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  The Jerry - Thump Chronicles
Posted by: jerry mcmasters - Today, 12:58 AM - Forum: Off-topic - Replies (40)

(Today, 12:43 AM)Dom Wrote: Enough, the two of you. The topic of this thread is not "the Jerry/Thump chronicles".

If you want a thread for that, start one.

(Today, 12:45 AM)Dom Wrote: Now you are turning the topic of two threads in to the Thump\Jerry chronicles.    Old Lady


This is a thread to spare the forum from Thump's opinions of Jerry's opinions.

Anything Thump ever says to me, I will copy and paste and put here, and will address it if I want to.  If, on the rare occasion, Thump says something I want to discuss, I will move it here.  I actually think Thump is an okay guy, but he can be a bit of a cunt.  So:

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  What time is it?
Posted by: no one - Yesterday, 05:13 AM - Forum: Off-topic - Replies (21)

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Accordion to my watch, it is time for some chocolate covered lady fingers.

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  Race and ethnicity as a factor in casting a vote
Posted by: Aliza - Yesterday, 12:56 AM - Forum: World News, Politics and Current Events - Replies (25)

I think I might scream if I hear one more time that Jon Ossoff is the first Jewish senator from the state of Georgia. Why is that even being pointed out? I could be wrong about this, but I’m pretty sure that Ossoff’s cultural/religious affiliation didn’t make headlines until (toward) the end of the run-off race in Georgia. I don’t think he was running in Georgia on the Jewish ticket. I think he was running as a liberal alternative to the otherwise conservative status quo, plain and simple.

I wish the media would stop giving attaboys and congratulatory pats on the back to the public for having elected someone who isn’t a white, Chrisitan male, especially when the choice they made was for the objectively better candidate. Yeah, so Jon Ossoff is Jewish. Big fucking deal. He’s more intelligent, savvy, genuine, and principled than that disgusting dipshit, David Perdue. So much emphasis on his otherness only serves to diminish his achievements and confuse people about why he was elected.

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  Forum about Trational Chinese Medicine?
Posted by: Sanfeng - 01-21-2021, 09:28 AM - Forum: Off-topic - Replies (25)

Hey guys, I was wondering if you know of any forums where we can talk about traditional Chinese medicine. I am looking for a community in this field. 

Thanks

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  Are any of you a member of an Atheist org
Posted by: Tomatoshadow2 - 01-18-2021, 12:15 PM - Forum: Atheism & Theism - Replies (17)

Hi everyone,

Was just wondering if any of you are members of an Atheist organization? I was thinking of joining the FFRF, as I really like what they do. We as Atheists must also make sure we have someone standing up for us in the courts, against all the crazy religious people.

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  [TOPICAL]
Posted by: Gawdzilla Sama - 01-18-2021, 12:02 PM - Forum: Off-topic - Replies (7)

Need this tag, please. In red. Or paisley. Or Gal Gadot.

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  I Remember This Case
Posted by: Minimalist - 01-18-2021, 12:11 AM - Forum: World News, Politics and Current Events - Replies (16)

Spotted this on a "This Day In History" blurb:

https://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.c...al+v.+Sony


Quote:Sony Corp. of America v. Universal City Studios, Inc., 464 U.S. 417 (1984), also known as the “Betamax case”, is a decision by the Supreme Court of the United States which ruled that the making of individual copies of complete television shows for purposes of time shifting does not constitute copyright infringement, but is fair use.

The reason I mention it is because I've been hearing a lot of talk lately about regulating Twitter and Facebook  The case above is a fine example of what happens when you rely on our grotesque court system to rule on technological issues.  The case was decided in 1984.  It had been filed in 1975 or so and by the time the SCOTUS issued their ruling the Betamax system had been decisively defeated in the market place by VHS.   One wonders how long it would take to balance the obvious constitutional issues relative to free speech and whether or not Twitter and Facebook will still exist at the end of the glacial pace of lawsuits?

Full disclosure.  I bought an early VHS machine.  The damn thing was almost the size of a suitcase.  The funny thing was that the Sony system was generally considered superior to the VHS system produced by JVS of Japan.  But it cost more and had limitations on tape length.

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  The gaming egg.
Posted by: Gawdzilla Sama - 01-17-2021, 03:33 PM - Forum: Off-topic - Replies (5)

An "egg" about seven feet tall* that opens to allow a person to sit in it. When the shell is closed the person has access to a curved monitor and keyboard. The shell has inboard A/C and air circulation and is sound-proofed. The computer and/or any game boxes fit under the seat. (Access ports on the front of the seat.)

How much would such a system go for after development costs are recovered?

*no idea what that is in centigrade.

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  Who likes Papayas? (tropical thread)
Posted by: TonyAnkle - 01-17-2021, 03:31 PM - Forum: Off-topic - Replies (13)

I've never eaten them.

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  And in local news....
Posted by: TonyAnkle - 01-17-2021, 03:19 PM - Forum: World News, Politics and Current Events - Replies (21)

I thought it might be a good idea to start a thread where you can post news stories from your local area. It might backfire on me because not a lot happens around here, but some of the stories are quite funny.

Here is one from the 13th of January:

A motorist's decision to enter a river while out for a drive was "disappointing", police say.

The driver who abandoned a 4x4 after trying to cross a river in pouring rain has left police who are "already under significant pressure" exasperated.

Emergency crews rushed to help when the Land Rover got stuck in the waters in Wincle, Cheshire, but later found the driver had left before they arrived.

Like I said, not a lot happens around here. Big Grin

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