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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Briareos » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:45 am UTC

'; DROP DATABASE;-- wrote:
Secateurs wrote:TIL that Notostracans are crustaceans with three eyes, belonging to the genus triops - meaning three-eyes.
I wonder if they can see in 4 dimensions? Extrapolation... :P
Or maybe they can see INTO THE FUTURE.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Chuff » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:50 am UTC

Today I learned that learning about the Nephron sucks.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Zohar » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:04 am UTC

Today I learned scarves are like magic - they protect your neck from wind even though there are all these relatively big holes in them!
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby the tree » Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:12 pm UTC

Yesterday I learned that in the second after taking a sip of wine, it is impossible to make any noise whatsoever.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby H2SO4 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:36 pm UTC

TIL that the girl that I ever got any "distance" (cough cough) with never really felt the same about me as I did about her.

EDIT: In fact, she apparently thinks I forced myself on her. I'm just going to point it out now that isn't the case. First move was hers.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby doogly » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:19 pm UTC

Now is your opportunity to learn more things today! Hooray!
Making the first move does not imply approving of everything you might cause to happen within that encounter. Not at all. That is a dangerously idea.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Baldur » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:20 pm UTC

Again, doogly spouts wisdom from every orifice. Wait, thaaaaat bit on the floors not wisdom...that's not even sanitary...
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby doogly » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:44 pm UTC

Alright, but serious hat time. H2, you are probably used to a lot of people here finding you annoyingly stupid. We all have a chuckle, disagree a bit, maybe engage in some creative name calling. This idea is dangerously stupid. It is not like other wrong ideas you have.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby sophyturtle » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:51 pm UTC

H2SO4 wrote: she apparently thinks I forced myself on her.
If she thinks this, she is almost certainly right. You do not know what it feels like to be her.
I want to get to a place where I am neither conforming nor rebelling but simply being.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby H2SO4 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:26 pm UTC

doogly wrote:Now is your opportunity to learn more things today! Hooray!
Making the first move does not imply approving of everything you might cause to happen within that encounter. Not at all. That is a dangerously idea.

Oh no, this move was a MOVE.

EDIT: As in I'm pretty sure she skipped a couple bases. All I did was keep up with her, if not lag a little bit behind.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Alpha Omicron » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:26 pm UTC

sophyturtle wrote:
H2SO4 wrote: she apparently thinks I forced myself on her.
If she thinks this, she is almost certainly right. You do not know what it feels like to be her.
You're applying a broad statistical fact to a single event. We can't say much about H2's situation, since we weren't there. All we know is that he and the girl have different accounts of the situation. That's not justification for crucifying him.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby sophyturtle » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:39 pm UTC

I crucified him? I was unaware of that. I thought I just pointed out that if she felt forced, then it might stand to reason she is right. Cause she was reporting her feelings and he was saying she was wrong.

But whatever.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby H2SO4 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:43 pm UTC

She may have felt that way, but that's not what happened. Maybe she felt guilty for some reason? I don't know, but I didn't force her to do anything, I didn't make her feel like she had to do anything, I didn't even guide her.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby sje46 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:59 pm UTC

Only he was there, so it's not exactly fair to say that the girl isn't lying, misremembering, whatever. I don't think that if a girl is making out with you, and she takes off her pants, and pulls you on top of her, and then you penetrate her...and a week later she claims that you forced yourself on her, she's BSing. This could have happened, who knows? I just don't think it's fair to label him a rapist when we weren't there. Neither is it fair to label her a liar either. But yes, even girls lie about sex to make guys look like jerks.

And if she didn't want whatever it was you gave her, then don't do it to her again without permission. Ask her to indicate precisely what she wants, and precisely what she doesn't want, and ask her for permission a lot during sex, I guess.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Alpha Omicron » Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:00 pm UTC

sophyturtle wrote:I crucified him? I was unaware of that.
I didn't say you did; but you were arguing that he probably forced himself on her, which does lead to that sort of reaction from people. I just don't think you or I can really comment on the situation, given that all we have to go on is what H2 says and what the girl said.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby doogly » Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:06 pm UTC

Alpha Omicron wrote: what H2 says and what the girl said.

And whether or not she felt forced is a question of how she felt in the situation. H2 is equally able to observe the situation, but I certainly would trust her to more accurately report on how she felt during the interaction. I don't think either of them is necessarily lying, H2 may just have been less careful and aware of her comfort than would be preferred. Or perhaps he is being completely accurate in his reporting of her overt enthusiasm during, and her flip flop later. I suppose that's possible.
What is not possible is for the statement "She apparently thinks I forced myself on her. I'm just going to point it out now that isn't the case. First move was hers." to be in any way a valid line of reasoning. First move has no bearing on subsequent move approval. The specifics of this interaction can't be commented on if I haven't seen it in particular, but if that was the logic applied to excuse H2's behavior, then no. That's not OK.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Belial » Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:21 pm UTC

Guess what fucking discussion we're not fucking having in this thread?

End it now.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Jessica » Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:35 pm UTC

Today (well a few days ago) I learned the difference between a number of concepts in psychology and sociology. Specifically about 3 major categories of thought (out of about 5) that fill the soft social sciences. Realism, Critical theory and social constructivism. Realism (or Positivism/Postpositivism) believes that social phenomena can be studied quantitatively, and have objective and rational objects. this of course, extends from the hard sciences, and is very present in psychology. There's Critical theory, which is a very marxist idea which states that social structures of oppression are real, but are the only objective thing about the society. everything else is subjective, and reactive to these real social structures. Social constructivism, instead believes that everything about the social sciences is subjectively constructed, and there is no objective viewpoint, or position, and as a corollary, that all view points should be tolerated, if not accepted, as within the person's personal framework, it is very real.

