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« on: December 04, 2012, 08:34:15 am »
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Topic intent: Every little random tidbit that doesn't deserve its own topic can be posted here.
Especially posts that don't warrant a lengthy discussion.

I'll start with: Tsunami Bomb - Take The Reigns would make a great song for Guitar Hero.
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2012, 08:36:11 am »
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Pfft, I'm still waiting for Muse to come to Rock Band. 

(Yes, I know Hysteria is part of the Europe Pack DLC, and the fact that it's one of the best songs in the game only makes me want Muse more.)
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2012, 08:42:06 am »
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Are we running out of space then?

(I also think Guitar Hero songs would make an excellent thread on its own!)
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2012, 08:54:23 am »
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I wish I could find a job where I get paid to manipulate Excel tables. I love playing around with Excel formulas and tweaking the data to do amazing things.

Someday, I'd like to dissect one of those Hero Lab Excel spreadsheets that are used to make D&D characters and just marvel at how intricate the spreadsheet is.
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2012, 08:55:12 am »
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Are we running out of space then?

(I also think Guitar Hero songs would make an excellent thread on its own!)
Not running out of space, but often during a day I have these random useless thoughts and I thought I could just shamelessly vent them here.  ;D

Another: Store names with bad grammar annoy me. I mean, in Dutch, we append the letter s without an apostrophe (if possible) to show property, like "Berts Winkel" to show that it's a shop (winkel) owned by Bert. But, suffering from over Anglicization perhaps, often it will turn into "Bert's Winkel". The thing that bothers me is not only that the owner didn't know the correct form, but also roughly 80% of the people think it's correct!
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2012, 09:23:17 am »
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Another: Store names with bad grammar annoy me. I mean, in Dutch, we append the letter s without an apostrophe (if possible) to show property, like "Berts Winkel" to show that it's a shop (winkel) owned by Bert. But, suffering from over Anglicization perhaps, often it will turn into "Bert's Winkel". The thing that bothers me is not only that the owner didn't know the correct form, but also roughly 80% of the people think it's correct!

I can see how Anglicization can add apostrophes to your possessives. I just hope it doesn't go too far and that you suffer from too many apostrophes like America is going through right now.

I just want to carry a red pen and mark out every wrong apostrophe I see. Plural =/=> Apostrophe
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2012, 09:25:40 am »
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Pfft, I'm still waiting for Muse to come to Rock Band. 

(Yes, I know Hysteria is part of the Europe Pack DLC, and the fact that it's one of the best songs in the game only makes me want Muse more.)

This.
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2012, 09:42:27 am »
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I just want to carry a red pen and mark out every wrong apostrophe I see. Plural =/=> Apostrophe

Im sure the average person whom reads this does'nt even now what they could of done differently. Extraneous apostrophe's are just so prevalent; there everywhere. Ya'll should be more empathic.
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2012, 09:45:31 am »
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A groaner from Germany:



A working translation for "steht's" here would be "all way's".
Also, to mutilate the wonderful composite "Onlineverkaufsprofi" is very un-German.
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2012, 09:47:48 am »
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Pfft, I'm still waiting for Muse to come to Rock Band. 

Too bad they cancelled their concert that would take place in Stockholm tomorrow. :( At least I get a refund.
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2012, 09:54:15 am »
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I wish I could find a job where I get paid to manipulate Excel tables. I love playing around with Excel formulas and tweaking the data to do amazing things.

Someday, I'd like to dissect one of those Hero Lab Excel spreadsheets that are used to make D&D characters and just marvel at how intricate the spreadsheet is.

You know there are quite a few jobs that would love to have you ... :)

Finance, for instance.

(I share your love, but sadly the law doesn't really have that much opportunity for Excel wizardry.  That's what DS is for.)

(I think of how most people use Excel (or Photoshop) as like sitting in a Lamborghini and listening to the radio.)
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2012, 09:59:22 am »
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Another: Store names with bad grammar annoy me. I mean, in Dutch, we append the letter s without an apostrophe (if possible) to show property, like "Berts Winkel" to show that it's a shop (winkel) owned by Bert. But, suffering from over Anglicization perhaps, often it will turn into "Bert's Winkel". The thing that bothers me is not only that the owner didn't know the correct form, but also roughly 80% of the people think it's correct!

To me, the worst is when people unnecessarily put things in "quotes".  WTF are you doing?
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2012, 10:00:47 am »
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Pfft, I'm still waiting for Muse to come to Rock Band. 

Too bad they cancelled their concert that would take place in Stockholm tomorrow. :( At least I get a refund.

Very sad!  My friend (in NYC) made a trip to Prague to see them in concert (also Garbage, later on).  I am considering attending their April concert at Madison Square Garden.
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2012, 10:11:45 am »
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I feel like I'm an above average Photoshopper, if you take the entire world population as your measurement base.
But when you only consider people using Photoshop, I'm probably below average.

Man, statistics are fun, you can prove anything you want with them!

