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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #8640 on: December 16, 2010, 09:18:58 PM »
不是技術很好嗎?

http://translate.google.com/

'Not technology great?' ;)

Good rule of thumb, when using Google translate, take the output, put it back into translate and make sure it comes out pretty close to your input. If it doesn't adjust your grammar and syntax in the original input to make it closer to the language you're translating to and try again. Using this method you can get much better quality translations.

Ya, I did but I thought it would be kind of humorous...I guess the word 'is' got removed from isn't, but I thought it was mostly intelligible...perhaps not :p

It was intelligible...and humorous if done intentionally. ;)
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #8641 on: December 17, 2010, 12:17:18 AM »
GiC, did the Sheldon and The Big Bang Theory borrow your avatar ?
An old timer is a man who's had a lot of interesting experiences -- some of them true.

Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.

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« Reply #8642 on: December 17, 2010, 12:36:18 AM »
GiC, did the Sheldon and The Big Bang Theory borrow your avatar ?

I hope not, I wouldn't want a lowly physicist based on me. ;)
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« Reply #8643 on: December 17, 2010, 01:07:02 AM »
Oh no, he's a theoretical physicist...
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« Reply #8644 on: December 17, 2010, 01:57:51 AM »
Oh no, he's a theoretical physicist...

Eh, theoretical physics isn't based on an axiomatic system...might as well be ceramics.
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« Reply #8645 on: December 17, 2010, 01:58:43 AM »
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« Reply #8646 on: December 17, 2010, 02:05:18 AM »
As the old saying goes,

Biologists aspire to be Chemists.
Chemists aspire to be Physicists.
Physicists aspire to be God.
And God aspires to be a Mathematician.
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« Reply #8647 on: December 17, 2010, 12:01:09 PM »


You don't have enough screen space to see how to the right Philosophers are.
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« Reply #8648 on: December 17, 2010, 12:03:38 PM »
Oh no, he's a theoretical physicist...

Eh, theoretical physics isn't based on an axiomatic system...might as well be ceramics.

Did I miss something and someone successfully and non-trivially axiomatized arithmetic?
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« Reply #8649 on: December 17, 2010, 01:31:04 PM »
Oh no, he's a theoretical physicist...

Eh, theoretical physics isn't based on an axiomatic system...might as well be ceramics.

Did I miss something and someone successfully and non-trivially axiomatized arithmetic?

Giuseppe Peano.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #8650 on: December 17, 2010, 01:33:15 PM »
Probably one of the coolest animals I've seen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLdQ3UhLoD4

Searching online for this something called "Kong Kang" and it turned out Malaysian for Slow Lorris.  I wonder if "King Kong" was Malaysian for gigantic gorilla?

Anyway, turned out my search was wrong.  Anyone know this card game called "Kon Kan" or "Con Kan" or whatever variant it can be?
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« Reply #8651 on: December 17, 2010, 01:42:20 PM »


You don't have enough screen space to see how to the right Philosophers are.

Reminds me of an old joke,

A physics professor comes to his dean and says: 'We need another million dollars to upgrade our particle accelerator.' Dean moans: 'Why can't you guys be like folks from math department? They only need are pens, paper, and wastebaskets.' The professor replies: 'Did you mean folks from philosophy department? They only need pens and paper.'
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« Reply #8652 on: December 17, 2010, 02:03:39 PM »
When I visit a GOA church and someone asks me if I am Greek, how much Greek do I need to have in my ancestry to be able to honestly answer yes?

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« Reply #8653 on: December 17, 2010, 03:33:56 PM »
Oh no, he's a theoretical physicist...

Eh, theoretical physics isn't based on an axiomatic system...might as well be ceramics.

Did I miss something and someone successfully and non-trivially axiomatized arithmetic?

Giuseppe Peano.

Seriously now. Something that has withstood Frege, Whitehead and Russell, and Goedel.
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« Reply #8654 on: December 17, 2010, 03:34:47 PM »
When I visit a GOA church and someone asks me if I am Greek, how much Greek do I need to have in my ancestry to be able to honestly answer yes?

