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2:01 PM
@tchrist I get up when my duvet comes off. of course, in winter, I try and stay under the sheet for longer. Just like greenland!
@tchrist Did you know there are no google image hits for that word?
There should be.
Well, there will be now.
Your gravatar, for starters.
I googlewhack all the time.
@MattE.Эллен Interesting.
As Jasper would say, naughty.
Can you hear us, @Jasper?
As Jasper would say, I must shit now.
I already shat twice today lol, as Jasper would say.
2:06 PM
Let's remember the good things.
Shit's no good?
@Mitch ghosts and witches are the same thing?
@MattE.Эллен Sorry, you're right. They're competing too for our attention.
twice as worse
I remember things as they were. If they were good, I will remember them good things. If they were bad, I will remember them bad things. If them were meh, I will remember them meh things.
2:09 PM
Wait no they're in Harry Potter too. so I lump them together.
I will remember that Hitler built awesome highways. But I will also remember he did other things.
@RegDwigнt I usually forget the meh
@RegDwigнt Like I forgot all about Hitler's tree planting agenda.
And if Hitler shat thrice a day and then talked about that in this room every day, then I would remember that, too.
I've already forgot about it.
Depends. Was it in the woods with the bears and the popes?
2:11 PM
so many bears shat on the popes
But now I'll halt my tirade for a minute to appreciate the full extent of @Cerberus starting a sentence with the words "let's remember".
Yes, Cerberus. Let's.
Q: What is the difference between "with the times" and "with time"

interfaceI am making this statement: Indeed, the cloud computing grows in different stages with the times... and I am not sure about the difference between "with the times" with "s" and "with time" without "s" and the definite article "the". The meaning that I want to give is that "Cloud computing" is ...

Ship to ELL.
Did you make, I don't know, any attempt to look this up on your own? — Robusto 10 secs ago
With the times, they are a-changin.
This site is prematurely turning me into a curmudgeon.
Don't waste your precious lifetime on that.
You'll only get flak right back for being Not Nice.
2:19 PM
@Robusto Disbelieve.
What, the curmudgeon part or the premature part?
Quick, name three anagrams of curmudgeon.
@RegDwigнt What is the full extent, exactly?
I don't remember.
Quieta non movere.
2:23 PM
I think it's seven.
But could be eight.
um reg on cud
lol wut is u rite
Why is "let's" significant? I think I am missing something.
You are missing the fact that you are the only person who never remembers anything.
Including that you never remember anything.
me on cur dug
2:24 PM
So saying "let's remember" is plain hilarious.
Like stepping on a banana, or something.
Ah, okay, that.
On the Blue Banana?
um, gun coder?
The Blue Banana (also known as the Hot Banana, Bluemerang, European Megalopolis, Manchester–Milan Axis or European Backbone) is a discontinuous corridor of urbanisation in Western Europe, with a population of around 111 million. It stretches approximately from North West England in the north to Northern Italy in the south. The curvature of this corridor (hence "banana") takes in the cities Leeds, Sheffield, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, London, Lille, Amsterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Rotterdam, Ghent, Brussels, Antwerp, Charleroi, Liège, Eindhoven, the Ruhr area, Düsseldorf, Wuppertal...
No, the Blue Oyster.
Or have I already posted that? I don't remember.
2:25 PM
run coed mug
I wonder what you could use that for.
For bananaeing.
un dogme cru
So today's the International Tchrist Does Rob's Homework Day.
2:27 PM
He doesn't know French.
The young and the Fraunchy.
one curd mug
mud Coen rug
@tchrist That's an overstatement.
I know more French than you know Japanese.
2:30 PM
Somehow that must mean something somewhere.
cured on gum
Tzamina mina eh eh, 倭国倭国 eh eh,
This time for Africa
@RegDwigнt no no
no no no no no
No no is exactly correct. But no no no no no? Is that the Kun reading?
That sentence can be punctuated so that it can be parsed correctly in English.
I leave the details up to you.
2:33 PM
No no No no no no No no.
