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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 August 2018 - 08:40 PM)

I saw him on The Trek BBS some months before he hit the Allspark.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 05:47 PM)

He was considered an annoying pest even back then.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 05:47 PM)

I finally managed to dig up some of Jason Irelan's earliest posts, at the Alvaro Comicboards Transformers forum. Dating back to 2003.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 12:43 PM)

The best thing is that repeatedly buying the same cabinet means an increasing routine in assembling the things.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 August 2018 - 10:39 AM)

Welp, beats me. I got four shelves.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 08:38 AM)

Finally I can showcase my collection in an appropriate manner.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 08:38 AM)

I bought thirteen display cabinets for my new apartment from Ikea.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 August 2018 - 12:42 AM)

*groan*...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 August 2018 - 11:43 PM)

Well don't hang up on us, tel us abaud it!

@  Cybersnark : (18 August 2018 - 04:25 PM)

I'm back with a new modem!

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 03:58 PM)

And I just managed to clean out my bed drawers, so I can move on to the next step when I'm ready.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 03:45 PM)

I doubt I set any records, but now my cat can't jump on my PC and hit the power button or reset button, so... improvement.

@  RichardT1977 : (18 August 2018 - 02:28 PM)

Back in St. Olaf they used to have IKEA building contests...

@  Paladin : (18 August 2018 - 11:44 AM)

enjoy yur affordable Svedish crap.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 11:33 AM)

Ikea is dangerous. I bought a new desk and a bed frame...

@  ▲ndrusi : (18 August 2018 - 11:19 AM)

Var.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Oh, and there's also a few percent extra wage for every overtime hour on top of that.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Some people just work an hour extra every day and then request a day off when they have collected enough hours.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Come in on your day off? Work an hour extra on a normal working day? Counts. What you do with your overtime doesn't matter just as long as you worked overtime in the first place.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Anything goes - filing a request for financial compensation for your overtime, getting them compensated by spare time either in full "stay at home" days or "go home early" days (always with permission by your superior), it doesn't matter. What matters is that you worked longer than your contract and your official shift plan require you on any given day.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:16 AM)

Now the important thing here is that overtime is clocked daily, so if you work an hour extra (all overtime prior to the Christmas peak season is voluntary) and then immediately work an hour less on the following day (assuming you got your superior's permission), you may have a net zero on your overtime account but still scored one hour for the premium regardless.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:14 AM)

In other news, I unlocked an achievement at work: There is an agreement between the works council and the employer which states that anyone who works 55 overtime hours this year between January and the end of September gets a premium in October.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:12 AM)

Of course, the idiots keep bringing up the fact that DC used it "first", despite us telling them over and over again that who was "first" is completely irrelevant in trademarks.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:10 AM)

Actually they just settled.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 August 2018 - 05:03 AM)

Sounds like Hasbro should win it easily.. They'be been using it constantly for years, so even if DC did have it, they haven't been using and defending their trademark.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Well, haven't in a long time, that is.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

And there haven't been any toys based on DC's Teen Titans Bumblebee character until recently.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Because Hasbro is selling toys.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

The trademark dispute was specifically about toys.

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:50 AM)

Thought to be fair I didn't even know Hasbro and DC were having a trademark dispute. I thought that was something that would have been settled years ago (and DC wouldn't be doing much with their Bumblebee at the moment given Marvel's using Wasp at the moment)

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:37 AM)

It sounds like the kind of person isn't going to be deflected by petty concerns like "reason" or "facts".

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:18 AM)

I told him repeatedly that the insects are completely irrelevant because THEY ARE NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF SELLING TOYS (or ANY business at all, for that matter).

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:08 AM)

Even if he meant that the word "bumblebee" has been used to describe a particular type of insect (which is a much more coherent statement) it's still wrong.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 03:40 AM)

Claiming that Hasbro's trademark has always been for "Autobot Bumblebee" (a quick look at any toy packaging in the past 12 years proves this wrong), Apple the computer company has never held a trademark for "Apple", only for "Apple Computers" (the USPTO database proves this wrong), you cannot trademark common words (the USPTO database proves this wrong), the insects have been using the name "Bumblebee" for thousands of years (insects don't speak English), and ARGHHHH.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 03:38 AM)

Jesus, there's this moron at TFW2005 who has a history of exceptionally outrageous bulls*** claims who is making all sorts of provably false statements in the thread about the Hasbro/DC "Bumblebee" trademark dispute.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 August 2018 - 12:06 AM)

If you stop for gas/directions shortly before getting there and the attendant is unusually creepy and/or inbred, turn back

@  Noideaforaname : (17 August 2018 - 09:49 PM)

Booked a cheap cabin in the stormy mountains filled with alcohol. This is either a great find or the start of a horror film.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 August 2018 - 06:55 PM)

I loved those commercials...

@  Patch : (17 August 2018 - 06:14 PM)

Paladin drank Bud Ice once in the 90s, and the penguins have been after him ever since.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 August 2018 - 01:44 PM)

You weren't using it anyway.

