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Jul 10, 2017, 01:44 PM
 
Oh look! It's an "art" discussion on MacNN!

Let me just leave this here — we've been over this extensively.

This is like the Sistine time or so…

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Jul 10, 2017, 02:35 PM
 
From now on, I think the forum should be limited to subjects no one has ever brought up before.
     
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Jul 10, 2017, 09:00 PM
 
Haha oh man what a classic. Zimph could spend 4 pages defending a viewpoint with literally zero merit.

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Haha oh man what a classic. Zimph could spend 4 pages defending a viewpoint with literally zero merit.
Turns out, he was Kellyann Conway
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
From now on, I think the forum should be limited to subjects no one has ever brought up before.
It was in no way my intention to limit or curtail discussion.

You're seriously questioning the value or appropriateness of my posting that link?

I say:

Read (again) and enjoy.
     
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Jul 11, 2017, 09:26 AM
 
The link is awesome. I felt there was an implied slag on the current discussion and that was my passive-aggressive response.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
The link is awesome. I felt there was an implied slag on the current discussion and that was my passive-aggressive response.
There may have been. I guess.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
From now on, I think the forum should be limited to subjects no one has ever brought up before.
No kidding, sometimes it's almost as if people go out of their way to make this forum as dead as possible.
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Jul 11, 2017, 12:43 PM
 
From now on, the topic is gardening. What perennials make a good border along a stone wall? And where do we stand on garden gnomes vs ceramic animals?
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
From now on, the topic is gardening. What perennials make a good border along a stone wall? And where do we stand on garden gnomes vs ceramic animals?
I draw the line at plastic flamingoes.
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
From now on, the topic is gardening. What perennials make a good border along a stone wall? And where do we stand on garden gnomes vs ceramic animals?
We had two ceramic turtles stolen from our front yard. My wife was livid becuase she made them when she was in grade school.
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Jul 11, 2017, 04:43 PM
 
That sucks. People are strange.

We have an iron dog in the yard made from scrap metal. No one has stolen him yet.
     
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Jul 11, 2017, 11:47 PM
 
4:00 flowers grow quite well and they come back year after year.
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Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
I draw the line at plastic flamingoes.
Pink flamingos are just Divine.
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
That sucks. People are strange.

We have an iron dog in the yard made from scrap metal. No one has stolen him yet.
It will disappear once the price for scrap metal is high enough. Homeowners and businesses have restored to putting up chain link enclosures to secure ground AC units that are located near the street.

When they are like this, copper thieves will steal the entire unit to get the coils.
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Jul 12, 2017, 01:03 PM
 
In Arizona, that should be considered, like, horse thievery.
     
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So about 2 weeks ago I noticed what I thought was some exotic grass growing out of an otherwise unused flower pot on the patio. So yesterday I watered the pots with growing plants in them and realized the 'grass' was actually CORN! It even has a start to a corncob! Lets see how far that goes.
     
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Jul 13, 2017, 09:55 AM
 
Wow, that is interesting. Did you previously plant corn there or some unpopped corn land in the pot or a bird dropped a seed?
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Jul 13, 2017, 11:43 AM
 
My guess: previous owner. And I would have guessed marijuana rather than corn, if strange grass grew in a pot I'd inherited.
     
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Originally Posted by mindwaves View Post
Wow, that is interesting. Did you previously plant corn there or some unpopped corn land in the pot or a bird dropped a seed?
I'm thinking bird or squirrel. The ear is about 9 inches long so far.
     
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My guess: previous owner. And I would have guessed marijuana rather than corn, if strange grass grew in a pot I'd inherited.
I have plain old wild hemp growing on a section of my property, it won't get you buzzed but it's still illegal.
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Jul 14, 2017, 06:32 PM
 
Seeing a mother****er do this...

     
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Today at the garage a woman pulled up, got out of her car, and just started beating the crap out of a guy; clawing, kicking, punching, etc.. He tried to cover up and yelled for her to stop, no good. He tried to restrain her, no good. Then, right before we reached them to help break it up, he simply laid her out with one punch. Like out cold. The thing is, he had no idea who she was. Crazy.
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he had no idea who she was
I'd like to buy some BS for $250.

She knew exactly who she wanted to hurt...

How many guys out there have cheated on some girl, then she comes back months or years later when he does not recognize or outright denies who she was? This is just my guess. So, I'd like to see, post assault/battery briefing, if that is the case.
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Jul 16, 2017, 02:17 PM
 
^^ I was about to update. Turns out it was his brother's ex-GF (more accurately ex-fling), apparently he and his bro are dead ringers for each other (despite being a couple years apart in age).
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Sarah Cummins had her wedding fall through. They'd already bought a non-refundable $30,000 wedding at the Ritz. Instead of throwing the food away, she called area shelters, and invited the homeless to wedding cake and high-class food. Some area businesses donated more suitable clothes for the homeless that attended. Sarah and three of her bridesmaids plus some relatives attended to help with the proceedings.

The would-be husband approved the plan as well (and had footed the majority of the $30K).

