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forzainter
10-17-2007, 06:51 AM
In my boredom i decided to create this thread, in which I will post 1 or 2 pieces of useless information a day, until I can't be bothered doing it anymore. I encourage people to contribute if they want to.

1st piece of information: Carrots used to come in a variety of colours, mostly purple. Dutch farmers decided to just use the orange ones to confirm with the country's flag.

2nd: At birth, a Panda bear is smaller than a mouse.

ananda
10-17-2007, 07:03 AM
In my boredom i decided to create this thread, in which I will post 1 or 2 pieces of useless information a day,
I thought BLOGS were meant for that.
(well, thats my useless piece of information for today)


2nd: At birth, a Panda bear is smaller than a mouse.
Phew, it took me 30 seconds to realize you meant your computer mouse!

Andres
10-17-2007, 07:04 AM
Franklin backwards is spelled Nilknarf

forzainter
10-17-2007, 07:06 AM
I thought BLOGS were meant for that.
(well, thats my useless piece of information for today)


Phew, it took me 30 seconds to realize you meant your computer mouse!

no, its a real mouse, not a computer mouse

ananda
10-17-2007, 07:07 AM
Franklin backwards is spelled Nilknarf
andres, your marathon signature has enough useless information in it, for you to have troubled yourself by adding an actual message :-)

Andres
10-17-2007, 07:10 AM
But I had to type at least 10 characters in order to post! :D

malakas
10-17-2007, 07:10 AM
I would like to post here the useless information that this thread is for sure going to be high-jacked,flame-wared and in the end deleted.:-)

forzainter
10-17-2007, 07:16 AM
I would like to post here the useless information that this thread is for sure going to be high-jacked,flame-wared and in the end deleted.:-)

i hope not, i created it with good intentions

ananda
10-17-2007, 07:20 AM
if i may be forgiven for asking a useful question: andres, your generous sig talks of a training racquet. Could you elaborate ?
Once while reading reviews outside this forum, i read of a guy who had a K90 and a K95 and said he used one for training and one for tournaments.

Is there some standard practice of using a heavy rack for training, and a lighter one for comp. I understand that racks have different feels, and balances etc. So why the training rack ?

malakas
10-17-2007, 07:27 AM
haha ananda..here comes the high-jacking!!!:cool:

shrakkie
10-17-2007, 07:35 AM
Lack uselessly being useless in this useless thread.

If you get one leach, lets call it 'leach A' and put it into a maze with a random drop of blood in the maze somewhere, the leach will eventually find it through trial and error.

Now, if you get another leach, lets call it 'leach b' and then make it consume leach A, and then proceed to place it in the same spot of the maze, and then also place a of drop of blood in the same place in the maze, it shall find it without any errors.

ananda
10-17-2007, 07:48 AM
Define Useless. For whom ?
What if you post something you think is useless, but its useful to me ? THEN WHAT HAPPENS ?????

e.g. the previous post on leeches (NOT LEACHES) was v useful to me since i do research on leeches and their learning abilities.

Similarly, i do crosswords frequently. So andres' post about Franklin will stand me in good stead on that day when I require that 8 letter word that is an anagram of nilkarf.

This thread will also help me in understanding the meanderings of the human mind in times of extreme boredom, so the entire thread is useful.

So what do we do now?

topspin_17
10-17-2007, 09:31 AM
donald duck was banned in finland for not wearing pants...

racecar spelt backwards is racecar...

the declaration of independence was written on hemp paper...

camels have three eyelids...

slugs have 4 noses...

there are no clocks in las vegas gambling casinos...

coconuts kill more people than sharks each year...

the average raindrop falls at about 7 mph...

the original name for a butterfly was a flutterby...

chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying...

the guinness book of records holds the record for being the book that is stolen most often from public libraries...

a snail can sleep for 3 years...

in every episode of seinfeld there is a picture of superman or a reference to superman...

an american urologist bought napoleon's penis for $40,000...

winston churchill was born in a ladie's room during a dance...

all polar bears are left-handed...

a pregnant goldfish is called a twit...

if you keep a goldfish in a dark room, it will eventually turn white...

cats' urine glows under a black light...

the strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue...

for every 230 cars that are made, 1 will be stolen.

(courtesy of http://www.singlegrain.com/blog/301-useless-facts/)

malakas
10-17-2007, 09:37 AM
the strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue...

(courtesy of http://www.singlegrain.com/blog/301-useless-facts/)

heh,well at least this one is definitely wrong.
At least if you don't mean it metaphorically.:-) The strongest muscle is either the masseter (jaw muscle) or the gluteus maximus(butt muscle) In analogy with their size you can say also that the eye muscles are the strongest and to the quantity of the work then it's the heart.But definitely not the tongue.:p

ShooterMcMarco
10-17-2007, 09:47 AM
You cannot enable AH with IPsec on a network that uses NAT.

Da Vinci, Picasso, Einstein, Michaelangelo, Aristotle and Jack The Ripper are all left-handed.

ShooterMcMarco is left handed, but plays tennis with his right hand.

IPv6 doesn't allow the fragmentation of packets.

A 2000mm waterproof jacket means that it is water resistant up to the equivalent of 76 inches of nonstop rainfall on it.

Andres
10-17-2007, 09:52 AM
if i may be forgiven for asking a useful question: andres, your generous sig talks of a training racquet. Could you elaborate ?
Once while reading reviews outside this forum, i read of a guy who had a K90 and a K95 and said he used one for training and one for tournaments.

Is there some standard practice of using a heavy rack for training, and a lighter one for comp. I understand that racks have different feels, and balances etc. So why the training rack ?
The training racquet is a wooden racquet. I use for specific reasons, only. I have my normal training sessions with my regular racquets, but I use the woody for some volleying drills, and specially, sweetspot drills. And getting used to an almost 19 oz racquets helps you improving your swingspeed when you go back to the normal frame.

Once you mastered hitting the sweetspot with a 68 sq. inches racquet, moving to a 95 sq. inches one is a piece of cake.

The woodie doesn't provide me enough pop, nor control, nor spin to use it in real tournaments. It's more like a DRILL and SKILLS help. Nothing more, nothing less.

TokyopunK
10-17-2007, 12:25 PM
I tape all of MegAcedU's pictures up on my wall!

crazysoccer00
10-17-2007, 12:34 PM
I have personally waxed tokyopunk's chest

TokyopunK
10-17-2007, 12:34 PM
I have personally waxed tokyopunk's chest

Oh that was you! No way! Thank you very much!

ananda
10-17-2007, 09:20 PM
I have personally waxed tokyopunk's chest
and what did you do with ALL THAT hair ????

forzainter
10-18-2007, 06:32 AM
todays facts:

Bananas do not grow on trees, they grow on Rhizomes

The white part of your fingernail is called the Lunula

ananda
10-18-2007, 07:11 AM
I have just been adopted by Roger Federer and Mirka.

ilovecarlos and Dedan's Penthouse will be my godparents.

diegaa
10-18-2007, 07:33 AM
hand shaking habit comes from middle age and it was used to notice if the other was carring a hidden knife.

Andres
10-18-2007, 07:38 AM
Diegaa was born in 1976

diegaa
10-18-2007, 07:48 AM
andres sends me sms with the score of a really important match if im not able to watch or follow it by livescores.

forzainter
10-18-2007, 07:49 AM
^^ a true friend, obviously

Shahar26
10-18-2007, 08:05 AM
AC Milan and Inter Milan share the same pitch ;)

ilovecarlos
10-18-2007, 01:43 PM
The Irish call a beach a "strand"

diegaa
10-18-2007, 02:22 PM
dedans is one of the few posters that make me laugh

forzainter
10-18-2007, 02:23 PM
who are the others?

diegaa
10-18-2007, 05:05 PM
who are the others?

slice for sure and sometimes raftermania.

TokyopunK
10-18-2007, 05:09 PM
Diegaa stands for

D.I.E. Gracefuly Andre Agassi

Andres
10-18-2007, 05:18 PM
slice for sure and sometimes raftermania.
:cry::cry::cry:

crazysoccer00
10-18-2007, 07:51 PM
and what did you do with ALL THAT hair ????

