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@  Pennpenn : (24 April 2019 - 03:05 AM)

It's like how the whole "alpha male" thing doesn't really show up in wolf packs in the wild.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 01:54 AM)

Aaaaand another myth busted.

@  CORVUS : (24 April 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Quite welcome! :)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 09:51 PM)

@Corvus Huh, did not know that part. Thanks for imparting knowledge!

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 09:27 PM)

No because it's true.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 April 2019 - 09:17 PM)

Would I be jaded if i said that's a good lesson about people as well?

@  CORVUS : (23 April 2019 - 09:01 PM)

Overstated risk. Most observations of sexual cannibalism in the Praying Mantis occurred in captivity, versus nature. When entomologists began observing them in nature instead, they found that sexual cannibalism took place around 30% of the time. Basically, if a male Mantis avoids thin, hungry females, his chances are pretty good. #yesimanerd

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 07:52 PM)

Are you a male mantis?

@  MEDdMI : (23 April 2019 - 07:27 PM)

Death by snu snu

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2019 - 06:40 PM)

There's a joke about going out with a bang to be made here.

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 06:38 PM)

I would hope getting laid is preferred over dying :p

@  Nevermore : (23 April 2019 - 05:20 PM)

Don't we all want to get laid?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2019 - 04:53 PM)

I'd spend the first few loops just taking an extended nap.

@  Dekafox : (23 April 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Endless death time loops certainly happen enough in Star Trek

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 03:50 PM)

That's not what I had in mind but if that is what you would do in that scenario then that is pretty messed up. I would not want to be stuck in a perpetual loop of death. More like getting laid but that is just me.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 01:58 PM)

Happy death day to you!

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 01:45 PM)

.... I would love that. To be stuck in an endless loop where no one remembers what happened... The possibilities :D

@  ZakuConvoy : (23 April 2019 - 01:43 PM)

Are you stuck in a Groundhogs Day situation? Because if you are, you need to tell the rest of us so we can take advantage, too.

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 11:10 AM)

Lol today needs to end asap so that I can start over tomorrow

@  Ashley : (21 April 2019 - 10:08 PM)

They frequently do, but yeah there's no rule. Google will usually answer it for a specific restaurant, though

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 April 2019 - 02:57 PM)

Depends on the restaurant and the area. There's no universal rule about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 April 2019 - 02:41 PM)

I thought restaurants were one of the few things that stayed open on holidays, along with movie theatres and the like

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 April 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Well here I am hungry on a Sunday afternoon and I head to Chipotle only to find out right then and there that the place is closed for Easter. Yay.

@  MEDdMI : (19 April 2019 - 09:21 PM)

oof, yikes. Good luck.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 April 2019 - 09:18 PM)

We're in the middle of a kitchen reno and NOTHING will be done until tuesday. I could beat a four day weekend with a hammer right now if it meant I could use my stove again.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Can't beat 4 day weekends either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

I prefer later shifts myself, but my 3 day weekend shift isn't bad. Nice to work without those administration busy bodies poking around.

@  Nevermore : (19 April 2019 - 04:12 AM)

Yeah, traffic is a plus as well. Rarely got any trouble getting to work on late shift (even with the neverending construction site on the highway), and when my shift is over, there's hardly any traffic at all anymore.

@  MEDdMI : (18 April 2019 - 06:27 PM)

while I don't have weekends consistently off, working 2nd shift isn't so bad. I'm more likely to do stuff before work than after (when I'm already tired). Plus no rush hour traffic

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 April 2019 - 05:03 PM)

Switching shifts constantly is never good for one's health. There was a time when I worked overnights steady for about 2 years; did wonders for my health, as well

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Don't miss early shift (and especially switching back and forth every two weeks) a bit.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Man, permanent late shift really has done wonders for my overal well-being. Never having to get up early for work, staying up late, weekends off... a ot of my coworkers think I'm crazy, but late shift is really my preferred shift.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

(My total lack of sleep on that day might have contributed, though.)

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

At noon, it was warm.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

On Monday, we went on strike early in the morning, I was also wearing to jackets and gloves and my toes and fingers were freezing.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 April 2019 - 04:31 PM)

Nope, right now my days are doing that. Frigid at night (Well, just below zero, but still.) and warm enough to be always be ill prepared during the day.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Today it's so warm I had to take a shower to wash off the sweat after a lengthy bike trip.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

This past Friday I was wearing two jackets and winter gloves outside and took a hot bath when I returned home.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

Is "April weather" an issue in other countries as well, or is that specifically a German phenomenon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Well, when you understand the history of the area it make sense. It's basically a series of countries buying the place, moving in, saying "we rule you people now", and the locals shrugging and responding, "okay, you have fun with that".

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2019 - 07:58 AM)

When did we all turn into Henry Higgins?

@  unluckiness : (16 April 2019 - 03:16 AM)

To be fair, most Americans can't get the hang of English, so I can understand why.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:15 AM)

(And yeah, Calliope is a Greek muse, not French, but the street was named BY the French when they took over.)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:10 AM)

In New Orleans there's a bunch of streets with French names that are pronounced by locals with a more English emphasis, for example "Calliope Street" is pronounced "CAL-lee-ope".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 11:56 PM)

I figured as much for Canadians.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 11:37 PM)

hm; whenever I've heard people talk about the school they said it the same way as the cathedral...but I guess that's in Canada, so they're probably more familiar with the cathedral than the school

@  Dracula : (15 April 2019 - 11:11 PM)

There's plenty of place names in the US like that. Around here we have an "el doh-RAY-doh," and up north there's a Cairo that's pronounced "kay-roh"

@  RichardT1977 : (15 April 2019 - 09:56 PM)

Yeah, the common pronunciation of the University is probably the reason most Americans don't pronounce the Cathedral name correctly.

