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  1. ^^ Mononucleosis episodes are also triggered by...

    ^^ Mononucleosis episodes are also triggered by stress. It too is a persistent virus, which is either active or inactive.
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    There's a scene in Life of Brian in which George...

    There's a scene in Life of Brian in which George Harrison makes a cameo appearance...without dialogue of course. His company, Hand Made Films produced the film.

    Just a couple of days ago, the...
  3. When David Letterman was still doing the Late...

    When David Letterman was still doing the Late Show, he had to take time off when he got shingles around the eyes. Audiences would've been grossed out by the very sight of it.

    In some cases of...
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    Sticky: Guilty as charged. Camel Nude is playing as I...

    Guilty as charged. Camel Nude is playing as I type this.
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    Sticky: There's still such a thing as dick pics.

    There's still such a thing as dick pics.
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    In late 1987, early 88, I was in a friend's car. ...

    In late 1987, early 88, I was in a friend's car. There was some pretty proggy stuff coming out of the stereo. I asked him who it was, he said it was new Elton John. I said I didn't know Elton John...
  7. ^^ I have both Pulse and Delicate Sound on VHS. ...

    ^^ I have both Pulse and Delicate Sound on VHS. Both are Roger-less, so in that sense, they're David Gilmore solo concerts...backed up by Rick, Nick, and a plethora of supporting musicians. ...
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    Sticky: I myself have performed the web...

    I myself have performed the web design/maintenance portion of my job from home for 18 years, give or take. I only go into the office/studio to lead the music group. When AZ was shut down, I didn't...
  9. At 6'5", the biggest issue for me with theaters...

    At 6'5", the biggest issue for me with theaters was the lack of leg room. Maybe that's changed in the last 20 years, I don't know. The last time I flew in the late 80s, I could barely squeeze...
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    I've always had a soft spot for CSN(Y), Heart,...

    I've always had a soft spot for CSN(Y), Heart, and Buckingham/Nicks era Fleetwood Mac.
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    Sticky: The pandemic lays bare 2 paradoxes: 1) Not so...

    The pandemic lays bare 2 paradoxes: 1) Not so long ago, working at home was so desirable, many people fell for work at home scams. Now that working at home is essential, it's universally hated. 2)...
  12. ^^ Or rent on PPV/On Demand/iTunes for $4.99

    ^^ Or rent on PPV/On Demand/iTunes for $4.99
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    Watching an orchestra, string quartet, piano...

    Watching an orchestra, string quartet, piano trio, etc perform helps me stay focused on the music. Merely hearing it, my mind tends to wander more.
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    It's clearly still under development. I myself...

    It's clearly still under development. I myself have used things similar to "Dummy News 3" and "Dummy News 4" as filler, to demonstrate real content which will eventually occupy the space.
  15. ^^ One advantage of masks in public is I don't...

    ^^ One advantage of masks in public is I don't have to be so diligent about trimming my nose hairs.
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    Sticky: Typhoid Mary would be the most famous...

    Typhoid Mary would be the most famous asymptomatic carrier.



    It usually falls on the minimum wage peons to enforce mask mandates. Surprisingly, they don't relish the wrath of covidiots for...
  17. ^^ The last movie I saw in a theater was...

    ^^ The last movie I saw in a theater was Highlander: End Game, just prior to the 2000 general election. With advances in home theater technology, there's no reason to put up with sticky floors,...
  18. Never underestimate the stupidity of the general...

    Never underestimate the stupidity of the general public. Then you'll never be disappointed.
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    Poll: The only time I buy a CD these days is when it's...

    The only time I buy a CD these days is when it's the only format in which the album is available. Case in point: the Rome Pro(g)ject series.
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    I just bought 2 acrylic platter mats for my 2...

    I just bought 2 acrylic platter mats for my 2 direct drive turntables. I looked into it because the new, high end turntables have platters made entirely of acrylic. The result is pretty effing...
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  22. Has this ever happened to you? I often fall...

    Has this ever happened to you? I often fall asleep during a crucial scene, while watching TV. I wake up, realized I missed something, and rewind the DVR to re-watch it. I fall asleep again and...
  23. Thread: Birders

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    My parents got a cage feeder. Only smaller birds...

    My parents got a cage feeder. Only smaller birds like sparrows and love birds can get in. Larger birds like pigeons are out of luck.
  24. Thread: Apple

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    ^^ Simple! They call guys like you and me, and...

    ^^ Simple! They call guys like you and me, and pay us to do all that. In other words, job security for us nerds. I'd still be working in IT, but for the fact I got tired of driving all over...
  25. I have the VHS version, close to 2 1/2 hours in...

    I have the VHS version, close to 2 1/2 hours in length. The FM encoded, flying head Hi-Fi Stereo track sounds fantastic, so I see no reason to re-purchase it.
  26. Thread: Apple

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    As a former Microsoft Certified Professional, I...

    As a former Microsoft Certified Professional, I can say with authority DOS and Windows has been patched together with bandaids, pretty much from the beginning. The original MS-DOS licensed to IBM...
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    Sticky: A US passport used to be a ticket for visa-free...

    A US passport used to be a ticket for visa-free travel to most countries on earth. Now holding a US passport makes one an international pariah.



    The bus route next to my townhouse complex runs...
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    Sticky: The incoming administration should use reverse...

    The incoming administration should use reverse psychology, and ban the wearing of masks. Then covidiots will say, "I'll show you! I'm wearing a mask!!"



    Here in the States, some people dying...
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    Then your recorder stands alone among standalone...

