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Old 09-27-2016, 02:06 PM   #11
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Would you feel silly riding one of these at the airport?






Introducing the ridealong suitcase - for adults
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Old 09-27-2016, 02:23 PM   #12
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Yup. I have a three wheeler scooter that I terrorize the neighborhood with. Imagine what I could do at the airport with more people available to hit. And for women who are silly enough to wear heals to the airport, imagine trying to walk from gate to gate.
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Old 09-27-2016, 02:26 PM   #13
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I come from a long line of women who live to 80- 100 years, yeah you fatter you are you longer you live in this family. Lady on 135 kilos lived to 102, the skinny ladies goes around 85.
To quote my grand aunt at age 90.

"I have forgot something, I have forgotten to die."

Last word spoken by her and the first she said in 5 years.

And yes, the good ones die young, this summer a friend died at age 42 from a brain tumor.
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Old 09-27-2016, 02:45 PM   #14
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I guess if you travel a lot and have a spare $1100 laying around, it might be worth it, though you have to wonder how much room is left over inside for packing, and whether or not TSA will allow it on planes since it apparently has a rather large battery of some kind.
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Old 10-14-2016, 11:05 AM   #15
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No offence intended but that makes me wonder where the saying "Only the good die young" comes from????
Google says the earliet version is this:-

"He whom the gods favor dies in youth."
--Titus Maccius Plautus (254-184 BC)
_Bacchides_, Act 4, Scene 7, Line 18
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Old 10-14-2016, 12:13 PM   #16
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Google says the earliet version is this:-

"He whom the gods favor dies in youth."
--Titus Maccius Plautus (254-184 BC)
_Bacchides_, Act 4, Scene 7, Line 18
Just to clarify, Google does not say anything. Google displays information from, and provides links to, other sites. Saying "Google says..." is misleading; it gives the impression that all sites are equally valid. It would be more helpful to name the site the information actually came from.
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Old 10-14-2016, 12:15 PM   #17
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Bahaha! I was just gonna say 'from Billy Joel, of course". I'd post a video with the lyrics but don't want to offend anyone - it's easy enough to find on youtube if anyone wants to look it up.

Actually, I think a version of that original saying goes as far back as the ancient Greeks.
It's so interesting that you said that. I couldn't imagine how it could offend anyone, and then I came across this: The Story Behind Billy Joel's "Only the Good Die Young"


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“The song came out on The Stranger and was no big deal,” Joel remembered. “But then Columbia decided to put it out as a single, and that’s when there were problems. There was a radio station at Seton Hall College in New Jersey. They banned it.”

WSOU at Seton Hall is affiliated with the Catholic Archdiocese in Newark. The president of the college at the time took exception to lines such as:

“The stained glass curtain you’re hiding behind
Never lets in the sun”

And especially:

“They say there’s a heaven for those who will wait
Some say it’s better but I say it ain’t
I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints
The sinners are much more fun”

“Then it was banned by the archdiocese of St. Louis,” Joel continued. “And then it got banned in Boston. All these archdiocese areas started putting pressure on radio stations to ban it. The single had been out a short amount of time and wasn’t doing well. The minute they banned it, it starting shooting up the charts, because nothing sells a record like a ban or a boycott.

“This record would have died out. Nobody would’ve heard it if they hadn’t tried to cut people off from it. As soon as the kids found out there was some authority that didn’t want them to hear it, they bought it in droves and it became this big hit.”
We probably wouldn't be talking about it today if people hadn't been offended by it
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Old 10-14-2016, 01:40 PM   #18
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Just to clarify, Google does not say anything. Google displays information from, and provides links to, other sites. Saying "Google says..." is misleading; it gives the impression that all sites are equally valid. It would be more helpful to name the site the information actually came from.
I would write "Google says ..." when I get a result like in the screen shots below, and can't be bothered to search further. Google only seems to do this sort of thing with quotes from reliable websites.
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Old 10-14-2016, 01:59 PM   #19
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I would write "Google says ..." when I get a result like in the screen shots below, and can't be bothered to search further. Google only seems to do this sort of thing with quotes from reliable websites.
I would not say only, and that example states right there that it comes from Wikipedia. Particularly with responses that have to do with nutrition or medicine or other scientific topics, I would suggest including the website the information came from so people will be able to evaluate for themselves whether it's reliable or not.

Google search results accuracy: The search engine shouldn't decide what's true.
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I would not say only, and that example states right there that it comes from Wikipedia. Particularly with responses that have to do with nutrition or medicine or other scientific topics, I would suggest including the website the information came from so people will be able to evaluate for themselves whether it's reliable or not.

Google search results accuracy: The search engine shouldn't decide what's true.
I wrote, "Google only seems to do this sort of thing with quotes from reliable websites." Note the word "seems".

From the article you linked to:

"Google’s main job in search is to “recommend the best possible sources based on all the signals we have,” Gingras said. But reducing complex issues to a singular truth? That’s not on his to-do list."

When I write, "According to Google ..." I assume people understand that it only has a certain level of credibility. Maybe I should be more cautious, because obviously I am being misunderstood. If I want to imply more credibility (or even lack thereof), I mention the site and usually post a link. That usually means that I have read the whole article. But, there are times when proof of a lot of credibility isn't really needed. E.g., if I type, "50 kph in mph" into the search bar and Google tells me, "50.000065 Kilometre per hour = 31.068600001 Miles per hour", I'll just say that Google told me.
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