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  1. New 2020 Tour - Jethro Tull Guitarist Martin Barre

    This is the core content of an email we received today:



    I'll post further details if I receive them.
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    :lol Feel free to fire up a separate thread. ...

    :lol

    Feel free to fire up a separate thread.

    Meantime, "back to your originally scheduled programming..." ;)
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    :LOL I've done 2 RAGBRAIs. But I doubt many...

    :LOL

    I've done 2 RAGBRAIs. But I doubt many birds would attack 19,000+ cyclists.
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    ?? I'm cycling on the road, out in the...

    ??

    I'm cycling on the road, out in the countryside, 2 to 3 times a week - typically, 25-or-so miles at a time. I've often seen red-winged blackbirds in the grass etc., but they've never cause me...
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    WOW!

    WOW!
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    Thread moved to the "What's On, What's New"...

    Thread moved to the "What's On, What's New" forum, where band promotion is allowed and encouraged.
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    Video unavailable This video contains content...

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  8. According to Harvard University ... 21 times a...

    According to Harvard University ... 21 times a month! :O

    https://www.survivornet.com/articles/how-daily-masturbation-could-decrease-mens-risk-of-prostate-cancer/

    But if prostate cancer isn't...
  9. Tmasulosin is the most commonly prescribed...

    Tmasulosin is the most commonly prescribed medication for prostate problems.

    I just started on it a month ago - and it's been a freakin' life saver!
  10. Do these help better than Tamsulosin?

    Do these help better than Tamsulosin?
  11. One step at a time. (Or - 2,500 steps at a...

    One step at a time.

    (Or - 2,500 steps at a time;))

    You may think they're baby steps, but you're 2,500 steps ahead of the vast majority of people who're still on the couch!
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    Awesome vacation, Frank. Seems you hit many of...

    Awesome vacation, Frank. Seems you hit many of the Scots high points.

    I haven't been back for years (actually, decades :() - and your trip report might prompt me to re-work my travel plans soon. ...
  13. Greg, World-renowned cyclist Greg Lemond is...

    Greg,

    World-renowned cyclist Greg Lemond is known for saying "It never gets easier - you just get faster". I hate him for saying that, because ... it's so damned true. I suffer in my training...
  14. My recipe for success may not be for everyone: ...

    My recipe for success may not be for everyone:

    Get fit, then get fitter, then get ultra-fit.

    Very intense cycling 2 to 3 times a week (minimum 20 miles, with heart rate at a sustained 155+),...
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    Check the "All Things Metal" thread.

    Check the "All Things Metal" thread.
  16. Let's move off the politics ... we don't want a...

    Let's move off the politics ... we don't want a moderator seeing these posts!

    :D
  17. :lol:rofl :lol

    :lol:rofl :lol
  18. I was a member for 10 years. I didn't renew...

    I was a member for 10 years. I didn't renew because I got NOTHING out of it.

    There were insurance discounts (the discounts were slight, and with a company I didn't want to work with, and they're...
  19. Sticky: FEATURED ALBUM : Mike Batt - Schizophonia

    I grew up with this one - and then it fell from my memory banks until about a year ago, when a friend reminded me of it. So I spun it for the first time in a LONG time, and love it all over again!...
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    :rofl

    :rofl
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    NP. But the need to filter out at least half a...

    NP.

    But the need to filter out at least half a dozen spammers DAILY hits a nerve :(

    So 'scuze me for being a bit over-sensitive :lol
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    Change made. "Real Name" no longer says...

    Change made. "Real Name" no longer says "Optional".

    The system does not have the option to make these fields required at registration, but not when profiles are being updated.
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    I'll change the wording. That information IS...

    I'll change the wording.

    That information IS now required because we require new members joining to complete that field.

    It's just one of many parts of the filter system we use to block...
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    'Scuze me for (perhaps) being a bit dense here -...

    'Scuze me for (perhaps) being a bit dense here - or (perhaps) being the voice of wisdom ... but:

    Why TF does it matter?

    So he floods the boards with videos that you can watch - or not. And if...
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    Predictable :mad

    Predictable :mad
  26. Thread: Birders

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    You're right - I confused the goliath and the...

    You're right - I confused the goliath and the purple :oops
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    I used to see purple herons in Africa. Big,...

    I used to see purple herons in Africa. Big, majestic birds. They weren't listed as "rare" - but we rarely saw them.
  28. Horrible, IMO :( I liked the other video,...

    Horrible, IMO :(

    I liked the other video, though.
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    :O Cool

    :O

    Cool
  30. That's an EXCELLENT performance - thanks for...

    That's an EXCELLENT performance - thanks for posting.

    That live performance was remarkably true to the studio version.

    Great video.
  31. Desert-island disc for me. The 21 (or so?)...

    Desert-island disc for me.

    The 21 (or so?) minute title track is a masterpiece, IMO.

    I loved it 45 years ago, and still do.

    I originally picked it up in a bargain bin just because I liked...
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    ^^ THIS ^^

    ^^ THIS ^^
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    :up "Not all the way there" will be fixed...

