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Unread post by sirwanksalot » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:37 am

exUsagiCoalMiner wrote:Totally inappropriate use
Disagree, as the son of a redneck from the hills of Tennessee that is a very appropriate use. Summer vacations with my dad were very entertaining. He was an electrical engineer by trade even though he made his living by growing crops. There was always some sort of Franken-project or experiment going on.
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Unread post by Wage Slave » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:24 pm

How to get off a charge of running a stop sign by a Californian physicist. Very clever:

http://arxiv.org/pdf/1204.0162v1.pdf
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Unread post by RalphWiggum » Tue May 01, 2012 4:48 pm

Langslave wrote:Im not a sport fan, far from it in fact, but the other day I was wondering whatever happened to Manchester City? When I was a kid in England both City and United were always talked about. M.U. has had all the news and glory the last few decades and Ive not heard a peep about City. Then watching BBC news on cable this morning, there they were, and poised to win. Funny old world sometimes.
A very rich arab bought and bankrolled the club, allowing them to buy pretty much whoever they wanted and pay them utterly obscene wages. Pretty much the same situation as Abramovich at Chelsea. It's slowly killing english football.
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Unread post by RalphWiggum » Wed May 02, 2012 12:32 am

Langslave wrote:millions per year
Carlos Tevez reportedly makes over £1,000,000 per MONTH, never mind year.
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Unread post by MacGyver » Wed May 02, 2012 11:49 am

Langslave wrote:Thats one of the reasons I dont like sport Ralph, jealousy. Why should a bloke get paid millions per year to kick a ball around? Not fair.
You could argue the same thing about many professions. Why do actors make so much money for just saying a few words and running around on screen? Why do traders make so much money when all they do is push money around and don't actually create anything?
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Unread post by Wage Slave » Fri May 04, 2012 5:26 pm

Here's a great example of how corporations share the benefits of globalisation and change with their customers. On the left the new pot of Vaseline made in India and a sleek new shape. Oh, but the quantity isn't on the front? Why not I wonder? Look at the back and we discover the new improved pot holds only 40 gm as opposed to 49 gm in the boring old pot made in America. The price of course hasn't changed, so lucky old Unilever is all I can say.

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Unread post by sirwanksalot » Fri May 04, 2012 5:48 pm

sirwanksalot does not approve! I still have a couple 55 gallon drums left over though.

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Unread post by Wage Slave » Fri May 04, 2012 5:49 pm

:lol: I thought you would be concerned.
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Unread post by Raelene » Sat May 05, 2012 2:58 pm

@Langslave. IBS. My boss had that (strangely enough, only since I began working there). You've been overdoing it, you are stressed, and you need to take a break. Caffeine and related drinks will only make it worse. Try cutting out all starchy foods for a bit, and see what happens. That means no rice, pasta, bread or potatoes. Hey, it worked for my boss. Get well soon!
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Unread post by exUsagiCoalMiner » Wed May 09, 2012 1:50 am

Started a thread in the "Entertainment" forum, but some rather sad news. Maurice Sendak, author of the awesomest of awesome children's book, "Where the Wild Things Are", died today.
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Unread post by steki47 » Wed May 09, 2012 9:26 am

Love it! :thumbsup:
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Unread post by allblacks » Wed May 09, 2012 2:42 pm

Raelene wrote:@Langslave. IBS. My boss had that (strangely enough, only since I began working there). You've been overdoing it, you are stressed, and you need to take a break. Caffeine and related drinks will only make it worse. Try cutting out all starchy foods for a bit, and see what happens. That means no rice, pasta, bread or potatoes. Hey, it worked for my boss. Get well soon!
This diet thing has all but sorted out what turned out to be IBS for me. Im sure everyone wants graphic details. LOL! But Im grateful for the advice here and also to a close mate that originally told me about it.

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Unread post by MacGyver » Wed May 09, 2012 7:01 pm

allblacks wrote:
Raelene wrote:@Langslave. IBS. My boss had that (strangely enough, only since I began working there). You've been overdoing it, you are stressed, and you need to take a break. Caffeine and related drinks will only make it worse. Try cutting out all starchy foods for a bit, and see what happens. That means no rice, pasta, bread or potatoes. Hey, it worked for my boss. Get well soon!
This diet thing has all but sorted out what turned out to be IBS for me. Im sure everyone wants graphic details. LOL! But Im grateful for the advice here and also to a close mate that originally told me about it.
Problem with IBS is that everyone is different. Some things work for some, and some foods set some off but not others. And of course the severity also varies. If it is particularly bad, the only thing you can do is make a diary and write down what you ate and then if you have an attack, you'll know what sets you off. For me, the overriding factor to bowel health and not having attacks, or keeping them to a bare minimum, is staying regular. Once I worked that out, it helped a lot.
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Unread post by exUsagiCoalMiner » Fri May 11, 2012 3:14 pm

I'm on the chemical remedy path for my IBS (which leads to a gripe about stupid dose regulations for Rx meds in Japan, but I digress). I still think it's because the doctors couldn't figure out what the hell it was and just labeled it IBS and threw drugs at it.
And, yes, as Mac said, IBS affects every sufferer differently. I can handle spicy foods fine (being Texan helps, I think), but more than a dollop of garlic sets me off something fierce (which really sucks as I generally enjoy garlic).
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Unread post by Mogura » Fri May 11, 2012 5:49 pm

If you have IBS, try abstaining from grains (wheat, rice, etc.) for a month and note any changes, if any. You may have a sensitivity (but not an allergy) to those.

