Please respect your direct superior

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    oooo, you are a quick one. Sharp as a knife and twice as dull.

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    More oxymorons! See? I AM quick.

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    >ahh... they are used in science to demonstrate vacuums. They are shaped like a bell and made out of glass. You place it on a rubber matt and attatch a pump to a little fitting on the top of the jar. The pump sucks out the air which creates close to a vacuum. <

    This is a very rudimentry example of how coffee companies like
    Nestle make their freeze dried coffee. Instant coffee is made
    from a coffee liquor, which is then either hot air dried (Nescafe)
    or freeze dried (Taster's Choice). At our place the boiling liquor
    is first sent through an evaporator, which adjusts the solids-to-
    moisture ratio to about 50%. Then, this heavy liquor is sent to
    a cold room, where it is frozen at approximately minus 50 f.
    Frozen solid, the product is then sent to one of three humungous
    vacuum chambers where the moisture is actually sucked out of it.
    The vacuum is so powerful that if a human being were in this
    chamber while it was functioning, (are you listening, series x?),
    the physical forces would be powerful enough to disintegrate him
    into nothingness. The principal here is a very interesting one, I
    think. Matter has three states, right? Solid, liquid, and gas. In
    order to change a liquid into a solid, you would first have to
    raise the temperature of the liguid high enough so it boils off and
    leaves a solid, which as I said, is how Nescafe is made. It's pretty
    much cooked. But with Taster's Choice the product is deep frozen
    and then high amounts of vacuum actually pull the moisture right out of it. And one of the reasons the freeze dried process works
    the way it does is because as you lower the atmospheric pressure, the boiling point of water decreases, as I'm sure all
    you scholars here know. So, what have here is twofold: first,
    whoever (the Swiss, actually) developed the freeze dried process
    to make coffee did so using some very complicated physical
    principles, and two (and more relevent to at least one of our members here), if one were able to sneak into one of these vacuum chambers, he would be guaranteed a swift and sure and
    painless death, where at the end of the freeze drying cycle there
    would be nothing left of that person to bury, or cremate, or even
    take a DNA test on. The only ones who might suspect something
    would be the sleepy-eyed coffee drinker who may or may not
    notice a difference in the taste of his morning cup of Taster's
    Choice.

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    very interesting...

    so many facts that no one ever needs to know. did you do research on this for some obscure reason?

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    This should work:

    1) Go to Washington DC
    2) Kit yourself out like a muslim with a toy gun in hand
    3) Run straight for the White House
    4) Tommorow you are CNNs top story.
    Ramble on...

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    >so many facts that no one ever needs to know. did you do research on this for some obscure reason?<

    Wassamatta? You drink Tasters Choice, or something? Don't
    worry; nobody's ever been vaporized in our evaporation
    chambers, although there is one legendary incident where
    a supervisor came close. Freeze dry coffee making is high
    teck stuff. All our refrigeration mechanics have at least a red
    seal certification and the state requires that we have at least
    one gold seal technician on site 24-hours a day. You might not need to know it, but you do now.

    rick barclay
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    Bit trigger happy on the ol' mouse button eh?

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    I think you would remember me from the other thread, the one about females and first date and all that. You wrote:

    >You might be an exeption.

    FATAL ERROR: What's that supposed to mean?

    (sounds familiar doesn't it? And I am sure you are thinking of something retarded to answer this back. And then after reading this last comment, you will probably restrain from doing it. Just to prove that I am wrong. Even if you deny it, I'll bet this is exactly what you are thinking, retarded "superior". You know that people who call themselves superior are in fact inferior. You have the problem of having too high a self-esteem, or else you are just trying to get attention, which is more likely. Well, if you are not a disgrace of the swedish people, then you are a disgrace of yourself.)

    P.S. In case your doperiority still can't see what is wrong with the statement you wrote, you spelled "exception" wrong. Oops, did I say "dope"riority? I mean superiority of course...
    Michelle (o^.^o)
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    The strange thing is we all feel compelled to reply and give him the attention he so desperately seeks.

    I guess like moths to a flame, so are intelligent people prone to gravitate around the one idiot in the (chat)room...

    I just hope he's not getting under anyone's skin... I personally find him immensly ammusing...

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    We reply to him because he's funny as hell.

    rick barclay
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    *Michelle*
    You know that people who call themselves superior are in fact inferior
    No, it's not that easy. Things are not just black or white.

    then you are a disgrace of yourself
    Yes, that's so sweet of you. I'm proud, *Michelle*. Keep up the good work, tell me more unfair things that makes me sad! *Crying again*

    Are you evil, *Michelle*?

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    Originally posted by rick barclay
    We reply to him because he's funny as hell.
    Yeah, I have this strange fascination about just what he's gonna say next...

    This was from part of an online dictionary under emotion:

    “The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect” (Isaac Bashevis Singer).

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    i, for one, don't really give a damn...

    i don't even know why i waste the time posting on this board.

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    “The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect” (Isaac Bashevis Singer).

    What does he mean by that?

    rick barclay
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    rick, congrats: you have made the most random and off topic post in the history of my life.

    Anyhow
    i think he means that when one writes they are either writing for the intellect or for the emotions of a person. It is hard to hold one completely, and nearly impossible to hold them both.

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