Also: I wonder how many different discussions we can cram in here. Bonus points for not quoting!
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2012, 10:23:41 am »
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So, how about that local sports team? They sure did have an exciting sporting event with rival crosstown sports team some small number of time units ago. I especially enjoyed the part where one team achieved a sufficient number of points when compared to the number of points scored by the other team, who scored an insufficient number of points.
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2012, 11:40:55 am »
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What are your absolute favourite pokemon?
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2012, 11:45:47 am »
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(I think of how most people use Excel (or Photoshop) as like sitting in a Lamborghini and listening to the radio.)

Heh, fitting enough analogy.

Back when it was important for me at the time, I got myself certified as a Microsoft Office User Specialist for Word and Excel. I got the advanced certification, and I was shocked at how little of Excel the advanced test covered. Sure, it handled things like formatting, charts, and pivot tables, but it didn't even touch on VLOOKUP, which is probably my favorite formula (I'm sure SUMPRODUCT would be my favorite, but for some reason I don't always see that as a solution). I think it covered SUM and that was it.
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2012, 11:46:32 am »
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What are your absolute favourite pokemon?

Is that what these animated sig lines are for? I've been seeing them around, but I have no idea how this trend got started.
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2012, 11:48:31 am »
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What are your absolute favourite pokemon?

Is that what these animated sig lines are for? I've been seeing them around, but I have no idea how this trend got started.

The ones in my sig aren't my favourite.

They began as identification for an upcoming game of Mafia.
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2012, 11:54:49 am »
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(I think of how most people use Excel (or Photoshop) as like sitting in a Lamborghini and listening to the radio.)

Heh, fitting enough analogy.

Back when it was important for me at the time, I got myself certified as a Microsoft Office User Specialist for Word and Excel. I got the advanced certification, and I was shocked at how little of Excel the advanced test covered. Sure, it handled things like formatting, charts, and pivot tables, but it didn't even touch on VLOOKUP, which is probably my favorite formula (I'm sure SUMPRODUCT would be my favorite, but for some reason I don't always see that as a solution). I think it covered SUM and that was it.

VLOOKUP and SUMIF I think are the two most key functions in terms of power multiplied by usefulness.  If you forced me to choose, I guess VLOOKUP is more essential than SUMIF, but I use SUMIF basically all the time.
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2012, 12:11:19 pm »
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Another: Store names with bad grammar annoy me. I mean, in Dutch, we append the letter s without an apostrophe (if possible) to show property, like "Berts Winkel" to show that it's a shop (winkel) owned by Bert. But, suffering from over Anglicization perhaps, often it will turn into "Bert's Winkel". The thing that bothers me is not only that the owner didn't know the correct form, but also roughly 80% of the people think it's correct!

There's a similar thing in Germany, we call it the "Deppenapostroph". However the Duden, which is the reference for what is correct in German language allows this in case it's necessary to separate the base of the word from the rest.
So one day I was walking towards the train station in my home town and saw a sign saying "ERO'S BAR". I was happy to see someone use this rule in the correct way and making clear this was not an Eros bar, but a bar owned by a guy called Ero.
Then I got passed the tree covering half the sign and noticed it was in fact JERO'S bar and thus wrong.
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2012, 12:11:42 pm »
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Cheese
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2012, 12:19:04 pm »
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Another: Store names with bad grammar annoy me. I mean, in Dutch, we append the letter s without an apostrophe (if possible) to show property, like "Berts Winkel" to show that it's a shop (winkel) owned by Bert. But, suffering from over Anglicization perhaps, often it will turn into "Bert's Winkel". The thing that bothers me is not only that the owner didn't know the correct form, but also roughly 80% of the people think it's correct!

There's a similar thing in Germany, we call it the "Deppenapostroph". However the Duden, which is the reference for what is correct in German language allows this in case it's necessary to separate the base of the word from the rest.
So one day I was walking towards the train station in my home town and saw a sign saying "ERO'S BAR". I was happy to see someone use this rule in the correct way and making clear this was not an Eros bar, but a bar owned by a guy called Ero.
Then I got passed the tree covering half the sign and noticed it was in fact JERO'S bar and thus wrong.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denglisch
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Re: Random Stuff
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2012, 12:41:41 pm »
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Im sure the average person whom reads this does'nt even now what they could of done differently. Extraneous apostrophe's are just so prevalent; there everywhere. Ya'll should be more empathic.

Sentences like this one should be allowed to be used for a self-defense justification for homicide.  "You honor, I was protecting myself and others.  If I hadn't shot him, my head would have exploded.  The shrapnel could have harmed or killed bystanders."
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« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2012, 12:52:16 pm »
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Watching American real life shows or documentaries, I always wonder how much is scripted.

I mean, when I watch "Hardcore Pawn" (love the pun) which seems to be set in the Detroit area, there are always a lot of stereotypical African American women raising a scene: "This engagement ring isn't pure gold? You cheap-ass son of a ....." Now I tend to believe that it's not that far from the truth, but I think there's someone outside paying them to raise a scene, no?
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