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    RIP Darth Vader (Dave Prowse)

    RIP Darth Vader

    Dave Prowse... Darth Vader, the green cross code man, bodybuilder and weightlifter

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/entertainment-arts-55119995
  • No, it wasn't even an idea until 1959 (see...

    No, it wasn't even an idea until 1959 (see https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Baran), packet switching (or block switching as it was then) wasnt unti 1964, and ARPANET project was initiated until...
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    Not at all true, especially if you are on the...

    Not at all true, especially if you are on the hunt for beaver

    https://www.northwaleswildlifetrust.org.uk/welshbeaverproject
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    They *almost* don't exist any more, since big...

    They *almost* don't exist any more, since big supermarkets put almost all of them out of business, very rare business now. There's one not far from me and pleased to say it remained open during...
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    Ha ha.. great loophole. Just seen in England you...

    Ha ha.. great loophole. Just seen in England you will not be allowed to buy alcohol in pubs when they open on Wednesday unless served during a "substantial meal" but a substantial meal is really...
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    I was in Edinburgh 2003/2004 new year, but there...

    I was in Edinburgh 2003/2004 new year, but there was no Hogmanay party or fireworks that year either, horizontal rain and the wind was so bad those metal crowd control barriers were getting blown over
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    Alcohol sale banned in pubs in Wales!!

    Alcohol sales (pubs, bars, restaurants etc) in Wales banned from Friday.

    Wha??????

    That's going to be the final bail in the coffin for a lot of pubs, they've not exactly had a great year so far...
  • The bighorn sheep survey was just a cover, it was...

    The bighorn sheep survey was just a cover, it was a black bag operation. The monolith is now back in its holding-forcefield in Area 51 and won't be allowed to escape again
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    As someone who suffered from heel spurs when he...

    As someone who suffered from heel spurs when he graduated from college (and was unable to serve in Vietnam) surely PoTUS should sympathize with foot problems? ;)
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    I'm keeping out of the Covid mask argument. ...

    I'm keeping out of the Covid mask argument.

    Just saying - Huge respect to your neighbor!!!
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    Happy Birthday

    Happy Birthday
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    You have to be able to interpret a pattern, the...

    You have to be able to interpret a pattern, the numbers in relation to each other and other factors too, not just that one number is fractionally out of bounds.

    For a diagnosis, you really need a...
  • There are some cases when regular testing (when...

    There are some cases when regular testing (when symptomless) is useful, such as intensive care teams, nurses in a chemo unit and some other care situations, or... large groups of people working in...
  • Not so... he returned here for a while...

    Not so... he returned here for a while threatening to post multi hour long live-streams of his workouts (in case we wanted to watch a stranger biceps curling?)

    He was patient and gracious enough...
  • All the pieces just fell into place,...

    All the pieces just fell into place, ElrondHubbard is a desert dweller, he's been off the radar on the over 35 misc for some while. I'd say conspicuous by his absence, up to something, like sneaking...
  • On Spread

    On Spread
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    Some people really like that and actively pick...

    Some people really like that and actively pick acetone ones (example Bulleit Bourbon). That's much more common with stuff from the Americas where using new oak barrels is fairly common (unlike scotch...
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    Have you tried any of the Ardbeg whiskys like 10...

    Have you tried any of the Ardbeg whiskys like 10 or An Oa? If you like the Laphroaig and haven't tried yet Ardbeg like 10 or An Oa then you might be just about to find a new favourite
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    Really??? What I heard was that Bill Gates was...

    Really??? What I heard was that Bill Gates was using the vaccination to implant his nano chips in people. I wish these conspiracy theorists would be consistent. If they don't start getting more...
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    Actually... I think Jim Beam white label is...

    Actually... I think Jim Beam white label is underated. In my opinion it's not only just a mixer it's perfectly drinkable on it's own so is great bang for buck as a basic bourbon. It punches above its...
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