Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Box of Cereal Old Enough to Drink Legally and Vote Sold for $200
I remember this cereal! X'D
Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by CabbitGirl in Hobbit house? AND a tree house??
ok I was looking for movie times and saw this link at the bottom, this guy built a Hobbit House!
but thennnn i also went to see this guy who did tree houses!
so cool! i totally wouldn't mind living in either of those
Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Sony Files Patent For Universal Game Controller
This is an interesting concept. I'd like to see it, but I'd like to see a controller with the best of the PS3 and 360's features. Sony's D-Pad with 360's Trigger buttons.
Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by HKofsesshoumaru in Ignore Expiration dates?
Ignore Expiration Dates"Best by," "Sell by," and all those other labels mean very little.
By Nadia ArumugamUpdated Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, at 10:18 AM ET
Expiration dates mean very littleThere's a filet mignon in my fridge that expired four days ago, but it seems OK to me. I take a hesitant whiff and detect no putrid odor of rotting flesh, no oozing, fetid cow juice—just the full-bodied aroma of well-aged meat. A feast for one; I retrieve my frying pan. This is not an isolated experiment or a sad symptom of my radical frugality. With a spirit of teenage rebellion, I disavow any regard for expiration dates.
The fact is that expiration dates mean very little. Food starts to deteriorate from the moment it's harvested, butchered, or processed, but the rate at which it spoils depends less on time than on the conditions under which it's stored. Moisture and warmth are especially detrimental. A package of ground meat, say, will stay fresher longer if placed near the coldest part of a refrigerator (below 40 degrees Fahrenheit), than next to the heat-emitting light bulb. Besides, as University of Minnesota food scientist Ted Labuza explained to me, expiration dates address quality—optimum freshness—rather than safety and are extremely conservative. To account for all manner of consumer, manufacturers imagine how the laziest people with the most undesirable kitchens might store and handle their food, then test their products based on these criteria.
With perishables like milk and meat, most responsible consumers (those who refrigerate their groceries as soon as they get home, for instance) have a three–to-seven-day grace period after the "Sell by" date has elapsed. As for pre-packaged greens, studies show that nutrient loss in vegetables is linked to a decline in appearance. When your broccoli florets yellow or your green beans shrivel, this signals a depletion of vitamins. But if they haven't lost their looks, ignore the printed date. Pasta and rice will taste fine for a year. Unopened packs of cookies are edible for months before the fat oxidizes and they turn rancid. Pancake and cake mixes have at least six months. Canned items are potentially the safest foods around and will keep five years or more if stored in a cold pantry. Labuza recalls a seven-year-old can of chicken chunks he ate recently. "It tasted just like chicken," he said.
Not only are expiration dates misleading, but there's no uniformity in their inaccuracy. Some manufacturers prefer the elusive "Best if used by," others opt for the imperative "Use by," and then there are those who litter their goods with the most unhelpful "Sell by" stamps. (I'm happy my bodega owner is clear on when to dump, but what about me?) Such disparities are a consequence of the fact that, with the exception of infant formula and some baby foods, package dates are unregulated by the federal government. And while some states do exercise oversight, there's no standardization. A handful of states, including Massachusetts and West Virginia, and Washington, D.C., require dating of some form for perishable foods. Twenty states insist on dating for milk products, but each has distinct regulations. Milk heading for consumers in Connecticut must bear a "Sell by" date not more than 12 days from the day of pasteurization. Dairies serving Pennsylvania must conform to 14 days.
That dates feature so prolifically is almost entirely due to industry practices voluntarily adopted by manufacturers and grocery stores. As America urbanized in the early 20th century, town and city dwellers resorted more and more to processed food. In the 1930s, the magazine Consumer Reports argued that Americans increasingly looked to expiration dates as an indication of freshness and quality. Supermarkets responded and in the 1970s some chains implemented their own dating systems. Despite the fact that in the '70s and '80s consumer groups and processors held hearings to establish a federally regulated system, nothing came of them.
These dates have no real legal meaning, either. Only last year, 7th Circuit Judge Richard Posner reversed the conviction of a wily entrepreneur who'd relabeled 1.6 million bottles of Henri's salad dressing with a new "Best when purchased by" date. Posner decided that the prosecutor had unjustly condemned the dressing as rancid, rotten, and harmful, when in fact there was no evidence to suggest that the mature product posed a safety threat.
