The #Mensa Blog
Saturday, August 19, 2006
IE7 allows you to customize search bar
You can easily add searches to IE7 at search plugins for IE7 and Firefox. There are already hundreds of searches that have been added and they can be browsed. IE7 uses the OpenSearch format to add searches.
Yahoo Click fraud class action lawsuit
In a hypothetical lawsuit, suppose a class of people had bought a car. The manufacturer had said it had 21 cubic feet of storage. A class action lawsuit is brought claiming it has only 20.85 cubic feet of storage. Without admitting wrongdoing, the manufacturer and the class action lawyers agree that the affected people would get a coupon worth $50 toward their next car from that manufacturer and the lawyer gets $5 million. Maybe only 1% of the people actually use the coupon. Thus it cost the company 50 cents per use to agree to this.

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Sunday, June 04, 2006
hello - Is anyone out there?
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
The WMF exploit
There is a patch available for the WMF exploit on the Shields Up site at
Sunday, January 01, 2006
Suggestions for how Microsoft should be dealing with WMF exploit
There are several parallel activities Microsoft should be carrying out to deal with the severe WMF exploit.

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Sunday, January 09, 2005
kitten lickin' good
strangluv> I gave my cat a bath, it was easy
strangluv> except the only problem was the fur stuck to my tongue

Wednesday, January 05, 2005
The Universe, Australia and music
Nikina - Which means that if you import a single grain of sand into Australia, then the Australian deserts will become one with the universe.
brenn1- I don't know if the universe is ready to handle that
Nikina- Just imagine all those cosmic kangaroos you'd get.
brenn1- sounds like a band: Cosmic Kangaroos
Nikina- Not a very good band, though.
brenn1- most aren't

Sunday, January 02, 2005
<Debbra> does anyone know how to get hold of a note?
<vaishnava> -DizzyB- /MSG DizzyB NOTES READ <# or ALL>
<Debbra> NOTES password changed to protect the innocent. and Debbra. READ ALL
<Debbra> well i messed that one up well:)
<vaishnava> i don't know how you can change your password
* Debbra injects everyone with forgetfullness syrum
<vaishnava> i can't remember why you needed to do that
<mbog> lol
<Debbra> do what?
<Grax> who are you people?
<Grax> and what are you doing in my TV?

Thursday, December 23, 2004
the truth lies herein
<clanger> turtle is really close to the truth :)
<vaishnava> i like to think so
<vaishnava> which truth?

Thursday, December 02, 2004
Read this and weep, clanger!
brenn1 that's too funny - and blog worthy - not that anyone reads it anymore
clanger I read it, brenn
clanger nobody posts anything on it
brenn1 heard a funny story about Bush coming to Canada
brenn1 When he finally arrived, he thanked all the Canadians for coming out to welcome his arrival - some of them even waved w/ all 5 fingers LOL
PhotoJim yes... that was a funny remark brenn. :)
PhotoJim I actually like Bush more after his visit than I did before. Shh. Please keep it quiet.
brenn1 lol
brenn1 I like how he rolled w/ the punches on that one
* DizzyB changes topic to 'PhotoJim likes George W Bush. Don't tell anyone, though!'
Tuesday, September 07, 2004
Monday, Tuesday....Brenday!
Happy Birthday, Brenn!
Wednesday, September 01, 2004
You can take the boy out of school, but ......
yes but even in semi-arid areas you'll get rain fall
clanger> especially at this time of the year in the northern hemisphere
clanger> you get 'bog standard' cumulus clouds
clanger> moisture comes off the land (even if there isn't much vegetatation), rises, forms little cute puffy clouds in a perfect matrix from horizon to horizon
clanger> then they grow and get grumpy and decide to dump a load of rain

(did everyone write that down?)

Our sympathies, Wenda
Wenda lost her female dog, Babsje the week of Sept. 20. Cancer seems to have been the cause of the failed health. Many hugs from #mensa, Wenda {{{{{hug}}}}

Thursday, August 05, 2004
newtronic returns w/ news in tow

brenn1> how's the WFKATG ?
newtronic> She's good, Brenn. I think we are at 18 weeks right now.
newtronic> Due January 1
brenn1> I was going to make some comment along that line AS A JOKE
newtronic> You know, it's your turn next, Brenn :)
newtronic> Don't you think Brenn needs kids, Britomart
brenn1> I had kids over here yesterday. And there was no 2x4 to be found
brenn1> well congrats newtronic! wow, I'm speachless
newtronic> thanks
newtronic> yes, it's a girl

We contratulate newtronic !

Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Clanger, Bangers and Bubbles
brenn1> there are too many b's in here
brenn1> Invic, go back to your other nick
* bookboa is now known as not_a_b
* clanger is now known as b-clanger
Invictus`> lol
brenn1> arggggg
not_a_b> hehe
* Invictus` is now known as bInvictus
* b-clanger is now known as banger
brenn1> !!!
brenn1> you're too young
banger> for what?
banger> a banger is a type of sausage
banger> or a noisy old car
banger> or someone who bangs bits of, say, wood together
bInvictus> bangers and mash
banger> oh, and it's a type of firework
bInvictus> bubble and squeak is the other good one

Tuesday, May 04, 2004
Do I have to announce my own birthday here?
Seems I do!
Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday dear Nikina, happy birthday to me.

Ooh, look at all those candles.

