## Today I Learned

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### Re: Today I Learned

Perhaps change the way you write one of them? Recently I started crossing my z's because they looked too similar to 2's otherwise. I could still do with a decent way to write rho.
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When writing equation, '2' and 'n' always get me, because if you write the '2' with a curl at the bottom it's the same hand motion as writing 'n', so muscle memory kicks in.
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e^iπ+1=0 wrote:Perhaps change the way you write one of them? Recently I started crossing my z's because they looked too similar to 2's otherwise. I could still do with a decent way to write rho.

I had to, but it still doesn't come naturally.
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You can try cursive z's ... that's what I always do in handwriting in general (but be careful to curl the tail, otherwise it could start looking like a 3).
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Today I learned you can`t have the username, "FUCKWINDOWS" on Windows XP. Yes, I wanted to play a 60 mb windows game that won`t work with wine. Yes, I have browser based anime games in the background. I`m addicted to them.

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Is, by chance, the machine name also "fuckwindows"? I seem to recall you can't name the computer and an account (or maybe just one of the initial accounts?) the same thing.
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PhoenixEnigma wrote:Is, by chance, the machine name also "fuckwindows"? I seem to recall you can't name the computer and an account (or maybe just one of the initial accounts?) the same thing.

I don`t know what it was named. Probably, "Shitty OS" is my guess. I don`t remember the whole naming-process for windows XP that well. Maybe I just typed it twice.

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Daimon wrote:Yes, I have browser based anime games in the background. I`m addicted to them.

Reminds me of my little sister, and wow, these games are all shit.

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Daimon wrote:Yes, I have browser based anime games in the background. I`m addicted to them.

Reminds me of my little sister, and wow, these games are all shit.

I`m addicted to them; what can I say? I just love games where the only goal is to get more stats for the sake of getting more stats with some theme behind it.

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TIL: Briquette charcoal can't get hot enough to forge steel, but does produce enough sparks to cover my arms in tiny, painful burns.
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e^iπ+1=0 wrote:I could still do with a decent way to write rho.

Write it as a P combined with an L, peut-être? Make the L's curve quite sharp. Not too wild a change, I would say.
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I actually mean a lowercase rho. If you were too, then I've no idea what you mean.
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e^iπ+1=0 wrote:I actually mean a lowercase rho. If you were too, then I've no idea what you mean.

Oh. Lowercase I would solve with one of these: a) tiny little spiral distinct from an e by definitely not touching itself, b) extend the tail of an e very far, c) simply a very 90-degree'd e.
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I think either our handwriting is significantly different and/or we're still not referring to the same letter. Look at the wikipedia page on rho. The letter I'm trying to write is the middle one, ρ. Not the curly one next to it. As you can see, this is the one that comes up most often in the things I'm doing, by far. The letter I'm trying to disambiguate it from is p.
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Ptolom wrote:TIL: Briquette charcoal can't get hot enough to forge steel, but does produce enough sparks to cover my arms in tiny, painful burns.

Hardwood is best charcoal!

Also, even sparkier, so watch out for that.

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Well, bugger. Apologies for not reading the wikipedia article fully before answering. Er. Maybe tilt a p extremely much? Make your p pointy and your rho round?
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Here's how I do it.

Firstly, there's that curl to the left on my rho that my p doesn't have. Secondly, with my p the stroke goes straight all the way to the top of the circle, while in my rho it's more of a smooth transition. It's also more of an oval or egg shape in my rho, where the p is more circular.
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Although my p is less rounded, it's usually not enough of a difference to easily tell them apart. Even consciously trying to make the p straight and rho rounded, it's not really good enough. But the little curl on the rho will definitely do. So thanks, Zarq!
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I write most of my letters from the bottom, so I write rhos from the top and it ends up looking reasonably distinct.
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my Rho's resemble the letter 'p' rotated 45 degrees counterclockwise. Personally, I dislike the letter Chi.
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"Ash tray" is Pig Latin for "trash"....
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Vieto wrote:my Rho's resemble the letter 'p' rotated 45 degrees counterclockwise. Personally, I dislike the letter Chi.

