Things you should know by now, but only just discovered

The average airspeed of an unladen swallow. I've had the internet readily at my fingertips for so many years and that question left unaswered even longer. Why have I not found this before?

Spoiler:

roughly 24MPH

mrtomaytohead wrote:

The average airspeed of an unladen swallow. I've had the internet readily at my fingertips for so many years and that question left unaswered even longer. Why have I not found this before?

Spoiler:

roughly 24MPH

Note to readers: From the article, this is for a European swallow as there hasn't been any data found which would tell us the same for an African swallow.

McIrishJihad wrote:
Falchion wrote:
trichy wrote:
sometimesdee wrote:

Remind me to never tell McIrishJihad where I live...

He already knows.

and he knows too much.

I collect knowledge like other men collect trinkets. Eventually this will pay off for me.

Didn't everyone spend a summer learning to pick locks?

master0 wrote:
McIrishJihad wrote:
Falchion wrote:
trichy wrote:
sometimesdee wrote:

Remind me to never tell McIrishJihad where I live...

He already knows.

and he knows too much.

I collect knowledge like other men collect trinkets. Eventually this will pay off for me.

Didn't everyone spend a summer learning to pick locks? :)

Yes. But for McIrishJihad, it is but just one of the many many things that he knows. That thing from yesterday? That you only caught a glimpse of as you turned your head, but your brain rejected even the few details in that split second?

He knows what that is too.

And why it was there.

And why you were there.

LouZiffer wrote:
mrtomaytohead wrote:

The average airspeed of an unladen swallow. I've had the internet readily at my fingertips for so many years and that question left unaswered even longer. Why have I not found this before?

Spoiler:

roughly 24MPH

Note to readers: From the article, this is for a European swallow as there hasn't been any data found which would tell us the same for an African swallow.

This is potentially life saving information.

But what if he was carrying a coconut?

Falchion wrote:
master0 wrote:
McIrishJihad wrote:
Falchion wrote:
trichy wrote:
sometimesdee wrote:

Remind me to never tell McIrishJihad where I live...

He already knows.

and he knows too much.

I collect knowledge like other men collect trinkets. Eventually this will pay off for me.

Didn't everyone spend a summer learning to pick locks? :)

Yes. But for McIrishJihad, it is but just one of the many many things that he knows. That thing from yesterday? That you only caught a glimpse of as you turned your head, but your brain rejected even the few details in that split second?

He knows what that is too.

And why it was there.

And why you were there.

The only reason you know this is because McIrishJihad wanted to make sure you knew it.

master0 wrote:
Edwin wrote:

That Louis C.K. is Irish/Bulgerian/Mexican and grew up in Mexico till age 8 and was an ESL student like I was.

Really that's pretty cool. I'm surprised I never saw him do some sort of I'm from mexico, no really, bit.

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Strewth wrote:
LouZiffer wrote:
mrtomaytohead wrote:

The average airspeed of an unladen swallow. I've had the internet readily at my fingertips for so many years and that question left unaswered even longer. Why have I not found this before?

Spoiler:

roughly 24MPH

Note to readers: From the article, this is for a European swallow as there hasn't been any data found which would tell us the same for an African swallow.

This is potentially life saving information.

But what if he was carrying a coconut?

Actually, I found out about this very link here on GWJ couple of years ago.

Maq wrote:

That piece of music I keep hearing that I could never place is actually Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 in E Minor From the New World. 2nd movement, natch.

As used by Ridley Scott in a 70s bread commercial.

master0 wrote:
McIrishJihad wrote:
Falchion wrote:
trichy wrote:
sometimesdee wrote:

Remind me to never tell McIrishJihad where I live...

He already knows.

and he knows too much.

I collect knowledge like other men collect trinkets. Eventually this will pay off for me.

