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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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« 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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« 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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« 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.)

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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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2012, 01:41:06 pm »
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From this month in the Oatmeal calendar…

5 Reasons to Have Rabies Instead of Babies

You can't give babies to your friends, but you can give them rabies.
Rabies stops predators; babies do not.
Rabies makes a flight unbearable, but rabies makes it fun!
Babies make you slow; rabies makes you fast!
You can't take a baby to the movies, but you can take rabies!
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« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2012, 01:46:39 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?

I always figured it was just them taking the most exciting 20 minutes out of a week of footage. THere'll be enough crazy people for TV if they wait long enough.
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« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2012, 02:04:08 pm »
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That too.

On the other hand, it's pretty annoying having trimmed your nails and having to use them to open something.
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« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2012, 02:12:39 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!

To me, the worst is when people unnecessarily put things in "quotes".  WTF are you doing?

Oh man I love that blog.
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« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2012, 02:12:57 pm »
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On the other hand, it's pretty annoying having trimmed your nails and having to use them to open something.
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« Reply #30 on: December 04, 2012, 02:36:36 pm »
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Apropos of the recent age discussion, I've thought about making a list of "realizing you are old" moments.

For me, it was when I realized what people meant when they said that birthdays do not matter as much as they once did.

Or when you go to the doctor and can't just draw a line through all the "NO" boxes any more.

Or when you realize that professional athletes are younger than you (or worse, when an athlete younger than you is "over the hill").  Robert Griffin III was born in 1990 (!).
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« Reply #31 on: December 04, 2012, 02:37:47 pm »
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The moment I knew I was old was when I saw a policeman and thought 'He looks far too young to be a policeman'
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« Reply #32 on: December 05, 2012, 03:03:16 am »
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For me it's becoming a father and going to bed around 9 am and setting an alarm for 11 am to feed him his evening/night bottle.
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« Reply #33 on: December 05, 2012, 11:53:12 am »
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For me it's becoming a father and going to bed around 9 am and setting an alarm for 11 am to feed him his evening/night bottle.

[Futurama Fry meme:]
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« Reply #34 on: December 05, 2012, 01:53:11 pm »
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So I am going to the 4/16 Muse concert at Madison Square Garden.  You should obviously come as well, Lekkit, to make up for your cancelled Stockholm show :)
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« Reply #35 on: December 05, 2012, 02:02:28 pm »
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One of the BBSes I frequented in the 90s had a forum called "Non Sequitur." You literally had to post something that had nothing to do with the previous posts. Of course, it had to loop back around, but the forum had a post limit of 150, so as long as you didn't post the same thing in 150 posts (which translated to about 30 minutes to 4 hours), you were good.
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« Reply #36 on: December 05, 2012, 06:49:30 pm »
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One of the BBSes I frequented in the 90s had a forum called "Non Sequitur." You literally had to post something that had nothing to do with the previous posts.

This is also a good party game.  As is Mafia, of course.  Which gets me wondering: are there pockets of the internet where people while away their time playing Psychologist?
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« Reply #37 on: December 06, 2012, 04:57:18 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?

"It is a particular German habit to deny a world history event by putting it between quotes. France has not emerged "victorious" from this war [WW1], but victorious and Germany has lost."
-- Kurt Tucholsky, in a critical appraisal of a schoolbook published 1925
http://www.textlog.de/tucholsky-kinder-republik.html

That said, I would have put "Bert's winkel" in quotes too.
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« Reply #38 on: December 06, 2012, 05:02:55 am »
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There was a fresh layer of snow this morning as I spent several minutes wiping it off my car.

Still, a magical feeling.

Snow in spare time (don't have to drive): Yay!
Snow during work time: Boo!
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« Reply #39 on: December 06, 2012, 08:06:49 am »
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I've never had persimmons. We bought some the other day, but we haven't tore into them yet. I have no idea the best way to eat them. My wife seems certain, but she's been too busy to prepare them.

So I stare at them on the countertop, looking like little weird tomatoes. Soon, my little persimmons, soon.
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I've never had persimmons. We bought some the other day, but we haven't tore into them yet. I have no idea the best way to eat them. My wife seems certain, but she's been too busy to prepare them.

So I stare at them on the countertop, looking like little weird tomatoes. Soon, my little persimmons, soon.
This is about the most difficult to eat Dutch delicacy I can think of:


When you press down on the top, the cream in the middle comes out.
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« Reply #41 on: December 06, 2012, 11:43:43 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.
SUMIF is great.  And VLOOKUP.  But frankly, most situations now where I could use VLOOKUP it's quick just to make a workaround, though when I was doing actuarial work, that was definitely not the case.  SUMIF is crucial.
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« Reply #42 on: December 06, 2012, 11:50:16 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.
SUMIF is great.  And VLOOKUP.  But frankly, most situations now where I could use VLOOKUP it's quick just to make a workaround, though when I was doing actuarial work, that was definitely not the case.  SUMIF is crucial.

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Maybe we can have Qvist compile a list of the best three-argument Excel functions.
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COUNT.

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COUNT.

It's simple, easy to use an does exactly what it says.

It can do nine different things though, depending on the two parameters you pass.
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COUNT.

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CHOCULA.

It's plain, so easy to use a child can do it, and it is what is says.
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I've never had persimmons. We bought some the other day, but we haven't tore into them yet. I have no idea the best way to eat them. My wife seems certain, but she's been too busy to prepare them.

So I stare at them on the countertop, looking like little weird tomatoes. Soon, my little persimmons, soon.
This is about the most difficult to eat Dutch delicacy I can think of:


When you press down on the top, the cream in the middle comes out.

Looks like a clear case of "Eat with your fingers" to me.
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Apropos of the recent age discussion, I've thought about making a list of "realizing you are old" moments.

For me, it was when I realized what people meant when they said that birthdays do not matter as much as they once did.

Or when you go to the doctor and can't just draw a line through all the "NO" boxes any more.

Or when you realize that professional athletes are younger than you (or worse, when an athlete younger than you is "over the hill").  Robert Griffin III was born in 1990 (!).
For me, it was two things:

In the late 80's, I was in a record store and heard a young woman of about 16 say to her friend "Did you know that Paul McCartney had a band before Wings?".

One day in 1995, I realized that the kids that were born in the year I graduated from HS (1977) were graduating from HS.
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I've never had persimmons. We bought some the other day, but we haven't tore into them yet. I have no idea the best way to eat them. My wife seems certain, but she's been too busy to prepare them.

So I stare at them on the countertop, looking like little weird tomatoes. Soon, my little persimmons, soon.
This is about the most difficult to eat Dutch delicacy I can think of:


When you press down on the top, the cream in the middle comes out.

Looks like a clear case of "Eat with your fingers" to me.

No joke, I would just use my mouth for that like the barbarian I am.  No utensils, even the natural ones (phalanges) with which I was born.
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COUNT.

It's simple, easy to use an does exactly what it says.
CHOCULA.

