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    Re: Happy birthday Jimmy Carter

    https://i.imgur.com/p8nNRm6.jpeg
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    Re: Dart and Dimorphos

    I just read a short article, http://sciencealert.com/we-might-have-underestimated-the-size-of-the-asteroid-behind-earths-largest-crater that says new analysis of evidence suggests the largest impact...
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    Re: Annoying truths

    Now you're just showin off.
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    Re: Annoying truths

    Another way to think about this. Take the circumference of the Earth and make a square big enough to accomodate it, put the rope on the outside of the square. Now increase the distance of the rope...
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    Re: Annoying truths

    Start with the rope on a spool, big enough to hold twenty-four thousand miles of rope, on a station in orbit above the equator. Use on board rockets to push the orbiting spool opposite the direction...
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    Re: POLITICAL Memes

    https://i.imgur.com/MBJaVap.jpeg
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    Re: Dart and Dimorphos

    Watch live at this link to NPR's website: http://sciencealert.com/a-nasa-spacecraft-will-collide-with-an-asteroid-on-monday-watch-live-here


    https://youtu.be/-6Z1E0mW2ag
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    Re: Cosmos reboot

    And the Voyagers were launched forty some years ago when a computer with a whole megabyte of memory was state-of-the-art, and the only way to phone home was to have a quarter in your pocket and hope...
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    Re: Annoying truths

    Go ahead and give it a tug, then get back to us, Atlas.
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    Re: Cosmos reboot

    And yet we're getting data back from Webb and Hubble, frinstance, that includes seismology and acoustic signals—sound—from the stars in distant galaxies. Read that again; I'm not making it up. Stars...
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    ftfy
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    Cosmos reboot

    Grateful to whomever it was here who pointed out some time back that there is already a Cosmos reboot, narrated and hosted by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. I persuaded my Wife to watch the first episode last...
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Oooh, hey, guys, looky. I made a singing metaphor! I’m happy as two clams in a peapod. Someone lend me a hand with this derailleur.
  14. Thread: Omfg

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    Re: Omfg

    I appreciate why trains have that loud horn, but it's still annoying when they lean on it, for like thirty seconds, at three in the morning. We live a quarter mile from tracks that feed the port....
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    It’s not like if Biden were to pardon him the Rs would then suddenly be decent to Biden.

    Besides, Biden knows Shirley that were trmp to somehow be not prosecuted that he would remain the Rs choice...
  16. Thread: Omfg

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    Re: Omfg

    Which is why I think not only should cops be recruited from the general population, but that every citizen should be compelled to do a term as a cop. Get ‘drafted,’ get trained, do a regular tour of...
  17. Thread: Omfg

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    Re: Omfg

    From a psychological POV it's almost understandable. At almost every railroad crossing, at most times of the day, on any day, there are no trains and no signs of trains. Unless you have something to...
  18. Thread: Omfg

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    Re: Omfg

    They're only trying to justify chasing her car after the alleged road rage incident. This is another example of why ACAB. They were punishing her for not immediately stopping and acknowleging their...
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Let me flesh out that sentiment a bit, Jay, if you don't mind.

    I'm starting to get a little ticked off, and impatient with the nips at Biden's heels he's getting here.

    Some of the members...
  20. Thread: Omfg

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    Re: Omfg

    FFS. The idiot who stopped the cruiser on the RR track should be in jail, charged with dereliction and negligent homocide and the other cops on scene should be fired and charged with criminal...
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    Re: It Must Be Fall

    Fallen oak leaves, brown and somewhat curled, bear a resemblance to small dog turds. When the yard is covered with the former, the latter become land-mines. Fortunately, a leaf blower used...
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    Re: Bumper stickers

    Right after the SCOTUS bit the let loose the furor over Roe, my Wife bought a sticker and placed it on the back of Her SUV. A white outline of a cross-section of a uterus with one of the fallopian...
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    Re: Remarkable Endurance

    Monarch butterflies migrate, one way, three thousand miles from northern US and Canada to southern Mexico.
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Boatbum, you may be embarrassed about Biden being president (a real one). Go ahead and be embarrassed while saying you don’t care, but don’t pretend to speak for me or the rest of the country. I, for...
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    Re: It Must Be Fall

    When the amount of tree stuff, leaves, twigs, bigger branches, seed pods from the various trees, and acorns from the big oak start to fill up the yard. Three days of rain, almost an inch and a half,...
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Quit dissing Biden on a thread about trmp.

