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  1. Bugsy

    Random PicThread

    My first experience with computers was as a student writing FORTRAN code on punch cards. I hated everything about that and swore off software development forever. There are people who like writing code and are good at writing code. I am happy to let them do their jobs.
  2. And all along I thought James Earl Jones played Darth Vader....
  3. I work for a large, multinational engineering and construction company. I work with a lot of Americans and regularly work in the US. From now on, every time I am with a bunch of Americans I will have to acknowledge that probably half of the ones I am dealing with a Trumpeters.
  4. Bugsy

    Replacement upholstery anarchy

    When I replaced the cushions in my boat, the best advice I got was to locate a local mom-and-pop-type furniture upholstery shop. Give them the old cushions and have new ones made identical. Worked out brilliantly and MUCH lower cost than a marine-type service place. I suggest replacing the foam. It's a small part of the overall cost and will yield great benefits to do this while getting new covers.
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    Show your boat not sailing

    I was walking along the street in search of coffee and up ahead (in front of a fast-food place) some crackhead was on the street accosting passers-by and yelling "BUY ME SOMETHING TO EAT. I AM STARVING". I took that as an indication I was heading towards the wrong part of town and turned around..... But, yeah, Baltimore is the 'city of neighborhoods'. For an outsider, its not clear which are the good ones and which are not.
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    Show your boat not sailing

    I recently spent a month on a work assignment in Baltimore. There is a thread about it in GA. The waterfront area of Baltimore (shown above) is clean, safe, tourist-friendly and a nice place to hang out (although most things are shut down due to COVID). There certainly are areas in Baltimore where I felt uncomfortable. I think that is true of most major cities. I played tourist in the surrounding area by visiting small towns, historic sites and places that tourists generally go. I found the whole area very pleasant and the people generally kind and friendly. I expect my employer will send me back there in January. I am not dreading returning by any means. So, let's see more pictures of boats not sailing. My boat is covered in snow right now so not much to see.....
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    Today’s Trump Deaths

    The US may be taking a holiday today but COVID-19 isn't. New cases reported today: 180,830 Deaths reported today: 2,313 Stay safe on Thanksgiving! Look after those near to you by not being near them.....
  8. ^^ Wow. That is good. Thanks for sharing. I like this: If the majority of GOP politicians couldn’t be bothered to do the easy work of debunking crackpot conspiracy theories, how likely are they to do the hard work of hardening our democracy?
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    Let the Bitch Burning begin.....

    I think it symptomatic that we are even having this conversation. An independent judiciary should investigate. If there is a basis, charges will be laid. There will be a trial. What does politics have to do with any of this? (I know, rhetorical question, politics has everything to do with everything. But that is part of the problem when *everything* is politicized.)
  10. Here ya go: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1927_Liberian_general_election#:~:text=The elections were referred to,than 15%2C000 registered voters%2C King General elections were held in Liberia in 1927. In the presidential election, the result was a victory for Charles D. B. King of the True Whig Party, who was re-elected for a third term after defeating Thomas J. Faulkner of the People's Party. The elections were referred to as "the most rigged ever" by Francis Johnson-Morris, a modern head of the country's National Elections Commission,[2] and also made it into the Guinness Book of Records as the most fraudulent election ever reported in history,[3][4] as despite there being fewer than 15,000 registered voters, King received around 243,000 votes, compared to 9,000 for Faulkner.
  11. A survey was done a while ago (sorry, no cite) that asked people who own pickup trucks what they carry in the back. The vast majority of responses: nothing. Pickup trucks are a status symbol or something, I guess. I work at construction sites where they are common and mostly used. But in the suburbs? C'mon.
  12. In another thread the GOP was referred to as "collaborators". I think that is an appropriate term. Trump and the collaborators almost brought fascism to the United States.
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    Don't MoveTo Florida

    ^^ I think it is spelled "Minnesota".
  14. Bugsy

    A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words

    ^^^ That is brilliant. There is a LOT going on in that picture. The more I look, the more I see....
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    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    It does! And about 85% complete! Another dream ruined.....