What Did You Learn Today?
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16-02-2014, 12:57 PM
RE: What Did You Learn Today?
(16-02-2014 12:18 PM)Anjele Wrote:  
(16-02-2014 08:17 AM)War Horse Wrote:  I learn new things every day, problem is, I keep forgetting them... Dodgy

You just think you are learning new things...really you forget you learned it in the first place. Tongue

I am right there with you. Smartass

I keep telling the younguns that I've forgotten more than they know.... it used to be a joke. Blush

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17-02-2014, 10:37 AM (This post was last modified: 17-02-2014 04:16 PM by Vera.)
RE: What Did You Learn Today?
1. Strange loops ("technically called tangled hierarchy consciousness, arises when, by moving only upwards or downwards through a hierarchical system, one finds oneself back where one started.")

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2. The Berry paradox (a self-referential paradox arising from an expression like "the smallest positive integer not definable in fewer than twelve words. Since there are finitely many words, there are finitely many phrases of under eleven words, and hence finitely many positive integers that are defined by phrases of under eleven words. Since there are infinitely many positive integers, this means that there are positive integers that cannot be defined by phrases of under eleven words.") and

3. Shepard tone (They are a group of tones that seem to continually rise (or fall) but never actually change. Our attention focuses on certain notes that seem to rise, but the lower notes never drop out.), which is way cool.

(And that there's is something called a well-ordering principle. Frankly I just like the name Blush )




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17-02-2014, 02:49 PM
RE: What Did You Learn Today?
Never have blood taken on an empty stomach. No
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18-02-2014, 08:14 PM
RE: What Did You Learn Today?
That moment in your childhood when you realize that Diagon Alley is just the word diagonally


And the Mirror of Erised is just the word desire backwards
And Knockturn Alley is nocturnally
And Grimmauld Place is a play on grim old place.

Ohmy
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18-02-2014, 08:16 PM
RE: What Did You Learn Today?
(18-02-2014 08:14 PM)Ferdinand Wrote:  That moment in your childhood when you realize that Diagon Alley is just the word diagonally


And the Mirror of Erised is just the word desire backwards
And Knockturn Alley is nocturnally
And Grimmauld Place is a play on grim old place.

Ohmy

I'd noticed the first two, not the second two though.

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Ferdinand: We don't really say 'theist' in Alabama. Here, you're either a Christian, or you're from Afghanistan and we fucking hate you.
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Ferdinand: Everyone from British is so, like, fucking retarded.
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19-02-2014, 07:13 AM
RE: What Did You Learn Today?
(18-02-2014 08:14 PM)Ferdinand Wrote:  That moment in your childhood when you realize that Diagon Alley is just the word diagonally
And Knockturn Alley is nocturnally
And Grimmauld Place is a play on grim old place.

That moment in your adulthood when you realise you have never even noticed the last two! Shocking

Oh, and Romans might have had monies to be used specifically in brothels ('cause "according to Suetonius, carrying a ring or a coin bearing the emperor's image into a latrine or brothel could be the basis for an accusation of treason." Monarchy - it really doesn't get much stupider than that).

Oh, and I quite like the idea that "the sex act depicted on each coin corresponds to the price listed on the opposite face", though it's probably not true (and not just because no way are handjobs that expensive Rolleyes )

(Though it must be quite awkward when you go buy something and try to pay with one of those. It's like, everyone knows what you do for a living. Imagine trying to buy cucumbers after that...)

Would include a picture, but the powers that be might consider it (numismatic) porn.

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19-02-2014, 08:55 AM
What Did You Learn Today?
(19-02-2014 07:13 AM)Vera Wrote:  
(18-02-2014 08:14 PM)Ferdinand Wrote:  That moment in your childhood when you realize that Diagon Alley is just the word diagonally
And Knockturn Alley is nocturnally
And Grimmauld Place is a play on grim old place.

That moment in your adulthood when you realise you have never even noticed the last two! Shocking

Oh, and Romans might have had monies to be used specifically in brothels ('cause "according to Suetonius, carrying a ring or a coin bearing the emperor's image into a latrine or brothel could be the basis for an accusation of treason." Monarchy - it really doesn't get much stupider than that).

Oh, and I quite like the idea that "the sex act depicted on each coin corresponds to the price listed on the opposite face", though it's probably not true (and not just because no way are handjobs that expensive Rolleyes )

(Though it must be quite awkward when you go buy something and try to pay with one of those. It's like, everyone knows what you do for a living. Imagine trying to buy cucumbers after that...)

Would include a picture, but the powers that be might consider it (numismatic) porn.

Does the coin at bottom right depict what I think it does? Why would anyone pay money for that??

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20-02-2014, 11:48 AM (This post was last modified: 20-02-2014 11:53 AM by Lienda Bella.)
RE: What Did You Learn Today?
People who bitch about labels fitting into a certain weight are just another version of insecure troll. You feeling comfortable in your body more easily than they do makes them jealous.
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20-02-2014, 11:51 AM
RE: What Did You Learn Today?
Oooh I learned that PILL BUGS have gills!


But as if to knock me down, reality came around
And without so much as a mere touch, cut me into little pieces

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20-02-2014, 01:59 PM
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Concrete does not wash out of clothes.

It does wash out of hair, but it's just easier to get a haircut.
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