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Re: Today You Learned

Postby kriel » Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:15 pm UTC

Today I learned...

That a Repair XP Pro install asks you for the key.

... 'Course. I learned it on a customer's computer, who didn't have a legal copy of XP in the first place know their XP Key, didn't have a certificate on the outside of their computer, and I didn't save said keycode prior to doing said Repair Install.

... Oops.

EDIT: Top of a page! ^^

EDIT2: And of course, it locks up at the last step, 'saving settings.' Here's to a hard reboot, and hoping it does boot.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Felstaff » Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:35 pm UTC

I learned Parisians are very critical of their own hôtels.

I also learned that 786 is a very holy Islamic number.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Sprocket » Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:19 am UTC

Everybody really sucks sometimes, but most people still get laid. We need a movie where it's really clear how annoying real people are, but how they still fall in love and are loved in return, but not so annoying as the jack ass in "Eagle vs. Shark"
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Ramses IV » Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:45 am UTC

Today I learned that one of my friends admits that he would be okay with being gay for (some rock star, I forget his name). Woah!
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Savoy_Truffle » Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:54 am UTC

that I'm part of a tour committee for a massive tour to China?
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby SecondTalon » Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:22 am UTC

SpitValve wrote:Today I learned that in a rotating disc of collisionless particles, only instabilities with a length scale above the critical length and below the Jean's length can grow, so the disc is stable if its Jean's length is less than its critical length. Wee!


Less than it's critical length, eh? Fascinating. Who's Jean? And would this be in a galactic disc, I'm assuming? So that's what's keeping us from just sailing out into the wide black yonder, that our Jean length isn't as embiggened as our critical length, where our is the galaxy in which we currently reside (that being the Milky Way, because SuperAwesomeUltraGalaxy Doubleplus Good was already taken..... stupid Andorlignarians...)

Ramses IV wrote:Today I learned that one of my friends admits that he would be okay with being gay for (some rock star, I forget his name). Woah!

...what's such a big deal about that? I mean, I've got no interest in guys, but I'm not going to rule out that possibility simply because of my lack of interest in the ones I have met.

...I'm going to rule it out because I'm married and in to that whole fidelity and monogamy shit.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby benjhuey » Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:16 am UTC

I learned yesterday, as some of you may have seen, the true meaning behind Murphy's Law.

Today I learned that surviving the Plague of Murphy's Law (the eleventh, not-so-commonly-mentioned plague that Moses released on Egypt in the book of Exodus) is not always a good thing. The aftermath is just as bad.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby muffin of doom » Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:48 am UTC

Today I learned what an Asian long-horned beetle looks like. I also learned that they kill trees. Thanks, Wikipedia!

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Mr. Beck » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:39 am UTC

Today I learned:
    About flesh eating beetles
    The difference between NPN and PNP (learned it once, but forgot)
    That Radioshack sells Blue 2600 mCandela bulbs for 5.50 apiece!
    That soldering inside a computer case is easier than it looks
    What burning solder sponge smells like (I forgot the water!)

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby sparkyb » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:46 am UTC

Mr. Beck wrote:What burning solder sponge smells like (I forgot the water!)


Green Mile anyone? "I didn't know the sponge was supposed to be wet!"

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Bluggo » Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:02 pm UTC

Today I learned that the world does not revolve around me, again.
Here's hoping that the lesson sticks this time, this crap is getting past ridiculous.

Also, I learned that my parents are the most awesome people ever, and that I am wholly undeserving of them.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby cyberia » Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:01 am UTC

Well, yesterday I learned that no matter how shitty work is, my shift will eventually end and then I can go home.

Nothing so far today as it's only 10.00am and I haven't done anything except read the fora.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Ramses IV » Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:35 am UTC

Today I learned that there is something called a "Chocolate Devotion". Where was I when this was being created?
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Mr. Beck » Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:15 am UTC

Today I learned about Hamachi, which allows computers to be connected as if on a LAN. Thanks Vaniver!
Also, I learned how multiplayer Civ 4 works.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby benjhuey » Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:20 am UTC

Today, I learned how long it takes for one of the picture paper rolls to be used up when the machine is constantly printing.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Aleril » Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:23 am UTC

Microwave things are still tasty.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby muffin of doom » Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:17 am UTC

Yesterday I learned how to say "cleavage" in Japanese. I will add this to my list of interesting words which I will probably never get to use in conversation.

I haven't really had time to learn anything yet today, but the day is still young here in UTC+9.

Edit: Writing that inspired me to read about time zones on Wikipedia, so now I have learned that UTC stands for "Coordinated Universal Time."

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Gelsamel » Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:10 am UTC

I learned that my math exam, which is on tomorrow, is going to be ridiculously easy and I have not even turned up for many classes or really done any study. I'm happy that I can spend my time playing WoW instead.




