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caladbolg1125
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Sometimes I just want to make a random comment on a thread and not necessarily contribute to any argument that is going on. What's the protocol for that?

I guess I could start my own thread.(Wait... what am I doing right now?)

I guess I could also just make my comment and not worry about it. If I piss some people off by making a 'General Comment' in a forum marked 'General Comments' then that's their problem. I don't always want to make an argument so much as present an idea that may or may not have been thought of before.

I've noticed once on this site and numerous times in meatspace where I've said something that has taken off on its own accord. That is, people think its worth discussing without me adding anything else. I like this effect I have sometimes. Its very satisfying to watch the ripples extend. [Smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by caladbolg1125:
Sometimes I just want to make a random comment on a thread and not necessarily contribute to any argument that is going on.

You ever notice your member number is 3666? I think you might be the devil and are simply looking to sow chaos.
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Wow, talk about non-sequiter.

I have noticed that and was thoroughly amused. If you think I'm the Beast well then... bogah bogah!

Also my name could suggest a foundness for pagan mythologies and isn't that were the idea of the devil came from. (Edit: at least as the satyr with the pitchfork.)

However, being an atheist, I don't believe in the Devil. (I do, however, believe in my own existence.)

As for sowing chaos, every chance I get. [Wink]

[ March 05, 2007, 12:05 PM: Message edited by: caladbolg1125 ]

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I believe that scorpions should not be allowed to eat pizza.

At least not on Thursdays.

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Canadians and their vendetta against scorpions. Such a shame. When will it end?
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What happened to OWW? Nobody's posting there any more. I sent out my first short short story last week 2-27. (That's right, short short. It's only three pages long.) How long does it usually take to hear anything about it?

[ March 05, 2007, 12:27 PM: Message edited by: caladbolg1125 ]

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I believe that The Scorpions should not be allowed to eat pizza.
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Who or what are 'The Scorpions'?
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Who or what are 'The Scorpions'?
I don't think so.
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"The Scoprions" were a hair band from Germany. They were popular in the 1980's, and their biggest hits were "Winds of Change" and "Rock You Like A Hurricane."

And they definately should not be allowed to eat pizza. Their spandex would explode.

But then again, sheep are blue because ice cream has no bones. I mean, seriously.

[ March 05, 2007, 01:59 PM: Message edited by: Hasukawa73 ]

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Yeah, see, back then I was a toddler. I was too busy growing and whatnot to care about bands out of the '80s. I have since been exposed to a few but mostly just the ones my dad likes. Boston, Rush, Kansas, Queen, etc. Hey some of these are out of the '70s though. Oh well.

BTW what does 'hair band' mean?

Whatch out!

Oh... wait, never mind.

I thought I saw a spider over your shoulder but it turns out that I can't even see you.

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quote:
Boston, Rush, Kansas, Queen, etc. Hey some of these are out of the '70s though.
And by 'some' you mean 'all', right?
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No I mean some. Boston was out of the 80s.
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"But then again, sheep are blue because ice cream has no bones. I mean, seriously."

"Zero has no sign, just like peanut butter has no bones. Unless the squirrel gets too close to the blender." -Lisa's 7th-grade math teacher.

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Hair Band is a general term that refers to bands that had members featuring long hair. They played rock and roll music that is now generally termed "Classic Rock" and incorporates groups releasing music popular in the late 70's and during the 80's.

Boston, Rush, Styx, Queen, Scorpions, Van Halen, Quiet Riot, Kansas, Poison, Night Ranger...

Lisa -

Things drastically change when the squirrel gets too close to the blender. It alters the space-time continuum as we know it, spawning of an infinite number of alternate universes.

Even a blind squirrel can occassionally find a nut.

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quote:
Originally posted by Lisa M.:
"But then again, sheep are blue because ice cream has no bones. I mean, seriously."

"Zero has no sign, just like peanut butter has no bones. Unless the squirrel gets too close to the blender." -Lisa's 7th-grade math teacher.

