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Offline Oniya

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4650 on: October 21, 2016, 11:39:10 AM »
It's still a 'P' name, which is good for folks like Cassandra and me.  ;D  And if they ever bring Pluto back, it would fit nicely with

My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizza Pies.

Offline Missy

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4651 on: October 21, 2016, 02:37:46 PM »
That sounds so odd, people actually forget the planet names?

I guess it was embedded in my memory at an early age.

Offline Oniya

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4652 on: October 21, 2016, 03:58:34 PM »
This was a mnemonic taught to us in around 3rd or 4th grade when we were learning the planets and their order for the first time.

Offline Lustful Bride

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4653 on: October 21, 2016, 03:59:06 PM »
That sounds so odd, people actually forget the planet names?

I guess it was embedded in my memory at an early age.

To be fair, how many times a day do you need to call out the names of every planet in our system? :P

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4654 on: October 21, 2016, 04:22:27 PM »
That sounds so odd, people actually forget the planet names?

I guess it was embedded in my memory at an early age.

Yes, some of us probably wouldn't slip on that one even if we tried.

I like the memory adage for types of stars too: "Oh, Be A Fine Girl and Kiss Me Right Now Sweetie!"  :P (the last three are often dropped because the types of stars they were for are rarely linked to those letters anymore). It has a half "camp" quality that strikes a note with me.

The sun is a G2 star, by the way.
« Last Edit: October 21, 2016, 04:28:31 PM by gaggedLouise »

Offline Missy

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4655 on: October 21, 2016, 05:35:47 PM »
Yes, some of us probably wouldn't slip on that one even if we tried.

I like the memory adage for types of stars too: "Oh, Be A Fine Girl and Kiss Me Right Now Sweetie!"  :P (the last three are often dropped because the types of stars they were for are rarely linked to those letters anymore). It has a half "camp" quality that strikes a note with me.

The sun is a G2 star, by the way.

yeah I haven't heard it before with the last three, though I'm only really familiar with basics about main phase stars anyway.

Offline Lustful Bride

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4656 on: October 21, 2016, 09:00:03 PM »
US East Coast internet momentarily brought down in Cyberattack.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/east-coast-internet-service-attacks-coming-in-waves/ar-AAjeEkw?ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

Stuff like this makes me almost wish I had never found E....not because I dislike the site, but because I would be so broken if I permanently lost contact with this wonderful sight and all of the amazing people on here.

Offline Cassandra LeMay

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4657 on: October 22, 2016, 02:34:51 AM »
It's still a 'P' name, which is good for folks like Cassandra and me.  ;D  And if they ever bring Pluto back, it would fit nicely with

My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizza Pies.
If they also brought Pluto back I'd have a problem with my mnemonic. In German it's

Mein Vater erklärt mir jeden Sonntag unsere neun Planeten

meaning: Every Sunday my father explains to me our nine planets. So I have only room for one P and exactly 9 planets.  :D

Offline RedRose

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4658 on: October 22, 2016, 08:10:48 AM »
There is something in French, too... But even the mnemonic escapes me  ;D

Offline Oniya

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4659 on: October 22, 2016, 10:10:51 AM »
If they also brought Pluto back I'd have a problem with my mnemonic. In German it's

Mein Vater erklärt mir jeden Sonntag unsere neun Planeten

meaning: Every Sunday my father explains to me our nine planets. So I have only room for one P and exactly 9 planets.  :D

I'm sure that we can find an adjective to cram in there.  :D  'Prächtig' (splendid) maybe?

