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Uncommon words and their meanings.
2 days ago2d

Posted by HippieChick58
PETARD pe·tard nounHISTORICAL a small bomb made of a metal or wooden box filled with powder, used to blast down a door or to make a hole in a wall. "Machine guns in front and on the flank opened fire, while petards, bombs, and artillery fire ...
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Dating for Real People
1 week ago1w

Posted by TheoryNumber3
Got this one today: I am Edgar Andersen I am a Medical Doctor working with the American Red Cross. I am currently at the peak of my career as a Medical consultant. I am the Chief Orthopedic Surgeon with the American Red Cross.. What can I call you?...
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COVID CULT
1 week ago1w

Posted by BDair
We will be seeing a lot more of this in the near future. Family of 27-Year-Old Who Died After AstraZeneca Shot Weighs Legal Action The family of a 27-year-old engineer, Jack Last, who died from “catastrophic brain bleeds” after receiving ...
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Posts
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by Ryo1
Sometimes, yes. 🙄😆
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Music Fans
3 weeks ago3w

Posted by Marionville
Almost bedtime again…it’s cooled down slightly but not much. Anyway I’ve decided to post this new song just released which is a collaboration between the very talented Katie Melua and Simon Goss, composer, violinist & Grammy award winning ...
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Cycling
4 weeks ago4w

Posted by gsiamne
Despite being a recumbent rider I found this interesting. Engineer splits back wheel in half to create one-of-a-kind, fully functional bicycle:
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Academic (e.g., Science)
4 weeks ago4w

Posted by Willow_Wisp
Loving the photographs from the Harriot Tubman Space Telescope. It was initially named after James Webb, not a scientist or engineer, an administrator that helped persecute LGBTQ+ people in government jobs during the McCarthy error. I'll honor this ...
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This Day In History
1 month ago1m

Posted by Marionville
5th July1946…🇫🇷 The first bikini, designed by French engineer Louis Reard, made its debut in Paris: the swimsuit was named for the Bikini atoll in the Marshall Islands, which a few days earlier had been the site of the world’s first ...
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General & Hellos
Jun 27Jun 27

Posted by SpikeTalon
Software engineer creates AI that identifies anonymous faces in WWII photos. The software leverages AI to help Holocaust descendants discover images of their loved ones.-
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Politics
Jun 26Jun 26

Posted by racocn8
Extract from link: "Donohue and Levitt (2001) presented evidence that the legalization of abortion in the early 1970s played an important role in the crime drop of the 1990s. That paper concluded with a strong out-of-sample prediction regarding the ...
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General & Hellos
Jun 13Jun 13

Posted by MsKathleen
A conversation with a Google AI that believes it is sentient. The engineer also believes it is sentient and wants the AI to convince others. The engineer has been placed on paid leave. Follow up: a public post from the...
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News & Links
Jun 13Jun 13

Posted by summatyme
LINKGoogle engineer claims AI technology LaMDA is sentient
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Silly, Random & Fun
Jun 2Jun 2

Posted by BD66
Reminds me of my days as a wireless systems engineer:
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This Day In History
Jun 2Jun 2

Posted by Marionville
2nd June 1896…Historic Invention: 🇮🇹 Italian engineer and inventor Guglielmo Marconi applies for the first ever patent for a system of wireless telegraphy in the United Kingdom.
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Politics
May 21May 21

Posted by St-Sinner
Hard to do but necessary
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Just for Laughs
May 11May 11

Posted by webspider555
Two engineers were standing at the base of a flagpole, looking at its top. A woman walked by and asked what they were doing. "We're supposed to find the height of this flagpole," said Sven, "but we don't have a ladder." The woman took a shifter ...
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Just for Laughs
Apr 26Apr 26

Posted by St-Sinner
A beautiful professional prostitute was attending a high profile function. When it was time for introductions, you could hear..... I am Dr this and that, professor this or that, barristers, engineers this and that etc. When it was the turn of the...
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Conservative Atheists
Apr 25Apr 25

Posted by SpikeTalon
SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Twitter headquarters has sustained extensive water damage following Elon Musk's $43 billion bid to buy out the company. Early reports indicate that the source of the water is the tears of the company's leftwing progressive ...
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Foreign Film Fans
Mar 26Mar 26

