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by poxic
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28547
Views: 3159967

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Toilets with a little shelf in them. Do they still have those? They were ... there, when I was in southern Germany in ~1990.
by poxic
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 15
Views: 11571

Re: Music Fleeting Thoughts

Fun fact: the Beatles and the Stones used to alternate release times for new songs so they wouldn't be competing with each other for airtime, back when they were the new hotness.
by poxic
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1086
Views: 198646

Re: Controversial opinions about food

I remember asking my dad why Worcestershire was called what it was. He came up with some endless dad story that ended with a black slave owner asking his white slave "what's this here sauce?"

... That story did not have a point. Have a nice day.
by poxic
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Something on Youtube
Replies: 2088
Views: 654875

Re: Something on Youtube

From later in the talk: "People are worried about data. They're worried about their privacy and their security. They should be. We need secure systems. But we can't have a system that closes that data off because it is too rich of a source of inspiration, innovation and discovery for new things...
by poxic
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Something on Youtube
Replies: 2088
Views: 654875

Re: Something on Youtube

The only reason it makes sense is money. Nothing else about it is a good idea, really. It's bitumen, very toxic stuff. Pipelines break. It's running through a goddamn earthquake zone, toward coastal waters where it will fill tankers that are always run as cheaply as inhumanly possible. There will be...
by poxic
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 367
Views: 224201

Re: Photography thread.

Sableagle wrote:A seemingly innocuous city scene ...

uhh... the cat?
by poxic
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90053
Views: 8173592

Re: Thoughts for ships

It may solve it for you.

Or make the solution impossible. Either or.
by poxic
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1320045

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

+1
:thumbs-up:
smile-emoji

All those things!
by poxic
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 202
Views: 33879

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

It isn't temperature dependent, I think. It might be the slow leaking of the oils from the spice pieces out of the seed bits into the rest of the food over the few days in the fridge. It is a well-observed phenomenon, though. You finish cooking the dish and it's perfect! You eat some and put the res...
by poxic
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Travel advice/questions
Replies: 36
Views: 4402

Re: Travel advice/questions

slaps Soupspoon around a bit with a large trout
by poxic
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 301
Views: 70727

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

World's now-oldest person does fistpump, takes nap after all that work.
by poxic
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 202
Views: 33879

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

When I was a kid, dark meat "tasted funny". I was a sensitive little squirt.
by poxic
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28547
Views: 3159967

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Invoice is also used here for utility bills, speeding tickets, and similar. Or just plain "bill".
by poxic
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28547
Views: 3159967

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Ah, so your csekk is what we'd call an invoice or bill. I'd noticed in Germany that post offices were kind of like banks there. The most you can do in a post office here is mail stuff, pretty much.
by poxic
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28547
Views: 3159967

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

There was a fictitious case of a cheque written on the side of a cow ("Board if Inland Revenue v Haddock" by A.P. Herbert), but no verifiable events of livestock being repurposed this way. At least, not according to the googles, and they know everything. (Including the fact that you're che...
by poxic
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28547
Views: 3159967

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

It's really just a fancy piece of paper that says "pay this person $amount from my bank account". Technically any old thing with the right data on it can be a cheque - I recall someone winning an amount that was encoded onto a coconut - but most places insist on the formal bank-issued cheq...
by poxic
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90053
Views: 8173592

Re: Thoughts for ships

Well done, made my skin crawl good and proper.
by poxic
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90053
Views: 8173592

Re: Thoughts for ships

The person who needs to have live ants inserted under their eyelids is the one who decided that those interrupting messages should contain further advertising for the company I am currently on hold with. Voiced by perky ex-cheerleaders who excel at that tone used by kindergarten teachers with especi...
by poxic
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1320045

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I'll help:

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Seriously though, best of everything to you!
by poxic
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 129
Views: 21678

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

He probably thinks it's deep. Alternately, he thinks it sells tickets.
by poxic
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2634
Views: 494299

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

I may need Portal 2.
by poxic
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90053
Views: 8173592

Re: Thoughts for ships

Books required visits to libraries and such. Being a minor trivia (or household repair) deity used to require more work.
by poxic
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90053
Views: 8173592

Re: Thoughts for ships

Random thought of the day: modern conveniences. I'm sitting at the computer when I hear an unexpected noise from the bathroom over thataway. A moment's thought leads me to find a search engine, type in "why do toilets sometimes flush themselves", then learn about warped flush valve gaskets...
by poxic
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3381
Views: 686245

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

I happened to also have a Star Trek dream, though there were no lasers in vaginas. Can't top that. I was on the set of a Star Trek show, and the real Enterprise crew were there to watch as a special event. There was discussion over changing up the show's actors to better match recent changes that ha...
by poxic
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Petticoat 5: the computer for women, by women
Replies: 19
Views: 15848

Re: Petticoat 5: the computer for women, by women

Because keeping a binder with written or printed recipes is just so difficult...
by poxic
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: black history
Replies: 28
Views: 6715

Re: black history

Happy Juneteenth! *party hat*
by poxic
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1546241

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

I've just assumed they already have.
by poxic
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Petticoat 5: the computer for women, by women
Replies: 19
Views: 15848

Re: Petticoat 5: the computer for women, by women

I'd facepalm but the force would probably knock my skull clear into next week.
by poxic
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Petticoat 5: the computer for women, by women
Replies: 19
Views: 15848

Re: Petticoat 5: the computer for women, by women

Fortunately, this appears to be Episode 5 of Season 2 of the BBC comedy series, Look Around You.
by poxic
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 367
Views: 224201

Re: Photography thread.

Thank you for my new desktop!
by poxic
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 87498
Views: 6277384

Re: Count to a Million

83,040

Page bottom!

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by poxic
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 87498
Views: 6277384

Re: Count to a Million

83.014
by poxic
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 87498
Views: 6277384

Re: Count to a Million

83,012
by poxic
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 301
Views: 70727

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

I would be all for bouncing along for a stretch of moonwalking for sure. I would not be so much down for all the things required to get there and back. (NASA would probably reject me as a potential astronaut the moment I came within sight of them.)
by poxic
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1546241

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

That would be some 12mil in the US today. Sizable plague.
by poxic
Sun May 27, 2018 3:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 301
Views: 70727

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

*halts tiny heart attack in progress*

Hard to feel sorry that someone lived to 86 and also got to walk on the fucking moon. Respect, sir.
by poxic
Sat May 26, 2018 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 129
Views: 21678

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

I gather that consistency is not a big concern for the current owners of the franchise. Story, tone, characterisation, anything.
by poxic
Mon May 21, 2018 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90053
Views: 8173592

Re: Thoughts for ships

Ah, there's my new sig. Danke.
by poxic
Sun May 20, 2018 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90053
Views: 8173592

Re: Thoughts for ships

JUUUUUUUMMMBBLLLLLLLEEE!

Mostly I miss your avatar, but sure, you too. :P

How're things these days?
by poxic
Sat May 19, 2018 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1546241

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Small but crazy sometimes gets the worm.

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