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Weird things that happened today

Postby Gordon » Thu Mar 08, 2007 1:44 pm UTC

Not good, not bad just weird.

For instance I just accidently dragged an icon for minesweeper on top of the icon for winamp and it's listed in the playlist now as "winmine - 0:04". The winmine part I get that's the program name, but 4 seconds? Far as I can tell there's no audio but maybe I've unlocked some secret MS subliminal recording?
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RealGrouchy wrote:I still remember the time when Gordon left. I still wake up in the middle of the night crying and screaming his name.
I do that too, but for an entirely different reason.
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Gordon wrote:How long have I been asleep?!
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Postby hyperion » Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:14 pm UTC

i couldn't figure out how to make my calculator do logarithms. which is strange because i have a very close relationship with my calculator. i'll figure it out eventually though.

yes, i had a reasonably normal day.
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Re: Weird things that happened today

Postby Tractor » Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:25 pm UTC

Gordon wrote:For instance I just accidently dragged an icon for minesweeper on top of the icon for winamp and it's listed in the playlist now as "winmine - 0:04". The winmine part I get that's the program name, but 4 seconds? Far as I can tell there's no audio but maybe I've unlocked some secret MS subliminal recording?


Nah, its all parsing header info on the file,which doesn't actually exist in the minesweeper file. It's just chance that it came up with that number.

Which is too bad really. :(
Unless winamp tries it anyway...will it emit random screeching sounds? Or will winamp just crash? So many possibilities.
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Postby Gordon » Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:26 pm UTC

I didn't play anything, but it didn't crash either. Just sat there. Those 4 seconds taunting me. MAKE IT STOP
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RealGrouchy wrote:I still remember the time when Gordon left. I still wake up in the middle of the night crying and screaming his name.
I do that too, but for an entirely different reason.
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Gordon wrote:How long have I been asleep?!
Our daughter is in high school now.

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Postby Ren » Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:28 pm UTC

Not a random thing that happened today, but I was holding the door for an elevator at school, and it made a sound, like most do when you leave the door open too long, and then it started making screeches at me! I swear it sounded exactly like a forest of tropical birds.
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Postby Gordon » Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:28 pm UTC

How did you think elevators worked?
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RealGrouchy wrote:I still remember the time when Gordon left. I still wake up in the middle of the night crying and screaming his name.
I do that too, but for an entirely different reason.
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Gordon wrote:How long have I been asleep?!
Our daughter is in high school now.

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Postby Ren » Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:30 pm UTC

Elevators are powered by flocks of cockatiels. Got it.
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Postby Gordon » Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:31 pm UTC

Right. Except for the ones that tell you what floor you're on, those ones are powered by parrots. *SQUAK 3RD FLOOR SQUAK*
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RealGrouchy wrote:I still remember the time when Gordon left. I still wake up in the middle of the night crying and screaming his name.
I do that too, but for an entirely different reason.
RealGrouchy wrote:
Gordon wrote:How long have I been asleep?!
Our daughter is in high school now.

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Postby Tractor » Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:32 pm UTC

And are lead by an overlord toucan.
They follow the nose.
9 x 6 = 42



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Postby Ren » Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:36 pm UTC

I'm not sure what to think about all this. Wasn't it decided that birds are descended from raptors?

I think I'm taking the stairs.
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Postby Spectre » Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:38 pm UTC

I don't think it was birds.

I think it was ferns.

You know, due to the photosynthesis and all that. :|

Weird thing of the day: On my way into work, I was crossing the street and some dude beeped at me as he was stopped at the light. So I waved. A lady looked perplexed and asked if I knew him. I said no. By default I tend to wave at strangers.
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Postby boethius78 » Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:38 pm UTC

Yeah, but if the raptors are taking the lift, they'll be waiting for you at the top of the stairs. And you'll be tired from the climb, so less able to run away...

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Postby Ren » Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:40 pm UTC

These sound like viable reasons not to go to class at all.

*celebrates*
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Postby German Sausage » Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:04 pm UTC

@ spectre: i do that too. whenever cars beep at me i wave and smile.

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Postby Belial » Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:31 pm UTC

The doors in my apartment have been randomly opening and closing. It's probably just an air pressure thing, but it's always odd when you're sitting in a quiet room, and the door just pushes itself open creakily.