It's plain, so easy to use a child can do it, and it is what is says.

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One of them says, "Crap, I just lost an electron."

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The first atom replies, "Dude, if you're not going to help look, then get out of my face."

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I've never had persimmons. We bought some the other day, but we haven't tore into them yet. I have no idea the best way to eat them. My wife seems certain, but she's been too busy to prepare them.

So I stare at them on the countertop, looking like little weird tomatoes. Soon, my little persimmons, soon.
This is about the most difficult to eat Dutch delicacy I can think of:


When you press down on the top, the cream in the middle comes out.

Looks like a clear case of "Eat with your fingers" to me.
If it's anything like the vanilla slice* it resembles, then using hands is the way to go but you're still going to have the same problem, but you can then rotate it to get at the filling that's come out.

* There seem to be two main kinds of vanilla slice in Australia - the "real" kind, which features a stiff, yellow vanilla custard in between two pieces of puff pastry, topped with passionfruit icing (or occasionally something heretical like the pink icing in the photo), and the "French vanilla slice", also known as a Napoleon, or a mille-feuille, which usually has an extra middle layer of pastry, a whiter, creamier custard, and is topped with either icing sugar or a kind of streaky mix of white and chocolate icings.
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« Reply #56 on: December 07, 2012, 04:49:45 am »
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I've never had persimmons. We bought some the other day, but we haven't tore into them yet. I have no idea the best way to eat them. My wife seems certain, but she's been too busy to prepare them.

So I stare at them on the countertop, looking like little weird tomatoes. Soon, my little persimmons, soon.
This is about the most difficult to eat Dutch delicacy I can think of:


When you press down on the top, the cream in the middle comes out.

Looks like a clear case of "Eat with your fingers" to me.
If it's anything like the vanilla slice* it resembles, then using hands is the way to go but you're still going to have the same problem, but you can then rotate it to get at the filling that's come out.

* There seem to be two main kinds of vanilla slice in Australia - the "real" kind, which features a stiff, yellow vanilla custard in between two pieces of puff pastry, topped with passionfruit icing (or occasionally something heretical like the pink icing in the photo), and the "French vanilla slice", also known as a Napoleon, or a mille-feuille, which usually has an extra middle layer of pastry, a whiter, creamier custard, and is topped with either icing sugar or a kind of streaky mix of white and chocolate icings.
I think it's best to remove the top and eat the cream first.

Otherwise, the cream will still come out as you bite down.
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I'm the scatman

Ski bi di bi di do bap do
Do bam do

Bada bwi ba ba bada bo
Baba ba da bo
Bwi ba ba ba do

Bada bwi ba ba bada bo
Baba ba da bo
Bwi ba ba ba do

(More Scatting)

Everybody stutters one way or the other
So check out my message to you
As a matter of fact
Don't let nothing hold you back
If the scatman can do it
So can you
Everybody says that the scatman stutters
But doesn't ever stutters when he sings
But what you don't know
I'm gonna tell you right now
That the stutter and the scat is the same thing
Yo, I'm the scat man
Where's the scat man? I'm the scat man.

Why should we be pleasing any politician heathens who would
Try to change the seasons if they could
The state of the condition
Insults my institution
And it only makes me crazy and my heart like wood

Everybody stutters one way or the other
So check out my message to you
As a matter of fact
Don't let nothing hold you back
If the scatman can do it, brother
So can you, I'm the scat man.

Bada bwi ba ba bada bo
Baba ba da bo
Bwi ba ba ba do

Bada bwi ba ba bada bo
Baba ba da bo
Bwi ba ba ba do

Ski bi di bi di do bap do
Do bam do

Ski bi di bi di do bap do
Do bam do

Ski bi di bi di do bap do
Do bam do

Everybody stutters one day or the other
So check out my message to you
As a matter of fact
Don't let nothing hold you back
If the scatman can do it
So can you

I hear you ask all about the meaning of scat
Well I'm the professor and all I can tell you
Is while you're still sleeping
The saints are still weeping
'Cause things you call dead haven't yet had the chance to be born
I'm the scatman


I'm the scatman

Ski bi di bi di do bap do
Do bam do

Bada bwi ba ba bada bo

Baba ba da bo
Bwi ba ba ba do

Baba ba da bo
Bwi ba ba ba do

(More Scatting)

Everybody stutters one way or the other
So check out my message to you
As a matter of fact
Don't let nothing hold you back
If the scatman can do it
So can you

Everybody says that the scatman stutters
But doesn't ever stutters when he sings
But what you don't know
I'm gonna tell you right now
That the stutter and the scat is the same thing
Yo, I'm the scat man
Where's the scat man? I'm the scat man.

Why should we be pleasing any politician heathens who would
Try to change the seasons if they could
The state of the condition
Insults my institution
And it only makes me crazy and my heart like wood

Everybody stutters one way or the other
So check out my message to you
As a matter of fact
Don't let nothing hold you back
If the scatman can do it, brother
So can you, I'm the scat man.

Bada bwi ba ba bada bo
Baba ba da bo
Bwi ba ba ba do

Bada bwi ba ba bada bo
Baba ba da bo
Bwi ba ba ba do

Ski bi di bi di do bap do
Do bam do

Ski bi di bi di do bap do
Do bam do

Ski bi di bi di do bap do
Do bam do

Yeah! I'm the scatman.

(Scats)

Where's The Scatman?

(Scats)

I'm the scatman

Repeat after me
It's a scoobie oobie doobie scoobie doobie melody

I'm the Scatman.

Sing along with me
It's a scoobie oobie doobie scoobie doobie melody

Yeah!

I'm the scatman
I'm the scatman
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Very well played, sir.

Let me guess: the lyric is by Scatman Crothers.
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So I went to the opticians today and she told me "Good news! The Astigmatism in your left eye is getting better"
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When I was young, my mother explained that she had to wear glasses because she had astigmatism. I wondered for years if blind people were blind because they had two stigmatisms.
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"Only" around 1650 points to 50.
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If you haven't read "Ready Player One," you really ought to.

I read the free excerpt (first 38 pages). Although I feel some of it is lost on me, it was still interesting enough for me to want to get the full text sometime.
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Doesn't it say....to 50?
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But it takes so much of my life :(
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I hate when I've just finished updating the Through the Ages spreadsheets and feel like I can Excel pretty hard but then I come here and theory and Kuildeous Excel harder than I can and I feel like I can't Excel very hard after all :(
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Also I just tried to start an account on TwitchTV, and was disappointed to find that Tables had been taken as a username. First time that's happened, and hardly surprising, but was disappointed.
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Also I just tried to start an account on TwitchTV, and was disappointed to find that Tables had been taken as a username. First time that's happened, and hardly surprising, but was disappointed.
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Well, most of this is because I haven't been using Tables as my account name for very long. For a long time, I was always IEatTables, it just got shortened recently because, well, Tables is nice and neat, IEatTables makes people start asking questions.
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Eating tables is nothing to be ashamed about, i am partial to a bit of carpet munching myself

I guess off-color jokes count as Random Stuff.

