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"What did you learn today?" doesn't have a clever title this time.

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Re: "What did you learn today?" doesn't have a clever title this time.

Post by BladeMan.EXE » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:47 am

It's the only place I've heard of it. What are you using it for, then?

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Post by I am nobody » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:16 am

It's the most used language for data science/machine learning, is extremely popular for parsing/data manipulation scripts, and powers several widely-used web frameworks like Django. It's still a ways off challenging Java for most used language, but you can find it in almost anything that doesn't need manual memory management these days. And even some things that do if people are getting clever with C libraries or Cython.

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Post by pepsibetsy » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:09 pm

I didn't learn anything but my puppy has officially learned to sit! :D :D :D
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Post by smol Kat » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:01 pm

I'm just hecking around at this point, Blade. I have all of three days' experience :lol:
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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:03 pm

I learnt some new recipes this past week!! :D
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Post by pepsibetsy » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:47 pm

Ketchup was sold as medicine in the 1830s.

Thirty years before Heinz started bottling and selling the stuff as a condiment, an Ohio physician named Dr. John Cook Bennett thought the tomato-based product was as good as Pepto-Bismol. He said it could cure diarrhea and indigestion, and even concentrated ketchup into pill form to sell to the stomach-achy masses.

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Post by Dux is not you » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:11 am

pepsibetsy wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:47 pm
Ketchup was sold as medicine in the 1830s.
That's surprising! But let's be honest, what wasn't sold as medicine in the 1830s?

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Post by Apollo the Just » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:16 am

today I learned that the optimal (read: only) time to take a pee break in the middle of a tales of symphonia speedrun is during the Giant Tree cutscene that starts immediately after you fight luna/aska.

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Post by Dux is not you » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:32 am

Apollo the Just wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:16 am
today I learned that the optimal (read: only) time to take a pee break in the middle of a tales of symphonia speedrun is during the Giant Tree cutscene that starts immediately after you fight luna/aska.
How long are these speedruns of yours that you need to strategically time a bathroom break

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Post by smol Kat » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:10 am

his time on ToS yesterday was, what, 10:11:xx and change?
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Post by Apollo the Just » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:02 pm

Ten hours 16 minutes and some. The pee break was very much needed.

Granted if you're good at the game it only takes 7 hours or so. Still... bathroom break optimization is certainly A Thing.

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Post by Dux is not you » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:52 pm

Sounds fun

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Post by Valigarmander » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:15 pm

The French dub of King of the Hill relocates Arlen from Texas to Quebec.

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Post by Deku Tree » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:05 pm

Valigarmander wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:15 pm
The French dub of King of the Hill relocates Arlen from Texas to Quebec.
That is fascinating.

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