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biggie528
biggie528
Lucky Stiff

Aug-23-2006 22:01

I have created a sleuth miracle!

IT IS THE UNHIJACKABLE THREAD!

Go ahead and try, but this thread is about anything and nothing, all at the the same time!

This is the place where Al can talk about world domination, Crunch can worship David Hasselhoff, SS can try and find even more complicated questions for his pub quizzes, Nikkie can advertise for Tim Tams, cfm can troll for more Sharpie victims, JR can beg for the chance to win Bobo back, and bedazzling can be a way of life!

So go off, rant and rave, talk about anything, i don't care, I just wanted to see my avatar on the page (when its actually me anyways)

So go ahead, I dare you all to try and hijack me :)

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nicnic
nicnic
Battered Shoe

Sep-21-2008 23:17

OMG. Tim Tams!!!!!! I actually have something to add to the Sleuth community, which is rare. Currently work for Campbell Soup (who many of you may not know own Arnott's in AUS who own Tim Tams) and I have access to a never-ending supply of Tim Tams (due to the project I am on recently expanding to Australia). Anyone who wants a case, let me know and I will send it to you :-)

BTW... I tried one for the first time last week. They are prety damn good.

ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

Oct-3-2008 09:20

Time for some halloween fun, here are some rather intricate pumpkin carvings:

http://studenthacks.org/2007/10/28/pumpkin-carving-designs/

Jesse Hunter
Jesse Hunter
Santa's Little Helper

Oct-6-2008 19:43

@annika:

That's WORLDS different from the I.T. call center my friends worked at. They'd ask someone to hold while they "checked their connection from our end" and would actually go to lunch- often with their shift manager. Other than failing a drug test it was almost impossible to get fired there.

ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

Oct-9-2008 08:28

If you had purchased $1,000.00 of Delta Air Lines stock one year ago you would have $49.00 left.

With Enron, you would have had $16.50 left of the original $1,000.00.

With WorldCom, you would have had less than $5.00 left.

But, if you had purchased $1,000.00 worth of beer one year ago, drank all of the beer, then turned in the cans for the aluminum recycling REFUND, you would have $214.00 cash.

Based on the above, the best current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle. It's called the 401-Keg

A recent study found the average American walks about 900 miles a year. Another study found Americans drink, on the average, 22 gallons of alcohol a year. That means, on average, Americans get about 41 miles to the gallon.

Makes You Proud To Be An American!

Paranoid_Android
Paranoid_Android
Story Teller

Oct-9-2008 16:46

This amused me from my news feed:

A public servant (in Australia) was finally busted faking illness to avoid work after telling his boss he was suffering from lung cancer.

Apparently he had been faking medical certificates for years.

But he went too far when he produced a letter, reportedly from the head of the oncology unit at Canberra Hospital, stating he needed surgery for lung cancer.

It was just a pity that his boss cared enough to go to the hospital to visit him. Ba-bow!

Ironically the guy worked for the DEWR - The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations :s

David Adams
David Adams
Red-Nosed

Oct-10-2008 14:03

Hi all -- was just reading the entries for the latest contest.

According to what I've learned in the past, computers weren't invented until the 1940's and until the end of the Second World War, there were only five machines that could be called proper computers and each one took up the space of a City Hall floor. All were used for military purposes. In any case, my hat's off to all those who put in an entry. And for those unfortunate computer reinventors, read on...

A story I was told (forgive my paraphrasing) was that one of the computers operating in the late 1940's was located in a large building, but unfortunately, the machine often overheated. Because of this, the operators opened every window they could find. One day a moth (one of the big hairy ones) flew in a window, landed on a vacuum tube, and shorted out several sections of vacuum tubes, and the whole computer went down. Tracing the problem took several days and much frustration. When the offending insect was located, a programmer remarked, "We've got a bug in the computer." Thus the term "computer bug" was created!!!

Have fun all.
The Other, Aka, (Not Breit), Breit ;-)

nicnic
nicnic
Battered Shoe

Oct-19-2008 19:49

So I was just wondering.... why can't you sort entries in google by most recent post? Sometimes I'm looking for specific events that happened today and pull up a whole bunch of crap because you can't sort. I'll see something and be like "Oh there it is." and end up opening an article from 2006.

hmmmm.....

Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel
Safety Officer

Oct-19-2008 21:15

erm well if you used the Advanced Search feature you can search within 24 hours. That might help :)

nicnic
nicnic
Battered Shoe

Oct-19-2008 21:47

Advanced Search? What in the &%$%&??? Are you kidding me? So it took 10 years and me humiliating myself on a public message board to find google's "Advanced Search"?

ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

Oct-20-2008 06:46

Don't worry nic, it's not all it's cracked up to be. I knew about advanced search so now I can humiliate myself in 10 minutes! ;-)

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