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Paul
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If you have a wife and children where do you put your hat in the car? Wherever you put it it gets trampled on or thrown around. The glove compartment is too small. There should be a hat compartment. I need to get a Rolls.
To my astonishment, your problem is a thing. A quick search of “car hat rack” produces dozens of products for sale, all claiming to solve it. You can also get it bundled with a gun rack and a place to hang your spurs.
I love America!

Collector
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### Re: Stupid question of the day

If you have a wife and children where do you put your hat in the car? Wherever you put it it gets trampled on or thrown around. The glove compartment is too small. There should be a hat compartment. I need to get a Rolls.
To my astonishment, your problem is a thing. A quick search of “car hat rack” produces dozens of products for sale, all claiming to solve it. You can also get it bundled with a gun rack and a place to hang your spurs.
I love America!
at least u love American hats! Cowboy!
25 Hat Tricks - Spins, Flips & Twirls

katastrofa
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assume i need to describe something with an equations, for example the number of red apples on a tree

I could have RedApples=N
where N is the number of red apples.

or I could have RedApples=N*M^2/M*M

where M is the number of leaves on the tree and N is the number of red apples, in other words second equation contains unecessary information. Equation one is superior for the purpose as it contains less (in this case zero) unecessary junk information related to the problem.

What is an equation with minimum junk information called. Dose it has a special name in the field of mathematics?  just optimal equation, Occam's razor come to mind, information theory, but yes any standardized term used to describe equation that only contains what it needs to contain to describe the problem with minimum "memory"
Mathematical formulas are a form of data compression - they represent information contained in the data while ignoring the rubbish or the pattern/dependence which is insufficiently represented in the data to be sufficiently sure that it really exists. It conceptually falls into the Minimum Description Length paradigm, which is commonly considered a formal version of Occam's razor. (To me this is all just a good old Bayesian inference.)

Of course there's much more to that, and one needs to be careful when jumping between the branches of the philosophical tree of sciences. But I need to defrost my fingers.
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Paul
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Where’s my race card? I filled in all the forms and everything. I want to play!

Paul
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How is a lived experience different from an experience? Am trying hard to keep up with the progressives.

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Anyone the program by Tom Mangold on BBC2 just now?

How MI5 chiefs abandoned Stephen Ward to take the blame in Profumo scandal

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... mo-scandal

It was 1963 and Christine Keeler was something else.. She was on TV every night..

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To my astonishment, your problem is a thing. A quick search of “car hat rack” produces dozens of products for sale, all claiming to solve it. You can also get it bundled with a gun rack and a place to hang your spurs.
I love America!
at least u love American hats! Cowboy!
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25 Hat Tricks - Spins, Flips & Twirls
America hat?? Stetson of cousse.
Just reminds me .. I bought one in NYC 15 years back but have never worn it. Not a common style in West Friesland.

Paul
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Has anyone else tried to give themselves a Peaky Blinders haircut? Successful?

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In which US state is Chattanooga Choo Choo?

trackstar
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In which US state is Chattanooga Choo Choo?
“Chattanooga, a city in southeastern Tennessee, is set along the Tennessee River in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Its trolleylike Incline Railway scales steep Lookout Mountain before reaching Ruby Falls waterfall and Rock City, featuring sweeping views, sandstone formations and gardens.”

Now I have that song stuck in my head and I didn’t even listen to it...thanks a lot.  : D

Chattanooga Choo Choo - The Andrews Sisters

and a version that swings -

CCC - Glenn Mille & His Orchestra (1941)

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Whenever I think of the Big Band Era, I also think of Escape from New York (1981).

Cab Driver played by Ernest Borgnine - scene in EFNY

Great scene and a cult classic.

bearish , if you haven't seen this one, you might like it -

from 1997 to 2020 - the future could repeat itself some day...

Cuchulainn
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Hi bearish,
Check this out!

Paul
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Why’s it called a refrigerator? Can’t you use it for cooling something for the first time?

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Why’s it called a refrigerator? Can’t you use it for cooling something for the first time?

"Refrigerator Etymology
Artificial refrigeration was first demonstrated by William Cullen in 1748, and the earliest refrigeration machines developed in the first half of the 19th century. But the word refrigerator is much older; it dates to the early 1600s, and refrigerate, from the Latin verb refrigerare and ultimately from the adjective frigus, meaning "cold," dates to the preceding century. Frigus also gave us our adjective frigid.

(It should be noted that, as is consistent with Latin words, frigus and refrigerare were each pronounced with a hard g--that is, like the g in good. The shift to a soft-g sound—that is, pronounced like the g in gesture--in frigid and refrigerate didn't occur until both words were established in English and at the mercy of French pronunciation influences.)"

For more fascinating and cool information, you can look here:

Merriam Webster - Etymology for Refrigerator

Why use the d in the shortened version ("fridge")? is another valid question, but if you consider the word without it, the answer will occur to you. : )

katastrofa
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Or a cave, like in "cheese cave". Because caves are cool!

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