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Message 1307198 - Posted: 17 Nov 2012, 22:53:15 UTC

Hello SETI!!!


When my friend arrives from holiday... thousands of years of teaching men surviving techniques... hand signals... ???... The comfort of home, the challenge of habitats...

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Message 1307201 - Posted: 17 Nov 2012, 23:17:26 UTC - in response to Message 1307194.

Drat! I missed posting after our esteemed Captain of Team Insomnia.

Getting slow old friend.



Carlos! You should know better than to call a lady "old"!!!


That was my evil clone.

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Message 1307203 - Posted: 17 Nov 2012, 23:23:45 UTC - in response to Message 1307168.

A dull day in a relative sort of way :¬)

Austin spent $400,000 million to build a race track.

How many zero`s is that . . . . . . . . .
$400.000.000.000 :¬)

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Message 1307206 - Posted: 17 Nov 2012, 23:32:05 UTC - in response to Message 1307201.

Drat! I missed posting after our esteemed Captain of Team Insomnia.

Getting slow old friend.



Carlos! You should know better than to call a lady "old"!!!


That was my evil clone.

Am evil twin more likely...

Better than a clone, the act is illegal in the US, cloning that is.
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Message 1307209 - Posted: 17 Nov 2012, 23:35:35 UTC

Chilling on Saturday win.
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Message 1307221 - Posted: 18 Nov 2012, 0:09:55 UTC

Winning while it's getting pretty late...
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Message 1307229 - Posted: 18 Nov 2012, 0:46:02 UTC
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Yeah it is getting dark out, their predicting rain again too.

UCLA 38, USC 28, Blue rules, Red drools...
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Message 1307247 - Posted: 18 Nov 2012, 1:53:59 UTC

Winning after a decent drinking beverage ....................
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Message 1307272 - Posted: 18 Nov 2012, 3:58:08 UTC

winning while thinking what SETI, NASA, and a whole lot of other science projects could do with $400.000.000.000 :¬))

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Message 1307294 - Posted: 18 Nov 2012, 6:31:20 UTC - in response to Message 1307272.

winning while thinking what SETI, NASA, and a whole lot of other science projects could do with $400.000.000.000 :¬))

I know what I could do with $90,000.00 of that, a newer car that works and a house to live out the rest of My life in...

Of course I'm not a big spender... Contrary to some jerks.
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Message 1307300 - Posted: 18 Nov 2012, 7:50:04 UTC

$400 million, sorry about the extra zeros. But lets see what the ROI is. Tickets start at $400. I was offered a Ferrari Owner's Special for only $2,800 I could get seats in the Ferrari members only area. So let's say average ticket price is $600, it might be higher but that's conservative. They sold 180,000 tickets. So that's $108 million in ticket sales, the first year. Plus all those people have to say somewhere, and eat. A friend who is going is expecting to paying about $800 a night for his room, 3 nights. Think that will be typical. A friend who owns a house there is renting it out for the week for $3,000. Some of the people who stay will share accommodation, so again let's guess 1/3 as many rooms as tickets and average a room to be in the $850 range, 2 nights. So another $91 million in room rentals. Food and drink another $50 million. $20 million for TV rights, then advertisements on the track another $20 million. So a $400 million investment will bring in around $300 million in the first year, conservatively.

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Message 1307310 - Posted: 18 Nov 2012, 8:56:04 UTC

Thats good news Carlos.
As i heard they want to build more formula one race tracks in the USA.


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Message 1307316 - Posted: 18 Nov 2012, 9:05:00 UTC

It's about time the sport was recognized in the US.

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Message 1307339 - Posted: 18 Nov 2012, 11:02:32 UTC

Winning on a rainy sunday.
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Message 1307394 - Posted: 18 Nov 2012, 15:26:16 UTC

Dry but damp and cold, real autumn weather.

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Message 1307397 - Posted: 18 Nov 2012, 15:29:07 UTC

Winning after watching Howl's moving castle with the kids.
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Message 1307447 - Posted: 18 Nov 2012, 17:44:52 UTC

Jumping in, Position jump in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0, Jump!
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Message 1307455 - Posted: 18 Nov 2012, 18:01:23 UTC

Winning after a long, hot bath...
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Message 1307471 - Posted: 18 Nov 2012, 19:03:18 UTC - in response to Message 1307455.

Winning after a long, hot bath...

BATH !!! I have`nt had a bath for years . . . .

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Message 1307477 - Posted: 18 Nov 2012, 19:24:12 UTC - in response to Message 1307471.

Winning after a long, hot bath...

BATH !!! I have`nt had a bath for years . . . .



Yer missing out on something:)
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