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Trell
Wee Scrivener

Trell
Canada  

 visit Trell's website: TrellyOllyOxenFree
  8/19/2014  1

Yesterday I learned that the weird, giddy feeling I felt is called happiness, and I'm actually supposed to feel like that and it's bad that I haven't been.

Trell
"Holy crap in a casket!"

 
Nutter
Senior Wrangler

Nutter
United Kingdom  


  8/20/2014

Today I learned that Nvidia graphics cards run a service (Nvstreamsvc) that, by default, can write to log files 200-300 times per second. (So that's what was trashing performance on my pc!)

I also learned how to turn on print logging in Windows 7, then felt bad because I should've known that.... [nblush]

 
razander
Manic Scribbler

razander
United States  


  8/21/2014  1

TIL Starbucks's iced coffee is terrible. I feel bad because my friend bought it for me...

As for something cooler, H. R. Giger was secretly a marine biologist. No, not really, but anyway, black dragonfish. They exist.

 
Nutter
Senior Wrangler

Nutter
United Kingdom  


  8/23/2014  1

Today I learned that running doesn't have that much of an effect on varicose veins, and a lot of specialists think the benefits of running - on health generally and circulation in particular - outweigh the risks of vein complications. So I'm going to have another look at the C25k website and maybe look into running again...
 
Nutter
Senior Wrangler

Nutter
United Kingdom  


  8/26/2014  1

Today I learned what's been making the horrible smell in our garden - a plant called creeping phlox. Personally, I think it smells more like a cross between cat pee, beer and sweaty armpits! [nlaugh]
 
kezune
Air Guitarist

kezune
United States  

 visit kezune's website: Designer Genes
  8/27/2014  1

Today I've learned how to make an improvised ankle wrap out of a scarf.

Designer Genes || Updates Monday through Saturday
Personal Philosophy || "It never hurt anybody to have
thick skin, a strong back and a level head."

 
Trell
Wee Scrivener

Trell
Canada  

 visit Trell's website: TrellyOllyOxenFree
  8/27/2014

Today I learned about Siberian cats.

Trell
"Holy crap in a casket!"

 
Papriko
Peppery One

Papriko
Germany  


  8/27/2014

Lol Nutter, those plants look so innocent! And they really smell that badly?

Lets play plants! Photosynthesis... Photosynthesis... Photosynthesis...
 
Nutter
Senior Wrangler

Nutter
United Kingdom  


  8/27/2014

They really do - they're several metres from the house, but if the sun's on them we can't have the windows or back door open or it stinks the house out!

Today I learned that "spanish rice" is cooked with tomatoes!


 
kezune
Air Guitarist

kezune
United States  

 visit kezune's website: Designer Genes
  10/15/2014

I learned that spiders also shed their teeth when they molt - Octavia finally dragged what was left of her old skin out of her burrow and is walking around her terrarium again.

Designer Genes || Updates Monday through Saturday
Personal Philosophy || "It never hurt anybody to have
thick skin, a strong back and a level head."

 
Papriko
Peppery One

Papriko
Germany  


  10/15/2014

I learned that cooling fans for CPUs are easy to get, but when it is for your graphics card, you run through a bunch shops, just to be told to "try it online I guess". :\

Lets play plants! Photosynthesis... Photosynthesis... Photosynthesis...
 
Nutter
Senior Wrangler

Nutter
United Kingdom  


  10/16/2014  1

Spiders have teeth?! :o

Today I learned that SQL2012 will run a SQL2008 database without conversion.

Oh, and that spiders have teeth. :)

 
kezune
Air Guitarist

kezune
United States  

 visit kezune's website: Designer Genes
  10/16/2014

Fangs is more descriptive, but yes. :)

Today I learned that one of my friends trusts me with things that he doesn't trust with his wife. :|


Designer Genes || Updates Monday through Saturday
Personal Philosophy || "It never hurt anybody to have
thick skin, a strong back and a level head."

