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Re: Random natterings

Postby Carlington » Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:30 am UTC

Magnanimous, I feel like all I ever see you post anymore is dreadful puns.



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Re: Random natterings

Postby addams » Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:20 pm UTC

Blood Letting and Time Travel.
That's a Random Thought.

This is blood letting.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloodletting

Time Travel ... (there is a wikipedia page)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_travel

well ... Here in The Future how is modern medicine in done?
The first thing we do is take blood.
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Re: Random natterings

Postby Ptolom » Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:00 pm UTC

They have to keep the vampires fed somehow. The future is full of vampires.

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Re: Random natterings

Postby Flumble » Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:28 pm UTC

DRACTOPUS

Dammit, I thought to have a unique idea for once, but dragon octopus hybrids already exist on the internet. :| Regardless, it's up there with dragonsharks* and be'elzebub in terms of fierceness and silliness.

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Re: Random natterings

Postby New User » Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:29 pm UTC

Have you ever visited drawception.com?

Also, I expected Dractopus to be an octopus Dracula.

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Re: Random natterings

Postby Sableagle » Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:04 pm UTC

Sea Dragons?

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Sea Dragons!
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Re: Random natterings

Postby Neil_Boekend » Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:34 pm UTC

New User wrote:Have you ever visited drawception.com?

Also, I expected Dractopus to be an octopus Dracula.

Supernatural spoiler:
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Supernatural S7E14 has an octopus vampire that kills someone.
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Re: Random natterings

Postby Flumble » Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:58 pm UTC

New User wrote:Have you ever visited drawception.com?

Also, I expected Dractopus to be an octopus Dracula.

I have now. Looks funny.

Well, octogon is just a misspelling of octagon, octodragon sounds lame and dragtopus sounds like an octopus in drag, so dractopus it is. I'd go with dracupus for a dracula-octopus hybrid... or octocula, as dracupus sounds like a cat's name.

Sableagle wrote:Sea Dragons?

Tssk, that's just a sea horse with seaweed for limbs. It's like pretending Old Gregg is a dragon.

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Re: Random natterings

Postby Echo244 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:52 pm UTC

Flumble wrote:
Sableagle wrote:Sea Dragons?

Tssk, that's just a sea horse with seaweed for limbs. It's like pretending Old Gregg is a dragon.


It still looks approximately 43% more dragon-y than that disappointing komodo creature.
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Re: Random natterings

Postby Sableagle » Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:37 pm UTC

The radio plays Blank Space every morning. I'd rather they didn't, but I don't run the station.

There's a part in it that's something like: "Don't believe your Starbucks lovers. They'll tell you I'm insane."

For some reason, that part sounds to me like part of Through the Fire and the Flames.

I sort of want to swap syllables between their Performous scripts and try to do each set of lyrics to the other tune, but I really don't want to spend hours and hours going through Blank Space in 5ms bursts to get the note timings right.
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Re: Random natterings

Postby Angua » Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:54 am UTC

So, I finally watched Finding Dory, and it was good. However, had one huge bug that really took me out of it.

Since when are octopus amphibious? They even mention that he has gills a couple of times, and yet he's wandering around without drying out/gasping for breath constantly.
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Re: Random natterings

Postby Thesh » Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:02 am UTC

I've seen videos of octopuses crawling around on land before. According to google, they can survive out of water for 30-60 minutes. I'd imagine that certain species of cartoon octopuses can survive days on land.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjQr3lRACPI
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Re: Random natterings

Postby Angua » Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:31 pm UTC

Wow, that's a lot longer that I expected.
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Re: Random natterings

Postby MuEta » Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:48 pm UTC

Question:

What is the proper grammar of the phrases below? My coworkers and I are fighting over it:

"Snuck upon"
"Snuck up on"
"Snuck up upon"

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Re: Random natterings

Postby Deva » Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:50 pm UTC

Votes "snuck up on".
Changes its form depending on the observer.

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Re: Random natterings

Postby flicky1991 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:58 pm UTC

"Sneaked up on". Or "snuck up on", if you insist.
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Re: Random natterings

Postby Sableagle » Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:07 pm UTC

"approached, stealthily"
"arrived undetected at/by/over/upon"
"came as a surprise to"
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Re: Random natterings

Postby HES » Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:53 pm UTC

up on

Though now all I can think is that Snuckupon sounds like a Pokémon.
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Re: Random natterings

Postby eran_rathan » Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:29 pm UTC

HES wrote:up on

Though now all I can think is that Snuckupon sounds like a Pokémon.


"Snuckupon used Scare! Its super effective!"

"Snuckupon has evolved into Stabbitt!"

Stabbitt: Poison/Fighting type.

