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Learning has occurred
« on: 21 Oct 2013, 20:12 »

You should learn at least one new thing every day!

What did you guys learn today?

I learned that the Mason-Dixon (sometimes incorrectly called the Mason-Dixie) line is all the way up here in freaking DELAWARE.

That said, eat it yankees!
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Re: Learning has occured
« Reply #1 on: 21 Oct 2013, 20:17 »

It's the line between Maryland and Pennsylvania. The town I grew up in is only a couple miles from it. Though, to be fair, most of Maryland is just a couple miles from it.
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Re: Learning has occured
« Reply #2 on: 21 Oct 2013, 20:26 »

I learned how to pronounce the original German lyrics for "Es ist ein ros entsprungen" for our christmas concert today...
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Re: Learning has occured
« Reply #3 on: 22 Oct 2013, 14:35 »

I discovered a couple of days ago that the English word "loot" is from the Hindi (originally Sanskrit) word for "rob".
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Re: Learning has occured
« Reply #4 on: 22 Oct 2013, 14:47 »

I read stuff about some of the original Nordic figures Christians transposed old Mediterranean saints onto to co-opt those traditions.

I discovered a couple of days ago that the English word "loot" is from the Hindi (originally Sanskrit) word for "rob".

Speaking of which.. The Norse word for robbery "rán" - and rån/ran in modern Swedish and Danish respectively - is also the name of Rán, Goddess of the Sea.

Gee, I wonder how they ended up making that association! :roll:
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Re: Learning has occured
« Reply #5 on: 22 Oct 2013, 14:49 »

I had been wondering if zombies were an invention of modern culture, but it turns out they originate from African folklore, like voodoo. According to Wikipedia, people believed you could make someone a zombie by poisoning them with pufferfish toxin and delirium-inducing drugs. If they survived, the near-death experience and dissociated state of mind would cause them to believe they were resurrected from the dead, and act accordingly.
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Re: Learning has occured
« Reply #6 on: 22 Oct 2013, 15:00 »

I learned something about Turkish Language today!

Apparently, the English (and German) word "Horde" has its origins in the Turkish "ordu" (which is old-Turkish for army). The same goes for the word caviar (from the Turkish havyar) and yoghurt (yoğurt)

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Re: Learning has occured
« Reply #7 on: 22 Oct 2013, 15:19 »

I learned that the Mason-Dixon (sometimes incorrectly called the Mason-Dixie) line is all the way up here in freaking DELAWARE.

This is correct. It is, however, a popular matter of speculation that the name Dixie is indeed derived from Dixon's name. That's one of several possible origins, though.

Masterpiece, fun fact: Albanian is no longer directly related to any surviving European (or otherwise) language, but borrows heavily from Turkish!
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Re: Learning has occured
« Reply #8 on: 22 Oct 2013, 15:47 »

The Turks were everywhere

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Re: Learning has occured
« Reply #9 on: 22 Oct 2013, 17:00 »

Probably due to the Ottomans
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Re: Learning has occured
« Reply #10 on: 22 Oct 2013, 17:08 »

today i learned a bunch of stuff about the history of malaysian comic books
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Re: Learning has occured
« Reply #11 on: 22 Oct 2013, 18:37 »

Today I learned that you can be a famous writer after perpetrating a phrase like "His observation is not through the eyes but through the central physical vision".
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Re: Learning has occured
« Reply #12 on: 22 Oct 2013, 18:48 »

learned how to calculate half-lives of radioactive elements today!

also, lots of generic D&D info.
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« Reply #13 on: 22 Oct 2013, 19:57 »

"Half a life, half a life, half a life downward!" 


Apologies to Lord Tennyson. 
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Re: Learning has occured
« Reply #14 on: 23 Oct 2013, 09:45 »

Today I learned that small minded idiots can throw away tens of thousands of dollars of business over not wanting to fill out three lines and sign a forth on a form.
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Re: Learning has occured
« Reply #15 on: 23 Oct 2013, 09:53 »

That can be extended to a very large proportion of the population. I speak as one of them: I have spent two months failing to increase my savings account interest rate ten-fold because I can't be bothered to photocopy two documents, fill out a form and post it.
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Re: Learning has occured
« Reply #16 on: 23 Oct 2013, 16:52 »

Today I learned that almost any face-to-face interaction you have with a sales rep or vendor might be an ethics violation, but nobody realizes/thinks about it because we all accept that attending vendor lunches and events are just part of the job. (RPA professional ethics class today!)
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Re: Learning has occured
« Reply #17 on: 23 Oct 2013, 17:00 »

I wouldn't buy any of my trade accounts lunch, those fuckers can buy ME lunch after all the bullshit they put me through.

