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white wings says:
(Sun Apr 21 16:06:15 2019 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]

Happy Easter!




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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sun Apr 21 13:53:45 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Today Sunday, April 21st, 2019 C.E.
Easter Sunday!

We have SIX (6) Birthdays!


Angel - Angelus - Liam
Avalonlmc
Karisma

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Angel, Avalonlmc, Karisma



A ghost? What's the deal? Is every frat on this campus haunted? And if so, why do people keep coming to these parties, cause it's not the snacks. Xander, 'Where The Wild Things Are''

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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wolfguard says:
(Sun Apr 21 03:58:04 2019 71.199.128.40) [Edit/Delete]
DeAN Welcome Back!

Christopher Marlowe and I are eternal. *g*

WG



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white wings says:
(Sun Apr 21 02:17:31 2019 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday Boromir, Circe, CoverGirl, Nuala, Untouchable, Valeri29, Whitehorse dreams!

DeAN - *waves* It's good to know that YOU are still out there and once in a while here.

Christopher Marlowe - I made the Easter Eggs. Well, I crocheted egg-shaped things in hot pink yarns and miniature Easter baskets. Almost the same thing. Sort of. *g*



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DeAN;) says:
(Sun Apr 21 01:58:09 2019 94.8.87.63) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard
christophermarlowe its good to
know in such a ****** up changing world
that you ***** are still here. big love x

-d



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Apr 21 01:14:50 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
I hope everyone found the Easter Egg today!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sat Apr 20 11:15:10 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Today Saturday, April 20th 2019 C.E.

We have SEVEN (7) Birthdays!


Boromir
Circe
CoverGirl
Nuala
Untouchable
Valeri29
Whitehorse dreams

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Boromir, Circe, CoverGirl, Nuala, Untouchable
Valeri29, Whitehorse dreams



Gimme some milk., Jayne, 'Jaynestown''

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Apr 20 05:35:30 2019 71.199.128.40) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

I may be ending the subscription in a month or so. I've three purchased
courses that I haven't even started, because I keep getting sidetracked by
those on the site. *g*

WG



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Christopher Marlowe says:
(Sat Apr 20 02:33:09 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard How goes the great courses?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Apr 20 01:08:33 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
yay the sci-fi bard!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday and that I am home!



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Apr 19 21:35:23 2019 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper,

"Alderson Drive"? Isn't that from A Mote in God's Eye?

One certainly can "shift" mass. One can, with some effort, change the mass of
an element; however, if the change is in the number of protons, then there
will be a change in the type of element. Remove a proton from the nucleus of a
Sulfur atom and what remains is a Phosphorus atom. If instead of removing
protons, you remove neutrons, then you'll change the given atom from one
isotope form to another.1


1 And for any given element there are only so many natural
isotopes, so I imagine you couldn't remove any old number of neutrons from a
given element's nucleus without there being other effects. The "strong nuclear
force" that's holding neutrons and protons together would probably speak up.



WG



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white wings says:
(Fri Apr 19 21:23:56 2019 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Yay The Sci-Fi Bard!

Happy Birthday Dark Ivory, drdan, Imo, PMSDemon, spikecanbitemeanytime, and Willowhead!

Irishrose - LOL! to Twister! It's nice for other people to have human barometers around, especially where you are. The rest of us have to rely on weather people, who are getting much more accurate than I remembered them from my youth, but still have to predict the worst end of the possibilities, because sometimes that's what happens. Sometimes experience still counts. I remember years ago when a spring cold front was coming down and all the stations but one were predicting that it would fizzle, but one lone weatherman predicted a freeze. He said "When I worked with (long retired local weatherman), he always told me that when you have a late season cold front that gets so far, there's nothing to stop the mass of air, and beware!" I listened to him and battened down the hatches, and it was very fortunate. Ever since then, all the stations have been very careful with late cold fronts. *g*

I've been enjoying a two day a week semi-retirement quite a lot, but it is lovely to know that if I get bored, I can log into work from my recliner and do stuff. Someday I'll have to fully retire, and that may leave me periodically jittery if I don't have that fallback. ;-)



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Irishrose says:
(Fri Apr 19 20:19:11 2019 50.25.87.216) [Edit/Delete]
white wings Oh, I am far
from contemptuous of mother
nature. She talks to me quite a
bit, and I have nothing but
respect for her. (When Mr.
Irishrose and I went to see the
opening of Twister, and Jo
mentions that Aunt Meg calls Bill
a human barometer, Mr. Irishrose
leaned over and commented that
they swiped my nickname. LOL!) I
knew there would be a few
tornadoes but nothing significant
in my immediate vicinity. If I
ever stop and go watch the sky,
everyone gets nervous and starts
moving necessities toward the
basement.

lostinamerica! Alas,
retirement is still quite a ways
away. And besides, I'll probably
be one of those little old ladies
working until the day I die
because I'd be dreadfully bored
otherwise. And thank you for the
birthday wishes!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri Apr 19 19:33:41 2019 165.225.38.81) [Edit/Delete]
Wolfguard/Daddycat: You most certainly CAN shift an element's mass. That's how an Alderson Drive works. Everybody knows that.



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Apr 19 18:54:35 2019 71.199.128.40) [Edit/Delete]
DaddyCatALSO,

If you shift the weights of radioactive elements, then they may no longer be
radioactive. Consider ...

What distinguishes one element from another is the number of protons in the
nucleus: Hydrogen is 1 proton.

Carbon is 6 protons

Oxygen is 8 protons

The difference between Phosphorus and Sulfur is one proton (Phosphorus has
15 protons and Sulfur has 17).

If an element has a neutral charge, then it will have an equal number of
electrons. However, elements can lose electrons resulting in a net positive
charge. An ion is an element with a net electrical charge.


Like charges repel, so what is holding the protons together in the nucleus?
Neutrons. An elements atomic mass equals the sum of its protons and
neutrons. Historically, atomic mass is often referred to as atomic weight.
1

Most (all??) elements exist in different versions distinguished by different
numbers of neutrons. We call them isotopes of the element. For instance,
Uranium in its natural form is comprised of three isotopes: U-238, U-235,
and U-234. The most abundant isotope is U-238. I believe U-235, the
radioactive isotope of uranium, comprises less than 1%.2


NUTSHELL

You cannot change an element's mass (your 'weight') by changing the number
of protons without it becoming a different element.

If you change the weight by removing neutrons, then you may well be changing
it from being radio-active to being stable (or vice versa depending on the
specific element/isotope).


Of course, the god-writer can do as they wish. *g*


1 Weight is a measurement of mass within a given gravitational
field. The same mass will have different weights on the Earth, Jupiter, or
the Moon, because of the different gravitational fields.

2 When news stories talk about countries trying to produce weapon
enriched uranium, they're talking about separating out and concentrating the
U-235 from U-238 (The amount of U-235 you need for a power plant is much
less than what's needed for a nuclear bomb). Since they are the same
element, you can't use chemical means, you have to use physical means (thus
the focus on centrifuges).




WG



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Fri Apr 19 14:09:48 2019 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard The core also contains radioactive elements which help it maintain its temperature; I was imagining shifting those down in w eight. As for the mantle, recall please that this entire notion is based on magically constructing a world to specifications:-)



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Fri Apr 19 12:27:34 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Today Friday, April 19th 2019 C.E.

We have SIX (6) Birthdays!


Dark Ivory
drdan
Imo
PMSDemon
spikecanbitemeanytime
Willowhead

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Dark Ivory, drdan, Imo, PMSDemon, spikecanbitemeanytime, Willowhead



No power in the 'verse can stop me. River, 'War Stories''

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Fri Apr 19 12:25:26 2019 100.6.180.182) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for the sci-fi bard!

yay the sci-fi bard!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Apr 19 12:21:24 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Good morning beta! It seems like something is up with the internet today..



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lostinamerica says:
(Fri Apr 19 11:23:06 2019 73.58.128.92) [Edit/Delete]
Wow, visits from Foot Tapper and Irishrose :) How have you been?
What are you two up to, still teaching Irishrose? My sister is a
high school teacher and is currently calculating when she can retire and
get the most benefits ;)


Belated Yay! Leather Jacket!


Belated Happy Birthday Irishrose and DarkLady!



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white wings says:
(Fri Apr 19 03:29:56 2019 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Irishrose - It's good to hear that you've been doing well.

I'm glad your weather was meh. Mine was "Biiig overture, little show". The baseball sized hail did not materialize, and the 50mph winds were no-shows. Like you, we got some nice rain. Still, there were tornadoes nearish you, and a town south of me may have gotten 1" hail. We shouldn't be contemptuous of Mother Nature.



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Irishrose says:
(Fri Apr 19 03:13:14 2019 50.25.87.216) [Edit/Delete]
White Wings!- I have been
great! Wild weather? Meh... just a
hand full of ropey little tornadoes
east of here. Got some absolutely
spectacular, wonderful, fabulous,
rain for a fee hours though!



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white wings says:
(Fri Apr 19 01:53:08 2019 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Leather Jacket!

Happy Birthday Angelina, Damiam, DarkLady, Faiths Follower, Irishrose, Janet Mejia, kathypg, Kurtis, Lark, Sara the Brown, and sian!


Foot Tapper! - How good to see you! Yes, we lost Octoquad. My note says it was September of 2014. Our ranks have been thinning.

Irishrose! - *blink* Big Spring, West Nile, daughter? Great to have you back, anyway! Did you have some rather active weather last night?

Agent Cooper - Those fogs sound like the legendary pea soup fogs of London. I can remember my mother trying to get us home in the car when we got caught in such a fog, and she'd drive very slowly near the curb (which she couldn't see), while I held the passenger door open and did my best to see the curb and tell her when she was going astray.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Apr 19 01:34:16 2019 67.158.25.23) [Edit/Delete]
Board meeting.....hope it wont be
much longer!



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Irishrose says:
(Thu Apr 18 23:59:23 2019 99.203.23.180) [Edit/Delete]
Irishrose strolls in, tips her
hat to the bartender, who plops a
perfect Guinness on the bar for
her. She grabs the glass, slides a
5 to the bartender, and takes her
place on the comfy famlet couch,
noticing all the stares as people
try to jog their memory who she is,
she gives a bit of a wave and pulls
of her hat, freeing up her crazy
mane of wild copper hair.


Well, how's everyone been?

Foot Tapper - greetings!
Glad my name can call you back to
the Beta. Great minds think alike,
eh?

Big Birthday Happies to:
Angelina
Damia
DarkLady
Faiths Follower
Irishrose (aka me! Lol)
Janet Mejia
kathypg
Kurtis
Lark
Sara the Brown
sian



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Apr 18 19:23:51 2019 165.225.38.28) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: From Santa Ana!

When I was in the Air Force stationed near San Francisco, I experienced the Diablo winds, which are sorta similar. That was something else. The Diablo is a strong, sustained wind. Like a gust that went on for a long time. You could literally lean into this wind and it would hold you up for moment, and it would blow you over if you didn't expect it.

While in the Bay Area, I also saw fog so thick you could only see a foot or so ahead of you. That was some seriously weird fog.

In order to drive an aircraft loader out to a plain on the flightline, somebody had to walk on the guidelines directly in front of it with a flashlight. And even then, you could get lost. I remember one such time when I almost ran a loader into the back of an aircraft, as it loomed up in the fog right in front of me. I did not know it was so close till we were mere feet away.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Apr 18 18:08:57 2019 71.199.128.40) [Edit/Delete]
DaddyCatALSO,

The Earth's core is a sphere of iron, quite dense. The mantle is less dense
than the core, but more dense than the crust. So in order of increasing
density ...

Crust - Mantle - Core


And this is because the materials sorted out by density with the heaviest
moving to the center, the core, and the lightest to the surface, the crust.


