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BS: The Mother of all BS threads

Rapparee 15 Feb 06 - 09:13 AM
Bunnahabhain 15 Feb 06 - 07:31 AM
John MacKenzie 15 Feb 06 - 04:43 AM
Amos 14 Feb 06 - 10:45 PM
JennyO 14 Feb 06 - 10:12 PM
Rapparee 14 Feb 06 - 10:11 PM
Acme 14 Feb 06 - 09:39 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 14 Feb 06 - 09:20 PM
Amos 14 Feb 06 - 07:21 PM
Rapparee 14 Feb 06 - 07:02 PM
John MacKenzie 14 Feb 06 - 06:59 PM
Amos 14 Feb 06 - 06:21 PM
Rapparee 14 Feb 06 - 06:03 PM
Acme 14 Feb 06 - 05:33 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 14 Feb 06 - 02:36 PM
Rapparee 14 Feb 06 - 01:35 PM
Amos 14 Feb 06 - 01:35 PM
GUEST,Supreme Occipital - Skull and Bones Club 14 Feb 06 - 12:53 PM
Rapparee 14 Feb 06 - 12:40 PM
Amos 14 Feb 06 - 12:07 PM
John MacKenzie 14 Feb 06 - 11:55 AM
Bunnahabhain 14 Feb 06 - 10:57 AM
Acme 14 Feb 06 - 10:00 AM
MMario 14 Feb 06 - 09:55 AM
Bee-dubya-ell 14 Feb 06 - 09:38 AM
Rapparee 14 Feb 06 - 09:16 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Feb 06 - 09:13 AM

I want one that will make me an honest politician....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 15 Feb 06 - 07:31 AM

I don't want anything with Windows in it being capable of making anything. I can't imagine the mess it'll make of it. Almost as bad as those Nuclear power stations using Windows in their security systems....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 15 Feb 06 - 04:43 AM

I played in a banned once BWL, too many petty squabbles, went back to playing with myself!
G.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 14 Feb 06 - 10:45 PM

We got two of those rapid-prototyping machines at work -- they stand about 5 feet 10" tall and have windows in 'em so you can watch the do their epitaxial depostion or whatever it is called and see the mysterious beauty of parts rising out of the void.... it's sompn, I tell ya!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: JennyO
Date: 14 Feb 06 - 10:12 PM

With my luck, it'd probly be the WRONG ten percent :-(


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Feb 06 - 10:11 PM

I dunno -- there's a laser printer that makes stuff out of plastic and wood and things in three dimensions (well, four dimensions).


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 14 Feb 06 - 09:39 PM

He could have said "It's the check engine light, Scottie!" but no, they had to make Jim's clarion cry "Beam me up!" How many more of us would have benefitted from knowing something about that light on the dash over all of these decades? That beaming stuff is well and good, but it's two or three years off yet.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 14 Feb 06 - 09:20 PM

Who said "Beam me up, Scotty"? Giok, was that you? You are hereby banned from the MOAB until 9:00 PM Mudcat time on February 14, 2006!

Yes, I know it's already past 9:00 PM Mudcat time on February 14, 2006, but just in case time travel gets perfected in the next few years you and you go back to a time before 9:00 PM Mudcat time on February 14, 2006, remember that you're banned.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 14 Feb 06 - 07:21 PM

Hell, you ain't usin' more than ten percent anyway, mate!! You could go down in history!! And biology! And English literature!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Feb 06 - 07:02 PM

Ah, I don't think I'd want to be teleported if the original is destroyed and there's only 66% accuracy at best. Why, Important Parts could be left out or put together wrong. It's kinda cool, but ol' Werner makes it tough on me.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 14 Feb 06 - 06:59 PM

Beam me up Scotty, for gawds sake!!
G


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 14 Feb 06 - 06:21 PM

On a different altogether topic, this might be important. TELEPORTATION has been extended from one particle, which was accomplished by leveraging quantum entanglement about a year ago or so, to a WHOLE BEAM of them!!

" In contrast with everyday matter, quantum systems such as
photons cannot be copied, at least not perfectly, according to the
"no-cloning theorem."

Nonetheless, imperfect cloning is permitted,
so long as Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle remains inviolate.
According to Heisenberg, measuring the position of a particle
disturbs it, and limits the accuracy to which its complementary
property (momentum) can be determined, making it impossible to
reliably replicate the particle's complete set of properties.

