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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Osha » Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:28 pm UTC

Pit wrote:Today I learned what it feels like to be an econ major.

And have nobody listen to you about the economy, because they feel that they seem to know (clearly) how the economy is run.

Clearly.

*very angsty about this*
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby bigglesworth » Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:29 pm UTC

Me too! "Eat the rich" is all I have.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Pit » Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:36 pm UTC

Osha wrote:
Pit wrote:Today I learned what it feels like to be an econ major.

And have nobody listen to you about the economy, because they feel that they seem to know (clearly) how the economy is run.

Clearly.

*very angsty about this*
I'll listen to you! I have no idea how to run the economy...


I just really don't like to hear that this is "the worst recession we've ever been in EVER."

Yes. It's a recession. We have recessions every 10 years or so.

I guess it's just upsetting seeing morons in the gov't try to explain economics.

It's even more upsetting that the media is portraying this crisis as like "rock bottom," when it could be worse.

And even more bothersome that the people I try to explain it to just always blame "big business" and "capitalism."

And then call me a "capitalist pig, republican moron."
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Zerstörer » Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:36 pm UTC

Today I learned that, in the 1946 California gubernatorial election, Earl Warren was nominated by the Democratic and Republican parties.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby suffer-cait » Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:44 pm UTC

Armadillo Al wrote:Oh well, at least the St. Louis area's only, like, a six hour drive from here...?
6 hour drive? i'm getting on a fucking plane!
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Briareos » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:02 pm UTC

Pit wrote:It's even more upsetting that the media is portraying this crisis as like "rock bottom," when it could be worse.

And even more bothersome that the people I try to explain it to just always blame "big business" and "capitalism."

"Greedy international Jewish conspiracy bankers."
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby casiguapa » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:02 pm UTC

Today I learned that calling me in the middle of a football game will definitely result in me hanging up on you and calling you a prick, even if the call was to say my house was on fire.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby bigglesworth » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:08 pm UTC

Pit wrote:And even more bothersome that the people I try to explain it to just always blame "big business" and "capitalism."

And then call me a "capitalist pig, republican moron."


It would bother me a lot less if people who said this sort of thing were actually Marxists.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Zeroignite » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:18 pm UTC

suffer-cait wrote:
Armadillo Al wrote:Oh well, at least the St. Louis area's only, like, a six hour drive from here...?
6 hour drive? i'm getting on a fucking plane!
Out west, a 6-hour drive isn't actually terrible. I drove from here to Dallas once- 10 hours, straight shot.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Briareos » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:22 pm UTC

Zeroignite wrote:
suffer-cait wrote:6 hour drive? i'm getting on a fucking plane!
Out west, a 6-hour drive isn't actually terrible. I drove from here to Dallas once- 10 hours, straight shot.

Around here, a 6-to-10-hour drive will get you across five or six states. Or seven. (For the record, "around here" is "the Acela corridor.")
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Luthen » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:40 pm UTC

Briareos wrote:
Zeroignite wrote:
suffer-cait wrote:6 hour drive? i'm getting on a fucking plane!
Out west, a 6-hour drive isn't actually terrible. I drove from here to Dallas once- 10 hours, straight shot.
Around here, a 6-to-10-hour drive will get you across five or six states. Or seven. (For the record, "around here" is "the Acela corridor.")
Around here, a 10-hour drive will get you the other city, just.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Klapaucius » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:50 pm UTC

Today I learned that some hardcore D&D player made a race with a ton of detail in the homebrew section of the Dungeons and Dragons wiki that are called the Vespians and are humanoids made of bees.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby benjhuey » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:53 pm UTC

Today I learned that I can student charge electronics at the university student center.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Mysidic » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:48 am UTC

I learned how to effectively jump small obstacles on my bike. No more crashing into logs for moi! =p
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Rhombulus » Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:51 am UTC

I learned (again) today that the amount of money someone spends on gear for a certain hobby is not necessarily proportional to their skill or devotion to said hobby.
[yikes, I haven't heard /that/ good of a bass played /that/ badly in a while]
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Sartorius » Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:03 am UTC

Pit wrote:Today I learned what it feels like to be an econ major.

And have nobody listen to you about the economy, because they feel that they seem to know (clearly) how the economy is run.

Clearly.

*very angsty about this*


That's what it feels like to be a bio major listening to a creationist debate and an environmental science major during...well, anything related to the environment.

Today I learned that a bird's brain is fluid, so that the size of certain areas of the brain changes depending on whether or not the area is being used. For example, the amount of brain matter devoted to singing increases during the spring when mating is a priority, but atrophies during the winter.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Briareos » Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:03 am UTC

Via the Confessional Thread, I learned that some people actually receive PMs, and that reactions are mixed.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Armadillo Al » Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:11 am UTC

Decker wrote:Today I learned that the easiest way to get four CSCI majors to agree on anything is to shoot three of them.


Shouldn't shooting just one be sufficient to get the other three to agree on whatever you want?
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Luthen » Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:16 am UTC

Armadillo Al wrote:
Decker wrote:Today I learned that the easiest way to get four CSCI majors to agree on anything is to shoot three of them.
Shouldn't shooting just one be sufficient to get the other three to agree on whatever you want?
Wouldn't you have to shoot all four? Even, then they might disagree about death.

