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How to Fly Without Catching the Dreaded Lurgy?

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Max The Magnificent
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Re: Travel Crud, virus
Max The Magnificent   9/4/2014 3:21:16 PM
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@eetcowie: I actually wore a surgical mask, and really the only problem is that people look at you as if you are sick and keep their distance...

Maybe thwy were keeping their distance for other reasons (even your best friends won't tell you... :-)

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Re: Travel Crud, virus
eetcowie   9/4/2014 2:48:40 PM
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As anyone can see by looking at the picture of the virus, all you need to inactivate the bug is to play golf with it -- that is, attach a golf ball to each of its 56 golf tees. Voila. But seriously, on one trip I actually wore a surgical mask, and really the only problem is that people look at you as if you are sick and keep their distance -- hmmm maybe that 2nd thing isn't so bad afterall...

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Re: My Apologies
Max The Magnificent   9/4/2014 11:23:06 AM
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@Antedeluvian: ...might I suggest that you should have said "Sheila?"

That's a silly name for a guy! LOL

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Re: My Apologies
antedeluvian   9/4/2014 10:51:31 AM
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max

@betajet: There's also a fun Australian character whose name I've forgotten.

Bruce?

Having a daughter who constantly points out when I presume someone to be male because of stereotypes, might I suggest that you should have said "Sheila?"

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Re: Tin foil hat
Max The Magnificent   9/4/2014 10:42:22 AM
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@Tobias: As Karen pointed out in "4 Big Trends From ESC Brazil", you are the only one NOT wearing your tin foil hat.

Ah, but my brain is trained to deflect mental attacks, plus I have my travelling moustache-on-a-stick, which is guarenteed to confuse the smartest of AI systems

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Re: My Apologies
Max The Magnificent   9/4/2014 10:34:56 AM
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@betajet: There's also a fun Australian character whose name I've forgotten.

Bruce?

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Re: Lurgy = Cooties
betajet   9/4/2014 9:57:47 AM
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I refer to small children with infectious diseases as "cootie tots", a near-homophone of coups d'étât.

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Re: My Apologies
betajet   9/4/2014 9:49:50 AM
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I think the best James Bond film is From Russia with Love, a very close adaptation of the book.  Superb cast, including Robert Shaw, Lotte Lenya ("Seems fit"), and the great Mexican actor Pedro Armendáriz as Kerim Bey, the head of Turkish Security ("I've had a particularly fascinating life. Would you like to hear about it?").

While most Bond movies are gadget fests, From Russia with Love is instead about building trust between allied intelligence organizations though friendship and mutual respect.  And there's a great gypsy cat fight :-)

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Tin foil hat
Tobias Strauch, EDAptix   9/4/2014 7:42:16 AM
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As Karen pointed out in "4 Big Trends From ESC Brazil", you are the only one NOT wearing your tin foil hat. Bad boy. I assume you weren't wearing it on the plane either. No wonder you get sick.


I should attend one of this presentations just to see how you manage it to make the whole audience look so ...

"Gute Besserung", Tobias

PS: Tomorrow, there will be a workshop on FPGAs in Aerospace Applications here in Munich, I'll see, if the experts will wear these hats.

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Re: My Apologies
David Ashton   9/4/2014 2:29:24 AM
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@betajet if you can be bothered with a lot of mouse clicks instead of turning pages you can read it here.   As you say, miles apart from the film. I also thought the book was better - but I do think YOLT is probably the best Bond film.

There's also a fun Australian character  - Dikko Henderson??

PS. Best intro song as well, Nancy Sinatra is GREAT.....

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