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Forum: Rantidote 20 May 2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 662
Views: 45,976
Posted By Die Capacitrix
Despite a lightning rod on the house, yesterday's...

Despite a lightning rod on the house, yesterday's storm took out the HDMI connection on the DVR and 1 of the HDMI connections on the receiver, and probably the HDMI cable connecting the two.

The...
Forum: Rantidote 19 May 2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 45,976
Posted By Die Capacitrix
According to my German teacher, who was reporting...

According to my German teacher, who was reporting something she heard in the news, Armenia has better overall connectivity than Germany. Switzerland's pretty good as well - the most remote areas tend...
Forum: Rantidote 13 May 2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 814
Views: 259,330
Posted By Die Capacitrix
Icon18 I leave mine in the bathroom and now make sure to...

I leave mine in the bathroom and now make sure to leave it face down. Otherwise the bathroom lights up like an alien encounter when I get a mail during that short time between going to bed and do not...
Forum: Rantidote 13 May 2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 33,073
Posted By Die Capacitrix
Continuing saga of German and English. I have to...

Continuing saga of German and English. I have to type up my German homework on my home (Mac) computer. Typing itself is not so bad, but I seem to have problems with the Z and Y. And it's better to...
Forum: SLC 12 May 2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 908
Views: 61,202
Posted By Die Capacitrix
I think I'll go with the hammer. I have the idea...

I think I'll go with the hammer. I have the idea (I haven't checked my computer) that Country/Region is set to Switzerland, as U.S. forces the week to start on Sunday, and here the week starts on...
Forum: SLC 10 May 2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,737
Posted By Die Capacitrix
Anybody else inspired to do a bit of decluttering...

Anybody else inspired to do a bit of decluttering due to this thread? We cleaned out the wardrobe this morning and have several bags of clothing to be donated.

My office might be next. Might be.
Forum: SLC 05 May 2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 908
Views: 61,202
Posted By Die Capacitrix
Office theoretically is supposed to allow...

Office theoretically is supposed to allow multiple languages and then recognize the language and check the spelling according to the language.

However, with my system set to American English it...
Forum: Rantidote 05 May 2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 33,073
Posted By Die Capacitrix
Now I want pillow mints...

Now I want pillow mints (https://www.walmart.com/ip/Wilton-Pillow-Mints-Assorted-Colors-10-oz-1006-857/25271840), which I would guess most of us who like Necco wafers and conversation hearts cannot...
Forum: Crash and Burn 05 May 2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 797
Posted By Die Capacitrix
Looks dark, at the moment. Part of the problem...

Looks dark, at the moment. Part of the problem with live feeds.;)

Mt. St. Helens has a twitter account and on April 1st announced an impending eruption.

And it's interesting to see the timing...
Forum: Moot Court 03 May 2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,420
Posted By Die Capacitrix
A church representative (with a money collector...

A church representative (with a money collector hanging from his neck) rudely told my husband to remove his non-logo army hat. A woman wearing a ratty slouch beanie was ignored.

I really don't...
Forum: SLC 03 May 2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,301
Posted By Die Capacitrix
Goldfish I think in this case it's okay to repeat the...

I think in this case it's okay to repeat the others.

Thank you for sharing.
Forum: SLC 01 May 2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,737
Posted By Die Capacitrix
This. We have a wardrobe and a dresser, plus 2...

This. We have a wardrobe and a dresser, plus 2 nightstands' worth of storage in our bedroom. We want to get new furniture and would like more open space. So it makes sense to get rid of the...
Forum: Moot Court 28 April 2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,420
Posted By Die Capacitrix
Read This! Many of my coworkers wear non-collared shirts,...

Many of my coworkers wear non-collared shirts, even t-shirts, and jean, now knee-length shorts to work. Trust me, they can certainly afford shirts with collars and other trousers, but why bother, if...
Forum: Social Studies 27 April 2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,945
Posted By Die Capacitrix
This. Very much so. We have at least 2-3 cats...

This. Very much so. We have at least 2-3 cats going through our yard every day, at least one of them has come into our home a few times. Ever so often I encounter cat poop, same as my colleagues who...
Forum: SLC 26 April 2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 41,729
Posted By Die Capacitrix
I thought this was extremely clever because I was...

I thought this was extremely clever because I was thinking Gwyneth Paltrow's character's name is Penny. Then I looked it up and discovered her character's name is Pepper Potts. Can we change her...
Forum: Social Studies 26 April 2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,945
Posted By Die Capacitrix
Tsk, Tsk My friend's Maine Coon (now passed away) never...

My friend's Maine Coon (now passed away) never came out of the basement when there were visitors. Except me. He seemed to know that I have no idea what to do with a cat, since I was diagnosed as...
Forum: Social Studies 26 April 2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 918
Posted By Die Capacitrix
United States Now if Chile would change their name (CH is the...

Now if Chile would change their name (CH is the postal code for Switzerland, CL is Chile), then maybe my mail from the U.S. wouldn't spend so much time in transit.
Forum: Social Studies 26 April 2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 27,396
Posted By Die Capacitrix
Ambulance My now-retired coworker was originally from a...

My now-retired coworker was originally from a small town in that area. While on leave he met up with a childhood friend and they went to the beach. A visitor lost his keys so my coworker went back to...
Forum: Police Blotter 21 April 2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,466
Posted By Die Capacitrix
Similar situation. I was given the choice of...

Similar situation. I was given the choice of items from my great grandmother and I chose a particular bowl. It was stored at my parents' house and my mother decided she had to have her own version...
Forum: SLC 14 April 2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 240,043
Posted By Die Capacitrix
Lots of knees! Legs...

Lots of knees!



Legs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUDcTLaWJuo) by ZZ Top I remember the episode of the Muppet show which inspired it - such a great tribute.



Big Mac after not eating...
Forum: SLC 03 April 2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 908
Views: 61,202
Posted By Die Capacitrix
I spent a few summers doing food distribution at...

I spent a few summers doing food distribution at camp and we would get a huge block of cheese with rather thick slices, where every other slice was offset a little bit, so it was easy to count the...
Forum: SLC 03 April 2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 240,043
Posted By Die Capacitrix
Psychic *APPLAUSE* Now I have a different song stuck...

*APPLAUSE*

Now I have a different song stuck in my head, but I won't mention it so I don't ruin the reveal.
Forum: Social Studies 03 April 2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,991
Posted By Die Capacitrix
In my parents' house, after they've been talking...

In my parents' house, after they've been talking to relatives from the Miami (My-AH-ma) Valley (SW uh-hi-ya).

There's an Italian burger chain which opened up a branch nearby. I don't think I've...
Forum: SLC 28 March 2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 41,729
Posted By Die Capacitrix
In Luzern the hotels in the city have a City Tax...

In Luzern the hotels in the city have a City Tax and a City Hotel Fee in addition to the basic cost. One or both of these (I don't precisely remember) can only be paid after the stay. So if you...
Forum: Amusement Bark 22 March 2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 819
Posted By Die Capacitrix
I can check at work, but I have the idea that...

I can check at work, but I have the idea that most people out of the U.S. have no idea about Fred Rogers. Guess I'll have to buy the DVD/Blu-ray from the U.S., because I doubt it'll open here.
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