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Re: BLURT thread

Postby jvcc » Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:31 pm

Mmhm.

To address my earlier question, I've done some googling and it's a possibility that the men in straight porn stretch their penile suspensatory ligament either through frequent use or surgery, which increases the penis's increase length and allows for a wider range of positions (I imagine straightness is an unintended side effect).
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Postby chrismachine » Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:40 pm

That would make a lot of sense, I would imagine.
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby Zombie Protestor » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:02 am

So hey, I found out some neat uses for the woefully underused middle mouse button (aka mouse wheel click).
You can use it to:
  • Click on a link to open it in a new tab.
  • Click on a tab to close it.
  • Click on the refresh button to duplicate the current tab.
  • Click on the back button to open the last page in a new tab.
  • Click on the forward button to open the next page in a new tab.
  • Click on a program icon on the taskbar to open another of that program.
  • Hover over a group of similar open program icons and click on one of the small preview windows to close that instance of the program.

Some browsers might not support some of the neat tab stuff, but I know that Chrome and IE do.
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby James » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:34 pm

Zombie Protestor wrote:
  • Click on a link to open it in a new tab.

[...]

Some browsers might not support some of the neat tab stuff, but I know that Chrome and IE do.

It works in Firefox, too. I've been relying on that shortcut for years. I think originally it had to be added by an extension, but it's been core functionality for a good long while by now.

The other day I was surprised to discover that a fairly computer-savvy guy at work didn't know about the search engine keyword shortcuts in Chrome and Firefox. Those are great.
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby EsBe » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:01 pm

James wrote:
Zombie Protestor wrote:
  • Click on a link to open it in a new tab.

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Some browsers might not support some of the neat tab stuff, but I know that Chrome and IE do.

It works in Firefox, too. I've been relying on that shortcut for years. I think originally it had to be added by an extension, but it's been core functionality for a good long while by now.

Except when websites make their "links" run javascript code that changes the page rather than actually go to a new page. Thanks, Gmail! Great new interface! So slick and neat! I didn't want to keep my email draft open while I changed my account settings anyway! :evil: :x :evil: Image

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Re: BLURT thread

Postby James » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:04 pm

Really clever websites have the link point to the expected location, then use JavaScript to override the default behaviour. That way they can have their fancy dynamic effects but still react well to non-standard clicking (and it's probably better for accessibility, too). Good versions of those in-page image zoom-in things do that: left-click to expand the image within the page, middle-click to open it in a new tab. Stuff like that is pretty rad.
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby EsBe » Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:45 am

I have an annoying co-worker (who I happily don't have to see all the time, just hear) who has this really irksome way of speaking. Out of the blue he'll make a one line observation, then laugh as if it were a humorous anecdote. And when he laughs, he really quacks. So "Gonna be warm today. QUAAACK. February's supposed to be cold. QUAACK."

I finally realized why this was hilarious: my co-worker is Krankor. :D

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Postby Judas Maccabeus » Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:45 am

At least you can take solace in the fact that his weapons have no effect on you.
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Postby Zombie Protestor » Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:44 am

Probably his misperception that people are laughing at his joke when they're really laughing at the duck noises has reinforced his idea that he is funny.

This reminds me of the thread where we talked about the song where someone thought the lyrics were "Now if you could see/The duck inside of me". Maybe there is a duck inside of him and he needs help taming the animal he has consumed.
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Postby James » Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:56 am

EsBe wrote:I have an annoying co-worker (who I happily don't have to see all the time, just hear) who has this really irksome way of speaking. Out of the blue he'll make a one line observation, then laugh as if it were a humorous anecdote. And when he laughs, he really quacks. So "Gonna be warm today. QUAAACK. February's supposed to be cold. QUAACK."

I have a co-worker who frequently thinks of things that he thinks are funny. He'll laugh to himself, then get up from his desk, and kind of casually walk up to mine, then give a stilted delivery of whatever weak pun or not-especially-amusing fanciful scenario he was thinking of, then laugh encouragingly. Sometimes I'll kind of half-laugh along, and other times I try to surpress my tendency towards sympathetic laughter in the hope that it will discourage him from doing it again. Generally I do the former, though, because I squirm in awkward situations.