??? where do you think the hair for your hair transplant came from?? :confused:

diegaa
10-19-2007, 05:23 PM
:cry::cry::cry:

no llore, maricotas!! :)

oscar_2424
10-19-2007, 05:27 PM
diegaa admires me

topspin_17
10-19-2007, 05:30 PM
i'm watching harry potter right now...





well that's useless information, isn't it? ;)

diegaa
10-19-2007, 07:27 PM
oscar thinks he is cool. the useless info i gave you for free is that he isnt.

Andres
10-19-2007, 08:14 PM
Diegaa has a weird disease: Capslock allergy

ananda
10-19-2007, 09:20 PM
??? where do you think the hair for your hair transplant came from?? :confused:
how dare you tell everyone.

i threw away my wig fifty years ago.

diegaa
10-19-2007, 09:45 PM
andy has a weird blessing: he can watch girls in bikini from his very room window. que orto, guaseli.

ananda
10-19-2007, 09:53 PM
i'm watching harry potter right now...





well that's useless information, isn't it? ;)
no , its v useful, i'd like to know Harry's location.
Is he in Hogwarts?
-- Lord Voldemort

iamke55
10-19-2007, 10:02 PM
Speaking of Harry Potter, another piece of useless information is that Dumbledore is gay.

TENNIS_IS_FUN
10-19-2007, 10:22 PM
Eating Brocolli and milk for breakfast = fart smells like GG

Andres
10-19-2007, 10:27 PM
Eating Brocolli and milk for breakfast = fart smells like GG
Gaston Gaudio??

drhopz
10-19-2007, 11:19 PM
the mass of an electron is 9.11 x 10^-31

Sorry, i was doing chem homework :]

forzainter
10-20-2007, 01:11 AM
I forgot abou yesterdays so here is 4 new facts:

Average pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 english words

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur

The average human body contains enough iron to make a 3 inch nail

A normal rain drop falls at about 7 miles per hour

ananda
10-20-2007, 03:01 AM
Speaking of Harry Potter, another piece of useless information is that Dumbledore is gay.
I keep saying this, you guys keep posting USEFUL information!

Now that effete chap who wrote Magical Me would have found this very useful. yes ... gilderoy lockhart.

Also, Tom Voldemort would have also destroyed Dumbledore if he knew this.

ananda
10-20-2007, 03:01 AM
i think this is a gr8 thread, just like Word Association. We can say what we want, without getting into fisticuffs!

Slazenger
10-20-2007, 12:28 PM
Lack uselessly being useless in this useless thread.

If you get one leach, lets call it 'leach A' and put it into a maze with a random drop of blood in the maze somewhere, the leach will eventually find it through trial and error.

Now, if you get another leach, lets call it 'leach b' and then make it consume leach A, and then proceed to place it in the same spot of the maze, and then also place a of drop of blood in the same place in the maze, it shall find it without any errors.

Is this true? This is SO cool! Definitely not useless info for me.

Slazenger
10-20-2007, 12:36 PM
racecar spelt backwards is racecar...



And this is called a 'palindrome'

Slazenger
10-20-2007, 12:38 PM
the mass of an electron is 9.11 x 10^-31

Sorry, i was doing chem homework :]

Good job man!!

BeHappy
10-20-2007, 12:44 PM
The training racquet is a wooden racquet. I use for specific reasons, only. I have my normal training sessions with my regular racquets, but I use the woody for some volleying drills, and specially, sweetspot drills. And getting used to an almost 19 oz racquets helps you improving your swingspeed when you go back to the normal frame.

Once you mastered hitting the sweetspot with a 68 sq. inches racquet, moving to a 95 sq. inches one is a piece of cake.

The woodie doesn't provide me enough pop, nor control, nor spin to use it in real tournaments. It's more like a DRILL and SKILLS help. Nothing more, nothing less.



did you lead that raquet up?

Supernatural_Serve
10-20-2007, 01:39 PM
I had to replace a toilet. If you look in the tank of a toilet the fill valve assembly connected to the water supply is known as a ballcock.

word for the day:

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ballcock

I thought that was funny.

Andres
10-20-2007, 01:57 PM
did you lead that raquet up?
Not that much, actually. It's 14.5 oz in stock form. Has a huge-*** grip (6 inches or so) and a bit of lead to compensate the balance.

But yeah, it's one demanding MOFO :)

Shahar26
10-20-2007, 07:27 PM
The exact value of Pi is Around 3.

Cervantes
10-20-2007, 10:59 PM
What has become of Marcos Bagdatis' French girlfriend?

ananda
10-21-2007, 06:59 AM
21.5 kgs = 47.399386 lbs
(that's Fed's string tension)

malakas
10-21-2007, 06:59 AM
ananda is 12 years old.

ananda
10-21-2007, 08:28 AM
hey. that could be very useful for any 12 year old girls on this forum.
and who is Dedan -- i looked up google, but couldnt find anyone other than our very own dear Dedan's Penthouse!!!

malakas
10-21-2007, 08:47 AM
You're right,it is from the time he decided to leave the forum but if I change my sig now,with the new stupid 2 lines rule,I have to erase the baggy quote.:p

ananda
10-21-2007, 09:40 AM
all this while i thought Dedan was an american politician who had a penthouse and the name was a joke on that.

and now i understand how some people have mile long sigs, but i am only allowed 2 lines. i thought with a higher post count i will be able to add more crap :-) to my posts.

so Dedan's Penthouse threatened to do a nobadmojo on us! How interesting :-)

topspin_17
10-21-2007, 09:46 AM
is ananda really 12 years old?

ananda
10-21-2007, 09:51 AM
yer guys talking behind mah back ?

malakas
10-21-2007, 01:57 PM
is ananda really 12 years old?

ah you don't believe it either?:)

ananda
10-21-2007, 10:24 PM
malakas is sweet 19.

CanadianChic
10-21-2007, 10:27 PM
A VCR tape (yes, they are still in existence) will only tape on the first frame once. You can never retape on that frame. Mindblowing, eh?

ananda
10-21-2007, 10:39 PM
A VCR tape (yes, they are still in existence) will only tape on the first frame once. You can never retape on that frame. Mindblowing, eh?
i just got an ancient VCR fixed, so i could record tennis matches.

Did not get a DVD recorder cos DVD's become unplayable so quicky, totally unpredictable! but i might think of a DVD recorder next year.

Dedans Penthouse
10-22-2007, 08:23 AM
hey. that could be very useful for any 12 year old girls on this forum.
and who is Dedan -- i looked up google, but couldnt find anyone other than our very own dear Dedan's Penthouse!!!Google "dedans penthouse" and you'll see a number of 'spiders' that explain the name, that is, the "non-TW" links, for example:
http://forth.stir.ac.uk/~pmbc1/dalrymple.htm (scroll down and read the short text)
http://www.sc.edu/library/spcoll/hist/tennis/art.html (scroll down to 3rd item: "Tennis in Eighteenth-Century France, II" and read the short text here as well.

the 'dedans penthouse' moniker is an obtuse reference to a 'tennis observer' though most of my posts are not observations but hallucinations :-)

ananda
10-22-2007, 08:39 AM
Google "dedans penthouse" and you'll see a number of 'spiders' that explain the name, that is, the "non-TW" links, for example:
http://forth.stir.ac.uk/~pmbc1/dalrymple.htm (http://forth.stir.ac.uk/%7Epmbc1/dalrymple.htm) (scroll down and read the short text)
http://www.sc.edu/library/spcoll/hist/tennis/art.html (scroll down to 3rd item: "Tennis in Eighteenth-Century France, II" and read the short text here as well.

the 'dedans penthouse' moniker is an obtuse reference to a 'tennis observer' though most of my posts are not observations but hallucinations :-)

Aaaaaaaaaaaah!
I am enlightened !!!!

p.s. totally agree about the hallucination part :-)

forzainter
10-23-2007, 07:49 AM
Only 5% of the ocean floor has been mapped in as much detail as the surface of Mars

The wingspan of the Boeing 747 jet is longer than the Wright brothers first flight

Baby Robbins eat up to 14 feet of earthworms every day

Shahar26
10-23-2007, 08:35 AM
Useless spelled backwards is Sselesu

ananda
10-23-2007, 09:18 AM
I shall be meeting topspin_17 in the finals of the Junior Wimbledon, in some years. Watch out for my devastating 1hbh, tops. And my monster serve will be bouncing into the commentators box!

beernutz
10-23-2007, 12:26 PM
You cannot enable AH with IPsec on a network that uses NAT.

