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Re: Descaling a coffee machine (Nespresso etc)

Postby x9200 » Sat, 14 Mar 2015 9:07 am

rajagainstthemachine wrote:Once upon a time there was a man (JR8 in this case) who was taking an elephant to bathe in the river. On his way he was accosted by four blind men who asked him where he was going and so he told them.
The four blind men proceeded to describe the elephant in four different ways and reached their own conclusions about said elephant and began to squabble, each was right in his own way but the collective dissonance led the mahout to abandon elephant and seek greener pastures.
And that's how the story generally ends in most threads here.

Absolutely. Not.
You missed practically all points possible driving such discussions. Who are you? Do your parents know you are posting to open Internet fora for adults? Are you using M1?

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Re: Descaling a coffee machine (Nespresso etc)

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:58 am

x9200 wrote:Absolutely. Not.
You missed practically all points possible driving such discussions. Who are you? Do your parents know you are posting to open Internet fora for adults? Are you using M1?


The direction of this thread has changed from "using vinegar domestically" -> chemistry properties of vinegar-> oxidation vs neutralization -> halal -> possibly nowhere.

While I'm quite open to threads changing directions to encourage discussion and active posting, writing a thesis each time to support a previous post ultimately ruins the discussion itself. While I'd like to add and partake in the discussion myself, the long drawn posts are ultimately a damper and discourages participation.
This happens time and again in many threads here i.e sucking the lifeblood out of topics.

Finally, apologies if you found my anecdote offensive, and I will politely decline to answer your questions.
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Re: Descaling a coffee machine (Nespresso etc)

Postby maneo » Mon, 16 Mar 2015 8:03 pm

I'm still trying to track down the mahout.
:P

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Re: Descaling a coffee machine (Nespresso etc)

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 16 Mar 2015 9:07 pm

Raj, I think if you will go back and read x9200's post again, closely, you will notice that it seems to be rather

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Re: Descaling a coffee machine (Nespresso etc)

Postby JR8 » Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:38 pm

I didn't notice.
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Re: Descaling a coffee machine (Nespresso etc)

Postby x9200 » Tue, 17 Mar 2015 10:05 am

Ehem. Really?








Of course it was TiC.

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Re: Descaling a coffee machine (Nespresso etc)

Postby maneo » Tue, 17 Mar 2015 1:24 pm

nakatago wrote:
maneo wrote:
Found out that white vinegar was not so "readily available" here (when I went looking for it to use in a water feature to prevent slime).



Really?! (Not being sarcastic).

Just walk into a ShengSiong or FairPrice and grab the cheapest white vinegar bottle you can find.

Like so: http://www.fairprice.com.sg/webapp/wcs/ ... ogId=10051

Getting back to the original topic of using vinegar for cleaning, Sheng Siong (Clementi West) has 5 litre containers for just $3.50.
By far the best deal I've seen.
Have seen others selling just 1 litre bottles for this price!

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Re: Descaling a coffee machine (Nespresso etc)

Postby nakatago » Tue, 17 Mar 2015 1:27 pm

maneo wrote:
nakatago wrote:
maneo wrote:
Found out that white vinegar was not so "readily available" here (when I went looking for it to use in a water feature to prevent slime).



Really?! (Not being sarcastic).

Just walk into a ShengSiong or FairPrice and grab the cheapest white vinegar bottle you can find.

Like so: http://www.fairprice.com.sg/webapp/wcs/ ... ogId=10051

Getting back to the original topic of using vinegar for cleaning, Sheng Siong (Clementi West) has 5 litre containers for just $3.50.
By far the best deal I've seen.
Have seen others selling just 1 litre bottles for this price!


Whatever you do, if you decide to clean your floors/walls with vinegar*, remember to open the windows to air the room out. :P

* of course, you can.

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Re: Descaling a coffee machine (Nespresso etc)

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 17 Mar 2015 1:31 pm

:???: alright lets move on :-k
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Re: Descaling a coffee machine (Nespresso etc)

Postby x9200 » Tue, 17 Mar 2015 1:38 pm

nakatago wrote:Whatever you do, if you decide to clean your floors/walls with vinegar*, remember to open the windows to air the room out. :P
* of course, you can.

More importantly, remember that in practically all condos in Singapore the floor is made of marbles. Cleaning marbles with vinegar will cost you some good money. The same applies to master bathroom tiles and the basin countertop slab.

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Re: Descaling a coffee machine (Nespresso etc)

Postby nakatago » Tue, 17 Mar 2015 1:39 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote::???: alright lets move on :-k


Why? Has the topic gone sour on you? The comment may have gone acerbic but don't let that leave a rancid taste in your mouth.

:P :P :P

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Re: Descaling a coffee machine (Nespresso etc)

Postby nakatago » Tue, 17 Mar 2015 1:42 pm

x9200 wrote:
nakatago wrote:Whatever you do, if you decide to clean your floors/walls with vinegar*, remember to open the windows to air the room out. :P
* of course, you can.

More importantly, remember that in practically all condos in Singapore the floor is made of marbles. Cleaning marbles with vinegar will cost you some good money. The same applies to master bathroom tiles and the basin countertop slab.


I've been looking at wooden floors too long and at marble floors, not at all...

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Re: Descaling a coffee machine (Nespresso etc)

Postby x9200 » Tue, 17 Mar 2015 2:36 pm

nakatago wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote::???: alright lets move on :-k


Why? Has the topic gone sour on you? The comment may have gone acerbic but don't let that leave a rancid taste in your mouth.

:P :P :P

He is clearly nervous and I think the reason is he promised us to post photos from his move-in pulley washing machine 4th floor hdb experiments and he never did. You don't mess with science and engineering without suffering some serious consequences.

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Re: Descaling a coffee machine (Nespresso etc)

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 17 Mar 2015 2:41 pm

x9200 wrote:
nakatago wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote::???: alright lets move on :-k


Why? Has the topic gone sour on you? The comment may have gone acerbic but don't let that leave a rancid taste in your mouth.

:P :P :P

He is clearly nervous and I think the reason is he promised us to post photos from his move-in pulley washing machine 4th floor hdb experiments and he never did. You don't mess with science and engineering without suffering some serious consequences.


haha I didn't do the pulley cause there was a huge shade blocking it so the pulley experiment failed essentially and in the end we moved the washing machine by hand.
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