Expiration dates are intended to inspire confidence, but they only invest us with a false sense of security. The reality is that the onus lies with consumers to judge and maintain the freshness and edibility of their food—by checking for offensive slime, rank smells, and off colors. Perhaps, then, we should do away with dates altogether and have packages equipped with more instructive guidance on properly storing foods, and on detecting spoilage. Better yet, we should focus our efforts on what really matters to our health—not spoilage bacteria, which are fairly docile, but their malevolent counterparts: disease-causing pathogens like salmonella and Listeria, which infect the food we eat not because it's old but as a result of unsanitary conditions at factories or elsewhere along the supply chain. A new system that could somehow prevent the next E. coli outbreak would be far more useful to consumers than a fairly arbitrary set of labels that merely (try to) guarantee taste.
Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Pchan in Cute stuff ...
Awwww man ... this is just so awesome!! Polar bears and huskies!
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE-Nyt4Bmi8]YouTube- Polar bears and dogs playing[/ame]
And, there's a video of a leopard seal close encounter with a photographer diver that's pretty interesting ...
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQQqDRFpNys]YouTube- Polar Obsession (National Geographic)[/ame]
Myk JL liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in TMNT: Turtles Forever!
I completely forgot to make this topic when I first watched this in December. 4kids (as much as I hate them) actually made something good! Its a TMNT cartoon movie where the original 1988 cartoon version of the turtles team up with the 2003 version turtles. It sounds like its going to be lame, but holy crap it was good as hell! Anyone that is a fan of the turtles should watch this movie.
This link has the entire video for watching on line:
Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Kite in Young boy raises £160k for Haiti
he aimed to make £500 ($811) doing a sponsored bike ride
but ended up with £151,697.45 ($246 053.26) and growing
Wow isnt a word for that.
Simon Cowell met the boy and donated £5k ($8110)
On a personal note, i think this will prob ruin the kids life, unlikely he will achieve anything close to this again in his life, so peaking at age 7 is just asking for depression later on in life
either way. good on the kid
Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Dubird in Video Gaming Just Might Fight Aging
So, next time your parents fuss about you playing video games, tell them you're working on keeping your mental facilities intact so they'll last longer.
Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Kite in Water damage.... rant
Cellular / mobile phone.
where in that name does it say water proof,
yes , rain is water, no where does it say they are designed to work in the rain, get it wet internally it cannot be repaired, and isn't in the warranty.
there mobile, they work all around the world, and on the move, in the car, upside down, hell there pretty versatile,
BUT there not designed for weather conditions,
you got a problem with that, consult the manufacture
phone nokia and say, hey you finnish mofo's. why is my phone broken after some light rain,
dont moan at your air time provider.
the amount of phones coming back from repair as water damage and customer moaning at me can fuck themselves
saying; what am i going to do about it, they joined a 2 year contract and now no phone
and im supposed to fix it how...
well fucktard, every customer is offered insurance, don't pay don't expect a phone for stupidity
a contract is for air time, a sim card that can receive and make calls with a number of minutes, text and data use.
the phone is the medium to make use of this, however the phone is given for free for signing a long agreement with us.
we are not replacing the phone, we are not obligated to, ill replace the sim card a 100times if needed for no charge,
i don't give a shit if you refuse to pay your line rental, we will destroy your credit history to the stone age where you will be refused change from a vending machine.
it is simple. pay insurance and we will replace the phone if it is broken, lost or stolen
dont pay, why will we replace a phone
the average phone contract takes 9 months for a company to break even.
30% if all revenue per sale is generally hardware cost alone.
we make no money from insurance if you claim at least once. technically we lose money
this is a general rant, i hate customers
sorry for the rant, just blowing off steam in a healthy way,
i still smile and be as friendly as i can to every customer ...
Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Kite in Planet Hulk trailer
the trailer contains blood which is a great sign also, fingers crossed we wont be disappointed
Plant hulk was a bad ass arc of the Hulk saga,
And the sequel - world war hulk has to be in the works
this could lead to animated features of civil war, dark reign etc which would be awesome