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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Mysidic » Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:27 am UTC

I learned that my theatre requires me to be 21 to bring in others to R-rated films. No watchmen for me.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby BMW787 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:14 am UTC

I learned posting from my shiny new iPhone is actually pretty easy :)
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Actaeus » Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:51 am UTC

Mysidic wrote:I learned that my theatre requires me to be 21 to bring in others to R-rated films. No watchmen for me.

:(
ACU-LP wrote:Today I learned that Watchmen was more....brutal than I had previously anticipated (I have never read the originals)

Read the graphic novel!
Eesh.

From what I've heard, the movie was much more violent than the book. But then again, this is Snyder.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby ACU-LP » Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:17 am UTC

Actaeus wrote:
Mysidic wrote:I learned that my theatre requires me to be 21 to bring in others to R-rated films. No watchmen for me.
Heh. Its only rated MA15+ here. Which is restricted to those over 15 unless they have an adult (a person over 18) with them.
ACU-LP wrote:Today I learned that Watchmen was more....brutal than I had previously anticipated (I have never read the originals)

Read the graphic novel!
Eesh.
From what I've heard, the movie was much more violent than the book. But then again, this is Snyder.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Dr. Canadian Ninja » Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:42 am UTC

Today, I learned that if you try to fix your sleep schedule by sleeping a few hours one day to get to bed at a decent time the next, it quite simply does not work.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Luthen » Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:15 pm UTC

Today I learnt how difficult it is to explain to octogenarians how to use a full home entertainment system with universal remote over the phone. However I succeeded!
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Meowgan » Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:32 pm UTC

I learned about the knitting fairy.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby bigglesworth » Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:40 pm UTC

Does it give you wool?
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Meowgan » Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:47 pm UTC

bigglesworth wrote:Does it give you wool?
Yes she does.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Nemphael » Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:12 pm UTC

Dr. Canadian Ninja wrote:Today, I learned that if you try to fix your sleep schedule by sleeping a few hours one day to get to bed at a decent time the next, it quite simply does not work.

I learned some time ago that skipping sleep, then going to bed early the next day worked pretty well*. It also made me draw fanfic of Katara and bother people on MSN.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Munzapoppa » Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:42 pm UTC

Today I learned how confusing daylight savings time can be before you realize you forgot to change your clocks.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby BMW787 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:24 pm UTC

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Munzapoppa wrote:Today I learned how confusing daylight savings time can be before you realize you forgot to change your clocks.


I learned that because everything is so automated I didn't know it was daylight savings time until I read your post
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby the tree » Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:54 pm UTC

Nemphael wrote:
Dr. Canadian Ninja wrote:Today, I learned that if you try to fix your sleep schedule by sleeping a few hours one day to get to bed at a decent time the next, it quite simply does not work.

I learned some time ago that skipping sleep, then going to bed early the next day worked pretty well*.
I keep on intending to do that but I've been putting it off. Actually, I need to do it now, this week is kind of crucial for being awake. Thankyou for persuading me to do that tonight,

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That has never helped anyone ever.

Today I learned nothing, of importance, because my sleep schedule is so fucked that I'm still in bed.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby ethraax » Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:46 pm UTC

Today I learned that I don't learn very much on days I don't go to school.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Zeroignite » Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:46 pm UTC

Munzapoppa wrote:Today I learned how confusing daylight savings time can be before you realize you forgot to change your clocks.
Fuck! I learned that now, too far into the afternoon!
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby peace cat » Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:59 pm UTC

Today I learned that my kitten's new hobby is harrassing the betta fish.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Actaeus » Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:22 pm UTC

peace cat wrote:Today I learned that my kitten's new hobby is harrassing the betta fish.

My dog always tries to eat the betta fish food. I'm like, "You bully! You get 2 cups of kibble every day and all he has is a little pinch. Aren't you guilty?"

