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Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th July 2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,357
Posted By Dan Riffle
Re: Google is Your Friend - Unless You're Black

I guess if you're looking for any reason to be offended, this is an awesome opportunity to be offended by a computer.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th July 2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,357
Posted By Frank Donovan
Re: Google is Your Friend - Unless You're Black

Maybe that's because we are primates.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primate

Personally, I rather like gorillas.

.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th July 2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,357
Posted By Dan Riffle
Re: Google is Your Friend - Unless You're Black

So, the Big G needs to refine the algo. Much ado about nothing.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 13th June 2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 640
Posted By Dan Riffle
Re: I ****ed up

It feels like the end of the world. I know it doesn't seem like it right now, but you'll be fine.

Try to limit any knee-jerk reactions. The anxiety you're feeling is your mind's resistance to...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12th June 2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,747
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: How are we different at 60?

Robert; I think the reason Riffle fools us, is that we read his humor, and I think humor develops earlier. For example, I'm not funnier, or wittier than I was at 40. Humor is intellectual, and...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12th June 2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,747
Posted By Dan Riffle
Re: How are we different at 60?

Wow, it's like the Soylent Green Society up in here.




In all seriousness, I can appreciate everyone's comments (well, except Claude's). I'm quickly turning 40 and I'm struggling with the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th April 2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By Cali16
Re: I cannot empty my pm box

Unless you pay to join the War Room, you get only 10 private messages (at least that's my understanding).

As for emptying your pm box, I never use an "empty folder" link. Just tick the box at...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th March 2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 859
Posted By Dennis Gaskill
Re: Went to a Chilli Festival Today, Big Mistake!!!

They don't serve chili at the knitting festivals around here. ;)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th March 2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 859
Posted By Dan Riffle
Re: Went to a Chilli Festival Today, Big Mistake!!!

What surprises me is that a toilet sign is only prominently displayed in one of the pictures. If there's one pertinent bit of information required at a chili festival, it's the location of the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 27th February 2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 726
Posted By HeySal
Re: Amazing story in pictures

I'm a very avid fan of Help for Paws. I've even donated a few times. Soi Dogs over in Thailand is another one. They're doing great work against the illegal dog meat trade. Anyone going from...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 27th February 2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 807
Posted By MissTerraK
Re: I dreamed it, I liked it, I did it and I love it!!

Both. It is a tri-level with the lower level brick and mortar and the mid and upper levels wood.



Gotcha! You pegged me and the feel I've given to the house. ;)

Every single family member...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 27th February 2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,843
Posted By sbucciarel
Re: Want muscles? Rice is the new meat

I love pasta and white rice. I will be looking at the labels to see where it comes from and avoid those cotton growing states mentioned in the article. As for pasta, it is boiled with so much water...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 27th February 2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 726
Posted By whateverpedia
Amazing story in pictures

via Life On Earth (https://twitter.com/planetepics/status/571206348232380416/photo/1)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B-1VJbRWwAAUP4b.jpg:large
Forum: Off Topic Forum 26th February 2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,023
Posted By Dan Riffle
Re: Why No One Is Helping

Oswald! Long time, no see, brother!
Forum: Off Topic Forum 26th February 2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,843
Posted By Kurt
Re: Want muscles? Rice is the new meat

Make mine a porterhouse.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th February 2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 836
Posted By Kurt
Re: History Buffs here?

The theory is that there wasn't enough copper in Europe at the time to supply the bronze age and that the copper was mined in the upper Great Lakes region and shipped to Europe.


There's no doubt...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th February 2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,036
Posted By Kay King
Re: This is Just Crazy! New Sport for the Insane!!!

I think the snow jumpers should go up to at least the tenth floor before....

There - that should do it.

As for the two guys running through the snow in jockeys and socks - how can anyone look...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th February 2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,561
Posted By WalkingCarpet
Re: Husband doesn't want a cat

Cos worms are mighty tasty to a chicken?
Or was it cos he wanted to really get to the other side??
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th February 2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 836
Posted By AprilCT
Re: History Buffs here?

I don't think it has to mean the miners were coming here from Europe or elsewhere and not natives. Since it happened so long ago, it's just possible that everyone involved got wiped out by disease or...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th February 2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,561
Posted By Dan Riffle
Re: Husband doesn't want a cat

This won't end well.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th February 2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By MissTerraK
Dear Kitten...

