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2:00 PM
"Never put off until tomorrow what you can put off until the day after."
 
@Robusto Then just ask what it means on english.stackexchange.com!
@Robusto I've been using that phrase for decades.
 
@RegDwight: Yeah, yeah, I'll get to it.
Eventually.
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Q: usage of "Yours faithfully"

IAdapterI just googled and found that I can say "Yours faithfully" instead of “Yours sincerely”. I think its very funny, because for me it means that I'm not a cheater and I don't cheat. Thats how faithfully is translated to my language. Can I use it in e-mail to anybody or only to spouse/girlfriend?

Two close votes. Anyone want to make it three?
 
FX_
@Robusto yes, pretty please!
 
Okay, so the translation -> German -> Japanese -> Greek -> Danish -> Indonesian -> Hebrew -> English returns this: "All the resources to help someone, I think the word you are another area / public /; that's what my uncle to me. I'll write him letters in English."
 
@RegDwight funny, when I look at the definition of the word, the first word which came to my mind is twilight
Ah finally I got to post my message
 
2:05 PM
@RegDwight — You are one sick, sick puppy.
 
FX_
@RegDwight funny, the last sentence is pretty much unchanged
 
Yeah, that's why I kept choosing language after language. It was too robust.
 
o
 
FX_
@Robusto now, that's 3; with four votes, we can play bridge!
 
@Robusto No, that would be copyrighted.
I learned my lessons.
 
2:07 PM
orly?
 
No.
That's in Paris.
 
orly?
 
Paris-Orly Airport () is an airport located partially in Orly and partially in Villeneuve-le-Roi, south of Paris, France. It has flights to cities in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean, North America and Southeast Asia. Prior to the construction of Charles de Gaulle Airport, Orly was the main airport of Paris. Even with the shift of most international traffic to Charles de Gaulle Airport, Orly remains the busiest French airport for domestic traffic and the second busiest French airport overall in terms of passenger boardings with 26,441,000 in 2007. Orly Airport extends ov...
 
[making a macro]
 
FX_
please, no talks of copyright, I've received a letter of lawyers from Adobe this morning :(
 
2:07 PM
orly?
 
Yarly
 
Who's the sick puppy now.
 
I wanted to fly into Orly, but I didn't have De Gaulle to do it.
 
FX_
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Q: Ofcourse or of course?

ykombinatorHello, I have been using the term Ofcourse ever since Kindergarten, and many novels too use the same phrase. However, I recently stumbled upon a site that claims Of course is how the term is correctly used and not Ofcourse. Want to seek the community's opinion about which is the correct usage ...

 
Slow thwack.
 
2:08 PM
[waits, cringing]
 
Yeah, it was very slow.
 
@FX_ Seriously?
 
FX_
seriously to what: the question, or my comment? :)
 
the question
 
FX_
well, yes, it exists
 
2:12 PM
Even Google is doubting the existance of the word.
although
 
FX_
@Artic: something is wrong with your comment “Are you live in germany?”
Germany, as name of a country, must be capitalized
and now, Robusto and RegDwight are making sweet rep from this question!
 
@FX_: I'm already rep-capped, so @RegDwight is the only one garnering rep from this.
 
Yeah well, while I was checking BNC and COCA, you were collecting upvotes. <Shakes fist>
 
See? You waste time with all those citations. I go with my gut.
My gut is faster than your search engine.
 
yesterday, by RegDwight
So you just post moar. I know you. Quantity over quality. You capitalist.
 
FX_
2:19 PM
@Robusto: yeah, that's truthiness!
 
It's not like I don't have a gut, too. It's just that I like to throw in, you know, some proof for good measure.
 
Weep and moan all you want, but the fact is our answers arrive at identical conclusions. Mine is funnier, though, and less cluttered with meaningless charts.
 
I would like to retract my upvote to Robusto
he doesn't need it anyway
 
Hahaha. Too late.
 
FX_
@Eldros you can
 
2:21 PM
I can downvote him on your behalf. Hahahahahahahaha.
 
