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Re: Daily Thought

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Re: Daily Thought

Post by chinatyke » 19 Jan 2015, 00:37

This statistic was originally put out by Bret Swanson, writing in Tech Policy Daily in February, 2014. He used a back-of-the-envelope calculation based on 1991 prices for memory, computing power, and bandwidth.

It's not precise, but it's safe to say that a lot of us are carrying, in our pocket, a computer that would have been unspeakably costly in 1991.

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Wonder if people use their high tech phones in places like this?:

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Only in China?

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Re: Daily Thought

Post by Marilyn » 19 Jan 2015, 07:25

Does the job I suppose!
I like the foot placement things for the guys...

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Re: Daily Thought

Post by Marilyn » 19 Jan 2015, 07:29

But how do you flush it? :laugh5:

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Post by PanBiker » 19 Jan 2015, 09:41

Similar to some public conveniences in France, the foot holds aren't specifically for the guys, they are there for either gender when crouching. Lose the cone and seat and you get the standard French version, rural ones are invariably unisex loo's as well.
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Re: Daily Thought

Post by David Whipp » 19 Jan 2015, 09:52

I've never understood why we have to have segregated loos. Why can't they be unisex?

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Post by Marilyn » 19 Jan 2015, 09:58

I am all for designated seperate loos in public places...because men don't aim properly! Especially after a few drinks!
Airline toilets are a classic example...the floors get pretty disgusting toward the end of a long flight.

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Post by PanBiker » 19 Jan 2015, 12:30

The French versions cater for that Maz, the ceramic base is all there is in each receptacle and the flush floods and rinses the entire cubicle. There are some futuristic stainless steel automatic jobs in some of the cities that do a similar thing when you exit.
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Post by Tizer » 19 Jan 2015, 20:07

One of the funny quotes read out on the News Quiz was a sign in the toilet of one of those places promoting renewable energy. Something like: "This toilet is `environment-friendly' and uses no fossil fuel energy. It is powered solely by wind."

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Post by Marilyn » 20 Jan 2015, 00:24

I had a frightening experience in one of those futuristic models. apparently I hadn't locked the door properly and it threatened to hose me out, then it commenced a countdown.
Quickest wee I've ever done, then I flew out the door, still adjusting clothing.
Febby was most amused.

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Re: Daily Thought

Post by chinatyke » 20 Jan 2015, 02:39

The world's richest 1% will own more than the rest put together by 2016, a new Oxfam report has warned.

Ahead of the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the international organisation says their combined wealth will overtake that of the other 99% next year unless rising inequality is checked.

Oxfam warned that the 'explosion in inequality' is holding back the fight against global poverty at a time when one in nine people do not have enough to eat and more than a billion people still live on less than $1.25 (83p) a day.

6 billion mobile phones and still 1 billion people live in poverty?

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Re: Daily Thought

Post by chinatyke » 21 Jan 2015, 04:14

Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Forgive them for everything.

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Re: Daily Thought

Post by Marilyn » 21 Jan 2015, 04:43

Probably a nice thought, China, but I always think a well tended little pot of hate doesn't take up too much room on the dresser. :laugh5:

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Re: Daily Thought

Post by David Whipp » 21 Jan 2015, 08:10

Tend to agree with China's philosophy; hate can become all consuming.

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Re: Daily Thought

Post by Big Kev » 21 Jan 2015, 08:23

I don't think I hate anybody. There are a few who I tolerate but that's about as far as it goes.
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Re: Daily Thought

Post by Marilyn » 21 Jan 2015, 08:47

...have to have somewhere to put my feelings about Garlic...

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Post by Wendyf » 21 Jan 2015, 09:22

I hope your little pot of garlic hatred on the dresser doesn't start to smell Maz.

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Re: Daily Thought

Post by PanBiker » 21 Jan 2015, 09:30

I think I might ban this post on the grounds of discrimination, leave the poor garlic alone! :wink:
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Re: Daily Thought

Post by Marilyn » 21 Jan 2015, 09:51

... I'm afraid Broad Beans, Coriander, Mangoes, Pork, and Melons are in my wee pot of hate too... :sorry:
...also kiddies with snotty noses...

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Re: Daily Thought

Post by PanBiker » 21 Jan 2015, 10:03

Coriander Maz, how can you ever enjoy a Lamb Kelftiko without Coriander? One of the better peasant dishes.
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Re: Daily Thought

Post by Marilyn » 21 Jan 2015, 10:14

As a general rule I only eat Fish or Chicken always served with huge quantities of Salad or Veg, and occasionally Beef ( but only because I know hubby needs red meat occasionally). Eat more Fish than anything else.
I like to spice my food with Lemon Juice, Lime Juice, Chilli, Chives and Black Pepper.
To me, Coriander tastes like SOAP.
Garlic just overpowers everything to the point you can't taste what the original food was. ( and the stink is just disgusting).

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Re: Daily Thought

Post by chinatyke » 21 Jan 2015, 14:34

chinatyke wrote:Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Forgive them for everything.
Sorry, it only applies to people. It's OK to dislike things.

I'm going away for 2 or 3 days and will be out of touch so if anyone has a daily thought please feel free to post it. I didn't mean this thread to be limited to my thoughts alone.

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Re: Daily Thought

Post by Marilyn » 21 Jan 2015, 22:39

Happy travels, Chinatyke.

(....there is a very real possibility that there are spatters of human remains in my little pot of hate...but I don't waste life considering them at all...)

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Re: Daily Thought

Post by chinatyke » 24 Jan 2015, 09:05

“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts."— Bertrand Russell, (1872 - 1970) 24/1/2015

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Re: Daily Thought

Post by chinatyke » 24 Jan 2015, 09:08

Marilyn wrote:Happy travels, Chinatyke.
Thanks Maz. Just a quick trip with a friend to visit my other apartment and have a relaxing couple of days in the countryside. I'm back in Nanning city now.

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