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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby aknod » Wed May 16, 2012 9:03 pm

When in danger or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu May 17, 2012 8:11 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
EspressoDude wrote:if it is pointless(without a pointy end) how can it have a tip (pointy end)???

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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Zhust » Thu May 17, 2012 10:41 am

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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby gyre » Thu May 17, 2012 10:49 am

Myth based on the old practice of defrosting early fridges with ice trays full of hot water, as they could hold nothing more.

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Postby Bob » Thu May 17, 2012 12:50 pm

The proposition is never phrased specifically enough to absolutely refudiate*.

* God I love that word... Refudiance is Futeless!
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Postby Sail Man » Thu May 17, 2012 11:08 pm

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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby oneeyeddick » Fri May 18, 2012 12:48 am

Beans inside the ends of a couple of socks rarely leave visible bruises.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby tattoogoddess » Fri May 18, 2012 1:25 am

Just dont use them for soup after in said sock.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby gyre » Fri May 18, 2012 8:52 pm

Never stop for an unmarked car.

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Postby Bob » Fri May 18, 2012 9:35 pm

Bear knuckle boxing is hairy stuff.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri May 18, 2012 9:56 pm

If you hear an ice cream truck playing Finntroll, buy all the ice cream and tell them to come to me for a $100 tip.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Zhust » Sat May 19, 2012 5:51 am

gyre wrote:Never stop for an unmarked car.


Relatedly, there is no Washoe County in Nevada: those are actually art cars. If you want to ride around in air-conditioned comfort, you must offer them drugs.
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Postby graidawg » Sat May 19, 2012 9:38 am

In soho in london the prostitutes are all men.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby gyre » Sat May 19, 2012 1:53 pm

All playmobil characters can have a beard added.

You remove the hair and hat and there are slots for the beard.


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Postby graidawg » Sat May 19, 2012 1:58 pm

smart cars are small enough to park sideways in the road. Actually that is really only any use at all to people in england, mainly london
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Postby Bob » Sat May 19, 2012 2:07 pm

Imagine London is still as quaint as ever. Last time there, up by the St Pancras station, some dicey characters were yelling about pickpockets, which is a great way to get people to feel for their wallets and flag the easy pickings for... pickpockets.

If I go back, could use some advice on the appropriate response to Bolivian panpipe buskers who refuse to leave your train car.
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Postby gyre » Sat May 19, 2012 2:14 pm

Same as public cellphones.
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Postby TomServo » Sat May 19, 2012 2:24 pm

The term "Don't mess with Texas" was originally the slogan for an anti-litter campaign in the mid 80's
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby TomServo » Sat May 19, 2012 2:26 pm

If your comp is running slow...don't keep hitting Submit
anything worth doing is worth overdoing..

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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Savannah » Sat May 19, 2012 3:58 pm

TomServo wrote:If your comp is running slow...don't keep hitting Submit

:lol:

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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby geekster » Sat May 19, 2012 5:02 pm

An idea I had originally wanted to use for an "art tour for the blind" project that I probably won't ever get a chance to do but thought I would throw it out there as it might have a more general useful application, particularly to BMORG. Think of it as auditory GPS, it could be used as an emergency navigation tool in severe prolonged whiteout conditions to provide a way to navigate to a known reference point and from there find your way home.

The way it works is, so imagine you have a sound emitter at 5 o'clock and one at 4 o'clock and one down the 6 o'clock radial the same distance as the 4 and 5 emitters are from the desired reference point (say, behind the Cafe). Now imagine we have a severe whiteout condition that might continue for several hours and there are people stranded out on the deep playa. The three sound emitters would sound a "chirp" at exactly the same instant (triggered by a radio signal or the audio of a radio signal). A person on the deep playa would likely hear three but at least two chirps arriving a different times. These chirps might be emitted at two minute intervals. A person on the deep playa would then begin to walk toward the LAST or LATEST arriving chirp that they hear. This will walk them toward the reference point. When all three chirps arrive at the same moment, they are at the reference point but they will likely see other landmarks before they get that close. The idea is for people on the deep playa who might be disoriented as to direction (maybe it is night and there is no moon reference) to be able to walk their way in and off the playa in prolonged extreme conditions.

If the three chirps are of slightly different pitch, a person could even tell where they are in reference to the point if they knew how the pitch of the individual emitters are arranged but that is beyond the scope of this example. A fog horn at the man might do the same in giving a reference but the idea is to provide a means of allowing people to navigate their way off the playa if extreme conditions were forecast to persist for a period of time longer than people might be expected to hunker down out on the open playa.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby geospyder » Sat May 19, 2012 7:58 pm

jaycerochester wrote:
gyre wrote:Never stop for an unmarked car.


Relatedly, there is no Washoe County in Nevada: those are actually art cars. If you want to ride around in air-conditioned comfort, you must offer them drugs.

If you see a Washoe County "Art Car" at Burning Man they are playing tourist :roll: Their patrol is outside in Gerlach and on the highway.
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Postby sajitaki » Sat May 19, 2012 8:57 pm

If you're walking to the left and are lost, turn right. If you're walking to the right and are lost, turn left.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Bob » Sat May 19, 2012 9:03 pm

An eclipse is best seen on the internet the next day.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby C187 » Sun May 20, 2012 3:48 am

If you ever need a lighter, reach into Bob ^
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby gyre » Fri May 25, 2012 5:54 am

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Postby geekster » Wed May 30, 2012 10:33 pm

Front to back.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby ygmir » Thu May 31, 2012 5:02 am

C187 wrote:If you ever need a lighter, reach into Bob ^

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Postby shroom » Thu May 31, 2012 6:19 am

best thread ever
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