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  1. Which reminds me of a joke I heard recently. Two dogs and a cat go to heaven. God interviews them. He asks the first dog, "What do you believe in?" The dog answers, "I believe in loyalty and devotion to my master." "Very good," says God, "you shall sit at my right hand." Then he asks the second dog, "What do you believe?" The dog answers "I believe in love, companionship and faithfulness." "Very good," says God, "you shall sit at my left." Then He turns to the cat. "And what do you believe?" And the cat says, "I believe you're sitting in my seat."
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  2. Cool And still better than lying down with the rider already in the saddle.
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  3. I know I've done one of these before but... my daughter ordered the dog a new coat. We opted for rose red colour. It has just arrived . Daughter opened the package and out fell a dog coat of... a frankly alarming shade of pink!
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  4. I think vaccination has to be a personal choice. Some of those labelled 'anti vaxxers' that I know, have had plenty of other vaccines... they just don't want this one. I couldn't care less!
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  5. 😛 There's a video, too, but I've forgotten how to post them.
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  6. Okay, this is good to know! One of my storage jugs is in fact a milk jug. The other is clear plastic -- apple juice jug, maybe? Something. I'll used them for comparison purposes. Check back in a couple of years.
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  7. "As the popularity of text messaging rises, [note: yeah that page has been around a while apparently] it is common to see advertisements or contests where you can text a word or phrase to a short, six-digit number. These short numbers, also known as common short codes, operate in the same way as a regular phone number when you send a text to it. Texting a short code involves the same process as texting a regular number." (source)
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  8. I don't know if it has a name, and I think you have to have at least Windows 10. But when you click on a photo, and it opens, there's editing options at the top of the window. It's all pretty basic, but one set is labelled "adjustments", which can be useful. Adjusting contrast might make handwritten letters look darker, e.g. I don't know of any way to delete the bleed-through either, except by painstakingly "erasing" it. Not a fun task. I don't think it's you! I've been using a variety of photo editors for 30+ years, but I never could really figure out Gimp. It wasn't intuitive, or something. Thank goodness I was able to land a cheap copy of Photoshop Elements a few years ago.
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  9. Good lord. I think you've mistaken this for the puns thread.....
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  10. If you're looking for free Photoshop alternatives, GIMP (https://www.gimp.org/) is great but it's definitely not easy to learn (then again, might just be me being clueless ).
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  11. City kid, huh? A "farrow" is a litter of piglets. I'll admit that's kind of a technical term, but maybe you're aware that a "boar" is an adult male pig (or any wild pig). So, Boar-o-mir and Farrow-mir. Wasn't really worth asking, was it?
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  12. Those I can tell apart! It was mostly in LotR that I had trouble. And in most episodes of Murder, She Wrote. Yeah, mostly them, as I recall. Partly because I was distracted by wondering why their parents named them after pigs. (Logically their sister would be Sowamir.) And there's also the nice guy who's holding hands with what's her name at the end -- unless that's Faramir. (It might have helped if I'd remembered more from the book. Then again, knowing Jackson's habits, maybe not.) You forgot Kili, the other pretty one. I can tell them apart by their hair color, but never can recall which name goes with which dwarf.
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  13. Now you've got me scratching my head, because there weren't that many humans to choose from, were there? (And is it appropriate to resume a conversation a month later as if time never passed? ) In the Hobbit, there was Bard, and, um ... a lot of extras whose names and appearance are, er, irrelevant (sorry, bit players!) Oh, the weasly guy, who was far from pretty. Ditto the mayor. Everyone else in the movie was an Orc, I believe. Ooops, wait, there were a few dwarves, a hobbit, a wizard, and a Beorn. And far too many elves, but we all agree they are required to be beautiful and therefore indistinguishable. And in LOTR, there's Aragorn and Boromir, who have different hair color so should be easy to tell apart. And three Rohirrim, who should be hard to tell apart because they're all blond ... except that one's a woman, and one's old, so by default the third one must be Eomer. Faramir and Boromir could be mistaken for each other, maybe, but Boromir's dead at the end of the first movie, so logic would dictate that his lookalike must be someone else. Denethor's old, so that sets him apart from his sons. He could be mistaken for Theoden, I suppose. Denethor is the one without the beard, if that helps. Also, personally, I didn't find him very pretty, but tastes vary. Now, telling the Dwarves apart ... that is hard! Bombur's the fat one, Fili's the pretty one, Thorin's the one on screen the most. ... after that, you got me. Oh, Balin's the white-haired one. And Gimli's the only one. And in Tolkien's defense, he's not the only one!
