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Postby The Emerald Dawn » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:05 pm

Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f wrote:
The Emerald Dawn wrote:Whatchu call me?


This is you? That's fucking awesome!

That has 8 legs. I have none. So there.

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Postby Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:10 pm

The Emerald Dawn wrote:
Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f wrote:
This is you? That's fucking awesome!

That has 8 legs. I have none. So there.


More like protuberances than legs...I mean I don't think they actually do much in the way of moving...more like...drift I suppose...
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Postby The Emerald Dawn » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:13 pm

Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f wrote:
The Emerald Dawn wrote:That has 8 legs. I have none. So there.


More like protuberances than legs...I mean I don't think they actually do much in the way of moving...more like...drift I suppose...

That and smoke hookahs, I'd imagine occasionally talk to little girls.

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Postby Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:18 pm

The Emerald Dawn wrote:
Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f wrote:
More like protuberances than legs...I mean I don't think they actually do much in the way of moving...more like...drift I suppose...

That and smoke hookahs, I'd imagine occasionally talk to little girls.


That could be quite an equitable existence...but more fun if you can shoot a nerf gun at them as well...
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Postby Chernoslavia » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:37 pm

Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f wrote:Pissing in the wind...not a good idea.


How would you know that? :blink:

EDIT: ....nvm
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Postby Ifreann » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:40 pm

Chernoslavia wrote:
Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f wrote:Pissing in the wind...not a good idea.


How would you know that? :blink:

EDIT: ....nvm

A basic understanding of fluid mechanics.
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Postby The Emerald Dawn » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:41 pm

Ifreann wrote:
Chernoslavia wrote:
How would you know that? :blink:

EDIT: ....nvm

A basic understanding of fluid mechanics.

Hydrodynamics?

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Postby Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:43 pm

Ifreann wrote:
Chernoslavia wrote:
How would you know that? :blink:

EDIT: ....nvm

A basic understanding of fluid mechanics.


The theory is validated by extensive field testing and observations. Don't ask. My childhood was...interesting.
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Postby Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:45 pm

The Emerald Dawn wrote:
Ifreann wrote:A basic understanding of fluid mechanics.

Hydrodynamics?


Also gravity.
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Postby The Emerald Dawn » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:46 pm

Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f wrote:
The Emerald Dawn wrote:Hydrodynamics?


Also gravity.

You should write a paper on it. I'm sure you could get a government grant.

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Postby Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:48 pm

The Emerald Dawn wrote:
Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f wrote:
Also gravity.

You should write a paper on it. I'm sure you could get a government grant.


Are you calling me an idiot?
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Postby The Emerald Dawn » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:49 pm

Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f wrote:
The Emerald Dawn wrote:You should write a paper on it. I'm sure you could get a government grant.


Are you calling me an idiot?

You did just admit to pissing on yourself. Are you sure you want to pursue this line of questioning, counselor?

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Postby Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:53 pm

The Emerald Dawn wrote:
Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f wrote:
Are you calling me an idiot?

You did just admit to pissing on yourself. Are you sure you want to pursue this line of questioning, counselor?


I think you'll find that I did no such thing. *hrmph*!

I said I observed. I didn't go in for self experimentation...well unless booze or drugs were involved somehow.
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Postby Ivania » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:56 pm

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Postby The Occident » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:06 pm

Ifreann wrote:
Urumgard wrote:I once saw somebody label Sweden as China on a world map in a geography class about three years ago... That was probably close to the most stupid I've seen humans get.

You're still young, you'll learn.

You don't lose faith in humanity until you see someone unable to locate a globe when the teacher asks for it.
It was like 9/11 for the human stupidity threshold.

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Postby Costa Alegria » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:09 pm

Water is blue. Alexander Graham Bell not inventing the telephone.
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Postby Laerod » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:14 pm

Costa Alegria wrote:Water is blue.

Not everywhere...

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Postby The Emerald Dawn » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:15 pm

The Occident wrote:
Ifreann wrote:You're still young, you'll learn.

You don't lose faith in humanity until you see someone unable to locate a globe when the teacher asks for it.
It was like 9/11 for the human stupidity threshold.

I've seen that. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back in high school, my teacher asked [name redacted] where Iraq was on the map. The conversation went as follows.

"Please point to Iraq on the map."
"The what?"
"Iraq?"
"No, the map."
"Yes, on the map. Point to Iraq."
"What's a map?"
"The large picture of the world behind me."
"The wall?"
"The map is on the wall."
"Behind you?"
"Yes."
"What?"
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Postby Cannot think of a name » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:16 pm

Ivania wrote:Knowing your name.

You shut your filthy mouth...Image
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Postby Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:17 pm

Cannot think of a name wrote:
Ivania wrote:Knowing your name.

You shut your filthy mouth...Image


/win
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Postby Vestr-Norig » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:17 pm

Norway is not the capital of Sweden.
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Postby Pennswald » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:11 pm

The Emerald Dawn wrote:PEMDAS still confuses some people. I don't care what their degrees are in, it still confuses them.


Until the other day when this was discussed on a local radio morning talk show, I didn't know about "PEMDAS" either.

Then again, when I was in school, we were simply expected to learn the precedence of operations. Period. "Acronyms? We don't need no stinking acronyms."

Which was probably a good thing, since the acronym doesn't indicate that the reflexive operators are equal in precedence. It also excludes modulo, unary, bitwise, and logical operators....

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Postby Sidhae » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:13 pm

Geography of the First World. Granted, my worldview is somewhat Eurocentric, but in my mind, every Western citizen should have at least a basic grasp of geography of the civilized world. One thing is not knowing where exactly Burkina Faso is located, but I can never stop being amused at people who think Europe is a country, or Swedes who ask if I have computers in my homeland that's 40 minutes flight across the sea from them.
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Postby The Emerald Dawn » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:14 pm

Pennswald wrote:
The Emerald Dawn wrote:PEMDAS still confuses some people. I don't care what their degrees are in, it still confuses them.


Until the other day when this was discussed on a local radio morning talk show, I didn't know about "PEMDAS" either.

Then again, when I was in school, we were simply expected to learn the precedence of operations. Period. "Acronyms? We don't need no stinking acronyms."

Which was probably a good thing, since the acronym doesn't indicate that the reflexive operators are equal in precedence. It also excludes modulo, unary, bitwise, and logical operators....

However, when dealing with the American education system, you need to dumb things down a lot.

I don't say this to mock American students, just the school system.

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Postby South Asia Minor » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:19 pm

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