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Post by Amigoo » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:13 pm

Re: https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/relat ... 39e3ff2aad

"Only 2-3 days for wedding festivities, but the rest of the time is yours to
Do and go on whatever adventures you like."


LOL
: Assuming that you prepare for the unknown adventures available
... in whatever Asian country is finally selected by the bride. :finger:

Best guess: Send the couple money, then wait for the wedding video
... while you enjoy local adventures already known to be available. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:24 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... phone.html

:lol: "two teenagers completely baffled by a rotary telephone"
"did not know to pick up the receiver before starting to dial" :o

Actually, picking up the receiver before dialing is not intuitive.
How did we learn that decades ago? (from someone who knew) ;)
Who first knew that? The inventor :!:

:idea: Mounting a roll of toilet paper is still not intuitive (especially, over or under?).
Perhaps why some rolls of paper are on their end on top of the toilet. :?
(rolling off when on their side is quickly experiential) :roll:

:duh So, what's the "side" and what's the "end" :?: :!:
And how can a roll have only one side (or end) :?: :!:
And who knew to roll up paper :?: :!: (the Egyptians?)
So, the Egyptians had toilet paper! 8)
Very doubtful! (too scratchy) :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:46 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/arti ... lling.html

:scratch: I've noticed that feminine underwear requires little space in a suitcase;
two pair of panties per day is the easiest math :!: If you need more than two,
Pampers are probably needed (fill an extra suitcase). :roll:

"Pamper up yours!" Thanks! but I need space for beer. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:22 pm

:scratch: Who knew :?: :!:

The concept of "free speech" long predates the internet where local voices can now be heard (broadcast) all over the planet ... instantaneously :!: Since the concept and evolving national laws did not anticipate the internet (electronic communication), the concept of free speech must now be interpreted in light of the true intentions of these pre-electronic era perspectives ... IMO. ;)

:idea: Case in point: When electronic audio devices can be implanted in the human head, what laws (re: freedom of speech) will limit the broadcasts that may be received when not desired? Will a "free speech" interpretation mandate that you must turn the volume down yourself on unwanted broadcasts received by your personal device? :roll:

:sunny: Re: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_speech

"Freedom of speech and expression has a long history that predates modern international human rights instruments. It is thought that ancient Athenian democratic principle of free speech may have emerged in the late 6th or early 5th century BC."

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:17 am

Re: https://outline.com/mEBwE6

"The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office says the name appeared to be intended as a homonym for a vulgarity, and thus violates a federal law prohibiting 'scandalous' trademarks. On that basis, PTO refused to register the trademark."

:idea: "PHUCT" would have been a better choice for this trademark, but might be denied because of a seeming Asian allusion (re: language spelling). Unfortunately, this term is already a "recursive acronym", well-earned ... apparently: :roll:

Re: http://www.phuct.org/

"Phuct is a free, open source system to simplify and speed up the creation of development environments using Vagrant."

"I make absolutely no apologies for the name 'Phuct' which is the result of countless, wasted hours and frustration, trying to get other Vagrant provisioning systems working and repeatedly failing! PHUCT is a recursive acronym for 'PHUCT Hosting Unit Configuration Technology' " :shock:

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Re: World Views

Post by Sandy » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:47 pm

:lol: Is it just me or is this world getting crazier at a much faster rate? Hmmm...
Maybe it's just me... What a funny complex world we live in these days. AlI good though... :sunflower:
Thanks Rod for the ""chuckles tonight. :hithere

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:35 pm

Sandy,

:scratch: Who knew :?: :!:
A fun way to learn grammar (re: "recursive acronym")

More chuckles - not so crazy ...
;) Good lesson about dogs (and young children*) in vehicles:

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -lake.html

Poor misunderstood dog! Assumed that greyhounds begin their bus driver training on RVs. :roll:

:shock: * A traumatic scene a few decades ago:

I walked past a parked car with a child standing on the seat, head outside the sunroof.
By the time I reached the restaurant's front door, people were rushing out to rescue
the child from the sunroof that had closed on his neck. Apparently, he had stepped
on the open/close button or a sibling had pushed it. He was rescued just in time :!:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:42 pm

Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/new ... 568000002/

"An ordinary photo of an egg just won one of the internet's most coveted titles,
and it's a largely a mystery how it all happened. .. has more than 26 million likes."

