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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Kyberely » Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:40 pm UTC

I learned that
When a comet or asteriod strikes a planet, it creates an enormous explosion that throws rock, water, dinosaurs and air into space

If science said it then its true.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby lulzfish » Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:11 pm UTC

Bs, everyone knows there's no air in space. That's why dinosaurs can't survive up there!

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby benjhuey » Sun Jun 07, 2009 5:57 am UTC

I learned that no matter how strong willed I feel at first, I will ultimately fail at making the tangle of cords under my desk look more appealing. At least they're off the ground, I guess.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby mickyj300x » Sun Jun 07, 2009 5:59 am UTC

TIL I hate humanity. I can have The Man in the Hat vouch for this with his sig, but just reading some of the threads on SB and other news articles has made me give up hope. I hope you're happy, non-fora populace.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Pit » Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:32 pm UTC

Today, an ex-boyfriend who, interestingly, is a socialist (or believes in socialist reform) realized that capitalism has many perks. In other words, today, I learned I can change people's economic thinking.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Rakysh » Sun Jun 07, 2009 2:28 pm UTC

Pit wrote:Today, an ex-boyfriend who, interestingly, is a socialist (or believes in socialist reform) realized that capitalism has many perks. In other words, today, I learned I can change people's economic thinking.


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(I'm actually being serious, I've argued economics so many times and never made a jot of difference I gave up. Major props to your debating skills, even if I disagree with you.)

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby L33tsaber » Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:26 pm UTC

Today I learned I should shorten the amount of time a cup of Easy Mac spends in the microwave. The noodles get too soft in three minutes.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Alstroemeria » Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:33 pm UTC

Today I learned that I appreciate the way my handwriting looks if I write more slowly than usual.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Social » Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:46 pm UTC

today i learned my vote for one of the political parties that isnt one of the big 3 actually counted

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Alpha Omicron » Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:04 am UTC

Social wrote:today i learned my vote for one of the political parties that isnt one of the big 3 actually counted
Today I was reminded how much it sucks supporting a smaller party in a Farthest-Past-the-Post electoral system. *Grumbles about failed referendum on electoral reform...*
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Gears » Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:03 am UTC

Every day I learn i'm lactose intolerant again.
Too damn bad I love cheese.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby AbsentMind » Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:18 am UTC

I learned a maybe good place to host the comic I'm working on. Like, domain and all.
Also, I'm learning that thinking about getting this domain while I'm 15 is such a cool feeling. :P

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Izawwlgood » Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:43 pm UTC

Although it shouldn't surprise me, this exists:
Homeschooling for Dummies

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby pseudoidiot » Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:49 pm UTC

My cousin is in Germany for the summer for some program related to her degree. I just found out today the family she's living with is treating her pretty terribly -- making her do all sorts of chores, not letting her stay in the house (they make her stay in a camper of some sort), and she hasn't even gotten to do anything related to why she's there. My aunt's supposed to be contacting the university to see what she can do to get my cousin out of there. I hope they can do something, but I wish there was something I could do.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Briareos » Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:42 pm UTC

Izawwlgood wrote:Although it shouldn't surprise me, this exists:
Homeschooling for Dummies
Are you supposed to be the dummy, or the kid? Because this could go either way.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Izawwlgood » Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:53 pm UTC

It seems that the book is written for the parent who wishes to homeschool their child. I just find it hilarious that someone who feels they are together enough to educate their child themselves has to pick up a book entitled 'For Dummies'. It's not 'Lesson Planning for Dummies' or 'Navigating the Difficulties of fulfilling a GED for Dummies' both of which I'd be moderately more accepting of (lesson plans are hard yo, and if a piece of paper has deadlines and/or official titles for people on it I am unable to navigate it).

The 'for dummies' series are pretty lame imo, typically more overviews and gimmicky icons to catch your attention, but could be used to fill a pretty neat niche of self-help books. Like, Gardening for Dummies, cool! But Pregnancy for Dummies?
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby bigglesworth » Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:10 pm UTC

I once saw self-esteem for dummies.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Alstroemeria » Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:47 pm UTC

So they have MySpace For Dummies, 2nd Edition. Hm.

Today, I learned that hats can be emotional stoplights.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby ajbleck » Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:04 pm UTC

I can understand c++ programs but i can't write them.

Man i really need to learn how to do that this summer.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby thecommabandit » Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:45 pm UTC

Today I learnt where my duct tape had been hiding all this time! It was in the bottom of the boiler cupboard in the kitchen. I'm so happy, now I can duct tape things as much as I want!
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Mous » Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:26 pm UTC

Today I learned that my parents are getting divorced, and that I'm getting a hearing aid.

