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I learned how to use this microscopic imaging software at my work the other day. Someone just told me how to use it.
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I learned how to use my sewing machine using a combination of the DVD that came with it, YouTube, and random blogs.
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I learned Katakana from Japanesepod101.com's "Kantan Kana" series.
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I'm learning Hiragana from the Hiragana Pixel Party app.
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Last thing I learned is that Solar and Wind Energy actually have Negative Benefits when you add up there energy output productivity, which is something I already put much figured, but I was surprise that the same report said that energy from Natural Gas has a much more Positive Benefit then Nuclear Energy.

From what I knew, I had thought Nuclear Energy would win hands down but it turns out that the best source of energy ... for practical ... and relatively CLEAN purposes is Natural Gas.
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learned how to use a pioneer DDJ-WeGO2 controller

i learned it by winging it and failing miserably then building on said mistakes to something positive
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Testamenti Factio Capacity of leaving a testament in Acient Roman Law, learnt it in study.
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How to represent the Laplacian in generalized coordinates.

We applied this to cylindrical coordinates, because anything else would probably have been too tedious.
Posted 8/12/14

CeruleanThorn wrote:

I learned how to use my sewing machine using a combination of the DVD that came with it, YouTube, and random blogs.


Sewing is something I really want to get into so I can make my own clothes and costumes. Have you made anything neat yet?!
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JayVeeDees wrote:

You learn all the time, every minute of the day.
For example, I learned that there was a thread about what I last learned today -.-

Off topic xD


AiYumega wrote:

For people who want to learn something right now: Japanese kanji borrows heavily from the Chinese alphabet and Japanese standalone words borrow more from English, Portugese, and Dutch than they do anything else. For example, konpuutaa is computer, sandoichii is a sandwich, and there's some other ones I can't remember right now.


Though, correct me if I'm wrong, isn't konpuutaa & sandoichii written in Katakana, whereas normal Japanese words are in Hirigana.. So, my question is, is Hirigana then from Chinese as well o.o?


No, lol. The Japanese writing system is like English with Chinese letters in it since it's about as different from Chinese as English is. I forgot where Japanese originated from but it had nothing to do with China. Katagana isn't reserved solely for foreign words though, they sometimes use it for SPECIAL EMPHASIS.
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HandTye wrote:

Sewing is something I really want to get into so I can make my own clothes and costumes. Have you made anything neat yet?!


Yeah, I started getting into it so I could make my own cosplay. I'm working on my first pair of shorts right now.
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JayVeeDees wrote:

You learn all the time, every minute of the day.
For example, I learned that there was a thread about what I last learned today -.-

Off topic xD


AiYumega wrote:

For people who want to learn something right now: Japanese kanji borrows heavily from the Chinese alphabet and Japanese standalone words borrow more from English, Portugese, and Dutch than they do anything else. For example, konpuutaa is computer, sandoichii is a sandwich, and there's some other ones I can't remember right now.


Though, correct me if I'm wrong, isn't konpuutaa & sandoichii written in Katakana, whereas normal Japanese words are in Hirigana.. So, my question is, is Hirigana then from Chinese as well o.o?


No, lol. The Japanese writing system is like English with Chinese letters in it since it's about as different from Chinese as English is. I forgot where Japanese originated from but it had nothing to do with China. Katagana isn't reserved solely for foreign words though, they sometimes use it for SPECIAL EMPHASIS.


Japanese and Korean are supposed to be in a family bracket, but it was so long ago that they have trouble finding a definite point of separation in proto-japanese and proto-korean.
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How to sharpen a plane.
Youtube.
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Posted 8/13/14

JayVeeDees wrote:

You learn all the time, every minute of the day.
For example, I learned that there was a thread about what I last learned today -.-

Off topic xD


AiYumega wrote:

For people who want to learn something right now: Japanese kanji borrows heavily from the Chinese alphabet and Japanese standalone words borrow more from English, Portugese, and Dutch than they do anything else. For example, konpuutaa is computer, sandoichii is a sandwich, and there's some other ones I can't remember right now.


Though, correct me if I'm wrong, isn't konpuutaa & sandoichii written in Katakana, whereas normal Japanese words are in Hirigana.. So, my question is, is Hirigana then from Chinese as well o.o?



Back in the old days, only few were literate with the huge number of characters that had been borrowed from the Chinese.
Hiragana was designed as a simplified version for women to use.
It was called onnade, or woman's hand.




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well i thougth the word "ossan" meant old man but it actually means middle aged man.
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