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  14. I know it's kind of redundant to rant about this with the pandemic nearly over but I have to get this off my chest. Dear antivaccers, please stop comparing yourself to a jew living in nazi Germany. The covid safe ticket and the passenger locator form are not a jew star, you are not persecuted, you are simply held accountable for being a selfish prick. So stop calling yourself the new Anne Frank. On a unrelated note, I have a friend who is still in touch with my ex and the things he told me... it's really karma for my ex, she doesn't have a single penny to her name, she keeps borrowing money from her friends who dumped her because they don't get their money back, because she's broke she's moonlighting now and the tiny studio she lives in now is infested with mice.
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  15. Gee, soupfrosting, you sound very uncomfortable. If it's lunchtime and you're hungry, I assume there's some reason why aren't you eating? I see that you're friends with linear_panda. Do you go to the same school? Can you talk with her about this?
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  16. Just yesterday I saw this movie on the marquee of an old small-town theater, which I recall as one where your feet would kinda stick to the floor, but which I hear has now reinvented itself as some sort of special-occasion theater. I think we'll wait for the DVD, though, since we'll want to get that anyhow.
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  17. jurassic Park dominion This was a worthy finale to the sequel trilogy and the franchise as a whole. It was nice to see the characters of the previous trilogy again, I give it a 9/10
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  18. That also occurred to me, so there are now a dozen one-gallon (roughly four-liter) jugs of water down in ours. That should be enough for close to a week if we don't flush until it's absolutely necessary. We routinely have large jugs of drinking water in the house, so that was already taken care of.
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  19. A corgi/Saint Bernard would be interesting! I'd also like to see a corgi/greyhound, just to find out which of those very distinctive body shapes would win. Added: Why did I think I was halfway joking? Of course somebody has actually crossed those breeds! Don't offhand see a corgi/Bernard photo that gives a good idea of what the dog looks like overall, but here's (obviously!) a corgi/greyhound: I kinda like the idea of crossing two breeds. Hopefully it'll help to offset the problems caused by inbreeding. (Though mutts are an even better idea!)
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  20. They seem to have rather dominant genes when it comes to body shape, but not color.
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  21. That's interesting. I wonder how consistent the effect is? OK, I've looked up some. Here's a corgi/husky mix (note, however, that some such crosses look more like, uhh, dogs): And a corgi/poodle:
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  22. Game Of Tones.
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  23. This video has the IMDB ratings of every GOT episode mapped to a piano keyboard, which gives you a handy overview (well, over-sound) of how the show went in just 16 seconds:
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  24. Good point! American productions used to have a lot of real people in them -- not often in starring roles, but frequently in highly visible supporting roles. Admittedly, if I'd been casting the elves I'd have picked terminally attractive people. And admittedly they did cast "character actors" as (some of) the dwarves and hobbits. But the actors playing the (non-evil) humans were uniformly pretty, weren't they? And those were the characters I had the most trouble telling apart. In the casting people's defense, though, Tolkien seemed to view physical attractiveness as an inherent quality of good people, especially if they were descended from royalty.
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  25. *groan* Lovely story, though,!
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  26. With "clarity" being defined (in part) as "obvious enough that even Carol can remember which guy with long dark hair is which"? Suggestion for future filmmakers: Consider name tags.
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  27. Possibly, but I'll never tell......
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  28. Ah but cats are gods, they can do as they please!
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  29. Why am I worried that you will reveal bits by bits lower and we will eventually see what we are not supposed to see??? Is this her as well?
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  30. I'm with Dilbert there: I have three basic settings I for laundry, shirts/pants/etc., underwear/towels/etc., and kitchen towels/other stuff that needs extra heat (mind you, my washing machine has plenty more, but I generally don't bother). Every item that doesn't survive the category it falls under wasn't meant to be a part of our household anyway.
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  31. I finally drove to a larger town a little further away, where I was able to find more or less what I wanted. They're very comfortable! But a) there's no tag, just some information stamped onto the inside-back of the pants, likely to wear off after just a few washings, and b) the care directions are given only in hieroglyphics rather than English. I had to look up a chart (here) to decipher them. I think I understand the reasoning behind not giving plain-language directions -- namely, they can sell the product anywhere in the world with exactly the same "label" -- but laundry directions are a heck of a lot more complex than which restroom is which! If any of the label people happen to read this, please stick with indicating water temperature by a number of dots. It's not so much that I'm not real familiar with Celsius (after all, I can either apply the conversion formula or else look up the equivalent online), but rather that washing machines of my acquaintance describe the available temperatures only as "cold," "warm," and "hot," with the exact temperatures depending on the water heater's settings and temperament, the time of the year, and how recently someone's taken a shower. So please keep it very general and I'll do my best, OK?
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  32. You know when you wander in on a conversation, well, that... but no pants Sherlock at least makes more sense than that bloody stupid red pants Johnlock thing that used to do the rounds...
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  33. Yeah, not "help I'm trapped", more like "comfy doggy blanket".
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  34. Not the same one, then, as I was driving on a Monday about 4 pm. But the date's about right. Maybe it took Sunday off?
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