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What have you learned today?
« on: May 11, 2011, 03:10:00 AM »
Hello, you.
I try to make a habit of like, learning something every day. Or more appropiatly, whenever I remember to.
At the end of a busy day of doing... whatever the hell it is I do, I like to sit back and try to think of what lesson I might have learned, or some new fact I've picked up, or some moral of the story.
Much like the end bit of a sitcom, but with less canned laughter.
For example, today I discovered that:
Pirates wore eyepatches so they could have one good night vision eye for fighting below decks of dark Spanish galleons;
and
It's not a good idea to pull a sickie before you actually become ill.

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Re: What have you learned today?
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2011, 11:19:22 AM »
Hmmmmm.... Let me see.  Okay, I've got one.  Never trust a person who wanders up to the house waving a WWOOF pamphlet and saying in a British accent, 'Are you into organic farming?  I am!'  They're most likely swinging hippies.
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Re: What have you learned today?
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2011, 11:37:04 AM »
I learned that the Piping Plover is a type of endangered bird.

Also, once you accidentally click 'like' on someone's facebook pic (someone who went to your school but you never spoke), there is no going back, you can undo the like but everyone on your list and that person's list already got an alert you 'liked' their photo anyway...so the undo isn't really going to help. I really should stop signing in every few months because at this point I don't even know how stuff on there works.

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Re: What have you learned today?
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2011, 12:56:39 PM »
Today, I went to buy a gift for friend's little kid. Influenced by artists on LC, I bought  a package with drawing pads and markers etc. The label said the pack contains sound cards with sound effects. Didn't know what that meant but it sounded cool to me. Also it was on sale. I was pleased. I took it to the cashier and found out that it was on clearance. It was dirt cheap. I was thrilled. When I got home, I read the label more carefully. This pack was a refill. You would need some kind of 'drawing console' to play the sounds. I was mad.

Moral of the story: Kids don't care what the gift is, as long as it is brightly colored. They are dimwits. Besides, who needs sounds to draw anyway.  :grin:

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Re: What have you learned today?
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2011, 09:08:51 PM »
Messing with idiots is a bad idea.....

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Re: What have you learned today?
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2011, 01:19:48 AM »
I learnt what a wombat is, they are quite cute.

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Re: What have you learned today?
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2011, 07:25:32 AM »
Tech + Ammo Capacity = I win!
Sorry I had to do that.

Right, don't go wondering around outside at night and scare the local possums inside your home. My room was a mess afterwords.
And a stupid thing I did as a kid, NEVER put a rusted hatchet on the washing line, spin it around so it land in your skull blade first. Good thing I have a thick head.
I learnt what a wombat is, they are quite cute.

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Re: What have you learned today?
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2011, 08:37:11 AM »
Steelhead trout and Rainbow trout are the same species but taste very different.

I was eating Steelhead trout for lunch. It tasted almost exactly like salmon. Wiki says this is because Steelhead spends most of the time in ocean. While Rainbow is a freshwater fish so its taste is different.

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Re: What have you learned today?
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2011, 03:36:14 AM »
Prometheus prefers to be called only by full name, or Theus :D Stop calling him pro/prome/prom/promo/promee/primo already! XD

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Re: What have you learned today?
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2011, 04:40:49 AM »
Prometheus prefers to be called only by full name, or Theus :D Stop calling him pro/prome/prom/promo/promee/primo already! XD
Pro-man said that?                                                              :azn:

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Re: What have you learned today?
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2011, 05:49:57 AM »
yes, Vox asked us what nickname we prefer to be called =)

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Re: What have you learned today?
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2011, 05:55:30 AM »
^Hey Kak.

So I just had an idea.  We should ask Mastheus if he minds being called Pac-Man?  It has a certain ring, lol.  Pac-man rules!!

I just learned some new dialects.

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Re: What have you learned today?
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2011, 06:01:15 AM »
^ Hahahahahaha xDDDDDDDDDDD let's see what Mas Theus will say about that!

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Re: What have you learned today?
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2011, 06:05:36 AM »
you can't ask someone if they like their nickname! A good psudonym is thrust upon you by your peers, personal opinions are not allowed..

today I learned I'm rubbish at cricket, and how to make a quite scary cannon from guttering pipes, a can of deoderant and a lighter.

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Re: What have you learned today?
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2011, 07:38:30 AM »
Today I learned that some people are lazier than me. Certain individual, who shall remain nameless, asked me to make up my own nickname and let the person know so I can be called by it.  :grin:

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Re: What have you learned today?
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2011, 07:45:47 AM »
^^Do I sense a little bit of nickname repression amongst you two?  Is this whole nickname idea bringing up some painful memories??

Let it out, guys.....  We're here to help   :wink:
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Re: What have you learned today?
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2011, 08:00:07 AM »
What's the use? You're going to believe only her side of the story.  :uuu:

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Re: What have you learned today?
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2011, 08:09:33 AM »
^^Do I sense a little bit of nickname repression amongst you two?  Is this whole nickname idea bringing up some painful memories??

Let it out, guys.....  We're here to help   :wink:

I forgot they couldnt understand our joke xD ill better leave them out of this :p right, Adek Vox ?
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Re: What have you learned today?
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2011, 08:15:54 AM »
 :wink: Ok, I'll tell them nothing.

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Re: What have you learned today?
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2011, 09:19:09 AM »
Today I learned that the parallel port on my test computer at the lab outputs 3.3 V for high on the data ports, and 0 for low. Should be 5.5, but hey... it works I guess. Also learned how to tell the anode from the cathode on an LED by looking at the actual diode inside (the larger lead that holds the semiconductor die is the cathode). So if the leads have been cut or are the same length, that's how you tell. :)

Also learned that when programming the data pins on the parallel port, they stay on or off, whatever you set them to, until they're set to something else. Even after ending the program they just stay at what you last set them to. I find that very strange behavior, but immensely useful. :D So I programmed an 8-bit binary counter and LED circuit to just cycle through the binary representation of 0-255 over and over. Left it on over night, hehe. It's cool to just look at. :)

Learned that building a computer cluster based on a 64-bit OS architecture is a bad idea. Had to totally rebuild one over the last two days with a 32-bit architecture after making that mistake...grrr
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Re: What have you learned today?
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2011, 10:29:06 AM »
I learnt a number of useless things today (and there's still a few hours to go yet, too):

1.  Spoon (a band...) sounds better on a car stereo with the bass wayyyyy down;
2.  Pikelets taste infinitly better with raspberry jam, not plum;
3.  When you buy a milkshake from the corner store, they are really delicious, but filled with artery-clogging fat and sugar.  A second on the lips = a lifetime on the hips.
4.  Subway tastes better toasted than untoasted.
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Re: What have you learned today?
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2011, 12:32:56 AM »
I learned that the world is ending tomorrow. PANIC! PANIC! lol

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Re: What have you learned today?
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2011, 09:12:54 AM »
Going to an used books sale is a good thing.

Today I saw a sale sign when driving by and turned around and went in. I bought 7 books for 1/20th of their original value. They were just giving them away. Most of them were almost brand new. At the counter, the cashier lady asked me if I wanted to get more. I told her that's all I could possibly carry at one time. She pointed to a book in my stack and said " but you have the bodybuilding book" (yes, I bought one of those, too  :embarrassed:). I replied " Precisely the reason, I need the book". Everyone laughed, everyone got a good deal  :grin:

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Re: What have you learned today?
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2011, 12:32:19 PM »
Don't mess with cat owners!!

They are just as catty  :grin:

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Re: What have you learned today?
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2011, 08:59:43 PM »
I learned that sometimes the only person who can help you, is yourself.