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21) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1653856)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Ban them?


Again... You have made an incorrect assumption about me.

Why would I advocate banning something that is harmful.

It is up to the Individual to either stop, or not start: Sugar, Salt, Alcohol, Tobacco, Marijuana, etc.

Unless one believes The (Stupid) People need Superior Persons, to Control them.

You did kinda suggest banning them...
22) Message boards : Politics : 7: The Torch is Lit (Message 1653543)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
The EU has a new member...

Australia enters Eurovision 2015

...so "Two little boys" would go down a treat at the BBC :-)

Australia needs to buy a new map.
23) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1653538)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Ban them?

What, and lose the massive tax income to the treasury?
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1653524)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Don't forget to make a hole in the top of the Ravi can.

How hot radiators do you have?
100 degree C? (212 F)
I haven't seen Pelle having problem with exploding cans.
But that save time since you don't have to open it:)

The ones in my house don't get above 60C, i expect a can to be able to withstand that.
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1652483)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
I've just heard an advert on Absolute 80's radio station:
If you see a red X on the motorway, it means that lane is closed. Traffic should move right or left to another lane if safe to do so.

Do enough people not know that for the powers that be to feel the need to put an advert on the radio?
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1652466)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
New high speed train

About time.
Now if they'd just get on with HS2...
Sorry, that belongs in Politics!
27) Message boards : Politics : 50 days to go (Message 1652463)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Sorry Simon, I will decline to comment.

I was the first person in my family to go to university, therefore i consider myself the most enlightened of the bunch. Life and work at the university brings me into daily contact with people of all races, colours and creeds; and something i realised quite quickly is that none of that matters. We're all people, your background isn't important, it's how one behaves that is important.

However, i'm yet to convince the rest of my family of this. I love them dearly, but my god they can be a bunch of racist bigots at times. Particularly my grandparents, they live in Colne, near Burnley in Lancashire, and they consider people from Blackburn to be foreign. (Here's a google maps link to put this in context)
They weren't keen when my parents moved to "the wrong side of t'hill" (Yorkshire) when i was very young. Even though the attitudes of the locals wasn't that much different.
Going to university in "the South" as i did, i may as well have been on Mars.
28) Message boards : Politics : Greek Elections 2015 - Je suis Varoufakis :) (Message 1652460)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Germany last night declared that Britain would be forced to scrap the pound and join the euro – as David Cameron returned home empty-handed from crisis talks in Berlin.

In a highly-provocative intervention, German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble suggested the UK’s struggling economy meant the pound was doomed, and urged the Prime Minister to back Europe’s ailing single currency.

Mr Schauble said the euro would emerge stronger from the current crisis – leaving Britain on the sidelines unless it signed up. He said Britain would be forced to join ‘faster than some people on the British island think’ – despite a pledge by Mr Cameron never to do so.


- 21 November 2011


Ha, that went well!
Love articles like that. Even though it's the Mail.
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 22/12/2014 (Message 1652133)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
And you all thought that BBC was the British Broadcasting Corporation.

WRONG!!

It is in all reality the hitherto secret, on a need to know basis, the Ban Bacon Club!







Does that make Clarkson a ham?
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 22/12/2014 (Message 1652079)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Bacon and hot dog good, jam (jelly) i'm not so sure, krispy kreme doughnut no thanks.
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Linguistic fun... (Message 1652064)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
In Sweden we use daily English loanwords like "chat", "mejl" and "brunch". But in the case "After Work", to grab a beer or glass of wine after work, it is not an expression we borrowed but invented ourselves. According to the English-language newspaper The Local English speakers in Sweden are puzzled by the term "after work" that is neither used in the US or in the UK rather, "how about some drinks?" Or short "pub?".

'Chat' and 'brunch' i recognise, what does 'mejl' mean? I'm not even sure how to pronounce it.


I assume the j is pronounced as an i.

