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  1. Whoah - player removed, for the first time ever. ...

    Whoah - player removed, for the first time ever. What's the story behind the story?
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    Looks like Roger Dean grew those! :D Mountain...

    Looks like Roger Dean grew those! :D

    Mountain flora can be fascinating.
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    On Bandcamp, and trying out BIG|BRAVE : A Gaze...

    On Bandcamp, and trying out BIG|BRAVE : A Gaze Among Them - no. 2 on that pop-matters list.

    Think Sun0))) meets Sigur Ros, they add a female vocalist and take an overdose of valium. Not bad...
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    I had given up on this thread, but now I see that...

    I had given up on this thread, but now I see that Frankie and John are back, so I need to scroll back and di some reading / listening!

    I'll try out as many of the albums as I can on that list - as...
  5. I've always thought we needed Survivors and Big...

    I've always thought we needed Survivors and Big Brothers etc. for the over-40 crowd.

    More intriguing, but less eye candy.
  6. Steve, my wife had a knee replacement - and is...

    Steve, my wife had a knee replacement - and is (probably) about to have the other one replaced. I can't speak to her recovery time because she had complications (7 procedures in 9 months!!)


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  7. ^This :down :(

    ^This :down :(
  8. How would the others know that she voted for him?...

    How would the others know that she voted for him?

    She wrote his name as "DEaN" - perhaps she told the others that she would write his name that way, to prove that she actually did vote for him?
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    YUUUUGE kudos to Trane for helping us out with...

    YUUUUGE kudos to Trane for helping us out with the featured CDs!

    Many thanks.
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    Devin Townsend : Empath

    Devin Townsend : Empath
  11. You're right. I presume these sightseeing...

    You're right.

    I presume these sightseeing systems available for all activities, but I have used some cycling systems that attach to your trainer. The scenery passes as fast - or as slowly - as...
  12. Greg, swimming and cycling are good answers. ...

    Greg, swimming and cycling are good answers. Swimming is more of a "chore" because you have to go somewhere, change, etc. etc. Cycling is much easier, more fun (speed, variety, outdoors, etc.) and...
  13. In my case it was doing deadlifts in the gym -...

    In my case it was doing deadlifts in the gym - before I learned the correct form, and before I was ready for such a heavy weight. :doh
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    You have the best hikes - I'm jealous!! :D

    You have the best hikes - I'm jealous!! :D
  15. I know many people who've had excellent results...

    I know many people who've had excellent results from chiropractors addressing problems that "conventional" medicine said couldn't be fixed.

    Incidentally, one a friend of mine - one of PE's...
  16. LOL

    LOL
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    Today, I paid the deposit on a Mount Rainier...

    Today, I paid the deposit on a Mount Rainier climb.

    I'll be going up, with a friend and with my son, in September 2020.


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  18. I did that once. It hurt to talk! The good news...

    I did that once. It hurt to talk! The good news was that the pain dissipated very quickly - much faster than a broken rib.

    I once broke my wife's rib - I was giving her CPR. Long story, but...
  19. Gary, I hope your friend is lucky enough to beat...

    Gary, I hope your friend is lucky enough to beat this.



    I'm sure we're all interested to hear the story.
  20. I can see how that would be excellent for not...

    I can see how that would be excellent for not coming near the perineum. But it looks really heavy, and I need something closer to race-weight.

    But I might think about it for the winter, when my...
  21. At my age, I don't mind shooting blanks :lol

    At my age, I don't mind shooting blanks :lol
  22. Same here!

    Same here!
  23. We (cyclists) often hear that, but no one has...

    We (cyclists) often hear that, but no one has managed to provide clear evidence of that yet.

    Switch to a different kind of saddle, and the problem goes away. E.g. ultra-distance racers swear by...
  24. Pumpkin seeds (supposedly) work because they...

    Pumpkin seeds (supposedly) work because they contain beta sitosterol, which you can get in concentrated form at a pretty low price. My 91-year-old Dad has been on beta sitosterol for 20+ years, and...
  25. 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..." ;)
  27. Thread: Birders

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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.
  28. Thread: Birders

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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...
  29. Thread: Birders

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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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    This video contains content from CBS Events, who has blocked it on copyright grounds
  32. 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...
  33. 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!
  34. Do these help better than Tamsulosin?

    Do these help better than Tamsulosin?
  35. 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. ...
  37. 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...
  38. 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.
  40. 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
  41. :lol:rofl :lol

    :lol:rofl :lol
  42. 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...
  43. 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
  50. 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
  51. Thread: Birders

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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.
  52. Horrible, IMO :( I liked the other video,...

    Horrible, IMO :(

    I liked the other video, though.
  53. Thread: Birders

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    :O Cool

    :O

    Cool
  54. 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.
  55. 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.
  58. Fixed it for ya ;)

    Fixed it for ya ;)
  59. 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...
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    Here's a REAL rarity! 12975

    Here's a REAL rarity!

    12975
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