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Technology & The Internet » YouTube's new UI that EVERY ONE HATES » 4/12/2024 7:10 pm

Anon
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If it was truly meant as a limited test, they would be doing what they did years ago which is described in this 6 y.o. video...

NOTE: This option is NOT available today. END NOTE.

Current Events » Eclipse » 4/11/2024 4:44 pm

Anon
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Far out, man.

Nothingland » Fun words I want to use more often (add your own. or not.) » 4/06/2024 9:55 am

Anon
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So that one would be inclined to abbreviate it.
Almost self-fulfilling when you think about it.
Even in its long form, it's still shorter than anti-sesquipedalian. 

 

Quality Images & Videos » What kind of fake? Army fake, Sir. » 4/01/2024 8:22 pm

Anon
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[true story/no shit/there I was] Tasked to do an aerial video of a ground Tactical Operations Center (TOC) for camouflage evaluation, I was up in a Huey helicopter. The obliques were easy, just sit in the aircraft with the side doors open and shoot the video while flying in a circle around the TOC. Vertical video looking straight down over the TOC; however, was made a little more complicated by the Huey's landing skids being in the way.

The usual procedure involved donning a body harness that was tethered to the inside of the aircraft, standing on the skid, and leaning out 10 to 15 degrees for an unobstructed view with the camera. The length of the tethering strap was pre-adjusted. There I was, standing on the right-side skid and leaning out while shooting video of the TOC when...

The proximity alarm sounded in the cockpit indicating the Huey was too close to another aircraft. The pilot instantly followed standard procedure for avoiding a collision and made a hard right bank rolling the Huey over towards its side. I felt the skid dropping out from under my boots and a sense of leaving the aircraft.  A moment later I was slamming the inside of the aircraft as the crew chief had grabbed my tethering strap and yanked me back in with all the strength he could muster. A second later and I probably would have ended up hanging against the fuselage.

The Huey was now way over towards its side and looking straight out the side door was to be looking almost straight down. I saw below us another Huey, with its side doors open, also making an emergency right bank and rolled way over towards its side. I could see through its open doors to the ground. I glanced back over my shoulder at the crew chief and through the open door on the other side (now facing up) I saw yet another Huey with its side doors open, making an emergency right bank and rolled over towards its side. I could see through its open doors to the sky.

The pilot was cursing the congested air corridor, my

Nothingland » Rough day at the office » 3/30/2024 3:28 pm

Anon
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monster wrote:

...Problem is.... my career is only 2 years old and I'm 53......

For some government purposes, you only need a year and a half to count UK work credits you may have earned (your husband may have earned if filing under his entitlements) towards Social Security. Best to get that paperwork together as early as possible for use when you reach retirement age.  The US Totalization Agreement with the UK says in part:

Benefits from the United States - If you do not have enough work credits under the U.S. system to qualify for regular benefits, you may be able to qualify for a partial benefit from the United States based on both United States and United Kingdom credits. However, to be eligible to have your U.K. credits counted, you must have earned at least six credits (generally one and one-half years of work) under the U.S. system.

I expect you're hoping for more than Social Security; but, if it's applicable to you, the above is good to know and prepare for now as a fallback position.

Quality Images & Videos » What kind of fake? Army fake, Sir. » 3/29/2024 3:02 pm

Anon
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Don't forget about that time when Iraqis had fake WMD that fooled Americans into attacking their country.

Politics » Technofeudalism » 3/29/2024 8:18 am

Anon
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Which is why there are catch-all phrases like: "Everything in moderation", "Too much of anything can be a bad thing" and  "Be concerned but don't worry."

Somewhere along the line, most kids will learn this from others. Those that the village fail to teach will fall by the wayside; unless, they've figured out how to "Adapt and survive" by themselves.

It's just pathetic when the village resorts to scapegoating for its failures.

Politics » Technofeudalism » 3/28/2024 8:13 pm

Anon
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Not so much story idea when you consider that either the kids, their kids, or their grandchildren will also need to have developed a method for adapting to the singularity and its free market ramifications.  

Politics » Technofeudalism » 3/28/2024 7:13 pm

Anon
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Flint wrote:

...We're in a race against time. The young people who are being informed // depressed by their phones are the only thing that might save us, if representative Democracy can survive long enough for the generational shift to outweigh the "invisible thumb of the free market" pushing down the other side of the scales....

The phones are a catalyst in natural selection. Not all kids adapt. Some do, some don't. Some will, some won't. We can increase their chances by working with them, rather than against the technology, so they can achieve balance as an adjunct to survival.
 

Politics » Technofeudalism » 3/27/2024 8:35 pm

Anon
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WAIT FOR IT!

If smartphones make kids depressed, then pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk, and spoons make people fat.

(someone had to do it)

 

Current Events » Intergalactic Googly Eye Day » 3/25/2024 4:58 pm

Anon
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I was going to send the website link to William so he could try the Googly Eye technique out on Kate; but, it seems none of the Royal Family is staffed to process emails from the public. One would have to print out the website pages, attach a cover letter, and send it by snail mail. I like them... but not that much.

