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Well - to help your efforts to defeat the Nazis

I mean that I just think of the Valentine's being with two females .... so 2 x 14 = 28

And the peg for the number 30 - is of a Tv presenter I've never heard of [not being American] from a TV show I've never seen [not being American]

G'ah
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WOW what a valentines day......


better hope my wife doesn't find out!
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Does anyone happen to be lucky to have the original released PDF with the images?
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I second that request. It's a real bummer that they put it down and blurred the images.
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If you got the original version - did Penguin change that [inside your account]?

As if they did - it's yet another warning to always download stuff you buy onto your hard drive

I do anyway - as I know so many sites [that you think will last] are gone after a few years... just click on links on here from any thread taht's more than a couple of years old
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Good point Duster... I wished I had downloaded the original video as well. Luckily, I was already through the video while learning and have it down pretty decent. I'm sure there will be times I'll want to refer back to the video and PDF file and with the blurred out images, it doesn't help for those that originally learned with them. I understand why they made changes, but wished I had downloaded right away.
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I was very surpriced how well this system works. Kinda annoyed about the blurred pictures and the missing pdf. But with this system, I had my deck memorised in less than a week. The hardest part for me was finding a few substitutes for some of the pegs, that made more sense to me.
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Oh come on......

I gave in, to believing that in the USA valentine's day is on the 28th of Feb

But - come on.......

Really?

USA Roulette wheels have 32 numbers on?????

If that's the case - at the odds they pay out on - we better all get to Vegas and we can make a fortune....

This prompted me to check something - that I just took as fact....

When he suggested that the Canadian drinking age was 19.... it isn't - it's 18

Come on......

Not to be rude - but if he really couldn't come up with hooks - he should have asked for help...

I mean 19 was made for Paul hardcastle

32 was the year Jesus was put on the cross, 32 is the number of piano sonatas by Beethoven, the number of teeth in a human... etc

There are so many correct hooks

I get it - it's just a system

But it doesn't take much to get it right as well... I mean this is just lazy
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On Mar 27, 2019, The Duster wrote:
Oh come on......

I gave in, to believing that in the USA valentine's day is on the 28th of Feb

But - come on.......

Really?

USA Roulette wheels have 32 numbers on?????

If that's the case - at the odds they pay out on - we better all get to Vegas and we can make a fortune....

This prompted me to check something - that I just took as fact....

When he suggested that the Canadian drinking age was 19.... it isn't - it's 18

Come on......

Not to be rude - but if he really couldn't come up with hooks - he should have asked for help...

I mean 19 was made for Paul hardcastle




well he could have been 65, 26 or 19 or 20 or 10..... he had so many many numbers and that was just from his 19 song and his other hit ..... INTERNATIONAL BATTLE OF THE YEAR 2010
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Well I think 19 is the strongest number [by far] anyone would associate with Paul hardcastle

But it would be the average of soliders - or Vietnam you would use

I guess Rick mixed up the age you are deemed to be an adult [in law] - in Canada, and the age you can drink at?

he could have used the 19th Hole [Golf] - and used the same type of drinking thought/memory....

This system would be better if along the way - you are also remembering a few facts/truths

Like Jesus died aged 33. You may have sort of known that, or when the great depression happened... this system will give you up to 52 bits of information at your finger tips....

Except that many of them are incorrect ....

I wonder if this is really howhe learned the cards - I guess not... as it looks like something he came up with in an afternoon to teach this... as he is so sure [of his mistakes] - like he'd not had the thoughts for long

STILL - this is a good product to learn the stack - I would have said better if you got the video and PDF as that would cater for two ways of learning the information
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I bought this back when. It shows a video and PDF in my downloads. Have they changed?
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You would have to open them to see if they have
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He misspells quinceañera - which spelled correctly translates to "15 years" (gee, who knew?) While I realize a typo generally isn't that important as it relates to an explanation, it's kinda sorta relevant in this instance.

And why is the 'king' ok to use (doesn't his estate license his image and likeness?) but the ***** are blurred out? They're public domain. No Disney lawyer is going to sue you for using YOUR pictures of seven *****.
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For decades - they have been doing non-disney pantos [Pantos = British xmas play for kids] and they have done the 7 Dwarves - but they have had to changed their names. So that was so they weren't sued... but that has been deemed ok. As long as the Disney names were not used.

As the story itself wasn't Disney's - but Grim's [and out of copywright]

In fact it was a play [not Disney] before the film - but Disney did make up [and clearly protected] the names for the little people

So yes - using the 7 Dwarves in picture form - would not be something that could get anyone in trouble for
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On Mar 27, 2019, The Duster wrote:
Well I think 19 is the strongest number [by far] anyone would associate with Paul hardcastle

But it would be the average of soliders - or Vietnam you would use

I guess Rick mixed up the age you are deemed to be an adult [in law] - in Canada, and the age you can drink at?

he could have used the 19th Hole [Golf] - and used the same type of drinking thought/memory....

