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Postby fjafjan » Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:04 am UTC

thefiddler wrote:I'm magical, duh.

Oh fine, fine.
:(


HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN TO MEEEEE

I MADE MY MISSTAAAAAAKES

GOT NOWHERE TO RUUUUUUUN

"Do me a favore ... :("
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Postby Grincement » Sun Jan 28, 2007 5:27 pm UTC

dragonfrog wrote:
Squeak wrote:I'm overly suspicious of single magpies and so have to counteract the bad luck of seeing one by bowing, wishing it a good morning/afternoon/evening/night and then spitting....sad fact is at the moment, they haven't started nesting so there are LOTS of single magpies around :(


That is an absolutely wonderful superstition. I might just have to adopt it.


Nooo don't do it to yourself!! It kills me! I do like how two magpies are for joy, but I always seem to see two magpies and then not long after I see one, then I'm not sure whether the joy will become sorrow.

By the way, this superstition arose from this poem/song:
One for sorrow,
Two for joy,
Three for a girl, [as in someone you know who is pregnant will have a girl]
Four for a boy,
Five for silver,
Six for gold,
Seven for a secret never to be told,
Eight's a wish,
Nine's a kiss,
Ten's a letter,
Eleven's something better!
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Postby dragonfrog » Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:09 pm UTC

Squeak wrote:By the way, this superstition arose from this poem/song:
One for sorrow,
Two for joy,
Three for a girl, [as in someone you know who is pregnant will have a girl]
Four for a boy,
Five for silver,
Six for gold,
Seven for a secret never to be told,
Eight's a wish,
Nine's a kiss,
Ten's a letter,
Eleven's something better!


Well that's sealed it - my Granny used to say that one.

There's an awful lot of magpies where I live, too. I'm more fond of crows though. And further to the West, in the mountains, ravens. I'm not sure if the North American ravens are the same species as the European ones, but the ones here are frickin huge! They amaze me whenever I see them.

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Postby Grincement » Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:15 pm UTC

dragonfrog wrote:North American ravens are the same species as the European ones, but the ones here are frickin huge! They amaze me whenever I see them.


The ones that nest near us are GIGANTIC but I find them so beautiful in a weird kind of way :?
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Postby Twasbrillig » Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:18 pm UTC

dragonfrog wrote:North American ravens are the same species as the European ones, but the ones here are frickin huge! They amaze me whenever I see them.


New Zealand is the only country in the world that doesn't have a species of crow or raven. :D
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Postby Lani » Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:22 pm UTC

Another confession:
I cannot roll my tongue. I can, however, make noises like a guinea pig.
- Lani

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Postby Twasbrillig » Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:24 pm UTC

lani wrote:Another confession:
I cannot roll my tongue. I can, however, make noises like a guinea pig.


Who can't?

*ahem*...


Look a distraction!

*hides away in his post-spamming hole... I'll get you squeek*
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Postby Grincement » Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:25 pm UTC

lani wrote:Another confession:
I cannot roll my tongue. I can, however, make noises like a guinea pig.


The british GCSE biology syllabus has a section abou tongue rolling, did you know that it is a recessive allele!

Confession: Once i ate an entire loaf of bread within 2hours, i was held back by the speed of my toaster! :roll:
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Postby Twasbrillig » Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:27 pm UTC

Confession: This is a postcount post.
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Postby Grincement » Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:28 pm UTC

Confession: Twasbrillig smells!

(yea, it's getting personal now!)
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Postby Twasbrillig » Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:29 pm UTC

Confession: squeek is a big meany doo-doo head!

[edit]Confession: your mother.
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Postby Twasbrillig » Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:34 pm UTC

Confession: I post more.
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I wonder if you can see...
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Postby LE4dGOLEM » Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:39 pm UTC

Squeak wrote:
One for sorrow,
Two for joy,
Three for a girl, [as in someone you know who is pregnant will have a girl]
Four for a boy,
Five for silver,
Six for gold,
Seven for a secret never to be told,
Eight's a wish,
Nine's a kiss,
Ten's a letter,
Eleven's something better!


