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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
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Posted - 02/10/2008 :  20:14:00   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Chippewa
Its good that you did not end up like your namesake!

Right now it's starting to feel that the asylum is my destination.

I'm about 54 hours into kicking my Tramadol-habit. The time piece says about 3:50am and I can't sleep. Head is throbbing with high pitched noise similar to tinnitus, but instead of a clean tone it's like pink noise with a peak somewhere around 16kHz. I'm shivering and sweating, and as soon as I try to lay still on bed to doze off, I get itching all over and a forceful need to twitch. I did get 6 hours sleep last night though.

I really hope this starts to give soon. In another hour, my girlfriend gets out of bed to prepare for work. Two hours from now, she'll be leaving.
There's a bottle of Scotch in the cabinet under the TV, I wonder if a double night cap will help me doze off... Until then, I think I'll watch another episode of Battlestar Galactica. I started watching the new series a fortnight ago, and I'm halfway through season 2.

Too bad Painkiller Jane the series isn't as good as the pilot movie. Jane isn't as good looking, and I can't for my life figure out why they changed her occupation from military to FBI. It's much easier to accept a grunt to be a glutton for punishment...

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Edited by - Dr. Mabuse on 02/10/2008 20:16:52
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Dave W.
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USA
25829 Posts

Posted - 02/11/2008 :  06:44:00   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Needed a bigger boat



Roy Scheider, 1932-2008

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HalfMooner
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Philippines
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Posted - 02/11/2008 :  07:29:49   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I liked Roy Scheider's acting. What a terrible disease he died of. From what I've read, multiple myeloma can be very painful.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
Edited by - HalfMooner on 02/11/2008 07:47:54
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Dave W.
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Posted - 02/11/2008 :  07:40:13   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by HalfMooner

...Roy Schneider's...
Careful with that N. You'll get him mixed up with Rob Schneider.

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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
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Posted - 02/11/2008 :  07:48:17   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Not any more, thanks.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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Edited by - HalfMooner on 02/11/2008 07:48:34
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Dr. Mabuse
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Sweden
9645 Posts

Posted - 02/11/2008 :  19:33:12   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just started watching Galactica season 3. I got four 1.5 hours shut-eye after my girlfriend went to work.

Keeping busy and full of caffeine helps me cope. This evening I spoke to the Astronomy Club about the current STS-122 mission: the Space Shuttle delivering an ESA-constructed research/laboratory module to the International Space Station.
Interesting stuff.

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Dave W.
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USA
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Posted - 03/04/2008 :  07:50:12   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Happy Imperative Day!

It is "March Forth!"

...er, "fourth." Damned homonyms.

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Dave W.
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Posted - 03/04/2008 :  14:35:30   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
A "What's This Thing" challenge to our members: whoever is first to correctly identify this thing gets a cookie.

(Edited to add "correctly.")

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Dr. Mabuse
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Sweden
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Posted - 03/04/2008 :  15:40:30   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Looks like a "skid-pan"(sp?) a test driving range for lerners, for practicing driving on low-friction roads. The large "field" is not just tarmac, but it can be treated with rubber. Then the area is sprayed with water making the surface slippry.

In Sweden, driving on a skid-pan is mandatory for getting a driving licence.

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Dave W.
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Posted - 03/04/2008 :  15:44:54   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, by "what's this thing," I actually meant the whole site, including the large loop to the west and the dirt track to the southeast.

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Dr. Mabuse
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Sweden
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Posted - 03/04/2008 :  15:49:13   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The tarmaced loop should be for accelerating the car until you get to the manoeuvre-field. I would have guessed the dirt loop is for learning how to handle fast dirt road turns. The same for the dirt track to the SE.

Edited:
The loop is peculiarly circular... Are you sure they haven't hidden a cyclotron under that road?

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Dave W.
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USA
25829 Posts

Posted - 03/04/2008 :  18:30:59   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dr. Mabuse

The loop is peculiarly circular... Are you sure they haven't hidden a cyclotron under that road?
That's why I want to know just what the heck it is. And why I can't give you the prize for your guess.

(So far as I know, nobody in the States is required to do skid-pad runs to get a regular driver's license. The most strenuous thing we're usually asked to do is parallel park. Oh, and 20-something years ago there were counties in California that required you to be able to get a motorcycle back on its wheels - from on its side - in order to get a motorcycle license.)

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Hawks
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Canada
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Posted - 03/04/2008 :  20:24:51   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Hawks's Homepage Send Hawks a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dave W.

A "What's This Thing" challenge to our members: whoever is first to correctly identify this thing gets a cookie.

(Edited to add "correctly.")

Looks like a magnifying glass and a tea-spoon to me...

METHINKS IT IS LIKE A WEASEL
It's a small, off-duty czechoslovakian traffic warden!
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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13339 Posts

Posted - 03/04/2008 :  20:29:45   [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
I'm guessing super collider.

Edited to say; Never mind. It's in Canada... I haven't a clue...

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Dave W.
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Posted - 03/04/2008 :  20:50:14   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There's a super collider in Canada?

The thing I pointed to is just south of Superior, Michigan, 49715.

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