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Re: Mistake of the Day

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Post by BostonCharlie » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:01 am

24-hour day/night ring superimposed on a 12 hour dial.

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Re: Mistake of the Day

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Post by BostonCharlie » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:19 pm

I made dinner tonight, and I tried timing the dishes with a digital watch instead of an analog -- what a PITA. (But no worries: the dinner turned out well.)
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Post by BostonCharlie » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:02 am

So many zeros -- my head wants to make them into 10, 20, 40, 60 (90?), 80. A 00 at the top would have been fitting.

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Post by BostonCharlie » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:01 am

Tesla's cybertruck is puzzling. In today's WSJ a reporter described it as: "the love child of a DeLorean ... and a Pontiac Aztek," which made me lol. (Confession: I liked the Aztek, tho I was never inside one).

Apparently the failed window demo was not scripted. Thinking it was scripted, my theory was that the whole thing was a spoof. It would have been perfect if Schwarzenegger stepped out of the truck, cursing at them for messing with his ride.

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Post by peskydonut » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:34 am

BostonCharlie wrote:Tesla's cybertruck is puzzling. In today's WSJ a reporter described it as: "the love child of a DeLorean ... and a Pontiac Aztek," which made me lol. (Confession: I liked the Aztek, tho I was never inside one).

Apparently the failed window demo was not scripted. Thinking it was scripted, my theory was that the whole thing was a spoof. It would have been perfect if Schwarzenegger stepped out of the truck, cursing at them for messing with his ride.

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I think the Cybertruck is awesome, not necessarily because I like the esthetic (which I do), but because of the sheer gall of it. Makes me think of when the iPhone came out and suddenly all the pedestrian phones became "dumb phones" overnight.
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Re: Mistake of the Day

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Post by tommy_boy » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:47 am

BostonCharlie wrote:
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So many zeros -- my head wants to make them into 10, 20, 40, 60 (90?), 80. A 00 at the top would have been fitting.

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At least they didn't go with 010. ;)
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Post by ManOnTime » Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:18 pm

peskydonut wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:34 am
BostonCharlie wrote:Tesla's cybertruck is puzzling. In today's WSJ a reporter described it as: "the love child of a DeLorean ... and a Pontiac Aztek," which made me lol. (Confession: I liked the Aztek, tho I was never inside one).

Apparently the failed window demo was not scripted. Thinking it was scripted, my theory was that the whole thing was a spoof. It would have been perfect if Schwarzenegger stepped out of the truck, cursing at them for messing with his ride.

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I think the Cybertruck is awesome, not necessarily because I like the esthetic (which I do), but because of the sheer gall of it. Makes me think of when the iPhone came out and suddenly all the pedestrian phones became "dumb phones" overnight.

I'm with you. If I had the means I'd put a deposit down on one.
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Not sure who would call these NOS. Maybe they noticed higher prices when they saw that term in the titles and just don’t know what it means.
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Post by peskydonut » Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:22 am

Sporkboy wrote:
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Not sure who would call these NOS. Maybe they noticed higher prices when they saw that term in the titles and just don’t know what it means.
I've been feeling like "NOS" has lost its meaning, similar to the word "literally". (Now get off my lawn!)
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Post by yinzburgher » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:47 am

peskydonut wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:22 am
I've been feeling like "NOS" has lost its meaning, similar to the word "literally". (Now get off my lawn!)
Obviously you've noticed this as well PD. Help me understand this!
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Re: Mistake of the Day

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Post by peskydonut » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:37 am

yinzburgher wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:47 am
peskydonut wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:22 am
I've been feeling like "NOS" has lost its meaning, similar to the word "literally". (Now get off my lawn!)
Obviously you've noticed this as well PD. Help me understand this!
Apparently it's been (mis)used this way for literally over a hundred years. Who knew!
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Re: Mistake of the Day

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Post by The Sultan of SoWhat » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:22 pm

A friend of mind sent me a photograph. I noticed the size of his watch on his not-small wrist.

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Re: Mistake of the Day

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Post by peskydonut » Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:06 am

The Sultan of SoWhat wrote:
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A friend of mind sent me a photograph. I noticed the size of his watch on his not-small wrist.


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I can sympathize with your friend.
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Post by ManOnTime » Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:40 am

peskydonut wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:06 am
The Sultan of SoWhat wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:22 pm
A friend of mind sent me a photograph. I noticed the size of his watch on his not-small wrist.


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I can sympathize with your friend.

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That's me when I wear anything less than 38mm.
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Re: Mistake of the Day

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Post by MAAHHH THE FRENCH! » Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:26 am

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