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28 May 2015
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I think we learn something new everyday and (as the title says) this is where we can reflect on what we have learned over the course of the day. Some of ASJ's enlightenments:

 

The phrase "Be There or Be Squared" means you'll be squared because you won't be around :O

A pancake is called this because it is a cake mixture but instead of being cooked in an oven, its cooked in a pan!

 

Feel free to add more Biblerinos!

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Interesting topic idea, ASJ. I'll be sure to make a note of this thread for those 'piph'ny moments. 

Today I learned that one can only tweak one's avatar so much in one day before one begins to go slightly batty. Or maybe the many avatar tweaks were due to battiness to begin with... ahdn_paul_01

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Today I learned that in my superpowers forums survey, Flight, shapeshifting and teleportation are the most common power that people want.

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28 May 2015
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Annadog40 said
Today I learned that in my superpowers forums survey, Flight, shapeshifting and teleportation are the most common power that people want.

I would like to stop time at will.

 

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28 May 2015
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AppleScruffJunior said

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Today I learned that in my superpowers forums survey, Flight, shapeshifting and teleportation are the most common power that people want.

I would like to stop time at will.

Stop time is in 5th place so far and tied with, immortality, telekinesis and invisibility.

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28 May 2015
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I didn't learn this today, but it's interesting nonetheless.

The word "hell" comes from the Old English word "hel," which means "a hiding place" such as a hole in the ground.

Our concept of hell does not come from The Bible, but was borrowed from the Zoroastrian religion by the Christian fathers.

The word hell does not appear in The Bible. The English translators put the word "hell" in place of the words Sheol, Tartarus, Gehenna, and Hades.

Sheol was the Jewish underworld that all souls went to regardless of whether they were good or bad.

Tartarus was a place where Angels went after they were judged.

Hades is the Greek equivalent of Sheol.

Gehenna (the word most translated as hell in The Bible) is the place name for the garbage dump outside Jerusalem. The "fires of hell" are actually the "fires of Gehenna." This is because there was always a fire in Gehenna to burn the trash and the bodies of criminals who were thrown there after being executed.

The Church taught that all people would be saved for the first 500 years of its existence.

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28 May 2015
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Immortality would be awful seeing all of your loved ones die (like this old legend) and you'd eventually see the sun die and all of civilisation would perish bar you of course because you'd be immortal so you'd be left alone in whatever place remained for ever...

Telekinesis and invisibility would be cool though.

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28 May 2015
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I read that some financial planners say you should have 8 times your ending salary saved up for your retirement. So I did some math. Uggg. My work computer is doing some update thing, and the people who have already had theirs do this update say it takes about 1.5 hours so I have some time to think about stuff.

Let's say I don't get a pay raise/rise before I am eligible to retire from my current job which is in 9 years. I would need to be putting away more than I actually make each month to make it to that goal. I'm putting away more than the 10-15% they recommend. It will just have to do. However, with my personal savings and my state retirement benefits added together, I should be ok. Hopefully those two can carry me through until I reach my full Social Security age which is 67.

I may retire from here when I am eligible to and start on a new career path, or I may continue working here. Who knows?

Think I go clean my window sill now. Computer isn't through yet.blue-meanie

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Life is too damn complicated. 

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

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28 May 2015
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Life is too damn complicated. 

That is a real lesson to learn. I all wish we had a Brian who could keep us safe and oblivious in a happy bubble...forever.

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Life is like that old joke from Annie Hall about the two ladies eating at a restaurant. The first one says "Boy, the food at this place is really terrible," and the second one says "Yeah I know, and such small portions!"

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I was safe and in a bubble. Damn thing burst.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

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meanmistermustard said
I was safe and in a bubble. Damn thing burst.

How did eat and drink while trapped in a bubble?

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A technique was developed where they were able to shove in food and drink without the bubble bursting (taken from the needle trick). Quite something seeing a bacon sandwich come thru - and far more edible than a needle.

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One of today's piph'nies can be found here, and the other is that I realised where @A Serviceable Villain's username comes from: the very end of I Am The Walrus, where the Shakespearean fellows are chatting over the wireless. 

I have more piph'nies on days I listen to three or four Beatles albums. 

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Not only is Google Translate bad at translating English-Irish (it's quite funny what they come up with it!). Here's a paragraph I wrote (in French) about obesity and here's what GT translated it to in English 🙂

 

Obesity is defined as an abnormal accumulation of excessive fat or which may affect health. Experts Ireland will be the fat parts of Europe in 2030. One in three Irish children are overweight. In my view, I think it's a shame. And why are these overweight children? Because-as their parents give them drinks that are full of sugar, they eat every day sweets and of course they regularly consume fast food. But what are the consequences for the health of obesity in childhood? Then there are cardiovascular disease, some cancers (endometrial, breast and colon) and resistance to insulin. Yes, it's a joke that we do not give food to our children healthy.

 

That's beautiful, poetic even...

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Yes, it's a joke that we do not give food to our children healthy.

 

That's beautiful, poetic even...

Best part. We should start giving food to our children and not let them starve to the point of obesity!

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Annadog40 said

AppleScruffJunior said
Yes, it's a joke that we do not give food to our children healthy.

 

That's beautiful, poetic even...

Best part. We should start giving food to our children and not let them starve to the point of obesity!

I agree, I think it's where we are going wrong in the world...

Fight obesity, feed your children!

 

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I learnt that trying to balance a box of recycling with one hand when trying to open the bin is not a good idea. Yeah who knew.

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Life is too damn complicated. 

Yes its true, because life wants us to learn more about the future

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