This video is too funny and cute and I love it!


http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yNSF7ljOoU


Terra
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th February 2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 932
Posted By Dan Riffle
Re: Go Ahead. Eat All the Damn Eggs You Want

You know, I wanted this thread to be a high-minded discussion of medicine and the politics of faulty science, but, of course, the OT Laugh Track had to come along and ruin everything.



Just...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th February 2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 932
Posted By sbucciarel
Re: Go Ahead. Eat All the Damn Eggs You Want

The eggs that I eat are fertilized.However, fertilized eggs do not contain a fetus. They don't even contain an embryo until the chicken gathers up a dozen or so and begins to sit on them to incubate...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th February 2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,036
Posted By butters
Re: This is Just Crazy! New Sport for the Insane!!!

I'm sure the Russians who swim in frozen lakes look at this and think amateurs.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th February 2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 932
Posted By lanfear63
Re: Go Ahead. Eat All the Damn Eggs You Want

A British guy, reporter, Jon Mc'arthy I think, was captured in a hostile arab state and chained to a radiator for 5 years. All he was fed was hard boiled eggs and water.

He was in excellent...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th February 2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,009
Posted By Kay King
Re: I am having increasingly weird dreams :(

No dear - it means you shouldn't have eaten the four brownies just before going to sleep.

Think back at the more boring conversations you've had in your life - I'll bet many of them involved you...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th February 2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 932
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Go Ahead. Eat All the Damn Eggs You Want

I'm a pessimist. I say "The glass is half empty.....and it has a leak......and the wine is dirty....and I cut my lip on the glass...and I think it's getting infected....and it's all Richard Van's...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th February 2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 932
Posted By WalkingCarpet
Re: Go Ahead. Eat All the Damn Eggs You Want

Actually a glass or two of wine (especially the red stuff) IS good for you.
But more than that and it quickly becomes bad.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th February 2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,388
Posted By ArtexJake
Re: My work view today. Main reason why I love IM!

LOL Or maybe you will get lucky and someone else hit you. Use the insurance money for your next investment online.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th February 2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 4,514
Posted By butters
Re: Canadian GMO apples approved for sale :(

I think they may be!! Or they are all alcoholics with liver disease!
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th February 2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 4,514
Posted By butters
Re: Canadian GMO apples approved for sale :(

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn198/KKiONI/three-eyed-fish-simpsons.gif

GM fish :)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th February 2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 4,514
Posted By Kurt
Re: Canadian GMO apples approved for sale :(

What about the Nanna's Bananas Carlos Santana bought from Hannah Montana while he was in Santa Anna?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th February 2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,735
Posted By Kurt
Re: Do You "Smoke" Electronic Cigarettes? You Might Want to Read This...

That's great Richard!


It's true that you will have urges to vape whether you do or don't. And it's true those urges will go away, whether you vape or not.


Now, it's just training you brain...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th February 2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 932
Posted By Dan Riffle
Go Ahead. Eat All the Damn Eggs You Want

From the "Most of Us Already Saw this Coming" Department:


The U.S. government is poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol - The Washington Post...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 18th February 2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,735
Posted By ThomM
Re: Do You "Smoke" Electronic Cigarettes? You Might Want to Read This...

That's something that I think many who haven't smoked don't understand. There are many other habits you pick up that are caused by smoking that can hinder you from quitting or at least make it harder...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 18th February 2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,735
Posted By Kurt
Re: Do You "Smoke" Electronic Cigarettes? You Might Want to Read This...

I was smoking 3 1/2 packs a day when I quit. I read this tip in a pack of generic nicotine gum and consider it the "secret" to helping me quit.

The tip was, when I felt an urge to smoke that urge...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 18th February 2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,735
Posted By Dan Riffle
Re: Do You "Smoke" Electronic Cigarettes? You Might Want to Read This...

I can definitely see what you're saying. I used to think I needed a smoke to calm down from my stress. It always seemed to do the trick, right? What I figured out - because I'm like Einstein or...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 18th February 2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,292
Posted By Dan Riffle
Re: Don't try to explain yourself to stupid people...

Or intelligent people who simply can't see that there can be multiple correct viewpoints taken from factually accurate data?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 18th February 2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,164
Posted By BigFrank
Re: NSA Has Ability To Hide Spying Software Deep Within Hard Drives

With all the real problems we face as a nation I'm always fascinated at how worked-up people get over this issue.

