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« Reply #16425 on: July 04, 2013, 03:01:12 PM »
I bought a new second-hand friend:



It's nice but but the coffee has a weird aftertaste. I hope it's due to bad beans and not because of broken machine.
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« Reply #16426 on: July 04, 2013, 03:04:56 PM »
Neuroplasticity vis-a-vis second language acquisition ftw.

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« Reply #16427 on: July 04, 2013, 03:27:57 PM »
Neuroplasticity vis-a-vis second language acquisition ftw.

Myths and Misconceptions about Second Language Learning

Myth 1: Children learn second languages quickly and easily

Typically, people who assert the superiority of child learners claim that children's brains are more flexible (e.g., Lenneberg, 1967). Current research challenges this biological imperative, arguing that different rates of L2 acquisition may reflect psychological and social factors that favor child learners (Newport, 1990). Research comparing children to adults has consistently demonstrated that adolescents and adults perform better than young children under controlled conditions (e.g., Snow & Hoefnagel-Hoehle, 1978). One exception is pronunciation, although even here some studies show better results for older learners.

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« Reply #16428 on: July 04, 2013, 03:32:36 PM »
Feeling like a prophet today walking through a city so full of patriotic displays the only thing in my wardrobe that comes somewhat close to that has a sickle and a hammer on it.

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« Reply #16429 on: July 04, 2013, 03:47:08 PM »
I bought a new second-hand friend:



It's nice but but the coffee has a weird aftertaste. I hope it's due to bad beans and not because of broken machine.

My setup:

Glass Kettle:


With this:


With this:


In probably my favorite mug:
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« Reply #16430 on: July 04, 2013, 03:47:48 PM »
Feeling like a prophet today walking through a city so full of patriotic displays the only thing in my wardrobe that comes somewhat close to that has a sickle and a hammer on it.

From a patriot American FB friend:

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1. BBQ
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5. Give our dog earmuffs to wear after 8:30 pm
6. Stare at the sky but not to see the stars.
7. Watch out for swerving cars in front and behind you.
8. Please grateful, very grateful for the soil we are standing on.
9. Over eat and make a dieting resolution tomorrow.

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« Reply #16431 on: July 04, 2013, 04:14:52 PM »
My setup:

Dude, buy a proper coffee pot. French presses and Moka pots are not that expensive.

The best way to make coffee:

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« Reply #16432 on: July 04, 2013, 04:22:46 PM »
French Press probably makes a great cup of coffee, but I simply don't have the time to mess with it. When I wake up, I start the kettle, hope in the shower, then get my filter and coffee ready to pour the water.

I used to hate drinking coffee. Now I got some of this breakfast blend stuff and I love drinking it. Keeps me awake through my work day.
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« Reply #16433 on: July 04, 2013, 04:27:16 PM »
 ???

I don't understand how French press takes more time than your present way of making coffee. Boiling some water and pouring the boiling water into it along with coffee grounds doesn't really take that much time.
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« Reply #16434 on: July 04, 2013, 04:31:51 PM »
???

I don't understand how French press takes more time than your present way of making coffee. Boiling some water and pouring the boiling water into it along with coffee grounds doesn't really take that much time.
I'm talking more in the cleanup area, unless I am wrong.

All I have to do is throw out the filter, rinse the holder and I'm good.
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« Reply #16435 on: July 04, 2013, 04:35:24 PM »
NVM!
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« Reply #16436 on: July 04, 2013, 04:42:41 PM »
???

I don't understand how French press takes more time than your present way of making coffee. Boiling some water and pouring the boiling water into it along with coffee grounds doesn't really take that much time.
I'm talking more in the cleanup area, unless I am wrong.

All I have to do is throw out the filter, rinse the holder and I'm good.
I use a French press.

All I have to do is throw out the grounds (for compost), rinse the holder/press, and I'm good.

I'll take the press apart every few days when I have a bit of time and give it a more thorough cleaning. Achronos is right. Don't use just a few seconds of your time as an excuse.

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« Reply #16437 on: July 04, 2013, 05:36:57 PM »
???

I don't understand how French press takes more time than your present way of making coffee. Boiling some water and pouring the boiling water into it along with coffee grounds doesn't really take that much time.
I'm talking more in the cleanup area, unless I am wrong.