It was interesting (if very high level and smoothing over a lot of differences, and nuances), and it really helped me understand social constructivism from a new light. Specifically the accepting of peoples viewpoints. That and the concept that there's no objective reality. One of the quotes I learned was "Objective: def - does not exist, see subjective".
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Kain » Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:19 pm UTC

TIL that reading one horrible post on conservapedia requires reading 4 excellent blog posts elsewhere to make me feel like there are actual thinking people in the world... my computer was trying to warn me...
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Ivora » Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:29 am UTC

Today I learned raptors are not as smart as they think they are...

Tee hee... :lol:

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby -.Mateo.- » Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:42 am UTC

Ivora wrote:Today I learned raptors are not as smart as they think they are...

Tee hee... :lol:


I always agreed with THIS, but seriously, don't write stuff like that, you never know who's reading....You don't want raptors after you, because they don't stop. They never stop. And when they get you, they'll kill you. That's what they do, that's all they do!
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Ivora » Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:56 am UTC

-.Mateo.- wrote:
Ivora wrote:Today I learned raptors are not as smart as they think they are...

Tee hee... :lol:


I always agreed with THIS, but seriously, don't write stuff like that, you never know who's reading....You don't want raptors after you, because they don't stop. They never stop. And when they get you, they'll kill you. That's what they do, that's all they do!


Put... the bottle... down. :shock:


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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Chuff » Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:18 am UTC

Today I learned that I'm still incapable of doing everything right on a math test, even if I understand all of the concepts. Why can't I just do all of the simple math right, for once?
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby boring bore » Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:51 am UTC

Today I learned that there is good in the world (pretty old, but I just found it myself). I kind of want to post this in the rant thread just to render them helpless and unable to stay angry.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Tangwystal » Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:15 pm UTC

Today I learned that when you pretty the little "Quote" button on a forum, it produces a PM, not a response to your current thread.

Also, how to cope with death:
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Vieto » Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:17 pm UTC

Chuff wrote:Today I learned that I'm still incapable of doing everything right on a math test, even if I understand all of the concepts. Why can't I just do all of the simple math right, for once?


I know exactly how you feel.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Chavroux » Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:13 pm UTC

Today I learned that I should keep my sentences short. It is said to make texts more readable.

I also learned to put
bind d stuff "DISPLAY=:0 mplayer "
in ~/.screenrc.
(When you use a laptop as a remote control (through ssh + screen), you can use a keyboard shortcut (default C-a d) instead of typing "DISPLAY=:0 mplayer ".)

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby kingofdreams » Sat Dec 19, 2009 2:15 am UTC

today I learned I'm remarkably attached to all my childhood stuffed animals even the ones I don't remember
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby TheGrammarBolshevik » Sat Dec 19, 2009 2:52 am UTC

Today I learned that a French press can be used as a teapot.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Ivora » Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:04 am UTC

Today I learned that education is... uber costly. :shock:

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Jahoclave » Sat Dec 19, 2009 6:20 am UTC

Today I learned that I'm smart enough to stop myself from getting my girlfriend, who's a Cubs fan, a shirt glorifying how great the Cardinals are compared to the Cubs. No getting smacked for me.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby doogly » Sat Dec 19, 2009 6:41 am UTC

Jahoclave wrote: No getting smacked for me.

Aww, I'm sorry. Maybe if you ask nicely though?
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby icanus » Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:36 pm UTC

TIL: a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle commonly has up to 1026 pieces (thank you wikipedia). I wish I'd learned it before counting to check that my Grandad's christmas present was all there, then recounting because I was over by 26...

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Giant Speck » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:14 pm UTC

Today I learned that I can still burn a hell of a lot of calories by walking for an hour at a 4.5 mph pace while gradually increasing the incline, even after falling off the treadmill because my iPhone decided it wanted to try playing Pandora and my iPod music at the same time.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Kain » Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:45 am UTC

Giant Speck wrote:Today I learned that I can still burn a hell of a lot of calories by walking for an hour at a 4.5 mph pace while gradually increasing the incline, even after falling off the treadmill because my iPhone decided it wanted to try playing Pandora and my iPod music at the same time.


TIL that after not running for a year and a half, my ability to run four to five miles continuously has degraded to being able to run about a third of a mile. So glad its dark out and no one saw me gasping for air like that...
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby kapojinha » Sun Dec 20, 2009 1:37 pm UTC

Kain wrote:TIL that after not running for a year and a half, my ability to run four to five miles continuously has degraded to being able to run about a third of a mile. So glad its dark out and no one saw me gasping for air like that...

Heh, that was me before cross country started. :mrgreen:
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Jumble » Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:32 pm UTC

That was me 2 years ago. Don't think I'd even run for a bus!

TIL: Running 3 miles on snow feels as knackering as running 5 on tarmac. I guess its the extra slip factor, combined with the constant tension that you are about to go arse-over-tit.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby dawg1232 » Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:12 pm UTC

Kain wrote:TIL that after not running for a year and a half, my ability to run four to five miles continuously has degraded to being able to run about a third of a mile. So glad its dark out and no one saw me gasping for air like that...


I understand. I wish I could go running now, but I'm sick. :(

Anywho, TIL that spiced Chai tea has a different taste from normal Chai tea... in a bad way.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Chai Kovsky » Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:19 pm UTC

Today I learned that I don't hate snow and cold QUITE as much as I thought I did. Provided I'm wrapped up in at least six layers, of course.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:50 am UTC

Today I learned that I suck at iceskating. Probably because I live in Southern California and have only been iceskating a couple other times many years ago.
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