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January 14th, 2021, 19:43
Originally Posted by a pibbur View Post
A despicable piece of news from CBSS:

Retired mathematician fixes bikes for hundreds without charging a dime
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Nice if it was true, but it's obviously not. Fake news. Why? BECAUSE HIS WORKSHOP IS TIDY! Believe me - THAT NEVER HAPPENS!

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PS. The report doesn't say anything about what his mathematical interests were, and I couldn't find anything on google. But since he's now (allegedly) dedicating his life to practical tasks, I assume it can't be pure mathematics. DS
Fixing bikes is merely applied mathematics, nothing more.
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January 14th, 2021, 21:04
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
Fixing bikes is merely applied mathematics, nothing more.
Worse, it's just applied science…
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January 14th, 2021, 22:14
Originally Posted by Redglyph View Post
Worse, it's just applied science…
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January 14th, 2021, 22:33
Could be applied mascara. The most horrific substance in the universe.
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January 18th, 2021, 13:11
Winter can be hard in Norway. For instance, when I want to drive the car at below 273K temperatures, there is usually ice on the front pane, and it's recommended that you take the time to remove said ice. I don't mind, the procedure takes me less than two hours.

However, some people choose to ignore the advice, like this one:

Observe that the clear part of the windows is mostly due to the in-car heating, so the viewable area was probably even less when he started.

The police wasn't too happy, so it cost him 500EUR, and he's now a pedestrian for at least 3 months.

But I guess he was lucky. If he had an - not exactly unexpected - accident, the insurance company might be somewhat … uncooperative. And if the accident involved severe or fatal damage to people, he might very well end up doing time.

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January 18th, 2021, 13:21
Originally Posted by crpgnut View Post
Could be applied mascara. The most horrific substance in the universe.
Well, there is marmite.



And that thing they AFAIK eat down under.
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January 18th, 2021, 13:32
Originally Posted by a pibbur View Post
Winter can be hard in Norway. For instance, when I want to drive the car at below 273K temperatures, there is usually ice on the front pane, and it's recommended that you take the time to remove said ice. I don't mind, the procedure takes me less than two hours.

However, some people choose to ignore the advice, like this one:

Observe that the clear part of the windows is mostly due to the in-car heating, so the viewable area was probably even less when he started.

The police wasn't too happy, so it cost him 500EUR, and he's now a pedestrian for at least 3 months.

But I guess he was lucky. If he had an - not exactly unexpected - accident, the insurance company might be somewhat ₦ uncooperative. And if the accident involved severe or fatal damage to people, he might very well end up doing time.

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As a lazy American that just seems exhausting. I can just imagine getting up at 2AM in the morning just to thaw your car of Ice, and make it to work by 5AM.

Glad my winters are mild at best and I don't have to deal with ice anymore.
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January 18th, 2021, 13:34
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
As a lazy American that just seems exhausting. I can just imagine getting up at 2AM in the morning just to thaw your car of Ice, and make it to work by 5AM.
Well, I said less than two hours.

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January 19th, 2021, 01:47
Weird. In the middle of my winter, I still use the AC in the car to keep everything cool!! One of the many joys of living in Oz!!

Oh and the stuff down here is called Vegemite, but I don't like it. Looks too much like crushed ants to me!!
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January 19th, 2021, 02:03
Originally Posted by Corwin View Post
Oh and the stuff down here is called Vegemite, but I don't like it. Looks too much like crushed ants to me!!
Blech how do you guys eat that stuff?

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January 19th, 2021, 02:44
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Oh and the stuff down here is called Vegemite, but I don't like it. Looks too much like crushed ants to me!!
Well, there is NZ Marmite (I thought it sold in Aus as well?) which tastes less vile than UK Marmite. I like both Vegemite and NZ Marmite. It's the spread of Kings!
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January 19th, 2021, 02:48
Originally Posted by Shagnak View Post
Well, there is NZ Marmite (I thought it sold in Aus as well?) which tastes less vile than UK Marmite. I like both Vegemite and NZ Marmite. It's the spread of Kings!
I believe there is a cheese version as well.

I'll stick with nutella thank you, or another spread.
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January 19th, 2021, 10:15
Originally Posted by Shagnak View Post
Well, there is NZ Marmite (I thought it sold in Aus as well?) which tastes less vile than UK Marmite. I like both Vegemite and NZ Marmite. It's the spread of Kings!
Spread of Kings is hazelnut chocolate spread like Nutella.

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January 19th, 2021, 13:15
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
I believe there is a cheese version as well.

I'll stick with nutella thank you, or another spread.
Nutella tastes good (for some reason it's also available in Norway). In fact it's dangerously good, since it's not particularly healthy.

Marmite OTOH seems so yecccchhhy, that I suspect it's actually healthy. Fortunately it's not readily available in the land of pibburs.

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PS. I would like to try surstrømming. DS
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January 19th, 2021, 13:18
Originally Posted by Corwin View Post
Weird. In the middle of my winter, I still use the AC in the car to keep everything cool!! One of the many joys of living in Oz!!
Hah!!!!

Oh and the stuff down here is called Vegemite, but I don't like it. Looks too much like crushed ants to me!!
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January 19th, 2021, 14:21
The Secret Nordic Countries?

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January 20th, 2021, 00:11
You know what really sucks buying clothes or a jacket online and finding out the sizes the manufacturer use are not up to par. Seriously a 3X shirt is not an XL.

Can't even get my arms in the shirts or jacket and getting a refund from them is a hassle. They must be using child size adults for the cheap China manufactures.
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January 20th, 2021, 03:43
Promote for me I can’t stand vegemite. In the 1980s the overseas vegemite was a watered down version of the Australian. Yes I comparison tested. @Corwin - crushed ants actually taste better than vegemite
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January 20th, 2021, 11:35
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Promote for me I can€™t stand vegemite. In the 1980s the overseas vegemite was a watered down version of the Australian. Yes I comparison tested. @Corwin - crushed ants actually taste better than vegemite
Q: Since you don't like vegemite, does the watered down version taste better (assuming it tastes less vegemite than the undiluted one)?

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January 20th, 2021, 11:38
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The Secret Nordic Countries?
He forgot to mention Svalbard and Antarctica. We have a lot of real estate there.

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