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mudshark 01-14-2008 05:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nate the Great (Post 75829)
Do they say anticlockwise in Canada?

You should go ask a Canadian.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nate the Great (Post 75836)
I use Canada as a convenient catch-all for 5M.net forumgoers on the assumption that if I don't know otherwise, Canada is a safer bet than anything else.

I should think that, in whoiam's case, "Birmingham Uni" in the location field would have been a dead giveaway.

You do look at those, right?

Nate the Great 01-14-2008 09:25 PM

Not very often. Where is UMRK anyway?

Chancellor Valium 01-15-2008 01:51 PM

Somewhere ishways from NWSE?

Nate the Great 01-17-2008 06:14 AM

So I'm watching the Star Trek V DVD, and I notice something odd for the first time. The caption says "Yosemite National Park." Are there really still "nations" as such in the 23rd century? The United States ceased to exist in the late 21st century, right?

whoiam 01-17-2008 03:35 PM

Whilst the nation ceased to exist, it may still exist as an administrative region / they might have been too lazy to rename the landmarks.

Or the captions weren't done by Trekkies, so they used the wrong name - you do see mistakes in them from time to time.

NAHTMMM 01-17-2008 04:20 PM

There are probably still "state"/"province" and "local" parks as well.

Nate the Great 01-17-2008 11:21 PM

Oooh, geography semantics! Gotta love 'em.

LtFielding 01-29-2008 01:00 AM

Why is WWW an abbreviation to World Wide Web when it is easier to say World Wide Web?

Nate the Great 01-29-2008 02:38 AM

For that matter, why is it called "double u?" Why not "wuh?"

mudshark 01-29-2008 03:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LtFielding (Post 75942)
Why is WWW an abbreviation to World Wide Web when it is easier to say World Wide Web?

Easier to type or write, I'm thinking.

Tate 01-29-2008 04:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LtFielding (Post 75942)
Why is WWW an abbreviation to World Wide Web when it is easier to say World Wide Web?

It isn't. WWW is an abbreviation for World Three.

What?

LtFielding 01-29-2008 03:32 PM

Why does the World Wide Web need a logo?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...25/WWWlogo.png

mudshark 01-29-2008 05:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tate (Post 75946)
It isn't. WWW is an abbreviation for World Three.

What?

Or, sometimes, The Wild Wild West, also known as W3.

No, not the Will Smith one, the other one.

mudshark 01-29-2008 05:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LtFielding (Post 75947)
Why does the World Wide Web need a logo?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...25/WWWlogo.png

At the time the logo was created, it was much more of a unique product, service and web presence. Now, not so much -- things have gotten a lot more crowded.

Chancellor Valium 01-31-2008 12:31 PM

Why do people always refer to the Fifth Way as the Argument From Design? It's nothing of the sort!

Nate the Great 02-06-2008 08:23 AM

Have scientists calculated the optimal moisture content needed for snow to make the perfect snowball?

AKAArzosah 02-06-2008 09:21 AM

Oh god, don't suggest such a thing! I've read of studies to find out what the best method is to help with nicotine cravings (smoking apparently) and extensive scientific studies into what's worse, the sound of puking or a baby crying.

Whatever happened to that cancer thing that was popular a few years back? They cured it I suppose? You don't hear about it.


And while we're on the topic: Cancer. CAN it be cured? From my understanding of it it seems like it couldn't possibly be possible. But that's with only a basic education in Biology.

Nate the Great 02-06-2008 09:34 AM

Um, next topic?

MaverickZer0 02-08-2008 03:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tate (Post 75946)
It isn't. WWW is an abbreviation for World Three.

What?

I was also under the impression everyone knew this.

catalina_marina 02-08-2008 07:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LtFielding (Post 75942)
Why is WWW an abbreviation to World Wide Web when it is easier to say World Wide Web?

Only in English, dear. :P


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