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Old 18 May 2018, 05:57 PM
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My roommates and I once met a pizza driver in a parking lot a couple blocks from our place, because we wanted that specific pizza but were just outside their delivery area.
Domino's recently introduced a new feature where you can have pizza delivered to "hotspots" that aren't actual address, like parks, beaches, street corners, etc.
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Old 18 May 2018, 06:34 PM
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Why would anyone want a cell phone that's too small for you to speak into the microphone and hear from the speakers at the same time?

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Old 18 May 2018, 06:59 PM
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maybe the person was a pixie, or a gnome. It is France, things are different there.
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Old 18 May 2018, 08:59 PM
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Why would anyone want a cell phone that's too small for you to speak into the microphone and hear from the speakers at the same time?

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They are very popular in prisons. They can be very easily hidden.
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Old 18 May 2018, 09:27 PM
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Why would anyone want a cell phone that's too small for you to speak into the microphone and hear from the speakers at the same time?

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With certain kinds of microphones, they don't have to be that close to your mouth. It looks like it's just a bit bigger than the kind of Bluetooth ear piece I used to use before I got a car that had Bluetooth built in. (I had a Jawbone).

All of those kind of Bluetooth devices were meant to be close to your ear and still pick up your voice.
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Old 19 May 2018, 11:43 AM
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Yesterday, when in Montparnasse Station in Paris, I saw what is probably the smallest cellphone I've ever seen .

Like this one, but white. Couldn't believe my eyes.
I bet I could lose that in record time.
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Old 19 May 2018, 12:37 PM
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I bet I could lose that in record time.

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Old 19 May 2018, 02:35 PM
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I bet I could lose that in record time.
I bet I would need to tote a large magnifying glass around with it in order to be able to use it.

Also a narrow tool of some sort, in order to be able to punch any individual number key instead of two or three at once.
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Old 19 May 2018, 10:57 PM
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Today, after many of us Yanks got up early to watch Harry and Meghan tie the knot, I saw something on the sidewalk that I first thought was a dime. It turned out to be a British 5p coin! With the exception of Canadian pennies, foreign money is not a common sight in my area.
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Old 20 May 2018, 08:46 AM
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was it an old, proper one or a new tiny one?
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Old 20 May 2018, 11:25 AM
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Why would anyone want a cell phone that's too small for you to speak into the microphone and hear from the speakers at the same time?
In about 2002 - 2003 all of them were heading for that sort of size, until people realised that the limiting factor wasn't the electronics any more and many of us have fingers too large to use that effectively. Then smart phones came along and they all got bigger again and ergonomically worse in a different way. (Really, the shape of a typical smart-phone is awful to hold and use. At least before those, phone makers used to try to make them fit your hand comfortably rather than just to fit a flat rectangular screen in the minimum space they can.)
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Old 21 May 2018, 01:33 PM
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was it an old, proper one or a new tiny one?
A tiny one, which makes it about the size of a U.S. dime. It did have the older, more tasteful reverse.

By the way, although Americans have been known to make fun of the confusing array of British denominations, especially before decimalization - sorry, decimalisation - just look at what the variety of names current US coins call themselves, and what we call them:
  • One Cent (But the coin, not the denomination, is often called a penny.)
  • Five Cents (But the coin, not the denomination, is often called a nickel.)
  • One Dime (The coin is commonly called this, but no one ever uses "dime" to mean a unit of currency. Nothing on the coin says "Ten Cents" or "Tenth of a Dollar".)
  • Quarter Dollar ("Quarter", not 25 cents.)
  • Half Dollar (For some reason the coin is incredibly unpopular, and not common in everyday use.)
  • Dollar (The Dollar coin is also unpopular, although vending machines often give it in change.)

None of these has a numeral on it to aid non-English speakers in identifying its value in relation to the cent or dollar. If I didn't grow up with them, I would be totally confused.
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Old 22 May 2018, 03:10 AM
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An ear of corn on the sidewalk.

(This was in a suburban residential area, miles from the nearest grocery store or produce market.)
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Old 24 May 2018, 11:49 AM
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Peppa Pig on a fake spitroast



We were doing a corporate trivia gig and the theme was Tropical Islands so one team did "Lord of the Flies"
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Old 24 May 2018, 02:10 PM
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That pig looks way too happy for a pig roast. Are you sure it's not hot yoga?



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Old 25 May 2018, 03:19 PM
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Went to a Weird Al Yankovic concert last night.

As I was exiting the theater, there was a woman across the street holding up a sign saying "Don't eat meat, stop torturing god's creatures," or something like that.

Yup, definitely in Eugene, Oregon.

I figure that as an atheist, I'm exempt.
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Old 25 May 2018, 06:03 PM
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One of those clickbait headlines along the lines of "you won't believe what this celebrity looks like now!" Not unusual in itself, but it was for conjoined twins Abby and Brittany Hensel. The headline described them as now "unrecognizable."

Changed somewhat from their early TV appearances? Sure. Unrecognizable? How many female dicephalic conjoined twins do you know of? "Oh, sorry, didn't recognize you. You looked just like some friends of mine."
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Old 25 May 2018, 09:20 PM
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Someone left a cart in the aisle near my cubicle that was labeled "ANT LAB" in big letters. I was momentarily wondering if we were doing research on subterranean insects that I was unaware of. Then I realized it meant antenna lab, which is a thing we have here.

So I guess it wasn't odd at all once I figured out what it meant, but it sure seemed odd at first.
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Old 27 May 2018, 12:12 AM
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I saw a relatively new GMC Terrain with an old blue California license plate which hasn't been issued since some time in the 1980s. As we discussed a while back, in California the plate stays with the car when it changes owners. It's common to see an old plate like that on an old car. It's odd to see one on a new car. It was a personalized license plate, so maybe those are treated differently. Maybe you can transfer your personalized plate to a different car.
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Old 27 May 2018, 04:42 AM
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Under California Law it is NOT mandatory to retain standard license plates from a vehicle when selling. The plates will remain with the buyer once the ownership of the vehicle has been transferred; however, if the plates are special interest or personalized then there are two options for the seller. One, keep the plates for another vehicle and two, release the plate to the buyer. Both options require the seller to fill out an application for the plates that will state whether you are retaining them for another car or releasing them to a new owner.
https://www.dmv.com/ca/california/license-plates
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