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Message 102185 - Posted: 15 Dec 2020, 19:21:10 UTC - in response to Message 102183.  

Been there, done that, so go forth to Puerto Rico and have fun.
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Message 102197 - Posted: 16 Dec 2020, 4:02:01 UTC - in response to Message 102183.  

Every day, drive to work, got ten new covid cases in today. Shut your pie hole.
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Message 102217 - Posted: 17 Dec 2020, 14:55:32 UTC - in response to Message 102205.  

Every day, drive to work, got ten new covid cases in today. Shut your pie hole.
So you accept people take risks at their work. You're getting there.
No one forces me, however you want workers forced to fix a hunk of metal.
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Message 102228 - Posted: 18 Dec 2020, 13:59:13 UTC - in response to Message 102183.  

Why don't you tell that to all the soldiers who risk their lives every day?
There is a hell of a big difference between blind risks & calculated risks.
Service personnel rarely take blind risks.
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Message 102243 - Posted: 18 Dec 2020, 23:40:36 UTC

Mom's funeral and cremation is set for Tuesday, we had a chat with the pastor about what music to use. We're not allowed to sing in church, but do have two singers behind clear plastic screens. I'm wondering what'll happen to all the clear plastic screens once corona's a thing of the past. Will probably add to the plastic soup already in the oceans.
We also finished clearing out mom's apartment (for which we had 7 days) and returned the keys.

So... weekend.
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Message 102247 - Posted: 19 Dec 2020, 1:17:44 UTC

https://amp.theguardian.com/science/2020/dec/18/scientists-looking-for-aliens-investigate-radio-beam-from-nearby-star

Astronomers behind the most extensive search yet for alien life are investigating an intriguing radio wave emission that appears to have come from the direction of Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to the sun.

The narrow beam of radio waves was picked up during 30 hours of observations by the Parkes telescope in Australia in April and May last year, the Guardian understands. Analysis of the beam has been under way for some time and scientists have yet to identify a terrestrial culprit such as ground-based equipment or a passing satellite.
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Message 102362 - Posted: 29 Dec 2020, 21:21:54 UTC

This doesn't say much for the thoroughness of their work.
It looks like they've just bodged it.

Brexit deal mentions Netscape browser and Mozilla Mail
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Message 102363 - Posted: 29 Dec 2020, 21:47:40 UTC - in response to Message 102362.  

This doesn't say much for the thoroughness of their work.
It looks like they've just bodged it.

Brexit deal mentions Netscape browser and Mozilla Mail


I used Netscape for many years. It brings back fond memories.
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Message 102366 - Posted: 30 Dec 2020, 9:58:18 UTC

The uncooked British sausage can no longer be exported to Europe.

Brexit: UK sausage makers face EU export ban

Reminds me of the Yes, Prime Minister episode about the same subject.
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Message 102402 - Posted: 4 Jan 2021, 14:59:49 UTC - in response to Message 102399.  

Fallen alien-hunting Arecibo Observatory will be rebuilt as Puerto Rico commits $8 million to its reconstruction


well it cost $9.3million in 1963 with 1963 money (~$81,000,000 today) with 1963 build standards.

I'd say it's not nearly enough.
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Message 102404 - Posted: 4 Jan 2021, 15:13:11 UTC - in response to Message 102402.  

The $8 million is set to be used for removing and disposing of the debris and the design of the new telescope.
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Message 102457 - Posted: 6 Jan 2021, 21:39:16 UTC
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With the Trump supporters occupying Capitol Hill and the Capitol, and Trump among others calling on them to return home, but at the same time still telling them the elections were stolen, is this the start of the next civil war in the US?
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Message 102459 - Posted: 6 Jan 2021, 22:16:01 UTC - in response to Message 102457.  

With the Trump supporters occupying Capitol Hill...

Right now there's NO WAY TO KNOW EXACTLY WHO IS THERE. BLM, etc could be masquerading as the Trump supporters.
No police agencies have said anything either way.
Can not trust anyone in media to tell you the truth.

Besides this is NOT THE PLACE TO DISCUSS POLITICS PER FORUM RULES.
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Message 102460 - Posted: 6 Jan 2021, 23:33:24 UTC - in response to Message 102459.  

Besides this is NOT THE PLACE TO DISCUSS POLITICS PER FORUM RULES.

a) informal forum rules.
b) if it happened in Russia everyone would be talking about it.
c) is it politics when Americans take over the Capitol?
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Message 102461 - Posted: 7 Jan 2021, 0:44:57 UTC

It's looking close to civil war.
Social media groups are blocking/removing posts, and US media recording equipment has been smashed, (according to Australian media reports).

Who needs the Russians and Chinese to cause problems in the US. They seem to be doing it to themselves.

Maybe a big wall around that part of the country?
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Message 102462 - Posted: 7 Jan 2021, 6:06:41 UTC

Odds on this becomes a Covid-19 super-spreader event!
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Message 102464 - Posted: 7 Jan 2021, 10:14:17 UTC - in response to Message 102462.  

Would they notice between all the other super-spread events?
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