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Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:


Einstein failed math. Just saying, Grammar Nazi.

Edit: Besides, if I am flawed you can blame my programmer. Because surely it can't be my fault. ;-)

Untrue. Einstein did quite well in math.

Grand Lodge

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Samnell wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:


Einstein failed math. Just saying, Grammar Nazi.

Edit: Besides, if I am flawed you can blame my programmer. Because surely it can't be my fault. ;-)

Untrue. Einstein did quite well in math.

Einstein didn't fail at math. He did however however build much of the math for special relativity on the work of Hendrik Lorentz. That's why the resulting equations are known as the Lorentz-Einstein equations. Amd it was originally called the Lorentz-Einstein Theory of Special Relativity. It's Lorentz who defines the mathmatical formula of time, space, and mass dilation.

Osirion

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Kirth Gersen wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Poor fact checker wrote:
Brian Dennehy has guest starred as an Irish-descended cop on every quality crime-show produced in America since the early 90's.
Except Monk. ;)
He did specify every "quality" crime show. It's like a No True Scotsman deal, only Irish.

Yeah, I guess Emmy Awards just ain't what they use to be. Or Golden Globes. Or a Screen Actors Guild award......

Osirion

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The original design of Monopoly was circular.


Aberzombie wrote:
The original design of Monopoly was circular.

What sorcery is this?

Qadira

Aberzombie wrote:
Elmo is the only non-human or puppet ever to testify before the U.S. Congress.

At the request and with the assistance of Rep. Duke Cunningham, he testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education in April 2002, urging support for increased funding in music education

Qadira

Kirth Gersen wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Poor fact checker wrote:
Brian Dennehy has guest starred as an Irish-descended cop on every quality crime-show produced in America since the early 90's.
Except Monk. ;)
He did specify every "quality" crime show. It's like a No True Scotsman deal, only Irish.

Yeah but the no true scotsman thread has been closed. Sigh I was giggling.+

Qadira

LazarX wrote:
Samnell wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:


Einstein failed math. Just saying, Grammar Nazi.

Edit: Besides, if I am flawed you can blame my programmer. Because surely it can't be my fault. ;-)

Untrue. Einstein did quite well in math.
Einstein didn't fail at math. He did however however build much of the math for special relativity on the work of Hendrik Lorentz. That's why the resulting equations are known as the Lorentz-Einstein equations. Amd it was originally called the Lorentz-Einstein Theory of Special Relativity. It's Lorentz who defines the mathmatical formula of time, space, and mass dilation.

I've heard this rumor all my life, that he "failed math and had to have someone help him with the math to get his theories correct."

Did Einstein really fail math?
First and foremost, let us dispel the most popular, most beloved rumor about Einstein of all. He did not fail math. He got top grades in math and science all of his life. He also didn't fail out of school -- though he did abruptly leave his secondary school when his family moved to Italy during his final year. But he did earn his diploma elsewhere and then went on to and graduated from college
(albeit with only fair grades, and he was known to skip a lot of classes. . . )

To be honest, however, for a high-end theoretical physicist, Einstein's math was subpar. His earlier papers -- while elegant, brief, and brilliant -- often contain simple errors. However, it must be remembered the Einstein was not balancing a checkbook, he was balancing the forces of gravity and the speed of light. The level of mathematics he was doing is far beyond two-plus-two. And so it's more correct to say that Einstein wasn't a mathematician -- and that he needed their help quite often to make sure his theories did pan out in the end.

Qadira

You're telling me he wasn't balancing a checkbook?! Discovery channel, you shall hear from me.

Qadira

Klaus van der Kroft wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
The original design of Monopoly was circular.
What sorcery is this?

Here you go.

They were usually made by hand, to fit the normally circular table that most families owned. Or so I have heard.

Qadira

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Tirq wrote:
You're telling me he wasn't balancing a checkbook?! Discovery channel, you shall hear from me.

You sure you don't mean the Hitle... History Channel?

Osirion

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On average the Earth is struck by lightening over 100 times every second.


Hmmm. Kirth, could you look that one up for me, please?

Qadira

At any given time there are probably about 2,000 thunderstorms around the world producing about 44 flashes of lightning each second! About 78% of that occurs in the tropics, between 30N and 30S latitude. That data comes from NASA earth monitoring satellites giving us a really good picture of lighting storms on a global scale. Older data (Brooks 1925) that is typically quoted states that the rate is 100flashes/second, with newer estimates revising this downward to about 60 flashes a second (Kotaki and Katoh 1983) and now with really good data we come up with the 44 flash/sec number (Christian 2003).

NASA has flown two special cameras aboard different satellites that detect lightning, one called OTD (Optical Transient Detector in 1995) and LIS (Lightning Imaging Sensor in 1997). OTD worked for five years, LIS is aboard a satellite called TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission) and is still providing data every day. A view of worldwide data gathered from these missions is shown below.

That comes up with 4 million lightning flashes each day! Of course this data shows lighting flashes, not if each bolt of lightning struck the ground or not.

