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Old 04-18-2019, 02:04 AM   #1121
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In order to use my cellphone, I have it set up to require me to unlock it with my fingerprint. You can set up multiple fingers, or multiple users, or both. I thought "if they can do this with my phone, why can't car manufacturers do it with the ignition? A driver would need both the key/keyfob and a recognized fingerprint in order to get the car to start".

Some kind of set-up like that could prevent thieves stealing cars...from dingbats who leave the keys in the cup holder...and don't lock their car doors.

Heck, those people deserve to have their cars stolen.
It would need something to test that the finger was still attached to the person. That makes the technology trickier.
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Old 04-18-2019, 02:17 AM   #1122
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I never thought of that, taxy. And I'm the one always reading murder mysteries!
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Old 04-18-2019, 03:14 AM   #1123
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"A light shines that it may find you". "A light shines that you may find it".

Which of these words to write attached to a small blinking helium balloon which floats up and all around and eventually comes to rest?

This is stray thoughts...right?
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Old 04-18-2019, 09:13 AM   #1124
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It would need something to test that the finger was still attached to the person. That makes the technology trickier.
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I never thought of that, taxy. And I'm the one always reading murder mysteries!
It could test for electrical activity and heat as well as the pattern of the fingerprint.
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Old 04-18-2019, 10:39 AM   #1125
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A movie I saw had a character killed, eyeball removed and then used to open a lock with retinal scanner. Not sure the distance traveled between body and scanner but it must have been significant, otherwise why remove the eye, just hold up the body and open the eye.

I was curious and asked my optometrist if she thought it would work. She said maybe if the time lapse was not too long - otherwise the eyeball would be 'dead'.

Just wondered...
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Old 04-20-2019, 02:04 PM   #1126
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Ice should be banned... not firearms.

Much much more dangerous!
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Old 04-22-2019, 08:32 AM   #1127
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Joke....
Said to a woman….

"What would you say if your husband brought home another woman?"

Answer "I hope she cooks!"
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Old 04-25-2019, 11:37 AM   #1128
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So much going on this morning. Time for my yearly checkup for the apartment. I desperately need drip pans for the stove. On the way!!!

Getting the whole apartment painted again. Yea!!!

But the best news is TA DA!!! Due to my handicap, management is unable to build me a raised lot to grow veggies in. Legal Responsibility, There will be four very large pots on a low table and I can at least plant two-four plants in each pot. Yea. I can grow my own salad ingredients.

The world is brighter today than it was yesterday.
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Old 04-26-2019, 06:17 PM   #1129
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Our sidewalks are being taken over by these bikes and scooters.... they're everywhere now, like roaches...
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Old 04-27-2019, 12:20 PM   #1130
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Our sidewalks are being taken over by these bikes and scooters.... they're everywhere now, like roaches...
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They scooters are still in the experimental stage in just a couple of cities here. So far, not Eastie. But the city sponsors the bikes, so it is doubtful they would sponsor the scooters also.
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Old 05-01-2019, 03:19 PM   #1131
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Hands down, the simplest AND most effective way to hard boil eggs is the Serious Eats method. They are perfectly cooked and with every egg I've peeled using their version the shell practically jumped off the egg.
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Old 05-05-2019, 06:25 PM   #1132
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Eggs? Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the Kings horses and all the Kings men, couldn't put Humpty Dumpty back together again. Eggs.
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Old 05-06-2019, 10:08 AM   #1134
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Childrenese

When my children were just learning to talk, they use the language we called "Childrenese". Example:

Oh Mommy, you make the bestist Cherrios of anyone.

I lost my toothers. It fellded on the floor and now the toothers fairy won't come. There were times when I had not one inkling of what they were trying to say.

Mommy can I have some more trees to eat? It took me a couple of seconds to figure that one out. Broccoli.

I pushdid, hitted, her.

Ha, ha, I am the babyist so I get it and not you.

Fortunately, they did learn to speak the English language like we all do.

I remember their father telling me that the Queen would have a heart attack if she ever heard our children talking. It was bad enough when I had to translate what he was saying to them, but also what they were trying to say to him. I made the mistake of telling him to never give up his native language or the words he grew up with. (Scottish) No wonder my kids had trouble with language.

I did have to draw the line with hubby's favorite word. "Bloody." I knew what it meant to an Englishman, and was afraid the kids would use it not understanding that to another Englishman, it was considered a swear word not to be used in mixed company.

Three of my kids had Mrs. Turk for fourth grade. All of them would deliberately use some of their father's words from his childhood. She once called me to ask if they were born in this country. That call came right after Spike told her he needed a rubber. (Eraser)


Get the idea? So what words did your kids add to the Childrenese languager. Who knows? We may develop a whole new dictionary. We just may outdo the Oxford Dictionary.
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Old 05-06-2019, 11:21 AM   #1135
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Get the idea? So what words did your kids add to the Childrenese languager. Who knows? We may develop a whole new dictionary. We just may outdo the Oxford Dictionary.
I don’t have kids, of course. When I was a toddler, there were two words that I baby-ized. “Ludge,” for “love.” And for some reason I called my grandpa’s huge reel-to-reel Wollensack tape recorder a “copywater.”
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Old 05-06-2019, 11:30 AM   #1136
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My son, when a small fry, called his blanket a munket.. Only my daughter and I are left of our original family and we still call our favorite throw a munket..
Everyone else thinks we are weird..

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Old 05-06-2019, 12:32 PM   #1137
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My son, when a small fry, called his blanket a munket.. Only my daughter and I are left of our original family and we still call our favorite throw a munket..
Everyone else thinks we are weird..

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I picked up a word from a friend's kid. "Fidgicator" for refrigerator. I still use it. So does my DH. He met that kid when the "kid" was about 25.
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Old 05-06-2019, 12:36 PM   #1138
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I use Childrenese every chance I can get. I even have the medical staff at Lewis Mall using it.

Some of the stroke patients use it out of necessity.
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Old 05-08-2019, 12:16 AM   #1139
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Musical chairs was a children's game that was obviously meant to prepare you for the real world to come. I got it sorta, but didn't like it.
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Stray thought... I just watched a YouTube chain restaurant steak comparison. They ordered sirloin to make everything even. They had Applebee's, Sizzler, Outback, Chili's and Texas Roadhouse.

The only one I would even think about eating is the Texas Roadhouse, and they even judged it to be the most tender, juicy and beefy... Then they selected Outback??!!

It is a California based YouTube channel, and all my friends out there like Outback. I can't believe people in Cali would eat an 8-ounce piece of Outback shoe leather, and like it. I missed the memo somewhere along the line.

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