I hate when I've just finished updating the Through the Ages spreadsheets and feel like I can Excel pretty hard but then I come here and theory and Kuildeous Excel harder than I can and I feel like I can't Excel very hard after all :(

Somehow I'd expect a guy named Tables to be pretty good at Excel.

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« Reply #76 on: January 06, 2013, 06:25:09 pm »
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I hate when I've just finished updating the Through the Ages spreadsheets and feel like I can Excel pretty hard but then I come here and theory and Kuildeous Excel harder than I can and I feel like I can't Excel very hard after all :(

I was a total Excel noob until fairly recently.  Then, I wanted to do X, and it seemed like the only way to do X was some really stupid laborious way.  Turns out there is a function that will do X easily and efficiently.  Repeat.

Excel only needs to be learned through necessity.  If you don't need VLOOKUP, you don't need to know it exists.  The only quality you need is tremendous laziness, in that you would rather Google a problem than brute-force a dumb solution.
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This is sooo true.
Excel is really powerful in the right hands.

There are people at work that think they are masters of excel because they can put in SUM and COUNT fucnctions, because they dont know about the other stuff they don't realise they only know a little!
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This is always the informative question for me: "What's a pivot table?"
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This is always the informative question for me: "What's a pivot table?"

The correct answer is "Everything good and right with the world."
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THis is so true. If it doesn't fit into a pivot table somewhere, I don't want to know
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« Reply #81 on: January 07, 2013, 07:39:14 am »
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I hate when I've just finished updating the Through the Ages spreadsheets and feel like I can Excel pretty hard but then I come here and theory and Kuildeous Excel harder than I can and I feel like I can't Excel very hard after all :(

I was a total Excel noob until fairly recently.  Then, I wanted to do X, and it seemed like the only way to do X was some really stupid laborious way.  Turns out there is a function that will do X easily and efficiently.  Repeat.

Excel only needs to be learned through necessity.  If you don't need VLOOKUP, you don't need to know it exists.  The only quality you need is tremendous laziness, in that you would rather Google a problem than brute-force a dumb solution.

Incidentally, I do know VLOOKUP, and I've actually used HLOOKUP on occasion. SUMIF is totally new to me mind you.
And pivot tables. I know roughly how to do them, could probably work it out again given a few minutes.
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« Reply #82 on: January 07, 2013, 01:38:11 pm »
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I hate when I've just finished updating the Through the Ages spreadsheets and feel like I can Excel pretty hard but then I come here and theory and Kuildeous Excel harder than I can and I feel like I can't Excel very hard after all :(

I was a total Excel noob until fairly recently.  Then, I wanted to do X, and it seemed like the only way to do X was some really stupid laborious way.  Turns out there is a function that will do X easily and efficiently.  Repeat.

Excel only needs to be learned through necessity.  If you don't need VLOOKUP, you don't need to know it exists.  The only quality you need is tremendous laziness, in that you would rather Google a problem than brute-force a dumb solution.

Incidentally, I do know VLOOKUP, and I've actually used HLOOKUP on occasion. SUMIF is totally new to me mind you.
And pivot tables. I know roughly how to do them, could probably work it out again given a few minutes.

Then you are hardly a noob :)

SUMIF is easy and does exactly what you'd think it'd do.  It came in in 2007 along with IFERROR, two great functions.

I think Above-Competent would be mastery of pivot tables, FREQUENCY(), one-way/two-way data tables, VLOOKUP/HLOOKUP, and dynamic named ranges.  But like I said, if you don't need to use those (for instance I haven't learned how to use one-way data tables because I haven't needed to), then you don't need to learn them.
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FREQUENCY() sounds pretty useful. I have no idea what it does, but it's the kind of name that makes me go 'ooh'
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I love IFERROR. Cleans up presentation like nobody’s business.

A useful way to learn the coolest Excel functions at the time that you need to know them is to go ask at http://www.experts-exchange.com/. There are some awe-inspiring experts there that can turn your spreadsheet into a three-ring circus.

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I sometimes make up a card shuffler by assigning a random number to each card and then use RANK and VLOOKUP to pull out the first N cards.

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I love IFERROR. Cleans up presentation like nobody’s business.

A useful way to learn the coolest Excel functions at the time that you need to know them is to go ask at http://www.experts-exchange.com/. There are some awe-inspiring experts there that can turn your spreadsheet into a three-ring circus.

Although, most of the time, you should be able to get away with Googling it.


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I hate when I've just finished updating the Through the Ages spreadsheets and feel like I can Excel pretty hard but then I come here and theory and Kuildeous Excel harder than I can and I feel like I can't Excel very hard after all :(

I was a total Excel noob until fairly recently.  Then, I wanted to do X, and it seemed like the only way to do X was some really stupid laborious way.  Turns out there is a function that will do X easily and efficiently.  Repeat.

Excel only needs to be learned through necessity.  If you don't need VLOOKUP, you don't need to know it exists.  The only quality you need is tremendous laziness, in that you would rather Google a problem than brute-force a dumb solution.

Incidentally, I do know VLOOKUP, and I've actually used HLOOKUP on occasion. SUMIF is totally new to me mind you.
And pivot tables. I know roughly how to do them, could probably work it out again given a few minutes.

Man I just learned about SUMIF a few months ago... I was just starting to work on this task that would have required a huge amount of confusing macros and other manual calculations... and then I discovered SUMIF... turned a multi-day task into an hour.
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I love IFERROR. Cleans up presentation like nobody’s business.

A useful way to learn the coolest Excel functions at the time that you need to know them is to go ask at http://www.experts-exchange.com/. There are some awe-inspiring experts there that can turn your spreadsheet into a three-ring circus.

Although, most of the time, you should be able to get away with Googling it.


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I love IFERROR. Cleans up presentation like nobody’s business.

A useful way to learn the coolest Excel functions at the time that you need to know them is to go ask at http://www.experts-exchange.com/. There are some awe-inspiring experts there that can turn your spreadsheet into a three-ring circus.

Although, most of the time, you should be able to get away with Googling it.


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Every time I see liopoil post something, I think "Huh. Now we have two palindrome bards."
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Speaking of which, why is your name Drab Emordnilap? It's not a palindrome in itself so writing it backwards doesn't make a huge lot of sense to me...
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Speaking of which, why is your name Drab Emordnilap? It's not a palindrome in itself so writing it backwards doesn't make a huge lot of sense to me...

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How long until "loose" is officially redefined to include "verb - to fail to keep, preserve, or maintain"? It seems a huge majority of the English speaking population of the world already use it for this.

I mean, I can kind of understand if people create a new word that is shorter than the original out of laziness/character limits but... Jesus... There is absolutely no excuse for this bastardisation of our language.

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My other language pet peeve is "I could care less".

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Hey, anyone like wrestling? Like WWE. Also, Tables, why is your name Tables? From where was that inspired?
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My other language pet peeve is "I could care less".

