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    Yes, let's replace a good writing system with one that is less effective and less efficient.

    I might be able to understand something that enhances written language, but as a replacement, it is awful.


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    Shakka, when the walls fell.

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    Zima at anzo, Zima at bakor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    I still don't get emojis.

    I just sent a text message saying that I got my flu shot, and my phone wanted to replace the word "flu" with an icon of someone wearing a surgical mask.

    That doesn't even come close to conveying the same info.
    Presumably there's a way to shut that down? Like shutting down so-called "predictive" text?
    But the fact that your phone is offering you this stuff explains some of the more annoying / incomprehensible text messages I've received of late.

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    I heard there was a review of latest iphone all in animojis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by astrotimer View Post
    Zima at anzo, Zima at bakor.
    Hmmm.
    After spending time looking that up, all I can say is "Picard in Deja Q".

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    Last edited by grant hutchison; 2017-Nov-07 at 08:05 PM.

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    Stuff you just don't get.

    Grant, that link results in a Denied Access message and some other gobbledygook. At least, for me.

    ETA: never mind, works now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schlaugh View Post
    Grant, that link results in a Denied Access message and some other gobbledygook. At least, for me.
    I replaced it with a YouTube link, which is probably better.

    (I think that's the first time in my life I've ever thought of and deployed a Star Trek reference.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by astrotimer View Post
    I heard there was a review of latest iphone all in animojis.
    how did they convey the poorer drop test performance?
    sicut vis videre esto
    When we realize that patterns don't exist in the universe, they are a template that we hold to the universe to make sense of it, it all makes a lot more sense.
    Originally Posted by Ken G

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    Quote Originally Posted by profloater View Post
    how did they convey the poorer drop test performance?
    The smiling poop emoji?



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    That episode was just on BBC America a few hours ago. (I switched
    to the channel for a few seconds to escape something I didn't want
    to see on the channel I was watching, and immediately recognized it.)
    I wondered whether Delvo referenced it because he also saw it today,
    or if it was a coincidence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    The smiling poop emoji?



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    I heard about on a podcast and a poo emoji was mentioned. But what ever you do don't drop the thing it cost something like $500 for a basic repair and $1000 if you break the back glass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    Hmmm.
    After spending time looking that up, all I can say is "Picard in Deja Q".

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    I had to google my reply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by astrotimer View Post
    I had to google my reply.
    I at first thought Delvo's "Shakka, when the walls fell" was a quote from Robert Sheckley's epic work, "Zirn Left Unguarded, The Jenghik Palace In Flames, Jon Westerley Dead".

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    People who almost certainly wouldn't just go driving on the wrong side of the road but forget all about keeping to the correct side when in parking lots. Including when exiting, blocking the people trying to come in.
    Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt.

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    Sorry, I do that at times but one our parking lots was built for a couple large stores that aren't there anymore.
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    I see this a lot, particularly on streets that are three car-widths wide. With that much room, someone turning left can take the middle "lane" (although there often aren't painted marks to distinguish the lanes.) Since turning left can take a lot longer than turning right, the person turning left often needs more time. Meanwhile, someone turning right can pass them on their right, and someone turning into the street passes them on their left.

    But so often the person turning left straddles, preventing anyone from being able to turn right. As my Dad often said, "He likes to take his half out of the middle."

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    It's easy to get. The driver thinks they are the only person on the road (that matters).


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    Mail-order mattresses.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    Mail-order mattresses.


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    Apparently they fold up pretty small, but what are you going to do with the old one?
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    People who come up with crank astronomy theories do they even open an astronomy textbook.
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    Black Friday shopping. Seriously, the thing I most want to do in life is camp out all night in front of a Wal-Mart with several hundred of my closest friends. Not.
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    People who go down onto others people property and leave their garbage all over the place. I don't mind my BIL setting up his sawmill to cut wood for his log an for our place or setting up a hunting blind but leaving the sacks he takes the apples down in all over the place or leaving a plastic beer cooler by the sawmill just gets my goat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Black Friday shopping. Seriously, the thing I most want to do in life is camp out all night in front of a Wal-Mart with several hundred of my closest friends. Not.
    Black Friday in Canada seems sillier to me larger because we haven't had until recently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by astrotimer View Post
    Black Friday in Canada seems sillier to me larger because we haven't had until recently.
    We've been getting Black Friday ads on T.V. for one of the chain stores here in N.Z. (the shop has pots, pans, small appliances, bedding, crockery, cleaning tools; no food or clothing).

    Had to explain to my son that I've seen pardoning-the-turkey stuff in the news, so maybe it's thanksgiving in the U.S. and maybe like Halloween this is another import we're getting. (The shopping, not the turkey).
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    we have it here in the UK too and retailers say it is significant. But we don't have thanksgiving at all, the Turkeys are for Christmas. With internet shopping maybe this spreads the normal Christmas buying surge?
    sicut vis videre esto
    When we realize that patterns don't exist in the universe, they are a template that we hold to the universe to make sense of it, it all makes a lot more sense.
    Originally Posted by Ken G

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    Black Friday is becoming Black November. “Black Friday” Sales announcements began two weeks ago. I apologize for this American export.


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    Thanksgiving is the ideal holiday. It is the quintessence of everything
    that is good and right with the world. Black Friday seems to be an
    attempt to steal that away from people, with no redeeming value.

    -- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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    I honestly don't care that much about Thanksgiving except as a marker to keep Christmas from taking over. But I haven't even started doing the Christmas stuff for my faire boss's website, because we're not putting Christmas stuff up until Friday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by astrotimer View Post
    People who go down onto others people property and leave their garbage all over the place. I don't mind my BIL setting up his sawmill to cut wood for his log an for our place or setting up a hunting blind but leaving the sacks he takes the apples down in all over the place or leaving a plastic beer cooler by the sawmill just gets my goat.
    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Black Friday shopping. Seriously, the thing I most want to do in life is camp out all night in front of a Wal-Mart with several hundred of my closest friends. Not.
    Blue Friday, or spending the day exploring local natural areas and cleaning up any trash you find, seems to be a good alternative to BOTH these problems.

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