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Wow

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Postby simsqu » January 10th, 2019, 11:06 pm


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Re: Wow

#192630

Postby bungeejumper » January 11th, 2019, 8:37 am

And to think, it'll save me hundreds of pounds on my make-up bills. :P

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Re: Wow

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Postby Itsallaguess » January 11th, 2019, 12:46 pm

Listening to Radio 5 this morning, on the way to work, and they were discussing this bit of tech - apparently the guy doing the radio segment actually tried it at one of the shows and said it knocked 10 years off his looks....

We can scoff all we want at the limits we will go to in our quest to overcomplicate our lives, but if this works well and sells at a good price, then anyone trying to suggest that there isn't a market for such 'look good' processes hasn't really been paying attention...

As an aside, I've been reading a few articles myself regarding the latest round of CES tech-gadgets, and whilst I can't find the particular article at the moment, the one that made me chuckle the most, simply at the wonder of it all and where we're all heading with this type of thing, was yet another 'box' that you put on your table, and you can program it to record and play back certain phrases that you embed into it verbally, with a view that you can then time the playback of those phrases, using an app of some sort, and that these devices can then be used to speak to your Alexa or Google Home devices, when you're not actually in the house, thus setting off an Alexa or Google-home-enabled 'skill' or process....

Where will it all end....??

Maybe one day, our houses simply won't let us in, as all the various 'boxes' will be having such a good time all on their own.....

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Re: Wow

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Postby bungeejumper » January 11th, 2019, 12:58 pm

Itsallaguess wrote:As an aside, I've been reading a few articles myself regarding the latest round of CES tech-gadgets

I liked this one: A pencil and paper pad that will work under water. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/technolog ... underwater . Brings back fond memories of the old, old joke about NASA spending millions to make a biro that would work in zero gravity, whereas the Russian astronauts simply used a pencil. :lol:

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Re: Wow

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Postby djbenedict » January 11th, 2019, 2:12 pm

bungeejumper wrote:
Itsallaguess wrote:As an aside, I've been reading a few articles myself regarding the latest round of CES tech-gadgets

I liked this one: A pencil and paper pad that will work under water. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/technolog ... underwater . Brings back fond memories of the old, old joke about NASA spending millions to make a biro that would work in zero gravity, whereas the Russian astronauts simply used a pencil. :lol:

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I've never really understood why people thought the Russian approach preferable. It seems to me that, for something as costly as a space mission, an indelible, unalterable record is preferable to something that can be erased and re-written at will. But perhaps something about the latter appealed to the mindset of the Soviets.

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Re: Wow

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Postby jfgw » January 11th, 2019, 3:04 pm

djbenedict wrote:
bungeejumper wrote:Brings back fond memories of the old, old joke about NASA spending millions to make a biro that would work in zero gravity, whereas the Russian astronauts simply used a pencil. :lol:

BJ


I've never really understood why people thought the Russian approach preferable. It seems to me that, for something as costly as a space mission, an indelible, unalterable record is preferable to something that can be erased and re-written at will. But perhaps something about the latter appealed to the mindset of the Soviets.


From Snopes,
Both U.S. astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts initially used pencils on space flights, but those writing instruments were not ideal: pencil tips can flake and break off, and having such objects floating around space capsules in near-zero gravity posed a potential harm to astronauts and equipment.
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/the-write-stuff/

Julian F. G. W.

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Re: Wow

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Postby Snorvey » January 11th, 2019, 3:14 pm




Were you thinking of that spiders web tattooed on your throat and 'love' and 'hate' inked on your knuckles Sims?

It just might work

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Re: Wow

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Postby Rhyd6 » January 11th, 2019, 3:46 pm

Maybe Mrs. Macron will buy her husband one for his birthday :)

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Re: Wow

#192814

Postby OLTB » January 11th, 2019, 5:01 pm

The ever-aging, grotesque painting kept in my attic seems to keep me young.

Cheers, OLTB.

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Re: Wow

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Postby simsqu » January 11th, 2019, 5:28 pm

Snorvey wrote:



Were you thinking of that spiders web tattooed on your throat and 'love' and 'hate' inked on your knuckles Sims?

It just might work


Well now Snorvey, that was privileged information that I swore you to never reveal online, but as you've now opened the floodgates I suspect this community may be interested in your penchant for nipple clamps?

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Re: Wow

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Postby tjh290633 » January 11th, 2019, 6:07 pm

djbenedict wrote:
bungeejumper wrote:
Itsallaguess wrote:As an aside, I've been reading a few articles myself regarding the latest round of CES tech-gadgets

I liked this one: A pencil and paper pad that will work under water. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/technolog ... underwater . Brings back fond memories of the old, old joke about NASA spending millions to make a biro that would work in zero gravity, whereas the Russian astronauts simply used a pencil. :lol:

BJ


I've never really understood why people thought the Russian approach preferable. It seems to me that, for something as costly as a space mission, an indelible, unalterable record is preferable to something that can be erased and re-written at will. But perhaps something about the latter appealed to the mindset of the Soviets.

Back in the 1950s, when I was a bus conductor in my summer holidays, we had to fill in our waybills with indelible pencil.

Ball pens were in their infancy.

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Re: Wow

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Postby Snorvey » January 11th, 2019, 6:19 pm

simsqu wrote:
Snorvey wrote:



Were you thinking of that spiders web tattooed on your throat and 'love' and 'hate' inked on your knuckles Sims?

It just might work


Well now Snorvey, that was privileged information that I swore you to never reveal online, but as you've now opened the floodgates I suspect this community may be interested in your penchant for nipple clamps?


I've already mentioned my assless chaps, so I don't think they'll be shocked by nipple clamps.

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Re: Wow

#192912

Postby nimnarb » January 11th, 2019, 11:31 pm

Has BNC seen this..make him look 10 years old :lol:

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Re: Wow

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Postby Itsallaguess » January 12th, 2019, 8:56 pm

This looks pretty neat from CES 2019 -

Trying out new hair colours - https://i.imgur.com/AlmO6t0.gifv

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Re: Wow

#193129

Postby nimnarb » January 13th, 2019, 1:19 am

Itsallaguess wrote:This looks pretty neat from CES 2019 -

Trying out new hair colours - https://i.imgur.com/AlmO6t0.gifv

Cheers,

Itsallaguess


Couldn't work out how that was being done?


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