"Jenner responded to the news of losing her title by cracking an egg on the ground.
'Take that little egg,' she said" :bounce:

:scratch: Hmmm ... "26 million likes" (good online presence)
But who doesn't love an egg?! Young men in heat? :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:19 pm

:roll Good info about v. D ...

Re: https://www.outsideonline.com/2380751/s ... er-science

"A world of healthy outdoor adventure beckons—if not half naked, then reasonably close." ;)

... give or take more clothing ... in isolated areas. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:57 pm

Re: https://theweek.com/articles/816653/how ... raper-wood

"Architects and engineers are only just beginning to realize the possibilities of bringing wood back into the equation,
now that engineering technology has advanced."

:scratch: Who can tell :?: :!:
They might be stronger than the old Twin Trade Towers ...
unless hit by a similarly constructed wooden airplane. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Sandy » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:18 pm

:lol: I'm chuckling about the RV. Gotta admit the guy took it all in stride. "Lets go fishin!" Maybe that is a pretty good outlook...when trouble surrounds you... "go fishin!" Well, catch and release anyway... :roll: ;) :)
It's going to be hot today...that lake looks mighty inviting!
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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:52 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/arti ... ssure.html

"Cooking pig bones releases proteins that block enzymes linked to hypertension
"Also degrades hormones that drive high blood pressure and diabetes' onset" :roll

:scratch: I've been noticing beef, turkey, and chicken bone broth in the heath food stores ...
but not pig bone broth. I asked a customer who teased (IMO) "It's next to Stone Soup". :roll:

:idea: Today, give a dog a bone and the dog will make soup.
(apparently, all bones make good soup - we can donate) :shock:

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Post by Sandy » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:01 am

About 6 months ago I read an article about bone broth and its'benefits and made a couple batches. I wish I had followed through now and continued on a regular basis to make and drink the stuff. Sounds like it is a win/win situation.
Thanks Rod for this healthy reminder!
(The broth I made was from chicken bones)

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:55 am

Sandy,

:roll Chicken Carcasoup is both nutritious and tasty :!:
But a carcass of chicken - even turkey - fits in most pots
whereas carcass of cow takes an outside cauldron ...
and it's impossible to find Eye of Newt. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:08 pm

Re: https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/8205649/a ... ng-amazon/

"Alexa will also get more used to your voice, and better understand what you want her to do over time."

:idea: If Alexa is to become a man's voicemate,
she'll need to say "You never listen to me! ...
I've told you that a hundred times!" :roll:

:scratch: Alexa, can the circle be squared?
"You never listen to me! ...
I've told you that a hundred times!" :duh

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:27 pm

Re: https://news.yahoo.com/lentils-side-ric ... 19205.html

"Coming to dining tables everywhere by 2050: porridge for breakfast, rice for lunch,
a dinner of lentils and vegetables, and a single hamburger every few weeks" :o

:cheers: The Mega-G Diet (grams permitted per food category) ;)

Re: "need to cut back on other unsaturated fats such as oily fish"
So, what's with recent decades promoting omega-3 oil ?! :?

8) Maybe allowance for three hamburgers per week if veggie burger instead of ...
"all-beef patty topped with lettuce, tomato, pickle and onion, on a sesame seed bun"

:idea: Permitted carbs suggest that this is not a diabetes-friendly diet. :(

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:43 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/16/tech/bil ... index.html

"A single adult oyster can cleanse about 50 gallons of water per day." :o

:scratch: ... but what happens to filtered material :?: oysters on the half shell :?:

A comment: "Make sure you only eat oysters from clean or as clean as possible estuaries
(preferably those away from the coastal human invasion zones where they fertilize their yards
and let RoundUp run off into the estuary and beach)."

