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  1. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

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    Pinched this thread from elsewhere but thought it might be fun and also illuminating.

    TIL...Never asked anyone at to do a job I wouldn't/coulcn't do myself. Think I need to change my thinking... my mind forgot to tell my body I am not 21. Rehanging a 55" TV with soundbar attached is now not within my capabilities.

    What one thing did you learn today?
     
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    Not today but recently: listen don't wait to speak. Too often I have a point to as someone is making their case, and don't want to listen to the end of what they say. Some more mindfulness required.

    On things I did recently that beat my age: 10 KM walk in the mountains and didn't feel like death the next day. Surprised myself. That waterfalls were also wonderful
     
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    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    My nana, god rest her soul, used to say "There are two types of person. One who listens and one who waits to talk". I've been guilty of the latter so much, but hey you live and you learn I guess?
     
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    Exactly
     
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  5. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Got to admit I do this way too often aswell.

    Today I Learned Windows new media creation tool is much much better than the 1 year old version we are using in the office.
     
  6. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Not today, but the other day i learned how Windows 10's WSL works... I had assumed it was just a glorified VM... it's not...
     
  7. Kronos

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    TIL.. that Marmite is really sore on a mouth ulcer.
     
  8. Byron C

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    TIL that heated motorcycle grips are chuffing brilliant.

    I use WSL in work, it's quite a handy piece of tech. If I understand correctly, WSL is to Windows what WINE is to Linux: it wraps API/kernel calls for one system to the equivalent native functions/calls. Calls to the Linux kernel within WSL get routed to equivalents in the Windows API/kernel. Damn handy for scripting and automation.
     
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    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    How have i just learnt of this. Will be having a play on Monday.
     
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    It's damn handy being able to open a bash prompt from within Windows and work with all the familiar Linux tools. Windows command line utterly pales in comparison to bash, and powershell is just... weird. Most of the stuff I'm doing at work is all with free or open source tools and frameworks; working within Linux just makes my workflow a million times easier. You can't run anything really heavy duty like a hypervisor or even Docker (well... you can run the windows version of Docker using WSL, but it's a buggy hack), but for shell scripting and command-line tools it's bloody brilliant.
     
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    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Today you learned...
     
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  12. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    Today I learnt, that I can raise a pot on a potter's wheel. :grin:
     
  13. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    TIL some linux commands work in powershell, even without WSL...

    ah, turns out they're just aliased to the respective windows/powershell commands... so wget and/or curl -> 'Invoke-WebRequest', ls -> dir [actually they both point to 'Get-ChildItem'] etc.
     
  14. Zoon

    Zoon Hunting Wabbits since the 80s

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    TIL a pile of new stuff from the Cisco CyberOps scholarship e-learning course. I need to hurry up though, my cohort ends January 24th and if I don't get through it by then I don't get the free exam vouchers.

    So a second one

    TIL I'm good at putting things off to the last minute?
     
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    Repulsion and hurt is just the natural reaction to eating Marmite tbh

    YesTIL - You can't run a 1080 Ti and OC'd 5960X on a 500W power supply. Clink, shut-down, restart. I haven't needed more power in over 8 years and now I gotta buy another >_>
     
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    TIL...that thing I can do that makes a rumbling sound in my ears is the ability to contract the tensor tympani muscle. The rumbling sound is cause by twitch fibres contracting at between 10-70 contractions per second, which is equivalent to 10-70Hz in sound - so we can hear it.

    This property isn't limited to the tensor tympani muscles; It's true of all muscles. If you press your limp hand to your ear you'll hear nothing, but if you make a tense fist and hold it to your ear you're essentially hearing the PWM signal of your own nervous system.
     
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    Huh. Today I also learned what that is...

    Bodies are weird.
     
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    TIL.... Teletubbies' Tinky Winky actor Simon Shelton died aged 52.
     
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    How it feels to be 44. Strange. Especially when your dad died at 35.
     
  20. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    TIL, about photonic laser thrust (PLT), moving things lasers!
     

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