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  • Considering an Oarfish is almost as big as a stergeon....
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    "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

    "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

    Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

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    • Dutch nurses' union Care does not include sex

      Reuters March 12, 2010 6:02 AM

      AMSTERDAM - A union representing Dutch nurses will launch a national campaign on Friday against demands for sexual services by patients who claim it should be part of their standard care.

      The union, NU'91, is calling the campaign "I Draw The Line Here", with an advert that features a young woman covering her face with crossed hands.

      The union said in a statement on Thursday that the campaign follows a complaint it had received in the last week from a 24-year-old woman who said a 42-year-old disabled man asked her to provide sexual services as part of his care at home.

      The young woman witnessed some of the man's other nurses offering him sexual gratification, the union said. When she refused to do the same, he tried to dismiss her on the grounds that she was unfit to provide care.

      "This type of action is not part of the job responsibilites of carers and nurses," NU'91 said.

      The case has been reported to police, the union added.

      © Copyright (c) Reuters
      If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

      "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

      "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

      Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

      impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

      IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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      • Eeewwwwwww or maybe Mooooooo???

        Bovine tweets reveal an udder world

        Cows are going (a)Twitter over media project

        By Sharon Hill, Canwest News Service March 19, 2010

        Even cows are tweeting now.

        If your tweeting friends aren't interesting enough, you can follow a dozen lactating bovines on Twitter and read their teat tweets after they've been milked by a robot.

        "As far as we know they're the only cows tweeting," said former LaSalle and Windsor resident Marcel O'Gorman who is behind the University of Waterloo's critical media lab project.

        The tweeting cows are poking fun at the popular Twitter network and are meant to push people to think about where their food comes from and the high-tech nature of farming.

        "Hey human, I just pumped out 9.3 kg for your pleasure. Show me some love," says a recent tweet of dairy cow Attention Please, referring to her milk output.

        The cow at Buttermine Farms near Woodstock, Ont., has more than 2,000 tweets since the project began in December and seems to be able to pump out eight to 13 kilograms of milk per robotic milking. {459 oz or 29lbs}

        It's obviously impossible for the hoofed animals to tweet without the aid of a computer, but by approaching the robotic milker, the cows do trigger a tweet.

        The Holstein cows -- they're the black and white ones -- have radio frequency ID tags that tell the computer whether the cow is ready for milking and the computer records how much, how fast and even which teat pumped out milk the fastest. The actual milking data is added to a variety of pre-written messages that are rotated in the tweets.

        The messages in the Teat Tweet Dairy Diary are the work of O'Gorman and Ron Broglio, a visiting artist researcher to the critical media lab, which does projects to explore the impact of technology on society and the human condition.

        "It kind of brings up the most inane extent to which Twitter can go, which is how insanely mundane Twitter can be," O'Gorman said.

        "You have people who are Twittering their daily ridiculous, silly activities. You have cows Twittering too. Maybe what the cows are Twittering is more important."

        A cow in line for milking could generate "That robot still won't let me in there. What is it thinking? I'll explode!" Sometimes the tweets say "Vote for Nixon" or quote poetry from Virgil as the computer adds their milking stats.

        O'Gorman, a 39-year-old associate English professor who attended the University of Windsor, is the founder and director of the University of Waterloo's critical media lab.

        He says the project considers how technology changes our perception of animals.

        "Think of the dairy cows," O'Gorman explains.

        "We have this very romantic kind of understanding of what a dairy farm is all about. People have this general idea that the farmer gets up at five in the morning, trudges out to the barn with a pail and milks the cows."

        People are shocked to learn a robotic arm attaches the milking machine to the udder.

        Kingsville dairy farmer Bernard Nelson does start milking his cows at 5 a.m. but he connects his milking machine by hand to the udders and the machine does the rest.

        About one per cent of Ontario's 4,200 dairy farms have robotic milkers.

        "I think it's a great idea," Nelson said of tweeting cows.

