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The Very-Many-Questions-Not-Worth-Their-Own-Thread Thread 36

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Cutlass, Dec 11, 2018.

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  1. civvver

    civvver Warlord

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    I have no idea how the regulation is in Europe but in the US it's a new hot button issue in just the last ~10 years or so. Almost everyone buying a house now gets a test done as part of the inspection.
     
  2. Samez

    Samez ION GUNNER

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    I know that there are test for heavy metals like lead, mercury and cadmium (usually due to industrial waste from the past) in the soil of building sites.
    In Germany cellars are common, so different measures are probably take against the radon levels - there might be regulations regarding cellar windows, but TBH I am not sure about it.
    Also the strontium levels due to Chernobyl fallout might be an issue.
    In the area where I am living all hunted animals have to be tested for radiation.:nuke:
     
  3. Takhisis

    Takhisis excuse me

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    So, other than a cat, what would you add in order to ensure that the tenants are properly cared for?
    This sounds as if a dystopian zaibatsu had been allowed to take over Canadian residential real estate.
     
  4. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    What the age of the housing there? It's less of an issue with old housing, because cellars are much less air tight.
     
  5. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    The human tenants or the feline tenants? Ideally there would be a small veterinary clinic on-site, so nobody would have an excuse that they couldn't take the cat to the vet.

    This reminds me of the pitch I made to the former manager of this place when I made my appointment to see if I could get an apartment here: "We are three quiet middle-aged ladies, two of whom are cats."

    This sounds as if a dystopian zaibatsu had been allowed to take over Canadian residential real estate.[/QUOTE]
    I have no idea what a "zaibatsu" is, but if you mean it sounds disorganized, that's accurate. It was bizarre to hear a French-Canadian accent over the phone when I had to call the after-hours customer service agents one time. But she explained that because the company has properties in Quebec (Montreal, I think), all the agents have to be bilingual even if they don't live anywhere near Quebec.
     
  6. tjs282

    tjs282 Un(a)bashed immigrant

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    I'm guessing you never read anything by William Gibson? ;)

    It's a general term for a (Japanese) industrial/financial (mega)corporation.
     
  7. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    Your guess is correct.
     
  8. Synsensa

    Synsensa Warlord Retired Moderator

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    I bought a bunch of birthday cards for all the birthdays I need to worry about for the next six months.

    I also already filled them out. The material on two of them made it so that the ink smudged around quite a bit. It is a bit unsightly. The writing itself is fine and intact.

    Is there a way to clean up the smudged ink without messing with the writing or the material of the card? A q-tip dipped in something, maybe?
     
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  9. Gori the Grey

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    I myself would just leave well enough alone in a case like that. But maybe some fellow posters will have good ideas.
     
  10. hobbsyoyo

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    I think people will care that you bought cards and handwrote in them. If they fuss about smudges then they didn't deserve the cards and you should strangle them unfriend them on Facebook.
     
  11. Mouthwash

    Mouthwash Escaped Lunatic

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    My family took in a stray puppy; anyone know the breed(s)? She's old enough to have a full set of teeth.

     
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  12. hobbsyoyo

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    IT'S BREED IS CUTE AND THAT'S ALL THAT MATTERS

    More pictures please!
     
  13. Broken_Erika

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    SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
    *suffers brain hemorrhage from cuteness overload
     
  14. Valka D'Ur

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    Get a duplicate card and start over. Use the old card to test various pens so you find one that won't smudge. You might need to write in pencil instead.

    Aww...

    It's some sort of terrier. I can't tell for sure what kind (there are a lot of different varieties of terriers). It might be a cross-breed, which would make it a bit harder to pinpoint. Are there any local vets who could tell?
     
  15. Synsensa

    Synsensa Warlord Retired Moderator

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    Ideally I'm hoping for a solution that doesn't involve "buy new cards" as the prevailing idea. Like I said, the writing itself is fine, the material of the card just made the ink not set all the way so it got smudged around a little. Get rid of the smudge = perfectly fine card + writing.
     
  16. Kyriakos

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    You could consider asking Bootstoots.
     
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  17. Takhisis

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    Just leave it as it is, unless you have the time to post them down here, pay me for my awesome calligraphic services born froma lifetime of fixing homework, and then of course have them shipped back.

    So leave it as it is.
    I don't think Syn-chan can afford to buy a hazmat suit.
     
  18. Synsensa

    Synsensa Warlord Retired Moderator

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    I keep some uranium laying around just for this sort of occasion!
     
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  19. Takhisis

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    *quitely phones agent whatsisname*
     
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  20. Kyriakos

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    Best western scene ever?



    Particularly from 0.40...
     
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