:idea: Maybe these oysters could produce black pearls! :roll
No! Those are Tahitian oysters: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tahitian_pearl

"The culturing process of a Tahitian pearl involves an expert grafter, who inserts a bead made from a mollusk shell into the gonad, or reproductive organ, of the mature Pinctada margaritifera mollusk. It takes two years for an oyster to mature enough to begin producing pearls."

... and probably "mature" Pinctada mollusks to tolerate the "surgery". :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:33 pm

:oops: Even the URL says "politics",
but the focus is on how communities behave - not What's Up with political parties:

Re: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019 ... city-hall/

"the Travis County District Court ruled that the City of Austin, Texas, violated the law by barring handguns in City Hall
and assessed a nine million dollar penalty against the city for the violation." :shock:

:roll: Well ... this is Texas :!:

Yet, handguns in a city hall, church, daycare, or other previously-assumed safe establishment would be extreme :shock:
... if the Open Carry Law is widely promoted. Obviously, a law requiring establishments to be held responsible
for any shootings therein is needed for social balance in a modern society. :finger:

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:39 pm

Re: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest ... d-skellett

“The only thing is that something may be an exact replica in terms of DNA but it may be nothing like you because we are made up of both nature and nurture.

“Well I would say that nurture is all to do with learning, you are a product of everything you have experienced, your likes and dislikes and that’s arguably your soul.

“Your soul is you, it’s your beliefs, it’s your values."


:idea: However, a soul destined (by choice) to progess to Paradise would probably prefer to continue that journey
... beyond this planet ... and in the bodies appropriate for the plateaus of spiritual advancement. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:22 pm

Re: https://www.rt.com/business/449042-crim ... hip-hotel/

“Borscht, soup, porridge, kompot, kissel are among what we offer to our guests who stay aboard our spaceship”

:cheers: Been there! Done that! (but not in a spaceship):
https://www.breadexperience.com/crimson-barley-borscht/

:scratch: Books in space? Probably not ... unless a hologram:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikuSPBZjkhw&vl=en

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:28 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/science/alien-l ... -from-home

"A new paper published by astrophysicists at Villanova University suggests that the planet that orbits Barnard's Star
– known as Barnard b – could have the potential for extraterrestrial life if water exists on the planet."

:scratch: Who knew?! Another Barnard in the universe! 8)
... and so far out in space! :roll:

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Post by Sandy » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:04 am

:lol: Barnard's star...Like that, Rod. ;) Has a nice ring to it....Well... George has been told he is "out of this world."..no wait... I believe it was "out of his mind." Nevermind... ;) :)

Wouldn't it be awesome to discover another planet out there similar to ours?
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Post by Sandy » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:08 am

I remember your Borscht soup, Rod. It sounded yummy...and was one of those things I would have loved to have tried but as clumsy as I am in the kitchen I was expecting everything including myself to be a nice shade of beet red.

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:33 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/arti ... etter.html

"most Americans follow style 7 and 8, while Brits use 5 and 6" ;)

Interesting numeric association, but left-handed/right-handed
is probably not the difference within the two styles. :roll:

:bana: In Texas, USA, where everything is bigger,
some uncles sign their checks with X's (any style)
... "and they cash them just the same": :roll
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDmmntZzuZA

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:46 am

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/kfc- ... ted-candle

:idea: Various candle scents could be used to suggest that you had prepared a meal
that was actually delivered as take out just before guests arrive.

Imagine (for example), Prime Rib scent when you're serving beef tips! :roll:
... or Roast Turkey scent when you're serving KFC chicken. :?
... or to communicate "too late!" when your guest is late -
now you're going to the game (food was "put away"). :arrow:
... or the house selling tradition: cookies baking.

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