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11-20-2017, 01:40 AM - 1 Like   #41956
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I do offer my sincere apology for opening an unpleasant topic.
Bollocks.

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Yeah! That works Bob! Two of those and it's an early night.
Don't you mean "Two of those and I'm ready for breakfast"?

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if I pass my first anatomy exam.
How'd it go?! (Yes, yes, I know you're not through yet, but by the time you read this you'd better be!)

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Bollocks.
That's not like lewdfish...is it?

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Rupert, you fight however hard you want, however and whenever it ends is what it is. Just know ya have lots of friends all over the globe. Been a helluva ride.
Thank you, thank you! Yes, it has been a hell of a great ride and what has made it great is all those friends all over the place....and my most wonderful and caring family....in particular Mrs Rupert.

I won't be the last one to go belly up here.....unfortunately....but I do expect that those to come in the future will get the same kind of love and support you guys have given me. Does it ,make any real difference?.....you will know when your time comes....it is something you can feel and is a real as the aroma of early morning bacon frying!

Regards!

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11-20-2017, 07:24 AM - 1 Like   #41958
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That's not like lewdfish...is it?
Nope, but you won't be able to tell the difference

And thanks for reminding me we're entering the lutefisk season once again
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That's not like lewdfish...is it?
Rocky Mountain oysters - Wikipedia

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Rocky Mountain oysters - Wikipedia
Actually, some tasty treats. I have not tried any, other than calf fries or chicken fries....(Yes- chicken testicles are a real delicacy!)

Squirrel fries might be a real delicacy too?


K1-heck of a camera! Here is a squirrel I shot yesterday and had the camera settings all wrong when I picked it up for a quick snap.......came out totally black. Pushed the Raw shot 4 stops......a little strange looking, but I do like it!
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Regards!....So Bert...if you are a fan of distinct "pipe sounds" you should try to castrate some of your goats for goat fries.....they might be delicious...and I bet the sound made during the process will be familiar to your ears?
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How'd it go?! (Yes, yes, I know you're not through yet, but by the time you read this you'd better be!)
It was going so well I asked for a grade halfway through (it's usually pass/fail, unless you explicitly ask for a grade beforehand because you need it for a scholarship or something) and ended up with an A Sorry if I appear overly pleased with myself, it's just that I've never studied that much before. I've studied an undergrad and postgrad before, so I know exams, but medical school is something different. It's 80% straight A students right from high school who are used to studying like machines, and still today before the exam I saw a guy wiping off tears in the men's bathroom, another one was lying on the bench in the corridor just staring at the ceiling. I approached a girl I know who was queuing with me to have a chat, and she politely let me know that all she wanted to do was stand there and not say a word.

Obviously it's not quite as dramatic for everybody, but the pressure is real. It's certainly something you have to love in order to make it through. Most passed though (two out of eleven at our table failed, but they will only get re-examined on the areas they didn't know well), and the medical student union sold mulled wine outside the building afterwards, so now (almost) everyone is happy

Edit: Forgot to mention - we have two table lecturers, one a young biologist who is still learning, kind of an 'apprentice', and got to examine students for the first time today. So when I approached the table I smiled and asked "You're nervous?", and she laughed and said "Nah, not anymore."

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11-20-2017, 11:19 AM - 1 Like   #41962
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Sorry if I appear overly pleased with myself
Nah, why change now?



Congrats! One step closer to getting to wear that stethoscope around your neck!

But really, flirting with the examiner is dirty play.

Something we approve of here, of course.
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It was going so well I asked for a grade halfway through (it's usually pass/fail, unless you explicitly ask for a grade beforehand because you need it for a scholarship or something) and ended up with an A Sorry if I appear overly pleased with myself, it's just that I've never studied that much before. I've studied an undergrad and postgrad before, so I know exams, but medical school is something different. It's 80% straight A students right from high school who are used to studying like machines, and still today before the exam I saw a guy wiping off tears in the men's bathroom, another one was lying on the bench in the corridor just staring at the ceiling. I approached a girl I know who was queuing with me to have a chat, and she politely let me know that all she wanted to do was stand there and not say a word.

Obviously it's not quite as dramatic for everybody, but the pressure is real. It's certainly something you have to love in order to make it through. Most passed though (two out of eleven at our table failed, but they will only get re-examined on the areas they didn't know well), and the medical student union sold mulled wine outside the building afterwards, so now (almost) everyone is happy

Edit: Forgot to mention - we have two table lecturers, one a young biologist who is still learning, kind of an 'apprentice', and got to examine students for the first time today. So when I approached the table I smiled and asked "You're nervous?", and she laughed and said "Nah, not anymore."
Good to hear it's gone well. Well done! Congratulations on that A. Obviously you worked hard and reaped the rewards.

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Don't you mean "Two of those and I'm ready for breakfast"?
Only when I'm on holiday.
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Yes, sending jobs that pay $20. an hour to nations that pay $2 per day (12 hour days) has no bearing on a corporations decision to send off those $20. jobs.....and increase their profits by a huge %....right?? We know that the workers best interests are always in mind...right again?
One of my best friends has just come back from 9 weeks in China. He's a professor and was sent there by his institution to teach a class - pretty complicated chemistry that's completely over my head.
He has been telling me how that country is changing. And with that change comes prosperity and, of course, higher wages, higher costs, etc. They won't be working for low wages for long. Its all changing and developing, and rapidly.
An interesting development is how quickly they are phasing out factories that damage the environment. I suspect it won't be very long or they'll be paying just the same for goods and services as we do.

I have been following, with interest, what Elon Musk is doing with Tesla. He's manufacturing in the USA, of course, and if he delivers what he promises, I predict we'll see a technology change, in our lifetimes, not unlike the change from the horse and cart to the motorcar. (I'm reminded that, 120 years ago, cities were worried that they would soon be 9 feet deep in horse manure due to the increase in traffic.)

I see the new Tesla Roadster will do 0-60mph in 1.9 seconds. That's blisteringly fast.
And pretty too!



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And I used to be a petrolhead!
So, you're an electrohead now?
11-20-2017, 02:57 PM - 1 Like   #41967
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NAH !!!
Your still a "petrolhead" just the petrol is chamging
I think Teslar maybe building there battery packs in Oz at the old GMH plant in SA, here's hoping

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So, you're an electrohead now?
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But really, flirting with the examiner is dirty play.

Something we approve of here, of course.
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I have been following, with interest, what Elon Musk is doing with Tesla. He's manufacturing in the USA, of course, and if he delivers what he promises, I predict we'll see a technology change, in our lifetimes, not unlike the change from the horse and cart to the motorcar. (I'm reminded that, 120 years ago, cities were worried that they would soon be 9 feet deep in horse manure due to the increase in traffic.)
The limitation on electric cars is the time it takes to charge the batteries. If some breakthrough could bring that down to around 30 minutes (=enough time to eat lunch) with a reliable distance of about 350 miles (= about as long as anyone should drive without stopping) even when running the heater/wipers/radio, that is when electrical vehicles will really revolutionize personal transport. But, it may not be a problem that will have a solution. Because we can imagine it, and want it, and hundreds of top engineers and scientists are working on it does not mean that it is possible.

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