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  1. I wonder if he remembered to pay his bill, before he was carried off, comatose?


    Famous last words" "Only twelve more to go"......




    The 56-year-old Renaud Prudhomme broke the shots record in the Clermon-Ferrand bar, drinking 56 shots in one sitting. This included 30 'shooters' - a straight shot of spirits or a hard mix - in just under a minute.


    Each shooter included between 20ml and 40ml of hard alcohol, meaning Prudhomme drank at least a litre of spirits.

    Crepin told Prudhomme "only 12 to go" as he neared the bar's existing record of 55.

  2. Going back many years, the only steakhouse was the one at the Marriott? Did you ever go there? That one I loved, thinking about it, pricing wasn't that different.


    That would be the New York Steakhouse. I was hosted there a couple of times over the years. Impeccable service. Left a vapor trail of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ - but I was a guest off others.


    El Gaucho food is fully comparable - but venue is more casual.




  3. Apparently, the battle royale was about one particular aspect of "territory" - that being the right to wear a "bottom rocker" underneath the main club emblem on the back of each members vest, with the name of the state on it (in this case, the "Texas" bottom rocker). Evidently, in each state, only the dominant motorcycle club in that state is allowed to feature the state's bottom rocker on their vest. Other mc clubs may operate within the state - after obtaining permission from the dominant club - but no club other than the dominant one may wear the state bottom rocker.


    So - anyway - for decades, the Bandidos have been the dominant mc club in Texas. Recently, the Cossacks have expanded to the point where they felt they could challenge the Bandidos to state dominance - and thereby had their members add the "Texas" bottom rocker to their vests. This basically guaranteed a showdown between the two clubs - battling for top dog position. The Sunday shootout was brought about as soon as someone on one side found some excuse - any excuse - to challenge someone on the opposing team.


    Assuming that both clubs continue to wear the Texas bottom rocker, the "war" is not yer over. Peace will only return once one side admits subservience to the other.



  4. What a travesty of a decision. Mayweather spent 45% of the match up against the ropes, or in a corner, getting beat upon (admittedly, with few scoring blows) by Pacquiano, and another 45% of the match running away from Pacman, and maybe 10% of the match doing anything else.


    'Sorry spectacle.



  5. Greetings Gents (and the occasional Lady) -


    'Just wanted to advise those who might be interested that a plague of CryptoLocker malware is making the rounds - evidently with Thais specifically targeted - because this is ransomeware infection, and the ransom instructions were in Thai language!!!!


    My second Thai company was hit om 29 April.


    This malware evidently arrives as an e-mail attachment. Once that attachment is opened, the malware not only infects the host computer - it also infects all other computers in the LAN - I suppose through the router.


    The way it works is, it encrypts all files on the computer - including all e-mail attachments and .pst Outlook files. It then adds a second file extension to the file name - a sin docx.encrypt or .xls.encrypt - and your computer can then not o[pen the files When you try, you get a ransom screen - telling you to send XXX Bitcoins to designated address, and you will then be sent a key to unlock your files.


    The only solution (other than paying the ransom) is to wipe your computer clean by reformatting the drives, then reloading the computer with an operating system, and with backup files (which - if they do not exist - means you SOL).




  6. I would suspect that the answer lies in either the WhatsApp or the LIne applications. Your phone may not display these apps - I'm unclear on how "unintelligent" your phone is. But her phone may highlight one of these apps, to show that your local SIM is now activated. All that matters is if - during an earlier visit - your SIM card (and phone number) were enrolled in one of these free programs.




  7. I remember seeing this one year ago - and cringing at the degree to which it was post on.


    And now - one year later - the American government has certainly gained ground it its effort to destroy the country.


    Thank God that Obama is a lazy bastard - I shudder to think of the additional damage he could have caused, had he not spent most of his time golfing, vacationing, partying, fund-raising, and appearing on inane left-wing TV shows.


    I dare say that Charles Manson - or a bucket full of pond scum - would have made a better president.



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