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  1. Or ... there's this: :D 16096 (Click to...

    Or ... there's this:

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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
  3. 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...
  4. 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.
  5. 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! :|
  9. 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...
  10. 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.
  11. 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!
  15. 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...
  16. 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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    Subscribed posts first then new posts. ...

    Subscribed posts first then new posts.



    That button is a MUST-USE on any forum. They all have that functionality one way or another.
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    I don't use a palm pilot :bad

    I don't use a palm pilot




    :bad
  19. My DNA is +75% Scottish +25% English. (Yes,...

    My DNA is +75% Scottish +25% English.

    (Yes, I'm part Sassenach :O God help me! LOL)

    On the Scottish side, I've traced various branches of my family back to my great-great-... (4x) grandparents,...
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    They do! My "perfect pitch" ;) tells me that...

    They do!

    My "perfect pitch" ;) tells me that it was the pileated I heard.

    (BTW - hearing aids f*** up your ear for perfect pitch :( )

    Nevertheless - I'll keep watching, and hope to hear AND...
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    (Re)-listening to it now. Mine too

    (Re)-listening to it now.



    Mine too
  22. I just checked my family tree - seems I've...

    I just checked my family tree - seems I've "outlived" 3 of my 4 grandparents. But then - they all smoked.

    My dad, on the other hand, died in January - aged 93.

    On a different topic - is anyone...
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    The "Woody Woodpecker" cartoon character was...

    The "Woody Woodpecker" cartoon character was based on the pileated woodpecker.

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    The pileated's call...
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    This might soon become my favorite site! It...

    This might soon become my favorite site! It isn't perfect, of course, as many birds have pretty varied calls - and this site only plays 1 or 2 of them. Still - a very good resource.

    Didn't take...
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    The latter. So - thanks!

    The latter. So - thanks!
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    Nice, Chris. I've been hearing an increasing...

    Nice, Chris.

    I've been hearing an increasing number of woodpeckers in the woods behind my house, but need to draw them out into the open. Perhaps I should bribe them with suet blocks.

    I'm...
  27. The Vivaldi Metal project: ...

    The Vivaldi Metal project:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25jTwJd63uw

    ...and numerous other videos.
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    Used to do so regularly. But nowadays... ...

    Used to do so regularly. But nowadays...



    ^^This


    Perhaps when I retire.
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    LOL

    LOL
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    ^^ Makes sense, and supports what I's suspected. ...

    ^^ Makes sense, and supports what I's suspected. Thanks for the info.

    Now send those darned Orioles back to the Baltimore area where they belong, and tell them that the Catbirds are (literally)...
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    Nice pic!

    Nice pic!
  32. Sorry to hear this, Greg! I'm glad you weren't...

    Sorry to hear this, Greg!

    I'm glad you weren't alone, and your boys were there to provide support.
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    No Orioles yet, but the Gray Catbirds are loving...

    No Orioles yet, but the Gray Catbirds are loving the fruit...
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    IMO, this is very good!

    IMO, this is very good!
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    :O Very cool!

    :O Very cool!
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    Along with politics and religion, I'm getting...

    Along with politics and religion, I'm getting ready to auto-close every new YES thread.


    Let's be grown-ups here, and keep it civil!


    :roll
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    <=== Gets in car to go and buy oranges and grape jelly. :)
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    Yep, a decent VPN connection will allow your...

    Yep, a decent VPN connection will allow your system to fake being in the country of your choice. But Sky will know how to detect the cheaper VPNs, so be sure to subscribe to a quality service.
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    Inly if you have a death-wish! :D But wear...

    Inly if you have a death-wish! :D

    But wear your Mercesdes head to toe outfit and they'll buy you all the bier in the garten.
  40. Very sad - he was a long, long-term member and...

    Very sad - he was a long, long-term member and contributor here.

    Although the "Off-Topic (OT) - Music And Arts" is the correct place for RIPs, I'm moving this to the main forum because of his...
  41. Bull***t !! My wife had hers done when she was...