Nothingland » Rant!!! » 3/24/2024 3:22 pm

Anon
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For stuff that’s built correctly in the first place, you have to check the label and make sure it says “Made in the 1950s.” 

Nothingland » Rant!!! » 3/24/2024 1:08 pm

Anon
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With stuff like that, you have to buy two of them; so, you'll have a backup when one fails. If it's something you depend on and it won't break the bank, a second one will allow you to carry on while the first one is being repaired or replaced.
I have backups; or, alternate means stored away for a lot of things with which doing without at an inopportune time would cause considerable aggravation. That's just the way it is nowadays since fewer things on the market are dependable.

Health » Beds » 3/22/2024 6:13 pm

Anon
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I'm using a firm, king size, Sears-O-Pedic Imperial Elite which is an individually pocketed coil spring mattress that takes two (side by side) foundations. They were made by Sealy. It still looks and feels great. The mattress cost $399.99, the dual foundation cost $400.00, sales tax was $55.35, and the delivery fee was $20 for a total of $875.34.

I took delivery on FEB 28 1987. I think it turned out to be a good value. They probably don't make 'em like that anymore. I may still even have the receipt. : )))

Cellar Meta » Loooking at the User List you can pretty easily guess who is a bot... » 3/20/2024 5:40 pm

Anon
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The label is just to let you know that you’re free to go inverted.

Health » Not allowed to say Queers anymore? » 3/19/2024 6:44 pm

Anon
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Being a humble person, I self-identify using the indefinite pronoun "No one" in conversations.

If I mistakenly refer to someone by the wrong pronoun, I'll apologize by saying "No one is sorry."

If someone pursues the matter after the apology, I'll offer reassurance by saying "No one cares."

If someone further protests even after the reassurance, I'll say "No one loves you."

This is a kindness.

 

Home Base » “Future Dictates of Fashion” » 3/17/2024 12:50 pm

Anon
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How bourgeois, almost an insult.  An enlightened fashion designer would have created a class act by ensuring all the adornments had googly eyes.

Politics » Funny Politics carefully » 3/17/2024 12:35 pm

Anon
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His daughter, the beautiful Ivanka, isn't a part of his political entourage anymore; so, he's not going to get the dirty-old-man vote to carry him into office like before. You have absolutely nothing to worry about. In fact, you don't even have to bother to go out and vote... others will take care of it for you.

Technology & The Internet » Charts, Graphs, & data piles. » 3/17/2024 11:46 am

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The map shows the most common language spoken in each US state after English and Spanish with 91.6 percent of people speaking one or the other. German is the most spoken language in 13 states, after English and Spanish. French, Chinese, Portuguese and Arabic come next. Some less common languages like Aleut (one of two Eskimo dialects left), Dakota languages and Hmong (an Asian dialect) are spoken in other areas.

Two of the States where German is spoken a lot are North Dakota and Wisconsin. German is also spoken a lot in Idaho, Montana, Nebraska and Colorado.

French is the most popular language - after English and Spanish - in seven states. It is spoken in places like Louisiana, North and South Carolina, Maine, Maryland, D.C, Columbia, New Hampshire and Vermont. Chinese is next after French, with people speaking it in six states including New York, California, Washington, Kansas, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Portuguese is the third most-spoken language in Utah, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

In other parts of the US, Tagalog, a Central Philippine language, is the third most spoken language in Nevada, Russian is the most common in Oregon, and Polish is widely spoken in Illinois.



Politics » Funny Politics carefully » 3/17/2024 10:31 am

Anon
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You're watching a rerun. You already know the ending.

Image of the Day » Bear Dive » 3/16/2024 11:29 pm

Anon
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This one has made the rounds…

Image of the Day » Beauty... Skin Deep » 3/11/2024 1:59 am

Anon
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xoxoxoBruce wrote:

Clodfobble wrote:

That's AI-generated, Bruce.

Is that a guess or have you a source?… 

There are websites at which you can pay a fee to use their AI imagery development tools. You might enjoy perusing this one:

 https://playground.com/search?q=they+are+never+alone.%0A%0AIn+their+indigenous+Mexican+identity

it’s very colorful and has some amazing images.  It’ll help development one’s eye for Ai generated images.











Nothingland » Misc » 3/10/2024 8:08 pm

Anon
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You already created a Misc thread for posts with images like the above. 
 
MISC For stuff that doesn't fit anywhere else.

Health » Not allowed to say Queers anymore? » 3/08/2024 7:59 pm

Anon
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Hmmm... within the past few weeks there was an article on my news page with a first-hand account of someone discovering she was abrosexual. It was described differently from what your image says. I searched for and found that article. There are some advertising interruptions that you have to scroll down past to resume reading the story; but, it's interesting:

I'm abrosexual - it took me 30 years to realise

(Edited for typo.) 

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