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  • neilka 30 Nov 2012 04:13:49 15,900 posts
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    gremmi

    have you been interfering with pigeons again

    A map is like comparing velocity and speed.

  • PazJohnMitch 30 Nov 2012 04:16:26 8,044 posts
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    That powered Lipton Tea tastes nothing like tea.
  • Deleted user 30 November 2012 04:19:40
    neilka wrote:
    gremmi

    have you been interfering with pigeons again
    They get in the way when I'm feeding the ducks
  • BryanAKADJ 30 Nov 2012 06:30:21 284 posts
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    PayPal has "Spending Limits"
    If I could get stuff without using PayPal, I would, its not my fault I live in the middle of no-where.
    Its easier for me to get stuff online and pay (With PayPal) for 30$ shipping rather than a 400$ one way plane trip to the city for it.
    Damn it. I just want a Wii-U for my birthday is all.

    Eurogamer's local Canadian member. Eh?

  • boo 30 Nov 2012 09:29:03 11,777 posts
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    Today I learned that you can't trust anybody.

    Just Another Lego Blog

  • nickthegun 30 Nov 2012 09:35:06 59,835 posts
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    Yesterday i learned that, despite being in IT for over ten years and using PCs even longer, pressing the windows key + Pause|Break brings up the system properties.

    SO MANY MOUSE CLICKS SAVED!

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    someone say something funny

  • jellyhead 30 Nov 2012 10:21:46 24,350 posts
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    @boo hmmmm, i'm not sure whether to believe you or not.

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  • RedSparrows 30 Nov 2012 12:11:15 22,554 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Yesterday i learned that, despite being in IT for over ten years and using PCs even longer, pressing the windows key + Pause|Break brings up the system properties.

    SO MANY MOUSE CLICKS SAVED!
    :o
  • nickthegun 30 Nov 2012 12:15:00 59,835 posts
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    I know, right?

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  • Concrete 30 Nov 2012 12:17:06 581 posts
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    Today I learned that 'yoink' is not a Simpsons reference in Dutch.
  • Wacko_AK 30 Nov 2012 12:27:08 185 posts
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    Yesterday i learned that, despite being in IT for over ten years and using PCs even longer, pressing the windows key + Pause|Break brings up the system properties.

    SO MANY MOUSE CLICKS SAVED!
    Not if you have function lock on...
  • Salaman 30 Nov 2012 14:58:21 19,029 posts
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    RedSparrows wrote:
    nickthegun wrote:
    Yesterday i learned that, despite being in IT for over ten years and using PCs even longer, pressing the windows key + Pause|Break brings up the system properties.

    SO MANY MOUSE CLICKS SAVED!
    :o
    That is so handy but I'm sure I'll have forgotten by the next time I need it. :-/
  • Salaman 30 Nov 2012 15:00:20 19,029 posts
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    Concrete wrote:
    Today I learned that 'yoink' is not a Simpsons reference in Dutch.
    Sorry, what now? Simpsons is shown in English with Dutch subtitels in Belgium and The Netherlands. So anything they say regularly should be recongised. Can't say 'yoink' rings a bell though so maybe you're right?
  • Fab4 30 Nov 2012 15:06:22 6,051 posts
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    Today I learned that 'Twix Whites' are absolutely bloody lovely.
  • Whizzo 30 Nov 2012 15:07:42 43,114 posts
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    Salaman wrote:
    RedSparrows wrote:
    nickthegun wrote:
    Yesterday i learned that, despite being in IT for over ten years and using PCs even longer, pressing the windows key + Pause|Break brings up the system properties.

    SO MANY MOUSE CLICKS SAVED!
    :o
    That is so handy but I'm sure I'll have forgotten by the next time I need it. :-/
    Today everyone in my IT department learnt this...

    Now none of us, most of whom have been working in IT for many years, knew you could do that.

    Not as useful as Windows-L but handy all the same.

    Edited by Whizzo at 15:08:02 30-11-2012

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  • Rusty_M 3 Dec 2012 16:35:20 4,676 posts
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    Today I learned that female tortoises can store sperm inside their bodies for up to three years until they are ready to make baby tortoises.

    If they have multiple batches stored, they use the oldest first.

    I also learned that you can get special gloves for shooting. The trigger finger has a gap allowing the finger to be removed for shooting, and put back inside the glove so that it doesn't go numb between shots.

    The world is going mad. Me? I'm doing fine.

  • MattBlack 3 Dec 2012 17:21:42 2 posts
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    How many cat were dropped off the building to gain the results.
    We know at least three, one from each height.
    So to prove its not random, how many more?
  • FutileResistor 3 Dec 2012 21:49:12 1,230 posts
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    Rusty_M wrote:
    Today I learned that female tortoises can store sperm inside their bodies for up to three years until they are ready to make baby tortoises.

    If they have multiple batches stored, they use the oldest first.

    I also learned that you can get special gloves for shooting. The trigger finger has a gap allowing the finger to be removed for shooting, and put back inside the glove so that it doesn't go numb between shots.
    Today I leearned that tortoises use FIFO inventory management for stored sperm.

    Very sensible as one would expect of tortoises.
  • Moot_Point 3 Dec 2012 22:11:59 4,041 posts
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    Whizzo wrote:
    Salaman wrote:
    RedSparrows wrote:
    nickthegun wrote:
    Yesterday i learned that, despite being in IT for over ten years and using PCs even longer, pressing the windows key + Pause|Break brings up the system properties.

    SO MANY MOUSE CLICKS SAVED!
    :o
    That is so handy but I'm sure I'll have forgotten by the next time I need it. :-/
    Today everyone in my IT department learnt this...

    Now none of us, most of whom have been working in IT for many years, knew you could do that.

