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Re: Today I Learned

Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Thu May 05, 2011 9:56 am UTC

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.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Menacing Spike » Thu May 05, 2011 10:19 am UTC

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.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Thu May 05, 2011 10:22 am UTC

In a frictionless environment and taking gravity to be constant, it doesn't matter what it's shaped like.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Hawknc » Thu May 05, 2011 10:27 am UTC

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.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby SlyReaper » Thu May 05, 2011 10:31 am UTC

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

Postby Promicin » Thu May 05, 2011 12:57 pm UTC

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

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby maninblack » Thu May 05, 2011 1:48 pm UTC

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.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby delfts » Thu May 05, 2011 11:47 pm UTC

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.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Chandani » Fri May 06, 2011 12:35 am UTC

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

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby podbaydoor » Fri May 06, 2011 3:50 pm UTC

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|
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a person who occupies land or property rented from a landlord.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Von Haus » Fri May 06, 2011 3:57 pm UTC

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!" :oops:
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby roband » Fri May 06, 2011 3:59 pm UTC

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

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Jessica » Fri May 06, 2011 4:21 pm UTC

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

Postby Oregonaut » Fri May 06, 2011 4:24 pm UTC

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.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Jessica » Fri May 06, 2011 4:26 pm UTC

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. :\
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Oregonaut » Fri May 06, 2011 4:27 pm UTC

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

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby rigwarl » Fri May 06, 2011 4:55 pm UTC

I use my penis for good.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Jessica » Fri May 06, 2011 5:07 pm UTC

I use mine for awesome.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Oregonaut » Fri May 06, 2011 5:09 pm UTC

I haven't used mine in forever.
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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!

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Triangle_Man » Fri May 06, 2011 5:09 pm UTC

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

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Oregonaut » Fri May 06, 2011 5:11 pm UTC

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

May as in "do", or may as in "about to"?
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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!

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Torvaun » Fri May 06, 2011 5:27 pm UTC

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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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Oregonaut » Fri May 06, 2011 5:49 pm UTC

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.
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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!

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Amie » Fri May 06, 2011 5:51 pm UTC

I don't have a penis. Meh, don't want one anyway! Yay clits!
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Oregonaut » Fri May 06, 2011 5:52 pm UTC

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

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby broken_escalator » Fri May 06, 2011 5:54 pm UTC

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.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Promicin » Fri May 06, 2011 6:33 pm UTC

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.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby ExplodingHat » Fri May 06, 2011 11:24 pm UTC

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?
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby TaintedDeity » Sat May 07, 2011 1:41 am UTC

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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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Amie » Sun May 08, 2011 7:36 pm UTC

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? :oops:
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Oregonaut » Sun May 08, 2011 7:46 pm UTC

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? :oops:

Too busy rooting for Chelsea.

And being awesome.
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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!

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Amie » Sun May 08, 2011 7:48 pm UTC

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.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Oregonaut » Sun May 08, 2011 7:50 pm UTC

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!
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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!

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Amie » Sun May 08, 2011 8:05 pm UTC

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.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Oregonaut » Sun May 08, 2011 8:10 pm UTC

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.//
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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!

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby blue_eyedspacemonkey » Sun May 08, 2011 8:20 pm UTC

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.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Kewangji » Sun May 08, 2011 8:48 pm UTC

blue_eyedspacemonkey wrote:TIAlsoL:Zach Efron is incredibly useful.

how i read that

what my face was like: o_O
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Microscopic cog » Sun May 08, 2011 9:17 pm UTC

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

how i read that

what my face was like: o_O


Five super neat ways to use hookers Zack Effron.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby gingermrkettle » Sun May 08, 2011 9:48 pm UTC

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

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby SurgicalSteel » Mon May 09, 2011 4:24 am UTC

Today I learned 3 things:
1) This kind of corkscrew
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is absolute shit.

2) A waiter's corkscrew
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is much, much better.

3) Chateau Diana Merlot is pretty meh.
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