Close, yet still far away.
You can't spell bananas without ananas.
2:34 PM
Don't be ananal.
That map supposedly shows the blue banana.
Except, wtf isn't it blue
Nice game last night @Robusto your boyz played like a dynasty :-)
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 Very orange, for our daltonic and synaesthetic friends.
Why does the banana have testicles Peter Griffin's testicles chin for nose?
@skillpatrol Oh, and don't think the NE media weren't crowing about that.
Ya, I heard.
I not even know what game.
Oh sorry I forgot the obligatory preemptive snarky remark: fuck all games. I thought that was understood.
@MattE.Эллен Never realized Larry Hagman had such fetching sprats.
Speaking of which, why @Cerberus still no tell me what the map I posted was of.
was it pangea?
2:41 PM
Close. You forgot to submit Castro.
You always do yet today you forgot. Getting old, eh.
Hint: it does look like a blue banana.
"Music To Watch Boys To", by Johnny.
Hi pal
2:42 PM
Oh, it also actually says banana.
U cudmonger!
hello @skillpatrol.
@RegDwigнt For someone who comes from a homophobic country you sure post lots of dick pics.
2:43 PM
@RegDwigнt lambchopper
@Robusto Why do you think he left?
@Robusto that's Earth, not me.
Also I am Reg bloody Dwight what do you expect.
is it "the world" reclaimed sand in Dubai?
Commander of the most excellent order of a Brit-ish umpire.
So is it really customary for Russian soldiers to kiss each other on the mouth?
> . . . and spelling out in words of one syllable how it is not a duplicate?
2:45 PM
@Robusto I dunno. Apparently it was customary enough in the 68s to be approved to be on a friggin stamp.
Not a cappy hamper.
I mean, I got it from a Russian blog that was asking that same question.
I have a weird question. I don't know if I should ask it here.
The times them is a-changin.
@Arrowfar only non-weird questions here, sorry.
@RegDwigнt I mean, the Navy I can understand. That's almost totally gay. But in the Army you can walk to where women are.
2:46 PM
@RegDwigнt Ἱερὸς Λόχος
@Robusto well. But. What do you do if them women have long been raped already? By fascists, no less? Honest question.
@Robusto It’s not gay in a submarine. There just aren’t any women.
Doesn’t CoUNT.
@Arrowfar if you ask it, you'll find out
Well, that just shows lack of foresight. If I had to go on a submarine, you can be damn sure I'd make sure there were some women along.
Yeah so the question is do cell phone jammers affect wifi internet speed?
2:48 PM
@Robusto you call it lack of foresight, I call it family planning
@Robusto Noob. I'd make sure there were only women.
@MattE.Эллен You say potato, I say potahto.
Pretty sure that if you lock only same-sex people up in a confined area, all you’ll get there is same-sex activities.
Sep 3 at 14:57, by Robusto
I adhere to Dave Chapelle's rule about sex: there can only be one dick in the room, and it has to be mine.
lateish jinx
See. Even you agree with myself against yourself.
Story of my life.
2:49 PM
Stop tryna twist my words.
My tryna don't twist. But she does rock'n'roll.
Q: Music to Watch Boys To

JohnnyWell there is this new Lana's song and I can't understand the grammar of the title at all. What does the title mean in whole and what does the last "to" mean? Thanks in advance.

@Robusto Not only gays have penes.
2:50 PM
@Arrowfar seems unlikely as wifi operates in a different frequency range to mobile phones. so, unless the phone is also a wifi hotspot, a phone jammer shouldn't interfere with wifi internet speeds
See, you are taught something new about yourself every day here.
@Cerberus I know. But straight men don't look at that kind of porn.
@MattE.Эллен I see. Because they have put the jammers nearby where I live and my internet seems very slow.
There's other porn than non-gay porn?
@Robusto Well, there often are penes in that kind of pornography too.
2:51 PM
Jesus Christ. You died for those sins?
@Cerberus Well, yes, but one doesn't look at them.
Should have died more for marshmallows, less for gay pron.
