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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 31, 2019, 13:45
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 31, 2019, 13:45
Mar 31, 2019, 13:45
 
The opening sentence from "The Day the Dinosaurs Died" is incorrect in every way.
If, on a certain evening about sixty-­six million years ago, you had stood somewhere in North America and looked up at the sky, you would have soon made out what appeared to be a star.
The star asteroid would have been basically invisible to the naked eye and not possessing any qualities of what we call a star.
“It wouldn’t be visible to the naked eye until it warmed up, and that wouldn’t happen until it hit the atmosphere, which would be about one second before it hit the Earth. You’re talking about something moving many tens of times faster than the fastest bullet. Unless it had been seen by someone with a telescope, and that’s by no means a certainty, it would take us completely by surprise.”
Ray Anderson in Bill Bryson's "A Short History of Nearly Everything"
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The True Dollar Cost of the Anti-Vaccine Movement
Mar 31, 2019, 14:07
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The True Dollar Cost of the Anti-Vaccine Movement Mar 31, 2019, 14:07
Mar 31, 2019, 14:07
 
"Before they left, they refused to allow him to receive any other vaccinations, including the second dose of vaccine that would have cemented his immunity to the infection that almost killed him."

Jaw -> floor

I would say "let them claim their Darwin awards and be done with it", but it wasn't his choice, it's the choice of his stupid parents. -_-
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CNC to the next level
Mar 31, 2019, 14:21
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CNC to the next level Mar 31, 2019, 14:21
Mar 31, 2019, 14:21
 
The grooveless metal looks totally sci-fi
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 31, 2019, 15:33
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 31, 2019, 15:33
Mar 31, 2019, 15:33
 
No, they did not cure deafness, they repaired hearing loss from an accident with a surgery that's been around for decades. The only difference is they used a 3D printer and the patient's cells to create the ossicles so there'd be less change of rejection. That article is pure clickbait.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 31, 2019, 16:47
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 31, 2019, 16:47
Mar 31, 2019, 16:47
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 31, 2019, 13:45:
The opening sentence from "The Day the Dinosaurs Died" is incorrect in every way.
If, on a certain evening about sixty-­six million years ago, you had stood somewhere in North America and looked up at the sky, you would have soon made out what appeared to be a star.
The star asteroid would have been basically invisible to the naked eye and not possessing any qualities of what we call a star.
“It wouldn’t be visible to the naked eye until it warmed up, and that wouldn’t happen until it hit the atmosphere, which would be about one second before it hit the Earth. You’re talking about something moving many tens of times faster than the fastest bullet. Unless it had been seen by someone with a telescope, and that’s by no means a certainty, it would take us completely by surprise.”
Ray Anderson in Bill Bryson's "A Short History of Nearly Everything"

The New York times has a shorter and less dramatically written article on it. An absolutely amazing find though. I have always loved paleontology, getting to peek into secrets of a lost world. Each fossil a little story that have traveled millions of years through time. I look forward to everything that comes out of this discovery.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 31, 2019, 17:10
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 31, 2019, 17:10
Mar 31, 2019, 17:10
 
Don't even joke about, the Barry! Woohoo
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 31, 2019, 18:04
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 31, 2019, 18:04
Mar 31, 2019, 18:04
 
Speaking of HBO...

I sure wish Dish and AT&T could reach an agreement over HBO and Cinemax. So damn annoying. Looking like I'm going to have to get HBO on a Roku or something, which is kind of okay. But then I won't be able to DVR stuff. Argh! Guess I should just be glad I am stuck with "1st world problems"...
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 31, 2019, 20:11
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 31, 2019, 20:11
Mar 31, 2019, 20:11
 
"The alligator gar is the Chuck Norris of swamp fish."

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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 31, 2019, 20:42
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 31, 2019, 20:42
Mar 31, 2019, 20:42
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 31, 2019, 18:04:
Speaking of HBO...

