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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Postby Zarq » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:05 am UTC

Midnight wrote:If there's no way to reach absolute zero, why do scientists try so damn hard?
Goddamn science.


I thought they tried to get as close as possible.
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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Postby You, sir, name? » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:27 am UTC

Midnight wrote:If there's no way to reach absolute zero, why do scientists try so damn hard?
Goddamn science.


Because exciting new behavior has a habit of popping up the closer you get to zero. It's also a pissing contest between labs.
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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Postby Walter.Horvath » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:03 pm UTC

Found this one on fatpita yesterday, get ready for your mind to be blown.
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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Postby Microscopic cog » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:13 pm UTC

Holy shit.
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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Postby Magnanimous » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:10 pm UTC

The first time I saw that logo I actually thought it was a square root. My friends and I saw someone wearing shoes with the logo on each one, and we concluded the result was just ANS.

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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Postby RebeccaRGB » Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:01 am UTC

The result actually depends on what the previous calculation was.
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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Postby Antimony-120 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:06 am UTC

Well yes, but ANS generally does.
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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Postby Retne » Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:45 am UTC

Suddenly my childhood love of vans shoes makes a bit more sense.

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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Postby Promicin » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:20 pm UTC

Cartwheels are likely named after the wheels of a cart. I never noticed this, as I've apparently been calling them "car-twheels."

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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Postby rigwarl » Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:05 pm UTC

I just noticed that the FireFox icon has a fox in it.

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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Postby Link » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:37 pm UTC

Midnight wrote:If there's no way to reach absolute zero, why do scientists try so damn hard?
Goddamn science.

Because it's cool.

Sorry.

rigwarl wrote:I just noticed that the FireFox icon has a fox in it.
That's... really the point of the whole logo. :wink:

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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Postby minkis » Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:32 am UTC

If you've ever watched "animator vs animation", you'll see the fox come alive.

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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Postby legopelle » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:37 pm UTC

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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Postby viscusanima » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:42 pm UTC

rigwarl wrote:I just noticed that the FireFox icon has a fox in it.


In contrast, the Google Chrome logo has no chrome in it at all.

Does not deliver.

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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Postby Hope_ » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:03 am UTC

viscusanima wrote:
rigwarl wrote:I just noticed that the FireFox icon has a fox in it.


In contrast, the Google Chrome logo has no chrome in it at all.

Does not deliver.

I think the safari logo should be an actual compass. It disappoints me that it always points NW.

I hadn't noticed until a few minutes ago that the little red 'page' thing under thread topic titles take you directly your unread posts.. I'm a bit of an idiot.
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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Postby Levi » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:18 am UTC

I'd been on the fora more than a year before I saw it.

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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Postby Magnanimous » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:56 am UTC

Hope_ wrote:I hadn't noticed until a few minutes ago that the little red 'page' thing under thread topic titles take you directly your unread posts.. I'm a bit of an idiot.
WAIT WHAT

*checks furiously*

WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN. ._.

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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Postby Retne » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:03 am UTC

....Wow I've been on this forum for a while and never knew that.... I feel dumb now

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Postby Link » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:47 am UTC

That feature has been around since some early version of phpBB (definitely v2 - probably earlier).

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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Postby You, sir, name? » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:56 am UTC

Yeah, I've noticed around for ages it, but never really used it. Mostly I forget it's there. Really dubious design, though. If you didn't know what to look for, you'd never find it (as this thread demonstrates).
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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Postby Midnight » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:12 am UTC

three years here and I had to double-check to figure out what the fuck you were talking about. u mah knew bess frenn.
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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Postby phlip » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:49 am UTC

This is one of the few things I actually prefer about ye olde subsilver layout... the "jump to unread post" image Image is so much easier to see... It's the unread post icon, with a giant arrow pointing at it. What more is there to say?

Whereas on Prosilver it's a wimpy little Image thing, which is much less obvious. Sure, it's very similar to the "jump to last post" link, but that doesn't exactly make it stand out...

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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Postby The Scyphozoa » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:08 am UTC

I learned this early. The first forum I ever joined was CivFanatics. Around there, the unread posts button is a big, hulking, Image. I just assumed every other forum would have the same sort of thing.
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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Postby Levi » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:52 am UTC

Maybe a reference to the button could find a home in the guide for noobs?

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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Postby Hope_ » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:54 am UTC

That's a good idea, actually. I think it's a useful little button. And it seems I'm not the only one that missed it. :P
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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Postby serhina » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:34 am UTC

It's kinda funny...I just noticed the button myself a couple days ago. Was a matter of "oh hey, there's this little picture here, I wonder if it does anything...*click*...woah, cool!" :) Even though I know it's there now, I still forget to actually click on it about 99% of the time. Click the thread title and then immediately after remember that the button exists.

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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Postby The Scyphozoa » Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:48 am UTC

The band Rush is from Canada. Which means it's pronounced why why zed, not why why zee.
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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Postby poxic » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:25 am UTC

Heh. I still sometimes call ZZ Top "zed zed top", just to be awkward.
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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Postby Magnanimous » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:28 am UTC

The Scyphozoa wrote:The band Rush is from Canada. Which means it's pronounced why why zed, not why why zee.

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Son of a...

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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Postby OBrien » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:47 am UTC

... my studded belt's buckle comes off. I can change the buckles on this thing. Huh.
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Postby felltir » Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:02 pm UTC

Magnanimous wrote:
The Scyphozoa wrote:The band Rush is from Canada. Which means it's pronounced why why zed, not why why zee.

...

Son of a...


YYZ is the code for Montreal Airport. The rhythm from the song is YYZ in Morse.
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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Postby RetSpline » Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:24 pm UTC

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Postby Burning » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:25 am UTC

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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Postby kernelpanic » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:43 am UTC

I've been in the same school for 10 years, and today I was told that the "GS" rooms stand for "General Science". I thought it was just another meaningless pair of letters like the SS rooms...
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I tried to hide how much my brain was blown, but seriously, how didn't I notice that?
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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Postby Hope_ » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:53 am UTC

You know the expression 'How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?' ? I always thought a woodchuck was a type of bird (it sounds like a bird, I think it's because I'm from Britain, possibly). And I always thought: 'Well that makes sense wood would be a bit heavy for a bird for a bird to chuck so I see they can't chuck it. Seems kind of odd, but ok'.

I was watching an advert for Geico today which featured woodchucks and I thought: 'Hey, those aren't birds..?!'. It turns out woodchucks are a type of beaver. It makes so much more sense now!
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Postby SecondTalon » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:30 am UTC

Er.. no? Woodchuck is just another name for groundhog. Groundhogs are marmots. I mean, they're all rodents, sure, but ... Woodchucks are marmots, not Beavers.

Groundhogs being
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Marmota

and Beavers being
Order: Rodentia
Family: Castoridae
Genus: Castor
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Postby animeHrmIne » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:12 am UTC

Wait, a woodchuck is a groundhog is a marmot?

I always pictured woodchucks like a mix between a badger and a wolverine, actually. Big and mean with soft fur and claws that could decapitate a small child.
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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Postby Magnanimous » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:46 am UTC

What the hell do groundhogs have to do with wood?

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Postby pseudoidiot » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:51 am UTC

They chuck it apparently.
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Postby SecondTalon » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:53 am UTC

animeHrmIne wrote:I always pictured woodchucks like a mix between a badger and a wolverine, actually. Big and mean with soft fur and claws that could decapitate a small child.
... yeah, not.. at all. They're about twice the size of an American Football, fuzzy and I'm just going to go out on a limb and assume dumber than sack of bricks as they kept getting caught by my dogs. They're kinda goofy, really.
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