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    Re: Off-Topic in the OTF

    Quote Originally Posted by jmervyn View Post
    A man after my own heart; my son occasionally makes fun of me for being such a scrooge (but not too often, given that he got an iPad Mini for Christmas and has a pretty nice life all things considered).
    Well, it's not out of stinginess, but because of the situation after WW2. He didn't have to suffer from hunger back then, but food was much less available than today and others might have had less to eat.

    We once found out that my own Grandfather was eating green bacon, and frequently. These things toughen you up (as in, don't kill you makes you stronger).
    My mother lived on a farm (i,.e. there was enough to eat) and she said it was normal to scrape the worms off the bacon in summer. It hung in the smoke chamber all the time, that was the way to prevent it from spoiling. In summer, a few flies and their eggs might have survived that place.

    As said, that was after the war!
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    Re: Off-Topic in the OTF

    Quote Originally Posted by krischan View Post
    As said, that was after the war!
    Nevertheless, it's a good mentality to get into. When they settled my Grandfather's estate, they found he had dozens of bank accounts with under $5000 in them, JUST IN CASE.

    I can't imagine a bank failing or refusing to honor withdrawal requests, can you?

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    Re: Off-Topic in the OTF

    Quote Originally Posted by jmervyn View Post
    When they settled my Grandfather's estate, they found he had dozens of bank accounts with under $5000 in them, JUST IN CASE.
    Your grandfather was awesome.

    Personally, I swear by the "secure hiding spots" strategy. My future will is likely to include a folder of treasure maps.

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    Re: Off-Topic in the OTF

    Nanny state and Rip-Off Britain, in one easy, impossible-to-digest parcel.

    The Battle Over Alcohol Pricing

    I mean - seriously? ****ing really?

    I'd better just pay over a chunk of extra cash each month for my modest use of alcohol to protect Darwin candidates from themselves. I swear I am going go nuclear over this accelerating trend of interference

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    Re: Off-Topic in the OTF

    oh joy, social engineering

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    Re: Off-Topic in the OTF

    Quote Originally Posted by Ash Housewares View Post
    oh joy, social engineering
    Did I mention that I'm from the Gov't, and I'm here to help?

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    Re: Off-Topic in the OTF

    Hmm. After a busy day, I decided to cheat for dinner and heat up a couple of little frozen chicken pies that I bought from the supermarket. Once heated through, the pies stank like rotted flesh, garnished with rancid pee. They really gave off a disgusting stench.

    I recalled the various posts here about food safety and quality assurance, and such. There are bound to be informed people with useful opinions. So my question is:

    How many of these pies would be safe for me to eat at a single sitting?

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    Re: Off-Topic in the OTF

    Quote Originally Posted by jmervyn View Post
    I can't imagine a bank failing or refusing to honor withdrawal requests, can you?
    Banks? Screw them! I could live with losing a five digit amount of assets just to see them FAIL!

    It seems we speak the same language if it's about sink or swin, kill or be killed. However, the farther away we are from that, the better.
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    Re: Off-Topic in the OTF

    Quote Originally Posted by LozHinge the Unhinged View Post
    Hmm. After a busy day, I decided to cheat for dinner and heat up a couple of little frozen chicken pies that I bought from the supermarket. Once heated through, the pies stank like rotted flesh, garnished with rancid pee. They really gave off a disgusting stench.

    I recalled the various posts here about food safety and quality assurance, and such. There are bound to be informed people with useful opinions. So my question is:

    How many of these pies would be safe for me to eat at a single sitting?
    you will want to eat them all now before they go bad

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    Re: Off-Topic in the OTF

    Quote Originally Posted by Ash Housewares View Post
    you will want to eat them all now before they go bad
    In this version of yours of before, which direction is the arrow of time pointed?

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