Posted by Ray13
A 2007 Norwegian comedy/drama: O'Horten - about a long-time train engineer who finds it hard to adjust to his new life after being forced to retire.
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News & Links
Mar 16Mar 16

Posted by snytiger6
LINKRussia Has Made A Decision On The Fate Of The US Astronaut In The International Space Station
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Nihilism; the good the bad and the ugly
Mar 14Mar 14

Posted by Mooolah
I ordered my Ukranian flag. I just hope the war lasts long enuf for it to arrive so I can fly it in time. How is that for nihilism? (I know. I know. It doesn't matter except to the Ukranians.).
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Health & Happiness
Mar 13Mar 13

Posted by LiterateHiker
Why do fisherman's trails go straight up? August 2016.
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Posts
Mar 7Mar 7

Posted by JackPedigo
Russian fairy tale.
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Mar 3Mar 3

Posted by xenoview
Scientists Engineer Bacteria to Eat CO2 and Release Valuable Acetone and Isopropyl That are Carbon-Negative
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Gun Control Now
Mar 3Mar 3

Posted by Garban
What are the personal enfranchisements guaranteed by the US second amendment?
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This Day In History
Jan 25Jan 25

Posted by Spinliesel
German mechanical engineer Karl Benz patented the first practical automobile powered by an internal-combustion engine.
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News & Links
Jan 24Jan 24

Posted by Petter
A rather clever Spanish engineer who created a ‘WhatsApp’ for his grandma with no cellphone or Wi-Fi. Ingenious and cheap.
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Music Fans
Jan 21Jan 21

Posted by Marionville
Today at 4.30 my teatime treat is the uniquely talented Kate Bush. - King Of The Mountain.
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World Music
Jan 15Jan 15

Posted by Mitch07102
At 3 a.m. one night in 1988, Hawaiian singer Israel Kamakawiwo'ole called a local studio and said he needed to record something right then and there. He pleaded with the engineer: "Please, can I come in? I have an idea." Then, in a single take, ...
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Feline Fanatics
Dec 21, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by duchessa1
LUCAS, SEVEN MONTHS OLD
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Singles/Mingle/Chat
Dec 20, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by azzow2
Have you ever lost a friend then gained an old friend back?
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Singles/Mingle/Chat
Dec 18, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by bobwjr
Nuclear engineer and very courageous
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News & Links
Dec 17, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by snytiger6
LINKDefense contractor arrested in alleged attempt to send information to Russia | TheHill
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This Day In History
Dec 12, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by altschmerz
🇨🇦 December 12, 1952 ☢️ The Chalk River nuclear plant in Canada experiences a melt down and explosion of its reactor core. Some 4,500 tons of radioactive water was found in the cellar of the building. This water was dumped into ditches...
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Love & Relationships
Dec 4, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by LiterateHiker
He misunderstood my question. I'm glad he did.
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Just for Laughs
Nov 25, 2021Nov 2021

Posted by OldMetalHead
An engineer and an anti-vaxxer were walking through the woods when they came upon a bridge across a crocodile infested river. The anti-vaxxer asked the engineer "What are the odds of us making it across that bridge safely?" The engineer took out his...
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Scientists
Nov 21, 2021Nov 2021

Posted by yvilletom
Andrew Hall: Everything Is Electric Thunderbolts — 25 min. Whether they make lovely geometric shapes, or chaotic mangles, a study of cracks is essential Electric Universe science. Cracks are interfaces—boundary layers—and ...
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Posts
Nov 15, 2021Nov 2021

Posted by bobwjr
Kimmel is hilarious
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This Day In History
Nov 13, 2021Nov 2021

Posted by altschmerz
November 13, 1927 The Holland Tunnel opens, connecting New York and New Jersey. It was at the time the longest continuous underwater vehicular tunnel in the world. Construction had begun in 1920. It was named after the chief engineer of the ...
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COVID CULT
Nov 8, 2021Nov 2021

