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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Mr. Beck » Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:25 pm UTC

Today I learned that my chemistry teacher has almost zero understanding of quantum mechanics. Watching him try to teach it is painful.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby schumi_girl » Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:30 pm UTC

Today I learned that my kitten likes to drink my hot chocolate when I'm not looking.


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Re: Today You Learned

Postby pseudoidiot » Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:51 pm UTC

schumi_girl wrote:Today I learned that my kitten likes to drink my hot chocolate when I'm not looking.
Before I met my wife, she once turned around to find her friend Catherine neck deep in a large bowl of cheese (velveeta + rotel) dip.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby clintonius » Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:19 pm UTC

Today I learned that The Cat considers him/her/itself to have been trolling, though I'm not sure that does anything to clarify the question about whether he/she/it is a human or a bot.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Feer » Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:27 pm UTC

Cats and cars don't go well together. RIP Viiru :(
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Klapaucius » Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:59 pm UTC

Today I learned about bot flies.


...Yeah.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby ACU-LP » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:01 am UTC

schumi_girl wrote:Today I learned that my kitten likes to drink my hot chocolate when I'm not looking.
Today I learned that even this thread is not safe. *HEAD EXPLOSION FROM CUTENESS*
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Snowdream » Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:00 am UTC

I learned that some parents want their children in the Special Ed classes to 'gain an edge.'

Incidentally, I also learned how to projective vomit on horrible parents.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby crowey » Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:17 am UTC

Today I learned that some people manage to get onto a biology degree in a good university without even a vague handle on the basic principles of genetics.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby DaMann » Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:56 am UTC

Today I learned that listening to Happy Hardcore and holding your cat near the subwoofer is not good.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby kinigget » Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:53 pm UTC

today I learned that my new alarm clock is singularly effective at waking me up. I actually woke up the first time it went off, that never happens. I also learned that key lime soda is good.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby The Cat » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:07 pm UTC

Cats and cars don't go well together. RIP Viiru :(


"Yawwwn" The Simpson character might be more appropriate, I loved the hair. Please be more original like the bone grinder, I'll FW: him your e-mail so you can get some ideas :D LOL

Today I learned that The Cat considers him/her/itself to have been trolling, though I'm not sure that does anything to clarify the question about whether he/she/it is a human or a bot


Sorry, Clintonius, I don't know anything about the factors that determine human/bot.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby M.qrius » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:35 pm UTC

Indeed I did.


Then I made a test.

With enough luck, I may have actually passed it.

Which was the general opinion of everyone I talked to.

That's a good thing for me... Gives me more chance.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Liet Kynes » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:41 pm UTC


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Re: Today You Learned

Postby roc314 » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:46 pm UTC

Today I learned that the idea of anything related to the leftist party being displayed on the left and anything related to the rightist party being displayed on the right is pretty much hard coded into my brain.

CNN, stop putting the Senate numbers with Democrats on the right and Republicans on the left: it's confusing me!
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby benjhuey » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:55 pm UTC

I learned that Moray Eels have pharyngeal jaws. Awesome!
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Silvyr » Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:17 am UTC

Today I learned that even though I sit in the front row.. I can sleep through my entire Brit Lit class without my teacher noticing...

Also.. Election day oddly puts everyone in a happy, bouncy, excited mood :D
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby kinigget » Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:36 am UTC

today I learned that excitable college students, an election, and fireworks do not mix well, or, depending on your mindset, they mix amazingly well.
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Steax wrote:I think the courts are kinda busy right now. Something about cake and due process.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Armadillo Al » Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:13 pm UTC

Today I learned that while it only adds about three minutes to my commute to drive straight through Rockford instead of taking the interstate, this route is about ten miles shorter, so I save considerably on gas! (And the fact that I get to avoid the toll booth is another bonus!)
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Babam » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:03 pm UTC

I learned that tonights election was super duper fast.
YAY!
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby pseudoidiot » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:09 pm UTC

I learned that Schweitzer relays have a ridiculous number of settings. One day I may even understand some of them.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby schumi_girl » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:12 pm UTC

That it's impossible to go back to sleep after a nightmare. Good morning, fora.


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Re: Today You Learned

Postby NieXS » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:57 pm UTC

Today I Learned that I can, in fact, speak English quite well. And that Quixotess has a website.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby King of Frogs » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:10 pm UTC

Today I learned two things:

1) My mental disorganisation is at a level where it actually threatens my ability to perform well at uni.

2) How fast my self-confidence can plummett when faced with this realisation.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby The Cat » Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:21 pm UTC

1) My mental disorganisation is at a level where it actually threatens my ability to perform well at uni.

2) How fast my self-confidence can plummett when faced with this realisation.