If you don't mind the rep loss, be my guest
 
Yeah, but that would be an infraction of the rules. And it would not portend great things for your now seemingly inevitable moderatorship.
 
orly?
 
oh snap
 
I think you should look up "hahaha" in a dictionary of your choice or in your gut or something.
 
2:22 PM
You did it. And I thought votes weren't supposed to be made vindictively.
 
What?
 
Feet of clay. Well, there is still time for me to unvote for you for moderator too, I guess ...
 
Wait a second. I have not downvoted anyone.
 
That, my friend, is why I don't involve myself in politic
 
Someone downvoted it for a few seconds, then obviously took it back.
 
FX_
2:23 PM
noone downvoted anyone, did they?
I see +6/0 and +4/0
 
I guess the take-back was within the grace period.
 
@Robusto Whoever that was, it wasn't me.
I can prove it to you by upvoting your answer in 10 minutes or something.
 
One must say, the timing was perfect
 
Well, not for me, FFS.
 
Who's talking about you?
 
2:25 PM
@FX_ I'm not a native speaker.
 
@Eldros I am. Like, always.
 
FX_
@Artic neither am I, but I like to improve my English
 
No problem. Someone was just messin' with me, I guess.
 
I maintain that he was messing with me.
 
You're the one who stated that intention, so I only assumed it was @RegDwight.
 
FX_
2:26 PM
well, I actually, I think I understand, but it's certainly no fun
 
@Robusto Well, I certainly don't blame you for that.
 
@FX_ So am I!
 
Who says it wasn't him, and now he's playing innocent? >_> (See, forward looking this time)
 
3 mins ago, by RegDwight
I can prove it to you by upvoting your answer in 10 minutes or something.
 
FX_
ok, guys, work will be much more fun than this!
 
2:28 PM
If that downvote were mine and I retracted it, it would be locked in. I wouldn't be able to upvote Robusto in ten minutes.
 
FX_
see you later
 
CU.
 
Laterz.
No, I believe you, @RegDwight.
 
Well, yay, but you could bluff, and try to attribute yourself... ok I stop here.
conspiration theory is not my cup of tea actually
 
I trust all Commies whose stated goal is the hostile takeover of my back yard.
 
2:29 PM
@Eldros Well, obviously, we can agree on the exact second.
@Robusto Thank you. But I am terrified how I could possibly prove it if I already had upvoted your answer.
 
@RegDwight There is always sock puppet
sorry, can't help it
 
Now that starts getting complicated, innit?
 
eben
 
I would need to get to what, 100 points or was it 150, in ten minutes?
No wait, it's actually just 15.
But anyhow, not worth it.
 
That and you could already have the sock puppet available for another task
 
2:31 PM
Please, don't get all in a lather. I'm cool with it. Just a misunderstanding.
 
Agh, could this paranoid soul stop possessing me!
 
I'm not getting in anything)) Just disproving conspiracy theories.
I mean, I could also be George Walker Bush.
But I am not.
 
orly?
 
@RegDwight That makes you part of Teh Establishment OMG!!!!1!
 
Wait, now I'm scared. I never thought you might be George W. Bush ... until now. You have sown the seeds of doubt, my friend.
 
2:33 PM
 
Well, I'm too tired disproving, so I guess I'm fine with people thinking that I am him.
 
@Rhodri Ya, that's my main programming language, why do you ask?
 
Here's the W. test: pronounce "nucular" for us.
 
I just have. How did you like it?
 
lol
 
2:36 PM
So you are him. I knew it.
 
Damn. I tried my best at the Russian accent Wolfowitz taught me.
 
You gotta pronounce it Rooshian.
And remember, Bush did say he looked into Putin's eyes and saw his soul. That would be enough to shrivel the hairs off of my behind, I can tell you.
 
On what drug was he?
 
Power.
Or, as Kissinger called it, "the ultimate aphrodisiac."
 
That's a drug? I should find a new way to start my computer then.
No wonder I am addicted
 
2:44 PM
Heh, kiamlaluno is bumping old exchanges of mine with Kosmonaut.
The question reads as bogus as nohat's answer.
 
I just got a good answer badge this morning for a question of yours.
 
This is just pimping for the mod elections, isn't it?
 