    Not as useful as Windows-L but handy all the same.
    Windows logo key - Open or close the Start menu.

    Windows logo key +Pause - Display the System Properties dialog box.

    Windows logo key +D - Display the desktop.

    Windows logo key +M - Minimize all windows.

    Windows logo key +Shift+M - Restore minimized windows to the desktop.

    Windows logo key +E - Open Computer.

    Windows logo key +F - Search for a file or folder.

    Ctrl+Windows logo key +F - Search for computers (if you're on a network).

    Windows logo key +L - Lock your computer or switch users.

    Windows logo key +R - Open the Run dialog box.

    Windows logo key +T - Cycle through programs on the taskbar.

    Windows logo key +number - Start the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number. If the program is already running, switch to that program.

    Shift+Windows logo key +number - Start a new instance of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.

    Ctrl+Windows logo key +number - Switch to the last active window of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.

    Alt+Windows logo key +number - Open the Jump List for the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.

    Windows logo key +Tab - Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D.

    Ctrl+Windows logo key +Tab - Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D.

    Ctrl+Windows logo key +B - Switch to the program that displayed a message in the notification area.

    Windows logo key +Spacebar - Preview the desktop.

    Windows logo key +Up Arrow - Maximize the window.

    Windows logo key +Left Arrow - Maximize the window to the left side of the screen.

    Windows logo key +Right Arrow - Maximize the window to the right side of the screen.

    Windows logo key +Down Arrow - Minimize the window.

    Windows logo key +Home - Minimize all but the active window.

    Windows logo key +Shift+Up Arrow - Stretch the window to the top and bottom of the screen.

    Windows logo key +Shift+Left Arrow or Right Arrow - Move a window from one monitor to another.

    Windows logo key +P - Choose a presentation display mode.

    Windows logo key +G - Cycle through gadgets.

    Windows logo key +U - Open Ease of Access Center.

    Windows logo key +X - Open Windows Mobility Center

    /Here endeth the lesson

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    mowgli wrote: I thought the 1 married the .2 and founded Islam?

  • FogHeart 12 Dec 2012 01:14:39 945 posts
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    - Crocodile tastes like delicious chicken, but if that chicken was bigger than you, had to be beaten in a fight before it could be killed, and you can taste its resentment at being eaten. And that resentment tastes very good indeed.

    - Kangaroo is like lamb, but lamb that's thought really deeply about how it wants to taste like and has decided that if it's going to be eaten it may as well taste as interesting and exotic as possible.

    - Don't ever have bison steak. For the rest of your days you will look at beef steaks and know that no matter how delicious they will taste, they are not as delicious as bison steaks, so eating them will make you sad.

    Edited by FogHeart at 01:15:14 12-12-2012
  • disusedgenius 12 Dec 2012 01:17:59 5,313 posts
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    I'd put Zebra above kangaroo, for what it's worth. And whale above pretty much everything (though I've not had Bison).

    Edited by disusedgenius at 01:18:20 12-12-2012
  • Nanocrystal 12 Dec 2012 01:47:05 1,014 posts
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    My cat likes peas.
  • FogHeart 12 Dec 2012 16:55:13 945 posts
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    - Today, for just a second, it was 12:12:12 on 12/12/12.
  • DaM 12 Dec 2012 17:21:10 13,108 posts
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    Windows keyboard shortcuts don't work on Linux :)

    /numpty
  • Rusty_M 12 Dec 2012 17:32:01 4,676 posts
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    FogHeart wrote:
    - Crocodile tastes like delicious chicken, but if that chicken was bigger than you, had to be beaten in a fight before it could be killed, and you can taste its resentment at being eaten. And that resentment tastes very good indeed.

    - Kangaroo is like lamb, but lamb that's thought really deeply about how it wants to taste like and has decided that if it's going to be eaten it may as well taste as interesting and exotic as possible.

    - Don't ever have bison steak. For the rest of your days you will look at beef steaks and know that no matter how delicious they will taste, they are not as delicious as bison steaks, so eating them will make you sad.
    When you see a bison steak, do you now think "Mmmmm Bison"?

    Edited by Rusty_M at 17:32:21 12-12-2012

    The world is going mad. Me? I'm doing fine.

  • Moot_Point 12 Dec 2012 17:42:09 4,041 posts
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    DaM wrote:
    Windows keyboard shortcuts don't work on Linux :)

    /numpty
    =D

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  • Sponz 12 Dec 2012 17:50:57 648 posts
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    Here's another one for my fellow IT numpties, which I always use in multi-screen situations.

    Scenario: You have an application open and its window has somehow moved way off of screen and a user is moaning that they cant see it, yet the app is there on the Task Bar.

    Solution: Hit ALT+SPACE+M (individually not together) then hold any one of the cursor keys for a few seconds. Then, switch to the mouse and drag the mouse pointer to the main viewing area. The windowed app will be magically stuck to the mouse pointer until you left click.

    Also, in Windows 7, hold down left shift before right clicking an app on the toolbar to see the traditional Windows menu.
  • graysonavich 12 Dec 2012 18:19:16 7,337 posts
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    Windows key Up key is also handy.
  • Deleted user 12 December 2012 18:41:10
    nickthegun wrote:
    Yesterday i learned that, despite being in IT for over ten years and using PCs even longer, pressing the windows key + Pause|Break brings up the system properties.

    SO MANY MOUSE CLICKS SAVED!
    Blimey you're right :) Will come in handy :)
  • ZuluHero 13 Dec 2012 00:22:58 4,140 posts
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    Male Octopi house their penis' in one of their tentacles and they use it to fertilise the eggs inside a female before she lays them. Oh and some species of octopus actually detach that arm and give it to the female as part of the mating ritual.

    Seems a tad extreme.

    Edited by ZuluHero at 00:25:33 13-12-2012
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