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Re: Random natterings

Postby Neil_Boekend » Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:53 am UTC

addams wrote:
Neil_Boekend wrote:I have had cases where I was going to post something and while verifying realized it was all bovine fecal matter and ended up updating my knowledge instead.

Lots of them.

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The random thoughts that drift through the minds of mankind are entertaining.
Some random thought of some random Poster, like you, may change The World.

Or; Make me giggle.
Giggling is good, too.

addams, I love you for saying that.
But, I'm talking about some argument in the Science forum and me finding out I was mistaken in the basic principles of what I was saying, making my complete argument wrong.
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Re: Random natterings

Postby Angua » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:14 am UTC

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I wish I understood statistical analysis better. Most of this paper is feeling like reading through technobabble.

Thankfully I'm not that interested in the actual data, and just data-sharing issues/benefits they ran into.
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Re: Random natterings

Postby Flumble » Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:19 am UTC

Neil_Boekend wrote:
addams wrote:
Neil_Boekend wrote:I have had cases where I was going to post something and while verifying realized it was all bovine fecal matter and ended up updating my knowledge instead.

Lots of them.

Stop That!
Let it out.

The random thoughts that drift through the minds of mankind are entertaining.
Some random thought of some random Poster, like you, may change The World.

Or; Make me giggle.
Giggling is good, too.

addams, I love you for saying that.
But, I'm talking about some argument in the Science forum and me finding out I was mistaken in the basic principles of what I was saying, making my complete argument wrong.

This is why we can only have nice things!
There's nothing wrong with posting your wrong view and your revelation of what's wrong with it/your revalation that it's wrong. It may offer new insights to other people interested in the discussion and they may amend your revelation making you understand even better how/why you came to the incorrect ideas in the first place. :)

Bonus points if you can combine it with making addams giggle.

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Re: Random natterings

Postby SecondTalon » Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:26 pm UTC

Hell, I've started arguing a point, googled information to source it and in the process of researching, realized I was wrong.
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Re: Random natterings

Postby Flumble » Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:50 pm UTC

The sword art online abridged series is a bit of a weird creature: on the one hand it tries to be plain comedy mocking the series, while on the other (and mostly recently) it tries to improve on the original story and deliver a whole new series.
While I really enjoy and praise the effort to seriously improve on a story (with already fixed visuals!), and I do get a sore throat watching it —not from laughter, but from affection—, it is jarring at times. Not only because of the transition from gags to serious business over time, but also because it's still stuffing the most recent episodes with the plain comedy —I guess either the pacing or the lack of subtlety is what's keeping the serious scenes from really sticking with me.


...wait a minute: animated, no visual comedy, continuous shouting, good jokes/gags, psychopatic killing machines for main characters and sometimes a bit of story. This is basically Archer, but with more emotional depth.

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Re: Random natterings

Postby New User » Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:44 am UTC

phlip wrote:A significant number of my aborted posts are when I'm replying to a thread to add extra detail or context, or clarify something someone else already posted... and then I read it back when I'm done and I realise I haven't actually added anything, everything I've said is already covered in the previous post, my rewording isn't actually any clearer... all I'd be doing is taking up space.

Basically what I'm saying is in no-self-moderation world I'd be a massive mansplainer.

That's basically what I meant when by, "the reason why I do this is because I feel that what I have to say isn't going to benefit anyone in much of any way, and they'd be better off not wasting their time reading it." In fact I was going to say in that post that what I have to say is often parroting what is already in the thread, and therefor just a waste of space and the time of anyone reading it.

Also for the same reason others explained about looking up stuff for facts only to find that I would have to reword my post so much that it would be totally different, sometimes to the extent of making the opinion I was going to express no longer my opinion, or I was just plain wrong.

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Re: Random natterings

Postby Sableagle » Thu Sep 08, 2016 3:59 pm UTC

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Sableagle wrote:Qui spooniet ipsos spoones?

Hopefully, the silverware drawer.
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Re: Random natterings

Postby addams » Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:39 pm UTC

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Yep. Me, too.
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I looked it up on Google, Wikipedia.
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Re: Random natterings

Postby Link » Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:05 am UTC

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I want to see an Internet where self-moderation is turned off.