Posted by Wildgreens
A mask mandate is illegal. Where is the environmental study performed by a certified environmental engineer, that enables you to determine what is the proper protective equipment to put on my face? The states can’t be less strict than OSHA. ...
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Just for Laughs
Oct 26, 2021Oct 2021

Posted by zeuser
Good catch, just in time.
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News & Links
Oct 24, 2021Oct 2021

Posted by snytiger6
LINKAfter membership documents were leaked, we have new insight into the Oath Keepers : NPR
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The Best of Late Night & News
Oct 11, 2021Oct 2021

Posted by phxbillcee
MSNBC - FBI: U.S. Navy Engineer Tried To Sell Nuclear Submarine Secrets
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Sep 13, 2021Sep 2021

Posted by barjoe
LINKFirm raises $15m to bring back woolly mammoth from extinction | Extinct wildlife | The Guardian
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Just for Laughs
Sep 2, 2021Sep 2021

Posted by AtheistInNC
Sent to the newspaper, printed in full: Fugitive Fetus Act of 2021 (patheos.com)
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Posts
Aug 31, 2021Aug 2021

Posted by OldGoat43
CANNABIS IN SCIENCE & HEALTH8/31/2021 A study's results "support the potential therapeutic utility of CBD in , as both neuroprotective and symptomatic agent." LINK: A...
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AUTHORS, EDITORS, PUBLISHERS, AND READERS
Aug 27, 2021Aug 2021

Posted by Gohan
The Monster By J. L. Young I remember like it was yesterday. During the winter of 1855, construction on the clock tower was nearing completion. The newspaper headlines speak of the bell, Big Ben, with great reverence. There remains a controversy ...
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Silly, Random & Fun
Aug 18, 2021Aug 2021

Posted by Lilac-JadeCanada
A priest, a doctor, and an engineer were waiting one morning for a particularly slow group of golfers. The engineer fumed, "What's with those guys? We must have been waiting for fifteen minutes!" The doctor chimed in, "I don't know, but I've never ...
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This Day In History
Aug 3, 2021Aug 2021

Posted by Marionville
3rd August 1886…In Germany, Automobile Engineer and Inventor Karl Benz drives the first automobile.
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This Day In History
Jul 25, 2021Jul 2021

Posted by Marionville
25th July 1814 …”Father of the Railways”, English engineer George Stephenson introduces his first steam locomotive, a travelling engine designed for hauling coal on the Killingworth wagonway called Blucher.
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Jul 22, 2021Jul 2021

Posted by Spinliesel
Today, in 1776, James Geddes was born. He became the main engineer on the Erie Canal construction project, the first major American construction project.
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Music Fans
Jul 7, 2021Jul 2021

Posted by Marionville
Hi everyone….for those who may have noticed my absence since Monday evening…I cocked-up installing the router for my new faster broadband connection and found myself without the internet. A lovely Talk Talk engineer has visited me and sorted it...
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Singles/Mingle/Chat
Jun 26, 2021Jun 2021

Posted by bobwjr
LINKStructural engineer warned of problems before the collapse
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Posts
Jun 24, 2021Jun 2021

Posted by OldGoat43
CANNABIS CULTURE 6/24/2021 Conan O'Brien celebrated his forthcoming retirement from late-night TV by smoking marijuana with Seth Rogen. “It’s not that I have any problem with people smoking pot—I think it actually seems to be a fine herb."...
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Feline Fanatics
Jun 13, 2021Jun 2021

Posted by snytiger6
LINKKitten Abandoned at Playground Rescued by Sweetest Guy | The Dodo - YouTube
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Vegan\Vegetarian World
Jun 8, 2021Jun 2021

Posted by Wildgreens
LINKSuperconscious: The Brainwaves of Extraordinary States - YouTube
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Religion & Spirituality
Jun 5, 2021Jun 2021

Posted by Paul4747
LINKVeterans group official resigns over censored Memorial Day speech that highlighted Black history
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This Day In History
Jun 2, 2021Jun 2021

Posted by Marionville
2nd June 1875...Scots born telephone pioneer Alexander Graham Bell, makes first sound transmission 2nd June 1896...Italian engineer and inventor Guglielmo Marconi applies for the first ever patent for a system of wireless telegraphy in the United ...
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CLASSIC ROCK RULES
May 31, 2021May 2021