It simply isn't done.
@Arrowfar the only way to test that is to get them to turn of the jammers and see if the speed increases. maybe the people who are operating the jammers are also streaming netflix or something
2:52 PM
I hear many straight men like for a man to be there in the scene with the woman, so that they can identify with him and feel as though his body is theirs doing the thing they like to do to her.
@Arrowfar Jammers? What kind of backward country do you live in, anyway?
@Robusto I sure look at everything when I'm watching lesbian porn.
@Cerberus You're out of your element, Donny.
@Cerberus You watch lesbian porn? Really?
@Robusto You probably didn't mean that the way it sounded...
Cool it guys.
2:53 PM
True lesbian porn made for lesbians is boring to death. Untrue lesbian porn made for straight guys is boring to tears. Then death. I have no experience with untrue lesbian porn made for gays.
@Cerberus I don't know. How did it sound to you?
@Robusto For fun. But everybody watched La vie d'Adèle when it was all the rage, which has a long lesbian sex scene...
@Arrowfar it looks possible that wifi and 4g could be blocked by the same jammer, as the operate in similar ranges. that would be a pretty broad jammer, though.
The cellular frequencies are the sets of frequency ranges within the ultra high frequency band that have been allocated for cellular phone use. All cellular phone networks worldwide use a portion of the radio frequency spectrum designated as ultra high frequency, or "UHF", for the transmission and reception of their signals. The ultra high frequency band is also shared with television, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth transmission. For historical reasons, radio frequencies used for cellular networks differ in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. The first commercial standard for mobile connection in the United...
This list of WLAN channels is the set of legally allowed wireless local area network channels using IEEE 802.11 protocols, mostly sold under the trademark Wi-Fi. The 802.11 workgroup currently documents use in five distinct frequency ranges: 2.4 GHz, 3.6 GHz, 4.9 GHz, 5 GHz, and 5.9 GHz bands. Each range is divided into a multitude of channels. Countries apply their own regulations to the allowable channels, allowed users and maximum power levels within these frequency ranges. In some countries, such as the United States, licensed Amateur Radio operators may use some of the channels at much higher...
@Robusto Heh, yeah here many backward stuff happens. Actually I live near a sensitive location and they put the jammers for safety.
@Robusto Had I not know that you didn't mean it that way, I might have found it mean and disparaging.
2:54 PM
This is a list of fish on stamps of Mongolia...
Pro bikers?
@RegDwigнt thansk
@Cerberus Hey, we're all players here, right? No need to regress to the PC point of view.
But I am glad Arrowfar understood that it wasn't meant to sound that way.
@Cerberus :-)
2:55 PM
@Robusto Some are more sensitive than others...
@Arrowfar Yay!
But the non-problem has solved itself, so all is well.
@MattE.Эллен okay, thanks!
@Cerberus Cerberus is exactly right.
no probs
For example, I am nowhere as sensitive as that toothpaste.
I had tried a similar toothpaste. Didn't really work for me.
2:56 PM
Interesting how it's named after some sort of ass scandal.
I still can't really eat ice-cream.
What scandal?
Have you been watching the wrong porn channel again?
Like the Colline Gate.
Seriously, though, @Arrowfar, who is doing this jamming?
Pearl Jam.
Most serious answer you'll hear all day.
2:58 PM
The Colline Gate (Latin Porta Collina) was a landmark in ancient Rome, supposed to have been built by Servius Tullius, semi-legendary king of Rome 578–535 BC. The gate stood at the north end of the Servian Wall, and past it were two important streets, the Via Salaria and Via Nomentana. Within this area the Alta Semita linked the Quirinal with the Porta Carmentalis. Several temples were located near the gate, including temples of Venus Erycina and Fortuna. To a person facing the gate in the 3rd century AD, the Gardens of Sallust would have been on the left, with the Baths of Diocletian on the right...
Never heard of ancient Rome.
It is near Poland.
But so where is your fabled island?
I have a porta nigra nearby. Suffices for all my needs.
