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Re: Forum game: Cool facts

Postby Hamwise » Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:24 am

The only nation on Earth in which the most popular web browser is Opera, is the autocratic state of Belarus:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Count ... rowser.svg

The free soft core pornography alternative to the Flash player, Gnash (which isn't actually that bad) is currently suffering a chronic difficulty in finding developers to maintain the project. The reason? A dubious clause in the Adobe Flash EULA that states anyone simply using their player may never so much as develop an alternative. The developers of Gnash, a team numbering only 6 people, have therefore never (supposedly) used Adobe's Flash in their lives.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnash#Adob ... _Agreement
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Re: Forum game: Cool facts

Postby Starky » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:43 am

A combination of the dual facts that most white people are stupid and IE/Chrome are catastrophically bad.

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Jose Mourinho wrote:The style of how we play is very important. But it is omelettes and eggs. No eggs - no omelettes! It depends on the quality of the eggs. In the supermarket you have class one, two or class three eggs and some are more expensive than others and some give you better omelettes. So when the class one eggs are in Waitrose and you cannot go there, you have a problem.


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Re: Forum game: Cool facts

Postby Iakobus1 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:02 pm

Except Chrome is CUNTING brilliant.
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Re: Forum game: Cool facts

Postby smr » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:55 am

Russia reveals shiny state secret: It's awash in diamonds
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-N ... n-diamonds

This one is several cool facts:

1) The Russians have declassified something — always interesting
2) They have a multi-trillion carat diamond field they've just not been using
3) These diamonds are what are called "impact diamonds", which is what you get when you hit graphite with an asteroid.
I am either ridiculously impressed with voice recognition or completely baffled.

"Dive Source SCUBA Watersports" Did you mean, Dinosaurs School for Watersports?

No. But please take me there, smartphone.


We see this kind of shit in Wales all the time.

I like this. I like how you handled this. You could've come right out and been "Some guy cunted that sheep," but you went subtle.
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Re: Forum game: Cool facts

Postby Hamwise » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:18 am

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/01/ ... 8580.shtml

The story (and there's a video) of an American man who defected to North Korea during the Korean war. He's still there, with children. One of whom, his namesake, is blond-haired and blue-eyed, yet speaks broken English in a Korean accent and considers himself Korean. He seems to enjoy life there, and I wouldn't blame him. He seems to get all the free cigarettes and alcohol that he wants, and spends his free time fishing.
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Re: Forum game: Cool facts

Postby smr » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:19 pm

Customers visiting Roman prostitutes would buy a bowl with a hole in the bottom before they began. The prostitute would put the bowl in a basin of water and it would fill with water at a fixed rate. Once the bowl was full it would sink to the bottom of the basin and the customer's time was up.
I am either ridiculously impressed with voice recognition or completely baffled.

"Dive Source SCUBA Watersports" Did you mean, Dinosaurs School for Watersports?

No. But please take me there, smartphone.


We see this kind of shit in Wales all the time.

I like this. I like how you handled this. You could've come right out and been "Some guy cunted that sheep," but you went subtle.
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Re: Forum game: Cool facts

Postby smr » Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:49 pm

John Nash's (of Nash Equilibrium fame) application to graduate school consisted of a recommendation from his advisor which read "this man is a genius".
I am either ridiculously impressed with voice recognition or completely baffled.

"Dive Source SCUBA Watersports" Did you mean, Dinosaurs School for Watersports?

No. But please take me there, smartphone.


We see this kind of shit in Wales all the time.

I like this. I like how you handled this. You could've come right out and been "Some guy cunted that sheep," but you went subtle.
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Re: Forum game: Cool facts

Postby Hamwise » Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:21 pm

It is illegal not to tell the tax man anything you do not want him to know, but legal not to tell him information you do not mind him knowing.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7081038.stm

Whoa. That's meta.
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Re: Forum game: Cool facts

Postby smr » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:44 pm

In an international survey, the US was found to have the third most favourable view of the US, being beaten by Japan and Kenya.

http://rankingamerica.wordpress.com/201 ... ed-states/

I can't explain this one.
I am either ridiculously impressed with voice recognition or completely baffled.

"Dive Source SCUBA Watersports" Did you mean, Dinosaurs School for Watersports?

No. But please take me there, smartphone.


We see this kind of shit in Wales all the time.

I like this. I like how you handled this. You could've come right out and been "Some guy cunted that sheep," but you went subtle.
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Re: Forum game: Cool facts

Postby Hamwise » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:56 am

There's a library in Amsterdam with chairs that follow you around.

http://narwilliams.com/blog/2008/06/23/ ... d-library/
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