 
Papriko
Peppery One

Papriko
Germany  


  10/17/2014

Today I learned that guinea pigs like the smell of chewing gum.

I held my strip of chewing gum for fun in front of the piggy, expecting that it probably dislikes the smell. It sniffed a few times, bit into it and tried to run off with it! XD
Luckily I could take it away from him before he eats anything. I doubt that it'd be healthy for him.


Lets play plants! Photosynthesis... Photosynthesis... Photosynthesis...
 
kezune
Air Guitarist

kezune
United States  

 visit kezune's website: Designer Genes
  10/18/2014

I learned that my spider, Octavia, prefers Autumn weather over Summer weather. I hardly saw her at all last season but now that the temperatures are a bit lower, she's walking around again.

Designer Genes || Updates Monday through Saturday
Personal Philosophy || "It never hurt anybody to have
thick skin, a strong back and a level head."

 
Trell
Wee Scrivener

Trell
Canada  

 visit Trell's website: TrellyOllyOxenFree
  10/19/2014

I learned that saliva will take blood out of fabric, as long as it hasn't completely dried. (Who'd have thought I'd learn something from cat scratches? :P)

Trell
"Holy crap in a casket!"

 
kezune
Air Guitarist

kezune
United States  

 visit kezune's website: Designer Genes
  10/24/2014

I learned that spiders are needy. :P

Rather than rest, like I'm supposed to, I decided to clean up the mealworm tub and when I walked by, I noticed Octi's burrow caved in and her roof had a gaping hole. Certainly explains why she's been so restless lately - she was looking for a new house!

Being a good spider-Mommy, I put on a glove and dug her a new one. ;)

Update, because I know you all wanted one:
She's happy in her newly dug burrow. :)


Designer Genes || Updates Monday through Saturday
Personal Philosophy || "It never hurt anybody to have
thick skin, a strong back and a level head."

 
Malkin

Malkin
Australia  
Manager


 visit Malkin's website: Malkin's page at CWiki
  11/16/2014

TIL that admitting you don't believe in God to an 8 year old is a very effective way of letting everyone else know it, too. She screwed up her face like a lemon. May need to do damage control in some way or another - demonstrate that my lack of faith does not mean that I'm a horrible person.

My TCR Norns
 
KC11

KC11
United States  

 visit KC11's website: DragonClawWritings (Tumblr)
  11/16/2014

TIL exactly what a rat crawling in your houseroom wall sounds like. :\ My guess this will be fixed when I get back from Thanksgiving since they don't repair anything here. We've got a shower that's been broken since we got here two months ago, and the most any of the staff here has done is send people to go into the shower room, look at it, say "yup that's broken", and leave. We had ants and they had no ant traps or really anything set up for this so my SO had to go and buy ant traps. So I can't imagine the complications they'll have to go through to get a rat out of a wall.

Do not upset the ugly worm, lest it be a dragon in disguise. (>oo)>

 
Malkin

Malkin
Australia  
Manager


 visit Malkin's website: Malkin's page at CWiki
  1/2/2015  1

Today I learned that you can use a pistachio shell as a lever to open a lot of pistachio nuts where the shells are only open a crack.

My TCR Norns
 
Papriko
Peppery One

Papriko
Germany  


  1/3/2015

I personally just crack those open with my teeth when I have such especially pesky ones :P

Also, today I learned that you can actually dream that you're awake and unable to fall asleep ~_~


Lets play plants! Photosynthesis... Photosynthesis... Photosynthesis...
 
Nutter
Senior Wrangler

Nutter
United Kingdom  


  1/17/2015  2

Today I learned that Swype on my Android phone picks up "evolnemesis" as "wildebeests". o.0
 
Laura
Tea Queen

Laura
United Kingdom  
Administrator


 visit Laura's website: CC Chat
  1/24/2015

Today I've learned that just because something says it's chewable, that doesn't mean that it's going to taste NICE. I'm looking at you, Vitamin C!
 
