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Forum: Image of the Day 08-17-2019, 02:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By mrputter
The use of the English word "sᴛᴏᴘ" on stop signs...

The use of the English word "sᴛᴏᴘ" on stop signs isn't quite globally universal, but is nearly so (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_sign#Sign_variants). It's particularly ubiquitous in Europe;...
Forum: Image of the Day 03-26-2018, 02:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,110
Posted By mrputter
Wow. This is... borderline incomprehensible to...

Wow.
This is... borderline incomprehensible to me; the word "priceless" doesn't even begin to do it justice.

I would have to imagine it's one of the more valuable pieces in the Met's collection...
Forum: Image of the Day 03-24-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,421
Posted By mrputter
H2_w-caWyVQ

H2_w-caWyVQ
Forum: Image of the Day 01-11-2018, 12:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,290
Posted By mrputter
Oh, man. That took me a much longer time than I'd...

Oh, man. That took me a much longer time than I'd care to admit.

I can only imagine that in their situation, I'd be an easy lunch.
Forum: Image of the Day 09-09-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,626
Posted By mrputter
“Now you’re a good surveyor, Dixon, but I swear...

“Now you’re a good surveyor, Dixon, but I swear you’ll make me mad.
The west will kill us both, you gullible Geordie lad...”

(For anyone who doesn't know it) this is an almost heartachingly...
Forum: Image of the Day 05-25-2017, 04:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,379
Posted By mrputter
100 petabytes, huh? That's 100 quadrillion...

100 petabytes, huh?

That's 100 quadrillion bytes (American notation). Or 800 quadrillion bits.

Hmmm... now why is that number familiar...?

:litebulb: Oh! Right!

4377HhZ_NSM
Forum: Image of the Day 03-09-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,670
Posted By mrputter
Calgary Sun: One dead in tour bus tragedy near...

Calgary Sun: One dead in tour bus tragedy near Banff
http://storage.calgarysun.com/v1/dynamic_resize/sws_path/suns-prod-images/1297879536194_ORIGINAL.jpg?quality=80&size=420x...
Forum: Image of the Day 01-04-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,784
Posted By mrputter
This'd be that thar link here, yesno? ...

This'd be that thar link here, yesno?

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20161011-an-ancient-world-concealed-underground
Forum: Image of the Day 04-13-2016, 01:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,738
Posted By mrputter
Red face Sigh. Y'see... here I was actually trying to...

Sigh.

Y'see... here I was actually trying to pay our esteemed and hardworking xoB a compliment, by asserting that I hold his word in such high regard that when it contradicted the info already in...
Forum: Image of the Day 04-09-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,738
Posted By mrputter
Hahaha. See, my first instinct was to give xoB...

Hahaha. See, my first instinct was to give xoB the benefit of the doubt, and I was all like: “Wait. So Civilization (http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Trireme_%28Civ1%29) has been lying to me all...
Forum: Image of the Day 01-05-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,966
Posted By mrputter
Second set (since I can only attach 4 at a...

Second set (since I can only attach 4 at a time)...
Forum: Image of the Day 01-05-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,966
Posted By mrputter
The map originally comes, so far as I can tell,...

The map originally comes, so far as I can tell, from this page (http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/140904/map-youth-elderly-world-political-unrest-economy-unemployment), which includes...
Forum: Image of the Day 10-24-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,681
Posted By mrputter
That. Is many different kinds of awesome....

That.

Is many different kinds of awesome. And I love all of them.

Thanks for posting it!
Forum: Image of the Day 08-29-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,246
Posted By mrputter
Aha! Nevermind... after a spot of googling,...

Aha!

Nevermind... after a spot of googling, I found another link (http://www.weather.com/safety/wildfires/news/washington-cabin-wrapped-in-foil) that goes into some {more|slightly different}...
Forum: Image of the Day 08-29-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,246
Posted By mrputter
...and this... works?? I mean, obviously...

...and this... works??


I mean, obviously it does (to some extent) otherwise they wouldn't be committing the resources and going to the hassle of doing it. But it surprises me!

The cabin is...
Forum: Image of the Day 04-08-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,729
Posted By mrputter
:eek3: 1. Do not f*ck with sharks. 2. Do...

:eek3:

1. Do not f*ck with sharks.
2. Do not, do not, DO NOT f*ck with bobcats.

:runaway:
Forum: Image of the Day 02-05-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,954
Posted By mrputter
Nope. Dots art.

Nope. Dots art.
Forum: Image of the Day 01-21-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,475
Posted By mrputter
I see what you did there!

I see what you did there!
Forum: Image of the Day 12-30-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,818
Posted By mrputter
Hahaha. I just spent a ridiculous amount of time...

Hahaha. I just spent a ridiculous amount of time (okay; nearly 10 minutes anyway) squinting at the light patterns and trying to compare them to various parts of a map of Australia, twisting and...
Forum: Image of the Day 06-16-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,156
Posted By mrputter
There are so many details to love about the maps...

There are so many details to love about the maps in this book.

From the “old unpainted shack” (p.22) to the “tank on wheel” (p.23). But I think my favourite has to be the arrowhead on p.25, about...
Forum: Image of the Day 05-17-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,709
Posted By mrputter
There's a long-time Cellarite (and skyscraper...

There's a long-time Cellarite (and skyscraper fan, to boot) over here who lived in Dubai for 5 years, and can totally hook you up if you're ever looking for info... :-)
Forum: Image of the Day 03-24-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,439
Posted By mrputter
Me, I'm mostly amused by the "Modern Man's Pad"...

Me, I'm mostly amused by the "Modern Man's Pad" just to the SW of the fort. I imagine the street lined with... what? Very large flatscreen TVs?
Forum: Image of the Day 02-23-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,004
Posted By mrputter
+1 for inclusion of an Oobleck reference. -1...

+1 for inclusion of an Oobleck reference.

-1 for causing me to make the (admittedly obvious) mental association between "men" and "sticky green goop."


...it's a wash!
Forum: Image of the Day 01-29-2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,116
Posted By mrputter
Are you, like me, seeing this? ...

Are you, like me, seeing this?
http://trichotomy.ca/images/20130129_youtube_lacravate_gone.png

Then you can instead watch this. :)
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Forum: Image of the Day 09-22-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,585
Posted By mrputter
That's what I figured, too. I did a spot of...

That's what I figured, too. I did a spot of looking into this, since I live near enough to Edmonton that I visit somewhat regularly and figured I might like to check it out.

However from what I...
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