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Re: Random natterings

Postby MuEta » Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:32 pm UTC

flicky1991 wrote:"Sneaked up on". Or "snuck up on", if you insist.

Oh, I insist. Insistently.

Also, have you ever said a phrase so many times in your head that it sounds like drivel by the end? Because now nothing sounds right and the world might be burning.

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Re: Random natterings

Postby Sableagle » Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:37 pm UTC

MuEta wrote:Also, have you ever said a phrase so many times in your head that it sounds like drivel by the end?
When trying to think of something to say to a beautiful young woman, after "Hello," yes. It starts to sound like drivel in my head before I've even finished thinking of it.

Luckily for me, this problem occurs very rarely, as beautiful young women don't talk to me often.

That may be due to me living above 6000m ASL, or to them being rare.

It could be both.

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Re: Random natterings

Postby addams » Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:41 pm UTC

Thesh wrote:I've seen videos of octopuses crawling around on land before. According to google, they can survive out of water for 30-60 minutes. I'd imagine that certain species of cartoon octopuses can survive days on land.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjQr3lRACPI

Yes! Yes!
There are stories of octopuses acting like Cats.
One tale tells of an octopus that 'slipped away' from the display tank every night.

Then, he/she slipped back in during the 'wee hours'.
They caught the act on camera.
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Re: Random natterings

Postby kalira » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:25 pm UTC

MuEta wrote:Also, have you ever said a phrase so many times in your head that it sounds like drivel by the end? Because now nothing sounds right and the world might be burning.


For your approval, semantic satiation aka semantic saturation.

I don't think I can help with the burning, but there might be some meds for that. :lol:
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Re: Random natterings

Postby Flumble » Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:11 pm UTC

I shouldn't be reading webcomics until 5 AM. :oops: But EGS is just so well written. And it makes me all warm and fuzzy.

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Re: Random natterings

Postby FierceContinent » Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:34 pm UTC

Flumble wrote:I shouldn't be reading webcomics until 5 AM. :oops: But EGS is just so well written. And it makes me all warm and fuzzy.


Truth
The greatest Science Hero is almost certainly Norman Borlaug. His selectively bred crops have saved many, many people from starvation.
Just to be clear, the number of lives Norman Borlaug is credited with saving is in the BILLIONS.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ScienceHero

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Re: Random natterings

Postby Flumble » Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:39 am UTC

Finally, ketchup! Which is both good (since there's no way for me to keep reading until 5AM) and bad (since there are only 3 new pages to read every week).

I feared the worst when reading these pages, but such a thing hasn't reoccured —except for the Q&A-series after that, but at least there Dan apologized for explaining it in-comic.
Seriously, it's good to educate the general public about, well, all non-default behaviour that isn't harmful, but this comic's audience is not the general public and I cannot and will not buy Tedd being ignorant on transgenderism. Moreover, in that same arc we are introduced to the first trans side character (excellent reveal and joke using Grace's naiveté by the way) who just happens to be the one to immediately get Susan's interest. My problem with that all is that it feels like Dan was doing it for a political statement or to cater to an audience —it feels too serious/forced and suspiciously sudden.
Also, for crying out loud, is there any cis, hetero person left at this point?! For a comic that's pretty self-aware, it's rather lacking in explaining the ubiquity of gays. (not that I'm complaining per say, given Ellen and Nanase :roll: )
(maybe this fits better in the rant thread, though EGS is still my favourite webcomic story. At least I needed to get this off my chest somewhere.)

By the way, FierceContinent, how do you manage only posting in this thread? :O

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Re: Random natterings

Postby FierceContinent » Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:52 pm UTC

I do post elsewhere, sometimes...
The greatest Science Hero is almost certainly Norman Borlaug. His selectively bred crops have saved many, many people from starvation.
Just to be clear, the number of lives Norman Borlaug is credited with saving is in the BILLIONS.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ScienceHero

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Re: Random natterings

Postby sardia » Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:21 pm UTC

I just color stained my shirt and towel pink because I thoughtlessly tossed a rag in there. Fuck. What do I do? Bleach? Color catcher? Call it a lost cause?I tried washing it again without the rag, but it didn't do anything.

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Re: Random natterings

Postby Sableagle » Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:16 pm UTC

Depends on the fabric and nature of the dye used. Last time I made that mistake I washed everything again with a light blue shirt and it went back to white, but that was wash, not wash and dry, which makes a difference.
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Re: Random natterings

Postby poxic » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:39 pm UTC

Go ahead and try some bleach if the alternative is throwing them out. Make sure it's diluted enough to not burn holes in stuff: pour a few glugs of bleach into a bucket, fill bucket with water, pour water all over items while they are in the washer, then wash as normal. If it almost works, do it again and get things more evenly wet with the bleach mixture.