Much freaky.
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Postby singing about potatoes » Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:28 pm UTC

Today a friend quoted Questionable Content at me twice and Christopher Moore at me once, when I didn't know he read either. The QC quotes in question were:
"I did it with the aid of SCIENCE!"
"He's like a psychotic gecko."
and
"If you give a monkey alcohol it becomes an unstoppable martial artist!"
and the Christopher Moore was from The Stupidest Angel:
"I have no sex appeal, a rum-pum-pum-pum,
My social skills are nil, a rum-pum-pum-pum"
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Postby Lani » Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:34 pm UTC

I wrote back to my missed connection, thanked him, and told him that I did have a boyfriend. Now we are engaged in a rather odd email conversation about...well, I'm not even sure what. It was sparked after I told him that I wouldn't feel entirely comfortable conversing with a secret admirer while I have a boyfriend. And he still hasn't told me who he is.

I'm finding it all rather odd, but interesting. And odd.
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Postby Belial » Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:37 pm UTC

You should arrange a secret meeting with him.

Then send someone else in your place, and have her (or him, for even more comedy goodness) act as though they firmly believe they're you, even though they're obviously not.

It might break his mind, but it'll be good laughs for all.
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Postby Gordon » Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:31 pm UTC

Breaking peoples minds is always a positive way to spend your day.
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RealGrouchy wrote:I still remember the time when Gordon left. I still wake up in the middle of the night crying and screaming his name.
I do that too, but for an entirely different reason.
RealGrouchy wrote:
Gordon wrote:How long have I been asleep?!
Our daughter is in high school now.

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Postby Toeofdoom » Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:20 am UTC

Some combination of xkcd fora and dark chocolate had me grinning for about 10 minutes, while laughing quietly but somewhat uncontrollably. It stopped now though...

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Postby Peshmerga » Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:25 am UTC

"Existential things that happened to you today."

"Things you did in the toilet today."

"Funny things that you heard that happened, but weren't there to witness."

"Criminal things that you did today."

"Video games you played today."

"Girls who broke your heart today."

"Girls who you'd give anything for today."

"Girls who you'd die for today."

"Dances you danced today."

"THINGS YOU DID TODAY"
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Postby Akira » Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:29 am UTC

Hm. Technically it was today... but last night, jsut after midnight (when I should have long been in bed) We discovered that Kim's server was allowing me to take stuff from her at unheard of speeds (500kb/s via AIM)... so...

i stayed up even later to get some good japanese music ^^

lalala...

then, there was that whole bomb threat thing...
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Postby Toeofdoom » Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:35 am UTC

Peshmerga wrote:"THINGS YOU DID TODAY"


I made that thread and people complained that is would be boring and stupid...

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Postby il3 » Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:38 am UTC

I participated in a free-style haiku battle.

And lost.


Badly.
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Postby Gordon » Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:41 am UTC

You hear about things like this happening in the hoods and ghettos but you never expect it to come into your neighbourhood
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RealGrouchy wrote:I still remember the time when Gordon left. I still wake up in the middle of the night crying and screaming his name.
I do that too, but for an entirely different reason.
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Gordon wrote:How long have I been asleep?!
Our daughter is in high school now.

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Postby Akira » Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:41 am UTC

il3 wrote:I participated in a free-style haiku battle.

And lost.


Badly.


Dude that'd be SOOOOOO cool!

*wants to participate in a freestyle haiku battle*
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Postby Shro » Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:44 am UTC

LilyoftheShadow wrote:
il3 wrote:I participated in a free-style haiku battle.

And lost.


Badly.


Dude that'd be SOOOOOO cool!

*wants to participate in a freestyle haiku battle*


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Postby hermaj » Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:45 am UTC

So I don't know anyone at uni, really, which is quite pathetic for a second year. Today we had our second laboratory ever for microbiology. Everyone called me by name, and I had not even seen heaps of these people before. It was kind of strange. I am not used to people knowing who I am!

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Postby Verysillyman » Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:16 pm UTC

Were you wearing a nametag?

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Postby Ren » Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:21 pm UTC

hermaj wrote:So I don't know anyone at uni, really, which is quite pathetic for a second year. Today we had our second laboratory ever for microbiology. Everyone called me by name, and I had not even seen heaps of these people before. It was kind of strange. I am not used to people knowing who I am!


I forgot to tell you. I had your name tattooed to your forehead while you were unconsc--sleeping.
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Postby Phy » Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:44 pm UTC

Ren wrote:I'm not sure what to think about all this. Wasn't it decided that birds are descended from raptors?

The possibility is under serious consideration by some that raptors were actually descended from birds.

(They did it once, they can do it again!)

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Postby Nomic » Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:56 pm UTC

hermaj wrote:So I don't know anyone at uni, really, which is quite pathetic for a second year. Today we had our second laboratory ever for microbiology. Everyone called me by name, and I had not even seen heaps of these people before. It was kind of strange. I am not used to people knowing who I am!


