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*Flies to a near tree and starts to clean her feathers seductively*

Edit: she is nekkid to seduce that owl, but she is always nekkid!!!


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Punniculus wrote:
Un-Bear-able Puns wrote:

Looks like it is Pawsitively time for me to head fur the hills.

Get over here and f*@* this owl!!

I was not prepared I almost spit up my drink.


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Wait, I thought you flew away. *looks back and forth at the two owls* Hey bear! Looks like you've got a choice now. Or do both of them and double the chances of getting me my owlbear.


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
Punniculus wrote:
Un-Bear-able Puns wrote:

Looks like it is Pawsitively time for me to head fur the hills.

Get over here and f*@* this owl!!
I was not prepared I almost spit up my drink.

I know the feeling. I typed it without really thinking, and then looked at what I wrote and was confused. But, I hit the Submit button anyways because it was funny.


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* Runs away so fast he breaks the sound BEARier *


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O good it was the other owl she was trying to seduce.. so wait... you know what never mind I don't want to go there.


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Nina... If they are trying to mate that owl with a male bear she is probably female...

*Nina raises a feathered eyebrow like saying "really?"*

Oh... Nevermind. Beware of the bear.


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Punniculus wrote:
Wait, I thought you flew away. *looks back and forth at the two owls* Hey bear! Looks like you've got a choice now. Or do both of them and double the chances of getting me my owlbear.

Now you do know your going to end up with owlbears that just know how to make bad puns all day right?


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I'm a god of jokes and puns. How exactly would that be a bad thing?


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Now, get busy getting "busy" and make me an alias.


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I went to an interview, and the lady said "According to your resume, you're very quick at mental arithmetic. Is that true?" I said "Yes. Ask me anything." She said "What's 18 time 19?" I immediately answered "37." She said "That's not even close to the right answer." I said "Yeah, but it sure was quick."


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I used to have a job building Egyptian tombs, but quit when I realized it was a pyramid scheme.


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At an interview the other day, the lady said "Describe yourself in three words." I said "Lazy."


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On the drive home from work yesterday I hit a rabbit. I keep one in the car for when I feel stressed.


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*nibbles hay*

*has black eye*

*is adorable*


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A friend of mine has a job circumcising elephants. It doesn't pay very well, but the tips are huge!


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What's the difference between a porcupine and a BMW full of lawyers? The porcupine has the pricks on the outside.


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Obviously, the previous were jokes. Please don't be offended.


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Kileanna wrote:

Nina... If they are trying to mate that owl with a male bear she is probably female...

*Nina raises a feathered eyebrow like saying "really?"*

Oh... Nevermind. Beware of the bear.

Now, to be fair, I'm not exactly sure what the gender of the bear is. I never checked.


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Oh, let's end this!!!

*Casts baleful polymorph on the bear to turn him into an "owl-some puns"*

Now some of you two!!! Make some owlbears to make the God of Puns happy!


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So, as we are (or were while I slept) at WWII jokes, let's have a song!

Siekiera, motyka.... The listed lyrics are not the full text as it as one of those songs that has an indefinite number of verses added as one fits them.

One of the renderings


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*appears in puff of smoke, looking slightly different*

WAIT!! Don't let them mate! I'm from the future, and something goes terribly wrong. We don't get pun-telling owlbears. We get humorless bearowls! It's horrible!


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Does that mean you need a pun owl and a female bear?


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*kills future Punniculus*

Don't listen to him. Mate, my precious little ones. Mate for all you're worth!

Although, just in case, I want you all to be thinking "Owlbear, not bearowl" while you're doing it. Thanks.


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Maybe we need to throw a bit of beard into the mix.

*eyes Vidmaster7's facial locks*

Then we might luck out and get bearded owlbears.


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Don't even need to channel my inner ninja for this one.

*Vanishes*


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*Nina attempts to whistle away but she just hoots away and lets the other owl do the job*


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*looks at one remaining owl*

Looks like your the lucky one. Now we just need to find that bear. Hang on, let me try something.

