Things you should know by now, but only just discovered

Sonicator wrote:

Dire wolves were a real animal.

And they will be again if these people have their way.
Edit: Sorry the picture didn't shrink like I'd hoped.

I've been sending Dragon's Dogma screenshots to my Facebook account (because it's the only way to get them off of my 360 *shakes fist in the general direction of Capcom HQ*) but, rather cleverly, I hid the album they were arriving in so my non game playing friends and family wouldn't see them. Now I discover, by looking at a friends activity feed, that the album might not show up but every time I take a screenshot it's listed as an activity and there is even a thumb nail.

I've cut down on my screenshot taking considerably (it was getting out of hand) since this discovery.

IHateDRM wrote:
Sonicator wrote:

Dire wolves were a real animal.

And they will be again if these people have their way.
Edit: Sorry the picture didn't shrink like I'd hoped. :(

Bringing extinct apex predators back to life... what could possibly go wrong?

trichy wrote:
IHateDRM wrote:
Sonicator wrote:

Dire wolves were a real animal.

And they will be again if these people have their way.
Edit: Sorry the picture didn't shrink like I'd hoped. :(

Bringing extinct apex predators back to life... what could possibly go wrong?

If I understood that website right, they're not trying to bring the dire wolf back. They're trying to breed a species of dog that mimics dire wolf qualities. Given that technicality, what could possibly go wrong?

If I understood that website right, they're not trying to bring the dire wolf back. They're trying to breed a species of dog that mimics dire wolf qualities. Given that technicality, what could possibly go wrong?

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NSMike wrote:
Cayne wrote:

Oh things that i should have known but just discovered.

In Excel if i column/row of data and i want to increase all their values by a number (say 1, for progressing a month forward) i can copy that 1 from a random cell, then "paste special" and an option in that menu is "Operation Add" and it will then increase the values by 1. Saves me the hassle of manually increasing a whole bunch of random numbers by the same amount.

Lemme blow your mind. Put 1 in cell A1. In cell A2,type =A1+1 and hit enter. Now, select cell A2, and put the mouse pointer over the tiny square in the lower-right-hand corner of the selection box until the white plus sign turns into a black one. Click and drag down.

Better yet, learn these shortcuts. They help to avoid the tedium of dragging the auto-fill rectangle if you have a few thousand cells to select.

  • Ctrl-Shift-Down -- select sells down to the bottom end of of the "block"*
  • Ctrl-Shift-Right -- select sells right to the right end of of the "block"*
  • Ctrl-R -- auto-fill the selected cells from left to right
  • Ctrl-D -- auto-fill the selected cells from top to bottom

* -"Block" is a contiguous mass of non-empty cells. By definition, a block is surrounded by empty cells (or spreadsheet's upper and left boundaries)

Hypatian wrote:

Actually, there's a possibly apocryphal story that they made a bet and both tried--Heinlein's attempt was with [em]Stranger in a Strange Land[/em].

I'm reading a book about Hubbard and Scientology now, and it's remarkable how much support Hubbard got from the science fiction community in his writing career and when he first published Dianetics. It's also clear that he was a deeply disturbed, mentally ill man who fell in with people who were willing to cater to his madness rather than treat it.

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That lowercase s is killing me.

Alright, if you have an ipod touch (and, likely, an iphone), and your "scrubbing bar" disappears in your music view, you can restore it by tapping on the musical note image in the center of the screen (you may have to change view styles in the upper right). That drove me crazy for a few days before I finally hunted around for a solution.

Puce Moose wrote:

Alright, if you have an ipod touch (and, likely, an iphone), and your "scrubbing bar" disappears in your music view, you can restore it by tapping on the musical note image in the center of the screen (you may have to change view styles in the upper right). That drove me crazy for a few days before I finally hunted around for a solution.

This is a common convention in a lot of iOS apps from Apple (e.g. iBooks) and 3rd parties (e.g. GoodReader): tap once in the document area to hide or restore the controls.

