Author Topic: First-World Problems.  (Read 180635 times)

Mrs Pingu

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2350 on: July 21, 2020, 06:13:22 pm »
Oh well. That is the yearly week in Drôme followed by a week in Girona cancelled.
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barakta

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2351 on: July 21, 2020, 06:39:14 pm »
Well as OK as coca cola can be. it's not my fave, I am 90% made of tea and I preferred Proper Ribena, but you can generally get Full-Sugar-Cuke when out and about unless it's a hospital in which case everything is sugar-free shit (I should really try a complaint on one, discriminates against ppl who can't tolerate sweeteners).

hellymedic

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2352 on: July 21, 2020, 06:48:13 pm »
Quote from: barakta
And coca cola is still OK...
Alas, we are condemned to forever disagree on this.  :)

Coca Cola still has a decent sugar whack.
Whether it is otherwise OK is a matter of personal taste.

Very few fizzies now have a big sugar whack.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2353 on: July 21, 2020, 07:00:01 pm »
Even ‘energy’ drinks are now available in sugar free alternatives which does seem to be missing the point.
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hellymedic

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2354 on: July 21, 2020, 08:43:31 pm »
Caffeine and electrolytes might fulfil some folk's desires...

andytheflyer

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2355 on: July 22, 2020, 08:57:08 am »
Quote from: barakta
And coca cola is still OK...
Alas, we are condemned to forever disagree on this.  :)
C'mon TL.  Coca Cola is OK as a rust-remover................

hellymedic

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2356 on: July 22, 2020, 07:40:23 pm »
Quote from: barakta
And coca cola is still OK...
Alas, we are condemned to forever disagree on this.  :)
C'mon TL.  Coca Cola is OK as a rust-remover................

I wouldn't use full-fat Coke as a rust remover cos it's STICKY...

Wowbagger

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2357 on: July 28, 2020, 12:04:18 am »
Quote from: barakta
And coca cola is still OK...
Alas, we are condemned to forever disagree on this.  :)
C'mon TL.  Coca Cola is OK as a rust-remover................

Was it not discovered in the first post-apartheid general election in South Africa that coca-cola removed the dye that was put on voters' hands to show that they had already voted?
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2358 on: July 28, 2020, 08:29:41 am »
Quote from: barakta
And coca cola is still OK...
Alas, we are condemned to forever disagree on this.  :)
C'mon TL.  Coca Cola is OK as a rust-remover................
It is also suggested in some quarters for use in dealing with aluminum seatposts stuck in steel frames.  The phosphoric acid is said to loosen things up.  Didn't work for me, though.

T42

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2359 on: July 28, 2020, 08:39:17 am »
Even ‘energy’ drinks are now available in sugar free alternatives which does seem to be missing the point.

Yeah.  Not reading the small print on Isostar tablets earned me the worst case of the knock I've ever had.  "Zero calorie" it said.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

hellymedic

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2360 on: July 28, 2020, 12:28:51 pm »
Even ‘energy’ drinks are now available in sugar free alternatives which does seem to be missing the point.

Yeah.  Not reading the small print on Isostar tablets earned me the worst case of the knock I've ever had.  "Zero calorie" it said.

ALWAYS read the label!

If you need 20 grams of sugar to get you moving, this can't come from a 5g tablet...

Giraffe

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2361 on: July 28, 2020, 04:14:57 pm »
Dehydrate the sugar. Let's see, C12H22O11-11H2O=12C. OK, charcoal and water - still get the knock but your breath won't smell.
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ian

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2362 on: July 28, 2020, 05:34:22 pm »
Strictly speaking, any sugar will contain water – you can, as nerdball scientist, remove this or just buy anhydrous sugars.
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Tim Hall

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2363 on: July 28, 2020, 07:37:46 pm »
Strictly speaking, any sugar will contain water – you can, as nerdball scientist, remove this or just buy anhydrous sugars.
Vague memories of O level (or was it A level?) chemistry demo, involving sugar and H2S2O7, resulting in much activity and ending with a black mass of carbon.
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hellymedic

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2364 on: July 28, 2020, 10:56:20 pm »
Make some toffee (or caramel).

Put sugar in pan.
Heat.
Sugar will melt/dissolve.
Sugar will boil.
Water will boil off.
Mixture will go brown, then black, then burn...

You can coat your apples in the mix when it's brown for toffee apples.

Boiling sugar is very hot!

ian

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2365 on: July 29, 2020, 09:32:19 am »
Strictly speaking, any sugar will contain water – you can, as nerdball scientist, remove this or just buy anhydrous sugars.
Vague memories of O level (or was it A level?) chemistry demo, involving sugar and H2S2O7, resulting in much activity and ending with a black mass of carbon.

That's actual dehydration (the carbon snake, the reaction breaks the sugar down to carbon and and water, the boiling water pushes the carbon particles to the top). I was thinking more about the fact that sugar will contain actual water molecules bound to it (H-O-H forms hydrogen bonds with the -OH groups of the sugar molecular). Sugars will typically be something like C6H12O6.6H2O
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2366 on: August 04, 2020, 03:42:35 pm »
Face recognition unlock and masks. Not a good combination.

Jaded

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2367 on: August 04, 2020, 06:24:05 pm »
^ wot ‘e sed

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2368 on: August 04, 2020, 07:38:28 pm »
Apparently, the next version of iOS will at least be able to work out that you are wearing a mask and go straight to PIN verification.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2369 on: August 04, 2020, 08:04:47 pm »
It's tiresomely difficult getting olives out of a jar: they seem to resist the spoon.

And don't get me started on anchovies!
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2370 on: August 04, 2020, 08:08:57 pm »
It's tiresomely difficult getting olives out of a jar: they seem to resist the spoon.

And don't get me started on anchovies!
Does this help?

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2371 on: August 04, 2020, 08:19:45 pm »
It's tiresomely difficult getting olives out of a jar: they seem to resist the spoon.

And don't get me started on anchovies!
Does this help?
It claims to, but I'm not convinced. Maybe as the jar is emptying, but I can't see the grabber grabbing an olive from a fuller jar. Plus getting them out individually isn't the problem - I could do that with a cocktail stick. What's frustrating is the seeming inability to get more than a couple out at a time.
I despair.
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2372 on: August 04, 2020, 09:31:47 pm »
It's tiresomely difficult getting olives out of a jar: they seem to resist the spoon.

And don't get me started on anchovies!
Does this help?
It claims to, but I'm not convinced. Maybe as the jar is emptying, but I can't see the grabber grabbing an olive from a fuller jar. Plus getting them out individually isn't the problem - I could do that with a cocktail stick. What's frustrating is the seeming inability to get more than a couple out at a time.
I despair.
Tea strainer and a jar with a wide neck is the best advice I can offer you.

Jaded

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2373 on: August 05, 2020, 12:43:05 am »
Olives in jars?! 🙀🙀🙀
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2374 on: August 05, 2020, 10:10:24 am »
Olives in jars?! 🙀🙀🙀
I get through a lot of olives.
L'enfer, c'est les autos.