@  Arazyr : (15 April 2019 - 08:03 PM)

That's my understanding of how the two are supposed to be pronounced as well.

@  Echowarrior : (15 April 2019 - 07:42 PM)

When I'm talking about the cathedral, I say "noh-treh dahme". When I talk about the university, I say "noh-ter dayme". I don't see a problem with that.


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#1 Scavgraphics

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 01:31 PM

Looks like the old Apple thread went poof in Kal's mad plan to make things work, so here's a new one.

So, my iPad (1) and my iPod Touch 4th Gen are not updated to iOS5.

My main computer is a G5 running Leopard. (I have a Mac book pro @ snow leopard and a dodgy Dell Hackentosh also at Snow Leopard).

I'm considering upgrading my iDevices to iOS 5. What, if anything, will I gain from this, given the limitations of my main computer?


Edited by Scavgraphics, 24 October 2013 - 02:34 PM.


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Posted 07 November 2011 - 01:47 PM

Why does the thread title make me want to do a bad joke about Steve Jobs?

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 01:55 PM

QUOTE(Database @ Nov 7 2011, 02:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why does the thread title make me want to do a bad joke about Steve Jobs?


Because you're a bad person..a corrupted database?

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 01:58 PM

QUOTE(Scavgraphics @ Nov 7 2011, 01:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Database @ Nov 7 2011, 02:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why does the thread title make me want to do a bad joke about Steve Jobs?


Because you're a bad person..a corrupted database?


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Posted 07 November 2011 - 02:41 PM

QUOTE(Database @ Nov 8 2011, 07:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why does the thread title make me want to do a bad joke about Steve Jobs?


I'm not sure. Apple Corps is the company that was created by The Beatles in 1968.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:05 PM

QUOTE(member0 @ Nov 7 2011, 12:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Database @ Nov 8 2011, 07:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why does the thread title make me want to do a bad joke about Steve Jobs?


I'm not sure. Apple Corps is the company that was created by The Beatles in 1968.



Yeah, I was going to post that myself.

This thread should be about the Beatles.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:28 PM

I would hold off till they bring out iOS 5.1 which is said to introduce multi touch gestures to the iPad 1 and that way you will avoid some of the bugs in 5

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:51 PM

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I would hold off till they bring out iOS 5.1 which is said to introduce multi touch gestures to the iPad 1 and that way you will avoid some of the bugs in 5


huh..had you asked me, I'd have sworn the first update had already happened (or was that 5.0.1)?
Any rumored time of release on that?


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On another topic, man I let updates get away from my...on my iPad, I have 135 updates waiting....and for so many apps I don't use.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:53 PM

Beta 2 of 5.0.1 was just seeded to developers recently, so it shouldn't be long now. I'd go ahead and upgrade. There's a ton of new features in iOS 5 that may make your life easier depending on what you do. And once you get this update out of the way, all the future updates will be over the air. You won't be dependent on plugging it into a computer just to upgrade.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 04:33 PM

QUOTE(Scavgraphics @ Nov 7 2011, 08:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
On another topic, man I let updates get away from my...on my iPad, I have 135 updates waiting....and for so many apps I don't use.


Oh you and me both. They need to make them like "Windows Updates". Automatic, invisible, in the background etc.

It's the same on the desktop. I rarely reboot the laptop, so that's also got a load of updates waiting to be installed

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 04:48 PM

It still baffles me that Apple doesn't use their own push notification framework to show a badge or an alert whenever you have apps to update.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 05:30 PM

^ it does (unless I'm mis understanding what you're saying).

I used to just hit update all each day..but then a comic app went evil with an update, and I wanted to keep the version I had, so I had to do updates 1 by 1...and then it all went downhill from there.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 09:10 PM

It doesn't show a badge on the icon until you open it up.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 11:24 AM

^ huh....guess I've had updates pending so long with the badge showing I forgot icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 11:12 PM

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QUOTE(Scavgraphics @ Nov 7 2011, 08:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
On another topic, man I let updates get away from my...on my iPad, I have 135 updates waiting....and for so many apps I don't use.


Oh you and me both. They need to make them like "Windows Updates". Automatic, invisible, in the background etc.

And here I am wishing Windows Update were more like the one iOS has ? one centralized system that handles all my app updates instead of having to rely on a dozen different self-updaters and even more programs that don't bother with one at all.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 08:59 AM

Mobile Flash is dead! Long live iOS!!!

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:19 AM

There's just no reason for it. It's a technology that served its purpose, and still has a purpose, but that purpose isn't the web anymore.

Edited by PiratedTVPro, 09 November 2011 - 10:55 AM.

Yep.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:25 AM

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It's a technology that served it's purpose, and still has a purpose, but that purpose it's the web anymore.


I can't even understand this sentence! Maybe I'll make it my sig.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 10:56 AM

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It's a technology that served it's purpose, and still has a purpose, but that purpose it's the web anymore.


I can't even understand this sentence! Maybe I'll make it my sig.


Edited for clarity. I think the ambien might still have its claws in me.
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 08:32 PM

Cool iOS 5 feature I just discovered: hold down the back arrow in Safari rather than clicking it and you'll pull up a desktop style option of going back to a specific page (rather than having to click each page back one at a time). Appears to be iPad only right now (5.0.1)


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