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« Reply #8235 on: August 24, 2010, 04:45:54 PM »
Vodka in the East, is like Brandy in the West.  The ultimate cure-all.  :P
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« Reply #8236 on: August 25, 2010, 04:49:22 PM »
Vodka in the East, is like Brandy in the West.  The ultimate cure-all.  :P

Or out in the Far West it was whiskey with who-knows-what-all in it's making  ;D 
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #8237 on: August 26, 2010, 02:29:56 AM »
My parents have just prepared for me 40ml of vodka mixed with black pepper as a medicine for indigestion. I've felt it in my nose.

Leaping lizards! How much pepper was used, out of idle curiosity.  That sounds umm fierce.
Funny story in my memory banks about a friend's experience with pepper vodka.  I wasn't there, so I've taken this story on faith.  The story is that my godfather was at a social gathering where a friend was passing around a shot of pepper vodka he had made.  The proper way to sample the concoction was to dab your pinky into it and lick it off your finger.  My godfather wasn't paying attention, so when the shot glass came to him, he didn't know what to do with it, thought he had been offered the whole shot, and chugged it down in one gulp.  His face, ears, and balding head turned beet red, partly from the heat of the liquor and partly from his own embarrassment, for he wanted so desperately to maintain his dignity in such a humiliating situation.  He didn't want to just rush to the nearest water faucet and drink down a gallon of cold water to soothe the pain in his mouth and throat.  LOL!

Yes, but did it heal his indigestion!?   ;D ;D
I don't know.  The humiliation probably caused him indigestion.
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« Reply #8238 on: August 31, 2010, 08:57:25 AM »
Good morning, All.

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« Reply #8239 on: August 31, 2010, 09:08:00 AM »
Getting up at 14.57?   :angel:
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« Reply #8240 on: August 31, 2010, 09:18:10 AM »
I must have hit the snooze button several dozen times.  :laugh:

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« Reply #8241 on: August 31, 2010, 02:44:44 PM »
I barely was able to drag myself out of bed this morning.
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« Reply #8242 on: August 31, 2010, 05:04:37 PM »
I barely was able to drag myself out of bed this morning.

I worked out on Sunday for the first time in 10 years.  (actively).  Today I worked out again.  All in all..I feel just about the same way you do... :D :D
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« Reply #8243 on: August 31, 2010, 06:12:52 PM »
I barely was able to drag myself out of bed this morning.

I worked out on Sunday for the first time in 10 years.  (actively).  Today I worked out again.  All in all..I feel just about the same way you do... :D :D
I remember the first time I worked out my legs with a trainer. the next day my calves were so so sore that I wasn't able to unflex them. I was stuck walking around on my toes all day. LOL
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« Reply #8244 on: August 31, 2010, 09:38:37 PM »
Good morning, All.

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« Reply #8245 on: September 01, 2010, 09:03:22 AM »
Errggg.  First week of school.  Everyone in the family is now up early if not brightly. 


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« Reply #8246 on: September 01, 2010, 03:45:47 PM »
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« Reply #8247 on: September 01, 2010, 06:42:18 PM »
Vodka in the East, is like Brandy in the West.  The ultimate cure-all.  :P

Or out in the Far West it was whiskey with who-knows-what-all in it's making  ;D 
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Or in the South Western United states, its tequilla. :)
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« Reply #8248 on: September 01, 2010, 08:03:16 PM »
Settling into a nice new name. :)
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« Reply #8249 on: September 01, 2010, 10:32:00 PM »
Open any youtube film, pause it and hold left arrow on keyboard.

You made my older son's evening with that one. 
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« Reply #8250 on: September 01, 2010, 10:32:25 PM »
Settling into a nice new name. :)

"What does it all mean?"

 ;)
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« Reply #8251 on: September 02, 2010, 01:39:17 AM »
Settling into a nice new name. :)
Please don't make me pronounce it. :P
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« Reply #8252 on: September 02, 2010, 02:37:58 AM »
"What does it all mean?"

 ;)
"Does there exist an algorithm for deciding whether or not a specific mathematical assertion does or does not have a proof?"
Church, Turing and Robinson all showed it to be undecidable (Gödel showed it indirectly too); a collection of some of the greatest minds of all time.  ;)

Please don't make me pronounce it. :P
Ent-shy-dungs-pro-bleem is catchier than 'decision problem'.  :P
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« Reply #8253 on: September 02, 2010, 04:46:10 AM »
As a German native speaker and non-mathematician, I understand the word as a difficulty to make an important decision in life.

For example, if two wonderful girls are in love with you, you like both of them, and it is difficult for you to choose which one to marry: That is what when I would say "Ich habe ein Entscheidungsproblem".

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« Reply #8254 on: September 02, 2010, 06:42:10 AM »
German language always reminds me of Immanuel Kant and a comment which a friend of mine who studies philosophy made about his books. He said that Kant's German is so hard that even Germans themselves read English translations of them.
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« Reply #8255 on: September 02, 2010, 11:02:15 AM »
German language always reminds me of Immanuel Kant and a comment which a friend of mine who studies philosophy made about his books. He said that Kant's German is so hard that even Germans themselves read English translations of them.