WG



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Thu Apr 18 17:37:55 2019 199.127.148.6|199.127.148.4) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard well, the crust a nd asthenosphere will be about the same density or even higher to allow for valuable ores. But the middle and lower mantle will include a lot of minerals of lower molecular weights but which are unusually resistant to compression, and the elements of the core will skew a little bit lighter. Also, distance form t he center of mass tot he outer perimeter does somewhat reduce surface gravity when increased. So I'm shooting for slightly lower surface gravity but slightly higher air pressure; I'll leave it to the genie to figure out the specifics



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Thu Apr 18 14:14:16 2019 206.124.19.186) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
The Santa Ana winds are strong, extremely dry downslope winds that originate inland and affect coastal Southern California and northern Baja California. ... Also sometimes called "devil winds", the Santa Anas are infamous for fanning regional wildfires.



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Foot Tapper says:
(Thu Apr 18 14:02:06 2019 212.250.221.1) [Edit/Delete]
Hi everyone :-)

So I had a reminder from Live Journal (remember that?) saying it was Irishrose's birthday today which then reminded me that I hadn't been here forever - so here I am to say hi and that I hope you are all well.

Thank you for my birthday wishes on 11th April, especially to TheBirthdayGnomette and white wings!

And also thank you for my Yay the other day, especially to YayOfTheDay, white wings, ChristopherMarlowe, wolfguard and lostinamerica!


white wings - Did we lose Octoquad? It's been so long since I've been here that I really have lost track :-(

Yay Leather Jacket!


FT x


SOs to: abt, Algerina (RIP), amystar, angela, Aramina, Austin154, Beldin, Bossy the Cow, buffyrat, cabin7dad, CaughtNTheQuiet, Christopher Marlowe, DaddyCatALSO, Django, Dru in LA, GothicAvenger, Gray (RIP), helygen, Holy Water, Irishrose, Jaan Quidam, jitsudude (RIP), KAM, k8cre8, kessie, Leather Jacket, Leira, loop, lostinamerica, lucille, Maverick, Menomegirl, Morella, neonate, newt, Niblet, Octoquad, Ojagwers, Old One, redwitch, Scourge, ShadowQuest, Shan, slayerdaddy, Thoin, Trinity, VampSlayer, VanHelsing, Watchers Pet, wolfguard, Zeus, white wings, wiccachick, The Birthday Gnome (you bring birthday fun every day!) The wise people = Old Man Fan, Mrs Beasley, valMichael (you guys know everything!), and anyone else Ive missed!


Welcome to the Hellmouth: Because you are the Slayer. Into each generation a Slayer is born, one girl in all the world, a Chosen One, one born with the strength and skill to hunt the vampires...

Buffy: (smiling at Spike) Hi, honey. I'm home. (attacks him) You know what? It's good to be me. (Halloween)
Xander: Clearly the hellmouths answer to what do you get a slayer who has everything (Surprise)
Willow: (to Oz) I was waiting. I feel like some part of me will always be waiting for you. Like if I'm old and blue-haired, and I turn the corner in Istanbul and there you are, I won't be surprised. Because... you're with me, you know? (New Moon Rising)
Angel:It's a claddagh ring. The hands represent friendship, the crown represents loyalty... and the heart... Well, you know... Wear it with the heart pointing towards you. It means you belong to somebody. (Surprise)
Giles: And I myself will be wearing pink taffeta as chenille would not go with my complexion. Can we *please* talk about the Ascension? (The Prom)
Faith: (to Buffy) Are you protecting vampires? Are you the bad slayer now? Am I the good slayer now? (Dirty Girls)
Spike:Love isn't brains, children, it's blood... (clasps his chest) blood screaming inside you to work its will. *I* may be love's *****, but at least *I'm* man enough to admit it. (Lovers Walk)

City of : Los Angeles. You see it at night and it shines. A beacon. People are drawn to it. People and other things. They come for all sorts of reasons. My reason? No surprise there. It started with a girl.

Angel: (to Lindsey) I'm just here to say 'bon voyage'. Don't come back. (Dead End)
Cordelia: (to Wesley) What? That she'd try to manoeuvre Angel into an exchange of bodily fluids in order to make herself eternally young and beautiful, thus saving her failing career? Gee, now that you mention it. (Eternity)
Wesley: I had my throat cut and all my friends abandoned me. (Spin the Bottle)
Gunn: (to Angel) You enjoying your visit to nineteen seventy three? (Picks up a memo pad) I meant her message pad. (Epiphany)
Fred: (to her parents) Angel's the champion, and Wesley's the brains of the operation, Gunn's the muscle and Cordy's the heart, and I'm... (Fredless)
Lorne: (to Angel) What's to understand? You think you're the first guy who ever rolled over, saw what was lying next to him and went 'Guyeah!' And you're not. Believe me. - It's called a moment of clarity, my lamb. And you've just had one. (Epiphany) RIP Andy Hallett
Lindsey:The key to Wolfram and Hart: don't let them make you play their game. You gotta make them play yours. (Dead End)



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Apr 18 12:36:11 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Windy Pursuits

Category: Wind
Question: Where do the Sana Ana winds come from?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Thu Apr 18 12:22:36 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Today Thursday, April 18th 2019 C.E.

We have ELEVEN (11) Birthdays!


Angelina
Damia
DarkLady
Faiths Follower
Irishrose
Janet Mejia
kathypg
Kurtis
Lark
Sara the Brown
sian

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Angelina, Damiam DarkLady, Faiths Follower, Irishrose, Janet Mejia, kathypg, Kurtis, Lark, Sara the Brown, sian



Every nightmare I have that doesn't revolve around academic failure or public nudity is about that thing. In fact, once I dreamt that it attacked me while I was late for a test and naked. Willow, 'The Zeppo'''

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Apr 18 12:16:31 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
yay leather jacket!


Happy CD Thursday!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Thu Apr 18 12:01:26 2019 100.6.180.182) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for leather jacket!

yay leather jacket!


Happy CD Thursday!



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Apr 18 06:45:09 2019 71.199.128.40) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Apr 18 17:50:37 2019
White Wings,

I know, *g*, it's possible to make a relatively good prediction of how a
process might end without making particularly good predictions on the steps
in between the beginning and end of a process. For example, I can make a
relatively good prediction on long it will take to go from my home to
several places I visit regularly. What I cannot predict particularly well is
which stoplights will catch me. For one trip there's a point where I have to
turn across traffic and the oncoming traffic is hidden by a rise. For any
given turn, it's not till a three or four seconds before I come to the turn
that I will know if I'll be able to immediately turn or have to wait.


ETA I was a kid in the 60's. Our local weather news used a mock-up of a
weather tower (like a fire tower). The weatherman would read the forecast
and as he did, he would turn behind him to the ~weather board~ and add,
remove, or flip placards showing different weather graphics or numbers. And
that was it. *g*



WG



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white wings says:
(Thu Apr 18 05:57:51 2019 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard - It's hard to
change a few variables and then
rerun the weather. All you can
hope for is that the history
provides enough variables that the
model at least appears to be
working.

I have to say that the weather
predictions have gotten a lot
better than I remember them from
my youth. Fortunately for me
tonight the reality hasn't been as
violent as was predicted, but the
forecasters have to be
conservative. The band of storms
formed up remarkably like the
futurecasts. I suppose it could
be fake weather, except the
reality outside certainly seemed
to coincide with what was
happening on the screen. ;-)



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Apr 18 05:35:41 2019 71.199.128.40) [Edit/Delete]
White Wings,

Sensitivity is tested for by changing the value of different variables and
then running the model to see what happens to y as x changes (for a single
dependent variable). Something similar is done for a multivariate model.

This doesn't tell us if the model accurately captures reality. For that, you
might have someone choose a historical time period which the model can
represent. That someone provides the modeler with historical values which are
then plugged into the model. The model is then run to see if the output
matches what actually happened.


WG



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white wings says:
(Thu Apr 18 04:38:17 2019 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Glow Boy!

Happy Birthday Ch@risma17, ILerk, and Sarah Louise!

wolfguard - That story reminds me of the time I realized at 5:30 in the morning that I'd lost $300,000 on a report due that day by not carrying numbers to 5 decimal places. It's not a good feeling. *g*

How do we know that the climate isn't just as sensitive as the modeling program? I don't actually believe that, but I don't know.

p.s. A lot of us were biting our nails at midnight of 1999 and weeks afterwards. It only looked like a tempest in a teapot because a lot of people had worked on it the year before. I got lucky, because a supervisor had realized in 1983 that we should develop new systems with 4 digit years internally. A lot of places didn't.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Apr 18 04:25:45 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
And to all a good night!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Apr 18 01:31:28 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: Who occupied room 217
in the episode 'Are you now or
have you ever been'?
Answer: Angel

Trivia master: notsoShyGirl
Trivia comeidan: Agent Cooper



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lostinamerica says:
(Wed Apr 17 19:02:51 2019 73.58.128.92) [Edit/Delete]
Belated Yay! Foot Tapper!


Yay! Glow Boy!



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Apr 17 18:42:46 2019 71.199.128.40) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper,

Some of those pointing back at ~ 1970's predictions of a coming ice age~
might be passing along bad information, because it fits their worldview.

Based on a literature review of the time, around 10% of climate scientists
thought the evidence showed the Earth was cooling. But, 60% of the climate
scientists thought the evidence showed the Earth was warming. Such
differences reflect how science works, especially when entering a new and/or
complex area.

As I remember, one of the complexities involved particulate matter in the
atmosphere (some of this by-products of fossil fuel burning, ex. soot).
Increasing greenhouse gases were trapping heat, but particulate matter could
potentially reflect more sunlight. The question was which process might
outweigh the other. You have to calculate the net effect.

BATH TUB

Turn on the faucet and open the drain. How much will the tub fill? Will the
water eventually overfill the tub? Depends on the differences between water
coming in and going out. What if the rate of flow was increased or
decreased? What if the drain size could be changed? What if the sides of the
tub were made of semi-porous material? What if tub had slender walls and the
water pressure broke through?


Y2K

That problems appeared to have been minor might be attributed to the
Lijphart Effect". Short version: The belief that bad things might happen if
action isn't taken leads to the action being taken.

Might this explain why there was not computer apocalypse on 1 January 2000?
I don't know, but I asked valMichael what he thought. As you might
remember, he worked in computer/information systems for one of the oil
companies. He said, YES. He said they spent a lot of time and resources are
preventing Y2K from being a disaster, at least for them.



WG



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Apr 17 18:29:11 2019 165.225.38.28) [Edit/Delete]
Wolfguard: I have no idea.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Apr 17 18:24:07 2019 165.225.38.28) [Edit/Delete]
Of course, we are all probably already dead from the Ice Age they predicted back in the 70s. This must be purgatory like on that TV show...

I mean, if that didn't kill us the Y2K virus probably did. Between that, Peak Oil and Net Neutrality, there's no way any of us could have survived.



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Apr 17 18:23:15 2019 71.199.128.40) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Apr 17 18:24:47 2019
Agent Cooper,

Why 12?


ETA DaddyCatALSO,

If density remains the same, then a bigger planet means higher gravity. :)


WG



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Wed Apr 17 18:22:12 2019 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard The thing is, if I'm working with a magic lamp or wishing ring or some such, I'd move us to planet sufficiently bigger to give every substantial group its own sandbox but jiggered so that living conditions are comparable to what we have on Earth (except for truly glaring weaknesses needign solution like extending the 24 hour day by one sixth.) So none of oo these alternative worlds are relevant.



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Apr 17 18:16:09 2019 71.199.128.40) [Edit/Delete]
DaddyCatALSO,

Yours, "he first four go without saying on a n inhabited world...."

You assume too much. *g* Follows the four ...


(1) Sun's output

There's speculation that the heat produced by the tidal forces between
Jupiter and its moons might power life. Consider the ecosystems that exist
around the "black smokers" on Earth. No sunlight.


(2) Earth's revolution and tilt (no tilt, no seasons)

Not all planets have "tilt".