EXCUSE ME YOU JUST SAID THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE OF WHAT YOU WANTED TO SAY!

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Hey, anyone like wrestling? Like WWE. Also, Tables, why is your name Tables? From where was that inspired?

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Hey, anyone like wrestling? Like WWE. Also, Tables, why is your name Tables? From where was that inspired?

So long story short, on a holiday to Germany while 11, my and my siblings thought it was hilarious to say nonsensical german phrases to the natives. A particular favourite was "Ich esse Tisch," german for "I eat tables". A few months later, I was creating an account for a new website (Runescape IIRC) and didn't want to use my old username (because it was even more terrible), so decided I Eat Tables was amusing enough to start using. Fast forward to when I was about 18, and I shortened it to just Tables because it's generally nicer, it was what people who knew me from online were calling me anyway, and it was a bit less of an embarrassing 11 year olds screenname.
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Hey, anyone like wrestling? Like WWE. Also, Tables, why is your name Tables? From where was that inspired?

Weirdly enough I watch loads of WWE even though I really shouldnt and don't like it much! I basically download it to watch as I fall asleep, it's good non complicated brain fodder.
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Went on a date today, went badly, so went to the pub and I still can't find THAT BLOODY DRINKING THREAD!
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Went on a date today, went badly, so went to the pub and I still can't find THAT BLOODY DRINKING THREAD!

You have to give bad date details.  Bad dates make the best stories.
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Unfortunately, bad date in this case also reads as 'dullest' date
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Unfortunately, bad date in this case also reads as 'dullest' date

That's when you have to start messing with the other person.

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You mean like:

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You mean like:

"I sit around pretending I am in the mafia with a group of people I don't know and talk about hypothetical cases that could come up within a cardset"

I'm sorry.  The point is to freak them out.  Not draw them in and actually make it a productive date. 

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The trouble for me, is meeting a girl who matches my high standards, who has low enough standards to go out with me!
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The trouble for me, is meeting a girl who matches my high standards, who has low enough standards to go out with me!

You need to lower your standards, then.  :p
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The trouble for me, is meeting a girl who matches my high standards, who has low enough standards to go out with me!

You need to lower your standards, then.  :p

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« Reply #113 on: February 02, 2013, 06:58:06 pm »
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I'm sorry.  The point is to freak them out.  Not draw them in and actually make it a productive date. 

I shall give you dating lessons.  Do not worry.
She's good at freaking people out.  and dating....but especially the first part...
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I feel like I should clarify here, the date was dull because the woman was extremely dull unfortunately, the actual mechanics of the date were good!
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I'm sorry.  The point is to freak them out.  Not draw them in and actually make it a productive date. 

I shall give you dating lessons.  Do not worry.
She's good at freaking people out.  and dating....but especially the first part...

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I'm sorry.  The point is to freak them out.  Not draw them in and actually make it a productive date. 

I shall give you dating lessons.  Do not worry.
She's good at freaking people out.  and dating....but especially the first part...

Excuse me, sir.  Your point?
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« Reply #117 on: February 03, 2013, 10:26:16 am »
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I just watched The Runaway Bride for the first time and really, really hated it.

Luckily I was able to mock it throughout, which made for a much more enjoyable experience.
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« Reply #120 on: February 09, 2013, 08:03:35 pm »
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I just watched The Runaway Bride for the first time and really, really hated it.

Luckily I was able to mock it throughout, which made for a much more enjoyable experience.

I watched The Runaway Bride a couple months ago, but it was the Doctor Who episode, and was pretty darn good.
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I get annoyed by the TV show, "Bones." Mainly because the main character is just as annoying as Sheldon from "The Big Bang Theory," except that she's not written as a caricature. Well, I would think that she wasn't, but then I hear this exchange:

"Burning the midnight oil?"
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I see Bones as sort of a mix between Big Bang and CSI.
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« Reply #124 on: February 12, 2013, 10:45:20 pm »
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I get annoyed by the TV show, "Bones." Mainly because the main character is just as annoying as Sheldon from "The Big Bang Theory," except that she's not written as a caricature. Well, I would think that she wasn't, but then I hear this exchange:

"Burning the midnight oil?"
"Oil hasn't been used as a light source for hundreds of years."

I mean, who talks like that? I'll accept that someone new to the English language and all its idioms could make that mistake.
Like Data when he makes a pronouncement about how igniting a petroleum product on a starship is not wise in "All Good Things...". And when it's pointed out that this is an expression, he asks a question that is so favourite to me - "What is the etymology of that idiom?"

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« Reply #125 on: February 12, 2013, 10:49:01 pm »
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I get annoyed by the TV show, "Bones." Mainly because the main character is just as annoying as Sheldon from "The Big Bang Theory," except that she's not written as a caricature. Well, I would think that she wasn't, but then I hear this exchange:

"Burning the midnight oil?"
"Oil hasn't been used as a light source for hundreds of years."

I mean, who talks like that? I'll accept that someone new to the English language and all its idioms could make that mistake.
I read somewhere (probably TVTropes) that the Brennan character has gotten more and more stereotypically Aspie (or something) as the show goes on - in early seasons she was just withdrawn and maybe a bit nerdy, but now she has the emotional and intellectual depth of a non-Spock Vulcan.
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« Reply #126 on: February 13, 2013, 03:23:30 pm »
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Yeah, they kind of kept Ziva (from NCIS) like that for a while. It was cute at first since she was a non-American dealing with American idioms, but it doesn't seem like she graduated from that stage.

By contrast, I'm rewatching Farscape, and it bugs me how Crichton (did I spell his name right?) will make an obviously pop-culture-centric joke and then look around at the aliens like they're clueless. "Has nobody heard of Houdini?" Well, no, John, these people haven't, or did you forget that you're light-years away from Earth? At least when Kiefer Sutherland's character does it in Dark City, it's purposefully mocking his captors and their lack of emotion. 
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« Reply #127 on: February 13, 2013, 03:47:07 pm »
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I get annoyed by the TV show, "Bones." Mainly because the main character is just as annoying as Sheldon from "The Big Bang Theory," except that she's not written as a caricature. Well, I would think that she wasn't, but then I hear this exchange:

"Burning the midnight oil?"
"Oil hasn't been used as a light source for hundreds of years."

I mean, who talks like that? I'll accept that someone new to the English language and all its idioms could make that mistake.

Bones has David Boreanaz.  Your argument is invalid.
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Final Fantasy VIII might well be the greatest video game of all time. I haven't played it in many years, but just this week my wife and I bought an original PlayStation 1, and a copy of FFVIII. The plan is to play it together... though of course it's a one-player game, watching it is almost as good as playing it, and we can switch off. We've played through several Zelda games this way.
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I've never played an FF game, but I thought FFVII was the classic one?
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I've never played an FF game, but I thought FFVII was the classic one?

