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Jun 27, 2016, 06:17 PM
 
I knew that already.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Wordpress works the same on Windows or OS X.
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Wordpress works the same on Windows or OS X.
please tell me he doesn't mean iWeb.


Please.
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Nov 4, 2016, 12:46 PM
 
I've been making websites on Macs for a really long time.
     
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Feb 18, 2017, 10:51 AM
 
Today I learned this is Stalin's granddaughter, who owns a bookstore in Portland.

     
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Feb 18, 2017, 11:11 AM
 
Today I also learned astronaut ice cream is non-dairy creamer.
     
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Feb 23, 2017, 09:37 AM
 
Today I learned all about six sigma in my IT course and got my yellow belt certification.
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Feb 23, 2017, 10:04 AM
 
Today I learned that people still try and spam a vacant, dying message board.
     
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Feb 23, 2017, 10:11 AM
 
Today I haven't learned a dang thing. And tonight I may even lose a couple of learned things, thanks to Guinness and a certain Irish pub.
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Feb 24, 2017, 05:55 AM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Today I learned that people still try and spam a vacant, dying message board.
You should see how many are stopped by either the automated filters or Thorz' precognitive abilities...

It is not about us who still come here to post, it is about the google juice.
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Mar 2, 2017, 05:32 PM
 
The man who stuck his head in an active particel accelerator beam!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatoli_Bugorski
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Mar 18, 2017, 09:30 PM
 
Today I learned Bea Arthur has a rap sheet.



Love the IDGAF expression.
     
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Mar 19, 2017, 10:43 AM
 
but what for?
     
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Mar 19, 2017, 10:59 AM
 
Okay... I'm hoping people could see that pic, see the SG watermark, and understand how someone could jump to the conclusion that's from a set of mugshots.

Turns out that's not a mugshot, but from when she was in the Marines.

So, my apologies to Ms. Arthur, and let me note I thought it was cool she had a rap sheet.

Honestly, I think it was cool she was in the Marines.
     
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May 10, 2017, 02:17 PM
 
Even though I should have realized ages ago, today I learned the theme song for I Love Lucy is uncomfortably close to the theme for Star Trek.

They're both Desilu joints, so I guess it shouldn't be a surprise, yet it is nevertheless.
     
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May 29, 2017, 05:44 AM
 
I learned that being a Tripper is a thing (they're people who get totally stoned out of their minds and screw). Back in my day we just called that the weekend.
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May 29, 2017, 07:27 AM
 
"Tripper" is the colloquial German word for gonorrhoea.
     
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I'm sure you get one after the other, if you're indiscriminate about it.
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Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
I learned that being a Tripper is a thing (they're people who get totally stoned out of their minds and screw). Back in my day we just called that the weekend.
I think I saw that about to happen last night.

Before knowing this term I'd be forced to call it "bottle of Cuervo and a three-way".
     
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Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
"Tripper" is the colloquial German word for gonorrhoea.
Three's Company suddenly makes a whole lot more sense.
     
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Ewww, poor guy.
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Jun 17, 2017, 01:17 PM
 
Today I learned D.C. residents didn't get to vote for president until the 60s.
     
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Jun 19, 2017, 06:30 PM
 
That feeling when you realize you've bought >50 kgs of blu-tack in 12 months.
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Today I learned Walmart and Costco sell caskets, and it's illegal for a funeral home not to let you outsource a casket.

Not looking, just something I read. Besides, I'd rather be torched and dumped into the Gulf of Mexico.

Like Deepwater Horizon.
     
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Aug 1, 2017, 03:21 PM
 
Thats bad for global warming.

I would like to just be dumped in a hole in the forest so I can decay and become oil for an suv someday.
     
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They can fine me.
     
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Aug 1, 2017, 09:25 PM
 
Viking funeral would be great. Not allowed in the UK I think.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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From what I understand, if I acquire a $3,000 permit through the state, my family can dump my body in the Gulf of Mexico.
     
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I'll do it for free.
     
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Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
From what I understand, if I acquire a $3,000 permit through the state, my family can dump my body in the Gulf of Mexico.
How would they know if you didn't get a permit? Just rent a boat, go out, say a few words, and dump you. It's not like the fish will report you, they'll be too busy chowing down on your flakes.
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Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
It's not like the fish will report you, they'll be too busy chowing down on your flakes.
That's actually my reason for wanting this (no joke).