I always heard
One for sorrow
Two for Mirth
Three for a Funeral
Four for a Birth

Although according to (I think) Pratchett, that's "not the one the magpies know"
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Postby Grincement » Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:40 pm UTC

Confession: my fingers have gone cold from typing so much
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Postby Twasbrillig » Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:44 pm UTC

Squeak wrote:Confession: my fingers have gone cold from typing so much


Confession: Me too.
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I wonder if you can see...
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Postby dragonfrog » Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:14 pm UTC

Squeak wrote:Once i ate an entire loaf of bread within 2hours, i was held back by the speed of my toaster! :roll:


A new metric!

The speed of toast = 0.5 loaves/hr

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Postby ivnja » Sun Jan 28, 2007 9:26 pm UTC

aldimond wrote:Also, anyone that plays French Horn, that is one sexy instrument that is consistently played by sexy people. Ow-ow!


I play french horn! :D

Confession: Although I do play the incredibly sexy french horn, my real musical love is the harmonica, and I've even taken the time to get good at it. I get a lot of flak about that

Confession: Since hearing Guster's "Barrel of a Gun" performed by Cayuga's Waiters, one of my university's a capella groups, three days ago, I have listened to the song upwards of 90 times, about half of those the Guster version and half the Waiters version

Confession: I also decided that I'm going to audition for the Waiters this week, even though I've never been in any sort of singing group before and these guys are good. Wish me luck :)

Confession: I went outside at midnight last night with some friends and repeatedly threw myself headfirst down a hill (sans sled), then helped make a snowman, and it was the most fun I've had at school so far.

Confession: I have been called "socially retarded." More than once.
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Postby The Sleeping Tyrant » Sun Jan 28, 2007 9:45 pm UTC

I have a minesweeper addiction.

ivnja wrote:Confession: I have been called "socially retarded." More than once.


As have I. Is it sad that I kind of revel in that fact?

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Postby Verysillyman » Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:42 pm UTC

Confession: I'm one of the cool people. I'm not like you guys.

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Postby Rat » Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:49 pm UTC

Verysillyman wrote:Confession: I'm one of the cool people. I'm not like you guys.


eskimo?

confession: aauuuggghhhuuuuuhhhhuuuuuuuauaammmmmmhhhuuuuuuuhhhhh.... i like muse T_T.. and modest mouse T_T... man im so queer...

*beats the shit out of self*

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Postby Verysillyman » Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:51 pm UTC

I loves Modest Mouse!

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Postby hermaj » Sun Jan 28, 2007 11:09 pm UTC

Awww, ivnja, I would hug you and tell you that you are not socially retarded. I would hug you too, Sleeping Tyrant, but it seems to make you happy.

Hmmm. Another confession? I nearly had a panic attack at work because I thought my co-worker called my ex-boyfriend over the pager. I do not know why I get panic attacks in relation to K, but it's extremely annoying/draining. I also am too afraid to tell my mother it might be a problem because I think she will just tell me to stop being so silly.

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Postby Toeofdoom » Mon Jan 29, 2007 12:37 am UTC

Squeak wrote:
lani wrote:Another confession:
I cannot roll my tongue. I can, however, make noises like a guinea pig.


The british GCSE biology syllabus has a section abou tongue rolling, did you know that it is a recessive allele!

Confession: Once i ate an entire loaf of bread within 2hours, i was held back by the speed of my toaster! :roll:


I knew that! about the recessive thingie!

and uhmmm...

Confessiion: I cant think of anything interesting to confess
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Postby Lani » Mon Jan 29, 2007 1:02 am UTC

Yes, I was also aware of this fact. Bonus fact about genes and whatnot:
my earlobes are not attached.
- Lani



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Postby hermaj » Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:44 am UTC

That's in our syllabus too, for year 12 Biology. (Breaking the Code, I believe, for any HSCers around.)

Unattached earlobes is a dominant trait, from memory. Widow's peaks were recessive, webbed fingers were recessive. I can't remember anything else but there was a whole chart and we surveyed the class to find out who had which traits.