Posted by Spinliesel
Today would have been John Bonham's 74th birthday. Here is one of his solo efforts
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Posts
May 29, 2021May 2021

Posted by Lilac-JadeCanada
A lawyer and an engineer were fishing in the sunny Caribbean. They were discussing their great vacations when the lawyer said, "I'm here because my house burned down, and everything I owned was destroyed by the fire. The insurance company paid for ...
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News & Links
May 27, 2021May 2021

Posted by HippieChick58
LINK'Build me a robot so I never have to get into a grain bin': NU grads invent robot to protect farmers in grain bins
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Philosophy & Meaning
May 23, 2021May 2021

Posted by Basem
An ironic note: all jobs have some dishonesty, the lawyer who wins cases by presenting twisted proofs, the doctor who tells you that this medicine cures you and he knows it causes cancer, the designer, the engineer et cetera. however, the only honest...
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Posts
May 12, 2021May 2021

Posted by MichelleGar1
I only answer text's! Lol
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Sunset, Sea, Coffee and Me
May 1, 2021May 2021

Posted by Boomtarat03
Good Morning! I just woke up 😅 it's holiday here (Labour day) I am planning to go out to buy my food and then come back home, there is a new mutation of Covid-19 here (N501Y and E484K) came from unknown sources, they think that it is came from an ...
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News & Links
Apr 25, 2021Apr 2021

Posted by HippieChick58
LINKWe’re all socially awkward now - The Washington Post
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Politics
Apr 21, 2021Apr 2021

Posted by racocn8
Our civilization is a runaway train and somewhere ahead one of the bridges is out. Meanwhile, the engineer and conductor fight over religion.
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Silly, Random & Fun
Apr 15, 2021Apr 2021

Posted by Dyl1983
SNL - MySpace
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QuEsTiOnS oF ThE DaY
Apr 1, 2021Apr 2021

Posted by Boomtarat03
Hello! Hello! I got a question 😊 it's just an easy question 😀
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News & Links
Mar 29, 2021Mar 2021

Posted by FearlessFly
Stanford Scientists Reverse Engineer Moderna Vaccine, Post Code on Github The secrets of the Moderna vaccine are there for all to see, they run about two pages.
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General & Hellos
Mar 25, 2021Mar 2021

Posted by william3214
Welcome post
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Mar 24, 2021Mar 2021

Posted by WilliamCharles
LINKNASA Hid a Small Piece of the Wright Brothers’ Airplane in Its Mars Helicopter
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Action Advocates for our Environment and Ecology
Mar 23, 2021Mar 2021

Posted by Fernapple
Suppose I told you that buying a bottle of wine, could help preserve wildlife, create jobs and prevent pollution ?!! Here's the story.
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Oppression Throughout The World
Mar 15, 2021Mar 2021

Posted by Healthydoc70
As a 72 year old white man, I am outraged once again that a woman, Sarah Everard, was killed in England, apparently by a man. The calls for forcing men to change by passing laws is curious. How do you change men's behavior by passing a law?The male ...
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Music, Movies & Books
Mar 14, 2021Mar 2021

Posted by Spinliesel
I watched the Grammy's all afternoon. This time, it's personal. Charlie, my stepson and recording engineer for the Chicago Symphony Orchester won his first Grammy for the Schostakovich opera Babi Yar. Way to go!
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Uncommon words and their meanings.
Mar 11, 2021Mar 2021

Posted by FrayedBear
Scaleyback
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News & Links
Mar 8, 2021Mar 2021

Posted by FearlessFly
FAA safety engineer goes public to slam the agency’s oversight of Boeing’s 737 MAX
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News & Links
Mar 7, 2021Mar 2021

Posted by HippieChick58
LINKOpinion | Living in Texas right now feels like an exercise in survival - The Washington Post
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News & Links
Mar 6, 2021Mar 2021

Posted by FearlessFly
The Air Force Is Having To Reverse Engineer Parts Of Its Own Stealth Bomber Twenty-one years after the last Spirit was delivered, the Air Force is working out how to build the exotic spare parts the bomber requires.
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General & Hellos
Feb 24, 2021Feb 2021

