Today I Learnt...

Jon

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They say we learn something new every day. So share it here!...

...May even get some bonus points if it's 'quite interesting'!

I'll start. Today I learnt that at old people have a stupidly high pain threshold. Trying to stand on a broken femur and not a wince from the patient!
 

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Today I learnt that sleeping on the floor in a sun beam with two cats is kinda nice. #crazycatperson
 

toma_alimosh

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Today I learned that however much you're furious at somebody, keeping calm and diplomatic in front of people you respect is the right answer. Not that I ever stepped wrong, but taking a step back and looking at what your audience is has served me well this time. Witts, never leave my side! :)
 

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Last weekend, I learned that if you have to poop and the bathroom is far away, borrowing a GT3 RS to get up to the bathroom helps.

Today I learned that reporters are geniuses at taking my incoherent, sleep-deprived speech and making it sound like a real quote.
 

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Yesterday i learned that you can do something against subway musician-beggars: I just shouted "this stops now!" and stared the guy down until he stopped playing. For a short period of time, I was the hero of a subway car full of commuters.
 

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Yesterday i learned that you can do something against subway musician-beggars: I just shouted "this stops now!" and stared the guy down until he stopped playing. For a short period of time, I was the hero of a subway car full of commuters.
You took that bloke's only means of feeding his family away - I hope your are satisfied bully. :lol:
 

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How about the "Today I Learnt aka Every Day's a School Day" Thread??? Great idea though.
 

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You took that bloke's only means of feeding his family away - I hope your are satisfied bully. :lol:
Why do these talentless hacks try to blackmail me into giving them money by torturing me with what they call "music" while at the same time, there's not a single person in a single station in the entire Berlin public transport network offering to shine my shoes? I'd happily pay the same bloke a fiver for that.

Today I learned that the FBI will block your computer for illegal activity - but they will unblock it if you pay them $200.
Really? There's a scam going 'round over here for years: a malware hijacks your computer, telling you that the BKA ("our" FBI) blocked it - but offers to unlock it for 100 Euros.
 

CraigB

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Today I learned, nothing so far, but I like the idea of this thread.
 

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Really? There's a scam going 'round over here for years: a malware hijacks your computer, telling you that the BKA ("our" FBI) blocked it - but offers to unlock it for 100 Euros.
Yeah, it sounds like the same thing. Luckily, my anti-virus software blocked it from installing anything and locking up my computer.

I also learned that my roommate didn't think that me replacing the notifications on his computer with the "FBI" warning MP3 was funny.
 
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Blayde

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I learnt a while ago, if you ever get shampoo burning your eyes, dont wash it out, dab your closed eyes with a towel, works 100% of the time.

/learnt in the shower
 

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TIL or more accurately, yesterday, I learned that printing out the information displayed in Siemens ACS 410 software could be a key piece of information later down the road. Like, service tech just finished his job, connects his laptop to the burner, backups the information, and also creates a printout or PDF(cause boiler rooms aren't wifi ready) and add it to service visit file.
 
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Today I learnt that having a car is good because if you don't have a car, you won't get to drive at free track days.

*sigh*
 

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Today I Learnt...

So I did end up learning something today. Don't spend four hours laying out a 24x36 poster, resizing all the photos, fitting them all in, etc. without checking with the client if that's all the photos they want on the poster...
 

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Today I learned that "today I learnt" is valid English no matter how wrong it sounds or what Firefox spellcheck thinks of it.
 
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