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Re: Misc
« Reply #180 on: September 05, 2013, 07:10:34 PM »
Whoa, I had never thought of that.  :trance:
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Re: Misc
« Reply #181 on: September 05, 2013, 08:01:09 PM »
The world is stranger than is like to contemplate.
I'm generalizing from one example here, but everyone generalizes from one example. At least, I do.

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Re: Misc
« Reply #182 on: September 06, 2013, 03:08:21 PM »
So we want skinny fast food workers who don't wash their hands.  I'm on it.
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Re: Misc
« Reply #183 on: September 06, 2013, 06:33:53 PM »
Let's not jump to conclusions . . . .

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Re: Misc
« Reply #184 on: September 07, 2013, 02:50:28 PM »
We just want their bacteria?
It's symbolic of our struggle against reality.

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Re: Misc
« Reply #185 on: September 08, 2013, 06:24:30 PM »
Jealous long-distance swimmers find something to whine about re: Diana Nyad's swim across the Florida Strait

Obligatory "Hey, I know that guy!" comment: I know Mitch Roffer, I see him at NASA meetings all the time. He knows how to read a satellite image, to be sure. It's a simple matter to have determined whether the currents were in Nyad's favor. And a one knot boost from a wiggle in the current is nooothing down there.
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Re: Misc
« Reply #186 on: September 08, 2013, 09:37:37 PM »
Haters gonna hate.

Of course you don't need a suit to swim the English channel, not a whole lot of stinging jellies there ...

And hey NO FUCKING SHARK CAGE.

Assholes.
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Re: Misc
« Reply #187 on: September 09, 2013, 10:16:33 AM »
Basically, she did a crazy, unnecessary, insanely difficult thing, and they're arguing over whether she did it correctly despite not having any evidence to the contrary.

She's 64.  Just clap, you assholes.

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Re: Misc
« Reply #188 on: September 09, 2013, 04:14:50 PM »
Yeah, I don't care if she rode a dolphin, I would still be mega-impressed.

It's symbolic of our struggle against reality.

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Re: Misc
« Reply #189 on: September 09, 2013, 07:02:16 PM »
I'm not into 64 year olds....yet...
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Re: Misc
« Reply #190 on: September 11, 2013, 06:49:51 PM »
Quote from: my friend monty, who's chair of marine science at southern miss, on farcebook
Oceanography Corner: As much as I would've liked Chloe McCardle to have been the one to make the first swim from Cuba to Florida, there is no way that Diana Nyad cheated. I saw three days before her swim how oddly strong a deep northerly flowing Gulf Stream was moving through the straits. By a fluke, she picked an amazingly fortunate time to jump in the water.
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Re: Misc
« Reply #191 on: March 21, 2020, 07:58:57 PM »
I mentioned elsewhere that in the last few months I managed to drill through my left thumbnail TWICE in separate incidents.  I just can't stop injuring that thumb, and apparently I don't own the right book of forbidden knowledge to tell me what that means.

I've been managing the broken thumbnail with nail polish (clear, mostly) and Super Glue and baking soda.  Very mixed results.  Yesterday, I friggin' googled the problem, because I know shit about nail polish.  (HOW CAN IT TAKE SO LONG TO DRY AND YET BE SO SOFT AND FLIMSY WHEN IT'S DONE I should just use polyurethane.)  Broken nails are something women have dealt with more than men, all in all, because men usually have just looked at the broken nail and cursed.

SO, yesterday, I put on a thin coat of clear polish and then pressed into it little strips I cut from a paper coffee filter, which I then covered with another layer of nail polish.  And you know what?  I should've done that like two months ago.  It's not perfect, but it was cheap and easy, and it works much better than anything I tried before.  And from an engineering standpoint, it's retroactively obvious.  :nonplused:

It also looks like I have a bandage on my thumbnail, which is a lot better than the nail actually looks, with or without gloss.  So there's that.  All in all, I recommend this method, should you need it.

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Re: Misc
« Reply #192 on: March 22, 2020, 06:00:20 PM »
"Dammit, Jim ..."
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