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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #18810 on: November 20, 2013, 07:49:06 PM »
No, I rarely eat from pizza franchises like Papa John's, Domino's, or Pizza Hut, but they're the only type of business I've seen with such "progress meters".

I'm teasing- just the "shipping" label on the progress meter made me imagine UPS delivering.  :P

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« Reply #18811 on: November 20, 2013, 07:49:57 PM »
It irritates me when companies don't email me to let me know my order has shipped. /firstworldproblems

I've had the email arrive after the delivery. Twice. (To be fair, they were both out-of-this-world fast deliveries, but still.)
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« Reply #18812 on: November 20, 2013, 07:51:41 PM »
I get a moderate amount of books shipped to me, but I do not eat them.   

"Some books are meant to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested..." - Francis Bacon

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« Reply #18813 on: November 20, 2013, 07:54:38 PM »
I just received word that a friend I met via a music board I frequent, is now going to be the COO of New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center. He hasn't announced it publicly yet.

That is tremendous, and undoubtedly a tough responsibility since they have the reputation being in the top 10 hospitals in the world.

Even more interesting is the fact he listens to about 100x more music than I ever have. His record collection is immense.

He turned me on to a rare DJ Shadow BBC1 one-off show that I am forever grateful.
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« Reply #18814 on: November 20, 2013, 08:16:40 PM »
1) Order some food online from the website of a local pizzeria.
2) Confirm order.
3) "Order has been submitted. Thank you."
4) "Please call if you wish to pay with a credit card."

Wait, wut?


5 months later and the problem remains...

EDIT--Btw, I blame you people for tempting me with your talk of pizza and making me crave some kind of delivered food and not the plain noodles or whatever I have at my place.
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« Reply #18815 on: November 20, 2013, 08:43:20 PM »
Pizza is one of my favorites. It's so delicious! But alas, no pizza for me tonight either.  :'( <- actual weeping
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« Reply #18816 on: November 20, 2013, 08:57:13 PM »
I get a moderate amount of books shipped to me, but I do not eat them.   

I would make a fanfiction shipping joke here, but I know you don't like those.
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« Reply #18817 on: November 20, 2013, 09:02:45 PM »
I don't think I've said anything negative about fanfiction... *tries to remember*  I've even flirted with writing some  8)

But my spaghetti, bread sticks, and other assorted food things are here, so I must go for now...


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« Reply #18818 on: November 20, 2013, 09:24:32 PM »
I am now cursing this diabetes medication my doctor put me on... which suppresses the appetite.  :(

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #18819 on: November 20, 2013, 10:19:23 PM »
I get a moderate amount of books shipped to me, but I do not eat them.   

Wise of you.

Maybe, but sometimes I wish eating books for their knowledge worked as it did in the Bible:

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1 And he said to me, “Son of man, eat what is offered to you; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.” 2 So I opened my mouth, and he gave me the scroll to eat. 3 And he said to me, “Son of man, eat this scroll that I give you and fill your stomach with it.” Then I ate it; and it was in my mouth as sweet as honey.
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« Reply #18820 on: November 20, 2013, 10:20:56 PM »
EDIT--Btw, I blame you people for tempting me with your talk of pizza and making me crave some kind of delivered food and not the plain noodles or whatever I have at my place.

I'm sorry, Asteriktos.  If I were there, I'd bring you some of my chapati and assorted vegetables.  It's not pizza, but we can make it look like one.  Sorta.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #18821 on: November 20, 2013, 10:21:06 PM »
I get a moderate amount of books shipped to me, but I do not eat them.   

Wise of you.

Maybe, but sometimes I wish eating books for their knowledge worked as it did in the Bible:

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1 And he said to me, “Son of man, eat what is offered to you; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.” 2 So I opened my mouth, and he gave me the scroll to eat. 3 And he said to me, “Son of man, eat this scroll that I give you and fill your stomach with it.” Then I ate it; and it was in my mouth as sweet as honey.

That sure would have made graduate school a lot shorter.

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« Reply #18822 on: November 20, 2013, 10:23:34 PM »
That sure would have made graduate school a lot shorter.