@Kosmonaut Well, nohat still needs 22 votes to get a good answer out of that.
 
Got to go, I have to practice lying to management again.
"Software project, it take two weeks."
 
@Kosmonaut And you've got me all confused looking in the wrong place. Yours is a nice answer, not a good one.)))
 
2:48 PM
Sorry, I forgot that "nice" is more than twice as good as "good".
Although I have to say that telling a woman "you look good" is much better than "you look nice".
 
Err, it's the other way round. Not with women, with badges.
 
Haha, good lord...
 
Stop confusing me even further.
 
My mind can barely hold a thought this morning apparently.
 
That's nice Lord.
No wait, that's nice the Lord.
 
2:50 PM
Can I blame Friday Fatigue?
 
You can try.
 
Do you live in Iceland?
 
All of us?
 
Who? Why? Since when?
@Kosmonaut ROFLMAO.
No, some of us live in Novosibirsk.
 
I have a vacation home there.
 
2:53 PM
I was talking to @Kosmonaut
Because you know :
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Q: Always Friday in Iceland?

Tyler ChachaJust because I can't find where this has been asked before (I am pretty certain it is somewhere), could someone explain the always-friday-in-iceland meme?

 
Geez, I didn't even draw the connection.
 
Ah, haha
 
And I used to post in that tag.
Until it got renamed into fun. At which point everybody stopped posting.
 
You are not as young as you used to. You get forgetful with the age.
 
20 hours ago, by RegDwight
You're getting old. On the plus side, you're getting wise. While those kids are just ridiculous all over.
We went on to discover that it was Kosmonaut who was ridiculous all over.
 
2:57 PM
wow, already that late! I nearly didn't do anything today...
 
Late? It's not even 10 a.m. yet!
 
I really forgot how addictive it can be to be here
@Martha I've been at work cough for about 7 hours.
 
Ah, right, that's how they call the place I've spent the last 7 hours at...
 
@RegDwight Yeah right! Nearly forgot myself.
 
Hm, I can almost see Eldros from here. Bitte einmal winken!
 
3:02 PM
Did you see it?
 
Ah! That was you?
 
@Kosmonaut — In America, it's customary to tell women they look easy, not nice.
 
Somehow Easy Question wouldn't make a good badge
sorry a nice badge
@RegDwight Surprised?
 
We also need a "laugher" badge, which you get for making fun of people. I'm just saying ...
 
I'm sure you would have quite a collection
 
3:05 PM
I don't have enough space to store those. You at least have a backyard.
 
My neighbor already complains about those.
 
Throw a few at him.
 
You should try and rant a room, or make a museum out of it.
 
With your snow thrower.
+1 for "rant a room". Very fitting.
 
@RegDwight I don't accept charity
 
3:07 PM
I didn't say it would come for free. Mail me a cheque first.
 
We already have the option to star chat posts. I think we should have hearts as well, which will be referred to as "pity stars" and will be given for posts that are so lame we feel bad for the poster.
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I don't do shady deal also. That's really true what they say about east european...
 
@Robusto I think that's how the stars are already being used.
 
hahaha.
 
@RegDwight I concur
I've been quite generous today
 
3:09 PM
And people not in on the joke will think people just like them. It's truly insidiously ingenious.
 
I mean, just look at the list. Quite the inflation.
 
You are quite popular Robusto
 
Yeah, he's got the Populist badge.
 
goes all well together
 
I don't need love, so long as I am feared.
 
3:11 PM
well, it failed miserably
 
3 hours ago, by Robusto
Well, we need more orthodoxy around here, not less. If you elect me, I'll bring the hammer down on all that crap. I'll be just like Stalin, only this time no more Mr. Nice Guy.
You stay true to yourself. At least in the last 3 hours.
 
Are you going to kill him?
 
Please, we are between civilized people
 
Is that like being "between jobs"?
 
LOL
 
3:14 PM
Between a hard place and a civilized person.
 
Didn't knew the Rock was civilized...
 
Mwuaharharharhar.
 
I always heard it as "between Rachmaninoff and a hard piece" back in my music days.
 