Da Vinci, Picasso, Einstein, Michaelangelo, Aristotle and Jack The Ripper were all left-handed.

ShooterMcMarco is left handed, but plays tennis with his right hand.

IPv6 doesn't allow the fragmentation of packets.

A 2000mm waterproof jacket means that it is water resistant up to the equivalent of 76 inches of nonstop rainfall on it.


Sure it does. It just has to be done at the source and not at the router. There are also differences in the way the field information for fragmentation is placed in the header between IPv4 and IPv6.

Also, FYP.

Andres
10-23-2007, 01:23 PM
Useless spelled backwards is Sselesu
I already posted a backwards joke :D

Slazenger
10-23-2007, 01:38 PM
I shall be meeting topspin_17 in the finals of the Junior Wimbledon, in some years. Watch out for my devastating 1hbh, tops. And my monster serve will be bouncing into the commentators box!

I don't know why but this literally made me burst out laughing!

Shahar26
10-23-2007, 05:07 PM
Mambia is not a country ;)

Shahar26
10-23-2007, 05:08 PM
Useless spelled backwards is Sselesu

I already posted a backwards joke :D

Ees T'ndid I, yrros

SoBad
10-23-2007, 08:32 PM
Scattered thunderstorms are passing through the nation's capital at present. Combined with occasional gusting winds, they create difficult and dangerous conditions for those navigating.

tbini87
10-23-2007, 09:52 PM
california is getting TORCHED...

ShooterMcMarco
10-23-2007, 10:09 PM
My friend looks like Sylar from Heroes

SoBad
10-23-2007, 10:12 PM
^^ My friends are better-looking than your friends.

ananda
10-23-2007, 10:13 PM
this is one great thread:
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=33383

ananda
10-23-2007, 10:19 PM
Glad to have you back, sobad !

SoBad
10-23-2007, 10:23 PM
thank you, sobad is happy to be back, after his exciting travels and disappointment about treatment of zets

Andres
10-24-2007, 04:25 AM
Ees T'ndid I, yrrosOtomeza :D

ananda
10-24-2007, 05:03 AM
ouch, sobad speaks in 3rd person now.
ananda does not like that at all!

Shahar26
10-24-2007, 05:42 AM
You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have the facts of life...

Shahar26
10-24-2007, 05:43 AM
Otomeza :D

I didn't quite get that :sad:

007
10-24-2007, 05:46 AM
the average north american diesel-electric freight locomtive produces enough electricity to power 500 homes

SoBad
10-24-2007, 09:24 PM
Sharon Stone is working on producing "Basic Instinct 3" and if it is as much better than "Basic Instinct 2" as "Basic Instinct 2" was relative to "Basic Instinct", then it's going to be the very bestest movie ever ever EVAH.

ananda
10-24-2007, 09:33 PM
sobad is the wittiest person i know.
but then I don't know a whole lotta people.

SoBad
10-24-2007, 09:38 PM
ananda just said the nicest thing anybody ever said to SoBad on these forums...
then again, there haven't been too many people saying nice things to SoBad on these forums...;)

P.S. Looks like SoBad kinda likes this third-person style actually.

ananda
10-24-2007, 09:46 PM
ananda just said the nicest thing anybody ever said to SoBad on these forums...
sobad is wicked !!!

SoBad
10-24-2007, 09:47 PM
SoBad is nice

Shahar26
10-26-2007, 04:40 AM
2 wrongs don't make a right, but 3 lefts do.

diegaa
10-26-2007, 06:23 AM
oscar se la come y diegaa se la da :D

zapvor
10-26-2007, 06:31 AM
Sharon Stone is working on producing "Basic Instinct 3" and if it is as much better than "Basic Instinct 2" as "Basic Instinct 2" was relative to "Basic Instinct", then it's going to be the very bestest movie ever ever EVAH.

i didnt see basic instinct 2. well only the first scene when they are in the car.

oh useless info: you can buy a Hello Kitty vibrator

diegaa
10-26-2007, 06:36 AM
untill 3 years ago you couldnt find a good ice cream in Madrid.

ananda
10-26-2007, 08:05 AM
i just became a semi-pro !!!

malakas
10-26-2007, 08:13 AM
In greece when you want to -slightly- offend someone you just put your hand up,palm out,with open fingers.It's called Muzza exactly like the nickname of Andy Murray.:mrgreen:

http://athens.indymedia.org/local/webcast/uploads/metafiles/1ndrmup.jpg

diegaa
10-26-2007, 08:18 AM
I met Chela at my gym.

ananda
10-26-2007, 08:19 AM
some of those girls look my age !!!! thanks for posting that pic. Are they like known to you ?

malakas
10-26-2007, 08:21 AM
some of those girls look my age !!!! thanks for posting that pic. Are they like known to you ?

haha why?http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m105/bagdaddy_2006/smilies/plotting.gif you like someone?:p

ChipNCharge
10-26-2007, 08:28 AM
One out of every three people in the world live in either China or India.

ChipNCharge
10-26-2007, 08:30 AM
Over 80% of the Canadian population lives within 100 miles of the U.S. border.

diegaa
10-26-2007, 08:41 AM
last year in madrid you couldnt play in ANY clay court. this was due to the hard drought which implied the courts werent able to be watered.

malakas
10-26-2007, 08:45 AM
Madrid policemen don't know a word in English.

diegaa
10-26-2007, 09:19 AM
Madrid policemen don't know a word in English.

sad but true. 95% of the spanish people doesnt speak english. 99.99% if you just take in consideration people who is above 40.

diegaa
10-26-2007, 09:20 AM
malakas isnt a polar bear with a violet tongue.

malakas
10-26-2007, 09:55 AM
diegaa isn't a er..a tennis ball on a tennis racquet.But pretty close.:p

Kaptain Karl
10-26-2007, 10:53 AM
In greece when you want to -slightly- offend someone you just put your hand up,palm out,with open fingers.It's called Muzza exactly like the nickname of Andy Murray.So it's kinda like "boo-ing" somebody ... visually???

- KK

Shahar26
10-26-2007, 11:01 AM
So it's kinda like "boo-ing" somebody ... visually???

- KK

It's kind of like giving someone the finger, only 5 times better ;)

Teh_pwnerer
10-26-2007, 12:23 PM
i have over 5k headshots in gears of war off host.

ShiroRm
10-26-2007, 12:33 PM
malakas isnt a polar bear with a violet tongue.

I thought it was a popsicle, not a tongue ;-)
Malakas, can you dispel this doubt, please?

ShiroRm
10-26-2007, 12:35 PM
untill 3 years ago you couldnt find a good ice cream in Madrid.

so you don't like palazzo's ones

Andres
10-26-2007, 01:11 PM
I met Chela at my gym.
I played 15 points against Chela. I won one, and with a lucky dropshot. And he wasn't even trying :cry:

malakas
10-26-2007, 01:51 PM
I thought it was a popsicle, not a tongue ;-)
Malakas, can you dispel this doubt, please?

HAHAH I am not sure!!!!:mrgreen: I also thought that was my tongue,but now that I see it better you may be right after all!!xD :p

richw76
10-26-2007, 02:26 PM
Sure it does. It just has to be done at the source and not at the router.
Also, FYP.

Just need to have UDP encapsulation enabled. and why would you use AH. esp-3des-sha1 works with almost all platforms. With some old netscreens(5xp) use md5 instead of sha cause they had some bugs.

