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Re: Today I Learned

Postby SecondTalon » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:49 pm UTC

Tomlidich wrote:although as far as questioning everything.... why? XD

Why not?

You'll either find your original understanding to be correct, but now have evidence to further back it up, or you'll come across evidence that contradicts what you believe (See above regarding homelife) and have to adjust your belief to encompass the new information.

"I wasted all this time questioning everything I believed, and all I got out of it was a deeper understanding of myself and my beliefs, and am now equipped to handle debating these beliefs with evidence beyond feeling! Oh no!"

Ninja'd so hard.
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Basic use of the English language, really. I'll point out the problems in Red.

Uhhh... I made a mistake? I'm sorry, but I don't see it. Can you point it out for me?

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Though, arguably it could be "don't see it, can you" instead of "don't see it. Can you" depending on how you wanted to craft the sentence(s). Either way would be fine.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby roband » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:49 pm UTC

Well, the apostrophe missing from "I'm" probably counted against you too.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Izawwlgood » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:51 pm UTC

Not to be a dick, because I'm impressed with your attitude this last page or so, but weren't you told, like, repeatedly, in some other thread, about why people find your lack of capitalization annoying, and how you don't care?

I mention this not to rub it in your face, but to remind you to learn from the mistakes you have made, especially when someone points them out to you.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Tomlidich » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:55 pm UTC

Izawwlgood wrote:Not to be a dick, because I'm impressed with your attitude this last page or so, but weren't you told, like, repeatedly, in some other thread, about why people find your lack of capitalization annoying, and how you don't care?

I mention this not to rub it in your face, but to remind you to learn from the mistakes you have made, especially when someone points them out to you.


Yeah, I didn't really care back then, but if i'm going to be spending any sort of time learning about life on this forum, I need to learn to make my posts more clear, concise, and most of all, readable.

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Tomlidich wrote:although as far as questioning everything.... why? XD

Why not?

You'll either find your original understanding to be correct, but now have evidence to further back it up, or you'll come across evidence that contradicts what you believe (See above regarding homelife) and have to adjust your belief to encompass the new information.

"I wasted all this time questioning everything I believed, and all I got out of it was a deeper understanding of myself and my beliefs, and am now equipped to handle debating these beliefs with evidence beyond feeling! Oh no!"


Lol to be more clear I was questioning the idea of questioning everything, in an attempt to make an amusing recursion joke.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby SecondTalon » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:56 pm UTC

Holy shit! Good job man, you .. did miss one, but otherwise, awesome.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Tomlidich » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:58 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:Holy shit! Good job man, you .. did miss one, but otherwise, awesome.

I missed one? Dang, need to try harder, Or use a browser with spelling and grammar check. I know firefox does spelling, will it do grammar as well?

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby roband » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:59 pm UTC

Nope, that's what those 12 years of education were for ;)

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Tomlidich » Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:01 pm UTC

roband wrote:Nope, that's what those 12 years of education were for ;)


Yeah, for some reason they didn't even bother trying to make the english education applicable to dyslexics, so most concepts I had to learn on my own time. I did an alright job, but obviously not as good as a teacher could have done it.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby The Mighty Thesaurus » Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:04 pm UTC

TIL: ST is a splicer, and thus cannot satisfy a woman
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Steax » Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:18 pm UTC

This place is a really nice way to learn more about the world. Really.

(Oh, and I'm sorry if my previous post offended anyone! It turns out it really is a cultural thing. Asking around, it does seem to be part of Asian culture to stick around with families longer than others.)
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Menacing Spike » Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:26 pm UTC

Lostdreams wrote:Yous trollin


I'm getting more and more certain he is. If I were to long-term troll this forum, I would act like him. Short-term would be the same with more arrogance.

The Mighty Thesaurus wrote:TIL: ST is a splicer, and thus cannot satisfy a woman


Keep him in a closet for a few months. Tentacles!

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Tomlidich » Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:43 pm UTC

Menacing Spike wrote:
I'm getting more and more certain he is. If I were to long-term troll this forum, I would act like him. Short-term would be the same with more arrogance.

No, not trolling, just very, very sheltered, ignorant, and naive.


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I have seen enough hentai to know where this is going........

