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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #350 on: 17 Sep 2015, 18:32 »

Hahahahaha, I have literally *never* got past that level, and that was over twenty years ago on my Genesis.
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #351 on: 17 Sep 2015, 19:23 »

Labyrinth Boss strat: Just fucking go upwards.

Really.

With good movement you can do it in 45 seconds.

I'm so pissed right now it's not even funny. I was 6 when I got mad at it ffs.
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #352 on: 17 Sep 2015, 19:34 »

Yeah, so was I. I think I learned that via Youtube, but fairly recently.
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« Reply #353 on: 17 Sep 2015, 19:35 »

I was watching a Mario All-Stars speedrun on Twitch and someone said it on chat. I was so mad I had to look on youtube, and then I almost proceeded to break my cart in half.

Then I remembered it was my sis', so I didn't.
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #354 on: 17 Sep 2015, 19:52 »

It's some serious bullshit.
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #355 on: 17 Sep 2015, 20:01 »

Today and yesterday I got a better understanding of arc suppression coils in AC power distribution.

EDIT: Today I learned the word "vagarious", from an ESL speaker.
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« Reply #356 on: 20 Nov 2015, 19:07 »

Today I learned that hospitals can easily reach Amtrak-like levels of disorganization.

I have seen hospitals reach depths of disorganization well beyond Amtrak.  The larger the hospital system, the worse it gets.  Our regional hospital's recently been bought by UPMC, the largest hospital system in Pittsburgh (two hours away), and you can hear the suck for miles around. 

Got a call saying my daughter was going to be released yesterday at 1:30. 

We got home at 7:30.  I was three hours late to work...   :-P
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #357 on: 22 Nov 2015, 21:34 »

Today I learned the word "ovine". It's the word like "canine" or "porcine" that applies to sheep.
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #358 on: 23 Nov 2015, 16:06 »

Or like bovine!
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #359 on: 10 Dec 2015, 15:28 »

Learned our "support team" in Cincinatti is neither. So many manually coded pages. Also our CMS is none of the things those letters stand for.
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #360 on: 14 Dec 2015, 01:00 »

I learned a new word the other day: adscititious.
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #361 on: 17 Dec 2015, 14:22 »

I learned that Salvation Army volunteers are not allowed to tough the money at all. I had my hands full taking my bags out of the grocery store, but I knew he was out there so I put a dollar on my hat before leaving and asked if he could grab it for me (seeing as, again, my hands were full). He said he wasn't allowed. I understand the rule, but it still seemed strange.
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #362 on: 19 Dec 2015, 04:21 »

Last week I learned that over tightening a oil pressure sensor on a Honda CR-V will crack the engine block because of a design flaw in the b20 series engine.

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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #363 on: 02 Jan 2016, 16:36 »

I do hope Honda paid for that.

Today I learned what "commanded equivalency ratio" means. It's the ratio of the actual fuel-air mixture the engine controller wants to a stoichiometric ratio. Also learned that my dad's car runs the injector rails at over 2000 psi.
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« Reply #364 on: 02 Jan 2016, 18:55 »

I do hope Honda paid for that.

Today I learned what "commanded equivalency ratio" means. It's the ratio of the actual fuel-air mixture the engine controller wants to a stoichiometric ratio. Also learned that my dad's car runs the injector rails at over 2000 psi.

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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #365 on: 03 Jan 2016, 10:32 »

Gasoline.
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« Reply #366 on: 03 Jan 2016, 13:20 »

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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #367 on: 03 Jan 2016, 13:36 »

If you ever played Sonic The Hedgehog (the original, not the 2006 disastrous reboot) you might have got to the Labyrinth Zone boss.

Is 2015 too late to learn that you don't really have to kill him?

Because I just did and I'm salty as hell. I lost 12 lives to him on a playthrough 15 years ago, and stopped playing the original Sonic altogether.
The barrel boss in level 3 of Carnival Zone in Sonic 3 was worse, because you pretty much had to find a guide to figure out how to get past it (time pressing up and down as it moved up and down).

That whole level was a charliefoxtrot, honestly.  Massive for one, the aforementioned barrel boss, and a zone boss that required certain items to appear before you could hit him, meaning that there was practically no time to go exploring or get lost.  I almost never reached the boss with over a minute remaining, and never managed a no-deaths clear.
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #368 on: 03 Jan 2016, 17:08 »

They fucked up on the barrel to be fair. The thing is a meme today. Even the official Sonic twitter account doesn't want anything to do with it.
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #369 on: 11 Jan 2016, 19:23 »

Today I learned that I've been using the word "acronym" incorrectly. Not only that, it was an ESL speaker who told me about it.

Turns out that in strict usage any abbreviation for which you spell out the individual letters, for example IBM, is properly called an "initialism" with the word "acronym" reserved for things that are pronounced as a word, e.g. NATO.