May, to give you more context, if your business getting stock on a product you'd done tens of thousands of pound in trade on depended on doing that, would you A. do it, or B. say close the account?
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Re: Learning has occured
« Reply #18 on: 23 Oct 2013, 19:16 »

GM, I imagine it's probably different in your industry. This class was for property managers so most of it is in the context of reps who are giving you bids for products/services. Much of the problem arises from the fact that the property manager is acting as an agent for the property owner, so it's not actually "your" money, and that property value is usually based on net income, so if costs increase more than necessary you are actually decreasing the value of the owner's asset (which is a violation of your fiduciary responsibility), and that the majority of costs are passed to the tenants in the form of rent, so when they increase without an actual increase in services, it makes the property a less attractive place to lease, which reduces income because you can't get/keep tenants, which again hurts the NOI and property value. SO if you are taking a higher bid price and receiving personal gain, everyone besides you is getting hurt.
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Re: Learning has occured
« Reply #19 on: 23 Oct 2013, 19:17 »

Aha! I see now. HEY LOOK! Learning just occurred in this very thread!
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Re: Learning has occured
« Reply #20 on: 23 Oct 2013, 20:05 »

A classmate educated me in the Ways Of Mormon today. That's what I get for asking what he was reading :P
That said, most level headed religious person I've ever met.

(and no, he did not convert me, nor do I expect he ever will. Still, educational to learn the way something ticks.)
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Re: Learning has occured
« Reply #21 on: 24 Oct 2013, 16:24 »

today learned that "Amtrak Police" are a thing.
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Re: Learning has occured
« Reply #22 on: 24 Oct 2013, 17:24 »

yep.
I see them and DHS cops on my commuter train weekly.
but Amtrak cops?
their jurisdiction is 50' wide and 10k miles long.
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Re: Learning has occured
« Reply #23 on: 24 Oct 2013, 17:59 »

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Re: Learning has occured
« Reply #24 on: 25 Oct 2013, 00:46 »

Sponsored by who?

And I play poker with a railroad officer.  Since the railroad purchased their right-of-ways (rights-of-way?) they have to provide their own security. 

A large part of his job was people who'd been killed on the tracks.  Some jumpers, too (from the train, not onto it).  Accidents at crossings are joint jurisdictions, but those are a lot less common than deaths out in the middle of nowhere. 

Remember, tunnels and bridges used by high-speed freight trains do not make good shortcuts for hikers! 
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« Reply #25 on: 25 Oct 2013, 04:20 »

I wouldn't buy any of my trade accounts lunch, those fuckers can buy ME lunch after all the bullshit they put me through.

May, to give you more context, if your business getting stock on a product you'd done tens of thousands of pound in trade on depended on doing that, would you A. do it, or B. say close the account?

Oh, you absolutely should do it. I'm just saying that humans are irrational and we're always failing to do things that would take very little effort and get us lots of money!

Today I put into practice a communication model we were taught yesterday. It's called SBAR: Situation, Background, Assessment and Recommendation. I think it's used all over the place but obviously I was learning it in the context of midwifery practice, so mostly for handing over the care of labouring women or making phone calls. This morning I had to ring up my university to give the name and student number of the girl who will be collecting my uniform on my behalf to the woman who distributes the uniforms. Normally I'd be all flustered and anxious about it, but I just used the model and it worked perfectly! Perhaps my Professional and Ethical Practice module isn't entirely boring waffle.
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Re: Learning has occured
« Reply #26 on: 25 Oct 2013, 11:05 »

Today I learned that the little bumps on your tongue are not taste buds, they're fungiform papillae - which means "mushroom shaped nipples" in Latin.
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« Reply #27 on: 25 Oct 2013, 11:45 »

Sponsored by who?

university psych dept. it was quite interesting
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« Reply #28 on: 25 Oct 2013, 13:05 »

at work I pre-fillout my portion of forms when new employees have to sign paperwork.  At the class the other day I decided to have my backup proctor the class so she could get some experience.  One of the new employees asked where my last name originates from (I have yet to meet anyone outside of family with my last name).  She told them and they said "the way he draws his "1s" look like he's from that part of the world.  Considering my family came to the US 141 years ago I just found out I apparently write like my literate ancestors
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Re: Learning has occured
« Reply #29 on: 25 Oct 2013, 15:59 »

Normally I'd be all flustered and anxious about it, but I just used the model and it worked perfectly!
Pretty much any model that makes you prepare for a phone call, meeting etc. will make it go better. At a minimum, jot down the things you want to say before you pick up the phone. Best, of course, for any "business" matters is to maintain a log of all your communications, but that's a bit of a counsel of perfection.
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« Reply #30 on: 25 Oct 2013, 16:02 »

My mind wanders too far (and fast) for a log of a call to be effective.  Usually info comes and goes too fast to even take decent notes. 