Definitely.  I like reading, so that's not so much of a problem for me, but eating my Greek and Syriac books for lunch would've saved me so much time that would've been better spent buying Latin and Armenian books for dinner.  I have a big mouth for tongues.   
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #18823 on: November 20, 2013, 11:01:31 PM »
Maybe, but sometimes I wish eating books for their knowledge worked as it did in the Bible:

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1 And he said to me, “Son of man, eat what is offered to you; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.” 2 So I opened my mouth, and he gave me the scroll to eat. 3 And he said to me, “Son of man, eat this scroll that I give you and fill your stomach with it.” Then I ate it; and it was in my mouth as sweet as honey.

Sweet! Now I can cross off "Eating books" from my Biblical scavenger hunt.  ;D
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« Reply #18824 on: November 20, 2013, 11:12:50 PM »
Biblical scavenger hunt.  ;D

How has this not been a thread in "Other Topics"? 
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« Reply #18825 on: November 20, 2013, 11:17:25 PM »
How has this not been a thread in "Other Topics"? 

Because we haven't made it yet.  8)
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« Reply #18826 on: November 21, 2013, 12:05:05 AM »
Not a scavenger hunt exactly, but it's something anyway...

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« Reply #18827 on: November 21, 2013, 12:56:27 AM »
You get lots of pizza shipped to you, Mor?  :D

No, I rarely eat from pizza franchises like Papa John's, Domino's, or Pizza Hut, but they're the only type of business I've seen with such "progress meters".

I get a moderate amount of books shipped to me, but I do not eat them.   

I hate national chain pizza, especially with all the amazing pizza here in Buffalo.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #18828 on: November 21, 2013, 07:59:59 AM »
I hate when you get a new book in the mail, and you're excited and want to start it right away, but you're already reading a bajillion books and know that if you start a new one you'll probably put one of the old ones on the shelf and never finish it.

Story of my life.  My bookshelves are brimming with un- and half-read books.

Mine too.* E-readers have destroyed me. I can have a book in my hands 5 seconds after I decide I want to read it? Goodbye productivity.

*Referring to "story of my life". My bookshelves aren't brimming, but my iPad is.
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« Reply #18829 on: November 21, 2013, 08:11:15 AM »
I hate when you get a new book in the mail, and you're excited and want to start it right away, but you're already reading a bajillion books and know that if you start a new one you'll probably put one of the old ones on the shelf and never finish it.

Story of my life.  My bookshelves are brimming with un- and half-read books.

Mine too.* E-readers have destroyed me. I can have a book in my hands 5 seconds after I decide I want to read it? Goodbye productivity.

*Referring to "story of my life". My bookshelves aren't brimming, but my iPad is.
I hate e-readers

I heart my Kindles, both of them. Not that they stop me getting print books.
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« Reply #18830 on: November 21, 2013, 08:13:09 AM »
I hate when you get a new book in the mail, and you're excited and want to start it right away, but you're already reading a bajillion books and know that if you start a new one you'll probably put one of the old ones on the shelf and never finish it.

Story of my life.  My bookshelves are brimming with un- and half-read books.

Mine too.* E-readers have destroyed me. I can have a book in my hands 5 seconds after I decide I want to read it? Goodbye productivity.

*Referring to "story of my life". My bookshelves aren't brimming, but my iPad is.
I hate e-readers

I heart my Kindles, both of them. Not that they stop me getting print books.

I've tried several of them and just can't get to liking them.  Also, with the amount I read, it hurts my eyes.
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« Reply #18831 on: November 21, 2013, 08:16:17 AM »
I hate when you get a new book in the mail, and you're excited and want to start it right away, but you're already reading a bajillion books and know that if you start a new one you'll probably put one of the old ones on the shelf and never finish it.

Story of my life.  My bookshelves are brimming with un- and half-read books.

Mine too.* E-readers have destroyed me. I can have a book in my hands 5 seconds after I decide I want to read it? Goodbye productivity.

*Referring to "story of my life". My bookshelves aren't brimming, but my iPad is.
I hate e-readers

I heart my Kindles, both of them. Not that they stop me getting print books.

I've tried several of them and just can't get to liking them.  Also, with the amount I read, it hurts my eyes.