At least, that's how I do it. I get mediocre results, just saying.
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Re: Random natterings

Postby sardia » Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:38 am UTC

Sableagle wrote:Depends on the fabric and nature of the dye used. Last time I made that mistake I washed everything again with a light blue shirt and it went back to white, but that was wash, not wash and dry, which makes a difference.

It's a 100% white cotton shirt. I guess I'll do the bleach mix. There was another shirt, but I gave up on that because that shirt was so old, it wasn't worth the time.

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Re: Random natterings

Postby Angua » Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:31 pm UTC

The sad thing about[urlhttp://www.knowable.com/a/30-people-share-the-biggest-lazy-genius-moment-of-their-lives/p-6] this article[/url] is the ones of when they were in Kindergarten, given a ridiculously boring art task to do, finding a way to speed it up and then getting punished for it.

I'm glad at my school my teachers would just shrug and let me sit and do what I wanted.
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Re: Random natterings

Postby Neil_Boekend » Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:21 am UTC

Angua wrote:The sad thing aboutthis article is the ones of when they were in Kindergarten, given a ridiculously boring art task to do, finding a way to speed it up and then getting punished for it.

Yep. That seems like a way to accidentally prevent kids from becoming engineers.
Because coming up with inventive solutions is a very leanable and unlearnble skill. You're doubtlessly way better at psychology than I am, but AFAIK there is a large training aspect to reward-punishment. Even if it's not intended.
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Re: Random natterings

Postby Angua » Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:50 am UTC

Yeah, especially since these were generally in art class. If you're not allowed to do things your own way in art class, then when do you get a chance to learn to be creative?
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Re: Random natterings

Postby New User » Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:35 pm UTC

Where can I get a reliable answer to a question regarding legal or civil matters? Doing a websearch for legal advice or anything similar just gives me a bunch of shady-looking websites. The question I have is complicated and specific, but the answer is probably simple to someone who knows the rules and stuff.

Here's my question in case anybody is wondering or in case anybody here can answer it.
Spoiler:
Party A owns a house, and has lived in it for many years. Party A is nearing the end of her life, and wants to transfer ownership of her home and real estate to her daughter, Party B.

Once Party B has ownership of the home, can Party B evict Party A, or accuse Party A of trespassing?

I can imagine that Party A could perhaps make some sort of contract that Party B must agree to, saying Party B has ownership of the house and real estate but must allow Party A to reside there in perpetuity (until death). Is this necessary?

I also imagine that the answer to this might vary from state to state (United States).

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Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:49 am UTC

I would typically recommend speaking to a lawyer, but that obviously tends to be rather expensive.
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Re: Random natterings

Postby sardia » Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:06 am UTC

e^iπ+1=0 wrote:I would typically recommend speaking to a lawyer, but that obviously tends to be rather expensive.

Lawyers are not very expensive*, and the government frowns upon legal disputes used to evade taxes. My advice is to pay for a lawyer, it's not very expensive, maybe a couple hundred bucks to discuss your options over a quick 30 minute meeting.

*There's been a glut of lawyers graduating from law schools, a lawyer bubble so to speak. Lawyers are dirt cheap now.

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Postby New User » Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:11 am UTC

Thanks but it's not that important to me. This isn't a situation that I'm currently involved in. It's more of a curiosity thing. It's just that I've heard it both ways. I mean, I've heard two contradicting answers to the problem. Those answers were just from word-of-mouth by people with no speciality in law.

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Re: Random natterings

Postby Neil_Boekend » Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:22 am UTC

IANAL, this is not legal advice.
If party B owns the house without any contractual obligations regarding it then I would be very surprised if it were not possible to evict and accuse of trespassing.

It wouldn't be very nice to do so. In fact, I would consider it an extremely dickish move, but still I expect it would be legal.
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Re: Random natterings

Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:26 am UTC

sardia wrote:
e^iπ+1=0 wrote:I would typically recommend speaking to a lawyer, but that obviously tends to be rather expensive.

Lawyers are not very expensive*, and the government frowns upon legal disputes used to evade taxes. My advice is to pay for a lawyer, it's not very expensive, maybe a couple hundred bucks to discuss your options over a quick 30 minute meeting.

*There's been a glut of lawyers graduating from law schools, a lawyer bubble so to speak. Lawyers are dirt cheap now.

Depends what you consider cheap, I guess. Several people in my family are lawyers, including my father, so I'm well aware of typical costs. My father being a lawyer, I'm also lucky enough that I'd be able to afford the few hundred dollar an hour rates, but I'm also well aware that many aren't.
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