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BS: Folk wisdom 2022

Donuel 23 Dec 21 - 05:20 PM
Neil D 23 Dec 21 - 08:21 PM
Donuel 23 Dec 21 - 08:44 PM
Donuel 24 Dec 21 - 06:33 AM
Donuel 24 Dec 21 - 06:38 AM
G-Force 24 Dec 21 - 10:37 AM
Mr Red 26 Dec 21 - 03:54 AM
Thompson 26 Dec 21 - 05:26 AM
Donuel 26 Dec 21 - 08:57 AM
robomatic 26 Dec 21 - 01:18 PM
Malcolm Storey 26 Dec 21 - 06:05 PM
Steve Shaw 27 Dec 21 - 05:47 AM
Donuel 27 Dec 21 - 07:33 AM
Mrrzy 27 Dec 21 - 08:44 AM
gillymor 27 Dec 21 - 09:12 AM
Donuel 27 Dec 21 - 12:12 PM
The Sandman 27 Dec 21 - 12:50 PM
Malcolm Storey 27 Dec 21 - 07:55 PM
Thompson 28 Dec 21 - 03:16 AM
Malcolm Storey 28 Dec 21 - 06:41 AM
Dave the Gnome 28 Dec 21 - 09:01 AM
Donuel 28 Dec 21 - 09:18 AM
gillymor 28 Dec 21 - 09:25 AM
The Sandman 28 Dec 21 - 03:59 PM
Bill D 28 Dec 21 - 04:24 PM
Mrrzy 28 Dec 21 - 04:28 PM
Mrrzy 28 Dec 21 - 11:49 PM
gillymor 29 Dec 21 - 06:07 AM
Mr Red 29 Dec 21 - 08:31 AM
Donuel 29 Dec 21 - 12:54 PM
Mrrzy 31 Dec 21 - 04:01 PM
Steve Shaw 31 Dec 21 - 04:23 PM
Mrrzy 02 Jan 22 - 10:04 AM
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Donuel 05 Jan 22 - 09:35 AM
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Mr Red 06 Jan 22 - 04:05 AM
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Dave the Gnome 09 Jan 22 - 11:30 AM
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Subject: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Donuel
Date: 23 Dec 21 - 05:20 PM

The guilty dog barks the loudest.

Even a dog knows if was kicked by accident or not.

A devil's bargain always favors the devil.
example: For the Cubs to win the World Series the devil wanted Trump for president and a global pandemic.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Neil D
Date: 23 Dec 21 - 08:21 PM

Damn Donuel, what the heck is it going to take for the Indians to win one? Nuclear holocaust?


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Donuel
Date: 23 Dec 21 - 08:44 PM

When the Indians go 64 years without a pennant it should be their turn.
Go Indians!


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Donuel
Date: 24 Dec 21 - 06:33 AM

"My concern has always been for the people who are victimized, unable to speak for themselves and who need outside help."
Joan Baez


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Donuel
Date: 24 Dec 21 - 06:38 AM

The only thing that's been a worse flop than the organization of non-violence has been the organization of violence.
Joan again

I've never had a humble opinion, if you have an opinion why be humble about it?
JB


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: G-Force
Date: 24 Dec 21 - 10:37 AM

If you drop your flatpick halfway through a song it will invariably fall into your guitar.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Mr Red
Date: 26 Dec 21 - 03:54 AM

When the going gets tough, the tough get hubris.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Thompson
Date: 26 Dec 21 - 05:26 AM

When the beef gets tough the tough get tenderiser.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Donuel
Date: 26 Dec 21 - 08:57 AM

Where we go one we go all.

Sounds like a way to destroy restrooms


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: robomatic
Date: 26 Dec 21 - 01:18 PM

"If you drink, don't drive. If you siphon, don't swallow."

"Never eat at a place called Mom's or play cards with a guy they call Doc."

