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TR Community scoreboard for August 17, 2012

Sonja Thompson Staff
Here are the TR community stats for the past week:

TR members with the most total posts on the forums
Deadly Ernest - 84
Palmetto_CharlieSpencer - 59
Michael Kassner - 37
Slayer_ - 35
AnsuGisalas - 34

TR members with the most Votes Up in the Discussions forum
Palmetto_CharlieSpencer - 43
access - 60
Deadly Ernest - 48
jonc2011 - 26
gene.edge - 24

TR members with the most Votes Up in the Q&A forum
OH Smeg - 7
wizard57m-cnet and Elteto - 3

Spam busters
Deadly Ernest - 5
Who Am I Really, cmiller5400, and Palmetto_CharlieSpencer - 1
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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    and good morning to you :) you're up and at it early....hope you have a most spantabulous weekend ....and a great weekend to all the good TR folks!

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    OH Smeg

    SWMBO would say something like did you wet the bed and had to get up because it's really early for this to be posted, only 21.00 hours here on the Eastern Seaboard of AU. Of course because I'm NICE I would never say anything like that.

    If I was to dig out my International Clock I could even see what time it was in Louisville but I'm really Lazy and it's buried on my desk. :0

    Regardless I'm not complaining but I would suggest Keep up the good work this makes my Friday Nights almost bearable. :^0

    Though I still was not early enough to be the first one to give you a Up Vote. ]:)

    edited to add Seems that I don't type fast enough either because when I started this there where no posts and just the one Vote Up, when I clicked on Submit this was the third second post and the 3 Vote Up. So do you have a Hot Line to Purple and get her to post as soon as you do to feel Important? :_|

    Col

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    well it was shortly after 8am here in Nova Scotia and I think Louisville runs about an hour behind us, so that would make it around 7am where Soni is at...I think...

    edit to add: Col, believe me, if I had a choice, I wouldn't be up so early either...but Miss Sarah insists :-0 . Also add the fact that my oldest daughter is living with us now and I have to drive her about 15 miles to her job...makes for a sleepy Purple. Oh, and I'm a trained typist, I don't expect the average person to keep up to me . And besides...Soni is important...isn't she? :)

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    Sonja Thompson Staff

    It's difficult keeping Hal 9000 in line

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    hehehehe us girls gotta stick together

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    Deadly Ernest

    just tell if he leaves the line he has to go to the back and the free beer will probably have run out before he gets near the front.

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    I don't drink. I used to have a Competition License well 2 actually both Car and Bike Licenses you get done for DUI while holding either of those let alone both and it's Bankruptcy Court for Bringing The Sport Into Disrepute. Well of course if you are a Big name which I never was you could get away with it as like when Allen Jones got done for DUI while being F1 Champion they didn't even slap his wrists but little people like me would have got thousand of $ in fines and had the licenses suspended for a long time. I couldn't afford for that to happen.

    Of course the down side to all that is when you get stopped by the COPS for a Random Breath Test at 11.00 hours and are asked when you last drank any Alcohol. Saying I had a Glass of Champers at my sisters wedding 18 odd years ago makes the COPS think you are taking the Pi$$. I try to avoid saying things like that and just say I don't drink under normal circumstances.

    Of course if anyone was to offer me some Rocket Fuel that's not Normal Circumstances.

    Besides how can I Grow Old Disgracefully if every one thinks I'm Nice? :^0

    Col [/maniacal laughter]

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    Sonja Thompson Staff

    Not that I particularly LIKE worms.... unless I'm fishing....

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    Have a great weekend everyone! We're expecting cooler weather, and a
    good chance of some rain. Why shucks, I even survived another anniversary
    of my 29th birthday...things are looking up!

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    we're expecting cooler weather too; it's been down right brutal here....it's like they say though, it's not the heat, it's the humidity...and I can't stand humidity...makes me sick . So I'm gonna suck up the nice cooler weather this weekend and relax...I hope. Happy Birthday Wiz, hope you have a most awesome birthday weekend :)

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    Ha!

