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    extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence
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    Carl Sagan

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    "God did not create a beast worse than man, and man did not create a beast worse than war"

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    A man's measure is his will.

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    He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.

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    Making a good friend is hard. Keeping one for the duration is almost impossible.

    - Yours truly
    Never point a flashlight at anything you don't intend to illuminate! Never buy a flashlight you have to make payments on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orbital View Post
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    extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence
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    Carl Sagan
    66 books should suffice.
    Never point a flashlight at anything you don't intend to illuminate! Never buy a flashlight you have to make payments on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardiner View Post
    66 books should suffice.
    Sagan wrote only 27 books

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    “Only”

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post
    Sagan wrote only 27 books
    Exactly!
    Never point a flashlight at anything you don't intend to illuminate! Never buy a flashlight you have to make payments on.

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    Seances occur only in darkened rooms, where the ghostly visitors can be seen dimly at best. If we turn up the lights a little, so we have a chance to see what’s going on, the spirits vanish. They’re shy, we’re told, and some of us believe it. In twentieth-century parapsychology laboratories, there is the ‘observer effect’: those described as gifted psychics find that their powers diminish markedly whenever sceptics arrive... What they need is darkness and gullibility. - Carl Sagan

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    “Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the Lord your God.




    Never point a flashlight at anything you don't intend to illuminate! Never buy a flashlight you have to make payments on.

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    It doesn't matter if it's zip ties or duct tape. Fixed is fixed.

    -Red Green

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nichia! View Post
    A man's measure is his will.
    I'd say it's his accomplishments in Life. Or, lack thereof.
    "The World is insane. With tiny spots of sanity, here and there... Not the other way around!" - John Cleese.

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    You don't buy coffee, you rent it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotonWrangler View Post
    You don't buy coffee, you rent it.
    Applies to beer too.
    "The World is insane. With tiny spots of sanity, here and there... Not the other way around!" - John Cleese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monocrom View Post
    Applies to beer too.
    Lol, exactly.

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    Now I get it.
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    Peter's shopping list:- HDS / Oveready 170N Exec/LE and an Oveready V4 Nichia Drop In. Otherwise I'm content. Want want want, that's me.

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    From a 2011 Slate article on how the iPod has changed music and listening:

    "The concern that recorded music promotes solipsism and isolation isn’t new. Before the invention of the record and the gramophone (1887), the only form of listening people knew was social; the closest thing to a private musical experience was playing an instrument for yourself, or silently looking over a score. More often, if you had the means, you got to sit in the panopticon of the concert hall, seeing and being seen to the accompaniment of Verdi... With mechanical reproduction came the hitherto unimaginable phenomenon of listening to multi-instrumental music by yourself. How, a contributor to Gramophone magazine asked in 1923, would you react if you stumbled upon somebody in the midst of this private rapture? It would be 'as if you had discovered your friend sniffing cocaine, emptying a bottle of whisky, or plaiting straws in his hair. People, we think, should not do things ‘to themselves,’ however much they may enjoy doing them in company.'"

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    Thank you, Star Halo,
    for posting that Very interesting article !


    Food for Thought, indeed !

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    Complexity and stability are inversely proportional.

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    Taking a colonoscopy test aint so bad. It's the studying for it that sucks.

    My boss
    John 3:16

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nichia! View Post
    "God did not create a beast worse than man, and man did not create a beast worse than war"
    Cigarettes aint far behind.
    John 3:16

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    Quote Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
    Cigarettes aint far behind.
    I asked my mom why she smoked when she was pregnant and around me afterwords.

    Mom -"Back then we didn't know it was harmful and even doctors didn't know."

    Me - "Really?! You needed a doctor to tell you that setting something on fire and inhaling the smoke was dangerous?!"
    Never point a flashlight at anything you don't intend to illuminate! Never buy a flashlight you have to make payments on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wosser View Post
    The three basic tenets of engineering:


    1. Always use the right tool for the job.
    2. A hammer is always the right tool.
    3. Any tool can be used as a hammer.
    Now that is why I scroll through this thread every so often, nice one wosser!

    Of course, "If at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer." Alan Lewis

    And "if your only tool is a hammer, everything looks like a nail." (not sure who gets the credit for that one, probably my surgeon)

    There's got to be a joke about Thor that follows, but I'm not smart enough to think of it...

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    .....thanks Greta

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    If a fish could keep its mouth shut it would stay out of trouble.
    John 3:16

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    "I asked my mom why she smoked when she was pregnant and around me afterwords."
    "Back then we didn't know it was harmful and even doctors didn't know."


    Not that long ago a doctor would be on an advertisement promoting cigarettes.

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    Sometimes mistakes are better than getting it correct.
    It leads to more important correct things later.

    Amor. The uninvited guest at destinies party.

    - Both heard on "the Mayans"
    John 3:16

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