    Bull***t !!

    My wife had hers done when she was 41.

    Get another doctor.
  42. Good luck to both of you. my wife will probably...

    Good luck to both of you. my wife will probably be getting 2 new knees later this year. One will be a knee replacement, the other will be re-replacing a 21-year-old knee replacement.



    I agree...
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    Yep - that's my fear. I did something similar...

    Yep - that's my fear.

    I did something similar a long time ago - spent days preparing a rose garden, spent $$ (don't remember how much, but a lot) on carefully selected, well established roses,...
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    What's the best shrub to attract humming birds? ...

    What's the best shrub to attract humming birds?

    I'm looking for something that-

    a) Flowers for a long time,

    b) Requires minimal maintenance, and

    c) Can stand mid-Atlantic winters
  45. Forgive my ignorance - but per my understanding,...

    Forgive my ignorance - but per my understanding, "sarcoma" is a fairly general term, so I'm not sure what it means in your case.

    Either way, I wish you the best of luck! Keep us posted with your...
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    I bought this on vinyl in the '70s. It's my 2nd...

    I bought this on vinyl in the '70s. It's my 2nd favorite, after The Snow Goose.
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    :up I probably had it on mute at that point :)

    :up

    I probably had it on mute at that point :)
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    Yep - my wife and I spoke about that at the end...

    Yep - my wife and I spoke about that at the end of the race. No mention of it, AFAIK.

    (I assume we all know the "hat trick" in F1 : start at pole, win the race, and get the fastest lap.)
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    It was an interesting race in so many ways - and...

    It was an interesting race in so many ways - and for once, not a dull procession. Most cars were within view of each other and very few were lapped. Was that the 2022 designs, or the course? Time...
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    I liked the pictures you posted elsewhere, Chris....

    I liked the pictures you posted elsewhere, Chris.

    I've recorded the race - and fully expect to see you on camera! :D

    It's been years since I've been to an F1 race in person. I thought about...
  51. I agree with the concept of free education. The...

    I agree with the concept of free education. The long-term benefit to society will FAR outweigh the short-term cost. It's basic economics. But no one in government (or in business) is prepared to...
  52. I've hired more high-salary IT techies and...

    I've hired more high-salary IT techies and (particularly) management consultants than I can remember. Also as a consultant myself, I'm frequently interviewed by clients before they'll take me on in...
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    Cool, Chris! There was a series on Formula E...

    Cool, Chris!

    There was a series on Formula E last year similar to "Drive To Survive". I don't recall who broadcasted it, or what it was called - but after seeing a race, you might appreciate the...
  54. Similar story here: I had my roof replaced...

    Similar story here:

    I had my roof replaced last year - but prior to that, I had a roofing company check the roof every few years.

    2017 - they send a young guy out for the periodic inspection,...
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    LOL I guess I could have rephrases that :)

    LOL

    I guess I could have rephrases that :)
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    I heard an unusual call yesterday. Ran the app...

    I heard an unusual call yesterday. Ran the app on my phone, recorded it, and it came out as a "fox sparrow". I re-recorded it, and had it analyzed, 3 more times - same result.

    But they aren't...
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    Stupid! You have to be really desperate to take...

    Stupid! You have to be really desperate to take a 1-in-6 chance!
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    When I lived overseas, we overlooked a lake. A...

    When I lived overseas, we overlooked a lake. A flock of many hundreds of flamingos nested on the far side of the lake. We had a telescope set up and it was awesome to watch their nesting habits,...
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    I'm not sure what her user-ID was / is. ...

    I'm not sure what her user-ID was / is.

    However user Jutze is the webmaster for Anglagaard.
  60. Sorry you're going through this, Gary! I...

    Sorry you're going through this, Gary!



    I guess I've been blessed. My siblings and I were all extremely supportive of my parents throughout their lives, and particularly, at the end. (My Dad...
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