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@  Pennpenn : (17 October 2018 - 07:33 AM)

I was at work when it happened I guess.

@  Paladin : (17 October 2018 - 07:18 AM)

disappeared completely up its own asshole.

@  Pennpenn : (17 October 2018 - 02:14 AM)

Youtube was gone?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 October 2018 - 11:53 PM)

I actually agree with you MEDdMI, or at least be creative. x.x

@  MEDdMI : (16 October 2018 - 11:29 PM)

Death threats are boring. Get to know the person, then torment them with stuff that really gets under their skin. *evil grin*

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2018 - 10:18 PM)

YouTube is back!

@  Waspinator : (16 October 2018 - 09:55 PM)

Remind yourself that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer.

@  RichardT1977 : (16 October 2018 - 09:27 PM)

BTW for the three of you who haven't discovered yet, YouTube is down.

@  Telly : (16 October 2018 - 08:05 PM)

maybe this is that persons first death threat, and the creativity will come with more experiance

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 October 2018 - 06:14 PM)

Nah. Or at least not near as creative as some of them I've got. This one was a basic "If I ever see you IRL I'll slit you're throat."

@  wonko the sane? : (16 October 2018 - 06:00 PM)

was it at least a creative threat?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 October 2018 - 01:07 PM)

Speaking of which.. Got a deaththeat today on an other messageboard. :D

@  Shockwave 75 : (16 October 2018 - 07:14 AM)

Arguing with an idiot is like playing chess with a pidgeon; no matter what you do it's going to shit on the board and strut around like it won.

@  Pennpenn : (16 October 2018 - 05:48 AM)

Well, there is also the fact that the person you're arguing against won't accept the authority as neutral (or valid or credible) unless they agree with everything that person says.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 October 2018 - 05:35 AM)

Never argue with idiots. They'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2018 - 05:21 AM)

Anyone who's ever argued with dumbasses on the internet knows how stubborn and persistent they can be. Dozens of people can tell them they're wrong, and they' just stick their fingers in their ears and go "na na can't hear you!"

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2018 - 05:19 AM)

Especially if its a bet about an objective truth. Chances are, you provide overwhelming evidence for your position, the dumbass won't accept your evidence or will just change the rules and then claim the money you allegedly owe him.

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2018 - 05:17 AM)

I've just been reminded of a life lesson: Never take a bet with a dumbass unless there's a neutral authority accepted by both sides that will decide on the winner.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 October 2018 - 03:42 AM)

Peace was never an option.

@  Waspinator : (16 October 2018 - 02:03 AM)

The war between the cerapods and the theropods continues to the modern era

@  Waspinator : (15 October 2018 - 11:51 PM)

The parrot, once I stopped pressing the button on the toy. It might have gone on forever otherwise.

@  Foffy : (15 October 2018 - 11:43 PM)

Depends. Who won?

@  Waspinator : (15 October 2018 - 11:37 PM)

Should I be worried that my 40-year-old parrot got into a roaring contest with a Jurassic World toy?

@  Paladin : (15 October 2018 - 04:38 PM)

was the bride's name Sarah Connor?

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 October 2018 - 04:38 PM)

A sawed off shotgun is fairly easy to conceal. Of course, they're also illegal.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (15 October 2018 - 04:19 PM)

Maybe they wear a really, really baggy coat.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2018 - 04:10 PM)

I don't wanna think about the body type where a SHOTGUN is concealed carry.

@  MEDdMI : (15 October 2018 - 04:08 PM)

"If there any objections-" *Both sides pull out ridiculous amounts of weapons against each other*

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 October 2018 - 03:57 PM)

Someone else quips in the comments, "I have heard of a shotgun wedding, but this is ridiculous!"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 October 2018 - 03:57 PM)

I saw a random shipost on Facebook. Evidently, there are people in the U.S. who have to ask wedding guests not to bring their concealed-carry weapons.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 October 2018 - 07:09 AM)

Hey.. I tried to say that google game streaming actually works pretty good... Now if that's depressing, that's a WHOLE nother ball of wax. ;D

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2018 - 06:29 AM)

The box is being used exactly as it was meant to: for random conversation. If it's depressing it's because the group whom use it is neither oblivious or stupid and we happen to be discussing depressing things.

@  fourteenwings : (15 October 2018 - 12:27 AM)

I'm starting to feel like the box is being used in lieu of actual serious threads (not to be terrible but seeing this as soon as you get on the forums is depressing).

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 October 2018 - 10:35 PM)

It's shameful that randos in richer countries pretend like it's not happening.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 October 2018 - 10:35 PM)

Small island countries are already sinking below sea level and being consumed by the ocean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 10:28 PM)

Which is why poorer countries are some of the ones most worried at this point, I imagine. Wealthy countries like the US, Canada, etc won't feel the effects nearly as soon

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2018 - 10:05 PM)

Realistically: there doesn't have to be truly catastrophic impacts to screw us all over. Frequent enough storms will disrupt our infrastructure, which will hobble our ability to rebuild quickly and cause pretty big backslides in quality of life. I don't mean "oh no, I can't charge my iphone", more like "dysentery is as common as the flu because the resources just aren't there to clean the water anymore".

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 10:03 PM)

If no, then procrastinate some more

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 10:03 PM)

Well, the most important question: is it going to stop me getting some drive thru at McDonald's?

@  Noideaforaname : (14 October 2018 - 09:21 PM)

It's kinda nuts seeing insurance ads tell everyone multiple 500-year storms a year is the new normal, but the general attitude over is still at best *shrug*.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 October 2018 - 08:18 PM)

Sad thing is... Boomers are still leaving their vile taint on a lot of the younger generation.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 08:08 PM)

Certainly the boomers won't live to see it, and they're the worst generation for not giving a shit

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 08:08 PM)

We're seeing some of it, yeah, but very likely all the truly catastrophic impacts will hit once most of us are dead

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2018 - 07:46 PM)

Stupid thing is: We ARE seeing results in our lifetime, but it's still slow enough that we, as a culture, are willing to ignore it despite what the scientists are saying.

@  MEDdMI : (14 October 2018 - 07:41 PM)

Captain Planet we need you

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 07:30 PM)

As long as nothing interrupts their morning latte and consumer-driven lifestyles, they're good

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 07:26 PM)

Because humans are notoriously bad at caring about things they don't see happening within their lifetimes

@  Shrug : (14 October 2018 - 06:09 PM)

And no one else in my class cared. None of my teachers cared. My parents didn't care.

@  Shrug : (14 October 2018 - 06:08 PM)

One of my more frustrating memories regarding Climate Change is from when I was in 2nd grade in 1996. My poor redneck middle-of-nowhere school had a decade old science textbook written so a 2nd grader could read it and it had enough about the impending Global Warming that I was worried as a 6 year old.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2018 - 04:45 PM)

Plus a MUCH higher chance of lake effect snow: since milder means the great lakes will take that much longer to freeze over.


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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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