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0365: "Slides"

Postby marco » Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:17 am UTC

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http://xkcd.com/365/
alt-text: "Did you know they can actually physically throw you out of SIGGRAPH?

uhmm again? nobody desperate to post this?

anywho...Funny how many times I've used this to lead people to think I know what I'm talking about, and whenever I hear somebody say it...I automatically lose interest on the conversation
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Re: "Slides" Discussion

Postby FurbyFubar » Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:20 am UTC

Strange how the alt-text was what got me to laugh given that I figured out (pretty much correctly) what SIGGRAPH is from context...

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Re: "Slides" Discussion

Postby Aleril » Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:20 am UTC

I probably would stay quiet.

I like random slides, it reminds me of Dimitri Martin.
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'Slides' discussion that I am merging

Postby Blipo » Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:21 am UTC

http://xkcd.com/365/

Alt: Did you know they can physically throw you out of SIGGRAPH?

'Bear with me'? Isn't it 'Bare with me'?

Also I am a silly person who posted a second topic of the same comic

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Re: "Slides" Discussion

Postby kertrats » Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:23 am UTC

alt-text: "Did you know they can actually physically throw you out of SIGGRAPH?


If only they were that forceful at other conferences. I spent half an hour watching this terrible short film at OOPSLA in October that had the production values of a 10th grade student project. She followed it up by explaining that she used to use a program called "Windows Movie Maker," but has since discovered a great new program called "Adobe Premiere" that revolutionized her ability to make movies.

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Re: "Slides" Discussion

Postby l33t_sas » Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:26 am UTC

Blipo wrote:Also, isn't it 'Bare with me', not 'Bear with me'?


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Re: "Slides" Discussion

Postby Mr. Altaco » Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:43 am UTC

Blipo wrote:I can't believe I didn't see this when I posted. I'm sure it wasn't there when I started typing mine up.

Also, isn't it 'Bare with me', not 'Bear with me'?

Also, the forum clock is way off. It's reading eight minutes fast to me.


I believe it's bare. As in, "I can hardly bare that guy, he's so annoying."

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Re: "Slides" Discussion

Postby albert » Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:44 am UTC

Blipo wrote:Also, isn't it 'Bare with me', not 'Bear with me'?


The same 'bear' we get 'bearing' from, I believe. Seems like it was probably a nautical expression at first, one ship telling another ship to follow the same bearing as them.

Edit: "I can hardly bare that guy" should also be 'bear'.

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Re: "Slides" Discussion

Postby podbaydoor » Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:46 am UTC

Blipo wrote:I can't believe I didn't see this when I posted. I'm sure it wasn't there when I started typing mine up.

Also, isn't it 'Bare with me', not 'Bear with me'?

Mr. Altaco wrote:I believe it's bare. As in, "I can hardly bare that guy, he's so annoying."

No. No, it isn't. Think about the meanings for a minute. 'Bare' makes no sense whatsoever in this context. (As mentioned before, it would only make sense if you were asking the audience/the subject of conversation to disrobe.)
>_> 'Bare' vs. 'Bear' is one of the mistakes I hate the most when I'm reading essays or stories. Right up there with 'Pore' vs. 'Pour.'

Anyway...this comic was good for a chuckle. I need to pull this stunt sometime.
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Re: "Slides" Discussion

Postby Comrade42 » Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:48 am UTC

As already two people have expressed doubt at it, I feel the need to note that Randall is correct - the right usage is "Bear with me".

Here's a link:
http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/bare.html

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Re: "Slides" Discussion

Postby l33t_sas » Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:49 am UTC

When in doubt
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Re: "Slides" Discussion

Postby EvanED » Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:49 am UTC

Blipo wrote:I can't believe I didn't see this when I posted. I'm sure it wasn't there when I started typing mine up.

You can delete it yourself, I think. Maybe that doesn't apply to new threads.

Also, isn't it 'Bare with me', not 'Bear with me'?