(3) Atmosphere

Consider ...

https://www.earth.com/news/life-deep-earths-subsurface/


(4) Water (no water, no currents *g*)

This is one might "go without saying", though some biologists explore
substitutes. Quick: What are 5 traits of water that make it so special for
life?! *g*



Shapes are a function of history and place. If you move them, then their
shape likely changes. Unless you're god. *g*



WG



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Apr 17 18:09:19 2019 165.225.38.28) [Edit/Delete]
Wolfguard/Daddycatalso: You guys better hurry up and hash this climate thing out. We've only got 12 years left to live.

Again.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Apr 17 18:03:21 2019 165.225.38.28) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Zombie Maggie Walsh



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Wed Apr 17 14:12:30 2019 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard The first four go without saying on a n inhabited world....
And shapes will, again, be conserved



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Wed Apr 17 13:50:12 2019 206.124.19.175) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
Angel



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Wed Apr 17 13:04:40 2019 100.6.180.182) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for glow boy!

yay glow boy!

today's deadguy memorial angel wednesday question is brought to you by:

holistic sunnydale

what is buffy's spirit animal? other scoobies?


Happy Non-Angel Wednesday!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Apr 17 12:39:20 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: Who occupied room 217 in the episode 'Are you now or have you ever been'?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Wed Apr 17 12:10:05 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Today Wednesday, April 17th 2019 C.E.

We have THEE (3) Birthdays!


Ch@risma17
ILerk
Sarah Louise

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Ch@risma17, Ilerk, Sarah Louise



Two by two, hands of blue. Two by two, hands of blue. River, 'Ariel''

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Apr 17 06:55:22 2019 71.199.128.40) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Foot Tapper!


White Wings,

Climate = f(of that stuff)

The butterfly's wing stroke was a quasi-poetic example of the importance of
initial conditions. As I remember, Edward Lorenz had been running a model of
climate change and somehow got interrupted where he had to restart the
model. Being a bit lazy or pressed for time, he rounded off the input
number(s) believing the output wouldn't be much different than if he'd
inputted the exact original numbers. He was mistaken. The differences were
vastly different and this lead him to realizing chaotic systems were very
sensitive to initial conditions. The flap of butterfly's wings was an
example of how slight push in one direction, rather than another, could lead
to vastly different outcomes.

Another example is the how a raindrop falling on the continental divide,
pushed by a slight breeze would find its way to the Pacific or the Gulf of
Mexico depending on the direction of the breeze.


Deadguy Memorial Buffy Tuesday Question

Which Buffy character, if any, would you want as a neighbor?

Giles. I could borrow books. Also, all the scoobies eventually visit Giles'
place.



Good Night to All

WG



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white wings says:
(Wed Apr 17 02:50:24 2019 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Darn, I didn't refresh! I didn't realize that notsoShyGirl got in ahead of me. Ah well.

Christopher Marlowe - Good plan for Giles. I would suggest that you plan to give up coffee on Thanksgiving. *g*



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Apr 17 02:06:51 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
yay foot tapper!

deadguy qod

I would want Giles' as my neighbor, and I would stop by and ask him if I could borrow some coffee..

Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Apr 17 01:30:07 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Buffy
Question: What was the name of
Buffy's father?
Answer: Hank

Trivia Mavens: notsoShygirl, white wings



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Apr 17 00:33:58 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
home



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white wings says:
(Tue Apr 16 23:40:55 2019 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
white wings staggers in, half-blind from staring at screens, sore-eared from a headset, and facing an early rising for a second day in a row

Something always goes wrong in DR exercises to extend them. My office mate told me that it was my turn to have problems after all she'd suffered last year. She is somewhat revenged, although I've done a lot of suffering over the years. I suppose I deserved it by doing some testing in advance for someone who will be working it tomorrow. With luck I can pass it on, but the problem has been clingy.

wolfguard - Re: missing something - 'tis true. It's one of those old sayings that keeps on being repeated for a very good reason. ;-)

I was going to be cheeky about your list of climate change reasons and say that you left off the butterfly wings, but I fear you covered them with "activities of life forms". *g*



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Apr 16 21:06:04 2019 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Apr 16 21:06:55 2019
DaddyCatALSO,

Much more than latitude and ocean currents ...

(1) Sun's output

(2) Earth's revolution and tilt (no tilt, no seasons)

(3) Atmosphere

(4) Water (no water, no currents *g*)

(5) Land surfaces and forms

(6) Activities of life forms



WG



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Tue Apr 16 18:25:49 2019 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard well, major drivers for climate are latitude and ocean currents, along with relief and sheer distance form the ocean , and those would be conserved, albeit latitude would often by conserved in a north to south equivalency, so the FSP, the New UK, the Empire of France-Outremer, Hindutvastan, etc would

experience hotter summers and colder winters and deal with going north to find warmth. But places that switch in the same hemisphere, like Free Quebec and Cascadia form North America to Ipsocanda, or Padania and Catalencia to different spots in the Mediterranean would feel mostly unchanged



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Apr 16 17:58:30 2019 71.199.128.40) [Edit/Delete]
Lostinamerica & White Wings,

~You don't know what you got till it's gone.~

*g*


DaddyCatALSO,

It's not just the structures, it's the "Place". Where God put it. It's one
reason a situation can be difficult to resolve. That said, would Polish
identity be different had they not been flanked by Germany and Russia? Would
the US have evolved as it had without fronting two oceans? What would it
have meant if Russia had straddled the equator? (Well Doctor Zhivago
wouldn't have rode a sled across the snow - maybe if there were a high
mountain plateau?).

Perhaps there's a hint, a tinge, of geographic determinism here? *g*



WG



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white wings says:
(Tue Apr 16 14:19:31 2019 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Foot Tapper!

Happy Birthday ageless#2, buffygirl, LilSlayee, Scourge of Europe, and Seraphim!

I am up (in bed), sitting logged into work, and working diligently on a disaster recovery exercise. Well, I'm listening diligently to a silent Skype session with about 11 other people while the various outsourcers try discover why they can all connect to the mainframe, and none of the agency people can. The Network Gods are doubtless frantically checking their routers.

deadguy QOD
I'd probably prefer Willow as a neighbor. Certainly not Buffy, because there's too much demon activity in her neighborhood, and a lot of broken windows and screaming and stuff. Not Xander, because (a)demon magnet and (b) family drunken brawls might spill over from the family home to his neighborhood. Giles would have been a good quiet neighbor, but he's had a few demon visitations. That Thanksgiving gathering was a real disaster. As far as I can recall, Willow only had quick visits from Angel and Angelus, with the loss of a few fish.

Trivia Girl - Hank.

lostinamerica - I think they got up to about $450 million. That's pledged, of course, not transferred.

wolfguard - I think I saw those references to Hunchback of Notre Dame. I read or heard someone say that prior to that they'd discussed just demolishing it. But since that time there have been years of national pride, watching it nervously in WWII (Is Paris Burning?), and tourists. Plus the world seems to regard it as a global treasure. Maybe I'm imagining it, but I thought I heard a commentator report that a UN agency was prepared to chip in.

Wow, silence of the grave from the DR test teams. Maybe I'd better switch to production and be seen to be doing some work until they let us in.



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Tue Apr 16 14:19:11 2019 206.124.19.175) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
Hank Summers



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Tue Apr 16 14:11:37 2019 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Unlike with Stalin, their houses, movables, the streets where they live etc. go with them.
For e example, the ISalamic fundie terrorist types (Mullahcrats, I call them,) would be concentrated in the new continent of West MEtasia. The Palestinians would have their own Jerusalem with its own Temple Mount & mosque and dome shrine would be on it, on an island in the middle of the Mediterranean, and SIrael would have Herod's Temple as it would have looked if it had ever been finished, and I to would materialize full of Sadducees, Pharisees, a nd their families, plus Zealots and Baptizers up in Galilee etc



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Spikmeister says:
(Tue Apr 16 13:46:20 2019 90.240.149.93) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Apr 16 13:48:29 2019
Dear Bronzers,

I need your help to share around an appeal on GoFundMe.

I've no idea how to get more publicity for appeals/fundraising like this so I
thought I'd ask you guys, as maybe you have more knowledge than me...

The appeal is at:
https://www.gofundme.com/help-a-teacher-to-help-their-family

Any help or ideas on how to get this around the world a bit more would be
gratefully received.

Thanks, Spikmeister


(edited as I couldn't get the links to work)



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Tue Apr 16 12:40:50 2019 100.6.180.182) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for foot tapper

yay foot tapper!

today's deadguy memorial buffy tuesday question is brought to you by:

sunnydale real estate assoc.

which buffy character, if any, would you want as a neighbor?


Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Apr 16 12:36:08 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Buffy
Question: What was the name of
Buffy's father?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Tue Apr 16 12:20:43 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Today Tuesday, April 16th 2019 C.E.

We have FIVE (5) Birthdays!


ageless#2
buffygirl
LilSlayee
Scourge of Europe
Seraphim

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to ageless#2, buffygirl, LilSlayee, Scourge of Europe, Seraphim



Everyone's getting spanked but me. Willow, 'The I in Team'''

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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lostinamerica says:
(Tue Apr 16 12:16:31 2019 73.58.128.92) [Edit/Delete]
Comma, white wings, wolfguard,
ChristopherMarlowe
--Spoke too
soon--private donations from mostly
big-money donors is so far at $339
million :) They're gonna need it :(



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lostinamerica says:
(Tue Apr 16 12:04:03 2019 73.58.128.92) [Edit/Delete]
Comma, white wings, wolfguard,
Christopher Marlowe
--I don't see
how France can come up with the
millions it will take to rebuild
Notre Dame :( Maybe it will become
a ruined relic like the Heidelberg
Castle in Heidelberg?

Phoenix--Thanks again :)



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Apr 16 04:49:35 2019 71.199.128.40) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Several times I've read reporters and analysts who've said what you noted, ~
that sorting out the future border between Northern Ireland and Ireland is
probably the main problem in any Brexit plan.


White Wings,

I believe two or three times today I've heard it said on the coverage that at
the time Victor Hugo was writing The Hunchback of Notre Dame the
Cathedral was in ruins, run-down, ignored. Apparently the novel helped to
rally Parisians to renovate and maintain it. Certainly before any serious
plans begin to rebuild it, engineers and architects will thoroughly inspect it
for damage and weakness.


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Apr 16 01:39:52 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard One concern, is with Northern Ireland, which is still part of the EU. I believe there are fears of the resumption of the 'Troubles' as there doesn't appear to be a good way to manage Northern Ireland's border with the UK.



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white wings says:
(Tue Apr 16 00:33:06 2019 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe - In a show of solidarity, the Al-Aqsa Mosque (Jerusalem) also caught fire around the same time as Notre Dame, though it apparently only had one room scorched. If we hear of Hindu or Buddhist disasters, we should probably be leafing through Revelations or Nostradamus.

wolfguard - I have trouble imagining solid masonry being more than scorched by a fire. If you look at towns after wildfires, you usually have foundations and chimneys standing. There's a reason why Notre Dame stood for 800 years. (That and it wasn't bombed in WWII.) Still, one never knows where a wooden beam might have been snuck in, and the renovations were being done because they were seeing cracks in stones, and fire might cause water to turn to steam. There's never a given. Life is short. Et cetera, et cetera, and so forth.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Apr 16 00:11:36 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
with notre dame burning and the beta down, I though the apocalypse was upon yus!



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Apr 15 23:38:35 2019 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Thanks Phoenix!!!


DaddyCatALSO,

Moving groups of people around. The Stalin Complex. *eg*


COMMA,

"French sources"? I learned a little after 1PM when I turned on the
television. *g* Around 3:30PM the Catholic Church was saying the wood
framework was/would be gone, but the stone walls (and foundation?)
remained/should remain. Later a French woman1 talking to NPR was
asked if the Cathedral would be rebuilt. ~Absolutely~.

