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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby Ricky » Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:51 am

What does USB stand for?
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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby Notmi » Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:49 am

Ricky wrote:What does USB stand for?

Usually it stands for Universal Serial Bus but some other meanings can be found: http://www.acronymfinder.com/USB.html
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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby LionSE1 » Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:02 am

If you had a compass in Space, which way would the needle point?

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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby Notmi » Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:41 pm

LionSE1 wrote:If you had a compass in Space, which way would the needle point?

North :D

To be honest, it depends where in space you use your compass. Earth magnetosphere has a pretty complicated shape as you can see from this image:
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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby LionSE1 » Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:31 pm

interesting!

Another, if my legs bent in the opposite direction, what shape would our chairs be?

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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby Ricky » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:33 am

You mean like an Ostrich's legs?

I reckon we'd just have comfy mats, or flat-topped 'stools' as seats.
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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby wooden major » Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:02 am

i have a small question ...why ? please keep your answers small or put them in another thread .

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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby Tom Houlihan » Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:23 pm

Ricky wrote:What does the prefix 'para' mean? eg: Paramilitary


It refers, in Paramilitary for example, to something along the lines of a partial or military-like organization. Think police department. They are uniformed, with a rank structure.

One of the biggest differences is that if it reaches that point, I can walk into my Captain's office, tell him to piss off as I slam my badge on his desk, and walk out. That doesn't work so well in the real military!
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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby Oli » Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:47 am

LionSE1 wrote:interesting!

Another, if my legs bent in the opposite direction, what shape would our chairs be?

Different! :lol:

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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby PanzerProfile » Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:11 am

Question based on a recently created topic, and also on years of internet experience.

what does " ^ ^ " stand for???

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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby Tom Houlihan » Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:27 am

PanzerProfile wrote:what does " ^ ^ " stand for???


Wouldn't that indicate raised eyebrows, as in a questioning look?
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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby Oli » Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:53 pm

Sometimes it means - take a look at what's written above.
Referring to the post above, (or as I've seen in a couple of cases) it's used in the first post of a new topic and simply means that the topic title should be sufficient to get the ball rolling.

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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby PanzerProfile » Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:26 pm

thanks so far! I have however also encountered this sign in, say, gaming conversation screens. It would seem to me that it was then used as something like "lol" or :) but 'questioned look' is I think a better explanation.

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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby Stix » Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:17 pm

^^ tends to be a reference to something 2 posts up.
As opposed to ^ being the previous post. Add ^'s as needed to get to the post you refer to (^^^^ would be panzers post)
^ ^ (with a space in between) especially in gaming context tends to represent the eyes of a manga style happy face and would be similar to a standard : ) smiley.
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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby PanzerProfile » Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:03 pm

excellent! So there is a difference between the spaced and non- spaced ^'s. Magnificent, thanks for the post Stix!


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