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by wwjd_kilden
Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words common to different languages with different meanings
Replies: 69
Views: 33133

Re: Words common to different languages with different meani

Good to know you are always right on the internet then. That way I can put you on ignore and avoid making your life a misery by disagreeing with you


actually, I just realized you are a mod

if mods behave this way, this is not a forum for me,
bye. Please delete my account
by wwjd_kilden
Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:24 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Is anyone else's YouTube skipping?
Replies: 9
Views: 11780

Re: Is anyone else's YouTube skipping?

Happens to a friend of mine a lot lately too, only it happens several times per video

(He uses the hotspot from his phone which the PC keeps loosing connection with, but I dont see how that would make it skip)
by wwjd_kilden
Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:56 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words common to different languages with different meanings
Replies: 69
Views: 33133

Re: Words common to different languages with different meani

Dutch "hek" = fence Norwegian "hekk" (pronounced the same way) = hedge Given that hedges function pretty well as fences, I suspect those are closely related cognates. and to make matters worse it sound similar to a English swear word Which word? "Heck" isn't a swear wo...
by wwjd_kilden
Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:23 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Tower of Babel (the different languages 'game')
Replies: 13
Views: 2421

Re: Tower of Babel (the different languages 'game')

Det var bra gjort / slettes ikke værst (å ikke bruke google oversetter altså)

(is it cheating to use my own language?) :p
by wwjd_kilden
Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:18 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ban the person above you
Replies: 20286
Views: 1181286

Re: Ban the person above you

wait, arent we supposed to ban for things that are NOT true?

Bans everyone for being rabbits
by wwjd_kilden
Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:11 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11436
Views: 1007532

Re: Vending machine!

you get a cup of cocoa

I put in a paperclip
by wwjd_kilden
Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Science Game
Replies: 1007
Views: 146193

Re: The Science Game

Creates axe
by wwjd_kilden
Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:47 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Science Game
Replies: 1007
Views: 146193

Re: The Science Game

Observe my own location on map
Walk east if possible
observe surroundings

(is "flint" a piece of flint stone?)
by wwjd_kilden
Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0806: "Tech Support"
Replies: 223
Views: 87227

Re: 0806: "Tech Support"

Oinkshinyrose: That is of course redicolous. However, you cannot expect people to do what is not related to their area either, which was what I was referring to. (That is, if someone calls the cell phone company and demands they fix the phone, because the internet in the building is down, and the pr...
by wwjd_kilden
Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Science Game
Replies: 1007
Views: 146193

Re: The Science Game

:D

Observe surroundings (including any useful items near enough to take)
If useful items nearby: take item(s)
by wwjd_kilden
Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words common to different languages with different meanings
Replies: 69
Views: 33133

Re: Words common to different languages with different meani

Dutch "hek" = fence Norwegian "hekk" (pronounced the same way) = hedge Given that hedges function pretty well as fences, I suspect those are closely related cognates. and to make matters worse it sound similar to a English swear word Which word? "Heck" isn't a swear wo...
by wwjd_kilden
Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Tala íslensku! (Icelandic practice)
Replies: 21
Views: 16812

Re: Tala íslensku! (Icelandic practice)

:D *enjoys this thread* I love Icelandic, even though I can't write or speak a word of it. Maybe because it makes me feel more like a viking :p I vaguely remember watching a movie called Hrafnin flygur(sorry, no idea what it looks like with correct letters), at school once, which resulted in all of...
by wwjd_kilden
Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0806: "Tech Support"
Replies: 223
Views: 87227

Re: 0806: "Tech Support"

Working at tech support bacially means you get the blame for everything Someones device broke because it was treated roughly: your company should make sturdier devices Somone device has not been working for a month and they need to use it NOW: of course it isn't the customers fault, but yours (That ...
by wwjd_kilden
Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 315090

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

I use three passwords to get into my systems at work every day. They require you to change pw on a regular basis, but they don't ask you to change them all at the same day, so then you need to remember which passwords you changed..... and of course one of them is the kind that requires at least two ...
by wwjd_kilden
Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"
Replies: 219
Views: 86467

Re: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"

Yup... always a fun situation....

Equally fun:

When you post: "I am a beginner (/absolute noob) at X, can someone give me an example of how to do Z?"
...and then someone shows you a solution that you need a masters degree in the subject to understand...
by wwjd_kilden
Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:15 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 484
Views: 265313

Re: Recommend a book

There are so many (!) The secret garden - Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett This is a story about a girl who starts off her life in India (among the rich people) and is spoiled rotten with materialistic things, but little else. She is then sent away to her uncle in England, and she meets a new world. Th...
by wwjd_kilden
Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Tala íslensku! (Icelandic practice)
Replies: 21
Views: 16812

Re: Tala íslensku! (Icelandic practice)

:D *enjoys this thread* I love Icelandic, even though I can't write or speak a word of it. Maybe because it makes me feel more like a viking :p I vaguely remember watching a movie called Hrafnin flygur(sorry, no idea what it looks like with correct letters), at school once, which resulted in all of ...
by wwjd_kilden
Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words common to different languages with different meanings
Replies: 69
Views: 33133

Re: Words common to different languages with different meani

Dutch "hek" = fence Norwegian "hekk" (pronounced the same way) = hedge and to make matters worse it sound similar to a English swear word :/ A very confusing one the first time I read it: Norwegian "bord" = table Dutch "bord" (pronounced slightly differently) ...
by wwjd_kilden
Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Spreek Nederlands en Praat Afrikaans (Dutch & Afrikaans)
Replies: 418
Views: 134354

Re: Spreek Nederlands en Praat Afrikaans (Dutch & Afrikaans)

Hoi * tries to remember when to use iederen and when to use allemaal* Wow, ik lees Nederlands af en toe, maar ik schrif het <rarely>, ik heb veeeeeeeeel vergeten :o Zijn er veel Nederlandse mensen hier, of zijn jullie van andere landen? (Please be patient with me if my grammar is terrible :oops: , I...

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