• NeoMojo (unregistered)

    I don't understand how you colonial Americans can be so disrespectfull to your monarch. OF COURSE the Queen is on all the currency, She is a direct decendant of God. Way more awesome than who ever you have on your flimsy bills.

    God save the Queen!

  • fas (unregistered)

    C-C-C-COMBO-BREAKER

  • dkf (cs)

    I can remember when they phased out the old shilling and two-shilling coins in the UK, which is when we stopped having coins with the old king's head on. Actually, that was only 15 years ago despite the king dying in the early 1950s...

  • Mel (cs)

    I miss the NZ 5c coins (out of circulation year before last) and the 1 & 2c coins (out of circulation about 12 years ago).

    And hey, we may have the queen on all our coins, but we've got the first guy to climb Everest on our $5 notes...

  • JimM (cs) in reply to NeoMojo
    NeoMojo:
    OF COURSE the Queen is on all the currency, She is a direct decendant of God.
    It's a common mistake, but that's Jesus Christ you're thinking of. The Queen is not descended from God, she is simply chosen by God. But she is way more awesome than anyone on American money, given she's technically ruled the entire commonwealth for 55 years. That's a lot of landmass, and a very long time.
  • Therac-25 (unregistered) in reply to JimM
    JimM:
    But she is way more awesome than anyone on American money, given she's technically ruled the entire commonwealth for 55 years. That's a lot of landmass, and a very long time.

    So are you implying that she has huge tracts of land?

  • FredSaw (cs) in reply to NeoMojo

    I don't mind, I'll be the first to say it: every single item photographed on a wooden table. Very tasteful.

    NeoMojo:
    OF COURSE the Queen is on all the currency, She is a direct decendant of God.
    So Prince Charles is God's grandson? Wow... God must be ugly.
  • rbowes (cs) in reply to Therac-25
    Therac-25:
    JimM:
    But she is way more awesome than anyone on American money, given she's technically ruled the entire commonwealth for 55 years. That's a lot of landmass, and a very long time.

    So are you implying that she has huge tracts of land?

    You just made my morning. :)

  • gabba (cs)

    Nice. All possible information technology can be specified on one easy to use form. Who knew?

  • n9ds (cs) in reply to gabba
    gabba:
    Nice. All possible information technology can be specified on one easy to use form. Who knew?

    Right, that's the modern version. Before, all of IT would have to be punched into a stack of punch cards.

  • Andy Goth (cs)

    Half Price Books = yayness! :^)

  • JimM (cs) in reply to rbowes
    rbowes:
    Therac-25:
    JimM:
    But she is way more awesome than anyone on American money, given she's technically ruled the entire commonwealth for 55 years. That's a lot of landmass, and a very long time.

    So are you implying that she has huge tracts of land?

    You just made my morning. :)

    That's a good trick given that it's 3pm ;^)

    And no, I'm not implying that she has huge tracts of land. I'm stating it explicitly! Mmmmmm - tracts...

  • mie (unregistered)

    wamma! wamma!

  • PeriSoft (cs)

    Just FYI, the response about the wAMMA thing... "PALAUTETAAN: Ei noudettu" means, "To be returned: No one picked it up."

  • BadReferenceGuy (unregistered)
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  • Johannes Rössel (unregistered)

    If you switch your keyboard layout to Polish (Programmers) you have the usual US layout but can enter ł by typing AltGr+l (or Ctrl+Alt+l). I think I'd have abandoned copy and paste by the third ł :)

  • Albright (cs)

    It looks like the plastic pig is actually a game piece from the game Pass the Pigs, a dice game played with pig-shaped dice. My aunt and I used to play it all the time when I was a kid.

  • JimM (cs) in reply to Johannes Rössel
    Johannes Rössel:
    If you switch your keyboard layout to Polish (Programmers) you have the usual US layout...
    Of course, it's only usual if you live in the US. Which I don't. And I quite like the usual UK layout, especially since I get an actual pound sign (£) when I key SHIFT-3
  • WhiskeyJack (cs)

    Pass The Pigs is a sleeper hit. Try it. It sounds so dumb but with a group of 4-5 people it's amazingly fun.

    I haven't had breakfast yet... I could really go for an avalanche of pancakes.

  • The Undroid (unregistered)

    Well, QE II has "Defender of the Faith" among her titles.

  • zolf (cs)

    I would suggest you to keep more "10 złoty" bills. 5 years ago it was worth about $2.50, now we are getting close to $4.70. [image]

  • the real wtf fool (unregistered)

    I like the double ended condom (that would be rubber I guess) from Edmonton. Are all canadian maths geeks multiply endowed?