Most people I know like FFVII better than FFVIII... they also will say that FFVI (III in US) is better. I personally disagree... maybe it's because FFVIII was my first FF (my first RPG, really). But I just so fell in love with the game when I first played it, and then after I finished it I went to play VII... I just couldn't get into it at all. Likely because the graphics and story of VIII are so "real" (keeping in mind it's still PS1).
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I've been rewatching The Simpsons, seasons 1-9.  I'm not a everything-past-9-is-garbage snob, but for me, seasons 4-9 are absolute gold.

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I've been rewatching The Simpsons, seasons 1-9.  I'm not a everything-past-9-is-garbage snob, but for me, seasons 4-9 are absolute gold.



My wife and I just finished 1-10, and started 11. There's a definite decline in quality, but I still find it enjoyable.
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I have heard that it makes a comeback in later seasons.  For example, I think people are in unanimous agreement that S23E09 (Holidays of Future Passed) is superb.  I also liked S23E06 (The Book Job) quite a bit.
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I've never played an FF game, but I thought FFVII was the classic one?

Most people I know like FFVII better than FFVIII... they also will say that FFVI (III in US) is better. I personally disagree... maybe it's because FFVIII was my first FF (my first RPG, really). But I just so fell in love with the game when I first played it, and then after I finished it I went to play VII... I just couldn't get into it at all. Likely because the graphics and story of VIII are so "real" (keeping in mind it's still PS1).
Similarly, I love the Dragon Quest series, since Dragon Warrior/Quest I was the first RPG I've ever played.
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I've never played an FF game, but I thought FFVII was the classic one?

Most people I know like FFVII better than FFVIII... they also will say that FFVI (III in US) is better. I personally disagree... maybe it's because FFVIII was my first FF (my first RPG, really). But I just so fell in love with the game when I first played it, and then after I finished it I went to play VII... I just couldn't get into it at all. Likely because the graphics and story of VIII are so "real" (keeping in mind it's still PS1).

I've only ever really had the chance to play 8, having never owned a console.  Both 8 and 7 had full Uematsu music, though.  And really, isn't that the only thing that matters about FF?  Crazy world-destroying time paradoxes aside, that is.
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IIRC 6, 7, 8 are all considered to be pretty good.
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8 is good, but its not anywhere near as good as 7
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Why is 6 afraid of 7?

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Anything I've posted is vital. Everything else can be skipped.

I particularily liked this one:

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« Reply #143 on: February 25, 2013, 11:31:20 am »
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Just writing yearly performance reviews for my team.

I wonder how Teachers manage to do this on a frequent basis, I am struggling and I only need to do it once a year!
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« Reply #144 on: February 25, 2013, 05:32:23 pm »
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Just writing yearly performance reviews for my team.

I wonder how Teachers manage to do this on a frequent basis, I am struggling and I only need to do it once a year!

The trick is to have a set of stock phrases that apply to basically everyone.

"X is doing well, but could do even better if he put a little more effort into his work." for example.

(Disclaimer: I'm not actually suggesting this is what teachers do. At least not the good ones...)
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In my school, the comments are already written and teachers type in key codes that correspond to the comments.
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I just have to wonder why people still rely on watching scrolling school closings on television in the age of the internet. Somebody is doing something weird.
When scheduling employees, I tend to look at calendar school closing days. It is surprisingly difficult to find that information for K-12 schools. It's a bit easier for colleges and universities.
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« Reply #148 on: February 26, 2013, 02:43:58 pm »
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When scheduling employees, I tend to look at calendar school closing days. It is surprisingly difficult to find that information for K-12 schools. It's a bit easier for colleges and universities.

And I just can't see how that happens nowadays. Every school should be able to have a web presence. And it's not like updates can't be done cheaply. It's good experience for the kids, though you probably need safeguards to ensure a student doesn't vandalize your web page.
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« Reply #149 on: February 26, 2013, 03:33:23 pm »
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I just have to wonder why people still rely on watching scrolling school closings on television in the age of the internet. Somebody is doing something weird.
When scheduling employees, I tend to look at calendar school closing days. It is surprisingly difficult to find that information for K-12 schools. It's a bit easier for colleges and universities.

He's talking about inclement weather closings, not scheduled closings.
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« Reply #150 on: February 26, 2013, 03:52:31 pm »
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He's talking about inclement weather closings, not scheduled closings.

Yeah, and I probably could have put that into context first. I'm currently snowed in under Snowmeggedon II, so that just made perfect sense to me...not so much to those who don't currently live in Suckville, USA.
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Why do I find the need to watch every school closing until mine comes up when I already know they don't have school??

I just have to wonder why people still rely on watching scrolling school closings on television in the age of the internet. Somebody is doing something weird.
When scheduling employees, I tend to look at calendar school closing days. It is surprisingly difficult to find that information for K-12 schools. It's a bit easier for colleges and universities.

He's talking about inclement weather closings, not scheduled closings.
I understand that, but the information is not as readily available as it could be.

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I dunno, if you try to read it all in one go it 'sorta' sounds like Hotmail read in a Japanese accent...
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I'm a little late for the Final Fantasy party, but I really disliked VIII. I really enjoy VI. VII is overrated, but still good. And one of my favorites remains IX, which isn't a very popular opinion.
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VLOOKUP does stuff you can't do otherwise, but I think SUMIF is more valuable because it does stuff you can do otherwise, just infinitely more simply.  In other words, there are no dumb alternatives to VLOOKUP; you just have to learn and use VLOOKUP.  Whereas it's very easy to implement dumb alternatives to SUMIF not knowing there is a much better solution.
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I remember the day I was given access to the company's excel files to clean up the mess they called "formulas"

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I just spent 10 hours writing Connect-Four in C involving forks and pipes, and I can't even play it; it's only a simulation. X_X

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I just spent 10 hours writing Connect-Four in C involving forks and pipes, and I can't even play it; it's only a simulation. X_X

Man, programming is hard.
C is a tad more difficult than most languages you're likely to actually program.

Connect four sounds a lot more fun than anything I did when I first learned programming.
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« Reply #160 on: March 07, 2013, 02:45:21 am »
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« Reply #161 on: March 07, 2013, 02:54:14 am »
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I just spent 10 hours writing Connect-Four in C involving forks and pipes, and I can't even play it; it's only a simulation. X_X

Man, programming is hard.
C is a tad more difficult than most languages you're likely to actually program.

Connect four sounds a lot more fun than anything I did when I first learned programming.
I made a Java applet that drew Mandelbrot-pictures and had a zoom-function back in university.
It even had different color schemes! Got an A+ of course.  ;D
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« Reply #162 on: March 07, 2013, 04:08:39 am »
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Haskell is beautiful:
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Prelude> let primes = sieve [2..] where sieve (x:xs) = x : sieve [y | y <- xs, y `mod` x /= 0]
Prelude> take 20 primes
[2,3,5,7,11,13,17,19,23,29,31,37,41,43,47,53,59,61,67,71]
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« Reply #163 on: March 07, 2013, 04:16:46 am »
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Haskell is beautiful:
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Prelude> let primes = sieve [2..] where sieve (x:xs) = x : sieve [y | y <- xs, y `mod` x /= 0]
Prelude> take 20 primes
[2,3,5,7,11,13,17,19,23,29,31,37,41,43,47,53,59,61,67,71]
When I took the functional programming course we had a customized version of Haskell called Helium.
I was so used to imperative programming that I thought "meh, how good can this be"?
But then I learned the beauty of the mathematical statements and easy recursion with head and tail functionality, oh the elegance.

