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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #75 on: April 06, 2021, 03:30:00 PM »

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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #76 on: April 06, 2021, 04:35:57 PM »


*inhale* Almost every hand you've shaken has had a *!çk in it.

that might be the most disturbing random thought on this thread. hats off for raising the bar.

Is that what they're calling it these days?
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« Reply #77 on: April 06, 2021, 06:13:42 PM »

You can never say “I’m dead” and be correct.

Unless you're playing a game. Or you're an actor.

In that case, your character is dead. Not you.

Yeah, but if your character says "I'm dead", the words come out of your not-dead mouth...
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« Reply #78 on: April 06, 2021, 11:13:45 PM »

Almost every hand you've shaken has had a *!çk in it.

It also logically follows almost every hand you've shaken has had one or more of its fingers inside of a vagina.

Might as well be equal opportunity with this line of thinking!
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« Reply #79 on: April 06, 2021, 11:21:36 PM »

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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #80 on: April 07, 2021, 12:20:09 AM »

Nightmares are horror stories that you produce, direct, and star in. And it's free :biggrin:!

And then you wake up and only remember the most frightening bits and pieces
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« Reply #81 on: April 07, 2021, 01:01:54 AM »

Why does this post scroll?
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« Reply #82 on: April 07, 2021, 10:38:28 AM »

Do nipples bleed? I spiked myself pretty bad and it just left a mark.

I had a tick on my nipple once.

Why do you italicize each line separately?
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #83 on: April 07, 2021, 02:54:40 PM »

Almost every hand you've shaken has had a *!çk in it.

It also logically follows almost every hand you've shaken has had one or more of its fingers inside of a vagina.

Might as well be equal opportunity with this line of thinking!
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« Reply #84 on: April 08, 2021, 12:38:18 AM »

I have a major project due in like 30 minutes, but i'm too lazy to finish hehe..
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Why does the percent sign go behind the number, but not the dollar sign?
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #85 on: April 08, 2021, 01:11:16 AM »

I have a major project due in like 30 days, but i'm too lazy to finish hehe..
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« Reply #86 on: April 08, 2021, 02:32:15 AM »

Why does the percent sign go behind the number, but not the dollar sign?

The position of the currency sign depends a lot on the language being spoken. In English-speaking countries, it usually goes in front. However, in other languages this is not the case; according to Wikipedia the dollar sign goes after the number in French Canada. Likewise, in the eurozone, some languages place the € in front and some after.

Interestingly, the Cape Verdean escudo places its currency symbol in the middle, that is, where the decimal place goes. This is a $2.50 coin:
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« Reply #87 on: April 08, 2021, 03:24:33 AM »

Interestingly, the Cape Verdean escudo places its currency symbol in the middle, that is, where the decimal place goes. This is a $2.50 coin:


Using a unit as a decimal marker is known to happen in French as well.

The time is usually expressed, for example, as 9h55. And also, heights are often given as 1m82, and prices as 9€75. These last two, though, are less common in more formal written contexts.

On a side note, are you sure that's a Cape Verdean escudo? I ask since it says "Republica portuguesa."
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #88 on: April 08, 2021, 04:11:06 AM »

Correction—that's a Portuguese escudo, which stopped being a thing when Portugal changed to the euro. Cape Verde used to be part of Portugal, however, and maintained the practice after independence (whereas I don't have any source saying that Portugal transferred it to the euro).
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« Reply #89 on: April 08, 2021, 09:52:11 AM »

Italian is just a dialect of Latin.
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #90 on: April 08, 2021, 01:02:22 PM »

Why does the percent sign go behind the number, but not the dollar sign?

Even more random, the cent sign goes after the number.  And for that matter, why don't we have a cent sign on a computer keyboard?
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« Reply #91 on: April 08, 2021, 01:09:34 PM »

Why does the percent sign go behind the number, but not the dollar sign?

Even more random, the cent sign goes after the number.  And for that matter, why don't we have a cent sign on a computer keyboard?

Blame whoever created ASCII. The keys we can normally type are exactly the ASCII set of characters, minus the ones for internal use (and British keyboards don't have `). Fortunately, as I'm using a Mac, I can just type option+4 to get ˘.
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« Reply #92 on: April 08, 2021, 01:18:46 PM »

And for that matter, why don't we have a cent sign on a computer keyboard?

Really.  How often do you use curly brackets or a pipe symbol?  Replace one of them, already!
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« Reply #93 on: April 08, 2021, 01:28:27 PM »

And for that matter, why don't we have a cent sign on a computer keyboard?

Really.  How often do you use curly brackets or a pipe symbol?  Replace one of them, already!

Wikipedia editors use them. If there's one to replace, it would definitely be `.
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« Reply #94 on: April 08, 2021, 01:48:26 PM »

Correction—that's a Portuguese escudo, which stopped being a thing when Portugal changed to the euro. Cape Verde used to be part of Portugal, however, and maintained the practice after independence (whereas I don't have any source saying that Portugal transferred it to the euro).

Having examined the matter further, for reasons I can’t really explain, it appears that Portugal has issued coins with the € symbol in both positions:



Now, that second coin, as it turns out, is noncirculating. And so, if I had to guess, there’s some EU regulation somewhere stating how to use the € symbol on official coinage, which wouldn’t apply to the second coin.

ETA: Here's one with both:

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« Reply #95 on: April 08, 2021, 01:53:45 PM »

I don't think the first coin circulates either. Euro coins have a common design up to 2€, and anything higher is for commemoratives. (Commemoratives are legal tender, but only in the issuing country, not the whole Eurozone.)
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« Reply #96 on: April 08, 2021, 02:01:05 PM »

I don't think the first coin circulates either. Euro coins have a common design up to 2€, and anything higher is for commemoratives. (Commemoratives are legal tender, but only in the issuing country, not the whole Eurozone.)

Well, so much for that theory then.
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« Reply #97 on: April 08, 2021, 02:01:38 PM »

And so, if I had to guess, there’s some EU regulation somewhere stating how to use ...

Well, it's always a safe bet that the EU has regulations somewhere about anything.
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« Reply #98 on: April 08, 2021, 08:05:47 PM »

And for that matter, why don't we have a cent sign on a computer keyboard?

Really.  How often do you use curly brackets or a pipe symbol?  Replace one of them, already!

Those of use who develop software use curly braces and pipe symbols all the time.  Depends what you're using the computer for :)  And as stated before I can get the ˘ symbol with option-4 on a Mac keyboard.
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« Reply #99 on: April 08, 2021, 08:49:08 PM »

This reminds me: Why do so many countries use a comma to separate digits in a price number? It makes no sense. A decimal looks much cleaner, and commas already have a separate meaning in sentence structure. I read "$2,50" as "This item is 2...(awkward pause)....50."

$2.50

$2,50

You tell me which one looks better.
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