  • livid (cs) in reply to Albright
    Albright:
    It looks like the plastic pig is actually a game piece from the game Pass the Pigs, a dice game played with pig-shaped dice. My aunt and I used to play it all the time when I was a kid.
    Makin' bacon! Mmm, bacon....
  • Nicd (cs)

    If it's not a nickname but a real name, Tuuli Mustasydän is a she. Tuuli is a Finnish women's name.

  • Kuba (unregistered)

    The chocolate/wafer-based bars made in Poland are, IMHO, seriously blowing the U.S. "favorites" out of the water.

    Even the shitty Polish wafers or chocolates seem to be better than anything Hershey has ever made. Their "market research" must be way off, since everyone I've asked not only liked Polish chocolates/wafers better, but they frequently ask for more of it. And they do admit that Hershey tastes like crap, in comparison. The biggest problem with U.S. "sweets" market is that it got so used to the crap that's peddled here, that they just don't know anything better exists.

    I guess I'll have some Polish hazelnut chocolate going your way, Alex.

    Cheers, Kuba

  • Kiss me I'm Polish (cs) in reply to JimM
    JimM:
    Johannes Rössel:
    If you switch your keyboard layout to Polish (Programmers) you have the usual US layout...
    Of course, it's only usual if you live in the US. Which I don't. And I quite like the usual UK layout, especially since I get an actual pound sign (£) when I key SHIFT-3
    Well... I use a French/Belgium kb layout at work, French/France at home, and Polish/programmers whenever I feel like it. Useless information: The AltGr+letter combination was criticized for making people press 2-3 keys at the same time. There were several other systems, which... died, because nobody liked the fact that they crippled the keyboard. Now, you have a ż and a ź letter on a polish keyboard. While the first one uses an AltGr+z (as you'd expect), the latter needs an AltGr+x.
  • SlyEcho (unregistered)
    Alex:
    despite having that obnoxious ł letter that I have to copy/paste every time
    ŁOŁ

    Actually, one of our Polish vendors wants us to use the letter in a password to their XML service. I haven't gotten it to authenticate yet...

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  • Crash Magnet (unregistered)

    My Norwegian Boss and his British wife use to bring back chocolate from UK. They said it was so much better than American chocolate.

    Since I'm an American, I respectfully disagreed until I tried some their chocolate from the UK. I changed my mind; I think UK chocolate is a lot better than American chocolate. I think it's because Hershey puts coco butter in their chocolate to make the chocolate melt at body temperature.

    Anyway, America make great technology, but really shitty chocolate.

  • Tuuli Mustasydän (unregistered) in reply to Nicd
    Nicd:
    If it's not a nickname but a real name, Tuuli Mustasydän is a she. Tuuli is a Finnish women's name.

    Yes it's a nickname, but I deliberately made it a gender-appropriate nickname which doubly functions like a real name ;)

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  • Tuuli Mustasydän (unregistered) in reply to the real wtf fool
    the real wtf fool:
    I like the double ended condom (that would be rubber I guess) from Edmonton. Are all canadian maths geeks multiply endowed?

    Hate to humour you, but it's a balloon :)

  • Chrum Rimcewind (unregistered) in reply to NeoMojo

    Better to have the Queen's head on you money than her hands.

  • mudkipz (unregistered)

    Mr. Garcia, my old high school mathematics teacher, used to give out those little plastic pigs for doing good work in class. Each pig was worth a point on a test or quiz, if you returned it.

  • JimM (cs) in reply to PJ
    PJ:
    ... I'm willing to bet most of us have more experience with Ruby than Rugby...
    Probably depends where you went to school. Many English geeks will have been subjected to several years of rugby at High School (although probably the wussy Union version, rather than the gritty northern League version). Being only vaguely aware of Ruby, and having no direct experience with it, I personally am considerably more familiar with Rugby (I was always just good enough to be considered for the school team, but never quite good enough to get into it).
  • alegr (cs) in reply to Crash Magnet
    Crash Magnet:
    I think it's because Hershey puts coco butter in their chocolate to make the chocolate melt at body temperature.

    Anyway, America make great technology, but really shitty chocolate.

    Dove dark chocolate (and other kinds) tastes quite good, though. Agreed that Hersheys is crap.

  • Slow Dog (unregistered) in reply to the real wtf fool
    the real wtf fool:
    Are all canadian maths geeks multiply endowed?

