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Old June 16th, 2014, 04:12 PM   #25801
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Technically, Jersey isn't the U.K. :-P

(No, this isn't an it-really-ought-to-belong-to-someone-else thing... it's a Crown Dependency or some such without representation in Parliament and so on. You are back in the British Empire. Such as it is.)
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Old June 16th, 2014, 04:55 PM   #25802
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Positive Stereotype of the Day: Americans are too honest!

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/16/sp...y.html?hp&_r=0

Also, someone posted this on another forum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur5fGSBsfq8

Haven't actually watched past the beginning yet, but it's Monty Python. How bad can it be?
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Old June 16th, 2014, 04:56 PM   #25803
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Too honest? WTF is that supposed to mean?
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Old June 16th, 2014, 04:57 PM   #25804
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Read it.

(A minute after I post, you're already reacting?)
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Old June 16th, 2014, 05:04 PM   #25805
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Read it.

(A minute after I post, you're already reacting?)
Yeah 'cos some phrases don't sound right....

You can't bee "too" honest.
Honesty is like pregnancy.... You either ARE or AREN'T. There is no in-between!
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Old June 16th, 2014, 05:10 PM   #25806
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Did you read it?

Fine. Since you'd rather jump on every post of mine (you do, lately...):

The point of the story was that "play-acting" - exaggerating how hurt or offended you are by the other side's moves, in order to influence the referee's decisions - is an accepted technique in high-level international soccer. Sorry, football. And that the American team falls short in this. Hence "not dishonest enough." (The headline in the print edition of the article was along those lines.) In other words, if you'll allow me to be a bit tongue-in-cheek, "too honest."

EDIT: Besides, the idea that it's not possible to be too honest is just not true. Do you go through life telling everyone exactly what you think of them? (Maybe you do...)
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Old June 16th, 2014, 09:55 PM   #25807
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Does anyone know how to edit a picture in Paint without it worsening its quality? So annoying. Does it happen only with small pics?
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Old June 16th, 2014, 09:56 PM   #25808
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Use Paint.net, much more options and you can set the quality when saving.

Paint is as antiquated as Windows 95.
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Old June 16th, 2014, 10:02 PM   #25809
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Does anyone know how to edit a picture in Paint without it worsening its quality? So annoying. Does it happen only with small pics?
What kind of graphics do you work with? If you talk about quality, aren't you think about vector graphic?

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Use Paint.net, much more options and you can set the quality when saving.

Paint is as antiquated as Windows 95.
Actually, I have opened the Paint in my Win 7 and was pretty surprised It is not photoshop, but good enough to e.g. crop images.
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Old June 16th, 2014, 10:02 PM   #25810
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Use Paint.net, much more options and you can set the quality when saving.
This? What can I do with this?
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Old June 16th, 2014, 10:06 PM   #25811
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What kind of graphics do you work with? If you talk about quality, aren't you think about vector graphic?
I don't know, a picture just gets worse after I cut a part of it. Maybe because it's a small picture, I don't know.
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Old June 16th, 2014, 10:19 PM   #25812
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This? What can I do with this?
troller

this: http://www.getpaint.net/
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Old June 16th, 2014, 10:25 PM   #25813
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You can also use Microsoft's Photo Gallery from the Live Suite. It's free.
Or IrfanView, or Picasa...

For more control and options, Adobe Lightroom is great
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Old June 16th, 2014, 11:56 PM   #25814
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Funny story I have to share with you.

Last year, I have decided to send an English paper to CCC indexed journal in Czech republic. Last week I got two reviews, one written in Slovak language, where reviewer refused to publish my paper and tried to bring me down and the one in English from polite reviewer (abroad) who recommended to publish my paper with minor changes. Nevertheless, the editorial board decided not to publish my paper. Was little bit disappointed, so I complained to my colleague.

He told me to avoid Slovak reviewers and to send the paper to completely foreign country as he had done (Great Britain). Today, he got two reviews.... both negative.....in Slovak language: those crazy scientists in Great Britain decided according to the residence of my colleague to sent the paper to review to Slovak scientists What a boomerang Mafia octopus is all around the world.
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Old June 17th, 2014, 03:05 AM   #25815
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I predict a U.S.-Belgium final.

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Old June 17th, 2014, 03:20 AM   #25816
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Python on soccer. Or football.:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur5fGSBsfq8
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Old June 17th, 2014, 08:40 AM   #25817
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Does anyone know how to edit a picture in Paint without it worsening its quality? So annoying. Does it happen only with small pics?
It depends on the format of the picture. Try saving in bmp, it should not alter its quality.
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Old June 17th, 2014, 05:13 PM   #25818
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I just overheard a colleague talking on the phone about the best way to get from Zagreb to Ljubljana.... (I mean bus (coach) vs. train.)
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Old June 17th, 2014, 08:53 PM   #25819
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I predict a U.S.-Belgium final.

And a Stella, or a Chimay Rouge, to the Belgians!

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Old June 17th, 2014, 10:31 PM   #25820
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It has been long time since I wonder about this commercial

This is Czech version


This is Slovak one


The Romanian one


I understand that the commercials differ at the end to fit the slogan "The best of XX, the best of Europe".

But why the hell there is a blonde instead of brunette in Romanian one?
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