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RalphWaldoMooseworth

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  1. RalphWaldoMooseworth

    Life expectancy of a laptop?

    We bought my wife a killer Lenovo Yoga, but she has always complained aboot the keyboard, the placement of the shift keys or somesuch. The lack of a numeric keypad is surprisingly annoying on my old Dell laptop.
  2. RalphWaldoMooseworth

    Life expectancy of a laptop?

    A good laptop should last 10 years! But its ability to upgrade to the latest OS more like 7 years or so. I have a cheapo refurbished low powered Dell that I bought a couple of years ago, and once Windows 7 updates die in a year I might have to replace it. I avoided even trying 10, and now they charge for it! I'll probably just buy a new laptop at that point, or maybe just convert the old one to Linux. The 2007 MacBook hand me down from my daughter is still running great, but it can't get updates due to the inability to upgrade the OS, and the optical drive cratered a while ago. We had bought a cheapo low powered Toshiba a few years ago and it only lasted a couple of years. You were darn lucky to have missed the whole Windows 8 fiasco!
  3. Before I ask Uncle Google, I am going to guess aboot 10 years ago. On the coffee can now: Front: Since 1932 under a picture of the You Nork City skyline On the side: 1920s We sold nuts 1930s We sold nuts and coffee Now - We don't sell nuts. We just sell coffee But we like our name. 100% coffee. Chock Full O Nuts No mention whatsoever of chicory, dangit! Before I google that, I thought chicory was Witloof endive, presumably lettuce-like, like curly endive or Belgian endive. How did they ever get that into coffee? I thought the porpoise was like hamburger helper, to extend the 'spensive coffee with something cheaper. Now to ask Uncle Google.
  4. RalphWaldoMooseworth

    Chock Full O Nuts Fun Facts - who knows when they dropped the chicory?

    You apparently have had many facelifts to go with the gender change!
  5. RalphWaldoMooseworth

    Chock Full O Nuts Fun Facts - who knows when they dropped the chicory?

    I was counting on you! My grandmother would know! But she is dead. My mother might know. (The Beatles said so after all!)
  6. RalphWaldoMooseworth

    Chock Full O Nuts Fun Facts - who knows when they dropped the chicory?

    At least one other person asked this question on the interwebz. And crickets was the answer. This is a great old people question! https://www.amazon.com/ask/questions/Tx2WT472ULCTU6N
  7. RalphWaldoMooseworth

    Chock Full O Nuts Fun Facts - who knows when they dropped the chicory?

    But I thought that I remember them having chicory on the label. So either I am full of shit or this is a massive cover up! Chicory coffee seems to be a New Orleans or civil war thing only.
  8. RalphWaldoMooseworth

    uncontrolled classroom behaviour

    Me too. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. They could get away with a lot more back then.
  9. RalphWaldoMooseworth

    Happy Daytona Day

    They must be hot in those tight black outfits in that Florida sun.
  10. RalphWaldoMooseworth

    Chock Full O Nuts Fun Facts - who knows when they dropped the chicory?

    Zip, zilch, nada! I guess I am batshit crazy.
  11. RalphWaldoMooseworth

    Chock Full O Nuts Fun Facts - who knows when they dropped the chicory?

    I haven;t seen Raison d'etre lately either - I wonder if they still brew that? Nope! Gone!
  12. RalphWaldoMooseworth

    Chock Full O Nuts Fun Facts - who knows when they dropped the chicory?

    OK, this is interesting. It seems to be almost ungooglable, ie a google whacker - very little info! Smells like a cover-up to me! The closest on a quick inspection is that Cafe Du Monde puts roasted chicory root in to cut the bitterness, but Chock Full O nuts is silent on the whole thing. Shirley I did not dream this whole thing up! A search of their website for chicory: No Results. Please try a different search term or filter combination. Well, shit! I can't find ANYTHING on it except for a few vague questions on the Interwebs from people like me. This is odd!
  13. RalphWaldoMooseworth

    Dr forum come in please...

    Ebola
  14. RalphWaldoMooseworth

    Guess Where I Was?

    Titanic
  15. RalphWaldoMooseworth

    How long does it take

    Maybe speed walking it would be about right!
  16. RalphWaldoMooseworth

    It is snowing lightly

    Pretty! Thanks for the sneau fix to offset this sunny weather!
  17. RalphWaldoMooseworth

    FAA rules concerning Drones

    So @jsharrt is over 250 grams, right?
  18. RalphWaldoMooseworth

    The world has changed.

    The large standard deduction is a nice simplification of taxes that was sort of overdue, but it comes at a big cost even to someone like me who has a paid off mortgage, due to the apparent discontinuance of the HSA deduction.
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    How long does it take

    Walking is good - gives enough impact to strenghthen bones withoot wrecking joints too bad.
  20. RalphWaldoMooseworth

    Happy up way too early Saturday!

    Asheville or Greenville?
  21. RalphWaldoMooseworth

    How long does it take

    RIE
  22. RalphWaldoMooseworth

    The world has changed.

    They must be working on a LIFO method, in which case I will never see my amended return get processed! Submitted 2.5 months ago and still not even acknowledged as received.
  23. RalphWaldoMooseworth

    Don't bring me down

    Badaripppp! Oops! It is badaroose! Who the flock is Bruce? Brb! ps - this song is very beach boy-esque! Ahhh, it is a modegreen, a misheard lyric that he then substituted for the real lyric. Cool! https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/oct/15/elo-jeff-lynne-hipsters-beards-electric-light-orchestra-hyde-park-beatles
  24. RalphWaldoMooseworth

    A song for Sonny

    One less smartass in the world.
  25. RalphWaldoMooseworth

    Don't bring me down

    Yup! Their big hit was mercy, mercy, mercy. Should be the city song for Mercer!
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