Nutter
Senior Wrangler

Nutter
United Kingdom  


  1/26/2015

Today I learned the proper spelling of "manoeuvrable". It was doubly different from how I thought it was spelt!
 
kezune
Air Guitarist

kezune
United States  

 visit kezune's website: Designer Genes
  2/3/2015

Today, I learned how not to spray water all over the bathroom when using a Water Pik.

Designer Genes || Updates Monday through Saturday
Personal Philosophy || "It never hurt anybody to have
thick skin, a strong back and a level head."

 
Nutter
Senior Wrangler

Nutter
United Kingdom  


  2/4/2015  1

Today I (re)learned how to turn a sock heel, top-down.
 
Nutter
Senior Wrangler

Nutter
United Kingdom  


  2/8/2015  1

Today I (finally) learned what a Vidalia onion is! (Looks like an ordinary white onion, comes from GA Georgia, said to be sweeter due to lower sulphur content in the soil down there. As I'm several thousand miles away, I'm unlikely to find out if this is true!) :)
 
kezune
Air Guitarist

kezune
United States  

 visit kezune's website: Designer Genes
  2/9/2015

Today I learned taught myself a lesson in patience. Perseverance pays off.

Designer Genes || Updates Monday through Saturday
Personal Philosophy || "It never hurt anybody to have
thick skin, a strong back and a level head."

 
savannahs11

savannahs11
United States  


  2/13/2015

Today I learned that jelly beans are made of sugar-coated sugar with sugar flavoring.

sleep is for the weak and i am weak
 
evolnemesis
Code Monkey

evolnemesis
United States  


  2/14/2015

Today I learned that I could actually feel sorry for Banshee Grendels.

"For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love."
"We are a way for the cosmos to know itself." - Carl Sagan

 
Papriko
Peppery One

Papriko
Germany  


  2/14/2015

Technically that was yesterday, but...
Today I learned that "tungsten" is not a fantasy metal like mythril or adamantium, but actually just another name for the very real metal wolfram.


Lets play plants! Photosynthesis... Photosynthesis... Photosynthesis...
 
savannahs11

savannahs11
United States  


  3/2/2017

Today, I learned that this thread is very, very dead and I probably shouldn't be posting in it. I also learned that the old Minecraft launcher was actually a Tumblr blog.

sleep is for the weak and i am weak
 
C-Rex
Lollipop Lord

C-Rex
United Kingdom  

 visit C-Rex's website: The Norn Nebula
  3/27/2017

Time to revive this thread again! Well, today I learned that when UV unwrapping 3D models with multiple materials you can give each area of the model that uses its own unique material a seperate UV space than the other materials, meaning you don't have to worry about the resolution of your textures too much.

That probably makes no sense to anyone who doesn't do 3D modelling, but meh. :P


⋆ The Norn Nebula ⋆

My YouTube Channel

 
Doringo
Lodestar

Doringo
United Kingdom  

 visit Doringo's website: My Blog
  4/4/2017  1

Yesterday(Is this cheating?) I learned that many dinosaurs can be sorted by which of two kinds of hip bone structure they have, whether they be Lizard-Hipped (Saurischians) or Bird-Hipped (Ornithischians).


 
C-Rex
Lollipop Lord

C-Rex
United Kingdom  

 visit C-Rex's website: The Norn Nebula
  4/27/2017

Ah yes. Funnily enough it was the lizard-hipped dinosaurs that birds are descended from.

Not sure if this counts, but about a month ago I learned that when shopping at the supermarket it's a good idea to browse the lower shelves first, as they usually contain cheaper items, whereas the eye-level shelves often have a higher price. Also, buying fruit and veg loose works out cheaper than buying it in packs.


⋆ The Norn Nebula ⋆

My YouTube Channel

 

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