In the US we have good lighting monitoring with the National Lightning Detection Network, part of NASA’a National Severe Storms Laboratory. This network uses radio data and can provide that information. We detect 20,000,000 cloud to ground flashes in the US each year. The radio pulse emitted by a cloud to ground strike is significantly different than a cloud flash. The data also shows that there are about 5-10 times more cloud flashes than cloud to ground strikes.

A little back of the envelope figuring here...

44 flash/second (from the satellite data)
100 x 60 x 60 = 158,400flash/hour x 24 x 365 = 1.387 billion flash/year
Use the high end of 10% of lightning is a ground strike...
1.387 billion x 10% = 138 million ground strikes/year worldwide


You're not Kirth!


Anyway, that's a lot of f+~&ing lightning.


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Doodlebug Anklebiter wrote:
Anyway, that's a lot of f~$$ing lightning.

Indeed.


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Doodlebug Anklebiter wrote:
Hmmm. Kirth, could you look that one up for me, please?

No need. "Lightening" refers to an ebbing of darkness. Dawn is constantly occurring in a moving line as the Earth rotates; that never stops. Therefore the Earth is continuously "struck by lightening."

CJ posted some interesting information about "lightning," but that wasn't what you asked about.

Osirion

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Curses! Foiled by spell check. Oh well, at least some folk were capable of understanding what I meant.


Each time lightning strikes, it creates ozone.

Osirion

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An average of 2,500 left-handed people are killed each year from using right-handed products.


Right handed Guns?


Not sure if I should hate on Einstein or math more...

Crimson Jester wrote:
LazarX wrote:
Samnell wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:


Einstein failed math. Just saying, Grammar Nazi.

Edit: Besides, if I am flawed you can blame my programmer. Because surely it can't be my fault. ;-)

Untrue. Einstein did quite well in math.
Einstein didn't fail at math. He did however however build much of the math for special relativity on the work of Hendrik Lorentz. That's why the resulting equations are known as the Lorentz-Einstein equations. Amd it was originally called the Lorentz-Einstein Theory of Special Relativity. It's Lorentz who defines the mathmatical formula of time, space, and mass dilation.

I've heard this rumor all my life, that he "failed math and had to have someone help him with the math to get his theories correct."

Did Einstein really fail math?
First and foremost, let us dispel the most popular, most beloved rumor about Einstein of all. He did not fail math. He got top grades in math and science all of his life. He also didn't fail out of school -- though he did abruptly leave his secondary school when his family moved to Italy during his final year. But he did earn his diploma elsewhere and then went on to and graduated from college
(albeit with only fair grades, and he was known to skip a lot of classes. . . )

To be honest, however, for a high-end theoretical physicist, Einstein's math was subpar. His earlier papers -- while elegant, brief, and brilliant -- often contain simple errors. However, it must be remembered the Einstein was not balancing a checkbook, he was balancing the forces of gravity and the speed of light. The level of mathematics he was doing is far beyond two-plus-two. And so it's more correct to say that Einstein wasn't a mathematician -- and that he needed their help quite often to make sure his theories did pan out in the end.

Osirion

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Kip84 wrote:
Right handed Guns?

I was wondering WTF with that one, but though it was too interesting not to post. To tell the truth, I'm not sure I want to know what right-handed products they're talking about. That way lies madness.

Andoran

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Aberzombie wrote:
Kip84 wrote:
Right handed Guns?
I was wondering WTF with that one, but though it was too interesting not to post. To tell the truth, I'm not sure I want to know what right-handed products they're talking about. That way lies madness.

Every time I shoot my M1 Garand, I have to duck so the spent clip doesn't smack me in the face, so there may be some credence to that theory...


The Eldritch Mr. Shiny wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Kip84 wrote:
Right handed Guns?
I was wondering WTF with that one, but though it was too interesting not to post. To tell the truth, I'm not sure I want to know what right-handed products they're talking about. That way lies madness.
Every time I shoot my M1 Garand, I have to duck so the spent clip doesn't smack me in the face, so there may be some credence to that theory...

I remember left handed friends having the most issues with scissors and notebooks. Granted is is grade school. I'm sure there are adult products (not in dirty way) that cause issues.

Edit: maybe chainsaws?


Friend of mine had a Ruger P89 that ejected the shell up instead of to the right. Kept getting little burns on his head.


Kirth Gersen wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Poor fact checker wrote:
Brian Dennehy has guest starred as an Irish-descended cop on every quality crime-show produced in America since the early 90's.
Except Monk. ;)
He did specify every "quality" crime show. It's like a No True Scotsman deal, only Irish.

Speaking of Monk.

Did you know that Tony Shalhoub was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin?

I met him once. My dad dated his youngest sister Amy for several years, and I met him at a family reunion we were invited to.

Amy teaches primary school in the Denmark school district, which prompted her (and Tony) to speak at the Wisconsin Capitol protests last February.


That's pretty cool Meatrace.


That's awesome.

Silver Crusade

meatrace wrote:
Kirth Gersen wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Poor fact checker wrote:
Brian Dennehy has guest starred as an Irish-descended cop on every quality crime-show produced in America since the early 90's.
Except Monk. ;)
He did specify every "quality" crime show. It's like a No True Scotsman deal, only Irish.

