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Bryn Mawr wrote: Fri Feb 11, 2022 4:24 pm
cars wrote: Thu Feb 10, 2022 5:25 pm
spot wrote: Wed Feb 09, 2022 1:53 am Besides, anyone creating their own sunshine would have a SWAT team at their door before nightfall.
I keep forgetting the language difference in countries. From what I'm gathering from your comments, is sounds like your are talking about what we call "MOONSHINE here! :lol:
Oops, I thought they were going to spark up their own fusion reactor :-)
Thats where i was going.
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Never Never put off till tomorrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .










WHAT YOU CAN DO THE DAY AFTER THAT!!! :lol:
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From today's trivia...

"Caffeine actually dehydrates your body, so the water in caffeinated coffee cannot count toward you eight glasses a day!"

Bogus claptrap twattery, all the setter needed to do was check online. Of course it doesn't dehydrate the body. The word he needs is diuretic, not dehydrate, and of course it can be counted.
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spot wrote: Fri Feb 18, 2022 1:43 am From today's trivia...

"Caffeine actually dehydrates your body, so the water in caffeinated coffee cannot count toward you eight glasses a day!"

Bogus claptrap twattery, all the setter needed to do was check online. Of course it doesn't dehydrate the body. The word he needs is diuretic, not dehydrate, and of course it can be counted.
If it’s a diuretic and causes the body to get rid of more water than is included in making the coffee it will tend to dehydrate the body and therefore should not be counted.
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The Mrs' doctor told us that while caffeine does act as a diuretic, it does not offset the amount of water you take in, unless all you do is espresso shots.
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LarsMac wrote: Fri Feb 18, 2022 10:05 am The Mrs' doctor told us that while caffeine does act as a diuretic, it does not offset the amount of water you take in, unless all you do is espresso shots.
Ah, so the claim was false
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"Drinking caffeine-containing beverages as part of a normal lifestyle doesn't cause fluid loss in excess of the volume ingested. While caffeinated drinks may have a mild diuretic effect — meaning that they may cause the need to urinate — they don't appear to increase the risk of dehydration." - https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-life ... q-20057965

By all means throw alternative facts if you can find a respectable one.
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Bryn Mawr wrote: Fri Feb 18, 2022 11:55 am
LarsMac wrote: Fri Feb 18, 2022 10:05 am The Mrs' doctor told us that while caffeine does act as a diuretic, it does not offset the amount of water you take in, unless all you do is espresso shots.
Ah, so the claim was false
That's my take.
I get the feeling that if you drink a 16 Oz espresso, and no other fluids over a day, you might feel a tad dehydrated.
But, the doc said that the average cup of Coffee would not contain enough caffeine to counter the fluid intake.
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spot wrote: Fri Feb 18, 2022 2:28 pm "Drinking caffeine-containing beverages as part of a normal lifestyle doesn't cause fluid loss in excess of the volume ingested. While caffeinated drinks may have a mild diuretic effect — meaning that they may cause the need to urinate — they don't appear to increase the risk of dehydration." - https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-life ... q-20057965

