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Post by Amigoo » Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:10 pm

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

"Ohio bomb squad is called in to disable suspicious looking bag left outside a church ... full of abandoned KITTENS"

:idea: The more common suspicion in these matters is "Who's the father?",
but "Who are the donors?" would now be comprehensive suspicion. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:30 pm

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

"California mom, 37, who disappeared after setting out on a 'pandemic road trip' is found dead in the desert -
eight months after her car was discovered with its windows smashed out by the side of a highway"

"Erika set off on a seven-hour road trip to Joshua Tree National Park on June 14 of last year -
Her Honda Accord was found damaged and abandoned at the park's edge two days later"

:idea: In these financially troubling times, long distance driving alone might "advertise" one's vulnerability.
Personal protection (of different kinds) seems necessary planning! Even forwarding a cell phone
photo to someone of a suspicious person/event might help minimize the unfolding risk ...
or at least help identify a suspect later. :finger:

:!: :!: Entrepreneur Alert: An obvious camera in a car might be effective personal protection.
And would require ability to transmit the photo/video immediately if necessary. 8)
A removable wired (or WiFi) camera lens on driver's window comes to mind!

:scratch: How does this relate to the broken windows? First thought about why they were broken ...
and rapidly accumulating wealth in this area might be a related clue to Erika's misfortune:
Re: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... is-booming
" 'We're Getting Out of L.A. and Going to Joshua Tree' - Why the Desert Area Is Booming"

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:32 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/ ... 60-vpx.cnn

"Maria Aulenbacher is the oldest known person to receive the coronavirus vaccine in South Carolina.
... 111-year-old who shares her secret to a long life (wine, beer, and good food)." 8)
(Maria just received her second jab)

:scratch: OMG! Stories are still accumulating about (red) wine and longevity!
Nutritionists say dark berries offer similar (but different) benefits. ;)
(I'll drink to that! ... when the Merlot is next on sale) :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:46 pm

Re: https://sputniknews.com/us/202102191082 ... peratures/

"To survive the harsh winter temperatures sweeping Oklahoma this week, the American alligators of the state have had to turn to one of their natural instincts, one that distinguishes them from their crocodile relatives. A number of alligators were caught on camera in the southeastern part of the state sticking their snouts out of the frozen water in the deep freeze ... breathing with their noses raised above the waterline,
while the entire lake around them is frozen."

8) Interesting "natural instinct", but alligators in Oklahoma?! ...
and a news story from Russian International Sputnik News?! :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:50 am

Re: https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3936617/posts
"Assigning Blame for the Blackouts in Texas" (written by a Planning Engineer)

Good post-"failed state" review of Texas' "When Hell freezes over". 8)

:idea: Customer costs increase significantly when "worst case" energy capacity is guaranteed.
However, customer experience with long days of severe winter are also required to avoid,
for example, playin' outside when there's no heat inside for warming up. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:10 am

Re: https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/202 ... sh-vpx.cnn

"The digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin has tripled in value in the past three years." :o

:idea: This is not typical product value - it's Pyramid Investment seduction (IMO).
"Buy low! - Sell high!" ... if you can time the market. Some investors can do this,
apparently (or can influence the market for their personally timed ROI ?). :roll:

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

"Bitcoin drops below $50,000 knocking 17% off the cryptocurrency's Friday market value
of $1TRILLION after Musk suggested its price was overinflated"

:hithere More evidence that bitcoin is not yet a stable "currency"
(no one should be able to cause such huge price changes). :roll:

Re: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/22/yellen- ... tcoin.html

“I don’t think that bitcoin … is widely used as a transaction mechanism; inefficient way of conducting transactions,
and the amount of energy that’s consumed in processing those transactions is staggering.” :o

:hithere Apparently, true bitcoin "currency" will be hybrid digital payment systems. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:42 am

Re: https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/thi ... -internet/

"the best meme responding to claim that African Americans don’t know how to connect to the Internet."

:scratch: Obviously, a dated meme ...
African Americans now connect (or not) to the internet with their smartphones. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:04 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/nake ... index.html

"Japan's famed Naked Festival canceled for all but a select few"

"limited to only a select, socially distanced group of 100 or so men
who had caught the shingi in past years, and was closed to spectators."