I got a message that my own "LOL" post was flagged as offensive... that was odd.
 
lol
 
3:15 PM
Wow, someone has no sense of humor.
 
But then it disappeared.
I think it was a flag-o
 
@Kosmonaut That is interesting. I saw a blue rectangle flash to the right of the post, was gonna make a screenshot and ask what it was, but it disappeared.
 
@Kosmonaut, is that like a typo, only with flags?
 
Do my mystic powers now allow me to see flags?
 
@Martha: Exactly.
@RegDwight: Must be!
@RegDwight: You have so many powers now that it may be underwhelming if you become a moderator. It will be like adding an AM radio to your fully-loaded luxury car.
 
FX_
3:18 PM
@Kosmonaut: might be me, I was looking at the options below “mark as starred” and wondering what the difference was between “flag as offensive” and “flag for moderator”
 
Artist's impression.
 
FX_
is that the blue rectangle?
 
Yeah, precisely.
 
FX_
at least, it doesn't go away if I click on it
so it is me, then
 
Where do you host your images by the way?
 
3:19 PM
@Kosmonaut: Do mods get notified about all flags?
 
If you click on it, it flags Kosmonaut recursively.
 
@Robusto: That was the first time there was a flag while I was in the Chat.
 
FX_
I've had some spurious clicks with the new Apple touch-sensitive mouse
@Kosmonaut: how can I remove it?
 
We do get notified about all forum flags.
@FX_: It already disappeared for me.
I think it is harmless.
 
FX_
ok, sorry in any case
 
3:20 PM
@Kosmonaut Berühmte letzte Worte.
 
True.
 
When I got banned from chat for an hour last Friday I was still able to post in the forum, edit posts, approve/reject edits, vote to close, etc.
 
Other famous last words include: "dare me to drink this?"
 
@RegDwight I would star this message, but I like the list how it looks like right now
 
FX_
@Robusto you got banned from chat?
 
3:22 PM
Feb 18 at 17:40, by RegDwight
Wait, what? Robusto's suspended for half an hour now?
 
@FX_, yep. Last Friday. I was there.
 
@Robusto yeah, funny that "banned from chat" didn't affect the main site ...
:p
 
Favorite all-time last words, from The Darwin Awards, from a woman who was killed base-jumping off of El Capitan in Yosemite Nat'l Park, CA. "I don't want to use my good parachute because it might get confiscated by the park rangers."
 
I was kind of there, but I was rebooting.
 
Also note, it was a flag-based ban, not a mod ban
 
3:22 PM
Gimme the goat!
 
FX_
@drachenstern couldn't have been me, I have an alibi
well, I had one... where is it... (peering through his alibis folder) there!
 
BTW now that Rebecca is here, I haven't registered for the THC so as not to make any empty promises, but if my wife lets me participate at 2 a.m., I plan to do just that.
 
Wow, THC is legal there?
 
@RegDwight: You need a prescription for that.
Semi-jinx!
 
Old joke, Kosmonaut. Sooo old.
14 hours ago, by Robusto
Tetrahydrocannabinol ( ) (THC), also known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC), Δ1-THC (using an older chemical nomenclature), or dronabinol, is the main psychoactive substance found in the cannabis plant. There is no evidence to suggest that THC is physically addictive, though one may become mentally dependent on the drug as a result of habit or an emotional connection with it. It was first isolated by Yechiel Gaoni and Raphael Mechoulam from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, in 1964. In pure form, it is a glassy solid when cold, and becomes viscous and sticky...
 
3:25 PM
Wait, we gotta register for the THC? >_>
 
Yeah, @Kosmonaut, that is so 14 hours ago ...
 
@Kosmonaut But to answer your question, I wouldn't have to drive too far to get some legally.
 
So ... Hamburg area, perhaps?
 
@drachenstern, I was wondering how the whole registration thing works, too. Does it send you reminders if you register?
 
Nordisch by nature?
 
3:27 PM
@Robusto Stop guessing. Look at the protocol.
26 mins ago, by RegDwight
Hm, I can almost see Eldros from here. Bitte einmal winken!
 
Well, a wink is as good as a wave.
 
@Kosmonaut That's a cool song.
 