        "Anything to get people interested in agriculture."

        Chris Vandenberg, the 28-year-old dairy farmer in Brant County who agreed to pick 12 of his 70 cows to go online, said he'd like to see the tweets used in schools. He thought the idea strange at first, but said it's a new way to convey information to the public about the technology farmers use every day.

        "There's still people out there that think milk comes from the store," Vandenberg said.

        Vandenberg is still in the barn six or seven hours a day caring for the herd in other ways while the cows are free to be milked when they choose or head to automated feeding or grooming areas.

        The Teat Tweet (www.teattweet.net) comes out of the University of Waterloo's critical media lab.

        The dairy drama will last a year and will update followers even if a bovine is headed to become hamburger.

        So far Vandenberg isn't tweeting. "My cows use it way more than I do."

        © Copyright (c) The Victoria Times Colonist

        Read more: http://www.timescolonist.com/news/to...#ixzz0icxjM75u
        If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

        "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

        "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

        Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

        impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

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        • News Weird

          Woman shaved private parts while driving: police

          Charged after car crash

          By QMI Agency

          Last Updated: March 9, 2010 12:36pm

          Don't text while you drive. Don't shave while you drive. And definitely don't shave your privates while you drive. That's the lesson learned by a Florida woman who was charged in a crash that police say happened because she was giving herself a bikini trim while driving.

          According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 37-year-old woman was rushing to meet her boyfriend in Key West and wanted to be ready for the visit.

          Police say her ex-husband took the wheel from the passenger seat so the woman driver could finish shaving.

          That's when her car slammed into the back of a pickup. Two people in the pickup suffered minor injuries. The woman and her ex in the car were uninjured.

          "If I wasn't there, I wouldn't have believed it,” Trooper Gary Dunick told the local newspaper, The Citizen.

          Police told the newspaper the woman had been convicted of drunk driving the day before and she had her licence suspended and her car was ordered impounded.

          She was charged with driving with a revoked licence, reckless driving, leaving the scene of a wreck with injuries and driving with no insurance.
          If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

          "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

          "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

          Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

          impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

          IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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          • Originally posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
            Considering an Oarfish is almost as big as a stergeon....
            " 'At's not an 'ore,mate.'At's me fish!"

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            • Originally posted by firecat1 View Post
              Ok, pierced ears, nose, those have been done for centuries. Pierced lips, eyebrows, other things, well, that's just individual preferences but this is taking it kinda out there.

              "She's got a nose ring,and pierced things,Lord she looks like she fell in a tackle box..."
              "Beauty's in the Eyes of the Beerholder

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              • Things like this are why I make my own sausage and hunt and grow most of my own food.I might not know what the critter ate before I came along to harvest it but at least I know the guy that cleaned and cooked it washed his hands before doing so.

                [QUOTE=donethat;1156300]
                Originally posted by firecat1 View Post
                You've gotta be kidding me!!!

                This week's medical crisis: Hot dogs


                Really, this fear is not unfounded. USA Today reports that 10,000 children under the age of 14 are treated in the emergency room every year after choking on food. Sadly, a new statement in Pediatrics says that up to 77 of those kids will die. They also assess that 17% of asphyxiations due to food can be blamed on hot dogs.

                Crap, in addition to worring about how much rat feces and hair was in hot dogs, now I got to worry about choking too!!

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                • I know the guy that cleaned and cooked it washed his hands before doing so.
                  Are you REALLY sure about that part??????
                  If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

                  "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

                  "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

                  Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

                  impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

                  IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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                  • March 30, 2010 -- A second major storm in less than a month continues to drench the Tri-State area as meteorologists predict "very dangerous'' flooding Tuesday in the Northeast and the wettest March on record in some places.
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                    • Originally posted by E40FDNYL35 View Post
                      March 30, 2010 -- A second major storm in less than a month continues to drench the Tri-State area as meteorologists predict "very dangerous'' flooding Tuesday in the Northeast and the wettest March on record in some places.
                      Heard up to 7 INCHES of rain for the East Coast/RI area......

