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12:09 AM
@Mitch you know I did think I should've made that clear.
So by way of clarification, I only made the less consequential mistake.
12:42 AM
@Færd Sure you can!
1:06 AM
@Færd How selfless.
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2:17 AM
@RegDwigнt You're really paranoid if you think a crappy phone picture of your street will bring the KGB (GRU?) to your door. They have already told me they don't give a shit about you. If they need you dead, they'll just send you some bow rosin with 0.089 micrograms or polonium embedded in it.
That should be "of polonium" ... stupid fingers.
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3:23 AM
Q: How did Latin get its stress pattern?

tobiornottobiAs far as I know, Latin had a word-initial accent for some time of its history after losing the Indo-European accent. I am wondering why Latin then switched to an ante-/pen-ultima stress pattern.

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9:37 AM
Those blue hats in the opposite direction look pleasantly good.
@CowperKettle quite scary! Perhaps because I dislike cats.
9:58 AM
@Robusto you misunderstand. There's nothing in the picture that gives away anything about me. But there's other people's license plates and property in it. And I can't be arsed shopping it all out.
This is not KGB we're talking about. This is Germans courts and German privacy laws. Much, much worse. You'd wish you for some KGB after they're done with you.
@Robusto yeah I saw that. There should be a comment of mine on it saying how their levels must be all wrong, because I still can't play fucking spiccato (level 0) after a full year or practicing, yet ricochet (level 9000+) was no problem on my very first note that I played.
10:15 AM
Ukrainian Christmas song of the day
> Highest of lords and humblest of dwellers,
Millers and bakers and fortune-tellers,
On princely orders looked everywhere,
Finding no girl more noble and fair.
@Gigili More counterchanged hats, this time with different users!
@CowperKettle that's beautiful.
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11:42 AM
Q: Has alcohol ever been consumed in space?

Matt ClarkConversation at the bar led to space travel, and whether each of us would commit to the journey to Mars. It came up that instead of going to the bar, you would need to brew your own beer. This led to the question: Has alcohol ever been consumed in space?

