History BlessedWithSuck / RealLife

15th Jun '17 11:19:19 AM pretzelbetty
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* Savant syndrome, in come cases. The notable being Kim Peek (the "real-life" basis for the RainMan).

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* Savant syndrome, in come some cases. The most notable case being Kim Peek (the "real-life" basis for the RainMan).
23rd Apr '17 5:57:00 PM nombretomado
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* Certain teams consider leading a stage race in cycling, especially a [[EpicRace Grand Tour]], early on can be this a rider on said team is a contender for the win. While your rider is ''leading'' the race, and is in the position you want to be in when the race is over, your team is expected to do a lot of work in the front of the pack, while the other teams can stay in cover for the wind. The teams with serious contenders usually don't mind leaving the jersey to a non-threatening rider for that reason, and non-threatening riders usually don't mind the jersey either, as it provides sponsor exposure for their teams. Some say that Phonak tried this during the 2006 edition of TourDeFrance, allowing the breakaway to gain almost 30 minutes on the pack and allowing Oscar Pereiro to take the yellow[[note]]by a margin of 1.29, he was quite far behind before the stage[[/note]]. Pereiro ended up winning the race after Phonak captain Floyd Landis got busted for doping. In 2009, Astana seemed fine having the yellow jersey on Rinaldo Nocentini of [=AG2R=] for some stages as well.

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* Certain teams consider leading a stage race in cycling, especially a [[EpicRace Grand Tour]], early on can be this a rider on said team is a contender for the win. While your rider is ''leading'' the race, and is in the position you want to be in when the race is over, your team is expected to do a lot of work in the front of the pack, while the other teams can stay in cover for the wind. The teams with serious contenders usually don't mind leaving the jersey to a non-threatening rider for that reason, and non-threatening riders usually don't mind the jersey either, as it provides sponsor exposure for their teams. Some say that Phonak tried this during the 2006 edition of TourDeFrance, UsefulNotes/TourDeFrance, allowing the breakaway to gain almost 30 minutes on the pack and allowing Oscar Pereiro to take the yellow[[note]]by a margin of 1.29, he was quite far behind before the stage[[/note]]. Pereiro ended up winning the race after Phonak captain Floyd Landis got busted for doping. In 2009, Astana seemed fine having the yellow jersey on Rinaldo Nocentini of [=AG2R=] for some stages as well.
12th Feb '17 8:51:48 PM KingTutt3
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** The Myers Briggs type indicator shows explains this with the perceiving function. A person is either sensing or intuitive. Sensors just look at the information that is there. Intuitive people think in terms of ideas, abstracts and things that lie beneath the surface. Often, intuitive people get frustrated that sensors cannot understand their ideas.
5th Feb '17 2:51:18 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* Having high-end headphones may seem like an obvious blessing, but sound issues such as [[LoudnessWar dynamic compression]] and the inherent drawbacks of lossy sound file formats such as [=MP3=] and OGG become more apparent when you use such headphones, particularly if you also have music with better dynamic range or in lossless formats such as WAV and FLAC.

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* Having high-end headphones may seem like an obvious blessing, but sound issues such as [[LoudnessWar dynamic compression]] and the inherent drawbacks of lossy sound file formats such as [=MP3=] and OGG become more apparent when you use such headphones, particularly if you also have music with better dynamic range or in lossless formats such as WAV and FLAC. You'll still have better audio experienced than with $10 drugstore headphones using the same sources, but the variations in quality will stand out more.
5th Feb '17 2:49:00 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* A non-human example: the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermarine_Spitfire Supermarine Spitfire]] was one of the most famous fighter aircraft of World War Two. It was fast and exceptionally agile, partly on account of its high degree of engine torque, which meant you could easily roll it. Not surprisingly, when Britain was suffering from night air raids from the Luftwaffe, the Royal Air Force developed a night-fighter variant of the Spitfire, which basically involved painting it black. It turned out to be a crappy night-fighter, precisely because it was so agile. Because night-fighter pilots couldn't see the horizon and had to rely on their not entirely satisfactory instruments, it was very difficult to keep a Spitfire under steady flight in night conditions; if you rolled it, which it would do at the drop of a hat, it was harder to get it back into level flight because you couldn't instantly tell which way up you were. It was easily outclassed as a night-fighter by the much less glamorous [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boulton_Paul_Defiant Boulton Paul Defiant]], which had been a not very good day fighter because it was relatively slow and clumsy, but which turned out to be a great night-fighter because it more or less ''wanted'' to fly in a straight line, and also because it was equipped with a turret, which enabled it to creep up on formations of German bombers and shoot them down from beneath.

