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Category: time-travel


most quoted re "time-travel": Jonathan North Washington (19), other (9), Tristan Alexander McLeay (9), Abe Solomon (5), Derek Gulas (4)

other categories found with "time-travel": computers (14), technology (12), linguistics (10), language (9), time (9)

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[link] heard: 1 December 2014
[edit] added: 2 December 2014

(21:11:05) firespeaker: you guys are so much better at git than me :-P

(21:11:22) firespeaker: I'm a dinosaur, from back in the days of cvs

(21:11:33) sushain: that reminds me of a kesha song

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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: 2 July 2012
[edit] added: 2 July 2012

you remember what i am talking about? i thought that the song was about michael jackson, but they were just using the future tense ;)

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[link] heard: 14 October 2011
[edit] added: 22 February 2012

(2011-10-14 16:41:03) Christopher: In Yoshkar-Ola there are ethnofuturist young people who record pop music CDs and put on stage productions in Mari, but I don't think their efforts reach the villages they came from.

(2011-10-14 16:41:30) Christopher: Essentially they are a small elite who live in a bubble while their language is dying across the republic.

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[link] heard: 10 March 2011
[edit] added: 10 March 2011

"I touch things and their technological valence goes back a decade. Like one time, I got into a tractor and it turned into a plough. I make Priuses disappear."

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[link] heard: 3 April 2010
[edit] added: 14 April 2010

"The IMU is my second home. It's open at least 24 hours a day."

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[link] heard: 14 March 2009
[edit] added: 14 March 2009

(18:19:44) jonathan: we'll probably have 1TB flash drives in a couple years

(18:19:56) jonathan: but 1PB is still quite a ways off I think

(18:21:40) T. A. McLeay: hm maybe

(18:21:51) T. A. McLeay: what'd you do with so much storage anyway? :)

(18:22:52) jonathan: put star trek on it

(18:22:58) jonathan: and I mean all of it

(18:23:25) jonathan: well, maybe not Voyager

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[link] heard: 23 January 2009
[edit] added: 23 January 2009

(17:59:56) kesuari: reading 19th century writing is fun

(18:00:02) kesuari: books were often basically blogs :)

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[link] heard: 25 October 2008
[edit] added: 25 October 2008

(13:08:38) [me]: yeah, I know; GPG's on my list of things to get going

(13:08:56) [me]: I need to get gmail + IMAP working in balsa first though

(13:09:20) crculver: I didn't know Balsa was still around.

(13:09:47) crculver: But you can install the FireGPG extension for Firefox which would allow you to encrypt any text you enter on e.g. GMail's web interface.

(13:09:57) [me]: I don't use firefox

(13:10:09) crculver: What do you use then?

(13:10:15) [me]: galeon

(13:10:30) crculver: Wait, am I talking to you in 2003 through a wormhole?

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[link] heard: 11 February 2008
[edit] added: 12 February 2008

(00:15:30) Michael: i don't know what wp is

(00:15:47) Michael: ohh

(00:15:50) Michael: wikipedia

(00:16:21) Michael: i was like, word perfect? why would anyone rely on that. it's so 199-never

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[link] heard: 24 December 2007
[edit] added: 23 December 2007

(13:35:56) [me]: oh man teleportation would solve so many problems wouldn't it

(13:36:04) [me]: I'm only just starting to see the potential

(13:36:11) Michael: well it would probably create more problems than it would solve

(13:36:20) [me]: oh?

(13:37:33) Michael: well... obviously security would have to be completely rethought.. or i guess it would just be more like network security

(13:38:09) Michael: i mean, can you imagine? illegal immigration would turn into like a DoS attack

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[link] heard: 19 December 2007
[edit] added: 19 December 2007

(02:17:23) Aaron B: i wish i was the sky god

(02:17:32) Aaron B: i'd get tenure real fast

(02:17:45) Aaron B: "it says here on your CV that you're the Sky God?"