    JamesRL

    You had rain yesterday, as a friend of mine who was touring through on her motorcycle can attest. I've seen the pictures.

    I'm golfing tomorrow, and it is supposed to be 23 degrees, unlike two weeks ago when it was 32.

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    thank goodness! And now it's gonna be nice and cooler for the next few days, I'm ecstatic ! Where was your friend touring may I ask?

    No golf for me, but my brother will a little miffed at the rain and showers for the next few days. Temps are still a bit high, but at least there shouldn't be as much humidity as there was.

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    JamesRL

    My friend is kinda doing a spontaneous trip. I didn't know she was going to end up in Truro for the night, I don't know that she did either. She is headed to NFLD, but posted something about a big delay in the ferry.

    The downside of the better for the golf is I no longer have the excessive heat as the excuse for a lousy score.

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    hope she had a decent little visit in Truro :) it is pretty here. And hope you have a good golf filled weekend !

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    Darryl~ Moderator

    Something about a failed generator, Marine Atlantic has been having a lot of issues the past few months trying to keep all the ferries going....they reported this problem is going to affect 8000 travellers so it sounds like it will be out of service for a little while.

    As for our weather, they changed it back to the high 20's, high humidity, sunny with showers/thundershowers late in the day for the next few days....I guess Purple will have to keep the AC running for a few more days.

    I hope your friend had a chance to visit a couple of the parks in our area, Truro's a nice little town.

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    JamesRL

    She did do the tidal bore, loved Truro. When she finally did cross, there was no where to stay, but she met someone who invited her to stay with her family.

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    Sonja Thompson Staff

    Please let me know so that I can mark it on my calendar for next year.

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    On the day that my birth certificate, issued by a government agency no less,
    "claims" that I turned 20 years old, I came home from my job at a little grain
    elevator/feed mill ( that's how I worked my way through college, one of my
    jobs!) I entered the door of my folks home, and mom was crying her eyes
    out! "Elvis is dead, Elvis is dead!" Messed up that day for me! Yes, I am
    sort of an Elvis Presley fan...kept the long sideburns for MANY years...
    still have sideburns, but not as long anymore.
    Need more clues?

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    CharlieSpencer

    We demand a notarized copy of your birth certificate. Everyone suspects you were born in Kenya.

    Also, The King is NOT dead. He just tired of the pressure and faked his death to go into hiding. He works graveyard shift at a Dunkin Donuts in Shreveport, LA; no pay, just all the chocolate glazed he wants.

    For those of you who didn't pick up the clues, it was two days before his post.

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    Should I use DOCX, PDF, HTML, ODF, or WPS...RTF might work...
    Not 2 days before...here's another clue...
    I share a birthday with Madonna, although I'm 1 year older. :)

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    I didn't realize you where so old and way past your Best By Date.

    Being born well before the birth of Jesus which started the Roman Calender must make you one of the oldest people on the planet. But I bet you have some great stories about what's happened in what we call History and you call your Life.

    Col

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    I've spent many of those years just observing this old earth,
    looking for any signs of other intelligent species...which is
    what brought me here! One of the few places I found other
    sentient beings! :)

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    CharlieSpencer

    What the heck are you doing up at that hour?

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    Sonja Thompson Staff

    and I posted the scoreboard right after I programmed the front door. I love early mornings... and coffee.... lots of coffee.

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    need more coffee...but I have to wait til i have some bloodwork done in about half an hour...routine stuff for my life ins. policy

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    Now I have got to hear about this, what program are you running on the front door?

    If it's Windows you'll BSOD out all the time and it will be unopenable so that can not be it, if it's IOS you'll only be allowed to let people with Apple Products travel through the door so most people will be denied access and if it's Droid everyone who enters will be Assimilated.

    Incidentally Hal is just making his first post here today I know I'm great but even I have to do something to get the blame for it surely? :^0

    OK so we now come to the real fact of the matter. You've set your Alarm Clock for 0530 Hours and I'm assuming because you're such a Geek Soni that it's one of these Alarm Clocks and you are unable to go back to sleep after it goes off.

    http://www.ebay .com.au/itm/400301746746?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2648
    yep everyone by now knows the drill about removing the space from between ebay and the .com I'm sure.

