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To all European football fans in General
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Originally written by Commodore Mango:

Well, anyone here can tell you that I'm never one to argue when it comes to complaining about America, and I agree that "football" is kind of a weird name for it, but I have yet to understand why Brits pronounce it "leftenant" instead of "lieutenant." Over here in the Yee-haw USA, we just pronounce it the way it's spelled.
Apparently, this pronunciation arose because U and V were once interchangeable, and people unaware of the word's origins pronounced it "levtenant", which quickly became "leftenant" because voicing that V is awkward.

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And then there's the practice of adding extraneous U's to stuff. "Colour," "favourite," et cetera. Fewer letters means fewer typos...just something to ponder...
Neither spelling looks much like the actual pronunciation. In some ways, standardised spelling has done the English language a great disservice. Then again, it seems as if every language has to have something to make it unnecessarily difficult to learn.
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Wierd Ebay Auctions in General
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They didn't sue him, they just took his auction down. Ebay's terms and conditions forbid the sale of body parts.
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Right Click command for the Mac? in Tech Support
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Option-click was used for right-click in the Mac Exile series. Try that. If it doesn't work, try control or shift-click. If none of the four modifier keys work, I'm out of ideas.

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Names in General
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h is humanoid, so H is a big humanoid. Logical enough.

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Originally written by Pete, King Of The Detectives:

H is giant, in the Hack line (Hack, Nethack, Slash('em), ADoM). [kerosene] Which, might I add, is the best Roguelike. [/kerosene]
Er, in what sense is ADOM in the same line as Nethack?

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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Fanfics/Fanart in General
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Tharma's been responsible for quite a bit of Exile series fanfiction and fanart over the years. Not sure where you can find it all now, though.

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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Studipity in General
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Originally written by Keep:

So what do you call the actual level of vibrational energy?
Thermal energy; although thermal energy includes rotational and translational kinetic energy in addition to vibrational kinetic and potential energy.

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Originally written by Justin Og:

I did not mean for the iq question to be a percentage. (oh, I see, you mean when I said that I gave myself 65% for the poll. I was saying that the poll was somewhat flawed)
It could be argued that the correct answe to "I don't queue" is in fact 800, since that's the answer that isn't a reasonable IQ score.

... Okay, I'll stop picking at the poll now. IMAGE(Spiderweb Software Boards Studipity (2)_files/tongue.gif)

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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When is Fall?? in General
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Over here, each season officially starts at the start of a month. Of course, I live in the southern hemisphere, so the seasons are reversed anyway.

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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Studipity in General
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Just FYI, a phrase like "the amount of heat" will set a physicist's teeth on edge. "Heat" is not a quantity; the word "heating" is used only to describe the transfer of thermal energy from one body to another.

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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TOO SLOW!!!!! in Tech Support
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Give your ISP a phone call and ask what's going on. They'd know better than we would.

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Leaders of the Empire? in Blades of Avernum
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Popup ads. Some people, for reasons I shall never understand, choose not to block the things.

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Evil Companies in General
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Use Mozilla ( http://www.mozilla.org/ ). It may or may not run faster, but it's generally better than Netscape. It blocks popups, too.

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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Leaders of the Empire? in Blades of Avernum
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For the record, there's a new temporary arena board while the old one gets back up.

http://pub54.ezboard.com/fthurylsrealmfrm5

Yes, it's an EZBoard. I know. Sorry.

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Evil Companies in General
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Originally written by Aarrow Swift:

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Originally written by Bob Mk2:

Really? So next time one of the periodic bacterial epidemics come and we can't do anything about it, meaning you have a death toll potentially in the tens of thousands, it's not that big a worry?
Exactly. There are other things we do that create more antibiotic resistant bacteria than feeding antibiotics to animals, and there are other things that are more serious threats. i.e death tolls in tens of millions. Remember, 100 years ago, we didn't have antibiotics. So, if in 50 they've all stopped being effective, we're really just back where we started. Remember, the plague didn't end the world.

100 years ago, 50% of children died of infectious disease before the age of 5.

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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What *does* FLCL mean, anyway? in General
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I don't think it means anything.

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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Rock the Casbah! in General
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TM's not really a 33-year-old cabbage farmer, you know.

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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Evil Companies in General
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Originally written by Barrel General Custer:

To be fair, I screwed up with the pesticides bit.
But irradiation? I haven't heard anyone ***** about irradiation to date.

Three anti-food-irradiation links found in a few minutes of searching on Google:

http://www.pure-food.com/food.htm

http://www.organicconsumers.org/irradlink.html

http://www.practicalhippie.com/irradiation.htm

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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Evil Companies in General
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Originally written by **** General Custer:

If they were genuinely concerned about 'unnatural' things happening to their food, what about the irradiation which makes food poisoning a negligible problem in places that can afford it? What about pesticides, which have really done a lot more harm than good for humanity?
Most of the anti-GM activists I've seen tend to go on about irradiation and pesticides as well.

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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Rock the Casbah! in General
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Heh. I see you've been watching FLCL.

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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Intelligence in General
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It also depends on which "average" you take, and what you expect to be the shape of the distribution of intelligence.

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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Names in General
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The whole world is mocking me. I am going to hide in a corner and cry now.

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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Studipity in General
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The problem is that even if you could make a 100% efficient energy conversion of light to light, it'll only be efficient as long as other things (such as your eyes) don't get in the way of the light. Which makes it pretty useless for seeing by.

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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Studipity in General
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Er, good point. Not such a good idea to inhale it in liquid form, then. IMAGE(Spiderweb Software Boards Studipity_files/tongue.gif)

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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Studipity in General
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No, but it's probably not such a bad idea to avoid inhaling it.

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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Studipity in General
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Originally written by Homocidal Godwhacker:

Lightbulb- I said fluorescant. I don't really see why one would work and the others wouldn't.
If you pay attention, you may notice that FP misspelled "fluorescent". You misspelled it too, but in a different way. You have failed. IMAGE(Spiderweb Software Boards Studipity_files/tongue.gif)

Oh, and for the third question, "Chemicals are bad for you" is the right answer. Admittedly, everything's made of chemicals, but there isn't one that's not bad for you under the right circumstances, such as if a truckload of it falls on your head. Of the other two options, one's wrong and the other's silly.

[ Wednesday, August 13, 2003 22:46: Message edited by: Thuryl ]

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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If anyone noticed I was gone in General
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CDs do have a metallic layer, but the data isn't stored magnetically. You'd need one hell of a magnet to physically distort the shape of a CD.

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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