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    posted a message on Boring journal of TheOtherDrew's main SSP world (updated with many pictures!)

    Wow, it's been a while. First of all, sorry for taking an eternity to update this thread!


    I've been away from minecraft for about a year, but I'm finally getting back to my favourite world. The first thing I did was finish building the shoe house. I had to run back to my mesa base halfway through to get more baked clay, but it's finally up! (I do still have to decorate the inside though) Here are the pictures so far.


    Before the roof and windows were added:


    And after the roof & windows:



    I will try to keep updating this thread, without year-long pauses between posts. (again sorry about that, but hey, life happens)

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    posted a message on favorite books???

    My favourite would be the Voynich Manuscript. I've been fascinated with it ever since I first heard of it. What makes it so interesting is that absolutely no-one has any idea what it's about! The text has never been translated and the illustrations are equally hard to decipher.


    For example; what the heck is this picture depicting?

    ||

    \/


    Is it a fanciful engineering sketch of plumbing? A medicinal bath? A depiction of how the upper digestive system works? the circulatory system? Are the women in the picture pregnant, chubby or is this just how that particular artist drew women? What on earth is that pinecone/umbrella/flower/thing in the upper corner?


    ...and that's just one page.



    I love the book so much that I'm spearheading a Kickstarter campaign to have the Voynich Manuscript reprinted (the original is under lock & key in Yale's rare books library)


    (hope this last bit isn't considered advertising, but feel free to check out the Kickstarter campaign. It will finish around the end of February and any little bit of help to get this reprinted would be awesome!)

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    posted a message on Things that look like other things (pareidolia)

    I recently rescued a small dog. (Here's his tragic story: http://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/off-topic/general-off-topic/2530185-sad-little-cyclops-dog )


    And while he was in his dog bed, I noticed that when he curls a certain way, the spot on his back looks a bit... inappropriate. It's not just me is it?



    There's actually a name for seeing faces or, uh, other recognizable shapes, in random everyday items. It's called pareidolia.


    Like this angry backpack:


    Or this shocked wall:



    Or this cookie that looks exactly like a chihuahua that wants a cookie:


    Do you have any pictures of things that look like other things? Post them here!

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    posted a message on name your country

    I'd name it Usa. Not United States of America, just Usa. Then I'd build huge factories & manufacture loads of cheap junk, which I would then sell in the USA. The brilliant part is, everything will have "Made in Usa" on it so americans will pay a premium thinking they're supporting the local economy.


    I'll make billions! *Evil laugh*

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    posted a message on is it silly to think pokémon are real
    Quote from pefan»

    reality and the asylum down the road.


    Nah, obviously axolotls are pokemon that have been intelligently designed by the Flying Spaghetti Monster. May you one day be touched by His noodly appendage.

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    posted a message on is it silly to think pokémon are real

    Who says they aren't real?


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    posted a message on Sad little cyclops dog

    Thanks everyone for your support! He's doing really well all things considered.


    I'm taking him to a dog park for small breeds so he can learn to socialize with people and other dogs his own size (to start with, we go when it's mostly empty). He does have a horrible PTSD reaction whenever he sees little kids or large dogs. I can't say I blame him, but I'm working to help him get over it.

    He wasn't even housebroken when I first got him, but he's a fast learner. He's really needy but also so eager to please. He should learn basic obedience training & tricks fairly easily. I generally prefer larger breeds like newfoundlands or st bernards, but yes, absolutely, a 'toy' breed should be treated like a dog & not a toy.


    It really bothers me when people don't treat their animals properly. I breed a species of salamander professionally and I've refused to sell to people and even a few pet shops because I didn't think they were taking care of their animals appropriately.

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    posted a message on name your country
    Quote from teesee»

    I would name it "Country".


    I like your flag.
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    posted a message on Sad little cyclops dog

    I'm not really a little dog person, but I've recently acquired a very small (just over 1 kg/2.5 lbs) dog with the saddest backstory in history.



    This poor little fella had a hard life as a pup. He was owned by a horrible family with bratty children who would pull his ears, throw him in the air & never let him sleep (he's now absolutely terrified of anyone under the age of about 13-14). In addition to a roving gang of brats, the family also had three intact outdoor cats and a very large, intact adult pitbull cross. One day, the larger dog attacked this little guy and bit off half his face (he lost the eye).


    There's no real point to this thread, I just wanted to introduce the little guy.

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    posted a message on This rock keeps viruses away
    Quote from Tuaam»

    And what do you enchant it with, A enchanting table, perhaps?


    Don't be silly, there's 4 pages of thorough instructions for how to properly magicify your rock. Or, to save time you can just give it a shower. Of course, if your rock is infused with extra quantums, you can skip those steps.

    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on What's Your Hair Color?

    This thread reminds me of an old joke.


    Three women were discussing what dresses they were going to wear to a formal event. The first woman says "My husband has black hair, so I'm going to wear a dark dress to match." The second woman says, "Oh that's a good idea! My husband has blond hair, I'll wear my yellow dress so that we look coordinated too." They look at the third woman who shrugs and says, "My husband is completely bald."




    But back on topic. I have boring brown hair.

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    posted a message on This rock keeps viruses away
    Quote from Spark»

    It's funny, I have a block of malachite in my drawer, use it as a paperweight.

    Ironically never had a virus before.


    Amazing! The crystal wavers were right, it works!


    And here I was thinking this was all a load of coprolite. :P

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    posted a message on How do you provide value?

    If you can create something or perform some sort of service that other people are either unwilling or unable to do. That is creating value in a nutshell. Every job boils down to one or both of those two things.

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    posted a message on This rock keeps viruses away

    This is the funniest thing I've read in a while. "Crystal healing" for your computer.



    By waving this pretty green rock around your computer:



    You can prevent computer viruses! ...as long as you're already using an anti-virus program. Or, it will possibly explode on your desk when you do get a virus (as an early warning?), the article isn't exactly clear.


    Anyway, I just thought I'd pass along this very useful information to you all.

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    posted a message on What is your favorite piece of stand-up comedy?

    I have a cylinder phonograph player and a small collection of very early standup comedy recordings from the 1910's-1920's. There was a really funny comedian in particular who's stage name was "Uncle Josh". He had sort of a dumb country yokel persona. One especially funny bit was called "Uncle Josh buys an automobile" Which was from back when cars were fairly new inventions. I think it's my favourite just because it's one of the oldest standup bit's I've heard.


    Here's a copy of the it (not my video, sorry about the sound quality, but the recording is about a century old)



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