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Forum: Rantidote 21 July 2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 894
Views: 74,355
Posted By UEL
Baseball I've had a couple allergies disappear as I aged....

I've had a couple allergies disappear as I aged. No skin allergies, though. But, my younger daughter had a friend in HS who had moderate reactions (not life threatening, thank goodness) to some...
Forum: SLC 21 July 2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 32,608
Posted By UEL
Baseball Oddly enough, we use the term "brick" for when...

Oddly enough, we use the term "brick" for when the device becomes completely dead. As in, it is nothing but a brick.

You'll hear it when people's phones die, "My phone just bricked" or "do you...
Forum: SLC 20 July 2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 498
Posted By UEL
Baseball https://www.fastcompany.com/90204593/heres-the-fin...

https://www.fastcompany.com/90204593/heres-the-final-nail-in-the-coffin-of-open-plan-offices

Something germane to our conversation:

Here’s the final nail in the coffin of open plan offices
Forum: SLC 20 July 2018, 02:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 498
Posted By UEL
Baseball I threw this question to my brother. He had quite...

I threw this question to my brother. He had quite a few observations:

- switch from extension cords to power bars
- fewer clocks on the walls, most people read the time by computer screens
-...
Forum: SLC 20 July 2018, 01:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 498
Posted By UEL
Baseball 9 years ago I was involved in a military project...

9 years ago I was involved in a military project and experimentation on decision making. Very fascinating subject. I learned a load.

But the experience had one episode that informed me on the...
Forum: SLC 19 July 2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 498
Posted By UEL
Baseball Or you got that one guy who decided that he would...

Or you got that one guy who decided that he would flavour the coffee for everyone else. Nothing like finding out that Jim put salt in the 40 cupper, just because that was the way Jim liked it. No...
Forum: SLC 19 July 2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 498
Posted By UEL
Baseball Desk design has changed a lot over time too. ...

Desk design has changed a lot over time too. From a standard flat top desk with one or two sets of drawers, through to desks designed with drop down sections to allow for computer monitors, to...
Forum: Book Corner 18 July 2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 821
Posted By UEL
Baseball I was in Marquette Michigan during the week...

I was in Marquette Michigan during the week students arrived for school and paid $300 per night for my room.

Otherwise, in November, the same room was $95 per night.

I have a feeling that Hans...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 July 2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,149
Posted By UEL
Baseball You are right, of course. She did accede to...

You are right, of course.

She did accede to the throne in February 1952 upon the death of her father. And in June 1953 she was crowned as such, and for the first time was able to wear all the...
Forum: Book Corner 18 July 2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 821
Posted By UEL
Baseball I know a few people that still hitch-hike. They...

I know a few people that still hitch-hike. They love to get in with truckers because they can get some serious miles behind them in single legs.

Perhaps your character likes truckers..for...
Forum: Police Blotter 18 July 2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By UEL
Baseball I rent vehicles all the time. As I travel a lot,...

I rent vehicles all the time. As I travel a lot, I've been victim to the coming out of a mall/building and not remembering which car I had that week. I can see how she would have forgotten.

I...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 July 2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,149
Posted By UEL
United Kingdom From all accounts she does have a vibrant sense...

From all accounts she does have a vibrant sense of humour.

Trump's latest lies about the visit: ...
Forum: Crash and Burn 17 July 2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 618
Posted By UEL
Baseball Holy krap! What an experience! I hope she...

Holy krap! What an experience!

I hope she makes a good, full recovery. I am surprised this was not on the larger news circuits.

I'm glad she was found. Her car is a mess.

I'm still amazed.
Forum: SLC 17 July 2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 63,560
Posted By UEL
Baseball On a completely different note: I want to...

On a completely different note:

I want to throw a short thanks out to Brad From Georgia. About 3 months ago you answered my question on editing your fiction. I have never enjoyed editing anything...
Forum: Fun House 17 July 2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 478
Posted By UEL
United States As a Canadian hockey fan, I know the Russian...

As a Canadian hockey fan, I know the Russian national anthem well enough to hum the whole thing.

That seems appropriate given yesterday's horrendous performance.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 17 July 2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 146,213
Posted By UEL
Baseball Difficult ones for me this week. All are guesses....

Difficult ones for me this week. All are guesses.

1. All are cross dressing

2. I took a geology class once. Don't remember these. Might be faults.

3. Help!

4. Don't know. Ghibelline seems...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 July 2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,149
Posted By UEL
Baseball You may very well be right, Beach. I read the...

You may very well be right, Beach. I read the point above that this might be from his book, and it seemed to resonate with me.



I don't want to think about that. :eek:
Forum: SLC 16 July 2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,470
Posted By UEL
Baseball At one time the top 3 selling car colours in...

At one time the top 3 selling car colours in Canada were all white. Different shades of white, but white nonetheless.

I don't know if that is still true or not. It could be because a lot of...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 July 2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 10,861
Posted By UEL
Baseball Just had an incident on Twitter that can be...

Just had an incident on Twitter that can be compared to what you are saying here.

The thread on Twitter was centred on the Russian involvement in the US elections. There were a lot of side...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 July 2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,149
Posted By UEL
Baseball I'll toss in my 2 pence at this point: I was...

I'll toss in my 2 pence at this point:

I was in a discussion on FB with someone over the fact that the US President is not a subject of Her Majesty's. Therefore, he is not bound by any etiquette...
Forum: Rantidote 13 July 2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 894
Views: 74,355
Posted By UEL
Baseball That was a difference with mine. The neighbours...

That was a difference with mine. The neighbours wrote down their name and number. So, I knew who it was from.

On the other hand, it was because my little dog had dug a hole under their fence...
Forum: Rantidote 13 July 2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 894
Views: 74,355
Posted By UEL
Baseball In the past, I have received one such message in...

In the past, I have received one such message in the mailbox from someone I did not really know. They informed me of something I did not realise was going on. I was not offended as the note was...
Forum: SLC 12 July 2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,470
Posted By UEL
Baseball Third part: no, the best players a country can...

Third part: no, the best players a country can put on the pitch (professional or amateur) comprise the teams. It helps that the tournament is largely held in the "off season" for most of the...
Forum: Police Blotter 12 July 2018, 03:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 889
Posted By UEL
Baseball Correct on all points. Round is assembled...

Correct on all points.

Round is assembled only in the seconds before being loaded. And by assembled, the projectile sits on the end of the casing. There is no seal. A lot like putting two...
Forum: Police Blotter 11 July 2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 889
Posted By UEL
Baseball Artillery rounds don't come in one piece. The...

Artillery rounds don't come in one piece. The projectile and the propellant are separate. So, there is rarely a full "bullet". You will find casings (used to contain propellant) and projectiles,...
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