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Offline Darth Geek

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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #20280 on: May 28, 2020, 08:50:59 PM »
If your keyboard has a number pad, you can hold down the right alt and hit 2, 4, 8, to get °, the degree symbol.  Not exactly easy to remember, but not impossible either.
There's tons of symbols you can get using the alt keys:
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #20281 on: May 29, 2020, 04:03:20 PM »
Saying goodbye to this crappy week:


Starting 40% less pay next week, I think that means I'll get 40% of what ever unemployment I would be getting if I was 100% furloughed, but so far I haven't been able to get confirmation on that, supposed to apply next week since I already got paid for this month.

Was hoping there would be other people showing up at work when we go to the yellow phase of reopening, but they have all been 100% furloughed so I'll still be alone in a huge building on the days I go in. 


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #20282 on: May 29, 2020, 04:06:58 PM »
Ugh. That sux but at least you still have a job.
That meal should numb the reality for a bit.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #20283 on: May 29, 2020, 04:49:30 PM »
Ugh. That sux but at least you still have a job.
That meal should numb the reality for a bit.

True, even the people 100% furloughed technically still have their jobs, they just can't work and don't get paid.

The pizza and beer were excellent, now I'm full and sleepy....   Didn't sleep at all last night, all this set off my insomnia big time.

They are so concerned about people doing any work at all that they are shutting off email accounts for people 100% furloughed.
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #20284 on: May 29, 2020, 05:48:26 PM »
When I was unemployed a couple of years ago, we quickly learned we could live by spending a lot less. Unemployment wasn't much at the time, but we were able to live on that and save my wife's salary. Have pretty much kept to that frugality since I've been working again.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #20285 on: May 31, 2020, 10:25:49 PM »
 I guess a sign that you are not doing well is getting upset about people signing their emails with "hope you are doing well"....


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #20286 on: June 06, 2020, 11:24:26 AM »
i was trying to figure out why a tweet in a thread i was reading was muted, turns out one of the numbers in the tweet was 420.  ;D
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #20287 on: June 07, 2020, 10:40:23 PM »
I heard this little gem recently from comedian Stephen Hofstetter.
It's easier to get pregnant than to order a pizza. Wrong you say? Have you ever ordered a pizza by accident?


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #20288 on: June 13, 2020, 02:39:28 PM »
I caught the first minute of "Grown Ups 2" because it came on after something else I was watching. So a deer pissing on someone taking a shower led to Adam Sandler getting a huge multi-movie Netflix deal but MST3K got canned after 2 seasons...


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #20289 on: June 13, 2020, 10:42:38 PM »
i hate physical game shows, and the trailer looked extra terrible, but i love adam scott and ryan reynolds, so i'm torn on if i should bother watching don't.
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #20290 on: June 15, 2020, 07:40:22 PM »
Me and a friend recently had a fight, and now I feel like an asshole.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #20292 on: June 18, 2020, 12:40:13 PM »
https://www.facebook.com/inthenow/videos/258516312255215

Huh.  I mean I kind of knew that there was some bias in maps of the world, especially old maps.  And I was aware that it doesn't make sense to put the US in the center.  But I had no idea how distorted maps are! 

After watching that video up above, I thought 'Well maybe that's just older printed maps.'  So I went to google maps and zoomed out as far as I could.  And nope, even google maps is super distorted.  If you go back and forth between google maps and google earth the differences are crazy.  Like she said in the video, South America is 9 times bigger than Greenland in reality, but on google maps Greenland appears to be bigger!  Switching over to google earth shows a more accurate depiction. 

I get that part of it is putting a curved surface onto a two dimensional plane, but I don't remember ever being taught just how wrong maps are, and it does make some countries seem much more prominent than they really are.

Some of you probably know this already, maybe everyone does, but my mind is a bit blown right now.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #20293 on: June 18, 2020, 12:48:13 PM »
projections are a fun area of mathematics: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_map_projections
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #20294 on: June 18, 2020, 01:34:48 PM »
projections are a fun area of mathematics: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_map_projections

Interesting stuff.  And now that I'm thinking about it more, some of it was probably gone over in school, I just didn't care all that much at the time, especially without context or a story behind it.