Anyway, nearly everyone moved desks on Friday, and now he's about as far from me as he can be in our little office room, so hopefully that will cut down on all that. Perhaps he can make his jokes to people who will enjoy them or something. The downside is that I now have a window to the boss' office directly behind me, which is making me kind of paranoid. It's not that I do anything especially wrong, but it still kind of puts me a bit on edge. Oh well.
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby Zombie Protestor » Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:49 pm

So yesterday at work I squished the end of my finger in a heavy steel door. The nail cracked and there was blood but it wasn't so bad, but the jail mandates that any on-the-job accident be followed up with an ER visit along with a drug test and blood alcohol test, but the bonus is that I got an update on my tetanus shot and the hours that I was at the ER counted as "at work" so I get to leave that much earlier today.
Anyways, while I was sitting in the waiting room and my finger was slowly bleeding, all I could think of was "I like it when the red water comes out" and I kept chuckling to myself.
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby jvcc » Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:11 pm

Ugh. Sounds painful, ZP. Nice that they don't clock you out when you get injured, though.
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Postby EsBe » Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:08 pm

Just finished Sunday dinner with some extended family. They asked "What forum is that you're on?" (by the way, how do you guys answer that question when asked about this place?) and 10 minutes later they were crowded around my aging laptop, laughing at the original Spamusements.

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Re: BLURT thread

Postby Zombie Protestor » Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:31 am

So I've discovered that I really like a genre called "cello rock." I was introduced to it from Pandora, and I'd always liked heavy metal or alternative rock songs that incorporated violins, and I'd always like Metallica's S&M album, but I didn't know that there was a whole world of this stuff out there. So far my favorites are Break of Reality and eScala. Hmm, maybe this should all go into the music thread but it feels more like a blurt post.
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby Skimba » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:38 am

EsBe wrote:Just finished Sunday dinner with some extended family. They asked "What forum is that you're on?" (by the way, how do you guys answer that question when asked about this place?) and 10 minutes later they were crowded around my aging laptop, laughing at the original Spamusements.

I keep the family AWAY from this site. My friends, however, find it hilarious, but still don't join. Most likely for the time factor and/or that they don't have interwebz at their homes.
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Postby PonderThis » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:24 pm

Skimba wrote:My friends, however, find it hilarious, but still don't join. Most likely for the time factor and/or that they don't have interwebz at their homes.

dang THEM! :x

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Postby EsBe » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:37 pm

Ha. I think most people here would feel right at home making inappropriate jokes with my extended family. :P

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Postby fanelian » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:12 am

UGH eye drops dripping to nose/throat = disgusting. :x
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Postby PonderThis » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:14 am

fanelian wrote:UGH eye drops dripping to nose/throat = disgusting. :x

:: shudder ::
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Postby Judas Maccabeus » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:29 am

fanelian wrote:UGH eye drops dripping to nose/throat = disgusting. :x


:shock: Guhhhhhh. That does not sound pleasant, no.
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby Zombie Protestor » Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:08 pm

This has been going around the internet for a bit, but thought I would share the magic of the number 998001. If you divide 1 by this number, the answer is:
0.000001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019020... all the way up to 997, where it skips over 998, goes to 999, and then starts all over again with 000001002 and so on. You get every three digit number (save 998) in a row, over and over again.

You also get the same effect with 9801, except that you get every two digit number and it skips over 98, and also works with 81, where you get every one-digit number and it skips over 8.

The secret behind why this happens is pretty simple, and I'll let the always-awesome James Grime explain it in this video. I mostly like the way he says "noombah".
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Postby MysticalDescent » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:11 pm

I've had this thought: I may actually be the youngest (active) member of these forums. What's alarming is that I joined in 2006 and had been lurking for something like 2 years prior to that moment. Having been on here all through my teenage years (I daren't look back through my posts from previous years because I know that being a teenager, I will have posted an absolute ton of garbage) and beyond, this forum may actually have had something of a large part of shaping my personality as an adult. This may actually mean that I'm an almost functional child of Spamusement. Truly terrifying stuff.
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Postby chrismachine » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:24 pm

I find that if I look at something I wrote back at the start I used bigger words, the meanings to some of which I no longer know, and just generally conversed in a different way. It's pretty neat.
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby jvcc » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:04 pm

MysticalDescent wrote:I've had this thought: I may actually be the youngest (active) member of these forums. What's alarming is that I joined in 2006 and had been lurking for something like 2 years prior to that moment. Having been on here all through my teenage years (I daren't look back through my posts from previous years because I know that being a teenager, I will have posted an absolute ton of garbage) and beyond, this forum may actually have had something of a large part of shaping my personality as an adult. This may actually mean that I'm an almost functional child of Spamusement. Truly terrifying stuff.

I had it in my mind that you were older than me, but your post has made me unsure. Reveal your age!

I joined in 2007 when I was sixteen, I think, and had lurked a while before that. When I read my former posts I always cringe at my former religious zeal and general naivety. I don't think that Spamusement has altered me much, but I certainly have changed in all the time I've been on here.
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby Skimba » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:55 am

I think my biggest changes since starting out here is: my ability to work in paint more, I know how to link things at places so much better and I am no longer living by myself and just pets (in more ways than one, leading to:), there is a man here all the time, and it is still awesomesauce.
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