I mean, would there be a noticeable difference?

If I turned off self-moderation and just posted everything I thought, I'd give it two weeks before I'm banned from just about every site I've ever visited. I'd probably end up on a few watchlists, too.

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Re: Random natterings

Postby pogrmman » Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:43 am UTC

Link wrote:
Whizbang wrote:
I want to see an Internet where self-moderation is turned off.

I mean, would there be a noticeable difference?

If I turned off self-moderation and just posted everything I thought, I'd give it two weeks before I'm banned from just about every site I've ever visited. I'd probably end up on a few watchlists, too.


Yep. I'd be banned, probably (almost definitely) put on watch lists, and maybe institutionalized...
I don't want self-moderation to disappear.

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Re: Random natterings

Postby Whizbang » Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:16 am UTC

The most recent comic seems especially relevant to the recent discussion.

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Re: Random natterings

Postby Zohar » Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:20 pm UTC

The last hour at work before you leave on vacation is always so useless. I already delegated everything to other people! I won't be working, I wanna go home!
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Re: Random natterings

Postby Flumble » Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:17 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:The last hour at work before you leave on vacation is always so useless. I already delegated everything to other people! I won't be working, I wanna go home!

Delegate your non-working to other people!
And if that doesn't work, delegate it. There must be some level of meta-delegation where it takes you about an hour to accomplish it.


Anyway, just watched Attack the Block with a couple of roommates. It's good, fam. Them aliens looks as tight as the budget. Them main guys is bombin', but they's a bunch o' gangsta-wannabes who just cussin' all the time. Also the sounds they blastin' is sick!
Cinematographically it's done well, the soundtrack's fitting, the characters are interesting and the setting is refreshing. Only watch it if you can stomach backstreet London slang, though.

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Re: Random natterings

Postby Angua » Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:53 am UTC

So, Neil deGrasse Tyson has tweetedthat they should add a 'none of the above' option to the elections.

At my college all elections had the option of RON (re-open nominations) at the bottom, which rarely won (though was useful for when the only person standing for something was doing so because they nominated themselves when they were drunk and no-one felt like doing it). I've never seen it in an election for goverment stuff, but it got me to wondering if this is used in other societies out there?
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Postby Fractal_Tangent » Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:04 pm UTC

We did this at my university as well. The Student Union elections always had a RON option as well as being present on the ballots for the rock and metal society I was on the exec for (we started to get someone to represent RON in the end which was always good fun).
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Re: Random natterings

Postby eSOANEM » Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:11 am UTC

The student union and (debating) union both use RON here (and some societies do too). They also use AV which you have to really in order for it to really have any effect (when it can be used to exclude specific candidates). We have occasionally had RON win (and have someone or several people representing them) and it has, on occasion, been useful; in national elections I'm less sure though. Elections involve substantial disruption to the government and society in general and so you only want RON to be able to win if all candidates are sufficiently bad enough that the prospect of them winning is worse than this disruption which (hopefully) is pretty rare.
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Re: Random natterings

Postby Angua » Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:46 am UTC

Oh yeah, I know that for national elections it would probably be a mess (who would continue if RON wins?, especially tricky if someone's re-running for a term). I was more surprised that it this tweet was being treated as though it's a completely new idea.

We had AV as well. So far only UK peeps who seem to have had RON though... Maybe it hasn't made it across the pond?

Also, Randall Munroe is trending on facebook. I see a lot of moderating in my future.
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Re: Random natterings

Postby Flumble » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:01 am UTC

There's still no (obvious) link to the forums, though.

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Postby Sableagle » Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:07 pm UTC

Flumble wrote:There's still no (obvious) link to the forums, though.

I found them by making some simple assumptions about
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http://xkcd.com/
http://www.devilspanties.com/forums/for ... ls-Panties
... and being disappointed, then trying to find a particular comic with a known title and finding the thread for it instead.
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Re: Random natterings

Postby sardia » Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:31 am UTC

Does anyone know a way to eat a Chicago style Italian beef sandwich that involves dipping the bitten end in juices repeatedly but somehow leaves you presentable for work? The best I can do is to tear off only one end of the sandwich wrapper and have the paper contain the mess. I usually end up eating some paper or the sandwich falls out as I tear too much paper. The dipping into juices is mandatory and must contain a souplike quantities of juice.

