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Marty_d last won the day on December 12 2020

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  1. Read "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card (or watch the movie if you're not a reader). The ultimate in drone war. Written in 1985.
  2. I was camping on the weekend, and my brother in law was using a scraper to flip his bacon. If it works...
  3. Audiobooks. Available to download absolutely free from your local library.
  4. Marty_d

    Quickies part 2

    Square = square dance horizontal dance = root So the square root of 666 is to dance with the devil?
  5. Marty_d

    Quickies part 2

    You can't put a square peg in a round hole.
  6. How the hell is a 2 litre bottle of coke $11.99 in the US? Coles and Woolies show it as $2.85 here in Aus. From my experience it'd be rare that something cost more in the US than Australia.
  7. Taken today in a Macca's (not my order - I was just getting a coffee.) I'd be like "Can I have that without the other sausage??"
  8. I reckon it'd be amazing what thousands of slaves, oxen and possibly elephants (depending on which ancient structure you're talking about) could shift. By the way the heaviest blocks in the Pyramids were "only" 80 tons. We visited the Pont du Gard in France a couple of times - Roman aqueduct which descends only 1 inch over its length, which is a fall of 1 in 18,000. I'd have a hard time doing that with a laser level. The ancient engineers had brains the same size as ours and I reckon that given they didn't have Facebook or reality TV, they probably used them a hell of a lot more.
  9. Bruce, charcoal and coal are two very different things. Charcoal is what you have left after you burn wood. Coal is formed from decaying plant matter turned into peat and then compressed by weight and lots and lots of time. Burning your wood to make charcoal would be exactly the opposite of what you want to achieve, because you're producing carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxides in the burning process, then you're burying what's left. Burying vegetation matter WITHOUT burning it would be better, because then the carbon is trapped within it without being
  10. Now I'm confused. Maybe my boudoir experience is limited compared to you guys, but the original item of clothing was a negligee... when I picture one in my mind, the doorway doesn't open to reveal Wee Willie.
  11. I didn't take a photo of it, but there's a "Cat Cafe" here in Hobart (you spend a cover charge for the privilege of having a coffee surrounded by cats). Anyway some junior wit had tagged the window with "Dogz Rule".
  12. 1. Coffee (N.), the person upon whom one coughs. 2. Flabbergasted (adj.), appalled over how much weight you have gained. 3. Abdicate (V.), to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach. 4. Esplanade (V.), to attempt an explanation while drunk. 5. Willy-nilly (Adj.), impotent. 6. Negligent (Adj.), describes a condition in which you absentmindedly answer the door in your nightgown. 7. Lymph (V.), to walk with a lisp. 8. Gargoyle (N.), olive-flavored mouthwash. 9. Flatulence (N.) emergency vehicle that picks you up after you are run over by a steamrolle
  13. I read a fictional book about Maralinga once. The only thing I can remember about it, is that the hero had a Land Rover fitted with aircraft wheels off a Mirage. The story claimed the bolt pattern was exactly the same.
  14. Misinformation Peter - Octave has previously posted a video proving pretty comprehensively that the carbon produced by the burning of fossil fuels plus the process of refining it (which your denialists never seem to factor in) is greater than that produced by an electric vehicle, even if the generation of the power used to charge it is coal. Which will become less and less the case anyway. South Australia is now 60% renewable. Not sure how much we are here in Tassie - should be 100% due to hydroelectric power but I think they stuffed up and had to do a lot of diesel generation in
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