I can relate, and once you get everything organized, its time for a truck load of advanced Physiology and Chemistry puzzles. :D

I first started grouping and prioritizing, but that can become overwhelming with too much information to organize. For me, having reliable information is extremely important, otherwise I can't put things into long term storage. If that happens the circuit trips the diode and I can't take in anymore information until the current queue is processed. It can be really tough. Remember, don't sweat the small stuff. Good Luck Senor Frog.

Don't let People overload the circuit.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Silvyr » Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:23 pm UTC

Today I learned that I had a story due for the paper two days ago that I was totally unaware of >.< Oops.

So. Now I sit. With my freshly gathered information, all the pages due tomorrow morning.. and with my editor not returning my phone call >.< I hope she's not entirely pissed at me.. I thought maybe to explain that it's not done because I recently discovered that my grandma's kidney's have shut down completely and things are looking increasingly worse for her.. and not to mention my home life is just sgdhkjshgfd shamble-tastic. But. That would appear like I'm looking for sympathy. And really. I'm not. Just wanting her to understand why it's not done [not to mention the fact that I was never told it was running THIS week. Or even given a due date or had anyone discuss anything any further than "hey, did you know someone bought out Tom's Cafe and changed it to C's Pizza? Yeah.. that might make an interesting story if you're looking for something to kill time with."]

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Hoshi no Kabii » Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:01 am UTC

Today I learned that WD40 is rather effective at removing liquid paper from skin.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Klapaucius » Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:22 am UTC

Today my teachers all hate me. Deeply, deeply hate me.

Also, I spend way too much thinking time on a person who is now little more than an acquaintance.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby ACU-LP » Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:13 am UTC

Today I learned that someone who was a total idiot as school has become much more mature and is in fact highly intelligent.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby M.qrius » Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:37 pm UTC

Today I learned that a single post, if epic enough, can turn someone's entire view of you around.
I also learned that this prohibits any further posting by you in this thread, since you're not going to top the epic-ness, and it might water down the experience...

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Mr. Beck » Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:40 pm UTC

M.qrius wrote:Today I learned that a single post, if epic enough, can turn someone's entire view of you around.
I also learned that this prohibits any further posting by you in this thread, since you're not going to top the epic-ness, and it might water down the experience...

Where?

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby pseudoidiot » Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:10 am UTC

I learned that I've been mistaken about the definition of penultimate for quite some time. Who'd have thought I would learn something watching a sitcom. Heh.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Immortal_Z » Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:40 am UTC

Today I learned that trying to avoid someone on the Internet is very, very difficult, and that I missed the forums, and being productive on the Internet in general
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Silvyr » Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:52 am UTC

Today I learned that while I try and pretend to be perfectly so no one get's concerned, being this extremely not okay makes me super much more emotional and makes trying to hide that excruciatingly hard...
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Mr. Beck » Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:03 am UTC

Today I learned lots about the practicalities of attempting to sway school policy, and even more about the body of staff and student opinion. I think I'm gonna win :) . It's exiting, but more than a little personally intimidating.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby M.qrius » Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:33 am UTC

Mr. Beck wrote:
M.qrius wrote:Today I learned that a single post, if epic enough, can turn someone's entire view of you around.
I also learned that this prohibits any further posting by you in this thread, since you're not going to top the epic-ness, and it might water down the experience...

Where?
You know where; Equal Rights topic

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Wardial3r » Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:21 am UTC

I learned that I am an attractive devil.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Quixotess » Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:54 am UTC

M.qrius wrote:
Mr. Beck wrote:
M.qrius wrote:Today I learned that a single post, if epic enough, can turn someone's entire view of you around.
I also learned that this prohibits any further posting by you in this thread, since you're not going to top the epic-ness, and it might water down the experience...

Where?
You know where; Equal Rights topic

That only made me kind of sad, because of course you're riffing off of someone who says what you said and believes it.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby M.qrius » Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:32 am UTC

Quixotess wrote:
M.qrius wrote:
Mr. Beck wrote:
M.qrius wrote:Today I learned that a single post, if epic enough, can turn someone's entire view of you around.
I also learned that this prohibits any further posting by you in this thread, since you're not going to top the epic-ness, and it might water down the experience...

Where?
You know where; Equal Rights topic

That only made me kind of sad, because of course you're riffing off of someone who says what you said and believes it.
Aye, you have a point.
I was actually reluctant to post it, because of all the negative vibe surrounding it...

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby schumi_girl » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:06 am UTC

- That the internet really is addictive.

- That I'm in love. Again.

- That an old lady thinks I look like Audrey Hepburn ['except prettier, dear']. I could have hugged that old lady.

- That I don't know when to stop typing.


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