In case you don't believe everyone else, Google hits for "bare with me" (quoted expression) is 817,000, and "bear with me" is 2,910,000.

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Re: "Slides" Discussion

Postby ohki » Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:54 am UTC

Chicken chicken chicken; chicken chicken. Chicken Chicken? Chicken! Chicken chicken, "chicken chicken- chiiicken."
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Re: "Slides" Discussion

Postby jib » Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:06 am UTC

Did you know they can actually physically throw you out of SIGGRAPH?


Pics or it didn't happen.

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Re: 'Slides' discussion

Postby Artemis Leon » Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:10 am UTC

I'm pretty sure it's "bear". "Bare" only means uncovered, as far as I know.

Edit: Okay, I guess the other thread corrected you first.
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Re: "Slides" Discussion

Postby Artemis Leon » Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:13 am UTC

jib wrote:
Did you know they can actually physically throw you out of SIGGRAPH?


Pics or it didn't happen.



The pics will be on slide 403, right after a comparative analysis of anti-cavity toothpastes.
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Re: "Slides" Discussion

Postby lazarus89 » Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:55 am UTC

For the truly lazy conference-goer:

http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/scigen/

Examples:
http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/scigen/thaddeustalk.pdf
http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/scigen/zarqawitalk.pdf
http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/scigen/shenktalk.pdf

Now you can generate random material to talk about between your "bear with me"s

If you dig around the website, you can find a video of them travelling down to Florida to give a "randomly generated" talk at some bogus conference.

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Re: "Slides" Discussion

Postby SimonSwift » Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:57 am UTC

Artemis Leon wrote:
jib wrote:
Did you know they can actually physically throw you out of SIGGRAPH?


Pics or it didn't happen.



The pics will be on slide 403, right after a comparative analysis of anti-cavity toothpastes.


I lol'd.

I also lol'd at the comic. Since I'm lazy, anyone care to tell everyone what SIGGRAPH is?



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Re: "Slides" Discussion

Postby aerojad » Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:10 am UTC

SimonSwift wrote:
Artemis Leon wrote:
jib wrote:
Did you know they can actually physically throw you out of SIGGRAPH?


Pics or it didn't happen.



The pics will be on slide 403, right after a comparative analysis of anti-cavity toothpastes.


I lol'd.

I also lol'd at the comic. Since I'm lazy, anyone care to tell everyone what SIGGRAPH is?



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In before the answer...

Yes yes, same here on wanting to know about SIGGRAPH.
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Re: 'Slides' discussion that I am merging

Postby The_Toad » Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:21 am UTC

This reminds me of an inconvenient truth

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Re: "Slides" Discussion

Postby gnetwerker » Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:27 am UTC

aerojad wrote:Yes yes, same here on wanting to know about SIGGRAPH.

Sigh. I feel so old. SIGGRAPH -- the ACM Special Interest Group on Graphics. Once the absolute rock-star event of the computer science world. I remember seeing "Tin Toy" for the first time in -- where? -- Minneapolis? Or was it Luxo Jr? Jim Blinn and Alvy Ray Smith were like gods then ....

So long ago.

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Re: 'Slides' discussion that I am merging

Postby Beorn » Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:28 am UTC

I can't wait to see you again. Maybe we'll go on a grand adventure, rocketing through space, fighting dinosaurs and aliens and Master Control Programs.
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Re: "Slides" Discussion

Postby top1214 » Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:42 am UTC

ohki wrote:Chicken chicken chicken; chicken chicken. Chicken Chicken? Chicken! Chicken chicken, "chicken chicken- chiiicken."



Another plif fan?

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Re: "Slides" Discussion

Postby Ari » Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:49 am UTC

l33t_sas wrote:When in doubt


For the lazy:

32. bear with, to be patient or forbearing with: Please bear with me until I finish the story.
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Re: 'Slides' discussion that I am merging

Postby GreatPokerHands » Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:05 am UTC

"This next graph shows ..."