Now, quantum cloning has been combined with quantum teleportation in
the first full experimental demonstration of "telecloning" by
scientists at the University of Tokyo, the Japan Science and
Technology Agency, and the University of York (contact Sam
Braunstein, schmuel@cs.york.ac.uk and Akira Furusawa,
akiraf@ap.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp).

In ideal teleportation, the original is
destroyed and its exact properties are transmitted to a second,
remote particle (Heisenberg does not apply because no definitive
measurements are made on the original particle). In telecloning,
the original is destroyed, and its properties are sent to not one
but two remote particles, with the original's properties
reconstructed to a maximum accuracy (fidelity) of less than 100%.
(Heisenberg limits the ability to make clones as otherwise
researchers could keep making copies of the original particle and
learn everything about its state.)
In their experiment, the researchers didn't just teleclone a single
particle, but rather an entire beam of laser light.

They transmitted
the beam's electric field, specifically its amplitude and phase (but
not its polarization) to two nearly identical beams at a remote
location with 58% accuracy or fidelity (out of a theoretical limit
of 66%).

This remarkable feature of telecloning stems from the very
magic of quantum mechanics: quantum entanglement. Telecloning
stands apart from local cloning and from teleportation in requiring
"multipartite" entanglement, a form of entanglement in which
stricter correlations are required between the quantum particles or
systems, in this case three beams of light. (An example of a
multipartite entanglement is the GHZ state between three particles
that was featured in Update 414.)"



Like I say, this could be important; even historic!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Feb 06 - 06:03 PM

Ain't nothin' like a good old red union suit! Why, when old Andy took sick of leed pizzenin' the other day up at the Legion Hovel we found that he wuz wearin' seven of them there red longies! Yup. He'd put the first one on in 1962 and sort of added to 'em over the years. I'll tell ya, that first one wuz kinda stiff; broke three sets of paramedic scissors and they finally had to use an acetylene torch ta cut 'em off and tend to Andy's wounds. He wuz lucky, too. Them union suits danged near stopped them six .45 slugs from penetratin' his skin.

The doc said that the dirt mighta had a hand in Andy's bulletproofin' too.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 14 Feb 06 - 05:33 PM

You're better off not dying your longjohns. The dye probably isn't good for your skin and if you get wet and stay wet for a while you're liable to turn the color of your underwear. (Spoken from experience as the owner of a somewhat faded scarlet union suit).


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 14 Feb 06 - 02:36 PM

Dear Supreme Whatever,

Your statement, "Now you must dye a prostate!" makes no sense. How does one go about dying a prostate. Anyway, the majority of people who would be most likely to dye something are female and they don't have prostates. Get a clue, dude! If you would like to rephrase your comment to something like "Now you must dye a pair of longjohns!" you'd probably get a more positive response.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Feb 06 - 01:35 PM

Dear Supreme Dogpuddle:

I spit upon your threat. Ptooey. I spit upon your mother, your father, your sister and your brothers, your grandparents, and you ancestors back to the 27th generation. I spit upon your puppy dog and your pony.

Your friend,
Rapaire


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 14 Feb 06 - 01:35 PM

Well we figgered that condition was already in force, Big Wig. So what else is new?


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Supreme Occipital - Skull and Bones Club
Date: 14 Feb 06 - 12:53 PM

Now you must die, apostate!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Feb 06 - 12:40 PM

The moon doesn't actually exist. What it is is a closely-knit aggregation of gravel, water, dirt, and dust that is held together by electrostasis. The so-called "Moon landings" were actually done on the largest of these pieces.

