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Old 2015-01-22, 19:13   #2487
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That has to be one of the most obnoxious forms of advertising I have ever seen. Probably cute the first time you hear it.
Google Translate tells me that the "lekker lekker" sound means yummy yummy.

NPR was kind to this blatant advertising:
Dutch Domino's Adds Car Noises To Scooter Delivery - APRIL 24, 2012
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CAROLIEN TEN CATE: People that are on the road hearing the scooter right now are smiling, laughing about it, and they think it's very funny and think it's very wise.

BLOCK: That's Domino's Marketing Manager for the Netherlands Carolien ten Cate. She says people in her country like a good laugh, and apparently, they like pizza too. Who knew?

CATE: We're still trying to find out if it's legal in the Netherlands, because we couldn't find anything about that.

SIEGEL: Until that legal judgment is handed down, we'll stick our necks out here and predict that along with prostitution and marijuana, Dutch law will smile favorably on the warning sounds on pizza delivery scooters.
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Old 2015-01-22, 19:42   #2488
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Old 2015-01-26, 22:23   #2489
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Old 2015-01-26, 23:00   #2490
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An odd day, here. Comedians John Cleese and Penn & Teller all talking about science versus stupidity. Dogs and cats. Mass hysteria.
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Ghostbusters - Wikiquote
en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Ghostbusters
Dogs and cats, living together! Mass hysteria! Mayor: Enough, I get the point! And what if you're wrong? Venkman: If we're wrong, then nothing happens!

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Old 2015-01-27, 17:26   #2491
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Old 2015-01-30, 15:14   #2492
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http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2015/0...nto-487-bytes/

Also, from that link: http://archive.org/stream/your-compu.../n103/mode/2up
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Old 2015-02-03, 17:12   #2493
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Old 2015-02-04, 04:14   #2494
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New York Attorney General Targets Supplements at Major Retailers - NYTimes.com

80% 'content-free' rate - hey, there's no snake in my snake oil!

(I've long thought the whole supplements industry to be little more than a giant scam. Even when e.g. the essential-vitamins are as advertised, there's little evidence that taking most of them in "add-on" form has any health benefit. Classic western-world "I want a fix for my profoundly out-of-whack lifestyle in a pill" mind-virus. There is simply no substitute for a basically good diet low in processed 'foods', plenty of exercise and sleep, and avoidance of chronic stress, but "whole-life balance s hard!")
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Old 2015-02-04, 17:51   #2495
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Perhaps it could have gone in Nightmare Mideast Theater, but what the heck.....
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Old 2015-02-06, 09:48   #2496
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Default Here today's raining... Some amarcord

Mid June 1998... One was testing 1,5 M range exps or so...
Had to wait more than 1 month with my P133 (11W TDP) released 2 or 3 years before and still good (Tick........................ Tock, other than Tick/Tock!), for each single test...
It would take 5 mins today with one i7 4770k (85W TDP)... 5 instead of 50656... More than 10k times for just 8 time of enery...
Hmmmmm...
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Old 2015-02-07, 18:31   #2497
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For all we know, there could be plague bacteria there in the casket (not intentionally of course, but just because it was around at that time).
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/0...n_6629490.html
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