Speaking of Monk.

Did you know that Tony Shalhoub was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin?

I met him once. My dad dated his youngest sister Amy for several years, and I met him at a family reunion we were invited to.

Amy teaches primary school in the Denmark school district, which prompted her (and Tony) to speak at the Wisconsin Capitol protests last February.

I once waited behind Tony Shalhoub while he bought bread at a bakery in Los Angeles. True story, but not nearly as cool.


Neither. One is dead and the other was never alive. There are better targets for your haterade. We just need to focus your hatred young sith. Yes focus and release it!

Freehold DM wrote:
Not sure if I should hate on Einstein or math more...
Crimson Jester wrote:
LazarX wrote:
Samnell wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:


Einstein failed math. Just saying, Grammar Nazi.

Edit: Besides, if I am flawed you can blame my programmer. Because surely it can't be my fault. ;-)

Untrue. Einstein did quite well in math.
Einstein didn't fail at math. He did however however build much of the math for special relativity on the work of Hendrik Lorentz. That's why the resulting equations are known as the Lorentz-Einstein equations. Amd it was originally called the Lorentz-Einstein Theory of Special Relativity. It's Lorentz who defines the mathmatical formula of time, space, and mass dilation.

I've heard this rumor all my life, that he "failed math and had to have someone help him with the math to get his theories correct."

Did Einstein really fail math?
First and foremost, let us dispel the most popular, most beloved rumor about Einstein of all. He did not fail math. He got top grades in math and science all of his life. He also didn't fail out of school -- though he did abruptly leave his secondary school when his family moved to Italy during his final year. But he did earn his diploma elsewhere and then went on to and graduated from college
(albeit with only fair grades, and he was known to skip a lot of classes. . . )

To be honest, however, for a high-end theoretical physicist, Einstein's math was subpar. His earlier papers -- while elegant, brief, and brilliant -- often contain simple errors. However, it must be remembered the Einstein was not balancing a checkbook, he was balancing the forces of gravity and the speed of light. The level of mathematics he was doing is far beyond two-plus-two. And so it's more correct to say that Einstein wasn't a mathematician -- and that he needed their help quite often to make sure his theories did pan out in the end.

Qadira

Doodlebug Anklebiter wrote:
You're not Kirth!

Thank you. ;)


Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
The Eldritch Mr. Shiny wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Kip84 wrote:
Right handed Guns?
I was wondering WTF with that one, but though it was too interesting not to post. To tell the truth, I'm not sure I want to know what right-handed products they're talking about. That way lies madness.
Every time I shoot my M1 Garand, I have to duck so the spent clip doesn't smack me in the face, so there may be some credence to that theory...

I remember left handed friends having the most issues with scissors and notebooks. Granted is is grade school. I'm sure there are adult products (not in dirty way) that cause issues.

Edit: maybe chainsaws?

Adult scissors?! I'll fund that project on Kickstarter!

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Gorilla's sleep an average of 14 hours a day.


Swedish soccer-legend Stefan Schwarz once played 15 minutes with a broken ankle before walking off the pitch more or less unassisted.

Weirdly, the Austrian FA has yet to rename the Arnold Schwarzenegger stadium where it happened after him.


Prostitution in Cheltenham is to be examined at a one-day public enquiry. Council officials said they wanted to find out what work was being done by various bodies and how it could be improved.


Crimson Jester wrote:
Tirq wrote:
You're telling me he wasn't balancing a checkbook?! Discovery channel, you shall hear from me.
You sure you don't mean the Hitle... History Channel?

AFK....undergarments of the SS is on.

Osirion

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Female lions complete approximately 90% of the hunting for their pride.

Osirion

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The average lifespan of a squirrel is 9 years.

Osirion

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The stomach acids found in a snake's stomach can digest bones and teeth but not fur or hair.

Osirion

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A giraffe can go longer without water than a camel.

Osirion

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You burn more calories sleeping than watching television.

Osirion

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The words 'underground' and 'underfund' are the only words that begin and end with the letters 'und'.


Aberzombie wrote:
The average lifespan of a squirrel is 9 years.

This explains much.


Aberzombie wrote:
The stomach acids found in a snake's stomach can digest bones and teeth but not fur or hair.

Yeah, that's just weird.


Aberzombie wrote:
The words 'underground' and 'underfund' are the only words that begin and end with the letters 'und'.

If I get to leave my office to go out into the field, does that make me undeskbound?


Kirth Gersen wrote:


If I get to leave my office to go out into the field, does that make me undeskbound?

Ah, I understund now.

Osirion

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Kirth Gersen wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
The words 'underground' and 'underfund' are the only words that begin and end with the letters 'und'.
If I get to leave my office to go out into the field, does that make me undeskbound?

Sure, but that just means I get to report you to Fringe Division as a spy from that alternate universe with the blimps. Don't worry though, I hear they only terminate shapeshifters with extreme prejudice.


Roald Dahl was 198 cm (6 ft 6 in) tall.

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