SAP, then, is an initialism when used by people who work there and an acronym among their customers.
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #370 on: 26 Apr 2016, 10:04 »

Well, I learned about the Gombe Chimpanzee War today.
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« Reply #371 on: 26 Apr 2016, 10:10 »

I've heard of that, but didn't know anything about it.  It is rather interesting, and sad that we as a species tend to act more like pan troglodytes than pan paniscus.
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« Reply #372 on: 28 Apr 2016, 18:48 »

Today I learned it's called George Mason University not James Mason University. The world just got a little less whimsical for me.
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #373 on: 03 Aug 2016, 00:40 »

It turns out that even after commissioning the second pilot episode Desilu's board of directors voted not to produce Star Trek.

The series only happened because the chairman of the board overruled them.

We have Star Trek today because of Lucille Ball.
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« Reply #374 on: 03 Aug 2016, 01:20 »

The world does not understand just what a significant and influential couple Lucy and Desi were.
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #375 on: 03 Aug 2016, 16:23 »

Another reason that we all love Lucy.
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #376 on: 17 Jan 2017, 22:51 »

Word of the day.

Procrustean /prō-krusˈti-ən/    adjective
Taking violent measures to ensure conformity to a standard
 
ORIGIN: From Procrustes, a legendary Greek robber, who stretched or cut his captives' legs to make them fit a bed
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« Reply #377 on: 17 Jan 2017, 22:57 »

I'll be amused and impressed if someone guesses what I'm reading from the definitions appearing here. I'm not yet far in.

 pleonasm /plēˈə-nazm/    noun
Redundancy, esp of words
A redundant expression
 
ORIGIN: Gr pleonasmos, from pleōn more
plēˈonast  noun
Someone who is given to pleonasm

 pleˈonaste  noun
(Fr pléonaste) a dark green to black magnesia-iron spinel (from its multitude of faces)

pleonasˈtic or pleonasˈtical  adjective
pleonasˈtically  adverb
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #378 on: 31 Mar 2017, 20:22 »

I learned that Spain has a Constitutional Monarchy (like the UK) of the Bourbon dynasty (established after the Spanish War of Succession in 1714). I always thought they were a democratic republic of sorts.  I also learned that the French Bourbon dynasty still exists (always thought they died out).  The current pretender to the throne is Louis XX and he's 28.
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« Reply #379 on: 01 Apr 2017, 05:54 »

Generalissimo Francisco Franco is hurt that you forgot about him.

If, of course, he wasn't valiant in his efforts to remain dead, that is.
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #380 on: 01 Apr 2017, 22:25 »

I learned that Spain has a Constitutional Monarchy (like the UK) of the Bourbon dynasty (established after the Spanish War of Succession in 1714). I always thought they were a democratic republic of sorts.  I also learned that the French Bourbon dynasty still exists (always thought they died out).  The current pretender to the throne is Louis XX and he's 28.
He's been pretending to be king for 28 years, he's 42.
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« Reply #381 on: 02 Apr 2017, 06:14 »

I learned that Spain has a Constitutional Monarchy (like the UK) of the Bourbon dynasty (established after the Spanish War of Succession in 1714). I always thought they were a democratic republic of sorts.  I also learned that the French Bourbon dynasty still exists (always thought they died out).  The current pretender to the throne is Louis XX and he's 28.

Spain has been a republic twice for a combined 6 years but it never went what you'd say "well". The first republic had a new head of state every two weeks for several reasons (assassination, resignation, putting a scapegoat...) which eventually made the citizens decide that constitutional monarchy would've been a better idea and the second one devolved into a civil war and dictatorship after 5 years because that Franco dude staged a coup and shit.
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #382 on: 23 May 2017, 04:45 »

It seems so obvious now but I just never knew. The division symbol  is just a blank fraction. You replace the dots with numbers.

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« Reply #383 on: 23 May 2017, 06:03 »

Never noticed that!
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« Reply #384 on: 23 May 2017, 08:31 »

It seems so obvious now but I just never knew. The division symbol  is just a blank fraction. You replace the dots with numbers.


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« Reply #385 on: 24 May 2017, 21:58 »

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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #386 on: 25 May 2017, 00:23 »

See, I write fractions with a diagonal line - 1/3 for example, so this just never occurred to me. My mind was fucking blown by it. One of my lovers is a maths teacher so I sent to them and they were unsurprised...
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« Reply #387 on: 31 May 2017, 17:59 »

When I divide I tend to use the bottom left format so I don't even see the other ways too often.


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« Reply #388 on: 31 May 2017, 20:15 »

When I divide I tend to use the bottom left format so I don't even see the other ways too often.

Huh - didn't even know that one existed ... looks a bit like 3*Sqrt[42] ...

I use the upper left notation for long division (omitting the "-" though, like 42:3=14) - i.e. never - and the bottom right one as default. Mostly because it's easy to visualize manipulating fractions, like:

a/b = c/d => a/c/d = b => a*d/c =b

where I'd imagine the c/d "flipping over" in the last step.

Aaaaaaand I just learned that one actually has a name, and it's called "cross-multiplication". Huh ...
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« Reply #389 on: 31 May 2017, 20:37 »

When I divide I tend to use the bottom left format so I don't even see the other ways too often.

