TIL...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Holdfast, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. Mary Ann

    Mary Ann Knitting is logical Premium Member

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    I love that reference. :lol:

    TIL that I owning almost 1000 books isn't so much fun when there's been a lot of building work going on around the house and every single book needs to be dusted. Several hundred down, several more hundred to go...
     
  2. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    ^I was wondering whether anyone got it! :)
     
  3. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I'm pretty sure you can alter that Tora so that your posts to groups don't show up in newsfeeds.
     
  4. Australis

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    TIL I ahve some amazing friends on FB, whose lives can on one hand be seen as 'ordinary' (whatever that is), but in another light can be seen as epic tales that are now at a place far different from where they started, and usually for the better.
     
  5. Zulu Romeo

    Zulu Romeo World Famous Starship Captain Premium Member

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    I learned today that my laptop speakers had been running on stereo mode for all this time, producing a flat, quiet sound; and I've only just now managed to figure out how to set it up for its built-in 5.1 speaker setup. It's as if my computer has finally found its voice again. :)

    I also learned that not everything is a metaphor for something else. :vulcan:
     
  6. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    As far as the admin and I can figure out, you can't control that. Posts to open groups show up in news feeds; posts to closed and secret groups don't. We may be changing ours to a closed group.
     
  7. auntiehill

    auntiehill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Today, I learned that having a white, gas stovetop is a really, really bad idea.
     
  8. thestrangequark

    thestrangequark Admiral Admiral

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    ^Don't worry. It won't be white for very much longer. ;)
     
  9. auntiehill

    auntiehill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    ^it's not terribly white right now.
     
  10. OmahaStar

    OmahaStar Disrespectful of his betters Admiral

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    Today I learned thatI am in no way (car) mechanically inclined. What should have been a simple enough task - changing a light bulb on my car's front running/headlight - took only five minutes in that youtube video, but took me about an hour and a half. Fuck that. I can pay somebody to do it next time.
     
  11. backstept

    backstept Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Yesterday I learned that Army of Darkness is called Captain Supermarket in Japan
     
  12. Revdkathy

    Revdkathy BobTheSkutter's wife Moderator

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    Today I learned that work... any work... is better than daytime TV (damned sick note!)
     
  13. B.J.

    B.J. Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    :guffaw:
     
  14. Holdfast

    Holdfast Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I forgot I posted this thread; it really got a life of its own. Nice work all!

    Growing up, we had a white, gas stovetop. Beyond the usual food spills (common to any stovetop) that could be cleaned off in the usual way, I can't remember any particular problems. What's the issue? Is the gas somehow discolouring it? It shouldn't do.

    :guffaw: That's great.
     
  15. auntiehill

    auntiehill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    ^The grease splatters are impossible to get off it without scratching it the hell up; it's a cheap, piece of crap stove the builders put in.

    I learned that Buitoni's ravioli feeds two people per package. The tortellini feeds two people per package. The Angel Hair pasta feeds about 4 very large people who probably haven't eaten all day.

    GEEZ, that's a lot of pasta.

     
  16. Australis

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    ... Jon Lord has passed away, and the world seems a little greyer :(
     
  17. Gryffindorian

    Gryffindorian Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Recently, I learned that since i'm not a Mesomorph, I can never be one. :borg: It's all in my genes.

    Still, I'm flattered that some people think I'm thin. ;)
     
  18. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    ^Cute, too. :)
     
  19. Gryffindorian

    Gryffindorian Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Aww ... Thanks, Tora Ziyal. ;)
     
  20. trampledamage

    trampledamage Clone Moderator

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    Today I learned that I don't have the manual dexterity to click correctly on really short thread titles...
     

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