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Postby JR8 » Wed, 23 Jun 2010 6:02 pm

Let me take some more Berries, or pills. It is the same no?

Germany has lots of pork.


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What pills?
Bacon's too salty for me. Yes, I remember the snichzels (how u spell it?) bratwursts, cold herring, gherkins and hey, some yummy gateaux. I like the rye bread and ham too. And, Henniken - all full of calories?


Maybe I should have said pils, rather than pills :)

Early impressions are that food is saltier here than in SG or England for that matter. Bacon varies... it is a case of choosing your weapon (;)). That said they don't seem big on bacon here (thinking about it, I can't say I have noticed any!), but they are bonkers about sausages! Maybe it's like NYC where you can seemingly get 57 grades of smoked salmon, from the mildest creamiest 'Nova', to the very hard-core saltier and chewier 'Lox' (ahhh... give me Nova/cream-cheese on a toasted onion bagel any day :-)).

I haven't had a schnitzel yet; deep fried food holds little appeal apart from quality fish and chips and thai fish cakes. It is such an iconic dish, that when I try it I want it to be a good one. Yep lots of dishes of cold-cuts, meats and cheeses. The rye-bread is good (light rye, rather than hard-core pumpe-nickel (sp??)). Heine was my poison of choice in SG; they do some great beers here in Germany of that there is no doubt. Pretty weird to see people walking the streets, or on the subway, slugging bottles of beer. You'd be branded a wino for that in the UK (in fact drinking on the London U-ground is illegal)... here it just seems normal... Even the SGn wife has taken up going for a few beers after work. Now that is funny! :-D

Onward ho!

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 23 Jun 2010 6:29 pm

AT... you mentioned divers with oxygen. It is a common misconception that scuba divers breath oxygen.

p.s. breathing oxygen in just ten metres of water would generally kill most people

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 23 Jun 2010 6:39 pm

JR8 wrote:AT... you mentioned divers with oxygen. It is a common misconception that scuba divers breath just oxygen.


clarification. oh crap; we have a nitrogen leak in the lab!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 23 Jun 2010 7:10 pm

JR8 wrote:AT... you mentioned divers with oxygen. It is a common misconception that scuba divers breath oxygen.

p.s. breathing oxygen in just ten metres of water would generally kill most people


JR8 ....

You might want to edit that ten metres of water statement as I believe pure O2 turns toxic at 13 metres. :wink:

I wasn't even gonna go there, far too complicated to try to talk to mortals about O2 poisoning/nitrogen narcosis, and tri-mixes at depths (I've done a couple of working dives on air at 210') Talk about rapture! :-$

Not sure what the operational max depth of JIM suits are today (2000' in 1997).

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 23 Jun 2010 7:36 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
JR8 wrote:AT... you mentioned divers with oxygen. It is a common misconception that scuba divers breath oxygen.

p.s. breathing oxygen in just ten metres of water would generally kill most people


JR8 ....

You might want to edit that ten metres of water statement as I believe pure O2 turns toxic at 13 metres. :wink:

I wasn't even gonna go there, far too complicated to try to talk to mortals about O2 poisoning/nitrogen narcosis, and tri-mixes at depths (I've done a couple of working dives on air at 210') Talk about rapture! :-$

Not sure what the operational max depth of JIM suits are today (2000' in 1997).



210' ... Ouch-er, and damn!

45m is about my historic max, but then, I'm a lazy hippylike diver just wanting to chill, I have no interest in pushing limits or myself. In a way it is a very introverted experience for me :) I would honestly be happier spending an hour on a reef at 10m, than bouncing 50m for 3 mnnutes.Horses for courses!

p.s. Not sure precisely on the oxygen toxicity. ppO2:1.4 is the warning bell, ppO2:1.6 is the death knell. You have ppO2=1 at the surface, ppO2=2 at 10m. So 1.6 at 5 or so metres...


yeah.... better not broach trimix or heliox hehe....

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Postby anneteoh » Wed, 23 Jun 2010 7:49 pm

JR8 wrote:AT... you mentioned divers with oxygen. It is a common misconception that scuba divers breath oxygen.

p.s. breathing oxygen in just ten metres of water would generally kill most people


Sorry, JR8. That was a cliched phrase I used without refering to scuba diving. It was a question about sending humans to do repair work 1-3 miles below the gulf rather than using ROVs that SMS mentioned.

Isn't there a desperate need to stop the spill? Have they got it under control now? Don't you think the white house should accept international aid to tame the gushing oil dinosaur?
Would you want to work on a petition to BP and White House to get members of Climate Change involved?
I'd like to, but how?

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Postby anneteoh » Wed, 23 Jun 2010 7:59 pm

[quote="JR8
Maybe I should have said pils, rather than pills :)

... bottles of beer. You'd be branded a wino for that in the UK (in fact drinking on the London U-ground is illegal)... here it just seems normal... Even the SGn wife has taken up going for a few beers after work. Now that is funny! :-D

Onward ho![/quote]

Funny how that makes a semantic difference.
No, the bacon's my own British association with pork.
Good - sounds you'd both assimilated well. German's quite a beautiful language.
Keep in touch esp if you had crosscultural experiences!

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Postby anneteoh » Wed, 23 Jun 2010 8:02 pm

nakatago wrote:
JR8 wrote:AT... you mentioned divers with oxygen. It is a common misconception that scuba divers breath just oxygen.


clarification. oh crap; we have a nitrogen leak in the lab!


Hope you're still alive and sane.

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 23 Jun 2010 8:02 pm

Who are 'members of Climate Change'?


p.s. cool re: breathing O2, I was really just being pedantic (for non divers anyway)

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Postby anneteoh » Wed, 23 Jun 2010 8:19 pm

JR8 wrote:Who are 'members of Climate Change'?


p.s. cool re: breathing O2, I was really just being pedantic (for non divers anyway)


The countries that pledge to save the earth.
And the countries that offer to help stop the spill in the gulf, whoever they are. Strange that nobody knows - but you can check out Nakatagos' attachments. I'm going to browse the net for Climate Change HQ , if there's one.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 24 Jun 2010 12:24 am

I'd struggle to name a politician that wouldn't be challenged to wipe his own butt-hole, never mind capable of changing the global climate. It really is that funny


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