"'Cuz you need one" seems to be missing a syllable... "'Cuz you need to run" kinda fits (it's a stretch, but no more than "Ash'd" => "asked"), but unless I'm missing a reference, isn't much of a joke...
 Oh wait, the whole thing is one joke... Google tells me the lyrics to the song go:
I'm not gonna write you a love song 'Cause you asked for it 'Cause you need one
So... yeah. "Nidoran" and "Need one" seem to have a fundamentally different syllable count that makes the pun an extreme stretch.
While no one overhear you quickly tell me not cow cow. but how about watch phone?
Today I learned that Pandora never actually had a box. She actually had a large storage jar, called a Pithos. The term "Box" comes from a mistranslation into the Latin Pyxis, meaning "box", from Pithos.
Today I learned If you put a good quality pencil portrait in front of a camera, the face-detection algorithm will pick it up. I have confirmed this with several examples on DeviantArt, but my picture is the only one I've found so far that works from just an outline.
Now to show you my exciting discovery with my piss-poor photo of a camera... taken with another camera
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TIL that you can simulate black holes using superfluids, in the form of a "dumb hole" (or acoustic black hole), because apparently perfect fluids behave like field lines. Apparently they even predict dumb holes to have a form of hawking radiation.
Ephemeron wrote:Today I learned If you put a good quality pencil portrait in front of a camera, the face-detection algorithm will pick it up. I have confirmed this with several examples on DeviantArt, but my picture is the only one I've found so far that works from just an outline.
/Trigger Warning - it's the Racial Slur Database. While it's all text and attempts to describe why a certain word refers to a certain group in a completely impartial and detached way, you can imagine what you're going to see there. It's great to read when you're.. you know, happy.. and want a reminder of what pieces of shit people on the whole are.
Yeah, nearby town debated changing their name because Coon Rapids isn't very PC anymore - despite it being named after the many racoons that frolicked in a nearby rapids.
Also reminds me of a time I embarassed my mother when I was in high school. We were talking to a recruiter about college, and somehow brought up that most scholarships we could find were for minorities. I said something like "that or Jews". Didn't know bwing Jewish was a bad thing. Didn't really see a reason to discriminate, or why they would have been. In context, it could easily be construed as racist(or religionist or whatever).
When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up. - CS Lewis
Wow, two 'TIL' in as many days ... TIL that Jackson Classical Electrodynamics is a graduate-level textbook in the US. We've been using it as our undergraduate text. Certainly helps to explain why I often feel like throwing it through a window in frustration.
My solution to 'linear warriors, quadratic wizards': Exponential warriors, factorial wizards.
Here are the three Prairie Provinces, from biggest to smallest in terms of area:
1. Alberta 2. Saskatchewan 3. Manitoba
Isn't that completely counter-intuitive and backwards from what you'd expect? We're so spoiled by looking at Mercator-like projections that we forget that Manitoba's Hudson Bay coast is smaller than we think, or that southern Alberta is larger than we think.
(Though it should be noted that their areas aren't all that different; Alberta is bigger than Manitoba by about the area of the Bahamas, and Saskatchewan is bigger than Man. by about the area of PEI.)
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TIL: Visa's datacenter sports a moat. It's there to improve security of vehicular access, apparently - if you are going fast enough to make it past the raising bollards, you are going too fast for the corner and go for a swim.
No word on sharks or alligators.
"Optimism, pessimism, fuck that; we're going to make it happen. As God is my bloody witness, I'm hell-bent on making it work." -Elon Musk