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Re: Interesting
« Reply #225 on: March 24, 2007, 01:27:41 AM »
32 things you can do with beer
I guess it should be 33.  They don’t mention drinking it.

Beer is the most horrible tasting stuff there is, it is so horrible tasting that it just can't be drank!!!  There is nothing good about beer!  The only appropiate thing to do with beer is to pour it down the drain!
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #226 on: March 24, 2007, 01:31:27 AM »
Beer is the most horrible tasting stuff there is, it is so horrible tasting that it just can't be drank!!!  There is nothing good about beer!  The only appropiate thing to do with beer is to pour it down the drain!

Dibs on his share!
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #227 on: March 24, 2007, 12:07:43 PM »
don't drink anymore...but i'll give some to my friends who drink ;)

Interesting article at Mental Floss Blog: Your Default Song.

So here's my thinking: most of us carry tunes around in our heads a lot of the time.
Most of us also have a default song, that is, the song you default to when either there's no song in your head, or you want to get a lousy song OUT of your head. Default songs can change as you change.Mine hasn't for some reason ::)
This is all to say that most of the time, a default song isn't something you have much control over. It's just there, sawing away in the background.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/4855
So what's your default song?

mine is the whole album below...what got me through vietnam(besides god and family)...have heard it so much-the whole album is my default song 8)

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Re: Interesting
« Reply #228 on: March 24, 2007, 03:02:13 PM »
Most folks assume that a chicken nugget is just a piece of fried chicken, right?  Wrong!  Did you know, for example, that a McDonald’s Chicken McNugget is 56% corn?
What else is in a McDonald's Chicken McNugget?  Besides corn, and to a lesser extent, chicken, all of the thirty-eight ingredients that make up a McNugget – one of which I'll bet you'll never guess?
The ingredient suggest a lot of thought goes into a nugget, that and a lot of corn.  Of the thirty-eight ingredients it takes to make a McNugget, I counted thirteen that can be derived from corn: the corn-fed chicken itself; modified cornstarch (to bind the pulverized chicken meat); mono-, tri-, and diglycerides (emulsifiers, which keep the fats and water from separating); dextrose; lecithin (another emulsifier); chicken broth (to restore some of the flavor that processing leeches out); yellow corn flour and more modified cornstarch (for the batter); cornstarch (a filler); vegetable shortening; partially hydrogenated corn oil; and citric acid as a preservative.  A couple of other plants take part in the nugget: There's some wheat in the batter, and on any given day the hydrogenated oil could come from soybeans, canola, or cotton rather than corn, depending on the market price and availability.
McNuggets also contain several completely synthetic ingredients, quasiedible substances that ultimately come not from a corn or soybean field but form a petroleum refinery or chemical plant.  These chemicals are what make modern processed food possible, by keeping the organic materials in them from going bad or looking strange after months in the freezer or on the road.  Listed first are the "leavening agents": sodium aluminum phosphate, mono-calcium phosphate, sodium acid pyrophosphate, and calcium lactate.  These are antioxidants added to keep the various animal and vegetable fats involved in a nugget from turning rancid.  Then there are "anti-foaming agents" like dimethylpolysiloxene, added to the cooking oil to keep the starches from binding to air molecules, so as to produce foam during the fry.  The problem is evidently grave enough to warrant adding a toxic chemical to the food: According to the Handbook of Food Additives, dimethylpolysiloxene is a suspected carcinogen and an established mutagen, tumorigen, and reproductive effector; it's also flammable.  But perhaps the most alarming ingredient in a Chicken McNugget is tertiary butylhydroquinone, or TBHQ, an antioxidant derived from petroleum that is either sprayed directly on the nugget or the inside of the box it comes in to "help preserve freshness."  According to A Consumer's Dictionary of Food Additives, TBHQ is a form of butane (i.e. lighter fluid) the FDA allows processors to use sparingly in our food: It can comprise no more than 0.02 percent of the oil in a nugget.  Which is probably just as well, considering that ingesting a single gram of TBHQ can cause "nausea, vomiting, ringing in the ears, delirium, a sense of suffocation, and collapse."  Ingesting five grams of TBHQ can kill.”
time for lunch...who wants to go to mcdonalds ::)
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #229 on: March 26, 2007, 03:27:50 PM »
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #230 on: March 28, 2007, 10:46:25 PM »
Real Life Windows OS ::)

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« Reply #231 on: March 29, 2007, 03:23:52 PM »

ZOHO
Worth an extra look as an Office Alternative:
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #232 on: March 30, 2007, 01:25:15 PM »
They need to invent something like this for the computer. I'm getting tired of re-typing the document whenever I need a copy: Carbon on disks makes copies of typewriting.
Easily fitted to any typewriter, a new device eliminates the use of carbon paper, and its attendant muss and inconvenience, in making copies of letters and business forms. It comprises a series of swinging arms, each one bearing a replaceable disk of special carbon material, mounted on a frame that can be attached to the machine or detached in a few seconds. As many disks are inserted between the sheets as copies are desired. Each disk revolves as the typing proceeds, continually presenting a fresh surface.

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2007/03/29/carbon-on-disks-makes-copies-of-typewriting/
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #233 on: March 30, 2007, 01:29:59 PM »
Cheap Hot Dogs By Mail
This seem like a pretty good deal: One Dollar Hot Dogs.
If you're hungry for a hotdog, you're in luck. For only $1, I will cook you a hot dog and mail it to you. Just PayPal me a buck, and I will personally cook you a delicious dog, and then ship it out to you!
The fine print:
*Warning: fries, cheese, and onions are not included. just the hot dog. Actually eating hot dog after it arrives could make you really sick or cause death. Do not eat.

http://dollarhotdogs.com/
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #234 on: April 01, 2007, 12:19:17 AM »
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« Reply #235 on: April 03, 2007, 04:30:40 AM »

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« Reply #236 on: April 03, 2007, 09:01:52 AM »
Hi bob3160,

This is an interesting link for malware fighters: http://www.adwarereport.com/mt/archives/followup_xoftspy_rogue_or_reputable.php

enjoy this site, I have bookmarked it,

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Re: Interesting
« Reply #237 on: April 03, 2007, 10:09:26 AM »
thanks polonus also for the link ;D
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« Reply #238 on: April 03, 2007, 10:14:24 AM »
The Ultimate Chart
I never thought it would be possible, but it is. All theories proven with one graph ???
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #239 on: April 03, 2007, 04:33:30 PM »
This is an interesting link for malware fighters: http://www.adwarereport.com/mt/archives/followup_xoftspy_rogue_or_reputable.php

That article is from June 2004 so is well out of date, xoftspy might have got better (or worse) in almost three years. Personally there are plenty of comparable products out there without any chequered history for me to give it a wide berth.

The site might well be worth bookmarking though.

thanks polonus also for the link ;D

Re your attached image in the above post, I think you should check this in virustotal/jotti, that file could be a legit active skin file.
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