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General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: January 14, 2019, 11:29:11 AM »
this sort of belongs here as stupid people are definitely an ailment of the real world

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46846981

In a sane world anyone caught doing this should immediately have their licence revoked as they are unfit to be responsible for a motor vehicle and a danger to themselves and others.

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This past week for the first time I was treated to the adventure that is a colonoscopy. Good fricking times, that.

Unless they were looking at something specific these can be avoided. There is a blood test now that gives the results they need to know.

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John Please get well soon (and stay well for 3 days in a row)


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First Law meets industrial revolution a generation on.

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So I buy milk after work. The next morning when I need it, it's warm and, depending on the season, already spoiled. If it's not already spoiled, it will be the following day (if I'm not consuming one liter/day).

stand your closed carton in the sink and fill with cold water simples.

Or better yet get a clay pot with a lid and another clay tub just a bit bigger and 3 marbles. Stand the pot in the tub on top of the marbles and fill the gap with cold water. Small pot stays cold water gets warm. Change the water as required. This is how you do refrigeration without gas or electricity. Flower pots work well for this.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: January 10, 2019, 09:46:54 AM »
Was it worth seeing?

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: January 09, 2019, 03:19:11 PM »
Started John Dies at the End. Delightfully Twisted.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« on: January 08, 2019, 09:26:12 PM »
Finished Traitors blade, pretty meh and far too pat for me. Started John Dies at the End by David Wong which is wonderfully twisted from the prologue onwards.

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I have handled blades well in excess of 100 years that are still sharp and robust enough to use, if somewhat tarnished. Two things wreck the finish on blades, blood and sweat. A blade hung on a mantelpiece may be heat tarnished where it has been heated unevenly over time even a few degrees difference will pattern the metal eventually.

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You broke the first rule in anything regarding technology, never change a running system  ;D

'If it aint broke, don't fix it'

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: January 05, 2019, 05:11:32 AM »
Welcome back @Saraband

Started The Doubt Factory on Kindle by Paulo bacagalupi. Early days, but its going in interesting directions.

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'Gee we love your Windsor Castle, but why did they build it so close to the airport?'

Favourite question for tour guides. A sense of time should never be taken for granted.

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Got some roll top panniers that attach to the engine bars or the hard luggage I use on the bike. An extra 10kg can now be carried. Coffee flavoured chocolate books and DVDs.

and 7:45 until the New Year but have a Happy New Year anyway.

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