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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby buckshot » Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:17 am

Wow that would be great to explore there!

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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Platypi007 » Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:19 am

I've been struggling for years with how to identify my religious beliefs. Up until a few weeks ago, I was trying to find a place for myself on the terribly broken model of Theists on one side, Atheists on the other and Agnostics in the middle.

It finally clicked that it makes a lot more sense to graph Atheism-Theism on one axis and Agnosticism-Gnosticism on another axis. This makes life so much simpler. I just feel like an idiot for not realizing my mistake sooner.
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I used to believe this, too.

I actually consider myself to be a gnostic atheist these days, but I have a hard time justifying that outside of particular deities.

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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Eaquae Legit » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:38 pm

Auntie K to Nom: "Where are your manners?! Did you poop them out?!"
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Luet » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:32 pm

I don't know if I'll ever get used to seeing my name/nickname used for another person. That's what I get for having a not-common name, I'm used to being the only one! :)
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Gravity Defier » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:55 pm

I don't remember the details, which makes me a little sad, but I do remember that I woke up asking myself, "Was that a...singing, dancing, time-traveling Chuck Norris?"

I've had crazy-ass dreams this past month.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Mich » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:10 pm

I've had crazy-ass dreams this past month.
Or possibly... crazy ass-dreams?
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Syphon the Sun » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:16 pm

I've had crazy-ass dreams this past month.
Or possibly... crazy ass-dreams?
I do this all the time, too.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby LilBee91 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:19 pm

I've had crazy-ass dreams this past month.
Or possibly... crazy ass-dreams?
I do this all the time, too.
Great triumph of my life: calling my fellow xkcd-reading friend out on saying "I had some long-ass hair back then."
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Petra » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:48 am

I've got a PM that I hit Submit on this morning that is still hanging out in my Outbox... what did I do wrong?
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:09 am

I've got a PM that I hit Submit on this morning that is still hanging out in my Outbox... what did I do wrong?
Nothing. If it's in the Outbox, it means the recipient has not read it yet.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Petra » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:41 am

Thanks! I suspected as much, but just wanted to check.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby LilBee91 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:00 am

I just bought all seven seasons of Boy Meets World. My DVD collection just got a billion times more awesome.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Luet » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:57 am

SO AWESOME! Minkus, Topanga, Eric, and best of all FEENY! :mrgreen:
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Postby Platypi007 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:21 pm

Awesome! :D

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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby CezeN » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:03 pm

So this student at my university was caught up in this big SAT scandal in the New York area last year. If any of you have heard about it.
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/01/01/ ... interview/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

During the awkward "let's get to know each other! One interesting thing about yourself" part of my Philosophy of Law class, I heard someone say "My name is Sam and I like making money" in the cockiest voice imaginable. I recognized the voice.

I find it somewhat ironic he was breaking the law, and now I find him in my class studying the philosophy of law...
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby steph » Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:41 am

Researching car seats hurts my head.

I think I decided on this one. Now it's time to work the budget to be able to buy it!
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby steph » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:33 am

Aliyah - The worst way to spell Alea's name that I've seen yet.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Gravity Defier » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:28 am

Which is funny, since that's closer to the "original" or "correct" way -Aaliyah- than mine is.

But still, agreed. My way is clearly the best way. ;)
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Bean_wannabe » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:27 am

I'm getting the impression I'm wearing my headphones too much. I'm getting grooves in my skull corresponding to the grooves on the headband - this may be a problem.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Gravity Defier » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:42 pm

this may be a problem.
Hmm, nope. In my next life, I will have headphones as a natural part of my body. Just go with it.




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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Platypi007 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:00 am

I'm getting the impression I'm wearing my headphones too much. I'm getting grooves in my skull corresponding to the grooves on the headband - this may be a problem.
I've had little indentations in my head at my temples for quite a few years now thanks to glasses and the fact that I have a fat head (and every other part of my body). I am pretty sure that the grooves are NOT in the bone, just the fat under the skin above the skull. Pretty sure. Not 100% sure. I used to worry about them, but I haven't noticed any ill effect yet.

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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Bean_wannabe » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:10 am

Well, that's a relief. Cheers!
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Mich » Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:13 pm

Certain debates on this board make a certain rather inappropriate song pop into my head.

And thus I share it with you.

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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Platypi007 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:57 pm

I love that show. So. Very. Much.

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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Wind Swept » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:35 am

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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby megxers » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:41 pm

I just positioned my laptop for a standing desk setting. It has been 5 minutes and I am a lazy pants chicken who is not going to last at this. Especially because I don't think this shelf supports much weight...
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:56 pm

They are insanely strict about who and how they give out library cards to in my apartment's town...I can't get one through them (unless I surrender my AZ license and get an IL one). But I just overheard them mention needing birth certificates or divorce decrees for kids if they have a different last name than the parent trying to get them one. They take their library-ing seriously around here.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Syphon the Sun » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:08 pm

FYI: You only have 90 days to change your license.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:17 pm

...or what?


zero has had his out of state license for forever and he lives in this state!
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Syphon the Sun » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:48 pm

zero has had his out of state license for forever and he lives in this state!
His license is void.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Rei » Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:57 am

They are insanely strict about who and how they give out library cards to in my apartment's town...I can't get one through them (unless I surrender my AZ license and get an IL one). But I just overheard them mention needing birth certificates or divorce decrees for kids if they have a different last name than the parent trying to get them one. They take their library-ing seriously around here.
Wow... To get one here--which also gets me free into a number of local attractions--I just had to have a local address, and they didn't even confirm that with a piece of post or anything!
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Eaquae Legit » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:52 am

They asked me for proof of address, and when I didn't have it (I'd JUST moved), they shrugged and posted the card to the address I gave them. I guess they figured that if I didn't live there, I wouldn't get the card? Either way, yeah, they're not terribly strict here.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Petra456 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:59 am

That's how it is around here, really easy to get one.

Will didn't update his license until probably a year (or more) after moving. When we finally went in to get it updated they said he needed proof of address, and when he said he didn't have one they asked if he lived with me and they said they can just take my word for it.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Platypi007 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:31 am

My library system is pretty strict about needing proof of address (they do accept utility bills or rental agreements, though). It makes sense since it's such a great library system with so many resources offered free to patrons (including e-books and free music downloads as well as a host of employment aids and lots of media borrowing). The system was named Library of the Year in Library Journal (a publication started by Melvil Dewey himself) a few years back. You CAN get a card if you aren't a resident of the county, but it costs $95 a year or something.

The library system in the last place I lived you could get a non-resident card for like $30. Also you didn't have to LIVE in the counties covered by it, you could work in one of them and get a card, too. I think you had to show a paystub or something. (Actually that wasn't the one in the place I lived, that was across the river in Augusta, and I worked there. I also had a card in the system for the county in which I lived, one state over.)

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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Syphon the Sun » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:42 pm

Every library I've ever used required two things: (1) a photo ID to prove you are who you say you are (if you're a child, you need a birth certificate or social security card and your parent must present a photo ID), and (2) two pieces of machine-printed mail as proof of residency within the city/township limits.
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