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    Quite right teddy but even in a controlled environment the actual production of the note string/wind would vary, the string stopped say 1/64 inch higher or lower the force of breath softer or a shade harder in a wind instrument plus the interpretation which however hard the musician tried would never be as it was the last time it was played, so we can agree that the odds against replicating a musical passage would be astro blooming nomical. I am not sure where that has got us but it just goes to show eh.
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    FEEL BETTER. IT’S NOT MY FAULT AT ALL - IT’S THE DARNED DOOR.



    From Reader's Digest:
    "Ever walk into a room with some purpose in mind, only to completely forget what that purpose was?
    Turns out, doors themselves are to blame for these strange memory lapses.
    Psychologists at the University of Notre Dame have discovered that passing through a doorway triggers what's known as an "event boundary" in the mind, separating one set of thoughts and memories from the next.
    Your brain files away the thoughts you had in the previous room and prepares a blank slate for the new locale."



    So you see, it's not ageing, it's that bl**dy door!

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    Funny, I always enjoyed The Doors. I wondered why I had memory lapses while listening to them. I used to put it down the the hand rolled cigarettes I used to smoke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy View Post
    I used to put it down the the hand rolled cigarettes I used to smoke.

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    Surly not you teddy Puff the magic Dragon eh
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    ...and I did live by the sea........

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy View Post
    ...and I did live by the sea........

    teddy
    In a land called Hominey?
    Whatever floats your boat May your reach always exceed your grasp

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    I'm not sure this is a random posting.
    Halfway through December, it's not freezing, there's no snow or ice,
    so I'm walking around more and doing more and getting more computer time.
    I am wandering around, perhaps in a haphazard manner, but not aimlessly,
    so those could be elements of random behavior,
    but I don't know. I didn't know what I was going to type,
    so is spontaneity a random aspect that can be induced by global warming?

    I think I saw little Johnny Papers on the way over.
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    And now the Slinky


    And more in slow motion
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    Reminds me of a girl I knew.................

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy View Post
    Reminds me of a girl I knew.................

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    Was that Dawn in Margate? ^^
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    Nah, more likely Eve in Ramsgate
    Cheers MIKE.

    How many roads must a man walk down ... ... before he admits he's lost?

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    NASA has just released stunning video of a “coronal rain,” a solar phenomenon in which hot plasma appears to rain down in great arches onto the surface of the sun. I have posted the link as opposed to the Video as you get the Video and the explanation on the web page. http://herocomplex.latimes.com/scien...o-plasma-rain/
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    Global warming Colin???????????

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    "Coronal rain". I'm just going to try and visualize this.
    Nah, I'd sooner call it a "sun spurt".

    If you can't remember something, try the door thing.
    Leave the room you're in, freeing your mind from it's previous enclosed environment,
    and let your mind acclimatize anew, so that you remember when you come back.
    That's a simple mental state of being, as we all are.
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    I wish it worked for me, but as one door opens another slams in my face

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