That happens to me all the time. Peopel who I don't know say hi to me in school all the time like they knew me. I have no idea who half of em are (the other half are friends of my brother's and stepsisters. I know them by looks but don't know most of their names or anything). I think it's because my school is not very large and I'm a fairly well known person there (being the biggets geek in the school and owner of the larges Jurassic Park figure collection in the country)

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Nomic wrote:
hermaj wrote:So I don't know anyone at uni, really, which is quite pathetic for a second year. Today we had our second laboratory ever for microbiology. Everyone called me by name, and I had not even seen heaps of these people before. It was kind of strange. I am not used to people knowing who I am!


That happens to me all the time. Peopel who I don't know say hi to me in school all the time like they knew me. I have no idea who half of em are (the other half are friends of my brother's and stepsisters. I know them by looks but don't know most of their names or anything). I think it's because my school is not very large and I'm a fairly well known person there (being the biggets geek in the school and owner of the larges Jurassic Park figure collection in the country)
This happens to me often as well. They refer to me by nicknames that I have had in the past sometimes, which helps (it's easy to remember which group called me "renegade" and which group called me "london", surprisingly enough), but sometimes they actually know my name, and then I'm clueless.
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singing about potatoes wrote:
Nomic wrote:
hermaj wrote:So I don't know anyone at uni, really, which is quite pathetic for a second year. Today we had our second laboratory ever for microbiology. Everyone called me by name, and I had not even seen heaps of these people before. It was kind of strange. I am not used to people knowing who I am!


That happens to me all the time. Peopel who I don't know say hi to me in school all the time like they knew me. I have no idea who half of em are (the other half are friends of my brother's and stepsisters. I know them by looks but don't know most of their names or anything). I think it's because my school is not very large and I'm a fairly well known person there (being the biggets geek in the school and owner of the larges Jurassic Park figure collection in the country)
This happens to me often as well. They refer to me by nicknames that I have had in the past sometimes, which helps (it's easy to remember which group called me "renegade" and which group called me "london", surprisingly enough), but sometimes they actually know my name, and then I'm clueless.


My entire school seemed to know me as "The maths (or science) dude".

Like, everyone, except maybe some year sevens.

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Toeofdoom wrote:
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Nomic wrote:
hermaj wrote:So I don't know anyone at uni, really, which is quite pathetic for a second year. Today we had our second laboratory ever for microbiology. Everyone called me by name, and I had not even seen heaps of these people before. It was kind of strange. I am not used to people knowing who I am!


That happens to me all the time. Peopel who I don't know say hi to me in school all the time like they knew me. I have no idea who half of em are (the other half are friends of my brother's and stepsisters. I know them by looks but don't know most of their names or anything). I think it's because my school is not very large and I'm a fairly well known person there (being the biggets geek in the school and owner of the larges Jurassic Park figure collection in the country)
This happens to me often as well. They refer to me by nicknames that I have had in the past sometimes, which helps (it's easy to remember which group called me "renegade" and which group called me "london", surprisingly enough), but sometimes they actually know my name, and then I'm clueless.


My entire school seemed to know me as "The maths (or science) dude".

Like, everyone, except maybe some year sevens.


I'm the "crazy" one... >_<

But everyone seems to know my real name as well this year... and it sucks because i don't know anyone's names outside my circle.... i mean.. when i moved, i was only one new face to elarn. i had 300 new faces to elarn. didn't work. LOL
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Postby Akira » Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:01 am UTC

Kind of back on the subject of wierd things happening...

I have jsut been thrown into the midst of a royal ursurpation and reclamation of the Thron of Valois... O_o;

Explination: On one of my other fora, HEX, in Slytherin (its a Harry Potter thing), we have formed Houses, Tudor, Valois, Hanover, Zharov... Well, Valois is having a bit of a conflict of power. Adam's gone Napolian.

It's amsuing, but I'm a little wierded ut by the fact that we're so serious about this (myself included)... lol
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Postby Ren » Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:02 am UTC

I'm known as 'That kid who writes music reviews for the Cord that are actually good' (The Cord is my school's paper), or "Oboe." Even if there are 10 of us.
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Postby Verysillyman » Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:04 am UTC

My grandad died the other night. I guess that's kinda weird. What's cool is that I get to dress all in black for the funeral, and I can amuse myself by saying "Good mourning" to people.

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Postby Akira » Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:06 am UTC

That's a slightly morbid take... but I can understand it. O_o;

Heh... that would be fairly amusing. Ahh, the puns allowed for in the english language....
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Postby Verysillyman » Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:09 am UTC

I may have trouble looking respectful. I imagine that it'll really be quite boring with everyone being all somber. But I do get to go on a ferry and stuff to get up there.

Anyone here in Upper Hutt/Wellington? Cos I'll be up there monday and tuesday.


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