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    The "Every thread that's ever annoyed you" thread

    Hey guys, I recently (or not so recently) bought a present for... well, perhaps it's better if I don't say who it was for. I won't say what the occasion was either. Heck, it might not even have been a present. And I'm certainly not going to say what the present (if it even was a present!) was.

    So my question is, do you think I made the right choice?

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    When I drive to my brother's place, it takes about 90 minutes, travelling at an average speed of 60mph.

    I've just worked out that if I travelled the same distance at an average speed 600mph, it would only take me 9 minutes. Surely this must be wrong? I mean, 9 minutes to go that distance? I'd have to travel at an absurdly fast speed, such as, er, 600mph?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Beardsley View Post
    When I drive to my brother's place, it takes about 90 minutes, travelling at an average speed of 60mph.

    I've just worked out that if I travelled the same distance at an average speed 600mph, it would only take me 9 minutes. Surely this must be wrong? I mean, 9 minutes to go that distance? I'd have to travel at an absurdly fast speed, such as, er, 600mph?
    There is nothing absurd about that speed. A jet airliner with a tailwind in the jet stream can do that with ease.

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    Woah....having a meta-moment...
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    I have just discovered something! It is a piece of information that I never knew before. Oh, sure, it was easily available to anyone with a computer and the impulse to learn about a topic, but I just learned it, and it's shocking!
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    Disagreements about the amount of sunlight streaming through my living room window and the cat's response to it are resolved by logical discussion. Such discussions include data and analysis, such as throwing mud at the wall to see what sticks (or darts if the discussion occurs in the pub). Published papers appearing in the dog astrology journal are acceptable as written, but in all other cases black is white, and white is black.

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    I honestly don't know what I've started here.

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    Y'know, one of these days I'm going to figure out what this thread is all about, and then someone's getting infracted.

    Or not.
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    Poll:

    a) agree
    b) disagree
    c) insufficient data for proper evaluation
    d) answer would be 'too political'
    e) beer

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike alexander View Post
    Poll:

    a) agree
    b) disagree
    c) insufficient data for proper evaluation
    d) answer would be 'too political'
    e) beer
    f) The Princeton Band
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    Poll:
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    c) 99.9%
    d) 99.99%
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    Quote Originally Posted by aul Beardsle View Post
    ould only take me 9 minutes. Surely this must be wrong? I mean, 9 minutes to go that distance? I'd have to travel at an absurdly fast speed, such as, er, 600mph?
    ur rong... my cousins brothers dog iz a xpert on dat stuf nd thats unpossible,,,, he sed so

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    what do you think about this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVbGnspgy_8

    they're showing a one-eyed flying creature that's eating people. what should we do???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Rijn View Post
    what do you think about this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVbGnspgy_8

    they're showing a one-eyed flying creature that's eating people. what should we do???
    You missed the chance to make it like the really annoying ones which go:

    what do you think about this?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVbGnspgy_8
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    Oh, I know, but I couldn't make myself do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Rijn View Post
    What do you think about this? {Snip!} They're showing a one-eyed flying creature that's eating people. What should we do???
    I'm not a purple human, so I'm probably safe.

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    no FPPEs for us in the UK...kopy wright.*


    * the term that sounds like 'kopy wright' has been kopy wrighted, and can no longer be used.
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    Discuss.
    With sufficient thrust, water towers fly just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HenrikOlsen View Post
    Poll:
    How how much do you agree with my agenda?
    a) 98%
    b) 99%
    c) 99.9%
    d) 99.99%
    e) 100%
    For infinite 9's, d) equals e).
    With sufficient thrust, water towers fly just fine.

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    A friend of my sister's has read a book and he's really smart so we have proven it was all a lie because on that page he said they were all out of marshmellows but how could they be all out of marshmellows with a 200 billion budget it doesn't make sense so it never happened I proved it.
    With sufficient thrust, water towers fly just fine.

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    You are feeling sleeeeepy.

    Really sleeeeepy.

    There now.

    When I next post you will decide I am right
    about everything I have ever posted on BAUT!

    OK. Wake up NOW.

    That wasn't so bad was it?

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    What do you call Cuban astronauts? Castronauts.
    What do you call Australian astronauts? Austronauts or Astronausis.
    What do you call astronauts that are foodies? Gastronauts.
    What do you call astronauts that are members of this board? Astrobauts.
    What do you call an astronaut that'd better stayed on terra firma? Astronauseous.
    What do you call an astronaut at this moment? Astronow.
    What do you call astronauts that aren't? Astronots or astronaughts.
    How do you call astronauts? With a telephone.
    Last edited by Nicolas; 2012-Mar-19 at 03:14 PM. Reason: How? What?
    With sufficient thrust, water towers fly just fine.

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    What do you call astronauts that catalogue stars and defend your computer from viruses? Astronortons.
    What do you call really big astronauts? Vastronauts.
    What do you call astronauts that think Tracey Emin is a real artist? Philistines.
    Last edited by Paul Beardsley; 2012-Mar-19 at 03:24 PM. Reason: Corrected deliberate how/what error after making the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HenrikOlsen View Post
    Poll:
    How how much do you agree with my agenda?
    a) 98%
    b) 99%
    c) 99.9%
    d) 99.99%
    e) 100%
    You forgot 110%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Beardsley View Post
    How do you call astronauts that catalogue stars and defend your computer from viruses? Astronortons.
    How do you call really big astronauts? Vastronauts.
    How do you call astronauts that think Tracey Emin is a real artist? Philistines.

    BTW it's what do you call, not how do you call.
    When reading your post, my first thought was "shouldn't that start with "what"?". Obviously, my critical reading skills are superior to my critical writing skills.
    With sufficient thrust, water towers fly just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAPNUT View Post
    You forgot 110%.
    I always give 110%.
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    Well I broke the board rules and now I want the rules of the board to change so I don't get in trouble for doing the same thing again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Beardsley View Post
    I honestly don't know what I've started here.
    At least your honest about it, some just start a thread don't answer back to any of the comments, plus I think you might need the beer option from one the following polls.
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    Maybe someone here can help. I read a story once in Fantasy & Science Fiction, unless it was Analog (probably back when it was Astounding) or one of those Ace Doubles. The author's name rhymed with NASA, I think, unless it was Frederick Pohl working under a pen name. Pohl Anderson? But I think it was about a small child, or a large dog, who could make things appear by saying "Ruff!" or something like that. There was an undersea city that was always short of water, and when people spoke they always dropped their H's, like "'Ow are you?" So maybe it was in the future when London was under water.

    I don't remember how it ended. Any ideas?

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