    Now I fully understand why your Coffee Addiction is so bad. You are still trembling from fear of being Exterminated as you drink your first coffee of the day and are actually spilling more that you drink. Just make sure that you don't destroy the Alarm Clock cus I like getting to read this Friday Night My Time.

    Col ]:)

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    then I get going about 6 am, head for the store where I start
    another pot of coffee, since I have a bunch of early morning
    coffee drinkers that like to spend an hour or so at the store,
    catching up on local happenings, shooting the breeze, and
    enjoying 25 cent coffee!!

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    i want one!!! it would drive my kids nuts 'cause they already hate the fact that I'm a sci-fi nut, dragging home gadgets would really drive 'em

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    It was a E Bay Link I'm sure that they'll post to Canada though I really believe that you'll be able to get one locally.

    I should add that it drives SWMBO crazy and when it goes off with it's Exterminate she tends to clutch the paint on the ceiling and is unable to let go till she fully wakes up. After that she is unable to go back to sleep and I REALLY LIKE MINE.

    With that and the backward clock as well as the Binary Clock that I have here most people think that I'm nuts as they are unable to read any of my clocks. :^0

    Col

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    Deadly Ernest

    clocks, as I know a LOT of people who'd love to fix YOUR clock good and proper, or even clean it.

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    Darryl~ Moderator

    Now she'll never let me rest until I get her one!

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    What would happen if you made her work for the Alarm Clock?

    It may be in your best interests to see what she'll offer you for a small reward.

    I just say to SWMBO whenever she say's she likes something what's in it for me? Works every time. :0

    Col

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    CharlieSpencer

    Sorry, I just don't get it.

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    as he popped the top on another Dr. Pepper...

    He had a 12-a-day habit. I'd rather have the coffee: fewer calories.

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    Deadly Ernest

    you're awake while the Indian sub-continent spammers are busy. I'm sure that's what got me the title this week.

    Thanks for the report Sonja.

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    If you keep busting Spam they'll make you a Moderator. :^0

    After all how do you think that happened to me? No sane person would willingly give me a Delete Button and expect me to be responsible.

    Have you noticed that Jason has not been posting since that happened? I promised to delete every post of his that I could and guess what? [maniacal laughter]

    Col ]:)

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    and good morning to you :) you're up and at it early....hope you have a most spantabulous weekend ....and a great weekend to all the good TR folks!

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    OH Smeg

    SWMBO would say something like did you wet the bed and had to get up because it's really early for this to be posted, only 21.00 hours here on the Eastern Seaboard of AU. Of course because I'm NICE I would never say anything like that.

    If I was to dig out my International Clock I could even see what time it was in Louisville but I'm really Lazy and it's buried on my desk. :0

    Regardless I'm not complaining but I would suggest Keep up the good work this makes my Friday Nights almost bearable. :^0

    Though I still was not early enough to be the first one to give you a Up Vote. ]:)

    edited to add Seems that I don't type fast enough either because when I started this there where no posts and just the one Vote Up, when I clicked on Submit this was the third second post and the 3 Vote Up. So do you have a Hot Line to Purple and get her to post as soon as you do to feel Important? :_|

    Col

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    well it was shortly after 8am here in Nova Scotia and I think Louisville runs about an hour behind us, so that would make it around 7am where Soni is at...I think...

    edit to add: Col, believe me, if I had a choice, I wouldn't be up so early either...but Miss Sarah insists :-0 . Also add the fact that my oldest daughter is living with us now and I have to drive her about 15 miles to her job...makes for a sleepy Purple. Oh, and I'm a trained typist, I don't expect the average person to keep up to me . And besides...Soni is important...isn't she? :)

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    Sonja Thompson Staff

    It's difficult keeping Hal 9000 in line

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    hehehehe us girls gotta stick together

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    Deadly Ernest

    just tell if he leaves the line he has to go to the back and the free beer will probably have run out before he gets near the front.

