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Post by Amigoo » Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:58 pm

:study: Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech ... smoke.html

"Smoking marijuana exposes the body to some of the same toxic chemicals released from tobacco,
but at lower levels, according to a new study." :o

:idea: How could this not be true ... inhaling burned plant smoke :?: :!:

Why not go green! with dark chocolate! (but savor "at lower levels"). ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:32 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech ... ancer.html

"People with ten or more oral sex partners have four times the risk of contracting HPV-related mouth and throat cancer"

:) Intriguing statistics since "the risk" alone may be significant, not to mention four times greater!
Evolution seems to be a good clue why humans cannot lick themselves in certain places. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:04 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/us/new-hampshir ... police-say

"New Hampshire woman sent daughter, 3, to day care alone in a Lyft ...
faces charges of endangering the welfare of a child and resisting arrest"

:roll: What's missing from this conversation (including comments) is that many (most?) Lyft and Uber drivers
are non-career drivers with real concerns about the safety of their passengers. Besides, these services
are more convenient than taxis to request a familiar and trusted driver when important. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:15 pm

:bana: It's not easy to advertise a chair ...

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/a ... roval.html

"If you've gotta sit, this is it!" (aka "Does a bear sit in the woods?!") :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:14 pm

Re: https://www.yahoo.com/news/canadian-cou ... 44989.html

"Canadian couple fined for breaking curfew after woman found 'walking' her husband on a dog leash" :o

:scratch: Who can tell? (and because this is not appropriate for the media)
the couple may have self-revealed by not having a pooper scooper. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:44 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ideos.html

"Woman gets 35 years in prison for using pictures of her daughter to coerce 16-year-old boy into sending explicit videos" :(

:idea: Evidence that social media info needs to be confirmed, usually from several sources. And this incident
should have been suspect simply because females are not usually interested in a male's self-pleasuring. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:04 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/real-estate/mas ... ts-selling

"Picture yourself serving fun hatchet cookies, tiny johnny cakes and a scrumptious breakfast
to overnight guests who have just enjoyed an experience of a lifetime!"

:idea: Even ghost-disbelieving couples can enjoy an "experience of a lifetime" (it's a B&B). :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:54 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... REVER.html

"A computer programmer is locked out of a digital wallet containing an estimated $220 million worth of Bitcoin
with only two chances left to figure out his password before its contents are encrypted and placed out of reach forever."

:idea: From a different perspective ...

Is this "medium of exchange" (digital currency) such a stable medium for business
if losing a password* is so easy, with few attempts permitted for password retrieval :?:
At least, this mistake broadcasts that password protection is CRITICAL :!:

*This hints that cryptocurrencies have inherent mechanisms to increase their value
(relative to rarity since loss of ownership deactivates those bitcoin identifiers ...
or maybe "the house never loses"). :lol:

How does this relate to paper currency loss? Bank failure? Massive fire? Tsunami?
:scratch: Who knew :?: :!: Like paper, digital currency has its own vulnerabilities.
But paper rarely drops 27% value in one day (re: Bitcoin's recent plunge). ;)

Maybe Stefan retains his net worth despite being locked out**
and could use it as collateral for another investment? :?
** only Stefan truly knows if he's locked out. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:37 pm

Re: https://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/cuo ... ax-revenue

"governor lays out plan for marijuana legalization, says it could lead to 60K jobs and $3.5B in economic activity" :o

:scratch: First thought: "lipstick on a pig" (this is a "recreational drug" - not nourishing food),
butt sales will provide a lot of pork for the government and investors, high and low. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:40 pm

Re: https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/01/13/ ... matriarch/

"Male Orangutan Steps Up To Care For 2-Year-Old Daughter After Death Of Matriarch"

"The three of them are sticking together and moving forward." 8)

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:00 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/12/cnn-unde ... index.html

"30 products that make you feel like you’re on vacation … even when you’re not" :(

An example: "Commander’s Palace 3-Course Shrimp & Grits Dinner for 2 ($169; goldbelly.com)"

:bana: Sardines 'n Grits (with serious spices) might substitute for an economy vacation ... at home. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:13 am

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/husb ... ial-killer

"Husband runs cold water over pizza to cool it down in bizarre video"
(see also) "5 signs you're at a bad slice shop" :o

:idea: No. 6: Some customers pronounce pizza slice as "piece of ..." :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:29 am

Re: https://www.wsj.com/articles/bugs-are-s ... 1610543638

"grubs—actually beetle larvae—could soon be ground down and used as a protein-rich flour
to make pasta and bread, or consumed whole in stir-frys and other recipes." 8)

:idea: Already, "Beetle B&B" comes to mind ... even in a Volkswagen :!:

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:02 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/a ... -snap.html

"Damian Hurley snuggles up to a female pal in bed in a cosy pre-lockdown snap...
after stunning fans by ditching his flowing locks for a bald cap"

:idea: Few know that older men prefer a premature bald cap (very short hair)
as they awaken to their inevitable transitioning to a bald pate ...
which inspires not-so-bald plates full of delectable delights. :roll

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:31 pm

Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/hea ... 636395002/

"Anyone can fall for 'fake news', 'conspiracy theories' "

"We have a personal, moral, ethical and civic responsibility to do basic amounts of research
to know whether or not something that we're passing along is true."

:idea: However, with today's internet, expertise to do this has to be acquired
for we news consumers have long assumed that experts are "experts" ...
and only recently learned that experts can have their own agendas. ;)

:duh Not to worry! By now, everybody "knows"
that no one passes the truth ... all the time. :roll:

Mom: "Please eat your spinach!"
Son: "Why should I eat that slimy green stuff?"
Mom: "Because starving kids would beg for it!"

