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Category: omnipotence


most quoted re "omnipotence": Jonathan North Washington (17), Tristan Alexander McLeay (7), other (5), Kathryn Harris (5), professors (4)

other categories found with "omnipotence": linguistics (9), language (8), computers (8), weirdness (6), gradschool (5)

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[link] heard: 11 November 2013
[edit] added: 11 November 2013

[11:42] <tw2113> did you scale it down to just 1 user ID?

[11:42] <jonorthwash> I suppose I could do that

[11:42] <tw2113> via something like phpmyadmin

[11:42] * jonorthwash whips up a query

[11:42] <tw2113> or if you're fancy, sequelpro

[11:42] <jonorthwash> real men telnet to the mysql port

[11:43] <Limp_Trizkit> telnet to the mysql port? psssh. real men open the DB files in a hex editor

[11:43] <myosotis> hex editors are just a crutch for stream editor n00bs

[11:43] <tw2113> i read my mysql databases in binary

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[link] heard: 9 October 2013
[edit] added: 9 October 2013

[14:28] <Unhammer> %ap Guovdageainnu ruskabiillas čuožžu "muitte sirret doabbariid!"

[14:28] <Brainstorm> Unhammer: Apertium has no mode 'se-en'

[14:28] <Unhammer> Brainstorm, use sme-nob!

[14:28] <Unhammer> :)

[14:29] <jonorthwash> .t Guovdageainnu ruskabiillas čuožžu "muitte sirret doabbariid!" sme-nob

[14:29] <begiak> Sorry, the apertium API gave HTTP error 451: Not supported pair ☹

[14:29] <Unhammer> jonorthwash, %ap should autodetect source lang and translate iiuc

[14:29] <jonorthwash> Unhammer: oooh neat

[14:29] <jonorthwash> Unhammer: how does it guess destination language? ;)

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[link] heard: 6 October 2013
[edit] added: 14 October 2013

(06:07:50) spectie: firespeaker, lol, i got home drunk last night at around 1am, and i wake up now and i find a terminal open with a lexc file for karakalpak

(06:07:56) spectie: firespeaker, i don't remember writing it :|

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[link] heard: 1 March 2013
[edit] added: 1 March 2013

"Oh, you don't know what open quotient is? You know most things."

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[link] heard: 17 September 2010
[edit] added: 17 September 2010

Baatar: "I wonder what happened."

Jonathan: "They're probably just being Central Asians."

Baatar: "Yeah, they'll show up really late."

Jonathan: "‘We'll be there on Monday.’"

Baatar: "Yeah, but they wouldn't say that."

Jonathan: "Yeah, they'd probably came up with some excuse."

Baatar: "They'll just show up three days later on their microbus and say, ‘We couldn't cross river.’"


Baatar: "‘We made good time across Russia, but then we got to the Atlantic.’"

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[link] heard: 26 January 2010
[edit] added: 26 January 2010

Чулуун: "Okay, so the second group will just be two lines behind the entire song. Does that make sense?"

[everyone nods]

Чулуун: "Okay, so, first group? Second group?"

[pause while everyone looks around]

Багш: "Баатар!"

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[link] heard: 22 May 2008
[edit] added: 22 May 2008

(12:16:42) kesuari: literal definition often means "in accordance with, involving, or being the primary or strict meaning of the word or words; not figurative or metaphorical"

(12:17:01) [me]: fair enough

(12:17:07) [me]: people certainly use it that way

(12:17:49) kesuari: that's the first definition on dictionary.com ;)

(12:18:25) [me]: yeah, I guessed you'd pulled it from a dictionary

(12:18:44) kesuari: well, i was pointing out it's the *first* definition

(12:18:52) kesuari: i.e. the primary one

(12:20:08) [me]: dictionaries don't always know which to put first

(12:20:37) kesuari: in the case of "literal" i think they got it right

(12:20:49) kesuari: people don't use it to mean its literal definition i.e. "of letters" very often

(12:21:03) kesuari: (oh noes! i've used "literal" with a different definition!)

(12:22:46) [me]: you're just trying to be meta and ironic to get on my quotes page

(12:23:01) [me]: *to get more on my quotes page

(12:23:06) [me]: you dominate it anyway these days

(12:23:27) kesuari: lol no, i was just trying to be ironic because irony is funny

(12:23:40) kesuari: if that gets me on your quotes page, well then, i can use that in my plot to take over the world

(12:23:49) kesuari: and if it doesn't, well, it's not a vital step anyway


(12:25:40) kesuari: actually, that could be more a difference of the implications of "primary" anyway. so maybe i was using "literal" with its literal meaning, but "literal" and "primary" are both thankfully ambiguous in the same way?

