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  • boo 4 Sep 2013 14:18:29 12,217 posts
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    Today I learned that Lipton's Ice Tea (Lemon flavour) may be many things, but drinkable isn't one of them.
  • quadfather 4 Sep 2013 14:22:17 17,514 posts
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    I've learnt bugger all today, except that a SharePoint 2012 migration is about as much fun as bumming wasps
  • Deleted user 4 September 2013 15:28:13
    Today I learned that I really need to go away from home to actually be productive. I just get distracted all the time.*

    *I knew this already, but every time I feel it I get angry at myself and go 'YOU WILL WORK HARDER'. Then I find myself doing it again the following week...
  • Moot_Point 4 Sep 2013 15:51:46 4,778 posts
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    I learned today that "a US citizen has no right to free speech". What?
  • PazJohnMitch 4 Sep 2013 16:10:39 10,148 posts
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    quadfather wrote:
    I've learnt bugger all today, except that a SharePoint 2012 migration is about as much fun as bumming wasps
    I am under the opinion that SparePoint has no redeeming features. It is just one annoyance after another.
  • crashVoodoo 4 Sep 2013 16:14:38 4,254 posts
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    A few things ...

    That my car failed its MOT due to an ECU warning light on the dash that appeared last night of all things.

    That the diagnostic error code is C0131 which according to a quick Google is about 1600 in damage.

    and ...

    The extended warranty I purchased expires in 11 days.

    All in all, fun day ... \o/

    Edited by crashVoodoo at 16:15:49 04-09-2013
  • Ashleyfiddes 4 Sep 2013 16:21:15 980 posts
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    @crashVoodoo luckily you had those 11 days

    I learnt today first aid... Again
  • quadfather 4 Sep 2013 17:11:27 17,514 posts
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    @LeoliansBro :) you're welcome. It is fitting though
  • crashVoodoo 5 Sep 2013 21:15:24 4,254 posts
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    That I'm out of warranty because I've done more than the 12,000 miles in my warranty agreement.

    Fucking 2,000 to fix!

    No new console for me now..

    Edited by crashVoodoo at 21:33:35 05-09-2013
  • MMMarmite 5 Sep 2013 21:22:07 1,261 posts
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    Today I learnt not to assume that documentation writers are lazy, Server 2008 R2 doesn't mean Server 2008 R2 or newer :(

    That's an hour or two I'll never get back.
  • kinky_mong 10 Sep 2013 17:30:57 11,675 posts
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    Today I learned that there are no picture of Bob Crow laughing in existance.

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?site=&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=992&bih=568&q=bob+crow&oq=bob+crow&gs_l=img.3..0l9j0i5.1922.3015.0.4247.8.8.0.0.0.0.71.336.8.8.0....0...1ac.1.26.img..0.8.334.nX33xtvGcaM#q=bob+crow+laughing&tbm=isch
  • Salaman 12 Sep 2013 09:01:05 20,591 posts
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    Today I learned that even google forgets to take off the lens cap sometimes.
    http://goo.gl/maps/Uukq3

    Although it seems to be some sort of pouch zipped over the camera actually.
    http://goo.gl/maps/7S4A3
  • localnotail 19 Sep 2013 23:30:48 23,084 posts
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    Hanlon's razor
    Hanlon's razor is an eponymous adage that allows the elimination of unlikely explanations for a phenomenon. It reads:
    Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
  • grey_matters 19 Sep 2013 23:45:34 3,931 posts
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    localnotail wrote:
    Hanlon's razor
    Hanlon's razor is an eponymous adage that allows the elimination of unlikely explanations for a phenomenon. It reads:
    Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
    Heh, I learned that only yesterday!
    Although I also learned that it existed well before Hanlon in various guises. Heinlein's Razor possibly being one of them.

    Edit: which is, of course, included in your link.

    Edited by grey_matters at 23:46:57 19-09-2013
  • localnotail 19 Sep 2013 23:55:15 23,084 posts
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    I loved Heinlein as a teen. He taught me TANSTAAFL :D
  • grey_matters 20 Sep 2013 00:03:49 3,931 posts
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    localnotail wrote:
    I loved Heinlein as a teen. He taught me TANSTAAFL :D
    Me too. Although I was a bit young and...excitable... to be reading some of the content.
  • localnotail 20 Sep 2013 00:09:33 23,084 posts
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    Aw, it never gets that mucky. Some of his concepts are a bit eye-opening (like legitimising incest in the Howard family). Strange combination, military strategy, sci-fi and sauciness. I liked it. Probably made me into a bit of a dirty old man though.
  • localnotail 20 Sep 2013 00:28:37 23,084 posts
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    @sajasanman His first 3 novels were brilliant. Captain Corelli is pretty good too.
  • localnotail 20 Sep 2013 00:36:57 23,084 posts
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    I've got signed original copies :) (of the paperbacks). I used to stalk CB when I was a teenager. Quite possibly what turned him gay.

    Edited by localnotail at 00:39:08 20-09-2013
  • localnotail 13 Nov 2013 11:06:39 23,084 posts
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    The incredibly hot Jamaican summer of 1966 led to the decline in popularity of ska due it being too hot to dance vigorously. It was replaced by rocksteady, which was a lot slower in tempo.
  • EMarkM 13 Nov 2013 11:09:14 3,793 posts
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    @localnotail I too did not know that.
  • Khanivor 4 Jan 2014 03:01:21 41,967 posts
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    To put sticky tape on the back of posters before hanging them on the wall with blu-tac to stop the waxiness of the blu-tac from ruining the poster.

    30 fucking years it took me to think of that...
  • localnotail 4 Jan 2014 09:39:49 23,084 posts
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    Shirley every student knows that? Protects the edges from knocks too. .

    The other day I learned about all these useful household tips. I did the "folded upwards post-it note stuck to the wall under where you are drilling to catch the dust" one yesterday. That is genius.



    Edited by localnotail at 09:55:10 04-01-2014
  • DrStrangelove 4 Jan 2014 11:27:18 6,531 posts
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    That is the most useful site I've ever seen. Apart from EG of course. I absolutely have to try the potato peeling trick, sounds too good to be true.
  • PazJohnMitch 4 Jan 2014 11:55:51 10,148 posts
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    I have done the pillowcase one. Still not sure how I ended up with so many bed sets though.
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