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* A non-human example: the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermarine_Spitfire Supermarine Spitfire]] was one of the most famous fighter aircraft of World War Two. It was fast and exceptionally agile, partly on account of its high degree of engine torque, which meant you could easily roll it. Not surprisingly, when Britain was suffering from night air raids from the Luftwaffe, the Royal Air Force developed a night-fighter variant of the Spitfire, which basically involved painting it black. It turned out to be a crappy night-fighter, precisely because it was so agile. Because night-fighter pilots couldn't see the horizon and had to rely on their not entirely satisfactory instruments, it was very difficult to keep a Spitfire under steady flight in night conditions; if you rolled it, which it would do at the drop of a hat, it was harder to get it back into level flight because you couldn't instantly tell which way up you were. It was easily outclassed as a night-fighter by the much less glamorous [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boulton_Paul_Defiant Boulton Paul Defiant]], which had been a not very good day fighter because it was relatively slow and clumsy, but which turned out to be a great night-fighter because it more or less ''wanted'' to fly in a straight line, and also because it was equipped with a turret, which enabled it to creep up on formations of German bombers and shoot them down from beneath.beneath.
* Having high-end headphones may seem like an obvious blessing, but sound issues such as [[LoudnessWar dynamic compression]] and the inherent drawbacks of lossy sound file formats such as [=MP3=] and OGG become more apparent when you use such headphones, particularly if you also have music with better dynamic range or in lossless formats such as WAV and FLAC.
3rd Feb '17 6:02:24 PM CyberTiger88
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* Cells in the body, for various reasons, can only divide a certain number of times; this is essentially why we age. But some cells are blessed with the ability to keep dividing forever! The downside? Well, they're called ''cancer'' cells.

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* Cells in the body, for various reasons, can only divide a certain number of times; this is essentially why we age. But some cells are blessed with the ability to keep dividing forever! The downside? Well, they're called ''cancer'' cells.''[[BodyHorror cancer cells]]''.
1st Feb '17 2:23:25 AM lolnopepe
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* Blood type Oľ: the universal donor, the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Blood]] of medicine. With it, you one can donate blood to anyone (barring the presence of extremely rare additional factors). Oh, and your body is only capable of receiving Oľ blood, nothing else, [[TooAwesomeToUse so hospitals can barely use the stuff in transfusions because they have to save it for Oľ patients.]] There is a ''small'' surplus of Oľ blood, thanks to generous Oľ donors who give more frequently and not so generous donors who realize it sells for more.

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* Blood type Oľ: the universal donor, the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Blood]] of medicine. With it, you one can donate blood to anyone (barring the presence of extremely rare additional factors). Oh, and your body is only capable of receiving Oľ blood, nothing else, [[TooAwesomeToUse so hospitals can barely use the stuff in transfusions because they have to save it for Oľ patients.]] There is a ''small'' surplus of Oľ blood, thanks to generous Oľ donors who give more frequently and not so generous donors who realize it sells for more.
29th Jan '17 7:30:56 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* Foot fetishism. For those who don't have it, imagine if the part of the body you are most sexually attracted to was not only socially acceptable to expose in public, but was actually the rule in certain areas during times of certain weather. Sounds awesome right? Well then consider that it also means being constantly distracted, and that you'll often find yourself having to look 'away' from that body part to avoid being noticed and seen as weird or a creep, and also having a vague feeling of guilt and dirtiness constantly...
** In a similar vein, oculophilia(eye fetishism). For those who don't have it, imagine if the body part you were most attracted to, you were supposed to stare at in normal conversation, and also was often augmented by makeup. There's at least one problem with that, though; you may find yourself attracted to people outside your normal sexual orientation, especially if they're wearing makeup.
* Some people actually have a resilience to radiation poisoning. Seems like a nice ability right? Well hold on. You might not have the symptoms of radiation poisoning, but you will still die if your body absorbs too much radiation. Also, if you happen to be in the military with this resilience and a nuclear attack happens, well good luck. While everyone is vomiting their guts and being blind, it will be expected of you to do everything to keep things operational. Even to the point of death.
* [[http://www.snopes.com/info/news/helpmeproveit.asp Alecia Faith Pennington]] was born to a conservative family on a large rural property in Texas. Her parents specifically avoided creating any paper trail for the family with the goal of avoiding government involvement: children were born at home, home-schooled, and rarely visited the nearest town. At 17 Faith decided to join society at large to discover that due to her parents' efforts to keep her off the grid, she had no birth certificate or social security number. She was unable to go to school, get a job, apply for a driver's license, or even open a bank account.