Offline Lustful Bride

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4660 on: October 22, 2016, 10:40:49 AM »

Offline Cassandra LeMay

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4661 on: October 22, 2016, 10:52:13 AM »
I'm sure that we can find an adjective to cram in there.  :D  'Prächtig' (splendid) maybe?
All well and good, but the mnemonic for Neptun here is Neun (i.e. Nine). That's a wee bit of a problem if you the count goes up to ten planets.  XD

I suppose you could solve that by replacing it with "Neu" (= New), but it would still violate my sense of nostalgia.  :D ;)

Offline Lustful Bride

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4662 on: October 22, 2016, 03:06:40 PM »
Russia Accuses US of War Crimes with its Airstrikes.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/russia-accuses-us-led-coalition-of-war-crimes-in-iraq/ar-AAjh0rl?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

I will accept this since some of our airstrikes have indeed led to civilian casualties in places where they could have easily been prevented. This I will accept.

But at the same time the Russians aren't saints either with their own airstrikes in Aleppo. Or the Aid convoy that was blown up.

:P So its basically a state of the Pot Vs. The Kettle at this point.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4663 on: October 22, 2016, 05:21:59 PM »
There is something in French, too... But even the mnemonic escapes me  ;D

It's hard to make one up in Swedish because not many useful words begin with a J (Jorden/Earth and Jupiter).  ;)

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Offline Lustful Bride

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4667 on: October 22, 2016, 09:08:28 PM »
To be on the fair side im sure many have grown accustomed to feeling as if the rest of the world hates the US, so...another country talking shit about us is no longer a surprise or anything special :P I mean hell just go to youtube and watch entire comment sections with +1K upvotes about America being the source of all evil and supplying isis with money and weapons and how we were behind 9/11. :P

In other news IS sets Sulfur fires to harm coalition forces pushing forth, and forcing many to wear gas masks.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/islamic-state-sets-sulfur-alight-in-attempt-to-foil-attack-on-militant-stronghold/ar-AAjhhox?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

Offline Oniya

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4668 on: October 22, 2016, 09:45:17 PM »

Offline Lustful Bride

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4669 on: October 22, 2016, 11:20:54 PM »
Soldiers asked to repay their bonuses....

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/pentagon-asks-california-soldiers-to-repay-bonuses-report/ar-AAjhxVH?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

I I want to go around and hug every soldier I see...as if they don't give up enough.

Offline Anteros

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4670 on: October 23, 2016, 03:41:16 AM »
DC cops violently arrested a black girl for having snacks in a subway station: http://fusion.net/story/360528/dc-metro-teen-snacks-arrest/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialshare&utm_content=theme_bottom_mobile

Teen loses leg after teacher 'body slam,' lawyer says: http://www.click2houston.com/news/national/teen-loses-leg-after-teacher-body-slam-lawyer-says#

80+ Water Protectors & Some Press (incl a Unicorn Riot journo) Mass Arrested During Prayer Walk: https://t.co/qtOtfZBu85

Offline Trevino

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4671 on: October 24, 2016, 01:37:55 PM »
Clinton now leads Trump by upwards of 12 points, and is no doubt continuing to grow even larger: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/clinton-vaults-double-digit-lead-boosted-broad-disapproval/story?id=42993821

It has now gotten to the point where even the campaign manager just might be waking up to reality: http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/10/23/trump_campaign_admits_we_are_behind_as_poll_suggests_clinton_could_win_texas.html

Or maybe not..
« Last Edit: October 24, 2016, 01:42:35 PM by Trevino »

Online TheGlyphstone

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4672 on: October 24, 2016, 01:42:11 PM »
Trump's staff has always been acknowledging reality to some degree, they've been under Herculean labors doing damage control for their own candidate since the beginning. It's Trump himself who lives in a private universe.

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Offline Lustful Bride

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4674 on: October 24, 2016, 06:43:25 PM »
Miss. NAACP: White Students Put Noose Around Black Student’s Neck, ‘Yanked Backward’ :http://www.theroot.com/articles/news/2016/10/miss-naacp-white-students-put-noose-around-black-students-neck-yanked-backward/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=theroot&utm_campaign=newsletter&wpisrc=newsletter_jcr:content%26

................ this is the kind of stupidity that only comes once a generation among Humanity. It is like the Hailey's Comet of stupidity, and now our entire species is collectively dumber thanks to these students. :(