Sharon Stone is working on producing "Basic Instinct 3" and if it is as much better than "Basic Instinct 2" as "Basic Instinct 2" was relative to "Basic Instinct", then it's going to be the very bestest movie ever ever EVAH.

BI-2, only good part was the Car! Man if it takes her as long to make the 3rd as the first...... that's gonna be one old shriveled up.............never mind.

ananda
10-26-2007, 08:05 PM
One out of every three people in the world live in either China or India.
that's a lie. Mum told me I was one in a million.

richw76
10-26-2007, 08:09 PM
that's a lie. Mum told me I was one in a million.

There are more honors students in India than there are high school students in the US. Also, I REALLLY wish I had taken mandarin Chinese in high school instead of spanish. ;-)

Cervantes
10-26-2007, 09:08 PM
Truth can be had, non-human, from outer space...

Objective Danny
10-27-2007, 05:48 AM
Ellen DeGeneres would still be living snug in the closet if it wasn't for Anne Heche.

ananda
10-27-2007, 08:47 AM
I am red-green color-blind, if anyone cares.

Mister G
10-27-2007, 11:01 AM
Malakas regrets registering on this forum as "Malakas" for a good reason, however, he cant be bothered to register again as people know him as malakas. :D

TokyopunK
10-27-2007, 11:29 AM
Malakas regrets registering on this forum as "Malakas" for a good reason, however, he cant be bothered to register again as people know him as malakas. :D

Malakas is a girl.

Mister G
10-27-2007, 11:51 AM
Malakas is a girl.

Then I change the he to a "she". Big deal, do you get the humour at all?

TokyopunK
10-27-2007, 12:25 PM
Then I change the he to a "she". Big deal, do you get the humour at all?

Yeah but I tried that joke before and I guess its not that bad of a word.

malakas
10-27-2007, 12:48 PM
Lots of useless information on malakas in this thread I say!!

l_gonzalez
10-27-2007, 01:23 PM
I played 15 points against Chela. I won one, and with a lucky dropshot. And he wasn't even trying :cry:

I played 3 tie-breaks against Jiri Novak a couple of months ago. Scores were 7-1 7-2 and 7-4... all to him. We played on clay. Oh and he was only allowed one serve, I was allowed 2 serves.

I got the feeling he could have won 7-0 7-0 7-0 if he really wanted to. :-(

Mister G
10-27-2007, 01:46 PM
Lots of useless information on malakas in this thread I say!!

Indeed. O - m - w - s... (check the greeklish) the karakiozides, den katalavenoun tipota.

malakas
10-27-2007, 01:48 PM
Indeed. O - m - w - s... (check the greeklish) the karakiozides, den katalavenoun tipota.

:o wow,didn't see that one coming!!lol :p Patriwtis patriwtis??;)

Andres
10-27-2007, 02:14 PM
Malakas regrets registering on this forum as "Malakas" for a good reason, however, he cant be bothered to register again as people know him as malakas. :D
Don't worry, we all know it :mrgreen:

diegaa
10-27-2007, 03:48 PM
The beer "corona" (crown) is called "coronita" (little crown) in spain. The reason for this is that Corona is a trade mark of the spanish crown. :p

CanadianChic
10-27-2007, 04:55 PM
Very interesting Diegaa.

diegaa
10-27-2007, 05:41 PM
Very interesting Diegaa.

you think? :)

CanadianChic
10-27-2007, 05:42 PM
Seriously I do Diegaa. I love hearing anything and everything about Spanish culture.

BeHappy
10-27-2007, 08:47 PM
tea cosy's make fantastic hats

Mister G
10-28-2007, 07:38 AM
:o wow,didn't see that one coming!!lol :p Patriwtis patriwtis??;)

Xaxa, most people dont. :) Oxi akribws file. Megalwsa sthn Athina, o-m-w-s, eimai Koreatis.

On a side note: Why the hell is "M-W-S" censored :S

malakas
10-28-2007, 11:37 AM
Xaxa, most people dont. :) Oxi akribws file. Megalwsa sthn Athina, o-m-w-s, eimai Koreatis.

On a side note: Why the hell is "M-W-S" censored :S

lol enas Koreatis apo tin Athina pou paizei tennis..na kai kati pou den blepeis kathe mera!!:mrgreen: ;) ax athina kaimene?Xeiroteri poli den iparxei stin Europi..:p

Mister G
10-28-2007, 12:34 PM
lol enas Koreatis apo tin Athina pou paizei tennis..na kai kati pou den blepeis kathe mera!!:mrgreen: ;) ax athina kaimene?Xeiroteri poli den iparxei stin Europi..:p

lol :)

Twra eimai sthn Agglia! (worse weather etsi?) - the last time I was in Athens, htan peripou sth 2002, nomizw... den thimamai. Esi pou eisai?

malakas
10-28-2007, 12:49 PM
lol

Twra eimai sthn Agglia! (worse weather etsi?) - the last time I was in Athens, htan peripou sth 2002, nomizw... den thimamai. Esi pou eisai?

A,gia spoudes na ipotheso?;) Ego,doxa to theo makria kai agapimena apo tin Athina!!:p Karditsa eimai twra gia spoudes.lol Ksereis..ena xwrio konta sta Trikala?!:( :mad: lol

malakas
10-28-2007, 12:50 PM
Useless-well not so much- info: Athens is the worst city in Europe.Stay away at all costs!!:p

malakas
10-28-2007, 12:51 PM
Seriously I do Diegaa. I love hearing anything and everything about Spanish culture.

Spanish men don't know how to properly flirt.

diegaa
10-28-2007, 01:14 PM
Spanish men don't know how to properly flirt.

that's why we argentinians perform superbly in that field on spanish soil. ask my gf if u dont believe me ;)

Mister G
10-28-2007, 01:40 PM
A,gia spoudes na ipotheso?;) Ego,doxa to theo makria kai agapimena apo tin Athina!!:p Karditsa eimai twra gia spoudes.lol Ksereis..ena xwrio konta sta Trikala?! :mad: lol

Nai, teliwnw fetos.

Xerw karditsa! :) Xsera mia kopella apo Karditsa apo High school!

malakas
10-28-2007, 01:51 PM
Nai, teliwnw fetos.

Xerw karditsa! Xsera mia kopella apo Karditsa apo High school!

lol nai,oraies oi karditsiotises..alla molis anoixoun to stomataki tous..!!!.:mrgreen:

-Ti kans_ah?K_la?M'p_re t_lfno ou Gians-ah.
-Oui oui ti m'les toura mari?
-Auto p'sou leo iguo!

:confused: http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m105/bagdaddy_2006/smilies/ummm.gif http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m105/bagdaddy_2006/smilies/violent-smiley-093.gif

God help me!

malakas
10-28-2007, 01:56 PM
that's why we argentinians perform superbly in that field on spanish soil. ask my gf if u dont believe me

lol
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m105/bagdaddy_2006/smilies/sad.gif why didn't I witness any of the argentian ..perfomance ?http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m105/bagdaddy_2006/smilies/awww.gif

Stupid spanish women.They got them all for theirselves!!http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m105/bagdaddy_2006/smilies/frown.gif
:p

Shahar26
10-28-2007, 03:31 PM
It is virtually impossible to get a cab in NYC on Friday afternoon...

SoBad
10-28-2007, 08:16 PM
Guangzhou is the third largest city (by population) in mainland China. (And easy to hail a cab anytime).

diegaa
10-28-2007, 08:30 PM
It is virtually impossible to get a cab in NYC on Friday afternoon...

i wouldnt find this info THAT useless.

SoBad
10-28-2007, 08:37 PM
^^ it's faster to get around by train on Fri afternoon anyways, but if you must be driven, you just hold a 20 or a 50 out and some car service (black lincoln towncar) driver will stop very soon...

claycourtextraordinaire
10-28-2007, 09:16 PM
the 'eho' of the faded 'tenniswarehouse' in the banner of tt is a link to an old atp fantasy tennis 2006 website.

Objective Danny
10-29-2007, 04:11 AM
The electrical consumption at Al Gore's home is 20 times the national average.