1 I did not hear her occupation or affiliation.



Christopher Marlowe,

In one sense Brexit is a battle between prognosticators. Those who wanted to
remain believed there was more to gain by staying than those who wanted to
leave. We don't know which side has more foresight, but there's now a second
such battle - what sort of rules if any are needed for the separation to
happen without undue costs to the UK.1 The "Hard" Brexit folks
either believe (1) a "full stop reboot" is the best way or (2) A "Soft"
exit will have too many concealed traps so better to go cold turkey. Too bad
they cannot arrange a trial separation. *g*


1 Better said would be to both sides, the UK and the EU, but some
Brits seem to think that unimportant.



WG



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white wings says:
(Mon Apr 15 23:28:41 2019 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Belated Happy Birthday Angel_Bear, Dr_Faustus, Fangs, Glow Boy. Lilangel, Sir Angelalex242, and Velocity Girl!

lostinamerica - If you'd tempted Mother Nature by leaving your car outside, it would have hailed. You know that. ;-) You chose wisely.

Comma - The next best thing to knowing things is to know someone who knows things. Thanks for the update. It's so very sad. I hadn't heard that they announced that the structure (or some of it) had been saved. They may be referring to the masonry shell, in particular the two towers and the front, although the fire had reached one of the towers. I had not realized how much of the structure itself was wood. If they decide to rebuild, they may have to do it over a long time but now they can include a fire suppression system and perhaps a little less flammable material.



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Comma says:
(Mon Apr 15 20:28:10 2019 75.143.154.113) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Mon Apr 15 21:56:42 2019
white wings A few hours ago now, one of our French sources called to say that Notre-Dame Cathedral was going up in flames. A few minutes later, after my boss had stated that he would like to see it, I called NSA and borrowed one of it's satellites. One of our programers put it online above Paris. I then switched to feed over to NSA's and our computers. I believe that it will be a total lost. Using certain filters, we can see through the smoke and the flames. I see no way back.

Comma

Update at 5:56 EDT: The Paris Fire Chief has stated that the structure has been saved. I would wonder what that means? I also wonder where the monies will come from to rebuild it. French lawmakers operate under very strict laws on what they can spend on 'non-secular' locations. That may be part of the reason that the cathedral caught fire today. Years of required repairs have been put off. No money. Metal structural items, which have worn out, have been replaced by wood for years now. CC



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white wings says:
(Mon Apr 15 19:07:34 2019 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Notre Dame is burning.



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white wings says:
(Mon Apr 15 18:59:28 2019 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Oh thank goodness!

Thank you Phoenix!



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Mon Apr 15 18:27:56 2019 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Christopher Marlowe If I had my magic lamp and could wish us all to New Earth, I'd move all the anti-Community types to Ne w Albion in the Indian Ocean and the ones left where they are now have to call new elections and such. Kind of like I'd move the folks like me to the Federal States of Paramerica and let folks like you to squabble with the hardcore Trumpiots over things.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Apr 15 01:22:56 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard The Brexit is like the song that never ends. I can't see the situation changing by then unless there is a complete overhaul of Parliament.



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wolfguard says:
(Sun Apr 14 20:01:27 2019 71.199.128.40) [Edit/Delete]
Drive-By

It's been around 1,000 days since Britain voted to leave1 the
European Union. BBC online has an article on things which have happened in
less time than that ...

1 - The Building of Titanic

2 - A round trip to Mars

3 - The estimated passage of plot-time in The Game of Thrones

4 - The building of the Eiffel Tower

5 - The average life-span of a hamster.

"...So countless hamsters have lived out their entire lives knowing
nothing but endless Brexit negotiations. Just think of that...
"

Follows the link to the article ...


https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-47734673


1 Technically, a majority of those who voted to leave. I note
this, because of the convenient habit we have of referring to a country as a
single actor. Countries are aggregates of groups, of individuals. We're
usually aware of it when talking about our own country, but ignore it when
talking about other countries. One analyst talked about how US
representatives breezily conclude this or that about another country, but if
you were to ask them about a state other than their own, they'll often plead
ignore of all the factors in play.



Congratulations Tiger Woods

I'm not a fan of golf, but a comeback story is appealing and his
example of persistence is a worthy one.




WG



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lostinamerica says:
(Sun Apr 14 13:09:28 2019 73.58.128.92) [Edit/Delete]
white wings--We had a nice
rainstorm last night too, should
have left my car out to wash off
the pollen :( Then again, they
kept talking about severe
thunderstorms, which of course
didn't materialize ;)


DaddyCatALSO--Congrats on
the recognition :)


Happy Birthday Glow Boy!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sun Apr 14 12:47:42 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Today Sunday, April 14th 2019 C.E.

We have EIGHT (8) Birthdays!


Angel_Bear
Dr_Faustus
Fangs
Glow Boy
Lilangel
Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Sir Angelalex242
Velocity Girl

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Angel_Bear, Dr_Faustus, Fangs
Glow Boy. Lilangel. Sarah Michelle, Sir Angelalex242, Velocity Girl



Inara: Mal, this isn't the ancient sea. You don't have to go down with your ship. Mal: She ain't going down. She ain't going anywhere., 'Out Of Gas'''

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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white wings says:
(Sun Apr 14 03:02:35 2019 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe -I'm sorry your day is still going. Mine has wound down. I was a little premature in gloating about spring, though. It turned cold chilly cooler for tonight. I'm going to try and get away without turning on the heat, but I had to pull a fleece robe out of the back closet. Things should bounce back in the next day or so. I'm not at all sure I believe them about next weekend though. Easter is very seldom sunny and warm.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Apr 14 01:32:52 2019 107.77.173.5) [Edit/Delete]
What a long day, that is still
going



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Sat Apr 13 18:01:37 2019 216.164.173.90) [Edit/Delete]
Last Saturday I Tweeted to Danny:
"I think *Jonathan* would be
thrilled with 2019 Danny, except to
complain why you don't do more sci-
fi screenplays" Today I found out
Danny had Liked it.



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white wings says:
(Sat Apr 13 16:00:18 2019 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Good morning Christopher Marlowe.

Wow.. The clock says10:50am. It was a
dark morning, but suddenly it looks like the
minutes before full dark. The trees are
making like a whomping willow in full
tantrum. The pavement is suddenly wet,
and now there is thunder. Looks like the
overnight storm finally arrived.

Ah, now I hear the rain. Take that! pollen!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Apr 13 11:40:26 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
good morning beta!



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white wings says:
(Sat Apr 13 04:34:18 2019 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Mrs.Beasley!

Happy Birthday Babs, Beldaran, Big_Red, BuffFrog, Cleio, Margot Le Faye, Tidorg, and uslayme!

lostinamerica - I don't see why there couldn't be a family sensitivity. On the other hand, if your daughter grew up exposed to mulberry and then moved to where there was lots of it, her immune system could have decided that an old enemy was trying to storm the defenses.

I thought my oaks were at the end of their bloom. They may be, but they aren't giving up without a fight. Just about time for the last pills of the day. I hope I read the labels properly. I've been trying to crochet some Easter eggs. Crocheting makes my eyes not want to refocus.

Agent Cooper - Do you think your replicator was programmed by someone named DeBlasio?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Apr 13 02:05:21 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard

Veronica Mars!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Apr 13 00:46:27 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
home!



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lostinamerica says:
(Fri Apr 12 22:18:43 2019 73.58.128.92) [Edit/Delete]
white wings, Agent Cooper--Well, Monday I started getting the feeling my
nose and head were stopped up, and I looked: oak, mulberry and birch pollen was
high. We don't have many birch trees here so maybe it's oak and mulberry pollen
that I'm more allergic to.

When my oldest daughter moved to Indiana she found out she was allergic to
mulberry, apparently there are more mulberry trees there than here. Could there
be a family sensitivity to mulberry pollen?


Yay! mrs.beasley!



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Apr 12 18:45:25 2019 71.199.128.40) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper,

A person once asked, "How does a horse move?" The reply, "His legs. He uses
his legs."

"Well, how do the legs move?"

"This another, smaller, horse in each of the hooves."

(pause) "How do they move then?"

"There's an even smaller horse in each of their hooves"

....


So, here's what happening in the food replicator....


https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?
fr=mcafee&p=what+is+bologna+made+of#id=1&vid=b9e87203242fdf1a1c6648c9fc703db
c&action=view


WARNING! The above link is not for the squeamish. If you eat
meat, you may not want to watch the above video.


Now having said that, a replicator that worked like a "Santa Claus Machine"
would not begin with animals. It would start with more fundamental matter -
the necessary atoms and molecules needed to produced the desired final food
product.

If Orion Sausage included FicProtein123 here's what would happen ...

1) Request: Three links of Orion Sausage

2) Processing: Orion Sausage Recipe

FicProtein123
- Molecular formula
- Necessary ingredients: Component Molecules
- Component Molecules - Necessary Ingredients: Atoms
- Check Stocks for Atoms/Molecules
- If present, begin processing them.
- If not present, acquire external source (On starship, this would probably
create a delay)

Now we come to your speculation, the replicator has programming that will
not let certain products or components of products to be consumed.
1 OTOH, there may be suitable substitutes that can be produced
and consumed (a contemporary example are sugar substitutes.)



1 The restriction may apply to everyone or perhaps to specific
individuals or classes (such as no one currently taking XYZ med can consume
the item or anyone who is overweight (who defines?) or is diabetic or ...




WG



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri Apr 12 14:46:35 2019 165.225.38.28) [Edit/Delete]
Daddycatalso: Actually, it's never referenced that the replicators know how much you've already had. So I don't think that's an issue.

It's more that it won't give you anything that it deems "unhealthy."

Although, now that I think on this I remember an ep where one of the crew tells the replicator she wants a "real" ice cream sundae, lamenting the fact that she misses the tast of REAL organic ice cream, REAL fudge, etc, as opposed to the replicators version.

She tries to communicate this to the replicator but confuses the AI, who tells her something to the effect that all those organic ingredients don't conform to the nutritional requirements. IE organic ice cream and fudge etc "aren't good for you."

So, there is some indication that the replicator might make me a bologna sandwich, but it won't be made with real, organic bologna but some (presumable more healthy) facsimile concocted by the replicator to TASTE like bologna.



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Fri Apr 12 14:06:45 2019 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Agent Cooper It might if it knew what else you were eating in a day, but it might not have that info.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri Apr 12 13:22:17 2019 165.225.38.28) [Edit/Delete]
Wolfguard: Actually, I think I'm asking the wrong questions. It's not COULD the replicator make me a bologna sandwich. It's WOULD it.

Because at several points in the cannon it's revealed that the replicators have certain nutritional standards programmed into them.

I believe if I asked for said bologna sandwich the AI would likely refuse me, stating the nutruitional guidelines, IE "that food is not good for you!"



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Fri Apr 12 12:41:40 2019 100.6.180.182) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for mrs.beasley!

yay mrs.beasley!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Fri Apr 12 12:02:53 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Today Friday, April 12th 2019 C.E.

We have TEN (10) Birthdays!


Babs
Beldaran
Big_Red
BuffFrog
Cleio
Kelly Schultz as Xander's double
Margot Le Faye
Tidorg
Nicholas Brendon as Xander Harris
uslayme

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Babs, Beldaran, Big_Red, BuffFrog, Cleio, Kelly Schultz, Margot Le Faye, Tidorg, Nicholas Brendon, uslayme,



No, no, no, sir. No more chick pit for you. Come on. Riley, 'Buffy vs Dracula'''

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Apr 12 11:44:31 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
good morning beta!



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Apr 12 05:32:03 2019 71.199.128.40) [Edit/Delete]
Continuity Error!

Watching 5th season's The Real Me. The teaser begins with Buffy and
Giles training in a room that looks very much like the backroom of the Magic
Box. Possible error? Giles hadn't yet taken over the Magic Box. So where were
they training?