(12:25:43) kesuari: i am confused.

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[link] heard: 12 May 2008
[edit] added: 12 May 2008

(22:54:40) [me]: /r/ → [j] → ∅

(22:55:33) Aaron B: ??

(22:55:41) Aaron B: whatʼs the second arrow mean?

(22:56:08) Aaron B: /input/ -> [output] -> telepathy?

(22:56:18) Aaron B: that would explain the sound/no sound alternation...


(22:57:12) Aaron B: if that's the case, then there might be a weird kind of suppletion thing going on

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[link] heard: 28 February 2008
[edit] added: 28 February 2008

(18:50:47) [me]: y'know is jɨnəʊ̯

(18:51:13) [me]: that's weird though, because it doesn't follow the ə/ɨ generalisation for me

(18:51:31) [Tristan]: clitics don't in general

(18:51:42) [me]: oh yeah, the ɨm/əm contrast..

(18:51:45) [Tristan]: kill him ~ kill them is a ɪ/ə minimal pair

(18:52:05) [Tristan]: usefule to know as the indisputable overlord of the whole world

(18:52:24) [Tristan]: and especially useful for one of his minions

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[link] heard: 25 February 2008
[edit] added: 24 February 2008

(02:21:33) Rianna: i'm hungry for something, but i'm highly unsure what

(02:22:20) Rianna: but i dunno, i don't wanna cook up pea soup now

(02:22:40) [me]: well, bawırsaq might be good

(02:22:46) [me]: I had some really good boorsoq today

(02:23:01) [me]: bog'irsoq isn't too hard to make

(02:23:05) [me]: I have a recipe

(02:23:09) [me]: though I've never actually tried it

(02:23:19) Rianna: mitä vittuu toi o?

(02:23:30) [me]: a type of fried dough / bread

(02:23:31) [me]: kind of

(02:23:37) Rianna: hahaha

(02:23:38) Rianna: nice

(02:23:41) [me]: ?

(02:23:50) Rianna: you answered my question :-p

(02:23:54) [me]: ..?

(02:23:55) [me]: so?

(02:24:08) Rianna: it was in another language..?

(02:24:13) [me]: oh shit

(02:24:15) [me]: wtf

(02:24:19) [me]: okay

(02:24:26) Rianna: i just asked you what the fuck is that

(02:24:30) Rianna: and you just answered that

(02:24:30) [me]: I guess I'm just used to guessing what people are saying half the time anyway

(02:24:46) [me]: don't really pay attention to how they say it unless I'm in linguist mode

(02:24:47) Rianna: you should put that on your quotes page to show off your mad skillz

(02:25:16) Rianna: you're a....demigod among linguists, Jonathan

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[link] heard: 2 January 2008
[edit] added: 3 January 2008

Jonathan: "Суп жақсы екен."

Қали: "Суп емес—повор жақсы."

Қали brags about his soup.
food, machoism, kazakh, omnipotence, puns
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[link] heard: 1 December 2007
[edit] added: 30 November 2007

(02:48:09) [anon]: if there is one thing turks are good at (or used to be good at) it's incorporating elements into themselves as if they were always there.

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[link] heard: 20 July 2007
[edit] added: 20 July 2007

"Chomsky would always cut people's feet off so he didn't have to step on their toes."

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[link] heard: 29 May 2007
[edit] added: 29 May 2007

"‘Venus’ and ‘venerial’ are related. Venus is the Goddess of love, and venerial diseases happen when you're looking for love in the wrong places."

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[link] heard: 20 March 2007
[edit] added: 21 March 2007

(22:39:59) [me]: like, Proto Turkic has very few colour words


(22:41:03) [me]: *sarg = yellow

(22:41:11) [me]: not sure where that's from, actually

(22:50:40) Derek: I went back in time and told them that word

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[link] heard: 3 December 2006
[edit] added: 3 December 2006

(00:32:14) Colum: [...] I like the super abstract it-is-there-because-chomsky-says-it-is-there syntax.

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[link] heard: 11 September 2006
[edit] added: 11 September 2006

21:00:07 [Aaron]: can i just skip from now 'til when i have tenure?