"Rather than battle for the batons, the men gathered at the Saidaiji Kannonin Temple to pray for fertility,
an end to the pandemic and world peace, while observing safety measures including social distancing."

:idea: Interesting solution for a pandemic gathering, usually sardine-like. 8) :!:

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:54 pm

Re: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boei ... SKBN2AL0PD
"Boeing recommends airlines suspend use of some 777s after United incident"

"In February 2018, a 777 of the same age operated by United suffered an engine failure when a cowling fell off about 30 minutes before the plane landed safely. The NTSB determined that incident was the result of a full-length fan blade fracture."

"hollow fan blades that are unique to this model of engine, used solely on Boeing 777 airplanes"

:idea: Apparently, this engine's fan blades are the primary focus of the investigation,
especially since broken blades can further damage the engine.

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:58 pm

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

"High school starts handing out 'pronoun badges' to students
saying if they prefer to be known as 'he', 'she' or 'they' "

:bana: Intriguing experiment ...
(pronouns used when people talk about that person). ;)

One student said: "Call me whatever, but my name is Sarah
if you're talking directly to me." Bob said "I'm like Sarah,
but call me Bob ... otherwise 'she' is OK."

Then said the confused teacher: "Whatever!" :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:34 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/hell ... y-meal-kit

"HelloFresh has apologized to a customer in the U.K. who alleges to have found a bottle of urine included inside his delivery box — but they claim the culprit doesn’t work at the company. McManus later told Fox News that he initially dismissed the incident as an 'unfortunate accident' and went on with his day, as there are 'far bigger things going on this world.' "

:idea: Apparently, no offense taken for Number 1, but a Number 2 might require a serious apology.
And the bottle was probably in loo of a pit stop. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:43 am

:bana: Re: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geothermal_power

"Geothermal power is considered to be a sustainable, renewable source of energy
because the heat extraction is small compared with the Earth's heat content."

:idea: An energy source needing more attention (and investment). ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:07 am

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/22/tech/pel ... index.html

"Peloton is releasing a cheaper treadmill. It's still $2,495"

:idea: A treadmill for upper class income streams, but might be affordable
if it could generate significant "renewable" energy for home use ...
and stored in efficient/economical batteries. 8)

:!: :!: Health centers could offer this treadmill with membership,
where you bring in a battery for recharging by YOUR effort ...
or recharge center's batteries for cheaper membership. :lol:

:hithere Not so whimsical, considering the world's clamor
for renewable energy and this marketing psychology :!:

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:20 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... e-SUV.html

"Cherokee Nation asks Jeep to 'retire' name of (its) SUV because it 'does not honor us by having our name plastered on the side of a car"

"Jeep has been using the Cherokee name since the 1970s but stopped using it for several years before reviving it in 2013"

:scratch: Apparently, sophisticated Artificial Intelligence (AI) is now required for businesses, et al., to know when a product or its marketing is offensive to someone. A subset of this AI might be ported to personal computers and smartphones ... and include a feature to know how to choose the correct pronoun for someone (national database could provide reference for one's preferred pronouns). 8)

:idea: Ultimately, a personal translation device would permit automated, acceptable communication between people. Just speak into the device and it restates your words with any offense removed. Not to worry! AI will maintain the quality of your intended communication. :finger:

Super ultimately, the device will do less filtering when traditional conversation is acceptable ... but still be restated
if someone is within hearing distance (as detected with a different device). :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:38 pm

Re: https://thehill.com/policy/defense/air- ... oric-first

"U.S. Air Force personnel were medically screened prior to travel and will immediately enter a 'restriction of movement'
upon entering Norway as part of coronavirus public health measures"

:idea: This suggests all businesses now have to plan ahead, perhaps even positioning personnel ahead
to be prepared to operate equipment as soon as it arrives in that foreign country. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:28 pm

Re: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/2021/02 ... snowstorm/

"Police drop charge against Black teen who was walking on Plano street during snowstorm"