WG



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white wings says:
(Fri Apr 12 04:35:47 2019 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday chalkdusty, Foot Tapper, Jo-Jo, The Thinker, and Willow 1231!

R.I.P. Octoquad!

Christopher Marlowe - I'm very glad to see that you remain in one piece and unfrozen.

Assange didn't steal anything. He just published it. The National Enquirer could probably get away with publishing the codes for unleashing nuclear missiles in this country. I think we've had some dangerous court decisions. Or are they decisions that inhibit governments that would be oppressive? That said, I believe he harmed US interests when he published a lot of internal documents that were never to be seen by the people they were about, but then at least half of Washington was not mad at Durbin when he worked overtime to cause a furor by reporting something that may or may not have been said in total private. I didn't try to read the Wikileaks stuff, but if names were named, then he might have gotten people killed, though I have no specifics about that and am only speculating. But Obama didn't seem to think it was all that damaging since he commuted the sentence of Manning, who actually stole the data.

On the other hand, I think he did the world a favor by publishing the DNC stuff. He didn't make Hillary rig the primaries, he didn't make Debbie Wasserman-Schultz let her do it, and he didn't make Podesta use a password of "password". I'm inclined to believe him when he said he didn't get his materials from "The Russians", but I've been wrong before. I'm sure that if Hillary's server was hackable, then at the very least the Russians, Chinese, North Koreans, Israelis, French, British, and NSA were in there. I wouldn't like to predict who might have been reading Podesta's emails.

Eh, I'll let the courts sort it out. There's lots of blame to go around. Basin of water and towel, please?


Allergens prowling around. Must take meds. But I'm not as badly off as that town in NC that was totally covered in yellow pollen.



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Comma says:
(Fri Apr 12 04:06:09 2019 75.143.154.113) [Edit/Delete]
I cannot state my thoughts on Assange. I would like to see Edward Snowden come home.

Comma



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Apr 12 01:56:17 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I don't consider him a journalist, but an informant. I do think there is enough on him to justify his arrest, but I am uncertain if he breached national security interests of the US.



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Apr 12 01:52:14 2019 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

I know bits and pieces of his public history, but I don't have a 'take' on his
personality, motives, etc. If the US government wants to extradite him, then
they believe they have a case he committed federal crimes. Of course, *g*,
he's innocent till proven guilty in a court of law.

Your take?


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Apr 12 00:23:14 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard What is your take on Assange? I saw footage of his arrest.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Apr 11 23:57:17 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
[b[]wolfguard[/b] I did? Hah! I'll have to dig that out!



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Apr 11 18:42:43 2019 71.199.128.40) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper,

In theory. In practice it would depend on the status of the food segment of
the "Santa Claus Machine" (SCM). The what?

It's a machine that takes any available inputs, breaks them down to the
necessary atomic and/or molecular components, and reassembles them to the
desired output. I first came across it in Nigel Calder's Spaceships of
the Mind
, c. 1979. He described it as something like spaceship or colony
that used asteroids and the like as its raw materials and solar
energy1 to run it.

Essentially this the fundamental description of the manufacturing process.
You begin with INPUT]PROCESSING]OUTPUT and work through the specifics. Where
the SCM differs is having the energy and processing tech to begin with any
available material and custom-make the output.

Science Fiction writer David Gerrold believed the use of energy shown on a
Federation Starship suggested energy was not a problem. Consequently he
believed there should never be an episode aboard a starship where energy
constraints were critical for the plot.2


1 Solar energy if your SCM was close to the/ a star. If you were
farther out, then nuclear power would be used. Why would you need to put a
SCM far from the sun? Cause that's where the raw materials or people were
located. Here we're moving to the economic geography of space. Would it be
better to move asteroids to a SCM located to use solar energy or would it be
better to move the SCM to the asteroids (our solar system's asteroid 'belt'
is between Mars and Jupiter (side note: as I recall the average distance
between asteroids in the "Belt" is a million kilometers, i.e ~600,000
miles).

2 Well, the energy production system broke down! How often did we
see this with the transporter? It had to break or be taken down by a foe for
the story to unfold.


WG



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Apr 11 17:46:01 2019 165.225.38.28) [Edit/Delete]
I wonder; if you somehow found yourself on board the USS Enterprise, could the food replicators make you a bologna sandwich?



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Apr 11 17:41:10 2019 71.199.128.40) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl,

The Internet


Christopher Marlowe,

You wrote a fanfic that featured 'Graffiti Alley'. *g*


WG



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Thu Apr 11 16:17:06 2019 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl Agent Cooper notsoShyGirl " I don't know if there's an agreed on list of 7 modern wonders." Very much so. And while the Coliseum might be more recent than the ancient Greek guidebooks which gave us the 7 Ancient, it's very much not modern, not even Late Antiquity.
Other modern wonders; the Pentagon, Empire State Building, Ataturk's Tomb, St John's Basilica, Notre Dame Cathedral, Christ of the Andes, Angkor Wat/Thom, et bloody cetera.
And of t he Ancient Wonders, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon were probably not really a thing. The Babylonians just liked rooftop gardens, a nd they had a lot of roofs. The oldest guidebooks cite the *Walls* of Babylon. The one ancient wonder I might not restore when I wish us all to New Earth, except for a smallish section in the 19 FLags Over Mesopotamia theme park I wish up



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Apr 11 14:44:57 2019 165.225.38.28) [Edit/Delete]
Speaking of mondern wonders, did you guys ever notice that sliced bologna is like a flat hot dog?



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Apr 11 14:35:02 2019 165.225.38.28) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: I don't know if there's an agreed on list of 7 modern wonders.

However, I think there is a generally recognized list of wonders of the ANCIENT world, and I think notsoshygirl nailed that.



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Thu Apr 11 13:28:50 2019 206.124.19.186) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Apr 11 13:30:36 2019
Trivia Girl
Great Pyramid of Giza - Egypt (honorary status)
Great Wall of China - China
Petra - Jordan
The Colosseum - Italy
Chichen Itza - Mexico
Machu Picchu - Peru
Taj Mahal - India
Christ The Redeemer - Brazil



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Apr 11 13:03:16 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Wonders
Question: Name one of the seven wonders of the modern world.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Apr 11 12:58:02 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
yay octoquad!


Happy CD Thursday!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Thu Apr 11 12:26:20 2019 100.6.180.182) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for octoquad!

yay octoquad!


Happy CD Thursday!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Thu Apr 11 12:22:49 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Today Thursday, April 11th 2019 C.E.

We have SIX (6) Birthdays!


~chalkdusty~
Foot Tapper
Joel Grey as Doc
Jo-Jo
The Thinker
Willow 1231

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to chalkdusty, Foot Tapper, Joel Grey, Jo-Jo, The Thinker, Willow 1231



Two by two, hands of blue. Two by two, hands of blue. River, 'Ariel''

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Apr 11 12:14:47 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Now there's a future episode of Buffy! *g*



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Apr 11 05:27:39 2019 71.199.128.40) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Well, Rapid City's "Grafitti Alley" hosts a hellmouth. *g*

WG



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white wings says:
(Thu Apr 11 03:12:38 2019 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Yay moppety!

Happy Birthday Anwyn-na-gig!

Christopher Marlowe - At least we know you are alive. That blue may be from the language rather than the cold. ;-)

Your definitions of "severe" and "suffering" are probably not the same as mine. Your temperatures alone, which you don't usually mention until they drop below 0, are enough to put them in that category to me. *g* But an April blizzard is worth noting. It's really not good to be getting special mention from the Weather Channel. I think I saw something about your not having had this kind of "spring" weather since 1986, but I wouldn't swear to it. They had a segment with a tanker driver, and he spoke of rain, freezing rain, sleet, and snow all on the same drive. His truck looked ghostly with the ice.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Apr 11 02:44:19 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Winters are
truly not that severe in South
Dakota. So suffering through
them is not a typical experience.

I remember some long-lasting
blizzards and winter storms off
and on since high school.

What seems unusual the past
year or two is the speed and
severity of the blizzards. They
hit us hard and hit us fast.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Apr 11 02:22:16 2019 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Do most South Dakotan citizens see winter as something one just has to suffer
through?


DaddyCatALSO,

Would it have been more coincidental if I had posted on natural disasters in
2000 or 2010 or 2015?


WG



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Apr 11 01:08:39 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: What actor played David
Nabbit on Angel?
Answer: David Herman

Trivia Casting director:
nosoShyGirl!

David Nabbit was a wanna-be PI
for Angel Investigations.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Apr 10 23:14:07 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard There aren't
enough curse words in the English
language to describe my feelings
about the weather at this
particular moment. *g*



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Wed Apr 10 20:33:54 2019 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard[b/The coincidentality of it lies in the close temporal juxtaposition.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Apr 10 19:23:42 2019 165.225.38.28) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Who was David Nabbit again? Was he the software millionaire guy who was based on Bill Gates?


Sorry haven't been around. Whup is super busy.



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lostinamerica says:
(Wed Apr 10 19:16:52 2019 73.58.128.92) [Edit/Delete]
Belated Happy Birthday Faithx5!



Belated Yay! Ozlady!



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Apr 10 18:26:18 2019 71.199.128.40) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Apr 10 18:28:20 2019
Christopher Marlowe,

White-Out in Summit, South Dakota! Not news, eh? *g*



DaddyCatALSO,

Coincidence? Your BTVS fics set in an ice age have been around for awhile.
How long? Five years? Ten years? Twenty years? One night, I post on
disasters. If I had done that on any other given night over the last 5 or 10
or 20 years, would it have been a coincidence? *g*

For your consideration ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbiRNT_gWUQ


This is a link to a Youtube video showing how the Earth might look if all
the ice melted. I don't recall the video saying how long it would take for
all the ice to melt. If it happened over a few years, big problems. If it
happened over a millennium, not so much. It looks like 'Dale' county
survived the Deluge. *g*


ETA Your question on clothing. Google "flow chart for choosing women's
clothing".



WG



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Wed Apr 10 16:07:09 2019 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
Question for Anybody Familiar with LAdies' Clothes. I need the name of a type of pants, assuming it has a specific name. They can be worn both full-casually or in more semi-formal settings, to work or to a club, I guess depending on the material. They sometimes have a smooth texture like flannel or velvet, or sometimes a visual knit patter. Theya re normally ankle-length, fit tight around the legs to give them a straight line, but also cling and very much emphasize the gluteus and make it prominent.



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Wed Apr 10 14:12:49 2019 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Thanks for geography help. Oh, well, once they realize they're on their own, they might change the name of the larger unit a tad:-).

Not sure if this qualifies as a coincidence, but today you're talking about disasters, a nd my "Ice Age Buffy" ficverse is set in a post-apocalyptic-level-multiple-disaster worldscape. The one story I wrote in it, back around 2012, it was sleeting in April a nd they had to go out and protect the herb garden which is essential to their food having much taste



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Wed Apr 10 13:36:47 2019 206.124.19.175) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
David Herman



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Wed Apr 10 12:17:05 2019 100.6.180.182) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for moppety!

yay moppety!

today's deadguy memorial angel wednesday question is brought to you by:

politics, sunnydale style

was the mayor rooting for the master or angelus? was he working against them? or was he just watching from the sidelines?


Happy Non-Angel Wednesday!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Apr 10 12:08:26 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: What actor played David Nabbit on Angel?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Apr 10 12:01:17 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
belated yay to ozlady!

belated deadguy qod

I can't see Buffy being a homeowner, I would expect she would rent a nice penthouse suite!

Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Wed Apr 10 11:42:48 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Today Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 C.E.

We have TWO (2) Birthdays!


Anwyn-na-gig
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Anniversary

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Anwyn-na-gig, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer!



