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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Hammer » Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:08 am UTC

...that a significant number of our members would rather chew off their own faces than look anywhere at all to see if their question has already been asked and answered.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby ethraax » Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:20 am UTC

Maybe for mod madness you should edit the forum styles to make the "Advanced search" button enormous.

(Edit: I'm aware you don't have that kind of power. At least I don't think you do.)
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby roc314 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:26 am UTC

Today I learned that the mods have a pretty cool sense of humor, and make me laugh.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby ACU-LP » Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:46 am UTC

roc314 wrote:Today I learned that the mods have a pretty cool sense of humor, and make me laugh.
And yet many forumites do not.
I personally love adore this abuse of word modification.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Actaeus » Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:05 am UTC

...all sorts of stuff about the Kuiper Belt and, in general, why Pluto is not a planet. At all. For good reason.

Yeah, I said it.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby TheKrikkitWars » Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:46 pm UTC

That I love (that is l.ove) to pogo, and that despite my more normative style of dress and hair, It's still fairly obvious how much I identify with the Punk subculture.

Also bouncers are actualy normal people.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Philwelch » Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:29 pm UTC

peace cat wrote: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.


Today you learned not to make simple, dogmatic statements about issues of considerable controversy.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby King of Frogs » Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:37 pm UTC

Philwelch wrote:
peace cat wrote: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.


Today you learned not to make simple, dogmatic statements about issues of considerable controversy.


Weird, my uni philosophy society just had a talk about that very same controvosy last night. In fact it was given by an eternalist philosopher, claiming that the Special Theory of Relativity contradicts presentism.

Today I learned just how my disorganisation is effecting my work...
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby punkymonkey » Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:46 pm UTC

*chomp!*

Today I learned that... so far in my experience, I have not had any drivers come here that were *in the middle*. They have ALL been either really hot, or really ugly. lawl. :mrgreen: And I officially declared today "Hot Driver Friday" because nearly every driver that's come in today has been GORGEOUS! *sighs* I love my job.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Teapot » Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:25 pm UTC

Today I learned that I can put my phone through the washing machine and once it's been dried and charged it will still work fine*.


*(The screen is fuzzy, the sound is tinny and the 4 and 7 keys don't work, but I can still make/receive calls and people can still send me texts as long as they don't need me to send a reply in understandable English...)

EDIT: Ok, apparently I can't make calls, because I just tried to phone my parents and my mum hung up on me after about 5 seconds because she couldn't hear me.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Klapaucius » Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:57 pm UTC

Today I learned about pyrophilia.
500%!

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Fractal_Tangent » Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:19 pm UTC

Klapaucius wrote:Today I learned about pyrophilia.


say what?
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby ethraax » Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:21 pm UTC

Fractal_Tangent wrote:
Klapaucius wrote:Today I learned about pyrophilia.
say what?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrophilia

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby TaintedDeity » Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:22 pm UTC

Now that is hot. 8)
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Fractal_Tangent » Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:31 pm UTC

TaintedDeity wrote:Now that is hot. 8)


*sighs*
ok, you were quick there, ill give you that :D
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Cpl. Octopus » Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:32 pm UTC

Today I learned that cheating on a test doesn't feel as bad when your grade increases by 2 whole letter grades. Plus, the guy I borrowed a few answers from and I are friends, so it's aww right.

I mean, it's not like I copied everything.

Just 3 questions.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Briareos » Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:41 am UTC

You are a bad person. </judgment>
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby emceng » Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:49 am UTC

Today I learned that my cell phone auto text feature for texting has the world 'grammla', but not granola.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby rnew » Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:05 am UTC

vista does a fancy google pop-up thing if I press ctrl twice.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby apricity » Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:30 am UTC

emceng wrote:Today I learned that my cell phone auto text feature for texting has the world 'grammla', but not granola.
Hey, I learned that mine has the words "remitin" and "penitin" but not "penguin"!
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby rubber314chicken » Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:01 am UTC

coal, anal, and cock all have the same number combo on phones.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Mysidic » Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:46 am UTC

today I learned what mt stands for. finally.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Philwelch » Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:47 am UTC

Mysidic wrote:today I learned what mt stands for. finally.


"Mount"?
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Sir_Elderberry » Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:53 am UTC

Philwelch wrote:
Mysidic wrote:today I learned what mt stands for. finally.


"Mount"?


I spent several seconds thinking "I played WoW for a year, and I never saw that abbreviation..."
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Luthen » Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:17 am UTC

Today I learnt that creating a crossword is much more difficult than I though it was.

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emceng wrote:Today I learned that my cell phone auto text feature for texting has the world 'grammla', but not granola.
Hey, I learned that mine has the words "remitin" and "penitin" but not "penguin"!
Why does good come up before home? More texts are "I'm home", "I'll be home at..." etc than have good in them. Same with of and me. Grah.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby apricity » Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:32 pm UTC

Mysidic wrote:today I learned what mt stands for. finally.
Good, now point to your head and say those initials.

MT! Get it, empty? Bahaha!
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby tryptanymph » Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:37 pm UTC

lanicita wrote:MT! Get it, empty? Bahaha!
I'm sorry, I have this compulsion to turn up stuff when it's hard to hear.

Today I Learned that sleeping to 3pm is pretty damn fun. I knew this anyway, however.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Actaeus » Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:16 pm UTC

Mysidic wrote:today I learned what mt stands for. finally.

