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Time for a beer

Postby Giant Communist Robot » Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:40 pm

While lounging on the beach I suddenly realized that thinking is overrated.
Thinking is overrated
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Postby barfle » Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:43 pm

We should be having beach weather in Vahjinyah by now.

We aren't. :curse:

However, it's always beer weather.
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:07 am

barfle wrote:We should be having beach weather in Vahjinyah by now.

We aren't. :curse:

However, it's always beer weather.



Cheers!!!!

:toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast:

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Postby dai bread » Thu Apr 19, 2007 5:29 pm

I remember sitting on a beach at a Scout Camp one fine day, and thinking of all the office workers slaving away under fluorescent lights, and not wanting to go back.

I realised then that Scouts is a subversive organisation. (They even encourage the carrying of "folding knives").
We have no money; we must use our brains. -Ernest Rutherford.
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Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:19 am

I was over at OT and Piqaboo's tonight; she made a pot of coffee for me, the darling. Gave me two big cupsful! :crazy: :crazy:

And OT just bought a new Dremel tool set. :Mwahahaha: I admired it.
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Postby treebeau » Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:17 am

But was it cordless?

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Postby OperaTenor » Fri Apr 20, 2007 6:34 pm

treebeau wrote:But was it cordless?

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Nope, but I'm okay with that.
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Postby piqaboo » Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:19 pm

treebeau wrote:But was it cordless?

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Technically, yes. The dremels are cordless. :razz:
Altoid - curiously strong.
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Postby jamiebk » Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:50 am

Who knew??? I wonder how many bottles of beer it took for Robert MacPherson and David Srolovitz to discover this?

Of beer and bubbles: The formula for a perfect pint
Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:14 AM ET

By Julie Steenhuysen

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A mathematical formula can now predict how the frothy head on a beer changes over time, a finding that may have a wide range of commercial uses beyond pulling the perfect pint, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.

The formula explains how the tiny bubbles that make up foam grow -- an explanation that could lead to the development of products such as metal shrink wrap.

The possibilities include "the heat treatment of metals or even controlling (the) head on a pint of beer," Robert MacPherson of Princeton University in New Jersey and David Srolovitz of Yeshiva University in New York report in the journal Nature.

Foam is made up of many tiny bubbles that scientists think of as cells with boundaries. The new formula calculates how these microstructures grow.

These tiny structures or grains are abundant in nature, making up the foam on a beach or the pebble in your shoe. They also can be found in man-made materials such as ceramics or metals.

"What the theory does is it tells you how the size of every single bubble will evolve in time," Srolovitz said in a telephone interview.

David Kinderlehrer, a mathematician at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, said the finding will help materials scientists concoct a number of newfangled materials by rearranging the grains in various materials using computer simulation.

"It tells you how an individual grain grows by itself until something happens to it. That is very important for understanding how to process material," Kinderlehrer said in a telephone interview.

In metal, that means striking the right balance.

"The strength of a metal depends on grain size. As you make smaller and smaller grains, the metal gets stronger and stronger but it also gets more brittle," Srolovitz said.

"For a particular application you want the grain size that represents a compromise between as strong as you can get and as brittle as you can live with," Srolovitz said.

Kinderlehrer said new materials now under study are batteries that do not corrode and shrink-wrap metals that could be used to repair nuclear power plants -- without shutting them down.

"A lot of things we can only imagine," said Kinderlehrer, who wrote a commentary accompanying the study.
http://today.reuters.com/news/articlene ... ddlyenough
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Postby Schmeelkie » Thu May 03, 2007 2:53 pm

Jamie - that's too much for me today.... I could really use a BEER!
Got a grant off this week, caught up on everything else I'd been ignoring while working on the grant, dealt with a stomach bug's continued assault on my family (Bella got it for the second time Mon night, husband is on round three starting last night, Pumpkin has so far been surprisingly immune), and dealing with the general feeling that I can't get anything done at home. Husband has his last classes tomorrow, finals next week, so he's not going to be any help for a while. If only I wasn't nursing and could actually have a beer..... guess I'll just have a virtual one here. :toast:

TG I don't work on Fridays....can spend the day bleaching the house. Have a good weekend everyone!
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Postby piqaboo » Thu May 03, 2007 3:03 pm

Pump. Feed Bella and put her down for her night time sleep. Drink a beer.
If she wakes up in fewer than 6 hours, give her a bottle. Otherwise, you are clear to go au naturale. Enjoy that beer!
Altoid - curiously strong.
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Thu May 03, 2007 3:05 pm

Schmeelkie
Is this enough beer for you?
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Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Thu May 03, 2007 3:31 pm

Who told you that nursing mothers can't drink? Who?! Who?!