*focuses on god powers*

*30-pack of Natty Light appears in puff of smoke*

DAMMIT!! I WANTED 'BEAR' NOT 'BEER'! And that's a pathetic excuse for a beer too. I think my being a god of jokes has backfired on me this time. Oh, well. Makes the most of s++%ty situation, I guess.

*opens a 'beer', hands it to the owl*

Drink up. Maybe then you'll be more willing to participate in some interspecies boning.


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Work beckons. See you later.


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Is he gone?

That was a clawse call. Things were getting grizzly. It could of been owlful.


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Punniculus wrote:
Un-Bear-able Puns wrote:

Looks like it is Pawsitively time for me to head fur the hills.

Get over here and f#+* this owl!!

LOOOOOOOOOL


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Freehold DM wrote:
Punniculus wrote:
Un-Bear-able Puns wrote:

Looks like it is Pawsitively time for me to head fur the hills.

Get over here and f#+* this owl!!
LOOOOOOOOOL

Yeah i'm still giggling at it.


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Limeylongears wrote:
Also, I know very little about artillery, but surely a barrel that could be cut in half with cold steel wouldn't stand up to the rigours of firing very well at all? This is a question for John, perhaps, or TOZ...

It's not primarily the hardness of the steel, but it's bursting strength and its resistance to being deformed by heat. The barrel has to withstand the pressure caused by burning gasses. If it can't, then the result is a Burst Barrel that has a very large hole in its side. If a barrel deforms, then the projectile becomes stuck in the gun. If the projectile still has enough energy, the gun barrel will be ripped to shreds.


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So the question becomes: is the steel's resistance to heat and deforming from heat related to hardness?


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Stupidest set of rules I've ever encountered:
(1) The mean GPA of every class shall be 2.0. If you give grades that significantly deviate from this average, you must file a justification in writing to your department chair and your dean.
(2) Any student receiving a GPA of below 2.0 shall be placed on probation. If the student receives a GPA of below 2.0 for a second consecutive semester, that student shall be expelled from the college.

So yep, assuming a normal bell distribution, you're flunking out half the student body every semester.

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I graduated HS with a 0.8 GPA...


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I was home schooled.


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NobodysHome wrote:

Stupidest set of rules I've ever encountered:

(1) The mean GPA of every class shall be 2.0. If you give grades that significantly deviate from this average, you must file a justification in writing to your department chair and your dean.
(2) Any student receiving a GPA of below 2.0 shall be placed on probation. If the student receives a GPA of below 2.0 for a second consecutive semester, that student shall be expelled from the college.

So yep, assuming a normal bell distribution, you're flunking out half the student body every semester.

Man, I have my criticisms of private higher ed, but this takes the cake. (I don't know if your anecdote comes from private ed, correct me if I'm wrong.)

My experience has been that because private schools want tuition money, and know they won't continue getting it if too many students fail, they habitually grade on a curve to keep GPA's up. In my engineering program, and I'm assuming this phenomenon is common in STEM programs, there was the addition factor that "We're packing this program with what is actually 5-6 years worth of courses, more material than anyone can be expected to learn on 8 hours of sleep," so every professor curved every quiz and test to the highest scorer before the grades even got to admin. If they had not, at least 50% of us would have flunked out.

Which is scary when you think about it, because engineers are the ones building bridges and electric grids and all manner of high-risk systems that everyone depends on.

Anyhow, maybe your stupidest set of rules ever was an incredibly idiotic reaction to the grade-curving phenomenon. A kind of "We know that 50% should fail, statistically, so we're going to administratively assure that that happens without good reason" sort of thing?


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Rysky wrote:
I graduated HS with a 0.8 GPA...

how did you do that?


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NobodysHome wrote:

Stupidest set of rules I've ever encountered:

(1) The mean GPA of every class shall be 2.0. If you give grades that significantly deviate from this average, you must file a justification in writing to your department chair and your dean.
(2) Any student receiving a GPA of below 2.0 shall be placed on probation. If the student receives a GPA of below 2.0 for a second consecutive semester, that student shall be expelled from the college.

So yep, assuming a normal bell distribution, you're flunking out half the student body every semester.

sounds like someone is trying to guarantee funding while being able to kick out people they dislike.