@RegDwigнt In Ancient Rome, country hears of you!
De Porta Nigra (Latijn voor 'Zwarte Poort') is veruit het bekendste monument uit de Romeinse tijd in de Duitse stad Trier. Het is de noordelijke poort in de 6418 m lange stadsmuur en werd samen met de muur tussen 160 en 200 n. Chr. gebouwd. De poort is 36 m breed, 21,5 m diep en 30 m hoog en is hiermee het grootste Romeinse bouwwerk op Duitse bodem. De poort bestaat uit op elkaar passende zandsteenblokken, zonder voegen. De stenen waren oorspronkelijk verbonden door ijzeren krammen, vergelijkbaar met het Colosseum. Door verwering en roetafzetting werden de zandsteenblokken, oorspronkelijk licht...
3:00 PM
@RegDwigнt So. You've had black and gone back. There's another fond theory shot to hell.
@Robusto erm, well I can't tell you over the internet but it is no biggie, just some local issues. Government is doing it. But the only problem us civilians here face is that we can't use our cell phones all the time. They turn on the jammers at night it seems. Sometimes during the day too.
@Robusto it certainly doesn't hear from you. You never call. Never write. What? You don't love ancient Rome anymore?
It has been going on for months now.
Kiribati ((IPA): [ˈkiːrɨbæs]?), officieel de Republiek Kiribati, is een eilandrepubliek in Oceanië. Het land ligt in de Grote Oceaan en is onderdeel van de regio's Micronesië (Gilberteilanden) en Polynesië (Phoenix- en Line-eilanden). Kiribati bestaat voor het overgrote deel uit drie uitgestrekte eilandengroepen, van het westen naar het oosten zijn dat de Gilberteilanden, de Phoenixeilanden en de meeste van de Line-eilanden. Westelijk van de Gilberteilanden ligt daarnaast nog het eiland Banaba. Van de Line-eilanden behoren Jarvis, het Kingmanrif en het Palmyra-atol niet tot Kiribati maar tot de...
@MattE.Эллен My relationship with ancient Rome was just a thing. At some point one looks for a younger, sexier Rome. It's human nature.
3:02 PM
@Robusto you're not an archaeologist after all, it was just a phase
Thank you.
Yeah, just a cretacious period.
@MattE.Эллен I'm not an archaeolinguist after all. It was just a phrase.
guys are you ready for a quick test, it must be done in less than 10 seconds it's important?
@Robusto that old tongue twister
I'm always ready
3:03 PM
@Robusto I am not an Enron executive after all. It was just a raise.
Ok, count (in less than 10 seconds again) all the F down there:
I am not a goldfish swallower. It was just a craze.
@RegDwigнt nah be serious
I am serious.
3:05 PM
Go carefully.
Haha, see. Rob takes more than 10 seconds and is wrong.
@RegDwigнt damn you, normal people only see 3
Well. You needed proof I was not normal people? You are welcome.
3:06 PM
and skip the OF
@RegDwigнt :D
They never skip the OF in SHOULD OF.
So they have a lot to make up for, and that's their way of doing it.
This is the end. Hold your breath and count to six.
where should I start counting from?
3:08 PM
JavaScript with RegExp says: 6.
@RegDwigнt I'm calmer than you are.
@MattE.Эллен from the skyfall. When it crumboles.
@Robusto And what was all that shit about Vietnam? What the FUCK has anything got to do with Vietnam? What the fuck are you talking about?
count from 99 to 100 in increments of 0.0001
@RegDwigнt Okay, I can see you don't want to be cheered up. Come on, Donny, let's get a lane.
Count from 100 to 99 in excrements of 0.0001
for (i=99;i<=100; i+=0.0001) console.log(i)
3:11 PM
@RegDwigнt that's one way to lose weight
slow and sure wins the race
If Atkins only knew.
@crl It's a lot faster if you don't log to the console for each iteration. Just output the final result.
I think, so that English is easier to understand, we should rename increment to upcrement and decrement to downcrement
@Robusto quit stealing my Exps.