And many of my "business" calls involve a fair amount of vitriol, which doesn't make notetaking any easier...
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Re: Learning has occured
« Reply #31 on: 27 Oct 2013, 07:41 »

Today I learned the North American Red Fox (Vulpes Vulpes) has a guidance and tracking system similar to what we use in guided missiles and that said foxes use them to hunt.


Something others may not have known. A female fox is a Vixen, and a male fox is a Dog.

You can make your own jokes there.
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« Reply #32 on: 02 Nov 2013, 02:30 »

Something others may not have known. A female fox is a Vixen, and a male fox is a Dog.
Female foxes being called vixens isn't common knowledge? Didn't know the name for male foxes, however.
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« Reply #33 on: 02 Nov 2013, 05:26 »

The word "vixen" is a common enough term for a certain kind of human woman now that I think many people learn it independent of it's fluffier origins.
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« Reply #34 on: 02 Nov 2013, 11:24 »

Today I learned that pig farmers use vaccinations to control the taste of the meat.
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« Reply #35 on: 02 Nov 2013, 11:34 »

Lovely.
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« Reply #36 on: 02 Nov 2013, 17:47 »

Today I learned about the squalid conditions Death Row inmates live in. Around the clock isolation, poorly ventilated cells, and the fact that they stay there for an average of 15 years before being executed.
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« Reply #37 on: 02 Nov 2013, 17:58 »

Today I learned I can just learn new things from here everyday.  :mrgreen:
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« Reply #38 on: 02 Nov 2013, 18:53 »

Today I learned about Mad Elf Ale, from Troeg's brewery. 

$54 a case. 

11% alcohol (yeah, that's about twice your average beer/ale). 

Brewed with honey and cherries. 




Happy holidays! 
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« Reply #39 on: 02 Nov 2013, 19:10 »

I learned two things today.
1) In Irish Celtic mythology, the Irish people were descended from the god Donn, which in turn allowed them to kick the asses of the race of gods living in Ireland, making it the only mythology where human defeated the gods.
2) I've started going grey less than a month before my 29th birthday...
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« Reply #40 on: 04 Nov 2013, 02:25 »

I'd rather be going gray at 29 than balding at 17. Ugh. Now I have a brushed back mohawk which shaves the thinning areas.

Today I learned a lot about implanting things. Bioproofing things is pretty hard to do at home. Bioproofing being coating things in something that is inert and implantable. Like coating magnets to prevent heavy metal poisoning and degradation. Been looking into implanting some magnets into myself if you didn't guess from that.
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« Reply #41 on: 04 Nov 2013, 02:57 »

There's quite a lot about implanting magnets in the old tattoo thread, starting here and spread over the next couple of pages.
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« Reply #42 on: 04 Nov 2013, 04:16 »

I learned how to use the shift key to avoid falling to my death in Minecraft.
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« Reply #43 on: 04 Nov 2013, 14:15 »

Learnt that the white rhino is not so-called because it is white; rather, the "white" portion of the name is a corruption of the Dutch word for "wide", since its snout is wider than that of other rhinos
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Re: Learning has occured
« Reply #44 on: 04 Nov 2013, 15:14 »

There's quite a lot about implanting magnets in the old tattoo thread, starting here and spread over the next couple of pages.

As cool as the concept sounds, I don't think I could deal with the pain.
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« Reply #45 on: 04 Nov 2013, 15:31 »

I'm pretty sure I could take it just fine. Not so sure if I could self perform it, though. I can go into a dissociative trance pretty easily where I don't really feel anything at all. It's a pretty handy ability. But doing it to myself... Probably would be good to be self aware. So I'll have to find someone to do it most likely. Or at least a spotter.
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« Reply #46 on: 04 Nov 2013, 18:13 »

Today, I learned that GameCube discs are smaller than a regular CD. I never had or really hung out with anyone who did, but my roommate has one (along with a Nintendo 64) and he left a game laying around in the common area. My mind was blown.
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« Reply #47 on: 04 Nov 2013, 20:12 »

That disc size is pretty standard. I remember my first experience with one of them was a couple years before the gamecube came out, I think. Got a computer game on that size disc from some fast food kid's meal when the first x men movie came out which would have made me about six. Now I see them from time to time as driver discs.
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« Reply #48 on: 04 Nov 2013, 20:14 »

Today, I learned that GameCube discs are smaller than a regular CD. I never had or really hung out with anyone who did, but my roommate has one (along with a Nintendo 64) and he left a game laying around in the common area. My mind was blown.

Burger King (I think) at one point or another gave CDROMs that size out as Happy Meal toys.
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Re: Learning has occured
« Reply #49 on: 04 Nov 2013, 20:55 »

I wanted to say burger king, so you're probably right on that. But I doubt it was a happy meal toy.  :mrgreen:
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