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by Lawless in Lotusland
Sat 17 Jan, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Facebook - any good??
Replies: 15
Views: 18859

Re: Facebook - any good??

Mostly what I do is play Wordscraper which is a knock-off of Scrabble. Occasionally, I'll post a picture but really, it's just to play games. There are games?! Then I definitely can't join Facebook. :stomp: (I'm not allowed to play games on the computer.... :lalala: ) EJM, you could probably play w...
by Lawless in Lotusland
Sat 17 Jan, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Made up words
Replies: 7
Views: 10695

Re: Made up words

I had trouble sleeping last night and whilst wander through empty forums I sat and invented some new words: OOOOOOOOOOOOoooooh!! And I thought I had too much time on my hands. :lalala: (I particularly like "Oophobia" and am happy to report that I do NOT suffer from it.) I like "motherism" which I w...
by Lawless in Lotusland
Sun 21 Dec, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Advent Calendar
Replies: 25
Views: 108614

ejm wrote:
MrsBrown wrote:except maybe RTRNR :hohoho: :hohoho: :hohoho:

AUGH!!! Why did I look?? Why did I look????

:hohoho: :lalala: :hohoho:
The thought police will arrest, try, sentence people-who-peak to audio viruses. :hohoho: :hohoho: :hohoho: :hohoho: :hohoho: :hohoho:
by Lawless in Lotusland
Wed 08 Oct, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Only In The Movies
Replies: 2
Views: 5950

Re: Only In The Movies

MEF wrote:I bought a machine that would do this. ...I asked a fellow in the elevator if he wanted to convert his VHS tapes to DVDs. He said "YES!" - amazing or what?!
What a great story. Serendipity at work.
by Lawless in Lotusland
Sat 04 Oct, 2008 1:06 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Saying "thank you"
Replies: 6
Views: 8109

Re: Saying "thank you"

Personally, I never neglect to thank all who help me in any way from my wife to the bus driver who stops where I've requested. It is important. I travel more than I'd like to. When I see a person cleaning a washroom that seems obviously well taken care of in an airport or other public place, I try ...
by Lawless in Lotusland
Sun 31 Aug, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Barack Obama
Replies: 16
Views: 19397

David wrote:Who would have thought someone could steal the Presidency after losing the election?
For a moment I thought you were referring to Zimbabwe!
by Lawless in Lotusland
Sat 30 Aug, 2008 8:07 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Listeria - who knew?
Replies: 7
Views: 10452

Oh, wieners are hot dogs? ... It can be any kind of sausage but it only becomes a hot dog once it's in the bread bun. Yes, it's the same here, David. The wiener is the thing you put into the bun in a hot dog. It's not a hotdog without the bun (and some might even claim that it's not a hot dog witho...
by Lawless in Lotusland
Sat 30 Aug, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Foreign Aid Is Good ??
Replies: 2
Views: 6282

Re: Foreign Aid Is Good ??

1. Some argue for fair trade rather than more aid or free trade. I must watch Mwenga's talk, though. 2. Regarding purchasing fair-trade coffee. If we all did this, there would be more pressure on other companies to start doing it. Most of us don't buy things in order to ensure we support the workers...
by Lawless in Lotusland
Sat 30 Aug, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Barack Obama
Replies: 16
Views: 19397

Re: Obama will be the next president of the U.S.

MEF wrote:... it is hard to imagine that it would all come to naught with a Republican victory on Nov 4th. But, who knows?
Who would have thought that someone like Sarah Palin could be even a remote possibility as Vice President!
by Lawless in Lotusland
Thu 28 Aug, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Listeria - who knew?
Replies: 7
Views: 10452

Re: Listeria - who knew?

MEF wrote:...the federal government handed over the bulk of inspection responsibility to producers.
I hadn't realized that the government has been privatizing inspections! Thanks, MEF, for giving us the heads up on this important issue.
by Lawless in Lotusland
Mon 25 Aug, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Choosing Books
Replies: 3
Views: 7061

I couldn't find any of my favourite authors on this site, which is devoted to fiction. I wonder if anyone has developed a similar site for non-fiction? I wonder if this software is easily available so that people can create their own literature maps!
by Lawless in Lotusland
Tue 19 Aug, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Olympics
Replies: 11
Views: 11584

Re: Olympics

ejm wrote:What concerns me more is the number of records that have been broken in swimming, running, rowing (others?). I'm starting to be suspicious about the clocks.
I wonder whom to admire? Who's been cheating and who hasn't? See the story at http://www.mcclatchydc.com/264/story/35879.html.
by Lawless in Lotusland
Sat 02 Aug, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Biodegradable Garbage Bags
Replies: 5
Views: 7650

Re: You are right

...hard choices. I learned that some of the compostable plastic bags are plastic with an additive that causes them to break down into C02, H20 and "biomass" See http://www.epi-global.com/en/products/biodegradable.htm But it's pretty clear that deforestation is a bit problem, particularly in low lat...
by Lawless in Lotusland
Sat 02 Aug, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Defragmentation?
Replies: 4
Views: 7860

DataRyder wrote:...For my part, after a defrag I notice my computer works more smoothly...
thanks EJM and DataRyder, I defragged and deleted temporary files and cache, and it's made quite a bit of difference. And thanks MEF for calling attention to this.
by Lawless in Lotusland
Tue 29 Jul, 2008 10:04 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: your age in different bases
Replies: 5
Views: 7367

Re: Hmmm...

I'm not sure that I remember the math involved here, but, if getting a calculation right can actually make me younger, heck, I'm going to review those Grade 10 textbooks right now!!!! I prefer to use this calculator which goes down to base 2: http://www.cleavebooks.co.uk/scol/calnumba.htm (although...