@  Paladin : (17 August 2018 - 12:11 PM)

one by one the penguins steal my sanity...

@  Donocropolis : (17 August 2018 - 06:30 AM)

New band name: The Sabre Worf Hypothesis

@  wonko the sane? : (16 August 2018 - 06:36 AM)

That never goes away. I still have little panic attacks when I see water where it's not supposed to be. I've lived through enough leaking roofs, broken pipes and floods to know it could be a very bad sign.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 August 2018 - 09:20 PM)

Despite my parents explaining that to me when I was a kid, I still half-panic every time I see condensation dripping.

@  Shrug : (15 August 2018 - 08:23 PM)

Yup. If the water happens to be on the left or right of the vehicle, make sure to remember that. That way it's real easy to tell if it's something else dripping.

@  Nevermore : (15 August 2018 - 05:15 PM)

So I checked online and it appears... it's totally normal, that's apparently condensed water from the air conditioning.

@  Nevermore : (15 August 2018 - 05:14 PM)

Phew!" For a moment I thought I was in real trouble because when I arrived at home and drove my car into the garage, there was a trail of large wet spots.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2018 - 08:01 AM)

The showerhead exploded off the pipe this morning. So yeah... think it's going to be a "great" day.

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

Luckily, it was "Wheel Horse Lawnmower"

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

I knew that my father was getting old when he finally posted a facebook status that was clearly a search term.


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#1 Dake

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 04:42 PM

Ok seriously, what do you hear?

 

I hear one thing and can't even begin to believe that anyone could hear something else.


 
 
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 04:54 PM

I hear Yanny.


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:05 PM

Listening on headphones, I heard "Yanny" over and over, and eventually forced myself to hear "Laurel" a couple of times. Yanny is in a higher pitch, Laurel sounds like a computer burping the word. And I was still hearing Yanny while hearing Laurel, so it sounded more like "Yaurel." 



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:18 PM

That's just crazy. I hear Laurel so plainly that I can't imagine anything else. My wife is a singer and hasn't had the years of hearing abuse I've had and she doesn't hear anything else either.


 
 
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:25 PM

I hear Laurel but I also hear Yanny at the start, then it shifts to a more normal deep male voice and turns into Laurel.

 

I can force myself to hear Yanny if I focus on the higher tones, though.

 

So I hear both, and it's freaking me out.



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:36 PM

I heard Yanny initially, but then it immediately transitioned to Laurel.


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 06:04 PM

For me, it sounded like "Yanrel" the first time, then repeats as Laurel and never sounds like anything else again.



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 06:15 PM

I hear Yanny.

 

Yeah it's both.

 

Ironbite-layered on top of one another.


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 06:23 PM

That's just crazy. I hear Laurel so plainly that I can't imagine anything else.

Same.



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 07:09 PM

Laurel


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:01 PM

This is weird. I started out hearing "Yanny" very clearly with just the vaguest sign of "Laurel" layered underneath, but I left it repeating for a while as I tried to decide how to phrase that, and now it's the other way around.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:03 PM

It's "Yanny" with a guttural gulping beneath it.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:24 AM

I guess this makes sense, right, hearing is a much more arbitrary sense even than vision, and the individual phones of language are all relative patterns, so I've actually wondered before why especially an isolated phone is distinguishable at all. And I've seen those videos where a given word has an initial consonant that will sound unambiguously like one of two or three if you can see the speaker's lips or there's a subtitle to prime it, but the same audio will be any one of those two or three. I can't remember what that effect is called, though. = / 

 

When I first play the audio after not listening to it for a bit I can hear the more nasal voice saying "Yanny" or part of it the first time, but my brain quickly jumps to hearing the lower-register voice saying "Laurel" and doesn't let go of it. 

 

Yeah it's both.

 

Ironbite-layered on top of one another.

If you're actually hearing both possible readings at the same time, that's extra fascinating! = o 


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:26 AM

Yeah, I feel like it's not quite as magical as the stupid dress. I hear Yanny, but I can see very easily how one might hear at least the second half of Laurel. I haven't managed to hear a "Lau" but the "rel" is easy to hear under the "ny". It seems like the sounds can coexist in a way that I think is harder to fathom with an image.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:12 AM

It's something like Yarry-el for me. Can't say I heard either Yanny or Laurel unless trying to hear one or the other.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:49 AM

Something that begins with a 'Y' for sure.

 

People on the radio were talking about this, and they only hear 'Laurel'.




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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:52 AM

Just listened to it from the link (rather than the radio).  Still something like 'Yanny'.




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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:59 AM

At first I heard a robot frog saying "Yanny", then I tried hearing "Laurel" and now I literally cannot force myself to hear "Yanny" again, it doesn't work.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:19 AM

Something that begins with a 'Y' for sure.

 

People on the radio were talking about this, and they only hear 'Laurel'.

Elvis Duran by chance?



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:34 AM

 

Something that begins with a 'Y' for sure.

 

People on the radio were talking about this, and they only hear 'Laurel'.

Elvis Duran by chance?

 

 

Close, it was the Morning Mashup on Sirius.






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