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Luthen » Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:46 pm UTC

Zeroignite wrote:
Munzapoppa wrote:Today I learned how confusing daylight savings time can be before you realize you forgot to change your clocks.
Fuck! I learned that now, too far into the afternoon!
I learnt the internet can make me think the who state forgot to change their clocks.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby CJTnoir » Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:45 pm UTC

Today I learned that you can find Biblical themes in anything. This includes Blade Runner and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. Thanks, cyberpunk lit class.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby BigBoss » Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:42 am UTC

Today I learned that the rooster has become more aggressive.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Meowgan » Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:11 am UTC

I am far more productive when my laptop is broken.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby King of Frogs » Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:33 am UTC

Today I learned to my disappointment that I'm far more productive when I write without music on, which is crap because I like to listen to my music all the time.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby benjhuey » Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:53 am UTC

I learned that the reason I don't say "no" (when I later knew I should have) is because it never crosses my mind.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby howardh » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:26 am UTC

BMW787 wrote:I learned that because everything is so automated I didn't know it was daylight savings time until I read your post
:D

That

Today, I learned that if I force all though out of my head and hold myself still, I can fall asleep within half an hour of going to bed and get up at 5 a.m. fully awake.
What am I going to do with my 2 extra hours today...
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby rnew » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:00 am UTC

Today I learned : as soon as I read the words 'daylight savings time' I think I've forgotten to chagne my clocks and I'm an hour late/early for work. Then I notice it's not UK people are talking about
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Postby ACU-LP » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:29 am UTC

Today I learned that wearing the stand back I'm going to try science shirt, though makes most people smile, makes the train guard give me a dirty look and then watch me as if I'm suspicious.
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Postby Hit3k » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:36 am UTC

ACU-LP wrote:Today I learned that wearing the stand back I'm going to try science shirt, though makes most people smile, makes the train guard give me a dirty look and then watch me as if I'm suspicious.

I was sitting on a station last tuesday and just sat there watching the trains go by. I probably looked really suspicious on camera not getting on any trains or moving for half an hour. I've been meaning to buy one of those shirts as well....

Today I learned I actually know everything thats been covered in my lectures so far. (I didn't have to go in today so I did some practice questions from my textbooks)
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Postby ACU-LP » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:40 am UTC

Hit3k wrote:
ACU-LP wrote:Today I learned that wearing the stand back I'm going to try science shirt, though makes most people smile, makes the train guard give me a dirty look and then watch me as if I'm suspicious.
I was sitting on a station last tuesday and just sat there watching the trains go by. I probably looked really suspicious on camera not getting on any trains or moving for half an hour. I've been meaning to buy one of those shirts as well....
Today I learned I actually know everything thats been covered in my lectures so far. (I didn't have to go in today so I did some practice questions from my textbooks)
Indeed that can be the case, but sometimes there'll be that tiny comment made by your lecturer that is really important.
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Postby Briareos » Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:27 pm UTC

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Munzapoppa » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:16 pm UTC

Today I learned that my school's trying to keep us from walking to class in a certain wing of the school after lunch (not sure why, my teacher said something about people being late). I hate my school and how controlling it is (now we can't even walk to class the way we want to? What the hell?). Luckily, once the school year ends, I'm out of it and on to high school!

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Actaeus » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:43 pm UTC

Munzapoppa wrote:Today I learned that my school's trying to keep us from walking to class in a certain wing of the school after lunch (not sure why, my teacher said something about people being late). I hate my school and how controlling it is (now we can't even walk to class the way we want to? What the hell?). Luckily, once the school year ends, I'm out of it and on to high school!

