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And.reg
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Jul 23, 2017, 09:38 AM
 
How do I clean this hideous mess of grime? I live in an apartment and can't just buy all new stuff

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Jul 23, 2017, 02:18 PM
 
Surely those chrome things under the eyes aren't THAT expensive? I seem to remember them only being a few bucks 5-6 years ago.
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Jul 23, 2017, 11:04 PM
 
You pull out the burner, take up the catch pan, then do any/all of these;

scrub w vinegar cleaner;
soak it in the sink;
scrub w brillo pad
spray w oven cleaner, which will kill anything
scrub again
rinse
while burners are out wipe down stove top, scrub
ask yourself why it matters since you rent

Mine have rusted out and they are a PITA to find the right kind anymore. I am almost ready to resort to covering them in tin foil. Modern stoves are all flat surface. I look forward to upgrading some day.
     
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Jul 24, 2017, 10:08 PM
 

Why did people in 70s need tints on their glasses but after the mid-eightees didn't need them?
     
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Jul 24, 2017, 11:18 PM
 
Better TV camera tech took over and not as much light was needed.
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Jul 24, 2017, 11:21 PM
 
Live with it. It doesn't look bad and it doesn't touch your food.
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Jul 25, 2017, 04:47 AM
 
Once Howard touches your food it should be thrown away.
     
subego
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Jul 25, 2017, 06:41 AM
 
Why does 20 minutes seem like plenty of time to do whatever, but 15 minutes isn't nearly enough time to do anything?
     
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Jul 25, 2017, 04:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by And.reg View Post
How do I clean this hideous mess of grime? I live in an apartment and can't just buy all new stuff

You chuck them in the trash and buy new ones.

https://www.amazon.com/Stanco-Hotpoi...p%2Bbowls&th=1

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subego
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Jul 29, 2017, 11:48 AM
 
Is it that hard to find porn without getting malware?

I'm looking at you friends and family who consider me their on-call IT department.
     
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Jul 29, 2017, 10:22 PM
 
^^ but they're free live cams, tho.

Maybe I'm getting old, but amateur gynecological exams just don't do anything for me.
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Jul 29, 2017, 10:49 PM
 
Does anybody have any recommendations for an itchy butthole?
     
besson3c
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Jul 30, 2017, 05:00 PM
 
I take it nobody cares about my butthole?
     
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Jul 30, 2017, 08:19 PM
 
Your doctor cares.
     
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Jul 30, 2017, 09:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
I take it nobody cares about my butthole?
Does it have malware?
     
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Jul 31, 2017, 06:42 AM
 
Is it a pre-existing condition?
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Aug 1, 2017, 11:08 AM
 
Is it assumed only porn sites have malware? Today it seems sites require such ridiculous complex programming just to display some adds and text you could get it from anywhere. Yahoo news is so complex it practically crashes my pc every time I open more than 1 tab, Im sure it's downloading viruses to my computer.
     
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Aug 1, 2017, 11:20 AM
 
I think you can also get malware from bad torrents, "free software downloads" and "free movie sites VIEW NOW"
     
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Aug 1, 2017, 09:29 PM
 
Torrent sites, sites which host or link to software cracks or stolen serial numbers, illegal sports or movie or TV streaming sites also rife with malware.Lesser heard of shopping sites and price comparison services too. Anything vaguely dodgy is a prime contender. Sites you won't report because you don't want people knowing you frequent them.
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mindwaves  (op)
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Aug 20, 2017, 09:44 PM
 
Some Europeans greet each other by kissing each other cheeks (both sides). Does anyone else find this extremely off-putting? I would never do that and would state to that person that I feel uncomfortable with it. I don't even like shaking people's hands, much less putting my lips to someone's cheeks.
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Aug 21, 2017, 01:59 AM
 
Germs, or too touchy-touchy?
     
mindwaves  (op)
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Aug 21, 2017, 02:53 AM
 
Too touchy-touchy, especially for a complete stranger. Seems way too personal for me, and invades my personal space. A slight bit on the germ issue/being so close to someone to sense their cologne/perfume/body odor.
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subego
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Aug 21, 2017, 04:01 AM
 
Is the kiss thing with strangers? I got the impression it was with someone already known.

I feel the American equivalent would be a hug, which would definitely be weird with strangers.

Hand shaking doesn't bother me in and of itself, but I'm a sweaty MFer, so my hands can be clammy. I generally feel obligated to warn people.
     
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Aug 21, 2017, 09:12 AM
 
I haven't spent all that much time on continental Europe but I don't think they tend to be that intimate with complete strangers. I don't think you need to do much more than remember someones name from a previous encounter though.
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Aug 22, 2017, 04:22 AM
 
I have been to almost every country in continental Europe outside the Balkans and what used to be the Soviet Union, and I've never had a stranger do this to me or anyone with me. You see the airkissing thing sometimes in France, but even there it isn't something common or something done with strangers.
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Aug 22, 2017, 05:57 AM
 
I find it's actually more common amongst upper class brits who want to effect an air of continental style than it is even in Paris (where from my experience it's most common on the continent).
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Aug 22, 2017, 09:54 AM
 
I've seen it in South America in social settings.
     
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Aug 22, 2017, 10:15 AM
 
I've only ever had a handful of stranger cheek kisses, but far more than I would have chosen with casual acquaintances. Mostly in the UK.
     
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Aug 22, 2017, 01:56 PM
 
Cubans do this a lot, and I'm fine with it.
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mindwaves  (op)
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Aug 22, 2017, 08:18 PM
 
I've never been to Europe, and have been seeing it recently on some Gordon Ramsey shows. He does it to complete strangers regardless of their culture. I not fond of GR much, but I find his shows to be sometimes appealing.
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