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So, charity and stuff

Postby Zombie Protestor » Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:54 pm

As you may have noticed (but I've been too lazy to follow up on) I am endorsing FreeRice.com, where you answer vocabulary words leveled 1-50, and every word you get right donates 20 grains of rice to the United Nation's World Food Program(me). Best part is, it is real (the United Nations has a lot of good stuff to say about it), and it's free to you.

I'm hovering around vocab lvl 44, but topped out at lvl 48 the other day. (On the options link you can have it track your donations and vocabulary level so you don't have to start over fresh every time)
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Postby catastrophile » Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:40 am

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. . . :?
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Postby kupo » Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:41 am

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. . . :?


LOLOLOLOLOL. SKEETSKEETSKEET ALL OVER YOUR FACE.

-ahem-

This is actually really addicting. And it's fun and addicting AND I'm helping feel people! Yay!

EDIT: I left my typo there. I...wrote "feel" people instead of "feed." That's funny.
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Postby ntw3001 » Sun Dec 02, 2007 2:36 am

Bah. They caught me out on chanson. I don't know what a chanson is.

On the upside, I just knew what flense means. I think I learned on this very forum.
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Postby Skimba » Sun Dec 02, 2007 3:18 am

I got to 320 grains of rice before my computer flaked.
I'll go again later.
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Postby Skimba » Sun Dec 02, 2007 3:19 am

Flake flake...oh crap.
Uh.....Shiraz Cabernet.
Whatever.
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Postby SemiNomad » Sun Dec 02, 2007 4:05 am

Looks like your computer might still be flaking.
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Postby DarthCat » Sun Dec 02, 2007 4:07 am

Neat! I got up to level 45 after 1,620 grains of rice. More later, I guess. I also think I was lucky to get as many right as I did.
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Postby Gelatine Cow » Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:18 am

I got over 7000 then fell asleep. Just now I got 7300 with a top level of 43. It's strangely addictive.
And that's terrible.
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Postby Skimba » Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:37 am

Well, poop.
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Postby DMEnduro » Sun Dec 02, 2007 7:31 am

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Postby James » Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:05 pm

9760 and I finally beat level 42. I keep having promising good runs followed by disastrous bad runs.

I try to use inference, but it's easy to get impatient. I often don't even read all the answers.

EDIT:
You have donated 10000 grains of rice.
Wow! Now THAT is impressive!

That didn't take so long.
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Postby sum yun gai » Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:10 pm

i don't think there's a level to beat, per se. it just gives you a level based on how many you get right in a row, and how few mistakes you make. so if you make few mistakes but go on great runs, your base level increases but your max level won't go up very much. the only competition is yourself! ;)
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Postby James » Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:17 pm

I know that. I'd just set it as a target for myself because 42 was the highest I'd reached. I beat my previous record. I beat level 42. I achieved my goal. I was pleased. YOU SHUT UP.
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Postby sum yun gai » Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:34 pm

i got as high as 43 before i got distracted by something else. then i had like 5 wrong answers in a row and went back to level 40 :evil:
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Postby Kerberos » Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:20 pm

I wonder if my English teacher would accept late homework if I told her that I was too busy expanding my vocabulary and feeding starving children to write my paper.
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Postby James » Sun Dec 02, 2007 2:01 pm

sum yun gai wrote:i got as high as 43 before i got distracted by something else. then i had like 5 wrong answers in a row and went back to level 38 :evil:
sum yun gai wrote:i got as high as 43 before i got distracted by something else. then i had like 3 wrong answers in a row and went back to level 40 :evil:
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Postby EvilJekyll » Sun Dec 02, 2007 2:06 pm

DMEnduro wrote:Image


The don't have this?
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Postby kupo » Sun Dec 02, 2007 2:11 pm

-laughs immaturely-

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Postby James » Sun Dec 02, 2007 2:17 pm

I'd actually heard that word before ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION.

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Postby ntw3001 » Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:48 pm

Me too. There's the very occasional one that I'm pretty sure almost every person who has ever lived knows, or knew when they were alive, if it was part of their language at the time. I wish there were more of those beczause they make me feel clever.
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Postby Nik » Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:41 am

My best level is 40, so far. I think it helps to know word origins and roots. That's why I'm doing so well.
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Postby SemiNomad » Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:29 am

Nik wrote:My best level is 40, so far. I think it helps to know word origins and roots. That's why I'm doing so well.


Exactly. I knew I took Latin in high school for something.
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Postby katzenkoenig » Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:09 am

SemiNomad wrote:
Nik wrote:My best level is 40, so far. I think it helps to know word origins and roots. That's why I'm doing so well.


Exactly. I knew I took Latin in high school for something.



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almost the original meaning, eh..
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Postby EvilJekyll » Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:43 pm

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