Willow: Were there dolphins? Tara: Yes. Many dolphins at the pound. Willow: Was there a camel? Tara: There was the front of a camel. A half-camel. 'No Place Like Home''

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Apr 10 05:48:14 2019 71.199.128.40) [Edit/Delete]
Several times we'e discussed whether or not BTVS would have been as
successful or have had the same impact had fans been able to binge watch it.
The following excerpts are from a BBC article, "Is The Game of Thrones the
last great blockbuster TV show?" by Chris Mandle. The article is less
about GOT than it is an exploration of how we experience television.

"...Above all, though, Game of Thrones...It's also what's known among
critics as an old-fashioned monoculture show: consumed week-by-week, with
its millions of devoted fans poring over what happened after each episode
has finished...

In fact, the future model of TV making might be more compact: self-
contained storylines packed into short episodes and seasons. What you might
see is less patience for meandering around. 'Fleabag' and 'Russian Doll' say
a lot in [a] short space; nothing is wasted,

...for all the hype around the streaming platforms, linear scheduled TV
still has an advantage when it comes to making an impact. That's where
Netflix and its associated shows perhaps doesn't succeed; that packaging of
all the episodes, everything coming out at once, there is no sense of
anticipation when you can spend a whole weekend burning through something.
And when groups of people arent watching together, the conversations around
a show are more difficult....
"


http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20190408-is-game-of-thrones-the-last-great-
blockbuster-tv-show


One of my goddaughters lives and works overseas. We have been watching
The Americans together, and only when we're together. So we binge
half seasons and seasons, but then wait months in between for the next arc
or season. *g*


WG



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Apr 10 05:30:52 2019 71.199.128.40) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

"Unusual" means something different from what we expect based on are past
experiences. Human civilizations originated and evolved during the Holocene,
possibly because the average1 climate over the period was favorable
for agriculture. I have no doubt that human created greenhouse gases have been
increasing the average global temperature. I am almost always hesitant to
ascribe any given "unusual" weather event as being due to global warming.
Climate describes an averaging of weather conditions over time for a given
area. If "bomb cyclones" were rare in the past and now are relatively more
common, then one might argue climate of X appears to have changed. And then
you have to explain why, what's the causal mechanism? *g*


1 There have been shorter periods during the Holocene that were not
so favorable, such as the "Little Ice Age" (which was not a real ice age, but
the name stuck).


WG



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white wings says:
(Wed Apr 10 04:19:01 2019 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Yay OzLady!

Happy Birthday cats, Dunlin, faithx5, and Thera!

Christopher Marlowe - If that thing lands on you, stay safe and warm! You may well see unusual patterns while the current El Nino is in place. Of course you may see them after that as well. Oh! I just saw that the storm is named Wesley!

Have you seen the wind map? (http://hint.fm/wind/) It looks as though the upper level winds are all swirling and being sucked into a hellmouth just north of Denver.

I seem to have mislaid my brain somewhere today amid all the emails at work and perhaps oak pollen. Crawling off ..



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Apr 10 03:09:01 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Not sure if this falls under short term or long term, but apparently I will be hit by another 'bomb cyclone' and according to some, more unusual weather patters will be the rule not exception in the future.



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Apr 10 02:37:54 2019 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Short-Term Natural Disasters

Tornado
Hurricane
Wild Fire
Flood
Landslide
Earthquake
Tsunami



Long-Term Natural Disasters

Too Hot
Too Cold
Too Dry

For hunter-gatherers and some horticulturalists moving on was the usual
response. If moving on meant moving into another groups territory, then
there might or might not be conflict depending on previous relationships.

For agrarian societies it was usually a combination of adaptation and die-
off. Reflect on the people living in the Four Corners.



Maybe long-term disasters have to be multi-generational? Anthologies? OTOH,
short-term and long-term refer to time and indirectly to space. There are
man-made disasters that could happen over a short-period of time but cover a
wide-area - nuclear war (oh, a natural one - asteroid impact). A large
enough electro-magnetic pulse could quickly do long-term damage across a
wide area. Hard to come back from. These are not light comedy material.



WG



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Apr 10 01:25:34 2019 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Apr 10 01:29:12 2019
Excerpts from The Economist, issue April 6th 2019

Article
"Cli-fi
The tallest story
Can the novel handle a subject as cataclysmic as climate change?"


THE LITERARY novel has a problem with scale. For centuries it has
principally focused on the stuff of everyday life. It doesn't generally
concern itself with the cataclysmic or tectonic ... The literary novel has a
problem with time ... there is generally an inherent limit on the temporal
horizons of serious novels; the length of a character's life...


...Novels are one of the ways in which a culture thinks about the challenges
it faces, but frequently the form looks to the past to illuminate the
present, rather than into the future ,,,


...Climate change, he argued, seems just too capacious, uncertain and
abstract a subject to be addressed by a form with an innate fear of the
unknowable and provisional - ie, of the future...


("he" = Amitav Ghosh in The Great Derangement, a collection of
essays)


My take *g*

Based on those natural disaster stories I've experienced, the protagonist is
trying to escape the bad situation. Sometimes the story begins with the
protagonist trying to warn people something bad is coming and sometimes the
catastrophe is triggered by an antagonist.1

From the perspective of story-telling climate change is too slow. Some
movies and at least one "documentary" sped things up for dramatic effect, so
if the teller doesn't mind being inaccurate ...

Another problem is we all are part of the problem and while some individuals
may change their lifestyle to lessen GHG emissions2 there'll
probably not be enough individuals to make a real difference. No single
protagonist is going to save the day.

Feeling bored now? That's another problem, the sort of things that might
work don't make for exciting reading or watching.


1 The "escape plot" is the most common plot used in natural
disaster movies. Perhaps because most of the disasters are relatively local
and there's somewhere to go that makes for a happy ending. That said, there
are other responses to actual or potential disasters.

(1) move away
(2) bear the burden (what happen will happen)
(3) share the burden (insurance/community)
(4) prepare defenses (build a dike, clear the brush from around the
homestead, sharpen some stakes, etc)

Emergency management plans are comprised of four to five steps or phrases:

- prevention
- preparation
- response
- recovery
- mitigation


Can these be applied to a climate/natural disaster novel or movie? For
instance, instead of there being a "Paul Revere" character followed by an
escape plot there could be folks actually considering the warning, taking
preparations and then everyone gets to see if "The Plan" works or not. There
is a precedent in literature - Noah's Ark. OTOH, there're groups that have
prepared for a disaster or apocalypse that never came and such a story
probably involves more psychology and sociology than most movie audiences
are about.

I'm going somewhere with this ....

have to ponder a bit. *g*


2 What sort of name is GHG for a villain?




WG



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Apr 10 01:21:51 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit
Category: Buffy


Question: What class did Maggie Walsh teach and UC Sunnydale?
Answer: Psychology

Trivia Master: Notsoshygirl
Trivia smarty-pants: wolfguard!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Apr 10 01:16:14 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
I am finally hereabouts!



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Apr 9 21:21:35 2019 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
DaddyCatALSO,

According to the maps on Synder and/or Wilkin's office wall, Sunnydale is the
county seat of Sunnydale County. *g*

WG



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Tue Apr 9 20:38:52 2019 199.127.148.4) [Edit/Delete]
And here I have been thinking that Sunnydale is the county seat of Dale County, which in certain universes where the North American continent is slightly bigger (a small extra block was added in the Building of the Continent,) but Western history has unfolded the same, separates the counties of Ventura and Santa Barbara. in my ice Age Buffy fics, Dale County severs as the nucleus and most of the territory of the Free County of Dale, which, along with the People's Republic of Beverley/Monica, with whom they trade (Dale in agro/animal products and the Republic in salvage goods)are the only two fully independent human-ruled statelets on the coast between Nome and Acapulco



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Apr 9 17:59:36 2019 71.199.128.40) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl,

What we saw was Professor Walsh's class which Buffy and Willow were
enrolled. Truth be told - and it will be here *g* - Walsh was teaching two
other courses in the fall of 1999 ...

(1) "Sentient Beings" - an upper division course for seniors majoring in
psychology, neuroscience, and anthropology.

(2) "Skunkwork Projects" - a very, special graduate course which explored
the interface of cutting edge research and rapid innovation. Riley was
enrolled in it. It was actually a mask which allowed Walsh, her scientists,
and the commando guys a way to meet behind closed doors on campus without
having to always to take the elevator down to the Initiative center. If
anyone asked what are they doing skulking about? It's part of the course. If
someone saw Adam, they could say - "That's George, the actor. He's in
costume." Finally, if someone breached the Initiative, other than the
scoobies, it could be explained as part of an elaborate simulation used in
the course.

This is true. Of course, those in the know, know that BTVS was an elaborate
seven year cover for the real Initiative in Santa Barbara. Ask Sean, ask
Gus. Why would the government need to do a seven year episode for a one year
project? Cause that's how you set up magic tricks. The stage gets set up
long in advance and continues on after the trick is done and the remnants
cleaned up.

*g*


WG



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Tue Apr 9 14:20:09 2019 206.124.19.175) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
Psychology



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Tue Apr 9 12:48:59 2019 100.6.180.182) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for ozlady

yay ozlady!

todays deadguy memorial buffy tuesday question is brought to you by:

the sunnydale homeowners association

has buffy been living a transient lifestyle or is she a homeowner?


Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Apr 9 12:07:53 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit
Category: Buffy


Question: What class did Maggie Walsh teach and UC Sunnydale?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Tue Apr 9 11:53:29 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Today Tuesday, April 9th 2019 C.E.

We have FOUR (4) Birthdays!


cats
Dunlin
faithx5
Thera

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to cats, Dunlin, faithx5, Thera



Yes. Lucky for you, people may be in danger. Buffy, 'Wild at Heart''

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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ChristpherMarlowe says:
(Tue Apr 9 11:45:29 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
I am back home!



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Dogmeat says:
(Tue Apr 9 03:39:27 2019 108.41.138.145) [Edit/Delete]
Elizabeth Craft, Sarah Fain are the
creators of The Fix and I just saw
Marc Blucas kissing Robin Tunney :)



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white wings says:
(Tue Apr 9 03:34:25 2019 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Yay drunkenfairy!

Belated Yay RTBS and FASTEDDIE!

Happy Apr. 7 Birthdays aglaea, BuffySummers81, and Slayerdaddy!
Happy Apr. 6 Birthdays borrowed girl, Mencius, Moonbeam, and seniorslayer!
Happy Apr. 5 Birthdays Bex, CainWolf, littlefluffybunny, Noetic Concordance, Ravenmunim, and Saati!

Reporting in home. Sorting pictures. Crocheting miniature Easter Baskets. I don't really know why. 'tis the season?



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Apr 8 22:51:50 2019 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Read a New York Times article on how people rate their abilities
across various skills and abilities. An example, more people than not rate
their driving skills above-average. The researchers also wanted to know what
factors lead people to being over-confident about their level of skill with
respect to a give trait. They discovered four factors:

1 - The trait or skill was crucial to their sense of self (my paraphrase).

2 - Assessing the trait or skill involved a good dose of opinion.

3 - How easy or hard the skill is.

4 - Experience (of the trait or using the skill)



Examples:

Most people surveyed think they are above average drivers, but below-average
knitters.

Most of the people believed they possessed below average ability at making a
million dollars (or a billion dollars, can't remember which one. *g*) Off
that, Sir Richard Branson has said it's easy to become a millionaire:
Just start out as a billionaire and then buy an airline. *g*



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Apr 8 12:41:06 2019 76.10.67.27) [Edit/Delete]
I am still in Fargo.birthdays for
today mayhave too wait!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Mon Apr 8 11:18:10 2019 100.6.180.182) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for drunkenfairy!

yay drunkenfairy!


Goodbye Blue Monday!



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Apr 8 04:43:33 2019 71.199.128.40) [Edit/Delete]
Yay FASTEDDIE!


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Apr 8 01:30:52 2019 107.77.173.10) [Edit/Delete]
I am in fargo for a one day
conference! Hope everyone had a
great sunday!



