Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by forzainter, Oct 17, 2007.
Best of luck with the work, running, diet and health Sentinel and great job!
Listening to America from West Side Story. First time i am actually listening to the lyrics. LOL !
(Must see the flick!)
"When you're a Jet you're a Jet all the way
From your first cigarette to your last dying day"
LOL, I just wasted 20 minutes of time!
Apparently, you can open a site on Safari and mark a portion as "Open in dashboard". It creates a dashboard widget, so every time i jump to dashboard i can see that portion of the page updated.
So i marked the top left portion of the O&E page, so now i can always see the top poasts in this section.
The Congrats Suresh thread was on top!
A hole without a donut, is a donut hole.
But a donut without a hole, is a danish.
But a Dane without a hole is not a "Whole Lotta Love".:twisted:
A hole with a time-violation is a ....
A hole is what I fell into last night trying to follow The Troll War between Campsureshs and CampLeeD over in "TT/I". That's an hour in my life I want back!
It must be like the frustration of being present when Einstein and Hawking have a discussion on String Theory, even for an expert stringer like you.
In future, don't get caught between soon-to-be ATP ranked players.
April 17th - Tsonga's b'day.
Hope he doesn't get Fog-ged in at M-C!
One of the biggest circuses I have seen at a tournament was at Borg's 1991 Monte-Carlo match.
Perhaps a young lad of about four years of age from nearby San Remo traveled there and delighted in the circus atmosphere so much he became a clown...the Fabulous Fabio!:twisted:
Groucho Marx - A day at the Circus
(oops, i know, ....)
Queen...A Night At The Opera!
Time for real useful/useless information as the thread reads.
Oysters have the ability to change sex, their gonads produce both sperm and eggs.;-)
Now, how would you like you osyters? Love em raw or fried? I love em on the half shell, succulent.
Just add saltines and horseradish!
Saltines and horseradish, erm, well, all I care is, will it deplete its (oyster's) zinc bioavailability (aphrodisiac mineral--supposedly:wink thus diminish mojo flowing all night?
Broccoli has more Vitamin C per pound than oranges.
Explains Bush41's scurvy, no?:twisted:
the need to claim for attention of some posters is, how could we call it....Milhousian?
Meth thread approaching MMCCC replies...I can't calculate that high!
Broccoli needs to be cooked. Are these figures after cooking ?
Earth's twin or cousin
[FONT=arial, sans-serif]An artist's concept of Kepler-186f, the first Earth-size planet found in the habitable zone, a range of distances from a star where liquid water could pool on an orbiting planet's surface. Credit NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-CalTech[/FONT]
[FONT=arial, sans-serif]It is a bit bigger and somewhat colder, but a planet circling a star 500 light-years away is otherwise the closest match of our home world discovered so far, astronomers announced [/FONT][FONT=arial, sans-serif]on Thursday[/FONT][FONT=arial, sans-serif].[/FONT]
[FONT=arial, sans-serif]The planet, known as Kepler 186f, named after NASA’s Kepler planet-finding mission, which detected it, has a diameter of 8,700 miles, 10 percent wider than Earth, and its orbit lies within the “Goldilocks zone” of its star, Kepler 186 — not too hot, not too cold, where temperatures could allow for liquid water to flow at the surface, making it potentially hospitable for life.[/FONT]
[FONT=arial, sans-serif]“Kepler 186f is the first validated, Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of another star,” Elisa V. Quintana of the SETI Institute and NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., said at a news conference [/FONT][FONT=arial, sans-serif]on Thursday[/FONT][FONT=arial, sans-serif]. “It has the right size and is at the right distance to have properties similar to our home planet.”[/FONT]
[FONT=arial, sans-serif]Dr. Quintana is the lead author of a scientific paper describing the findings in this week’s issue of the journal Science. Kepler 186f is the latest planet to be sifted out of the voluminous data collected by Kepler, which kept watch over 150,000 stars, looking for slight drops in brightness when a planet passed in front.[/FONT]
[FONT=arial, sans-serif]This follows the announcement last year that another star, Kepler 62, has two planets in its habitable zone, but those two were “super Earths,” with masses probably several times that of Earth. The gravity of those planets might be strong enough to pull in helium and hydrogen gases, making them more like mini-Neptunes than large Earths.[/FONT]
[FONT=arial, sans-serif]With its smaller size, Kepler 186f is more likely to have an Earth-like rocky surface, another step in astronomers’ quest for what might be called Earth 2.0.[/FONT]
[FONT=arial, sans-serif]“It’s a progression,” said another member of the discovery team, Thomas S. Barclay of the Bay Area Environmental Research Institute. “This planet really reminds us of Earth.”[/FONT]
[FONT=arial, sans-serif]The researchers speculate that it is made of the same stuff as Earth — iron, rock, ice, liquid water, although the relative amounts could be very different.[/FONT]
[FONT=arial, sans-serif]The gravity on Kepler 186f, too, is likely to be roughly the same as Earth’s. “You could far more easily imagine someone being able to go there and walk around on the surface,” Stephen Kane, an astronomer at San Francisco State University and another member of the research team, said in an interview.[/FONT]
[FONT=arial, sans-serif]Kepler 186f is not a perfect replica, however. It is closer to its star — a red dwarf that is smaller, cooler and fainter than our sun — than the Earth is to its; its year, the time to complete one orbit, is 130 days, not 365. It is also at the outer edge of the habitable zone, receiving less warmth, so perhaps more of its surface would freeze.[/FONT]
[FONT=arial, sans-serif]“Perhaps it’s more of an Earth cousin than an Earth twin,” Dr. Barclay said.[/FONT]
[FONT=arial, sans-serif]Continue reading the main story[/FONT]
SETI and Senti...two peas in a pod! Both Searching for Extra Terrestial Intelligence.