Huh - didn't even know that one existed ... looks a bit like 3*Sqrt[42] ...

I know for the most part that's the method they use to teach long division in Primary School here.
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« Reply #390 on: 31 May 2017, 21:41 »

When I divide I tend to use the bottom left format so I don't even see the other ways too often.

Huh - didn't even know that one existed ... looks a bit like 3*Sqrt[42] ...

I know for the most part that's the method they use to teach long division in Primary School here.
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That's weird - I mean, the graphic format is similar to the conventional notation for long division, but the notation goes against the common reading direction, and it doesn't conform to the equation format  :? Feels wrong somehow.

Do kids learn better that way?

(And I never understood the need for mnemonics - it's just math, it is its own language, much like music. Why mix it with weird mnemonics about smelly dead animals? Gives all kinds of distracting associations)
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #391 on: 01 Jun 2017, 00:28 »

The graphic is not displaying equivalent notations; there is a clear difference between writing a division relationship in text or a formula (which may be one or two dimensional), and a layout convention for conveniently performing a tedious calculation.  Bottom left is the second of those, and the others are the first.  I can't imagine that anyone has ever suggested bottom left to be used like the others.
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« Reply #392 on: 04 Jun 2017, 21:21 »

Today I learned that "Cathar" and "cathartic" have the same Greek root.
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« Reply #393 on: 07 Jun 2017, 04:06 »

Today (wee hours of the morning) I  learned to not waste time and effort to get equipment to pass when your standard is effed up and off by your acceptance limits.

Don't trust and always verify.

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« Reply #394 on: 04 Dec 2017, 18:31 »

I was just wondering how pineapples reproduce, because they don't have seeds, and I'm pretty sure they haven't been cultivated to grow a seedless variety like bananas and grapes. Apparently, unpollinated pineapple plants still grow fruits, and the pineapples we eat are all unpollinated. Pollinated plants will grow seedy pineapples, which are less desirable for obvious reasons. Hummingbirds are prohibited in Hawaii as they would ruin the pineapple harvest by pollinating all the plants.

I'm not sure why a pineapple plant would spend all that energy on producing a fruit that has no seeds and cannot reproduce. Or can it...? The other thing I learned is that pineapple plants are really easy to grow yourself! All you need to do is cut off the crown and stick it in a pot. Needs very little water and a little plant food. It'll grow easily, even in non-tropical climates, and then you can look forward to harvesting your very own pineapple... in about two years. Okay, it's not quick, but it seems like a fun thing to try out. It can hardly be more disappointing than the time I grew an avocado plant...
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« Reply #395 on: 16 Oct 2018, 11:20 »

I just learned that the movie Final Destination is based off a scraped X-Files episode. It kind of has the same vibe looking back on it. Would have loved to see Scully and Mulder do an investigation.
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« Reply #396 on: 02 Nov 2018, 18:49 »

If you ask google how to cook bacon in the oven, you will find a plethora of articles advising you to set your oven to 400F (200C). One even talks lovingly about the benefits of cooking bacon slowly ("Starting with a cold oven ensures that the bacon will cook slowly like it needs to.") But it still suggests setting the temperature to 400F.

Even starting from a cold oven, you will probably end up with a smoke-filled kitchen.

We've got a copy of the excellent book "Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat." The author points out that animal fats begin to burn at 176C (about 350F). Just below that, fat will render and the bacon will brown as this happens.

If you've never done this, I can highly recommend it. Lay your bacon in a single layer on a lined tray (I put one layer of alfoil and top that with baking paper). Put in cold oven. Set oven to 175C (adjust for your oven). Give it a turn after 10 minutes or so. Pull it out when it's done to your liking.

No smoke. Crispy bacon. And a lot of fat is rendered off (which you should, of course, keep for some other happy purpose).
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« Reply #397 on: 10 Jan 2019, 12:15 »

wow, I finally understand the song "we didnt start the fire" by Billy Joel. I always thought it was about some deep meaning commentary on the human experience. Turns out its just a list of events from 1949 - 1964.
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To be fair to my younger self some of the lyrics are movies or songs released in those years that reference history before the era.
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« Reply #398 on: 11 Jan 2019, 07:07 »

wow, I finally understand the song "we didnt start the fire" by Billy Joel. I always thought it was about some deep meaning commentary on the human experience. Turns out its just a list of events from 1949 - 1964.
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To be fair to my younger self some of the lyrics are movies or songs released in those years that reference history before the era.
People and events... but it goes WAY past 1964...
Punk Rock is mentioned (late 70s) and the 'cola wars' (mid 80s).
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« Reply #399 on: 11 Jan 2019, 07:12 »

wow, I finally understand the song "we didnt start the fire" by Billy Joel. I always thought it was about some deep meaning commentary on the human experience. Turns out its just a list of events from 1949 - 1964.
 :venonat:

To be fair to my younger self some of the lyrics are movies or songs released in those years that reference history before the era.
People and events... but it goes WAY past 1964...
Punk Rock is mentioned (late 70s) and the 'cola wars' (mid 80s).

Kids these days ...
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