I've found it to be the other way around. I can maintain concentration better on the screen than the printed page. The e-reader, which has no backlighting, is quite restful on the eyes; the Fire can be a bit too much. Still wouldn't want to be without either of them.
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« Reply #18832 on: November 21, 2013, 08:21:18 AM »
I've found it to be the other way around. I can maintain concentration better on the screen than the printed page. The e-reader, which has no backlighting, is quite restful on the eyes; the Fire can be a bit too much. Still wouldn't want to be without either of them.
It might also be that I'm on the computer for the vast majority of my work day.  Also, e-readers don't smell like books. :)
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« Reply #18833 on: November 21, 2013, 08:31:03 AM »
I hate when you get a new book in the mail, and you're excited and want to start it right away, but you're already reading a bajillion books and know that if you start a new one you'll probably put one of the old ones on the shelf and never finish it.

Story of my life.  My bookshelves are brimming with un- and half-read books.

Mine too.* E-readers have destroyed me. I can have a book in my hands 5 seconds after I decide I want to read it? Goodbye productivity.

*Referring to "story of my life". My bookshelves aren't brimming, but my iPad is.
I hate e-readers

Me too. It just feels good to be able to see all the books that you own.
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« Reply #18834 on: November 21, 2013, 08:38:30 AM »
Also, e-readers don't smell like books. :)

As a big used books fan, I can say that is often an advantage. :-\

Me too. It just feels good to be able to see all the books that you own.

If you can actually see all the books that you own, you need to buy more asap. :P
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« Reply #18835 on: November 21, 2013, 08:45:19 AM »
Me too. It just feels good to be able to see all the books that you own.

If you can actually see all the books that you own, you need to buy more asap. :P

Most of it is in boxes. But yes, I should buy more. I should always buy more  :)
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« Reply #18836 on: November 21, 2013, 09:30:39 AM »
Also, e-readers don't smell like books. :)

As a big used books fan, I can say that is often an advantage. :-\

I love the smell of used books.  Especially ones that have been stored in attics and basements in cardboard boxes for years.
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« Reply #18837 on: November 21, 2013, 12:11:10 PM »
I bought an umbrella. I've been trying to live without for years since I'm fairly convinced that the basic function of every umbrella is not to protect from rain but to broke down so that people must buy another one. I hope this one won't get broken so easily.
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« Reply #18838 on: November 21, 2013, 12:19:45 PM »
I bought an umbrella. I've been trying to live without for years since I'm fairly convinced that the basic function of every umbrella is not to protect from rain but to broke down so that people must buy another one. I hope this one won't get broken so easily.

You have discovered and iterated the basic function of not just umbrellas but of virtually every other mechanical product produced for sale in a consumerist society.  ;D
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« Reply #18839 on: November 21, 2013, 12:40:37 PM »
I've sometimes heard stories about various Soviet techonologies that still work after decades. They are probably fairly ineffective and consume heck of a lot energy but at least they still work.
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« Reply #18840 on: November 21, 2013, 12:55:52 PM »
I've sometimes heard stories about various Soviet techonologies that still work after decades. They are probably fairly ineffective and consume heck of a lot energy but at least they still work.

Perhaps there is a warehouse, long-forgotten by time, where there is a treasure trove of secret, Soviet umbrellas; the kind that never broke down, even in the wintry midst of wartime Stalingrad.  Imagine!  It's just waiting to be discovered.
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« Reply #18841 on: November 21, 2013, 12:57:57 PM »
I wouldn't be anyhow suprised if Russia was filled with long-forgotten Soviet everything. AFAIK the USSR produced massive amounts of everything irregardless of whether people wanted it or not.
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« Reply #18842 on: November 21, 2013, 12:59:03 PM »
Especially if people didn't want it.
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« Reply #18843 on: November 21, 2013, 01:10:20 PM »
I've sometimes heard stories about various Soviet techonologies that still work after decades. They are probably fairly ineffective and consume heck of a lot energy but at least they still work.

Perhaps there is a warehouse, long-forgotten by time, where there is a treasure trove of secret, Soviet umbrellas; the kind that never broke down, even in the wintry midst of wartime Stalingrad.  Imagine!  It's just waiting to be discovered.

