## Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Things that don't belong anywhere else. (Check first).

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e^iπ+1=0
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### Re: Today I Learned

You sure? Maybe I'm wrong, but in a frictionless calculation isn't 90 degrees the maximum for time and 45 the max for distance?

I tried working it out, but it's past 3am so I made a stupid mistake somewhere and got a nonsensical answer.
Last edited by e^iπ+1=0 on Thu May 05, 2011 10:12 am UTC, edited 1 time in total.
poxic wrote:You, sir, have heroic hair.
poxic wrote:I note that the hair is not slowing down. It appears to have progressed from heroic to rocking.

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Menacing Spike
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### Re: Today I Learned

e^iπ+1=0 wrote:You sure? Maybe I'm wrong, but in a frictionless calculation isn't 90 degrees the maximum for time and 45 the max for distance?

That's also what I get, but with a single point; maybe it's different for a sphere.

e^iπ+1=0
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### Re: Today I Learned

In a frictionless environment and taking gravity to be constant, it doesn't matter what it's shaped like.
poxic wrote:You, sir, have heroic hair.
poxic wrote:I note that the hair is not slowing down. It appears to have progressed from heroic to rocking.

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Hawknc
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### Re: Today I Learned

e^iπ+1=0 wrote:You sure? Maybe I'm wrong, but in a frictionless calculation isn't 90 degrees the maximum for time and 45 the max for distance?

I tried working it out, but it's past 3am so I made a stupid mistake somewhere and got a nonsensical answer.

No, that's right. For a level field your flight time will be directly proportional to your max height, so you want to maximise the vertical component of your initial trajectory - i.e. firing the projectile straight upwards. Experienced Angry Birds players will know the value of a 45 degree shot.

SlyReaper
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### Re: Today I Learned

TIL: How to use a Hough transformation to determine the gradient of lines in an image.

What would Baron Harkonnen do?

Promicin
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### Re: Today I Learned

TIL that when I'm sick and half-asleep, I can hear a Scottish accent and think it's Jerry Seinfeld.

maninblack
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### Re: Today I Learned

Promicin wrote:TIL that when I'm sick and half-asleep, I can hear a Scottish accent and think it's Jerry Seinfeld.

TIL that I'm not too depressed to find humor in some things.
addams wrote:It was like a game of Rugby and I was the Puck. Yeah. I was taking a beating and I was in the wrong game.
roband wrote:If this is a serious question, the answer is no.
If it's a philosophical one, I have no idea.

delfts
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### Re: Today I Learned

TIL what heuristic methods are and why they're beneficial/harmful, what ad-hoc and post-hoc mean, probability vs. likelihood, and a little about Bayes's Theorem.
My blog about a bunch of random ideas, which are pretty darn interesting.

Chandani
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### Re: Today I Learned

TIL a heck of a lot about human language and what is thinking. <3 Biology class.

podbaydoor
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### Re: Today I Learned

Today I Learned about the irony punctuation mark, the ironicon.

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tenet |ˈtenit|
noun
a principle or belief, esp. one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy : the tenets of classical liberalism.
tenant |ˈtenənt|
noun
a person who occupies land or property rented from a landlord.

Von Haus
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### Re: Today I Learned

podbaydoor wrote:Today I Learned about the irony punctuation mark, the ironicon.

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My first thought was,"ooh that would be really useful", my second shortly after was "wait, was she being ironic, she's probably being ironic, or is she? gah I don't know now!"
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roband
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### Re: Today I Learned

It's just an unrecognised character on my screen. How iro... actually no, that's not ironic.

Jessica
Jessica, you're a ...
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### Re: Today I Learned

There are actually women who oppose complete abortion rights.
It really does surprise me when I find it out.
doogly wrote:On a scale of Mr Rogers to Fascism, how mean do you think we're being?
Belial wrote:My goal is to be the best brain infection any of you have ever had.

Oregonaut
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### Re: Today I Learned

Jessica wrote:There are actually women who oppose complete abortion rights.
It really does surprise me when I find it out.

Womens are not monolithic entities with similar values and beliefs.
- Ochigo the Earth-Stomper

The EGE wrote:
Mumpy wrote:And to this day, librarians revile Oregonaut as the Antichrist.

False! We sacrifice our card catalogues to him in the name of Job Security!