Monday, April 26, 2004
Meet Frank !
* daphers wraps clanger up in a tartan and duct tape
clanger> mmmm mmm daphers!
clanger> oh wait you didn't gag me
clanger> oy! let me out!
clanger> I really don't want to revise this afternoon :(
daphers> ya don' mind a nice fergie tartan do ya?
clanger> fergie?
daphers> <----is a fergie
clanger> oh, ferguson
clanger> to be brutally frank, I don't know much about tartans.
daphers> thank you frank, neither do i
* daphers introduces brutal frank to the channel...
malton> hi brutal are you?
* daphers prods clanger to answer
daphers> *poink*
Tuesday, April 13, 2004
happy new year!
ok ok so it isn't the 1st of january but it is a new year for hindus and sikhs the world over
Tuesday, March 30, 2004
Sad news
This morning, the 30th of March 2004, long time #mensa regular MajorJ passed away after a long struggle with illness.

May he find what he wanted.
Monday, February 09, 2004
Britomart Birthday !!
Happy Birthday, Britomart! (February 9) Hope you had a wonderful day and didn't have to dig yourself out of mountains of snow :)
Tuesday, February 03, 2004
Annoying neighbours oughtn't live next door to clanger
Vennn we had a neighbour who kept calling the SPCA out to us coz our cat was old!
clanger that doesn't make sense, why would they do that?
Vennn it was really annoying, we'd this very old scrappy looking but quite happy cat who was a bit wrinkly and shabby around the edges
Vennn but if you're a 17 year old cat that's allowed
Vennn she thought we were mistreating him by not having him put to sleep!
Vennn so she kept phoning the SPCA
Vennn they eventually suggested getting her put to sleep
Nikina And did you?
Vennn well, i don't think we'd be allowed
clanger her being the cat or the neighbour?
Monday, January 26, 2004
A purely British pun
<peterre> hmm, Asda time
<Nikina> A man has to do what a man Asda do.
<Nikina> It'll probably be lost in translation to American.
<Nikina> "A man has to do what a man Wal-Mart do" just doesn't work.
<malton> no.. that really doesn't work
Monday, January 12, 2004
Philosophy vs Plumbing
Art_Vande> but western philosophy is just a matter of analysis - it is very important, and should be taught in schools IMO
brenn1> no, personal finances should be taught in school
brenn1> that and plumbing
Wenda> and drilling holes
Wenda> astrid gave me a tool set for my birthday
Wenda takes out the took kit astrid gave her for her birthday... hm no chainsaw
Art_Vande> you just don't know what modern philosophy is, that's all
brenn1> I know what it is - it's yesterday's philosphy tomorrow

Thursday, January 08, 2004
* clanger has news for the doubters
page 111, colin mark's faclair ur, Hogmanay translates as "Oidhche bliadhna uire"
with the exception of the slenderisation, I was spot on!
Saturday, January 03, 2004
Happy Birthday, Wenda !!!
So young, so spry
But never shy
So nice, so bright
A pure delight
She laughs, she cries
She never lies
She walks, she cleans
The dirt unseen
So much to say
So much to do
So have your way
On your Birthday!

Happy Birthday, Wenda :)))))

Thursday, January 01, 2004
Speaking of HOGS
dbq> I am 6'6"
bookboa looks at dbq
dbq> waves down to book
bookboa waves down to brenn1
Wenda> poor little brennie
Wenda> I'll stand in between you 2
dbq> no one gets between me and book
dbq> right book?
bookboa> right dbq :)
brenn1 thinks bookboa is hogging all the men for herself
Dutch, Celts, Hogs and Understatements
Wenda> Were did you go for Hogmanay, ReinoudH?
ReinoudH> Hogmanay= ?
Wenda> it is a Celtic word I believe
Wenda> peterre should know
ReinoudH> well, I'm no celt ...
Wenda> clanger most certainly would
clanger> and oddly, I don't know the origin of hogmanay
clanger> it may be a corruption of oidhche bliadhna ur
ReinoudH> the word 'corruption' may be an understatement, however ....

Wednesday, December 31, 2003
Wenda has a Happy New Year's Surprise!
WOW! Will wonders never cease?

Wenda>Well, I was walking the dogs in the woods, and I saw something shining in the sand. Normally I wouldn't have bothered, but I started digging with my boot.

And what came up????

The golden necklace that I lost 4 years ago with the handmade tibetan terrier that my mother gave me 10 years ago!

Congratulations Wenda, and Happy New Year!
Sunday, December 28, 2003
Happy Birthday Malton !
Yes, it's that time of year: Malton turns 39 again. We wish her a wonderful year and hope that next year she turns 40 :)
Thursday, December 25, 2003
happy (belated) birthday, clanger!
clanger had a birthday on sunday the 21st of december... wish him happy birthday and happier doughnuts!
Saturday, December 20, 2003
Why Grandma, what big ..... you have!
RDa> Tattoos are just this decade's stupid fad. But they don't age very gracefully.

brenn1> I hope they die out FAST - they're horrible and all over the place. it's not a fad that's easily removed

kiter^> even if they die out fast, we'll still be looking at them for the rest of our natural lives

kiter^> the nice thing about piercings is that if you remove the jewelry, they generally eventually close up and go away

bookboa> i can't wait until grandma buffy has to have help in the nursing home with her belly button ring...
Thursday, December 18, 2003
The Eternal battle of Female vs Male
D`Amor> I have trouble telling the males from the females in some groups

D`Amor> perhaps there is little difference?

SunOne> trust me .. there's a world of difference

kiter^> I can think of one VERY important difference ;P

kiter^> women are smarter

brenn1> kiter^ has the answer!

Grax> I don't go for the unisex thing

Grax> I like to know the difference
Tuesday, December 16, 2003
It's another birthday!
This time it is your and my favourite shelled creature - it's turtle!
20 today, may 21 come easily.


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