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Posted by: Art Vandelay
« on: August 19, 2018, 07:00:01 am »

That's probably what inspired the Wright brothers. "What if we did this, but with wood instead of paper, and make it like... *Inspects folded piece of A4 paper* ...three times bigger?"
Posted by: Askold
« on: August 19, 2018, 06:44:20 am »

I was reading a certain erotic story and at some point it turns out that the French guy in the story has been circumcised. And here I am thinking that there's no implication of them being Jewish so is this yet another Yankee writer who doesn't know how rare circumcision is in other countries.

Also found out elsewhere that paper planes as a toy predate the invention of the plane.

Obviously they weren't known as "planes" in the early days.
Posted by: RavynousHunter
« on: August 07, 2018, 09:33:23 am »

It depends on how many classes you take per semester.  The typical range for a full-time student is between 8-12 credit hours split roughly evenly between Fall and Spring semesters.  I know my typical semester of university has ran me around $9,000 US or above (I admit, I need to check my statement to be totally sure, but I'm in the ballpark).  Of course, I'm a bit luckier than most because I get several grants due to various circumstances (no expected familial contribution, living on my own, studying full time, etc) that pay for around half to two-thirds of my tuition.  Still, though, the rest needs to be covered by subsidized student loans, which will likely be well in excess of $10,000 by the time I'm done at the end of the year.

And I did the smart thing and went to community college, first, to get my general education credits out of the way.

[ETA]

So, I got my personal, actual numbers.  I'm taking 5 classes, this semester.  It is also my last semester of university.  All told, after fees and other nickle-and-dime bullshit, I'm in for about $8,600 US in tuition fees.  That's not counting books or any other additional expenses.  This semester will also see about $1,400 US tacked on to my student loans.  So, multiply that out by two, and you're looking at about $17,000 for a year's worth of university-level US tuition, assuming 5 courses in both Spring and Fall, and with no Summer classes.
Posted by: Askold
« on: August 07, 2018, 08:47:40 am »

Since I got accepted to the university I just paid for the first year. It was under 200€ and more than half of that was from paying for the gym membership for the year.

...And the rest was for the membership fee of the student organization which is bullshit because all university students are forced to pay for the membership which is a violation of my rights of assembly which means that I cannot be FORCED to join a group that I do not wish to be member of.


...I also wonder how much the cost of studying in an university for a year would have been in USA?
Posted by: niam2023
« on: July 25, 2018, 04:50:04 pm »

Hey Ravy / whoever's in charge of the FSTDT reddit, can you ban StellarisJunkie / Pepe? I've been griefing him pretty hard, and it seems he is just getting angrier and angrier.

There's a point where it gets amusing, and there's a point where I get tired my only reddit notifications are from an increasingly insane Turkish Nazi.

That would be Distind.  I don't think he turned control to me, unless I missed something.  StellarisJunkie recently replied to my months old thread there.  All I could really do was think "Well...he's certainly dedicated."

It seems I've really personally offended him. I like that.

But the fact he keeps on going is...well, doesn't he have anything else he could be doing?
Posted by: ironbite
« on: July 25, 2018, 04:03:06 pm »

WWE (and to a lesser extent all professional wrestling) is not anime.  Except New Japan.  WWE et al is male Soap Opera mixed with a stuntshow.
What about when the female wrestlers are involved?

Still a male soap opera only now there's tits involved.

Ironbite-as there's always been in professional wrestling.
Posted by: RavynousHunter
« on: July 25, 2018, 09:27:25 am »

Hey Ravy / whoever's in charge of the FSTDT reddit, can you ban StellarisJunkie / Pepe? I've been griefing him pretty hard, and it seems he is just getting angrier and angrier.

There's a point where it gets amusing, and there's a point where I get tired my only reddit notifications are from an increasingly insane Turkish Nazi.

That would be Distind.  I don't think he turned control to me, unless I missed something.  StellarisJunkie recently replied to my months old thread there.  All I could really do was think "Well...he's certainly dedicated."
Posted by: Art Vandelay
« on: July 25, 2018, 08:22:38 am »

WWE (and to a lesser extent all professional wrestling) is not anime.  Except New Japan.  WWE et al is male Soap Opera mixed with a stuntshow.
What about when the female wrestlers are involved?
Posted by: niam2023
« on: July 25, 2018, 01:12:39 am »

Hey Ravy / whoever's in charge of the FSTDT reddit, can you ban StellarisJunkie / Pepe? I've been griefing him pretty hard, and it seems he is just getting angrier and angrier.

There's a point where it gets amusing, and there's a point where I get tired my only reddit notifications are from an increasingly insane Turkish Nazi.
Posted by: Kanzenkankaku
« on: July 24, 2018, 08:05:21 pm »

New Japan is anime but with real life people. Evidence: The Golden Lovers break-up and reunion.
Posted by: ironbite
« on: July 24, 2018, 03:51:48 pm »

I will fight you both and stab you with the bones of your forefathers.

WWE (and to a lesser extent all professional wrestling) is not anime.  Except New Japan.  WWE et al is male Soap Opera mixed with a stuntshow.

Ironbite-*sharpens the bones of your forefathers for stabbings*
Posted by: KingOfRhye
« on: July 24, 2018, 01:09:16 am »

WWE is essentially redneck anime.

YES!!!!   Perfect description.  Maybe that's why I love pro wrestling so.  Kinda like anime, (I'm guessing because I've only dabbled in anime) it can be trash at times, but when they get it right, when they have the best characters (wrestlers), and a good storyline......damn, it's compelling. 

I've said a few times. one of the best, or rather, one of best series of matches is the three that Ric Flair and Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat had in 1989.  It was like the perfect storm of pro wrestling.  It was two athletes at the top of their game, and they had a good storyline.  Basically, Flair was the high-flying playboy, and Steamboat was the family man. Now, who do you think the crowd's gonna go behind?

Anyway, they battled a few times for their world championship, and damn, it was great. 

Basically, if you don't like those matches, you don't like pro wrestling.
Posted by: Art Vandelay
« on: July 23, 2018, 11:36:06 pm »

WWE is essentially redneck anime.
Posted by: Art Vandelay
« on: July 14, 2018, 01:47:54 am »

The dictionary is the ultimate self-referential work.
Posted by: Skybison
« on: July 14, 2018, 01:36:30 am »

The fourth one is where it jumps the shark - the killer moose is reanimated by extremely Canadian voodoo and goes to take revenge on the human who killed it and his whole family. The moose, due to the voodoo, also gains the power to shoot lightning bolts from between its horns.

Hey at least it was still fun, unlike the gritty reboot Zack Snyder made Moose V Elk: Dawn of Antlers.