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Offline helius

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« Reply #125 on: November 10, 2015, 11:56:23 pm »
http://www.dongenergy.com/en
They're not even Chinese, what's their excuse!
 

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« Reply #126 on: November 11, 2015, 12:51:56 am »
Knowing what industry drives internet traffic, you wonder if Intel was paying homage when they named their 14 nanometer technology CPU, the Braswell.

 

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« Reply #127 on: November 11, 2015, 06:52:08 am »
At work we used to have a van that when open spelt "Gay"

There was a lot of fuss around a photo that purported to be a train called the flying scotsman that with a door open spelt lying scotman with the picturte of the scottish first minister above it. It came out during the scottish referendum capaign. Apparently while the unfortunate spelling on the train with the door open is true the placement of the picture is not:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jimwaterson/that-alex-salmond-lying-scotsman-train-photo-is-fake#.nwK8Y6A0a

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« Reply #128 on: November 11, 2015, 09:31:03 am »

Made in Australia.
 

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« Reply #129 on: November 11, 2015, 02:51:12 pm »
http://www.dongenergy.com/en
They're not even Chinese, what's their excuse!

It's actually a Danish company - It's a short for "Dansk Olie og Natur Gas" = Danish Oil and Natural Gas Energy ;)
 

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« Reply #130 on: November 13, 2015, 07:46:10 am »
Not a company, but a formula/subscription/service:

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« Reply #131 on: November 13, 2015, 08:06:51 am »
 

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« Reply #132 on: November 13, 2015, 05:20:35 pm »
Reminds me of the pathetic emails I get from chinese wholesalers treating electronic components like fashion items telling me they have new hot item in stock for this season bla bla bla.

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« Reply #133 on: November 13, 2015, 06:14:41 pm »
Reminds me of the pathetic emails I get from chinese wholesalers treating electronic components like fashion items telling me they have new hot item in stock for this season bla bla bla.

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Makes me think of all the spam email I am getting recently. Thinking of adding Foxitmail to the always spam list. Almost as bad at spamming as Yahoo, but at least they do not simply forward all email as if it is gospel.

Wonder just how big an outlook folder can grow to, I have several 3G stored mail folders on it......... Might even empty deleted items this year, and compact the folder a little. Oldest mail there was migrated from Outlook Express. At home Evolution is starting to be a little memory hog, time to prune it a lot, 2.9Gb in virtual memory. Almost as bad as Firefox.
 

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« Reply #134 on: November 13, 2015, 08:17:31 pm »
How funny!
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« Reply #135 on: November 13, 2015, 10:12:19 pm »
I bought an inner tube for a wheelbarrow tire from the local hardware store.  Chinese brand: name was "High Run".  I guess that is trying to convey the idea that it is top quality and will last a long time.  OMG did it smell bad when I opened the plastic bag holding the tube.  I joked with the guys about how bad it would be if Chinese condoms smelled like that  ;D, and would you actually put one on if the gov't wouldn't castrate you for having an unlicensed child.  Then we started talking about what a Chinese company that made condoms would call itself.  We eventually agreed that it would be the "Safe Joy Condom Company"  :-DD
 

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« Reply #136 on: November 14, 2015, 07:14:41 am »
When I was but a beardless lad at my first job,there was a Car Radiator company diagonally opposite work,called "Tucker & Aurisch".
They had double doors,with the Company name in a very nice Cursive font across the pair.

At some time, a truck or something had scraped a line on one door,adding a crossbar to the,Capital "T",transforming it to a Capital "F",much to the delight of "the boys"!

We were real little turds!
 

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« Reply #137 on: November 14, 2015, 08:38:24 am »
 

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« Reply #138 on: November 15, 2015, 01:29:04 am »
Sounds like he needs some...
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« Reply #139 on: November 16, 2015, 03:25:51 am »
Sounds like he needs some...
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In China MAN has a JV which builds buses with the brand name "Young MAN".
 