As for humility, Don'l, you have a lot to be humble about.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Malcolm Storey
Date: 26 Dec 21 - 06:05 PM

"Beware of Donuels bearing wisdom"

and

As Grannie used to say
"It always sometimes never happens what's least expected most"

"Lawyers are far more effective at squeezing the life out of you than pythons"


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 27 Dec 21 - 05:47 AM

Forget to take a spare D harp to the gig and your 7-blow will go flat after two tunes, sure as eggs is eggs.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Donuel
Date: 27 Dec 21 - 07:33 AM

Its not the heat its the humility.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Mrrzy
Date: 27 Dec 21 - 08:44 AM

Robomatic, Never swallow. Ewww.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: gillymor
Date: 27 Dec 21 - 09:12 AM

Keep your eye on the doughnut, not the hole and if you're a Buddhist do the opposite.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Donuel
Date: 27 Dec 21 - 12:12 PM

...and if you still desire the donut you will suffer.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: The Sandman
Date: 27 Dec 21 - 12:50 PM

patriotism is the barking of village dogs


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Malcolm Storey
Date: 27 Dec 21 - 07:55 PM

Like that one Dick - Woof!


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Thompson
Date: 28 Dec 21 - 03:16 AM

Oh, love that! Though sometimes patriotism is the resistance of the oppressed.
Went out yesterday to buy a second-last Christmas present: Shashi Tharoor's new book, Inglorious Empire, about Britain's centuries-long asset-stripping of India, and was annoyed yet pleased to find that it had sold out.
(Fact from the book: at the beginning of the 17th century, India had 27% of world trade; by the time the British left, it had 3%… resistance was necessary to remove this imperial leech.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Malcolm Storey
Date: 28 Dec 21 - 06:41 AM

Statistics is a dangerous tool.
In 1600 America North and South was mostly colonised by European Imperialism, Australasia did not exist as far as the then civilised world knew. Africa was being pillaged for profit both of material and human assets.
I am not defending colonialism in any shape or form - it still exists but in a different guise and continues to penalise the poor.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 28 Dec 21 - 09:01 AM

73.6% of all statistics are made up.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Donuel
Date: 28 Dec 21 - 09:18 AM

DON'T LOOK UP !

A final denial.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: gillymor
Date: 28 Dec 21 - 09:25 AM

Another definition of patriotism, from Lin Yutang-

What is patriotism but love of the good things we ate in our childhood?

From Townes Van Zandt-

Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: The Sandman
Date: 28 Dec 21 - 03:59 PM

a woman a dog and a walnut tree the more you whip them the better they be.
true of branches of walnut trees anyway


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Bill D
Date: 28 Dec 21 - 04:24 PM

The plural of "anecdote" is not "data.

It's always darkest just before you step on the cat.

A lot of people never use their initiative because no-one
told them to.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Mrrzy
Date: 28 Dec 21 - 04:28 PM

Love the anecdote one, BillD!

Bumper sticker: Think. It's not illegal yet.

Other bumper sticker: stop pretending your racism is patriotism.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Mrrzy
Date: 28 Dec 21 - 11:49 PM

Sent by a friend, annotated by me:

Points of enlightenment.


“The only mystery in life is why the kamikaze pilots wore helmets.” – Al McGuire



“The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” – Albert Einstein



“War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.” – Ambrose Bierce

(Sigh)

“It would be nice to spend billions on schools and roads, but right now that money is desperately needed for political ads.” – Andy Borowitz



“At every party there are two kinds of people – those who want to go home and those who don’t. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other.” – Ann Landers



“My opinions may have changed, but not the fact that I’m right.” – Ashleigh Brilliant

(Ahem)

“Have you noticed that all the people in favor of birth control are already born?” – Benny Hill



“The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.” – Bill Watterson



“As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.” – Buddy Hackett



“My favorite machine at the gym is the vending machine.” – Caroline Rhea



“All right everyone, line up alphabetically according to your height.” – Casey Stengel



“Never under any circumstances take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.” – Dave Barry



“The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government.” – Edward Abbey

(Ayup)

“How many people here have telekinetic powers? Raise my hand.” – Emo Philips



“If you live to be one hundred, you’ve got it made. Very few people die past that age.” – George Burns



“Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away.” – Benjamin Franklin


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: gillymor
Date: 29 Dec 21 - 06:07 AM

Another pearl from George Burns-
“Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you've got it made.”


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Mr Red
Date: 29 Dec 21 - 08:31 AM

Malcolm Storey

Statistics is a dangerous tool.

So is a car. Show me the person who shuns the car & I will show you 500 that don't. (make that 1000).

All statistics need is context. And idiots** to understand that.