How is this even a question.
Do you know who's been to space?
11:55 AM
Indeed we do:
12:40 PM
That list is grossly incomplete. You are traveling through space right now. At 30 kilometres per second.
And before anyone points out how the article begins with a disclaimer, I'd like to point out just how much it falls at the very first hurdle.
> The criteria for determining who has achieved human spaceflight vary. The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) defines spaceflight as any flight above 100 kilometres (62 mi), a definition recognized by every country. In the 1960s, the United States Department of Defense awarded the rating of astronaut to military and civilian pilots who flew aircraft higher than 50 miles (80 km).[1] This list follows the FAI criterion
Yeah well. We are all flying way more than 100 kilometres above the surface of Mars right now. So we are all space travelers by every which definition they quote.
12:58 PM
@RegDwigнt I'm not sure we would be considered to be flying, but I see your point.
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2:31 PM
@ALambentEye if all those people can be considered flying simply for sitting in a tin can that happens to orbit a planet, then certainly we must be considered flying in our amazing spaceship the size of a frigging planet, that orbits a frigging sun, and features onboard amenities such as an endless supply of food, actual Disneylands, and hookers and blackjack.
2:48 PM
@RegDwigнt Hahahahaha, fair play, I shall leave you with your conviction.
3:10 PM
@RegDwigнt writes question to space.SE about playing blackkack with hookers at Moondisney
3:53 PM
> I remember reading that Plautus supposedly had weight-based stress
Wow, even the Romans gave the overweight a hard time in life.
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5:30 PM
@Mitch black kack is an awesome game, albeit a tad racist.
I hope they told you as much in space.SE.
Well. Uh. Thanks for the heads-up, I guess.
@Rob was kinda more interested in a Raptchah tho.
5:52 PM
6:08 PM
6:28 PM
@RegDwigнt isn't all kack black?
I don't get it
That is precisely what's so racist about it.
'Racist' is such a racist word
No, it's just someone driving really fast.
But then it got misappropriated.
By me.
Misappropriation of cars? They used to call that car-jacking when I used to do it
All you have to do is mention a black car and we've come full circle
Speaking of Jack, is it snack time yet?
6:44 PM
They used to call it GTA III when I did it.
Hey there. What's the difference between this community and the one about English as a second language? (ELL I guess)
One is for people who don't know what spouse means or which the in order words goes in sentence. The other is for the ones who do. But there's naturally a certain overlap, both in terms of questions and the user base.
The site description here says for linguists and etymologists, but we rarely actually get questions that are that high-brow.
@RegDwigнt I saw your latest video yesterday lol
The site description on Learners says for learners of the language, I believe.
@JasperLoy I know! I saw my video yesterday, too! We should be friends or something.
@JasperLoy HELLO.
6:49 PM
I am typing to you from Vista. You lose.
@RegDwigнt I am sorry I don't really watch all of it. I just click on it and see what it's about. When I feel better, I will listen to all of it.
You don't have to apologize. Your time is yours to manage.
I feel as though I had aged many years in one day.
@Cerberus That is good. I just turn off Cortana on Windows 10, and if I get macOS I will turn off Siri.
@Cerberus Nonono, that's what happens when you switch to DOS 3.1.
Also, Jasper, my videos are always about the same thing anyway. Just a hint.
6:51 PM
@JasperLoy Yes, I've turned her down as well.
@RegDwigнt I have no idea how the youtube analytics works anymore, so best to just ignore the numbers. They are all wrong.
And all of the home-phoning Microsoft crap.
@JasperLoy I've not checked in months.
I have set up a strict firewall.
Feels just like home.
@RegDwigнt I didn't know DOS had a version 3.1!
Well. I can still get through with my nonsense. I don't think you've set it up right.
6:52 PM
@Cerberus Of course, one needs to add exception in firewall to use torrent clients, but that is done automatically when you install them.
Firewall my ass.
It seems there is Trump drama and Brexit drama every day in the news. Together they make up 99 per cent of the news.
I thought DOS was born 5, immaculate.
Congratulations on your first period. Welcome to Windows 10!
There won't be Windows 11 or 12, if they stick to their plan.
6:54 PM
@JasperLoy I need to add that myself (though it's just a couple of clicks).
I'm not using the built-in firewall.
If they stick to their plan, they don't have a plan.
So you will just have Windows 10 Version XXXX where XXXX keeps changing, maybe every six months.
@JasperLoy Yeah, it's silly. The media are exaggerating stuff a bit.
@RegDwigнt That is hardly immaculate.
The recent version 1809 has many bugs but I finally got it after 2 months delay.
You not knowing of DOS 3.1 really shows your age.
6:56 PM
I'm still on the version before the latest.
I wish they would make Office have free updates too, but no.
However, iWork suite in macOS has free updates just like macOS.
Then again, Libre Office is just as good as MS Office for most people.
So that is one reason to get macOS in future.
See. It had LAN support!
And the one before it had support for larger dicks.
6:57 PM
Why are you talking about Mac OS? Stop that.
@RegDwigнt But not for floppy dicks.
It was so you couldn't copy that floppy.
Recently I was exploring the Apple world, but I am done exploring now. I know they have exactly 6 laptop models, no more no less.
Recently? You've been telling us about Apple, Jobs wasn't even dead yet.
Hell devour us all if we should copy that floppy.
@Cerberus that is correct. LibreOffice is shit.
7:00 PM
Honestly LO is not good. It has a very ugly look.
Which Lo? J Lo?
What everyone should want for Xmas: ^^^
See. We start talking about support for larger dicks, Rob posts this.
Coincidence? I think not.
Gay sex is now a sport. If you don't believe me, go to dicks.com ...
