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Danvzare

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #900 on: 22 Nov 2020, 16:00 »
What grinds my gears right now is how prevalent innumeracy is. Or rather, people confidently and loudly spreading nonsense while also not understanding extremely basic math.

Like a prominent flat-earther who constantly tells his cultish followers that the 10^-17 Torr (pressure) of space is a negative number, meaning that space supposedly has a "negative pressure" and that the vacuum of space should suck the Earth's atmosphere right off it. Not only is the math and science misunderstood, but also they think that "vacuum" means like a Dyson.

Oh wow, really? By that same logic, we should all be dead.  ???
You'd think the obvious fact that space doesn't suck all of Earth's atmosphere right off of it, would tip him off that his logic is flawed. (Not to mention all of the other things he clearly forgot to take into account, including gravity, magnetic fields, ect).

It's like those people who come up with a design for a perpetual motion machine, and honestly believe it works. You'd think the fact that it doesn't work, would be enough to convince them that it doesn't work. But it isn't.  (laugh)

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #901 on: 22 Nov 2020, 16:14 »
What grinds my gears right now is how prevalent innumeracy is. Or rather, people confidently and loudly spreading nonsense while also not understanding extremely basic math.

Like a prominent flat-earther who constantly tells his cultish followers that the 10^-17 Torr (pressure) of space is a negative number, meaning that space supposedly has a "negative pressure" and that the vacuum of space should suck the Earth's atmosphere right off it. Not only is the math and science misunderstood, but also they think that "vacuum" means like a Dyson.

Oh wow, really? By that same logic, we should all be dead.  ???
You'd think the obvious fact that space doesn't suck all of Earth's atmosphere right off of it, would tip him off that his logic is flawed. (Not to mention all of the other things he clearly forgot to take into account, including gravity, magnetic fields, ect).

It's like those people who come up with a design for a perpetual motion machine, and honestly believe it works. You'd think the fact that it doesn't work, would be enough to convince them that it doesn't work. But it isn't.  (laugh)

But what you have failed to take into account is that:


Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #902 on: 22 Nov 2020, 17:37 »

"Black friday is the best day to shopping" is the line actually what are grindig mine.

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Danvzare

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #903 on: 14 Dec 2020, 18:57 »
It grinds my gears when people can't see past the name of something, and then they call you the idiot because you don't take things at face value.

For example: "Of course a coconut is a nut, why else would it have nut in the name?"
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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #904 on: 14 Dec 2020, 22:54 »
"Of course a coconut is a nut, why else would it have nut in the name?"

Grrr that grinds my gears too...a lot....ignorant people.
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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #905 on: 14 Dec 2020, 23:54 »
It grinds my gears when people can't see past the name of something,

Not exactly what you were talking about but: I have a Japanese friend who refuses to watch some movies I know he would enjoy because of the stupidly translated Japanese naming of them.

Two examples:

"Raising Arizona" in Japanese is "Baby Thief" which makes it sound like it's about a baby who is a thief so my friend equates it with "Baby's Day Out" and "Look Who's talking".

"The Italian Job" in Japanese is "The Grand Mini Mini Heist" which sounds like some kind of stupid map-cap comedy romp. I recommended the original movie BTW, not the lackluster remake, but they both have the same names in Japanese.

No matter how many times I tell him that the Japanese naming does NOT represent the actual movies, he cannot get past the initial bad impressions those names gave him and will never watch those excellent films.
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Danvzare

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #906 on: 15 Dec 2020, 16:38 »
"Baby Thief" and "The Grand Mini Mini Heist" sound like names that would belong to some of the cheesiest and funniest movies I would ever seen.  (laugh)
Now I kind of want actual movies made, based on those names.

Also, could you imagine if those were the actual names of those movies in English?

It's a real shame that your friend can't see past those titles though.

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #907 on: 15 Dec 2020, 22:17 »
It's a real shame that your friend can't see past those titles though.

I kinda suspect that he's doing it to annoy me.  (laugh)