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  1. Re: Leica Store Robberies - San Francisco store is latest for 180k

    I left my car unlocked in front of my house a few months ago. They took my wallet and my iPod Touch (v.4 which I was using as a juke box) and left the two Canon DSLRs on the passenger seat.

    Must...
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    Twitter, IG and FB and their kin are privately held companies. Freedom of Speech is a government matter, not a private matter.

    The privately held companies can do whatever they deem appropriate...
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    Re: even those found in the Constitution

    Yes, unfortunately. So ways to eliminate the profit motive from the companies that do broadcast what he says need to be employed.
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    Because the government hasn't got the balls to put him in jail where everyone else who has been convicted of what he's been convicted of is.

    Same with Trump, Bannon.

    Shut them down, close off...
  5. Re: I told my 8 year old grandson that I would pose his question to The Bilge.

    When you got no refrigeration you turn to spice and vinegar.

    Of course there are pickled foods in India.
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    Re: even those found in the Constitution

    Quite the opposite.

    If he were sitting in a fancy boardroom high on meth noone would pay attention to him. EVeryone would be laughing and claiming that he was just being Trump, just high and...
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    Re: The kitchen appliance that will not die.

    I"m pretty sure i bought my Maytag washer in 1985 or 6. It's still chugging along, although I wish I knew someone who could look at its drive belt and tell me it's not all frayed around the edges,...
  8. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    McCarthy already knows what they have on him. He doesn't need a copy of the report. He did all the things the report is going to say he did, and he knows what he did.

    His problem, obviously, is...
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    Re: What I get paid for:

    Slow.
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    Re: The epidemic of loneliness

    I think, by and large, those of us who had personal connections to Jamie got as close to him as he was willing to let us. He could always hold intimacy at bay with alcohol, and most of those who...
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    Re: The epidemic of loneliness

    So many factors:

    narrowing of number of people who share interests
    change in ability to participate in activites - mobility, hearing and sight limitations, health limitations
    excessive proximity...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

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    On the final day of November, here on Cape Cod, the Norway maples are still confused about the season.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

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    My euonymous hedge is finally turning red. It's about 3 weeks late.

    A popular shellfishing location in Truro, supposed to open on November 1, is still closed due to water temps being...
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    Re: How antisemitism became an American crisis

    Israel has been the epitome of what all those people fled from for 40 years now. The desire to pull the walls in around their little safe space has defined them. I am not convinced that their...
  15. Thread: Schroedinger's cat

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    Re: Schroedinger's cat

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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Right, but mine are taken with the big cameras and generated as part of the workflow from Photoshop.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Problem is generation two separate files. Leaves me unable to make spot decisions when I come by here.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    I know you all don't like the watermark, but it's really necessary. I promise. On FB without it things go completely off the reservation.
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Possibly the kind of friendship which is to be found here was just the amount of closeness that worked for Jamie. Still I'm sorry he didn't check in more frequently during his final year or so. We...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

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    Wonderful sunrise over Nantucket Sound this morning. It was 52˚ F there.

    It's almost December...
  21. Thread: Fire at Mystic CT.

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    Re: Fire at Mystic CT.

    Instead of arguing about it just go look at a map, fercrissakes. The fire is right at the east corner next to the bridge on Rt. 1, more or less upriver from that nice restaurant we ate at one year...
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    Re: The current excitement in China

    Letting too many of their young people leave China for education. Gives them impure thoughts.

    Why isn't Xi using all this lockdown time getting everybody vaxxed? Even a less good vax is better...
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    Re: Eleonora sinks in Spain

    Well, of course.
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Wishing Jamie's family a peaceful Thanksgiving today. I'm sure all who cared about Jamie are thankful for his family's efforts and presence in his life, as well.
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    Re: Sarah Palin goes down in flames.

    Stir up the embers, throw on some kindling, she'll rise again.
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    Re: What Are You Doing for T-Day?

    Going to a friend's house. Hoping to score the carcass.
  27. Re: CBS News interviews the father of the Colorado Springs shooter. OMG.