:idea: Interesting story! Incident probably avoidable if teen had been more cooperative
... and police more candid about investigating report of a man walking in the street.
A person of any race walking on a city street (instead of sidewalk) causes concern. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:12 pm

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

"Vegan 'milk' maker Oatly files to go public as company ... seeks valuation around $10 billion"

:scratch: What's intriguing about "not-" and "faux-milk" is that, without "milk",
these products would not be so popular! The same is true of "meat" ...
and "beef" and "chicken". In other words, these foods have to advertise
what they're not to be acceptable alternatives to the original food. :roll:

This hints that not-faux foods still have good market value! ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:26 pm

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

"New Jersey nursing home resident who tested positive for COVID-19 on her 105th birthday
has now beaten the virus, crediting her resilience to her ritual of consuming nine
gin-soaked raisins a day and 'no junk food'." :o

:idea: Apparently, consuming 9 raisins a day and drinking gin on the side
(or rum, or bourbon, or whatever) is not the same nutritional ritual. ;)
I once opted for three dried plums (aka "prunes") and cheap Merlot
on the side, but was discouraged by the predictable regularity
(higher blood sugar). :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:23 pm

Re: https://www.science20.com/the_conversat ... her-253255

"Is God 'Bound' By The Laws Of Physics, Or Can Physics Disprove Her?"

:scratch: One first thinks "OMG! God ... 'she'? ",
but is totally perplexed by "God ... 'they' "
(most logical substitute pronoun). :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:39 pm

Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/n ... 553545001/

"38% of Americans would give up sex for a year to be able to travel again immediately"

:scratch: Since sex satisfaction calms the soul, pollsters might posit that those so willing to give it up (for so long)
have had more than sufficient satisfaction during the long days and nights of isolation and lockdowns.
And might further opine that a few weeks of no satisfaction is sufficient to pine less about travel. :roll:
Probably a discussion topic already being prepared by Oprah or Ellen. :bana:

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:29 pm

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

"Footage emerges of (Tiger Woods) driving to LA country club seconds before rolling his car"

:hithere A subtle caution exposed with this video ...
You're likely to be found on many cameras in a modern city
as you go out 'n about, whether driving or walking,
and including personal cell phone cameras! :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:44 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/23/world/co ... index.html

"Hundreds of coffins fall into the sea following collapse of an Italian cemetery"

"Camogli cemetery, built more than 100 years ago, is situated along an area of rocky seaside cliffs."

:idea: Not permitted to be a post-mortem cruise since "port authority of Genoa
blocked the coastal area below the cemetery Monday night to keep the coffins
from floating out to sea." However, some tourists prefer side excursions. :roll:

And this is not a "note in a bottle" if found far beyond this coast :!:

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:46 pm

Re: http://bitelabs.org/

"It all starts with your favorite celebrities, and a quick biopsy to obtain tissue samples."

(example) "James Franco - He's sexy. He's artsy. Let's make him salami"
"The Franco salami must be smoky, sexy, and smooth. Franco's meat will pair with lean, strong venison. Sharp Tellicherry peppercorns and caramelized onions provide Franco's underlying flavors, complemented by a charming hint of lavender. The Franco salami’s taste will be arrogant, distinctive, and completely undeniable."

"The process begins with myosatellite cells, which are obtained via biopsy. These are a particular type of stem cell
found in adult muscle that function to repair and regrow damaged muscle."

:idea: "Adult muscle" is the preferred body part for the biopsy.
Hmmm ... What would you want your meat to taste like? :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:04 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... s-kid.html
"Marjorie puts up sign saying 'there are two genders, male and female' "

:scratch: This could work when society finally accepts that
"male" and "female" are not mutually exclusive terms;
that sexuality is a continuum still continuing. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:26 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/hasbr ... er-neutral

"Hasbro rebranding Mr. Potato Head as gender-neutral 'Potato Head' "

:idea: Makes sense! "Couch potato", often assumed "male", can be "female"
... but how would anyone know if it's all head and no body :?: :!:

:scratch: However, psychologists claim "sex is all in the head":
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog ... n-the-head

:idea: Makes sense! One's arousal is uplifted by memories of past dalliances. :roll:

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