On a similar note, a friend of mine pointed out that, if you look closely at scientific journals, magazines and papers, there has only ever been one picture taken by an electron microscope.

All photos you see in magazines are just reflections, crops or rotations of the same image.

And to be honest, how would you tell the difference anyway between a fragment of hair taken at some unfeasibly high magnification, the leg of dust mite, a protein molecule or some super virus?

The magazine publishers must save so much money on fees.

"Hey, we need an picture of XXXXXX taken by an electron microscope, what should we do?"

"No problem, just re-scan in the image we used last week from an unrelated story, rotate it 30 degrees, crop it a little and give it a slight green tinge. Nobody will ever know". And they are correct. Who does know?

Don't get me wrong, I still think we landed on the moon, but I just wanted to do my part to propogate the exposure of this particular consipiracy.

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Re: "Slides" Discussion

Postby williamager » Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:42 am UTC

podbaydoor wrote:
Blipo wrote:I can't believe I didn't see this when I posted. I'm sure it wasn't there when I started typing mine up.

Also, isn't it 'Bare with me', not 'Bear with me'?

Mr. Altaco wrote:I believe it's bare. As in, "I can hardly bare that guy, he's so annoying."

No. No, it isn't. Think about the meanings for a minute. 'Bare' makes no sense whatsoever in this context. (As mentioned before, it would only make sense if you were asking the audience/the subject of conversation to disrobe.)
>_> 'Bare' vs. 'Bear' is one of the mistakes I hate the most when I'm reading essays or stories. Right up there with 'Pore' vs. 'Pour.'


On reading that question, I came to believe that, if one were of a Slashdotian inclination, one might think to reply to your explanation with the following common response, or some variation upon the same theme:

Code: Select all

Whooosh!


After examining the comments again, I am no longer as confident in my opinion. Nevertheless, since the replacement can be construed as being reasonably amusing in a variety of contexts, could it not be said that such corrections might have been made in jest?

After all, asking the audience to 'bare with me' would might well result in being physically thrown out of SIGGRAPH. It might also take the audience a very long while to realize that one is just showing random slides, as any interest the the audience might have in considering the speaker's slides would likely be replaced with an interest in considering the speaker's sanity.
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Re: 'Slides' discussion that I am merging

Postby Robin S » Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:53 am UTC

I did not notice any of the text at the bottom of the comic when I first saw it. Therefore, the alt-text was of limited entertainment value. By the time I saw the extra text (just now), it was too late... the funny had gone :(

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Re: 'Slides' discussion that I am merging

Postby arbivark » Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:03 am UTC

I have a bear with me for a moment.

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Re: 'Slides' discussion that I am merging

Postby medarby » Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:11 pm UTC

Great! Reminds me that whenever I hear "The fact of the matter is...", I know I'm about to hear an opinion...

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Re: 'Slides' discussion that I am merging

Postby umbrae » Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:12 pm UTC

Code: Select all

kill -GRAPH xkcd


This was the first thing I thought of when I heard SIGGRAPH.

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Re: 'Slides' discussion that I am merging

Postby HiEv » Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:34 pm UTC

If you'll bear with me for a moment...

Like "bear" and "bare", I think two of my least favorite word confusions are people who write "quite" (kwite) when they mean "quiet" (kwy'-it) (ex. "Everything was quite today." "Quite what?" "Silent." :evil: ), and when people mix up "affect" (uh-fekt' or af'-ekt) and "effect" (i-fekt') (ex. "It effected the affect." "It created an emotion?" "No, it modified the result." :evil: ).

Anyways, the reason why I took a peek in the forums was because I was curious about someone getting physically thrown out of a SIGGRAPH conference. Anyone have a link to information about this occurring?
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Re: "Slides" Discussion

Postby dekonstruct » Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:07 pm UTC

SimonSwift wrote:Since I'm lazy, anyone care to tell everyone what SIGGRAPH is?


It's where 3d animators go to find drinking buddies.