Of course there is an off-off-off-chance that the exam is going to be totally different to the previous ones and it'll actually be hard, but what ever.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Rippy » Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:23 am UTC

Today I learned that playing StarCraft is dangerous, seeing as I accidentally spent an hour a few hours most of the day all day playing it.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby scowdich » Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:51 am UTC

Today I learned that my new pistol (yay early birthday present!) won't fire if there isn't a magazine loaded. Good to know.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby benjhuey » Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:22 am UTC

I learned that the display lights over my work counter can only use the long-necked flood lights. The short ones can't reach the socket.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Rippy » Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:25 am UTC

scowdich wrote:Today I learned that my new pistol (yay early birthday present!) won't fire if there isn't a magazine loaded. Good to know.

Note: For best results, also ensure that there are bullets in said magazine.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Narsil » Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:55 am UTC

Today I learned that if some cheap ass shelves look like they can't support your massive book collection, you may be right.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby cyberia » Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:21 am UTC

muffin of doom wrote:Yesterday I learned how to say "cleavage" in Japanese. I will add this to my list of interesting words which I will probably never get to use in conversation.


Creavage?
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby akashra » Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:48 am UTC

I learned that despite thinking overwise, I've clearly still not mastered the ability to talk randomly to girls I'm interested in :P
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby ishikiri » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:08 am UTC

scowdich wrote:Today I learned that my new pistol (yay early birthday present!) won't fire if there isn't a magazine loaded. Good to know.

Walther P99?
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Felstaff » Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:22 pm UTC

No matter how fortified that child shores up the sandcastle, it is no match for mein bootkrieg.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby existential_elevator » Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:28 pm UTC

Today I'm learning that nostos [return] is the best kleos [fame].

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Ramses IV » Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:32 pm UTC

Today I learned that Weapon Finesse has the prerequisite of BAB +1.

EDIT:Or rather, yesterday.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Felstaff » Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:02 pm UTC

Today I also learned that the third Pharaoh of the Twentieth Dynasty of the New Kingdom of Ancient Egypt not only married his sister several thousand years ago, but is alive and well, and posting in this fora.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Mr. Beck » Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:20 pm UTC

Yesterday I learned how to change a flat tire.
Aslo, I learned what the ISS looks like with the naked eye! We looked up a visible flyover time, and there it was- the brightest object in the sky, cruising smoothly and swiftly. I was surprised at it's color- nearly exactly the same as Saturn. With binoculars we couldn't see any detail, and in my grandpa's telescope all we could see was a quick streak. It was moving so fast it was only visible for a few minutes.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Ramses IV » Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:00 pm UTC

Felstaff wrote:Today I also learned that the third Pharaoh of the Twentieth Dynasty of the New Kingdom of Ancient Egypt not only married his sister several thousand years ago, but is alive and well, and posting in this fora.


I'm unalive and well. A mummy, you see. The undead.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby scowdich » Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:34 pm UTC

ishikiri wrote:
scowdich wrote:Today I learned that my new pistol (yay early birthday present!) won't fire if there isn't a magazine loaded. Good to know.

Walther P99?

Smith & Wesson M&P 9C (a compact; when I get around to getting a carry license, it's what I'll carry). My stepmom's got a P99, though, and I do like it; just too bulky for a carry pistol.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby PatrickRsGhost » Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:39 pm UTC

cyberia wrote:
muffin of doom wrote:Yesterday I learned how to say "cleavage" in Japanese. I will add this to my list of interesting words which I will probably never get to use in conversation.


Creavage?


I think that's more Chinese than Japanese. I know...they all sound the same.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Hoshi no Kabii » Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:51 pm UTC

I learned that breaking and entering is difficult without the breaking part.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Gunfingers » Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:03 pm UTC

Dairy makes roofies not work.

Never you mind how i learned this.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby PatrickRsGhost » Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:13 pm UTC

Today I learned that removing the band from your hat may not be that good of an idea. The hat's not completely ruined...just needs a bit of superglue on the inside.

It's still a nice hat though.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby jatoskep » Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:45 pm UTC

That I have to wait till July 11th to get my new 3G iPhone.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby ishikiri » Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:58 pm UTC

Offtopic guns.
Spoiler:
scowdich wrote:
ishikiri wrote:
scowdich wrote:Today I learned that my new pistol (yay early birthday present!) won't fire if there isn't a magazine loaded. Good to know.

Walther P99?

Smith & Wesson M&P 9C (a compact; when I get around to getting a carry license, it's what I'll carry). My stepmom's got a P99, though, and I do like it; just too bulky for a carry pistol.

Very nice! I just had a look at it on wiki (I don't know so much about US gun manufacturers. German FTW!) and I can certainly see the SW99 (the fugly P99 thing) influence in it.

Damn I'm envious. Stupid pointless gun laws spoiling all my fun :( :x :(

I have the Maruzen P99 GBB airsoft gun and an undershoulder holster (Dressing up as James Bond, I wore a cap gun though not the RIF!) and its not really concealable at all. The handle is just that bit too long. There is no way that Bond would have been able to wear that gun horizontally in those suits and keep it invisible like he does in the movies!


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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Enderb » Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:55 pm UTC

That Frisbees can't castrate someone, but they can come pretty close.

Coincidently, angry girls can throw Frisbees hard and accurately when they want to.


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