Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

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

Moderators: Moderators General, Prelates, Magistrates

User avatar
Whelan
Posts: 2214
Joined: Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:16 pm UTC
Location: Londonshire.

Re: Today I Learned

Postby Whelan » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:45 pm UTC

Someone's been reading Cracked.com
"I like to be understood whenever I open my mouth; I have a horror of blinding people with science"- Richard Dawkins
Weeks wrote:
TaintedDeity wrote:And all I get is this tame space dragon. Where's my recognition?!
A tame dragon is its own reward.

User avatar
tastelikecoke
Posts: 1208
Joined: Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:58 am UTC
Location: Antipode of Brazil
Contact:

Re: Today I Learned

Postby tastelikecoke » Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:32 am UTC

I miss the days when it was always overcast the whole month... Now the sun's up, ever when it's raining :(

TIL: I could survive a test without reviewing and feel like it was easy!

User avatar
bluebambue
An der schönen blauen Donau
Posts: 900
Joined: Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:14 am UTC

Re: Today I Learned

Postby bluebambue » Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:28 am UTC

tastelikecoke wrote:I miss the days when it was always overcast the whole month... Now the sun's up, ever when it's raining :(

TIL: I could survive a test without reviewing and feel like it was easy!
Be warned, if you get too used to this you then don't study for the really hard test. And that results in non-good things.

User avatar
Vieto
Posts: 1558
Joined: Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:44 pm UTC
Location: Canada

Re: Today I Learned

Postby Vieto » Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:09 am UTC

Whelan wrote:Someone's been reading Cracked.com

it's that obvious? :P

User avatar
Cytoplasm
Posts: 1310
Joined: Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:00 am UTC
Location: EE.UU.(+ Cheese)

Re: Today I Learned

Postby Cytoplasm » Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:23 am UTC

I just learned what "CEO" stands for (commonly).
Chief Executive Officer
¡No tengo miedo a fantasmas!

Spoiler:
Cytoplasm: I have catoragized some of my family into lolcats.
Felstaff: For a drudging Thursday afternoon, that level of cuteness has really made my day. Can... Can I keep you?

Felstaff wrote:
Cytoplasm wrote:shannonigans

<3

User avatar
tastelikecoke
Posts: 1208
Joined: Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:58 am UTC
Location: Antipode of Brazil
Contact:

Re: Today I Learned

Postby tastelikecoke » Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:05 pm UTC

And here I thought you meant Commonly Executive Officer.

User avatar
Pandorly
Posts: 71
Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:04 am UTC
Location: Location: Location

Re: Today I Learned

Postby Pandorly » Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:34 pm UTC

The mouths in Glee don't even match up to the music playing.

Each day I become more and more detached from humanity but I truly feel that it is not to my detriment.
Image
'Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition(!!!).' - Adam Smith

User avatar
Ptolom
Posts: 1559
Joined: Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:55 pm UTC
Location: The entropy pool
Contact:

Re: Today I Learned

Postby Ptolom » Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:52 pm UTC

Pandorly wrote:The mouths in Glee don't even match up to the music playing.

Each day I become more and more detached from humanity but I truly feel that it is not to my detriment.

You joined a forum composed of humans though (Well, I can only speak for three or four, but I assume we're mostly human here).

User avatar
Kewangji
Has Been Touched
Posts: 2254
Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2007 5:20 pm UTC
Location: Lost in Translation
Contact:

Re: Today I Learned

Postby Kewangji » Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:07 pm UTC

Ptolom wrote:
Pandorly wrote:The mouths in Glee don't even match up to the music playing.

Each day I become more and more detached from humanity but I truly feel that it is not to my detriment.

You joined a forum composed of humans though (Well, I can only speak for three or four, but I assume we're mostly human here).

I am definitely human and I'm hurt you would even consider the thought of me coming from Jupiter originally and then assimilating into human society. Hurt, and offended.
If you like my words sign up for my newsletter, Airport Tattoo Parlour: https://tinyletter.com/distantstations

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

User avatar
ExplodingHat
Posts: 195
Joined: Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:15 am UTC
Location: Land of Smog and Sunsets

Re: Today I Learned

Postby ExplodingHat » Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:27 am UTC

Driving: not that difficult.
Some call it luck, I call it "subconscious planning".

