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What We Learned This Week

Post by Riddick » 03-07-2014 01:59 PM

Among other things...
  • The inventor of a favorite childhood toy also made great coffee.

    We've been pooping the wrong way.

    There's a 30,000 year old virus that may kill us all.
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Post by Fan » 03-08-2014 04:53 PM

The AeroPress is one of the best methods of brewing coffee. I sell them and I encourage everyone to use one. People don't realize how much coffee loses when it is percolated or worse.
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Post by Riddick » 03-22-2014 01:43 AM

WWLTW for Friday 3/21/2014:

Among other things we learned...
  • How not to kill yourself with household items.

    Who invented the chocolate chip cookie.

    The stress of coding literally drives developers crazy.

    Running shoes don't prevent injuries.

    Flight 370 is still missing (and Thailand sure didn't help).

    The secret to success is sweatpants.
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Post by Riddick » 06-14-2014 12:26 AM

WWLTW for Friday 6/13/2014:

Among other things we learned...
  • Why we invented pants.

    Why toilet paper is always white.

    Brazil is filled with absolutely terrifying creatures.

    Toyota is working on making a hover car.

    Why a St. Bernard won't come to rescue you if you're stranded in the Alps.
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Post by BenSlain » 06-16-2014 10:41 PM

Fan wrote: The AeroPress is one of the best methods of brewing coffee. I sell them and I encourage everyone to use one. People don't realize how much coffee loses when it is percolated or worse.
You sell coffee makers? What do you do? Where do you work? I thought you were some kind of computer dude.
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Post by Fan » 06-17-2014 08:00 AM

BenSlain wrote: You sell coffee makers? What do you do? Where do you work? I thought you were some kind of computer dude.


I work for myself. I own and run a coffee roasting company among other things.
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Post by kbot » 06-17-2014 09:43 AM

From the link provided:

LA Gang Members Are Reportedly Fighting For Assad In Syria

“Creeper” and “Wino” are two “homies” from Los Angeles-based gangs Sur-13 and Westside Armenian Power. But they’re no longer in LA. Instead, the pair are just two of at least 50 American citizens fighting in Syria. Apparently, fighting for Assad can be more profitable than running the streets of a major American metropolis. Plus, there’s definitely less traffic to deal with.

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Would be interesting to see how much of our taxpayer money is going to support Creeper and Wino. Hopefully the Dept of Justice (what am I saying?!!?!?!!?) is on top of this........ :rolleyes:
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Post by BenSlain » 06-17-2014 11:35 PM

Fan wrote: I work for myself. I own and run a coffee roasting company among other things.



Hmmmm. Nice. Eclectic .
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Post by Sam.I'm.Not » 06-18-2014 12:50 PM

Fan wrote: The AeroPress is one of the best methods of brewing coffee. I sell them and I encourage everyone to use one. People don't realize how much coffee loses when it is percolated or worse.


I love my AeroPress. Use it mostly on the weekends.
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Post by Fan » 06-18-2014 12:51 PM

Sam.I'm.Not wrote: I love my AeroPress. Use it mostly on the weekends.


We are way off topic of course, but check out the stainless steel disk they make http://www.aeropress.ca/replacement-aeropress-filters/ - it is very nice, and I prefer the brew it makes.
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Post by Riddick » 06-18-2014 04:59 PM

Fan wrote: We are way off topic of course, but check out the stainless steel disk they make http://www.aeropress.ca/replacement-aeropress-filters/ - it is very nice, and I prefer the brew it makes.
Way OT? I dunno. Overall theme aside, does this thread really have a topic per se?

If you ask me, learning more about coffee is as good as anything else if not better.

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Post by Fan » 06-18-2014 05:32 PM

Riddick wrote: Way OT? I dunno. Overall theme aside, does this thread really have a topic per se?

If you ask me, learning more about coffee is as good as anything else if not better.

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Good point, but I like the idea of this thread too :)
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Post by Riddick » 06-21-2014 05:51 PM

WWLTW for Friday 6/20/2014:

Among other things we learned...
  • Why our headphones are always tangled.

    A mysterious sound is driving people crazy - and nobody knows what's causing it.

    The FBI maintains a hilariously out-of-touch 83 page glossary of Internet slang.

    You should stop using your charcoal grill immediately.

    Chili's wants to get rid of servers.

    You've been cutting cakes wrong your entire life.
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Post by Riddick » 06-28-2014 05:54 PM

WWLTW for Friday 6/27/2014

Among other things we learned...
  • North Korea doesn't have a sense of humor.

    How Bing became the search engine for porn.

    The scientific way to cure a hangover.

    Why everyone looks hotter in sunglasses.

    How to write 225 words per minute with a pen.
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Post by Sam.I'm.Not » 07-06-2014 09:18 PM

Fan wrote: We are way off topic of course, but check out the stainless steel disk they make http://www.aeropress.ca/replacement-aeropress-filters/ - it is very nice, and I prefer the brew it makes.


I am going to give that a try.

And to put this back on topic I learned that Aeropress makes a stainless steel disk.
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