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Re: Your rants here

September 21st, 2018, 5:39 pm

Damn you, I clicked. Am I going to be seeing them now? No iPhone over breakfast now.
 
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Re: Your rants here

September 21st, 2018, 9:23 pm

The only thing I've been googling lately - apart from the usuals (cats, chickpeas and statistics, in this order of frequency) - is Collector's work, so I think he might be the right person to give us some details. Does the magnetotherapy work? Is it spin up or down?
 
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September 21st, 2018, 10:52 pm

magnets are fascinating, I have a big box full of magnets. I bough some of them to make a device to effectively pick up nails from part of my land, well another made the device based on my back of envelope drawing. The device worked extremely well. This so my Lamborghini (tractor) not should get punctured wheels. Mostly neodymium magnets.

"While the prospects do not look good for a breakthrough in therapies using weak magnetic fields, perhaps something useful will be uncovered." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2241819/

"These results suggest that exposure to a static magnetic field of 4 T or stronger might lead to physiological and growth abnormalities at the cellular level."
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8316709

best therapy u can get from magnets is likely from magnet fishing...lots of stuff u can drag up with a weak and strong magnets from the ocean floor (certain coins, nails, bicycles, cars, ships)....more exiting than fishing for fish, magnet fishing also known as vegan fishing (harmless for the fish)!.
 
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September 21st, 2018, 11:10 pm

You should get a Russian tractor: puncture-proof tiers, remotely controlled guns firing anti-tank and -aircraft missiles, programmes for invading your neighbours' plots and hacking the US election if you connect it to the Internet.

I'm an ichthyophobiac (they always want to eat me).
 
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September 21st, 2018, 11:54 pm

Dragging things over seabed is not harmless for marine life!

Magnet fishing is frowned upon in England: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/0 ... s-finding/
 
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September 22nd, 2018, 12:14 am

You're not trying to tell me that fish need those bicycles, are you?
 
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September 22nd, 2018, 9:27 pm

It's been raining all day :-(
 
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September 22nd, 2018, 9:42 pm

You're not trying to tell me that fish need those bicycles, are you?
What if they like, or even love, their old rusty bicycles?
 
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September 22nd, 2018, 10:36 pm

Ask that dead decomposing eel that you showed me last month despite knowing how afraid of fish I was. Brr...
 
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September 25th, 2018, 3:01 pm

Back to my recently favourite thread. I have to leave the cats for almost 2 weeks :'-(
Last moments before my departure:
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September 25th, 2018, 3:03 pm

 
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September 25th, 2018, 3:16 pm

Yeah, Powerpoint rules... :-(
 
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September 25th, 2018, 7:00 pm

I used to be a window cleaner in Queens, NYC.
 
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September 25th, 2018, 8:54 pm

I had a friend whose boyfriend ran a small skyscraper window cleaning company. They seasonally travelled for weeks across the whole Europe to do the jobs.

What was your worst job? I'm bracing to write about mine...
 
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September 27th, 2018, 8:07 am

I had a friend whose boyfriend ran a small skyscraper window cleaning company. They seasonally travelled for weeks across the whole Europe to do the jobs.

What was your worst job? I'm bracing to write about mine...
I worked in Long Island City (before the yuppies arrived, more like Mean Streets ) in a warehouse for $1 per hour repacking diaper boxes where the plastic sealing broke off. We had to take them out of bigger boxes, reseal them etc. you get the idea.And no airconditioning (NYC in July is HOT).
Probably my closest encounter with slave labour.
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