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surfisup1000
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  #1616700 24-Aug-2016 10:06
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Lizard1977:  What earthly reason would you need an electric blanket to be "on", but not producing any heat.  If it was getting too hot and you wanted to turn down the heat you could drop it down to 1, but if you drop it down to 0, why not just use the off switch, which has the same function? 

 

 

temp scale of 0 is useful for my elec blanket.....so you can set it to come on high heat for a couple of hours then drop to 0 (or 1 or whatever).  0 just means off though. 

 

 

 

 


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  #1616709 24-Aug-2016 10:24
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Fred99:

 

The influenza strain presumed to be A/H3N2 which is rampant in Chch, which really ruined my weekend, and for which the influenza A/H3N2 strain included in this years flu shot seemed to offer no protection at all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haha you actually believe flu shots work, never had one and never had the flu. Know plenty of people who get them every year and they are always dreadfully ill. 


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  #1616718 24-Aug-2016 10:41
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BTR:

 

Fred99:

 

The influenza strain presumed to be A/H3N2 which is rampant in Chch, which really ruined my weekend, and for which the influenza A/H3N2 strain included in this years flu shot seemed to offer no protection at all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haha you actually believe flu shots work, never had one and never had the flu. Know plenty of people who get them every year and they are always dreadfully ill. 

 

 

Many people who have a cold are under the misconception that they have 'the flu'.





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  #1616719 24-Aug-2016 10:42
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Logic much? "Never had one and never had flu" is a really bad logical statement. It doesn't prove that the flu shot doesn't work. It also doesn't prove that not haven't flu shots will prevent flu.

 

The only thing it proves is you never had flu. Or perhaps you had and never noticed.

 

If you had flu shots and always had flu then you could say it doesn't work, but proving negative with non-evidence... Crazy talk.





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  #1616720 24-Aug-2016 10:43
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That is the equivalent of saying salt is a tiger repellent because you eat salt with your meals and have never been attacked by a tiger. I used to get the flu all the time when I was younger. I dreaded the winter. Since I qualified for free jabs several years ago, I have not had a single case of the flu or even a cold. I swear by them.

 

 





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  #1616734 24-Aug-2016 11:03
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freitasm:

 

Logic much? "Never had one and never had flu" is a really bad logical statement. It doesn't prove that the flu shot doesn't work. It also doesn't prove that not haven't flu shots will prevent flu.

 

The only thing it proves is you never had flu. Or perhaps you had and never noticed.

 

If you had flu shots and always had flu then you could say it doesn't work, but proving negative with non-evidence... Crazy talk.

 

 

 

 

Pretty sure that no one has ever had genuine influenza (an illness that is capable of killing millions) and "never noticed"!






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  #1616736 24-Aug-2016 11:04
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Rikkitic:

 

That is the equivalent of saying salt is a tiger repellent because you eat salt with your meals and have never been attacked by a tiger. I used to get the flu all the time when I was younger. I dreaded the winter. Since I qualified for free jabs several years ago, I have not had a single case of the flu or even a cold. I swear by them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

But have you been attacked by a tiger?






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  #1616737 24-Aug-2016 11:06
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BTR:

 

Fred99:

 

The influenza strain presumed to be A/H3N2 which is rampant in Chch, which really ruined my weekend, and for which the influenza A/H3N2 strain included in this years flu shot seemed to offer no protection at all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haha you actually believe flu shots work, never had one and never had the flu. Know plenty of people who get them every year and they are always dreadfully ill. 

 

 

 

 

I've never had a Yellow Fever vaccination and never had Yellow Fever either, so they obviously do not work.

 

OTOH I have had a Japanese Encephalitis vaccination and never had JE, so now I am confused....






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  #1616747 24-Aug-2016 11:31
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floydbloke:

 

BTR:

 

Fred99:

 

The influenza strain presumed to be A/H3N2 which is rampant in Chch, which really ruined my weekend, and for which the influenza A/H3N2 strain included in this years flu shot seemed to offer no protection at all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haha you actually believe flu shots work, never had one and never had the flu. Know plenty of people who get them every year and they are always dreadfully ill. 

 

 

Many people who have a cold are under the misconception that they have 'the flu'.

 

 

 

 

yep, also the folks who say they had such a bad cold it became the Flu undecided


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  #1616792 24-Aug-2016 12:23
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floydbloke:

 

..., duty free it’ll only be about $5 cheaper than what I can get it for at the local Big Barrel store on special.

 

 

Duty on booze was reduced when GST was introduced (but your DF booze is also GST-free). Duty free shops pay exorbitant rentals to airport companies for the monopoly to fleece those still living in the 1980s. (Did you know that now you're allowed 3 * 1.25L bottles per person?)

 

Duty on spirits and spirituous beverages the strength of which can be ascertained by OIML hydrometer (brandy, whisky, rum and tafia, gin and geneva, vodka) : $51.795 per litre alcohol

 

Brandy generally contains 35-60% alcohol by volume (70-120 US proof). (Wikipedia)

 

I suspect your Big Barrel "brandy" may be somewhat lower in alcohol content, but assuming you're comparing Calvados with Calvados... the minimum duty on 1.25L of brandy would be $22.66. Or, to put it another way, the DF shop has an extra $17.66 markup over BB's special.

 

 


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  #1616794 24-Aug-2016 12:28
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Geektastic:

 

5am can only be in the morning and 6pm can only be at night.

 

 

In the Arctic and Antarctic, 6pm can be during the daytime.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #1616825 24-Aug-2016 13:29
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frankv:

 

Geektastic:

 

5am can only be in the morning and 6pm can only be at night.

 

 

In the Arctic and Antarctic, 6pm can be during the daytime.

 

 

Doesn't matter if the sun is up, it'll never be 6pm in the morning.


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  #1616838 24-Aug-2016 13:43
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Only fuzzy-brained Anglo types use the archaic am/pm designations anyway. The advanced nations of the world do not have to re-use the same numbers because they can't count past 12. They know how to tell time the grown-up way, with the 24 hours god intended. There can be no mistaking 0600 hours with 1800, even at the South Pole.

 

 





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  #1616848 24-Aug-2016 14:09
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Rikkitic:

 

Only fuzzy-brained Anglo types use the archaic am/pm designations anyway. The advanced nations of the world do not have to re-use the same numbers because they can't count past 12. They know how to tell time the grown-up way, with the 24 hours god intended. There can be no mistaking 0600 hours with 1800, even at the South Pole.

 

 

 

 

 

 

what ???


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  #1616861 24-Aug-2016 14:33
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People who don't read before they reply.

 

 

 

BlueShift:

 

frankv:

 

Geektastic:

 

5am can only be in the morning and 6pm can only be at night.

 

 

In the Arctic and Antarctic, 6pm can be during the daytime.

 

 

Doesn't matter if the sun is up, it'll never be 6pm in the morning.

 


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