(02:17:49) Aaron B: "yeah, that's correct"

(02:17:53) Aaron B: BAM

(02:17:57) Aaron B: Tenure

Aaron's not even eligible for tenure, because he's a *grad student*
academia, college, bad-ideas, religion, time-travel, stupidity
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[link] heard: 14 December 2007
[edit] added: 14 December 2007

(22:29:10) [me]: I don't get why people are so scared of linux

(22:29:20) Rianna: it's hard for people who wanna game

(22:29:25) [me]: yeah

(22:29:28) [me]: but like, my parents?

(22:29:35) Rianna: and i dunno, people just don't grow up seeing linux

(22:29:40) [me]: yeah

(22:29:45) [me]: like my parents :-P

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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: 23 November 2007
[edit] added: 25 November 2007

"You know, I've drunk more in the last two weeks than .. in the last three."

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[link] heard: 6 September 2007
[edit] added: 6 September 2007

my father: "Wait, why's it that much cheaper?"

employee at undisclosed fast-foodery: "I gave you the senior discount. ...Not sayin' there're any seniors around here—I just hooked y'all up."

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[link] heard: 1 August 2007
[edit] added: 1 August 2007

(03:42:49) kesuari: nothing backs up like chiselling a great big stone

(03:43:57) kesuari: i sometimes reckon i should do that: go carving runes somewhere in the bush

(03:44:55) kesuari: not runes per se; i mean some form of phonetic alphabet that looks like runes and is similar enough to the latin alphabet or germanic runes to be decryptable

(03:45:17) kesuari: or maybe i'll do it a bit less phonetic just to give the future linguists a bit of fun

(03:45:43) kesuari: can't be too trivial or else i'll be the Orrm of the 21st century

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[link] heard: 1 August 2007
[edit] added: 1 August 2007

(03:26:05) kesuari: in a thousand years, when english has divided into many languages and tehy've all had spelling reforms, they'll divise a "standardised spelling" for classical english

(03:26:52) kesuari: because the current spelling will been seen as "irregular" and "hard to read", "a poor guide to pronunciation" &c. they will probably also add diacritics so we can tell which vowels are long and which are short, which e's are silent and which are pronounced etc.

(03:27:09) kesuari: much like we do to old english

(03:27:33) kesuari: only, for a non-linguist of the 20th/21st centuries, it'll be hard to read because we don't expect it

(03:29:08) kesuari: and because no-one can seriously expect any of our recordings to last until then and because linguistics texts will largely have been lost to time as they weren't reproduced enough, people will have debates about quite how various aspects were pronounced

(03:30:10) kesuari: they'll reconstruct a language that includes the "bath/trap" split, f'instance

(03:30:24) kesuari: and have trouble reconciling it with the other germanic languagse

(03:32:45) kesuari: but, of course, english retained *þ and *w so it's obviously conservative: it must've been that german and even icelandic lost the original æ/ɑ distinction

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[link] heard: 2 July 2007
[edit] added: 3 July 2007

"I can just see Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin sitting down over a glass of Sam Adams."

[comment] [rate] 4/5

[link] heard: 12 June 2007
[edit] added: 17 June 2007

"I apologise for the delays getting off the ground, but it looks like we'll have some head-winds to help us arrive on time."

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[link] heard: 8 May 2007
[edit] added: 8 May 2007

"I haven't read this in years. When I first read this in Old High German, it had just been written."

[comment] [rate] 3.5/5

[link] heard: 11 April 2007
[edit] added: 11 April 2007

Jonathan: "Maybe they just think that */p/ turned to /b/ in Germanic. But it only went half way."

Derek: "Yeah, that's how they got þorn."

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[link] heard: 5 April 2007
[edit] added: 5 April 2007

(00:42:03) Derek: I found a way to explain language change to our students

(00:42:31) Derek: Languages start out cool and get less cool with time, unless the change involves gaining velars or uvulars

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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: 17 February 2007
[edit] added: 18 February 2007

"IE 6 is the Netscape 4 of today."

