Friday, March 30, 2012

Fryday Fourtoon: Numba Five


"You will have a fine capacity for the enjoyment of life."

Daily Numbers: 8 7 0
Lotto Six #'s: 3 2 15 40 44 29

*Fortunes and Lottery Numbers just posted for entertainment purposes only.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Fryday Fourtoon: Numba Four


"Pray for what you want, but work for the things you need."

*Fortunes and Lottery Numbers just posted for entertainment purposes only.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The REAL Reason to get the SI Swimsuit Issue

Why get the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue? (OK so I'm a month late and a dollar short)

*2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
Kate Upton cover model
  • Nope its not the sexy models in skimpy bikinis even though there are plenty of them in here.
  • Nope its not the latest end of the season Football news, which seems to be missing.
  • Not even the spring training Baseball season ending injuries which again seems to be missing.
  • Nope it isn't March Madness. Besides that's college not pro sports although the fans act like they are. Why not start paying them? Not there? What you talkin' 'bout Willis?
It's the commercials er the ads.
Like this one for M&M's - 'Nuff said (er Hef Said)
BTW: The Jimmy Kimmel one? Scary.

*I got this issue from work. The guy who sorts the mail (well one of the two guys I guess) gave it to me. It was addressed to an employee that is no longer with the company. For obvious reasons I edited out the mailing address after scanning the cover.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Fryday Fourtoon: Numba Thwee


"You will have many friends when you need them."

Daily Numbers: 2 4 1
Lotto Six #'s: 4 32 13 11 14 12

*Fortunes and Lottery Numbers just posted for entertainment purposes only.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Of Quarters and Vending Machines

A few weeks back (I wanted to mention it closer to when it happened but I was lazy with scanning of things) I went to get my usual Diet Dr. Pepper from the Pepsi machine in the break room/kitchenette at work. The thing costs $1.25 (down from several months and another vender back when it was $1.35). So I do my usual ritual of making sure the corners of the dollar are as unfolded as much as possible put it into the dollar feeder and then plunk my quarter into the coin slot. Well it did go plunk right into the coin return bin. The machine didn't take my quarter, so I put it in again. Plunk same thing it didn't like this quarter for some reason. I look at the quarter and don't see anything wrong with it just an ordinary quarter, so I fished out another quarter from my pocket and plunked that one in and the machine liked it fine and dandy and I finally got rewarded with my Diet Doctor Pepper. So the quarter?

This is it!
A nice 48 year old quarter from 1964 from before I was born. So why did the machine not like this quarter? Well it turns out that 1964 was the last year that the US Mint made quarters using approx. 90% Silver 10% Copper. Starting the next year 1965 they changed to 75% Copper and 25% Nickel. Modern vending machines are mostly calibrated to only accept the newer combination of metals. I didn't know that until searching on why my quarter wasn't accepted. I thought they just used weight/size to determine which coin, but apparently they have a tiny mineralagist in the machine with an electronic microscope testing the mineral integrity of each coin as it speeds down the slot.

I guess this is a good way to find older coins, or at least to test the age of the vending machine.

Friday, March 09, 2012

Fryday Fourtoon: Numba Two


I've decided to try to make this a regular feature (or semi-regular). I won't scan each and every fortune, I just wanted to scan that first one with the spelling error cause it was fun. But I will post a random fortune from fortune cookies I've gotten over the last few take-outs or deliveries when I remember to save the fortune to be able to quote. So for this week the Fryday Fourtoon is:

"A smooth long journey!
Great Expectations!"

*Fortunes and Lottery Numbers just posted for entertainment purposes only.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

DVD Update: Leap February 2012


NO new DVDs this month. Also I didn't watch any. At the beginning of the month I didn't watch anything because I watched other stuff or didn't watch at all, then when I wanted to watch something... First the DVD rental from Netflix I wanted to watch didn't work in my regular player, but it seems to work in the computer DVD drive. Then I discovered that my regular player just doesn't want to function properly at all. The red stand-by light stays on, none of the buttons work on the remote or the machine, yet sometimes my TV screen shows the start-up splash screen for the player. Sometimes the red light turns to orange but not green UGH. Sigh it needs repair or replacing. I have another player that isn't hooked up that I haven't used in almost 4 years since I've been in my apartment. The reason is the little player I had been using was a brand that could be made region free (I temporarily forget what they call that DVD tricking) the one that is not hooked up doesn't do that trick.

Maybe it is time to get a new player that can be wired to be region free.