:!: See also: https://www.ceenta.com/news-blog/why-do ... rent-foods

"The more sensitive a child is to bitter flavors, the less likely they are to consume something that could poison them...
While teenagers still prefer sweet foods more than adults ... they are less inclined to eat them than children ...
also able to distinguish between more flavors than a child, and more inclined to try different foods." ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:44 pm

Re: https://www.yahoo.com/news/heal-racial- ... 33509.html

"Clyburn ... plans to introduce a measure as early as this week that would make 'Lift Every Voice and Sing,'
known as the Black national anthem ... and give it a special place alongside the (U.S.) national anthem"

"Some experts and historians said the legislative push is more about symbolism
and would do little to address systemic problems plaguing communities of color."

:idea: The song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Dtk9h1gZOI

Not a "marching song" similar to typical national symbolism,
but a song that is finding its place in public gatherings. 8)

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:00 am

:bana: With the U.S. Mega Millions jackpot rising to $750 million this week,
many are pondering the odds of winning ... :scratch:

(2017 comment): https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/08/see-jus ... l-are.html

"In fact, your chance of getting struck by lightning, bitten by a shark, smacked by a meteor
and hitting a hole-in-one on the same day is statistically far more likely than winning the jackpot"

:idea: On the other hand ...
your chance of winning this 2021 jackpot if you don't buy a ticket
is worse than a snowball's chance of not melting in that hot place,
but not a zero chance since someone may give you a winning ticket
(a gifting with odds slightly better than the snowball's chance). :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:33 pm

Re: https://www.infowars.com/posts/new-norm ... own-homes/

"Prior to the crisis, the population could move around freely without restriction," he writes. "Now, you cannot enter most major public places like a station, an airport, a mall or any government building, without scanning a tracking app on your phone that clears you for entry with a green smiley face. Most residential compounds also require scanning to enter; after you leave your home, you need to pass a scan to come back in."

:idea: Apparently, one must own a smart phone to live in these areas (and always carry it with you).
Foreign visitors may need similar identification and may experience less freedom of movement. ;)

See also: https://global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/2020 ... 17d54.html

"Chinese people reading more, but not printed books or newspapers" :o

"The survey reflects Chinese people's changing reading habits as mobile phones enable access to reading materials on highly efficient digital platforms. More than a half of the Chinese citizens who were interviewed were inclined to digital reading, particularly on mobile phones."

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:29 pm

Re: https://sputniknews.com/uk/202101151081 ... -database/

" 'Catastrophic' Tech Blunder Reportedly Scrubs 150,000 Arrest Records in UK Police Database"

:scratch: A curious blunder since IT departments knew decades ago to always backup data
and store it "offsite". What was lost might be especially interesting! :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:45 pm

Re: https://www.mediaite.com/news/mypillow- ... necessary/

"MYPILLOW CEO Visits Oval Office Carrying Notes Apparently Proposing Drastic Action"

:hithere The subtlety of this news is that cameras today are very good!
Even the small print of what you're carrying can be read! ...
and the cameras don't have to be so close to you! ;)

... and skip the expletives! Sound monitoring is also good!
... not to mention facial recognition databases! :o

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Mom: "An old concept, once considered a human right."

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:07 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/15/business ... index.html

"When Costco opened its first store in China in 2019, it wasn't just the hot rotisserie chickens and discounted Birkin bags
that lured frenzied crowds. A fiery, throat-tingling liquor called Kweichow Moutai also flew off shelves." :o

"described by some Westerners as 'drinking liquid razor blades' "

:scratch: Perhaps, a population-control strategy ...
when promoted in association with smoking. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:05 am

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/arti ... gency.html

"Indiana mom is praised after encouraging her teenage sons to carry (other protection)" :shock:

:scratch: Intriguing problem (and solution), considering the contrast with a similar male embarrassment ("Your zipper is open!").
While this female problem is relatively short term, the male problem can last a lifetime (maybe why kilts were invented). :roll:

:idea: Technically, kilts long preceded zippers ... and kilts were not covers for bags 'n pipes.

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:57 am

Re: https://www.mypanhandle.com/news/nation ... ashington/

"The body is placed in the NOR cradle along with 200 gallons of wood chips. Facilitators add a mix of bacteria, protozoa and fungi to speed up the reduction process. Oxygen is repeatedly added to the cradle to keep it in the 145-155 degree range. Patrick also has solar panels hooked up to add extra heat when needed. The cradle is periodically tumbled to help disperse oxygen throughout the chamber."

"When the process is finished, families can take the compost home." 8)

:idea: Naturally, DIY kits are not yet available for the survivors. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:17 am

Re: https://www.boston.com/culture/entertai ... -she-wants

"Betty White marks 99th birthday, will stay up late as she wants" :roll

"White’s low-key plans include feeding a pair of ducks that regularly visit her Los Angeles-area home.
Her birthday meal will be a hot dog and French fries brought in — along with a bouquet of roses —
by her longtime friend and agent, Jeff Witjas." :love

:idea: Betty set the bar a bit high for others' 99th birthday celebration
(getting a pair of ducks to visit your home then). :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:50 pm

Re: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/virgi ... r-BB1cQ1jA

"Virgin Orbit launches rocket off a 747 aircraft"

"The aircraft flew out over the Pacific Ocean before the rocket was released, freeing LauncherOne
and allowing it to power up its rocket motor and propel itself to more than 17,000 miles per hour,
fast enough to begin orbiting the Earth." 8)

:idea: The good news is that more satellites can be placed in orbit.
The bad news is that many more satellites will be placed in orbit!
The good news is that space junk collection is a new profession! :roll

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