Shahar26
10-29-2007, 06:20 AM
It is virtually impossible to get a cab in NYC on Friday afternoon...

i wouldnt find this info THAT useless.

It seems that very few people in this forum are either from NYC or visit NYC, but I agree, it is rather useful, maybe I'll take it down.

In the meanwhile, even if you do get a cab, it will most likely be faster to walk....

Kaptain Karl
10-29-2007, 10:17 AM
... Still remember the first time this "Upstate Hick" had a Sales Meeting on S. Ferry St. (Battery Park area, IIRC).

Friday afternoon ... I had a 5:30 flight out of LGA ... I stepped onto the sidewalk at 4:00 ... the FIRST cab opportunity came along at 4:35(!). I was two feet from the Cab's door when ...

BOOM!!!

A "little old lady" (Literally!) shouldered me aside and leapt into the back seat...!

The next Cab came along (at 5:05!!!). I attacked that Hack like a lion going for raw meat.

... Welcome to NYC, you bumpkin, you...!

- KK

Andres
10-29-2007, 10:32 AM
My last name is pronounced Gwat-sell-lee.

forzainter
10-29-2007, 10:36 AM
One legend claims stealing someone's shadow (by measuring it against a wall and driving a nail through its head) can turn the victim into a vampire

Trivia is the Roman goddess of sorcery, hounds and the crossroads

The only nation whose name begins with an "A", but doesn't end in an "A" is Afghanistan

Newfoundland's time zone is half an hour off of all the others. So are Iran's, bits of India's, Afghanistan's, Burma's, and Nauru's. And some other islands. Like Australia

ShiroRm
10-29-2007, 10:36 AM
My last name is pronounced Gwat-sell-lee.

where is it from? Tuscany? if yes, which city?
(if I'm not too indiscreet)

malakas
10-29-2007, 10:43 AM
The only nation whose name begins with an "A", but doesn't end in an "A" is Afghanistan



hehe what about ajerbaitzan??

Andres
10-29-2007, 10:45 AM
where is it from? Tuscany? if yes, which city?
(if I'm not too indiscreet)
Indeed, ShiroRm. I was born in Castiglione di Garfa-gnana, that's a small town in the province of Lucca, Tuscany :)

Edit: I cannot type F A G, cause it's censored :)

forzainter
10-29-2007, 10:49 AM
hehe what about ajerbaitzan??

hey malakas, i didnt make up the facts;)

Kaptain Karl
10-29-2007, 11:04 AM
hehe what about ajerbaitzan??Whoops!

- KK

ShiroRm
10-29-2007, 11:10 AM
Indeed, ShiroRm. I was born in Castiglione di Garfa-gnana, that's a small town in the province of Lucca, Tuscany :)

Edit: I cannot type F A G, cause it's censored :)

I know the various Castiglione ;-) I've been living in Tuscany for a while, even if not exactly near Lucca (in Florence and Siena, instead);
and I noticed the family names are almost always "plural" there (medici, cini, cioli, banfi, guerrini...): that's why I thought your name had the same origin

diegaa
10-29-2007, 12:59 PM
In spain a born child must use both parents last names in his own.

Mister G
10-29-2007, 06:44 PM
lol nai,oraies oi karditsiotises..alla molis anoixoun to stomataki tous..!!!.:mrgreen:

-Ti kans_ah?K_la?M'p_re t_lfno ou Gians-ah.
-Oui oui ti m'les toura mari?
-Auto p'sou leo iguo!

:confused: http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m105/bagdaddy_2006/smilies/ummm.gif http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m105/bagdaddy_2006/smilies/violent-smiley-093.gif

God help me!

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Andres
10-29-2007, 06:53 PM
I know the various Castiglione ;-) I've been living in Tuscany for a while, even if not exactly near Lucca (in Florence and Siena, instead);
and I noticed the family names are almost always "plural" there (medici, cini, cioli, banfi, guerrini...): that's why I thought your name had the same origin
I spent month and a half studying in Siena this summer. Università Per Stranieri di Siena, of course. Absolutely adored the medieval feel to it. It was a dream trip. I can't wait to come back again :)

SoBad
10-29-2007, 08:23 PM
The nation casually referred to as "North Korea" in rogue Western media is actually Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

ChuDat
10-29-2007, 08:33 PM
i eat rice with every meal

SoBad
10-29-2007, 08:36 PM
Kimchee was used in ancient Korean villages where poor people had nothing to eat but rice and cabbage, and used spices to spice up their meals. It has no rightful place in cosmopolitan dining scene of today.

Breakaz54z
10-29-2007, 08:55 PM
Though you have to admit, it's freaking tasty as anything!

SoBad
10-29-2007, 09:01 PM
^^ I will absolutely not admit any such thing and on the contrary will vehemently deny any hint to that effect.

iTones
10-29-2007, 09:23 PM
Kimche does not taste very good, I must admit, but the Korean BBQ is not bad.

Breakaz54z
10-29-2007, 09:25 PM
You love the kimchee.. you know it!! Secretly, you crave that garlic and chili mixed into the cabbage!

PS: I don't love kimchee that much but I won't pass it up if it's offered lol

iTones
10-29-2007, 09:38 PM
You love the kimchee.. you know it!! Secretly, you crave that garlic and chili mixed into the cabbage!

PS: I don't love kimchee that much but I won't pass it up if it's offered lol

sicko, I bet you'd wolf down crappy (literally fecal-oral transmission) indian food also.

SoBad
10-29-2007, 09:44 PM
Kimche does not taste very good, I must admit, but the Korean BBQ is not bad.

Korean BBQ is good, and that’s why it is necessary to promote awareness among modern cosmopolitan diners of the dangers of relics of the past from rural poverty.

You love the kimchee.. you know it!! Secretly, you crave that garlic and chili mixed into the cabbage!

PS: I don't love kimchee that much but I won't pass it up if it's offered lol

I have gone on record with my position on Kimchee. How dare you question my integrity with insinuations about my secret suppressed desires.

Leelord337
10-29-2007, 10:11 PM
SO you guys whatcha doin? i'm a chillin watchin tennis at 1:10am on none other than the tennis channel. realaxing drinking my diet caffeine free pepsi and watching some tennis...ahh its great

iTones
10-29-2007, 10:24 PM
I'm reading about the "53 million year old spider" and wondering about the crappy dating technology they have.

isuk@tennis
10-29-2007, 10:41 PM
it is impossible for an object of mass to go > C
C=3x10^8m/s
as said object approaches C mass increases infinitely therefore energy required to propel object also increases infinitely
and according to 1st law of thermodynamics energy cannot be obtained from nothing. so there is not infinite energy in the system to propel said object any faster

ShooterMcMarco
10-29-2007, 10:53 PM
Fire iridium Oakley lenses allow 16% light transmission

Shahar26
10-30-2007, 07:00 AM
Rome wasn't built in a week

Andres
10-30-2007, 07:05 AM
Mi vieja mula ya no es lo que era, ya no es lo que era, ya no es lo que era....

ShiroRm
10-30-2007, 07:08 AM
que es esta? una cancion?

malakas
10-30-2007, 07:08 AM
HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

yeah go ahead!!Laugh at my everyday..torture!!!http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m105/bagdaddy_2006/smilies/sad.gif http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m105/bagdaddy_2006/smilies/awww.gif :p

Andres
10-30-2007, 07:09 AM
que es esta? una cancion?
Diegaa, javier sergio, y posiblemente oscar lo entiendan.

Diegaa, seguro que si! :D

ShiroRm
10-30-2007, 07:11 AM
Diegaa, javier sergio, y posiblemente oscar lo entiendan.

Diegaa, seguro que si! :D

porque? porque son todos argentinos?

de todas formas, si es un secreto, no voy a insistir ;-)

buscare en internet. a ver que encuentre algo...

malakas
10-30-2007, 07:17 AM
porque? porque son todos argentinos?

possibly an argentinian joke-song..



