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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 07/23/2008 :  15:50:08   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Pretty lady, very, but who's that pithecanthropus clone standing next to her? Do the local, authorities know about him? Has he had his inoculations?

Congrats, Doc, and best wishes for a long, loving and fruitful relationship!




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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9639 Posts

Posted - 07/24/2008 :  02:04:54   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by filthy

...but who's that pithecanthropus clone standing next to her?

As a matter of fact, I do enjoy a good cup of Java...



Thanks, all of you!

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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25719 Posts

Posted - 07/29/2008 :  13:09:02   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Everyone in Southern California okay after the tremblor today?

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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13292 Posts

Posted - 07/29/2008 :  14:11:13   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dave W.

Everyone in Southern California okay after the tremblor today?
We're fine, thanks. Really, it was kinda fun. But we are over 60 miles from the epicenter. I'm sure some of the people living closer in had a different experience.
The last powerful earthquake to shake the region among the most the seismically active in the world was the 1994 Northridge earthquake, which registered at 6.7 magnitude and produced the highest ground acceleration ever recorded in an urban area in America.

Now, that quake left me slightly injured and homeless. It was in a whole different league...

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Boron10
Religion Moderator

USA
1253 Posts

Posted - 07/29/2008 :  17:52:26   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Boron10 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I didn't even feel it here in San Diego...

...and Dr. Mabuse, congratulations! I can't believe I missed that post until now.
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Hawks
SFN Regular

Canada
1383 Posts

Posted - 07/30/2008 :  21:21:39   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Hawks's Homepage Send Hawks a Private Message  Reply with Quote
So I went and saw "The Dark Knight" yesterday. It was very good. Very dark and the violence was actually ... violent - it sort of got to you at times. However, it was too long. After 2.5 hours, my behind (and large parts of my brain) had been ready to leave for about 30 minutes. They showed a sneak preview of the upcoming Terminator movie as well (VERY "sneaky" - you could not really see what was going on at all). I'll be watching that one when it comes out; In a little over a year.

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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25719 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2008 :  06:38:22   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
So today is 8/8/08. I began the day by watching some NewsChannel 8. I finished up in the bathroom at 8:08. On my way to work, my odometer rolled past 179,888 miles, and I pulled into my office's parking lot at 9:28.

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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25719 Posts

Posted - 08/10/2008 :  21:52:42   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Isaac Hayes has died. From the article, "Family members found Hayes laying unconscious next to a running treadmill in his basement..." I've been saying for years that exercise kills.

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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 08/22/2008 :  03:38:59   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dave W.

So today is 8/8/08. I began the day by watching some NewsChannel 8. I finished up in the bathroom at 8:08. On my way to work, my odometer rolled past 179,888 miles, and I pulled into my office's parking lot at 9:28.
I hope you began your day properly and 8 a breakfast.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 08/22/2008 :  05:22:56   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I got a scooter on the 20th.

I was disgusted with the reports I was reading in a forum concerning the Chinese-made all-electric XM-3500Li scooter that I'd ordered from X-Treme. The quality of the batteries were suspect. Despite the advertisement, there was no battery management system to keep individual cells balanced, no ABS, and the speed was considerably slower than claimed. Effectively, I would not be able to legally or safely enter a freeway, nor cross any of the bridges that connect major parts of the Bay Area. I've come to the conclusion that it's very unwise, at this date, to trust mainland Chinese manufacturers. Many of the American distributors for electric vehicles from China are equally crooked.

I canceled my order, and reluctantly reconsidered my choice of an electric. There are presently no electric bikes of any kind that will allow practical travel around California and beyond. The best, the Vectrix, has good speed and reported quality, but is very expensive and lacks serious range. I've decided that as a primary form of transportation, electric is out for me.

So I bought a 2008 SYM RV-250. (Review here.) Outside the US, this model is called the SYM GTS 250. It's sort of a min-maxi-scooter, made by San Yang Motors of Taiwan. It has both very good mileage and speed, and is reported by owners to be stable and maneuverable. So far, my only complaint is that the manual is nearly illegible in places, due to a terrible English translation. The bike itself has flawless fit and finish, great lighting, a pretty and clear backlighted digital instrument panel, and purrs nicely without any neighbor-bothering growling. I like the nice engineering touch of the ceramic-coated cylinder. Its net weight is 381 lbs., or 173 kg.


I haven't ridden it yet on the street, except in the "bitch seat" as a passenger. I do often mournfully sit on it with the center stand down, running the engine wistfully.

I have to regain my driving privileges in California in a grilling on the 3rd of next month, due to that stroke I suffered years ago. That should be easy, as my doctor wrote a glowing report about my health. Since I already bought both the bike and all the riding gear, including full helmet, gloves, boots and body armor, I figure the DMV has to either let me ride, or shoot me to put me out of my misery.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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Edited by - HalfMooner on 08/22/2008 05:24:24
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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9639 Posts

Posted - 08/22/2008 :  06:15:15   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Congratulations!

Looks like a really good bike. How many hp? It's got twice the cylinder size from mine.

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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 08/22/2008 :  15:32:09   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dr. Mabuse

Congratulations!

Looks like a really good bike. How many hp? It's got twice the cylinder size from mine.
Thanks, Mab!

It's rated at 21 hp.

Long, long ago, in a galaxy very near by, I owned a 1966 Honda 250 Scrambler. At first, I was surprised that my present bike has a much more basso tune to it, compared to the old one's tenor. Then, I realized that this is probably because the SYM has one cylinder of 251 CC, while the Honda had two cylinders each about half that size.


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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25719 Posts

Posted - 08/24/2008 :  00:20:31   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'd always wondered about good conductors and bad conductors, and from the post and comments, it looks like I'll have to keep on wondering.

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Hawks
SFN Regular

Canada
1383 Posts

Posted - 08/27/2008 :  06:28:55   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Hawks's Homepage Send Hawks a Private Message  Reply with Quote
OK, so I', addicted to Kellog's Special-K Red berries cereal. I've been having it - and just about nothing else - for breakfast since I first found it about half a year ago (and Mab, don't even try the swedish version; it's not even nearly as nice). Only problem with it is that you usually get a pedometer in the packet. I've got quite a few lying around the kitchen and I've thrown away masses of them. None of them have ever been used. This is such a waste of resources; I'd boycott them but I'm addicted to their product...

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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25719 Posts

Posted - 08/27/2008 :  07:19:17   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Hawks

OK, so I', addicted to Kellog's Special-K Red berries cereal. I've been having it - and just about nothing else - for breakfast since I first found it about half a year ago (and Mab, don't even try the swedish version; it's not even nearly as nice). Only problem with it is that you usually get a pedometer in the packet. I've got quite a few lying around the kitchen and I've thrown away masses of them. None of them have ever been used. This is such a waste of resources; I'd boycott them but I'm addicted to their product...
You need to find a source for the industrial size box. They don't include the toys in cereal destined to be doled out in a kitchen line.

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