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Old 10-16-2012, 07:20 PM   #261
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We just had a very mild three second earthquake. We have a fault on the coast out in the Atlantic. Actually it is two plates colliding. I doubt it will even make the news tonight.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:26 PM   #262
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We just had a very mild three second earthquake. We have a fault on the coast out in the Atlantic. Actually it is two plates colliding. I doubt it will even make the news tonight.
It was magnitude 4.6, centred in New Hampshire.

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Old 10-16-2012, 08:00 PM   #263
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It was magnitude 4.6, centered in New Hampshire.

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The epicenter was in Hollis, Maine. I have two grandchildren that live in Lewiston, Maine. Not far from Hollis, ME. At first look at the link, the UTC baffled me. Then I remembered that all time is based on Greenwich Mean Time in England. Interestinig reading.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:31 PM   #264
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The epicenter was in Hollis, Maine. I have two grandchildren that live in Lewiston, Maine. Not far from Hollis, ME. At first look at the link, the UTC baffled me. Then I remembered that all time is based on Greenwich Mean Time in England. Interestinig reading.
You're right - Maine, not NH. I didn't look at the map carefully. UTC is Coordinated Universal Time. It is based on an atomic clock. GMT is based on mean solar time and since the Earth can have slightly varying speed and tilt, it isn't as scientifically accurate. But, they are pretty much the same thing.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:34 AM   #265
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I come in from raking leaves and need a dadgum energy drink to get the top off my dadburn Gatorade bottle.

I bought a crank pencil sharpener and it took me ten minutes to get the dadgum thing out of the dadburn plastic packaging.
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I come in from raking leaves and need a dadgum energy drink to get the top off my dadburn Gatorade bottle.

I bought a crank pencil sharpener and it took me ten minutes to get the dadgum thing out of the dadburn plastic packaging.
Ooh, plastic packaging. Some of it is so hard to get stuff out of. And then, after fighting with the plastic, stand with the scissors and a sharp knife and wonder why plastic? Couldn't they just have put it in a small, think, cardboard box? Or even a plastic bag?
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You're right - Maine, not NH. I didn't look at the map carefully. UTC is Coordinated Universal Time. It is based on an atomic clock. GMT is based on mean solar time and since the Earth can have slightly varying speed and tilt, it isn't as scientifically accurate. But, they are pretty much the same thing.

Time is relative.

If your microwave is in minutes and you want 2 minutes, that =2.0 . If your microwave measures in seconds and you want 2 minutes, it registers 120. Obviously 2.0 is greater than 120, so you have to be careful how long your timer is really set at.
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Time is relative.

If your microwave is in minutes and you want 2 minutes, that =2.0 . If your microwave measures in seconds and you want 2 minutes, it registers 120. Obviously 2.0 is greater than 120, so you have to be careful how long your timer is really set at.

I have a relative that's never on time.
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Ooh, plastic packaging. Some of it is so hard to get stuff out of. And then, after fighting with the plastic, stand with the scissors and a sharp knife and wonder why plastic? Couldn't they just have put it in a small, think, cardboard box? Or even a plastic bag?
A few years ago Home Hardware (A Canadian company) advertised these multipurpose scissors and one of their main features was cutting through those plastic pockets that are impossible to get into.....so guess what the scissors were packaged in?
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A few years ago Home Hardware (A Canadian company) advertised these multipurpose scissors and one of their main features was cutting through those plastic pockets that are impossible to get into.....so guess what the scissors were packaged in?

You should have asked for a demonstration before you paid.
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