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Hello, thank you for your sympathy... I had a good laugh! Yes, Miguel is very very smart but I say he has a "retard switch", and when that is on it short-circuits any reasonable neural connections in his brain, and I run for cover. Unfortunately, I tend to be the "man" in our house when it comes to fixing anything...

"If you cannot say what you have to say in twenty minutes, you should go away and write a book about it." Lord Brabazon
by Barbara on Thu Mar 16th, 2006 at 02:47:47 PM EST
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I sympathise fully! I'm supposed to have a diploma in Information Systems but when I look at a telephone plug I have no idea what the blue wire does.

It usually takes me ten seconds to figure out which way to turn a screw-driver when screwing, and up to a minute to open a 1kg box of rice.

Anyone here slower at opening rice boxes?

by Alex in Toulouse on Thu Mar 16th, 2006 at 02:59:34 PM EST
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Microwaved rice. In packets.

Do people still use boxes, and do that cooking thing?

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Thu Mar 16th, 2006 at 03:07:25 PM EST
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Well still no micro-wave here. Not sure I should buy one. I don't think I like the idea of food being molested by microwaves.
by Alex in Toulouse on Thu Mar 16th, 2006 at 03:16:49 PM EST
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Did you know that a microwave oven uses more electricity overall to power its digital clock than to heat food?

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Thu Mar 16th, 2006 at 05:09:35 PM EST
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Really?  I did not know that.

My microwave has no digital clock.  It is very old, and still has dials.

by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Thu Mar 16th, 2006 at 05:30:04 PM EST
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I buy rice in nylon or paper sacks. Clean it (pick out bad pieces) before cooking. Cooking them right is one of my few cooking feats. (I make much better rice than the average Budapest canteen, and better than many restaurants.)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Thu Mar 16th, 2006 at 05:12:14 PM EST
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