3:14 PM
I didn't know Omar Exps belonged to you.
You don't know nothing yet.
"You don't know nothing" sounds like a double negation
It's a double negative which is not a double negation.
3:20 PM
We don't need no education
Yo mama sounds like a double negation.
Of gravity.
Yo mama jokes are soooo...last century
Yo mama is so not unheavy she litotes around the house
What's your favorite canonball for firstly questions?
Jagdtiger 8.8 ammo.
The Pak 43 (Panzerabwehrkanone 43) was a German 88 mm anti-tank gun developed by Krupp in competition with the Rheinmetall 8.8 cm Flak 41 anti-aircraft gun and used during the Second World War. The Pak 43 was the most powerful anti-tank gun of the Wehrmacht to see service in significant numbers, also serving in modified form as the 8.8 cm KwK 43 main gun on the Tiger II tank, and Elefant, Jagdpanther and Nashorn tank destroyers. The improved 8.8 cm gun had a very flat trajectory out to 914 m (1,000 yd), making it easier for the gunner to hit targets at longer ranges as less corrections in elevation...
3:25 PM
Why they call an 88mm thingie an 8.8cm thingie? Cause of old cm not mm standards?
Dunno. It's a mess. From 100 onwards they do call it 100 and not 10.0.
Except for 12.8. That one's 12.8.
But that's beside the point.
@tchrist I should say it doesn't really matter.
The point is, this cannon makes it easier for the gunner to hit questions at longer ranges as less corrections are needed.
@Cerberus People used to talk about 29.8 cm lenses, and now they call them 300 mm lenses.
Yeah and 29.7 cm is just A4.
Crazy world.
3:30 PM
2.97dm (decimeters are the best)
@tchrist That is weird, but only because they suddenly round up.
Surprise roundup!
cue XKCD table about byte sizes
Lens focal-lengths and apertures are typically rounded to familiar figures in advertising.
3:32 PM
Like, to your favorite license plate number.
@RegDwigнt Toward the end of the war the Allies were trying to penetrate the fortifications along the Siegfried Line. They discovered that the 155 mm cannons were needed to penetrate those hardened bunkers. And I can't imagine what that must have been like.
Advertising sucks.
@Cerberus Preaching to the choir, my friend. Preaching to the choir.
i no
@Robusto not too quiet, I guess.
I myself have fought along the Siegfried Line sporting a 155mm cannon. But then because of Xbox One players they took the map offline.
3:34 PM
@RegDwigнt Not for anybody. My dad was in the artillery during that war, and he experienced a pronounced hearing loss. Kinda sucked for someone who liked music so much.
Well. Um. War.
Kinda sucked to be dead for others who liked music so much.
But back in that day, they didn't provide any hearing protection at all.
@RegDwigнt Because Hitler.
3:35 PM
@Cerberus No, it makes sense. You don’t need to take a twelfth-of-a-stop into account. It doesn't matter, and is within the margin of error or measurement on these things.
@Robusto Yeah last I heard from Iraq, they are still hesitant about all this "equipment" thing. You a soldier or a wuss? Go soldier for your motherland.
Same about Germans in Afghanistan, by the way. Basically they get some Ramen and a Bobby Car.
@RegDwigнt W. shoulda been removed from the alphabet.
And don't get me started on the Russian forces in Crimea. They didn't even get proper uniforms. Had to buy their own shit at a local DIY.
Luckily for them, modern DIY centers do feature all sorts of hearing protection.
3:39 PM
@RegDwigнt Same with US forces in Iraq. They had to armor their own Humvees. And it wasn't enough.
"Use more armor plates. Who told you to use less? Sheesh."
Should there be a English Slang & Usage site?
Don't get me started on chickenhawks in our government.
And then they don't even pay out a dividend to the soldiers.
Like, all goes straight to Cheney.
@crl what for, daddio?
you can ask about on EL&U
@MattE.Эллен oh ok
You can ask about on EL&U. And most people do.
people ask if we need a removals company in Bangladesh
[ SmokeDetector ] Offensive answer detected: Is it common to use "mule" to refer to stupidity? by skrile on english.stackexchange.com
@tchrist Then why not say "30cm" or "3dm"?