This system would be better if along the way - you are also remembering a few facts/truths

Like Jesus died aged 33. You may have sort of known that, or when the great depression happened... this system will give you up to 52 bits of information at your finger tips....

Except that many of them are incorrect ....

I wonder if this is really howhe learned the cards - I guess not... as it looks like something he came up with in an afternoon to teach this... as he is so sure [of his mistakes] - like he'd not had the thoughts for long

STILL - this is a good product to learn the stack - I would have said better if you got the video and PDF as that would cater for two ways of learning the information


Agree completely and I had to look up the other stuff about Paul Hardcastle - I was trying (some would say failing) to make a Joke and follow on that the errors you identified in his system could be made about the song 19. In truth I was also wondering if Paul Hardcastle had released any other songs over the years. He has - just I had never heard of any of them.

In short all this is a system and the important thing for any memory system is that you personalize it. You go with what works in your mind. I remember the first 80 or so digits of pi by using a memory palace around my secondary school placing images that represent the digits. It works well - just not for cards as I don't have a link to the number / location in my Pi palace.



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For decades - they have been doing non-disney pantos [Pantos = British xmas play for kids] and they have done the 7 Dwarves - but they have had to changed their names. So that was so they weren't sued... but that has been deemed ok. As long as the Disney names were not used.

As the story itself wasn't Disney's - but Grim's [and out of copywright]

In fact it was a play [not Disney] before the film - but Disney did make up [and clearly protected] the names for the little people

So yes - using the 7 Dwarves in picture form - would not be something that could get anyone in trouble for



well I don't see why you cant say, sleepy, bashful. happy and horny (and the other 4 what ever they are called) I don't think Disney have copywriter the words - just the images and names associated with those images.

is there a reason we are ** out the words dwarf/s?
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Well all I know is that no 1 theatres [the biggest ones in UK - somost likely to to make sure everything is legit and there will be no chance of getting sued] - changed the names

And you learned the 'digits' of Pi by putting them into different locations

That sounds super hard [learning the actual digits]

I managed to learn the first 100 digits of Pi, whilst on a treadmill for an hour... but I used a system from a recent Pengiun Lecture, so had all the hard work done for me

Plus I had already had a lot of experience of using the major system

AND apparently [literally just searched and found this] Disney forgot to copywright the name Sneezy.... but again there was no reason to block out the image of dwarves... but it feels like Rick/the team have been a little lazy [or rushed] on the product from the start

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstop......ght.html
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There is a mistake in that article - as I know that the dwarves were given individual names - in the previous play [so Disney were not the first]
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On Mar 28, 2019, The Duster wrote:
Well all I know is that no 1 theatres [the biggest ones in UK - somost likely to to make sure everything is legit and there will be no chance of getting sued] - changed the names

And you learned the 'digits' of Pi by putting them into different locations

That sounds super hard [learning the actual digits]

I managed to learn the first 100 digits of Pi, whilst on a treadmill for an hour... but I used a system from a recent Pengiun Lecture, so had all the hard work done for me

Plus I had already had a lot of experience of using the major system

AND apparently [literally just searched and found this] Disney forgot to copywright the name Sneezy.... but again there was no reason to block out the image of dwarves... but it feels like Rick/the team have been a little lazy [or rushed] on the product from the start

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstop......ght.html


HI Duster,

Which Penguin lecture are you referring to. I have so many that I have not watched. If I already have it I will move it to the top of my list.

What I love about Pi is that once you get in to the 70s it really is pointless. But I still did / do it anyway.

I love memory and keep meaning to read the memory book by Mr Burglas. But I cant recall where I put it right now. My memory is dreadful for some stuff and can be amazing when I really work at it. But Short term memory issues is one of the 3 key characteristics of dyslexia and I have dyslexia and Irlen and certanly know how bad my memory can be.

Learning Pi on a treadmill just sounds painful no matter what! I don't know of anywhere I could go to use a treadmill. I have considered buyig two cycle trainers to put my wheelchair on but cost is prohibitive.
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Well on a treadmill - if it's on a hard setting for an hour

Can be boring....

It is also harder to learn/remember things - so if you can keep the info [recite it] whilst on the treadmill... it's closer to a in front of audience situation... not the same obv... as the treadmill doesn't cough or laugh - which for some reason puts you off... hmm

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And I suppose in the USA the standard amount of cigs in a packet is not 18 [?]

G'ah

The hooks/pegs are very poorly thought out
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