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  • Agent_Llama 4 Jan 2014 12:14:41 3,334 posts
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    localnotail wrote:
    Hanlon's razor
    Hanlon's razor is an eponymous adage that allows the elimination of unlikely explanations for a phenomenon. It reads:
    Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
    'Cock-up before conspiracy.'

    I like this. I might quote it at the parents who are now claiming I am picking on their son because I didn't deal with a minor incident in a proper way at the end of a long day. /sigh

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  • w00t 4 Jan 2014 13:02:13 11,047 posts
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    I use that one daily...

    The day charity died - NEVER FORGET

    (the mic was OK in the end)

  • OptimusPube 4 Jan 2014 13:18:34 2,907 posts
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    That site is great but noticed an error, tin foil in the paint tray is stupid as it can tear easily on removal, surely cling film would be much better.

    Some of those tips are great though.

    You better watch out.
    You better beware.
    Albert said E=MC˛

  • EMarkM 4 Jan 2014 13:31:21 3,173 posts
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    @localnotail Brillant tips there :) Thanks.
  • OptimusPube 4 Jan 2014 14:06:09 2,907 posts
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    I don't have a cat but that bin liner over the tray is genius, most of em are in fact.

    You better watch out.
    You better beware.
    Albert said E=MC˛

  • Defecationqueen 4 Jan 2014 16:33:13 465 posts
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    OptimusPube wrote:
    I don't have a cat but that bin liner over the tray is genius, most of em are in fact.
    I don't see how it would work, though. When you try to fold the bag back over/inside out to dispose of the waste, it's going to fall off the top of the bag onto the floor. :confused:
  • Defecationqueen 4 Jan 2014 16:35:22 465 posts
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    When chopping onions, hold a wet wooden spoon between your teeth with the 'cup' of the spoon pointing outwards. Yes, you look like a tool - but the damp wood draws in the odours and traps them preventing your eyes from burning.
  • Defecationqueen 4 Jan 2014 16:36:54 465 posts
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    Add toothpaste to your breakfast, preferably something crunchy like Cornflakes, to save yourself from having to brush your teeth the conventional way if you're in a rush for work.
  • OptimusPube 4 Jan 2014 16:46:09 2,907 posts
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    Defecationqueen wrote:
    OptimusPube wrote:
    I don't have a cat but that bin liner over the tray is genius, most of em are in fact.
    I don't see how it would work, though. When you try to fold the bag back over/inside out to dispose of the waste, it's going to fall off the top of the bag onto the floor. :confused:
    You untuck the bag from the bottom first so you're turning it inside out and in on itself silly, you'd need a baggier liner than the one shown in the pic, that one looks a little tight.

    You better watch out.
    You better beware.
    Albert said E=MC˛

  • Defecationqueen 4 Jan 2014 16:48:27 465 posts
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    OptimusPube wrote:
    Defecationqueen wrote:
    OptimusPube wrote:
    I don't have a cat but that bin liner over the tray is genius, most of em are in fact.
    I don't see how it would work, though. When you try to fold the bag back over/inside out to dispose of the waste, it's going to fall off the top of the bag onto the floor. :confused:
    You untuck the bag from the bottom first so you're turning it inside out and in on itself silly, you'd need a baggier liner than the one shown in the pic, that one looks a little tight.
    I'm also thinking of the litter tray that I have for my cat, it's a large one with a top that can be removed for cleaning. It'll probably work with a tray with lower sides. The sides on the tray my cat uses are about a foot high. She likes her privacy ;-)
  • skuzzbag 4 Jan 2014 17:20:29 5,636 posts
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    My cat ripped the bin liner to shreds as she over scrapes after doing her business.

    A good one for drilling is to stick tape on the wall over where the hole is going as it stops old plaster from crumbling. Also start with the smallest drill and work upwards when drilling into plaster+brick, I fucked up tons of holes before this was pointed out to me!
  • OptimusPube 4 Jan 2014 18:51:56 2,907 posts
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    Another tip for drilling, tiles specifically, manually turn the chuck first with your hands a few rotations to break through the glaze so you don't slip.

    You better watch out.
    You better beware.
    Albert said E=MC˛

  • altitude2k 5 Jan 2014 10:10:09 3,758 posts
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    Dogs' front legs are not attached to the skeleton by anything other than muscle. And if a dog is having problems with its hips it can quite happily have the joint removed and be supported by just the muscle.
  • warlockuk 5 Jan 2014 10:42:13 19,133 posts
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    skuzzbag wrote:
    My cat ripped the bin liner to shreds as she over scrapes after doing her business.

