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Category: science


most quoted re "science": Jonathan North Washington (20), Tristan Alexander McLeay (8), other (5), Abe Solomon (5), professors (5)

other categories found with "science": linguistics (17), gradschool (13), badness (9), food (7), bad-ideas (7)

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[link] heard: 4 June 2014
[edit] added: 4 June 2014

(16:19:48) Unhammer: "a basic skill to be learned alongside the three R’s"

(16:19:51) Unhammer: R's?

(16:19:56) firespeaker: .wik Three Rs

(16:19:57) begiak: "The three Rs (as in the letter R)[1] refers to the foundations of a basic skills-orientated education program within schools: reading, writing and arithmetic" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_three_Rs

(16:20:04) Unhammer: so not r-project

(16:20:07) Unhammer: damn

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[link] heard: 25 January 2013
[edit] added: 25 January 2013

"If we put it in the carrier sentence first, we might have confounding variables—like thinking."

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[link] heard: 1 December 2011
[edit] added: 1 December 2011

(16:57:49) zfe: we are gonna call gel-sin jussive

(16:58:01) firespeaker: zfe: call it what you want I guess

(16:58:16) zfe: science and scientific method won again

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[link] heard: 14 May 2011
[edit] added: 14 May 2011

(21:24:01) [redacted]: ok, time for operation "holy crap my sink is so full of dishes it might be a breeding ground for new forms of life so i'd better do something about it"

(21:24:15) [redacted]: (good operation names are SO hard to come up with these days)

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[link] heard: 25 February 2011
[edit] added: 25 February 2011

"Neuron - check, Pyscho-neuron - X,.... ‘Hey, this looks like it was graded by a folklorist!’"

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[link] heard: 11 December 2010
[edit] added: 11 December 2010

me: "it's completely predictable"

me: "which isn't what most linguists would expect"

Baatar: "or isnt what they would predict"

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[link] heard: 8 February 2010
[edit] added: 8 February 2010

(21:43:46) Aaron B: and H&R are like "um, you got peanut butter in my chocolate; NO, you got CHOCOLATE in my peanut butter"

(21:43:51) Aaron B: except they don't like Reese's

(21:44:04) Aaron B: so they're grumpy about it

(21:44:19) Aaron B: basically they're like "phono is a completely arbitrary, abstract computation system; anything else = lame"


(21:46:37) Aaron B: lol, sorry

(21:46:50) Aaron B: sometimes i need to anthropomorphize complex theoretical issues

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[link] heard: 28 January 2010
[edit] added: 28 January 2010

"It's not a real conflict; it's a scholarly conflict."

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[link] heard: 21 July 2009
[edit] added: 20 July 2009

(01:06:43) kesuari: (there's some people who manage to study the psycholinguistics of generative grammar, but i think that's like studying the physics of alchemy)

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[link] heard: 28 May 2009
[edit] added: 28 May 2009

me: "What happened to that banana?"

my mother: "They missed with the flame thrower they were using to kill the bugs."

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[link] heard: 23 May 2009
[edit] added: 22 May 2009

"Flips like a pancake, lands like a rock—that's your father."

my mother, on my father's sleeping habits
sleep, badness, insults, food, science
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[link] heard: 13 October 2008
[edit] added: 13 October 2008

(15:22:45) [me]: typing while translating from Russian isn't an exact science

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[link] heard: 18 August 2008
[edit] added: 23 August 2008

"Do you know what I would've done to have a digging tool that went this deep when I was a kid?"

while watching my father use a hand auger
child-like, science, destruction, bad-ideas
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[link] heard: 22 July 2008
[edit] added: 22 July 2008

(13:28:05) Brenda: can i be a subject? i promise i have a highly unique dialect in Kyrgyz

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[link] heard: 16 June 2008
[edit] added: 16 June 2008

(12:25:11) kesuari: living in the sun for billions of years after the earth has been destroyed and human life is extinguished would be pretty dodgy

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[link] heard: 16 June 2008
[edit] added: 16 June 2008

(12:27:16) kesuari: so i'm perfectly content to live for, say, a million years and call it a day

(12:27:38) kesuari: hopefully i can contribute enough genetic code to the human race over that time that future generations are still backwards compatible

(12:27:50) kesuari: i've thought about this too much too

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[link] heard: 9 June 2008
[edit] added: 9 June 2008

(18:14:29) Aladnsane: a cubic litre? Litre is a measurement of volume; at best, a cubic litre would be a round about way of saying litre per cubic... something? ;)

(18:14:54) [me]: no, a cubic litre is a five-dimensional measurement I made up :-P

(18:15:30) Aladnsane: whoa man, 5 dimensional alcohol quantities? now THAT is how you get messed up.

