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xongsmith
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Message 28 of 134 (697691)
04-29-2013 1:40 AM
Reply to: Message 22 by onifre
04-28-2013 2:36 PM


Oni writes:
But, to qualify it, my asian girlfriend and I were taking the test together. So I may have done worse if left alone.
I am immediately thinking of the opening scene of "You Only Live Twice" starring Sean Connery....

- xongsmith, 5.7d

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xongsmith
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Message 29 of 134 (697692)
04-29-2013 1:45 AM
Reply to: Message 27 by NoNukes
04-28-2013 10:46 PM


NoNukes writes:
If you are going to peek at your junk, why not just google all of the test answers.
Oh my goodness!!! is there a new definition of googling now?? How did I miss this? Gotta know - is this the better way?

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xongsmith
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Message 71 of 134 (697888)
05-01-2013 12:31 PM
Reply to: Message 66 by New Cat's Eye
05-01-2013 10:35 AM


Re: No Fracking Problem
Odd how the U.K. uses metric in everything except their coins and bills, but in the USA that's the only place they use base ten.
These are things that can make you scratch your head....
Also: Astronomy has both parsecs and lightyears, which are roughly in the same magnitude of size.
Just my tuppence.

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xongsmith
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Message 72 of 134 (697889)
05-01-2013 12:34 PM
Reply to: Message 70 by Panda
05-01-2013 12:24 PM


Re: No Fracking Problem
Panda observezs:
{Japan uses} the far more sensible 'yyyy/mm/dd'.
Indeed, I have to convert to this format often so I can sort by date!

- xongsmith, 5.7d

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Message 125 of 134 (698172)
05-03-2013 2:11 PM


Remember the old saying:
"A pint's a pound the world around."
But wait...I just read that a UK pint is 20oz, while a US pint is 16....time to move to England for my pints.

- xongsmith, 5.7d

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