Tell them them their mother is a Turk. That should prove it.
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« Reply #8655 on: December 17, 2010, 04:31:07 PM »
Oh no, he's a theoretical physicist...

Eh, theoretical physics isn't based on an axiomatic system...might as well be ceramics.

Did I miss something and someone successfully and non-trivially axiomatized arithmetic?

Giuseppe Peano.

Seriously now. Something that has withstood Frege, Whitehead and Russell, and Goedel.

There is no evidence to suggest the axioms are inconsistent and incomplete does not, by any stretch of the imagination, imply trivial.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #8656 on: December 17, 2010, 04:39:43 PM »

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« Reply #8657 on: December 17, 2010, 08:15:46 PM »
When I visit a GOA church and someone asks me if I am Greek, how much Greek do I need to have in my ancestry to be able to honestly answer yes?

Tell them them their mother is a Turk. That should prove it.

I was hoping for a more genealogical, less suicidal answer, but thanks!  ;D

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« Reply #8658 on: December 18, 2010, 02:07:49 AM »
When I visit a GOA church and someone asks me if I am Greek, how much Greek do I need to have in my ancestry to be able to honestly answer yes?

Tell them them their mother is a Turk. That should prove it.

I was hoping for a more genealogical, less suicidal answer, but thanks!  ;D

But it is. Nothing is more Greek than questioning the purity of another's Greek ancestry (even your question suggests as much), especially when it comes to miscegenation of the Turkish (formerly Persian) variety. I think it has been going on literally since the beginning of history.
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« Reply #8659 on: December 18, 2010, 11:54:27 AM »

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #8660 on: December 18, 2010, 12:22:23 PM »
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« Reply #8661 on: December 18, 2010, 12:26:32 PM »
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« Reply #8662 on: December 18, 2010, 12:33:31 PM »
Tsar Nicholas II must be the only Orthodox Saint which can be found from Disney comics.



Quote from: Some random page
In, "The Empire-Builder from Calisota" now rich Scrooge McDuck comes in Saint-Petersbourg, where he buys his famous hat and cane, and visits the Czar to buy him some Faberge's eggs. In his palace is a poster with written on it "Sales before Revolution. Everything has to disapperar". In this story, Don Rosa makes reference to Barks' story above, because the Tsar tells Scrooge that he's smelly, and Scrooge answers it's because he just passed by the stables to sell concertinas to his troops.

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« Reply #8663 on: December 18, 2010, 12:53:24 PM »
I still enjoy Uncle Scrooge comic books, especially the Barks and Rosa classics which contain enough adult references to keep them interesting. In America, they only have a circulation of about 5000 (out of 300 million people!) but I hear in Finland they are still quite popular.
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« Reply #8664 on: December 18, 2010, 01:12:11 PM »
I still enjoy Uncle Scrooge comic books, especially the Barks and Rosa classics which contain enough adult references to keep them interesting. In America, they only have a circulation of about 5000 (out of 300 million people!) but I hear in Finland they are still quite popular.

Indeed they are. According to Aku Ankka's website in 2008 it had circulation of 324 500 and 1,3 million weekly readers out of about 5 million people.

I once heard a story about some Finnish couple that ordered Aku Ankka magazine righ after their First-Born's birth. I wonder whether it was the newborn or dad who read it more.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #8665 on: December 18, 2010, 01:13:23 PM »
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Oh, no!  A pop quiz.  I've always hated these.

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« Reply #8666 on: December 18, 2010, 02:23:15 PM »
So I'm watching the movie Point Break right now... on the Golf Channel.  Am I the only one confused by this? ???

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« Reply #8667 on: December 19, 2010, 12:53:23 AM »
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Oh, no!  A pop quiz.  I've always hated these.