But that follows. Its a non-non-sequiter. (Edit: if in German it would read "really doesn't follow" but we speak English so it "does not not follow". [Exploding] )

"I love it when the great purple worm, in flapjaw space, with the tuning fork, does a raw blink on Hari Kari Rock." -Flippin' out AI in "Metal Gear Solid 2"

[ March 05, 2007, 03:17 PM: Message edited by: caladbolg1125 ]

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I like ice cream. And thin-crust Italian pizza you buy by the gram in little trattorias.
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"...gram..."

Most of us live in America. There is no room for a simple and straightforward way to do anything. The metric system makes too much sense and therefore we don't use it. How would you buy anything, let alone pizza, by the gram?

Actually, I like base ten. Its just as arbitrary as any other system but its so useful and simple.

Standard English Measures are the ultimate non-sequiter. 12 inches in a foot. 4 quarts in a gallon. This crap makes no sense!

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I agree, it takes a higher intellect to live in the US. What are the poor idiots from the rest of the world who can't understand non base 10 measurements supposed to do...
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Bards wear shoes.
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Computers are modeling devices.

Intellect is different from memorization skills.

"It rains all the time." -Rain God

Prove him wrong.

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Bases were chosen largely because of what they can be divided by,

12 can be divided by 6,4,3,2
24 by 12,8,6,4,3,2
60 can be divided by 30,20,15,10,8,6,5,4,3,2

base 10 is popular because it is useful for dealing with both extremely large and extremely small scales in a consistent manner.

LetterRip

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"Excuse me if this off the subject a little bit, but just take a guess at how much I can bench press. Come on, what do you think? Take a guess."
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quote:
Originally posted by LetterRip:
Bases were chosen largely because of what they can be divided by,

12 can be divided by 6,4,3,2
24 by 12,8,6,4,3,2
60 can be divided by 30,20,15,10,8,6,5,4,3,2

base 10 is popular because it is useful for dealing with both extremely large and extremely small scales in a consistent manner.

LetterRip

Its also the number of fingers you have (hopefully [Smile] ).
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quote:
Originally posted by Tezcatlipoca:
"Excuse me if this off the subject a little bit, but just take a guess at how much I can bench press. Come on, what do you think? Take a guess."

Hmm... 215 lbs. What's the metric version of that?

Ah here it is: 97.522 kg.

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base 10 was popular long before we had any concept of extremely large or extremely small numbers, but not before we had a concept of the number of fingers on the average Thag's hands. ('fresher cause more people eat them...')

Besides, non-base 10 systems can just as easily describe very large and very small numbers (binary does a fine job, as do octal and hex)

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I was talking about why bases other than 10 were popular - it was in response to the question of why 12 inches in a foot, 4 quarts in a gallon. Bases other than 10 for weights and measures were invented due to their utility.

The resurgence of base 10 for weights and measures and general usage is not because we have 10 fingers but that the important property of base 12 (convenient divisibility) is no longer compelling.

Binary is pretty poor for expressing large and small numbers. Express a Googol (exactly or approximately) using only base 2.

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Look again, LR. There was no question. I was just pointing out the inconsistancies in the English system. My point was there is no base. It changes often within the same type of measurement (ie length).

Also within a thread called 'Non-sequiters' I'm sure I don't care.

This probably sounds a little harsh but I have a monster of a headache and there are a dozen or so angels dancing on the head of a pin.

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Non-sequiter logout. Ciao, amigos.
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What a perfect thread for this opportunity. Normally I censor myself from drunk posting. Although today going on day 8 of being sick, and having sick kids, and it taking me 4 hours to make dinner (for 10 people) because I kept getting interrupted by sick kids, (and starting to almost talk to myself having only been out of the house all week to go to church and the grocery store for bananas), my husband came home and made me a margarita to go with the mexican food I made. He forgot to put water in it. It was very potent. My tolerance is extremely low. I'm about 1/3 of the way through and already feeling extreeeeeemly relaxed. What a great ending to a long, long day.
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u go girl.
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