User avatar
chridd
Has a vermicelli title
Posts: 846
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:07 am UTC
Location: ...Earth, I guess?
Contact:

Re: Today I Learned

Postby chridd » Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:05 am UTC

Ptolom wrote:
Pandorly wrote:Each day I become more and more detached from humanity but I truly feel that it is not to my detriment.

You joined a forum composed of humans though (Well, I can only speak for three or four, but I assume we're mostly human here).
Meow.

Also I'm pretty sure there are a few users here who are raptors most definitely humans.
~ chri d. d. /tʃɹɪ.di.di/ (Phonotactics, schmphonotactics) · she · Forum game scores
mittfh wrote:I wish this post was very quotable...

User avatar
Cloud Walker
Posts: 605
Joined: Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:37 am UTC
Location: Midwest, USA, Earth, Sol, Milky Way
Contact:

Re: Today I Learned

Postby Cloud Walker » Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:39 am UTC

I'm from Neptune.

ExplodingHat wrote:Driving: not that difficult.


Often, I think that's not the case for many, many people.
Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die. - Amelia Burr

I make pretty pictures!: Photography & Video Production

User avatar
Deva
Has suggestions for the murderers out there.
Posts: 2043
Joined: Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:18 am UTC

Re: Today I Learned

Postby Deva » Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:06 am UTC

Was unaware otherworlders visited here. Is just an average Earthling, for those curious. Said so, anyways. Hopes the pollution is not too harsh. Keeps delaying Spring Cleaning.
Changes its form depending on the observer.

Save Point
Posts: 425
Joined: Sun Jun 07, 2009 5:27 am UTC

Re: Today I Learned

Postby Save Point » Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:36 am UTC

How to pick up women.

It's a pity I'm into women, though.

User avatar
You, sir, name?
Posts: 6983
Joined: Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:07 am UTC
Location: Chako Paul City
Contact:

Re: Today I Learned

Postby You, sir, name? » Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:37 am UTC

TIL: By paying more than average for humble indie bundy #3, I also got #2 for free. And they added two additional games to #3.

S'awesome.
I edit my posts a lot and sometimes the words wrong order words appear in sentences get messed up.

User avatar
Fighting Lettuce
Posts: 21
Joined: Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:17 pm UTC
Location: Spain

Re: Today I Learned

Postby Fighting Lettuce » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:06 am UTC

Today I learned I can move to the next tab in Firefox using Ctrl+Tab.

User avatar
tastelikecoke
Posts: 1208
Joined: Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:58 am UTC
Location: Antipode of Brazil
Contact:

Re: Today I Learned

Postby tastelikecoke » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:53 am UTC

^ Now you can switch between two TvTropes tabs faster!

User avatar
You, sir, name?
Posts: 6983
Joined: Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:07 am UTC
Location: Chako Paul City
Contact:

Re: Today I Learned

Postby You, sir, name? » Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:44 pm UTC

Fighting Lettuce wrote:Today I learned I can move to the next tab in Firefox using Ctrl+Tab.


Try Ctrl+Shift+Tab.
I edit my posts a lot and sometimes the words wrong order words appear in sentences get messed up.

User avatar
Pandorly
Posts: 71
Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:04 am UTC
Location: Location: Location

Re: Today I Learned

Postby Pandorly » Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:55 pm UTC

Ptolom wrote:
Pandorly wrote:The mouths in Glee don't even match up to the music playing.

Each day I become more and more detached from humanity but I truly feel that it is not to my detriment.

You joined a forum composed of humans though (Well, I can only speak for three or four, but I assume we're mostly human here).

Yeah I suppose I meant "humanity" as opposed to individual humans. Most individuals I meet are perfectly simple to interact with, it's just the culture they revere that confounds me. Beyonce and Top Gear and that sort of shit. I never watch TV channels, just get shows I want to see off the internet. When I do occasionally have to watch TV, I'm disgusted by the way people are conned constantly. It does make it easier to understand why people act and think the way they do but it's a trend I really don't want to be a part of. Does that make more sense than my initial statements?

Kewangji wrote:I am definitely human and I'm hurt you would even consider the thought of me coming from Jupiter originally and then assimilating into human society. Hurt, and offended.

Ah but you can see where I made my mistake what with that spaceship parked in your front garden and all.
Image
'Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition(!!!).' - Adam Smith

User avatar
You, sir, name?
Posts: 6983
Joined: Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:07 am UTC
Location: Chako Paul City
Contact:

Re: Today I Learned

Postby You, sir, name? » Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:09 pm UTC

You're of course free to be a cynical curmudgeon all you want, as long as you acknowledge it's a choice you're making, and that it will make you lonely and miserable.
I edit my posts a lot and sometimes the words wrong order words appear in sentences get messed up.

