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Forum: Techno-Babble 22 September 2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 237
Posted By Skeptic
The efficiency of using baking soda and vinegar for cleaning

Iím always arguing with my wife regarding the efficiency of combining vinegar and baking soda to make a cleaning solution. She swears by it, (itís on the internet, so it must be true), but I think...
Forum: Rantidote 15 September 2018, 03:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,005
Posted By Skeptic
Cross out any bar codes on the letter, as these...

Cross out any bar codes on the letter, as these are used to direct it, and it will keep reading the same codes again. It will force it to be read by a human again.
Forum: Crime 01 September 2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 894
Posted By Skeptic
The president is not warned of threats by the Secret Service.

I enjoy crime and political thrillers, but came across an interesting difference in facts between the last two I read.
Both involved threats against the US president, and both have sections from the...
Forum: SLC 14 July 2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 873
Views: 92,415
Posted By Skeptic
Yes, new management about a month ago. Some free...

Yes, new management about a month ago. Some free services, and a much more reasonable 20 bucks a year for third-party hosting.
Forum: Rantidote 19 June 2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 107,685
Posted By Skeptic
That's the opposite of what I do. I refuse to...

That's the opposite of what I do. I refuse to wear pins, badges, or wrist bands to indicate support, especially those "wear-this-to-show-you-are-against-(fill in cause here)" ones that are so...
Forum: Rantidote 16 June 2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 77,693
Posted By Skeptic
WTF is a thunderstorm detector. I've never heard...

WTF is a thunderstorm detector. I've never heard of it. Wouldn't the storm clouds, rain, and lightning, be a dead giveaway.
Forum: Crash and Burn 15 June 2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,428
Posted By Skeptic
My wife has a fear of bridges. She's ok with big...

My wife has a fear of bridges. She's ok with big bridges you drive over, but hates to walk across foot bridges. She'll stay away from the edges and rush to the other side.

Ironically, she loves...
Forum: Police Blotter 06 June 2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,855
Posted By Skeptic
I saw a drunk trying to drive a horse and buggy...

I saw a drunk trying to drive a horse and buggy once. It was one of those tourist ones, but fortunately no-one on it at the time. Some of his co-workers took it off him and sent him home. But it's...
Forum: Amusement Bark 05 June 2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,400
Posted By Skeptic
We can only hope.

We can only hope.
Forum: Amusement Bark 23 May 2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 855
Views: 284,169
Posted By Skeptic
So true. Another similar case is "we borrowed...

So true. Another similar case is "we borrowed from xyz and now we have enough left over for a holiday".
No you fool, you just borrowed more than you needed in the first place.
Forum: Amusement Bark 23 May 2018, 02:23 AM
Replies: 855
Views: 284,169
Posted By Skeptic
Icon605 I hate those ads that make you think if you save...

I hate those ads that make you think if you save money you somehow have more money. Itís common in ads for big-ticket items like cars and houses, where a particular type of financing may save the...
Forum: Rantidote 22 May 2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,108
Posted By Skeptic
But he killed foreign people, so that's ok....

But he killed foreign people, so that's ok. (/sarcasm ends here).
Seriously though, what's "heroic" about killing two people without trial, and it's a trial that he could not have been part of...
Forum: Rantidote 19 May 2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 107,685
Posted By Skeptic
There's an internet company in Australia which...

There's an internet company in Australia which lambastes how bad Australia's internet speed is by comparing it to Slovakia. :fish:
Forum: Social Studies 07 May 2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 20,797
Posted By Skeptic
The kilt is a prime example. They're only been...

The kilt is a prime example. They're only been around about three or four hundred years, but the more common example of the tartan kilt representing a particular clan is only just over a century old.
Forum: Crash and Burn 07 May 2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,593
Posted By Skeptic
I was chased by a rhino there many years ago. ...

I was chased by a rhino there many years ago. (Actually in Nepal, but just over the border on the same lowlands). We weren't doing anything silly, just hiking and it got startled by another group...
Forum: Fauxtography 27 April 2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,575
Posted By Skeptic
Did Ernest Shackleton advertise for crew in The Times

https://i.imgur.com/o78f9us.jpg

Someone sent me this a few days ago, and my first thought was that it was dubious. But noting the American spelling of 'honor' made me seriously sceptical, as...
Forum: The Doctor Is In 20 April 2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,879
Posted By Skeptic
Or it was incorrectly diagnosed, and the kids...

Or it was incorrectly diagnosed, and the kids ended up on a mental or penal facility.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 April 2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,572
Posted By Skeptic
I get annoyed that the word holocaust is now only...

I get annoyed that the word holocaust is now only referring to Jewish deaths. The six million is considered historically accurate, but it ignores the other five million people who also died in the...
Forum: Rantidote 07 April 2018, 03:29 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 17,343
Posted By Skeptic
It's silly to think that all shooters in the USA...

It's silly to think that all shooters in the USA are members of the NRA, as clearly they are not. But it is the NRA that is providing the means for the 'bad' shooters to own guns. This is the crux...
Forum: Social Studies 06 April 2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,970
Posted By Skeptic
Reminds me of a TV quiz show many years ago, and...

Reminds me of a TV quiz show many years ago, and the question was to identify the then prime minister of New Zealand, David Lange. The team replied and pronounced it correctly as Long-ee and were...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 April 2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,735
Posted By Skeptic
I have never worked out if Pauline Hansen is...

I have never worked out if Pauline Hansen is actually dumb or vile, or is she a combination of both. She does some really stupid thing to get attention, and seems to be against anyone who is not...
Forum: SLC 06 April 2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 78,742
Posted By Skeptic
Frying Pan These silly exercises bug me, although they can...

These silly exercises bug me, although they can weed out the dumbest people in the room. Reminds me of when my brother applied for the Federal Police and they had the scenario of being stranded...
Forum: Techno-Babble 03 April 2018, 03:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,907
Posted By Skeptic
Australia OMG, I live near that ocean too. We must be...

OMG, I live near that ocean too. We must be neighbours.
Forum: Rantidote 01 April 2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 17,343
Posted By Skeptic
Yes, because "We bullied our classmate for three...

Yes, because "We bullied our classmate for three years until he finally snapped and punched us in the nose" doesn't make it to the headlines.
Forum: Amusement Bark 09 March 2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,615
Posted By Skeptic
There was also a bunch of sci-fi like Time...

There was also a bunch of sci-fi like Time Tunnel, Dr Who, Lost in Space, and Land of the Giants. But all my life I never had any interest in sci-fi so I don't think I ever watch more than an...
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