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« Reply #18844 on: November 21, 2013, 01:19:17 PM »
Sleepers, my friend.  Sleepers.  Impregnated with the highest quality Ghanian spyware.  
If you ask me what that means, I will deny all knowledge.
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« Reply #18845 on: November 21, 2013, 02:12:26 PM »
I've sometimes heard stories about various Soviet techonologies that still work after decades. They are probably fairly ineffective and consume heck of a lot energy but at least they still work.

Perhaps there is a warehouse, long-forgotten by time, where there is a treasure trove of secret, Soviet umbrellas; the kind that never broke down, even in the wintry midst of wartime Stalingrad.  Imagine!  It's just waiting to be discovered.

Sleepers, my friend.  Sleepers.  Impregnated with the highest quality Ghanian spyware.  



If you ask me what that means, I will deny all knowledge.

I hope we don't have an Ïncarnation of the Sleepers by the power of the Holy Spyware."
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #18846 on: November 21, 2013, 02:38:58 PM »
I've sometimes heard stories about various Soviet techonologies that still work after decades. They are probably fairly ineffective and consume heck of a lot energy but at least they still work.

Perhaps there is a warehouse, long-forgotten by time, where there is a treasure trove of secret, Soviet umbrellas; the kind that never broke down, even in the wintry midst of wartime Stalingrad.  Imagine!  It's just waiting to be discovered.

Sleepers, my friend.  Sleepers.  Impregnated with the highest quality Ghanian spyware.  



If you ask me what that means, I will deny all knowledge.

I hope we don't have an Ïncarnation of the Sleepers by the power of the Holy Spyware."

Technically, it would be the Awakening of the Sleepers by the Power of the Holy Spyware.  Besides, what would be wrong with that??
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #18847 on: November 21, 2013, 02:48:15 PM »
If you can actually see all the books that you own, you need to buy more asap. :P

Unless you're like me... whereas some people are hoarders, I'm a purger. All the books I currently own can fit on a single bookshelf.  :-X :angel:

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #18848 on: November 21, 2013, 03:07:27 PM »

Did you know that Schwarzenegger sounds exactly like Hitler when speaking?  It's only due to the poor recording quality of the 1930s-40s that we get that annoying sound that Hitler makes in his speeches.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #18849 on: November 21, 2013, 03:11:04 PM »
This could be quite amusing, really.

Now I want to go through all his lines and think of Hitler saying them.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #18850 on: November 21, 2013, 03:14:23 PM »
I hope we don't have an Ïncarnation of the Sleepers by the power of the Holy Spyware."

Technically, it would be the Awakening of the Sleepers by the Power of the Holy Spyware.  Besides, what would be wrong with that??

Are you talking about them?


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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #18851 on: November 21, 2013, 03:16:48 PM »
I hope we don't have an Ïncarnation of the Sleepers by the power of the Holy Spyware."

Technically, it would be the Awakening of the Sleepers by the Power of the Holy Spyware.  Besides, what would be wrong with that??

Are you talking about them?



LOL!!  Excellent, Romaios, absolutely excellent!!!  YES!!!!!! ;D (Now that you mention it  8).)
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #18852 on: November 21, 2013, 04:07:30 PM »
I hope we don't have an Ïncarnation of the Sleepers by the power of the Holy Spyware."

Technically, it would be the Awakening of the Sleepers by the Power of the Holy Spyware.  Besides, what would be wrong with that??

Are you talking about them?



LOL!!  Excellent, Romaios, absolutely excellent!!!  YES!!!!!! ;D (Now that you mention it  8).)

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #18853 on: November 21, 2013, 04:10:39 PM »
I hope we don't have an Ïncarnation of the Sleepers by the power of the Holy Spyware."

Technically, it would be the Awakening of the Sleepers by the Power of the Holy Spyware.  Besides, what would be wrong with that??

Are you talking about them?



LOL!!  Excellent, Romaios, absolutely excellent!!!  YES!!!!!! ;D (Now that you mention it  8).)

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #18854 on: November 21, 2013, 10:38:36 PM »


I like the all white high top strap with the gum bottom
There's somthin bout 'em, now dirty that's why I got 'em
I leave 'em strapped and laced and come up out 'em

Man the gum buttom with the red tag, best shoe of all time. I don't what it is about these shoes that make me go crazy.
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