History MundaneUtility / RealLife

13th Jan '17 12:02:18 PM hszmv1
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** A proposal to mandate a fire extinguisher in every public school class room in the United States is making it's rounds on the internet. Not as a fire deterrent, they have built in sprinkler systems. This is a method to prevent school shootings. The idea is that the kids huddle and the teacher takes the door. If the gun man comes in, he is greeted with a point-blank blast-until-empty of fire extinguisher to the face. This super-chilled chemicals will cause the shooter's throat to close up and are in enough concentration at that range that shooter should pass out on the spot. If he's hardy enough to still be standing, he's in no shape to fire the weapon reliably at a target. And if he's still insisting on standing up, the teacher now has the canister, which is light enough to now wield as a bludgeon to finish the job.

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** A proposal to mandate a fire extinguisher in every public school class room in the United States is making it's rounds on the internet. Not as a fire deterrent, they have built in sprinkler systems. This is a method to prevent school shootings. The idea is that the kids huddle and the teacher takes the door. If the gun man comes in, he is greeted with a point-blank blast-until-empty of fire extinguisher to the face. This super-chilled chemicals will cause the shooter's throat to close up and are in enough concentration at that range that shooter should pass out on the spot. If he's hardy enough to still be standing, he's in no shape to fire the weapon reliably at a target. And if he's still insisting on standing up, the teacher now has the canister, which is light enough to now wield as a bludgeon to finish the job.
13th Jan '17 12:00:12 PM hszmv1
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** A proposal to mandate a fire extinguisher in every public school class room in the United States is making it's rounds on the internet. Not as a fire deterrent, they have built in sprinkler systems. This is a method to prevent school shootings. The idea is that the kids huddle and the teacher takes the door. If the gun man comes in, he is greeted with a point-blank blast-until-empty of fire extinguisher to the face. This super-chilled chemicals will cause the shooter's throat to close up and are in enough concentration at that range that shooter should pass out on the spot. If he's hardy enough to still be standing, he's in no shape to fire the weapon reliably at a target. And if he's still insisting on standing up, the teacher now has the canister, which is light enough to now wield as a bludgeon to finish the job.
30th Dec '16 11:14:26 AM Antigone3
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** If you have a prescription for medical nitro tablets, you need to get a new bottle every six months even if you haven't taken any (the stuff works better if it's fresh). Any tablets left in the old bottle make '''great''' fertilizer for your houseplants.
13th Dec '16 3:13:43 PM Caps-luna
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** American battleships (especially Dreadnaught types) often used their barbettes[[note]]The long armored tube the main batter turrets sit on top of[[/note]] as libraries. Since the barbette contain the ship's magazines, they are temperature and humidity controlled. This is to keep the explosives fresh and nonvolatile but also makes ideal book storage conditions.
23rd Nov '16 5:40:02 PM nomuru2d
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<evilAdmin> I'm like "Don't Oppies have [=PowerNow=] or some AMD cooler shit?", and he's like "Yeah, but we run SETI/Prime95 to keep the pizza hot".

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<evilAdmin> I'm like "Don't Oppies have [=PowerNow=] or some AMD cooler shit?", and he's like "Yeah, but we run SETI/Prime95 [=SETI/Prime95=] to keep the pizza hot".
23rd Nov '16 5:19:06 PM LentilSandEater
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-->'''Another other reader:''' [[CallBack You solved it]] [[FridgeBrilliance without touching the pieces!]]

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-->'''Another other reader:''' [[CallBack You solved it]] [[FridgeBrilliance it without touching the pieces!]]
15th Oct '16 12:23:11 PM NotThisThing
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** Using a laser to play music or ''point at things'' is pretty overkill from a perspective of not too long ago.

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** Using a laser to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4OV2UofPFg play music music]] or ''point at things'' is pretty overkill from a perspective of not too long ago.
11th Sep '16 8:25:29 PM Alceister
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* Russian military vehicles often are equipped with a mixed fuel engine, a type of engine that can burn fuel in a wide range of octane levels. They are intended to simplify the logistics of supplying an army but can also drastically cut your gas bill, which is saying something for a tank.

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* Russian Many military vehicles often are equipped with a mixed fuel engine, a type of engine that can burn fuel in a wide range of octane levels. They are intended to simplify the logistics of supplying an army but can also drastically cut your gas bill, which is saying something for a tank.
16th Aug '16 8:43:01 PM onyhow
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*** During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, British tank crews in north Africa fried eggs on their tanks. British tanks were equipped with on-board water boiling vessels, which could be accessed from inside the crew compartment; [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boiling_vessel these were explicitly intended for]] [[SpotOfTea making tea]], but easy access to hot water turned out to have many other uses in wartime: first aid, disinfecting the water supply, cooking rations, and so on, all without having to light fires. Almost every British tank since the Centurion, down to the present-day Challenger 2, carries a Boiling Vessel; it's surprising that the rest of the world hasn't followed suit.

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*** During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, British tank crews in north Africa fried eggs on their tanks. British tanks were equipped with on-board water boiling vessels, which could be accessed from inside the crew compartment; [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boiling_vessel these were explicitly intended for]] [[SpotOfTea making tea]], but easy access to hot water turned out to have many other uses in wartime: first aid, disinfecting the water supply, cooking rations, and so on, all without having to light fires. Almost every British tank since the Centurion, down to the present-day Challenger 2, carries a Boiling Vessel; it's surprising that Vessel, and other nations are starting to catch up to the rest advantages of the world hasn't followed suit.having a BV inside a vehicle.
8th Aug '16 12:18:40 PM Rosuav
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* Electricity. We kind of take it for granted these days, what with how absolutely ubiquitous it is, but someone from a prescientific era would be ''shocked'' that we not only have harnessed the very powers of heaven itself, but that we use them to do such trivial things as cook our food and light our homes.

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* Electricity. We kind of take it for granted these days, what with how absolutely ubiquitous it is, but someone from a prescientific era would be ''shocked'' ''[[IncrediblyLamePun shocked]]'' that we not only have harnessed the very powers of heaven itself, but that we use them to do such trivial things as cook our food and light our homes.
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