[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: 27 December 2006
[edit] added: 9 January 2007

(02:57:36) kesuari: if there’s a computer nearby, you could email yourself to it, and fix it now... :)

(02:58:36) kesuari: (one of these days, someone’s going to invent a device that can email solid objects instantly, and that joke won’t be funny anymore)

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[link] heard: 14 November 2006
[edit] added: 17 November 2006

Jonathan: "I don't like the 373 bus as much as the 66 bus, because instead of dropping you off a block and a half from the house, it drops you off √50 blocks from the house."

Derek: "Uh, I think that's where my mother lives."

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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
omnipotence, school, gradschool, academia
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[link] heard: 17 August 2006
[edit] added: 1 September 2006

"Пока это не срочно, а утром будет срочно."

[comment] [rate] 1/5

[link] heard: 4 May 2006
[edit] added: 4 May 2006

"Maybe you should implement the medieval system, where if one of the grad students misbehaves, they whip one of the undergrads."

[comment] [rate] 4/5

[link] heard: 23 February 2006
[edit] added: 23 February 2006

05:23:50 [me]: (I'm rather fond of pre-revolution Russian. It's almost proto-eastern slavic)

05:24:29 [Tristan]: yeah, well just wait till the english languages break up, our spelling will be proto-english :)

[comment] [rate] 2/5

[link] heard: 7 February 2006
[edit] added: 7 February 2006

05:39:41 [me]: how big's the file?

05:39:49 [Tristan]: 346 MB

05:40:07 [Tristan]: (my internet connection's really fast, so i replied before i got the question)

05:40:44 [Tristan]: or maybe this?:

(00:39:51) [Tristan]: 346 MB

(00:39:53) [me]: how big's the file?

(00:40:15) [Tristan]: (my internet connection's really fast, so i replied before i got the question)

05:41:12 [me]:

05:39:41 [me]: how big's the file?

05:39:49 [Tristan]: 346 MB

05:40:07 [Tristan]: (my internet connection's really fast, so i replied before i got the question)

05:41:32 [me]: *someone's* internet isn't as fast as it should be

05:41:40 [me]: probably fault of my stupid ethernet cord though

05:42:11 [Tristan]: probably

05:42:22 [Tristan]: yours must be slow, and mine fast, to make me able to reply before your question gets here

05:42:38 [me]: .. what?

05:42:44 [me]: oh, that actually makes some sense

05:42:47 [me]: scarily enough

05:43:12 [Tristan]: lol

05:43:18 [Tristan]: don't i normally?

05:44:14 [me]: in weird ways like that? Emphatically yes.

05:44:39 [Tristan]: no, i mean in normal ways, like that

05:44:50 [me]: that's what I mean

05:44:54 [me]: you just think it's normal

05:45:00 [me]: cause it's you

05:45:51 [Tristan]: actually, i was a bit scared it would be patent nonsense,

05:46:02 [Tristan]: but i thought i should try anyway

05:46:02 [Tristan]: and it worked :)

05:46:16 [me]: no, you see, it did make some sense

05:46:45 [Tristan]: yeah, that's what i mean

05:46:45 [Tristan]: i was scared it would be patent nonsense

05:46:45 [Tristan]: and it wasn't

05:46:58 [Tristan]: so my attempts at communication resulted in some communication

05:47:10 [Tristan]: which is what working communication should do

05:47:10 [Tristan]: so it worked :)

05:47:21 [me]: you mean you were afraid it would come across as such?

05:47:37 [me]: (and hey, give me some credit too, I understood your nonesense)

05:47:38 [Tristan]: i was afraid it would come across as patent nonsense, but that wasn't my objective

05:47:43 [Tristan]: i was trying to communicate :)

05:47:44 [me]: okay

05:47:46 [me]: yeah

05:47:49 [me]: well, you succeeded

05:47:51 [Tristan]: i wasn't meaning to deprive you of any

05:47:57 [me]: after I thought on it some..

05:48:00 [Tristan]: yeah, but only after much effort just now!

