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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Stupid Products - Who Buys These?
« Last post by siamesecat2965 on Today at 09:38:20 AM »
Generally, a lot of those "as seen on tv products" which I'm pretty skeptical about how well they actually work. Sure, the infomercial shows how great they are, but I always google for reviews, and many times, they say the product isn't worth squat.

And the ones that are made for single tasks. I can't think of any off the top of my head, but stuff to be used in the kitchen, made for one specific task, which doens't need a specific tool.

Hot dog or banana slicers - why? A knife works just as well, takes only seconds, and is easier to wash.

Yes! these type of things.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: S/O: House Hunting Horrors!
« Last post by Kariachi on Today at 09:36:50 AM »
I'm with Katana_Geldar, this is actually the sorta house I love. All wood and stone. Way too big for my needs, but I'd definitely rent a room there as long as it wasn't a total disaster under the aesthetic.
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I'm asking here where to start a thread to try a find a book my mum was describing...

She can remember many snippets of story that would ring a bell for someone who has read the book [story of a 13 year-old girl who joined the Resistance during WWII, and ended up in Ravensbrück concentration camp with Odette Samson and Violette Szabo before marrying a British serviceman and moving to England after the war].

I don't want to derail the thread by posting a huge post with the stories, if there is somewhere better to ask if anyone knows the author title.  If this is an OK place, I'll put up more details later, as my Google-fu is completely failing me.

Since google can search whole strings of words and even paragraphs, my suggestion would be to look up information and tips on boolean search parameters and to try google advanced search.  The easiest way to get to advanced search is to select settings after you do a search and a dropdown will appear allowing you to select advanced search.

Thank you, once again.  You are a genius!

I have now bought "Child At War" about Hortense Daman (Clews) so my mum can re-read how her friend's neighbour was stopped [and let go!] by Nazi officers when she was 13, ferrying a basket of hand grenades to Resistance colleagues before ending up in the camp with Odette ["Odette" starring Anna Neagle] Hallowes and Violette ["Carve Her Name With Pride" played by Virginia McKenna] Szabo...

That sounds fascinating - thank you for the (perhaps inadvertent) book recommendation!
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I'm asking here where to start a thread to try a find a book my mum was describing...

She can remember many snippets of story that would ring a bell for someone who has read the book [story of a 13 year-old girl who joined the Resistance during WWII, and ended up in Ravensbrück concentration camp with Odette Samson and Violette Szabo before marrying a British serviceman and moving to England after the war].

I don't want to derail the thread by posting a huge post with the stories, if there is somewhere better to ask if anyone knows the author title.  If this is an OK place, I'll put up more details later, as my Google-fu is completely failing me.

Since google can search whole strings of words and even paragraphs, my suggestion would be to look up information and tips on boolean search parameters and to try google advanced search.  The easiest way to get to advanced search is to select settings after you do a search and a dropdown will appear allowing you to select advanced search.

Thank you, once again.  You are a genius!

I have now bought "Child At War" about Hortense Daman (Clews) so my mum can re-read how her friend's neighbour was stopped [and let go!] by Nazi officers when she was 13, ferrying a basket of hand grenades to Resistance colleagues before ending up in the camp with Odette ["Odette" starring Anna Neagle] Hallowes and Violette ["Carve Her Name With Pride" played by Virginia McKenna] Szabo...
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Also why do plastic ice coffee cups need to be put in the sink and not the trash. 


Not sure where you live, but plastic coffee cups here are recyclable and we put them in the recycle bin rather than the trash bin.

I think the point is that her husband press them in the sink for her to wash, I guess, instead of putting them in the trash
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Also why do plastic ice coffee cups need to be put in the sink and not the trash. 


Not sure where you live, but plastic coffee cups here are recyclable and we put them in the recycle bin rather than the trash bin.
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This is going to sound disgusting, but it's not!

Compost-heap-jelly scum on crusty white bread with French butter.  Yum. :)  The Captain decided to save the 'scum'* from a batch of jam making as it was too delicious to throw away.  I never would have thought of that, but it's just fruit (juice) and sugar, so what's not to like? 8)

* Basically just air bubbles, as far as we can tell...
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I'm asking here where to start a thread to try a find a book my mum was describing...

She can remember many snippets of story that would ring a bell for someone who has read the book [story of a 13 year-old girl who joined the Resistance during WWII, and ended up in Ravensbrück concentration camp with Odette Samson and Violette Szabo before marrying a British serviceman and moving to England after the war].

I don't want to derail the thread by posting a huge post with the stories, if there is somewhere better to ask if anyone knows the author title.  If this is an OK place, I'll put up more details later, as my Google-fu is completely failing me.

Since google can search whole strings of words and even paragraphs, my suggestion would be to look up information and tips on boolean search parameters and to try google advanced search.  The easiest way to get to advanced search is to select settings after you do a search and a dropdown will appear allowing you to select advanced search. 

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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Stupid Products - Who Buys These?
« Last post by Twik on Today at 08:35:57 AM »
I think the slicer things would be useful *if* you spend a lot of time slicing things. You know, if you have a recipe for twenty people but it takes cutting up twenty hot dogs into slices, a slicer would be handy. It's just that if you only have to slice up *one* hot dog, the slicer isn't any great advantage compared to the knife.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Stupid Products - Who Buys These?
« Last post by MrTango on Today at 08:25:36 AM »
When I went shopping for my new cell phone last week, I saw an underwater Bluetooth speaker.  Apparently, you're supposed to toss it into the pool and have music while you're swimming.

Sorry, but if I'm going to spend $350 on a speaker, I'm sure as heck not going to just toss it in the pool.
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