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Postby Lavos » 07 Feb 2008, 14:05

MATT NEEDS TO BURN IN ONE OF THESE VIDEOS
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Postby Motoken » 07 Feb 2008, 14:37

since when is "internet" a quantity?
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Postby empath » 07 Feb 2008, 15:01

Motoken wrote:since when is "internet" a quantity?


Well, since it has been expressed as multiple entities: "...the Internets..." if there can be 'a bunch', logically it's a quantifiable amount.


But, all kidding aside, it's just a silly little misuse of the word "internet" to represent the word "bandwidth" by the characters in the skit.
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Postby Tim » 07 Feb 2008, 21:34

Explaining the word "internets" makes the internet sad.
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Postby HomerTheBrave » 08 Feb 2008, 00:49

Motoken wrote:since when is "internet" a quantity?


Since it was funny.

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Postby dangermcjebus » 08 Feb 2008, 06:08

proudfoot wrote:Explaining the word "internets" makes the internet sad.


no it doesn't haven't you ever heard Senator Ted Stevens' explanation of the internet, it is quite amusing.
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Postby Matt » 08 Feb 2008, 10:07

dangermcjebus wrote:
proudfoot wrote:Explaining the word "internets" makes the internet sad.


no it doesn't haven't you ever heard Senator Ted Stevens' explanation of the internet, it is quite amusing.


You missed the point of his post. he meant "it is sad that we have to explain to someone the reason why we used the term 'internets' versus 'internet'"

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Postby wilson_x1999 » 08 Feb 2008, 11:41

Ash wrote:...um 4 in both ears, eyebrow, labret, tongue and nipples. 13 all together.


Must... Not... Say... "Pic or it didn't happen"... Damnit.
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Postby Yukikaze » 08 Feb 2008, 20:34

Why, afraid she'd post 'em?

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Ash wrote:magnets only endanger the crappy regular earrings in my ears the rest of them aren't attracted to magnets. don't ask how I learned that.


Okay, I won't.


I don't need to. Turns out, stainless-steel nipple barbells are apparently nonmagnetic. This is why I thought of cast-iron nipple barbells, but you'd want to laminate it with something to prevent rust.

Just for Cake: no, I do not have any piercings of my own. A couple of guys I know got their nipples pierced, though.

And I always have to wonder whenever I see Ash's signature: where's the violent clown sex? I'm going to have to put that in the AskLRR.
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Postby CyberTractor » 09 Feb 2008, 00:55

Anyone else like Tiptoe through the Tulips or Living in the Sunlight?
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Postby Cake » 09 Feb 2008, 04:19

Yukikaze wrote:Just for Cake: no, I do not have any piercings of my own.

I wouldn't have asked in this case, I would have just assumed. Thanks for thinking of me though. :D
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Postby Loggins » 09 Feb 2008, 10:47

CyberTractor wrote:Anyone else like Tiptoe through the Tulips or Living in the Sunlight?


Yeah, back when YTMND was funny they had an entire series of YTMNDs that featured that song and images of the G-Man from HL running through a field and engaging in general craziness.
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Postby The Pious Flea » 09 Feb 2008, 11:49

Yukikaze wrote:I don't need to. Turns out, stainless-steel nipple barbells are apparently nonmagnetic.


That's... very odd, because steel magnetizes very easily. (Which is why magnets stick to refrigerators.)

Are you sure that's what the barbells are made of?
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Postby Lord Chrusher » 09 Feb 2008, 15:17

There are types of stainless steel which are not ferromagnetic.
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Postby The Pious Flea » 09 Feb 2008, 15:22

My sources indicate that the non-magnetic types tend to have relatively large amounts of nickel, which seems odd for something intended to be worn. Doesn't nickel tend to cause allergic reactions in people?
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Postby tak197 » 09 Feb 2008, 17:19

Seriously? We're talking about magnets in Ash's nipples? Seriously?
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Postby emma » 09 Feb 2008, 17:52

The Pious Flea wrote:My sources indicate that the non-magnetic types tend to have relatively large amounts of nickel, which seems odd for something intended to be worn. Doesn't nickel tend to cause allergic reactions in people?


Any reputable tattoo parlor uses stainless steel.
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Postby The Pious Flea » 09 Feb 2008, 19:16

emma wrote:Any reputable tattoo parlor uses stainless steel.


Yes, I understand that. But most of the stainless steel formulations my research turned up are also ferromagnetic. The ones that aren't seem to be partially composed of nickel.

Well, she has them. And they're not magnetic. And presumably they're not causing an allergic reaction. So they must be okay. (shrugs)
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Postby browncoat » 10 Feb 2008, 02:53

Aparrently the nickel is somehow bound in the steel so that it does not cause any reactions (says Wikipedia).
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Postby empath » 10 Feb 2008, 11:29

Well, the nickel allergy isn't that common; my wife does have it, and gets rashes from cheap watches, jewelry, one cheap pair of eyeglass frames she had (red marks on her temples where they touched, but the earpieces were incased in plastic - she just put varnish over the frames and she was fine). She even started getting a red sore spot just below her navel, once. Turned out it was the nickel-based snap in her jeans. :(

All in all, it seems nickel is a 'cheap substitute'. And more and more it's getting phased out in favour of other metals (her current frames are titanium).

But here's something that bugs me about this whole tangent: think back to grade-school science, and the lessons on magnetisim. What three elements out of the WHOLE periodic table are magnetic?

Iron, cobalt, and... ? :?


EDIT: after reading my post to my wife, she pulled a stainless steel stud earring out, and handed it to me with the words "let's test". Grabbed a fridge magnet and nothing happened - it won't even stay on the magnet. I'm guessing (in rudimentary terms) there's way more carbon than iron in this forumation of S.Steel...

And I would think that "Surgical stainless steel" would be even less magnetic - kinda distracting to have your scalpel or forceps getting tugged a bit by something magnetic in the operating room; I frequently hear the term used in reference to many piercing rings and studs.
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Postby Alja-Markir » 10 Feb 2008, 12:37

To my knowledge, stainless steel is technically ferromagnetic, but the work required to actually produce magnetization in it is quite high. You could use a high powered electromagnet to partially magnetize stainless steel, but it probably won't pick it up from normal weak magnets.

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Postby The Pious Flea » 10 Feb 2008, 13:10

empath wrote:What three elements out of the WHOLE periodic table are magnetic?

Iron, cobalt, and... ? :?


Yes, I also thought that was odd. Seems the non-magnetism is a result of the particular crystal structure of the steel-nickel alloy.
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Postby AlexanderDitto » 10 Feb 2008, 13:55

"My Oprah newsletter!"

What?

"My Offer-o-trucking newsletter."

:lol: I lol every time I hear this.

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Also also: Yay for magnetism!
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Postby Lord Chrusher » 10 Feb 2008, 13:58

Correction: Only three elements (iron, cobalt, nickel) are ferromagnetic at room temperature. Gadolinium is ferromagnetic at temperatures slightly below room temperature while dysprosium is ferromagnetic at liquid nitrogen temperatures.
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Postby Wraith » 10 Feb 2008, 15:21

AlexanderDitto wrote:"My Oprah newsletter!"

What?

"My Offer-o-trucking newsletter."


Offer-o-trucking?

I think he said "off-road" trucking.




What the hell is "offer-o-trucking"?
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