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[link] heard: 27 April 2008
[edit] added: 27 April 2008

(16:14:09) kesuari: if i agreed with everything you said, why not just talk to yourself?

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[link] heard: 14 April 2008
[edit] added: 14 April 2008

"I'm scared of your fridge. I never know if it's some strange experiment or food."

Lara goes on adventures in Jonathan's apartment
compliments, food, badness, technology, science, insults, scariness
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[link] heard: 26 February 2008
[edit] added: 26 February 2008

(13:53:57) kesuari: now you're getting stupid

(13:54:15) [me]: no, I'm actually trying to get it to go one step further

(13:54:20) [me]: in a scientific way, not a silly way

(13:54:41) kesuari: for you, i think there's little difference anyway

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[link] heard: 8 December 2007
[edit] added: 7 December 2007

(13:21:23) Brenda: don't listen to people in love!!! they always give bad advice

(13:21:42) Brenda: their brains go into deep freeze

(13:21:57) Brenda: it's like, tengri all over the frontal lobe, if you know what i mean

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[link] heard: 31 October 2007
[edit] added: 31 October 2007

"I don't think they issue ethics approval based on whether it's more ethical than things that're more fun."

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[link] heard: 18 July 2007
[edit] added: 18 July 2007

(21:43) Tristan: you realise of course that what you're doing here is filing bugreports for linguistic theories, which are kind of like computer programs

(21:43) Tristan: so the "maintainers" are probably going to call you mad

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[link] heard: 4 July 2007
[edit] added: 4 July 2007

Jonathan: "The Cuyahoga River Fire prompted the Clean Water Act of 1969. Wow, that's an important fire."

Gretchen: "Yeah, it's bad when water catches on fire. It's like ‘maybe we should stop letting our kids swim in the river now…’"

Michael: "‘Hey mommy, I float better over here.’"

[comment] [rate] 4/5

[link] heard: 26 June 2007
[edit] added: 26 June 2007

(23:53:48) Derek: That's a really well preserved blade

(23:53:53) Derek: for how old it is

(23:56:13) [me]: it's metal.

(23:57:07) Derek: "it's metal" doesn't cut it

(23:57:12) Derek: because iron rusts

(23:57:18) Derek: and steel rusts really fast

(23:57:27) Derek: ha - doesn't cut it

(23:57:29) Derek: I made a funny

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[link] heard: 28 April 2007
[edit] added: 28 April 2007

Jonathan: "Look at all the different kinds of mould in there! There's white ones, black ones, grey ones, and green ones."

Derek: "And they're all living in harmony."

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[link] heard: 30 March 2007
[edit] added: 31 March 2007

"I don't like to pee—it's just something I have to do a lot."

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[link] heard: 10 February 2007
[edit] added: 11 February 2007

(17:44:13) Jade Solitude: Looks like something only a Linguist, Anthropologist, or Folklorist would be interested in. =þ

(17:44:49) [me]: or any other scientist ;)

in reference to new statistics features on quotes page
linguistics, anthropology, science, quotes, gradschool
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[link] heard: 6 September 2006
[edit] added: 6 September 2006

22:05:17 [Jess]: guess what i learned today

22:05:26 [Jonathan]: what?

22:05:36 [Jess]: the difference between competence and performance~!!!

22:05:53 [Jonathan]: so what's the difference?

22:06:29 [Jess]: narrow-minded wanna-be scientist linguists and bullshitty humanitarian science-doesn't-exist anthropologists?

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[link] heard: 31 May 2006
[edit] added: 31 May 2006

"I wish I knew more places that had less of an element of sketch."

in reference to finding a [safe] place for star-gazaing
sketchiness, science, physics, sadness, ghetto-talk, geekiness
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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: 2 May 2006
[edit] added: 4 May 2006

Jurgen: "You know, some people say I'm hard—I don't think I'm that hard."

Jonathan: "Well, you're flexible."

classmate: "You're the xantham gum of professors."

Avram: "Flexible, but still with integrity."

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[link] heard: 25 April 2006
[edit] added: 27 April 2006

"Please, no more climatology."