I, too am a combat veteran and I take my rights and responsibilities very...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 18th February 2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,292
Posted By TLTheLiberator
Re: Don't try to explain yourself to stupid people...

And...

What about people who are not stupid but factually wrong about important subjects or issues most of the time?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th February 2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,735
Posted By ThomM
Re: Do You "Smoke" Electronic Cigarettes? You Might Want to Read This...

Can you tell when they vaped an e-cig in a room?
The reason I ask is I do all three in my house. When I go outside and come back in I smell either the cig or joint that I smoked before I went out,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th February 2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,735
Posted By lanfear63
Re: Do You "Smoke" Electronic Cigarettes? You Might Want to Read This...

Breaking. News, Nearly all the health districts in Scotland are banning the smoking of cigs and vaping e-cigs outside their hospital buildings in the designated areas. They want it smoke free!

...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th February 2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 4,514
Posted By Frank Donovan
Re: Canadian GMO apples approved for sale :(

If you've heard of Nassim Taleb, you'll know that he's probably the most high-profile commentator on risk management, and the author of best-selling books that deal with the subject of risk. So his...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th February 2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,735
Posted By Dennis Gaskill
Re: Do You "Smoke" Electronic Cigarettes? You Might Want to Read This...

Richard - If everyone followed your lead in posting opinions and counterpoints there would be far fewer personality clashes here. You sir, have a great deal of diplomacy.

As for what you wrote in...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th February 2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,735
Posted By ThomM
Re: Do You "Smoke" Electronic Cigarettes? You Might Want to Read This...

Richard, that reminded me of a study done in the 70's that "proved" smoking cannabis killed brain cells.
The study was done by a Dr. Heath at Tulane University. What he did was attach air proof...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th February 2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,164
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: NSA Has Ability To Hide Spying Software Deep Within Hard Drives

David,Nope. Some of us understand the problems that come up when things like this are allowed to go unchecked. And they have nothing to do with trying to hide wrong-doing, as you know.

Richard is...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th February 2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 4,514
Posted By ThomM
Re: Canadian GMO apples approved for sale :(

In truth Richard, gmo's can't stop hunger. What is needed is sustainable agriculture based on smaller local farming and diversity to do that.
When you go into an area that has depleted soils and...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th February 2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 638
Posted By sbucciarel
Re: Miami Cops Flood Waze App With False Data In Alleged Attempt To Preserve Ticket Revenue

All that said, I still disagree that cops make you speed, which is what Steve said and I disagree that this is a problem at all, regarding the title. Simple solution. Obey traffic laws. I know plenty...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th February 2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By Kurt
Playing the Trombone 'Til The Cows Come Home

Serenading the cattle with my trombone (Lorde - Royals) - YouTube
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th February 2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By tagiscom
Re: Mystery Mars Haze Baffles Scientists

Hmmm, Sal could be right, but l still think that l am, the odd's are against an asteroid hitting the same place a month later!

Scientists are amazed that plumes of dust could last that long, duh,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 16th February 2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,039
Posted By Dan Riffle
Re: I need a BFF

Your avatar is going to encourage a different kind of BFF.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 14th February 2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 911
Posted By Alast
Re: ɪntə'næʃənəl fə'nɛtɪk əsoʊsi'eɪʃn - International Phonetic Association

I assumed this was spam by the title, so didn't even click it when I first saw it.. :smilies_rolleyes:
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12th February 2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,709
Posted By lanfear63
Re: Politician Wants to Turn Women In Yoga Pants Into Outlaws

Which Lowe's was that?. A friend wants to know
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12th February 2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,709
Posted By Dennis Gaskill
Re: Politician Wants to Turn Women In Yoga Pants Into Outlaws

Dan and Kurt beat me to it, but yeah, it looks like a Lowe's store...


http://www.lowes.com/images/AboutLowes/new_logos/jpg/no_tagline/NSI_Lowes_logo_no_tagline.jpg
And Richard, you're lucky you...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12th February 2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,709
Posted By sbucciarel
Re: Politician Wants to Turn Women In Yoga Pants Into Outlaws

OMG ... I'm sorry. I think I'm now in agreement with the bill. lol.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12th February 2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,709
Posted By Kay King
Re: Politician Wants to Turn Women In Yoga Pants Into Outlaws

Try as I might, I cannot unsee that!

Digging deeper (!) - the woman in the "flesh pants" appears to be behind a cash register. Anyone else wonder what the store owner looks like...of what kind of...
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