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Re: This thread is non-euclidean, for it has no point
« Reply #4201 on: 12 Feb 2015, 14:45 »

Cheese!





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« Reply #4202 on: 12 Feb 2015, 20:04 »

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« Reply #4203 on: 12 Feb 2015, 21:09 »

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Re: This thread is non-euclidean, for it has no point
« Reply #4204 on: 12 Feb 2015, 21:36 »

http://jackcayless.tumblr.com/

It's the webartist who wrote Chimneyspeak if you ever read it. It was fairly popular last year and before, but he took down his site once it ended. Now he's making a videogame
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« Reply #4205 on: 12 Feb 2015, 21:51 »

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Re: This thread is non-euclidean, for it has no point
« Reply #4206 on: 13 Feb 2015, 08:32 »



1 ticket please.
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Re: This thread is non-euclidean, for it has no point
« Reply #4207 on: 13 Feb 2015, 08:48 »

That poor leopard has a look on his face that just says "What did I do in some previous life to deserve this?"
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« Reply #4208 on: 13 Feb 2015, 10:03 »

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Re: This thread is non-euclidean, for it has no point
« Reply #4209 on: 13 Feb 2015, 11:18 »

I've not read or really looked this 50 Shades stuff. Can anyone tell me if this film review is accurate.

http://www.picturesthatigoneanddone.com/product/50-shades-of-grey

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« Reply #4210 on: 13 Feb 2015, 12:16 »

Sounds spot on.
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Re: This thread is non-euclidean, for it has no point
« Reply #4211 on: 13 Feb 2015, 12:17 »

That poor leopard has a look on his face that just says "What did I do in some previous life to deserve this?"
That's a cheetah.
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« Reply #4212 on: 13 Feb 2015, 13:01 »

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Re: This thread is non-euclidean, for it has no point
« Reply #4213 on: 13 Feb 2015, 13:03 »

How exactly does tax return work anyways? If you were by any chance to get a tax return in Spain, you'd be lucky to get it within the fiscal year. And to get a tax return you have to either have a metric fuckton of kids, a crookedgood accountant, or a father that works in banking. I am one in the third group, thankfully.
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Re: This thread is non-euclidean, for it has no point
« Reply #4214 on: 13 Feb 2015, 15:15 »

You can choose to have you taxes taken out of you paycheck and once tax season is done you file your taxes and you can be refunded some of that money back.


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Re: This thread is non-euclidean, for it has no point
« Reply #4216 on: 13 Feb 2015, 19:01 »

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Re: This thread is non-euclidean, for it has no point
« Reply #4217 on: 13 Feb 2015, 19:05 »



Did you know that men report having significantly more sexual partners than women report (only counting heterosexual experiences)? Did you know that according to math that doesn't work?
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Re: This thread is non-euclidean, for it has no point
« Reply #4218 on: 13 Feb 2015, 21:29 »



$5 says you don't understand this one.
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« Reply #4219 on: 13 Feb 2015, 21:49 »

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« Reply #4220 on: 13 Feb 2015, 22:28 »

I like Fireball, because I like candy.



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Re: This thread is non-euclidean, for it has no point
« Reply #4221 on: 14 Feb 2015, 00:47 »

Did you know that men report having significantly more sexual partners than women report (only counting heterosexual experiences)? Did you know that according to math that doesn't work?

Actually, it can work just fine, so that maths can go and stand in the corner.  Trivial counter example:- consider a population of ten men and twenty women in which everyone sleeps with everyone of the opposite sex.
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« Reply #4222 on: 14 Feb 2015, 01:40 »

Did you know that men report having significantly more sexual partners than women report (only counting heterosexual experiences)? Did you know that according to math that doesn't work?

Actually, it can work just fine, so that maths can go and stand in the corner.  Trivial counter example:- consider a population of ten men and twenty women in which everyone sleeps with everyone of the opposite sex.

The real world has about an equal amount of males and females (with about the same amount being heterosexual for either one). That's why it doesn't work.
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« Reply #4223 on: 14 Feb 2015, 01:43 »

It still can; it's about behaviour, not maths.
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« Reply #4224 on: 14 Feb 2015, 02:08 »

Break it down simply, 10 heterosexual males and 10 heterosexual females (because we can go on the basis that earth's population is about 50/50 males to females; again, I have to not count other types of sex, because that can in fact mess the math up). There is no scenario in that that can lead to males having more sexual partners than females, it will always average out the same.
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« Reply #4225 on: 14 Feb 2015, 02:24 »



Did you know that men report having significantly more sexual partners than women report (only counting heterosexual experiences)? Did you know that according to math that doesn't work?
That one about lying is total bullshit.
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« Reply #4226 on: 14 Feb 2015, 02:36 »

I agree the lying thing actually, but I do think most men lie about how many people they've done :D
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« Reply #4227 on: 14 Feb 2015, 06:01 »




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« Reply #4228 on: 14 Feb 2015, 07:12 »

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« Reply #4229 on: 14 Feb 2015, 09:04 »

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« Reply #4230 on: 14 Feb 2015, 10:34 »

Wait, Fanboys is still around? (Goes to binge on the last few years)
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Re: This thread is non-euclidean, for it has no point
« Reply #4231 on: 14 Feb 2015, 12:35 »

I agree the lying thing actually, but I do think most men lie about how many people they've done :D
I am inclined to suspect, given our cultures' attitudes regarding gender and sexual experience, that both men and women tend to lie on these types of surveys, but in opposite directions.
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« Reply #4232 on: 14 Feb 2015, 13:07 »

I agree the lying thing actually, but I do think most men lie about how many people they've done :D
I am inclined to suspect, given our cultures' attitudes regarding gender and sexual experience, that both men and women tend to lie on these types of surveys, but in opposite directions.