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    I don't drink. I used to have a Competition License well 2 actually both Car and Bike Licenses you get done for DUI while holding either of those let alone both and it's Bankruptcy Court for Bringing The Sport Into Disrepute. Well of course if you are a Big name which I never was you could get away with it as like when Allen Jones got done for DUI while being F1 Champion they didn't even slap his wrists but little people like me would have got thousand of $ in fines and had the licenses suspended for a long time. I couldn't afford for that to happen.

    Of course the down side to all that is when you get stopped by the COPS for a Random Breath Test at 11.00 hours and are asked when you last drank any Alcohol. Saying I had a Glass of Champers at my sisters wedding 18 odd years ago makes the COPS think you are taking the Pi$$. I try to avoid saying things like that and just say I don't drink under normal circumstances.

    Of course if anyone was to offer me some Rocket Fuel that's not Normal Circumstances.

    Besides how can I Grow Old Disgracefully if every one thinks I'm Nice? :^0

    Col [/maniacal laughter]

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    Sonja Thompson Staff

    Not that I particularly LIKE worms.... unless I'm fishing....

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    Have a great weekend everyone! We're expecting cooler weather, and a
    good chance of some rain. Why shucks, I even survived another anniversary
    of my 29th birthday...things are looking up!

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    we're expecting cooler weather too; it's been down right brutal here....it's like they say though, it's not the heat, it's the humidity...and I can't stand humidity...makes me sick . So I'm gonna suck up the nice cooler weather this weekend and relax...I hope. Happy Birthday Wiz, hope you have a most awesome birthday weekend :)

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    Ha!

    JamesRL

    You had rain yesterday, as a friend of mine who was touring through on her motorcycle can attest. I've seen the pictures.

    I'm golfing tomorrow, and it is supposed to be 23 degrees, unlike two weeks ago when it was 32.

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    thank goodness! And now it's gonna be nice and cooler for the next few days, I'm ecstatic ! Where was your friend touring may I ask?

    No golf for me, but my brother will a little miffed at the rain and showers for the next few days. Temps are still a bit high, but at least there shouldn't be as much humidity as there was.

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    JamesRL

    My friend is kinda doing a spontaneous trip. I didn't know she was going to end up in Truro for the night, I don't know that she did either. She is headed to NFLD, but posted something about a big delay in the ferry.

    The downside of the better for the golf is I no longer have the excessive heat as the excuse for a lousy score.

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    hope she had a decent little visit in Truro :) it is pretty here. And hope you have a good golf filled weekend !

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    Darryl~ Moderator

    Something about a failed generator, Marine Atlantic has been having a lot of issues the past few months trying to keep all the ferries going....they reported this problem is going to affect 8000 travellers so it sounds like it will be out of service for a little while.

    As for our weather, they changed it back to the high 20's, high humidity, sunny with showers/thundershowers late in the day for the next few days....I guess Purple will have to keep the AC running for a few more days.

    I hope your friend had a chance to visit a couple of the parks in our area, Truro's a nice little town.

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    JamesRL

    She did do the tidal bore, loved Truro. When she finally did cross, there was no where to stay, but she met someone who invited her to stay with her family.

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    Sonja Thompson Staff

    Please let me know so that I can mark it on my calendar for next year.

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    On the day that my birth certificate, issued by a government agency no less,
    "claims" that I turned 20 years old, I came home from my job at a little grain
    elevator/feed mill ( that's how I worked my way through college, one of my
    jobs!) I entered the door of my folks home, and mom was crying her eyes
    out! "Elvis is dead, Elvis is dead!" Messed up that day for me! Yes, I am
    sort of an Elvis Presley fan...kept the long sideburns for MANY years...
    still have sideburns, but not as long anymore.
    Need more clues?

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    CharlieSpencer

    We demand a notarized copy of your birth certificate. Everyone suspects you were born in Kenya.

    Also, The King is NOT dead. He just tired of the pressure and faked his death to go into hiding. He works graveyard shift at a Dunkin Donuts in Shreveport, LA; no pay, just all the chocolate glazed he wants.