For you ...
Possibly a link to the story (I have not checked the content).
The second link is indeed a PDF containing Clarke's short story. I read it many years ago during the frenzy surrounding Kubrick's film. It is always refreshing to reread. Thanks!
Szechuan eggplant should be very spicy, not made with too much sugar and oil, and retain some of the purple color, in my opinion.
Fresh orange juice is a necessity in the morning.
Mike B. Will be invited for a stay at L'Auberge Auburgine!
Is it a safe place, considering Sentinel's eggplant trafficking and other clandestine activities operating there?
Security by sureshs...he's a heavyweight!
Useless Info of the day.
While we were all watching the Roger Djoker match, our good friend kiki was bumping every thread in the O&E section
suresh does not like eggplant. it doesn't enhance his bionic capabilities.
I really didn´t know you could be so much of a masochist.Watching Djokovic¡¡¡
It was a semi-final FCS. That too with Sir Rogi in it.
But yeah, i am a masochist for watching Roger play !!! LOL.
Sentinel, just tell kiki we wouldn't want to miss The Best Ever (effectively dismissing all past greats).
Surely Led Zep is better than Roger.
Hey, i get the impression you have to get kiki's permission before you start a thread in O&E Kiki has taken over ! I formally hand over the territory to Kiki.
No-no, Led Zep is only in the R&R category while Roger in GPPD's thread reads, best in all sports! Now, that is what I call all encompassing!
What? Handing over the chain of command (computer syntax...)?
Don;t tell me that's a design pattern from the Gang of Four ?
Post bump...I need this image at the top of each page of "useless info"...it inspires me to believe there really is a chance they are out there and will rescue us from this kikisureshian dimension.
I heard a rumor that LeeD's girlfriend is pushing hard for him to be the next Dos Equis "Most Interesting Man In The World". That way she can finally get her couch back!
Nope, kiki is but one so not the GoF (Gamma, Helm, Johnson and Vissides) but GoF in the sense of Creational, Strcutural, Behavioral and Concurrency patterns. Uh-huh?:wink:
Not at all, it´s all yours and your rat pack band as well.
I just dropped by here a few weeks ago, tired of the flames everytime I discussed an old past great at Former Players Section.
I thought I´d find some peace while gathering new strength to go back to the combat.It was like a 15 days permission after those battles with newtards as well as bandwagonning oldtards.
I think times is coming for me to departure this oasis of peace and come back.
Like Robert Plant said to all us at Rock and Roll:" it´s been a long time since I did this road...let me get back let me get back to where I come from":-?
^^^(Sound of screen door slamming)
Applause, then a chorus of "Bravo"'s while we exit the cinema to Vera Lynn's "Until We Meet Again".
Just accept (for a while) that young 'uns (excuse the t-a-r-d-s both young and old for they are a totally different breed but not the young 'uns who knows their games better than their trolleries) just doesn't know how the past greats fared compared to Rodge The Maestro of today! One day I will tell my kids how great The Mighty Fed was and they'll probably just brush me aside because their latest and greatest hero is the proud owner of (a hypothetical) 55 slams. So what if it was--hypothetically--won in the weakest field of all times? 55 slams is still 55 slams too many!:wink:
So I should tread very carefully or get lambasted senselessly in the former pro players thread?
This is a tennis forum.It is no surprise that some defend their current heros and some their heyday ones.
of corsre, not the same opinions are the same because, the more you have seen, the more credible you will be
BTW who is winning at Montecarlo?
So a better player is not on equal footing with an armchair coach? Like Phil Jax should and must know better than MJ?
Rodge won the first set but it would seem Stan is gaining on him in the second set 4 - 3...
who is the first player that you watched live and impressed you?
Separate names with a comma.