Posted by Fernapple
Once religion was everything, you performed a ritual before you started work, or when you gave birth, you went to the shaman when ill, unhappy, in need of advice or in love. But over a long period of time better ways have been found to do almost ...
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News & Links
Feb 13, 2021Feb 2021

Posted by snytiger6
LINKMeet The Kenyan Engineer Who Created Gloves That Turn Sign Language Into Audible Speech – Collective Evolution
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Oddities and Anomalies
Feb 9, 2021Feb 2021

Posted by FearlessFly
U.S. Navy Has Patents on Tech It Says Will ‘Engineer the Fabric of Reality’ The U.S. Navy's “UFO patents” sound like they've been ripped from a science fiction novel.
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Uncommon words and their meanings.
Feb 2, 2021Feb 2021

Posted by Marionville
QUALIA. - Noun...a quality or property as perceived or experienced by a person “ in a different world I could have the qualia of ‘red’ when looking at the sky (but would continue to label it as blue)”. Late 17th century: origin Latin: ...
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Just for Laughs
Feb 1, 2021Feb 2021

Posted by webspider555
Escher as a structural engineer
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CLASSIC ROCK RULES
Jan 29, 2021Jan 2021

Posted by Dhiltong
Steely Dan - Reeling In The Years
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Religion & Spirituality
Jan 22, 2021Jan 2021

Posted by Stilltrying1964
I just found out the last church i attended, Aloma United Methodist Church in Winter Park, FL (that turned their backs on me when i got divorced and believed all my ex's lies - thus i was banned from playing in the xtian contemporary music band that ...
4 comments
Posts
Jan 19, 2021Jan 2021

Posted by St-Sinner
From a civil engineer from a Christian university
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Aural Adventures
Jan 10, 2021Jan 2021

Posted by FrayedBear
One to stir the host up?
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Music Fans
Jan 8, 2021Jan 2021

Posted by Sierra4
Happy Birthday to Elvis Presley. From 1962 Return To Sender.
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Music of the Movies
Dec 27, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by Marionville
Here’s a theme from an old British war film of 1955...The Dam Busters, the story of RAF Squadron Leader Guy Gibson who led the attacks on the dams of the heavily industrial Ruhr Valley in 1943 with the “bouncing bombs” invented by English ...
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Music Fans
Dec 2, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by Petter
Did you know that Frank Chacksfield and his orchestra played Italian music by Tchaikovsky? 🤣🤣
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General & Hellos
Nov 29, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by FrayedBear
Without hearing recording of the real conversation it is very hard to tell if the reporter isn't allowing ego to overrule opportunity to educate?
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Posts
Nov 25, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by rogerbenham
Music For A While (Henry Purcell) SJAELLA Vokalensemble Sjaella performs 'Music For A While' by Henry Purcell in Philippus Church Leipzig. Arrangement by Susanne Blache
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General & Hellos
Nov 25, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by Spinliesel
Today would be the birthday of Karl Friedrich Benz, the German mechanical engineer who designed and in 1885 built the world’s first practical automobile to be powered by an internal-combustion engine.
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Nov 19, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by Umbrella_Guard
Are you telling me that 80% of social networking accounts are broadcasting sock-puppet actors used to social engineer me into buying trash I do not need in order to recover happiness I already had before someone tried to sell it back to me ?
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Posts
Oct 19, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by Boomtarat03
_isn't it exciting?!_😉😁
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News & Links
Oct 12, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by snytiger6
LINKReports: Facebook Fires Employee Who Shared Proof of Right Wing Favoritism – CBS San Francisco
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Music Fans
Oct 9, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by holdenc98
Miles Davis, Vierd Blues, 1956 ................ "birth of the cool", says him ............
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News & Links
Oct 7, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by FearlessFly
I’m a software engineer at Uber and I’m voting against Prop 22
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Politics
Oct 3, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by snytiger6
LINKFacebook bans accounts linked to Roger Stone and far-right Proud Boys - Axios
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Politics
Sep 29, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by Umbrella_Guard
My mom is so brainwashed .
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