I should have just used that study for the picture, because that's pretty much what happens
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« Reply #4233 on: 14 Feb 2015, 13:36 »

Did you buy pretty rocks for someone for Valentine's day?

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« Reply #4234 on: 14 Feb 2015, 19:11 »

Wait, Fanboys is still around? (Goes to binge on the last few years)

Last post was in November 2014, so...sorta? Kinda? Not really?
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« Reply #4235 on: 14 Feb 2015, 19:16 »

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« Reply #4236 on: 14 Feb 2015, 19:21 »

Wait, Fanboys is still around? (Goes to binge on the last few years)

Last post was in November 2014, so...sorta? Kinda? Not really?
I haven't read it since summer 2012, so that's still a plus.
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« Reply #4237 on: 14 Feb 2015, 21:09 »

Wait, Fanboys is still around? (Goes to binge on the last few years)

Last post was in November 2014, so...sorta? Kinda? Not really?
I haven't read it since summer 2012, so that's still a plus.

Well then by all means, enjoy the hell out of those two years, because they were excellent.
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« Reply #4238 on: 15 Feb 2015, 03:44 »

$5 says you don't understand this one.
Well... I'm guessing that is a hydraulic clutch. And "Hail Hydra" is a comic-book thing, isn't it?

In Australia a "tax return" is the paperwork you sent to the tax-office giving details of your income etc. for the year. If you get money back from the tax-office after they have processed your return, it is called a "tax refund".
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« Reply #4239 on: 15 Feb 2015, 08:59 »

Yeah, that's the same in the states.
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« Reply #4240 on: 15 Feb 2015, 09:22 »

Yeah, that's the same in the states.

Probably the same in Spain too. What I was aiming for is "do they actually refund the money within the century?"
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« Reply #4241 on: 15 Feb 2015, 09:30 »

Yes. Relatively quickly even, by government measure. The whole concept around in in the US is you pay into a fund during the year for your tax obligation. At the start of each year, when your fill out your tax reports, they will then refund you whatever you have over paid them. Or conversely you own whatever you underpaid. A lot of people have a little extra taken out of every pay check as sort of a 'forced savings' program so that they get back a bigger refund. It normally take a few weeks. And a lot of places now will 'pre refund you'. Basically when you get them to fill out your return (or sometimes bring them your return), they pay you most of what you would have gotten back right then in exchange for you signing over your refund. Them keeping the difference as a fee.

In the end it works out all the way around for the government since you are basically giving them money, which they hold onto (and make use of) until up to a year later, at which point they return a small portion of it.
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« Reply #4242 on: 15 Feb 2015, 10:03 »

Or audit you if you cheat on your taxes
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« Reply #4243 on: 15 Feb 2015, 10:19 »

My mind, she is blown. My dad's still waiting for the 2013 refund.
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« Reply #4244 on: 15 Feb 2015, 10:21 »

Yeah, it only took a week for me to get my refund. I didn't go through an agency, either, just used the IRS's online forms.
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« Reply #4245 on: 15 Feb 2015, 10:24 »

Jan 31st is when employers/banks are supposed to have your paperwork to you (telling what you earned and what not) so you can file your taxes anytime after that.  We usually do ours that week since they are not complicated, and we've always gotten our refund around valentines day (it's frequently what we use to pay for a night out).
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« Reply #4246 on: 15 Feb 2015, 10:33 »

The only time my tax refund has been delayed was in 2013. The reason for that was one of the forms I use (for a tax credit based on the fees I pay as a grad student) was being redesigned that year to make it more confusing (seriously, why would you make a form that requires the person filling it out to start at the end and work toward the beginning?), and they didn't have the form available until March.
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« Reply #4247 on: 15 Feb 2015, 10:38 »

The UK system (PAYE - Pay As You Earn) has the Inland Revenue provide a code to your employer which tells them how much tax to deduct each month.  If your tax position changes during the year, the code is changed, and the adjustments are made automatically on future salary payments.  If they find there was a mistake during the year, the correction will be factored into the code for the next year, if you owe them, or repaid to you if they owe you. 

If you have non-salary income other than UK savings which are taxed by the bank directly, then you may need to fill in a tax return and pay the additional tax bill when presented; you may be asked for an estimated amount up front if this is continuing year on year.
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« Reply #4248 on: 15 Feb 2015, 17:21 »

$5 says you don't understand this one.
Well... I'm guessing that is a hydraulic clutch.

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And "Hail Hydra" is a comic-book thing, isn't it?
You haven't seen the Captain America movies? Did they retitle them to "Captain Australia" down there?
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Re: This thread is non-euclidean, for it has no point
« Reply #4249 on: 15 Feb 2015, 17:51 »

The UK system (PAYE - Pay As You Earn) has the Inland Revenue provide a code to your employer which tells them how much tax to deduct each month.  If your tax position changes during the year, the code is changed, and the adjustments are made automatically on future salary payments.
Australia's system is similar for employed people, except that the code adjustment is voluntary. Your employer deducts income-tax from your salary according to the amount you are paid, and at the end of the year issues you with a "Group Certificate" (in the UK it is a "P60", I think?), which you submit with your tax-return. If you have a tax-deductible expenditure (interest on certain loans, for example), you can apply to the ATO, and have it deducted from your PAYE payments, but many employees don't want the company pay clerks to know their private financial affairs and so don't do this*, but instead claim back at the end of the year.

*In Australia, mortgage (home loan) interest payments on your own home are not tax-deductible, so having deductible loan-interest implies that you are engaged in "negatively geared" investment in property, shares etc. which has at times been politically controversial as a form of tax-avoidance by high-income individuals.
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