Oh?

Automotive
* Honda MT, a motorcycle
* Hyundai Mega Truck, a medium-duty truck
* Manual transmission, part of a car
* Motor Trend, an automotive magazine

Computing and the Internet
* .mt, the top-level Internet domain for Malta
* Linux SCSI tape driver aware magnetic tape control
* Monotype Corporation, a font company
* Media Temple, a website hosting company
* Machine translation, a subfield of computational linguistics
* Mauritius Telecom, a telecommunications and Internet service provider
* Megatransfer
* Mersenne twister, a pseudorandom number generator
* Movable Type, a weblog publishing system
* Multi-threading, a concept in computer programming
* Empty, in text speek.
* Main-Tank, the person who soaks up all the damage in an MMORPG.
* Miss Tell, a communication sent via instant messaging that was acidentally sent to an un-intended individual

Geography and languages
* Malta, a nation of Mediterranean islands
* Montana, one of the United States of America
* Mato Grosso, a state in Brazil
* Mount, meaning mountain, in the names of many mountains (for example, Mt. Rainier)
* Maltese language, called "mt" in ISO 639 alpha-2 language code
* Mountain Time Zone, a time zone in North America

Media and entertainment
* M. T. Vasudevan Nair, a Malayalam writer
* Magical Trevor, a cartoon by Jonti Picking
* Megatokyo, a webcomic
* Modern Talking, a band
* Moon Tycoon, a simulation computer game
* Monopoly Tycoon, a video game
* Muscle Tracer, an enemy in the Armored Core video game series
* Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune, an arcade racing game

Mobiles
* 'Mobile-terminated', a call, a text message, data received on a mobile telephone (see MO)
* Mobile Toones A mobile social network community also known as MT

Religion
* Gospel of Matthew, part of the New Testament
* Masoretic Text, the Hebrew text of the Jewish Bible (Tanakh)

Science
Biology
* Microtubule, a component of the cytoskeleton
* Mitochondrion, an organelle found in most eukaryotic cells
* The medial temporal, part of the temporal lobe of the brain
* Visual area MT, also called V5

Health and medical
* Massage therapy, adding directed pressure to the body
* Massage Therapist, the title of someone who performs massage therapy
* Medical Technologist, a healthcare professional who performs diagnostic tests
* Medical transcription, the field of transcribing medical information
* Middle Temporal area, a region of the visual cortex where the motion of objects is analyzed
* Motivational therapy, a treatment for substance abuse

Measurements
* Megaton, a unit of explosive power
* Metric ton, a measurement of mass equal to one thousand kilograms

Other
* Magnetotellurics, a method of imaging underground structures
* Materials Today, a scientific journal
* Meitnerium, a chemical element

Transport
* Mississauga Transit, a public transit operator in Mississauga, Ontario
* Thomas Cook Airlines, "MT" in IATA airline designator code

Other meanings
* Machine taper, a system for securing accessories to a machine tool (or Morse taper, one particular type of machine taper)
* Master of Taxation, a graduate degree in taxation
* Modus tollens, a concept in logic
* Muay Thai, Thai martial art


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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Nosetroll » Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:38 am UTC

Today I learned it's not smart to use your cell phone battery to run electrical motors..
They ,might just not want to charge afterwards if you empty them too much..
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby poxic » Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:51 am UTC

... to wear a black shirt and pants to art class.

I hope the graphite and charcoal come out in the wash.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby BigBoss » Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:04 am UTC

That Jebadiah is really Jebadina.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby apeman5291 » Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:37 am UTC

Today I learned that more people associate my state with ignorant, backward farmland that I previously thought.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby alias.exe » Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:22 am UTC

Today, I learnt that while satisfying, wasting several hours browsing forums instead of working can be rather unproductive.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Zeroignite » Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:32 am UTC

Today I learned that alias.exe has an awesome avatar. I just spend a good few minutes watching it cycle. I wonder what affect it will have on the grammar of contributors.

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that was intentional

I also learned that learned that hardware random number generators are more interesting to some people* than others.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby <nyssa> » Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:56 am UTC

Today I learned...that I've been really, really deaf for about 4 weeks. It didn't start affecting me really until Friday, so today I went and got them syringed and now everything's so loud! And echoing.

Echo echo echo echo...

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Chai Kovsky » Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:27 am UTC

That love conquers all. *happy*

At least, y'know, until I get hungry. Or the Roman Army invades. Then the Roman Army conquers all.

Roman Army=love?
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That is all.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Zohar » Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:07 am UTC

Today I learned my laundry is still damp. I had to place a pair of pants in front of the heater for it to be wearable... I'll probably put the laundry in my room with the heater for a few hours today, hoping it will get better.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Philwelch » Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:21 am UTC

I hasten to point out that the Roman Army utterly failed to conquer Germany.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Chai Kovsky » Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:34 am UTC

And THAT'S why you'll always be my archnemesis, Philwelch! I always used to say "Better a smartass than a dumbass." Then I met you...
Spoiler:
kellsbells wrote:¡This Chai is burning me!
Chai Kovsky wrote:I can kill you with my brain.

That is all.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby ACU-LP » Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:44 am UTC

That no matter how many instances you try to take into account, it will always be the one you don't expect.
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