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Message 110764 - Posted: 18 Dec 2022, 19:24:20 UTC

FIFA should get rid of all that running about lark, They could save a lot of time by going straight to penalties and maybe they could pay footballers a bit less based on the reduced hours.
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Message 110765 - Posted: 18 Dec 2022, 20:23:55 UTC

Don't go outside: ice rain has changed our roads into ice surfaces.
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Message 110766 - Posted: 18 Dec 2022, 20:27:35 UTC - in response to Message 110764.  

maybe they could pay footballers a bit lot less
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Message 110767 - Posted: 18 Dec 2022, 21:03:10 UTC - in response to Message 110765.  

Don't go outside: ice rain has changed our roads into ice surfaces.
Managed my UK beer run without problems. It was wet, but not icy.
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Message 110768 - Posted: 18 Dec 2022, 22:22:46 UTC - in response to Message 110767.  

During daylight hours the temperature barely climbed to zero, but a few minutes ago it was about +5C.
And next week we are being promised a heat wave with temperatures possibly getting into plus double digits!
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Message 110769 - Posted: 19 Dec 2022, 13:10:15 UTC
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Glory^2 :-)
Today was my car's annual appointment for its MOT & service
MOT passed, with no advisories :-)
Service - it was a 12 month one, not a 36 month one, so nice and cheap

This morning's entertainment was provided while having a cup of coffee watching the fools/idiots thinking that a crowded car park is a race track, and discovering a like minded person coming the other way, to the accompanying cheers of observers.
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Message 110786 - Posted: 20 Dec 2022, 16:25:56 UTC

Mumble and grumbles... Don't like the 'new and improved' FarceBook mobile website m.facebook.com.
Slower than pouring molasses in a winter snow storm to load, FakeBook Groups list broken, embeded links don't work just to name two items that I have already reported as broken to them.
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Message 110787 - Posted: 20 Dec 2022, 16:37:50 UTC - in response to Message 110786.  

...a winter snow storm...
Is there much difference from your summer snow storms? 😜
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Message 110788 - Posted: 20 Dec 2022, 17:25:52 UTC - in response to Message 110787.  

...a winter snow storm...
Is there much difference from your summer snow storms? 😜

Lol winter for most of the USA.
In Dallas-Fort Worth Texas we rarely get any measurable snow in a calendar year. The current 10 year average is about 1 inch (2.5 centimeter).
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Message 110789 - Posted: 21 Dec 2022, 6:03:00 UTC - in response to Message 110788.  

...a winter snow storm...
Is there much difference from your summer snow storms? 😜

Lol winter for most of the USA.
In Dallas-Fort Worth Texas we rarely get any measurable snow in a calendar year. The current 10 year average is about 1 inch (2.5 centimeter).

Here in Pasadena, last recorded snow was before I was born, 1949. So the selling of the souls to the devil to keep the Parade sunny has worked.
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Message 110793 - Posted: 21 Dec 2022, 21:29:03 UTC
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Funny Americans.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/12/20/stanford-university-cancels-dozens-harmful-words-phrases-avoid/
“Killing two birds with one stone” was deemed to be an expression that normalises violence against animals, as was “beating a dead horse”.

One thing my ex was immediately going against, as they now needs to type a lot more to explain themselves: Trans people become “non-gendering conforming folk”.

How about An aircraft’s black box – which “assigns negative connotations to the colour black” must instead be referred to as a “mystery box” or flight recorder.???? Yes, the colour black should only have positive connotations from here on in. Sigh.

Edit: the whole list: https://s.wsj.net/public/resources/documents/stanfordlanguage.pdf
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Message 110794 - Posted: 21 Dec 2022, 22:29:01 UTC - in response to Message 110793.  

Yea... because being "politically incorrect" is the current rave with the world culture.

NOT ME. I'm "old world" I guess and won't kiss any part of their anatomy to conform to what's "trendy".

The aircraft's 'black boxes' are actually painted orange to make them easier to find after a crash... so maybe call them orange boxes to appease the dolts.
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Message 110795 - Posted: 22 Dec 2022, 18:18:55 UTC
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New! The McNothing.
https://twitter.com/RobDenBleyker/status/1605274541936316416?s=20&t=WEjx4rnBc8bq1IEF7YTaJQ
This guy orders a McDonald's cheeseburger with
No mustard, no ketchup, no diced onions, no pickle, no American cheese, no meat, no regular bun and no salt.

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A sealed McDonald's bag with an empty wrapper. 🤣
He paid $1.89 for it as well.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/man-orders-nothing-burger-mcdonalds-28789001
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Message 110796 - Posted: 22 Dec 2022, 19:32:33 UTC - in response to Message 110795.  
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He got EXACTLY what he ordered - NOTHING!
Sort of reminds of the Rolling Stones song https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=krxU5Y9lCS8

Edit to add from the article:
Rob later clarified he had tipped his DoorDash driver $6 (£5) for the trouble of dealing with his bizarre request, so with the delivery fees included he had paid a total of $15 (£12) for his empty McDonald's wrapper.

He also joked: "I also literally saved a cow's life by ordering a McNothing instead of a burger."
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Message 110797 - Posted: 22 Dec 2022, 22:02:20 UTC

The aircraft's 'black boxes' are actually painted orange to make them easier to find after a crash... so maybe call them orange boxes to appease the dolts.
Might upset The Donald.

Related to the gender self identification thing. (Bill just gone through Scottish pariament) Logic would say that I can now self identify as any colour/ethnicity I want.
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Message 110798 - Posted: 22 Dec 2022, 22:06:40 UTC - in response to Message 110796.  

He also joked: "I also literally saved a cow's life by ordering a McNothing instead of a burger."


Oh dear how silly this person is - like most food outlets McD buy the number of dead "cows" as they think they need for a given time period, and loosing one sale will not save the life of an animal, but might increase the amount of food waste. Oh, and then there's the energy needed to get the empty package delivered (why the "£$%^&*() didn't he get on his bike or walk to the store?


(Of course a lot of the animals used by McD are not cows, but bullocks not needed for breeding.)
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Message 110799 - Posted: 22 Dec 2022, 22:15:26 UTC

Most Americans, please watch out over the coming days.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/12/22/us/winter-storm-snow-weather-forecast
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Message 110800 - Posted: 22 Dec 2022, 22:17:47 UTC - in response to Message 110798.  

Oh, and then there's the energy needed to get the empty package delivered (why the "£$%^&*() didn't he get on his bike or walk to the store?
Better ask who beta tested the app and didn't find out that you can do this? What FOOD app allows you to place an order where you order NO FOOD? So build in that one item of the cheeseburger must always be ordered, like the burger - as why else call it a cheeseburger?
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Message 110805 - Posted: 23 Dec 2022, 17:20:32 UTC
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Update >> whatever was going on is working again. Was able to make my posting.

Grumble something is borked at SETI forums...
Trying to post message in forum and get a "Database Error" message at top of screen and below logo get message "Unable to handle request
Can't create post"
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Message 110806 - Posted: 23 Dec 2022, 18:46:44 UTC - in response to Message 110805.  

Working OK for me a couple of minutes ago.....
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