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May 19th, 2018, 03:13
Well what a day today as I fell down five wooden steps on my rented house. The damn landlord hasn't treated the wood for algae, and moss so they get slippery in rain.

Now I have a bruised back and ass.
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May 19th, 2018, 05:04
Take care of yourself Couch. I hope you didn't strain any muscles. I can't imagine what would happen to my back if I took a fall like that.
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May 19th, 2018, 13:50
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Very sad. I've been through this with one too many people.
He is very honest, almost brutally honest. I take a bow at him.

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Well what a day today as I fell down five wooden steps on my rented house. The damn landlord hasn't treated the wood for algae, and moss so they get slippery in rain.

Now I have a bruised back and ass.
Get well soon !
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May 19th, 2018, 14:06
Hope no damage done, Couch.
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May 19th, 2018, 22:46
The most innocuous trips/falls can cause some significant damage. Heal up, Couch!
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May 20th, 2018, 10:18
Is there anything I actually need to know in this thread ?
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May 20th, 2018, 15:47
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Is there anything I actually need to know in this thread ?
Hopefully not. If all posters lived up to the intention and spirit of the thread - no. However. I suspect not every poster did, so there may actually be something useful somewhere within the 84 pages.

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May 20th, 2018, 15:53
Holding something in your hand, while walking around, looking for something else is not recommended.

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May 20th, 2018, 21:13
In some places it is actually illegal; and yes you need to know that if you live in one of those places.

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In some places it is actually illegal; and yes you need to know that if you live in one of those places.
Eh.. Are we thinking about the same things?

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May 21st, 2018, 16:45
How can I know what you are thinking. But there is a city that outlawed walking and texting….

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Eh.. Are we thinking about the same things?

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May 22nd, 2018, 02:50
Yes you can imagine what could happen (or maybe not).

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Pibs, I had to laugh at your calling 20 degrees summer heat; to me that is a cool, but pleasant winter's day!!
Heh, I know that. Thing is, I don't like it when temperature exceeds 20 C. You can always compensate for cold temperatures by putting on more clothes. But there's a limit to how many clothes you can take off.

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May 23rd, 2018, 17:20
I quite agree, I like a temperature of around fifteen, that's just about perfect for me. This morning, from seven am to eight am, our temperature went up by six entire degrees, currently twenty and expected to exceed thirty in a few hours. Thank goodness for air conditioning!
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May 23rd, 2018, 17:30
I've been in Arizona late in May (or was it September?), with temperatures around 40 C. It was like a wall hit me every time I went outside.

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PS. This year's Badwater Ultra Maraton (217km non-stop from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney) takes place from July 24 to 26. Yes, the idea is to run at the most inhospitable time of the year. DS.
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May 23rd, 2018, 17:59
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How can I know what you are thinking. But there is a city that outlawed walking and texting….
My issue was that the other day, I went looking for my crossword pen, while carrying a cup of coffee. When I eventually found my pen, I couldn't remember where I'd put down my cup.

Of course, if I then had started a search for the cup, while at the same time carrying the pen … you can guess what could have happened. Don't remember what I did. All I know is that now, I have two crossword pens in my pocketses, while my cup of coffee (if I have one) is … somewhere else.

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May 23rd, 2018, 18:06
Yeah, I spent part of my youth in South Carolina and Georgia, I used to be well acquainted with heat. Then I moved north a bit, and traded some of that heat for a wallop of humidity, which I found even worse.

I prefer Canada. At least where I live, I really only have to worry about serious heat for maybe four months, tops. After that, I get to worry about snow drifts and negative temperatures!!
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May 23rd, 2018, 18:07
Yeah, I spent part of my youth in South Carolina and Georgia, I used to be well acquainted with heat. Then I moved north a bit, and traded some of that heat for a wallop of humidity, which I found even worse.

I prefer Canada. At least where I live, I really only have to worry about serious heat for maybe four months, tops. After that, I get to worry about snow drifts and negative temperatures!!
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May 23rd, 2018, 18:17
The wife went to an antique book store the other day, and came back with a present for me. A booklet called "Vĺr Sol" ("Our Sun"). It's written for young people. Can't find a publishing date, but the language, and the fact that the author knows about Pluto indicates some times in the 1930s.

It's fascinating. There are lots of correct facts about the sun, such as the mass, the distance and so on, but there are quite a few peculiarities.
  1. It's explicitly directed at boys (girls mentioned in a parenthesis).
  2. No knowledge about what is the energy source.
  3. To illustrate the distance, it presents the following example: "a fast train, running at 60 kmph would take 300 years to reach the sun"
  4. The orbit of the earth about the sun is correctly described as determined by gravity between the sun ant the earth, and the inertia of the earth. And this has been going on for thousands of years, maybe millions.
  5. Sunspots are described, but there's no knowledge of what causes them, it is suggested that they arise from dark matter (hot Dark Matter) coming up from the depth of the sun by some volcanic process.
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May 23rd, 2018, 21:59
Weather wise I prefer Boulder but Boston isn't so bad. The weather has changed a lot in Boston since I moved here; fewer humid days and the temp all over the map from cold summers to warm winters. Each year is a unique experience.

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Yeah, I spent part of my youth in South Carolina and Georgia, I used to be well acquainted with heat. Then I moved north a bit, and traded some of that heat for a wallop of humidity, which I found even worse.

I prefer Canada. At least where I live, I really only have to worry about serious heat for maybe four months, tops. After that, I get to worry about snow drifts and negative temperatures!!
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