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    The 80's thrad is with you

    The 80's thrad is with you
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    I expect they regard cleaning up the mess as the...

    I expect they regard cleaning up the mess as the next century's problem. As the "unnamed scientist" knows, short of hacking it and taking over control, the Starlink system is simply too big to be...
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    Scroll up to those numbers, though. What makes it...

    Scroll up to those numbers, though. What makes it seem like there's VASTLY more terrorism aimed at schools outside the US? Media coverage, possibly? Certainly there are other forms of terrorism, but...
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    Thank you for this. Civility is so underrated in...

    Thank you for this. Civility is so underrated in these troubled times and basic ritual politeness can be very comforting while we wait our turn.
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    It is, and this is too, but you'll appreciate it...

    It is, and this is too, but you'll appreciate it (hard to believe the change in a few decades):

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YsmgPp_nlok
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    With a strip of scorched earth between the...

    With a strip of scorched earth between the artillery pieces and no one approaching the border from either side. Land mines, loitering UAV's, barrage balloons and randomly located missiles sitting...
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    The difference between an interview of a Russian...

    The difference between an interview of a Russian soldier/POW and a Ukrainian civilian/hostage is absurdly stark:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/OlenaHalushka/status/1527611047233953792
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    This sums up the relationship between those shows...

    This sums up the relationship between those shows reeeeeaal well in the nineties. ER, too.
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    Helps to remember Jerry hates sitcoms, including...

    Helps to remember Jerry hates sitcoms, including his own. No question they opened the door for a broader spectrum of things that just focus on funny and actively try to avoid any moral take....
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    And also true: the USD has value even though the...

    And also true: the USD has value even though the metrics used to predict value for crypto predict otherwise. If the metrics we follow bring us to this, of what use are the metrics?
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    Woulda been the wrong decade when it came out....

    Woulda been the wrong decade when it came out. They hit a stride in the middle of the run that makes some of the first season hard to watch in comparison.
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    That was a surprisingly good read, right through...

    That was a surprisingly good read, right through to the comments (probably the surprise). Thanks!

    From the comments: "My Hungarian father, who escaped Hungary as a young man, called them "filthy...
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    Word

    Word
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    ...begins every clusterfuck of foreign policy,...

    ...begins every clusterfuck of foreign policy, imperialist and isolationist alike.
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    Any chance that swapping hubs came with a little...

    Any chance that swapping hubs came with a little brake drag?



    Always a fly in the ointment!

    Fluid fade (via boiling) is definitely a thing and contributes to mineral oil not being used as...
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    They may have started in the 80's but there's...

    They may have started in the 80's but there's really no denying they owned the 90's. One night of the week there were 30 guaranteed minutes of laughter. Much of it thanks to that dude on the right.
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    They know some things and there are things they...

    They know some things and there are things they don't know and have no way to know with certainty. You're not going to hang them by claiming they could approximate better, even if that's true.
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    Poll: I'm not your guy, buddy.

    I'm not your guy, buddy.
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    If you don't see any red flags associated with...

    If you don't see any red flags associated with counting so-called bot accounts by checking to see how many followers of @POTUS have been inactive on twitter since about the time that account switched...
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    Poll: So the way that irony (including sarcasm) works...

    So the way that irony (including sarcasm) works is that the literal meaning of the phrase is the opposite of the actual meaning in context. For example, French cars don't actually get their own laws...
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    Poll: Oy. My bad assuming you'd see the humor....

    Oy. My bad assuming you'd see the humor. Nevermind. Just go practice your two-footed driving, I'm sure it will all work out.
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    Poll: You're going to roll the car if you spin into a...

    You're going to roll the car if you spin into a ditch. Even most French cars can't roll over just from turning too hard. It's end-swapping you want to watch out for. Or just stick to 75.

    You...
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    Poll: Take your time, we're just rounding up the...

    Take your time, we're just rounding up the popcorn. Go ahead...
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    Poll: Let's keep this to what we know: those places...

    Let's keep this to what we know: those places have legalized assholery. Their capacity for and quantity of assholes could be anything. For all you know, they have plenty of room for more.
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    Damn that looks good. I've been killing my recent...

    Damn that looks good. I've been killing my recent cravings by adding a little coconut cream, almost anything sour and whatever's in the fridge. May be time to get legit.
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    My most memorable foods have always been weird...