I'm almost a bit sad that in my day job I still use C# and Java most of the time. If only I could work on a project which used F# for instance.
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« Reply #164 on: March 08, 2013, 11:19:56 am »
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« Reply #165 on: March 08, 2013, 11:21:32 am »
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My hair dryer just died. It was the greatest hair dryer I have ever known. RIP hair dryer.

You mean your girlfriends hair dryer right?
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« Reply #166 on: March 08, 2013, 11:23:30 am »
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Err... Yeah. Mine is still alive but mine is rubbish because it makes my hair all static :'(
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« Reply #167 on: March 08, 2013, 11:24:29 am »
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« Reply #168 on: March 08, 2013, 11:25:54 am »
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Also the wire is really short on mine so I can't be on my laptop and dry my hair at the same time. This just gets worse and worse :'(
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« Reply #169 on: March 08, 2013, 11:40:47 am »
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Also the wire is really short on mine so I can't be on my laptop and dry my hair at the same time. This just gets worse and worse :'(

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« Reply #170 on: March 08, 2013, 11:50:21 am »
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Also the wire is really short on mine so I can't be on my laptop and dry my hair at the same time. This just gets worse and worse :'(

Mainly, Man Up and let it dry in the wind like Mother Nature/Jesus/Other* intended!

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« Reply #172 on: March 08, 2013, 11:05:47 pm »
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Haskell is beautiful:
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Prelude> take 20 primes
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I'm almost a bit sad that in my day job I still use C# and Java most of the time. If only I could work on a project which used F# for instance.

To be fair, neither C# nor F# is nearly as common as G, D, or even Ab.
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« Reply #173 on: March 09, 2013, 07:22:42 am »
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Today's wonderful amazing incredible song of the day

Carly Rae Jepsen & NIN -- Call Me A Hole (Call Me Maybe / Head Like a Hole)

That's actually one of the best mashups I've heard in a long time.
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« Reply #174 on: March 09, 2013, 07:27:48 am »
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That is pretty awesome!
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« Reply #175 on: March 11, 2013, 04:27:22 pm »
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I made this! Years ago! Look at the pixels!
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« Reply #176 on: March 14, 2013, 11:35:11 am »
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I'm not quite at a 100%, but I think I may have finally broken myself of the decades-long habit of inserting two spaces after a period. I may now enter the 21st century.
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Code: [Select]

GROUP A (Select 1 Driver) GROUP D (Select 3 Drivers)
ALONSO (Ferrari) GROSJEAN (Lotus)
VETTEL (Red Bull) MALDONADO (Williams)
CHOICE PEREZ (McLaren)
A PIC (Caterham)
RICCIARDO (Toro Rosso)
SUTIL (Force India)
VERGNE ( Toro Rosso)
GROUP B (Select 2 Drivers) CHOICE
BUTTON (McLaren) D1
HAMILTON (Mercedes) CHOICE
MASSA (Ferrari) D2
RAIKKONEN (Lotus) CHOICE
WEBBER (Red Bull) D3
CHOICE
B1
CHOICE GROUP E (Select 2 Drivers)
B2 BIANCHI (Marussia)
BOTTAS (Williams)
CHILTON (Marussia)
GROUP C (Select 1 Driver) GUTIERREZ (Sauber)
DI RESTA (Force India) VAN DER GARDE (Caterham)
HULKENBERG (Sauber) CHOICE
ROSBERG (Mercedes) E1
CHOICE CHOICE
C E2



CONSTRUCTORS

GROUP F (Select 1 Team) GROUP H (Select 1 Team)
FERRARI SAUBER
MCLAREN TORO ROSSO
RED BULL WILLIAMS
CHOICE CHOICE
F H

GROUP G (Select 1 Team) GROUP I (Select 1 Team)
FORCE INDIA CATERHAM
LOTUS MARUSSIA
MERCEDES CHOICE
CHOICE I
G
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« Reply #178 on: March 15, 2013, 05:19:13 am »
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So thats the Formula 1 choices I have this year. Some tough choices thi syear
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« Reply #179 on: March 16, 2013, 12:49:22 am »
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This is the greatest Euro game I have ever seen

(and by "greatest" I mean "greatest" and by "Euro" I mean "comes from Europe" and by "game" I mean "what is this I don't even")
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« Reply #180 on: March 16, 2013, 03:17:09 am »
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That is definitely "Random Stuff"
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« Reply #181 on: March 17, 2013, 02:36:31 am »
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Pentatonix -- awesome a capella group

but when they add in instruments... one of them played by Lindsey Stirling...

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« Reply #182 on: March 17, 2013, 02:46:16 am »
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Pentatonix -- awesome a capella group

but when they add in instruments... one of them played by Lindsey Stirling...

 :o

Lindsey Stirling rocks.  I'll gladly take her before Joshua Bell or similar prima donnas.
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« Reply #183 on: March 17, 2013, 03:15:28 am »
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Pentatonix -- awesome a capella group

but when they add in instruments... one of them played by Lindsey Stirling...

 :o

Lindsey Stirling rocks.  I'll gladly take her before Joshua Bell or similar prima donnas.

I hope they do more collaborations.  Sooo gooood.
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« Reply #184 on: March 18, 2013, 08:31:57 am »
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This is the greatest Euro game I have ever seen

(and by "greatest" I mean "greatest" and by "Euro" I mean "comes from Europe" and by "game" I mean "what is this I don't even")

You realize what this means, right?

It means that this thread is now officially useless. We already have our winner, and it wasn’t even nominated.

7 Wonders? Through the Ages? Agricola? Power Grid? Insignificant bugs in comparison to the mighty elephant game.
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« Reply #185 on: March 18, 2013, 12:22:49 pm »
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I am sad, because all my PBF games are currently waiting on someone else.

Although, I haven't finished reading the rules to Mage Knight, so I'm not upset that MKII hasn't started yet.
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« Reply #186 on: March 19, 2013, 04:46:55 am »
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« Reply #187 on: March 19, 2013, 08:45:30 am »
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« Reply #188 on: March 19, 2013, 11:48:28 am »
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I have to admit that I'm glad kuroishin showed up (http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?topic=6282.0). This place was getting boring. I think I'm addicted to internet drama. :-[
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« Reply #189 on: March 19, 2013, 11:53:49 am »
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I have to admit that I'm glad kuroishin showed up (http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?topic=6282.0). This place was getting boring. I think I'm addicted to internet drama. :-[

You were the one who complained first...
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« Reply #190 on: March 19, 2013, 12:06:29 pm »
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I have to admit that I'm glad kuroishin showed up (http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?topic=6282.0). This place was getting boring. I think I'm addicted to internet drama. :-[

You were the one who complained first...

