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LPW XIX: Dreams Do Come True

Discussion in 'Forum Games and Randomness' started by Mane25, 20 January 2019.

  1. Cuttleshock

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    Looking into a book.
     
  2. Pigasus

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    Car is (allegedly) fixed, I'll pick it up tomorrow
     
  3. Cuttleshock

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    Got a book! Introduction to Algorithms, standard CompSci text of Cormen, Leiserson and Rivest. Old edition, but I don't think that'll be a big problem.
     
  4. Princess Demandy-pants

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    It's been a really rough day for NI twitter, I really don't think I can stomach hearing any more about Bloody Sunday
     
  5. Cuttleshock

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    Was wondering about the bell chimes you hear e.g. in school anime all the time, prompted by hearing them in town earlier today. Turns out they actually originated in Cambridge, so, that's neat!
     
  6. Bellzor

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    Don't they still play Auld Lang Syne every night when they close shopping centers in Japan?
    Yeah, as the BBC said: 'it casts a long shadow'...
     
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    Evening! Saw Captain Marvel, really enjoyed it.
    ... whut.
     
  8. Bellzor

    Bellzor 1% Tea, 99% Hot gas.

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    I swear I read that somewhere ages ago...

    Anyway, goodnight all.
     
  9. Princess Demandy-pants

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    Really good progress! Had my biggest breakthrough about 15 seconds into my preevening nap, perhaps the next hurdle will be as comfy to overcome.
     
  10. Cuttleshock

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    I sometimes feel like I've made a big breakthrough when I'm falling asleep in the library, but it's just such a state that those thoughts quickly leave my mind for good... the feeling probably hardly ever holds true, anyway.

    I'll sleep.
     
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    Whoops, I lost thread notifications.

    Japan has a short but fascinating and deep recorded history.
    Part of what is known as the Meiji Restoration involved them drastically switching from being isolationist to trying to take as much culture and technology from other countries as possible to replace their own in an attempt to modernise (in a lot of cases by force, famously bringing about the end of the Shogunate and the Samurai).

    Auld Lang Syne ended up being swept up in it, the lyrics, their meaning, and title were replaced with Japanese.
    Grave of the Fireflies is a dark pun of it.

    Now if only I could remember what I came here to write about before I saw that post.
     
  12. Bellzor

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    It’s an interesting place, Japan...

    Morning all. Brief shower of rain, there.
     
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    Morning Mr B (@: I'm off to pick up the old automobile soon
     
  14. Mane25

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    Morning all! New Hello Internet today.

    Auld Lang Syne (the tune anyway) was also used as the national anthem of Korea for a while.
     
  15. Pigasus

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    Morning Mane (@: car is alive
     
  16. Cuttleshock

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    Last academic lecture probably ever! Was a good one.
     
  17. Bellzor

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    Glad you enjoyed it.

    There's the rain back again.
     
  18. Princess Demandy-pants

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    I guess if we're talking about Auld Lang Syne:
     
  19. Cuttleshock

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    Open question - I've been given someone's "Whatsapp number". I do not have and do not want to have that service. Can I send texts to them via another texting service?
     
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    It's just occurred to me what a weird name for a messaging service that is
     

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