    My most memorable foods have always been weird things friends made. In the 80's it was microwaved hot dogs with cheese in a tortilla. For the 90's it came early--in the decade, but also in the...
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    We agree about Twitter's variety. It's how we...

    We agree about Twitter's variety. It's how we filter it that differs. Incredibly.
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    I'm pretty bad at finding things a second time on...

    I'm pretty bad at finding things a second time on Twitter, but I believe I saw that captioned photo almost a week ago showing all of those Russian vehicles.

    So just calling them Ukrainian seems...
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    I prefer credible information when I'm picking...

    I prefer credible information when I'm picking investments. You might think differently. Whether that's ok or not appears to depend on timing.

    What I'm seeing with the auto-credible is that if you...
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    So many many prominent people in this industry...

    So many many prominent people in this industry can be wrong. And other people can make money proving that. Which makes what happened to Luna essentially deterministic: when was in question, but not...
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    It's seriously shocking to me that anyone can...

    It's seriously shocking to me that anyone can steal food without significant risk of poisoning over there right now. Seems like a really basic form of resistance that just conveniently happens to...
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    Speaking of which, why is it that all decade...

    Speaking of which, why is it that all decade discussions go straight to music and not food?

    Tacoma cuisine in the 90's was probably limited to The Old Spaghetti Factory or hiding from the aroma...
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    Exactly.

    Exactly.
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    https://youtu.be/ekp9dmXM7Qs Coin toss between...

    https://youtu.be/ekp9dmXM7Qs

    Coin toss between here and the bitcoin thread
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    The number of actual pathological liars is...

    The number of actual pathological liars is non-trivial.
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    It was a good read. I came away thinking that the...

    It was a good read. I came away thinking that the con artist has the easiest entry point in communities with deep addictions they want to share. I think passionate people are probably easier to...
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    That's actually closer to censorship, ironically....

    That's actually closer to censorship, ironically. But yeah, editing created a less diverse message and fact checking reduced both outright lies and spin. We were better off when we all agreed that...
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    Leroy, take a gander at this very concise...

    Leroy, take a gander at this very concise description of the Russian playbook:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundations_of_Geopolitics

    Particularly, note the 25-year old description of the...
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    Amazon has an imported product for that: ...

    Amazon has an imported product for that:

    https://www.amazon.com/Rather-Russian-Than-Democrat-T-shirt/dp/B07HFTZHL9
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    IDK. Looks like the perfect spin cycle. Do...

    IDK. Looks like the perfect spin cycle. Do Ukrainians specialize altitude-sensing triggers?
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    Maybe my cynicism has evolved, but I don't think...

    Maybe my cynicism has evolved, but I don't think he has to be the smartest person in the world to have a solid system in place: it's not that he used inside information to time his sale, it's that...
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    You want control of what they do with them? That...

    You want control of what they do with them? That would be stupid.
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    I just can't believe it took this long to...

    I just can't believe it took this long to realize: I only need to carry 4 when I go to Canada. The weight savings alone will be worth it.
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    Negative sum games are yet another thread.

    Negative sum games are yet another thread.
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    What happens when the Koch brothers die? ...

    What happens when the Koch brothers die?








    (Noting the pregnant pause.)
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    You guys are hard core, man. Cut nickels sound...

    You guys are hard core, man. Cut nickels sound like they'd have at least 4 points. Probably sharp. Tell ya what, we still have em down here, so if your guy finds the science first you post it up and...
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    I took this to mean that the pubic nature of the...

    I took this to mean that the pubic nature of the ledger is a net benefit. Is that correct? And if so, how is that maintained if borrowing and derivative contracts can take place in dark pools? Is...
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    You being Canadian and all I figured we'd need...

    You being Canadian and all I figured we'd need some smaller denomination since nickel change got rare. Pocket meat?
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    Your beliefs are up to you, I don't wanna get all...

    Your beliefs are up to you, I don't wanna get all wrapped up in that. More likey more goodie and all.

    But there are definitely people who get a (small?) exposure and their immune system catches it...
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    Why don't they make the whole tank out of the...

    Why don't they make the whole tank out of the turret?? [/TomHanks'SeinfeldVoice]

    The location on that looks promising. Need to deny that road.
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