 :D :D :D

That gave me a good laugh.  Thanks
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« Reply #8256 on: September 02, 2010, 07:47:03 PM »
German language always reminds me of Immanuel Kant and a comment which a friend of mine who studies philosophy made about his books. He said that Kant's German is so hard that even Germans themselves read English translations of them.


 :D :D :D

That gave me a good laugh.  Thanks

Oh common!  It's not that bad!  It's just confusing!  lol. j/k
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« Reply #8257 on: September 02, 2010, 07:50:36 PM »
Is it wrong that I kept posting until my new title, and now that I have it, I really don't care... ???
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« Reply #8258 on: September 03, 2010, 06:04:53 AM »
German language always reminds me of Immanuel Kant and a comment which a friend of mine who studies philosophy made about his books. He said that Kant's German is so hard that even Germans themselves read English translations of them.
Oh come on, Kant's German isn't hard, only the way his thoughts go is a bit weird (in any language).

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« Reply #8259 on: September 03, 2010, 07:32:52 AM »
German language always reminds me of Immanuel Kant and a comment which a friend of mine who studies philosophy made about his books. He said that Kant's German is so hard that even Germans themselves read English translations of them.
Oh come on, Kant's German isn't hard, only the way his thoughts go is a bit weird (in any language).

Hey, this is the Random Postings thread. You took my message way too seriously. :)
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« Reply #8260 on: September 03, 2010, 08:50:19 AM »
Hey, this is the Random Postings thread. You took my message way too seriously. :)
Well, don't worry about that please, I just dont have any humour. (How do you call a German who has humour? An Austrian.)

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #8261 on: September 03, 2010, 11:11:24 AM »

I studied a bit of German.  I was always having trouble remembering if the item was a die, der, or das.  Maybe my instructors weren't able to make it clear, but, I found no sense in what got assigned which gender.

Ukrainian also has genders, but, there are "rules" along with them...if it ends in an A it is a she, if it ends in E or O its an it, ends in consonant it's a he, etc.

However, I was never able to figure out the reasoning behind the German genders, and that made it all so much more difficult as it turned out to simply be an exercise in memorization.
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« Reply #8262 on: September 04, 2010, 07:09:25 AM »

I studied a bit of German.  I was always having trouble remembering if the item was a die, der, or das.  Maybe my instructors weren't able to make it clear, but, I found no sense in what got assigned which gender.

Also I had that same problem when I studied German couple of years ago. Too bad that I've propably forgotten just about everthing I've learnt. German is a fine language.
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« Reply #8263 on: September 04, 2010, 08:55:03 AM »
The 25th anniversary of the buckyball would have passed me by if it wasn't for Google.
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« Reply #8264 on: September 04, 2010, 10:18:03 AM »
The 25th anniversary of the buckyball would have passed me by if it wasn't for Google.

Ditto.  It's pretty sad, though, that you click on the logo and the first link is for a toy...
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« Reply #8265 on: September 05, 2010, 03:11:10 PM »
Just got back from Church...

My mom had two flat tires, so she had to go and get them fixed, so I went to the Deacon;s house... ALONG WITH THE NEW DEAN OF ST.TIKHON'S SEMINARY!

He (Fr. Alexander Atty) is fixing so much, and is such a kind, gentle man... with firmness when it is needed.

Lord, grant him many years!

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« Reply #8266 on: September 05, 2010, 04:13:12 PM »
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« Reply #8267 on: September 06, 2010, 09:55:27 AM »

I studied a bit of German.  I was always having trouble remembering if the item was a die, der, or das.  Maybe my instructors weren't able to make it clear, but, I found no sense in what got assigned which gender.
There is no rule. It must be learnt with each word, for example if you learnt the German Word for "book", you shouldn't just learn "Buch", but "das Buch".

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« Reply #8268 on: September 12, 2010, 02:43:59 PM »
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« Reply #8269 on: September 13, 2010, 09:08:30 PM »
The wife and children of one of the deacons came to Vespers tonight. Of the two children, a girl and a boy, the little boy had a prayer rope and would lift it and 'bless' people from time to time. This got a lot of smiles. Even more, when he had a child's prayer book and would lift it up whenever the priest did certain things.   :D  :angel: To top it all off, toward the end of the service, the boy walked to the back of the chapel and closed the door. So cute, you could almost fall over. 

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« Reply #8270 on: September 14, 2010, 03:40:10 AM »
Happy New Year 7519!
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« Reply #8271 on: September 14, 2010, 09:29:34 PM »
Happy New Year 7519!

according to what calendar?
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« Reply #8272 on: September 15, 2010, 05:02:58 AM »
The Byzantine one?
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« Reply #8273 on: September 15, 2010, 08:04:39 PM »
The Byzantine one?

LOL!  OK!  I was just curious. 
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« Reply #8275 on: September 16, 2010, 02:07:05 PM »
The question about differences between Byzantine and Jewish calendars was moved here.
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« Reply #8276 on: September 16, 2010, 02:14:58 PM »
A record has been broken!  Pi to the 2.0x1015 digit!
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« Reply #8277 on: September 16, 2010, 03:11:08 PM »
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« Reply #8278 on: September 16, 2010, 05:55:20 PM »
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« Reply #8279 on: September 18, 2010, 02:08:08 PM »
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