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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:18 am 
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That notes left by your wife can get on your tits.


My ex inlaws (rip) in the last few years of their lives only communicated with each other via notes. It was hilarious watching the two of them finding their respective reading glasses, reading the notes, exchanging a glance or two then writing the replys, all the while muttering to themselves eg silly old fool, crazy old woman etc....They were together for over seventy years, legend has it that the note passing thing had started during an extended disagreement, and had just become totally normal to them. They only spoke to each other at Christmas while the extended family was visiting, then returned to the notes once we had gone...lovely people

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:54 am 
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Flaming Lips Detail EP Based on Ender's Game

Peace Sword EP:

01 Peace Sword ("Open Your Heart")
02 If They Move, Shoot 'Em
03 Is The Black At The End Good
04 Think Like A Machine, Not A Boy
05 Wolf Children
06 Assassin Beetle - The Dream Is Ending


http://pitchfork.com/news/52651-flaming-lips-detail-ep-based-on-enders-game/

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:20 pm 
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Are you in the right topic, Arkay?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:25 pm 
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Please advise BBP. I haven't listened to it, so not that thread. I haven't bought it so not that thread. Its not out yet, so maybe Breaking News? I was even thinking of maybe putting in a book-related thread because of Ender's Game, but its music, so who knows.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:14 pm 
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If it was new to you, then your in the right thread... :smoke:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:39 pm 
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If it was new to you, then your in the right thread...

Good to know, now I learned something new today also, thanx manx! (RK) 8)

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:43 am 
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Okay RK, it's just that that post looks suspiciously like a "what are you listening to right now" post. Me, I judge books by covers. There's something to be said for judging books by their covers: it's very easy to identify chick-lit or thriller or artsy this way.
Judging books by their movies, however, that's not done.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:28 am 
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A rubber duck that is launched at the start of the Rhine, will take 239 hours, almost 10 days, to travel the Rhine.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:15 am 
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Is that a theoretical estimate, or did researchers actually released a collection of rubber ducks and recorded their actual time of travel? If one duck gets stuck for a while on any arbitrary number of obstacles, the time would vary, you see.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:30 am 
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Kopfball sent a rubber duckie down the Rhine to try it out. http://www.wdr.de/tv/kopfball/

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:05 am 
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I hope that, after you lot read this, you will cease using Spotify and other means of acquiring music digitally..
http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2010/how-much-do-music-artists-earn-online/

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:39 pm 
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...information is beautiful - Annual Jack Beale Lecture for 2013

http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/tv/bigideas ... e_full.mp4

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/bigideas/brows ... ength=Full

Not sure if I've done this right, the top link was to download, the second said 'watch now' :)


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For over a century, the Dutch were the only people allowed to trade with the Japanese. Consequently, a relative lot of Japanese words come from my humble little language, such as:
arukoru - alcohol
biiru - beer
doronken - drunk
koohii - coffee
chifusu - typhus
korera - cholera
pesuto - Black Plague
Interesting considering the Dutch habit to curse with diseases.
For more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_words_of_Dutch_origin

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Napoleon was 5'7'', which was at the time a decent size for a Frenchman. It was English propaganda that makes us think he was tiny.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:00 am 
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Having slept in a beautiful but uncomfortable antique French bed acquired by my uncle, who had taste but no practical sense, I can confirm this.

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...that Janne Schaffer, who is indeed a killer on electric guitar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogwjBJsREG4) was original guitar player of ABBA.

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...that Janne Schaffer, who is indeed a killer on electric guitar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogwjBJsREG4) was original guitar player of ABBA.

Who'd a thunk it and from ABBA?! That cats got some cool chops man. Cruisin' for a fusion. Wow! 8)

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Bunk Gardner's piano teacher was called Elmira Snodgrass.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:39 am 
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Bunk Gardner's piano teacher was called Elmira Snodgrass.


Very efficient. miss Snodgrass!
(from G.Peccary)

Conceptual continuity?

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BBP wrote:
Bunk Gardner's piano teacher was called Elmira Snodgrass.

Which is, perhaps, the reason why he turned the tenor sax.

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BBP wrote:
Bunk Gardner's piano teacher was called Elmira Snodgrass.

Which is, perhaps, the reason why he turned the tenor sax.

...and various woodwinds.

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He speaks fondly of her (Necessity Is... puts him down as "savours the name for a few moments") and had piano class for 6 years in total. He also taught piano (and woodwinds) at St George's Academy in Orange County.

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Beautiful is better than ugly.
Explicit is better than implicit.
Simple is better than complex.
Complex is better than complicated.
Flat is better than nested.
Sparse is better than dense.
Readability counts.
Special cases aren't special enough to break the rules.
Although practicality beats purity.
Errors should never pass silently.
Unless explicitly silenced.
In the face of ambiguity, refuse the temptation to guess.
There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious way to do it.
Although that way may not be obvious at first unless you're Dutch.
Now is better than never.
Although never is often better than *right* now.
If the implementation is hard to explain, it's a bad idea.
If the implementation is easy to explain, it may be a good idea.
Namespaces are one honking great idea -- let's do more of those!

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The Dutch accent is veird.

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Jes buht Ai ken do it weneffer I want. It's the one accent I've mastered in English. :)

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