** eg politicians


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Donuel
Date: 29 Dec 21 - 12:54 PM

What I learned in 2021 is that no one learned anything in 2020.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Mrrzy
Date: 31 Dec 21 - 04:01 PM

Ayup (hope no firewall)


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 31 Dec 21 - 04:23 PM

"What I learned in 2021 is that no one learned anything in 2020."

Speak for yourself. .


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Mrrzy
Date: 02 Jan 22 - 10:04 AM

Oh, that latter pretty much confirms the former [grin]!


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Malcolm Storey
Date: 02 Jan 22 - 01:15 PM

Mr Red
There was a resent report that policing the Insulate Britain demonstrations cost the Met £4 Million.
Meaningless - was that the actual cost of those officers carrying out policing duties or was it the extra cost?
If the former then the vast majority of that cost would have been incurred no matter what.
Statistics as you point out need context.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Mr Red
Date: 02 Jan 22 - 04:55 PM

Golden rule of statistical politics

Don't give context, it only confuses the plebs who vote for them.

A valid point though, context is complexity, and Bar-room jocularity just ain't funny with a "yeabut butting-in". And the lowest common denominator is the bar-room. (Outside of politicians).

It all depends if you are buying or selling...................


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Donuel
Date: 05 Jan 22 - 09:35 AM

Yes Minister.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Mrrzy
Date: 05 Jan 22 - 01:13 PM

Ok... why did I never realize that omega and omicron mean big O and little O?


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Donuel
Date: 05 Jan 22 - 03:11 PM

The golden rule of problem solving;
The KISS method of problem solving has been 'keep it simple stupid'.
The fatal flaw in that method is assuming going from point a to point b is a preferred straight line.
If that goal is incorrect from the git go you crash.
Maybe you needed to go from point b to point q in a curved route.

Boeing made the best example of this fundamental mistake by trying to fit the new larger fuel efficient engines onto their old 1960's 737 airframe. If they tried that the engines would scrape on the ground. If they tried to elongate the landing gear so the engines would not hit the ground there would no room to retract the landing gear. So they tried putting the engines way forward. But that caused the whole plane to pitch upward. They did that anyway and added an MCAS system to compensate and automaticaly push the plane downward and called the plane 737 Max. Each problem created a new problem down the line when they should have started with an all new airframe to start with. In the real world the plane would automaticly push the plane down into the ground or ocean.
folk wisdom-
Don't build a modern car on a model T frame.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Donuel
Date: 05 Jan 22 - 06:21 PM

Apparently no one at Boeing ever read The Cat in the Hat.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Mrrzy
Date: 05 Jan 22 - 07:00 PM

A bouncing ball! (Boing, boing!)
And a little wee stone.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Donuel
Date: 05 Jan 22 - 07:25 PM

that was Severnesque.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Mr Red
Date: 06 Jan 22 - 04:05 AM

The fatal flaw in that method is assuming going from point a to point b is a preferred straight line.
If that goal is incorrect from the git go you crash.
Maybe you needed to go from point b to point q in a curved route.


<YEABUT> always assuming the commutative law applies </YEABUT>

A to B (or Q) is not automatically the same as (Q or) B to A - it might be downhill (or up!)
Which puts a different slant...........................
on it.

When trying to find the best coefficients for a non-canonical digital filter (as you do) with a computer program (in FORTRAN since you ask) I could never decide if the best fit was just a blind dip with better ones lurking - and over which hump? After 30+ years it still bugs me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Donuel
Date: 07 Jan 22 - 11:05 AM

Problem solving algorithms are beyond me.
Folk wisdom problem solving is...
Geter done.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 09 Jan 22 - 11:30 AM

Don't eat yellow snow


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 09 Jan 22 - 11:35 AM

Never trust a fart


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: gillymor
Date: 09 Jan 22 - 11:44 AM

Be careful not to speak clearer than you think.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 09 Jan 22 - 11:59 AM

Never waste an erection.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: gillymor
Date: 09 Jan 22 - 12:16 PM

Just because you’re paranoid it doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 09 Jan 22 - 12:20 PM

Even if your willie is twelve inches long you shouldn't use it as a rule.


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Subject: RE: BS: Folk wisdom 2022
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 09 Jan 22 - 12:23 PM

Illegitimes non carborundum


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