Jurgen, in response to a question about sound changes in French being perhaps due to the colder-than-Rome climate
linguistics, french, language, weather, science
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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: 16 February 2006
[edit] added: 16 February 2006

"You could ask if the laws of motion are constructed online as an object is falling."

prof. Zagona on the nature of I-language and the mind
linguistics, physics, science, scariness
[comment] [rate] 2/5

[link] heard: 7 January 2006
[edit] added: 8 January 2005

"Phonology happens."

Mark Aronoff in response to a comment on his presidential address at the 2006 LSA conference
linguistics, science, wisdom, time-travel, conferences
[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: 26 November 2006

(21:46:21) [me]: (yes, linguistics is science—it's predictive)

(21:46:50) [Aladnsane]: Then tell me how my ancestors will say 'indifferent' 500 years from now.

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[link] heard: 30 December 2005
[edit] added: 30 December 2005

me: "So how did the fishies that evolved originally get to lake Baikal? By air?"

my genious scientist father: "Probably."

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[link] heard: 11 September 2005
[edit] added: 11 September 2005

"Bah. Undergrads. They think that sunrises are Nature's way of telling you to go to bed already."

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[link] heard: 6 September 2005
[edit] added: 6 September 2005

Jonathan: "My blood type's going to be B+, and I'm going to be like, 'yeah…'"

Hannah: "My blood type's going to be A-, and I'm going to be like, 'dammit!'"

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[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 August 2005
[edit] added: 19 August 2005

[00:00] Aaron B: eel is like fish that got mutated...

[00:00] Aaron B: i bet if you genetically combined a sheep and a fish, the first few would come out like eels.

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[link] heard: 8 August 2005
[edit] added: 8 August 2005

[02:51] Aaron B : you should get a cool linguistic alias

[02:51] Aaron B: like, you know how weathermen always just "happen" to have a geological reference in their names?

[02:51] Aaron B: around me we have "johnny mountain"

[02:51] Aaron B: and "dallas storm"

[02:51] Aaron B: you can be like...

[02:51] Aaron B: "jon minimality"

[02:52] Aaron B: or like "Al O. Phone"

[02:52] Aaron B: (short for Albert Optimality Phone)

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[link] heard: 25 January 2005
[edit] added: 25 January 2005

Ian: "With slight modifications, the iPod could greatly benefit the blind."

Nat: "With slight modifications, the iPod could be made into a tricorder."

Matt: "With slight modifications, the iPod could be made to be sentient."

Jonathan: "But then how would you know the iPod is sentient and not just the sentience inside?"

Matt: "I'm not allowed to discuss that."

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[link] heard: 6 October 2004
[edit] added: 6 October 2004

(00:35:54) Оберон: Dude

(00:35:58) Оберон: your dad is making up moon porn

(00:36:01) Оберон: and putting it on his resume

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[link] heard: 15 January 2004
[edit] added: 17 January 2004

"Air is small."

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[link] heard: 14 September 2003
[edit] added: 14 September 2003

(01:45:50) оберон: Women are like my broken window shade.

(01:45:58) оберон: You can pull as hard as you want, but it's not going to change anything

(01:46:08) оберон: and the only solution is to jam them between your bed and the wall with a heavy blanket

(01:46:26) оберон: see, I have the gift if stupalogy

(01:46:29) оберон: it's not quite stupid

(01:46:33) оберон: and it's not quite an analogy

(01:46:38) оберон: and people are just so shocked they smile and nod

(01:46:57) оберон: and don't think to question how it is, exactly, that women are like a piece of plastic rolled over a metal bar.

(01:47:16) оберон: if they did, though, I'd calmly explain that it has to do with the sprinsg.

(01:47:18) оберон: springs, even.

(01:47:55) оберон: Life is like a fire alarm: you wish it would just stay nice and quiet but it never does and you always end up all wet.

(01:48:23) оберон: Now in actuality, a fire alarm is a device which goes "BUZZ" and life is a bunch of organic compounds wiggling about. But people buy it anyway

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[link] heard: 12 August 2003
[edit] added: 19 August 2003

Person behind register at Lowes: "I hear thunder."

My father, a minute later, sarcastically, and in jest: "Well, the rain has to come from somewhere."

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

(22:54:31) [Vickie]: it always annoyed me that the american school system completely ignored studying english the way they study biology

(22:54:45) [Vickie]: dissect the hell out of it

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[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: unknown

"Damn nuclear fusion, or fission, or whatever makes the sun shine."

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