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  1. Will check out, but FYI: there's an entire...

    Will check out, but FYI: there's an entire sub-forum on this forum dedicated to sellers.
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    I didn't give the complete ending........what...

    I didn't give the complete ending........what comes after the lobotomy.
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    His victory was short lived though. She survived...

    His victory was short lived though. She survived while he got lobotomized.
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    The other day in a Fry's Grocery Store once...

    The other day in a Fry's Grocery Store once again, they were playing Karn Evil 9, 3rd impression over the store intercom system.
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    My initial impressions as a late-comer: the songs...

    My initial impressions as a late-comer: the songs Solaris and Heart of the Valley are more "symphonic" than anything TFK has done in the past. Other moments sound very much like Tomas Bodin's solo...
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    I'll be spinning Beck Bogert Appice tonight.

    I'll be spinning Beck Bogert Appice tonight.
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    I should mention Bee Gees pre-disco music is...

    I should mention Bee Gees pre-disco music is proggy in exactly the same way Michael Dunford era Renaissance is proggy.
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    Their pre-disco material is quite proggy, and...

    Their pre-disco material is quite proggy, and quite good. I heard Robin was working on a symphony just before he died.
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    Sticky: Last night, Jimmy Kimmel did a segment on people...

    Last night, Jimmy Kimmel did a segment on people who gave Yankee Candles bad reviews, because the candles didn't smell like anything.
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    And Monty Python.

    And Monty Python.
  11. True. But the few episodes dealing with true...

    True. But the few episodes dealing with true mental illness I watch out of professional interest, as case studies. Apart from that, the catfishing episodes are watchable because he's not selling...
  12. An episode of Dr Phil featured a Ph.d level...

    An episode of Dr Phil featured a Ph.d level psychologist embroiled in a catfishing scam. If anyone should know better, it's an expert in human behavior.
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    There's a reason kids have no problem "thumb...

    There's a reason kids have no problem "thumb typing" on tiny screens: their fingers are smaller than an adult's.
  14. That might apply if my folks still lived in my...

    That might apply if my folks still lived in my childhood home. They moved to an "active adult community" when my dad turned 55. And they started acquiring most of their collections after my...
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    Sticky: I got mine New Years Day. I wisely invested in...

    I got mine New Years Day. I wisely invested in some vintage pet rocks.



    That's the alleged reason the Wisconsin pharmacist destroyed 500 doses.
  16. My folks are already in the process of getting...

    My folks are already in the process of getting rid of collections, rather than leaving it to me when they go. I lent my dad my DSLR camera and photography lights, to list his coin collection on ebay.
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    The Cards needlessly put themselves in a must win...

    The Cards needlessly put themselves in a must win situation today. All season, they've suffered the same affliction as other Phoenix area teams: spanking the good teams, but being spanked by the...
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    The most difficult would be the cockney accent. ...

    The most difficult would be the cockney accent. Many Brits can't even understand the cockney accent.
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    And they're commercials specifically aimed at old...

    And they're commercials specifically aimed at old folgies like us. Like walk in tubs, and night time urine extractors for women.
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    Sticky: Or those new murder hornets.

    Or those new murder hornets.
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    ^^ A couple of months ago, I followed those steps...

    ^^ A couple of months ago, I followed those steps to complain about being charged for NatGeo, when I canceled it before the trial ended. A customer service rep promptly called me, presumably from...
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    For those unaware, the 13th season/series of Dr...

    For those unaware, the 13th season/series of Dr Who premiers tonight on BBC America. Check your local program guide for air time.
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    I was nearly completely locked out of my Amazon...

    I was nearly completely locked out of my Amazon account at the start of the pandemic. My computer started crashing, so I tried logging in from another machine. Amazon went into security mode,...
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    ^^ If you think about it, standard musical...

    ^^ If you think about it, standard musical notation IS tab for the keyboard. One dot on a line or between lines, perhaps modified by a sharp or flat corresponds to one key on the keyboard, and one...
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    Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

    Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
  26. Maybe so, but my dad can beat up your dad!

    Maybe so, but my dad can beat up your dad!
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    It figures, doesn't it?

    It figures, doesn't it?
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    I discovered him in the mid 80s. I'd...

    I discovered him in the mid 80s. I'd characterize his music along with Mark O'Connor: impossible to pigeonhole.
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    I can almost guarantee BandLab Cakewalk *WILL*...

    I can almost guarantee BandLab Cakewalk *WILL* open your old Sonar files.
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    After some stupid with a flare gun burned the...

    After some stupid with a flare gun burned the place to the ground......

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    Sticky: People who believe that also believe the world is...

    People who believe that also believe the world is being run by a cabal of baby eating satanists, Tom Hanks chief among them.
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    Just finished listening to Mountain's entire...

    Just finished listening to Mountain's entire Woodstock performance. In the song Dreams of Milk and Honey, his guitar was slightly out of tune. When he went into the unaccompanied solo portion of...
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    Or the former Czechoslovakia, with its capital...

    Or the former Czechoslovakia, with its capital Prague.
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    He passed that gutsiness down to his students. ...