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That’s where the “if” came in :-)
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Here in the US, there is a big outcry against CRTs
I don't get it. We grew up watching TV on CRTs and all the computers in the world had CRTs. And now that LCDs and OLEDs and Plasma are popular, everybody is getting down on CRT.
I don't think that I even own one anymore, but are they worthy of all the hate and discontent?
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LarsMac wrote: Sat Feb 19, 2022 9:28 am Here in the US, there is a big outcry against CRTs
I don't get it. We grew up watching TV on CRTs and all the computers in the world had CRTs. And now that LCDs and OLEDs and Plasma are popular, everybody is getting down on CRT.
I don't think that I even own one anymore, but are they worthy of all the hate and discontent?
Would that be Critical Race Theory?
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Bryn Mawr wrote: Sat Feb 19, 2022 10:24 am
LarsMac wrote: Sat Feb 19, 2022 9:28 am Here in the US, there is a big outcry against CRTs
I don't get it. We grew up watching TV on CRTs and all the computers in the world had CRTs. And now that LCDs and OLEDs and Plasma are popular, everybody is getting down on CRT.
I don't think that I even own one anymore, but are they worthy of all the hate and discontent?
Would that be Critical Race Theory?
cathode ray tubes
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cars wrote: Sun Feb 20, 2022 9:28 am
Bryn Mawr wrote: Sat Feb 19, 2022 10:24 am
LarsMac wrote: Sat Feb 19, 2022 9:28 am Here in the US, there is a big outcry against CRTs
I don't get it. We grew up watching TV on CRTs and all the computers in the world had CRTs. And now that LCDs and OLEDs and Plasma are popular, everybody is getting down on CRT.
I don't think that I even own one anymore, but are they worthy of all the hate and discontent?
Would that be Critical Race Theory?
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Why on earth would anyone start an outcry about them - they’re ten years too late.
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Bryn Mawr wrote: Sat Feb 19, 2022 10:24 am
LarsMac wrote: Sat Feb 19, 2022 9:28 am Here in the US, there is a big outcry against CRTs
I don't get it. We grew up watching TV on CRTs and all the computers in the world had CRTs. And now that LCDs and OLEDs and Plasma are popular, everybody is getting down on CRT.
I don't think that I even own one anymore, but are they worthy of all the hate and discontent?
Would that be Critical Race Theory?
The do-Right-wingers are all in an uproar over the idea that kids might learn just how despicably their grandparents might have treated other people in their day.
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LarsMac wrote: Sun Feb 20, 2022 4:35 pm
Bryn Mawr wrote: Sat Feb 19, 2022 10:24 am
LarsMac wrote: Sat Feb 19, 2022 9:28 am Here in the US, there is a big outcry against CRTs
I don't get it. We grew up watching TV on CRTs and all the computers in the world had CRTs. And now that LCDs and OLEDs and Plasma are popular, everybody is getting down on CRT.
I don't think that I even own one anymore, but are they worthy of all the hate and discontent?
Would that be Critical Race Theory?
The do-Right-wingers are all in an uproar over the idea that kids might learn just how despicably their grandparents might have treated other people in their day.
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The best way to start is . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .












. . . . . . . . . . . TO TAKE THE FIRST STEP! :)
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leave a little "SPARKLE"

wherever you go
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Gavin Williamson gets a knighthood???

That man couldn't qualify for a Blue Peter badge.
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So I yelled at a woman on a bike COW!

And she gave me the finger.

Then she plowed straight into the COW!

Well, I tried, :lol:
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cars wrote: Sun Mar 20, 2022 4:16 pm So I yelled at a woman on a bike COW!

And she gave me the finger.

Then she plowed straight into the COW!

Well, I tried, :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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So My Brother committed suicide..... Kinda knew that already. but my sister had to ring me and tell me the coroner will list his death as suicide........DAH!
She's not buying it though. People have been known to accidently take too much medication and because nobody was there when he took the medication nobody will ever be sure.......FFS!
So....the texts he sent his children and ex telling them how much he loved them immediately before (out of character)
His work mates telling the police that he stated he wasn't too good and not in the right frame of mind.
The way he was found.


I've had enough. I'm going with my first instinct of not engaging with the family and I'll go visit his and dads grave maybe on the anniversary of his death. I'll send mum a locket with their faces in it and leave it at that.
There's already a dark cloud over the funeral arrangements and burial .....quite trully it's just disgusting and the whole thing isn't even about my brother anymore. It's all about one person scoring points against ?...I don't know...who has she got a problem with this year?
I'm sure I'll hear all about it afterwards, just like after dads funeral....yes same self appointed person wrapped up in that as well and people stopped talking to each other. Once again it's gone to the dogs............but she's just trying to help . God help us all!

