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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I expect to watch it eventually, but even with all the praise, the plot doesn't sound the least bit compelling.

We know, you said that 825 days ago.
Yeah, I thought Hopkins comments deserved to have it reiterated.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

About half way through S2E4 hillbilly tow guy has ziploc bags full of water hanging from the horizontal post below the roof. Why?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To keep flies away, apparently.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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To keep flies away, apparently.


I was wondering about that. I had a wasp problem this year and read about it. Wasn't sure how effective it is and then just got busy and called an exterminator.

When I was reading about it the claim is that wasps find those bags incredibly disorienting and, in the best case scenario, leave and abandon their nest. Curious to see if it works.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just happened to be near a TV for the last three weeks. TV is full of brain dead shows. Even adverts are unimaginative. At-least ads used to be something to look for.

No wonder Breaking Bad stood out among all the shows out there. Perhaps the only recent show where anyone paid any attention to making it.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I just happened to be near a TV for the last three weeks. TV is full of brain dead shows. Even adverts are unimaginative. At-least ads used to be something to look for.

No wonder Breaking Bad stood out among all the shows out there. Perhaps the only recent show where anyone paid any attention to making it.


My Sunday ritual has gone missing :(

Now I'm stuck with Eastbound & Down, Hello Ladies, and Homeland. Masters of Sex is quite good, so I've also been enjoying that.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I just happened to be near a TV for the last three weeks. TV is full of brain dead shows. Even adverts are unimaginative. At-least ads used to be something to look for.

No wonder Breaking Bad stood out among all the shows out there. Perhaps the only recent show where anyone paid any attention to making it.


My Sunday ritual has gone missing :(

Now I'm stuck with Eastbound & Down, Hello Ladies, and Homeland. Masters of Sex is quite good, so I've also been enjoying that.


Boardwalk Empire, The Walking Dead and Sons Of Anarchy... try them.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like this show very much and eagerly awaiting its season 5.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_(season_5)
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would you please learn how to properly post a URL that involves parentheses?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fixed.

These things should be automated.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I imagine the latest versions of this software can handle parentheses in URLs.

Speaking of which, do Indians call parentheses "brackets" like the English do? Americans call the square things "brackets", the round things "parentheses", and the curly things "braces", but I've noticed the British have got this all fucked up.

Since you're a programmer, I suspect you have the American usage, but do you know what the more common usage is India?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In English, yes we call them brackets. Or at-least we used to.

Everyone uses parenthesis to be precise and avoid confusion with the Americans.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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In English, yes we call them brackets. Or at-least we used to.

Everyone uses parenthesis to be precise and avoid confusion with the Americans.

So, if you call parentheses "brackets", then what do you call
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Square Brackets.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So parentheses are "brackets", and brackets are "square brackets"? What are braces {}? Wiggly brackets?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Curly Braces.

There are standards for this you know.

See here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bracket and here http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/words/brackets
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Curly Braces.

Your Wikipedia link says Indian people call those "flower brackets". Besides, if those are "curly braces", then what do just plain "braces" look like?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Americans are weird.

Didn't the early settlers bring a dictionary with them?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to your wikipedia link: () Parentheses.

Do Indians use an alternate term to refer to a parenthetical remarks? What about Brits?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Parentheses /pəˈrɛnθɨsiːz/ (singular, parenthesis /pəˈrɛnθɨsɨs/) (also called simply brackets, or round brackets, curved brackets, oval brackets, or, colloquially, parens) contain material that could be omitted without destroying or altering the meaning of a sentence (in most writing, overuse of parentheses is usually a sign of a badly structured text)[according to whom?]. A milder effect may be obtained by using a pair of commas as the delimiter, though if the sentence contains commas for other purposes, visual confusion may result.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gotta love OTW. The arguments are so damn nerdy in here they get to the point of curly braces.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Parentheses /pəˈrɛnθɨsiːz/ (singular, parenthesis /pəˈrɛnθɨsɨs/) (also called simply brackets, or round brackets, curved brackets, oval brackets, or, colloquially, parens) contain material that could be omitted without destroying or altering the meaning of a sentence (in most writing, overuse of parentheses is usually a sign of a badly structured text)[according to whom?]. A milder effect may be obtained by using a pair of commas as the delimiter, though if the sentence contains commas for other purposes, visual confusion may result.

Yes, we know that is the antiquated British usage, smelling of musty old books in library stacks with creaky floors. We were asking whether Indians adhere to that or have moved into the 21st century with the rest of the modern world.

It's not brain surgery:
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[ ]  <--- brackets
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Parentheses /pəˈrɛnθɨsiːz/ (singular, parenthesis /pəˈrɛnθɨsɨs/) (also called simply brackets, or round brackets, curved brackets, oval brackets, or, colloquially, parens) contain material that could be omitted without destroying or altering the meaning of a sentence (in most writing, overuse of parentheses is usually a sign of a badly structured text)[according to whom?]. A milder effect may be obtained by using a pair of commas as the delimiter, though if the sentence contains commas for other purposes, visual confusion may result.


it's better to use commas than parentheses IMHO. if you have too many commas, you should restructure or you various other punctuation (colon, semi-colon, period etc).
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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According to your wikipedia link: () Parentheses.

Do Indians use an alternate term to refer to a parenthetical remarks? What about Brits?


I think brits call them parenthetical remarks.

I think I use the american, but may say round brackets. {} are definitely braces. But I basically just assume that everyone has their own pet word.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With some pet words being less efficient than others full stop
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