Things you should know by now, but only just discovered

Not exactly for this thread but...

Things you should know by now but still don't understand.

Reddit.

Speedhuntr wrote:
Not exactly for this thread but...

Things you should know by now but still don't understand.

Reddit.


The Twitter.

Speedhuntr wrote:
Not exactly for this thread but...

Things you should know by now but still don't understand.

Reddit.

Yeah, I don't get this either, even after watching the video explaining it. I go to Reddit, and all I see is a mass of stuff.

Chaz wrote:
Speedhuntr wrote:
Not exactly for this thread but...

Things you should know by now but still don't understand.

Reddit.

I go to Reddit, and all I see is a mass of stuff.

Yeah?

I am still discovering new functions of Wolfram Alpha, such as this one. You can do that for satellites and even planes.

PandaEskimo wrote:
Schrensky wrote:
Queue is spelled as such because 'que' itself would be pronounced as 'K'. 'Q's are followed by 'U's, 'U's by vowels, thus the 'E', and then the last "UE" is added to give the proper "U" sound at the end :O

Mind = Blown

We pronounce node queue as "nodakwayway".

We pronounce "queue" as "line" around here.

Spanish-language shorthand switches "que" to "ke." If they were bilingual, they could drop the E.

This is what I get when visiting family up north.

I thought church keys had a really specific shape, and where of the "cap lifter" type:

You may be correct, but I've always called all the types in Ghostship's post 'church keys'. Yours DO look more like keys though, so perhaps someone in my ancestry got confused.

However, most of the types that Ghostship linked are hard to open cans with. Unless there's some magic technique I've never learned, you have to slowly mangle them open by making a zillion triangular cutouts until you can bend the lid out of the way.

Of the ones he posted, only #2 appears to be easily usable as a can opener. See how the end away from the triangle bit is at a 90 degree angle? You can turn it on its side, place the cutout on the rim of the can, and rock the key forward to slice the top. Repeat eight or ten times, and the top comes right off. It's kind of like the standard rolling can openers, but you make a series of individual cuts instead of one continuous slice. Makes for jagged bits on the edge of both the can and the lid, but works fine otherwise.

wordsmythe wrote:
This is what I get when visiting family up north.

Yeah, see: this is the accent I always think of when I heard Americans going on (and on, and on, and on) about "aboot". Although I'm sure if I went to the ancestral stomping grounds of Joe Bat's Arm, I'd hear some of that.

Malor wrote:
Unless there's some magic technique I've never learned, you have to slowly mangle them open by making a zillion triangular cutouts until you can bend the lid out of the way.

We always just punched one small whole at the top, then one or two large ones at the bottom, but we only ever got liquid (evaporated milk, broth, mollases) in tins.

I remember watching a priest open up a little church in Richmond (the one near/in London). The keys he had would make the "church keys" I linked look diminutive.

PandaEskimo wrote:
Schrensky wrote:
Queue is spelled as such because 'que' itself would be pronounced as 'K'. 'Q's are followed by 'U's, 'U's by vowels, thus the 'E', and then the last "UE" is added to give the proper "U" sound at the end :O

Mind = Blown

We pronounce node queue as "nodakwayway".

That whole Queue is spelled according to pronunciation is bull. It's a french word and in french in order to get the 'k' sound you need 'Qu' as in Québec. And it's pronounced 'kaybek' with the e as in the word 'let'.

The actual sound 'EU' doesn't exist in english but it's a single vowel, not ''yu''. The closest sound is the 'u' in ''burst''

And the end word e is because queue's gender is feminine and most feminine words end with e

Qu= K
eu = ''eu'' sound as in burst
e = (silent) gender marker

Elephants walk on their tiptoes.

For packages, I set up mail rules (from "amazon", subject contains "shipped") to forward all my package updates to faranow.com. Then I just enjoy the push notifications on the phone.

I know I'm coming in late to the whole Newfie thing, here's a little Billy Goss for you.

http://soundcloud.com/donny-dooley/0...

Hobbes2099 wrote:
If you're in a bad mood, re-read this thread.
After every post, press here.

I was in tears before I finished the 1st page.


This may be the best discovery of the whole thread....I'm dying over here. They need this for iOS for work meetings and life's general revelations.

Wildebeest and Gnu are two different names for the same animal.

Dr.Incurable wrote:
Wildebeest and Gnu are two different names for the same animal.

Interesting. I always thought a Wildebeast was a sort of buffalo-type creature, and a Gnu was a bird of some description.

Coldstream wrote:
Dr.Incurable wrote:
Wildebeest and Gnu are two different names for the same animal.

Interesting. I always thought a Wildebeast was a sort of buffalo-type creature, and a Gnu was a bird of some description.

You might be thinking of a geas.

No, that's a magical compulsion.

Strewth wrote:
Coldstream wrote:
Dr.Incurable wrote:
Wildebeest and Gnu are two different names for the same animal.

Interesting. I always thought a Wildebeast was a sort of buffalo-type creature, and a Gnu was a bird of some description.

You might be thinking of a geas.


Emu is probably the bird he's thinking of.

Dr.Incurable wrote:
Wildebeest and Gnu are two different names for the same animal.

According to wikipedia, the adult wildebeest weighs between 260 and 600 pounds. Therefore, if you can lift 260 pounds, you can technically lift an adult wildebeest. One needs to realize that the 260 lb brindled gnu is probably one of the sicker, weaker ones, and therefore the only one you could lift anyway. A bigger on would run away or murder you into pieces with its giant horns. Meanwhile a sick, possibly anemic gnu, would only be able to moan in agony and wonder why you're bothering it.

See, Stallman couldn't come up with a clever acronym for WILDEBEEST.

Wait, how the heck does the jeans in the freezer thing work?

The fact that the "10 Clothing Tricks in 60 Seconds" video is actually 61 seconds is disturbing me..

Yeah, I was had to go look that one up for more info.

I don't think so on that one.....

Yeah, that's silly. Freezers don't kill mold or bacteria. You might as well hang them outside on a clothesline if you want to freshen them up without washing them. Sun and wind will do a better job (though they don't 'clean' clothes either).

momgamer wrote:
Yeah, I was had to go look that one up for more info.

I don't think so on that one.....

And some of the comments point out it's for raw denim. Most jeans you buy are pre-washed to avoid shrinking so doing that is silly. If you've never spent more than $30 on jeans you can probably just ignore that and wash them. Still you probably want to hang-dry jeans of any type.

As someone who grew up wearing jeans because they were tough and cheap, the idea of people spending tons of money and doing fancy things for more "authentic" jeans astounds (and disturbs) me.

Hypatian wrote:
As someone who grew up wearing jeans because they were tough and cheap, the idea of people spending tons of money and doing fancy things for more "authentic" jeans astounds (and disturbs) me.

I really want to ask why, but I like this thread so much even I don't want to derail it.