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  #2915987 19-May-2022 14:57
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Rikkitic:Why is no-one factoring in swimming pools? People drown in those as well. Even bathtubs.

 

The comparison was New Zealand with OECD countries where coast and climate are totally different. Basically an "apples and oranges" thing.


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  #2916014 19-May-2022 16:13
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floydbloke:

 

RollyShed:

 

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Their river is the Scheldt. The coast is between Bruges and De Panne, about 50 km.

 

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Way off-topic trivia.  I used to be able to see the former two of those (well Knokke rather than Bruges, seeing as Bruges is inland) from my bedroom window when I was a child.

 

 

Ah, must have been an upstairs window, in which case you could probably see all the way to France and the Netherlands in opposite directions :-)





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  #2916016 19-May-2022 16:19
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floydbloke:

Way off-topic trivia.  I used to be able to see the former two of those (well Knokke rather than Bruges, seeing as Bruges is inland) from my bedroom window when I was a child.

 

 

Was it these windows?

 

 

 


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  #2916024 19-May-2022 16:57
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floydbloke:

 

(well Knokke rather than Bruges, 

 

 

Where Knokkewurst comes from?

 

 


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  #2916026 19-May-2022 17:02
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You can drown in freshwater too. We have a much nine times the land area of Belgium, and about twice as much of our land area is covered in water.  

 

We also have climate conducive to swimming in natural bodies of water.  Belgium ... has a climate conducive to drinking Trappist ale and eating steak and chips in a nice warm bar.

 

 

Not to mention the dearth of mountains and bush in Belgium, and that its rivers have been conveniently bridged for centuries, and (except once a century or so) generally controlled in where they go and how much water they carry.

 

 


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  #2916046 19-May-2022 18:58
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networkn:

 

$5.80 for a medium-hot chocolate at Jamica Blue cafe at the Hospital. Just as well I was near medical professionals as I nearly had a heart attack.

 

 

Is there medium, everyone else's large ?

 

For what's it's worth, a large flat white from the Mojo at work is $5.80.

 

In a moment of weakness last week I had a grande caramel macchiato from Starbucks and that was $7.50! The largest size, the next one up from the one I had was $8.20!


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  #2916047 19-May-2022 19:02
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Two places near my work. One's large is 12 oz and $4.50. The other's is 16 oz, $5.

 

Correction: They're both $5!


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  #2916049 19-May-2022 19:06
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I don't suppose anyone brews their own coffee at home and puts it in a thermos these days? Am I betraying my age?

 

 





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  #2916052 19-May-2022 19:13
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Rikkitic:I don't suppose anyone brews their own coffee at home and puts it in a thermos these days? Am I betraying my age?

 

I remember doing that! Now I really feel old 😞


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  #2916053 19-May-2022 19:18
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Rikkitic:

I don't suppose anyone brews their own coffee at home and puts it in a thermos these days? Am I betraying my age?

 

 

A large part of the afternoon coffee, at least in my case, is going down to the cafeteria with cow-orkers mid-afternoon and every day it's someones turn to buy tea/coffee for everyone. So it's more a social ritual than getting a drink, for which we have a kettle and brewing apparatus in the office.

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  #2916054 19-May-2022 19:26
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neb: ...is going down to the cafeteria with cow-orkers mid-afternoon and every day it's someones turn to buy tea/coffee for everyone. ...


Hmmm: Where do the "cows" keep their money or cards? (And what do they worship?)


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Orker

A Person who worships something


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  #2916169 19-May-2022 21:20
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Glad(tm) Wavetop(tm) rubbish bags. Sane rubbish bags have handles that you can use to lift them out of the rubbish bin, tie them closed, and carry them to whatever waste bin you use. These marvels of Glad(tm) design braindamage have four thin little plastic flaps that (a) you can't use to lift the bag (b) you can't use to tie it shut, and (c) you can't use to carry it to the waste bin.

 

 

How can they design something so bad that it fails in not just one but all three of the things it's supposed to do?

 

 

And yes, I know there are ones that are properly designed, I only got these ones because the regular twin-pack ones were out of stock and I didn't think to check that the single pack of the same size was a totally different design.

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  #2916171 19-May-2022 21:23
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neb: ...is going down to the cafeteria with cow-orkers mid-afternoon and every day it's someones turn to buy tea/coffee for everyone. ...

Hmmm: Where do the "cows" keep their money or cards?

 

 

They're not cows, they're orkers. They ork cows.

 

 

(Except for Simon, he's a vegetarian. He orks falafel).

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  #2916172 19-May-2022 21:26
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neb: Glad(tm) Wavetop(tm) rubbish bags.

 

I'd love to see what you're talking about but there doesn't seem to be a single picture of these things on the Web!


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  #2916173 19-May-2022 21:32
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Behodar:

neb: Glad(tm) Wavetop(tm) rubbish bags.

 

I'd love to see what you're talking about but there doesn't seem to be a single picture of these things on the Web!

 

 

I assume you mean of the flaps, since there are plenty of pictures of the bags themselves. Imagine a standard bag with the edges cut in a wavy pattern to produce four short plastic flaps made of the same see-through thin plastic as the bag itself.

 

 

Edited to add: Here's a photo of the same sort of thing.

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