Also, if I were a hypochondriac I would have reason to believe I have cancer.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby rath358 » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:49 am UTC

TIL that logs are fucking heavy, and that my back can hurt a LOT.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby medlii » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:50 am UTC

Today I learned that something as tiny as a tin whisker could cause all kinds of problems that mostly involve shorting out electrical circuits.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby medlii » Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:27 pm UTC

No new stuff? :(

I learned about the interrobang today, a combination of the exclamation point and a question mark. It was meant to be used when expressing disbelief, asking a rhetorical question, or asking a question in an excited manner- basically anywhere you'd use a ?! at the end of a sentence. I was slightly disappointed with how ugly it looks. If can think up something as awesome as combining two exclamation points, why can't you make a cool symbol to represent it‽

For spanish and other languages that use reverse upside down punctuation at the beginning of sentences get the gnaborretni for the beginning of their sentences. There are also some cool uncommon typography symbols on the interrobang's wikipedia page.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby lulzfish » Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:21 am UTC

Today I learned that the "rules of the road" book and the god-awful Win32-based written test aren't always the same.

One says that refusing a BAC test is a 6-month suspension, one says 12-months... I plan to just take any test a police officer gives me, so I'm not particularly concerned.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby rath358 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:49 am UTC

TIL that stripping logs in the rain can actually be fun

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Zer088 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 2:22 am UTC

Today i learned how easy and delightful it is to "hack" a Wii. There's way more programs than i would have guessed there to be (about 230). and some are really good.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Wolf » Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:27 am UTC

Zer088 wrote:Today i learned how easy and delightful it is to "hack" a Wii. There's way more programs than i would have guessed there to be (about 230). and some are really good.

Care to give examples? That sounds really interesting.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Chfan » Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:21 am UTC

TIL my friends don't care that jailbreaking an iPhone is illegal.
Just FYI, the guy isn't avatar isn't me. But he seems pretty cool.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby TaintedDeity » Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:48 am UTC

Chfan wrote:TIL my friends don't care that jailbreaking an iPhone is illegal.
Today I learned what jailbreaking is. Are you sure it;s illegal? I can;t find any sources saying it is (which isn't saying much because I really didn't look very hard)
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Zer088 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:11 pm UTC

Wolf wrote:
Zer088 wrote:Today i learned how easy and delightful it is to "hack" a Wii. There's way more programs than i would have guessed there to be (about 230). and some are really good.

Care to give examples? That sounds really interesting.

heres a wiki, most of the apps are not very well polished in appearance or gameplay, but some are rather stunning considering they were likely only made by only 1-4 people
unfortunately the newer made models of the wii have closed the known hackable bugs(uneditable boot files)

and like i said some are not very well done and ive had to cold shutdown my wii a few times, but no brick yet! lol

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Chfan wrote:TIL my friends don't care that jailbreaking an iPhone is illegal.
Today I learned what jailbreaking is. Are you sure it;s illegal? I can;t find any sources saying it is (which isn't saying much because I really didn't look very hard)
you are indeed right good sir, its not illegal. you cant go to jail for using things that rightfully belong to you. the only ramifications are from Apple and AT&T(with a fine and/or cancellation of service), who dont want you using their products and services in ways other than original purpose, ex: downloading, tethering, and more.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Alpha Omicron » Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:55 pm UTC

TaintedDeity wrote:
Chfan wrote:TIL my friends don't care that jailbreaking an iPhone is illegal.
Today I learned what jailbreaking is. Are you sure it;s illegal? I can;t find any sources saying it is (which isn't saying much because I really didn't look very hard)
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Chfan » Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:08 pm UTC

I assume it is since you can get all available apps for free.
Just FYI, the guy isn't avatar isn't me. But he seems pretty cool.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Daelin » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:00 pm UTC

Today I learned that other people go to work high too. :)

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Wednesday » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:16 pm UTC

TIL that my friends are much, much more fun when they are high. Especially in spanish class. I need new friends.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby ssbookyu123 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:50 pm UTC

Today I learned the magic of editing.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Gears » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:14 am UTC

The town of Scobey, Montana (Population 1,000) has a Chinese restaurant.
Mmmm Bob's Chinese.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Zer088 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:14 am UTC

today i learned my printer/scanner (canon mp970) cant scan without all of its ink cartridges installed, WTF?!?!
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Andvari » Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:27 am UTC

Today I learned the differences between the president and prime minister in countries that have both. I realise that this varies greatly depending on the country, but there is a general pattern.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Samsoneffect » Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:56 am UTC

Today I learned that if you want to take a picture of a pint of red ale, you don't use the flash, and if you want to take a picture of a pint of cider, you do.
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