Aaron applies for gradschool
time-travel, omnipotence, school, gradschool, academia
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[link] heard: 28 May 2006
[edit] added: 28 May 2006

"This is, like, the ultimate incarnation of toast."

toast with avocados, extra sharp cheddar, cilantro, spices
food, wisdom, burning, insightfulness, philosophy, omnipotence
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[link] heard: 23 May 2006
[edit] added: 27 May 2006

"I don't like that whole ‘let's be shitty to pagan goddesses’ thing."

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[link] heard: 21 May 2006
[edit] added: 21 May 2006

"It'd be cool to be a Q. I'd dance in a quasar, man. Totally."

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[link] heard: 5 May 2006
[edit] added: 5 May 2006

"Russians can totally fly while not dead."

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[link] heard: 5 May 2006
[edit] added: 5 May 2006

Aladnsane: "Zavulon can fly, but he can't."

Jonathan: "Certainly not while dead…"

watching Дневной Дозор
movies, death, omnipotence, russian
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[link] heard: 9 April 2006
[edit] added: 9 April 2006

[18:51] firespeaker: wikipedia's back up, and OpenBSD is the featured article ;)

[20:43] doiuf: maybe they should switch to openbsd to fix the uptime problem :-P

[20:57] yi: yes, we all know openbsd cures powerfailures ;)

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[link] heard: 3 April 2006
[edit] added: 3 April 2006

03:58:07 [Tristan]: yeah, that's basically the way apple is.

03:58:31 [Tristan]: we PWN you, sort of thing.

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[link] heard: 17 January 2006
[edit] added: 17 January 2006

Prof. Voyles: "Let's get rid of the /ð/ in this example…"

me: "No, you can't do that—it's attested!"

prof. Voyles decides not to like Bashkir data, and I plea with him not to change the language
gradschool, germanics, omnipotence, sadness, linguistics, language, phonetics, turkic
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[link] heard: 20 December 2005
[edit] added: 20 December 2005

04:20:24 [me]: and there it is, your 18th quote

04:26:46 qatharsis: Only 18? I have to be wittier.

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[link] heard: 3 December 2005
[edit] added: 3 December 2005

20:23:03 [Laura]: I want a pack of black flesh eating squirrels that i can command to attack people i don't like.

20:23:37 [Laura]: Hungry squirrels. It's better than say, hungry rats, because it's so much more degrading to be killed by a squirrel than a rat.

20:24:09 [Laura]: Wouldn't you love to sic a pack of meat-eating squirrels on your enemies?

[comment] [rate] 4.5/5

[link] heard: 27 August 2005
[edit] added: 27 August 2005

[03:53] Kesuari: yeah, the mac's probably got a command key that'll end the world and another that gives you a million dollars. you just need to find them.

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[link] heard: 19 April 2005
[edit] added: 19 April 2005

(04:10:01) [me]: you mind/want your name cited?

(04:10:23) [me]: (by default, I'll say "Examples from personal communication with Christian Thalmann, 19 April, 2005.")

(04:11:17) Qatharsis: Cool. :)

(04:12:05) Qatharsis: Though "Christian 'm4st0r of teh univers' Thalmann" would be more proper. ;)

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[link] heard: 1 December 2003
[edit] added: 1 December 2003

(08:36:17) Kesuari: and maths, too. that's another one i'd want to do. except that i hate calculus. or rather find doing it tedious and irritating.

(08:36:51) Kesuari: hell... i should just do everything possible and be known as He Who Knows All.

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[link] heard: 13 September 2003
[edit] added: 13 September 2003

"Your php client has gained sentience and shown a predisposition for Valley of Strathmore."

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[link] heard: 6 August 2003
[edit] added: 6 August 2003

(00:21:26) Kathryn: .ther'es no latin for homepage, you know

(00:23:02) [me]: I bet someone's standardised some of this stuff actually

(00:23:17) Kathryn: i'm sure they have

(00:23:33) Kathryn: but those words weren't in my dictionary, and i'd rather make stuff up

(00:23:58) Kathryn: it lets me pretend i'm creating something in a subject that's older than God

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[link] heard: 26 July 2003
[edit] added: 26 July 2003

Archer: "So, how long was it?"

Malcolm: "I counted 10 seconds."

Archer: "Ten? It was more like 20."

Malcolm: "Respectfully, sir, it was 10."

Archer: "I'm not going to argue with you Malcolm. It was 20. That's an order."

