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Greg on Stupidities Fri, Sep 29, 2017
Sulfur dioxide affects human health when it is breathed in. It irritates the nose, throat, and airways to cause coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, or a tight feeling around the chest. The effects of sulfur dioxide are felt very quickly and most people would feel the worst symptoms in 10 or 15 minutes after breathing it in.  Before you get too angry at her stupidity, you should probably look past, the obvious "that smoking is bad for you" and ask yourself the real question, is that statement valid?  Yes, it is.

SRM on Mint addiction Fri, Sep 29, 2017
I also was addicted to mentos and mint lifesavers.  I could eat 6 or more mentos a day.  I'd rather eat mentos than food.  First thing when I would wake up was eat a roll of mentos.    Be careful as it can lead to diabetes.  It's not the mint but the sugar that can cause diabetes as it did with me.  For about 5 years I ate so many mentos and mint lifesavers that I became diabetic.

ddhr on Black and blue lives Wed, Aug 03, 2016
In stating your case, you made two comments that stand out:  (1) "It's not one or another" -- this was exactly my point, and (2) "No one who believes in #blacklivesmatter believes that we should be killing cops." -- tell that to the cops who were shot in Dallas and Baton Rouge.

Disagree on Black and blue lives Thu, Jul 28, 2016
I actually completely disagree.  It's not one or another, you can be pro #blacklivesmatter and also be pro cop.  No one who believes in #blacklivesmatter believes that we should be killing cops.  Extremists go to extremes.  But you're right, there is a problem and we need to figure out how to end the prejudice that many people in this country are facing.

Terry on WinXP .mov thumbnails Thu, Sep 24, 2015
Same problem here. Crashing Win Explorer in XP Pro (SP3) in certain folders. Some of the MOV files do have thumnails and some don't. I'm guessing that the latter are reacting with QuickThumbs to cause the crash.

Steve on TextPad word wrap Fri, Aug 14, 2015
Thanks!

SJ on Good at school, bad at work Sat, May 23, 2015
Exactly my problem too. And sometimes I find myself blaming the schooling system and the fact that how to learn, in the sense of thinking independently and questioning existing knowledge, is not something I feel I got out of school. I learnt how to retain information over the short-term and regurgitate it in a structured way. Still a useful skill at times, but I find, like you, I am way behind most of my colleagues in terms of what I know and can explain without having to look it up. Despite being a straight A student at school. I am trying to cram to catch up but there's SO MUCH that the task at times looks insurmountable. Also not good for the self-esteem.  Any suggestions, including on tips for how to learn effectively, would be welcome!!

Jason on WinXP .mov thumbnails Tue, Mar 17, 2015
Crashes Windows Explorer Win XP Pro SP3.

HDH on Offensiveness and apologies Sun, Jan 25, 2015
Boy do I agree with that!!!

Thor on WD-40 failed Tue, Nov 11, 2014
I was brought here by a tantalizing thumbnail of a picture that I unfortunately cannot see...

In my experience, WD40 is only slightly better than nothing for most tasks. It is a very thin combination of oil and solvents that does tend to creep into very small gaps for lubrication, but it doesn't provide very much because it's so light. It does tend to dissolve some stuff due to its solvent content, but it doesn't dissolve much that isn't organic and even then it doesn't do so very quickly. For lubricating hinges and the like, I've found that a white lithium grease (also available as an aerosol) works much better and doesn't make quite so much mess. PB'laster is significantly more effective as a penetrating oil, given that it actually dissolves rust, unlike WD40. For cleaning things, WD40 isn't terrible, but an actual solvent-based cleaning solution will work much better. WD40 is the classic example of a jack-of-all-trades-and-master-of-none.

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