Jessica
Jessica, you're a ...
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### Re: Today I Learned

I know. But, sometimes I wish they would at least agree about some things. Like their bodies. Or about the problems that affect us all. :\
doogly wrote:On a scale of Mr Rogers to Fascism, how mean do you think we're being?
Belial wrote:My goal is to be the best brain infection any of you have ever had.

Oregonaut
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### Re: Today I Learned

If it were only possible. I'd like men to agree to not use their penis for harm. That ain't gonna happen either.
- Ochigo the Earth-Stomper

The EGE wrote:
Mumpy wrote:And to this day, librarians revile Oregonaut as the Antichrist.

False! We sacrifice our card catalogues to him in the name of Job Security!

rigwarl
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### Re: Today I Learned

I use my penis for good.

Jessica
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### Re: Today I Learned

I use mine for awesome.
doogly wrote:On a scale of Mr Rogers to Fascism, how mean do you think we're being?
Belial wrote:My goal is to be the best brain infection any of you have ever had.

Oregonaut
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### Re: Today I Learned

I haven't used mine in forever.
- Ochigo the Earth-Stomper

The EGE wrote:
Mumpy wrote:And to this day, librarians revile Oregonaut as the Antichrist.

False! We sacrifice our card catalogues to him in the name of Job Security!

Triangle_Man
WINNING
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### Re: Today I Learned

I may use mine more than I should.
I really should be working right now, but somehow I don't have the energy.

The Mighty Thesaurus wrote:My moral system allows me to bitch slap you for typing that.

Oregonaut
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### Re: Today I Learned

Triangle_Man wrote:I may use mine more than I should.

May as in "do", or may as in "about to"?
- Ochigo the Earth-Stomper

The EGE wrote:
Mumpy wrote:And to this day, librarians revile Oregonaut as the Antichrist.

False! We sacrifice our card catalogues to him in the name of Job Security!

Torvaun
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### Re: Today I Learned

Oregonaut wrote:I haven't used mine in forever.

Really? Because I discharge urine every day. Either we have different ideas of what it means to use a penis, or you are a non-peeing cyborg sent from the future to kill us all. THOSE ARE THE ONLY TWO OPTIONS!
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Oregonaut
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### Re: Today I Learned

Torvaun wrote:
Oregonaut wrote:I haven't used mine in forever.

Really? Because I discharge urine every day. Either we have different ideas of what it means to use a penis, or you are a non-peeing cyborg sent from the future to kill us all. THOSE ARE THE ONLY TWO OPTIONS!

You have discovered my secret, you must be purged.
- Ochigo the Earth-Stomper

The EGE wrote:
Mumpy wrote:And to this day, librarians revile Oregonaut as the Antichrist.

False! We sacrifice our card catalogues to him in the name of Job Security!

Amie
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### Re: Today I Learned

I don't have a penis. Meh, don't want one anyway! Yay clits!
Summer is miles and miles away, and no one would ask me to stay.
And I, should contemplate this change... to ease the pain.
And I, should step out of the rain... turn away.

Oregonaut
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### Re: Today I Learned

When you have clits you have clits all the way from your first clitorette to your last clit-ole.
- Ochigo the Earth-Stomper

The EGE wrote:
Mumpy wrote:And to this day, librarians revile Oregonaut as the Antichrist.

False! We sacrifice our card catalogues to him in the name of Job Security!

broken_escalator
They're called stairs
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### Re: Today I Learned

Oregonaut wrote:
Torvaun wrote:
Oregonaut wrote:I haven't used mine in forever.

Really? Because I discharge urine every day. Either we have different ideas of what it means to use a penis, or you are a non-peeing cyborg sent from the future to kill us all. THOSE ARE THE ONLY TWO OPTIONS!

You have discovered my secret, you must be purged.

Sir, are you aware that you're leaking coolant at an alarming rate? I can patch you up with some hot resin...

Promicin
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### Re: Today I Learned

Having never paid that much attention to it, I always thought the Police song "Don't Stand So Close to Me" was about OCD. You know, "Get away from me - you have germs!" Especially the "he starts to shake and cough" part. I mean, if he has a cold, he shouldn't stand close to people.

Today I actually listened to the song, and TIL it's... not about that. At all.

