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  1. Jan 31, 2008 #1
    We've decided to try out having a weekly chat day again.

    The chat will be available to all members at
    https://www.physicsforums.com/chat/index.html

    You're browser will need Flash enabled, download it here: http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash

    A link on the homepage to the chat room will be displayed on the chat day. There will be a general chat room and science chat room.

    The first chat will be open Sunday Feb 3rd between the hours 10am-4pm central time.
     
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  3. Jan 31, 2008 #2
    Good, something better to do than watch pregame Superbowl crap all day. I just can't understand how someone can stay fixed to a couch for that long watching people debate about what normally is a pretty boring game.
     
  4. Jan 31, 2008 #3

    Evo

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    Who's bringing the snacks?
     
  5. Jan 31, 2008 #4

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    Here you go! There are dill pickles and bread-and-butter pickles if you don't like hot salsa and REAL hot chili relishes. Somebody's got to come up with cheese, fish, meat, crackers, etc.

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  6. Jan 31, 2008 #5
    Would any of that be corn relish? It looks very similar to what you have pictured there.
     
  7. Jan 31, 2008 #6

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    Nope! Those little jars with the light bits in them are packed with hot chili peppers and garlic, pickled in my vinegar, water, salt, and brown sugar mix, with chopped fresh dill florets. The chili relishes that are primarily habanero chiles (as opposed to super-chilies and jalapeno) pack incredible heat. 1/2 tsp of that on a hot dog with some mustard doesn't taste too hot, but your scalp will be all sweaty by the time you're finished.

    It starts out like this:
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  8. Jan 31, 2008 #7

    jim mcnamara

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    Did you grow those peppers in Maine? Ours all need about 100+ days to mature. Those must be short time to maturity, like 65 days.
     
  9. Jan 31, 2008 #8

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    Is this a live chat like msn or yahoo messenger?
     
  10. Jan 31, 2008 #9

    Evo

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    Yes, I believe so.
     
  11. Jan 31, 2008 #10

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    Yep, I grew them in my garden. Since our season is so short, I buy flats of small seedlings from a local greenhouse and get them into the ground as soon as the danger of frost has passed. If I can get them transplanted by memorial day, they have all of June, July, and August, and part of September to mature. Since our days are not really hot, many fail to mature, so I process them green. The green ones are plenty hot and are a little tangier in flavor (not so sweet).
     
  12. Jan 31, 2008 #11

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    Can a slow typer get by in a chat room???
     
  13. Jan 31, 2008 #12

    Evo

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    You'll be left in the dust.

    But I'll be there with you, I'm not a fast typer.
     
  14. Jan 31, 2008 #13
    Depends how many ppl show up. If there is some maddness we'll just open up more rooms.
     
  15. Jan 31, 2008 #14

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    I have a version 9, of Dragon Naturally Speaking, i just set it up so don't know if it will work for me. Does anyone have experience with this program?
     
  16. Jan 31, 2008 #15

    Evo

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    I've received e-mail from a person that uses it and it was noticebly odd. The syntax was off, it looked like English was his second language.
     
  17. Jan 31, 2008 #16

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    While that's not good, it's likely that no one will be able to tell the difference in how i come across now.:blushing:
     
  18. Jan 31, 2008 #17

    Evo

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    Well, then that's good. :smile:
     
  19. Jan 31, 2008 #18

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    Little story: When I was building and maintaining a network for a commercial real-estate appraisal firm, the owner of the company (who did not type) asked me to sit in on a salesperson's demo of Dragon. She was a nice lady, and she brought in a computer and plugged in a microphone. She said (casually) "I'll just read from our promotional brochure so you can see how it works." and sure enough, the software managed a 90+ % accuracy level. The owner was pretty impressed until I handed her a standard appraisal proposal letter and asked her to read it. I thought she was going to leave in tears. The accuracy plummeted (to about 40%, IIR), and she constantly had to leave "dictate" mode and enter "edit" mode to fix all the typos, homonyms, mispronounced words, etc. I expect the program is better now, but given the vagaries of pronunciation, accents, colloquialisms etc, she must have trained that program very thoroughly with that sales brochure to get 90+%. Since commercial appraisers are constantly working with specialty business, manufacturing facilities, etc, they have to use words that are not always commonly in the vocabulary of the common person. I got a nice little bonus from the owner from that session. Dragon was VERY expensive then, with heavy hardware requirements.
     
  20. Jan 31, 2008 #19

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    Thanks turbo-1

    I'll think about that before i spend a lot of time, or get my hopes up.
    Might be better to just learn to type:uhh:
     
  21. Jan 31, 2008 #20
    Why is it not 24/7? And why can't we start now?

    Just a few questions, I'm sure there is a reason.
     
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