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Postby thefiddler » Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:04 am UTC

Confession: I am utterly, hopelessly, forever and ever addicted to everything related to xkcd. :)

Rat wrote:i like muse T_T.. and modest mouse T_T...

I like 'em both, too. :)

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Postby apricity » Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:08 am UTC

hermaj wrote:Unattached earlobes is a dominant trait, from memory. Widow's peaks were recessive, webbed fingers were recessive. I can't remember anything else but there was a whole chart and we surveyed the class to find out who had which traits.


Yesss, I just took genetics and we did a whole lab on that stuff. Dimples, tongue-rolling and freckles were dominant... I have all three. Apparently I'm not very uncommon :)

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Postby Narsil » Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:18 am UTC

Confession:
I'm so egotistical and self centered, I will occasionally talk to myself. Not because I don't have friends, but because here isn't anyone cooler than me.

Confession:
I also have my own autograph. I bought it from myself on eBay.

Confession:
I am beginning to forget where the lies end.
Spoiler:
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Oh... that.

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Postby thefiddler » Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:09 am UTC

Confession: I'm watching a movie with a person I don't particularly like because I hate watching movies by myself. Unfortunately, said person is my brother. :( Also, the movie is one I dislike ("What About Bob?). Does this make me a bad person?

Confession: I'd rather go to school forever than get a real job.

Confession: I keep switching my potential major because I know it upsets my family.

Confession: I like to keep things in threes, and I just realized this, so I had to say so, but this makes four... I might have to even it up with two more.

Confession: I am strange and compulsive about things like that.

Confession: I love poetry, specifically e.e. cummings, Sylvia Plath, and William Blake, but I can't stand sonnets, especially Shakespeare and Spenser.

EDIT: I lied about Donne writing sonnets, I just don't like him, either. :)
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Postby Gordon » Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:38 am UTC

VSM wrote:Confession: I'm one of the cool people. I'm not like you guys.

Seconded.

Confession: The Twas/Squeak post war made me chuckle.


Tyrant wrote:I have a minesweeper addiction.

Also Seconded.


Other confession: I just learned how to put titles on the quotes
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I do that too, but for an entirely different reason.
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thefiddler wrote:Confession: I'd rather go to school forever than get a real job.


What a good idea.
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Postby thefiddler » Mon Jan 29, 2007 5:18 am UTC

Toeofdoom wrote:
thefiddler wrote:Confession: I'd rather go to school forever than get a real job.

What a good idea.

Indeed it is. :D

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Postby aldimond » Mon Jan 29, 2007 5:21 am UTC

For all you minesweeper addicts: what's your best time on expert (in the version that comes with Windows)? Mine is 88 IIRC, but I haven't played it in a really long time so I couldn't come anywhere near that now.

Also, y'all should try xbomb. It also has hexagonal and triangular modes. The hexagonal one sucks, and the triangular one rocks. My best time on the top triangular level is 190.
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Postby Gordon » Mon Jan 29, 2007 5:29 am UTC

The lowest score on my home computer is 92. I had a time in the 80's on this computer (at work) once but for some reason minesweeper doesn't record highscores here. I got bored and emailed MS tech support once about it, half because I was bored and half because I was curious as to what kind of response I would get.

I'll post the content of the email when I get home, but I can tell you it was answered by a man named Babeesh.
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Postby aldimond » Mon Jan 29, 2007 5:55 am UTC

Hm. I would not be surprised at all if Minesweeper did not correctly save high scores if you weren't logged in as an admin. Just given how old that code must be.
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Postby Toeofdoom » Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:32 am UTC

YOU GUYS JUST MADE ME WASTE 2 HOURS PLAYING MINESWEEPER DAMN YOU.


Ahem.

and i sucked. i finished... once... in just over 6 minutes.
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Postby no-genius » Mon Jan 29, 2007 5:45 pm UTC

Confession: I try to get my posts as close to an integer multiple of lines as possible. Hopefully like this? (yay!)
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Postby thefiddler » Mon Jan 29, 2007 5:48 pm UTC

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