Archer and Malcolm, Star Trek Enterprise Season 2, Episode 3
star-trek, omnipotence
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[link] heard: 22 July 2003
[edit] added: 22 July 2003

(02:31:13) Casoar: i hate things like that. everything should be all powerful. and omniscient so that i don't need to tell it

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[link] heard: 20 July 2003
[edit] added: 20 July 2003

(04:13:38) Kesuari: i wish i could run software that didn't exist

(04:13:56) Kesuari: i'd run mktristanknoweverythinghewants

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[link] heard: 6 July 2003
[edit] added: 6 July 2003

(17:13:06) Qatharsis: Then again, you live in a country where knowing some French make you a Sex God.

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[link] heard: 18 June 2003
[edit] added: 18 June 2003

(01:27:22) Adam Batkin: Legal or pirated?

(01:27:28) [me]: hah, like it'd be legal

(01:27:36) Adam Batkin: Where do you get it?

(01:27:45) [me]: Jon Sagotsky and Jeremy Kolb

(01:28:10) Adam Batkin: That sounds safe

(01:29:00) [me]: iis that sarcasm?

(01:29:49) [me]: from Jon's profile (and away message both), something said by Jeremy (presumably to Jon):

(22:25:53) [Jeremy]: you are devilish and evil and embody all that is dark and creepy. you are the master of the bowels of hell, a rival to the great one himself. you absolutely exude evilness and your intelligence and brain power blows mine away. i can't even comprehend your majesty

(01:29:57) [me]: oh yeah, reeeaal safe

(01:30:11) [me]: they aren't safe people!

(01:30:14) Adam Batkin: Wow

(01:30:14) Adam Batkin: Well

(01:30:17) [me]: but then neither am I

(01:30:20) Adam Batkin: I was serious

(01:30:37) Adam Batkin: I'm glad you wanted to live with them

Adam and Jonathan discussing pirated software from Jon and Jeremy
computers, weirdness, omnipotence, evil, non-p.c.ness
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[link] heard: 9 June 2003
[edit] added: 9 June 2003

(21:08:34) Kathryn: i do my best to come up with terminology others can only come up with while under the influence of other things

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[link] heard: 5 June 2003
[edit] added: 5 June 2003

(23:11:40) Kathryn: why does everyone think i have power over everyone else?

(23:11:48) Kathryn: scott thinks i can make you do things

(23:11:55) Kathryn: you think i can make scott do things

(23:12:03) Kathryn: i have no power!

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[link] heard: 7 May 2003
[edit] added: 7 May 2003

(00:31:24) ¡Luz!: oh! I have my first publication in a foreign language

(00:31:55) ¡Luz!: you remember that stupid thing I had to write from the point of view of an aminal of a famous person?

(00:32:18) ¡Luz!: apparently I won some sort of contest (along with 7 other people...nationally)...and now it's published

(00:32:34) ¡Luz!: the poem about Frida Kahlo from the point of a monkey

she only wrote it because her teacher made her
french, stupidity, poetry, omnipotence
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[link] heard: 30 April 2003
[edit] added: 30 April 2003

(21:37:49) Ver D Antforest: he's so creative with his expletives. His Tourette's is like an expletive generating gift from God

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[link] heard: unknown
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"If that bounces up and hits me I'm going to bounce up and hit you."

warning Cem about throwing a napkin
misc, omnipotence, wisdom, weirdness
[comment] [rate] 4/5

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[18:03:17] firespeaker org: brb

[18:03:21] LunaCamilla: ok.

[18:05:25] firespeaker org: back

[18:05:50] LunaCamilla: oh good. the world had stopped spinning on its axis during those heart-stopping seconds in which you had gone

[18:06:01] LunaCamilla: but now that you are back, the world may resume its normal course

[18:06:11] firespeaker org: yeah

[18:06:22] firespeaker org: what can I say?

[18:06:28] firespeaker org: it always does that

[18:06:45] LunaCamilla: you're just so damn critical to the functioning of reality and the universe

[18:06:49] LunaCamilla: it must get annoying at times

[18:07:00] firespeaker org: no. actually, it's kinda fun

[18:07:08] firespeaker org: I enjoy being omnipotent

[18:07:18] firespeaker org: even if I'm inadvertently so

[18:07:26] LunaCamilla: heh i should hope you're not

[18:07:39] LunaCamilla: i don't want you knowing everything about me! eep!

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"I can't read your mind yet—I'm still working on it."

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