    A good one for drilling is to stick tape on the wall over where the hole is going as it stops old plaster from crumbling. Also start with the smallest drill and work upwards when drilling into plaster+brick, I fucked up tons of holes before this was pointed out to me!
    Yeah, that's basically creating a smaller guide hole - the grooves of the drill will guide dust and debris and dust out but the core of the drill bit is solid - that's about the size your guide hole will need to be (sorta).

    I'm a grumpy bastard.

  • OptimusPube 5 Jan 2014 11:09:40 2,907 posts
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    Today I learned there's an Easter egg near the end of Big Trouble in Little China, there's Chinese lettering in the lightening when the lightening spirit get's killed, it translates to Carpenter who directed the film.

    I know it's an old film but I thought I should spoiler it anyway.

    You better watch out.
    You better beware.
    Albert said E=MC˛

  • DrStrangelove 5 Jan 2014 20:58:05 3,371 posts
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    Defecationqueen wrote:
    Add toothpaste to your breakfast, preferably something crunchy like Cornflakes, to save yourself from having to brush your teeth the conventional way if you're in a rush for work.
    Isn't that a bit like eating toilet paper with your meal so you won't have to wipe your arse later?

    Well, it probably isn't. But I love my idea so much that I'm going to try it soon.
  • elhozzo 6 Jan 2014 22:45:54 295 posts
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    Minnie Driver and Mimi Rogers are not the same person...
  • localnotail 6 Jan 2014 23:01:51 23,093 posts
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    That there is a condition called Diphallia, which is where a man is born with two functioning penises. Saucy

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • PazJohnMitch 7 Jan 2014 00:14:13 7,790 posts
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    That was discussed on a TV show many years ago. (Channel 4 I think). There were a few British guys on there with 2 which they showed. Those guys however only had one full size penis and another which was closer to a clitoris in size. (Think one had his second coming off his ball sack which looked like a wart).

    They interviewed a couple where the guy had two full ones. (Not shown, think they were American). The wife / gf talked about how they usually used one or the other but occasionally used both if she was lucky. (Not sure if that guy come cum indepently from one or the other. The redditt guy's pissing story would suggest it might be both together).
  • Towels 7 Jan 2014 00:29:25 22 posts
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    If she was lucky?
  • PazJohnMitch 7 Jan 2014 09:54:05 7,790 posts
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    Towels wrote:
    If she was lucky?
    Her words!
  • Zomoniac 7 Jan 2014 10:08:28 7,792 posts
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    If that tin opener for blister packs works then my life will never be the same again.
  • PazJohnMitch 7 Jan 2014 10:11:30 7,790 posts
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    Definitely trying that. (If I remember).
  • OptimusPube 15 Jan 2014 20:10:20 2,907 posts
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    TIL That Pringles tubes make for excellent spaghetti storage.

    You better watch out.
    You better beware.
    Albert said E=MC˛

  • MMMarmite 15 Jan 2014 20:52:34 994 posts
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    OptimusPube wrote:
    Another tip for drilling, tiles specifically, manually turn the chuck first with your hands a few rotations to break through the glaze so you don't slip.
    I've always used masking tape on the tile instead, but this is good tip for if I'm out of or can't be bothered to grab the tape :)
  • altitude2k 31 Jan 2014 18:41:24 3,758 posts
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    Mike Tyson once offered a zoo attendent $10,000 to let him fight a silverback.

    They didn't. He would have had his face ripped off.
  • Moot_Point 31 Jan 2014 18:45:14 3,914 posts
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    Defecationqueen wrote:
    When chopping onions, hold a wet wooden spoon between your teeth with the 'cup' of the spoon pointing outwards. Yes, you look like a tool - but the damp wood draws in the odours and traps them preventing your eyes from burning.
    A better way is to breathe in and out through your mouth, bypassing your nose as the onion fumes irritate your tear ducts.

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  • JiveHound 31 Jan 2014 18:56:20 2,337 posts
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    Also keep the root on while you cut the onion. Doesn't completely mitigate the fumes but seems to help.

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  • mcmothercruncher 2 Feb 2014 21:23:21 6,446 posts
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    Modern humans and Neanderthals may have only cross-bred 4 times in total, yet it gave us fairer skin, straighter hair and a weakness to type 2 diabetes and Crohn's disease...
  • sirtacos 4 Feb 2014 00:55:36 7,268 posts
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    Myrcene found in fresh mangoes helps weed get you higher.
    For best results, eat one or several mangoes 40 minutes to an hour beforehand.

    Lemongrass essential oil works even better - a few drops contain more myrcene than several whole mangoes combined.
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