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Re: Today You Learned

Postby cyberia » Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:36 pm UTC

Mercurius wrote:
Moobly wrote:Today I learned that the word "cunt" carries meaning across languages and cultures. Even though I said it in a nice way...


Its one of the two words (along with "hysterical") that you should never, ever say on a Feminist blog either...


This made me giggle.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Mercurius » Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:17 am UTC

Quixotess wrote:@Mercurius:

1. It's true that you probably shouldn't do it until you know that the way you're using it is appropriate.
2. Okay, so insult him, but there are plenty of ways to do it without using words that hurt people other than the person you are insulting.


1. Well, yes.
2. But that requires inventiveness, and I'd already spent all my inventiveness today on making fun of vigilantes, Gordon Brown, the Tory party and myself.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby pseudoidiot » Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:55 am UTC

Today I learned a friend of mine got a job at Blizzard doing something with WoW, but because of an NDA, she can't talk about exactly what it is. The not knowing is killing me!
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Mr. Beck » Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:29 am UTC

Today I learned a new way to tie my shoes :D .

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Poochy » Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:09 am UTC

I learned the sheer degree to which a nicotine addiction can interfere with common sense. (Sure, I already knew it does interfere, just not how ridiculous it can get.) How?

Well, I was stuck in a typhoon. It was raining cats and dogs outside. The rain was falling at a 45° angle, because of the wind. The lower area of the sidewalk was submerged over a centimeter deep underwater. So I sought shelter in a nearby fancy department store.

I saw some idiot who actually went outside for a smoke.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby The Hyphenator » Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:39 pm UTC

Mr. Beck wrote:Today I learned a new way to tie my shoes :D .

Nice find! Interestingly, that site says most people either tie their shoes with that method, or with a "granny knot". I checked how I tie my shoes, and it looks like neither of them. :| Which is probably why my shoelaces come undone all the time.

I'll definitely start tying them with that from now on.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby cyberia » Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:58 pm UTC

Exactly how fucked-up I am...












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...and how much it hurts.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby NieXS » Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:23 pm UTC

Apparently my computers can't turn on when a USB disk is plugged on.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby protocoach » Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:10 pm UTC

The Venezuelan Health Department is officially known as Ministerio de Salud, which is then shortened to MINSALUD. In related news, I learned that I have read far, far too much Orwell.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby NieXS » Sun Jul 20, 2008 1:57 am UTC

Hitting tab on the Firefox address bar autocompletes. Neat.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Murgatroid » Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:40 am UTC

Today I learned that cars are heavy and gravity is a bitch.

And removing an IV is more painful than suturing an ear.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Durinthal » Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:45 am UTC

Compact fluorescent bulbs don't dim as much as incandescent bulbs. Also, the dimming system in my apartment doesn't work well with the new type.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby ParanoidAndroid » Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:18 am UTC

Today I learned how to escape when intentionally locked in a walk-in freezer.

1) Wait a few seconds to make sure you're really being pranked.
2) Smack the freezer door violently one time and knock something over. Basically, make it sound like you've fallen over or something.
3) Right after step 2, cry out in pain or something of the sort.
4) Wait for the panicking prankster to check if you've been seriously injured.
5) Walk out.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby tryptanymph » Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:29 am UTC

6) Make sure they come into the freezer to check if you are okay.
7) Lock THEM in. Bastards.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby ParanoidAndroid » Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:35 am UTC

I thought about lying down and acting like I was unconscious just to freak them out, but decided that I shouldn't be that cruel.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby tryptanymph » Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:40 am UTC

BE THAT CRUEL.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby ParanoidAndroid » Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:48 am UTC

Well, the floor was really dirty anyway.

Haha, strange things happen during the Chick-fil-a night shift.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby cyberia » Sun Jul 20, 2008 6:10 am UTC

that I'm way too nice to people.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Mmmm, Pi » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:06 am UTC

That the only real way for me to get over a migraine is to go to sleep.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Torvaun » Sun Jul 20, 2008 1:19 pm UTC

Mmmm, Pi wrote:That the only real way for me to get over a migraine is to go to sleep.

Try Imitrex, it works great for me.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby ishikiri » Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:28 pm UTC

On friday night I realised that Steven Fry must be the best smelling guy ever. Think about it:
He smokes a pipe,
He has tonnes of old books,
You can tell the man has good taste in aftershave.

I must hug him!!
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby btilly » Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:49 pm UTC

My lesson from last Monday was that I talk faster in front of people than by myself.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Mr. Beck » Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:29 pm UTC

Yesterday I Learned that making you own compass is really, really easy. All ya need is some tissue paper, a needle, a magnet, and a glass of water. It's Fun!

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby cyberia » Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:29 am UTC

Today I learned that I'm a grown-up and it's my turn to decide what that means.

So if I want to go to K-mart and buy every stupid, novelty candy and bizarre glowstick-based merchandise they have, I will. And if I want to spend $2 on a disappointing novelty from the vending machine out the front, I will (I got a green and white bouncy-ball).