I sure wish Dish and AT&T could reach an agreement over HBO and Cinemax. So damn annoying. Looking like I'm going to have to get HBO on a Roku or something, which is kind of okay. But then I won't be able to DVR stuff. Argh! Guess I should just be glad I am stuck with "1st world problems"...

if you're willing to spend money, you can just get an HBO sub on amazon and watch whenever you want. DVR is so 2000s anyway =P. on demand streaming is the future.
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Re: The True Dollar Cost of the Anti-Vaccine Movement
Mar 31, 2019, 20:44
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Re: The True Dollar Cost of the Anti-Vaccine Movement Mar 31, 2019, 20:44
Mar 31, 2019, 20:44
 
Simon Says wrote on Mar 31, 2019, 14:07:
"Before they left, they refused to allow him to receive any other vaccinations, including the second dose of vaccine that would have cemented his immunity to the infection that almost killed him."

Jaw -> floor

I would say "let them claim their Darwin awards and be done with it", but it wasn't his choice, it's the choice of his stupid parents. -_-

how does that logic even work? we'll give him a vaccine only as long as the disease almost kills him first?
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 31, 2019, 21:19
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 31, 2019, 21:19
Mar 31, 2019, 21:19
 
1badmf wrote on Mar 31, 2019, 20:42:
if you're willing to spend money, you can just get an HBO sub on amazon and watch whenever you want. DVR is so 2000s anyway =P. on demand streaming is the future.
Hmm, that seems like a reasonable option. I am a Prime member already. Do you know, if I sub to HBO or other premium channels, do they just appear within Prime Video app? Looking around the site I would assume that's how it works, but it isn't stated clearly. Specifically, I'm wondering if I'll be able to get the HBO via my smart TV's Prime app...
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 31, 2019, 21:26
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 31, 2019, 21:26
Mar 31, 2019, 21:26
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 31, 2019, 21:19:
1badmf wrote on Mar 31, 2019, 20:42:
if you're willing to spend money, you can just get an HBO sub on amazon and watch whenever you want. DVR is so 2000s anyway =P. on demand streaming is the future.
Hmm, that seems like a reasonable option. I am a Prime member already. Do you know, if I sub to HBO or other premium channels, do they just appear within Prime Video app? Looking around the site I would assume that's how it works, but it isn't stated clearly. Specifically, I'm wondering if I'll be able to get the HBO via my smart TV's Prime app...
What about HBO GO?
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 31, 2019, 22:16
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 31, 2019, 22:16
Mar 31, 2019, 22:16
 
Well, I was assuming HBO GO would be my option through the Roku. But if I could get HBO and Cinemax through the Prime Video app (which I have on my TV) then I wouldn't even need to bother with getting the Roku.

Edit: Checking the site, both HBO NOW and HBO GO are available thru the Roku.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 1, 2019, 02:29
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 1, 2019, 02:29
Apr 1, 2019, 02:29
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 31, 2019, 21:19:
1badmf wrote on Mar 31, 2019, 20:42:
if you're willing to spend money, you can just get an HBO sub on amazon and watch whenever you want. DVR is so 2000s anyway =P. on demand streaming is the future.
Hmm, that seems like a reasonable option. I am a Prime member already. Do you know, if I sub to HBO or other premium channels, do they just appear within Prime Video app? Looking around the site I would assume that's how it works, but it isn't stated clearly. Specifically, I'm wondering if I'll be able to get the HBO via my smart TV's Prime app...

there'll be a separate row for any paid channels you have. in addition there's a 'channels' tab at the top that shows all channels you've paid for. hbo go is the same thing for the same price, although you might get HBO original shows a tad earlier, but Barry just came out tonight and it's already available on my amazon hbo sub.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 1, 2019, 09:28
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 1, 2019, 09:28
Apr 1, 2019, 09:28
 
I love HBO through Amazon Prime. I tried HBO Now, but on my crappy rural DSL it was unwatchable. I believe HBO Now lets you watch their live shows (the only one I know of is Bill Mahr) live. On Amazon Prime, you'd wait til the next day.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 1, 2019, 10:51
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 1, 2019, 10:51
Apr 1, 2019, 10:51
 
Waiting to the next day is fine, can't remember the last time I wanted to watch something and couldn't wait until the next day to see it. As for the DVR being so 2000, I don't mind slipping back into 2000, I just have to be careful not to slip back into the 1980s...
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