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hebbet [PersonRank 10]

Friday, August 8, 2008
11 years ago8,608 views

You can even google for toilets ;)

lootogo.com

DPic [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Final Fantasy XIII probably isn't coming out in the US until 2010 and it was the sole reason i wanted a PS3 (well, also i wanted to install Ubuntu on it) and got one last christmas :(

Marty191 [PersonRank 3]

11 years ago #

gta iv will be for pc ;)

Alexander van Hoorn [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

The Cauchy-Schwarz inequality is a special case of Hölder's inequality.

Kevin Donovan [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

A lot more people than I thought want Apple to regulate the App Store by playing nanny.

Bob [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

nothing...

marko [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

nothing, I'm on summer holidays!

Freiddie [PersonRank 7]

11 years ago #

Gmail is STILL in beta.

Canna [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

My cell phone's pedometer says I walk more than I actually do.

Steve Stinson [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

I find that I seem to be extremely fast at finding the "counterfeit" painting in the game Counterfeit. I can score about 500 points in 20-30 min. Is this unusual? Everyone else I've watched play seems much slower.

Steven Sanderson [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

That the math teacher I want is hilarious, he calls himself MC Kim, like the rapper, that's how he starts a new class and he spent one summer redoing his bathroom and got the derivative of his toilet bowl

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

This week, I've learned how much it actually costs to hire venues for weddings. I've also learned that I use the Internet much more than I thought (since I'm now over my 3GB allowance, which was already increased from 1GB and then 2GB). I'm sure I've learned more useful things that that though...

Steve F [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Human rights conditions in China are worse than I thought... The Lao Gia is a bad thing... Maybe the Olympics need to be more political... A lot of people are boycotting the Olympics...
Irish drinking songs rock!
Ziphone isn't good for jailbreaking the iphone 2.0 firmware.
infinitube.net is a really good idea!
The decomposable plastic polylactide is a century old.
Some stuff about testing QR barcode software...
I am sure I forgot some other stuff I learned...

Andreas [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

I learned that the local tax office isn't that bad when you show them everything in an tax audit session even things they don't want to see. That way they think that everything seems to be ok and drop most of the parts from the audit. Well, I think that doesnt work all the time.

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

* It is possible to have massive hailstones (nearly the size of golfballs) in the south of England!
* Megaman 9 is going to be an AMAZING game!
* De Blob (Wii) started as a free PC game
* Riding a Road Bike feels soooo good after riding a Mountin Bike for a week
* You can now get digital cameras for less than £10 per megapixel!
* Don't send text messages saying "I love you" to a girl who you haven't seen in over a year
* I need to get a job

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

This week, I've learned from an insider that what I've revealed in 2007 about GG Score and values in dollars in SERPs (zorgloob.com/2007/10/gg-score- ...) comes from a toolbar used internally by Google. Code name: "Glengarry".

I bet you didn't know that too.

Dariusz Siedlecki [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Making papercrafts is really fun and easy!

blip.pl/s/3025233 [NSFW]

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I learnd another thing: Dutch are sometimes slow

jimmy jimmy [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

*why* oracle's bitmap indexes are inappropriate for OLTP

LegoAndy [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

I lived my life to the fullest!
Work, bike, run, and be happy.

kangax [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

That excanvas.js does not support toDataURL.

bob [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

that i can use foxmarks to sync up my bookmarks on my pc and laptop

also, that "satellite" is intimidating for a first-year guitarist, but that slow, steady practice makes it less intimidating.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I learnt that an Imaging /document rention systems was not in conformance with CEA (Canadian Evidence Act)!! :)-

grawity [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

- we have a right to express our opinions – and the Lithuanian government wants to add "Opinions must be backed by facts" to it. So it would be illegal to say "My boss is an idiot" unless you could prove that.

- There are people who will scream at you for breaking your work computer, if you move the taskbar to the top of the screen.

- If gethostbyaddr() returns something strange, check /etc/hosts.

- There is no "Arrange by penis".

- If Firefox doesn't let you backup your certifictes, disable Torbutton.

- many people add my @gmail.com address to their Google Talk, even though I tell them that my XMPP/Gtalk address is grawity[put at-character here]akl.lt

- spotted somewhere: www.<user>[put at-character here]<domain>.lt

Zim [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I learned the basics of cooking (I was really alone for the first time in my life)
-yes, it's a bit embarrasing-

Razvan [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

8 is a lucky number in China

Fouad [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

I gained 7 KG more :(

Markus* [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

That I shold give canvas a try ...

Jeton [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

I learned that there are books about social media. I need them for a capstone project.

visual ceeplusplussed [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

I learned networking (UDP) and multithreading skillz in Visual C++. Thus far I had only programmed in standard C++, and Visual Basic. This hybrid is verbose and unnecessarily unwieldy.

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

This week i learned how technology is used in major games like Olympics & commonwealth.

When you see it from outside, you don't even guess it close to reality.

Crystal N Woods [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

* That flock is amazing for blogging
* That google reader standard settings aren't the best way to use it (got some amazing tweaks off the thirty day challenge [ ThirtyDayChallenge.com/challen ...])
* That twitter can be used for business purposes (John Jantsch [ ducttapemarketing.com/blog/200 ...] has a freebie on it)
* That I'm not the only one starting the Thirty day challenge late...
* That unless you get a good seat on the train, trying to balance a laptop on short legs is bound to get your neighbour annoyed
* Pretty much everyone behind you is going to be trying to read what you get up on said laptop, ESPECIALLY if you have headphones plugged in
* I LOVE FRIDAYS! And wireless at Gloria Jeans with a good coffee after work...
* The most amazing photos happen when the weather is absolute, um, how to say this without getting banned – think of a synonym for 'excrement', people.
* That starting early, hard as it is, makes for a REALLY good feeling when you get to knock off earlier too!
* and finally, that the internet and web 2.0 is coming closer and closer to resembling a much expanded version of the old IRC I used to love... Conversations EVERYWHERE!

