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Offline Bob

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Re: Did you Know???
«Reply #800 on: February 17, 2015, 01:54:21 AM »
Maybe we, the viewer, are holding another mirror?
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«Reply #801 on: February 18, 2015, 04:27:49 AM »
Did you know. . .

Lostinidle is 1 of the 10 most famous people on Pianostreet?

 ;)
did you know the paparazzi follow me? :)
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«Reply #802 on: February 18, 2015, 04:36:32 AM »
did you know the paparazzi follow me? :)

Yep.

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«Reply #803 on: February 18, 2015, 04:38:56 AM »
Did you know im male? Lol
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«Reply #804 on: February 18, 2015, 04:44:06 AM »
Did you know im male? Lol

Yep, but those photos weren't fit to print.
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Re: Did you Know???
«Reply #805 on: February 18, 2015, 11:21:59 AM »
Did you know some people really squeeze the trigger of spray bottles too hard?

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«Reply #806 on: February 21, 2015, 12:53:47 PM »
Did you know im male? Lol

No I did not.  *Bob thought lost was a female this whole time.*  Lost and CrabbyNun.  Haha.
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Re: Did you Know???
«Reply #807 on: June 05, 2015, 12:51:55 PM »
Did you know jelly contains animal bones?
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Re: Did you Know???
«Reply #808 on: June 05, 2015, 05:52:07 PM »
Did you know jelly contains animal bones?


Yes, that's why I never eat jelly!
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«Reply #809 on: June 05, 2015, 11:00:54 PM »
In Soviet Russian...



Whoops... Nevermind.  ::)




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«Reply #810 on: June 06, 2015, 06:11:30 AM »
In Soviet Russian...



Whoops... Nevermind.  ::)










OMG,   that is stomach churning!       :-X
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Re: Did you Know???
«Reply #811 on: June 07, 2015, 05:42:13 PM »
I wish I could un-see that.
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Re: Did you Know???
«Reply #812 on: June 07, 2015, 07:30:24 PM »
I wish I could un-see that.

I am the lucky one.  I didn't watch it. ;)


Mvh,
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«Reply #813 on: June 07, 2015, 09:53:40 PM »
I didn't think it was so bad.  I was wondering if it's fake.  It's guy eating a clear blob, drinking vodka too I think, something in a bottle.  (I was thinking there would be a little reaction with it stinging him, but he's just eating it.)
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«Reply #814 on: June 11, 2015, 12:24:40 AM »
sometimes these threads seriously stray away from the main topic ;D
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«Reply #815 on: July 17, 2015, 10:52:31 PM »
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Re: Did you Know???
«Reply #816 on: July 18, 2015, 06:19:20 AM »
benjamin franklin gave guitar lessons lol
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«Reply #817 on: July 19, 2015, 04:56:10 AM »


Tritone paradox?   I don't remember hearing about that before.
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«Reply #818 on: July 19, 2015, 05:21:24 AM »
That was cool, bob! I've never heard an audio illusion before, but this is pretty weird. The square labeled "a" is the same as the square labeled "b".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Grey_square_optical_illusion.PNG
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Re: Did you Know???
«Reply #819 on: September 24, 2015, 09:36:34 PM »
benjamin franklin gave guitar lessons lol

the 33rd president was a professional pianist i think. harry truman i think
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«Reply #820 on: September 25, 2015, 04:03:36 AM »
I find Zipf's law a bit unnerving.

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«Reply #821 on: September 25, 2015, 04:31:34 AM »
Interesting that the most used word in your language language is a word that really doesn't mean much...

Also interesting that the 4th most common word in my language is NO while YES is nr 139  ;D

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«Reply #822 on: September 25, 2015, 04:32:43 AM »
Interesting that the most used word in your language language is a word that really doesn't mean much...

Also interesting that the 4th most common word in my language is NO while YES is nr 139  ;D

im guessing a is 1, I is 2, and Kevinisthebest is 3.
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Re: Did you Know???
«Reply #823 on: September 25, 2015, 04:33:15 AM »
Did you know that I use a bunch of emoji?  :) ;) :D ;D >:( :( :o 8) ??? ::) :P :-[ :-X :-\ :-* :'( ;D

im guessing a is 1, I is 2, and Kevinisthebest is 3.

Somebody didn't watch the video...
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«Reply #824 on: September 25, 2015, 04:34:58 AM »
Did you know that I use a bunch of emoji?  :) ;) :D ;D >:( :( :o 8) ??? ::) :P :-[ :-X :-\ :-* :'( ;D


no. screw emoji
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Re: Did you Know???
«Reply #825 on: September 25, 2015, 05:03:08 AM »
youtube.com/noahjohnsonpiano

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«Reply #826 on: September 30, 2015, 07:31:59 PM »
did you know that when you get done practicing chopin's chromatique etude the knuckles on your right hand are noticeably farther apart than those on your left
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Re: Did you Know???
«Reply #827 on: September 30, 2015, 07:43:30 PM »

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Re: Did you Know???
«Reply #828 on: September 30, 2015, 08:27:19 PM »
this is cool

http://www.classicfm.com/discover/music/bizarre-composer-facts



Blinded by the same surgeon... haha... he must not have liked music too much!
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«Reply #829 on: October 08, 2015, 02:23:47 AM »
Did you know fog dampens higher frequencies?

