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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

Postby Viae » Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:59 pm UTC

In my experience any true Brummie emphasises the first syllable and then lets the next few ascend into a whine, finally enunciating the "'um" at a pitch that only especially small dogs can hear.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

Postby bigglesworth » Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:05 pm UTC

Indeed, well-put.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

Postby The EGE » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:51 pm UTC

Wha....wha... what.

I just got a message on my Wikipedia talk page. Turns out that a user I'd warned - for repeated edits, which were bad links but made in good faith - is seven years old. As in, turned seven today. He's probably in first or second grade.

His edits aren't always good, but some are. He's managed to start a few pages - including transcluding some templates and adjusting them to fit his use - and he shows signs of understanding wiki syntax.

His father left the message, said he'll be discussing with his son how to follow guidelines and such. Good parent.

Just... seven years old... wow. That's one smart kid.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

Postby SurgicalSteel » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:56 pm UTC

It's possible it's really an adult covering for his stupidity.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

Postby AJR » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:30 pm UTC

My Wikipedia account is almost that old (first edit was in April 2005.)

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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

Postby torontoraptor » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:43 am UTC

I find that studying tends to be extremely boring. Hash tables could fascinate me, but instead I find myself desperately searching for distractions. Also, I want cookies.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

Postby mjm » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:55 am UTC

Everyone who thinks that material goods cannot ensure happiness obviously never had an accordion, or even a concertina. No wonder they're sad bitter.

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Postby phlip » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:17 am UTC

torontoraptor wrote:Also, I want hash cookies.

Reading too fast claims another victim...

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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

Postby bluebambue » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:41 am UTC

Just wasted half an hour on http://mandaflewaway.tumblr.com/post/2057242738 while eating cheesecake.

That link is addicting and cheesecake is yummy.

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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

Postby theGoldenCalf; » Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:13 am UTC

The electronic punch-clock at my office says "thank you" when you swipe your card. Why would it say "thank you"? What's the point? Do we really expect common courtesies from electronic appliances?
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

Postby serhina » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:50 am UTC

Maybe it's just to let you know that the swipe actually went through, and "thank you" sounds nicer and is less annoying than "beeeep"? I don't normally expect my appliances to talk to me either though.

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Postby bigglesworth » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:18 am UTC

I don't expect it, but I surely appreciate it.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

Postby SurgicalSteel » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:24 am UTC

I think I broke my laptop. I was holding it in one hand, a cat in the other, and trying to turn off a light switch when I dropped it. Now it makes a grating sound and takes 15 minutes to boot. I'm going to just take the hdd out and see if I can salvage any files. Dammit, I liked this laptop too. I think I'll replace it with the same make and model.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

Postby SlyReaper » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:31 am UTC

Maybe you just knocked the CPU fan out of alignment, and the fan is catching on something, causing the grating sound? Would also explain the slow booting; if the CPU is not being sufficiently cooled, it might be downclocking itself to prevent overheating.
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Postby SurgicalSteel » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:18 am UTC

That would be awesome. I'll keep that in mind to check when I open it up tomorrow.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

Postby I Am Raven » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:39 am UTC

I thought I had lessons from 08:30 till 15:15 today. Turns out I had choir from 09:30 till 11:30. Fucking yay! :mrgreen:
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

Postby Felstaff » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:56 am UTC

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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

Postby You, sir, name? » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:17 pm UTC

Felstaff wrote:Image
Thanks, Blizzard, but you should have told me this three years ago. Cheers!


Hahaha

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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

Postby The Cat » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:39 pm UTC

Can someone explain how the stapler works? Thank you.

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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

Postby SecondTalon » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:48 pm UTC

Image ?

Okay.

Spoiler:
So, you open the stapler up and there's a sliding bar connected by a spring to the front of the stapler. This bar pushes the loaded staples forward when the top is closed. The staples themselves are held together by some sort of adhesive, I'm not sure what kind, and unless manipulated are essentially a bar of staples.

The top and the middle piece are on two separate hinges and arranged in such a way that the top has a bar that is about the same size of a staple and the middle bar has a hole about the same size of that bar. When you depress the top of the stapler, the bar from the top piece is depressed into the hole of the middle piece, shoving anything else in there out of the way.

