. Processes them alongside other changes, such as formatting.
Changes its form depending on the observer.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby SecondTalon » Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:50 pm UTC

Yeah, basically.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby stopmadnessnow » Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:06 pm UTC

That people are defensive about who pm's them.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby addams » Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:34 am UTC

stopmadnessnow wrote:That people are defensive about who pm's us.

Maybe, I need to know that, too.
Will U explain more?

PM's are unwelcome?
Is it considered polite to ask permission before sending a PM?

What?
A PM to establish PM relatons?

(Jeeze)
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby ucim » Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:49 am UTC

addams wrote:The Forum is like international relations?
International relations is like Spider Sex.
Well, this is the web. :)

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Postby stopmadnessnow » Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:59 pm UTC

addams wrote:
stopmadnessnow wrote:That people are defensive about who pm's us.

Maybe, I need to know that, too.
Will U explain more?

PM's are unwelcome?
Is it considered polite to ask permission before sending a PM?

What?
A PM to establish PM relatons?

(Jeeze)
The Forum is like international relations?
International relations is like Spider Sex.


Private messaging. People don't like talking about who messages them.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Sableagle » Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:15 pm UTC

TIL that the area around Sneaton where people have applied for permission to build a potash mine is very boggy, that my boots are still waterproof enough and that dodging waves is still a thing boys do, and was reminded that, when out hiking with a camera, one should photograph the pretty gorse bush just so that there's be at least one good, new picture on the camera by the time one has walked 10 miles. Then I got an actual landscape (landscape / seascape / coastscape?) I liked, too.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby addams » Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:06 am UTC

Lovely Photos. It is a rough and eerie landscape.
The landscape is very much like the landscape here.

The native plants of There do very well Here.

Gorse Bush pretty?
Gorse Bush is Pokey.

Scotch Broom is prettier.
https://www.google.com/search?q=scotch+ ... _8Lr-JM%3A
And; Not nearly as pokey.

Those plants and European Blackberry trigger a weird response
in loads of people from the Pacific Coast of the USA. (Me!)

Those plants do very well here.
I dedicated a portion of my life to fighting the invasives.

It is a fight that can not be won.
The plants win.

Especially the pokey ones.
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Postby ucim » Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:07 am UTC

@Sablegate - Can't see any of these pics without allowing scripts to run loose on my machine. Ain't gonna do that. Do you know which scripts (from which sources) are absolutely required to see these images?

Most scripts on most sites that require them are pretty dodgy.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby addams » Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:58 am UTC

Jose?
Can U Google the words and look at the photos from the Google search?
The landscape photos are rough, rugged, windswept northern coastal scenes.

The gray water, gray air and gray ground leave a bone chilling feeling through time and space.
The plants are common invasive. Like white people, some are more pokey than others.
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Postby WilliamTheConqueror » Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:40 pm UTC

today i learned how to conjugate latin verbs in the perfect, pluperfect, and present perfect tenses! i like my latin class. it's interesting.
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Postby doogly » Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:44 pm UTC

So many of my favorite things are verbs.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby ucim » Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:30 pm UTC

addams wrote:Jose?
Can U Google the words & look at the photos from the Google search?
I can find photos of gorse bush, eerie landscapes, and boys jumping waves, but they may not be the ones Sablegate was referring to.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Sableagle » Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:48 pm UTC

Does Scotch broom smell as good as gorse, though?

This link is to someone else's picture of another place but talk of chilling, eerie landscapes made me think of it. There's something about it that makes me glad of a good roof.

I can try to embed behidn spoilers, but whether that works is up to this site.
Gorse:
Spoiler:
Image

The bay:
Spoiler:
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The ... the ... the damn website was WORKING yesterday. This is ridiculous. I just went to another site to make sure my web connection was still working. WTF, photobucket? How hard can it be to make the button functional and visible two days in a row? Okay, so, viewing, enlarging and clicking "view image" seems to be working ... maybe. Where's the *headdesk* icon when you need it?

I give up. Someone remind me to try again in April or something.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby ucim » Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:10 am UTC

Ooooohh! Purdy! Reminds me of Ireland!

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby addams » Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:29 am UTC

Sableagle!
Thank you for the effort.

I find images behind the spoilers.
Good ole' pokey Gorse and Clift Lands.

oh, ... That smell is the Gorse?
oh, ... It is nice on a warm dry day.

There are no warm dry days this Spring.
No one will smell the Gorse. It will be felt.

Did I mention?
Gorse is pokey?
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby SecondTalon » Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:01 am UTC

Sableagle wrote:Photobucket Woes

I blame 25% of your issues on Madness. Photobucket has steadily gotten worse and worse every year, to the point that I no longer consider it a functional website as it claims to be an image host yet is damn near incapable of hosting images successfully.
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