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Forum: Science & Technology 2021-01-27, 19:02
Replies: 63
Views: 2,116
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Having missed the first slots, I called yesterday...

Having missed the first slots, I called yesterday (January 26) and got booked for today. I received email confirmation 20 minutes later, with consent form and map showing parking entrances at the...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-27, 13:55
Replies: 6
Views: 140
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The "Odessa Steps" scene in Eisenstein's 1925...

The "Odessa Steps" scene in Eisenstein's 1925 movie Battleship Potemkin was borrowed for the train station shootout in Brian de Palma's 1987 fantasy movie The Untouchables. When the latter film...
Forum: Lounge 2021-01-27, 13:12
Replies: 1,273
Views: 85,620
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Following up on this post...

Following up on this post (https://www.mersenneforum.org/showpost.php?p=567821&postcount=1213) and this post (https://www.mersenneforum.org/showpost.php?p=568407&postcount=1242):

Two weeks ago,...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-27, 00:33
Replies: 11
Views: 257
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Gamestop. Huh, never heard. [Google Google] ...

Gamestop. Huh, never heard. [Google Google]

Hmm, it seems the same shenanigans are being played with a number of stocks.

Fascinating. A group of investors on the the WallStreetBets subreddit...
Forum: Lounge 2021-01-26, 17:06
Replies: 1,273
Views: 85,620
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The EU is dissatisfied with AstraZeneca. It...

The EU is dissatisfied with AstraZeneca. It seems they're failing to meet contractual obligations for delivery, and haven't explained themselves sufficiently.

I'm not sure this is the only reason...
Forum: Lounge 2021-01-26, 14:55
Replies: 1,273
Views: 85,620
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The greatest number of deaths in the US from any...

The greatest number of deaths in the US from any outbreak of an epidemic disease (high incidence, rapid spread) seems to be the estimated 675,000 from the "Spanish flu" pandemic of 1917-1918. The US...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-01-26, 13:10
Replies: 2,861
Views: 191,391
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
No problem...

No problem (https://www.ele.uri.edu/faculty/vetter/Other-stuff/The-Machine-Stops.pdf) if you read English...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-26, 02:43
Replies: 361
Views: 32,053
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
And, of course, the company wanted to do right by...

And, of course, the company wanted to do right by its injured customers...

ADT employee spied on customers for years through their security cameras, lawsuits claim...
Forum: Lounge 2021-01-25, 20:30
Replies: 1,273
Views: 85,620
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
...And the crowd gets ugly...

...And the crowd gets ugly (https://apnews.com/article/international-news-riots-mark-rutte-netherlands-coronavirus-pandemic-c46c1435fbbedba0f39e63bc1f2a1894)...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-25, 13:17
Replies: 171
Views: 22,494
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
FTFY

FTFY
Forum: Lounge 2021-01-25, 02:01
Replies: 1,273
Views: 85,620
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Johns Hopkins...

Johns Hopkins (https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data/mortality) (last updated 2021-01-24 3AM EST) gave the figure of 417,399 deaths in the USA from COVID-19.

I think it's reasonably likely the next...
Forum: Lounge 2021-01-24, 20:27
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
... reminds me of this quote...

... reminds me of this quote (https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/45438-vogon-poetry-is-of-course-the-third-worst-in-the).
Forum: Lounge 2021-01-24, 18:42
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
:missingteeth: :missingteeth: :missingteeth:...

:missingteeth: :missingteeth: :missingteeth: :missingteeth:

All in good fun I'm sure, but even so I hope the honoree doesn't return from the grave and throttle you.

Mrs. Burns, upon viewing a...
Forum: Lounge 2021-01-24, 17:53
Replies: 1,632
RIP
Views: 129,036
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Gregory Sierra...

Gregory Sierra (https://apnews.com/article/entertainment-f6efc369c6f1ce09c617351d7e5c5299)
Forum: Lounge 2021-01-24, 16:37
Replies: 1,632
RIP
Views: 129,036
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Walter Bernstein...

Walter Bernstein (https://apnews.com/article/walter-bernstein-world-war-ii-967981d9e0d0f645e540859767d89e76)
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-01-24, 15:49
Replies: 67
Views: 3,369
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I see this hasn't been mentioned in this thread,...

I see this hasn't been mentioned in this thread, so here's one of the last official acts of the outgoing Governor of Puerto Rico (the new Governor took office January 2, 2021).

In a story dated...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-24, 15:00
Replies: 171
Views: 22,494
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
There is no way for me to express my hatred of...

There is no way for me to express my hatred of the word above in bold red. Most men do not take to it well at all. :censored:[/QUOTE]I had no idea you were Tucker Carlson! :grin:

But if he were to...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-23, 17:48
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
After an over two-month stretch with an "Acting"...

After an over two-month stretch with an "Acting" Secretary of Defense, President Biden's nominee Lloyd James Austin was granted a waiver from the "seven year rule" by 3/5 majorities of both Houses of...
Forum: Lounge 2021-01-23, 13:26
Replies: 1,632
RIP
Views: 129,036
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Larry King...

Larry King (https://www.latimes.com/obituaries/story/2021-01-23/larry-king-dead-at-87)
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-23, 12:47
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Puerto Rico in general

The 2016 Republican Party Platform plank regarding Puerto Rico - the whole platform simply was re-used in 2020 - says:On June 19, 2019, Mitch McConnel told The Ingraham Angle...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-22, 23:42
Replies: 171
Views: 22,494
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Tucker Carlson: Joe Biden declares war on 'White...

Tucker Carlson: Joe Biden declares war on 'White supremacy.' What does he mean by that? (https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-joe-biden-inauguration-war-on-white-supremacy)Perhaps "Dude. ...
Forum: Lounge 2021-01-22, 19:42
Replies: 188
Views: 23,165
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Plan B is a "Fried Feathered Friends" roundup and tailgate party...

Key West wants to ban people from feeding roaming chickens (https://apnews.com/article/florida-key-west-ea98d9a61c3aec5d09f892747bd5ab7c)
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-22, 15:01
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Just my way of referring to Marjorie Taylor...

Just my way of referring to Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA 14th District) and Lauren Boebert (R-CO 3rd District). Those are the only ones I know about for sure.

I've seen Greene referred to as "Q...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-22, 13:23
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Presidin' with Biden

I swear to God I am not making this up. This is a press release dated January 21, 2021, from the office of a member of the Q-anon Caucus of the US House of Representatives:

Congresswoman Marjorie...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-21, 14:54
Replies: 1,483
Views: 83,617
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Not all, unfortunately. Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley,...

Not all, unfortunately. Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, the other lawless US Senators, US Representatives, State Governors, Attorneys-general, and other public officials who knowingly furthered the Big Lie...
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