Didn't everyone spend a summer learning to pick locks? :)

I did, and for someone as forgetful as I am, it comes in handy more than you'd think.

master0 wrote:

Didn't everyone spend a summer learning to pick locks? :)

I did, but at the time I was working at a hardware store where much of my job was manning the lock & key station. I made my own picks from bicycle spokes, and my torsion wrench from a heavy nail.

Strewth wrote:
LouZiffer wrote:
mrtomaytohead wrote:

The average airspeed of an unladen swallow. I've had the internet readily at my fingertips for so many years and that question left unaswered even longer. Why have I not found this before?

Spoiler:

roughly 24MPH

Note to readers: From the article, this is for a European swallow as there hasn't been any data found which would tell us the same for an African swallow.

This is potentially life saving information.

But what if he was carrying a coconut?

Then it wouldn't be unladen now, would it?

master0 wrote:
McIrishJihad wrote:
Falchion wrote:
trichy wrote:
sometimesdee wrote:

Remind me to never tell McIrishJihad where I live...

He already knows.

and he knows too much.

I collect knowledge like other men collect trinkets. Eventually this will pay off for me.

Didn't everyone spend a summer learning to pick locks? :)

I never got beyond the credit card stage.

Sonicator wrote:

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The 2004 comedy RPG The Bard's Tale was released on PC and features Cary Elwes (!) as the voice of the eponymous main character. I fear I may have to turn in both my computer gaming and Princess Bride geek cards.

Archangel wrote:

The 2004 comedy RPG The Bard's Tale was released on PC and features Cary Elwes (!) as the voice of the eponymous main character. I fear I may have to turn in both my computer gaming and Princess Bride geek cards.

Been playing it on my android tablet. I am really enjoying it.

manta173 wrote:
Archangel wrote:

The 2004 comedy RPG The Bard's Tale was released on PC and features Cary Elwes (!) as the voice of the eponymous main character. I fear I may have to turn in both my computer gaming and Princess Bride geek cards.

Been playing it on my android tablet. I am really enjoying it.

Yeah, isn't it also out on iOS?

McIrishJihad wrote:
manta173 wrote:
Archangel wrote:

The 2004 comedy RPG The Bard's Tale was released on PC and features Cary Elwes (!) as the voice of the eponymous main character. I fear I may have to turn in both my computer gaming and Princess Bride geek cards.

Been playing it on my android tablet. I am really enjoying it.

Yeah, isn't it also out on iOS?

Yes, it was free for a brief time not too long ago.

Universal pictures took Sony to court in the early 80's to hold Sony accountable for the piracy of movies and TV shows, which would have killed the VCR. The case, Sony Corp. of America v. Universal City Studios, Inc., was decided by 5-4 split, weaning we (Americans) were one justice away from no VCR's or any similar tech!

I tip my hat to those on the majority.

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Thank you.

When did Ctrl+Alt+Del stop directly opening Task Manager? That's how I remember it in XP, and now I use 7 at work and missed the old way or the OS X way of Cmd+Opt+Esc.

Yeah, I was pretty happy to discover that a couple years ago. Shouldn't have taken me that long.

Edit: The great thing is, Ctrl+Alt+Delete and then hitting enter is an extremely fast way to lock your computer. I use it all the time at work.

Windows Key + L

H to the ickle wrote:

Windows Key + L

Ctrl+Alt+Del -> Enter is so satisfyingly rhythmical, though. I should probably go through the Windows Key shortcuts. I never use it.

You can also open the Task manager by right clicking the task bar and picking Start Task Manager.

Rykin wrote:

You can also open the Task manager by right clicking the task bar and picking Start Task Manager.

I just discovered this a few weeks ago myself. Now I use it all the time.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:
H to the ickle wrote:

Windows Key + L

Ctrl+Alt+Del -> Enter is so satisfyingly rhythmical, though. I should probably go through the Windows Key shortcuts. I never use it.

Use Ctrl+Alt+Del -> Space myself, but same thoughts otherwise.

Tanglebones wrote:

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Mind blown.

That is most useful for me, thank you ducky.

sometimesdee wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

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Mind blown.

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