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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby SecondTalon » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:29 pm UTC

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This reminds me of a children's story I quite like, where two people standing in the rain talk about improving the umbrella to make standing in the rain less unpleasant. They add walls, a frame (so they don't need to hold it above their heads), floor, windows and even a stove and they're pretty satisfied with themselves until they realise they invented the tent.

So one time I spent about 20 minutes re-designing Mecha in my head to be something more sensible and "real world" applicable, as well as semi-field serviceable, by stripping away, replacing, or redesigning the existing features (arms, legs, head, etc. Arms go because hardmounts are more stable, legs turn to treads because of stability, serviceability, and less that can go wrong. Sensor package in the head is distributed across the body so one hit won't take it out, etc....)

The end design was a tank.
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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby Mutex » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:02 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:
somitomi wrote:
This reminds me of a children's story I quite like, where two people standing in the rain talk about improving the umbrella to make standing in the rain less unpleasant. They add walls, a frame (so they don't need to hold it above their heads), floor, windows and even a stove and they're pretty satisfied with themselves until they realise they invented the tent.

So one time I spent about 20 minutes re-designing Mecha in my head to be something more sensible and "real world" applicable, as well as semi-field serviceable, by stripping away, replacing, or redesigning the existing features (arms, legs, head, etc. Arms go because hardmounts are more stable, legs turn to treads because of stability, serviceability, and less that can go wrong. Sensor package in the head is distributed across the body so one hit won't take it out, etc....)

The end design was a tank.

This was a confusing read until I realised you weren't talking about Mecca. Turns out spelling matters.

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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby Quercus » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:27 pm UTC

Mecca/Mecha mashup:

Pro - hassle free Hajj, just wait till Meccha visits your neighbourhood.

Con - difficult to keep track of which way to face to pray, may require some form of automated turntable if Meccha is moving particularly quickly.

(question: does this cross the line for religious insenstivity? I don't think so, but I'm not absolutely certain)

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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby Quizatzhaderac » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:28 am UTC

Today I ate pulse candy (apparently the average person in the world ate four of them last year). Specifically Kachcha Aam flavor.

What I learned was that "flavor explosion" (while not literally true) need not be an overstatement.

Half an hour later I learned that gargling and pouring water up your nose doesn't help get a smell out.

Eleven hours later I'm still waiting to learn when I'll stop smelling mangoes.
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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby SecondTalon » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:44 pm UTC

.... I need that in my life. And nose.
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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby somitomi » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:28 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:So one time I spent about 20 minutes re-designing Mecha in my head to be something more sensible and "real world" applicable, as well as semi-field serviceable, by stripping away, replacing, or redesigning the existing features (arms, legs, head, etc. Arms go because hardmounts are more stable, legs turn to treads because of stability, serviceability, and less that can go wrong. Sensor package in the head is distributed across the body so one hit won't take it out, etc....)

The end design was a tank.

This reminded me of a joke about a Soviet refrigerator factory, but I'll try to keep it to myself.
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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby Peaceful Whale » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:24 am UTC

somitomi wrote:This reminded me of a joke about a Soviet refrigerator factory, but I'll try to keep it to myself.


SHARE OR ELSE!!!
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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby Quizatzhaderac » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:15 am UTC

SecondTalon wrote:.... I need that in my life. And nose.
It also had a nominal sulfur smell.
Which I'm not 100% sure is objectively there (I mean, I doubt it would be so popular in India if they all tasted a rotten egg in there) and I suspect may have something do with sent receptors overloading and getting confused.

The taste/smell has dissipated greatly, but not completely.
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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby Quercus » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:28 am UTC

Quizatzhaderac wrote:(I mean, I doubt it would be so popular in India if they all tasted a rotten egg in there)

I wouldn't be so sure about that

Kala namak consists primarily of sodium chloride and trace impurities of sodium sulfate, sodium bisulfate, sodium bisulfite, sodium sulfide, iron sulfide and hydrogen sulfide.

Sodium chloride provides kala namak with its salty taste, iron sulfide provides its dark violet hue, and all the sulfur compounds give kala namak its slight savory taste as well as a highly distinctive smell, with hydrogen sulfide being the most prominent contributor to the smell...

Kala namak is used extensively in South Asian cuisines of Bangladesh, Nepal, India and Pakistan as a condiment or added to chaats, chutneys, salads, all kinds of fruits, raitas and many other savory Indian snacks

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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby somitomi » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:06 am UTC

Peaceful Whale wrote:
somitomi wrote:This reminded me of a joke about a Soviet refrigerator factory, but I'll try to keep it to myself.


SHARE OR ELSE!!!

After 40 years a worker retires from a Soviet refrigerator factory and a little celebration is organised for the occasion. The worker is congratulated by the managers of the plant and a reporter makes an interview with him.
- So tell me, do you have a refrigerator at home?
- No, I never had one.
- Really? You worked at the refrigerator company for forty years and never tried to sneak one out in parts?
- Oh I tried three times, but no matter how I assembled it, I always ended up with a tank.
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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby Ginger » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:07 pm UTC

TIL: Shiva can be a man or a woman, is the god or goddess of creation/rebirth and destruction, has multiple arms and can kick my lily white lady butt up and down the streets like twice or thrice or INFINITELY B/C He/She's a god or goddess damn. <3 u soooo much Shiva girl. And as well I learned the link to Blizz's forums code of conduct.
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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby addams » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:30 am UTC

Today someone on the Flora was being a Smart Ass.
It made me Google. Therefore, I learned something.
Date palms can take 4 to 8 years after planting before they will bear fruit.
Date palms start producing viable yields for commercial harvest between 7 and 10 years.
Shrug...It's not useful knowledge, for me.
You might be able to plant a date tree and eat its fruit.
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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby Ginger » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:23 am UTC

addams wrote:Today someone on the Flora was being a Smart Ass.
It made me Google. Therefore, I learned something.
Date palms can take 4 to 8 years after planting before they will bear fruit.
Date palms start producing viable yields for commercial harvest between 7 and 10 years.
Shrug...It's not useful knowledge, for me.
You might be able to plant a date tree and eat its fruit.

TIL addams is like a botanist or somethin' who knew? I learned several other things today: Something about my father, something about me, and lots of new articles about news and the worlds' woes and whatnot. AND That the Romans just took Greek Gods and Goddesses then renamed them.
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