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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cooking for real (Message 1654911)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
I think you'd be fairly safe with 'there are no natural blue foods'.


Blue food

That fish is certainly blue. I stand corrected.

I'm discounting the lobster, the shell is blue, but the bit you eat isn't.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 22/12/2014 (Message 1654903)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Breathtaking is perhaps an overstatement. But i suppose "Mildly interesting solar eclipse witnessed by millions" isn't a good headline.

As objects of worship go, the sun makes a better choice than most. For starters, it exists...
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Terry Pratchett of Discworld dies (Message 1654899)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
I've never read any of him, but always wanted to give him a try. Where should I start?

To quote another great author.

"Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop."
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Numismatics R Us (Message 1654895)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
I promise to pay the bearer on the demand:)



5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Informativeness (Message 1654893)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Pringles did that a few years ago. "New larger can, with 90 chips."
Except that i still had some older cans in the house, opened one and counted them, 110 chips!
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cooking for real (Message 1654892)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
What? Blue Congo is a potatoe and is blue, hence the name.


I'd call that purple.

As are blueberries:



I think you'd be fairly safe with 'there are no natural blue foods'.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 24 (Message 1654890)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
G'day Mike, don't you get a satchel of yeast included with those cans over there? (we do here)..

A satchel of yeast would make a lot of beer! :)
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 22/12/2014 (Message 1654889)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
About two thirds of the university congregated on the central park. It was like we'd regressed a few thousand years and gone back to worshipping the sun.
9) Message boards : Politics : 50 days to go (Message 1654885)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Seems UKIP are finally becoming a proper political party:

UKIP suspends MEP Janice Atkinson over expenses claim

A UKIP MEP and general election candidate has been suspended "following allegations of a serious financial nature", the party says.

Janice Atkinson, MEP for the South East, was due to fight the Folkestone and Hythe seat on 7 May.

She was suspended following a Sun newspaper investigation into potential impropriety by a member of her staff, relating to an expenses claim.


I'll definitely be voting in May, for the Monster Raving Looney party!
10) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1654532)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Solar could meet California energy demand 3 to 5 times over
New work from Carnegie's Rebecca R. Hernandez (now at University of California Berkley), Madison K. Hoffacker, and Chris Field found that the amount of energy that could be generated from solar equipment constructed on and around existing infrastructure in California would exceed the state's demand by up to five times. It is published by Nature Climate Change.

If those in power would stop dragging their heels and just build the damn things, the problem could be solved inside a decade.
11) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1654199)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
You are you. Your way.

I am me. My way.

There are two types of persons.
There are two types of people.

Grammar fanatics, and Intellectuals. Your grammar is impeccable. My intelligence, is also impeccable.
The two aren't necessarily mutually exclusive. Those of high intelligence also tend to make better use of grammar.

BTW: YOU did hijack Martin's answer, with your grammar lesson.
I haven't interrupted Martin.

If Martin did not understand: He could have asked for clarification. Are you his mentor?
Sorry, i didn't realise this was your private forum.
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Informativeness (Message 1654168)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
On a chainsaw (allegedly)...

"Do not attempt to stop chain with hands or genitals"
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Numismatics R Us (Message 1654162)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Hard cash is going out of fashion, I would suggest that we scrap the 1p, 2p, and 5p coins and stick to the 10p, 20p, 50p, £1, £2 coins. People still prefer £5 in notes. But of course for the older generation amongst us, some still won't even trust banks, and insist on getting pensions in cash from the Post Office, and life savings under the mattress!

I think the 5p coin still has a place. The 1p and 2p coins i wouldn't miss though.
If shops stopped making everything £X.99 they wouldn't be necessary anyway.
14) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1654158)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Not unclear. Of course.

Posted a list of other bad things: Sugar, salt, etc., and asked Martin -

Ban Them?

If you need me to add 'too': Your problem. Not mine.

Not my problem. Language is to convey one's thoughts and ideas, if you do that in an unclear fashion, then you're not using language correctly.
If people don't understand what you're saying because you can't write it down clearly, that's your problem, not theirs.

BTW: Martin can answer for himself.

What was his answer?

I wouldn't presume to answer for Martin or anyone else.
15) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1654141)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Understand Martin has no answer, regarding his thinking.

Shall I now understand you to be Martin Jr.?
I made my thoughts on the tobacco issue quite plain earlier.

Wanna keep on playing your silly, silly, and more silly, game?
I'm not the one playing games here.

Does give me, and others, a smile.
All i asked was that you speak in a less unclear fashion. I wasn't aware you find this notion so amusing.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cooking for real (Message 1654131)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
1/2" long chicken embryo in it.


I am thinking this may not be the time to mention
the Pilipino love for boiled duck eggs....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zus73ayZiXA


Now that is weird!
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cooking for real (Message 1654129)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Open admission

To me runny eggs, white or yolk, are the most 'orrible things in the whole world! I want my whites to be set solid, and also my yolks as well. Fry my eggs very well on both sides and I am a happy man. I refuse to use "over easy" as a matter of principle, that is just USA diner slang. "Please ask the chef to cook them both sides please. Thank you Miss". If you want half raw runny eggs, your choice, I want mine cooked properly thank you very much :-)

Fair enough, there's no right or wrong way, so long as one doesn't end up with salmonella poisoning.

I like mine with the white and yolk mixed, fried in a ring so it fits in the breadbun properly, usually on top of bacon.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1653879)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
If pedestrians would just stay on the footpath, out of the way where they're supposed to be, rather than blithely walking into moving traffic whenever they feel like it, road safety would be much improved and there'd be no need to reduce the speed limit in town.

Nearly hit two such clots this morning, blew the horn at one and he flicked the v at me, part of me dearly wanted to stand on the throttle at this point and show him the error of his ways. I don't drive on the footpath, he shouldn't walk on the road (except at designated points).

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19) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1653872)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Sorry for using the 'Socratic Method' (as we do in Universities), to understand the foundational thinking of others in these threads. Did this for 20 years.

Thought you understood.

Just my way. As you post in your way.

Socratic method: "a form of inquiry and discussion between individuals, based on asking and answering questions to stimulate critical thinking and to illuminate ideas."
Asking questions is fine, provided it's clear what exactly the question is asking.

"Are you suggesting we should ban them?" Clear

"Ban them?" Unclear.
20) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1653860)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
No. See the question mark, which I 'Bolded'?

It was a question regarding the thinking regarding banning Sugar, Salt, Alcohol, Tobacco, Marijuana, etc. , of the original poster.

It means: Do YOU wish to ban 'bad' things?

Nothing more. Nothing less.

It might have been clearer if you spoke in fuller sentences, rather than ambiguous questions.


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