I also learned that seeing the look on a child's face as you load your basket with candy and toys as their mother drags them away is priceless :twisted:
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby kgirlfae » Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:42 am UTC

Murgatroid wrote:Today I learned that cars are heavy and gravity is a bitch.

And removing an IV is more painful than suturing an ear.


This sounds like it has an interesting story behind it.


Today I learned that I can make pizza all by myself for WAY cheaper than it is to buy frozen or delivery (which I kind of knew but wasn't sure until I bought everything)

I also learned that a friend of mine's dad is wanted for stealing a TON of money. Ouch.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby LE4dGOLEM » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:38 pm UTC

What a focus wall is.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Account20151023 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:42 pm UTC

What a waterwall is. It's a set of pipes that are welded together in a steam-turbine power plant. The steam gets heated and runs up through the waterwalls and into the boiler. They're hot enough to roast your face off from 50 feet away.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby MattisBel » Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:29 pm UTC

Compact fluorescent bulbs don't dim as much as incandescent bulbs. Also, the dimming system in my apartment doesn't work well with the new type.


Perhaps so but compact fluorescent lamps can produce far more energy efficient light for longer periods of time! Incandescent bulbs are just so.. antiquated.


Today I learned that left over tomato sauce, rice, and beef can make a pretty respectable lunch even after being in the fridge for 4 days.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Insignificant Deifaction » Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:59 am UTC

Today I learned that things you don't remember still affect the way you think.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Mercurius » Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:59 pm UTC

Today I learnt that large-scale copyright violation may have been one of the key elements in the US economy in the 18th century, and much of the reason for its later wealth.
You know, I'm not really sure what "socioeconomic class" I am. I'm richer than my parents, I don't have a real job, and my mannerisms tend to match up with whomever I'm talking to.

...is "con man" a social class?

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Hoshi no Kabii » Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:16 pm UTC

Last night I learned that people are more willing to talk to you at night. Presumably because they have nothing better to do. One of the strangest conversations of my life followed, resulting in this gem of a quote: "No, sir, I do not know where the bitches be hangin'."

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby PatrickRsGhost » Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:28 pm UTC

Hoshi no Kabii wrote:Last night I learned that people are more willing to talk to you at night. Presumably because they have nothing better to do. One of the strangest conversations of my life followed, resulting in this gem of a quote: "No, sir, I do not know where the bitches be hangin'."


If you really want to fuck with their minds, give them the address of the local animal shelter or Humane Society.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby 3fj » Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:47 pm UTC

How a basic LAMP stack works.
That ActionScript really isn't that hard
That if someone wakes you up with a hangover and asks you to sign something, you'll just do it and dive back in to bed regardless.
That you can tie your laces in a really cool way (due to the site posted above)
That i like techno as long as it is taking the piss out of internet memes.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby benjhuey » Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:53 am UTC

It can be funny replacing yesterday's internet memes with today's internet memes while watching yesterday's internet-meme-enabling movies.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby 3fj » Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:02 am UTC

benjhuey wrote:It can be funny replacing yesterday's internet memes with today's internet memes while watching yesterday's internet-meme-enabling movies.

That i miss 4chan ;_;
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby ParanoidAndroid » Sat Jul 26, 2008 5:58 am UTC

That nugget warmers take a long time to cool down and are still incredibly hot for quite some time after being unplugged.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Gadren » Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:19 am UTC

NieXS wrote:Hitting tab on the Firefox address bar autocompletes. Neat.

Cool! :D

Today I learned, besides the above Firefox trick, how to back up my data well using SyncToy. I received my internal hard drive and enclosure today (letting me feel like someone who knows something about hardware while I was setting it up), and I now have it all set up to sync my pictures, music, and certain other types of documents to my 500 GB hard drive. Not only that, but I scheduled it to run every day, and, using TweakUI to create a new Autoplay option, to automatically sync whenever I plug the hard drive in.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Felstaff » Sat Jul 26, 2008 8:16 pm UTC

Today I learned being shot in the back of the head is really painful. And the headache lasts for hours.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby benjhuey » Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:08 pm UTC

Felstaff wrote:Today I learned being shot in the back of the head is really painful. And the headache lasts for hours.

"Shot with what?" may be an appropriate question.

Today I relearned that one must complete the "story" mode in under 15 minutes in order to play as Captain Falcon on the original SSB and that I can't spell worth a damn.

As for learning something new, nothing significant has come up yet.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby kriel » Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:09 pm UTC

Felstaff wrote:Today I learned being shot in the back of the head is really painful. And the headache lasts for hours.


Ow...?

I'd first ask if you were okay. But you're apparently posting here, but apparently have a headache. So that question would be kinda redundant.

Now, I'll ask what in the hell hit you that you're still walking? I mean, usually 'shot' implies small bits of metal propelled by gunpowder, but if it hit the back of your head, that's usually fatal. The ninja's got me. (Well, Ninja.)


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