Small questions and answers-thread

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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby Hoosier » Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:31 pm

Here in the United States, Wisconsin has a season on feral cats IIRC.
All the songbirds, mice and rabbits got together and lobbied the state legislature for this new season intended to keep feral cats from reproducing exponentially... and killing every dang-thing they can catch.
Wisconsin cats are not happy at all, claiming that they can't help themselves... and just love killing shit.
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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby siberian Black » Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:11 am

Easy way to deal with cats- microwave!

You do that I garentee you'll have people knocking on your door wth presents.

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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby Michael Emrys » Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:43 pm

You people make me feel a little uneasy.

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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby Roel » Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:23 pm

I knew this forum couldn't possibly manage to keep their answers short and to the point...

And now, to honour this particularly helpful bit of advice:
Stix wrote:Pull out plug and, in case of laptop, battery.
Press ctrl+alt+del.
Apply mallet.
Results may vary depending on type of printer.

...we shall translate it to the average Uni student's frame of reference.

Pull out battery and, in case of desktop, buy a laptop, like everybody else.
Read ctrl+alt+del.
Apply mullet.
Results may vary depending on type of beer.
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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby jeaguer » Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:25 am

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offshore the city of Adelaide, kangaroo island native wildlife was devastated by cats ,
the moggies were banned , then the local schoolboys were encouraged to be ecologically minded and hunt them ,
that was cheap and very effective , the island now is cat free .

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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby bf109 Emil » Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:07 am

The Viet's i work with when kids, used to fill a coconut bowl with rice...when a monkey would reach and grab a handful, he couldn't remove his hand/paw/ whatever it is a monkey has...the kids would chase him, and when he went to climb a tree, with a coconut still on one hand, he would fall, and the kids would beat it sensless with sticks or kill so as to not have another monkey run into their hut, or on outdorr table and steal their food....(No P.E.T.A replies, was just informing our members, unless it is Pam from B.C. wanting a one on one chat with a fellow Canadian) Tommy and kid rock the lucky dogs
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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby wooden major » Sun Jul 27, 2008 7:27 am

20 years ago when i first moved from suburban marin county to rural lake county where i now live ,my neighbor ben ,a tough old swede farmer , asked me to shoot feral cats on his property as his eyes were too bad to do the work . i demured ,telling him "i just couldnt shoot ordinary housecats ( even wild ones )as i had owned too many as pets while growing up ". he gave me a puzzled look and wandered away muttering under his breath .

years later when i had my own feral cat problem ,i borrowed a havaheart trap ,captured them and took them to the pound were they informed me that these cats would go straight to the zyclon b showers ...( silly me ,of course they would ,certainly they are not going to be given to children as cuddely pets ..more like trying to pet a furry hissing ,spitting blender )

nowadays i do my own cat abatement as needed with a .22 rifle and everytime i peer at a cat through the scope , i think of ben ,now long dead , and smile about the sillyness of city folk .note ,always remember to dig holes BEFORE shooting so as to avoid unpleasant or akward conversations with small neighborhood children ,ALSO shooting and burial to be completed before 2 pm and arrival of K thru 4 elementry kids ,schoolbus )...live and learn ,i guess .

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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby LionSE1 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:36 pm

Ooh Ooh I have a question:

Apparently Red Ants are the Most aggresive ants there are and will take on anything that wants/ does not want a bit of a row, in this respect they are a bit like English Hooligans. So My question is this: What would happen to Red ants Given a huge lake (A plate) of red-bull or other such high energy drink mixed up with whisky or vodka? Or rather what would happen to nearby black ants nests? :twisted:

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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby Ricky » Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:02 pm

LionSE1 wrote: Or rather what would happen to nearby black ants nests?


The red ants / Hooligans would march up & down yelling phrases like 'go home ******' until one of the black ants responded, and then there'd be a punch-up.

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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby LionSE1 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:17 pm

The red ants / Hooligans would march up & down yelling phrases like 'go home ******' until one of the black ants responded, and then there'd be a punch-up.

Ants are not racist, and that is an outrageous slur! :shock:

I will carry out the experiment if I do not find any answers. Incidentally I once saw a programme where a load of Red ants attacked a slug, not sure why they attacked it, they just did. Any way The Slug was giving it large and saying things like, "You can't bite me I'm all slimey Boyo, look here see!" (yeah, the Slug had a welsh accent) and a lot of the ants got gunged up and stuff. However, The ants decided enough was enough and started to cover the slug with dirt and stuff, drying up all the gunge! The slug ran out of Gunge "Look now boyo, I think this has gone far enough see!" Wailed the slug before being taken down and chopped to mini slug bites........Maybe these red ants were french or something like that. But that Slug was not laughing anymore as He was eaten.

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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby Stix » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:32 am

I suspect that if the ants would actually consume the drinks, they would try to harvest the sugar, and get very drunk in the process.
Which of course would lead to chaos, giving any other nearby ant nests a break.
Because common sense, isn't all that common.

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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby Notmi » Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:11 am

To our polish(-speaking) members.

What does the following mean?

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I Szczebrzeszyn z tego słynie.

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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby Ricky » Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:19 pm

What does the prefix 'para' mean? eg: Paramilitary
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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby LionSE1 » Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:29 am

Ricky wrote:What does the prefix 'para' mean? eg: Paramilitary


It can mean one or two things. Firstly it could mean they are airborn troops, or it could mean that they are paralysed and pose no threat at all. :lol:

para -
prefix meaning "alongside, beyond, altered, contrary," from Gk. para- from para (prep.) "beside, near, from, against, contrary to," cognate with Skt. para "beyond;" Hitt. para "on, forth;" L. pro "before, for, in favor of," per- "through;" Goth. faur "along;" O.E. for- "off, away" (see fore).

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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby Stix » Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:42 pm

In that context I suspect it came from "parachute".
It would make paratroopers make sense.
Because common sense, isn't all that common.


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