I either want my body donated to science or feeding the ocean.
     
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I'll do it for free.
I saw your picture on a boat once. Seems legit.

Just make sure there are sharks nearby.
     
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Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
That's actually my reason for wanting this (no joke).

I either want my body donated to science or feeding the ocean.
I'm thinking if I force someone to do something because I'm dead, it should be a trip to Key West.
     
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And to prove that scientists often have no concept that "normal" people may feel squeamish about things I was listening to one explaining about a new method of disposing of bodies that involved cryogenically freezing the body then shattering it into dust with some kind of sonic effect. Said scientist was nonplussed that people seemed to find the idea off putting.
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Aug 6, 2017, 04:42 PM
 
Reading the book Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers made me convinced that I didn't want to be buried in some boring cemetery. It's an absolutely fantastic (and hilarious) read for anyone interested.

The bits about cadavers being used in car safety testing that left me both squeamish and chuckling.

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I'm thinking if I force someone to do something because I'm dead, it should be a trip to Key West.
...actually not a bad freaking plan.

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And to prove that scientists often have no concept that "normal" people may feel squeamish about things I was listening to one explaining about a new method of disposing of bodies that involved cryogenically freezing the body then shattering it into dust with some kind of sonic effect. Said scientist was nonplussed that people seemed to find the idea off putting.
Would be kind of incredible to watch though, wouldn't it?
     
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Aug 6, 2017, 05:15 PM
 
It would take quite a bit of energy to cryogenically freeze someone I imagine. Bad for the environment, carbon footprint and all... Although the idea of freezing me to ~0 so I could be brittlely broken into bite size chow for fish or animals is appealing. I dont like this $3000 permit, is there a free way to die? What about swamp gators?
     
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Aug 6, 2017, 07:02 PM
 
Some years ago, we had a neighbor. Elderly lady, diagnosed with six months to live.

She treated it as a six-month party. Smoked like a chimney, drank like a sailor. Ate what she wanted to, stayed up all night watching TV if she felt like it. Loaded up a car with three other old ladies to gamble at the bingo hall. Often came wobbling back home from the bar in the evenings, leaning on every second or third car to regain her balance.

To my knowledge, she tried all the vices except men. I think she lasted a bit more than six months, and finally bought it in the bar. When the ambulance came for her, I expect she left with a smile on her face.
     
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Originally Posted by el chupacabra View Post
What about swamp gators?
I could legally walk into a bayou and feed myself to the gators.

However, my family cannot legally feed my corpse to the gators.

     
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Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
And to prove that scientists often have no concept that "normal" people may feel squeamish about things I was listening to one explaining about a new method of disposing of bodies that involved cryogenically freezing the body then shattering it into dust with some kind of sonic effect. Said scientist was nonplussed that people seemed to find the idea off putting.
The dust would then immediately start melting into a bloody sludge.
     
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Today I learned "panini" is plural.
     
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Is it also the singular? Or is it supposed to be a panin?
     
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Paninus.
Code:
Ocopus:Octopi::Paninus:Panini
     
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Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
Is it also the singular? Or is it supposed to be a panin?
I was told singular is "panino".


And I feel this is relevant...

Danny: Large black coffee.

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Danny: No, I mean a large.

Barista: Venti is large.

Danny: No, Venti is twenty. Large is large. In fact, Tall is large and Grande is Spanish for large. Venti is the only one that doesn’t mean large. It’s also the only one that’s Italian. Congratulations, you’re stupid in three languages.
     
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if it follows latin, it's alumnus-alumni... which also assumes panini are male.
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
if it follows latin, it's alumnus-alumni... which also assumes panini are male.
...or just following grammatical gender, yes?

I took Latin in high school. Most of what I remember is "Femina est in villa," "vitula eligans sanctus," and "obscuri oculi." That's about it, other than the god-awful agony of conjugating that ancient garble.
     
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I was going to try and pick up some Latin by reading something from the Loeb Classical Library, which has the original and the translations facing each other.

I settled on the bit of Plutarch's Lives which covers Sulla (I find him an interesting character).

Book arrives, I'm all ready to dig in...

Plutarch wrote in Greek.


So, my Latin is still pretty much limited to "wow... in English, that's a very bad word for the hoo-ha".
     
 
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