P_Wop

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  1. P_Wop

    Joke

    No Tesla Cybertruck for you, then...
  2. P_Wop

    Random PicThread

    Which one's which? Not that I'd really care, mind you...
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    ^ As used famously by Doctor Strangelove. "Hmmm, half-life of Thorium G... Hmmm..." But which one?
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    Summer reading ideas

    And, BTW, Happy Birthday Horatio Hornblower. In Mr. Midshipman Hornblower, when he was being interviewed by his first Captain on Justinian, his birthdate was given as July 4th, 1776. A little humour from C.S.Forester.
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    The Itty Bitty Titty Committee hereby awards 10 (tiny) points.
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    POS found DTS

    The big question is how much dirty laundry will get aired. I can believe that quite a few highly-compensated lawyers are on retainer now, and working quite hard in their Hamptons and Highgate mansions to protect their principals. This one will run and run. As long as the prosecutors aren't "bought off." Now, did I actually say that? Shame on me.
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    POS found DTS

    Exactamundo. Even Da-Woody wouldn't have gone near that one. And that's saying something!
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    POS found DTS

    Well, the world finally caught up with Ghislaine Maxwell today. Arrested by the FBI in New Hampshire, and charged in New York on six counts, including two of perjury. It ain't over yet, guys.
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    Summer reading ideas

    The link has them in Hornblower chrono sequence, starting with Mr Midshipman H. Quite satisfactory.
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    Summer reading ideas

    Do the Hornblower ones in sequence. The texts are all on a web link https://archive.org/details/HoratioHornblowerCompleteNovelsCSForesterPdf/mode/1up so you don't have to over-pack your bag. Joshua Slocum, of course. And a fascinating book I'm reading, "Thomas Harriot." An extraordinary but little-known scientist, navigator and polymath of the mid-1500s, pre-dating Galileo etc... And "The Last Grain Race" by Eric Newby is a vital read. Around the world in a 4-masted Finnish barque in the late 30s. Excellent photos too.
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    The big pod was a combination of fuel tank and nuclear weapon. The idea was that you would fly home (?) without it.
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    Convair also did the B-58 Hustler Mach-2 long range nuclear bomber.
  13. P_Wop

    Then and now

    Not too much "Clew up the fore upper to'gallant, mister mate..." on one of them. And anyway, where are the foot ropes? And the ratlines? And the futtocks? What's the world coming to, I just don't know. I'll have another rum and water, please, Brenda. And try to keep your thumb out of it.
  14. I'd suggest you take a long drunken walk off a short dock.
  15. P_Wop

    "2019-nCoV"

    If you look at at the bottom of the graphic you'll see: "Except COVID, causes of death shown account for ~7% of global deaths annually." I believe they left out many other causes of death, e.g. suicide, automotive, natural causes etc... either because the data wasn't good enough or for reasons of space. But as a comparison to malaria, for example, I think it's a valid graphic.