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Re: Random natterings

Postby Yakk » Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:32 pm UTC

A bib. Failing that, an environmental containment suit with a funnel around the mouth?
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Re: Random natterings

Postby Whizbang » Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:48 pm UTC

I just eat them naked.

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Re: Random natterings

Postby Angua » Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:14 pm UTC

Some people manage to eat burgers with a knife and fork. That would allow for dipping probably.
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Re: Random natterings

Postby eran_rathan » Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:45 pm UTC

Angua wrote:Some people manage to eat burgers with a knife and fork. That would allow for dipping probably.



Philistines.


sardia wrote:Does anyone know a way to eat a Chicago style Italian beef sandwich that involves dipping the bitten end in juices repeatedly but somehow leaves you presentable for work? The best I can do is to tear off only one end of the sandwich wrapper and have the paper contain the mess. I usually end up eating some paper or the sandwich falls out as I tear too much paper. The dipping into juices is mandatory and must contain a souplike quantities of juice.


tuck a large-ish napkin into the neck of your shirt? Barring that, a wide Ascot-type cravat or apron covers a lot of sins.
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Re: Random natterings

Postby Angua » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:22 pm UTC

It boggles my mind that there are literally people out there who think that because you can buy Zika virus from a website of a company that has Rockerfeller in the name (it is a biotec supplies company) that there must be some conspiracy about spreading the infection.

Where do these people think scientists get their samples from??????? I guess they just expect them to go out and find a patient every time they need some more.
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Re: Random natterings

Postby Echo244 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:42 pm UTC

eran_rathan wrote:
sardia wrote:Does anyone know a way to eat a Chicago style Italian beef sandwich that involves dipping the bitten end in juices repeatedly but somehow leaves you presentable for work? The best I can do is to tear off only one end of the sandwich wrapper and have the paper contain the mess. I usually end up eating some paper or the sandwich falls out as I tear too much paper. The dipping into juices is mandatory and must contain a souplike quantities of juice.


tuck a large-ish napkin into the neck of your shirt? Barring that, a wide Ascot-type cravat or apron covers a lot of sins.


I hate to cite it as an authoratitive source, but in the documentary series "Man v Food" the host, Adam Richman, is taught (and then attempts to popularise) the art of eating a sandwich while leaning against a high counter. Lean your forearms against the high counter, shift your feet a foot or so backwards, and eat the sandwich from above. Any mess ("Schmuckus" was I think the term used) will get on your hands, drip on the counter, or fall on the floor. Once finished with the sandwich, you can wipe your hands with a napkin or two and depart with your clothing unbesmirched, leaving staff to clean up anything dripped on the counter or floor.

However, I should note that I haven't tried the above myself. And also that later in the documentary, the host attempted to eat two kilos of grilled cheese sandwich and a pile of fries (or something equally ridiculous), so walking in his footsteps may not lead you down a path to wisdom...
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Re: Random natterings

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Angua wrote:Where do these people think scientists get their samples from???????

Angua wrote:...do these people think...

Nope.
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Re: Random natterings

Postby Angua » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:48 pm UTC

HES wrote:
Angua wrote:Where do these people think scientists get their samples from???????

Angua wrote:...do these people think...

Nope.

+1.

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Re: Random natterings

Postby sardia » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:35 pm UTC

Echo244 wrote:
eran_rathan wrote:
tuck a large-ish napkin into the neck of your shirt? Barring that, a wide Ascot-type cravat or apron covers a lot of sins.


I hate to cite it as an authoratitive source, but in the documentary series "Man v Food" the host, Adam Richman, is taught (and then attempts to popularise) the art of eating a sandwich while leaning against a high counter. Lean your forearms against the high counter, shift your feet a foot or so backwards, and eat the sandwich from above. Any mess ("Schmuckus" was I think the term used) will get on your hands, drip on the counter, or fall on the floor. Once finished with the sandwich, you can wipe your hands with a napkin or two and depart with your clothing unbesmirched, leaving staff to clean up anything dripped on the counter or floor.