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[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
science, wisdom, time-travel, conferences
[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: 6 January 2006
[edit] added: 12 January 2006

"I'm proudly in the last generation that knows what they said about the Irish. Two-hundred years ago."

a comment made at the 2006 LSA meeting
pride, patriotism, conferences
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[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: 20 December 2005
[edit] added: 20 December 2005

04:15:26 qatharsis: The Orkhon script is pretty strange. "Runiform" yet also "hellenoid" letters interspersed with emoticons.

[comment] [rate] 2/5

[link] heard: 9 October 2005
[edit] added: 9 October 2005

18:30:51 [oberon]: that does something totally whacky

18:30:52 [oberon]: the fuck?

18:31:00 [oberon]: The camel claimed that would work...

18:31:32 [me]: you using perl 6 already? ;-P

18:37:04 [oberon]: Excellent

18:37:08 [oberon]: And no, I'm not using Perl 6

18:37:13 [oberon]: because it DOESN'T FUCKING EXIST

18:38:14 [me]: well, it was one possibility for why what you were doing wasn't working

18:38:24 [me]: that you got Perl 6 from future.sourceforge.net

18:38:35 [me]: and were using that as your primary perl interpreter for some reason

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

[02:35] Aaron B: you finished your hw?

[02:35] Aaron B: you're all caught up?

[02:35] Aaron B: hold on, i need to look out my window

[02:35] Aaron B: nope, i don't see any pigs flying...

[02:35] Aaron B: maybe hell froze over?

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[link] heard: 4 August 2005
[edit] added: 4 August 2005

Aaron B [04:07]: i like it my way. when you become reincarnated as me in your next life, you can change it ;)

me [04:07]: … wait

me [04:07] that can't happen

me [04:08] can it?

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[link] heard: 31 December 2004
[edit] added: 31 December 2004

(20:26:16) Kesuari: i sometimes forget how far back america is

[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: 22 December 2004
[edit] added: 28 December 2004

"It's like a little thing in the breakfast nook that's in their way and blares at them at newstime."

my Uncle Richard, on my grandparents and their TV set
sadness, scariness, time-travel, technology, analogies
[comment] [rate] 4/5

[link] heard: 10 December 2004
[edit] added: 10 December 2004

Jonathan: "What class is this?"

oberon: "Temporal pain, Pustegofuckhimself."

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[link] heard: 31 October 2004
[edit] added: 31 October 2004

(05:05:12) Оберон: and don't forget to set your clock back!!!

(05:05:20) [me]: oh yeah. Aaron pointed that out earlier

(05:05:24) [me]: my computer did it automatically

(05:05:26) [me]: my alarm didn't

(05:05:29) Оберон: heh

(05:05:35) Оберон: My computer is my alarm

(05:05:37) Оберон: I win.

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[link] heard: 22 October 2004
[edit] added: 22 October 2004

"You know you're a classics major if you see a door labelled 'Attic Access' and you immediately think 'Dude! A secret portal to Greece!'"

[comment] [rate] 4/5

[link] heard: 18 September 2004
[edit] added: 18 September 2004

(07:02:07) Kesuari: meh. functionality ahead of pritiness

(07:02:14) [me]: sometimes

(07:02:47) Kesuari: yeah, today :)

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[link] heard: 23 February 2004
[edit] added: 14 March 2004

"No, you don't need Word Perfect 6...No, you don't need 5.1 either!"

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[link] heard: 23 February 2004
[edit] added: 14 March 2004

"No, you can't transfer files from the ColecoVision Adam anymore."

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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

[comment] [rate] 2/5

[link] heard: 25 July 2003
[edit] added: 26 July 2003

T'pol: "I still don't believe in time travel."

Archer: "The hell you don't."

T'pol & Archer, Star Trek Enterprise Season 2, Episode 1
physics, weirdness, time-travel
[comment] [rate] 4/5

[link] heard: 26 March 2003
[edit] added: 10 April 2003

"I don't like subgroups. They're not future-proof."

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