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Re: "Best" invention of the 20th century?

March 26th, 2021, 6:20 pm

"permafrost [...] for 6 months of the year." - oxymoronising ;-P
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Re: "Best" invention of the 20th century?

March 26th, 2021, 6:45 pm

Alloys, indeed a great invention, but much older (Mesopotamia 3000 BC?).
Cupronickel might be 20th century though?
 
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Re: "Best" invention of the 20th century?

March 26th, 2021, 10:56 pm

Brass
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Re: "Best" invention of the 20th century?

March 27th, 2021, 12:22 am

Sounds like a dime and a nickel.
 
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Re: "Best" invention of the 20th century?

March 27th, 2021, 2:30 am

nuclear weapons.  At least for my family and my existence in this world.

That being said, the identification of replacement risk as material.  I wouldn't have a job if that weren't the fact. :) haha.
 
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Re: "Best" invention of the 20th century?

March 27th, 2021, 7:08 pm

I can’t help feeling that I’m the intended audience for some of your posts, since aside from Collector (who is still on a major vitamin D kick), I’m probably about the only one around here who is fluent in your language. Not sure whether it qualifies as pidgin or creole at this stage, but it’s rapidly mutating!
My Norwegian is like Covid? :-) No, the torture of reading it isn't intended for you or anyone. I'm just trying to practice Norwegian at the level, to which mitt norskkurs hasn't arrived yet. My problem is that I need from the start complex sentences and sophisticated words to express all my deep and profound thoughts (only in writing; in spoken language I go perfectly fine with yes or no once a week, or comunicación a través del silencio). I hope all elements: grammar, vocabulary, collocations, ..., will click in soon and I'll become entitled to wear en rød anorakk!
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Re: "Best" invention of the 20th century?

March 27th, 2021, 8:22 pm

two good ways to learn a language, one of which is listening to ads on TV.
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Re: "Best" invention of the 20th century?

March 27th, 2021, 9:36 pm

I go perfectly fine with yes or no once a week
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Re: "Best" invention of the 20th century?

March 28th, 2021, 1:15 am

Scientific preprint repositories (not that arxiv is fair anymore)
Nice story, how scientific progress fuelled by free information exchange was traded for short-term financial profits or journals.
 
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Re: "Best" invention of the 20th century?

March 28th, 2021, 8:37 pm

I go perfectly fine with yes or no once a week
"Ja, JA, JAAAAA!"

"Jeg får det hun har"
And I'm the one being terrorised for every word or picture I post in the Internet...
 
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Re: "Best" invention of the 20th century?

March 29th, 2021, 7:24 am

I go perfectly fine with yes or no once a week
"Ja, JA, JAAAAA!"

"Jeg får det hun har"
And I'm the one being terrorised for every word or picture I post in the Internet...
Wanna talk about it? When did it start?
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Re: "Best" invention of the 20th century?

March 29th, 2021, 7:26 am

nuclear weapons.  At least for my family and my existence in this world.

That being said, the identification of replacement risk as material.  I wouldn't have a job if that weren't the fact. :) haha.
You didn't tell us you were North Korean.
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Re: "Best" invention of the 20th century?

March 29th, 2021, 12:18 pm


"Ja, JA, JAAAAA!"

"Jeg får det hun har"
And I'm the one being terrorised for every word or picture I post in the Internet...
Wanna talk about it? When did it start?
2 or 3 years ago. Truth is distorted by the gravity of matters.
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Re: "Best" invention of the 20th century?

March 29th, 2021, 8:47 pm

nuclear weapons.  At least for my family and my existence in this world.

That being said, the identification of replacement risk as material.  I wouldn't have a job if that weren't the fact. :) haha.
You didn't tell us you were North Korean.
Doesn't go over too well with the Guardai. ;)  That being said, my chosen profession seems to always get me in like Flynn. :D
 
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Re: "Best" invention of the 20th century?

March 29th, 2021, 9:39 pm

nuclear weapons.  At least for my family and my existence in this world.

That being said, the identification of replacement risk as material.  I wouldn't have a job if that weren't the fact. :) haha.
You didn't tell us you were North Korean.
Doesn't go over too well with the Guardai. ;)  That being said, my chosen profession seems to always get me in like Flynn. :D
The gardai at Pearse Street station have been trained to handle this. BTW, who's Flynn?
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