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=23647.0
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«Reply #830 on: October 08, 2015, 08:21:44 AM »
Did you know that according to my high school maths teacher who was Chinese, one over three is a turd.
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«Reply #831 on: November 08, 2015, 12:10:07 AM »
Well my mind's blown...

If I'm understanding this correctly...

To light, everything is instant.  It's travelling at the speed of light, and everything is "now."

http://www.askamathematician.com/2013/04/q-if-a-photon-doesnt-experience-time-then-how-can-it-travel/
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«Reply #832 on: November 08, 2015, 08:33:51 PM »
did you know?
no, I didn't ;D and ahahaha @lostinidlewonder

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«Reply #833 on: August 28, 2016, 03:03:17 PM »
- Did you know that if you fold a paper in half 103 times it'll get as thick as the Universe?
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«Reply #834 on: August 28, 2016, 03:22:36 PM »
- Did you know that if you fold a paper in half 103 times it'll get as thick as the Universe?
Time to try!

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«Reply #835 on: August 29, 2016, 03:38:13 AM »
Heheh was worried about his fingers getting crushed! If the paper if big enough you could fold many more times, but it does get stupid large.
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«Reply #836 on: September 25, 2016, 07:05:44 PM »
Better representation of the solar system traveling through space apparently. 


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-PG2r6E0koVs/UqS8ZdLV5tI/AAAAAAAAG4g/-C4_Vm3zlt0/s1600/NotVortex.gif
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«Reply #837 on: February 13, 2017, 02:18:28 PM »
-Did you know this is a cool illusion to show others? It works real well! It is known as the Charpentier illusion.

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«Reply #838 on: February 24, 2017, 10:10:24 AM »
- Did you know that there is a paramusical ensemble?

This short documentary follows the preparation and performance of Activating Memory by the Paramusical Ensemble comprising of four severely motor-impaired patients and a string quartet at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, London, on 17 July 2015.

https://vimeo.com/143363985

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«Reply #839 on: March 20, 2017, 05:32:29 AM »
Did you know some of us aussies throw away Steinway pianos?

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-17/steinway-piano-found-at-broome-tip/8360304
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«Reply #840 on: May 09, 2017, 04:15:35 PM »
that this is 'actually a thing'?

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«Reply #841 on: May 10, 2017, 07:09:35 AM »
Eventually they grow up and the horses... well, they don't live forever.  ::)

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«Reply #842 on: September 28, 2018, 02:54:10 AM »
- Did you know these goats have spider genes and silk in their milk??

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-16554357/the-goats-with-spider-genes-and-silk-in-their-milk

Did you know that they could make some interesting materials with this silk?

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«Reply #843 on: September 28, 2018, 01:29:05 PM »
Eventually they grow up and the horses... well, they don't live forever.  ::)

Actually those horses probably do, since they make really tasteless sausage...

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«Reply #844 on: August 09, 2019, 05:25:43 PM »
Did you know that a Mexican Physicist Solved A 2,000-Year Old Problem That Will Lead To Cheaper, Sharper Lenses?

After months of work, Rafael G. González-Acuña, a doctoral student at Mexico’s Tecnológico de Monterrey, managed to come up with a mind-melting equation that provides an analytical solution for counteracting spherical aberration, which had been previously formulated back in 1949 as the Wasserman-Wolf problem which stumped scientists for decades.



Cheaper and better optical gadgets are on their way!

https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2019/08/a-mexican-physicist-solved-a-2000-year-old-problem-that-will-lead-to-cheaper-sharper-lenses/
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«Reply #846 on: August 09, 2019, 09:38:35 PM »
Did you know that a Mexican Physicist Solved A 2,000-Year Old Problem That Will Lead To Cheaper, Sharper Lenses?

After months of work, Rafael G. González-Acuña, a doctoral student at Mexico’s Tecnológico de Monterrey, managed to come up with a mind-melting equation that provides an analytical solution for counteracting spherical aberration, which had been previously formulated back in 1949 as the Wasserman-Wolf problem which stumped scientists for decades.



Cheaper and better optical gadgets are on their way!

https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2019/08/a-mexican-physicist-solved-a-2000-year-old-problem-that-will-lead-to-cheaper-sharper-lenses/

As Johnny Carson would say: "I did not know that."  The article also says:

"To the average person, that equation is probably just more confirmation that a career in physics and mathematics wasn’t for them. But for lens makers, it can provide an exact blueprint for designing a lens that completely eliminates any spherical aberration. It doesn’t matter the size of the lens, the material it’s made from, or what it will be used for, this equation will spit out the exact numbers needed to design it to be optically perfect.

It promises to help improve scientific imaging as well in devices like telescopes and microscopes where improved sharpness could lead to other discoveries."



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«Reply #847 on: August 10, 2019, 06:37:07 AM »
Did you know that rosins can cause touch allergy...well, I know now. My finger is itching like hell... >:(