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Postby klondike mac » Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:40 pm

ya this was in the description and i decided to discuss it
what is the difference between a giant midget and a normal person?
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Postby sora360 » Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:39 pm

Um does this even exist??
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Postby welshnerd » Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:08 pm

I like the extremely informative nature of this thread.

Hi lets talk about Olympic Standard Knitting

Yes lets, does it even exist?
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Postby EdTheN00bProgrammer » Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:30 pm

'On January 14, 2006 influential author and knit-blogger Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, otherwise known as Yarn Harlot, challenged the knitting world to participate in the 2006 Knitting Olympics.[1] To participate, a knitter committed to casting-on a challenging project during the opening ceremonies of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, and to have that project finished by the time the Olympic flame was extinguished 16 days later. By the first day of the Olympics, almost 4,000 knitters had risen to the challenge' - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of ... he_Revival

'Yarn Harlot', lolz!
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Postby welshnerd » Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:37 pm

EdTheN00bProgrammer wrote:'On January 14, 2006 influential author and knit-blogger Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, otherwise known as Yarn Harlot, challenged the knitting world to participate in the 2006 Knitting Olympics.[1] To participate, a knitter committed to casting-on a challenging project during the opening ceremonies of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, and to have that project finished by the time the Olympic flame was extinguished 16 days later. By the first day of the Olympics, almost 4,000 knitters had risen to the challenge' - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of ... he_Revival

'Yarn Harlot', lolz!


Absolutely Awesome. 16 Days of Knitting.

Do they have a Marathon event? The quickest time to knit a cloth 100m long and 25cm wide.


On your marks, get set!

KNIT!
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Why?

Postby EdTheN00bProgrammer » Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:54 am

Why would anyone enjoy such a repetitve activity? :shock:
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Re: Why?

Postby Psychotik » Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:30 pm

EdTheN00bProgrammer wrote:Why would anyone enjoy such a repetitve activity? :shock:

Maybe it's not to enjoy, but to bet. Who knows.
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Re: Why?

Postby welshnerd » Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:42 pm

EdTheN00bProgrammer wrote:Why would anyone enjoy such a repetitve activity? :shock:


Couldn't you class posting on Nerd Tests as repetitive?

Couldn't you class using the same colour text as a repetitive activity?
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Postby trinitychica14 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 6:36 pm

And when you think about it...any type of sport..or anything you do...is an extremely repetitive activity..so then why do any of it?
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Postby Psychotik » Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:56 pm

trinitychica14 wrote:And when you think about it...any type of sport..or anything you do...is an extremely repetitive activity..so then why do any of it?

In my opinion, we play sports for either the fun, the exercise, or both.
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Postby welshnerd » Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:22 pm

I think sports are only repetitive if you choose to be repetitive.

You may be confined to the laws of the game, but that doesn't stop creativity, it just limits it.

For example in American football you can't pass forward past the line of scrimmage. So why not lateral the ball to the HB after the line of scrimmage and allow him to lateral to the TE/FB/WR outside him.

Or maybe have all of you defense (including DT's DE's and LB's) drop back into coverage on a third and long situation.
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Postby trinitychica14 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:49 pm

However Welsh, if you do that all the time, or even switch it up, you will eventually repeat yourself and if you do a certain activity long enough...it will become repetitive. :D
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Postby welshnerd » Fri Mar 28, 2008 1:14 pm

trinitychica14 wrote:However Welsh, if you do that all the time, or even switch it up, you will eventually repeat yourself and if you do a certain activity long enough...it will become repetitive. :D


But even if you repeat a play it will never be exactly the same, you must take variables into account such as the players, human error, weather conditions etc.

By the time you had completed all of the variations and started repeating again the players would probably have retired or even died.
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Postby klondike mac » Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:39 pm

it is impossible to have all the variables for even 1 thing
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Postby welshnerd » Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:54 pm

klondike mac wrote:it is impossible to have all the variables for even 1 thing


You will have a finite amount though as one will encompass them all was a whole.
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