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

Posted: January 25th, 2020, 3:32 am
by bearish
Technically, your issue is with NYC. The rest of NY (state) allows that maneuver. Here, we have all sorts of issues with pedestrians, bikes, and buses.

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

Posted: January 25th, 2020, 3:55 am
by Paul
And potholes.

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

Posted: January 25th, 2020, 12:59 pm
by Cuchulainn
It's thanks to Jacqueline Kennedy that NYC has improved. I remember in 1972 when much of Grand Central was boarded up.

Trump undid a lot of the good work, e.g. tearing down the buildings + art deco frescoes at the entrance to the park  to his his tower.
We have great roads in NL for which we pay through the teeth.

I wonder the motorway at Morpeth will be fixed now that EU support is no more.

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

Posted: March 19th, 2020, 4:05 pm
by Cuchulainn

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

Posted: October 6th, 2020, 11:17 pm
by Paul
Antiperspirants (1903) and deodorants (1888).

DayDry 120 hours!!!

Made in France. No comment.

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

Posted: October 7th, 2020, 6:13 pm
by katastrofa
It's 12 days without a shower. My personal record is 8 (with topical use of water&soap only).

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

Posted: October 9th, 2020, 12:51 am
by Paul
Soap? Women!

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

Posted: October 9th, 2020, 1:55 am
by katastrofa
Olive oil soap. I don't wash my sacred body in petroleum by-products.

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

Posted: October 14th, 2020, 8:53 pm
by katastrofa
Dry shampoo, but should be improved. I bought one long ago out of curiosity but never used it until yesterday. As it happened, I didn't bath for a week or so. I didn't smell (despite some physical work, helping the movers - I'm not like Keira Nightley), but my hair annoyed me. I reached for the dry shampoo (which was the only thing left in the bathroom) and generously sprinkled it on my head. The powder soaked in all the dirt and oil, leaving my hair a bit stiff, but feeling much fresher. I could go on like that for another week, I think, but as I got access to a fully stocked bathroom, out of curiosity I took a bath (to remember what it's like). I quickly regretted it. The dry shampoo in my hair turned into clay and it took me thrice as long to wash it off. The current dry shampoo formula is a one way street.

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

Posted: March 1st, 2021, 2:02 am
by Paul
Does striped kite string exist?

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

Posted: March 1st, 2021, 11:10 am
by Cuchulainn
Post IT

Nobody thought it would stick.

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

Posted: March 23rd, 2021, 8:34 pm
by tagoma
Why aren't stamps replaced with codes e,g, ABCDE123456?  You would buy such a code on the website/iphone app of the national postal service and you would write it down top right on the front of the envelope in lieu of the stamp.

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

Posted: March 23rd, 2021, 8:49 pm
by Paul
I've seen that used. I sometimes get letters with P0$T4G3 0W3D on them.

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

Posted: March 23rd, 2021, 8:58 pm
by tagoma
I've seen that used. I sometimes get letters with P0$T4G3 0W3D on them.

Ok that's interesting. I asked this question after I saw an advertising of the French national postal services for their new "stamps printed out at home" service. So you get to their website/iphone app to buy a stamp that you print out yourself. It is nice I guess when you have a printer at thome...

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

Posted: March 23rd, 2021, 9:39 pm
by bearish
I used to collect stamps as a kid. Not the worst way to pick up some geography and history.