    Biden is doing great compared to ANY Republican. He inherited the sh!tshow that trmp the idiot made of the pandemic. You're gonna claim that trmp brought...
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    I am gratified to see trmp and his family get their just desserts for their criminal careers, and it's proper for the DoJ to prosecute trmp for the classified documents business, but I think it's...
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Is that real? Was she subpoenaed?
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    Re: Remarkable Endurance

    Maybe they don't stop to eat because they packed a lunch. Or because they eat stuff they catch on the wing. Or

    http://animalia.bio/bar-tailed-godwit
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    Re: Nicole Wallace lays it out straight.

    The very best the incumbent Rs can do now is hold the seats they have now and continue to vote in lockstep to thwart everything the Ds try to do. When the Ds win a substantial majority in the...
  31. Thread: Itís over.

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    Re: Itís over.

    You buy them books and send them to school and they eat the books.
  32. Thread: Itís over.

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    Re: Itís over.

    You're bordering on rude here, Ted.

    "...being healthier physically and having a quality diet was part of the solution." is wrong. Of course any individual's health impacts his vulnerability. It's...
  33. Thread: Itís over.

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    Re: Itís over.

    And the operating conclusion at this point is the same as it has been since trmp acted deliberately to allow this pandemic to occur in the first place—'it' isn't over until the reported infections,...
  34. Re: To Abbott and DeSantis, people are garbage, pests, to be gotten rid of.

    As a pre-election stunt, I think it is perfectly timed to backfire gloriously, to the chagrin and political demise of both these two governors. Just like Grahamís abortion bill following the SCOTUS R...
  35. Re: Trump and the DOJ decide on a special master

    As I understand it, from being a layperson following the news, is that in the many boxes trmp took from the White House were three categories of paperwork, one, stuff that legitimately is his, two,...
  36. Re: Trump and the DOJ decide on a special master

    Meanwhile back at the hideout, while all the special master business is getting aired and sorted and the rubes are trying to figure out which shell the nut is under, DoJ still has the mandate to...
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    Re: The art of logo design.

    Look close at the bottom of the page and see the proof copy of the actual composed ad, which includes the company's logo, a stylized overhead view of an anemometer, because the company originally...
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    Re: The art of logo design.

    And while we're on the subject, in addition to wondering about your old wazoo, here's a fish I made entirely out of my brain and pixels on a Windows three desktop back in the nineties. None of this...
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    Re: The art of logo design.

    Not a logo per se. Friends of ours who had just gotten married asked me to make some labels for their two cases of what they called Celebration Ale. I was trying to get my entreprenurial thing going...
  40. Re: Speaking Of the Hazards of Compressed Air Tanks

    My old man was the personnel manager, and safety officer, for Johns-Manville, back in the early sixties at their plant in LA. He told the story of this huge pressure chamber they used for production...
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    Re: Roof of Westminster Great Hall.

    Getting back to the Cathedral roof construction, I am again reminded of Ken Follet's historical novel about the building of the great cathedrals, The Pillars of the Earth. I'd be interested in...
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    Re: The orangeman planned to 'squat'...

    As if his attempting to stay in the White House as a vagrant makes any sense at all. As if anyone who needs to interact with the president for any of a thousand reasons would bother with him just...
  44. Re: Speaking Of the Hazards of Compressed Air Tanks

    You didn’t watch. It’s a safe. Not just a metal cabinet.
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    Re: For the Fisher People....

    A Pacific fisher:

    https://pcdn.columbian.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Fisher_Reintroduction.JPE5_-1226x0-c-default.jpg
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    Re: Race to the Top to walk in the Clouds.

    I once worked with a woman who told me that she had somehow made a connection with Paul Newman and got to drive a car of his on the Pike' Peak run. Some preparatory function prior to one of the...
  47. Thread: Steve Bannon

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    Re: Steve Bannon

    You know, that's a good rejoinder for when I get shagged for plugging my ears so that I never have to listen to the orange menace's cringey voice.

    "No, your honor, I have followed the news in...
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    A small not entirely rational voice in my head keeps suggesting that the longer it takes to bring him to justice, the worse it's going to be for him. The longer it goes on, the more chance he'll do...
  49. Thread: no bad pizza

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    Re: no bad pizza

    https://i.imgur.com/yIIVrTZ.jpeg
  50. Re: The big damn shoe has finally dropped. This is it.

    That requirement for precision is where get children the notion of legalism they all use. "You didn't say I couldn't bash him with a bat, only to not hit him, and clearly bashing is different than...
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