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  1. Hang in there Greg. It might not make you feel...

    Hang in there Greg. It might not make you feel better, but you are hardly alone. I’m fortunate enough to have a job where I can work from home, but the daily routine has become increasingly tedious.
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    Didn't do much good. What I wrote about updating...

    Didn't do much good. What I wrote about updating the FAQ was ignored until someone else mentioned the same thing later and it was acknowledged. No good deed as they say...

    In any event, time to...
  3. My real concern is that healthcare premiums in...

    My real concern is that healthcare premiums in the USA are already way beyond affordable (when you don’t get subsidies or your employer pays a percentage), especially when you consider you aren’t...
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    Generally speaking, PE does not condone dirty...

    Generally speaking, PE does not condone dirty laundry threads on the forum. As said above, this should be handled/resolved between the parties and not on a public forum. We allow a few exceptions to...
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    I won't profess to fully understand the...

    I won't profess to fully understand the technology and the ramifications of change, but there are ways to consider which include everything from using completely renewable energy to power mining...
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    Think of the way Bitcoin process transactions...

    Think of the way Bitcoin process transactions like a 1950s supercomputer and many newer blockchain technology companies that are working to get it to the PC stage and eventually the smartphone stage...
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    Sticky: FEATURED ALBUM: IQ - Dark Matter

    Time flies. Can you believe Dark Matter is turning 17? I have always been a moderate to warm IQ fan, but this album did it for me personally. I think it's my favorite of their work post-Subterranea....
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    If I had to venture a guess, I'd say ProgDay...

    If I had to venture a guess, I'd say ProgDay could happen if the organizers and artists invited want it to happen. "Presumably" by September there will be a large enough portion of the population...
  9. My understanding is that the Pfizer and Moderna...

    My understanding is that the Pfizer and Moderna dose 1 and 2 are exactly the same. The first dose gets the process started (the "primer"), you need the waiting period (3-4 weeks), then the 2nd dose...
  10. FEATURED ALBUM: Marillion - Seasons End

    Chosen today for an obvious reason, how does the first Hogarth album stand up after all these years? At the time, I'm sure it felt like a radical change in direction. But Seasons End is now over 30...
  11. I agree with that and essentially took the scenic...

    I agree with that and essentially took the scenic route in saying something similar to what you are.



    And that is where *I* and several others have a problem. If I defend wearing a mask, I'm...
  12. Amen. In addition, things are headed in a...

    Amen.



    In addition, things are headed in a generally positive direction, slowly but surely. So you would think in April 2021 we would be focusing more on the positives than the negatives and...
  13. Your well thought out comments are appreciated. ...

    Your well thought out comments are appreciated.

    People who have a difference of opinion are not banned here, otherwise PE would be a graveyard by now. How they present that opinion and the respect...
  14. It beats banning people and/or closing the...

    It beats banning people and/or closing the thread. Your choice since it seems you have something you want to say.
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    I intend to. :D

    I intend to. :D
  16. I removed your video because it's already been...

    I removed your video because it's already been discussed here earlier in the thread. If you're here just to cause a stir, go elsewhere please. I'm not in a babysitting mood today.
  17. These are statistics. That lack nuance. That same...

    These are statistics. That lack nuance. That same site lists Texas with a higher infection rate per capita than New York. So what?

    I could give you a dozen probable explanations as to why NY has...
  18. Thank you. I watched part of the video and...

    Thank you.

    I watched part of the video and also checked out what other videos this guy posts. With all due respect, he has a very clear counter narrative and playing to an audience. Not credible,...
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    That’s okay, there’s fun to be had. The Yankees...

    That’s okay, there’s fun to be had. The Yankees lost and are in last place in the division.
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    No.

    No.
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    That's some heavy ale!

    That's some heavy ale!
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    Agreed. Yes, we all know about Billy Sherwood,...

    Agreed. Yes, we all know about Billy Sherwood, but I can't think of many notable* artists that have come here and been roasted or mocked. I remember even with Martin Orford, several of us tried to...
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    He was previously here as Omega Monkey as well,...

    He was previously here as Omega Monkey as well, who quite cleverly poked fun at his own work.


    But seriously, was this before November 2012 (or pre-PE). I can find no record of that user name and...
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    Ironically, Google is your friend... ...

    Ironically, Google is your friend...

    https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/how-to-play-youtube-in-the-background/
  25. Is that your takeaway?

    Is that your takeaway?
  26. As I mentioned, you can hit the moderate button...

    As I mentioned, you can hit the moderate button or not open the thread.
  27. Indeed.

    Indeed.
  28. Your choices are to stop trolling or keep it up,...

    Your choices are to stop trolling or keep it up, where the penalty is getting banned or buying a bottle of Laphroaig.
    I will PM you my address. ...
  29. I see I wasted my energy.

    I see I wasted my energy.
  30. My objective was not to take a side, but to add...

    My objective was not to take a side, but to add perspective and perhaps explain why people think the way they do.



    That is my general understanding as well with the added sentiment that we...
  31. You don't have to check out. Just dial it back. ...

    You don't have to check out. Just dial it back.



    So you want to convince others not to paint with a broad brush, but then do the same.

    Yes, there are a handful of people in this thread that...
  32. Yeah, no axe to grind here. :lol You are...

    Yeah, no axe to grind here. :lol

    You are absolutely correct that it's unfair to label any group of people with broad brush strokes. And based on the observations from others in this thread, the...
  33. You clearly have an axe to grind. That is what...

