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Author Topic: A Life of Comfort and Ease (Under Appreciated Modern Conveniances)  (Read 11704 times)

Carl-E

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Ohgodno.  There was a piper at a reenactor's encampment we were at that started up at 7 AM.  We had to be up and about anyway, the place opened to the public at 8, but it was damned hard work to keep her from strangling him! 
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I am currently sitting in a bus on my way from Datša to Ankara, accessibg the forums through internet provided to every traveller through touchscreens built into every seat running a horrible Android Launcher.

Truly we live in the future

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Regular professional mail and parcel delivery hasn't always been in place.
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In your face, darkness!  We are the light and we outnumber you!

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Yup, as a collector of stuff that's something very noteworthy. I bought something from Italy a while ago. Three days later it arrived at my doorstep.
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He had the look of a lawn mower just after the grass had organised a workers' collective.

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Ice on demand.
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BeoPuppy


Stay clear of Bagpipes then.
Excellent band name. Folk metal, or something.
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I like Bagpipes


Especially Sauteed
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You can never have too much Coffee.

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Truth will out:

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/10/faa-panel-wi-fi-is-safe-on-planes-even-during-takeoff-and-landing/

It's not been hard to find unequivocal evidence of that for years now; so, yeah.
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"Being human, having your health; that's what's important."  (from: Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi )
"As long as we're all living, and as long as we're all having fun, that should do it, right?"  (from: The Eccentric Family )

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Thought for the day after unloading four 12 ton shipping containers. Sea freight is truly a marvel
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20 footers or 40 footers?

I preferred the 20's - got real hot in the 40 footers towards the tail end of a load.
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40s. They were hot as HELL from about 1/4 of the way in.
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Despite having dyspraxia, which causes me to have difficulty with handwriting and understanding math as well as general attention issues, I have never fallen behind in my college courses mostly because I am able to take notes, create flashcards for tests, and do writing assignments on my laptop. If I had to do these things by hand (especially writing assignments) a college workload would be nearly impossible for me even with other accommodations.
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40s. They were hot as HELL from about 1/4 of the way in.

Probably a bit warmer where you are then.
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When you hold your smartphone, you hold in your hand instant access to the accumulated knowledge of the ages.

Also lolcats and scat porn, so the good with the bad, I suppose...
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Wet/dry vacuum cleaners are under-appreciated.
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I used to under appreciate proper insulation and heating, but after living in Scotland for 3+ I've realised how important that stuff is for my general well being. Don't know it until you lose it, I miss double glazed windows!
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Were it not for the marvels of modern medicine, I'd probably be the modern equivalent of a court jester
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Were it not for the marvels of modern medicine, I'd probably be dead several times over.
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Were it not for modern medicine, I wouldn't have made it past the age of 3 months.
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Were it not for modern medicine I'd be dead, or at least much crazier then I am now.

Side note: Special mention for heated toilet seats, aka an investment I need to make.
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Just don't get them wet...  :-D
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Matches and lighters.
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