However, I should note that I haven't tried the above myself. And also that later in the documentary, the host attempted to eat two kilos of grilled cheese sandwich and a pile of fries (or something equally ridiculous), so walking in his footsteps may not lead you down a path to wisdom...

I'm aware of that strategy, but it doesn't work when dipping a sandwich between bites. That's more for sandwiches that are freshly made and juice only added once. When you dip the end into a container, the sandwich is held against gravity by the friction of you squeezing loose slices of meat between squishy bread. It's a delicate procedure unless you don't mind pieces of meat falling out of the sandwich. I'm sure the solution involves using the wrapping. Maybe by tearing off strips of wrapper so a small amount of sandwich is exposed between bites.
There's logistical reasons why I like dipping between bites as opposed to a heavy juicing at the start. The sandwich holds together longer, and has a literally juiciest bite.

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Re: Random natterings

Postby Whizbang » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:06 pm UTC

Damnit. Now I need to order more Portillo's.

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Re: Random natterings

Postby Angua » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:19 pm UTC

Surely it would be easier to go with continuous pouring than dipping?

Then you don't get the sandwich fillings coming out.
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Re: Random natterings

Postby SecondTalon » Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:05 pm UTC

Shot glass of juice. Put that in your mouth, then eat the sandwich. Or eat the sandwich first, then down the shot glass. Your choice
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Re: Random natterings

Postby Sableagle » Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:21 pm UTC

Get a job where showing up wearing nothing but a layer of juice is considered "presentable for work."

Eat earlier and get changed?

Umm ... *google search*

Wow. That is never going to be tidy food.

Hmm. Maybe ... maybe.

Alright, I have an idea. Get a bowl. Pour the jus into the bowl. Also get a knife and fork and slice that thing into half-inch pieces. Stir them all into the jus. Get a spoon and a pair of chopsticks.

Spoon in one hand, chopsticks in the other, start eating. Large pieces can be lifted by one end using the chopsticks and then lowered into the spoon for transfer to your mouth.

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Re: Random natterings

Postby Cabooceratops » Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:10 am UTC

You know that feeling when you get to a party or event already in full swing and you have no idea where to join a conversation so you sit there against the wall holding a proverbial red cup waiting for something to happen?

Joining a new forum is like that for me.
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Re: Random natterings

Postby sardia » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:37 am UTC

Angua wrote:Surely it would be easier to go with continuous pouring than dipping?

Then you don't get the sandwich fillings coming out.

Can you elaborate on this continuous pouring? Preferably from personal experience. I know Italian beefs are rare outside the Midwest, but french dipped au jus sandwiches is a pretty similar concept. Is that how they do it? I've tried pouring before, but it seems wasteful since the meat and bread can't absorb the jucies fast enough, and it runs over. Hmmm, what if I had two bowls of juice, and I poured over the second bowl to capture the runoff.* Maybe if I used a spoon or better yet, a pipette to insert au jus directly into the target end of the sandwich in between bites.

*This is similar to dipping the sandwich, something I'm not a fan of. The juices are outside the bread, instead of bread encasing a juicy bite. Yes I know I'm being somewhat heretical, but I say NAY to dipped sandwiches.(unless said sandwich is bite sized, and immediately shoved in my mouth.

Cabooceratops wrote:You know that feeling when you get to a party or event already in full swing and you have no idea where to join a conversation so you sit there against the wall holding a proverbial red cup waiting for something to happen?

Joining a new forum is like that for me.
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Re: Random natterings

Postby Deva » Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:13 am UTC

sardia wrote:
Cabooceratops wrote:You know that feeling when you get to a party or event already in full swing and you have no idea where to join a conversation so you sit there against the wall holding a proverbial red cup waiting for something to happen?

Joining a new forum is like that for me.
You know what you should do? Buy a series of italian beef sandwiches and tell us your results that maximize juiciness and deliciousness.

Imagined that at a party. Sent the newbie on a snack run. Returns. Forces them to partake first. Chants "science" instead of "chug"*. Encourages handstands to be rigorous.

*Says that at parties with alcohol, correct? Never attended one.
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