    He passed that gutsiness down to his students. In a Guitar Player interview, he said he put students in a small room in front of a cranked up Marshall Stack. Eventually, they'd learn to control it.
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    Sticky: Since I likely already had a mild case, I'm...

    Since I likely already had a mild case, I'm moving myself to the back of the line, making room for those who need it more.



    Since the vaccine isn't based on a specific genetic code, it should...
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    I believe the latter photo was taken at Lowell...

    I believe the latter photo was taken at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, that other Arizona city with a University.
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    Sticky: Here in the US, we squandered our spring lockdown...

    Here in the US, we squandered our spring lockdown by reopening too soon. It's like not finishing a course of antibiotics, then wondering why the tuberculosis has become untreatable.
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    Many composers have written pieces for piano left...

    Many composers have written pieces for piano left hand. The original intent was to show off, "look what I can do with just my left hand!" But they port very well to pianists who lost their right...
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    I can see how there would be no perceivable...

    I can see how there would be no perceivable difference in sound between a CD-R and store bought CD. Digital bits are digital bits, regardless of what they're stored on. As far as errors, the same...
  40. As if this f***ed up year couldn't get any worse.

    As if this f***ed up year couldn't get any worse.
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    That is such a hard and fast rule, the buttons...

    That is such a hard and fast rule, the buttons are disabled until the entire clue is read. Many contestants have locked themselves out by pressing the button too soon, then repeatedly pressing it...
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    Whether they clear the board depends on how good...

    Whether they clear the board depends on how good the contestants are. There are dual criteria for when the first commercial break occurs. Either when half the board is cleared, or half the time has...
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    Which brings up a pet peeve of mine, as posted in...

    Which brings up a pet peeve of mine, as posted in another thread. I was in the Navy when they eliminated the rank of Commodore, replacing it with Rear Admiral Lower Half. I thought it was...
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    I'll give you that. But here in the Phoenix...

    I'll give you that. But here in the Phoenix market, it's as plain as the nose on one's face. Jeopardy! has bounced from channel to channel many times over the years. When it started in 84, it was...
  45. You've no doubt heard the latest news about the...

    You've no doubt heard the latest news about the huge hack on the US. If a major cyber security firm can be hacked, what hope do us little people have?
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    ^^ Fun fact: for a short time, John Oliver was...

    ^^ Fun fact: for a short time, John Oliver was the announcer for BBC-A. His standup routine of turning on the closed captioning, for those who can't understand the English accent became...
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    At the risk of being nit-picky: Jeopardy! is...

    At the risk of being nit-picky: Jeopardy! is actually a Viacom/CBS production. You're local ABC affiliate bought it through syndication.
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    Sticky: Not to mention a sound business model....killing...

    Not to mention a sound business model....killing one's own customers.
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    Major labels absolutely, most definitely shift...

    Major labels absolutely, most definitely shift the cost of bad product to the artist(s). But if I self release a CD, I take on that liability voluntarily. I can either visually inspect and test...
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    BBC America has filled their schedule with a...

    BBC America has filled their schedule with a steadily declining number of actual BBC shows. Now most of their schedule is filled with those quintessentially British shows, Star Trek TNG and Star...
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    Sticky: Every major outbreak in South Korea started in...

    Every major outbreak in South Korea started in churches. Coincidence?
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    Sticky: If there can be any good news in this, from what...

    If there can be any good news in this, from what we know, Covid is rarely passed from mother to child...should worse come to worse. Here's hoping it doesn't.
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    Funny! I seem to recall having to return my copy...

    Funny! I seem to recall having to return my copy of Neal Morse One, because it had a stretch mark on the edge from the plastic injection, making the last track unplayable. And my Sola Scriptura...
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    Sticky: A disconcerting sign on the way to work: along...

    A disconcerting sign on the way to work: along the Phoenix Light Rail route is a Salvation Army Service Center. Today for the first time during the pandemic, I saw a long line of cars, and people...
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    Right out of the Navy, I worked as a technician...

    Right out of the Navy, I worked as a technician for an electronics manufacturer, at a time when that was still done in the US. The cost of every bad printed circuit board fell on the etching...
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    Sticky: To people who fear a new civil war, I say: in the...

    To people who fear a new civil war, I say: in the 1850s and 60s, the dividing line was the Mason-Dixon Line. Today, the dividing line is the Thanksgiving table.
  57. Portnoy, Petrucici and Rudess working together...

    Portnoy, Petrucici and Rudess working together again. I feel partially responsible for their falling out. Right after the Whirld Tour, on Mike's last tour with DT, I went to the Sam Ash store in...
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    The monetary loss from bad CDs in the batch, and...

    The monetary loss from bad CDs in the batch, and unsold CDs are always passed from the label to the artists. Since labels don't bear those costs themselves, there's less incentive for them to ditch...
  59. Just one suggestion: encode the 24/96 version in...

    Just one suggestion: encode the 24/96 version in FLAC. Your last album had to be split between 2 downloads, due to size limits of the service you used. Using FLAC instead of Wav would've reduced...
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    Sticky: White House staffers were going to jump the line,...

    White House staffers were going to jump the line, but in a rare display of shame, they nixed that plan.
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