3:43 PM
People will often me to .
And then I will disappear for to fight with 88 mm canons on not Siegfried Lines.
@Cerberus or .0003Km!
@Cerberus Because we switched from CGS to MKS!
The centimetre–gram–second system of units (abbreviated CGS or cgs) is a variant of the metric system based on the centimetre as the unit of length, the gram as the unit of mass, and the second as the unit of time. All CGS mechanical units are unambiguously derived from these three base units, but there are several different ways of extending the CGS system to cover electromagnetism. The CGS system has been largely supplanted by the MKS system based on the metre, kilogram, and second, which was in turn extended and replaced by the International System of Units (SI). In many fields of science and...
3:46 PM
People simply used to metric inches a lot more.
Now they don't.
That is the first I've ever seen/heard anybody refer to metric inches. I kid you not.
A metric foot is a nickname occasionally used in the United Kingdom for a length of 300 millimetres (30 cm). The 30 cm metric ruler was of a similar length to the traditional 12-inch (one foot) ruler, so hence the term 'metric foot'. A metric foot can be divided into twelve "metric inches" of 25 millimetres (2.5 cm) each. The (short) metric foot and inch are therefore 4.8 and 0.4 millimetres (or about 1⁄60) shorter than an imperial foot and inch respectively. The term "metric foot" does not appear in any British Standard, but the construction industry uses multiples of 300 mm and 600 mm as preferred...
Is cause we're talking about 300mm lenses.
Metric bigfoot = ? cm
@MattE.Эллен Or that!
@tchrist What?
@crl English bigfeet are bigger cause they're seven feet tall, whereas metric bigfeet are only 2000mm.
3:49 PM
@tchrist Sure. Why not complete the circuit on the confusion-overload machine?
@Cerberus People were used to specifying things in m⁻² back then.
@Robusto Just trying to be accommodating.
I don't know what you mean.
But whether you use mm or cm is inconsequential.
They used centimeters all the time.
So they used them there, too.
Now they use millimeters.
Oh, I never knew this:
> The modern lens aperture markings of f-numbers in geometric sequence of f/1, 1.4, 2, 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16, 22, 32, 45, 64, 90, etc. was standardized in 1949. Previously, this British system competed with the Continental (German) sequence of f/1.1, 1.6, 2.2, 3.2, 4.5, 6.3, 9, 12.5, 18, 25, 36, 50, 71, 100 ratios.
In addition, the Uniform System (U.S., invented UK) sequence of 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, etc. (where U.S. 1 = f/4, U.S. 2 = f/5.6, U.S. 4 = f/8, etc.), was favored by Eastman Kodak early in the twentieth century.
I wonder why German had that stop sequence.
Weird numbers.
Stops by twelfths: 1.0000 1.0293 1.0595 1.0905 1.1225 1.1554 1.1892 1.2241 1.2599 1.2968 1.3348 1.3740 1.4142 1.4557 1.4983 1.5422 1.5874 1.6339 1.6818 1.7311 1.7818 1.8340 1.8877 1.9431 2.0000 2.0586 2.1189 2.1810 2.2449 2.3107 2.3784 2.4481 2.5198 2.5937 2.6697 2.7479 2.8284 2.9113 2.9966 3.0844 3.1748 3.2678 3.3636 3.4621 3.5636 3.6680 3.7755 3.8861 4.0000
Not sure what Germany was doing with 1.1, 1.6, 2.2 etc. Halvsies? 0.5000 0.5946 0.7071 0.8409 1.0000 1.1892 1.4142 1.6818 2.0000 2.3784 2.8284 3.3636 4.0000 4.7568 5.6569 6.7272 8.0000 9.5137 11.3137 13.4543 16.0000 19.0273 22.6274 26.9087 32.0000 38.0546 45.2548 53.8174 64.0000
Maybe they just wanted to get to f/100.

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