The bottom piece has a metal faceplate with three/four grooves in two sets - one/two inward, two outwards. When a staple is forced down onto this faceplate, the legs of the staple are forced either together or apart.

When there's paper put into a stapler, staples loaded and the top is depressed, the top piece shoves a staple loaded in the middle piece through a hole in the middle piece into the paper loaded below, and the bottom faceplace forces the staple into a shape that - in theory - will prevent the staple from working it's way out. The sliding bar attached to the spring shoves the bar of staples forward so that as soon as the top is released a new staple is shoved into position and is ready for the next set of papers.


That answer that for you? Or did you mean nerve stapling?
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

Postby Oregonaut » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:16 pm UTC

Saturn ascends, comes round again, Saturn ascends, the one, the ten, ignorant to...
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Postby The Cat » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:19 pm UTC

Nerve stapling looks like an interesting subject. Doesn't look like a class you sign up for. Messed up thrust to weight ratio can be a real bummer. I wouldn't wanna be the ee or the or. Thanks.

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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

Postby bigglesworth » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:48 pm UTC

Why wouldn't you want to be e_e?
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Spoiler:
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

Postby pseudoidiot » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:10 pm UTC

Not even a little. For one, I'm not resting my head on my hand.

But, more importantly, I have a nose and a mouth.
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Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:25 pm UTC

Also, I'm on a laptop, so I'm using the built in keyboard and trackpad.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

Postby Oregonaut » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:29 pm UTC

You are now consciously breathing.
You are now aware of your tongue in your mouth.
You are now thinking of a red barn.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

Postby Angua » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:31 pm UTC

You have just lost twenty dollars and my self respect.


I wonder if we have any eggs and white vinegar, I fell like poaching some. If some are not here, I might go and steal some from my grandmother's.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

Postby Menacing Spike » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:39 pm UTC

Felstaff wrote:Image
Thanks, Blizzard, but you should have told me this three years ago. Cheers!


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But it makes sense!

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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

Postby mieulium » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:01 pm UTC

Why is it that asian girls like to gang up on other asian girls?
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Postby SecondTalon » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:07 pm UTC

mieulium wrote:Why is it that [generalizing a specific group to a larger population] like to [generalized activity]?
[Generic response on the dangers of generalized thought]
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

Postby I Am Raven » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:13 pm UTC

Touché.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

Postby Oregonaut » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:16 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:
mieulium wrote:Why is it that [generalizing a specific group to a larger population] like to [generalized activity]?
[Generic response on the dangers of generalized thought]

[Indignant response about assuming generalization where none existed.]
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Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:21 pm UTC

Yeah, while I think the vast majority of us agree that generalizing is bad, it can be rather cumbersome to add in all the qualifiers.

Can we just have a policy of first assuming good faith?
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

Postby The Cat » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:29 pm UTC

Why wouldn't you want to be e_e?


Oh, I suppose it would depend on the gig you got. Paddling dudes asses doesn't sound like much fun. Thats just me. To each his own.

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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

Postby Whelan » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:29 pm UTC

Generalisations are generally wrong.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

Postby Oregonaut » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:30 pm UTC

Whelan wrote:Generalisations are generally wrong.

A General told me so.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

Postby SecondTalon » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:37 pm UTC

"Why are all these girls..." has the implication of those in the vicinity of the poster, or even a specific group that the poster is talking about.

Hell, even "those asian girls" is a specific group the poster has in mind.

Asian girls is a rather large group that encompasses... how many millions of people again? Even assuming an age range that would mean "Girl", we're still talking about millions of people who happen to be Asian and Female and between the ages of 4 and 25. Limiting it even further to a rough +/- 3 years of the speaker, that still leaves us with millions of women in the age group of 17-23 from hundreds of cultures and millions of backgrounds.

So yeah, it's annoying as hell. Of course, some of that may come from my surroundings.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

Postby Oregonaut » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:42 pm UTC

Awww...I thought we were doing the passive-aggressive trolling convention.

Phooey.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

Postby SecondTalon » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:45 pm UTC

No no, I was trying to make a Generalization joke by making a Generic response while at the same time making a point about how Generalizing is a bad idea, even in General.



And now I'm just making a General joke. Four stars!
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