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Thanks for all the kind wishes for my birthday, I had a nice, quiet time. Funny thing about these voyages around the sun. Like most trips, they seem to grow quicker as you become familiar with the route. Weeeee!

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Nov 23, 2021, 10:40
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The sexes responded identically to a loaded diaper.👃😷
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Re: 12 Best Robot Uprising Movies.
Nov 23, 2021, 08:20
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Re: 12 Best Robot Uprising Movies. Nov 23, 2021, 08:20
Nov 23, 2021, 08:20
 
Ex Machina should be higher on the list, definitely ahead of Wall-E.
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Nov 22, 2021, 18:43
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Cutter wrote on Nov 22, 2021, 17:50:
Happy belated, Blue. Speaking of which, on my second night in Rome at dinner someone had a birthday. They turned out most of the lights while they brought out the cake and then the whole restaurant broke out in wild applause - several dozen people - and they all belted out some short happy birthday song. I've never seen anything like it in a restaurant. Makes me wonder if it's common over here.
That was me! Where were you sitting?

Just kidding. Thanks. Hope your trip continues to go well.
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Nov 22, 2021, 18:08
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Nov 22, 2021, 18:08
 
Drinking more coffee could brighten mood as daylight hours decrease: study.

A study performed by the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC), whose members include illycaffe, Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Lavazza, Nestle, Paulig, and Tchibo.

Therefore the headline should read "Drinking more caffeine could lessen the feeling of withdrawals because daylight hours screwed up your intake routine"
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Nov 22, 2021, 17:54
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Nov 22, 2021, 17:54
 
Bent wrote on Nov 22, 2021, 13:43:
12 Best Robot Uprising Movies

The list is mostly good but they forgot Galactica. They're including series in the list.

That first Screamers (based on another Phillip K Dick story) wasn't bad. I don't know if it would quite make the list though. Didn't bother with the sequels.

That I am Mother on Netflix has an interesting spin.

Someone good really needs to make a movie/series of the Murderbot books by Martha Wells. Not necessarily an uprising, though. More just going rogue. But if they can include Robocop, then Murderbot would definitely fit.. Most of the time it's more antisocial and cynical than murderous, though. If it can, it just tries to avoid its security job and dealing with people by hiding out in closets and watching downloaded video TV series.

Not sure what ever happened with that adaptation of Fred Saberhagen's Bezerker books.

Raised by Wolves is sort of interesting. I have no idea where it's headed for season 2. It started getting incoherent at the end of season 1.
All good additions. Kind of crazy to include Westworld but omit BSG.
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Re: OotB: Quick Trip
Nov 22, 2021, 17:50
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Nov 22, 2021, 17:50
 
Happy belated, Blue. Speaking of which, on my second night in Rome at dinner someone had a birthday. They turned out most of the lights while they brought out the cake and then the whole restaurant broke out in wild applause - several dozen people - and they all belted out some short happy birthday song. I've never seen anything like it in a restaurant. Makes me wonder if it's common over here.
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Nov 22, 2021, 16:45
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Nov 22, 2021, 16:45
 
Acleacius wrote on Nov 22, 2021, 16:25:
Divide & conquer
Frank Figliuzzi - FBI Assistant Director Retired - 90% of the 32k pro rittenhouse tweets had geolocation disabled,
and tracked back to russia, china, and EU. Middlefinger
Not shocked.

Wait until they do a deep scrub of the tweets concerning the lynching of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia.
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Re: OotB: Quick Trip
Nov 22, 2021, 16:39
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Nov 22, 2021, 16:39
 
Acleacius wrote on Nov 22, 2021, 16:25:
Divide & conquer
Frank Figliuzzi - FBI Assistant Director Retired - 90% of the 32k pro rittenhouse tweets had geolocation disabled,
and tracked back to russia, china, and EU. Middlefinger

#Fearmongering
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Nov 22, 2021, 16:25
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Nov 22, 2021, 16:25
 
Divide & conquer
Frank Figliuzzi - FBI Assistant Director Retired - 90% of the 32k pro rittenhouse tweets had geolocation disabled,
and tracked back to russia, china, and EU. Middlefinger
The worst criminal in human history, undeniably.
Ain't no tweetin, in jail jammies!
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Nov 22, 2021, 16:22
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Nov 22, 2021, 16:22
 
Cyberpunk ½ off GoG. $29.99
CheapShark to the rescue or is it detriment.
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Nov 22, 2021, 16:17
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ChaosEngine wrote on Nov 22, 2021, 15:12:
The mullet is back and its for everybody.

No. just... no.

*Machiavellian laughter*

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Moderna: "We'll take the corporate welfare and cooperate on the vaccine."

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Nov 22, 2021, 15:41
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Nov 22, 2021, 15:41
 
ChaosEngine wrote on Nov 22, 2021, 15:12:
The mullet is back and its for everybody.

No. just... no.

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Nov 22, 2021, 15:12
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Nov 22, 2021, 15:12
 
The mullet is back and its for everybody.

No. just... no.
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Nov 22, 2021, 14:55
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Nov 22, 2021, 14:55
 
Thanks @Bent. I did not know screamers was a PKD. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_adaptations_of_works_by_Philip_K._Dick
And I added I Am Mother to the watchlist backlog.
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Nov 22, 2021, 14:36
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Nov 22, 2021, 14:36
 
Wife and I got the Moderna booster yesterday around 3pm. All was fine when we went to bed around midnight, so we thought we weren't going to get side effects. But during the night we both ran a low grade fever, had body aches, and headaches. I pretty much got over it around 11am, but the wife is still in bed.

Well at least we know we got the real deal, and not a syringe full off saline.
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Nov 22, 2021, 13:43
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Nov 22, 2021, 13:43
 
12 Best Robot Uprising Movies

The list is mostly good but they forgot Galactica. They're including series in the list.

That first Screamers (based on another Phillip K Dick story) wasn't bad. I don't know if it would quite make the list though. Didn't bother with the sequels.

That I am Mother on Netflix has an interesting spin.

Someone good really needs to make a movie/series of the Murderbot books by Martha Wells. Not necessarily an uprising, though. More just going rogue. But if they can include Robocop, then Murderbot would definitely fit.. Most of the time it's more antisocial and cynical than murderous, though. If it can, it just tries to avoid its security job and dealing with people by hiding out in closets and watching downloaded video TV series.

Not sure what ever happened with that adaptation of Fred Saberhagen's Bezerker books.

Raised by Wolves is sort of interesting. I have no idea where it's headed for season 2. It started getting incoherent at the end of season 1.

This comment was edited on Nov 22, 2021, 16:13.
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Nov 22, 2021, 13:05
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Nov 22, 2021, 13:05
 
Just remember this voyage around the sun took place in a complete different location from every other one you have experienced. How the Earth moves (jump to 16:30 in the video).

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Nov 22, 2021, 13:02
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Nov 22, 2021, 13:02
 
Rub! Once you get used to the routes you've taken, your trip will be quicker, as it won't take you long to see the sights around you.
A little late, but I still wish you a happy birthday and have a good time with your loved ones.
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12 Best Robot Uprising Movies.
Nov 22, 2021, 12:45
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Nov 22, 2021, 12:45
 
They skipped Hardware? This list is bullshit.
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