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sonnethaiku
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Post by sonnethaiku » December 8th, 2012, 6:11 am

Peruse

It used to mean to read thoroughly and carefully, but then it started being used sarcastically ("Sure, I perused my textbook for class!") which eventually led to folks using the sarcastic definition earnestly, and now it has both meanings, which makes it very difficult to use well.
~ Chessie Joy

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Post by Rapunzelina » December 18th, 2012, 9:22 am

An artist, some of whose projects represent carvings on books: http://www.guylaramee.com/

carolb
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Post by carolb » December 18th, 2012, 11:34 pm

Wow! Fascinating art, and thought provoking commentaries.

Thank you

Carol

Mike001
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Post by Mike001 » March 6th, 2013, 10:33 am

The video of the cat paddling around in a lifejacket is amusing, but the accompanying commentary, as the journalist fails to control a fit of the giggles, is even funnier:

http://metro.co.uk/2013/03/05/news-presenter-loses-it-during-segment-on-fat-cat-3527619/

Michael

carolb
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Post by carolb » March 6th, 2013, 10:44 am

Image

Carol

Mike001
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Post by Mike001 » March 6th, 2013, 11:05 am

Hasn't it been said that one of the main activities on the Net is exchanging amusing cat pictures and videos?


I also got sent this one of a cat slapping a crocodile on the snout:

http://jezebel.com/5986536/gritty-street-cat-fights-off-a-crocodile-manages-to-maintain-adorability

TriciaG
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Post by TriciaG » March 6th, 2013, 11:13 am

Merged the cat thread in with the "Der Spam" thread, as this is a great thread in which to share those random links found in the wide world of the Internet. ;)
Christmas Lore: LINK
Proofs the Earth Isn't a Globe: LINK
Mystery stories: The Master of Mysteries

Mike001
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Post by Mike001 » March 6th, 2013, 12:23 pm

TriciaG wrote:... the cat thread ...
The cat thread. ROTFL

carolb
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Post by carolb » March 7th, 2013, 12:45 am

One of my daughters has just passed her driving test so I felt she needed to hear this :wink:
Driving Instructor

Carol

enko

Post by enko » April 5th, 2013, 11:15 am

A government, company, etc can know all the things that you do on the internet. To prevent that use Tor :
https://www.torproject.org/

Tor is a free program. Many people know that in places like China, Iran, etc there are systems of internet censorship and surveillance, but what most people don't know is that in freer countries such as the USA, UK, France, etc internet censorship and surveillance also exist. People in China use Tor to avoid internet censorship and surveillance. It is also being increasingly used in the USA.

Tor is very easy to install. You can install it on your computer or install it on a USB flash drive that you can carry and use everywhere.

It works on Windows, Mac and even mobiles like Android and iOS.

[Merged into the Spam Heap thread. TriciaG]

catrose
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Post by catrose » April 5th, 2013, 11:29 am

If my government are spying on my computer, I trust that it is for a good reason. Quite frankly, I'd rather sleep easily in the knowledge that they're keeping me safe than download something when I have nothing to hide :D
Cat
charlotteduckett.com

A Level exams from 4th May to 30th June. I am around, just not as often. If I forget or miss anything, drop me a PM and I'll be on it like a wasp on honey!

enko

Post by enko » April 5th, 2013, 11:42 am

[Merged into the Spam Heap thread. TriciaG]
TriciaG I don't think my thread should be in the Spam Heap, else I would have put it there myself. Should I change something so that it returns to the Off-Topic section again. Feel free to PM me if you want.

Hazel Pethig
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Post by Hazel Pethig » April 5th, 2013, 4:41 pm

This definitely belongs here in der spam heap. A live webcam of real cute kittens in Langley BC SPCA
http://www.ustream.tv/tinykittens
They are soooooo cute! I wish I could have a kitty :(
-Hazel
[size=150][i][color=cyan]Eat.[/color] [color=blue]Sleep.[/color] [color=darkblue]Read.[/color] [color=indigo]Repeat.[/color][/i][/size]

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Post by Hazel Pethig » April 10th, 2013, 1:31 pm

These are kittens at a cat rescue place in Langley BC. They are so cute they will melt anyone's heart!
http://www.ustream.tv/tinykittens
This is the only way I can satisfy my craving to have my own cat. :cry:
-Hazel

Oops, I realized after I put this up it should have gone into the spam folder. Could a mod move it for me please? Sorry for the trouble.
[size=150][i][color=cyan]Eat.[/color] [color=blue]Sleep.[/color] [color=darkblue]Read.[/color] [color=indigo]Repeat.[/color][/i][/size]

TriciaG
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Post by TriciaG » April 10th, 2013, 1:38 pm

Yep, I'll move it. 8-)
Christmas Lore: LINK
Proofs the Earth Isn't a Globe: LINK
Mystery stories: The Master of Mysteries

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