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Tequila Sunrise wrote:

Man, I have my criticisms of private higher ed, but this takes the cake. (I don't know if your anecdote comes from private ed, correct me if I'm wrong.)

My experience has been that because private schools want tuition money, and know they won't continue getting it if too many students fail, they habitually grade on a curve to keep GPA's up. In my engineering program, and I'm assuming this phenomenon is common in STEM programs, there was the addition factor that "We're packing this program with what is actually 5-6 years worth of courses, more material than anyone can be expected to learn on 8 hours of sleep," so every professor curved every quiz and test to the highest scorer before the grades even got to admin. If they had not, at least 50% of us would have flunked out.

Which is scary when you think about it, because engineers are the ones building bridges and electric grids and all manner of high-risk systems that everyone depends on.

Anyhow, maybe your stupidest set of rules ever was an incredibly idiotic reaction to the grade-curving phenomenon. A kind of "We know that 50% should fail, statistically, so we're going to administratively assure that that happens without good reason" sort of thing?

I'm afraid that no, this was a public school, and merely stupidity of the highest order. The administration knew that "grade inflation" was a serious problem, so they wanted to ensure that they had a reputation as a "rigorous school" by setting the average grade to "average". They also wanted to be known as a "rigorous school" by getting rid of underachievers.

And not a single member of the administration figured out the repercussions of combining those two rules.

Truly sad.

And in response to Tequila Sunrise; at U.C. Berkeley (again, a public school), I took a quantum physics exam and got a 28%, all on partial credit. I did not even come close to getting a single question on the test correctly. I had no idea what I was doing, and deserved to fail that class.

Instead, the professor graded on a curve, and that 28% was a B+.

Truly scary.


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Drejk wrote:
So the question becomes: is the steel's resistance to heat and deforming from heat related to hardness?

More or less. The harder steel is, the more brittle it becomes. And it's not necessarily the resistance to heat that's important, but how quickly that heat can be dissipated. I've included the wiki link for a more complete explanation.


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Overheard in Limey's office part 278:

{Colleagues 1 and 2 are discussing whether or not the moon landings were real}

Colleague 1: "...But the shadows! There couldn't have been shadows! There's no light on the moon!"

Colleague 2: "What about the sun?"

Colleague 1: "The sun doesn't shine at night!!"

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Freehold DM wrote:
Rysky wrote:
I graduated HS with a 0.8 GPA...
how did you do that?

No Child Left Behind.

Silver Crusade

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NobodysHome wrote:
The administration knew that "grade inflation" was a serious problem, so they wanted to ensure that they had a reputation as a "rigorous school" by setting the average grade to "average".

... I don't think they know what that word means.


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Rysky wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Rysky wrote:
I graduated HS with a 0.8 GPA...
how did you do that?
No Child Left Behind.

woooow


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NobodysHome wrote:
Tequila Sunrise wrote:

Man, I have my criticisms of private higher ed, but this takes the cake. (I don't know if your anecdote comes from private ed, correct me if I'm wrong.)

My experience has been that because private schools want tuition money, and know they won't continue getting it if too many students fail, they habitually grade on a curve to keep GPA's up. In my engineering program, and I'm assuming this phenomenon is common in STEM programs, there was the addition factor that "We're packing this program with what is actually 5-6 years worth of courses, more material than anyone can be expected to learn on 8 hours of sleep," so every professor curved every quiz and test to the highest scorer before the grades even got to admin. If they had not, at least 50% of us would have flunked out.

Which is scary when you think about it, because engineers are the ones building bridges and electric grids and all manner of high-risk systems that everyone depends on.

Anyhow, maybe your stupidest set of rules ever was an incredibly idiotic reaction to the grade-curving phenomenon. A kind of "We know that 50% should fail, statistically, so we're going to administratively assure that that happens without good reason" sort of thing?

I'm afraid that no, this was a public school, and merely stupidity of the highest order. The administration knew that "grade inflation" was a serious problem, so they wanted to ensure that they had a reputation as a "rigorous school" by setting the average grade to "average". They also wanted to be known as a "rigorous school" by getting rid of underachievers.