I wish her well. It's nice to see things like this still happen. All too many people I know with money would pull a Cersei and give the excess food to the dogs. Sarah thought of the solution herself, and called her ex to get mutual approval for the plan.
     
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Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
Sarah Cummins had her wedding fall through. They'd already bought a non-refundable $30,000 wedding at the Ritz. Instead of throwing the food away, she called area shelters, and invited the homeless to wedding cake and high-class food. Some area businesses donated more suitable clothes for the homeless that attended. Sarah and three of her bridesmaids plus some relatives attended to help with the proceedings.

The would-be husband approved the plan as well (and had footed the majority of the $30K).

I wish her well. It's nice to see things like this still happen. All too many people I know with money would pull a Cersei and give the excess food to the dogs. Sarah thought of the solution herself, and called her ex to get mutual approval for the plan.
That's not ridiculous.

That's awesome and sad.
     
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Jul 17, 2017, 02:07 PM
 
That's nice of her, though it's pretty weird that they made the people dress up like that just to eat.
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Jul 17, 2017, 02:52 PM
 
So checking the back yard on Saturday and found 2 more corn stalks! Put down some Malorgonite and gave the area a nice sprinkling of water.
     
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That's nice of her, though it's pretty weird that they made the people dress up like that just to eat.
If it was a requirement, that would be an odd choice.

I'm hoping it was voluntary, and more of a way to add some new clothes to the deal.
     
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Jul 17, 2017, 03:24 PM
 
Does the ritz have a dress code? but it probably made it more of a fun event not just food. I would feel self-conscious in a place like the Ritz dressed in old clothes.
     
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Random corn sightings Badkosh? Is it aliens?
     
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Jul 17, 2017, 03:42 PM
 
I dunno. Can ONE corn stalk be a circle?
     
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Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
That's nice of her, though it's pretty weird that they made the people dress up like that just to eat.
The pic of the bride with well-dressed men ... I took those for the directors of the shelter(s). The other picture shows unfortunate people in normal dress (the hotel staff are in the snazzy all-black).
     
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I dunno. Can ONE corn stalk be a circle?
Three is a crop triangle, so I'd say you're well on your way.
     
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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ts/490741001/#

Not a random ridiculousness topic, but I used to catch toads near my house when I was a kid. Many of them also, but don't remember what I used to do with them, but I never ate them or killed them. I stopped one day after catching one of them with my bare hands and saw that it only had 3 legs. That scared me for life as I never touched a single toad again. Kind of silly for me also as they could have secreted some sort of toxic chemical through their skin and I know that I never washed my hands properly also.
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Jul 19, 2017, 02:45 AM
 
The solution is alligators.

Or alternatively, that site can be used to give the toads cancer.
     
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Jul 25, 2017, 03:38 AM
 
Met a guy today who graduated 20 years ago from the 655th best university in the U.S. as a math major. He does minor English editing as his job, and considers himself as a mathematician!!!! He's just some normal Joe off the streets who never had a math related job. He only considers himself being a mathematician just because of his major.
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I think Superman's mustache getting CGed off meets this thread's specifications.
     
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655 out of how many universities in the US?

I've found data listing between 1500 and 5300 (probably including both colleges and universities).

Just because it wasn't top 20 doesn't make it a school of imbeciles.


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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
this site shows 1800, just universities, not colleges:
http://www.4icu.org/us/
Yeah, that's not quite as bad as we were led to believe.
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
655 out of how many universities in the US?

I've found data listing between 1500 and 5300 (probably including both colleges and universities).

Just because it wasn't top 20 doesn't make it a school of imbeciles.


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I got it from here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troy_University#Rankings

"Forbes ranks Troy as the 655th best school in the nation."

Not saying he is an imbecile. Just saying his school is so-so, never had a math related job, and he considers himself a mathematician solely because of his BS in math at university. I kind of get it if someone graduates with a math degree (from any reasonable university) and considers themselves as a mathematician at that moment. Kind of, sort of. But this is 20+ years later with no working experience in the field.
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Jul 28, 2017, 12:32 PM
 
@P

People actullay eat this?



Normally, a bulging can means spoiled, but in this case you'd never know since the cans are pressurized.
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Jul 28, 2017, 06:43 PM
 
They had a can of this on an episode of QI a few years back and the panel were banned from opening the can because they said it would render the studio uninhabitable for a long time and the insurance company wouldn't allow it.
Its my understanding that you don't eat this stuff indoors. Or at least you don't open the can indoors.
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Jul 28, 2017, 07:34 PM
 
In the first one, this plays out like expected.

They pierce the lid, there's about a second of lag, and everyone in the room starts screaming.

It's not clear, even to the people in the video, whether the smell goes away, or they acclimate to it.
     
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Some guy here cut his peeper off during a bad ride with bath salts.
     
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@P

People actullay eat this?



Normally, a bulging can means spoiled, but in this case you'd never know since the cans are pressurized.
In northern Sweden, yes. I've never had it.

Supposedly the smell is the terrible thing, but the taste is...peculiar but not bad. When eating it, people open the can outside and bring it in once the worst of the smell has dissipated.
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I hear the trick is to open it in a sink filled with water.
     
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Then the fish gets wet, silly.
     
 
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