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    I checked - your name is not still on any groups....

    I checked - your name is not still on any groups.

    I don't know why the system is still sending you notifications.

    Best advice : ignore them :)
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    Whoah! :O This just now perched on our deck! ...

    Whoah! :O

    This just now perched on our deck! My wife grabbed a few cell phone pics, but unfortunately, the pic was taken through the bug screen on the window. She stood up slowly to try to get...
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    If anyone needs to be removed from a group -...

    If anyone needs to be removed from a group - please let me know.

    I don't visit groups, and I can't view messages for groups if I'm not a member - but I can manage membership.
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    Some good listening there. But on my (very)...

    Some good listening there.

    But on my (very) long solo walks through the woods, I don't want any music. Just the wind and the birds (but hopefully no bears).
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    Go here: ...

    Go here:
    https://www.progressiveears.org/forum/forumdisplay.php/5-Progressive-Ears-MUSIC-Forums
    There's an English-language description of what goes where. Specifically:


    Progressive Ears...
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    If you're interested in a BB-like program that's...

    If you're interested in a BB-like program that's FAR more fun, try Netflix's "The Circle".

    There are 4 series available, with about 13 episodes each. We've given up on BB and didn't bother with...
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    Yep - that's me too :( Diminishing returns -...

    Yep - that's me too :(

    Diminishing returns - and the sweet spot is around $60, IMO,
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    :O :O

    :O :O
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    I see those herons when I go kayaking in the...

    I see those herons when I go kayaking in the morning. If you're just drifting, not paddling, you can get very close to them.

    Next time I'm out, I'll see how close I can get to one, and take a...
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    I haven't see blue jays for several months,...

    I haven't see blue jays for several months, though I've heard them.

    Not sure why they're avoiding me :( I feel rejected! LOL
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    Done :)

    Done :)
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    Sadly, I don't have any info. His name is "J....

    Sadly, I don't have any info.

    His name is "J. Jones", and his email address's domain is no longer in use, so I don't have an updated email address.

    Last post here was in 2020, and his last...
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    I agree that the Queen's death is not related to...

    I agree that the Queen's death is not related to music or the arts - but I'm going to leave it here for a short while longer, and will move it after a few days.
  14. I've broken 2 toes. They never quite heal. ...

    I've broken 2 toes. They never quite heal.

    The first one broke in 1972, when I was in high school. It still gives me an occasional painful reminder.

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    Well - let's hope he doesn't share Charles I's...

    Well - let's hope he doesn't share Charles I's fate...
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    I dunno - just a few years ago when they were...

    I dunno - just a few years ago when they were struggling more than they are now, they went through a series of team principals.
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    A sad loss.

    A sad loss.
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    Chris, I agree with you take on the last lap of...

    Chris, I agree with you take on the last lap of last season being a cluster****.

    Did Tsunoda really cause that safety car on purpose?

    I doubt it, yet I acknowledge that similar tricks have been...
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    Yep - the conspiracy theorists (including my...

    Yep - the conspiracy theorists (including my wife) are out in force.

    Seems Toto buys into that theory too.
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    When was the last time the Ferrari team didn't...

    When was the last time the Ferrari team didn't f*** up one way or another? Tactics in particular, and this weekend, that unsafe release... :roll :roll
  21. "CMS" is a TLA. A "TLA" is a Three Letter...

    "CMS" is a TLA.

    A "TLA" is a Three Letter Acronym :D



    On a serious note - "CMS" is the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. That's the government agency that pretty much dictates...
  22. I was mountaineering in the Cascades with a...

    I was mountaineering in the Cascades with a friend.

    On the day we were supposed to summit, he came down with the heaves and could hardly breathe. First thing he did was to test for Covid, and of...
  23. I tested positive last Friday :( Luckily, I...

    I tested positive last Friday :(

    Luckily, I seem to have been completely Asymptomatic. No energy loss, no taste/smell loss, and not coughing or wheezing (any more than usual :) ).

    Doctor said...
  24. I've been a management consultant to the...

    I've been a management consultant to the payer-side of healthcare for 25 years. I'm vaguely familiar with the best and the worst aspects of the industry.

    I've seen a lot of statements here about...
  25. Let's stop the politics.

    Let's stop the politics.
  26. Simple : IMHO - You need s new doctor. No...

    Simple : IMHO - You need s new doctor.

    No one in any of the medical groups I've been to would be so flippant.
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    Try it now

    Try it now
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    :( Nothing serious, I hope?

    :( Nothing serious, I hope?
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    :up :up I've been using "BirdNET", which uses...

    :up :up

    I've been using "BirdNET", which uses the same (Cornell) system. Not foolproof, but pretty good...
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    Chris, we're leaving for Washington (state)...

    Chris, we're leaving for Washington (state) tomorrow :(

    Had a great time n Sonoma, though! (Very different to Napa.)
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    I've just returned from Alaska. Bald eagles...

    I've just returned from Alaska.

