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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #149010 on: December 10, 2019, 11:25:39 am »

Why the hell does shit-eating grin not mean a grin that is disgusted or otherwise uncomfortable.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #149011 on: December 10, 2019, 11:46:17 am »

Same reason "Full of piss and vinegar" means someone who is energetic and peppy.

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #149012 on: December 10, 2019, 12:03:32 pm »

There was recently a big reddit thread about animal shits and their relation to English.

Like:
Bullshit
Horseshit
Batshit
Apeshit
Ratshit
Dogshit
Snakeshit
Chickenshit
And Jack Shit. Technically an animal.

Which all have weirdly diverse meanings.
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« Reply #149013 on: December 10, 2019, 01:28:14 pm »

Why the hell does shit-eating grin not mean a grin that is disgusted or otherwise uncomfortable.

Based on only the first website that came up (which means the information is good, right?), it means a grin from a despicable person. I would assume the grin of a bad person is the grin of someone who just got away with something.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #149014 on: December 10, 2019, 01:55:35 pm »

I'm using a Galaxy A50. It's new (released in Q1 2019). I haven't tried Fort Mode, but it's somewhere between a Galaxy S6 and an S7 in benchmarks, so it should fare better than your phone.

Also using this, I'm quite happy with it.

It's actually performing better than my S7. The major difference is water. It does not react well to moisture of any kind. Even a few droplets on the screen will cause it to practically lose all calibration for like, a full minute.
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« Reply #149015 on: December 10, 2019, 04:33:45 pm »

The major difference is water. It does not react well to moisture of any kind. Even a few droplets on the screen will cause it to practically lose all calibration for like, a full minute.

Yeah, that happens to me as well. I'm pretty sure it's deliberate, too; the patch notes for the first couple updates had "increased touch screen sensitivity" (or something along those lines) as one of the bullet points.
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« Reply #149016 on: December 10, 2019, 05:57:33 pm »

Why the hell does shit-eating grin not mean a grin that is disgusted or otherwise uncomfortable.
I think is whomever do it won't care and be happy doing it? Dunno.
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« Reply #149017 on: December 10, 2019, 07:23:10 pm »

SSD arrived. I don't feel like digging into my PC's guts to find a spare SATA port on the motherboard(if there even is one, I don't know), I attached it using the SATA/IDE->USB converter I used the last time I got a hard drive. And according to the calculator I used, it would take over 7 hours to clone my hard drive to the SSD through the converter.

Oh, and my PC isn't recognizing the SSD either(or converter). That's great. So I need to go digging for a port that may or may not exist. Also booting the PC with the converter attached and powered locked up at power on.


Also, my stupid ass also forgot to get a mounting bracket. I think the case has built-in adjustable mounts for floppy drives, which are the same size as the SSD(2.5").
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« Reply #149018 on: December 10, 2019, 08:11:07 pm »

Why did you get an SSD if you were going to use a converter that completely eliminates the speed advantage?
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« Reply #149019 on: December 10, 2019, 08:58:02 pm »

Clone HDD to SSD, remove HDD and put SSD in the same place?
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« Reply #149020 on: December 10, 2019, 11:02:45 pm »

Ah. That does make sense.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #149021 on: December 11, 2019, 02:49:20 am »

Why the hell does shit-eating grin not mean a grin that is disgusted or otherwise uncomfortable.
I haven't looked up the etymology or anything, but I'm guessing the "shit-eating" part is because it's a fake smile, usually worn by someone accustomed to brown-nosing.
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« Reply #149022 on: December 11, 2019, 03:37:06 am »

Why the hell does shit-eating grin not mean a grin that is disgusted or otherwise uncomfortable.
I haven't looked up the etymology or anything, but I'm guessing the "shit-eating" part is because it's a fake smile, usually worn by someone accustomed to brown-nosing.
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Some guy on the net mentions this

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In Book XXI of his History of Rome, Livy describes a Carthaginian sect of coprophages, the risus faecivorus, or shit-eating grin, being commonly displayed by its adherents

But I find it very dubious because I have been browsing book XXI and I find plenty of mention of carthagians, but little about shit eating. Plus the only mention on the net of "faecivorus" is this supposed reference.

So, given the unreliability of this supposed ancient source, we have to come to the conclusion that the actual source of the expression is a famous internet video which was prevalent in shock sites
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« Reply #149023 on: December 11, 2019, 04:03:07 am »

That's clearly not correct. Here's a verified dated example. Rolling Stone article from 1971:
https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/the-lyman-familys-holy-siege-of-america-235776/

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But it was in the third issue of American Avatar that he dropped the final veil. On page three, next to a picture of him floating lotus-positioned in the universe with halo above his head, a drink in his hand and a leering, shit-eating grin on his face, Mel published the following Message to Humanity:

So we can see it was already in the vernacular by 1971 that you could print it and expect people to just know what you're talking about.

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« Reply #149024 on: December 11, 2019, 04:06:54 am »

Honestly, there's a biblical reference to shit eating.  Clearly it is indeed quite old.

Quote from: 2 kings 18
26Then said Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, and Shebna, and Joah, unto Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray thee, to thy servants in the Syrian language; for we understand it: and talk not with us in the Jews' language in the ears of the people that are on the wall. 27But Rabshakeh said unto them, Hath my master sent me to thy master, and to thee, to speak these words? hath he not sent me to the men which sit on the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with you?
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