And not a single member of the administration figured out the repercussions of combining those two rules.

Truly sad.

And in response to Tequila Sunrise; at U.C. Berkeley (again, a public school), I took a quantum physics exam and got a 28%, all on partial credit. I did not even come close to getting a single question on the test correctly. I had no idea what I was doing, and deserved to fail that class.

Instead, the professor graded on a curve, and that 28% was a B+.

Truly scary.

No kidding, sounds familiar. "Well the highest score was a 50, so my 28 is now a 78!" :/

I guess the dark side of competition isn't limited to the private sector. Big names mean big expectations, eh? My experience in my no-name local community college was that those who put in the time learned our sh!t, and those who didn't flunked 'cause nobody was monetarily motivated to see us pass. If they had a four-year program I would've stayed for my B.S..

It's too bad that big-name schools are incentivized by keeping their rep, rather than actually teaching well. See also: Schools that hire based on papers published, rather than for interest and competence at actually teaching.


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Limeylongears wrote:


Colleague 1: "The sun doesn't shine at night!!"

Giving new meaning to the term "as dumb as a box of rocks." :D


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Tequila Sunrise wrote:

No kidding, sounds familiar. "Well the highest score was a 50, so my 28 is now a 78!" :/

I guess the dark side of competition isn't limited to the private sector. Big names mean big expectations, eh? My experience in my no-name local community college was that those who put in the time learned our sh!t, and those who didn't flunked 'cause nobody was monetarily motivated to see us pass. If they had a four-year program I would've stayed for my B.S..

It's too bad that big-name schools are incentivized by keeping their rep, rather than actually teaching well. See also: Schools that hire based on papers published, rather than for interest and competence at actually teaching.

NobodysHome's Story Time:
I hate to be a bubble-burster, but the reason I'm in tech is that in California, community colleges are paid based on how many students pass their courses.

So I think I've mentioned it, but in my final semester as a college professor I was teaching integral calculus, one of the few areas of math where repetition really is king: You need to learn to recognize an integral to be able to use the correct technique.

4 of my 44 students were doing any work whatsoever outside of class (I collected homework, so I had proof). I would give out a sample exam with, "Integrate e^2x" and provide a fully-worked solution. On the real exam I'd give "Integrate e^3x". And well over half the students would have no idea how to do it.

So I was failing 2/3 of the class, they formally complained, and I was taken into the dean's office and read the riot act: "These are our best and brightest! You cannot fail 2/3 of them!"
"But I have full documentation! I can prove they're not doing their homework! I can show you the sample exam and real exam side-by-side and prove that I was giving them virtual solution keys. And yet none of them could be bothered to study!"
"It doesn't matter. You have to pass them."

The kicker came when the chair of my tenure committee came into my algebra class the next day (a class that was doing just fine, thanks), and announced very loudly that my students were not smart enough to do the work I was asking them to. "If they were that smart, they'd be at a UC school, not here."
That, in spite of it being my 10th year of teaching calculus, including several at community colleges, so I had a pretty darned good idea of what I should expect.

So, since they were ordering me to pass students who weren't even trying, and telling my students who were trying that they were too stupid to do "real" math, I resigned.

And that was back in 1999, so a tech company offered me a job within 2 weeks. And I *did* look back -- I really, really miss teaching, and I was really good at it (both from peer and from student evaluations). But last time I checked in 2006, I would have had to cut my salary by more than 50% to go back.

I'm noble and all, but not THAT noble. So I stay in tech.


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NobodysHome wrote:
Tequila Sunrise wrote:

No kidding, sounds familiar. "Well the highest score was a 50, so my 28 is now a 78!" :/

I guess the dark side of competition isn't limited to the private sector. Big names mean big expectations, eh? My experience in my no-name local community college was that those who put in the time learned our sh!t, and those who didn't flunked 'cause nobody was monetarily motivated to see us pass. If they had a four-year program I would've stayed for my B.S..

It's too bad that big-name schools are incentivized by keeping their rep, rather than actually teaching well. See also: Schools that hire based on papers published, rather than for interest and competence at actually teaching.

** spoiler omitted **...

this is only more fuel for the flames of my math hatred.

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