Life's great mysteries (things that make NO sense)

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338 people in the US died preventable [or mostly preventable] deaths from Covid yesterday.
 
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338 people in the US died preventable deaths from Covid yesterday.
But apparently that makes perfectly good sense to the tens of millions of anti-vaxers in the US. As Ron White says, "you can't fix stupid"

On the other hand:
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But apparently that makes perfectly good sense to the tens of millions of anti-vaxers in the US. As Ron White says, "you can't fix stupid"

On the other hand:
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For the last 5+ years I've felt like Dorothy: "Toto, ... we're not in Kansas anymore"
 
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Today in life's great mysteries:

Am I just a fool with a ground loop, or does the vacuum field oscillate at 60Hz? :oldconfused:
 
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Today in life's great mysteries:

Am I just a fool with a ground loop, or does the vacuum field oscillate at 60Hz? :oldconfused:
SO ... you think that in the entire universe for all time the vacuum field is set to what in very recent times we humans decided to use as the frequency for our AC power? Sure. Just go with that. :rolleyes:
 
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or does the vacuum field oscillate at 60Hz? :oldconfused:
Now THAT would be funny!!!
 
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If they have cheesed me off, I mail the reply envelope back, empty.

When I was a grad student, a bank literally littered thousands of credit cars apps on the campus. Some other students and I picked them all up, and mailed all the BRMs back to them. It must have cost them thousands.
Abbie Hoffman in his '71 book "Steal This Book" advocated attaching any BRM envelope or card to a brick or whatever heavy thing and mailing that to inflict punitive mailing costs.
 
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SO ... you think that in the entire universe for all time the vacuum field is set to what in very recent times we humans decided to use as the frequency for our AC power? Sure. Just go with that.
This reminds me of a quote. Some atomic physicist said the rubidium atom was "God's gift to atomic physics" because there's a major transition at 780nm, and 780nm diode lasers are widely available because they were used to read CD's. Hmmmm...
 
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The potentillas in the "hedge" were bought from a nursery. The one in the foreground just grew there.
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I'll open with this: Touch screens in cars.

Who decided that this was a good idea? Particularly when the touch screen also controls the radio?
Come on, nowadays even the panels in spaceships have touchscreens.
 
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Come on, nowadays even the panels in spaceships have touchscreens.
How often does the spaceship in front of you slam on its brakes all of a sudden?
 
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How often does the spaceship in front of you slam on its breaks all of a sudden?
You have to watch the ones with the warning on the bumper: Caution! Student Astronaut.
 
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Touch screens in cars.

Come on, nowadays even the panels in spaceships have touchscreens.

How often does the spaceship in front of you slam on its breaks all of a sudden?
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Slightly strange wording but...Perfect!
 
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Slightly strange wording but...Perfect!
Fixed. Thanks. When typing on my computer, autocomplete is my worse enema.
 
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Fixed. Thanks.
Spoil sport!
 
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This is an open discussion for people to voice their thoughts on things which just make no sense to them. And for others to possibly elucidate for them to help them understand.

Why is wood filler sold in tubs whose tops don't seal well?
 
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Why is wood filler sold in tubs whose tops don't seal well?
They used to be, but they had complaints from people who had trouble opening or re-closing them. :biggrin:
 
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How often does the spaceship in front of you slam on its brakes all of a sudden?
I see someone has been watching Spaceballs:

 
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Every time I hear someone in a movie or TV program refer to time-space I have to cringe. Who did that?!?!

It is space-time not time-space

Time-Space is a time share in Florida.
 
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Every time I hear someone in a movie or TV program refer to time-space I have to cringe. Who did that?!?!

It is space-time not time-space
Reported for being spacist.

"In a spacist society, it is not enough to be non-spacist. We must be pro-timeist."
 
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