    A math geek from Edmonton, Said "I've only got one, It's not replicated, Merely bifurcated, As you see from this condom."

  • Anony-mouse (unregistered)

    I spent five minutes trying to rub the dust off my screen before I realised that Michałki is supposed to look like that :(

  • Tuuli Mustasydän (unregistered)

    If anyone's curious about what the "Avalanche of Pancakes" clipping reads, here it is, after ~20 minutes of squinting at the photo.

    It's a clipping from my university's student newspaper, and it was a little filler for the extra space at the end of the classifieds, so it's normally really random and contains inside jokes about the editors, but this one was lengthier and interesting. From the hole in the top of the clipping you may guess that I've had it tacked up behind my desk for a little while before I mailed it in.

    ===

    The pint glass struck the table with a crack, in the process, dragging the recruit's attention from his introspective musings back to the man sitting across the table from him. This was stuff of the legends. One of the select few that had seen action, and had returned with the proof of the horrors he had seen.

    "What's it like?" asked the first man, his eyes widening as they focused on the grizzled visage of the vet.

    "It's four years of hell, young blood. Classes. Exams. The grueling depression that comes from knowing that the best years of your youth will be spent in a molded plastic seat while staring at the dull matte of lined notepaper," growled the veteran, his voice changed by years of coffee abuse. "Do you think you're ready for that, newbie?"

    The recruit aimed to still his shaking hands by wrapping them around his unfinished libation. The glass was warm to the touch, but did nothing to calm his nerves. "It can't be that bad, right? It's just school."

    The rookie's words were cut short when the vet took a firm hold of his collar. The old man's voice was low, but his eyes pierced the boy with a wild, crazed glare. "The human body can go eleven days without sleep, boy. But it does things to you. It changes you. A man sees things that shouldn't be. Are you willing to let go of your sanity for a term paper, young blood? Are you ready for that?"

    "I've always done well in high scho-"

    The vet's grip tightened. "I know a man who thought he could do it. The best grades. The best training. This was a man who ate up commies and sh*t out freedom. He lasted a week."

    "What happened to him?"

    "You're looking at him, billy boy. You're looking at him."

  • AtomicLlama (unregistered)

    Am I the only one who misread "Local" on the subway pass in the last picture as "Lolcat"?

  • Frost (unregistered) in reply to JimM
    JimM:
    Johannes Rössel:
    If you switch your keyboard layout to Polish (Programmers) you have the usual US layout...
    Of course, it's only usual if you live in the US. Which I don't. And I quite like the usual UK layout, especially since I get an actual pound sign (£) when I key SHIFT-3
    Oh look, we found someone who programs in C-Pound.
  • Ken B (unregistered)

    TRWTF (hey, someone has to say it!) is that those Polish treats (still in Polish, "ł" and all) are available in my local A&P and ShopRite here in Westchester County, New York, USA.

  • moran gourmet (unregistered) in reply to Crash Magnet
    Crash Magnet:
    My Norwegian Boss and his British wife use to bring back chocolate from UK. They said it was so much better than American chocolate.

    Since I'm an American, I respectfully disagreed until I tried some their chocolate from the UK. I changed my mind; I think UK chocolate is a lot better than American chocolate. I think it's because Hershey puts coco butter in their chocolate to make the chocolate melt at body temperature.

    Anyway, America make great technology, but really shitty chocolate.

    You have to put cocoa butter in chocolate, otherwise you only have cocoa. Chocolate is made up of: cocoa, cocoa butter, sugar (including milk sugars, for milk chocolate)

  • dsp4 (unregistered)

    In the demo pack, korruptio_by_wamma is NSFW. Just to let you know.

  • Ken B (unregistered) in reply to JimM
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  • Bob Holness (unregistered)

    I can't wait to see the ‘big pile’.

    Stinky.

  • I walked the dinosaur (unregistered) in reply to AtomicLlama
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  • SenTree (cs) in reply to JimM
    JimM:
    rbowes:
    You just made my morning. :)
    That's a good trick given that it's 3pm ;^)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_zone ;]
  • FredSaw (cs) in reply to moran gourmet
    NeoMojo:
    And don't think I didn't notice your little quip, FredSaw. You just watch it, and hope that the God Prince is benevolent.
    I'm just glad (as I'm sure William and Harry are) that his genes are recessive.
    moran gourmet:
    You have to put cocoa butter in chocolate
    The cocoa butter wouldn't melt, so I put it in the chocolate pie...

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