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So, let's sort of , uhm, try to guess what percentage of SPD employees making big city bucks ... er, uh ... might be cowards? Or not...

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Wow, that's an early one, from 1964, 18 months after they formed ... and their first US A-side. Bit of an 'other side of tracks' feel. Yet that year they beat the Beatles in two UK surveys ...

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Dear Alex, Welcome to Waking Life !!

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Singapore has too many rich Chinese already.

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Yeah... well (we have to admit) the 'hole' quantum part was very long and VERY nerdy for a whole lot of people. (Their loss.)

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FLAC is good, but not necessary for background listening. At 192k the average song is ~ 5Mb. 100k x 5 = 0.5 TB.

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With a long, varied list of select internet radio stations, you can choose what genre (or special weekly show) you want to listen to at the moment. Picked by people, not algorithms. Keep a playlist of the stations you like best, startup your player (like VLC) with the list, and pick the one you're in the mood for.

Or you could just collect mp3s locally for choosier days, dump a bunch of them into VLC, listen to them in album or random order. In either case, at no cost.

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There's a lot to like about Atril (native to MATE).

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If we try the rolling power-outage trick, we'd better make damned sure we get it right the first time. Because they've been well-trained to mimick us.

If you haven't seen 'The Forbin Project' yet, there may still be time. I read somewhere that the author did two sequels, but I never actually got a chance to see either. Ever. Anywhere. I'm pretty sure I wasn't in Maui those two days.

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assuming the profit of AI is sufficiently taxed for the wealth to redistribute

AH - hah-hah-hah-hah !!!!!!!

Oh well, at least some of us will still be good for cleaning up messes and other physical things. And remember, like they used to say, hard work never killed anybody.

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Wow, that's of Veritasium's best stories - a LOT of work went into that. (And he was ignored because he didn't have a PhD!) Very enjoyable ... thanks!

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Production finished in 2023, expected release 2024. Starring Adam Driver, Nathalie Emmanuel and Forest Whitaker.

Larry Williams, Bad Boy (www.youtube.com)
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Specialty, 1959. Later covered by the Beatles in 1966, along with 'Dizzy Miss Lizzy'.

He was a stylin pioneer out of NOLA that got copied a lot. And a bad boy.

Other Williams hits: Short, Fat Fannie ; Boney Maronie

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Review of 2023 book: How Life Works: A User’s Guide to the New Biology Philip Ball. ISBN9781529095999

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"Informing them ... that the ideals into which their parents and teachers had indoctrinated them were, by comparison, empty. Life did not have to be ‘about’ something or ‘going’ somewhere, any more than the point of playing or listening to a Bach prelude was to get to the end as quickly and efficiently as possible."

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Starting as a radio show in 1949 ( !! ) the BBC had guests describe what they'd want with them on a desert island. Over 2000 episodes are online, many in a nicely-sorted video format.

Just in case, the BBC site's here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qnmr

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The FBI violated the Fourth Amendment when its agents rifled through the contents of more than 700 safe-deposit boxes in the aftermath of a March 2021 raid

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"This is the story of the revelation in late 2013 that Bitcoin was, in fact, the opposite of untraceable—that its blockchain would actually allow researchers, tech companies, and law enforcement to trace and identify users with even more transparency than the existing financial system."

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"I will never again be gaslighted by an institution that sells out Jesus for political power."

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Season by season, month by month ... with the reasons

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Also discusses high temps, and any things that should NOT be stored in garages that reach temperature extremes. Details what might happen.

TLDR quotes:

At temperatures lower than 41 degrees Fahrenheit, it is likely the electronics will become unstable and display erratic behavior.

Most electronics are designed to continue operating at temperatures up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit (50 degrees Celsius). At temperatures higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit, the electronic can reach its thermal limit, causing components to fail and degrade.

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