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Random Rants LIII: F My Life

Discussion in 'Picture Threads Archive' started by choxorn, Mar 18, 2014.

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  1. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    Ooh. I've never tried that.

    edit: tried it. I see what it does. What's the use of it?
     
  2. Goodfella

    Goodfella Showing results for

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    I wanted to see what my posts were in the UK porn thread. Or do you mean the 15 second delay? That's to stop bots.
     
  3. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    The first answer. But what does that tell you? It tells me I made 32 posts (or so). So what? Or hang on, I'll check if it does more.

    But how does the delay stop bots?

    edit: oh I see. Yeah. It gives me all my posts in a thread. That doesn't help me, though. My posts rarely make any sense, even in context of others' posts. Never on their own.

    Actually, I'm not sure I'm comfortable reading my past posts. I very occasionally look at a few, and if I don't die from embarrassment, or think they're written by someone else (probably a bot masquerading as me), I'll likely delete them.
     
  4. Kozmos

    Kozmos Jew Detective

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    My programming assignment fell apart in the last minute and I had to spend 10-12 hours writing code non-stop to make a version that did not entirely suck and get a middling grade. This was on top of not sleeping for 40+ hours. I feel completely disgusted with everything now.
     
  5. salty mud

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    It really annoys me when people call The Netherlands "Holland". :mad:
     
  6. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    Does it? Why does it?

    Have you tried repeatedly saying "Holland" to yourself, while simultaneously angrily stabbing a map of the Netherlands with your forefinger?

    Shouldn't it be [the] Nederland?
     
  7. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

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    It almost got down to 0 last night. That is an ungodly temperature here.
     
  8. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    Good grief!

    How many unfortunate Australians died in this nuclear winter?

    So much for global warming, eh? ;)
     
  9. JohannaK

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    Yeah, I was outraged when I saw a Netherlands supporter with a homemeade replica of the World Cup which read 'Holland'. [pissed]
     
  10. madviking

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    it's like calling the ussr "russia"
     
  11. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    Or the US "America"?

    Or the UK "England"?

    Or Eire "Ireland"?
     
  12. madviking

    madviking north american scum

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    no

    yes

    no
     
  13. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    How do you figure that?

    All three have a mismatch of territories and geographical areas.
     
  14. JohannaK

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    Well, Eire and Ireland are exactly the same thing, just in different languages.
     
  15. LamaGT

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    Russia was a part of the USSR, Holland is a part of the Netherlands, England is a part of the UK. Eire is just the Irish name of Ireland, America and US are kind of opposite because it's calling a specific part by its generic term, also it's mostly just a shortening.

    Fun fact: Russia had only 50% of the population of the USSR at the time of the breakup.
     
  16. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    Eire refers to the both the Island of Ireland and, but politically, to the Republic of Ireland.

    Tell a Unionist that Eire is the same as Ireland, and you'll have a problem, I think.

    America refers to both North and South America. Or is that the Americas?

    It's very sloppy terminology, imo, to refer to the United States of America (there are other United States... well... the Netherlands were the United Provinces, anyway) as America.

    Very similar to referring to the USSR as Russia. But, I'll agree, not precisely the same.
     
  17. Phrossack

    Phrossack Armored Fish and Armored Men

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    It's fine to call the USA America. Over here, it usually is called that. The Netherlands are called the United Provinces, not states, and Mexico is the United Mexican States, not the United States of Mexico. It won't cause any confusion to call the USA just the US, the United States, or America.

    If it did, then by that logic you couldn't gall the UK Britain, because it's merely Great Britain. Little/Lesser/Less Britain also exists right across the Channel, and there's New Britain to boot.
     
  18. Borachio

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    I never do call the UK "Britain". I don't know anyone who does. It's inaccurate for a great many reasons.

    But you can't call Nederland "the Netherlands", either, by this sort of pedantry. There is no country called the Netherlands. Though there is one which people do call "the Netherlands". In the same way the USSR was called Russia, with possibly even greater inaccuracy.

    It really depends how tolerant or pedantic you feel on the day, I think.

    If someone says "Holland", where's the benefit in getting in a hissy fit and screaming "the Netherlands" at them? Especially if you do know what country they mean.

    Still, interesting discussion.
     
  19. madviking

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    robin van persie's twitter profile says "holland player"
     
  20. salty mud

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    Technically speaking, the Netherlands are a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The four constituent countries are the Netherlands, Curação, Sint Maarten and Aruba. Holland is not a country.

    The country as we know it is called the Netherlands, whether that be the European part or all Dutch territory combined.
     
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