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Old 04-26-2012, 09:32 PM   #6766
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I can't find back that FS2004 play CD.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:06 PM   #6767
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To bring this thread back to randomness, has anyone here overclocked their PC?
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:07 PM   #6768
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Seen on a German forum:

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Thx im vorraus
You'd think "Danke" would be abbreviated "Dnk".
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:34 PM   #6769
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Not really, internet slang is pretty much international. Even a German writes "can I haz cheezburger", or "epic fail"...

It's particualarly interesting in MMO slang, where "Gesundheit" suddenly turns to "health", "Zauberspruch" to "spell", "Reittier" zu "mount" (preferably epic, of course) etc. even f the players are otherwise communicating in German.

But the individual in question doesn't know how to spell "voraus", evidently.

In that spirit, "flanken sie!"

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Old 04-26-2012, 11:15 PM   #6770
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 Not really, internet slang is pretty much international. Even a German writes "can I haz cheezburger", or "epic fail"...

It's particualarly interesting in MMO slang, where "Gesundheit" suddenly turns to "health", "Zauberspruch" to "spell", "Reittier" zu "mount" (preferably epic, of course) etc. even f the players are otherwise communicating in German.

But the individual in question doesn't know how to spell "voraus", evidently.

In that spirit, "flanken sie!"
Makes for some pretty hilarious international conversations on online games, especially when Portuguese-speaking players attempt to grasp poorly-written German interspersed with English words like Health, Mace or Torch. Machine translation utterly breaks down into nonsense at that point.

Even in real life: "C'est very drôle, la. Looks comme some sort of..." Generally, around here if one speaks English with a French accent and throws in a few French words here and there, monolingual French speakers can understand her perfectly. Does this sort of thing happen much in Switzerland, or other multilingual countries?
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:57 PM   #6771
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The Extended Lunar Modules (ELM) used on the final three "J-class missions", Apollo 15, 16 and 17, were significantly upgraded to allow for greater landing payload weights and longer lunar surface stay times. The descent engine power was improved by the addition of a 10-inch (250 mm) extension to the engine bell, and the descent fuel tanks were increased in size. A waste storage tank was added to the descent stage, with plumbing from the ascent stage. These upgrades allowed stay times of up to 75 hours on the Moon.
Going by this, I can only assume that there is 40+ year old poop on the moon, just waiting to be rediscovered.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:00 AM   #6772
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The flag of the (United) Federation of Hatsunia:

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Old 04-27-2012, 12:07 AM   #6773
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 Going by this, I can only assume that there is 40+ year old poop on the moon, just waiting to be rediscovered.
It's probably well preserved.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:30 AM   #6774
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 It's probably well preserved.
An interesting side effect of this is that there might be 40+ year old bacteria living inside that moon-poop...
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:47 AM   #6775
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 An interesting side effect of this is that there might be 40+ year old bacteria living inside that moon-poop...
If we ever go back to Hadley Rille, it'll probably be one of the primary missions to recover some.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:57 AM   #6776
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 To bring this thread back to randomness, has anyone here overclocked their PC?
Yup
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:16 AM   #6777
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I did, but we had an earthquake and the clock fell off the wall.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:22 AM   #6778
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 An interesting side effect of this is that there might be 40+ year old bacteria living inside that moon-poop...
So there is life on the moon...never thought we would find it that way
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:58 AM   #6779
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 To bring this thread back to randomness, has anyone here overclocked their PC?
I only ever use my laptop anymore. And it gets very hot as it is, so I'm not going to overclock.
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:16 AM   #6780
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Does this sort of thing happen much in Switzerland, or other multilingual countries?
It happens a lot with immigrants, which tend tend to mix words from their new language into their native language, but there's not much mixing between german, french and italian going on. Probably because actual bilingual people are somewhat of a rarity in switzerland, and most people speak english better than the other languages of the country (I know a tiny bit of french and absolutely no italian, for example).
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