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Old 11-20-05, 07:26 PM   #26
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dolface, if you didnt copy/paste that, you need to get out on your bike
"i'm not gonna re-type my notes, but this post (from google groups) covers it pretty well:"

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Old 11-20-05, 07:38 PM   #27
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when i see pages long text i dont feel like reading, i dont read any of it and just comment
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Old 11-20-05, 10:00 PM   #28
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well what did we learn today...

• Dollface knows how to use google!
or
• has way too much time and is some sort of mathmatical genius
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Old 11-21-05, 06:35 AM   #29
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Superman wore his briefs outside his tights because that was how circus strongmen in the late 19th early 20th century dressed. Siegel and Schuster just yanked the style.
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Old 11-21-05, 07:06 AM   #30
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a bunch of words, numbers and stuff
everyone knows that! right?

now, if you can answer any of these http://www.claymath.org/millennium/, you are on your way to becoming a millionaire!
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Old 11-21-05, 08:27 AM   #31
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[QUOTE=ostro]ok...

• Since there is a rule that states "i" before "e" except after "c", isnt "science" spelled wrong?


The full rule is " I becore E except after C and sounds like "a" as in neighbor and weigh". But that still doesn't explain why Science is spelled like that. The English language is screwed up.

Can anyone explain why your mom smells like "ghoti"?
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Old 11-21-05, 11:37 AM   #32
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my mom doesn't smell like fish. thank you.

enouGH. wOmen. reacTIon.
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Old 11-21-05, 01:20 PM   #33
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yesterday over lunch, i solved all of the world's NP-hard problems, but I'm kinda shy so I don't think I'm going to publish my solution.
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Old 11-21-05, 01:31 PM   #34
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yesterday over lunch, i solved all of the world's NP-hard problems, but I'm kinda shy so I don't think I'm going to publish my solution.

oh c'mon, don't be bashful, publish! (or at least post the solutions here)
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Old 11-21-05, 01:51 PM   #35
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so you can publish and accept my $1 mil award? no.

but I am thinking about applying for a job at MIT as a night janitor -- maybe write out the solution on some hallway blackboard when no one's looking, meet a british girl, get in some brawls... who knows?
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Old 11-21-05, 01:58 PM   #36
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quick question: how do you pronounce ciocc?
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Old 11-21-05, 02:37 PM   #37
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CHEE-oach (that's how i pronounce it anyway)
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Old 11-21-05, 02:38 PM   #38
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she-oh-shhh.
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Old 11-21-05, 02:39 PM   #39
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i concur but know almost nothing about the Italian language.
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In your opinion (and I know that both versions are accepted), which is the first day of the week? Sunday or Monday?

Monday is the first day of MY week.
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Old 11-21-05, 02:46 PM   #41
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i concur but know almost nothing about the basis for my opinion.
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Old 11-21-05, 02:49 PM   #42
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How about having the week start at the two second interval between 11:59pm on Sunday night and 12:01am on Monday morning? That way the week will start on both days.

I think if you are religious, it'd be whatever day falls after the "day of rest" for your particular religion. The day God (or Whomever) decided to really chill out.
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Old 11-21-05, 02:50 PM   #43
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Surely, it end on a "-ck"? Now whether it's cheeock or chock, I have no idea.
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How about having the week start at the two second interval between 11:59pm on Sunday night and 12:01am on Monday morning? That way the week will start on both days.

I think if you are religious, it'd be whatever day falls after the "day of rest" for your particular religion. The day God (or Whomever) decided to really chill out.
Nice suggestions.

Also the term "weekEND" includes sunday and monday. So having sunday be the first day seems silly. I know microsoft sees it differently though.
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Old 11-21-05, 03:00 PM   #45
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My week starts on the first day of a job.
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Old 11-21-05, 03:01 PM   #46
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i have an actual bike question that might need a quick answer:

fork allignment (or, misallignment): I put my front wheel in the fork, make sure it is seated properly, straight, etc, and tighten down the bolts. The clearance is really tight, track fork, and I can tell that the wheel looks slightly off center when looking at tire in relation to the crown. You know? Anyhow, it's off just slightly, a mm or two, enough to sort of notice. I take the wheel off, flip it the other way around so the label on the tire is on the non-drive-side, nut it on there nice and tight, and it is still off center just a bit, only still towards that same side. I had figured if it was the wheel being out of true, it would dip to the left, and then when i flip the wheel that it would dip to the right. However, since it dips just a bit to the left each time, would that mean that perhaps my fork is slightly misalligned? If so, I imagine a fix is needed and pronto. Has anyone dealt with this problem?
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Old 11-21-05, 03:02 PM   #47
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quick question: how do you pronounce ciocc?

one thing to keep in mind is that it's actually written CIÖCC , not CIOCC
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Old 11-21-05, 03:03 PM   #48
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Your fork is bent. Mine is also.
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i have an actual bike question that might need a quick answer:

fork allignment (or, misallignment): I put my front wheel in the fork, make sure it is seated properly, straight, etc, and tighten down the bolts. The clearance is really tight, track fork, and I can tell that the wheel looks slightly off center when looking at tire in relation to the crown. You know? Anyhow, it's off just slightly, a mm or two, enough to sort of notice. I take the wheel off, flip it the other way around so the label on the tire is on the non-drive-side, nut it on there nice and tight, and it is still off center just a bit, only still towards that same side. I had figured if it was the wheel being out of true, it would dip to the left, and then when i flip the wheel that it would dip to the right. However, since it dips just a bit to the left each time, would that mean that perhaps my fork is slightly misalligned? If so, I imagine a fix is needed and pronto. Has anyone dealt with this problem?
I had the same problem a while back.
Freewheel on hayes has these nice alignment guides they make it very easy to realign the fork (provided it is not too bent). They look like two cones on sticks that you put in your dropouts. It took about 2 minutes to get the fork straight again.
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Old 11-21-05, 03:07 PM   #50
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oh nice. perfect, actually. it's hardly noticeable, i can't feel a pull or anything when i ride. tracks straight. i just noticed the wheel being a little offcenter when i was pumping up yesterday. thanks for the tip, i should have just assumed it'd be an easy trip to FWhayes...
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