    For those of you who didn't pick up the clues, it was two days before his post.

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    Should I use DOCX, PDF, HTML, ODF, or WPS...RTF might work...
    Not 2 days before...here's another clue...
    I share a birthday with Madonna, although I'm 1 year older. :)

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    I didn't realize you where so old and way past your Best By Date.

    Being born well before the birth of Jesus which started the Roman Calender must make you one of the oldest people on the planet. But I bet you have some great stories about what's happened in what we call History and you call your Life.

    Col

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    I've spent many of those years just observing this old earth,
    looking for any signs of other intelligent species...which is
    what brought me here! One of the few places I found other
    sentient beings! :)

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    CharlieSpencer

    What the heck are you doing up at that hour?

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    Sonja Thompson Staff

    and I posted the scoreboard right after I programmed the front door. I love early mornings... and coffee.... lots of coffee.

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    need more coffee...but I have to wait til i have some bloodwork done in about half an hour...routine stuff for my life ins. policy

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    Now I have got to hear about this, what program are you running on the front door?

    If it's Windows you'll BSOD out all the time and it will be unopenable so that can not be it, if it's IOS you'll only be allowed to let people with Apple Products travel through the door so most people will be denied access and if it's Droid everyone who enters will be Assimilated.

    Incidentally Hal is just making his first post here today I know I'm great but even I have to do something to get the blame for it surely? :^0

    OK so we now come to the real fact of the matter. You've set your Alarm Clock for 0530 Hours and I'm assuming because you're such a Geek Soni that it's one of these Alarm Clocks and you are unable to go back to sleep after it goes off.

    http://www.ebay .com.au/itm/400301746746?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2648
    yep everyone by now knows the drill about removing the space from between ebay and the .com I'm sure.

    Now I fully understand why your Coffee Addiction is so bad. You are still trembling from fear of being Exterminated as you drink your first coffee of the day and are actually spilling more that you drink. Just make sure that you don't destroy the Alarm Clock cus I like getting to read this Friday Night My Time.

    Col ]:)

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    then I get going about 6 am, head for the store where I start
    another pot of coffee, since I have a bunch of early morning
    coffee drinkers that like to spend an hour or so at the store,
    catching up on local happenings, shooting the breeze, and
    enjoying 25 cent coffee!!

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    i want one!!! it would drive my kids nuts 'cause they already hate the fact that I'm a sci-fi nut, dragging home gadgets would really drive 'em

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    It was a E Bay Link I'm sure that they'll post to Canada though I really believe that you'll be able to get one locally.

    I should add that it drives SWMBO crazy and when it goes off with it's Exterminate she tends to clutch the paint on the ceiling and is unable to let go till she fully wakes up. After that she is unable to go back to sleep and I REALLY LIKE MINE.

    With that and the backward clock as well as the Binary Clock that I have here most people think that I'm nuts as they are unable to read any of my clocks. :^0

    Col

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    Deadly Ernest

    clocks, as I know a LOT of people who'd love to fix YOUR clock good and proper, or even clean it.

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    Darryl~ Moderator

    Now she'll never let me rest until I get her one!

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    What would happen if you made her work for the Alarm Clock?

    It may be in your best interests to see what she'll offer you for a small reward.

    I just say to SWMBO whenever she say's she likes something what's in it for me? Works every time. :0

    Col

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    CharlieSpencer

    Sorry, I just don't get it.

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    as he popped the top on another Dr. Pepper...

    He had a 12-a-day habit. I'd rather have the coffee: fewer calories.

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    Deadly Ernest

    you're awake while the Indian sub-continent spammers are busy. I'm sure that's what got me the title this week.

    Thanks for the report Sonja.

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    If you keep busting Spam they'll make you a Moderator. :^0

    After all how do you think that happened to me? No sane person would willingly give me a Delete Button and expect me to be responsible.

    Have you noticed that Jason has not been posting since that happened? I promised to delete every post of his that I could and guess what? [maniacal laughter]

    Col ]:)