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« Reply #140 on: November 17, 2015, 01:50:10 pm »
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TBH I didn't even notice the names - just that there were huge billboards with capacitors on them... 
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« Reply #141 on: August 31, 2017, 07:46:59 am »
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« Reply #142 on: August 31, 2017, 10:02:48 am »
Clearly from the 1990's, but if you happen to open the doors and take the photo just at the right tongue angle, "ABC News & Current Affairs" takes on a new meaning...



The Australian Broadcasting Corporation are known to be a little odd at times.
 

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« Reply #143 on: August 31, 2017, 10:40:52 am »
Athlete's foot.

selling sport shoes.
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« Reply #144 on: August 31, 2017, 11:08:48 am »
Switzerland is absolutely ripe with gems like these:

The neighborhoof of Wankdorf in Bern, where the stadium is, which is where Bern's football club the Young Boys practice.

The annual jazz and blues festival in Lucerne, the Blue Balls Festival. (note the URL)

The Swiss subsidiary of Neutrik rebranded to Contrik.



And then there's the amazing case of Zurich Airport, which for many years was a source of amusement. Back in the 1990s, some marketing genius decided that "Zurich Airport" wasn't good enough, that it needed a brand. And what they came up with was "Unique". (I shall mention here that their original plan was to roll out the "Unique" brand at airports worldwide...) At this point, English teachers throughout Switzerland groaned, because when Swiss German speakers speak English, they pronounce "unique" as "eunuch".

And indeed, for years, the airport announcements in English sounded like "Thank you for flying through Zurich Eunuch Airport". And for years, I thought that was hilarious enough. But it gets better, as I learned later.

Like most city airports, Zurich Airport is actually in a suburb. In this case, the town of Kloten. Which means "balls" in Dutch. OK, so now we know it's the wily Dutch that have been taking them off the male passengers. But where to put them? Well, the town of Kloten has three train stations within its borders: Kloten, Zurich Airport, and Kloten Balsberg. You couldn't make this shit up. (It was rebranded to just Zurich Airport a few years ago.)


Now, suppose you had wanted to go from the Eunuch Airport down to Lucerne for the Blue Balls Festival? You might want a snack for the road. Back then, the largest grocery chain had a line of convenience food products titled "Plan B" (funny enough already, but I know what they meant), with the individual products having very literal names (like the raspberry sports drink being called "Pink" because of its color). And one of the products was round corn puffs without any distinct flavoring. Their label literally said "Plan B Salty Balls".
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« Reply #145 on: August 31, 2017, 11:17:11 am »
Meanwhile, images of the restaurant shown below became some of the internet's earliest viral images. But it's a real place in Lake City, FL (where my grandmother retired to) and I drove past many times. Apparently it's still around, probably thanks to internet infamy and souvenir sales (see image)!
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« Reply #146 on: August 31, 2017, 11:56:46 am »
This:
 
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« Reply #147 on: August 31, 2017, 01:11:32 pm »
Just remembered another: my GP. His last name is Loser (pronounced "loh-zer"). His website is www.drloser.ch

(Which I highly recommend you visit and look at the gallery, because the decoration is insane. I describe it as a "cross between your grandma's sitting room and a Las Vegas bordello". The friend who referred me to this doc said it was "as if South Park had Big Gay Al's Big Gay Doctor's Office". And that wasn't enough to prepare me. The flip side: he's the best GP in town, especially for LGBT people.)
 

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« Reply #148 on: August 31, 2017, 01:34:25 pm »
Just remembered another: my GP. His last name is Loser (pronounced "loh-zer"). His website is www.drloser.ch

(Which I highly recommend you visit and look at the gallery, because the decoration is insane. I describe it as a "cross between your grandma's sitting room and a Las Vegas bordello". The friend who referred me to this doc said it was "as if South Park had Big Gay Al's Big Gay Doctor's Office". And that wasn't enough to prepare me. The flip side: he's the best GP in town, especially for LGBT people.)

Will check this website at home as my company's firewall blocks it for some reason... ::) As for the doctors' names, my dad used to visit one whose last name you could translate as Barelyalive (Ledwo?yw in Polish).
 
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« Reply #149 on: August 31, 2017, 09:12:04 pm »
There used to be a London company specialising in organising high end social events for a certain set, the company name: "Balls to you".
 


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