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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

I don't doubt that. I've lost count of how many times I've read news reports of studies conducted at universities, funded by grants, where their findings were something that I could have told them for free. rolleyes.gif

Like this one? http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/05/08/government-funds-study-gay-sex-argentina-bars/
post #10622 of 11243
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post
 

 

I don't doubt that. I've lost count of how many times I've read news reports of studies conducted at universities, funded by grants, where their findings were something that I could have told them for free. :rolleyes:

 

I have a Ziggy comic stuck on my refrigerator that says something like "A 10 year government study has just determined that crime is caused by criminals."

post #10623 of 11243
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

I think that is something that I would need to judge for myself. Just for the sake of science, you understand...

Also - texture does matter. This might need to be a hands-on test.

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Sorry, my wife's "assets" are mine, and I don't share, but feel free to go after Miley's, she seems willing to let anyone rub up against her. tongue.gif
post #10624 of 11243
*sigh* - science is always being stymied by rules...
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*sigh* - science is always being stymied by rules...
"Science"
post #10626 of 11243

lol. :smile: I have no experience in that area (not that there's anything wrong with those that do), but that bit about "risky sexual behavior when drunk" can apply to anyone, regardless of which way they prefer to swing.

 

I know there were a few times in my 20's that I woke up and looked around the room and thought, "what was I thinking last night?" :eek: Clearly the answer was that I was not thinking, just drinking...lol.

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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post


Sorry, my wife's "assets" are mine, and I don't share, but feel free to go after Miley's, she seems willing to let anyone rub up against her. tongue.gif

Speaking of assets : Bitcoin loses almost 50% of its value overnight ... D you think now is a good buy opportunity ? 

post #10628 of 11243
NO! Don't buy BC, we shed all of ours 2 days ago, and they were a bear to unload. I could be wrong, but I think they're going to normalize down to 250-300, which is a much more sane area.
post #10629 of 11243
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

NO! Don't buy BC, we shed all of ours 2 days ago, and they were a bear to unload. I could be wrong, but I think they're going to normalize down to 250-300, which is a much more sane area.

Thanx , and good for you in that regard !

 

- GOOG holdings til Jan 2 here ;')

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Changed it up again...

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Never underestimate the talent of the people who do the Mad cover art. I didn't think anyone could possibly make Miley look more emaciated and repellant than in the real life performance, but they've done it!

post #10632 of 11243
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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post

Never underestimate the talent of the people who do the Mad cover art. I didn't think anyone could possibly make Miley look more emaciated and repellant than in the real life performance, but they've done it!

Mark Frederickson is incredibly talented - I absolutely love his covers!
http://www.madcoversite.com/ugoi-mark_fredrickson.html

Oh, and just to make sure credit is given where it is due, please also check out the GREAT Noman Mingo - who created what became the gold standard of Alfred E. Neuman art: http://www.madcoversite.com/ugoi-norman_mingo.html
Edited by billybob_jcv - 12/20/13 at 4:53pm
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My favorite from MAD was Don Martin. He really had his own style and well, I found him funny back in the 90's.

 

 

Also, lookie, lookie: http://www.madcoversite.com/dmd-alphabetical.html

 

The Don Martin Dictionary. LOL


Edited by Coq de Combat - 12/20/13 at 11:16pm
post #10634 of 11243

Some of googles decisions are giving me headaches.

 

For instance, what were they thinking when they decided not to have apps on a new tab page when they have a ridiculously big web app store!? WTF? What's the point in doing that?

 

"Nooo Steve, why showcase our huuuuge appstore when we can let our users show their most visited pages to all of their friends and family when they open a new tab? No one ever surfs pornsites or other embarrassing sites they don't want the whole world to know! But if you're insisting on them having the freedom to turn my decision off, hide it somewhere in the chrome://flags section... no one ever goes there." - Random idiot at a designers manager position

 

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post #10635 of 11243

I don't think I've used the previously viewed sites thumbnails once in all the time I've been using Chrome, and I downloaded it literally the first day it was available, back in September 2008, and have used it as my primary browser off and on many times over the years.

 

I've noticed that in at least the past year and a half it's become a real memory pig. I fired up my ancient netbook a few weeks ago, which back around when I got it I ended up putting Chrome on because Firefox's UI was dreadfully slow. Now it was Chrome that was so slow it was unusable. The netbook only has 1 GB of RAM (if I upgraded it to 2 GB, I'd lose the ability to overclock the dinky Atom Z-series processor, which on balance would be too much of a loss), and Chrome was already pushing memory use into the 1.2 - 1.5 GB range with just one or two tabs open, so it was paging like crazy. It would sometimes take several minutes to load a page. Putting Firefox on instead all of a sudden brought the netbook back to its usual, hair-pullingly slow but basically usable performance level.

 

Not to mention I've been experiencing this bizarre issue:

 

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/12/exponential-algorithm-making-windows-xp-miserable-could-be-fixed/

 

I would so love to put a Linux distro on this thing, but alas it has the dreaded GMA500 graphics, which have never been well supported by *nix variants, so it will spend its retirement with XP and probably never get used for much, if at all, once support ends.

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