Oscar loves papayas!!:D

ananda
10-30-2007, 08:50 AM
it is impossible for an object of mass to go > C
C=3x10^8m/s
as said object approaches C mass increases infinitely therefore energy required to propel object also increases infinitely
and according to 1st law of thermodynamics energy cannot be obtained from nothing. so there is not infinite energy in the system to propel said object any faster
it is hypothesized that gravitons whose existence has not been proven might travel at the speed of light (they are massless, btw)

diegaa
10-30-2007, 09:01 AM
Diegaa, javier sergio, y posiblemente oscar lo entiendan.

Diegaa, seguro que si! :D

LMAO, yea, i did. it must go with an old fart dancing with an wing-like movement of his arms :lol:

diegaa
10-30-2007, 09:02 AM
Rome wasn't built in a week


all roads lead to rome

isuk@tennis
10-30-2007, 01:29 PM
it is hypothesized that gravitons whose existence has not been proven might travel at the speed of light (they are massless, btw)

yes but i said object of mass so that excludes anything with zero mass such as those gravitons you speak of and photons:)

ananda
10-30-2007, 05:43 PM
yes but i said object of mass so that excludes anything with zero mass such as those gravitons you speak of and photons:)
i was not disagreeing or countering.
Just adding more useless information (and trying to show off while doing so!) :-)


Good heavens! Are you studying the General Theory of Relativity?

isuk@tennis
10-30-2007, 06:07 PM
haha that's just the tip of the iceberg my friend.

Time dilation occurs around any object with a gravitational field which disrupts the fabric of time/space.
Time dilation also occurs when the frame of reference velocity is different than the object being observed.


no im not studying the general theory of relativity, im on special theory of relativity. :D

Andres
10-30-2007, 07:22 PM
porque? porque son todos argentinos?

de todas formas, si es un secreto, no voy a insistir ;-)

buscare en internet. a ver que encuentre algo...
No, porque es una escena de The Simpsons, pero con el doblaje LATINOAMERICANO :)

Seguramente gente de Chile, Colombia, o Bolivia tambien lo entenderían, pero no hay tantos en los foros ;)

slice bh compliment
10-30-2007, 07:49 PM
My cat's breath smells like cat food.

I know, you guys are thinking, "hmm that's a Ralph Wiggum quote", but seriously, if I had a cat, it's breath would probably smell like cat food.

...e's tellin' me more and more, about some useless information, supposed to drive my imagination. But I can't get no...
a hey hey hey....that's what I say....

slice bh compliment
10-30-2007, 07:55 PM
Oh, and by the way, most professional soccer players have January, February or March birthdays. It has something to do with age cutoffs and confidence building.

Most GOAT contenders (in tennis) were born in the late summer.

In the US, most highways that go east/west are even numbered. The ones going north/south are odd numbered. The opposite is true in Canada, I think.
Oops, sorry that was actually somewhat useful if you are in North America.

John McEnroe will turn 49 on February 16th, 2008. There we go. Back on track.

ananda
10-30-2007, 07:59 PM
slice bh compliment was highly missed by the members of the TW forum.

malakas
10-30-2007, 08:01 PM
slice bh compliment was highly missed by the members of the TW forum.

heh speak for you own!!!:mad: :p j/k

Different dog species have less than 1% of their DNA different.

SoBad
10-30-2007, 08:10 PM
- five years ago otmorozki stole Safin's car

- malakas and SoBad haven't been on the forum at the same time in many months

(sorry if some of this information sounds useless)

malakas
10-30-2007, 08:14 PM
Sobad takes wonderful pics..but NEVER his own!!!:mad:

iTones
10-30-2007, 08:18 PM
Polar bears have dark blue or black tongues. Their breath stinks.

slice bh compliment
10-30-2007, 08:45 PM
That's actually true. My friends and I, we hang out sometimes with this one really big white dude, who is a polar bear, and yeah, everytime he opens his mouth to talk, all I can think of is half-eaten seals.

You guys think if we got him some floss, a nice SoniCare system and one of those little tongue scrapers.....you guys think his breath might improve? Would he be offended? I mean, he's always been an excellent wingman, and really pretty genuine and cool to everyone, so I don't want to alienate the guy.

malakas
10-30-2007, 08:58 PM
That's actually true. My friends and I, we hang out sometimes with this one really big white dude, who is a polar bear, and yeah, everytime he opens his mouth to talk, all I can think of is half-eaten seals.

You guys think if we got him some floss, a nice SoniCare system and one of those little tongue scrapers.....you guys think his breath might improve? Would he be offended? I mean, he's always been an excellent wingman, and really pretty genuine and cool to everyone, so I don't want to alienate the guy.

nah,I think a mint for the breath-and a hug, would do!:p lol

iTones
10-30-2007, 08:59 PM
Forget the SoniCare, get him some Charmin.

ananda
10-30-2007, 09:05 PM
That's actually true. My friends and I, we hang out sometimes with this one really big white dude, who is a polar bear, and yeah, everytime he opens his mouth to talk, all I can think of is half-eaten seals.

You guys think if we got him some floss, a nice SoniCare system and one of those little tongue scrapers.....you guys think his breath might improve? Would he be offended? I mean, he's always been an excellent wingman, and really pretty genuine and cool to everyone, so I don't want to alienate the guy.

edit: your friend could be having some problem (like a digestion issue or worse) that causes this. Halitosis, ok, bad breath, is not just about not brushing or flossing etc. Perhaps (offended or not) he needs a check up.

ananda
10-31-2007, 01:46 AM
meningitis: something strange that affects women in their middle age making them even more intolerable

PimpMyGame
10-31-2007, 02:08 AM
If you multiply the number 142857 by any whole number between 2 and 6 the answer will have the same digits but in a different order. If you multiply by 7 something else happens.

Andres
10-31-2007, 04:05 AM
Tarapachin chin chichin chin....

Tarapachin chin chichin chiiiiiin....

:D

HyperHorse
10-31-2007, 04:17 AM
If it hasn't been mentioned before...
I'd just like to point out that all polar bears are left handed.
:-D

ananda
10-31-2007, 04:19 AM
If it hasn't been mentioned before...
I'd just like to point out that all polar bears are left handed.
:-D
they write with the left hand? or play tennis ?

HyperHorse
10-31-2007, 04:21 AM
Kimchee was used in ancient Korean villages where poor people had nothing to eat but rice and cabbage, and used spices to spice up their meals. It has no rightful place in cosmopolitan dining scene of today.

I LOVE KIMCHEE!!!!!!!
KOREAN FOOD ROCKS!!!!

HyperHorse
10-31-2007, 04:22 AM
they write with the left hand? or play tennis ?

No, silly... the left paw is their dominant hand...
I heard somewhere that it's the case with all polar bears...
Left paw, left hand, whats the difference...

malakas
10-31-2007, 07:07 AM
Milan Gurovic and his tatto has as much chance to play in Croatia as the Pope blessing gay marriages.

forzainter
10-31-2007, 08:28 AM
meningitis: something strange that affects women in their middle age making them even more intolerable

are you sure you're not thinking of menopause (sp?) because I was once checked out for meningitis and I was only 15 at the time, and I am a boy, not a middle aged woman

ananda
10-31-2007, 08:37 AM
are you sure you're not thinking of menopause (sp?) because I was once checked out for meningitis and I was only 15 at the time, and I am a boy, not a middle aged woman
no, menopause, as the word suggests, happens to men at about 45-50, when they stop MENstruating.


...


(hey, just kidding, i tried saying the earlier post with a straight face :-) lol.

ananda
10-31-2007, 08:45 AM
sicko, I bet you'd wolf down crappy
(literally fecal-oral transmission) indian food also.

itones, may you take birth in India for the next seven lives to atone for the sin of insulting indian cuisine.

I would recommend the Andhra Pradesh state, where the food is hottest.

ananda
10-31-2007, 08:49 AM
1. Time dilation occurs around any object with a gravitational field which disrupts the fabric of time/space.
Time dilation also occurs when the frame of reference velocity is different than the object being observed.


2. no im not studying the general theory of relativity, im on special theory of relativity. :D

dude, you are HOT! btw, isn't special theory 1905 stuff?
you certainly don't suk@physics. Might i ask where at you are studying ?