    Bald eagles seem to be as common as sparrows there! At one point we could see about 15 of them in trees along a hillside. Easy to pick out the adults, because ...
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    :up Or a shrike.

    :up

    Or a shrike.
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    I saw this on the feeds - thought it was amusing!...

    I saw this on the feeds - thought it was amusing!

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    :rofl

    :rofl
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    Scardust : Strangers Different. Nothing to...

    Scardust : Strangers

    Different. Nothing to write home about, but fun, and should have universal appeal to everyone in this thread.
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    Sticky: :up :up Thanks, Greg!

    :up :up

    Thanks, Greg!
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    Sticky: Greg, the system should have forwarded you an...

    Greg, the system should have forwarded you an auto-reminder on or around 7/20 :)
  38. In both cases - the karaoke was taking a break...

    In both cases - the karaoke was taking a break when we arrived, and there was no indication that karaoke was underway. So we'd already ordered, and they started up again - ruining a meal out with my...
  39. So .. it hurts the ears of the audience. If...

    So .. it hurts the ears of the audience.

    If the audience is willing, and if they're also participants, that's fine.

    If they just went out for dinner and didn't know it was karaoke night, which...
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    Quidam, with the female vocalist, was excellent....

    Quidam, with the female vocalist, was excellent.

    They lost the fem vocalist and replaced her with a guy - no idea who he was. It seemed to me that the instrumentation was better and the song...
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    I know (okay, knew) the band fairly well, and saw...

    I know (okay, knew) the band fairly well, and saw them and met them at ROSfest. At the after-party at ROSfest, they joined us at our table - we'd been liaising via email for some time, so it was...
  42. We're pullin' for ya, Greg!

    We're pullin' for ya, Greg!
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    Turkey vultures can be quickly identified in...

    Turkey vultures can be quickly identified in flight:
    - Dihedral wing profile (i.e. the wings slope upward, in a shallow V-shape, while (most) other raptors' wings are straight. Turkey buzzard : ...
  44. ...or they just assume that you qualify for a...

    ...or they just assume that you qualify for a "senior discount" :geezer
  45. Or ... there's this: :D 16096 (Click to...

    Or ... there's this:

    :D

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    Kirk Hammett : Portals This EP is in danger of...

    Kirk Hammett : Portals

    This EP is in danger of being my favorite metal release of 2022.

    I never thought I'd say that about anything Metallica-related! :O
  47. I'm with ya, Wease. I just turned 65 -...

    I'm with ya, Wease.

    I just turned 65 - supposed to be the "official" retirement age. But retirement won't happen for another 5 years.

    By choice, and by significant effort, I'd like to think...
  48. I'm going on a 10-day cruise in late July. (I...

    I'm going on a 10-day cruise in late July. (I booked it in mid-2020, assuming that Covid would be over by now :| )

    I'll get my 2nd booster 2 weeks before departing on the cruise.
  49. Happy to hear that, Greg - good luck with your...

    Happy to hear that, Greg - good luck with your next-steps!
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    Ah - thanks for the clarification.

    Ah - thanks for the clarification.
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    I'm not using "Merlin Sound ID" - I'm using...

    I'm not using "Merlin Sound ID" - I'm using BirdNET from the Cornell lab, which - as far as I can tell is not related to Merlin.

    It's a phone app, but here's their web site:...
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    I'm definitely finding that out! :|

    I'm definitely finding that out! :|
  53. Sad to read this, Greg, but I'm happy to see that...

    Sad to read this, Greg, but I'm happy to see that other aspects of your life are still looking bright. Take strength from that, and we're looking forward to hearing how you beat the hell outta this...
  54. That cover reminds me : A former business...

    That cover reminds me : A former business colleague of mine is an avid collector of Entwhistle's (original) art work. I believe he currently has the biggest collection outside Entwhistle's family.
  55. Interesting. My Ancestry results have been...

    Interesting. My Ancestry results have been pretty consistent, with the only changes being the percentage in some sub-regions.

    I've just bought a 23 & me test, and it will be interesting to...
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    Yep - we watched it. Good race, cool result. ...

    Yep - we watched it. Good race, cool result.



    He was good enough to be mid-pack (but not bottom-of-the-pack) in F1. Although he clearly wasn't another Hamilton/Schumacher/Fangio, it still...
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    Found this pic I took of Kerry Kompost at a...

    Found this pic I took of Kerry Kompost at a ROSfest long ago:

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    :D Nicely put - I'll have to borrow that...

    :D

    Nicely put - I'll have to borrow that phrasing some time!
  59. My son-in-law and his sister both took a...

    My son-in-law and his sister both took a 23-and-me test, and you'd expect their results to be the same.

    They were essentially similar, but the report showed some specific ancestries as different...
  60. Good question. I did the Ancestry test, and I...

    Good question. I did the Ancestry test, and I believe it's accurate.

    But I plan to also do the 23-and-me test, to compare results. I know a lot about my family's history, and expect I'll be able...
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