Leaving this all behind me....and them as well.
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Sorry to hear of your loss, my deepest condolences. Be strong for yourself, and just worry about taking care of yourself! Let the others fend for themselves.
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Courageous Govey, well hast thou acquit thee.
Lo, here this long-usurpèd royalty
From the dead temples of this bloody wretch
Have I plucked off, to grace thy brows withal.
Wear it, enjoy it, and make much of it.
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Not a thought really, but a random chuckle. Rumour has it Carrie nipped to Lidl for a wallpaper steamer earlier today.
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He is amazing! ;)
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Betty Boop wrote: Wed Jul 06, 2022 11:35 am He is amazing! ;)


Sob, terrible news, I am gutted for him.

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I note the following link text in today's Guardian: "As many as 500 homeless people died in Phoenix area in first half of 2022".

The expression puzzles me. The only number I can think of that means "As many as 500" is 500. The author of the sentence is (if I read the piece correctly) a senior reporter for Guardian US.

Is, for example, 100 as many as 500? No. Is 400 as many as 500? No. Is 499 as many as 500? No. Is 501 as many as 500? No.


eta: Surprisingly, the OED agrees with me exactly. It also gives various examples in support:
1526 Bible (Tyndale) Rom. ii. 12 And as many as haue synned vnder the lawe shalbe iudged by the lawe.
1552 Bk. Common Prayer (STC 16279) Morninge Prayer sig. iv Wherfore I praye and beseche you, as many as be here present, to accompanye me.
1667 J. Milton Paradise Lost iii. 289 So in thee..shall be restor'd, As many as are restor'd. View more context for this quotation
1865 C. Dickens Our Mutual Friend II. iv. xvii. 304 As many as are of that opinion, say Aye,—contrary, No—the Ayes have it.
1950 M. Peake Gormenghast xxiv. 159 This poem..shall be addressed to as many as are here present in all the variance of their receptivity.
1976 S. Lloyd Mr Speaker, Sir 179 He then ‘collects the voices’ by saying, ‘As many as are of that opinion say aye: of the contrary noe’.

Never, while growing to man's estate, did I dream I might one day beg Selwyn Lloyd's authority on any topic under the sun, but I now appear to have reached that very pass. For those who may have forgotten, he was Foreign Secretary when Her Majesty's Government (in cahoots with the French) ordered the most recent British invasion of Egypt. We were, if I remember correctly, given an icy ultimatum to withdraw by the White House. Eisenhower was clearly not impressed by Selwyn's disdainful approach to lesser nations, God only knows what he'd have thought of his gormless Presidential successor Bush Junior.
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spot wrote: Thu Jul 21, 2022 11:58 am

Never, while growing to man's estate, did I dream I might one day beg Selwyn Lloyd's authority on any topic under the sun, but I now appear to have reached that very pass. For those who may have forgotten, he was Foreign Secretary when Her Majesty's Government (in cahoots with the French) ordered the most recent British invasion of Egypt. We were, if I remember correctly, given an icy ultimatum to withdraw by White House. Eisenhower was clearly not impressed by Selwyn's disdainful approach to lesser nations, God only knows what he's have thought of his gormless Presidential successor Bush Junior.
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Was thinking of you all today.
I hope you're all keeping cool as much as you can.

Hug and kisses.
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The Mrs has been complaining that the overnight temps have been dropping down into the 60s at night. For me, that is the good part. I get up at sunrise, and the cool mornings make life bearable.
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Keep her wrapped well.

It's a lot easier to warm up than to cool down though, I'm all in favor of fine drizzle and a good breeze.
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spot wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 1:17 am Keep her wrapped well.

It's a lot easier to warm up than to cool down though, I'm all in favor of fine drizzle and a good breeze.
I'm with ya, there.

Here is the forecast for today. And pretty much every day this week (Month).

Today- A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. West northwest wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Tonight- A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 63. Northwest wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

The most significant variation is in the " with gusts as high as ..."
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