All I have to do is throw out the filter, rinse the holder and I'm good.
I use a French press.

All I have to do is throw out the grounds (for compost), rinse the holder/press, and I'm good.

I'll take the press apart every few days when I have a bit of time and give it a more thorough cleaning. Achronos is right. Don't use just a few seconds of your time as an excuse.
???????

In that case I will look at getting one.
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« Reply #16438 on: July 04, 2013, 10:40:22 PM »
Neuroplasticity vis-a-vis second language acquisition ftw.

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« Reply #16439 on: July 05, 2013, 12:50:00 PM »
Power went out here last night for a few hours. I get by fine without an air conditioner... but hot summer weather and not even a fan?
Ugh.

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« Reply #16440 on: July 05, 2013, 12:53:31 PM »
Power went out here last night for a few hours. I get by fine without an air conditioner... but hot summer weather and not even a fan?
Ugh.
never had ac. but I live in a euphemistically called garden apt. so that mitigates heat probs. but really, it's only here in the us where people think ac or at least fans are an absolute necessity.  they are sometimes, don't get me wrong, but much less than assumed.

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« Reply #16441 on: July 05, 2013, 02:20:51 PM »
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« Reply #16442 on: July 05, 2013, 02:21:51 PM »
Power went out here last night for a few hours. I get by fine without an air conditioner... but hot summer weather and not even a fan?
Ugh.
never had ac. but I live in a euphemistically called garden apt. so that mitigates heat probs. but really, it's only here in the us where people think ac or at least fans are an absolute necessity.  they are sometimes, don't get me wrong, but much less than assumed.

All I know is that it was in the mid-to-high 80s last night, I was in near-complete-darkness, and it felt horrible.

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« Reply #16443 on: July 06, 2013, 08:37:41 AM »
Did I ever tell you guys I met Kurt Angle at the Pittsburgh Airport?
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« Reply #16444 on: July 06, 2013, 12:48:58 PM »
Did I ever tell you guys I met Kurt Angle at the Pittsburgh Airport?

Did you introduce yourself? Or do you mean that you planned on meeting him there and then did so, in which case I am going to have to reevaluate how much I know about you...

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« Reply #16445 on: July 06, 2013, 03:20:41 PM »
Did I ever tell you guys I met Kurt Angle at the Pittsburgh Airport?

Did you introduce yourself? Or do you mean that you planned on meeting him there and then did so, in which case I am going to have to reevaluate how much I know about you...
He looked so stoned face when I saw him, like he didn't want to be bothered. Then he pulled out an iPad and my ex-gf decided to introduce herself. It was pretty cool.

I used to hate Angle back when I watched WWE when I was younger, he was too good. I remember the "You Suck" chants. But I don't think that org has seen a better wrestler. Dude deserves mad props for getting an olympic gold medal for wrestling with a broken neck.
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« Reply #16446 on: July 06, 2013, 07:34:08 PM »
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« Reply #16447 on: July 06, 2013, 11:38:36 PM »
Did I ever tell you guys I met Kurt Angle at the Pittsburgh Airport?
No kidding!  I met him in Chicago with The Big Show. 

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« Reply #16448 on: July 07, 2013, 12:56:40 AM »
I met Lindsey Lohan back in 2005, a little before her crazy 2006 stage. I was in L.A. with my mom and we got stuck in traffic, only to find a limousine stuck right by us as well, the windows were down and it was Lindsey Lohan in the back with like three other girls. I shouted "hi" and waved and she returned the gesture. Say what you want about her being crazy, but she seems pretty humble and down to Earth for a celebrity, given how stuck-up they usually are.
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« Reply #16449 on: July 07, 2013, 01:11:27 AM »
I met Lindsey Lohan back in 2005, a little before her crazy 2006 stage. I was in L.A. with my mom and we got stuck in traffic, only to find a limousine stuck right by us as well, the windows were down and it was Lindsey Lohan in the back with like three other girls. I shouted "hi" and waved and she returned the gesture. Say what you want about her being crazy, but she seems pretty humble and down to Earth for a celebrity, given how stuck-up they usually are.
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« Reply #16450 on: July 07, 2013, 04:09:40 AM »
I went out to breakfast with some of the guys in Underoath once. I didn't say anything because I was too nervous, but I sat at the same table. The original guys I mean.

