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by LightBrigade
Sun Jul 08, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic Conversations
Topic: Good day,bad day...
Replies: 3102
Views: 464958

You can arrange where a tree will fall. If you saw the trunk a little to form a wedge of empty space, the weight of the trunk will by time make the tree bend that way. Sit back and relax? Tell me the secret? It seems I never find time to do that with what work there is to do around. Lucky you! I _am...
by LightBrigade
Sun Jul 08, 2007 6:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic Conversations
Topic: Good day,bad day...
Replies: 3102
Views: 464958

About six to seven hundred yards away. A wide beach which is visited by Athenians as therapeutic for rheumatism, a coastal motorway (highway), and approximately four hundred and fifty yards inland where the foot of a richly vegetated mountain - partly burnt some years ago, now flourishing again. The...
by LightBrigade
Sun Jul 08, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic Conversations
Topic: Sightings etc of creatures that lived millions of years ago
Replies: 33
Views: 8592

I am reminded of Thing One and Thing Two from Dr Seuss. Ah, but that's where things get confusing. Logical! The trochaic tetrameter of LeSieg (Giesel spelled backwards as he often used to do in parody to his own amusement) is not obvious in the quotation whereas it is obvious in the original (One F...
by LightBrigade
Sun Jul 08, 2007 7:00 am
Forum: Off Topic Conversations
Topic: Good day,bad day...
Replies: 3102
Views: 464958

Very warm congratulations, Magus ! Llew , I know the drill :-( My house needs days on end with it. I have not started yet. Masonry repair is necessary first because the sea salt corrodes concrete. Why does using the trowel makes the forearms hurt so much all night afterwards! ... oh, and the next da...
by LightBrigade
Sun Jul 08, 2007 6:41 am
Forum: Off Topic Conversations
Topic: Hey!! I got something to show you!
Replies: 16
Views: 4939

I have worked a bit to provide an example of what we can discuss as a first step towards your drawing to give a three-dimensional result applying simple technical methods, and thus reach a professional outcome. You can find it here . Your work bears a copyright statement, too, which directs any inte...
by LightBrigade
Sun Jul 08, 2007 4:04 am
Forum: Off Topic Conversations
Topic: The Birthday List
Replies: 1005
Views: 267989

Many Happy Returns, Llew.
by LightBrigade
Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic Conversations
Topic: Sightings etc of creatures that lived millions of years ago
Replies: 33
Views: 8592

Or, perhaps, are you talking about dinosaurs (which seems to be the primary topic of discussion as of late)? Precisely what I have been trying to find out on the opening post myself; multiple threading :wink: - - - - - - - - - - - - - Sightings : now with genetic engineering, we are well about to s...
by LightBrigade
Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic Conversations
Topic: Sightings etc of creatures that lived millions of years ago
Replies: 33
Views: 8592

Do you mean animals like giant calamari, giant squids or giant octopuses fishermen talk about, for example?
by LightBrigade
Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic Conversations
Topic: Creation
Replies: 411
Views: 93483

It must be off topic, but since DK referred to dragons above, dragon means a fearsome person, from the Greek statesman Drakon (drako + n as the masculine suffix) who caused fear to the citizens. Mothers in ancient Athens threatened their children with/in the name of Drakon, whom rumour had that he w...
by LightBrigade
Fri Jul 06, 2007 7:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic Conversations
Topic: Creation
Replies: 411
Views: 93483

Scaphognathus means trough-jawed (scaph-e[Gr]=trough and gnathos[Gr]=jaw), if this can help us imagine the flying reptile. The pelican, the albatros and the gull are thought to be evolved forms of the scaphognathus family. So in this aspect, some scientists feel not all dinosaurs were only reptiles....
by LightBrigade
Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic Conversations
Topic: Devices: Not enough info or too much
Replies: 21
Views: 5035

I installed a broadband wireless modem at a business firm branch today. The equipment had been purchased _on the same day_ at the largest broadband service provider and oldest communications company here. The installation manual was a photocopy, the font was so small that it was indecipherable, not ...
by LightBrigade
Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:08 am
Forum: Off Topic Conversations
Topic: KILT ART
Replies: 145
Views: 39973

...You're welcome. Thank you very much for covering all the points in my post above and more than that, for presenting _both_ sides of the controversy - so that one can exercise critical thinking objectively. :salut: ------------ Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convinc...