Jump to content
Let's_have_dinner

Speedy's Cafe - General Chat about anything you like!

Recommended Posts

I didn't know that either.  Looks like it didn't work out too well, though -- most recent post was six years ago.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Are we back?  :ph34r:  Is the bandwidth issue fixed?

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like Tim and Banshee were indeed successful in their quest for some emergency bandwidth allocation, hooray! :bouncy:

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

'Can't a man have a few moments to enjoy a chocolate frog and a chapter of Sherlock Holmes?'

I don't mind Sherlock Holmes, but what is chocolate frog? :P How many percentage of frog is there? I can't take more than 5% I suppose.

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think Sheerluck is referring to a type of candy mentioned in the Harry Potter books.  They are actually 100% frog-free (something like chocolate Easter bunnies), though they've apparently had an enchantment put on them, so that they can do a certain amount of jumping, as I recall.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Actually, the reference pre-dates Harry Potter. It's a line from one of my favourite Rowan Atkinson programmes Thin Blue Line. I am a huge fan of Atkinson and that line always stuck with me. Chocolate frogs made by Cadbury were around long before Harry Potter.

I found the scene here and you can see the frog in question.

 

 

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I stand corrected.  The sitcom Thin Blue Line aired on the BBC from 1995 to 1996, and the first Potter novel, The Philosopher's Stone (published in the US as The Sorcerer's Stone) didn't come out till the following year.

The frog-shaped chocolate bars date back even further, to 1930 in Australia.  The company was acquired by Cadbury in 1967, and the frog was sold in the UK from 1973 to 1979, and again starting in 1994, the year before The Thin Blue Line premiered.

I still maintain, however, that only the Potterverse chocolate frogs are able to jump.  ;)

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Haiz, I can't tell if I'm relieved or disappointed that there is no frog in the chocolate frog.

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well there's Crunchy Frog chocolate then. :D

eta: Trigger warning, there's a barfing scene in there, so don't watch it if you get a queasy stomach watching something like that!

(pardon the French subtitles, but this was the best version I could find at the moment)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Holy moly! Did I hear wrongly or one of his chocolate recipe has stainless steel in it?

You know what, that should be excelent for my back pain.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep, you eat one of those, your teeth will be hurting so much you'll never notice your back.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Spoil sport!

Smart-Select-20190117-073301-Chrome.jpg

Sherlock must be in charge with that restaurant's menu board today.

  • Like 1
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Speaking of restaurants -- I was having trouble reading the menu in a rather dimly-lit restaurant tonight.  It occurred to me that I've heard of a cellphone app that temporarily turns the phone into a flashlight.  Can anyone tell me where to find that app, what it's called, etc.?  Or if there's more than one, what are the good and bad points of the ones you're familiar with?  Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Most smartphone has flashlight built-in. I never had to install additional apps for any smartphone I have since its first generation. 

The couple of recent one you can find it from drop down menu when you slide the top part. Otherwise go to home menu. 

Hope that helps?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Van Buren Supernova said:

Most smartphone has flashlight built-in. I never had to install additional apps for any smartphone I have since its first generation. 

The couple of recent one you can find it from drop down menu when you slide the top part. Otherwise go to home menu.

I've checked the apps that came with the phone (at least I assume that's what that menu is -- the one accessed by tapping the icon that looks like the top of a salt shaker), and there's nothing that sounds like it would be a flashlight.

If by "home menu" you mean the first page that comes up, I don't see anything like a flashlight there either, just phone, camera, etc., and some games.

Not sure what you mean by "slide the top part"?

I have a Motorola Android, if that's any help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What VBS means is this: when you scroll from the top the bottom you get the options of your Wi-Fi, sound, airplane mode, Bluetooth, GPS and a flashlight. I hope that helps.

 

 

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, @Fantasy Lover, that's what I meant. There are menu bar at the top of the phone (where informations like wifi, data, battery, clock etc normally located)

Screenshot-20190420-234755-Gallery.jpg

Do a swipe or scroll down to reveal extended menu, my flashlight (built-in  not apps) is normally located there. You can turn this on and off as needed.

Screenshot-20190420-233449-Gallery.jpg

 

Or maybe, motorola android (never use this brand since the flip version) has different way. Below is what I got from the web. Not sure about your phone type.

Smart-Select-20190420-205326-Chrome.jpg

 

If all else fails, there are many flashlight apps in the playstore. Choose the one with least permission needed. (For logical sense, flashlight function doesn't need permission to access your contacts or identity etc. Do not install those that seem fishy).

Screenshot-20190420-233632-Google-Play-S

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Happy Easter, everyone! 

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yjc7vCL.png

Happy Easter!

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/20/2019 at 11:54 AM, Van Buren Supernova said:

Yes, @Fantasy Lover, that's what I meant. There are menu bar at the top of the phone (where informations like wifi, data, battery, clock etc normally located)

Screenshot-20190420-234755-Gallery.jpg

Do a swipe or scroll down to reveal extended menu, my flashlight (built-in  not apps) is normally located there. You can turn this on and off as needed.

Screenshot-20190420-233449-Gallery.jpg

 

Or maybe, motorola android (never use this brand since the flip version) has different way. Below is what I got from the web. Not sure about your phone type.

Smart-Select-20190420-205326-Chrome.jpg

 

If all else fails, there are many flashlight apps in the playstore. Choose the one with least permission needed. (For logical sense, flashlight function doesn't need permission to access your contacts or identity etc. Do not install those that seem fishy).

Screenshot-20190420-233632-Google-Play-S

Thanks, guys!  My phone appears to be different from even that Motorola (I believe mine is Gen 4), but I can search the internet for my model.  And if all else fails, thanks for the advice on choosing an app.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of UseWe have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.Privacy PolicyGuidelines.