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« Reply #16451 on: July 07, 2013, 04:54:02 AM »
So I saw The Great Gatsby yesterday and decided that I want a cigarrette holder. Normally I don't smoke cigarrettes but when I do it would be nice to do it properly.
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« Reply #16452 on: July 07, 2013, 05:41:18 AM »
I prefer smoking a pipe, like I'm doing right now. ;D

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« Reply #16453 on: July 07, 2013, 05:47:53 AM »
I prefer smoking a pipe, like I'm doing right now. ;D

Me too but sometimes pipe-smoking takes too much time. For example it seems a bit impolite to spend 15 minutes outside of a pub alone while friends are waiting. I wish smoking inside pubs was still allowed here.

What kind of pipe(s) you have? What kind of tobacco you're smoking?
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« Reply #16454 on: July 07, 2013, 05:59:55 AM »
I prefer smoking a pipe, like I'm doing right now. ;D

Me too but sometimes pipe-smoking takes too much time. For example it seems a bit impolite to spend 15 minutes outside of a pub alone while friends are waiting. I wish smoking inside pubs was still allowed here.

What kind of pipe(s) you have? What kind of tobacco you're smoking?
I have several different pipes and tobaccos.  Right now I am enjoying some Bullseye Flake in a Medico.  I mostly have Peterson pipes and English tobacco, but I've been enjoying VA's as of late.  I do have one Dunhill pipe, but rarely smoke it.  What about you?

 I too wish we could enjoy tobacco in a pub. 

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« Reply #16455 on: July 07, 2013, 06:24:47 AM »
I prefer smoking a pipe, like I'm doing right now. ;D

Me too but sometimes pipe-smoking takes too much time. For example it seems a bit impolite to spend 15 minutes outside of a pub alone while friends are waiting. I wish smoking inside pubs was still allowed here.

What kind of pipe(s) you have? What kind of tobacco you're smoking?
I have several different pipes and tobaccos.  Right now I am enjoying some Bullseye Flake in a Medico.  I mostly have Peterson pipes and English tobacco, but I've been enjoying VA's as of late.  I do have one Dunhill pipe, but rarely smoke it.  What about you?

 I too wish we could enjoy tobacco in a pub.  

I must admit that I'm quite an amateur with all kind of smoking since I've been smoking for only a year. I have two Briars, one Keywoodie one of which I have no idea what it is.  I'm also fairly ignorant about different types of pipe tobacco but I have W.O. Larsen's 1864, VCPÖ's Selection Nr.3 and Macbaren's Danish Blend.

I'm somewhat suprised to read that indoor-smoking is forbidden in the USA. Are there any variancy between different states?
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« Reply #16456 on: July 07, 2013, 06:57:16 AM »
I prefer smoking a pipe, like I'm doing right now. ;D

Me too but sometimes pipe-smoking takes too much time. For example it seems a bit impolite to spend 15 minutes outside of a pub alone while friends are waiting. I wish smoking inside pubs was still allowed here.

What kind of pipe(s) you have? What kind of tobacco you're smoking?
I have several different pipes and tobaccos.  Right now I am enjoying some Bullseye Flake in a Medico.  I mostly have Peterson pipes and English tobacco, but I've been enjoying VA's as of late.  I do have one Dunhill pipe, but rarely smoke it.  What about you?

 I too wish we could enjoy tobacco in a pub.  

I must admit that I'm quite an amateur with all kind of smoking since I've been smoking for only a year. I have two Briars, one Keywoodie one of which I have no idea what it is.  I'm also fairly ignorant about different types of pipe tobacco but I have W.O. Larsen's 1864, VCPÖ's Selection Nr.3 and Macbaren's Danish Blend.

I'm somewhat suprised to read that indoor-smoking is forbidden in the USA. Are there any variancy between different states?

Each state does have different regulations, but most only allow it specific locations, such as a cigar store.