    Then your recorder stands alone among standalone CD Recorders.
  30. Thread: Apple

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    If Macs weren't so damned expensive, I'd use one....

    If Macs weren't so damned expensive, I'd use one. The Unix based OSX is light years ahead of Winblows.
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    For dirty records, I use the Spin Clean tub...

    For dirty records, I use the Spin Clean tub system for wet cleaning. To fill that tub, I take a 5 gallon "cooler" bottle to one of those coin operated water machines. Then I mix a gallon of that...
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    Sticky: You're assuming humans are rational...

    You're assuming humans are rational creatures.........we are not.
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    I converted a pair of Tascam TH-200X into...

    I converted a pair of Tascam TH-200X into balanced headphones, to use with my Fiio X3 Mark III player. I replaced the standard 3 conductor cable with a 4 conductor. Then separated the wire from...
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    For those new to Hindemith, his more well known...

    For those new to Hindemith, his more well known pieces are more palatable. Like Mathis der Maler, and Symphonia Serena.
  35. Thread: Apple

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    ^^ It was great when Steve Jobs was alive and in...

    ^^ It was great when Steve Jobs was alive and in charge.
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    Sticky: ^^ We're full of shit. That has to go somewhere...

    ^^ We're full of shit. That has to go somewhere some time.
  37. Thread: Birders

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    Keeping my ducks in a row......... 14601

    Keeping my ducks in a row.........

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    Since you mentioned Hindemith, this is a...

    Since you mentioned Hindemith, this is a perennial favorite of mine (the title in English is Harmony of the World)....


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoDBxrMrBgw
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    Sticky: My dad bought a pack of Costco TP a couple of...

    That's where we get ours, and they've been out every time I've been there in the last couple months. Our Costco only sells them 30 rolls per pack. I don't know what that says about our respective...
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    Petrushka tops my list, followed by Le Sacre du...

    Petrushka tops my list, followed by Le Sacre du printemps, and the longer original version of Firebird.
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    The Gene Wilder spoof, Young Frankenstein is also...

    The Gene Wilder spoof, Young Frankenstein is also hilarious.
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    I have to say I much prefer the Yessed up, and...

    Well, that's true in some ways, and not in others. I'm pretty certain royalties are still going to Havens' estate.

    I think the situation illustrates how music is a living, breathing thing that...
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    Sticky: ^^ And add to that the emotional toll of watching...

    ^^ And add to that the emotional toll of watching their patients die left and right.
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    Listening to the opening track, No Opportunity...

    Listening to the opening track, No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed, it occurs to me: none of the musicians in this performance appeared in the original recording. That lineup was...
  45. ^^ The red rocks of Sedona are supposed to have...

    ^^ The red rocks of Sedona are supposed to have healing qualities...at least according to indigenous lore. Most buskers leave the guitar case open for tips, rather than having an actual "tip jar."
  46. Thread: Yessongs

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    ^^ The main reason the sound is so bad is it's...

    ^^ The main reason the sound is so bad is it's mono, unlike the album version in stereo.
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    Sticky: In the US State of Kansas, cases are exploding in...

    In the US State of Kansas, cases are exploding in most counties, where masks are not required. In the few counties where masks ARE required, there's a slight decline in cases.
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    But for Mendelssohn conducting Bach's St....

    But for Mendelssohn conducting Bach's St. Matthew's Passion decades after Bach's death, nobody today would even know who Bach is.



    I recently picked up a vinyl copy of Rubbra's Symphonies Nos....
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    It was fargin funny when Johnny's brother D.A....

    It was fargin funny when Johnny's brother D.A. Kelley played a vinyl record while driving. When his brakes failed from being cut, as the car picked up speed, so did the record playback.
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    I'll throw the Beethoven statue on my piano at...

    I'll throw the Beethoven statue on my piano at you.
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    There was that one popular song by the band Jet,...

    There was that one popular song by the band Jet, I don't even know the name of it. It sounded very much like Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves.........only without all the complicated...
  52. Speaking of dog shit, I have a neighbor who's a...

    Speaking of dog shit, I have a neighbor who's a real piece of work. First and foremost, she has a pit bull, whom she allows to run around unleashed in green belts. That alone tells you what kind of...
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    It blew me away.

    Agree, amazing stuff![/QUOTE]

    It blew me away.
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    Sticky: My older brother came down with Covid within the...

    My older brother came down with Covid within the last month. It hit him harder than my dad and me. My dad was completely asymptomatic. I experienced only mild flu-like symtpoms.



    They're...
  55. I remember when flip-flops first hit the market...

    I remember when flip-flops first hit the market in the early 80s. Many people would slip and fall when they stepped on any wet surface, and their flip-flop slid right out from under them.
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    There was also supposedly "Number 9" being...

    There was also supposedly "Number 9" being repeated if Revolution Number 9 was played backward. How evil!!!!

    Repeating what I posted in another thread, if you play a country record backward, you...
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    As long as it's not an episode with Shemp.

    As long as it's not an episode with Shemp.
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    Sticky: After fast tracking not one, but two vaccines,...

    After fast tracking not one, but two vaccines, Russia is currently converting ice rinks to Covid Hospitals. The jumbotrons being used to show movies, for patients' entertainment.



    In the UK, a...
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    Sorry, that is incorrect. You forgot to phrase...

    Sorry, that is incorrect. You forgot to phrase it in the form of a question.
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    The Roku, Fire Stick, pretty much any modern...

    The Roku, Fire Stick, pretty much any modern Blu-Ray player, and many more can install the Amazon Prime App to stream Prime Video. The Fire Stick being an Amazon product will be the most...
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