What is it with people using iPods and books in the bathroom. I never understood the point. When I'm in the bathroom, I just use the bathroom.
7:02 PM
@Robusto I really don't know what that is for. I can guess though.
Yeah right. Jasper of all people doesn't know what this is for.
@RegDwigнt Not everyone pleasures themselves 24/7. Some people like to read in there.
Well, there are lots of things you can do with tissue paper and a tablet.
@Robusto have you been to the Internet? Take your iPod and go visit one day. Everyone pleasures themselves 26/8.
@JasperLoy see, Jasper gets it alright.
speaking of dicks and the English language, I've often wondered how it is possible for somebody to have COX as their last name
7:04 PM
@RegDwigнt You young whippersnappers with your Internet and incessant wanking.
@reed Well. Step one: you get parents with that name. Step three: profit.
I am going to take a shower. That is what I use the bathroom for.
@RegDwigнt And what office is good?
The British one.
With Ricky Gervais.
7:06 PM
Fair enough.
@RegDwigнt Pfft, Steve Carell is better in the Ricky Gervais role than Ricky Gervais is.
Can someone handle that flag already. I can't stand my corner being all busy with red ones.
So I've learned to ignore it.
It doesn't even go away when I click it.
7:07 PM
@Robusto you should go watch this. No really, this is good.
@Cerberus This is a warning sign of vampireness.
Dec 8 at 14:13, by Robusto
I wonder if vampires get mirrors as gag gifts.
Vampires get gifts? Fuck. So that's what I've been doing wrong.
Perhaps vampiricity would be a better term?
I think EA trademarked that.
@RegDwigнt It's not enough to suck blood anymore. Nor even merely to suck.
7:10 PM
@RegDwigнt This doesn't look attractive at all.
Nothing like the original.
That is correct. And yet it is a very good video.
With a point.
If by good you mean boring.
I had to turn it off halfway.
You young whippersnapper with your Internet and incessant wanking.
It was over 9 seconds, okay.
7:12 PM
You just don't get it. Rob might.
I get why I like The Office.
The awkwardness and the "normal" acting.
I saw nothing of that in the video.
Because that is not what the video is about.
Next up you complain about how there's no Ricky Gervais in the Hobbit.
Be like that.
7:13 PM
I am.
That was easy.
Now bring be a million dollars.
@RegDwigнt Wow, you really can't type today.
Either that or you have a cold.
I really can't type peroid.
Excuse me: you hab a code.
7:15 PM
Also how do you know that I'm not urging Cerberus to take a million dollars and bring it over to someone named be?
Because you would know to use a capital.
Yes. If their name had a capital.
How do you know it does.
You apparently don't even know them.
Everyone's name has a capital.
Mr cummings would like a word with you.
And every single Japanese person ever.
@RegDwigнt That's "mr cummings" to you.
7:19 PM
@Robusto thank you.
I don't know that "think" is the right word here.
Maybe "spunkgargleweewee".
Even Japanese people need capitals in English.
7:21 PM
The capital of Japan is Tokyo. You're welcome.
@Cerberus No, only English needs capitals for Japanese.
How did you manage to study philosophy if you can't tell cause from effect?
Sum ergo cogito.
Actually, the capital of Japan is 東京.
That's what Edo would have you believe.
You're pronouncing it wrong.
7:23 PM
I'm writing it wrong, too. With a capital.
Woe me.
And a Russian should be able to pronounce Edo correctly.
Isn't Edo the old name of Kyoto?
I can pronounce everything correctly. But a Russian first and foremost is contractually obliged to not give a shit.
There. That video is not boring. You wanker. Go watch that one.
@Cerberus Nope.
In the word game Countdown, someone said wankers, but it was censored. However, that word is of course allowed in the game.
Long ago, they gave the 20 volume OED to the winner of Countdown, but now they only give the 1 volume ODE.
I think it's a very difficult game. I would be kicked out in the first round.
7:29 PM
It might get censored on the regular Countdown though I'm not sure it will.
Also, if one does buy the 20 volume OED, best to check that all 20,000 pages are printed and arranged correctly.
On 8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown, every word gets censored that is not wankers.
Anyway I'll go eat a pizza.
When I buy books, I check that all pages are there, because sometimes they are not there.
@RegDwigнt Quite appropriate.
I had forgotten that it was Tokyo that was called Edo.
I would have preferred more dates in the video.
7:40 PM
I mix up Tokyo and Kyoto.
There is a special leather bound version of the OED, but I don't think they sell that anymore.
Also, I think leather is not good coming from animal ethical considerations.
And it does seem that Oxford has stopped publishing newer editions of their dictionaries, almost all of them!
8:18 PM
Speaking of pizza
8:58 PM
@Gigili Oh, that's good.
Is there a vegetarian option? :D
@MetaEd How about a vegan option? =)
@JasperLoy Is that even possible? You put meat in them.
9:19 PM
@MetaEd socks = meat bags
9:46 PM
Jesus Christ on a sandwich, what happened to Christina Aguilera.
I look away for a fifteen years or so, and she's bigger than John Goodman?
She's put on three times the weight that I've put on.
10:15 PM
@RegDwigнt One can just eat vitamins and coffee and tea and soda for a year and lose hundreds of kilograms, true story.
Starting in June 1965, Angus Barbieri (1939 – 7 September 1990) fasted for 382 days. He lived on tea, coffee, soda water and vitamins, living at home in Tayport, Scotland, and frequently visiting Maryfield Hospital for medical evaluation. He lost 276 pounds (125 kg) and set a record for the length of a fast. == The fast == In 1965, Barbieri, then a 27-year-old from Tayport, Scotland, checked into the Maryfield Hospital in Dundee. Initially only a short fast was planned, due to the doctors believing that short fasts were preferable to longer ones. Barbieri insisted on continuing because "he adapted...
10:28 PM
@RegDwigнt That took forever
Tighten that shit up
rice. done
buddhism. done.
Hello Kitty!
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11:51 PM
@JasperLoy I've read that many peoples' diets are so poorly chosen that they get the majority of their antioxidants from coffee.

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