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« Reply #16457 on: July 07, 2013, 08:51:27 AM »
I just found out that the head of Pope St. Lucius is preserved in a reliquary in the catholic cathedral in Copenhagen. I wonder if you can venerate it.
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« Reply #16458 on: July 07, 2013, 09:01:55 AM »
I just found out that the head of Pope St. Lucius is preserved in a reliquary in the catholic cathedral in Copenhagen. I wonder if you can venerate it.

Do you live in Copenhagen? If so it would be easy to find out.
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« Reply #16459 on: July 07, 2013, 09:04:05 AM »
I just found out that the head of Pope St. Lucius is preserved in a reliquary in the catholic cathedral in Copenhagen. I wonder if you can venerate it.

I did not know that.  Now I'm curious to find out how it *got* there.
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« Reply #16460 on: July 07, 2013, 09:19:58 AM »
I just found out that the head of Pope St. Lucius is preserved in a reliquary in the catholic cathedral in Copenhagen. I wonder if you can venerate it.

Do you live in Copenhagen? If so it would be easy to find out.

No, I live in Jutland, but it would only take a couple of hours to get there.
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« Reply #16461 on: July 07, 2013, 09:27:25 AM »
I just found out that the head of Pope St. Lucius is preserved in a reliquary in the catholic cathedral in Copenhagen. I wonder if you can venerate it.

I did not know that.  Now I'm curious to find out how it *got* there.

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This relic was brought to Roskilde around the year 1100, after St. Lucius had been declared patron of the Danish region Zealand. There had been demons at large at the Isefjord at Roskilde city[citation needed], and as they declared that they feared nothing but Lucius' skull, this had to be brought to Denmark, whereupon peace took reign of the fjord again.[5] After the Reformation the skull was taken to the exhibition rooms of king Frederik III in Copenhagen, where it was on exhibit along with the petrified embryo a woman had carried inside her for 28 years, as well as other monstrosities the king had collected—until it was transferred to Copenhagen's National museum. Pope St. Lucius' head is among the few relics to have survived the Reformation in Denmark.
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« Reply #16462 on: July 07, 2013, 09:33:15 AM »
Appearently, it looks like this.

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« Reply #16463 on: July 07, 2013, 09:33:52 AM »
Now that's a nice reliquary.
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« Reply #16464 on: July 07, 2013, 09:41:39 AM »
He had long(ish) hair.
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« Reply #16465 on: July 07, 2013, 10:13:08 AM »
NVM
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« Reply #16466 on: July 07, 2013, 11:50:19 AM »
When we were getting ready to go out on Sunday morning she said "You aren't going there with me are you?" referring to the UU church I should have known that it wasn't going to work out.

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« Reply #16467 on: July 07, 2013, 12:56:12 PM »
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« Reply #16468 on: July 07, 2013, 01:52:36 PM »
I prefer smoking a pipe, like I'm doing right now. ;D

Me too but sometimes pipe-smoking takes too much time. For example it seems a bit impolite to spend 15 minutes outside of a pub alone while friends are waiting. I wish smoking inside pubs was still allowed here.

What kind of pipe(s) you have? What kind of tobacco you're smoking?
I have several different pipes and tobaccos.  Right now I am enjoying some Bullseye Flake in a Medico.  I mostly have Peterson pipes and English tobacco, but I've been enjoying VA's as of late.  I do have one Dunhill pipe, but rarely smoke it.  What about you?

 I too wish we could enjoy tobacco in a pub.  

I must admit that I'm quite an amateur with all kind of smoking since I've been smoking for only a year. I have two Briars, one Keywoodie one of which I have no idea what it is.  I'm also fairly ignorant about different types of pipe tobacco but I have W.O. Larsen's 1864, VCPÖ's Selection Nr.3 and Macbaren's Danish Blend.

I'm somewhat suprised to read that indoor-smoking is forbidden in the USA. Are there any variancy between different states?
In Chicago there is this silly law one has to be at least 15 feet away from the door of a public establishment in order to be able to smoke.

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« Reply #16469 on: July 07, 2013, 02:16:11 PM »
In Chicago there is this silly law one has to be at least 15 feet away from the door of a public establishment in order to be able to smoke.

LOL. Is it actually enforced?
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