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Thank fuck for GPS

Post by Flobster! » Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:52 pm

Without it I would have no clue where to get off this train, which is now an hour late.
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Post by Flobster! » Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:54 pm

Wrong branch, y'all
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Post by Ignominy » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:50 pm

Only you could write a travelogue that makes Sri Lanka seem dull.

TELL US A GRIPPING TALE ABOUT THE OATMEAL YOU HAD FOR BREAKFAST.
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Post by Flobster! » Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:08 pm

Poor Felix.
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Post by Ignominy » Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:21 pm

Perhaps you can regale us with a recap of what you watched on TV in your hotel tonight.
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Post by mad hatter » Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:25 pm

dont you have form 1a/65337c to fill in for someone, clerk?
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Looks like Oatmeal has joined this Rollicking Adventure.
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Post by mad hatter » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:00 pm

Merry xmas weiner. how are the new meds going?
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Ignominy wrote:Looks like Oatmeal has joined this Rollicking Adventure.



i see youve gone back and edited your posts to make it look like youre spontaneous and witty rather than a drugfuckedmongtardclerk.
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Post by 5waldos » Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:19 pm

Flobs- ignore these idiots. Only idiots post on this branch- or maybe we all become idiotic when we check in here. Your trip sounds great.

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Post by avalon_ » Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:34 pm

Ignominy wrote:Only you could write a travelogue that makes Sri Lanka seem dull.

TELL US A GRIPPING TALE ABOUT THE OATMEAL YOU HAD FOR BREAKFAST.

Rolled oats, with walnuts and slices of apple. I heated it up with coconut milk then added cinnamon.

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Post by Ignominy » Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:37 pm

avalon_ wrote:
Ignominy wrote:Only you could write a travelogue that makes Sri Lanka seem dull.

TELL US A GRIPPING TALE ABOUT THE OATMEAL YOU HAD FOR BREAKFAST.

Rolled oats, with walnuts and slices of apple. I heated it up with coconut milk then added cinnamon.


The thread takes a turn for the interesting.
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Post by avalon_ » Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:38 pm

I even got to watch a sea otter frolic in the water as I ate it. I eat oatmeal daily, so I'm more than happy to share my stories with you.

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Post by Ignominy » Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:46 pm

avalon_ wrote:I even got to watch a sea otter frolic in the water as I ate it. I eat oatmeal daily, so I'm more than happy to share my stories with you.


You ate a living sea otter?
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Post by avalon_ » Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:50 pm

Yes.

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Post by Ignominy » Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:23 am

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Post by avalon_ » Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:37 am

They taste good. Plus the frolicking makes it a challenging meal.

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Post by Ignominy » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:00 am

Otter sashimi. Is it fishy?
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Post by avalon_ » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:13 am

No, not at all. It's got more of a texture and taste of zebra, but with that salty ocean slurp you get when you eat fresh oysters.

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The taste of zebra?
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Post by Moethebartender » Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:15 am

How much would you charge to ghostwrite Flasberts travel posts while he's on vacation to make Sri Lanka seem less like a chore than a destination? I'm willing to kick in some bucks.
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Post by Ignominy » Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:16 am

eric84 wrote:The taste of zebra?


I had zebra in Nairobi a couple of weeks ago.
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bet it was salty
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Post by eric84 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:26 am

Ignominy wrote:
eric84 wrote:The taste of zebra?


I had zebra in Nairobi a couple of weeks ago.


Of course you did.
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Post by muthafunky » Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:56 am

I also enjoy Avalon's breakfast stories more than Flobster's travel stories.

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Post by Flobster! » Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:05 am

You seem to be under the impression I'm telling stories. I'm usually just chatting.

(I doubt that oats are grown much if at all in Sri Lanka. Rice - milk rice - is the standard breakfast food. I insist on toast.)

(I don't usually stay in hotels with TVs, and when I do I don't watch them. I like wandering around outside.)
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Post by Moethebartender » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:11 pm

The head of the Sri Lankan tourism industry would likely offer you a healthy sum to spend your internet time "chatting" about India.
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Postby Flobster! » Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:54 pm

Wrong branch, y'all


Damn that GPS!
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Post by VinnyD » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:22 pm

Rice - milk rice - is the standard breakfast food.

Not hoppers?

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Post by Flobster! » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:26 pm

Moethebartender wrote:The head of the Sri Lankan tourism industry would likely offer you a healthy sum to spend your internet time "chatting" about India.


What, he's afraid SL will miss out on the business of about 35 people?

Vin, yeah, hoppers from stalls and cafes but milk rice from dear old Mum type hotel cooks.

Actually there's far more than that available, including all the Indian faves. But I like tea and toast. I'm happy to eat a ton if rice at lunch and dinner, but not for breakfast.

I'm beginning to get a bit sick of things fried in coconut oil, too.
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Post by Godjira » Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:14 am

Flobster! wrote:Without it I would have no clue where to get off this train, which is now an hour late.
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I was going to say that map reading is a dying art.
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muthafunky wrote:I also enjoy Avalon's breakfast stories more than Flobster's travel stories.


Hey, nice job from the admin moving the thread to the right branch and saying something nice about a poster's travel diary. Asshole.
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Post by DCComic » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:10 am

Ignore the office drones.
GPS phone thing changes everything.

Just worked out how to sketch Japanese characters into Translate and see what they mean. Bloody clever. Can't get the camera to read them though.
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Post by Flobster! » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:41 am

Godjira wrote:I was going to say that map reading is a dying art.


Not so much map reading as attempted Sinhala reading as we flashed past underlit stations.

Well, not really 'flashed', but nor do I have the faintest idea how to read Sinhala.
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Post by Godjira » Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:13 pm

DCComic wrote:Ignore the office drones.
GPS phone thing changes everything.

Just worked out how to sketch Japanese characters into Translate and see what they mean. Bloody clever. Can't get the camera to read them though.


I used to use a site to translate characters, but you needed to know the stroke order, which is not useful for beginners.
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Post by Lost Soul » Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:25 pm

eric84 wrote:
muthafunky wrote:I also enjoy Avalon's breakfast stories more than Flobster's travel stories.


Hey, nice job from the admin moving the thread to the right branch and saying something nice about a poster's travel diary. Asshole.

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I concur with mutha here. Avalon saved this thread.
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Post by DCComic » Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:48 pm

Godjira wrote:
DCComic wrote:Ignore the office drones.
GPS phone thing changes everything.

Just worked out how to sketch Japanese characters into Translate and see what they mean. Bloody clever. Can't get the camera to read them though.


I used to use a site to translate characters, but you needed to know the stroke order, which is not useful for beginners.


Google translate is really good. You make your best finger daub of the shapes, it gives you some choices of what it thinks you drew and you pick the best one.

Understanding what's an important feature and what's a typographic or calligraphic flourish is another thing though.
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Post by ExPat From Hell » Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:59 am

Flobster! wrote:Without it I would have no clue where to get off this train, which is now an hour late.


Because you are the only person on the train? And there are absolutely no other people whom you can ask?
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Post by Flobster! » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:04 am

Well I'm not on it now. But by the time we got to my stop, literally everyone else in my carriage was asleep. Which meant that 1. they were probably going all the way to Jaffna and probably weren't all that up on stations halfway there and 2. they probably wouldn't like being woken up every time the train stopped.

Yes, there was a guard/conductor somewhere on the long train and I could have pestered him.
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Post by rider5 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:40 am

What sort of GPS unit do you have?

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Post by Flobster! » Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:14 am

Samsung tablet. My Locus Map app uses GPS.
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