    Bullies believe bullying is good, and work hard at making sure their kids grow up to be bullies.
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    Re: Masks: An informal unscientific survey.

    Had the whole series. Also had a round of whatever that cold was that lasted a month.

    I've pretty much given up wearing a mask at this point.

    Went into Michael's and Wal*Mart today, during the...
  29. Re: You can lay the blame at the feet of the Baby Boomers.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4ftaEkkjiE

    Beau argues that each generation pretty much stays at the cutting edge of its cohort, rather than moving forward to the cutting edge of the next younger...
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    He didn't have that dog for very long, but clearly managed to connect with it. It's wonderful that his family put out the effort to bring the dog to visit him, too.

    And best of all that they're...
  31. Thread: Thanksgiving

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    Re: Thanksgiving

    The wild ones around here don't sport a whole lot of drumstick either.
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    Re: Gift for Airlie's restoration fund

    schoonerrescue.org

    As for the sticky, someone here has figured out who to contact to get the new Scot to pay attention to the Bilge, but that someone is not I.
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Great!
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    Re: Gift for Airlie's restoration fund

    In the interest of not losing time here, and on the cusp of what seems to have become a national (at least here in the US) time of "donating to good causes", and since tax implications may matter to...
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    Re: How long before Truth social is dead?

    Conversations in more than a couple sentences at a time are lectures, or story telling.

    Twitter was designed for the give and take of conversation.
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    Re: Condolence thread for mass murder…...

    C Springs is not a nice place to be gay in. It's home to organizations like Focus on the Family.
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    Re: Gift for Airlie's restoration fund

    Well, I checked out the tool on FB and the museum is not on their list of non-profits. The process is pretty simple - one locates a recipient, specifies a goal, fills in a text block for a reason...
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    Re: Elon is off to a good start.

    Email and texting is so one-on-one. The great benefit of FB and Twitter is that one can reach a group of people - even restrict the conversation to a specific group, make the conversation private...
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    Gift for Airlie's restoration fund

    Well, it seems we've gotten a certain amount of agreement that assiting the museum with the Airlie restoration is what we think is best.

    I'm wondering whether we want to do somethink like happens...
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    Re: Thoughts and prayers time again..

    It would be awful nice if the folks who want more effective gun regulation would point out the value to such regulation.

    I am reminded of the saying "if guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have...
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    Re: Elon is off to a good start.

    There really needs to be an alternative, since everybody who was anybody jumped on Twitter as a major way to get their commentary out.

    Responsible adults really should have left once Trump came...
  42. Thread: Do all dogs eat

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    Re: Do all dogs eat

    Dogs are idiots, and if you think they love you, you're deluded. They only love you for the food you provide.
  43. Re: I’m old. I’m about to make reference to “the good old days”.

    I have a friend who works in a design shop for these modern cars. He works with designers for all the "brands" and all the cars they design look alike because the designers all work together every...
  44. Thread: Do all dogs eat

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    Re: Do all dogs eat

    Not just cat poop. All kinds of poop. That's how they get worms.
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Sad story.
  46. Thread: Darktable

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    Re: Darktable

    Transitions I don't think i'm up to making. Using PS since 1994.
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    Re: Bought a new phone - after seven years

    The first phone I bought, from Verizon, the guy tried to tell me I needed google whatever. I looked at him and said "why do I need that when iCloud comes with the phone and is secure and free?"
    ...
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    It's hard to read that famous bit without also considering just how ugly and brutish life was back then - something which would ignite the imagination of someone as perceptive, prescient and empathic...
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    Re: So now we have another special council?

    From Prof. Richardson:

    November 18, 2022 (Friday)

    The price of crude oil this morning was $78.47 a barrel, down from $92.61 a barrel on November 4, falling by at least 18% over the past two...
  50. Thread: Damned Dams

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    Re: Damned Dams

    The fish on the Elwha responded so fast people were dancing in the streets. Imagine salmon under Mt. Anderson.

    Rebuilding the dam lake beds, however, is a much slower process.
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