I finally decided to start ripping my CD collection to my computer and I cannot believe that I always thought that GWAR was a real band.

I finally read the lyrics.

Jurassic Park Dinosaur Noises Were Created With Animal Sex Sounds

"It's somewhat embarrassing, but when the raptors bark at each other to communicate, it's a tortoise having sex,"

among others.

krev82 wrote:

Jurassic Park Dinosaur Noises Were Created With Animal Sex Sounds

"It's somewhat embarrassing, but when the raptors bark at each other to communicate, it's a tortoise having sex,"

among others.

...and now we're definitely not going to see JP3D this weekend.

Demosthenes wrote:
krev82 wrote:

Jurassic Park Dinosaur Noises Were Created With Animal Sex Sounds

"It's somewhat embarrassing, but when the raptors bark at each other to communicate, it's a tortoise having sex,"

among others.

...and now we're definitely not going to see JP3D this weekend.

For every ticket you don't buy, I'm buying 3.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:
Demosthenes wrote:
krev82 wrote:

Jurassic Park Dinosaur Noises Were Created With Animal Sex Sounds

"It's somewhat embarrassing, but when the raptors bark at each other to communicate, it's a tortoise having sex,"

among others.

...and now we're definitely not going to see JP3D this weekend.

For every ticket you don't buy, I'm buying 3.

Get ready to buy... 5 tickets then.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:
Demosthenes wrote:

...and now we're definitely not going to see JP3D this weekend.

For every ticket you don't buy, I'm buying 3.

This statement is mathematically impossible except for one outcome.

Since the number of tickets for all the shows in all the theatres is a finite amount, Demosthenes would need to buy them all. Otherwise, if he left even one ticket unpurchased, Bonus_Eruptus would have to buy three, thus overselling the show which logic states can't be done as there are a finite amount of tickets available. This scenario gets even worse the more tickets Demosthenes leaves unsold.

TL;DR
None of the rest of us can go see JP3D because unless Demosthenes buys all the tickets the universe could collapse due to a logic paradox. Jerk.

Hey, I was using that universe.

The jerk store called; they say there's only a finite amount of Bonus.

sometimesdee wrote:

The jerk store called; they say there's only a finite amount of Bonus.

Sometimes I think I'm really more Joker than Batman.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:
sometimesdee wrote:

The jerk store called; they say there's only a finite amount of Bonus.

Sometimes I think I'm really more Joker than Batman.

I might have posted this before, but you can create and edit an iTunes playlist right from your iPhone.

TL;DR
None of the rest of us can go see JP3D because unless Demosthenes buys all the tickets the universe could collapse due to a logic paradox. Jerk.

That's unfortunate, because I just bought a Tab2 and don't have ticket money now.

mudbunny wrote:

I might have posted this before, but you can create and edit an iTunes playlist right from your iPhone.

Yup, go to Playlists > Add Playlist..., then you can add individual or all songs, albums, and artists.

At the top of an existing playlist are buttons to Edit, Clear, and Delete. You can also swipe to delete playlists.

If you don't like the new Gmail compose window, you can Shift-click the 'Compose' button to get a centered pop-out window instead.

You could also get http://www.getmailbird.com/

Edwin wrote:

You could also get http://www.getmailbird.com/

Oh snap! They made Sparrow for Windows. They are heroes.

Jennifer Hale voiced Fall-From-Grace of Planescape: Torment.

dejanzie wrote:

Jennifer Hale voiced Fall-From-Grace of Planescape: Torment.

Polygon's David Griner[/url]]Her IMDb profile features more than 250 acting credits, which is 100 more than the prolific Michael Caine (and she's half his age).

(That's a fascinating article about voice actors, btw... I shared it the other day on g+).

I know Firefox hotkeys have come up here a few times so I may be repeating others, but nonetheless;

ctrl-tab = tab to the right of current in tab bar becomes active
ctrl-shift-tab = tab to the left of current in tab bar becomes active

both are circular shifts. For all the tabbed browsing I do I really should have known this ages ago.