ExplodingHat
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### Re: Today I Learned

podbaydoor wrote:Today I Learned about the irony punctuation mark, the ironicon.

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Is it just me, or does "ironicon" sound like some sort of shape known to the Ancient Greeks?
Some call it luck, I call it "subconscious planning".

TaintedDeity
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### Re: Today I Learned

Today I was talking about attacking a length of chain and a wick to a prins albert piercing and swinging it about on fire. Seemed relevant.
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Amie
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### Re: Today I Learned

TIL:
1) Aout THIS and I have begun to read it here. I've been in the dark for far too long.
2) Also, there's a LOLCat bible :/

WTF... why have I never known about these things?
Summer is miles and miles away, and no one would ask me to stay.
And I, should contemplate this change... to ease the pain.
And I, should step out of the rain... turn away.

Oregonaut
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### Re: Today I Learned

Amie wrote:TIL:
1) Aout THIS and I have begun to read it here. I've been in the dark for far too long.
2) Also, there's a LOLCat bible :/

WTF... why have I never known about these things?

Too busy rooting for Chelsea.

And being awesome.
- Ochigo the Earth-Stomper

The EGE wrote:
Mumpy wrote:And to this day, librarians revile Oregonaut as the Antichrist.

False! We sacrifice our card catalogues to him in the name of Job Security!

Amie
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### Re: Today I Learned

Heh I could kill a whole mob of manure fans right about now.
Summer is miles and miles away, and no one would ask me to stay.
And I, should contemplate this change... to ease the pain.
And I, should step out of the rain... turn away.

Oregonaut
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### Re: Today I Learned

Amie wrote:Heh I could kill a whole mob of manure fans right about now.

I was quite displeased with the loss, but what can you say?

Manchester who? Manchester POO!
- Ochigo the Earth-Stomper

The EGE wrote:
Mumpy wrote:And to this day, librarians revile Oregonaut as the Antichrist.

False! We sacrifice our card catalogues to him in the name of Job Security!

Amie
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### Re: Today I Learned

Oregonaut wrote:Manchester who? Manchester POO!

That's right!
Summer is miles and miles away, and no one would ask me to stay.
And I, should contemplate this change... to ease the pain.
And I, should step out of the rain... turn away.

Oregonaut
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### Re: Today I Learned

Amie wrote:
Oregonaut wrote:Manchester who? Manchester POO!

That's right!

//Takes Amie by the elbow and capers about chanting to the downfall of Manchester.//
- Ochigo the Earth-Stomper

The EGE wrote:
Mumpy wrote:And to this day, librarians revile Oregonaut as the Antichrist.

False! We sacrifice our card catalogues to him in the name of Job Security!

blue_eyedspacemonkey
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### Re: Today I Learned

Oregonaut wrote://Takes Amie by the elbow and capers about chanting to the downfall of Manchester.//
As long as it's just the footie team. I've only just moved to Manchester and it would be extremely inconvenient if it fell now.

TIL: That both Omeprazole and Domperidone are useless against my nausea. This is not a good thing. Rawr.

TIAlsoL:Saffron is incredibly useful.
"Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes"

Kewangji
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### Re: Today I Learned

blue_eyedspacemonkey wrote:TIAlsoL:Zach Efron is incredibly useful.

what my face was like: o_O

The Great Hippo wrote:Nuclear bombs are like potato chips, you can't stop after just *one*

Microscopic cog
in his catastrophic plan
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### Re: Today I Learned

Kewangji wrote:
blue_eyedspacemonkey wrote:TIAlsoL:Zach Efron is incredibly useful.

what my face was like: o_O

Five super neat ways to use hookers Zack Effron.

SFW, it's just The Oatmeal. Al though it does contain strong language.
Spoiler:
Interviewer: Some people say they can’t understand your writing even after they read it two or three times. What approach would you suggest for them?

William Faulkner: Read it four times.

gingermrkettle
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### Re: Today I Learned

TIL: that a didgeridoo's harmonic series is based on a quarter wave resonance rather than a half wave resonance.

SurgicalSteel
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Location: DMV, USA

### Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned 3 things:
1) This kind of corkscrew

is absolute shit.

2) A waiter's corkscrew

is much, much better.

3) Chateau Diana Merlot is pretty meh.
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