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Today's Good News
Have you noticed that we usually debate only the bad things in life.

In this thread anyone can put down current news that they think is good (can be on any subject but not nasty, please, or so controversial that it provokes arguments). We can debate it and then move on when someone else posts some more happiness!

So I'll start with this gem, which will brings tears of joy to many, I am sure.

Chocolate is Good for you

Yes - it's official
Dark chocolate may be healthier

It's good for a cough and it's good for your heart.

:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

  • Last Edit: 2013-11-30, 06:51:41 by string

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Reply #150

I wrote some experimental code a while ago, but I've certainly got no time to wrap it up this week. There's also the issue of how to reconcile the fact that some people like all the smilies visible at once and others would prefer most of 'em to be hidden by default.

As usual -- in the profile.:idea:
Quote from: Scheickspier
To wrap or not to wrap - that is the question.

(By the way, you could lose doubles right about already now, huh?)

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Reply #151
(By the way, you could lose doubles right about already now, huh?)

Meaning?

Smilical Muttering
Reply #152
Was I being wrong?
Should that have been "THE doubles"????

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Reply #153
"right about now already" isn't very polite. In any case, what smilies do you claim are doubles?

The doubles
Reply #154
By Norsk politeness? (Thank you for pointing out, anyway.)
Can't you see the doubles yourself, huh?
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Re: Today's Good News
Reply #155
I see one double (not counting the double troll in your post only), and I'd have already hidden whatever else you might be thinking of hours ago in about two seconds if you'd have been a little more upfront about what errors you might've spotted. :P

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Reply #156
I just had to look. I don't see any doubles. Josh, if you're seeing doubles I suggest you don't try to drive for a while.  :drunk:
What would happen if a large asteroid slammed into the Earth?
According to several tests involving a watermelon and a large hammer, it would be really bad!

The doubles
Reply #157

I just had to look. I don't see any doubles. Josh, if you're seeing doubles I suggest you don't try to drive for a while.  :drunk:
Two yikes, for example. Two zips. Two cools. Two rolleyes. Two sads, two ???s. Two trolls, two dontfeeds.
Anything else?:rolleyes:

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Reply #158
Two yikes,


One is "shocked" the other is "yikes".
Two zips


One is "lips sealed" the other is "zipped"

Two cools.

Yep!

Two rolleyes.

Yep!

Two sads

One is "sad" the other is "frown"

Just for the record of course.  :P 
The start and end to every story is the same. But what comes in between you have yourself to blame.

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Reply #159
Just for the record of course.   :P

Jerk.  :irked:

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Reply #160


I just had to look. I don't see any doubles. Josh, if you're seeing doubles I suggest you don't try to drive for a while.  :drunk:
Two yikes, for example. Two zips. Two cools. Two rolleyes. Two sads, two ???s. Two trolls, two dontfeeds.
Anything else?:rolleyes:

That's more helpful, especially coupled with Luxor's reply. Thanks.

Edit: I think that should do it.

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Reply #161
And what is the problem of having a couple smileys in double?
Does wanting to make Frenzie to have more work than he already has justifies such maniac reclamation and besides completely off topic?
Fuck the duplicated smileys.
A matter of attitude.

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Reply #162

And what is the problem of having a couple smileys in double?
Does wanting to make Frenzie to have more work than he already has justifies such maniac reclamation and besides completely off topic?
Fuck the double smileys.


I think the "Gang of Joshes" is just trying to see how far he can go before he finally goes too far. Special note, pay attention, you know who you are: I am undoubtedly very patient but even I have my limits. The "Gang of Three In One" is close to breaching that limit. How others haven't acted before now is a wonder of the world.
What would happen if a large asteroid slammed into the Earth?
According to several tests involving a watermelon and a large hammer, it would be really bad!

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Re: Today's Good News
Reply #163
Potentially good news.
A glimmer of hope for the world's honeybees.
http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2014/06/04/4018609.htm

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Reply #164
Hooray! :)

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Reply #165

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TIME, that arbiter of Science, Medicine, and Health, has decreed that our three-decade-long fear of dietary fats has been a mistake.
Indeed, this week's cover says, starkly, "Eat Butter".
I read the whole article in case there had been a re-think on chocolate, but so far so good.

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Reply #167

TIME, that arbiter of Science, Medicine, and Health, has decreed that our three-decade-long fear of dietary fats has been a mistake.
Indeed, this week's cover says, starkly, "Eat Butter".
I read the whole article in case there had been a re-think on chocolate, but so far so good.

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In recent years, large-scale epidemiological studies have found that people whose diets include dark chocolate have a lower risk of heart disease than those whose diets do not. Other research has shown that chocolate includes flavonols, natural substances that can reduce the risk of disease. But it hasn't been clear how these flavonols could be affecting the human body, especially the heart. New findings from Virginia Tech and Louisiana State University, however, suggest an odd explanation for chocolate's goodness: It improves health largely by being indigestible.

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Reply #168
Ah good!  It's not the end of life as we know it  :)

Re: Today's Good News
Reply #169
 :drunk: At least so far. :cheers:

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Reply #170
A grocery store chain in France is now selling ugly fruit and veg.

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Reply #171
I don't know if this is good news per se, but there's now some quantifiable data about which countries are doing the most good. Spoiler: the number one is Ireland.

http://ideas.ted.com/2014/06/23/guess-which-country-does-the-most-good-for-the-planet/
http://www.goodcountry.org/

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Reply #172
Long-time Senator Thad Cochran defeats Tea Party insurgent Chris McDaniel.

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/primary-election-2014-108258.html?hp=l9_b1

If Cochran beats Democratic challenger Travis Childers in the fall, and the Repubs re-take the Senate, Cochran will likely be the Head of the Appropriations Committee, which considering Mississippi is by far the poorest state in the nation, would be a boon to MS.

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Reply #173
Meriam Ibrahim: Sudan 'apostasy' woman freed again

She's now in the US Embassy apparently.

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It was interesting to note Colonel that that election sucess although tight was helped by Democrat supporters??

As for that Sudan disgrace - so much for the religion of peace.  I wouldn't trust that lot near a glass of Irn Bru.
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