Are you talking about the "I'm so annoyed at Goko" thread? That was really just meant as a joke, because given the title it would seem that I was making yet another Goko vs Iso debate thread, when there were too many already, and then the contents showed that I was actually complaining about there being too many of such threads.
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« Reply #191 on: March 25, 2013, 12:36:59 am »
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Level 50 on Kong.

I'd say I'm done with it, but I'm pretty sure I told myself that at level 40 too...
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Level 50 on Kong.

I'd say I'm done with it, but I'm pretty sure I told myself that at level 40 too...

Oh man, I'm only, like, level 36.

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Level 50 on Kong.

I'd say I'm done with it, but I'm pretty sure I told myself that at level 40 too...

Oh man, I'm only, like, level 36.

Super Duck Punch!!!!

jmtb02 is the person who got me into Flash games. He puts out a ridiculous number of games, most of which are pretty high in quality.

I haven't played Super Duck Punch yet, because I just got into EBF4 and the new Cyclomaniacs, and those are already massive time sinks.
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Level 50 on Kong.

I'd say I'm done with it, but I'm pretty sure I told myself that at level 40 too...

Oh man, I'm only, like, level 36.

Super Duck Punch!!!!

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« Reply #195 on: March 25, 2013, 05:20:33 am »
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I am sad, because all my PBF games are currently waiting on someone else.

Although, I haven't finished reading the rules to Mage Knight, so I'm not upset that MKII hasn't started yet.

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« Reply #196 on: March 27, 2013, 11:47:47 am »
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It's a difficult (and yet interesting) art to tell someone that he isn't needed for this meeting without telling him flat-out, "Dude, I don't need you at this meeting. Don't delay it just because it doesn't fit your schedule."
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« Reply #197 on: March 27, 2013, 11:57:53 am »
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Why was he invited to the meeting in the first place?
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Actually, he's coordinating it. But his schedule is so busy that it'll be hard to find a specific day to get me to meet with the client.

I really just need specifics from the client and don't really need the meeting organizer, but he won't let go even though he no longer has anything to contribute to it (until later).

Development is my thing. I can handle it at this point. When it's ready for testing, then we'll need all hands on deck.
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« Reply #199 on: March 27, 2013, 12:15:56 pm »
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ahhh, classic Project Manager who buts his nose in when its not needed / Developer who doesn't think he needs management situation!

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« Reply #200 on: March 27, 2013, 01:11:45 pm »
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"I think you probably don't need to attend this meeting, you probably have other important things to focus on."
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« Reply #201 on: March 27, 2013, 01:34:43 pm »
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ahhh, classic Project Manager who buts his nose in when its not needed / Developer who doesn't think he needs management situation!

Oh, I still need management, but not every meeting needs to have that person there. And this meeting is all about the client and me. He's welcome to plan the other meetings around his schedule. He just won't have anything unique to contribute to this meeting.
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Being able to program is one of the most useful skills ever.  I'm trying to learn Japanese, and I just wrote a program that would randomize Japanese characters and output them into a .txt file.
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AdamH's thread in Dominion General made me wonder... If Pearl Driver is better than nothing, a Curse is worse than nothing, right? Does that mean that nothing is better than a Curse?

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In cribbage that's 6 double posts.
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« Reply #210 on: April 02, 2013, 05:16:49 am »
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In cribbage that's 6 double posts.

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Random thought for the day: milk does not mix well with the taste of mouthwash
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« Reply #214 on: April 02, 2013, 08:47:07 pm »
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It was supposed to be.
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« Reply #218 on: April 03, 2013, 11:05:54 am »
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How a differential gear works


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If you think that's cool then have you seen this?



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« Reply #220 on: April 03, 2013, 10:23:39 pm »
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I was just using my program to help me read Japanese, and I just read "すじ" which is spelled in English as "suji" (have no idea what that actually means in Japanese yet) which is pronounced "soojee" just like my username...
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« Reply #221 on: April 03, 2013, 10:40:23 pm »
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I always thought it was pronounced "SUH-gee".
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I always thought it was pronounced "SUH-gee".

EVERYBODY DOES!!!!!   >:(

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« Reply #223 on: April 03, 2013, 10:42:06 pm »
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I always thought it was pronounced "SUH-gee".
The g not being hard.
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« Reply #224 on: April 03, 2013, 11:24:50 pm »
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I was just using my program to help me read Japanese, and I just read "すじ" which is spelled in English as "suji" (have no idea what that actually means in Japanese yet) which is pronounced "soojee" just like my username...

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« Reply #225 on: April 04, 2013, 02:04:16 am »
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I always thought it was pronounced "SUH-gee".

EVERYBODY DOES!!!!!   >:(

Well, after all, only one English word (and its derivatives) pronounces -udg- with an -oo- sound, the word is only 50 years old, and some people regard it as a misspelling with a d that shouldn't be there.  Meanwhile, English words with an -ooj- sound invariably contain -ug- without the d.

So... yeah.  The orthography of sudgy is such that it ought to rhyme with pudgy, fudgy, and budgie.
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« Reply #226 on: April 04, 2013, 02:10:52 am »
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I always thought it was pronounced "SUH-gee".

EVERYBODY DOES!!!!!   >:(

Well, after all, only one English word (and its derivatives) pronounces -udg- with an -oo- sound, the word is only 50 years old, and some people regard it as a misspelling with a d that shouldn't be there.  Meanwhile, English words with an -ooj- sound invariably contain -ug- without the d.

So... yeah.  The orthography of sudgy is such that it ought to rhyme with pudgy, fudgy, and budgie.

What word has -udg- as an -oo- sound?  Perhaps I need to go to bed because I am having trouble even thinking of an English word with an -ooj- sound regardless of spelling...
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« Reply #227 on: April 04, 2013, 02:13:07 am »
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I always thought it was pronounced "SUH-gee".

EVERYBODY DOES!!!!!   >:(

Well, after all, only one English word (and its derivatives) pronounces -udg- with an -oo- sound, the word is only 50 years old, and some people regard it as a misspelling with a d that shouldn't be there.  Meanwhile, English words with an -ooj- sound invariably contain -ug- without the d.

So... yeah.  The orthography of sudgy is such that it ought to rhyme with pudgy, fudgy, and budgie.

What word has -udg- as an -oo- sound?  Perhaps I need to go to bed because I am having trouble even thinking of an English word with an -ooj- sound regardless of spelling...

It is not a common word outside hackerspace, engineering, and the military.  A free +1 to the first person who knows it.
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« Reply #228 on: April 04, 2013, 02:19:28 am »
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I was just using my program to help me read Japanese, and I just read "すじ" which is spelled in English as "suji" (have no idea what that actually means in Japanese yet) which is pronounced "soojee" just like my username...

