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'Jeopardy!' fans threaten boycott: Fire Mayim Bialik or we stop watching. MrsBlue has already implemented the BlueTower Bialik Boycott. The article notes this may be a vocal minority situation. But, with no malice to Mayim, for my own selfish reasons I hope this gains traction. I'd just like to be able to watch all the episodes of the show without having to worry about this stuff.

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Mechanics invent an axle that can achieve steering angles of up to 80 degrees
Aug 1, 2022, 03:48
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Mechanics invent an axle that can achieve steering angles of up to 80 degrees Aug 1, 2022, 03:48
Aug 1, 2022, 03:48
 
How is this a new invention? Has no one heard of steering angle kits for drift cars? They've been around for friggin decades.
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Re: OotB: Boycott?
Aug 1, 2022, 03:04
Jivaro
 
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Aug 1, 2022, 03:04
 Jivaro
 
I have no horse in this race, but there can only be one captain on a ship. So let's give it a look shall we?

They gave her a fair shot. Some would argue a more then fair shot. I can see why a female host would have been something to look at in terms of audience response. Many women watch the show. All of that said, Ken isn't just the statistical favorite of the audience, he has longer term connection with the audience. He was on the show as a contestant. He won, a lot, and then he went on to be a guest host and to participate in other game shows. He has developed his TV personality slowly, but that kind of subdued demeanor is the vibe of the show. This, to me, is everything he worked his ass off for. I don't often find myself viewing an educated white male with plenty of money as some sort of victim, and he isn't....but it kinda sucks that he has to split time with her given everything he has done to earn the spot. At least from my outside view looking in.
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Re: Mechanics invent an axle that can achieve steering angles of up to 80 degrees
Jul 31, 2022, 23:37
WarPig
 
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Re: Mechanics invent an axle that can achieve steering angles of up to 80 degrees Jul 31, 2022, 23:37
Jul 31, 2022, 23:37
 WarPig
 
Simon Says wrote on Jul 31, 2022, 14:27:
Quoting/Paraphrasing ( modified one bit in bold ) a comment on the video:

"Looks useful as long as:

-It's as durable as current axles.
-Is strictly restricted to very low speeds for obvious reasons."

I haven't read the article, but I know from experience that there's a limit to usable steering angle. When I was sixteen I bought a 1971 Triumph Spitfire, which I drove for six years or so. It was like driving a go-cart. So much fun - a complete rattle-trap - but I loved it. Anyway, I could crank the steering far enough that instead of turning, it would pretty much push the front tires sideways and car would still go straight. This only happened if I was sitting still and cranked the wheel all the way over, but it was amusing.
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Re: OotB: Boycott?
Jul 31, 2022, 22:01
Kxmode
 
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Re: OotB: Boycott? Jul 31, 2022, 22:01
Jul 31, 2022, 22:01
 Kxmode
 
How to translate French words WITHOUT KNOWING FRENCH (3 clever tricks) This is legit.

Trick 1: Swapping É for S
Trick 2: Letters with hats like Â, â (called circumflex), add an S after.
Trick 3: Swapping GU for W.

So putting it all together:

L'ÉCUREUIL ÉTUDIE GUILLAUME LE GUERRIER À L'ÉCOLE DANS LA FORÊT

Rough translation:

THE SCUREUIL STUDIE WILLAUME THE WERRIER IN THE SCHOLE AT THE FOREST

Cleaned up:

THE SQUIRREL STUDIES WILLIAM THE WARRIOR IN THE SCHOOL AT THE FOREST

One of the commenters posted a 4th Trick: replace "eu" with "o" in most words. (e.g., majeur -> major; interieur -> interior; terreur -> terror; and erreur -> error)

Isn't that awesome?! 😄
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Re: OotB: Boycott?
Jul 31, 2022, 19:29
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Jul 31, 2022, 19:29
 
Bill Russell also dead at 88. RIP.
If Russia stops fighting, the war ends. If Ukraine stops fighting, Ukraine ends. Slava Ukraini!
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Re: OotB: Boycott?
Jul 31, 2022, 19:22
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jdreyer wrote on Jul 31, 2022, 18:15:
Seems like Nichelle Nichols has passed away at 89. RIP.

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Re: OotB: Boycott?
Jul 31, 2022, 18:33
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Re: OotB: Boycott? Jul 31, 2022, 18:33
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jdreyer wrote on Jul 31, 2022, 18:15:
Seems like Nichelle Nichols has passed away at 89. RIP.


I always thought it was Michelle. She was a total fox and a cool chick to boot.
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Re: OotB: Boycott?
Jul 31, 2022, 18:15
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Jul 31, 2022, 18:15
 
Seems like Nichelle Nichols has passed away at 89. RIP.
If Russia stops fighting, the war ends. If Ukraine stops fighting, Ukraine ends. Slava Ukraini!
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Re: OotB: Boycott?
Jul 31, 2022, 17:17
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Re: OotB: Boycott? Jul 31, 2022, 17:17
Jul 31, 2022, 17:17
 
A teen's 'I Voted' sticker hits a nerve. Now everyone wants one.

It's almost as if no one has ever heard of the Streisand Effect.
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Re: OotB: Boycott?
Jul 31, 2022, 17:16
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Jul 31, 2022, 17:16
 
Liquid meth bust- $2.1 million in drugs seized at Texas border crossing.

Those are rookie numbers. They gotta pump those up.
If Russia stops fighting, the war ends. If Ukraine stops fighting, Ukraine ends. Slava Ukraini!
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Re: OotB: Boycott?
Jul 31, 2022, 17:14
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Jul 31, 2022, 17:14
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 31, 2022, 15:08:

Allergic to cold and have to carry around an EpiPen, there's an infinite number of things we don't know about ourselves.
https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/diseases/6131/cold-urticaria
There are states she can move to in order to avoid being exposed to the cold. TX, of course, is not one if them. Just sayin'
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Re: OotB: Boycott?
Jul 31, 2022, 17:04
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Re: OotB: Boycott? Jul 31, 2022, 17:04
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Bummer. Nichelle Nichols died.

Loved the story of how she was planning to leave Star Trek, met MLK Jr, told him she was planning to leave, and he told her she needed to stay.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: OotB: Boycott?
Jul 31, 2022, 15:08
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Brooks Walker figured out 80 degree parking in the 50's https://www.oldcarsweekly.com/features/car-of-the-week-self-parking-1953-packard-cavalier
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Allergic to cold and have to carry around an EpiPen, there's an infinite number of things we don't know about ourselves.
https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/diseases/6131/cold-urticaria
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Re: OotB: Boycott?
Jul 31, 2022, 14:32
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That cold urticaria article is a great example of why you leave medicine to the professionals and don't bother with Dr. Google. Allergic to the cold. Good fucking grief.
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Mechanics invent an axle that can achieve steering angles of up to 80 degrees
Jul 31, 2022, 14:27
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Mechanics invent an axle that can achieve steering angles of up to 80 degrees Jul 31, 2022, 14:27
Jul 31, 2022, 14:27
 
Quoting/Paraphrasing ( modified one bit in bold ) a comment on the video:

"Looks useful as long as:

-It's as durable as current axles.
-Is strictly restricted to very low speeds for obvious reasons."

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Re: OotB: Boycott?
Jul 31, 2022, 14:22
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Jul 31, 2022, 14:22
 
I don't care much either way, but I have no idea why they keep her on. She is incredibly unpopular with the viewers, and splitting hosting duty is just weird to begin with.
"It's like you have a neon sign that just says 'raw dog me! I'm a bottom!'" -Queen Maeve
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