Sartorius wrote:Today I learned that a bird's brain is fluid, so that the size of certain areas of the brain changes depending on whether or not the area is being used. For example, the amount of brain matter devoted to singing increases during the spring when mating is a priority, but atrophies during the winter.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Warpath » Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:17 am UTC

Today, I learned pretty much nothing. Well, that's not exactly true but nothing that would really be of interest to anyone here.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby ethraax » Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:26 am UTC

Today I learned how to make really cool linear fractals with GIMP. I wish I had more time to play around with it more. Also, I wish the author of the package that does it would fix that bug that prevents it from rendering with too many pixels (I think about 1500x1500 is the limit), but it hasn't been updated since 1997.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby adunebutt » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:49 am UTC

Today I learned I have a Java 116 assignment due on Friday...Awesome.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby TaintedDeity » Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:42 am UTC

Klapaucius wrote:Today I learned that some hardcore D&D player made a race with a ton of detail in the homebrew section of the Dungeons and Dragons wiki that are called the Vespians and are humanoids made of bees.

I know what character I'm playing from now on

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I've googled it but I find nothing.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby phlip » Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:02 am UTC

TaintedDeity wrote: :(
I've googled it but I find nothing.
Link me! I must see!

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby King of Frogs » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:06 pm UTC

Today I learned that I cannot stay away from the xkcd forums. Once an xkcdian, always an xkcdian.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby apeman5291 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:21 pm UTC

Rhombulus wrote:I learned (again) today that the amount of money someone spends on gear for a certain hobby is not necessarily proportional to their skill or devotion to said hobby.
[yikes, I haven't heard /that/ good of a bass played /that/ badly in a while]

Oh, and bowed string instruments... down right expensive, damn difficult to play well.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Briareos » Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:24 pm UTC

apeman5291 wrote:
Rhombulus wrote:I learned (again) today that the amount of money someone spends on gear for a certain hobby is not necessarily proportional to their skill or devotion to said hobby.
[yikes, I haven't heard /that/ good of a bass played /that/ badly in a while]

Oh, and bowed string instruments... down right expensive, damn difficult to play well.
Same with pianos.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Sungura » Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:07 pm UTC

Today I learned a bit of Turkish! :D I have no clue why but I'm sorta reading CNN in Turkish now...I only learned a few words this morning...this is odd. I don't pick up languages quickly, so why am I sorta getting the gist of the articles with only knowing a couple words? I have no clue. It's cool though.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby gerb » Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:18 pm UTC

King of Frogs wrote:Today I learned that I cannot stay away from the xkcd forums. Once an xkcdian, always an xkcdian.


Not for most. I got bored yesterday and decided to see how many people had registered. The first twenty-eight thousand or so have less than ten posts (most having zero or one).
I think. A lot of them signed up in '07 or '08.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Meowgan » Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:23 pm UTC

gerb wrote:
King of Frogs wrote:Today I learned that I cannot stay away from the xkcd forums. Once an xkcdian, always an xkcdian.


Not for most. I got bored yesterday and decided to see how many people had registered. The first twenty-eight thousand or so have less than ten posts (most having zero or one).
I think. A lot of them signed up in '07 or '08.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Briareos » Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:32 pm UTC

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Today I learned that a significant proportion of my thoughts are random or fleeting or both.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Fractal_Tangent » Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:44 pm UTC

Today I learned that some people are stupid enough to think that if you take maths and do mechanics, it makes you a car mechanic.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Decker » Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:46 pm UTC

Armadillo Al wrote:
Decker wrote:Today I learned that the easiest way to get four CSCI majors to agree on anything is to shoot three of them.

Shouldn't shooting just one be sufficient to get the other three to agree on whatever you want?

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Pit » Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:49 pm UTC

Thanks for the support everyone.

@_@ If they were Marxist, I wouldn't be so angsty. They're just plain stubborn.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Wolf » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:44 pm UTC

Today I learned that no matter how powerful a computer you build, it will (EDIT: can) still go tits up when you need it the most.

I also learned my roommate is very willing to be woken up and at least give me the option of using his computer if I'm being a panicky stressed-out crazy person. Which is good to know! I hope it never comes up again.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby peace cat » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:58 pm UTC

Today I learned that the future does not exist. It's just some thing we make up in our mind. When the future actually shows up, it is now.

Also, this life might be someone else's afterlife.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:59 pm UTC

I learned that while Inkscape is awesome, it's a huge CPU hog when you zoom in on a complex image. >_>

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Re: Today This One Learned

Postby wst » Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:46 pm UTC

How holograms work, in a non-mindfuck kind of way. Surprisingly simple, on a simple level.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby ethraax » Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:11 pm UTC

Today I learned what the fuck "D" stood for in chemical equations. I knew it was equivalent to hydrogen, but I didn't know that it was actually an isotope of it. At first I thought it was some sort of wildcard, similar to R (alkyl) or X (halogen).
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby parkaboy » Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:12 pm UTC

I've been gradually learning this, but today it cemented itself in my brain...

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