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lostinamerixa says:
(Sun Apr 7 14:48:57 2019 174.231.134.146) [Edit/Delete]
Yay! FASTEDDIE!


Happy Birthday Slayerdaddy!


Belated Happy Birthday
seniorslayer!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sun Apr 7 12:56:12 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Today Sunday, April 7th 2019 C.E.

We have THREE (3) Birthdays!


aglaea
BuffySummers81
Slayerdaddy

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to aglaea, BuffySummers81, Slayerdaddy



Now, this would be the perfect time for a swear word., Kaylee, 'Jaynestown''

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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Comma says:
(Sun Apr 7 04:16:36 2019 75.143.154.113) [Edit/Delete]
Those of all, that are old enough, can remember Dennis Day, one of the original Disney Mouseketter from the 1950s. I did not know it, he has been missing for eight months. His home, in Phoenix Oregon, has been searched, several times, with no results. A body, thus far not identified, was found in the latest search. If still alive, he is 76.

Comma



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Apr 7 01:07:15 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I have not! I will have to look her up.

With the election of Trump, that sort of broadens the pool of potential candidates. Madam Oprah in our future? Maybe not no.



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Apr 6 19:30:47 2019 71.199.128.40) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

As a first cut, probably some of those who ran for the nomination in 2016.
As as second cut, I'd go back and look at Trump's primary wins, especially
in blue states, and see how his opponents did in each one. I'm assuming
life-long Democrats and Republicans would probably vote the party ticket, so
who are the voters who could vote either party and what do they want?

That said, there's another political saying about Republicans would rather
lose on principle than win on compromise. And having said that, a lot of
Republican legislators have set some principles aside to stay on Trump's
good side.

Returning to the Democrats. O'Rourke? How much experience does he possess?
If you reply, "How much experience does Trump have?", then you can no longer
argue Trump should not be president, because of lack of experience. *g*

I just skimmed an article on potential and promising women Democrat
politicians. So many senators (pfft). I believe the Constitution should be
amended requiring a president to be a former state governor *g*. That's not
going to happen, but I dream. The article listed one women Democrat who is a
governor...

Governor Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island.

Rhodes Scholar, degree in economics from Harvard, law degree from Yale.
Worked in the financial industry and founded the first venture capital firm
in Rhode Island. Do you know of her?



WG



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Sat Apr 6 18:17:44 2019 216.164.173.90) [Edit/Delete]
I stopped usign dressing on my
salad soem years back because it
hurt my mouth. So for years, it
was garlic powder, salt, olive
oil,a nd soem months abck I lsot
my taste for it almsot entirely.
Sicne then most of my worstteeth
have been pulled or fallen on
their own, so this week i went
for it. I maybe have lost whole
almonds, baby carrots, and
Cadbury minieggs but ranhc on myu
salds at home is again a relaity,
and it feels so veyr good



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sat Apr 6 15:58:16 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Today Saturday, April 6th 2019 C.E.

We have FOUR (4) Birthdays!


borrowed girl
Mencius
Moonbeam
seniorslayer

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to borrowed girl, Mencius, Moonbeam, seniorslayer



Excuse me? Who gave you permission to exist? Cordelia, 'The Harvest''

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Apr 6 15:53:04 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard LOL! That is true..well, then if Trump on the remote chance decides NOT to run, who would be the candidate?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Apr 6 15:47:05 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Good morning beta!



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Apr 6 10:09:54 2019 71.199.128.40) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Usually a sitting president doesn't face a challenge from his own party.
Another explanation comes from that old saying, "Democrats fall in love,
Republicans fall in line. " *g*

WG



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white wings says:
(Sat Apr 6 06:21:27 2019 107.77.80.27) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe - I have not gotten too far into the city so far. I passed under an
interchange that made me shiver. Very modern, but if one does not know exactly
how to deal with it, one could be lost forever. There were a LOT of people seeking to leave
town in the beginning of rush hour. Tomorrow we will try the Riverwalk if it isnt raining, and
gather outside the house our mothers grew up in, and reminisce, and probably alarm the
current owners. I hope my brother was joking when he suggested the Alamo. There is a lot of
traffic, few parking spaces, and much walking.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Apr 6 04:26:14 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
white wings

How is that fair city?



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white wings says:
(Sat Apr 6 04:00:03 2019 107.77.80.27) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sat Apr 6 04:02:06 2019
Checking in from San Antonio.

Agent Cooper-There is WiFi and I have
some electronics. Taint the physical ability
thats the problem, its the will. Im tired. But
I have posted. :-)



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Apr 6 03:14:14 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard It takes all kinds. *g*

With the plethora of Democratic candidates for 2020, I have yet to see much in the way of GOP contenders.



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Apr 6 03:04:00 2019 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sat Apr 6 03:04:42 2019
Christopher Marlowe,

How about Trump? *g*


https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/02/24/2020-hispanic-voters-
donald-trump-225192


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Apr 6 01:00:00 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
I am parked for the night and ready to discuss all things under the sun...


How about Trump these days?



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Apr 5 17:56:21 2019 71.199.128.40) [Edit/Delete]
Drive-By

Sunnydale is Coming.

*g*

WG



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri Apr 5 15:08:58 2019 165.225.38.28) [Edit/Delete]
White Wings: I do not accept your excuse. I'm sure there's WIFI available at this "reunion" of yours. So unless it's being held in one of Lostinamerica's secret underground missile silos, I expect full posting presence.

I should award 5 million Bronze demerits just for suggesting this. But I'm feeling benevolent today.



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Fri Apr 5 12:28:57 2019 100.6.180.182) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for fasteddie!

yay fasteddie!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Fri Apr 5 12:12:14 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Today Friday, April 5th 2019 C.E.

We have SIX (6) Birthdays!


Bex
CainWolf
littlefluffybunny
Noetic Concordance
Ravenmunim
Saati

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Bex, CainWolf, littlefluffybunny, Noetic Concordance, Ravenmunim, Saati



Giles, help! He's going to scold me! Buffy, 'Something Blue''

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Apr 5 12:06:39 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
good morning beta!



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lostinamerica says:
(Fri Apr 5 10:41:10 2019 73.58.128.92) [Edit/Delete]
Yay! RTBS!



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white wings says:
(Fri Apr 5 02:12:39 2019 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday denial, DestructoGirl, emma, haramislt, Jen the Pasty One, Paris Angel, The Avatar, Wednesday Adams, and WillowWicca!

I'll be away at a family reunion part of this weekend. Attendance may be spotty.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Apr 5 01:05:42 2019 107.77.173.11) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper
....quite the potty mouth doncha?



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Apr 4 20:45:04 2019 165.225.38.28) [Edit/Delete]
Daddycatalso: Well of COURSE I'm gonna take their money! Ya think I'm gonna get a third shift gig at 7-11 to support myself?

Those places are dangerous at night!



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Comma says:
(Thu Apr 4 17:07:46 2019 75.143.154.113) [Edit/Delete]
Farmers, not affected by the floods, are being begged to plant up to 100% of capability. Some areas may not be able to plant at all this year. Hay, to feed animals, wheat, corn, and potatoes, are the main crops in danger or having shortages. The problem with potatoes, the contracts, that farmers sign with the companies using potatoes, have a date that all farmers must have their potatoes dug up and at market. Potatoes should be in the ground now. In wet ground, the seed potatoes will rot, so the farmers cannot plant yet. Except to pay more for the spuds later this year.

Comma

PS: As soon as the tomatoes are harvested, on both farmers in Alabama, we are going to plant feed corn as a second crop, then soy beans in the late fall. CC



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Thu Apr 4 16:07:36 2019 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper As Poul Anderson pointed out in The Corridors of Time, people waking up from mysterious swoons is not a common occurrence and would a ttract a ttention of authorities, especially if they wake up to find their pockets picked.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Apr 4 14:54:36 2019 165.225.38.28) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: The modern flush toilet.



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white wings says:
(Thu Apr 4 13:56:46 2019 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Yay RTBS!

Trivia Girl - I know this! The potty.



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Thu Apr 4 13:30:50 2019 100.6.180.182) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for rtbs!

yay rtbs!


Happy CD Thursday!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Apr 4 11:59:21 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Inventive Pursuits

Category: Inventions
Question: What did Thomas Crapper invent?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Thu Apr 4 11:53:03 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Today Thursday, April 3th 2019 C.E.

We have EIGHT (8) Birthdays!


denial
DestructoGirl
emma
haramislt
Jen the Pasty One
Paris Angel
The Avatar
Wednesday Adams
WillowWicca

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to denial, DestructoGirl, emma, haramislt
Jen the Pasty One, Paris Angel, The Avatar, Wednesday Adams, WillowWicca



Gavin, ask yourself this question. What are you more afraid of, a giant murderous demon or me? Lilah, 'Habeas Corpses''

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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lostinamerica says:
(Thu Apr 4 11:47:45 2019 73.58.128.92) [Edit/Delete]
Yay! Closet Buffyholic!



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Apr 4 06:30:34 2019 71.199.128.40) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Apr 4 06:38:10 2019
Yay Closet Buffyholic!


Christopher Marlowe,

Controversial topics. *g* Also, fascinating topics.1 Also,
counter-
intuitive topics. Also, *g*, speculative topics.

1 Sally Hogshead in her book, Fascinate, listed seven
traits that make something fascinating. Recently she came out with a second
editions that has a slightly different list, though some may be simply a
different synonym. Here are the traits listed in both books ...

Both books: Power, Prestige, Mystique

1st Edition: Trust, Alarm, Lust, Vice

2nd Edition: Innovation, Passion, Alert


Deadguy Memorial Angel Wednesday Question

Were you a closet Buffy fan or were you out?

Never. I was talking about the show to whoever I could pin down. *g*


Night All

WG



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white wings says:
(Thu Apr 4 04:43:52 2019 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Sex, violence, car chases, and explosions
are all industry standard techniques. There
might be others better suited to the printed
form. :-)



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Apr 4 03:38:19 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
What's a posting board gotta do to
get a little action around here?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Apr 4 01:23:19 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
yay closet buffyholic!

I was a closet buffy fan in real
life, but a totally open fan
online. Thank goodness for that!





Happy Non-Angel Wednesday!



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white wings says:
(Thu Apr 4 00:55:58 2019 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Closet Buffyholic!

Happy Birthday AngelicShadow, Apollo/Justin, Buffy Fan, Chrissie, Liche, and Lisa!

deadguy memorial qod: I'm out now, but I was closeted for some years. I didn't lie about it, but no one asked and I didn't tell.



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Apr 4 00:40:59 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Lazy question, I know!

Category: Angel
Question: What actor played the character of Connor?
Answer: Kartheiser

Trivia Casting Directors: notsoShyGirl



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Apr 3 14:02:44 2019 165.225.38.28) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: I do not know.

Deadguy Wednesday: We just had a similar question recently. As I said then, I wasn't really out or in. I just watched the show. If somebody asked, I'd tell them I watched it and how good I thought it was. But unless it came up, I didn't really go around telling everybody about this great new show either.

Deadguy Tuesday: A big city, with lots of places to do murder unnoticed, with lots of people who could be murdered unnoticed. Or who at least wouldn't be missed much. A place of with lots of crime where the police were busy and one more, drug dealer, gang banger or mafioso dead in an alley wouldn't even make the news.

This is assuming I HAD to kill to feed. As far as BTVS cannon is concerned, it doesn't seem so. In which case the safest course of action in the modern world would be to feed on mortals surreptitiously and leave them alive, confused and a little weak in the morning but unharmed.

Kill enough people, even people society doesn't necessarily miss much, will inevitably bring unwanted attention from the authorities sooner or later.

BTVS Canon doesn't really clarify how much or how often a vampire needs to feed to survive, and those two factors would be a big determiners of which strategy would work better.



