The scary thing about this note, that nobody seems to mention, is that an online petition had an tangible effect.
Strange times indeed...
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As soon as you said "Medical Museum" it is certain the horrors wouldbe unleashed...
I remember doing a high school assignment at the local hospital and rummaging through their collection. The creepiest thing I recall was the trachea of a child who had chocked on a marble. The marble was of course, still on its final location.
There is a Moon-sized sand trap of truth in this article!
By the way, is it April already? We were robbed of a full month this year. I completely had forgotten about calendars in this quarantine. The days simply melt and merge into one another.
It is 7 am over here, but what the hell... I need a beer.
That's a weird sentence when taken out of context, and the clarification that appears near the bottom of the note only raises more questions:
Artemis is NASA’s grand plan to send the first woman and next man to the surface of the Moon by 2024
… so Nasa intends to send teenagers to the Moon... "Selenite Blue Lagoon" in theaters near you, Autum 2024!
It seems Gmail is a real winner on this. As many other commentards, I've received my fair share of interesting correspondence... My email is SurnameInitial at gmail and I guess there are a few persons with variants of surname.initial.
The most interesting was a couple of years ago when I got an email with the security detail, and the schedule of the bodyguards, for a very big award ceremony in Los Angeles (I think it was the SGA)... one of my email dopplergängers is a private security officer in California.
I normally ignore these emails, but in this particular case I made an exception and contacted the sender back, just in case, even though I've never been to California, or to the Land of the Free, for that matter.
Other, less exciting include a person going late on their loan payments in Peru; and a very prolific internet buyer in Argentina, who seems hellbent on subscribing to every store newsletter they can find
Are these ickier elements related somehow to excessive in-show advertising?
Never watched the show, so I don't know who it really it, but it seems all the news about I have read about it in the last weeks are about gimmickier and gimmickier marketing stunts, and not about the show itself...
It would be interesting to know how many brethren did Wall-e cannibalize in order to live 800 years. That's probably the most realistic depiction of an immortal bot in fiction... but then, how much Wall-e was still Wall-e after all those y...
No, NO! please let the Ship of Theseus sail and don't board it!
Don't see the problem, they were simply making a mask of Falkor the Lucky Dragon, the mask fell down when still wet and got squished. No horrors there.
 the fact that they were in the early XX century making props for a 1983 movie is of no consequence. Don't ask how they got the secret of time travel, if you value your soul or sanity in the least.
As the article rightly points out, the greatest feature of Flight Simulator was the ability to run it in anything slightly more powerful than a toaster. I wish MS would do the same this time around, so more people can enjoy it without having to upgrade their pc. Sadly, I envision it to be always-online, and tied to the latest Win 10 build...
In unrelated topics, that pic of the restored Swordfish in flight really warms the heart of this commentard.
Although I agree with your sentiment, this phenomenon is not exclusive to IT professionals, not by far. All professions develop their own jargon to talk about and mock the "normal" people they interact with.
I guess it is basic human gregarious behavior: It is "us" (who have this secret knowledge) vs "them" (who don't have it)
The worst offenders, in my opinion, are doctors and in particular ER surgeons... the terms a couple of friends of mine use to refer to people involved in car crashes are truly blood-chilling.
But, again, do you really need your photos at full resolution? Or do you just hate the idea of not having the absolute best thing even when you won't notice if you have it or not?
No. What I hate is paying $300 or $1000 or whatever amount of my hard-earned cash for a piece of hardware and not being able to dispose of if as I see fit.
If I decide to save the RAW files to my pc or thumbnails to a cloud, that should be my problem, not Google's.
I'll side with the band on this one. Other acts have created their own beers (Iron Maiden with its decent Trooper and rather good Red and Black) or endorsed a third party (like AC/DC with some truly horrid canned p*ss), and given that Guns N Roses clawed back from the grave a couple of years ago, it is very reasonable to think this is a sponsored product.
Besides, what's the deal with a brewery selling bandannas?
Not that I care fro GNR very much, but copyrights and names must be protected...
But this happened in San Francisco, not in the real world. Everybody knows that normal laws of logic and reason don't apply to Silly-con Valley and surrounds.
The Reality Distortion Fields and massive egos of the companies and persons there provoke an alternate reality, not unlike an Event Horizon of idiocy.
Those outside of it shouldn't worry too much
Well, I work at a financial institution, and my hair is way longer than that of any of my female coworkers, so at least that mindset has changed in the last few years.
Now, if the creators of this survey *think* there can be any sort of healthy work-life balance at a financial institution... well they must be on some very heavy opioids
You're right! It is interesting how these infectious diseases seem to have lots of clashing names in a same language, or how different ones get mixed together. The amount of different names for influenza / flu is mind boggling!
I didn't know the word grippe, for example, but these examples you give actually look a bit more recognizable for a Spanish speaker! Just get rid of the annoying double consonants:
Grippe = gripe, ague = azogue, rubella = rubeola.
A pox on all of these poxes and their translations to other languages! I meant measles!
The disease I thought was called "measles" is actually "mumps" and what I thought was "smallpox" is actually "measles"
Having learned a couple of new English words today, the point remains: 3rd world country was free of highly contagious disease, 1st world travelers bring it back...
The FAIL icon? for me, obviously.
That is basically correct, except that you have it the wrong way around.
My little 3rd world country had been smallpox-free for 11 years. This year we had 2 outbreaks. They didn't occur among the poor, or destitute, or in the very rural regions, noooo... They were caused by a family of French tourists and a family of USA-sian "missioners" who proudly hadn't vaccinated their spawn and managed to reintroduce the disease to the country.
The Social Security Institute had spent dozens of thousands of dollars taking care of these morons. So unlike El Reg, I don't wish them swift recovery: this is one of the few cases where stupidity actually hurts, so I hope they are enjoying the ride
>>Most of South America requires you to fly through the USA
My little backwater country (Costa Rica) has direct flights from Madrid, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Zurich, and also connections through Panama, Canada and Colombia to Asia, Australia and Europe. There is absolutely no need to pass through the "Land of the Free" if you don't want to. I'm sure the same applies to most of Central and South America.
The answer is the clear as day: if hoodies defeat the surveillance, simply ban hoodies! That way everybody's faces will be caught on camera.
How I *wish* I could put the Joke icon here... but that is precisely the train of thought of the "think of the children" brigade and many lawmakers...
That's racist, you know? the fact they are Japanese doesn't mean they go about shooting hadoukens at random... some prefer kame-hame-has.
Bad jokes apart, congratulations to JAXA for this achievement! Being able to land a probe on a small lump of rock in the vastness of space is an cool achievement in itself... being able to carry a sample from the asteroid from the void back to Terra boggles this commentard mind!
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