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    I'd always write up a quick little program to get it to continually display changing numbers. It was kind of a test to see whether the salesman knew anything about what they were selling.
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    I spent today getting thrashed by a river. I'm pretty well thrashed, by now. Fun day.
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    Love me some rockafeller skank...
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    Now THERE's a statement you don't hear very often.
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    Re: Post Race!

    Fall has arrived. The air is cleaner and cooler than it has been for the last few months.
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    Fall has arrived.
    I never understood why Autumn was such a problem word that someone said to themselves what we really need here is a word more literal, something that tells us what is happening around us so we know exactly what time of year it is !

    The air is cleaner and cooler than it has been for the last few months.
    Also clearly your weather isn't as busted as ours is, in the UK we had 3 months of almost uninterrupted sun, then in August it has rained almost constantly, and now it looks like September will be sunny again.

    This is NOT how British summers are supposed to be and we are confused!
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    We had a few months of almost uninterrupted smoke. How busted is that? Heck, it wasn't even our smoke. We were importing from California, Oregon or Washington. We had plenty of home-grown smoke, but apparently that wasn't good enough for us.
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    immigrant smoke coming over here invading our nostrils
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    If they want to make an ash of themselves, that's their business, but they should keep their smoke to themselves.
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    You should build a wall. that'll solve the problem.

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    We call it fall ‘cause the leaves fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeedSomeAnswers View Post
    I never understood why Autumn was such a problem word that someone said to themselves what we really need here is a word more literal, something that tells us what is happening around us so we know exactly what time of year it is !
    Those in glass houses should not cast stones - seems your side of the pond made this word up!

    The alternative word fall for the season traces its origins to old Germanic languages. The exact derivation is unclear, with the Old English fiŠll or feallan and the Old Norse fall all being possible candidates. However, these words all have the meaning "to fall from a height" and are clearly derived either from a common root or from each other. The term came to denote the season in 16th-century England, a contraction of Middle English expressions like "fall of the leaf" and "fall of the year".[15]

    During the 17th century, English emigration to the British colonies in North America was at its peak, and the new settlers took the English language with them. While the term fall gradually became obsolete in Britain, it became the more common term in North America.

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    And doesn't fall seems a much better "opposite" to spring?

    Autumn? Struggling here...

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    Wouldn't vernal be the opposite of autumnal. So, shouldn't spring be vern?

    Google spell check doesn't recognize Vern!! I guess that movie just sucked too much.
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    This is NOT how British summers are supposed to be
    This is EXACTLY how British summers are supposed to be. I.e. utterly inconsistent and conforming to no identifiable ruleset whatsoever.


    August was actually pretty decent down here. We had about a week of rain including a massive storm over the bank holiday when I got baffled into going camping but other than that it's not been bad. Eee, it's grim oop North.
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    We didn't see a drop of rain, but the temperatures rarely topped 100, and the smoke was only a haze, so it was a pretty good August for out here.
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    We thought that Gordon was going to hit us, but it looks like it moved towards Mississippi. It really sucked because I was vacationing in Orange Beach, so when I left we had Labor Day traffic combined with evacuation traffic. A 6 hour drive took us 12!

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    Gordon's ALIVE!!!!
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    "Flash, oo ah, he will save every one of us!"

    "No! Not the bore worms!!!"

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    I.... don't know who that is.

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    Flash Gordon, son. Some of us are obviously too old

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    He was a supposed quarterback, playing running back, in a sci-fi movie.

    By the way, I remember tropical storm Gordon really well, but that was back in 1994. I remember the name because there was a geologist by the same name. The storm went through the Florida straights and dumped about 8 inches of rain on us. It then got out into the gulf, turned around, and came back across south Florida, dropping another 11 inches of rain. It then went up to North Carolina, turned into a hurricane, brushed the outer banks, dropped back to a tropical storm, then swept down across Florida for a third time, mostly staying north of us.

    Are they really recycling the names so soon?
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    I.... don't know who that is.
    Honestly!? What are they teaching kids these days?!

    Flash Gordon is probably the single most cheesy and simultaneously single most brilliant film ever committed to celluloid. And it might help explain the location I've been sporting in my profile since I joined the forum



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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
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    Are they really recycling the names so soon?
    1994 sounds right for the name Gordon, as that would be 24 years ago. They have a list of list of names that they cycle though, so the same name will show up, I believe, every 12 years (could be six years). In any case, if a storm is particularly destructive, the name is retired and replaced, so you won't have another Andrew, Camille, Katrina, etc...

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    That earlier Gordon could have been retired for the amusement value, alone. Most tracks are just a curved line across some part of the South Atlantic. That one had loops, jitters, flips, and flops.

    I do vaguely remember that they started cycling the names, now. I always wanted a Hurricane Zelda. We may end up getting that far down the list, one of these days.
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    It is a six year cycle. The current lists were created in 1979, when half the names used were to be associated with male names, where previously all the storms were generally associated with being feminine.
    A good reference is this for the Atlantic storms.. I guess the latest replacements were Martin for Mathew and Owen for Otto for the two storm names retired from the 2016 season.

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    I use a Flash drive in my computer.

    but I guess that's a different topic....
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    I thought Adobe dropped Flash...

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    Nobody drops Flash. If they do he just gets Brian Blessed to catch him and fly him the rest of the way to Ming's Palace.
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    There was so much cheese in that movie, I was bound up for a week after watching it.
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    This is EXACTLY how British summers are supposed to be. I.e. utterly inconsistent and conforming to no identifiable ruleset whatsoever.
    I really meant its not supposed to be HOT for 3 whole months, that is inconsistent with our consistent inconsistency
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    That's the thing about random....sometimes it doesn't seem that way.
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    Liking a little Fibonacci Sequence...

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    I prefer focaccia. With a little dab of olive oil and a balsamic drizzle.
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    I have just come back from Italy and one of my favorite things to eat were the takeaway Panini, Ciabatta & Focaccia hot sandwiches delicious !
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    Panini, Ciabatta & Focaccia sound like awfully bland fillings for a sandwich. You wanna get a bit of cheese and pickle in there.
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    Weren't those Renaissance sculptors?

    By the way, I wanted to try something out.

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    Weren't those Renaissance sculptors?

    By the way, I wanted to try something out.

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    HA! That's the first time I've gotten a duplicate post in the one place where blather and duplication has little impact.

    I remember Steve saying that code snippets seemed to be related to the duplication issue, yet the Post Race hasn't had duplication. I was thinking that might be because there were no code snippets since the vBulletin change. Now I add a snippet...and immediately get a duplication.

    Of course, this leaves open the question as to whether or not I just poisoned the Post Race and we'll now see duplicates abound.
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    Poisoned Post Race! Oh my!

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