Isn't point 1 a way of saying that time is relative to the observer? (I was an astrophysicist in my previous birth -- have some vague recollections)

richw76
10-31-2007, 10:01 AM
I LOVE KIMCHEE!!!!!!!
KOREAN FOOD ROCKS!!!!

I read the post about kimchee being for poor people... blah, blah. And it's probably true. However sometimes people use food to reconnect and remind them of the past. I'm black, and live in the south. People still eat chittlin's. Which is cleaned and boiled pig intestine. Poor southerners (black and white) used to eat it because it was cheap, and a good source of protein. It smells and taste like old sweaty gym socks, IMHO. Not really the point it's a connection to their past, and that alone makes it worth including in the culinary catalog. Although I wouldn't eat it ;-)

itones, may you take birth in India for the next seven lives to atone for the sin of insulting indian cuisine.

I would recommend the Andhra Pradesh state, where the food is hottest.

I couldn't agree more. I love indian food. I like eating vegetarian when possible, and different curry blends go better with veggies than anything else I've ever tried. I must admit, I would have been just as ignorant as most but a friends girlfriend took us to an indian restaurant a few years ago in new york. She ordered several items off the menu, and I was hooked for life. Like the kid said try it you'll like it ;-)

forzainter
10-31-2007, 11:41 AM
itones, may you take birth in India for the next seven lives to atone for the sin of insulting indian cuisine.

I would recommend the Andhra Pradesh state, where the food is hottest.

I only had a curry for the first time in my life 4 months ago, and Indian food is huge here. Ananda, are you a Hindu? If so, I was wondering what you think of the caste system (or what it used to be like) and what caste you were born in to.

diegaa
10-31-2007, 02:35 PM
I only had a curry for the first time in my life 4 months ago, and Indian food is huge here. Ananda, are you a Hindu? If so, I was wondering what you think of the caste system (or what it used to be like) and what caste you were born in to.

if ananda answers, it wont be a useless information. pls, forzainter, try to respect you own thread rules :mad:




;) :p

malakas
10-31-2007, 02:50 PM
The seventh world toilet congress is taking place in NewDelhi.

richw76
10-31-2007, 03:00 PM
The seventh world toilet congress is taking place in NewDelhi.

Is that the guys who's convention center looks like a toilet seat from 5k feet or more?

malakas
10-31-2007, 03:03 PM
Is that the guys who's convention center looks like a toilet seat from 5k feet or more?

I don't have the slightest idea,but if you're interested http://www.worldtoilet.org

there's also a world toilet college?!?!?:confused:

richw76
10-31-2007, 06:38 PM
I don't have the slightest idea,but if you're interested http://www.worldtoilet.org

there's also a world toilet college?!?!?:confused:

http://freshome.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/toilet-house2.jpg

richw76
10-31-2007, 06:39 PM
http://freshome.com/2007/10/11/toilet-shaped-house/

ananda
10-31-2007, 10:20 PM
I only had a curry for the first time in my life 4 months ago, and Indian food is huge here. Ananda, are you a Hindu? If so, I was wondering what you think of the caste system (or what it used to be like) and what caste you were born in to.
first of all, itones, i hope you realize i was pulling you leg in that "curse" i left you :-)
to tell you the truth, what you get in restaurants is not really indian food. India has many different cuisines, each is distinctly and totally different. I would say each of the 25 states has a different cuisine.
And the delicious food we eat at home is often very simple rice and daal and veggies. Or roti (bread) with daal and veggies. Simple and tasty. Not the heavily curried stuff you get.
I am also aware that westerners find our food very hot, and often have stomach problems. So i do not mind your saying you dislike indian, although your descriptions of fecal etc were a bit on the disgusting side :-) Peace.


forzainter, i have no objections to questions on religion, or even anyone making fun of mine, or asking questions or criticizing. I know by now that all of you folk are nice, well-meaning guys, even if we sometimes get a tad spicy with words.

i was born a hindu, although i do not subscribe to any religion. Never did as an atheist, and now that i believe totally in God, it would be a slur and insult to Him to categorize people by religion (IMHO). I repeat, imho, it pains God to see us divide ourselves in ANY way.

As far as caste, its a blot on humanity. And this has nothing to do with the hindu religion, these are things that got manipulated and twisted for people's own benefit. Almost everything here in the name of religion, is because someone benefits.
I am of the so-called brahmin caste, but i would happily eat food from people of any caste, sit with them, shake hands, feed them, serve them etc etc. I cannot find it in me to even think that someone is lower than someone else.

i am reminded of that much misunderstood even maligned soul named Gandhi who even cleaned the toilets of the so-called untouchable castes.

Please feel free to ask or criticize ... and i sincerely apologize if the above was in any way useful ;-)

ananda
10-31-2007, 10:28 PM
Ananda, are you a Hindu? If so, I was wondering what you think of the caste system (or what it used to be like) and what caste you were born in to.
i hope i am not hjacking this thread. just in brief:
it used to be and still is like this:
1. you are prohibited from marrying outside your caste (actually, even sub-caste)
2. in certain cases, orthodox people will not eat with other castes or allow them into their homes, kitchens etc.

I was once in a rural area in Rajasthan, i was taken by a boy to the local tap to drink water. I was drinking from a large tap, whereas he went behind the well to drink from a trickle. A TRICKLE. When i later asked, he said he was from the untouchable caste, so he could not touch the main tap.

What was it like? You can imagine how it feels to be untouchable, or not allowed to love someone due to caste differences, to be inferior, not allowed to follow some trade (this one may not be true today), etc etc.

I believe a lot of this became very strict (acco to history books) when there were invasions a few centuries ago, and the people here wanted to protect their customs from getting wiped out by the mughals or greek or whatever.

SoBad
10-31-2007, 10:47 PM
I LOVE KIMCHEE!!!!!!!
KOREAN FOOD ROCKS!!!!

I find those two statements contradictory. Korean food can be very tasty indeed. However, anyone who truly appreciates Korean food would surely be wary of kimchee as a relic from rural Korean past where such spice was but a means of confronting the dull reality of rice and cabbage as the only foods available.

Cervantes
10-31-2007, 11:00 PM
My ex is from Brazil. She often spoke in terms of social class, such as "I once had a boyfriend, but we split because he was from a higher class than I. More educated, better part of town, more money in the family..." This even though she had a wonderful education, a well to do family, etc...third world , or rather "provincial" outlook. Strange reference since we here in the States are brought up, at least on the surface, to not recognize or be limited by class structure, at least in terms of applying ambition.

Waddaya think?



"When love is in excess it brings man no honor nor worthiness..."

richw76
10-31-2007, 11:04 PM
i hope i am not hjacking this thread. just in brief:
it used to be and still is like this:
1. you are prohibited from marrying outside your caste (actually, even sub-caste)
2. in certain cases, orthodox people will not eat with other castes or allow them into their homes, kitchens etc.

I was once in a rural area in Rajasthan, i was taken by a boy to the local tap to drink water. I was drinking from a large tap, whereas he went behind the well to drink from a trickle. A TRICKLE. When i later asked, he said he was from the untouchable caste, so he could not touch the main tap.

What was it like? You can imagine how it feels to be untouchable, or not allowed to love someone due to caste differences, to be inferior, not allowed to follow some trade (this one may not be true today), etc etc.

I believe a lot of this became very strict (acco to history books) when there were invasions a few centuries ago, and the people here wanted to protect their customs from getting wiped out by the mughals or greek or whatever.

Can you buy your way into a better caste? The guy that owned a company I used to work for made almost $700++ million during the internet boom times. Some guys in the office said he bought his way into a higher caste. Is this common among the newly wealthy of Indian decent? I think he was a farmers ?ranking? before.
I guess I just find the whole thing interesting. The truth is there are informal systems in place in the US and everywhere. Sure it is 60-70% merit based here but the rest.... or more seems to be who you know.

Also from your past post it seems you followed your caste I guess. If you didn't how mad would your parents be?