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby You, sir, name? » Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:44 pm UTC

I edit my posts a lot and sometimes the words wrong order words appear in sentences get messed up.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Tomlidich » Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:53 pm UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:TIL: People walk in V-shapes


oh dear.... now when i walk somewhere with people im going to be walking all funny.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby pseudoidiot » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:01 pm UTC

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Tomlidich » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:03 pm UTC

pseudoidiot wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqhlQfXUk7w


thats almost precisely to what i was thinking of. XD

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby pseudoidiot » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:16 pm UTC

That's the second time this week I've had the need to look up that video.

I think it's a sign I need to dust off my Flying Circus DVDs.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Microscopic cog » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:17 pm UTC

You say that like there's a time when you don't need to look up that video.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Aiea » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:18 pm UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:TIL: People walk in V-shapes


This does not surprise me at all, after all if you want to be close to your friends, the logical pattern for more than 2 is some kind of a staggered pattern. Plus, few sidewalks I know accomidate for 3 straight across.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby SecondTalon » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:19 pm UTC

The Mighty Thesaurus wrote:TIL: ST is a splicer, and thus cannot satisfy a woman

Yeah, but boy howdy do I try.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby pseudoidiot » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:21 pm UTC

Microscopic cog wrote:You say that like there's a time when you don't need to look up that video.
When I want to look up a different Monty Python clip, perhaps?
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Tomlidich » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:22 pm UTC

pseudoidiot wrote:That's the second time this week I've had the need to look up that video.

I think it's a sign I need to dust off my Flying Circus DVDs.


oh that reminds me, did you ever see "are you being served?"

possibly the greatest monty python offshoot ever.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Felstaff » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:35 pm UTC

Tomlidich wrote:"are you being served?" [...] monty python offshoot

Now I know you're fucking with us.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Tomlidich » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:37 pm UTC

Felstaff wrote:
Tomlidich wrote:"are you being served?" [...] monty python offshoot

Now I know you're fucking with us.


aaaaaand now I know you have seen it.

Yes, it was made by monty python himself.

edit: google search says no.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Chuff » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:39 pm UTC

Tomlidich wrote:monty python himself.

*giggle*
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Felstaff » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:40 pm UTC

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Tomlidich » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:41 pm UTC

Chuff wrote:
Tomlidich wrote:monty python himself.

*giggle*


i deserve it.

something today made a relation to something else in my brain, and it should not have.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Kang » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:07 pm UTC

Chuff wrote:
Tomlidich wrote:monty python himself.

*giggle*

Just what I thought.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Izawwlgood » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:32 pm UTC

My friend worked on a movie that's coming to theaters soon, and there's a scene that they were simply short a pair of hands for, so they literally threw some gloves on him and filmed him emerging from the water.

The movie also looks pretty intense.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Tomlidich » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:33 pm UTC

Izawwlgood wrote:My friend worked on a movie that's coming to theaters soon, and there's a scene that they were simply short a pair of hands for, so they literally threw some gloves on him and filmed him emerging from the water.

The movie also looks pretty intense.


Sorry if I am missing something, but huh? wouldn't you see his whole body that way?

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Menacing Spike » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:45 pm UTC

Felstaff wrote:
Tomlidich wrote:"are you being served?" [...] monty python offshoot

Now I know you're fucking with us.


In a few months, I think forums.xkcd.com will end up like the Bloody Board, with Tomlidich as it's Jamie Marsters.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby broken_escalator » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:07 pm UTC

Felstaff wrote:Image

Fuckbubbles, I fell for this.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Menacing Spike » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:09 pm UTC

broken_escalator wrote:Fuckbubbles, I fell for this.


Another amusing trick is to edit a gif and just keep the first few frames, then post it.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby pseudoidiot » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:16 pm UTC

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby ginadagny » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:22 pm UTC

GODDAMN IT FELSTAFF

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby I Am Raven » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:24 pm UTC

pseudoidiot wrote:Image

:(

(I did not fall for it, but it made me somewhat sad nonetheless.)
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby chridd » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:30 pm UTC

pseudoidiot wrote:Image
I'm pretty sure this forum doesn't support embedded YouTube videos.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Zarq » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:34 pm UTC

It does. It just doesn't have a handy Youtube-tag.

edit: apparently only in certain subforums, and General isn't one of them. Ignore what I said.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:41 pm UTC

Actually, it does. I've no idea how it works, but I know I've seen it in FaiD.

Edit: And apparently you've figured it out while I was trying to do the same.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby a_fuzzyduck » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:58 pm UTC

it's the [flash] tag iirc, I've used it in Faaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiid before
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