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Also also, it isn't "soojee" actually.  The "su" is short, so it's more like the "su" in suit + the letter G.  If you want soojee, you'd go with: すうじ

http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi-bin/wwwjdic.cgi?1F

I've always imagined the "oo" being short.  I always say it as "oo" because some people, when they think of "u", think of the upside down e (I don't know how to type that).  Also, the links don't work for me...
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« Reply #229 on: April 04, 2013, 02:21:37 am »
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I was just using my program to help me read Japanese, and I just read "すじ" which is spelled in English as "suji" (have no idea what that actually means in Japanese yet) which is pronounced "soojee" just like my username...

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http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi-bin/wwwjdic.cgi?1F

I've always imagined the "oo" being short.  I always say it as "oo" because some people, when they think of "u", think of the upside down e (I don't know how to type that).  Also, the links don't work for me...

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« Reply #230 on: April 04, 2013, 02:25:33 am »
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Axxle is pronounced wumpus just so yall know. /mightbealie

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« Reply #232 on: April 04, 2013, 02:37:50 am »
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I always thought it was pronounced "SUH-gee".

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« Reply #233 on: April 04, 2013, 02:57:21 am »
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I always thought it was pronounced "SUH-gee".

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I have been reading it as すっじ all the time.

That's probably closest to what he wants.
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« Reply #234 on: April 04, 2013, 08:40:14 am »
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Damn, I miss learning Japanese. Maybe I should take a class again. It was fun.

Though, the anal-retentive part of me had issues with just how fluid sentence structure was.
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Though, the anal-retentive part of me had issues with just how fluid sentence structure was.
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« Reply #236 on: April 04, 2013, 09:11:42 am »
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Though, the anal-retentive part of me had issues with just how fluid sentence structure was.
I suggest not learning Finnish. We don't have a sentence structure.

I'm intrigued now. I was thinking of taking a course in Russian, but now this looks interesting.

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« Reply #237 on: April 04, 2013, 10:03:27 am »
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I always thought it was pronounced "SUH-gee".

EVERYBODY DOES!!!!!   >:(

Well, after all, only one English word (and its derivatives) pronounces -udg- with an -oo- sound, the word is only 50 years old, and some people regard it as a misspelling with a d that shouldn't be there.  Meanwhile, English words with an -ooj- sound invariably contain -ug- without the d.

So... yeah.  The orthography of sudgy is such that it ought to rhyme with pudgy, fudgy, and budgie.

What word has -udg- as an -oo- sound?  Perhaps I need to go to bed because I am having trouble even thinking of an English word with an -ooj- sound regardless of spelling...

It is not a common word outside hackerspace, engineering, and the military.  A free +1 to the first person who knows it.

You just nerd sniped me for half an hour and I still can't think of it :(
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« Reply #238 on: April 04, 2013, 10:19:07 am »
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The word in question is "kludge."  Many instead spell it "kluge," and quite a few people think the form with the d ought to rhyme with fudge.
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« Reply #239 on: April 04, 2013, 12:20:44 pm »
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I was just using my program to help me read Japanese, and I just read "すじ" which is spelled in English as "suji" (have no idea what that actually means in Japanese yet) which is pronounced "soojee" just like my username...

http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi-bin/wwwjdic.cgi?1E

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Also also, it isn't "soojee" actually.  The "su" is short, so it's more like the "su" in suit + the letter G.  If you want soojee, you'd go with: すうじ

http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi-bin/wwwjdic.cgi?1F

I've always imagined the "oo" being short.  I always say it as "oo" because some people, when they think of "u", think of the upside down e (I don't know how to type that).  Also, the links don't work for me...

Actually, thinking about it, it sounds fine with a short "u" and a long "u"...  Edit, I think I prefer the short "u" better.
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Captain Teemo o-o-on duty.  Yes sir!  Hup-two-three-four, never underestimate the power of the Scout's code. 

I'll scout ahead!  Hup-two-three-four.  I'll scout ahead -swiftly!- hup-two-three-four. 
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Hup-two-three-four hup-hup-two-three-four, never underestimate the power of C-Captain Teemo. 
Hup-two-three-four, Captain Teemo Captain Teemo, hup-two-three-four, a-a-armed and yes sir! 
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Hup-two-three-four, Captain Teemo Captain Teemo, hup-two-three-four, C-Captain Teemo, yes sir! 
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The word in question is "kludge."  Many instead spell it "kluge," and quite a few people think the form with the d ought to rhyme with fudge.

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Captain Teemo o-o-on duty.  Yes sir!  Hup-two-three-four, never underestimate the power of the Scout's code.

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Captain Teemo o-o-on duty.  Yes sir!  Hup-two-three-four, never underestimate the power of the Scout's code.

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« Reply #244 on: April 04, 2013, 11:12:18 pm »
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Never underestimate the power of the Scout's code. 
Wait what
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Does Donald not like us anymore?
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Right before he started being quiet he sounded kind of annoyed with some of the drama around isotropic closing and then posted in the interview thread basically to say he wasn't planning on checking it any time soon.

I'm sure he'll be around again once Guilds comes out to deal with rules questions and do a secret history.
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Morgrim, be happy.  You are now a Rock, Paper, Scissors card.
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I dont understand.
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It's a game me and my brothers made, where we have random cards and have the cards fight each other to see who wins.  I just made a card of you.
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Rock, Paper, Scissors? Shoot.
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Is that three lives remaining now?
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Is that three lives remaining now?
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I am going to next Tuesday's Muse concert at Madison Square Garden.  Very excited!
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So, turns out I can fly to New York for next weekend and stay cheaper than the same of trip to Athens!

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So, turns out I can fly to New York for next weekend and stay cheaper than the same of trip to Athens!

Isn't NYC closer to Tuvalu anyway?
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So, turns out I can fly to New York for next weekend and stay cheaper than the same of trip to Athens!

Isn't NYC closer to Tuvalu anyway?

Yes, it is closer to a lot of places...
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This Fridays Holiday approved at 10am
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Every time I see Titandrake's name, it parses in my mind as tit and rake. Probably could be used as a pervert test.
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Every time I see Titandrake's name, it parses in my mind as tit and rake. Probably could be used as a pervert test.
What do you mean, it's a common bird and a tool. Nothing perverted there.
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This Fridays Holiday approved at 10am
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« Reply #270 on: April 17, 2013, 04:24:14 am »
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Hey Ozle, whats an Ozle?
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« Reply #271 on: April 17, 2013, 04:26:47 am »
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Hey Ozle, whats an Ozle?

I think its documented in my introduction thread, or in the 'Whats your name mean' thread.

I'd repeat it here but that would mean I would have to remember what i wrote or risk contradicting myself and having to make up more bullshit

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Hohoho, seems Annonymous have taken over Westboro Baptist Church.

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Skip the flight, Tuvalu to Barcelona is like straight through the center of the Earth.  Start digging, man, start digging.
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Im not in Tuvalu though, I am FROM Tuvalu...
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Hohoho, seems Annonymous have taken over Westboro Baptist Church.

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