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Re: The offtopic thread for stuff too off topic to be off topic.

Post by maarsy » Thu May 27, 2010 6:26 pm

BaliBennie wrote:After exactly 10 years and two days my first monitor died this afternoon.

I am also still on my first computer that was activated on the same day. 5 years ago i put some extra memory in it but it is getting a bit slow now. For internet use it still is good enough, but I am looking to buy a replacement computer soon.
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Post by Jes » Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:43 pm

Nice avatar androl! :D
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What is it exactly? Has that coin been issued in "actual life"?
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Post by androl » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:16 pm

no, this coin has never bee minted
it's from the series called tomson5791
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Post by Jes » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:07 pm

Interesting... :)
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Post by androl » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:21 am

someone wrote:eestikeelseks
translation:
Estonian is a seksy language :lol:
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Post by Dakkus » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:02 pm

androl wrote:
someone wrote:eestikeelseks
translation:
Estonian is a seksy language :lol:
Finnish has the same: vironkieliseksi.
Also, the Estonian word "keel" means the same as the finnish word "kieli". Making a google image search with "keel" doesn't bring you anything interesting because it also has a meaning in English. But its Finnish counterpart, "kieli" will reveal you what kind of sex it is about.

Also, in the Finnish version of Crocodile Gena's Birthday Song they say "...näyttää ilmaiseksi filmejä", where people not speaking Finnish are able to notice the words "sexy film", although it actually means "shows movies for free".

The ending -ks (Estonian) or -ksi (Finnish) means turning something into something else. If you turn something into a dog, in Estonian/Finnish grammar you "make it dogks(i)". Also, where in other languages you say you are "studying in order to become a doctor", in Finnish and I believe also in Estonian you study "Tohtoriksi" ("Doktoriks"?), that is: "Into doctorhood". The whole thought is therefore different compared to how it works in other languages in EU.

The adjective ending is -nen (Finnish) or -ne (Estonian). When conjugating words they get changed to -se/-se.
Therefore: Kielinen (Finnish adjective "languaged", in German I could invent a more literal counterpart: "sprachig" (NOT "sprachlig"!)) becomes "Kieliseksi" and its Estonian counterpart keelne becomes "keelseks".
Why there needs to be an adjective formed from the word kieli/keel (meaning language or tongue) is that in Estonian and Finnish language names are the same as country names. Thus, you don't say "Text is Finland", but instead "Text is Finland's-languaged" when you are trying to say "The text is in Finnish".

(Being forced to understand this kind of stuff is why I feel so privileged for having to know languages from two different language groups. A Finn can't learn English or German without understanding linguistic weirdness like this. The difference ("difficulty") is of course similar for a Finn learning German as it is for a German learning Finnish)
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Post by BaliBennie » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:13 am

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Post by Montgomery Burns » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:16 pm

Wouldn't you just love to see EBT maps displayed on this globe? :)

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Post by Jes » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:14 am

Montgomery Burns wrote:Wouldn't you just love to see EBT maps displayed on this globe? :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwIvYwJXObc" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
HEY!! I have been there!! in the "Mirakan" :lol:
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Post by Montgomery Burns » Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:15 pm

Can I just point out that today we mark the fourth anniversary of the current most users online record (218)? Can anyone remember if anything "special" was going on around that date, or is it just a case of "troughs and valleys"? I've never seen a figure remotely close to that mark in my (admitedly short) time here.

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Re: The offtopic thread for stuff too off topic to be off to

Post by androl » Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:19 pm

BaliBennie wrote:Image
how to enter

2^46 * 3^13 * 11^14 * n
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(y+Pi+Phi-1) * yz

on the ATM keyboard? :? :roll:
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Post by Craft » Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:58 pm

androl wrote: how to enter

2^46 * 3^13 * 11^14 * n
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(y+Pi+Phi-1) * yz

on the ATM keyboard? :? :roll:
Hmm, I don't know that. But isn't the original denominator 99xyz*2n instead of just 99xyz ?

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Post by androl » Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:06 am

normally, / and * have the same operation order and are developed from left to right.
the Wikipedia article even pretends that 1/2x would, after the usual conventions, be the same as 1/2 * x, then the denominator on the screen would only be 99 :?
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Post by Craft » Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:30 am

Yes, that's why I noticed it.

264^15/99xyz*2n must be either 264^15/(99*x*y*z*2*n) since there cannot be a difference in multiplication only if each asterisk is marked or not, or (264^15/99)*x*y*z*2*n.

Assuming that 265^15 is really calculated first as it should and not as 264^(15/264...)

Conclusion: many people could not withdraw money from that ATM even if they were able to do the arithmetics :lol:

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Post by MDeen » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:37 am

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