When I was going to school my dad wanted me to study medicine. Thing is I don't even like chemistry, or helping people much. He was disappointed but not to mad since I ended up doing ok. Is it the same type of family pressure or more?

ananda
10-31-2007, 11:53 PM
Can you buy your way into a better caste? The guy that owned a company I used to work for made almost $700++ million during the internet boom times. Some guys in the office said he bought his way into a higher caste. Is this common among the newly wealthy of Indian decent? I think he was a farmers ?ranking? before.
I guess I just find the whole thing interesting. The truth is there are informal systems in place in the US and everywhere. Sure it is 60-70% merit based here but the rest.... or more seems to be who you know.

Also from your past post it seems you followed your caste I guess. If you didn't how mad would your parents be?

When I was going to school my dad wanted me to study medicine. Thing is I don't even like chemistry, or helping people much. He was disappointed but not to mad since I ended up doing ok. Is it the same type of family pressure or more?

Regarding the last 2 posts. one thing I admire about the US, is that no matter what your background is, you can become what you want. Your current merit decides. Not what your studied, or where, or your "class" etc.

I know a kid here from a poor family, his mother cooks and works full time at my aunt's house. My aunt educated him and he is brilliant, doing very well. A chartered accountant. But he feels the need to move away from here, because everyone here knows his background or "class". In fact, he does not even speak with us any longer since he feels we would remind him of his origins (guessing)?

rich, i don't know how you say i followed my caste ? i come from a liberal family, luckily. so there are no restrictions. But generally yes, parents would be mad if son or daughter went their own way.

About buying your way into a caste. I guess anythings possible. if you marry another caste, normally you get downgraded ! But if you have loads of money ... i guess you could change your name (name is linked to caste). Change where you live, get a whole bunch of false documents made to erase old caste, and then everything else will follow.


lol, in india the first question people will ask is your name, your last name specifically. so i ask them "you are trying to determine my caste, are you?"
reply: "oh no, no, just asking...".

malakas
11-01-2007, 01:38 AM
i I believe a lot of this became very strict (acco to history books) when there were invasions a few centuries ago, and the people here wanted to protect their customs from getting wiped out by the mughals or greek or whatever.

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m105/bagdaddy_2006/smilies/ras.gif

ok back to useless info!!
halva is horrible unless you're on a diet.

ananda
11-01-2007, 01:48 AM
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m105/bagdaddy_2006/smilies/ras.gif

ok back to useless info!!
halva is horrible unless you're on a diet.

are you REALLY trying to pick a fight with me....
okay, choose your weapon!

p.s. that's one of my favorite desserts. But oh, you gotta be an indian to like it. With your taste for fluffy pastry and mom's apple pie and chocolate cake (mmmmmmmmm) and fudge, no way you will appreciate halva!

slice bh compliment
11-01-2007, 01:48 AM
Is halva really Indian? Or from the middle east? (I do realize the proximity and the history between).

Is it spelled halwa sometimes?

Is it the white flaky stuff I'm thinking of or is there another halva/halwa?

Useless information:
I've been reading up on education. Dewey and Piaget agreed on a lot of stuff.

malakas
11-01-2007, 01:51 AM
are you REALLY trying to pick a fight with me....
okay, choose your weapon!

p.s. that's one of my favorite desserts. But oh, you gotta be an indian to like it. With your taste for fluffy pastry and mom's apple pie and chocolate cake (mmmmmmmmm) and fudge, no way you will appreciate halva!

haha well it's not indian.It's arabic my friend!!:p

here's a pic slice:
http://www.halvas-beto.gr/images/halvas_cover.jpg
Only in balkans and some middle east it's made with tahini,while I think in india you make it with sunflower seeds?

anyway,it sucks!

keithchircop
11-01-2007, 02:15 AM
^^^ the one on the right tastes awesome.

ananda
11-01-2007, 02:53 AM
in india we spell it as Halwa.
and it can be made of various things.... WHO said sunflower seeds, malakas , my greek brother ?
it can be made of semolina (sooji) or wheat or potato or carrot ( an indian favorite in winters) or moong daal (a favorite at weddings) -- all of them are delicious, but certainly NOT recommended if you are on diet.

forzainter
11-02-2007, 10:20 AM
Because of the rotation of the earth, things will go further if you throw them west



that may not actually be useless

richw76
11-02-2007, 11:35 AM
Because of the rotation of the earth, things will go further if you throw them west



that may not actually be useless

Naw, I think that qualifies as completely useless. ;-)

Kaptain Karl
11-02-2007, 01:12 PM
As a Mod, I was in a bit of a quandry. We're suppposed to help keep threads on-topic. For several posts there was plenty of useFULL information being posted.

Careful there, TT-ers.... (I can't believe I'm posting this....)

- KK

isuk@tennis
11-02-2007, 03:55 PM
Because of the rotation of the earth, things will go further if you throw them west



that may not actually be useless

while it's true that the earth is rotating.
the atmosphere surrounding the planet is also rotating at the same rate.
your frame of reference is zero velocity while you are on the surface, so no matter which direction you throw the ball the wind/air resistance will be the determining factor on the distance the ball travels.

ananda
11-02-2007, 07:08 PM
As a Mod, I was in a bit of a quandry. We're suppposed to help keep threads on-topic. For several posts there was plenty of useFULL information being posted.

Careful there, TT-ers.... (I can't believe I'm posting this....)

- KK
dear mod, we simple folk do get carried away a bit :-)
i was surprised when i found some posts knocked out ... regarding education , nothing naughty...

now, as per rules I gotta say something useless. Here goes ..

A person living on a mountain will age slower that a person living at sea-level.

slice bh compliment
11-03-2007, 05:32 AM
Because of the rotation of the earth, things will go further if you throw them west
...

Ahhh yes, the ''Coriolis Effect''. Useful. If you have a catapult. And plan on using it.

Giving that phenomenon a name and presenting it in this thread...now THAT my friends, is...
useless information.
Supposed to fire my imagination.
uh I can't get no, uh no no no....
a hey hey hey....that's what I say.

Docalex007
11-03-2007, 07:04 AM
Because of the rotation of the earth, things will go further if you throw them west



that may not actually be useless

It's useless as it's wrong. However if you did throw something westward in the Northern Hemisphere, it would be deflected northward (or to the right) from the spot you aimed it at. This effect will get larger the further you throw/shoot something and the higher up in latitude you are.

Useless information to most people:

One tablespoon's worth of a Neutron Star's matter would weigh several million tonnes here on Earth...that's how dense a Neutron Star is...and they are small things, only 20km in diameter yet weigh twice as much as our sun...

keithchircop
11-03-2007, 07:51 AM
The word "parachute"...

Para means "save", Chute means "fall".

Therefore when some cute guy in some Top Gun movie says "the chute didn't open", he's not making any flipping sense.

forzainter
11-03-2007, 08:09 AM
It's useless as it's wrong. However if you did throw something westward in the Northern Hemisphere, it would be deflected northward (or to the right) from the spot you aimed it at. This effect will get larger the further you throw/shoot something and the higher up in latitude you are.

Useless information to most people:

One tablespoon's worth of a Neutron Star's matter would weigh several million tonnes here on Earth...that's how dense a Neutron Star is...and they are small things, only 20km in diameter yet weigh twice as much as our sun...

thats what my diary book says in its facts along the bottom of the page, and as you can see according to slice bh compliment, it exists

ananda
11-03-2007, 08:20 AM
One tablespoon's worth of a Neutron Star's matter would weigh several million tonnes here on Earth...that's how dense a Neutron Star is...and they are small things, only 20km in diameter yet weigh twice as much as our sun...

Now i just want four drops, for putting on my 3,9 and 2,10 oclock, and i am all set.

ananda
11-03-2007, 08:32 PM
^^^ Pulsars are rapidly spinning neutron stars, the pulses are electromagnetic radiation from the poles which appear to pulsate due to the spin.

SoBad
11-03-2007, 10:30 PM
Suffering does not cease to be until you reach Enlightenment

ananda
11-04-2007, 01:39 AM
Suffering does not cease to be until you reach the second cup of coffee.