Disappointments in life..

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Disappointments in life..

Postby Samba on Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:06 pm

Learning how to do Sudoku & then realising that they are very like the 'logic puzzles' of the '80's & that every one is really the same, just with different, 'difficult' numbers, each time.
And that getting good at doing Sudoku ONLY makes your brain good at doing, Sudoku...
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Re: Disappointments in life..

Postby DasNutNock on Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:13 pm

What were you expecting doing sudoku was going to help you learn?
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Re: Disappointments in life..

Postby Samba on Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:24 pm

DasNutNock wrote:What were you expecting doing sudoku was going to help you learn?

I wasn't, Dan. I was really just echoing the knowledge that 'brain-training' exercises were just a marketing tool & sheer bowlocks.
Having said that, doing crosswords* & reading books, IS quite good at sharpening/keeping the brain, sharp.

*Obviously, not The Sun crossword, or similar...
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Re: Disappointments in life..

Postby DasNutNock on Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:30 pm

Aye, fair point. Just checking you weren’t going to answer “I thought it would help me learn French” or something.
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Re: Disappointments in life..

Postby Samba on Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:32 pm

DasNutNock wrote:Aye, fair point. Just checking you weren’t going to answer “I thought it would help me learn French” or something.

:D :thup:
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Re: Disappointments in life..

Postby S-H on Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:33 pm

Growing up - it's never as good as you were expecting.
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Re: Disappointments in life..

Postby Samba on Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:36 pm

The fact that I've NEVER managed to 'do' more than 1 or 2 sides of a Rubiks Cube. And no, I refuse to take the coloured stickers off..
Or that I find cryptic crosswords, REALLY hard, if not impossible, for me to do..
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Re: Disappointments in life..

Postby Monkeybubbles on Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:56 pm

Life itself.
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Re: Disappointments in life..

Postby prophet:marginal on Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:00 pm

Cryptic crosswords are just old-fashioned (probably middle-class) codes, that, over time, people recognise.

I personally cannot do them, but my parents love them and, just occasionally, once they've got the clue and written it in, I can see how they got that particular one.

What I am trying to say, is that there are clues as to what is abbreviated, in an anagram etc, and the remainder of the clue itself is another way of saying what the answer is.

Anyway, as for sudoku, firstly, if its free, in The Metro, or online, etc, what exactly are they marketing, and, otherwise, I am pretty sure that solving them regularly is as good for your brain as routine exercise is good for other body function.

Disappointments? A somewhat grim realisation that I am probably going to have to work for in excess of half of my life. If not more.
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Re: Disappointments in life..

Postby JerseyHammer on Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:42 pm

prophet:marginal wrote:Cryptic crosswords are just old-fashioned (probably middle-class) codes, that, over time, people recognise.



The old man has been to the Times crossword finals 3 times (yes, that's actually a thing)

Says exactly that, there are certain trigger words to look out for, phrases etc.

He said in the time he completes one (if he even manages that), the best people there are finishing 3
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Re: Disappointments in life..

Postby Samba on Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:42 pm

prophet:marginal wrote:Anyway, as for sudoku, firstly, if its free, in The Metro, or online, etc, what exactly are they marketing, and, otherwise, I am pretty sure that solving them regularly is as good for your brain as routine exercise is good for other body function.

No, you're right pm, THOSE are not marketing anything. It's just they were similar to the brain-training, games.
And yes, it probably is better for ones brain to do them, as to not do them, it's just that once I got the hang of them, well, I now find them all a bit boring & samey.
Perhaps I need to move on to getting to grips with doing cryptic crosswords!
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Re: Disappointments in life..

Postby warp on Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:58 pm

Samba wrote:The fact that I've NEVER managed to 'do' more than 1 or 2 sides of a Rubiks Cube. And no, I refuse to take the coloured stickers off..


the fact that a personal best of 2:47 is not a determining factor in getting laid.

hence:

Monkeybubbles wrote:Life itself.
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Re: Disappointments in life..

Postby Cuenca 'ammer on Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:04 pm

that I wasn't born Brad Pitt.........
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Re: Disappointments in life..

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:55 pm

Cuenca 'ammer wrote:that I wasn't born Brad Pitt.........



What's he got that you haven't - other people's lives are always overrated .
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Re: Disappointments in life..

Postby Cuenca 'ammer on Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:01 am

Cuenca 'ammer wrote:that I wasn't born Brad Pitt.........


The Old Man of Storr wrote:

What's he got that you haven't - other people's lives are always overrated .


well first off he was in Thelma and Louise.....been in Oceans 11, 12 and 13. For a number of years, he was cited as the world's most attractive man by various media outlets In 2000, he married actress Jennifer Aniston; they divorced in 2005. In 2014, Pitt married actress Angelina Jolie.

Finally - Pitt was cast as an Irish Gypsy boxer with a barely intelligible accent in Guy Ritchie's 2000 gangster film Snatch.

one of my favourite films and his role in it.....

I would post more but I have just broken down in tears !!!!!!!!!

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Re: Disappointments in life..

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:04 am

Wish I'd pushed myself harder and not been so lazy , wish I'd had some sort of ambition , any .




Ho hum .
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Re: Disappointments in life..

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:06 am

Cuencs - I bet you have less worries than Brad Pitt .

Jennifer Aniston wasn't even the prettiest girl in Friends .
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Re: Disappointments in life..

Postby Samba on Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:07 am

Cuenca 'ammer wrote:that I wasn't born Brad Pitt.........

The Old Man of Storr wrote:What's he got that you haven't - other people's lives are always overrated .

Cuenca 'ammer wrote:well first off he was in Thelma and Louise, Jennifer Aniston & Angelina Jolie.
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Re: Disappointments in life..

Postby Samba on Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:09 am

Monkeybubbles wrote:Life itself.

:thup:
If I'd paid for this one, I'd definitely be wanting my money back..
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Re: Disappointments in life..

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:11 am

Cuenca 'ammer wrote:that I wasn't born Brad Pitt.........



Shania is not impressed.
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