In America, that translates as microwave.
 
@Robusto Thwack. @Martha: here's your ruler.
 
I get no appreciation for how hard I work to bring you fresh puns.
 
3:29 PM
Thanks. You can borrow it anytime.
 
@Robusto THWACKTHWACKTHWACK
 
I had to go to freakin' Germany to get that pun, TYVM.
I should just say, "You're welcome," and leave it at that.
 
brb
 
As my day was very "productive" I'm nearly tempted to go home and leave the thing as it is.
 
@Martha It does.
 
3:34 PM
@Eldros Which images, btw?
 
The one I can't see
 
You can't see an image?
 
16 mins ago, by RegDwight
user image
for example
 
I can see that image just fine. I've used the chat interface to upload it.
 
Yeah, well I can't see a lot of images
 
3:35 PM
It's on imgur.
Well, that could be your firewall or something.
I can still see it, thanks.))
 
2 hours ago, by Eldros
(bloody firewall who won't let the picture display themselves...)
Didn't want to paste the message twice
and the thing with the firewall, I had my doubt
 
Well, do you see your own image? I mean, it's on imgur, too.
 
Wou mean the gravatar?
Because otherwise I don't have any hosted
 
18 mins ago, by FX_
user image
Oh, that was FX.
 
yes
 
3:38 PM
You all have the same gravatar, for Jesus' sake.
 
And I don't see it
not true
mine is hmm... heller
Can't find the english word right now
 
Lighter.
 
Don't want to ask leo
yeah right
 
Or haler.
 
that word, I didn't knew about
I guess it is not used that frequently
 
3:39 PM
The Heller or Häller was originally a German coin valued at half a pfennig and named after the city of Hall am Kocher (today Schwäbisch Hall). The coin was produced from the beginning of the 13th century based on a prevoriously produced silver pfennig (Häller Pfennig, sometimes called Händelheller for it's depiction of a hand on the front face), but was deteriorated by mixing in copper little by little so that it was no longer considered to be a silver coin. There were red, white and black Hellers. Beginning in the middle ages became a symbol of low worth, and a common german byword is ...
 
No I was using an adjective
Still interesting
 
And I'm trying to make a joke.
Obviously your gravatar is not a German coin.
 
Seriously?
But still the coin is named Häller
so you weren't referencing to it
Haler () is a town in the Dutch province of Limburg. It is a part of the municipality of Hunsel, and lies about 9 km southeast of Weert. In 2001, Haler had 258 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.08 km², and contained 89 residences. References
 
Yeah, I was referring to the Czech coin actually, but Wikipedia doesn't have an article on that one.
 
Surely, your provider lives here
 
3:42 PM
Anyhow, if I squint, they all look the same.
 
then don't squint
 
Ah! Thanks. That must be it.
 
Or find me an avatar
 
Well, use the Heller.
 
You know what, I'll do it.
Or I would have if the gravatar site wouldn't have been blocked by the firewall
I guess that is my cue to go home
 
3:45 PM
Have fun updating it from there)))
 
You're allowed to go home if something gets blocked by a firewall? Can I use that reason?
And RegDwight can put in orders for THC at his job... Europe is crazy
 
No, I could already have been home one hour ago
 
Nothing gets blocked in this liberal hole I'm living in. <Sigh>
 
I'm on a university campus so nothing gets blocked here actually.
 
I don't need a reason
 
3:47 PM
@Kosmonaut Haha. Tell that to your campus police. Don't block me, bro.
 
So I'll see you as soon as I'm home
 
Well, nothing gravatar related, I should say.
 
Cheers.
 
Bis gleich
 
This is a great question:
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Q: What is the history of adding the a- prefix to form words?

FX_I have always found the a- prefix to words (as in anew, ajar, aside, awake, afoot, a-hunting, etc.) fascinating. The NOAD says on this topic: a- 2. prefix •to; toward : aside | ashore. • in a specified state or manner : asleep | aloud. • in the process of (an activity) : a...

 
3:50 PM
Yes. I hoped you would notice.
 
I actually was thinking about writing a paper for a class on this a few years ago... but then I ended up doing something else.
 

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