Meil? Still no clearer.
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 22/12/2014 (Message 1652055)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
What is it with Americans and hash browns? You guys seem obsessed with them :-)))

No criticisms about that from me. Can't get enough of them.
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Linguistic fun... (Message 1652048)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
The most reluctant countries in Europe to speak English are France and Germany.

When I last visited France and Germany, I found that they hated us trying practice our French and German, they all preferred to practice their English on us!

Germans yes, French i'm not so sure.
I've tried speaking their languages in their respective countries. With the french if i made a small mistake (like a le instead of a la) i'd get a shrug and a mutter and they'd slouch off.
In Germany, if i made a small mistake they'd point it out, let me finish the sentence, then speak perfect english back to me. Much better attitude.

The dutch open the conversation in english where it stays, i tried briefly to learn some dutch but gave up since they'd always speak to me in english.
They seemed to be able to sense that i was english too. One time i was out on the bike and my chain had snapped, so i was pushing it to somewhere i could get a bus. Several dutch people stopped to ask (in english) if i needed any help. Not sure how they knew, maybe it's because i had a mountain bike in the world's flattest country...
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Linguistic fun... (Message 1652047)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
In Sweden we use daily English loanwords like "chat", "mejl" and "brunch". But in the case "After Work", to grab a beer or glass of wine after work, it is not an expression we borrowed but invented ourselves. According to the English-language newspaper The Local English speakers in Sweden are puzzled by the term "after work" that is neither used in the US or in the UK rather, "how about some drinks?" Or short "pub?".

'Chat' and 'brunch' i recognise, what does 'mejl' mean? I'm not even sure how to pronounce it.
35) Message boards : Politics : 50 days to go (Message 1652042)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Here I go breaking the unwritten rule about multiple posts in a row, but better that than yet another thread I think.

I estimated that UKIP might get up to 6 seats, I'll amend that to 3 or 4 after this. I don't think that Farage has done himself or his party any favours there. We used to see signs up in boarding houses "No blacks or Irish" but not now. Neither do we want to see signs outside factories "We don't hire blacks or poles".

BBC

Among the people i grew up with in rural north yorkshire, that's much more likely to win him support than lose it.
36) Message boards : Politics : Which one do you believe? (Message 1651668)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
There is an editorial in "Nature" magazine, titled "Gone fishing", which discusses this case. I cannot link it, I should have to pay, but go and read it if you can, I do not have a subscription to "Nature" magazine, I am only a registered user, but I can read its editorials and some review articles every week.
Tullio

Here's said article in picture form for anyone interested.

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37) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis Use & Smoking Part II (Message 1651659)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
If this considered as off topic, happy to have it red x'd and hidden.

Meth

The video claims to explain it in 45 seconds, once the visual abstraction filler is removed it's more like 6 seconds.
38) Message boards : Politics : Greek Elections 2015 - Je suis Varoufakis :) (Message 1651656)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Britain joined in with the Scots and became Great Britain.

I think the Scots would phrase that 'rather differently'.

:))

How about:
England bailed out Scotland after it was left broke by its failed trade enterprises, in return Scotland joined England and Wales to form Great Britain under the acts of union.
Better?
39) Message boards : Politics : 50 days to go (Message 1651651)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
There's a society at this university who are planning a campaign the weekend of the 21st in neighbouring constituency where it's possible that UKIP might win a seat at the next election.
Quote from an email i recieved: "UKIP boast that it will win several seats and, more worryingly, could hold the balance of power in a hung parliament, we need to stop this from happening!"

Which to me reads: A party we don't agree with might win seats in a free and democratic election.

That's the risk you take in a democracy. The party with the most support wins and the smaller parties whine that the wrong people were elected.
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cooking for real (Message 1651405)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
I saw once an experiment on TV where a group of brits had to eat only raw vegetables.
After a few days they got problems with the stomacks and they was always hungry.

I'd probably be dead after a few days of only raw vegetables.


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