    You clearly have an axe to grind. That is what makes your comments different from the other conservatives chiming in on this thread.

    That is not to excuse others in this thread that go a step too...
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    Very nice.

    Very nice.
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    I used to mine Ethereum, and this is pretty much...

    I used to mine Ethereum, and this is pretty much correct. If you're a PC gamer, you're probably pissed off at the scarcity of high-end graphics cards. The processing power in the graphics cards is...
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    The hard part is getting people to look past the...

    The hard part is getting people to look past the hype and misinformation, and focus on the future potential. This was the same (and still is to some extent) with blockchain.

    As mentioned earlier,...
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    It is indeed VERY complicated to understand, but...

    It is indeed VERY complicated to understand, but in the future I believe it will become commonplace and arranged through sites like Bandcamp where the buyers don't have to have a PhD or do the Texas...
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    Like many things, there are impractical...

    Like many things, there are impractical applications and practical ones. The impractical ones are making the news because they sound (and are) absurd. It's not unlike physical art (or other rare...
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    This is well put, however this method didn't...

    This is well put, however this method didn't apply specifically to Kings of Leon as I understand it. But this is a bit more like the EulerBeats model where royalties making "prints" are part of...
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    There are some challenges in trying to explain...

    There are some challenges in trying to explain NFTs to the public because, even beyond misinformation, there is just too much information in general to absorb. And how that information is written can...
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    There are certain artists and labels whose focus...

    There are certain artists and labels whose focus is not on the format, but that you must pay to access it in any form. It's possible if an artist/label could charge Bandcamp members a small amount to...
  42. FEATURED ALBUM: La Maschera di Cera - S.E.I

    Next in the 2020 release highlights is the newest album from the Italian symphonic prog outfit La Maschera di Cera. When this came out, some spoke out saying it was one of the better releases of the...
  43. I put money in Bitcoin in 2017 because I'm...

    I put money in Bitcoin in 2017 because I'm smarter than you.




    I agree with your premise that "appealing to the compassion & selflessness of the American people" was not a winning approach. I...
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    Sláinte! (though I read that the actual...

    Sláinte!

    (though I read that the actual language is "suspended" the tariffs for 4 months while they resolve the primary dispute)
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    Case in point.

    Case in point.
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    I'd submit that it's not actually politics that...

    I'd submit that it's not actually politics that are dividing us. Our personal opinions, positions, and disagreements have always existed. But in the last 5-10 years especially, politics and (perhaps...
  47. FEATURED ALBUM: Airbag - A Day at the Beach

    In continuation of highlighting some releases from 2020, next up is the return of Norwegian proggers Airbag, and their 2020 release A Day at the Beach. The group has made subtle changes to their...
  48. I'll just close it since it's mostly about...

    I'll just close it since it's mostly about fondling.


    Here is the other thread...

    https://www.progressiveears.org/forum/showthread.php/26963-Union-30-Live
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    With a release in May, I have the over/under on...

    With a release in May, I have the over/under on this thread at 30 pages.
  50. I consider myself fortunate. I was laid off last...

    I consider myself fortunate. I was laid off last April, but eventually was able to turn that into an opportunity to work for the same people but as an independent consultant. And that's worked out...
  51. With "trapped from home", I joke it's a little...

    With "trapped from home", I joke it's a little like house arrest or solitary where we end up pretty much in the house 23 hours out of the day and usually spend an hour outside walking and stuff. Then...
  52. That is certainly a plausible outcome. ...

    That is certainly a plausible outcome.



    I'm sure. I'm in the related field of video production, where I'm dealing with creatives and always struggling to get their focus and attention. ;)

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  53. Oh, absolutely. But unless it becomes an...

    Oh, absolutely. But unless it becomes an employee's market, people will drift based on corporate will imo. And usually this will is about maximizing profits. If that can be gained by closing an...
  54. I agree that - for those in jobs where it's...

    I agree that - for those in jobs where it's possible - the pandemic has revealed how successful working remotely can be. It's not only saved lives, but helped keep much of the world out of a...
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    This is my observation as well. I'd go a step...

    This is my observation as well.

    I'd go a step further and say that it's a real stretch to call TFB "Prog Pop" at all. In my experience (not saying you are doing this), adding "Prog" to anything in...
  56. Agreed. No one is "ignoring" positive news on...

    Agreed. No one is "ignoring" positive news on COVID. It's trending positive every day, but with a fair dose of caution to go with it. Cases were expected to go down after the holidays and it did just...
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    I just listened to Islands again and I think I...

    I just listened to Islands again and I think I still have to give the nod to Miracles for the reason that "less is more". That said, I think disc 2 of Islands is fairly strong, and if I could make a...
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    After hearing Forevermore 3 times and Breath of...

    After hearing Forevermore 3 times and Breath of Life twice, I can say with some conviction that, beyond spending too much of my time listen to these, I will likely never pull out Breath of Life to...
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    I have a chance to listen to the album 4 times...

    I have a chance to listen to the album 4 times now and have kept tabs of this thread. Here are my thoughts.

    Steven Wilson has often contradicted himself in word and action. But that doesn't bother...
  60. FEATURED ALBUM: The Heliocentrics - Infinity of Now

    Any fans of The Heliocentrics here? They are a fun blend of psych and jazz, perhaps through the lens of Krautrock. I got on board with A World of Masks from 2017.

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