REALLY WHAT THE FUCK? I AIN’T EVEN GONNA USE ACRONYMS HERE. WHAT THE FUCK??
I SUPPORTED EARTH HOUR. BUT HECK, YOU REALLY DON’T HAVE TO SHUT OFF NECESSARY POWER. ESPECIALLY IF THEY’RE LIFE SUPPORTS FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!
WHAT WOULD THEIR FAMILIES SAY? “OH I LOST MY RELATIVE BECAUSE OF EARTH HOUR..” THIS IS FUCKED UP, MAN.
Cho said that it was a net gain for planet Earth, despite the deaths. “The dead patients will no longer use any energy, and actually will be turned into energy in our patient incinerator,” said hospital administrator Lawrence Cho.
WHY THANK YOU FOR JUSTIFYING THE DEATHS MR. CHO, THAT WOULD MAKE THEIR FAMILIES FEEL A WHOLE LOT BETTER KNOWING THEIR RELATIVES WERE TURNED INTO ENERGIES INSTEAD OF GIVING THEM A CHANCE FOR, I DUNNO, LIFE PERHAPS!
OH, AND THEY WANT TO PROMOTE THIS TO OTHER HOSPITALS AS WELL?? SERIOUSLY, THEY’RE SCREWED. 15 LIVES IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HOUR OF SHUTTING OFF POWER, AND THAT’S IN ONE HOSPITAL. HOW HIGH WOULD THE DEATH TOLLS RISE IF ALL HOSPITALS SUPPORTED THIS???
THEY’RE FUCKING DOCTORS, THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO SAVE LIVES NOT DISPOSING THEM. IF THIS PROGRAM IS KILLING PEOPLE, THEN LEAVE THE EARTH HOUR TO THE ENVIRONMENTALISTS, CONCENTRATE ON SAVING PEOPLE, NOT TURNING THEM INTO ENERGIES. SERIOUSLY, THAT IS THE MADDEST EXCUSE/EXPLANATION I’VE EVER HEARD.
WHAT THE FUCK??
Your getting trolled.
Fun fact: the Earth Hour site specifically states NON-ESSENTIAL. For example, my brother and myself shut off all the lights and computers in the house, except for the porch light (until the take-away was delivered) and the kitchen (since we were using that light so we could play Magic).
I hope someone calls me out on this, but I really don’t think that’s the meaning. Certainly, the word’s origins lie in that meaning. But, I’ve never heard the word used in this way before. I even pulled out a few different dictionaries, and they all agree. Generally, it means “to write in a scholarly way,” without any mentioning of lamp-light, excluding in the origin.
Where does Word Journal get its definitions from, anyway?
A call for transparency at Word Journal!
I can’t speak for eush or anyone else (there are nine of us minus a couple ahem inactive members), but I poke around a few different dictionaries and make a composite definition. The relation to night-time and artificial light is strengthened by the idiom “to burn the midnight oil” which commonly glosses the word.
I myself tend to find words in things I’m reading or playing, then check Wiktionary. If it makes sense in context, I stick it up. Otherwise, I check Dictionary.com for a second opinion. Alternatively, I’ll find I word I know the meaning of, and then look up synonyms or antonyms.
In this case, Dictionary.com agrees with Wiktionary. It cites Random House 2009 and Webster’s 1996.
Consider. A console that does all that tedious rendering behind the scenes, meaning you can play faster. Sounds too good to be true? Read on and find out how OnLive will have to have some serious genii on staff (Eurogamer).
Holy carp! Eel be watching this story for further developments - this excites me on a really bass level. I thought I smelt something fishy when I saw the headline, but it’s just a fintastic project. A-dory-ble robot, too.
And just for the halibut, here’s a story about octo-robots.
What are you talking atrout?
I’ve been whiting for stuff like this to show up. But I can’t shark the feeling that it’s a rather elaborate concept that may never see the application in the correct plaice.
I know I’ve been posting a lot of Ireland-related articles recently, but it seems that the shit is hitting the fan for this little cardboard country.
Over the last weekend, someone hung satirical portraits of Brian Cowen (our Taoiseach - not prime minister but kinda like it) in the National Gallery in Dublin. Not as part of an exhibition and without authorisation. Obviously, this was pretty funny and every major news outlet reported on it. But then this happened:
Tonight RTE apologised for offence caused to Mr. Cowen and his family and disrespect caused to the Office of Taoiseach.
The biggest TV news outlet in the country apologises (and self-censors, retroactively - all mention of the paintings have been removed from recorded news reports) at the whim of the state. Oh, but it gets better.
This morning the painter of these satirical works was interviewed on a popular morning radio show. This morning Gardaí (police) “visited” the radio station in order to make inquiries about the identity of the painter. If there’s a warrant involved I’m absolutely disgusted but not shocked. If there isn’t I’m probably just as shaken - the police turn up in order to try and bully information on an anonymous source out of a journalist.
Update 2: Mr Hanafin said he was told that the gardai wanted the name and contact details of the artist so they could caution him and when he declined to pass the information on, he was told a warrant might be sought to get access to the show’s email.
So it could always be worse. You may not be able to take photos of the police without suspicion, but we can’t even report on complaints about the state.
Fianna Fáil TD Michael Kennedy last night called on RTÉ director general Cathal Goan to consider his position. The report “represented a gross insult to the position of An Taoiseach, not to mention a personal affront to the dignity of the man himself”, Mr Kennedy said in a statement.
The item “was obviously seen as a piece of entertainment – biased and partisan entertainment”, and raised “serious questions about the agenda at play in the RTÉ newsroom”, he added.
Funny thing: RTÉ has always self-censored itself. Same with most newspapers and radio-stations in Ireland. I’ve forgotten where I heard this, but apparently they decline to tell us of the most shocking and scandalous stuff. This is just the first true evidence of it.
Considering gambling in Atlantic City Finished Chrono Trigger Went on the Flying Dog Brewery Tour Enjoyed a late night/early morning session of drunken boardgaming (Careers) Tried to read Georg Simmel’s The Problems of the Philosophy of History Gave up Ate enough bowls of cereal in one day to make me slightly sick Avoided the NCAA Tournament after it went nearly all chalk Watched Deep Space Nine instead
I’m still trying to finish Chrono Trigger. By which I mean “I only play it when travelling, and have been grinding Nus in the Prehistoric Era in order to get every tech”. Shameful, I know.