Also, avoid eating at restaurants. They use some pretty nasty oils in their cooking (unless they are specifically a health food establishment).
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Unread post by angryboy » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:51 pm

[quote="valve-bouncer"]Fuck me, I hope to christ you are a troll because the possibility of someone so mind-numbingly boring as you walking amongst us gives me the fear.[/quote]

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Unread post by sirwanksalot » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:01 pm

angryboy wrote:http://www.wimp.com/manyodels/

Errrrmmm .....
I just posted that on my FB wall and then clucked on this thread. Coincidence or FATE????????

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Unread post by angryboy » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:39 pm

sirwanksalot wrote:
angryboy wrote:http://www.wimp.com/manyodels/

Errrrmmm .....
I just posted that on my FB wall and then clucked on this thread. Coincidence or FATE????????
We`re still bound from our time in that magic forum :willnilly:
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Unread post by exUsagiCoalMiner » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:56 am

angryboy wrote:http://www.wimp.com/manyodels/

Errrrmmm .....
The fuck did I just assault my brain with???
Though, I do like the Cafe at around the 2:16 mark - Called "[something] Hell"
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angryboy wrote:
sirwanksalot wrote:
angryboy wrote:http://www.wimp.com/manyodels/

Errrrmmm .....
I just posted that on my FB wall and then clucked on this thread. Coincidence or FATE????????
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Unread post by steki47 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:20 am

I love yodeling but I don't think it blends well with techno. Which I also like.

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Unread post by RalphWiggum » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:55 am

I love yodelling and find it works best with prog rock.

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Unread post by exUsagiCoalMiner » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:07 am

Yodeling, jazz flute and being stoned off your fucking gourd. Excellent! Great song, too. Did Focus have any other songs, though?
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exUsagiCoalMiner wrote:Yodeling, jazz flute and being stoned off your fucking gourd. Excellent! Great song, too. Did Focus have any other songs, though?
Loads. They're still around now, though the mental "singer" is the only original member I think.
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Unread post by BartenBotflyVB » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:29 am

sirwanksalot wrote:FB wall
Looks like facebook have been involved in an overnight merger:

http://googlefacebookebay.webs.com/

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Unread post by BergKatse » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:49 pm

I've always liked the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy books but I'd never heard the original radio show, so I started to listen to that the other day. It's quite funny. Anyway, I thought the title music was interesting--sort of orchestral but with a slightly mysterious (and very un-country) banjo melody of all things. A bit of Googling revealed that it was "Journey of the Sorcerer" by the Eagles!

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and the Eagles... now there's a combination I'd never have thought of.

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Unread post by AsahiSupaSpy » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:45 pm

Usain Bolt is far from the greatest athlete in the world. I often hear it said that he is amazing, and incredible, and 'the greatest athlete ever' and so-on. Bollocks. That is the biggest load of shit I have ever heard.

So he can run 100 metres really fast. So fucking what? I put it to you, that you could stand up right now and, without changing your shoes or warming up or anything, run 100 metres. As indeed could the vast majority of the world's population (obvious exceptions appreciated of course) The only thing that separates Bolt from the rest of us is the fact that he does it faster. I can write the word 'elephantiasis' faster than anyone else but it doesn't make me the worlds greatest fucking writer now, does it?

Running 100 metres is easy. Pretty much everyone on the planet can do it. Not everybody, however, could stand up and run a marathon. Or go to an ice-skating rink, pull on a pair of skates and execute a triple-lutz or whatever the bloody thing is. Or get an F1 car off the grid without stalling, for god's sake.

Being able to run 100 metres very fast does NOT make you the greatest athlete of all time. It makes you a fast runner. There are literally millions of those. My sister is one. The old guy down the road who kicks a football against the side of his house every Saturday afternoon is too.

Actually, thinking on it some, I have seen Bolt line up to race the 100 metre dash three times. On one of those occasions, he false started and was thus disqualified. Meaning, he can only do something (which the rest of the world can do) 66.6% of the time.

World's greatest athlete, my ass.

And don't get me started on that cat what jumped out of space. Baumgarder or whatever. Jump out of something really high. Big fucking deal. Kittinger did the same thing, like, a thousand years ago.
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Unread post by JD9 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:59 pm

Today's shopping.

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Unread post by steki47 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:52 pm

Nice murder kit! :clap:
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