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15th Feb '16 6:25:55 PM Game_Fan
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** Certain spells, as well as the creation of magic items, require using materials "worth" a certain number of gold pieces, despite the value of resources (as well as the gold they are equivalent to) being relative and subjective. For instance, a Raise Dead spell requires 5000 gp worth of diamonds, so better hope a new diamond mine opening doesn't cause prices to drop!

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** Certain spells, as well as the creation of magic items, require using materials "worth" a certain number of gold pieces, despite the value of resources (as well as the gold they are equivalent to) being relative and subjective. For instance, a Raise Dead spell requires 5000 gp worth of diamonds, so better hope a new diamond mine opening doesn't cause prices to drop!drop! [[note]]Although the notion of value being decided by markets rather than "inherent value" was very uncommon in pre-modern societies. The mode of thinking, at least, is TruthInTelevision.[[/note]]
5th Jan '16 9:58:46 PM Discar
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* According to Wit's poll at the end of ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'', Shalan Davar is exactly 77% more agreeable than her mistress, Jasnah Kholin.

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* ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'': According to Wit's poll at the end of ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'', Wit, Shalan Davar is exactly 77% more agreeable than her mistress, Jasnah Kholin.Kholin. He took a poll.
-->'''[[spoiler: Jasnah]]:''' You're lying.\\
'''Wit:''' Okay, so it was a rather ''informal'' poll. But the ugly lizard-crab-thing gave you really poor marks for--\\
'''[[spoiler: Jasnah]]:''' About the ''other'' things.
2nd Nov '15 12:12:21 PM FF32
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* [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1716#comic This]] ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' measures anger in [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk miliHulks]], fear in [[BringMeMyBrownPants deciPantscraps]] and awkwardness in [[SelfDeprecation microWeiners]] (all in the "votey", the red button).

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* [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1716#comic This]] ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' measures anger in [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk miliHulks]], fear in [[BringMeMyBrownPants [[BringMyBrownPants deciPantscraps]] and awkwardness in [[SelfDeprecation microWeiners]] (all in the "votey", the red button).
28th Sep '15 3:14:56 PM HighCrate
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** From [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19479_the-6-most-mind-blowing-things-ever-discovered-in-space.html "The 6 Most Mindblowing Things Ever Discovered in Space"]]: "What they didn't know is that lightning could occur in the middle of goddamn space, with a force equal to a trillion lightning bolts, or to use the proper scientific terms, 50 million fucktons of electricity."



* The Harvard Bridge between Boston and Cambridge Massachusetts is marked in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoot smoots]], the height of Oliver R. Smoot. Originally painted, when the bridge was rebuilt the police actually asked that the marks be retained because it made it easy to note the specific location of an accident. Google has it as an option for distance measurement.
23rd Sep '15 3:20:17 PM Azaram
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* The Harvard Bridge between Boston and Cambridge Massachusetts is marked in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoot smoots]], the height of Oliver R. Smoot. Originally painted, when the bridge was rebuilt the police actually asked that the marks be retained because it made it easy to note the specific location of an accident. Google has it as an option for distance measurement.
23rd Sep '15 3:00:55 PM Azaram
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* Early on in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', there is frequent mention of an absolute system of measurement for pain in [[JustForPun Kill-o-Hurtz]]. Various medical instruments are rated according to how much pain they inflict. The concept hasn't been mentioned in a long time, however, as the ''Schlock Mercenary'' universe (if not the actual story) has [[CerebusSyndrome become somewhat more "serious"]].

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* Early on in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', there is frequent mention of an absolute system of measurement for pain in [[JustForPun Kill-o-Hurtz]]. Various medical instruments are rated according to how much pain they inflict.inflict, as measured by the [[PunnyName Ouchdammitometer]]. The concept hasn't been mentioned in a long time, however, as the ''Schlock Mercenary'' universe (if not the actual story) has [[CerebusSyndrome become somewhat more "serious"]].
3rd Sep '15 2:35:25 PM thatother1dude
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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'': "Vegeta, what does the scouter say about his {{power level}}?" [[MemeticMutation "It's over nine thousaaaaaand!!!"]]
** It would be one thing if the scouter was simply quantifying stored energy, but it seems to be able to quantify fighting effectiveness as evidenced by Goku's and Picolo's power levels registering higher after they take off their weighted clothing.
** At one point, one villain tells another to take off their scouter, since the Z-Fighters can change their power levels pretty much at will.
*** The Power Levels are deliberately useless; Word of God was that it was intended to show that one can't use cold calculation to predict how a fight would go, and to show the inherent flaw in basing assumptions on only raw power while ignoring skill and determination.

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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'': "Vegeta, what does the scouter say about his {{power level}}?" [[MemeticMutation "It's over nine thousaaaaaand!!!"]]
** It would be one thing if the scouter was simply
Scouter readings for PowerLevels in ''Manga/DragonBall'' don't seem to just quantifying stored energy, but it seems to be able to quantify fighting effectiveness effectiveness, as evidenced by Goku's and Picolo's power levels registering higher after they take off their weighted clothing.
** At one point, one villain tells another
clothing. The author states they ''are'' just supposed to take off their scouter, since be measurements of raw power, and thus an unreliable oversimplification for determining fighting ability, but what's shown in-series speaks to the Z-Fighters can change their power levels pretty much at will.
*** The Power Levels are deliberately useless; Word of God was that it was intended to show that one can't use cold calculation to predict how a fight would go, and to show the inherent flaw in basing assumptions on only raw power while ignoring skill and determination.
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* Blog/DeadcodersReviews used Aelita as a measurement of Trauma and Hollywood as a measure of makeup

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* Blog/DeadcodersReviews used Aelita as a measurement of Trauma and Hollywood as a measure of makeupmakeup.
31st Jul '15 1:45:17 PM Nautilus1
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* AdolfHitler used to joke: "Do you know what is the difference between [[{{Characters/NaziGermany}} a goering and a goebbels]]? A goering is [[ChestOfMedals the amount of metal a man could pin on his chest]] and a goebbels is the amount of nonsense man could say in an hour." He often said the joke with both Joseph Goebbels and Hermann Goering present, to their great embarrassment.
19th Jun '15 12:37:39 PM Elan
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** Certain spells, as well as the creation of magic items, require using materials "worth" a certain number of gold pieces, despite the value of resources (as well as the gold they are equivalent to) being relative and subjective. For instance, a Raise Dead spell requires 5000 gp worth of diamonds, so better hope a new diamond mine opening doesn't cause prices to drop!
17th May '15 9:43:44 PM Generality
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** In later books, the thaum is regarded as a fundamental particle of magic rather than a unit, though they might happen to coincide.
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