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Re: "Slides" Discussion

Postby jc » Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:24 pm UTC

Comrade42 wrote:As already two people have expressed doubt at it, I feel the need to note that Randall is correct - the right usage is "Bear with me".


Actually, either could be correct, depending on your meaning.

If what you mean is "Hold off your comments for a while, until I've shown you the rest of my material", then "Bear with me" is correct.

If you mean to say "The hell with this; let's all get naked together", then "Bare with me" would be correct.

The difference doesn't come across too well in speech, however.

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Re: 'Slides' discussion that I am merging

Postby simo » Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:48 pm UTC

Excellent comic, true about SIGGRAPH too. Computer animators are bigger, hairier and stronger than usual computer types :P

On that note I'm *hopefully* attending this year! anyone want have a SIGGRAPH xkcd meet?

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Re: "Slides" Discussion

Postby Hurduser » Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:22 pm UTC

Comrade42 wrote:As already two people have expressed doubt at it, I feel the need to note that Randall is correct - the right usage is "Bear with me".

Here's a link:
http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/bare.html

When someone uses 'bear with me' in a discussion, I normally ask 'where is it?' :D
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Re: "Slides" Discussion

Postby asad137 » Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:28 pm UTC

This comic is especially timely for me as I'm giving a talk on Friday. I'll have to throw in some random slides now...

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Re: 'Slides' discussion that I am merging

Postby Linux0s » Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:22 pm UTC

medarby wrote:Great! Reminds me that whenever I hear "The fact of the matter is...", I know I'm about to hear an opinion...

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Re: "Slides" Discussion

Postby Ari » Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:07 pm UTC

williamager wrote:
podbaydoor wrote:
Blipo wrote:I can't believe I didn't see this when I posted. I'm sure it wasn't there when I started typing mine up.

Also, isn't it 'Bare with me', not 'Bear with me'?

Mr. Altaco wrote:I believe it's bare. As in, "I can hardly bare that guy, he's so annoying."

No. No, it isn't. Think about the meanings for a minute. 'Bare' makes no sense whatsoever in this context. (As mentioned before, it would only make sense if you were asking the audience/the subject of conversation to disrobe.)
>_> 'Bare' vs. 'Bear' is one of the mistakes I hate the most when I'm reading essays or stories. Right up there with 'Pore' vs. 'Pour.'


On reading that question, I came to believe that, if one were of a Slashdotian inclination, one might think to reply to your explanation with the following common response, or some variation upon the same theme:

Code: Select all

Whooosh!


After examining the comments again, I am no longer as confident in my opinion. Nevertheless, since the replacement can be construed as being reasonably amusing in a variety of contexts, could it not be said that such corrections might have been made in jest?

After all, asking the audience to 'bare with me' would might well result in being physically thrown out of SIGGRAPH. It might also take the audience a very long while to realize that one is just showing random slides, as any interest the the audience might have in considering the speaker's slides would likely be replaced with an interest in considering the speaker's sanity.


Generally such observations are accompanied by at least one smiley to indicate jest to those with sufficient grammatical knowledge to decode their joke ;)
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Re: 'Slides' discussion that I am merging

Postby Dashiva » Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:27 pm UTC

I suspect the people who "bare with you" are also the people who go "here, here". It's like the words themselves have no meaning anymore, and they just repeat a sound they heard.
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Re: "Slides" Discussion

Postby Dark Shikari » Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:18 am UTC

kertrats wrote:
alt-text: "Did you know they can actually physically throw you out of SIGGRAPH?


If only they were that forceful at other conferences. I spent half an hour watching this terrible short film at OOPSLA in October that had the production values of a 10th grade student project. She followed it up by explaining that she used to use a program called "Windows Movie Maker," but has since discovered a great new program called "Adobe Premiere" that revolutionized her ability to make movies.
Hmm, terrible short film... half an hour... 10th grade student production values... was her name Haruhi by any chance?

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