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* Foot fetishism. For those who don't have it, imagine if the part of the body you are most sexually attracted to was not only socially acceptable to expose in public, but was actually the rule in certain areas during times of certain weather. Sounds awesome right? Well then consider that it also means being constantly distracted, and that you'll often find yourself having to look 'away' from that body part to avoid being noticed and seen as weird or a creep, and also having a vague feeling of guilt and dirtiness constantly...
** In a similar vein, oculophilia(eye fetishism). For those who don't have it, imagine if the body part you were most attracted to, you were supposed to stare at in normal conversation, and also was often augmented by makeup. There's at least one problem with that, though; you may find yourself attracted to people outside your normal sexual orientation, especially if they're wearing makeup.
* Some people actually have a resilience to radiation poisoning. Seems like a nice ability right? Well hold on. You might not have the symptoms of radiation poisoning, but you will still die if your body absorbs too much radiation. Also, if you happen to be in the military with this resilience and a nuclear attack happens, well good luck. While everyone is vomiting their guts and being blind, it will be expected of you to do everything to keep things operational. Even to the point of death.
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*[[http://www.snopes.com/info/news/helpmeproveit.asp Alecia Faith Pennington]] was born to a conservative family on a large rural property in Texas. Her parents specifically avoided creating any paper trail for the family with the goal of avoiding government involvement: children were born at home, home-schooled, and rarely visited the nearest town. At 17 Faith decided to join society at large to discover that due to her parents' efforts to keep her off the grid, she had no birth certificate or social security number. She was unable to go to school, get a job, apply for a driver's license, or even open a bank account.
31st Dec '16 8:06:44 AM Terreliv
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** In a similar vein, oculophilia(eye fetishism). For those who don't have it, imagine if the body part you were most attracted to, you were supposed to stare at in normal conversation, and also was often augmented by makeup. There's at least one problem with that, though; you may find yourself attracted to people outside your normal sexual orientation, especially if they're wearing makeup.
29th Dec '16 4:52:54 PM 04tele
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* A non-human example: the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermarine_Spitfire Supermarine Spitfire]] was one of the most famous fighter aircraft of World War Two. It was fast and exceptionally agile, partly on account of its high degree of engine torque, which meant you could easily roll it. Not surprisingly, when Britain was suffering from night air raids from the Luftwaffe, the Royal Air Force developed a night-fighter variant of the Spitfire, which basically involved painting it black. It turned out to be a crappy night-fighter, precisely because it was so agile. Because night-fighter pilots couldn't see the horizon and had to rely on their not entirely satisfactory instruments, it was very difficult to keep a Spitfire under steady flight in night conditions; if you rolled it, which it would do at the drop of a hat, it was harder to get it back into level flight because you couldn't instantly tell which way up you were. It was easily outclassed as a night-fighter by the much less glamorous [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boulton_Paul_Defiant Boulton Paul Defiant]], which had been a terrible day fighter because it was heavier, slower and less nimble than the German fighters it had been originally designed to attack, but which turned out to be a great night-fighter because it more or less ''wanted'' to fly in a straight line, and also because it was equipped with a turret, which enabled it to creep up on formations of German bombers and shoot them down from beneath.

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* A non-human example: the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermarine_Spitfire Supermarine Spitfire]] was one of the most famous fighter aircraft of World War Two. It was fast and exceptionally agile, partly on account of its high degree of engine torque, which meant you could easily roll it. Not surprisingly, when Britain was suffering from night air raids from the Luftwaffe, the Royal Air Force developed a night-fighter variant of the Spitfire, which basically involved painting it black. It turned out to be a crappy night-fighter, precisely because it was so agile. Because night-fighter pilots couldn't see the horizon and had to rely on their not entirely satisfactory instruments, it was very difficult to keep a Spitfire under steady flight in night conditions; if you rolled it, which it would do at the drop of a hat, it was harder to get it back into level flight because you couldn't instantly tell which way up you were. It was easily outclassed as a night-fighter by the much less glamorous [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boulton_Paul_Defiant Boulton Paul Defiant]], which had been a terrible not very good day fighter because it was heavier, slower relatively slow and less nimble than the German fighters it had been originally designed to attack, clumsy, but which turned out to be a great night-fighter because it more or less ''wanted'' to fly in a straight line, and also because it was equipped with a turret, which enabled it to creep up on formations of German bombers and shoot them down from beneath.
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