User avatar
Torvaun
Posts: 2615
Joined: Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:23 pm UTC
Location: 47°9′S, 126°43′W
Contact:

Re: Today I Learned

Postby Torvaun » Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:36 pm UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:You're of course free to be a cynical curmudgeon all you want, as long as you acknowledge it's a choice you're making, and that it will make you lonely and miserable.
So you're only cynical about cynicism?
Hawknc wrote:I don't know if you've never heard of trolling, or if you're just very good at it.

User avatar
Pandorly
Posts: 71
Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:04 am UTC
Location: Location: Location

Re: Today I Learned

Postby Pandorly » Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:35 pm UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:You're of course free to be a cynical curmudgeon all you want, as long as you acknowledge it's a choice you're making, and that it will make you lonely and miserable.

Well I do have a nice circle of close friends who are similarly disconnected from wider society and am in a happy relationship. I'm neither lonely nor miserable really. I do find it quite laborious to have to befriend people when I'm working or at social things where my buddies aren't there. It's like having to have a second persona where you hide your cluelessness about X-Factor and that gay Asian fashion guy. I really don't see why they are interesting or important in the first place.
Image
'Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition(!!!).' - Adam Smith

User avatar
Magnanimous
Madmanananimous
Posts: 3491
Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:11 pm UTC
Location: Land of Hipsters and Rain (LOHAR)

Re: Today I Learned

Postby Magnanimous » Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:55 pm UTC

Ptolom wrote:
Pandorly wrote:The mouths in Glee don't even match up to the music playing.

Each day I become more and more detached from humanity but I truly feel that it is not to my detriment.

You joined a forum composed of humans though (Well, I can only speak for three or four, but I assume we're mostly human here).

I need to recheck my numbers, but by volume this forum is mostly spambots and meat by-product.

User avatar
farnsworth
Posts: 154
Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:11 pm UTC
Location: I don't know. Texas?

Re: Today I Learned

Postby farnsworth » Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:58 pm UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:
Fighting Lettuce wrote:Today I learned I can move to the next tab in Firefox using Ctrl+Tab.


Try Ctrl+Shift+Tab.


I use Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDn. Ctrl and PgUp/PgDn are next to each other on my keyboard.

User avatar
You, sir, name?
Posts: 6983
Joined: Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:07 am UTC
Location: Chako Paul City
Contact:

Re: Today I Learned

Postby You, sir, name? » Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:19 pm UTC

farnsworth wrote:
You, sir, name? wrote:
Fighting Lettuce wrote:Today I learned I can move to the next tab in Firefox using Ctrl+Tab.


Try Ctrl+Shift+Tab.


I use Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDn. Ctrl and PgUp/PgDn are next to each other on my keyboard.


Won't that mean you have to take your hand away from the mouse? Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab is a left-hand combo.
I edit my posts a lot and sometimes the words wrong order words appear in sentences get messed up.

User avatar
SecondTalon
SexyTalon
Posts: 26529
Joined: Sat May 05, 2007 2:10 pm UTC
Location: Louisville, Kentucky, USA, Mars. HA!
Contact:

Re: Today I Learned

Postby SecondTalon » Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:35 pm UTC

And we need the right hand free for the..... mouse.
heuristically_alone wrote:I want to write a DnD campaign and play it by myself and DM it myself.
heuristically_alone wrote:I have been informed that this is called writing a book.

User avatar
farnsworth
Posts: 154
Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:11 pm UTC
Location: I don't know. Texas?

Re: Today I Learned

Postby farnsworth » Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:37 pm UTC

I don't use the mouse much, anyway.

EDIT: ST posted and now my answer has an entirely new meaning.

User avatar
broken_escalator
They're called stairs
Posts: 3312
Joined: Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:49 am UTC
Location: _| ̄|○

Re: Today I Learned

Postby broken_escalator » Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:23 pm UTC

TIL: people dismiss iron deficiency in woman due to their lady-business, and not their hidden GI disease.

User avatar
emceng
Posts: 3167
Joined: Mon May 19, 2008 9:38 pm UTC
Location: State of Hockey
Contact:

Re: Today I Learned

Postby emceng » Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:13 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:And we need the right hand free for the..... mouse.