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                      • Originally posted by pasobuff View Post
                        Heard up to 7 INCHES of rain for the East Coast/RI area......
                        Ya, but "7 INCHES" by who's standard? Male or female?
                        If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

                        "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

                        "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

                        Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

                        impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

                        IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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                        • Originally posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
                          Ya, but "7 INCHES" by who's standard? Male or female?
                          Or by fisherman standards???
                          If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

                          "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

                          "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

                          Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

                          impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

                          IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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                          • I Had A Garbage Truck Back Into Me Once. That Was No Fun

                            "I screamed bloody murder and I thought I was going to die": Backhoe backs onto car

                            By Dan MacLennan, Canwest News Service March 31, 2010 9:02 AM

                            CAMPBELL RIVER — The score was John Deere backhoe 1, Toyota Corolla zero, in the first face off between construction and public vehicles on the Highway 19A upgrade project Friday.

                            The $13.5 million project between Hilchey and Rockland roads is closed to all traffic with the exception of emergency vehicles, transit buses and local traffic. Megan Folster was part of that local traffic late Friday afternoon, approaching Simms Creek from the south in her Toyota, just behind a northbound backhoe.

                            "He was in front of me and then he stopped really quickly and just started to reverse," she said at the scene. "I had no time to do anything."

                            So how does it feel to have the business end of a backhoe plowing a furrow through the hood of your car on it's way towards the windshield and your face?

                            "I thought I was going to die," Folster said. "I screamed bloody murder and I thought I was going to die. Even when it stopped, I got out of the car really quickly because I thought he was going to keep going.

                            "Oh my God. It was insane."

                            Damage to the car was extensive, but Folster was unhurt.

                            © Copyright (c) The Victoria Times Colonist
                            If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

                            "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

                            "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

                            Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

                            impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

                            IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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                            • I think I'll stick with the English version...
                              Last edited by firecat1; 06-08-2010, 02:33 PM.

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                              • 42

                                42




                                - In Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, 42 is the number from which all meaning ("the meaning of life, the universe, and everything") could be derived.
                                A BBC radio script based on Adams' book contains the following lines:

                                ("Cave man" lays out following sentence in Scrabble stones: "What do you get if you multiply six by nine?")

                                Arthur: Six by nine? Forty-two? You know, I've always felt that there was something fundamentally wrong with the Universe.
                                (Faint and distant voice Base thirteen!

                                For the literal-minded and those unfamiliar with terms like "base thirteen," this is a number system in which the number 10 is equivalent to our more familiar decimal 13. A base-13 number 42, therefore, is the same as four 13s plus 2, or decimal 54. So "six by nine" (six times nine) or decimal 54 is, in base 13, 42. For the mystically inclined, 42 in base 13 is the same as 110110 in binary (base 2). This could mean almost anything, and many Adams fans have spent untold hours discovering all of the places where the number "42" pops up. For example, there are many mentions of the number in the Book of Revelation. Others have made a game of finding 42s, such as these:

                                The angle at which light reflects off of water to create a rainbow is 42 degrees.

                                Two physical constants in the universe are the speed of light and thediameter of a proton. It takes light 10 to the minus 42nd power seconds to cross the diameter of a proton.

                                The sum of the ordinal alphabetic positions of the initials (SPG) for Stan (P.) Gibilisco, an oft-published science and technology writer, is equal to 42 (S=19, P=16, G=7).

                                A barrel holds 42 gallons.
                                (It should be noted that all of these 42s are base 10, not base 13.)


                                CONTRIBUTORS: Peter Minearo and Mike Smith
                                LAST UPDATED: 03 Apr 2007


                                Now you know!
                                If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

                                "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

                                "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

                                Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

                                impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

                                IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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