    :up

    "Not all the way there" will be fixed shortly.
  34. Fixed it for ya ;)

    Fixed it for ya ;)
  35. Thread: Birders

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    Damn - I live in Orioles territory (the baseball...

    Damn - I live in Orioles territory (the baseball kind! :) ) - yet I haven't seen one yet!

    Saw a pair of bald eagles close-up on a hike on Sunday. Their nest was probably 30 feet up a tree, and I...
  36. Thread: Birders

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    Here's a REAL rarity! 12975

    Here's a REAL rarity!

    12975
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    Sticky: Many, MANY thanks for the donations to date. ...

    Many, MANY thanks for the donations to date. They will definitely keep us on air!

    IMPORTANT NOTE:

    When every donation comes in, I check the donor's user record, and make sure a "gold star" is...
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    Which one? I pay over twice that a year. I use...

    Which one? I pay over twice that a year.

    I use PureVPN. Maybe it does cost double that - I don't remember :oops



    Wait a minute, does using a VPN change your ISP or your IP location, masking...
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    I use one - from time to time. I'll try to...

    I use one - from time to time. I'll try to answer your Qs at a very high level:


    General comments: Not all VPNs are alike. Some provide more options, some are safer, and so on.



    How safe...
  40. This ^^^ 100% agree. In the last few years...

    This ^^^ 100% agree.

    In the last few years I've played pretty much the whole of Beardfish's back catalog more than any other band's output.
  41. fify ;) ...

    fify ;)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR3zVZoOV5YXH95oaCiAG2cdJQszSO13lN1 ENSqefKXicOaMfP_VLN17g80&feature=youtu.be&v=7pTyr9EWs74&app=desktop
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    Sticky: I'll PM you.

    I'll PM you.
  43. I understand Big Brother players are paid...

    I understand Big Brother players are paid $5,000/week.
  44. But with his "F-you" attitude to all approaches,...

    But with his "F-you" attitude to all approaches, he's alienating himself from ... everyone.

    That's just stupid, 'cause he won't be able to ally himself with anyone when the need arises.
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    When I lived overseas, we had a thing called the...

    When I lived overseas, we had a thing called the indian mynah.

    Worse than grackles, IMO.

    For whatever reason, we (thankfully) don't have any grackles in central Maryland.
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    I only use Lavazza in my espresso / latte / etc....

    I only use Lavazza in my espresso / latte / etc. machine.
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    LOL No, you can keep them - thanks, anyway!

    LOL

    No, you can keep them - thanks, anyway!
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    Interesting - I've only ever seen Grackles in the...

    Interesting - I've only ever seen Grackles in the South. I've never seen one in the mid-Atlantic.
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    Listen to call #4, for your "Cheeew" sound... ...

    Listen to call #4, for your "Cheeew" sound...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dLaeG6WCj0
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    The Merlin app doesn't have that call. But per...

    The Merlin app doesn't have that call.

    But per Merlin, the cardinal has a variety of sounds, so Merlin might not be comprehensive.
  51. LOL@Steve :D

    LOL@Steve :D
  52. So my wife is now officially also a "geezer". ...

    So my wife is now officially also a "geezer". Phone call with my daughter:

    Daughter: Mom, are you listening to me? What are you doing there..?

    Wife: I'm looking for my damned cell phone - no...
  53. The Amazon jungle The summit of Mt....

    The Amazon jungle

    The summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro

    Many, many African safaris - some were on foot.
  54. Incidentally, I don't have stats to support this,...

    Incidentally, I don't have stats to support this, but I'll bet Frederick, MD is in the top 5% of cities with PhDs - courtesy of Fort Detrick, which is a major national medical research center.

    I...
  55. Jeez, Chris, take a chill-pill! If you re-read...

    Jeez, Chris, take a chill-pill!

    If you re-read the original post, he was referring to Virginia. And he's right - it with the exception of the UVA area and the Hampton Roads areas, it (VIRGINIA)...
  56. We're supposed to get 5 to 8 inches tomorrow. ...

    We're supposed to get 5 to 8 inches tomorrow.

    Yippee :(

    I bought a snow thrower last year.

    Yay :)
  57. LOL When I was working in Miami, some locals...

    LOL

    When I was working in Miami, some locals called it "South South Bronx".

    And the further south you go in Florida (geographically), the further north you go (culturally).
  58. Yep, that's what I do, and I have fruit instead...

    Yep, that's what I do, and I have fruit instead of fries. Still, the burgers are usually fatty and salty. (And tasty :) )

    I try to discipline myself to have a grilled chicken rather than a...
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    A business colleague of mine is a YUGE The Who...

    A business colleague of mine is a YUGE The Who fan, and he collects Entwhistles' are. He believes (not confirmed) that he has the 2nd biggest collection of John Entwhistles art.
  60. My problem is that I travel on business about...

    My problem is that I travel on business about every other week.

    it's VERY hard to eat healthy when you're living in a hotel! :(

    So I'm several pounds of hotel food above my preferred weight :(...
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