I'm weird, because I need my right hand free for the mouse.
When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up. - CS Lewis

User avatar
SecondTalon
SexyTalon
Posts: 26529
Joined: Sat May 05, 2007 2:10 pm UTC
Location: Louisville, Kentucky, USA, Mars. HA!
Contact:

Re: Today I Learned

Postby SecondTalon » Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:14 pm UTC

Which is what I said.

AND NOTHING ELSE
heuristically_alone wrote:I want to write a DnD campaign and play it by myself and DM it myself.
heuristically_alone wrote:I have been informed that this is called writing a book.

User avatar
Kewangji
Has Been Touched
Posts: 2254
Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2007 5:20 pm UTC
Location: Lost in Translation
Contact:

Re: Today I Learned

Postby Kewangji » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:18 pm UTC

I just saw the most hot spreadsheet you guys oh goodness
If you like my words sign up for my newsletter, Airport Tattoo Parlour: https://tinyletter.com/distantstations

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

User avatar
Magnanimous
Madmanananimous
Posts: 3491
Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:11 pm UTC
Location: Land of Hipsters and Rain (LOHAR)

Re: Today I Learned

Postby Magnanimous » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:19 pm UTC

Shame on you... looking at spreadsheets at work?!

User avatar
KestrelLowing
Posts: 1124
Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:57 pm UTC
Location: Michigan

Re: Today I Learned

Postby KestrelLowing » Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:04 pm UTC

I believe this needs to be here:

Image

http://www.wastedtalent.ca/comic/data-pr0n

User avatar
emceng
Posts: 3167
Joined: Mon May 19, 2008 9:38 pm UTC
Location: State of Hockey
Contact:

Re: Today I Learned

Postby emceng » Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:38 pm UTC

TIL: Customs officials in Turkey are corrupt.
When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up. - CS Lewis

User avatar
Kang
Posts: 722
Joined: Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:30 pm UTC

Re: Today I Learned

Postby Kang » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:36 pm UTC

emceng wrote:TIL: Customs officials in Turkey are corrupt.

TIL: It's implied that some other officials in Turkey are not corrupt.

P.S.: Just kidding! I'm sure they have some decent officials.

bgc
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:34 pm UTC

Re: Today I Learned

Postby bgc » Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:59 am UTC

TIL: Doctors screw up even when repairing prior screw ups. *sigh*

On a lighter note, I learned that I'm not so strange after all. :D

User avatar
existential_elevator
The awesomest one!
Posts: 3328
Joined: Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:31 am UTC
Location: The Ocean of Regret
Contact:

Re: Today I Learned

Postby existential_elevator » Sat Aug 13, 2011 4:42 pm UTC

TIL: People who use text-to-voice when surfing the web usually scan pages by reading the links, thus making you a complete dick if you happen to link to things by saying "click here" rather than by putting the name of what you're linking to in the link.

I don't know why I didn't know this before, and I wish there was more general awareness about how to make the internet accessible. What else don't I know?

User avatar
The Scyphozoa
Posts: 2871
Joined: Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:33 pm UTC
Location: Sector 5

Re: Today I Learned

Postby The Scyphozoa » Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:37 pm UTC

You also probably didn't know that Google takes the text used in as a link into account when ranking webpages. So if you use "click here" as anchor text, whatever you link to is now a result for the search terms "click here". If you use words that the linked page are actually about, then it's more likely to show up for people who are actually searching for it.
Image
3rdtry wrote:If there ever is another World War, I hope they at least have the decency to call it "World War 2: Episode One"

doogly wrote:murder is a subset of being mean

User avatar
SurgicalSteel
Posts: 1926
Joined: Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:18 pm UTC
Location: DMV, USA

Re: Today I Learned

Postby SurgicalSteel » Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:34 am UTC

I played the demo of Bulletstorm today and TIL: Cliff Blezenski is still very much 12 years old.
"There's spray paint on the teleprompter
Anchorman screams that he's seen a monster (mayday)
There's blood stains on his shirt (mayday)
They say that he's gone berserk."
--Flobots "Mayday"

User avatar
Robert'); DROP TABLE *;
Posts: 730
Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:46 pm UTC
Location: in ur fieldz

Re: Today I Learned

Postby Robert'); DROP TABLE *; » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:51 pm UTC

TIL: there is such a thing as haggis sandwich.
...And that is how we know the Earth to be banana-shaped.


Return to “General”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 25 guests