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Wed Apr 3 13:27:09 2019 206.124.19.175) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
Vincent Kartheiser



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Wed Apr 3 12:34:53 2019 100.6.180.182) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for closet buffyholic!

yay closet buffyholic!

today's deadguy memorial angel wednesday question is brought to you by:

the sunnydale diversity club

were you a closet buffy fan or were you out?


Happy Non-Angel Wednesday!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Apr 3 12:04:59 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: What actor played the character of Connor?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Wed Apr 3 11:48:25 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Today Wednesday, April 3rd 2019 C.E.

We have SIX (6) Birthdays!


AngelicShadow
Apollo/Justin
Buffy Fan
Chrissie
Liche
Lisa

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to AngelicShadow, Apollo/Justin, Buffy Fan
Chrissie, Liche, Lisa



She just... she just did the math. Kaylee, 'Objects In Space'

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Apr 3 08:13:42 2019 71.199.128.40) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Apr 3 08:14:55 2019
Yay Narrator!


Deadguy Memorial Buffy Tuesday Question


If you were a vampire, where would your home base be?

First, I'd stay in the same country or cultural region where I had lived. A
vampire needs to fit in and not attract undue attention. Second, I would
choose a place where there was a very large population, especially a place
where the population comes in, passes through, and goes out. Third, it might
be useful if the area cross several political-police jurisdictions.
1 Such a place would provide more prey with perhaps lesser chance
of their aggregate disappearance being noticed.

Populous failed or failing states might be a good base provided I was native
to the area, i.e. knew the language and customs so I fit in.

1 Unless the place had a Mayor Wilkins-type mayor


Good Night to All

WG



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Apr 3 05:37:06 2019 71.199.128.40) [Edit/Delete]
Yeah

*g*

WG



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white wings says:
(Wed Apr 3 04:45:11 2019 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Yeah.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Apr 3 03:32:02 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
A quiet night.....



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white wings says:
(Wed Apr 3 03:31:57 2019 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Narrator!

Happy Birthday Aylaking, Cori, Pooka, skull_uk, Tsarina, and The Bunny Mistress!


*sniff* It's been a long time since we yayed (or posted with) Narrator. I miss the lawyers who all admitted having lost their souls in exchange for understanding some esoteric principle of law.

wolfguard - I just skimmed the article. It's bookmarked, but I'm brain-dead. It seems to be where you got the figure of 75,000 Japanese troops. Securing the railroad appears to have been the best of the difficult choices, decently limited and attainable, and very helpful to getting the Czechs evacuated.

Comma - The high school from which I graduated in '67 had at least one young mother. Seeing how the three of them lived in a teeny tiny apartment, working so hard to finish school, made me a firm believer in deferring those activities until after school was finished. But Things Happen, and I considered myself lucky.

DaddyCatALSO - Back in the day, it was funny. *g*

Agent Cooper - There's a difference between a Catholic school and the particular convent school I was in. I heard of girls who had happily attended those schools in Italy or the US who flatly refused to attend the one in London. I guess word travels in Catholic circles. However, my family was not Catholic. I don't regret the exposure, and the nuns were nice, but they had peculiar ideas. I used to have nightmares about finding myself back there, though I could not and cannot put my finger on any specific reason for so strong a reaction. However, the subject was dress codes. We had uniforms. Uniforms would be OK unless you were a real rebel, but only if the uniforms included pants for girls. I don't blame the nuns for the uniform skirts and dresses though. That was just how Society was.

Deadguy quod: My first thought was that since Sunnydale was unavailable, the next best hellmouth would be Cleveland. But then, you'd be in Cleveland. That might not be so bad, I guess, but I rather like Christopher Marlowe's choice. I hadn't thought of the number of outdoor enthusiasts like Happy Meals on legs. I just don't know how many there are in SD. Colorado might have more.



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Apr 3 02:01:39 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit


Category: Buffy
Question: What was the 100th episode of Buffy?
Answer: The Gift

Trivia Directors: notsoShyGirl!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Apr 3 01:23:08 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
yay narrator!

deadguy qod

My home base as a vampire would be in a nice cozy cave somewhere in these here hills of South Dakota, where I can snack on the wandering outdoor enthusiast!





Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Apr 3 00:58:53 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Home!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Tue Apr 2 20:53:00 2019 165.225.38.87) [Edit/Delete]
I had a short stint in a Catholic High School back in the day. In that school, there was a dress code but it was more about what you couldn't wear than what you had to wear.

You could not wear sneakers for instance. Or T-shirts. Girls could wear slacks or skirts, but there was a restriction on how short the skirts could be.

Jeans and shorts were out for both sexes.

Other than that, you could wear what you wanted, within reason.

The end result was that everybody basically dressed in what we'd call today "business casual."

I believe they've gone over to uniforms since then. Which I personally don't think is necessarily a bad idea for schools.



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Tue Apr 2 18:39:53 2019 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
In 1931, a bride and groom were in the hotel room on the first night of their honeymoon.

The husband sat down facing his wife and took her hands, "Darling, I know we've promised to cleave only onto each other, but I want to say it again, more strongly. I love you, only you. and I swear, I will never betray you with another woman. But, to show you how honest I'm being, there is one exception. If by some impossible chance, I have an opportunity to make love to Great Garbo, I would not be able to resist."

The wife thought about it for a second or two, then gave him a big smile, and said, "Sweetheart, I understand you completely, maybe that's why we love each other so much.And I feel the same way. There is nobody in the world who could make me cheat on you, unless *I* get a chance to be with Greta Garbo."

(Maybe I should update this with Scarlett or Natalie or somebody, but in these post-contemporary times, it would be just reality and not a premise fora joke.)



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Comma says:
(Tue Apr 2 18:03:13 2019 75.143.154.113) [Edit/Delete]
In 1970, when I graduated high school, female students had to wear dresses, could not be pregnant, and no one could be married. The county high did not have these rules. All those rules were dropped for the 1974 school year. It was funny to me, at the time, to visit the old school and see a class for expected Moms. I saw that a few males also attended these classes. There were also new desk. The top was not connect to the seat part and could be pulled up to the person. This gave plenty of room for baby bumps.

Comma



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Tue Apr 2 14:59:11 2019 206.124.19.175) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
The Gift



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Apr 2 12:33:55 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit


Category: Buffy
Question: What was the 100th episode of Buffy?



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Tue Apr 2 12:29:21 2019 100.6.180.182) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for narrator

yay narrator!

today's deadguy memorial buffy tuesday question is brought to you by:

the sunnydale travel bureau

if you were a vampire, where would your home base be?


Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Tue Apr 2 12:27:55 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Today Tuesday, April 2nd 2019 C.E.

We have SIX (6) Birthdays!


Aylaking
Cori
Pooka
skull_uk
Tsarina
The Bunny Mistress

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Aylaking, Cori, Pooka, skull_uk, Tsarina
The Bunny Mistress



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Apr 2 12:21:43 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
good morning beta! OldManFan is on vacation I think.



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Apr 2 06:42:27 2019 71.199.128.40) [Edit/Delete]
White Wings,

Found some of my notes. The general was William Graves. I first came across
his story in a history of the north Pacific titled, Let the Sea Make a
Noise
(LTSMAN) Graves was given command of the 27th and 31st regiments,
at the time based in the Philippines. Graves believed his orders were vague
and broad and wanted something more specific. Among the possible missions
...

1 - Guard military supplies at Valdivostok's port.

2 - Secure the rail road.

3 - Help the Russians fight the Germans

4 - Help the Russians fight the Communists

5 - Stymie Japanese land grabs1

6 - Help keep Siberia in Russian hands

7 - Assist and/or manipulate the Czech Legion.


I believe Graves settled on securing the railroads.


Here's a link on Graves ...

http://military.wikia.com/wiki/William_S._Graves


After the war Graves wrote a book on the mission titled, America's
Siberian Adventure
. Amazon has it and there are ~16 reader reviews.


1 Graves commanded around 9,000 men. I 'remember' LTSMAN saying
there were ~25,000 Japanese troops in the area, but I've just read one
article online saying there were 75,000 Japanese troops. I do remember the
American forces in eastern Siberian were out-numbered by Japanese, Russians,
Czechs, and perhaps Poles (?!).



WG



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Apr 2 02:57:35 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Gaming Pursuits

Category: Games
Question: In what series would you find the game of Quidditch being played?
Answer: Harry Potter

Trivia Master: lostinamerica!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Apr 2 02:13:13 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
home!



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white wings says:
(Tue Apr 2 02:00:02 2019 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday Ageless, Anela Ipo, eirefaerie, Greendude, Roxanne, SheBit, Talie, Tamz, Terrina, Wolfstein, Yoyoma!

lostinamerica - My eyes popped when I saw that article, I can tell you. There may have been flashbacks. ;-)

I've just had my own elm, I sure don't want yours!

wolfguard - Good Lord! Donnybrook sounds like a mild description. Do you recall if the general and his troops actually accomplished anything, if only to stay out of trouble?



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Apr 1 18:11:20 2019 71.199.128.40) [Edit/Delete]
Drive-By

White Wings,

1917 saw two revolutions in Russia. The first was in February which lead to
the Tsar abdicating and the provisional government taking power, more or
less. The government made a major mistake in deciding to remain in the war
against Germany, because the Russian people were done with it. The second
"revolution" happened in October when the Bolsheviks executed a successful
coup.1 They negotiated a peace treay (Brest-Litovsk) with Germany
and exited the war (~April 1918).

The Allies had probably supported the Provisional Government, because by
honoring their commitment - as the ProvGov put it - kept German forces in
the east and pulling out would free most of them to come west. Once Russia
pulled out of the war Allied governments debated what it would mean for
communists to be ruling Russia. There were multiple concerns that were
colored by the ongoing war with Germany. One American force was deployed to
Vladivostok with only the most general of orders (well, the Japanese,
Germans, and Russians are there so we should be to). I have notes on this
Donnybrook, but I'll have to find them. What I can remember was the general
put in command had in the states wanting badly to get in the war. He got
called to a meeting - Kansas City?? - where he was given command of a couple
regiments (?) and told off to Vladivostok. I 'remember' the directions ended
with ~~ you'll be walking on eggs (dynamite might have been mentioned). God
help you ~~. A major anger for the general was the US government never told
him exactly what he was to accomplish - and he asked them, A? B? C? D? ..
and got not much of an answer. I believe he wrote a book about it after the
war. I will look for my notes. *g*

1 This revolution/coup was followed the Russian civil war which
was one by the Bolsheviks.



WG



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lostinamerica says:
(Mon Apr 1 14:09:05 2019 73.58.128.92) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl--Harry Potter!


Agent Cooper--You know,
you're right--if you're highly
allergic to something, it doesn't
matter how much you're exposed to,
you'll have a reaction. I guess
reporting on pollen levels is
for people like me, who are not
highly allergic to pollen, maybe
because more pollen just means
stuffier noses?

So far, so good :) Elm in now in
the mix, don't come around here
white wings!


white wings--That is
ridiculous, in this day and age
requiring girls to wear skirts,
blech :(


Happy Belated Birthday Peace
Fire
and helygen!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon Apr 1 12:34:36 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Gaming Pursuits

Category: Games
Question: In what series would you find the game of Quidditch being played?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Mon Apr 1 12:29:08 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Today Monday, April 1st 2019 C.E.
April Fool's Day!

We have ELVEN (11) Birthdays!


Ageless
Anela Ipo
eirefaerie
Greendude
Roxanne
SheBit
Talie
Tamz
Terrina
Wolfstein
Yoyoma

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Ageless, Anela Ipo, eirefaerie, Greendude
Roxanne, SheBit, Talie, Tamz, Terrina, Wolfstein, Yoyoma



That's my girl... That's my good girl. Kaylee, 'Serenity''

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ChristophrMarlowe says:
(Mon Apr 1 12:12:54 2019 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
I saw des!


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