The actual true knowledge of what the Moon is -- which I have just shared with you at the risk of my life -- is a closely held secret of the Skull-and-Bones Club, the International Order of Odd Fellows, and the Little Sisters of the Downtrodden.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 14 Feb 06 - 12:07 PM

I think you were projecting; but then, so is Google!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 14 Feb 06 - 11:55 AM

See I told you it was made of cheese!!
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 14 Feb 06 - 10:57 AM

Have a look atGoogle moon


Follow the 'more about google moon' as well....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 14 Feb 06 - 10:00 AM

Pat reads the computer screen over Mike's shoulder then rolls her eyes skyward.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 14 Feb 06 - 09:55 AM

DANG! he figgered it out.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 14 Feb 06 - 09:38 AM

Wow! That's TWO stupid brainfart mistakes in one day! The other was calling Dan Quayle a Democrat. Maybe there's some hex person sticking pins into the cranium of a BWL voodoo doll and going "You wanna be witty? Well, I'll fix your little red wagon! Every time you open your mouth to utter a witticism I'll make sure you put your foot in it! (Insert sound of maniacal cackling laughter.)"


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Feb 06 - 09:16 AM

Ihave 3.35 eyeballs but 0 children, excluding those I may have left behind me in my wild and rowdy days. Back in those days I was only interested in the pleasures of the flesh, the table, and the tankard. I lived a life of sin and decadence, drinking and wenching until the very early hours and then staggering home where my sainted mother was praying for my conversion to the paths of righteousness and religion. Oh, yes, she abjured me to give up my pursuit of pleasure! She prayed for and over me day after day! She offered up novenas to Sts. Monica and Mary Magdalene! She even went to far as to hide my clothes, thinking that this would stop my wayward ways, but it did not. And now, when I think back upon those times I feel shame and repentance. For they lasted too long, far, far too long. When I should have been a responsible citizen and shouldering the duties of a Man, I was making love to a bottle! And I slipped further and further down the Primrose Path To Perdition. Finally though the efforts of my Mother reached fruition and I was gathered into The Fold, finally toilet trained and weaned, even walking unassisted. And yet I look back upon those days with nostalgia (and I don't mean Nostalgia Smythe, the girl next door, for you have a filthy mind and she entered the nunhood at the age of eight anyway) when hordes of women cooed over me and fed me and catered to my every need.

Sigh....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 14 Feb 06 - 08:30 AM

...which makes the gloves thing even more bizarre. Hex people also have 3.35 eyeballs and 2.7 children.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 14 Feb 06 - 12:27 AM

BWL:

I believe you are thinking of the duodecimal system, hardly ever heard of. Hex___ usualy refers to six, as in a hexagon. Thus, hexadecimal numeration is a base 16 counting system.
The numbers go 1...9,A,B,C,D,E,F,10..19,1A,1B,1C,1D,1E,1F,20....29, 2A, 2B, 2C, and so on.

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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 13 Feb 06 - 09:48 PM

Butch Thompson (of the Butch Thompson Trio on the early Prairie Home Companion show) "invented" a seven-finger glove into which a five-fingered pianist inserted his or her hand and gained the added reach of two prosthetic fingers beyond the pinky.

There's more than one way to accomplish the reach (at least) of Rachmaninoff.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 13 Feb 06 - 09:27 PM

Yes, hex people are weird. Since the decimal system is based on the fact that most of us have ten fingers and ten toes, it follows that hex people must have 12 fingers and twelve toes, which probably means that a hex person can play guitar chords you and I can only dream about. On the other hand, a hex person has a really hard time finding a decent-fitting pair of work gloves.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 13 Feb 06 - 08:49 PM

And -- yes -- Giok DID land decimal 11111, which would be the interpreted as 16+8+4+2+1 if the same digits were writing in binary (decimal 31). Or, in hex, 128+64+32+16+1 or decimal 241.    See?

If you wanted to go the other way around and represent 11111, the real number, into binary you would write the binary figure 10101101100111 representing:

1 x 1 (2^0)
+
1x2 (2^1)
+
1x4 (2^2)
+
0x8 (2^3)
+
0x16 (2^4)
+
1x32 (2^5)
+
1x64 (2^6)
+
0x128 (2^7)
+
1x256 (2^8)
+
1x512 (2^9)
+
0 x 1024 (2^10)
+
1+ x 2048 (2^11)
+
0 x 4096 (2^12)
+
1 x      8192 (2^13)

which equals 8192 + 2048 + 512 + 256 + 64 + 32 + 4 + 2 + 1

or 11111 in decimal notation.

In hex, the real number 11111 would be written 2B67. But everybody knows hex people are weird.