First question: Is it true that the sufficiency of attrition is not enough for even the penitent confessor to overcome the antidisestablishmentarianism of one's dispensationalistic concept of theistic determinism?

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« Reply #8668 on: December 19, 2010, 10:49:18 AM »
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Oh, no!  A pop quiz.  I've always hated these.

First question: Is it true that the sufficiency of attrition is not enough for even the penitent confessor to overcome the antidisestablishmentarianism of one's dispensationalistic concept of theistic determinism?

I think that goes without saying... ;)

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« Reply #8669 on: December 19, 2010, 04:34:22 PM »
This is post 666 - will I survive? Will anyone notice before the number under my name changes?

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« Reply #8670 on: December 19, 2010, 04:36:34 PM »
Will anyone notice before the number under my name changes?

Yes.
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« Reply #8671 on: December 21, 2010, 07:20:04 PM »
My beard is growing weird. It's sticking out on one side and looks like I jusy woek up in the middle of the day. Help, please!
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« Reply #8672 on: December 21, 2010, 07:35:43 PM »
My beard is growing weird. It's sticking out on one side and looks like I jusy woek up in the middle of the day. Help, please!

I don't know... I've never had that problem.  I'd say to let it grow longer, then strategically trim the areas that are sticking out.  May I also suggest a healthy dose of the spell check function ;)
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« Reply #8673 on: December 21, 2010, 07:48:49 PM »
I've tried it (the spel chek funksion), and it konstantli gits mai spelink rong. Al thees red lains kom owt. Its anoyink! ;D

But seriously, I've tried that. I'm thinking of perming it, but that might make me look wierder.
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« Reply #8674 on: December 21, 2010, 09:23:06 PM »
But seriously, I've tried that. I'm thinking of perming it, but that might make me look wierder.

It probably will (although I have no basis for comparison).
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #8675 on: December 22, 2010, 01:53:34 AM »
Rhode Island. It's neither a road, nor an island.     Discuss.

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« Reply #8676 on: December 22, 2010, 01:59:45 AM »
Rhode Island. It's neither a road, nor an island.     Discuss.

You're talking about Providence Plantations, right? ;)
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« Reply #8677 on: December 22, 2010, 02:15:03 AM »
But seriously, I've tried that. I'm thinking of perming it, but that might make me look wierder.

Uhhmmmm...I'm pretty certain there's nothing you could do to make us think you're wierder than you are.  ;)
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« Reply #8678 on: December 22, 2010, 03:06:22 PM »
Isnt Rhode a gross misspelling of a track of paved ground?
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« Reply #8679 on: December 23, 2010, 12:44:58 AM »
Rhode Island. It's neither a road, nor an island.     Discuss.
I wonder how many Rhodes Scholars come out of Rhode Island.
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« Reply #8680 on: December 23, 2010, 02:53:09 AM »
Rhode Island. It's neither a road, nor an island.     Discuss.
I wonder how many Rhodes Scholars come out of Rhode Island.
And how do they end up in Oxford?  I thought all Rhodes led to Rome.

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« Reply #8681 on: December 23, 2010, 02:57:40 AM »
Rhode Island. It's neither a road, nor an island.     Discuss.
I wonder how many Rhodes Scholars come out of Rhode Island.
And how do they end up in Oxford?  I thought all Rhodes led to Rome.
What!? They all end up wearing Oxfords? How do they have the money to do that?
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« Reply #8682 on: December 23, 2010, 09:22:20 AM »
LOL!

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« Reply #8683 on: December 23, 2010, 01:51:13 PM »
This could be an historical first.  I just saw where, based on his participation in an internet forum, a guy admitted to being wrong and changed his mind.  Unbelievable!

Of course, I read this on the internet, so it's probably not true.

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« Reply #8684 on: December 23, 2010, 02:32:46 PM »
This could be an historical first.  I just saw where, based on his participation in an internet forum, a guy admitted to being wrong and changed his mind.  Unbelievable!

Of course, I read this on the internet, so it's probably not true.
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