Tomi Häsä [PersonRank 5]

11 years ago #

1) Downloading over 100 feeds through iTunes for my first iPod (iPod Nano, 8 GB, 3rd generation) took more space than was available on my hard drive, because I have a laptop with a 60 GB hard drive, but I have installed Linux and Windows, so approximately 9 GB of podcasts is the limit with my current laptop.
2) I took Google Page Creator for granted. I thought it would graduate from Google Labs, but now I need to decide whether to move my unofficial Google FAQs and other Google-related files back to Yahoo! GeoCities, wait for the transition from Google Page Creator to Google Sites or maybe even buy my own domain.
3) Playing some of my games online with other people with my Xbox 360 using my mobile 1 Mbps connection (Finnish Sonera Liikkuva Laajakaista mokkula connection) is possible when my main internet connection has hiccups.

astinomia [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Doesn't matter how often you defragment your hard disk, if is 5200rpm, it will NEVER be fast :)

jf [PersonRank 5]

11 years ago #

that the countryside south of Springfield, MIssouri is very very pretty.

thanks Streetview!

jf [PersonRank 5]

11 years ago #

OT: streetview enhancement idea:
if i'm "driving" around in streetview, wouldnt be great to see where other streetviewers are (if they've logged in via their google account)... it would be interesting to see where the most popular areas are – are they downtown in cities, or in the countryside. what cities are the most popular?

and if you are "driving" around, you would see other streetviewers as avatars maybe, superimposed on the streetview. you could maybe have an option to engage in real time chat if you bump into another streetviewer when driving around Tokyo say...

it would be a different sort of social network, that i think would be a lot of fun and be thoroughly addictive...

sdesciencelover [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

I learned what, exactly, tail recursion is, and why it's so important to languages like F# and Scala.

Steven Klassen [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

I learned that moving a dumbell from its usual resting position to sit on top of another pair of dumbells (for ease of starting a set), and missing, can smash fingers pretty good.

Soxerroceero [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

I agreed with you

suppositio.us [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Jack Benny's really funny:

askville.amazon.com/famous-che ...

and so is Groucho (see video on above page).

suppositio.us

ps: I suppose you already knew that, eh?

Scott Cunningham [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Forks, Washington is a real town. Though, I doubt there are vampires living there.

Kencost [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Thanks! Really interesting. Big ups!

Hasan [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

* A good book on self-discipline entitled with "Self-Discipline in 10 Days" by Thedore Byrant (amazon.com/Self-Discipline-10- ...). I learn many clues to work in more productive way.
* Great ideas abou work plan – 15 Tips for Generating Ideas When You’re Drawing a Blank (lifedev.net/2008/08/deadline-i ...)
* A free and effective CD/DVD burner – ImgBurn (imgburn.com/)
* GMail supports IMAP
* Google 3DWarehouse
* Google Olympics OneBox
* lxde (lxde.org/) a fast brother for gnome...
* I learn who are the pilli network (pilli.com) managers (webrazzi.com/2008/08/05/webraz ...)
* i learn that we have to wait until at the end of the year for firefox 3.1 (bildirgec.org/yazi/firefox-3-1 ...)
* ...

answerfinder [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

That the Lake District is the most beautiful part of Britain.

Bilal [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

China is a Greaaaat Nation

Arun [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

I learned that Mr. Bush actually hates WAR.

Rochi [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

That Kodak Vision2 5218/7218 500T is a high-speed, tungsten-balanced color negative film with the finest grain available in a 500T product.

Dandy Andy [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

I was learnt by my 7yo that, despite being closer to the sun that the other planets, Mars is not the hottest plant. Venus is the hottest because of its atmospheric conditions. Whaddya know.

Sushant Srivastava [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Django

bwaje [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

How to build RJ45 (ethernet) cables

Kétszeri Csaba [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

All people who have ever managed to build a silly homepage consider themselves as web design experts and attend to any vacant positions in sight.
I had to make the interviews, it was more painfull than funny.

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I have just learnt that my mate, is in fact, mad/sad enough to make a chair out of coke bottles.

saltypepperpot.blogspot.com/20 ...

drtimofey [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Discovered a few domains hosted by Phillip, that I haven't heard of:

choiceblogger.com/
faketoday.com/
connect.outer-court.com/
kuching.outer-court.com/
findforward.com/
opentrivia.com/
feeeds.com/
esolutionsdata.com/
schlechtbedient.de/
memecodes.outer-court.com/
qml.questml.com/

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

> esolutionsdata.com/

I've seen that before but completely forgot about it. It's purely brilliant.

Words of truth [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

I learnt that this world isnt going last forever particularaly when seeing all the starting wars and human greed behind that. Take pleasue in what you have now cause it will soon (believe it or not just a mater of a few years) be too late. Things like google or any other crap will cease to matter.

milivella [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I'm learning that focusing on what you have learned in the last week is not that easy.

(I expected more meta-answers like these. And I don't like meta-answers.)

milivella [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Ah, and I also expected the question: Philipp, what will you do with all these answers?

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

A bit late, but I learn something worth sharing today.
The USPS uses mules to transport mails. Heh, you didn't expect that did you!

drtimofey [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]Haochi,
No way.... I had to reasearch to believe this!

"We move mail using planes, trains, trucks, cars, boats, ferries, helicopters, bicycles, hovercrafts, subways and even mules."
Source: usps.com/communications/newsro ...

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