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    Are you Bored? ~ Look no further for a solution to your problem

    Are you bored? Nothing to do? Nothing on the tube? Even the forum can't hold your attention? Here's some suggestions for activities you might try to fill your empty hours.

    Sing along at the opera.

    Go to a poetry recital and ask why each poem doesn't rhyme.

    Holler random numbers while someone is counting.

    Make beeping noises when a large person backs up.

    In the memo field of all your checks, write "for sensual massage."

    Learn Morse code, and have conversations with friends in public consisting entirely of "Beeeep Bip Bip Beeeep Bip..."

    If you have a glass eye, tap on it occasionally with your pen while talking to others.

    Push all the flat Lego pieces together tightly.

    Stomp on little plastic ketchup packets.

    Sniffle incessantly.

    Reply to everything someone says with "that's what YOU think."

    Declare your apartment an independent nation, and sue your neighbors upstairs for "violating your airspace."

    Forget the punchline to a long joke, but assure the listener it was a "real hoot."

    Invent nonsense computer jargon in conversations, and see if people play along to avoid the appearance of ignorance.

    Finish all your sentences with the words "in accordance with prophesy."

    Wear a special hip holster for your remote control.

    Do not add any inflection to the end of your sentences, producing awkward silences with the impression that you'll be saying more any moment.

    Signal that a conversation is over by clamping your hands over your ears.

    Give a play-by-play account of a persons every action in a nasal Howard Cosell voice.

    Adjust the tint on your TV so that all the people are green, and insist to others that you "like it that way."

    Ask 1-800 operators for dates.

    Produce a rental video consisting entirely of dire FBI copyright warnings.

    Sew anti-theft detector strips into peoples backpacks.

    Check out a novel from the library and write the surprise ending on its first page.

    Order a side of pork rinds with your filet mignon.

    Dress only in clothes colored Hunter's Orange.

    Change channels five minutes before the end of every show.

    Tape pieces of "Sweating to the Oldies" over climactic parts of rental movies.

    Decline to be seated at a restaurant, and simply eat their complimentary mints by the cash register.

    Pay for your dinner with pennies.

    Tie jingle bells to all your clothes.

    Repeat everything someone says, as a question.

    Repeat the following conversation a dozen times: "Do you hear that?" "What?" "Never mind, it's gone now."

    Wander around a restaurant, asking other diners for their parsley.

    At the laundromat, use one dryer for each of your socks.

    As much as possible, skip rather than walk.

    Stand over someone's shoulder, mumbling, as they read.

    Try playing the William Tell Overture by tapping on the bottom of your chin. When nearly done, announce "no, wait, I messed it up," and repeat.

    Ask people what gender they are.

    Lick the filling out of all the Oreos, and place the cookie parts back in the tray.

    Lie obviously about trivial things such as the time of day..

    Change your name to "John Aaaaasmith" for the great glory of being first in the phone book, claim its a Hawaiian name, and demand that people pronounce each "a."

    Sit in your front yard pointing a hair dryer at passing cars to see if they slow down.

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    Re: Are you Bored? ~ Look no further for a solution to your problem

    I love them all!!! ahh if only i had a glass eye

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    Go to a poetry recital and ask why each poem doesn't rhyme.
    They never rhyme!

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    Holler random numbers while someone is counting.

    haha i am going to try that

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    LOVE THE LAST ONE.....MIGHT GIVE IT A TRY

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    Re: Are you Bored? ~ Look no further for a solution to your problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Chezzie View Post
    Learn Morse code, and have conversations with friends in public consisting entirely of "Beeeep Bip Bip Beeeep Bip..."
    I've found, when teaching Morse Code, that getting someone to send is simple if you give out a card with the code in alphabetical order. So long as the learner knows his alphabet she can keep looking ahead fast enough to send.

    It's the listening that's the hard part. Using the same card, one must hear the whole letter, search 26 codes for a match and write down the answer while backing up the next letter in one's head. It takes forever to learn the code sufficiently well to just transcribe. It puts people off.

    So I sat down and made two cards this time, one in alphabetical order for sending and one in dit-dah order for listening. A also used colour-coded yes/no tick and cross symbols instead of the dot dash notation usually written, I think it's more obvious while learning.

    Morse Code isn't binary, it's trinary, it uses Base 3 instead of Base 2. There's the dit taking one beat, there's the dah taking two beats and there's the silence taking three beats (though in practice I think people tend to use a silence of two beats - either way there are three values each element can take, dit dah and space). The binary equivalent of Morse Code is Huffmann code and nobody, for some reason, uses that manually even though it would take less time to transmit a given text. I'll leave working out why as an exercise for you.





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    England's troubles will increase until the bishops open Joanna Southcott's box.
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    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
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    Re: Are you Bored? ~ Look no further for a solution to your problem

    I once new an Amateur Radio Operator who said that with the more experienced Morse Operators you could actually tell who was sending by their 'accent' - or their style of keying.

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    I've never been good enough to have used Morse code. If I practice for half an hour I can get it back, but I never had a reason to send any. I used to listen on short wave when I was at school.
    Nullius in verba|||||||||||
    Who has a spare two minutes to play in this month's FG Trivia game!

    The watch of your vision has become reasonable today.

    England's troubles will increase until the bishops open Joanna Southcott's box.
    It’s normal. You must provoke. You must insult the belief of all monotheists. You must make fun of the belief of all monotheists.
    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
    Write that word in the blood

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    Re: Are you Bored? ~ Look no further for a solution to your problem

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    I had a novice license, didn't do much with it. It was a step for a technical license where I could use voice.

    As far as telling the difference in telegraphers that is true. It started with my test in that I was asked how I preferred to have my message sent. He was trying to make it easy. As I remember quick letters longer pauses, slow letters not much pause.
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