At my high school, you had to go to the Lecture Hall (horrible noisy cramped room) if your teacher wasn't there for class. The school couldn't afford subs, due to budget cuts.
Fortunately, second-half sophomores and above are allowed to have free blocks instead. Freshman and first-semester sophomores would clearly sneak out of school, steal cars and burn things if they were trusted on their own.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby bigglesworth » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:46 pm UTC

Today I learned I'm getting close to 3000 posts.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby blue_eyedspacemonkey » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:50 pm UTC

Today I learnt there are such things as cheap textbooks. 3 textbooks, £20 each (compared to £35-ish normally) yay! Shiny textbooks make me happy ^.^
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Munzapoppa » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:09 pm UTC

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Munzapoppa wrote:Today I learned that my school's trying to keep us from walking to class in a certain wing of the school after lunch (not sure why, my teacher said something about people being late). I hate my school and how controlling it is (now we can't even walk to class the way we want to? What the hell?). Luckily, once the school year ends, I'm out of it and on to high school!

At my high school, you had to go to the Lecture Hall (horrible noisy cramped room) if your teacher wasn't there for class. The school couldn't afford subs, due to budget cuts.
Fortunately, second-half sophomores and above are allowed to have free blocks instead. Freshman and first-semester sophomores would clearly sneak out of school, steal cars and burn things if they were trusted on their own.


Well, I can understand why your school does that (even though you're right about the absurdity of what school thinks we'll do if we're not supervised), but my school is banning walking in that wing because they think we'll be late to class, even though it's possible for people to walk through that wing without being late to the class they are going to. Hell, I go through that wing almost every day now on my way from lunch, and I'm one of the first few people people to arrive in my class. I should find out more about this, and maybe find a way to convince the school to change it.

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Postby Chai Kovsky » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:57 pm UTC

Today I learned that I can write coherently for about a page on Roman Neoteric poetry, but I took a guess at when the damn thing was founded.

Midterm fail. OTOH, one was worth 1 point and the other was worth 13.333, so I suppose it's a bit of a win.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Luthen » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:07 pm UTC

Munzapoppa wrote:Today I learned that my school's trying to keep us from walking to class in a certain wing of the school after lunch (not sure why, my teacher said something about people being late). I hate my school and how controlling it is (now we can't even walk to class the way we want to? What the hell?). Luckily, once the school year ends, I'm out of it and on to high school!
That sounds like... Hogwarts! You must investigate all (trap) doors in that wing at once.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Wolf » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:54 pm UTC

Today I learned that a goldfish needs like a 10 gallon tank of water to be happy and not die of ammonia poisoning from their own poop (it could have been two and I misheard, but I'm pretty sure she said ten). And that the loud girl in my suite apparently knows a lot about taking care of pet fish, which is pretty cool.

And that I really want to take my roommate's newly acquired goldfish away from him. Because I think he's not going to take very good care of it and it's going to die (esp. if it keeps living in the tiny, tiny jar-bowl thing it's in now). And it's cute. Aw, now I'm sad.

UPDATE: My roommate gave the fish to the loud (but nice) girl, so now it's safe and I can be happy knowing it will live a long and happy life. Also, the 10 gallon tank was the new one she bought, which makes a lot more sense than one little fish requiring ten gallons. I could see it requiring 2, though. Or maybe I'm just crazy.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby emceng » Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:46 am UTC

blue_eyedspacemonkey wrote:Today I learnt there are such things as cheap textbooks. 3 textbooks, £20 each (compared to £35-ish normally) yay! Shiny textbooks make me happy ^.^


Text book publishing is such a scam. Why the crap do you need a new edition of a calculus book? Did basic integration suddenly change in 2 years? I wish I was motivated enough to start a non-profit textbook company. I know there's crap like that on the web, but I don't think there is a company that actually prints textbooks for use in the classroom.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Philwelch » Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:37 am UTC

Cheap textbooks:

1. Always google the ISBN.
2. Editions produced for use overseas are usually cheaper.

Those two tips alone have saved me hundreds of dollars.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby AmyShackles » Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:03 am UTC

Today I learned that the majority of English-speaking countries that produce aluminium (aluminum) would call it aluminum.

Damn it.

Stupid argument. Grrr.

Edit: The majority of aluminum that is produced in English-speaking countries is produced in countries that spell it "aluminum". Thank you, boyfriend fact-checker, Mr. WinnerOfArgument.


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