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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 13 Feb 06 - 08:21 PM

...there would be no direct current flowing into our homes from the electrical plants

This message brought to from an Alternate Universe by the Impeach President Westinghouse society -- wiser WHigs for a better Amerigonia!!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 13 Feb 06 - 06:07 PM

Then there wass the time a friend and I spent and hour and a half after school looking down a storm drain ("sewer"). Finally my grandmother called the convent to see if they knew where I was -- one of the nuns came over and asked me if I was me, I said yes, and she took both of us over and gave us a cookie while they called the responsible parties to come collect us.

Just an early example of my life-long interest in sewers.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 13 Feb 06 - 05:19 PM

I spent my entire childhood blissfully free of church services. Now I will talk enthusiastically about God, the afterlife, etc. with anyone who is willing or interested. The moral: DON'T bring your kids up to be atheists! It may not turn out like you thought it would.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 13 Feb 06 - 05:07 PM

Okkaaaaaaaaaaayy...true story: My grandmother went to an early Mass and took me (aged about 4_ along. Being a quiet, serious, religious child, I stood in solemn awe of the priest. Come communion time, my grandma got up to go, and I promptly sat down on the kneeler, faced the bench of the pew, and proceeded to play "Mass."

Since she'd left me in the pew to mark the spot, my head was no longer available to her eagle eye.... She was afraid I'd wandered away, but after walking to the back of the church she turned around and spotted me sitting on the kneeler, playing priest.

I don't remember any untoward repercussions from this, but then the pain may have caused amnesia.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 13 Feb 06 - 02:24 PM

HUH! Well *I* passed out in church and ended up hanging from the alter by my front teeth! And the dents are still in the wood to prove it!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 13 Feb 06 - 02:20 PM

And when I was twelve I was lost in church, too. Or at least my mother said I was lost. I don't think you can be lost when you're tied up, gagged, stuffed into a sack, and left behind the church furnace.

Did I ever mention (this is truth!) that my mother dropped me on my head when I was about 18 months old? I still have the scar to prove it, too.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 13 Feb 06 - 01:47 PM

10.0 on the landing, Leo!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 13 Feb 06 - 01:01 PM

Are you sure it wasn't gardeners tending their phlox?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 13 Feb 06 - 12:49 PM

Of course not! And three wise guys named Larry, Moe and Curly came and gave me gifts, too.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 13 Feb 06 - 12:48 PM

The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Meusli
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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 13 Feb 06 - 12:46 PM

They weren't racing away into the hills when they heard about the delivery of this precocious child?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 13 Feb 06 - 12:15 PM

The premiere holdiday is February is the celebration of the birth of Thomas Alva Edison. Without Tommy (as his friends called him) we would all be listening to CDs by rushlight. There would be no direct current flowing into our homes from the electrical plants conventiently located only a mile or less away, and we wouldn't be watching porno flicks while dictating.

Yes, Big Tom's birthday is far more important than those of Lincoln and Washington and to the truly religious it even exceeds the anniversary of the first apparition at Lourdes.

To the cognoscentii, however, the date of February 11 is famous not because of Lourdes, not because it was Washington's original birthday, not because it was the eve Lincoln's birthday, and not because it's the natal day of the Big TA -- but because on that date an event happened that shook the universes to their roots. Yes, as you may have guessed, a shy, modest, unassuming child was born in the Great American Middle West, the firstborn of two humble parents, who was wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger while flights of angels sang my praises to shepherds who were tending their flocks in the nearby hills.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 13 Feb 06 - 12:01 PM

wow! take my eyes off the thread for a second to check the luge results and -

Mom's bouncing around like a hyperactive Jack Russell Terrier!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 13 Feb 06 - 11:58 AM

I never could understand binary.
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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: JennyO
Date: 13 Feb 06 - 11:58 AM

On the other hand, the bed would probably be more comfortable.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: JennyO
Date: 13 Feb 06 - 11:57 AM

What are you saying boo hoo for, Giok? You got it. See I said I never got anything, didn't I. Going into the garden to eat worms. Boo hoo...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 13 Feb 06 - 11:54 AM

I've been Ozzed


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 13 Feb 06 - 11:52 AM

Boo hoo


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: JennyO
Date: 13 Feb 06 - 11:51 AM

Valentines - that old thing! Bah humbug. Probly won't get anything anyway :-(

Jenny, who hasn't quite yet gone to bed.


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