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Forum: SLC 21 July 2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 32,453
Posted By Die Capacitrix
I'm American and haven't lived in the U.S. for...

I'm American and haven't lived in the U.S. for more than 15 years. I'd forgotten about using the word "brick" for the power supply.
Forum: SLC 19 July 2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 465
Posted By Die Capacitrix
We have an open office plan, so there are no...

We have an open office plan, so there are no walls, just some cabinets which are perfect height for standing around. However, I now have two huge monitors, which means my monitors act like a wall,...
Forum: Book Corner 19 July 2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 789
Posted By Die Capacitrix
I haven't hear that word in a long time. All of...

I haven't hear that word in a long time. All of my grandparents, from the Dayton, Ohio area, used it.
Forum: SLC 18 July 2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,933
Posted By Die Capacitrix
1968 Volkswagen Fastback, aka Type 3, matte...

1968 Volkswagen Fastback, aka Type 3, matte charcoal color.

Also happens to be the model of car that my parents let me drive around after getting my license.
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 14 July 2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 741
Posted By Die Capacitrix
Deer AFAIK, no one comes to Switzerland for their meat...

AFAIK, no one comes to Switzerland for their meat products. Currently Irish beef is trendy, which is a good thing, because Swiss beef needs something else on it, as it has very little flavor of its...
Forum: SLC 13 July 2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,435
Posted By Die Capacitrix
I have a coworker who vapes tobacco and he blows...

I have a coworker who vapes tobacco and he blows out big clouds of smoke.

Another coworker was vaping CBD in the office (!) and no smoke.

Is this due to the device and/or the liquid?
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 13 July 2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 741
Posted By Die Capacitrix
Shallots and red wine sauce...

Shallots and red wine sauce (https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2025/steaks-in-red-wine-sauce), just skip the butter, or substitute olive oil, as suggested.

This is close to our favorite sauce...
Forum: SLC 04 July 2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,435
Posted By Die Capacitrix
Canada My coworker was talking about hockey and a field...

My coworker was talking about hockey and a field and I was very confused. It seems countries without winter think hockey as field hockey and the rest of consider it to be ice hockey.
Forum: SLC 03 July 2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 63,375
Posted By Die Capacitrix
It's really quiet here. Really, really quiet. Not...

It's really quiet here. Really, really quiet. Not so there's anything quieter than Switzerland after losing to Sweden.

Based on the current results, the next noticeable cheering will be for a win...
Forum: Book Corner 01 July 2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 504,583
Posted By Die Capacitrix
Our manager gave us all copies of The Big Five...

Our manager gave us all copies of The Big Five for Lifeby John P. Strelecky. I had to stop reading it due to nausea caused by reading the book. Its in the same style as Chicken Soup for the Soul...
Forum: SLC 29 June 2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1,044
Views: 85,209
Posted By Die Capacitrix
Moose Until I started buying cranberries here, and...

Until I started buying cranberries here, and noticed that they were coming from Wisconsin (in earlier years I had seen Ocean Spray, but I haven't seen them for a while), I had thought cranberries...
Forum: SLC 28 June 2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1,044
Views: 85,209
Posted By Die Capacitrix
Then I think I have to find a Canadian source of...

Then I think I have to find a Canadian source of fresh normal sized cranberries, which are the only item on the list which don't grow on this side of the pond. The fresh ones I buy are from...
Forum: Rantidote 28 June 2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,422
Posted By Die Capacitrix
Interesting to see this thread again. Next week I...

Interesting to see this thread again. Next week I get Windows 10. It's either than or reinstall Windows 7 since my laptop seems to have major issues with Wi-Fi. Something that should just work. I've...
Forum: SLC 27 June 2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1,044
Views: 85,209
Posted By Die Capacitrix
We can get A grade at most stores, but they are...

We can get A grade at most stores, but they are 250 mL of A grade in glass. The natural food store has C+ grade in 500 mL and 1000 mL cans.

Only this year, after buying maple syrup for years, did...
Forum: SLC 26 June 2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1,044
Views: 85,209
Posted By Die Capacitrix
If we want to put paper out for recycling, it...

If we want to put paper out for recycling, it must be tied up with string. It's even sold as string for paper recycling.

Post office doesn't want string at all.

My stupid question: I assume...
Forum: Amusement Bark 25 June 2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,337
Posted By Die Capacitrix
Keyword search for post: January 29, 1983...

Keyword search for post: January 29, 1983 (https://garfield.com/comic/1983/01/29)

Your memory is good!
Forum: SLC 24 June 2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,933
Posted By Die Capacitrix
While in London, a gold Maserati with the colors...

While in London, a gold Maserati with the colors of the Italian flag on the vent, a silver Rolls Royce (something in the 1950-1968 range, based on the bumpers, I didn't notice the grill) and a...
Forum: SLC 24 June 2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 607
Views: 53,964
Posted By Die Capacitrix
While waiting in pass control, a man with a...

While waiting in pass control, a man with a Diplomatic passport from China.
Forum: Social Studies 24 June 2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,646
Posted By Die Capacitrix
My coworker visited Mexico a few years ago and...

My coworker visited Mexico a few years ago and decided not to take his vaping device, as it rather costly and didn't want it stolen. And cigarettes in Mexico are really cheap, compared to the U.K.
...
Forum: Amusement Bark 24 June 2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,337
Posted By Die Capacitrix
Not funny, but a good representation of some of...

Not funny, but a good representation of some of my days: February 15, 1987 (https://garfield.com/comic/1987/02/15)

I think I should put this up at my desk at work. I actually have this one, plus...
Forum: SLC 24 June 2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By Die Capacitrix
Sorry I didn't see this earlier, as I was in...

Sorry I didn't see this earlier, as I was in London earlier this week. I was rather surprised to see how many souvenir shops there are near the main entrance of the British Museum, which is rather...
Forum: Rantidote 24 June 2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 617
Views: 53,038
Posted By Die Capacitrix
I guess we're old-fashioned. Remote for TV, DVD...

I guess we're old-fashioned. Remote for TV, DVD player, blu-ray player, TV box (from the internet company) and 2 for the audio receiver. Also clocks, cooking thermometer and cameras. And that's not...
Forum: SLC 14 June 2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,052
Posted By Die Capacitrix
Dagnabbit. Really sorry to hear this sad...

Dagnabbit.

Really sorry to hear this sad news.
Forum: Rantidote 11 June 2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 893
Views: 73,920
Posted By Die Capacitrix
The Seattle-PI doesn't seem to be interested in...

The Seattle-PI doesn't seem to be interested in European users. The quality of the content's been going downhill, but at least they weren't limiting the number of articles per month.
Forum: SLC 11 June 2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 53,964
Posted By Die Capacitrix
Regarding Tesla sightings: There's one in...

Regarding Tesla sightings:

There's one in our neighborhood (which I've also seen a the gas station) and at least 3, maybe more, at work. I don't see them every day, and sometimes I see other ones....
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