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Postby Shyster » Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:13 am

I'm very fond of my Unicomp buckling-spring keyboards. They just came out with a "New Model M" design that's supposed to be an improvement on the models I have (104-key Classics). I have one at home and another in my work office. I've owned the one I'm typing on right now for 13 years, and it's still working fine. They are pretty loud to type on, but I view that as part of the charm.

https://www.pckeyboard.com/

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Postby dodint » Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:17 am

The one I was looking at was rated for fifty-million strokes per key; so my f, i, r, e, g, r, u, n, t, h, y, keys should be safe for a reasonable amount of time.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:54 am

:lol:

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Postby Gaucho » Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:47 am

It is illegal to name your pig Napoleon in France.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:52 am

It is illegal to name your pig Napoleon in France.
I need to go back and read Animal Farm again.

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Postby Gaucho » Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:58 pm

In 1873, [Edmund J.] Davis was defeated for reelection by Democrat Richard Coke (42,633 votes to 85,549 votes) in an election marked by irregularities. Davis contested the results and refused to leave his office on the ground floor of the Capitol. Democratic lawmakers and Governor-elect Coke reportedly had to climb ladders to the Capitol's second story, where the legislature convened. When President Grant refused to send troops to the defeated governor's rescue, Davis reluctantly left the capital in January 1874. He locked the door to the governor's office and took the key, forcing Coke's supporters to break in with an axe.[11] John Henninger Reagan helped to oust him after he tried to stay in office beyond the end of his term.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_J._Davis

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Postby dodint » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:02 pm

Don't mix concrete with your bare hands. It will hurt for quite some time.

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Postby mikey » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:12 pm

Haha oh boy...

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Postby dodint » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:26 pm

Yeah, these things are chapped af and the backsides look like the hands of an 80 year old. The thought of wearing gloves never once occured to me, just figured I had to wash it off before it hardened.

Octogenarian Stranger time, I guess.

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Postby Willie Kool » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:15 am

How long ago did you do it? Concrete is very abrasive and very caustic. A vinegar rinse will neutralize it, and hurt like hell. Don't know how long afterward that would be effective though.

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Postby Gaucho » Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:56 am

oy

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Postby RonnieFranchise » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:59 am

Pierre, the capital of South Dakota, is not pronounced Pee-air as in McGuire, it's pronounced PEER, as in peeping Tom.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:25 pm

Pierre, the capital of South Dakota, is not pronounced Pee-air as in McGuire, it's pronounced PEER, as in peeping Tom.
That's an excellent TIL. I'm a geography nut and I never knew that.

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Postby Tomas » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:45 am

Pierre, the capital of South Dakota, is not pronounced Pee-air as in McGuire, it's pronounced PEER, as in peeping Tom.
That's an excellent TIL. I'm a geography nut and I never knew that.
Well, Prague, OK is pronounced "Preig" by those crazies there. And, of course, if you move to Pittsburgh, and hear the names of Versailles or Du Bois on the weather news for the first time... :)

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Postby willeyeam » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:50 am

That's like how Aussie's call Melbourne "Melbin"

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Postby Shyster » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:57 pm

Pittsburgh's selective French has always annoyed me. If it's "Ver-sails," then everything named Duquesne should be pronounced "Doo-kwes-nee."

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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:15 am

I learned about it weeks ago but...

Apparently Venus flytraps are only found in southeastern NC and northeastern SC. A very small range for a pretty unique and famous plant

HOW THE **** ARE THE CAROLINAS NOT MORE PROUD OF IT?

seriously. Here in Wilmington the local uni’s mascot is the “seahawk”. Why the **** isn’t it the flytrap?

I want to run for mayor just so I can push this legislation

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Postby dodint » Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:25 pm

Anthropophagy is the act of eating human flesh, and cannibalism is the a ritual and social institution itself.

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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:28 pm

So was the Donner party not technically cannibalistic?

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Postby dodint » Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:30 pm

Exactly.

I learned it watching a mini-doc about the Andes rugby team incident.

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Postby dodint » Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:33 pm

Another weird but unsurprising fact about that incident was the Catholic church condemned them until the survivors said eating the bodies was an act of communion, then the church forgave them.

Jags.

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Postby Faftorial » Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:37 pm

Another weird but unsurprising fact about that incident was the Catholic church condemned them until the survivors said eating the bodies was an act of communion, then the church forgave them.

Jags.
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Postby robbiestoupe » Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:13 am

I read Alive recently. Yes, many were devout Catholics but I do not think the church condemned them at all. Many of them completely refused to eat the flesh because of their beliefs, and did not do so until their fellow survivors convinced them otherwise. The idea of the act as a form of communion was what convinced many of them

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Postby dodint » Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:06 pm

Area code 878 overlays the 412/724 area code geographic space. It was enabled in 2001 but no numbers were assigned until 2013. I just had one assigned to me as a virtual number. Ick.

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