My ら's look like 5's. Personally, I dislike ソゾツヅノン。

What?

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My 5s look like 3s and my 4s look like 9s. My 0s have been known to mutate into 6s when I'm not paying attention. Sometimes a 1 decides it wants to be a 7. 2s and 8s behave themselves; I like 2s and 8s.
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I cross my 7s to avoid them looking like 1s. (I also cross my Zs, I guess so they don't look like 2s? I have no idea, to be honest.)

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I dot my t's and cross my eyes.
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Today I Learned: how to cook sausages and bacon. You might think this is a very basic skill everyone should have, but I had never tried it. But I've tried it and so far have not died from food poisoning, so I'm calling it a success.

I expect my general level of health to deteriorate from now on.

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SlyReaper wrote:I expect my general deliciousness of meals to increase from now on.

fixed
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That too.

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I'm just saying, your looking at it from the wrong perspective
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SlyReaper wrote:Today I Learned: how to cook sausages and bacon. You might think this is a very basic skill everyone should have, but I had never tried it. But I've tried it and so far have not died from food poisoning, so I'm calling it a success.

I expect my general level of health to deteriorate from now on.
From context, I'm guessing you mean those little breakfast sausages? If by chance you mean the larger sausages of the italian, polish or spanish variety, could you share your recipe for success? I've never had much luck with those except on a barbeque, and I'm not allowed to barbeque at my apartment anymore.
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Vieto wrote:I'm just saying, your looking at it from the wrong perspective

Well, the trick now is to create some amazing combination of healthiness of maybe not so tasty food and the deliciousness of tasty food.

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SurgicalSteel wrote:
SlyReaper wrote:Today I Learned: how to cook sausages and bacon. You might think this is a very basic skill everyone should have, but I had never tried it. But I've tried it and so far have not died from food poisoning, so I'm calling it a success.

I expect my general level of health to deteriorate from now on.
From context, I'm guessing you mean those little breakfast sausages? If by chance you mean the larger sausages of the italian, polish or spanish variety, could you share your recipe for success? I've never had much luck with those except on a barbeque, and I'm not allowed to barbeque at my apartment anymore.

I haven't the foggiest idea what a "breakfast" sausage is. These were normal sausages consumed at meals that weren't breakfast. They were Cumbria sausages if I recall, so no they weren't Spanish, Italian or Polish.

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Vieto wrote:I'm just saying, your looking at it from the wrong perspective

Wait, you`re going to correct someone`s spelling and then.....

What?

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Daimon wrote:
Vieto wrote:I'm just saying, your looking at it from the wrong perspective

Wait, you`re going to correct someone`s spelling and then.....

What?

He wasn't correcting anyone's spelling. His typo is entirely devoid of irony.

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SurgicalSteel wrote:
SlyReaper wrote:Today I Learned: how to cook sausages and bacon. You might think this is a very basic skill everyone should have, but I had never tried it. But I've tried it and so far have not died from food poisoning, so I'm calling it a success.

I expect my general level of health to deteriorate from now on.
From context, I'm guessing you mean those little breakfast sausages? If by chance you mean the larger sausages of the italian, polish or spanish variety, could you share your recipe for success? I've never had much luck with those except on a barbeque, and I'm not allowed to barbeque at my apartment anymore.

Not anymore, what happened?

I get great success with enough butter, relatively low heat and patience. If I cook bratwurst in the pan, I usually let them cook for 20-30 minutes. Even better, use a contact grill. I get great results with mine and I can't even control the temperature on it. It's also more healthy, since the fat is allowed to drip out into a reservoir. But don't forget to turn them

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TIL what paracosm means.

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It pissed me off and now I'm not sure I want to finish the books.
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SlyReaper wrote:I haven't the foggiest idea what a "breakfast" sausage is. These were normal sausages consumed at meals that weren't breakfast. They were Cumbria sausages if I recall, so no they weren't Spanish, Italian or Polish.
Wikipedia to the Rescue. Basically, it's sausage without a casing.
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Also it has a very unique flavor. If I were to take normal sausage and remove the casing it would not be the same. At least, not here in the states.

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It pissed me off and now I'm not sure I want to finish the books.

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