Ignore them. Bunch of freaks with no common sense at all, the lot of them. You can't get drunk. You can have one modest serving of whatever beverage your body likes, Bella won't care.

When you're stressed and overtired, your milk production does no better than the rest of your poor picked-on physique. Give yourself a break, put your feet up, have half a beer. With a baby and a toddler and a job, you need it. Add the stomach crud, and you need it a lot!

Re that stomach virus - I found that wiping and spraying with blue-flavor Listerine cleans and disinfects nearly anything, kills even really nasty smells, and leaves no detectable residue. It's a lot safer than many of the hard-surface sanitizers and smells better than chlorine bleach.
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Postby piqaboo » Thu May 03, 2007 5:16 pm

bleu listerine - noted.

I was going to suggest drinking the beer WHILE nursing, since it doesnt have time to get to Bella that way, but the way those first few post-abstention drinks hit me, I was afraid Schmeelkie would drop Bella afterward.
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Re: Time for a beer

Postby Serenity » Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:32 am

Here's a Friday song to sing with your friends at the local pub.

from Barenaked Ladies/Stunt album
Words & music by stephen duffy & steven page

ALCOHOL :toast:
Alcohol, my permanent accessory
Alcohol, a party-time necessity
Alchool, alternative to feeling like yourself
O alcohol, I still drink to your health

I love you more than I did the week before
I discovered alcohol

Forget the caffe latte, screw the raspberry iced tea
A malibu and coke for you, a g&t for me
Alcohol, your songs resolve like
My life never will
When someone else is picking up the bill

I love you more than I did the week before
I discovered alcohol
O alcohol, would you please forgive me?
For while I cannot love myself
I’ll use something else

I thought that alcohol was just for those with
Nothing else to do
I thought that drinking just to get drunk
Was a waste of precious booze
But now I know that there’s a time
And there’s a place where I can choose
To walk the fine line between
Self-control and self-abuse

I love you more than I did the week before
I discovered alcohol
Would you please ignore that you
Found me on the floor
Trying on your camisole?
O alcohol, would you please forgive me?
For while I cannot love myself
I’ll use something else.

Would you please forgive me
Would you please forgive me
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Re: Time for a beer

Postby jamiebk » Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:48 am

I love you more than I did the week before
I discovered alcohol
Would you please ignore that you
Found me on the floor


I LOVE this line!! How hilarious :rofl: :rofl:
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Re: Time for a beer

Postby analog » Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:24 pm

I thought that drinking just to get drunk
Was a waste of precious booze
But now I know that there’s a time
And there’s a place where I can choose
To walk the fine line between
Self-control and self-abuse ......


As one who has been down the long and winding road, i would caution that using it to escape that constant nagging angst will very likely lead to alcohol trouble.

There's both a biochemical and a psychological precursor to alcohol troubles.

An escapist tendency is strong indicator of the psychological one.
To experience a blackout is a dead giveaway for the biological one. Most people don't get blackouts, probably 25% of us WASPS have the biochemical makeup that allows them, among 'Native Americans' it's more like 80% .

"Jose Cuervo, you are a friend of mine..." indeed - you tried to warn me.

There's a good book, "Under the Influence", goes into the chemistry.
An intro to it should be part of growing up.

Those of you who are able to enjoy it please continue to do so.
Having had too many of those floor episodes I am these days happy to stay the designated driver.

Didn't mean to lecture here - it's just that phrase '.. between self control and self abuse..' reminded me of how blurred that line can appear when you're walking it.

a.

root beer toast: :toast:
Cogito ergo doleo.
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Re: Time for a beer

Postby Shapley » Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:37 pm

Thanks, Analog.

Glad to see you've kept on the side of self-control. That's the one thing I always preach to kids, be in charge of your situation. If you follow that rule, you won't succumb to drugs, alcohol, or bad peers.

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Re: Time for a beer

Postby dai bread » Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:45 pm

Good thinking, Shap.
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Re: Time for a beer

Postby BigJon@Work » Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:27 pm

"I am a 12 foot lizard." GCR Jan 31, 2006
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