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  #2886653 15-Mar-2022 18:14
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I was going to put this in the headline topic but decided it belonged here. It’s from today's Herald.

“In 2008, De Eben Alexander, 68, told The Sun he had been skeptical that an afterlife could exist believing that when we die out consciousness dies with us.”

It’s not the topic. It’s the fact that the Herald is running a story today based on a report in The Sun in 2008…..





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  #2886676 15-Mar-2022 18:34
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Geektastic: I was going to put this in the headline topic but decided it belonged here. It’s from today's Herald.

“In 2008, De Eben Alexander, 68, told The Sun he had been skeptical that an afterlife could exist believing that when we die out consciousness dies with us.”

It’s not the topic. It’s the fact that the Herald is running a story today based on a report in The Sun in 2008…..

 

 

Typical Herald, they only got the story fourteen years late, or ten if you take the date of his book on the topic. Book sales must have slowed down, looks like there's a bunch of identical stories appearing in second-tier publications all over the place.

 

 

In any case he got it wrong, when you have a near-death experience you don't get waterfalls and clouds at the end of the tunnel, you get Rammstein on stage with Amy Lee doing vocals, or at least that's what happened to a friend of mine (that's a true story).

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  #2889039 20-Mar-2022 17:37
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I bought some fresh tortellini from a major manufacturer. "Tortellini" is printed in large letters on the front, and is misspelled.

 

Edit: It seems that the spelling "tortelloni" is used by some people to mean a larger tortellini. The word is not in the OED and the Wikipedia page is a whopping three paragraphs, so who knows how valid it is...


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  #2889275 20-Mar-2022 18:42
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Maybe the Oxford English Dictionary is the wrong place to look. The University of
Bologna is older than Oxford and might have an Italian dictionary 😀

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  #2889290 20-Mar-2022 19:46
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My daughter who seems to know quite a bit about Italian Cuisene, says tortelloni are larger than tortellini. She also said one usually has a vegetables filling and the other a meat filling.


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  #2889315 20-Mar-2022 21:02
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Bung: The University of Bologna is older than Oxford

 

 

Not so sure I'd trust them, they could just be feeding you a load of Bologna.

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  #2889321 20-Mar-2022 21:19
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"Bologna sausage, also spelled baloney, is a sausage derived from mortadella, a similar-looking, finely ground pork sausage containing cubes of pork fat, originally from the Italian city of Bologna." Wikipedia

When I was over there the family I was staying with often had mortadella on the breakfast table. It was usually offered to you accompanied by hee-hawing or neighing as the local joke was that it was donkey or horse meat. Baloney indeed.

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  #2889333 20-Mar-2022 21:50
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Bung: When I was over there the family I was staying with often had mortadella on the breakfast table. It was usually offered to you accompanied by hee-hawing or neighing as the local joke was that it was donkey or horse meat.

 

 

"So fresh you can still hear it braying".

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  #2889380 21-Mar-2022 09:03
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Lightning strikes reported on Blitzortung bear little resemblance to what's actually observed in real life. I believe it's something to do with cloud-to-ground v. cloud-to-cloud discharges - but it's pretty much whiskey tango.





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  #2890984 23-Mar-2022 19:36
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James Bond:

I don't want to offend the audiophiles here but is this normal? 

 

https://www.listeningpost.co.nz/products/cables-interconnects-leads/cables-interconnects-leads-rca-cable/phono-phono-jack-coax-rca-rca/wireworld-platinum-eclipse-8-analogue-interconnect-__I.64536__C.91916__N.27756

 

 

 

No, you're right, that's a scam. For that price you should be getting cryogenically-dipped silver audio cables, I wouldn't pay more than $2,500 for generic silver audio cables. Maybe $3,000 for silver HDMI cables.

 

 

Also, the connectors aren't gold-plated, what sort of audio woo-woo is that?

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  #2891003 23-Mar-2022 20:18
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James Bond:

 

I don't want to offend the audiophiles here but is this normal? 

 

https://www.listeningpost.co.nz/products/cables-interconnects-leads/cables-interconnects-leads-rca-cable/phono-phono-jack-coax-rca-rca/wireworld-platinum-eclipse-8-analogue-interconnect-__I.64536__C.91916__N.27756

 

I'm possibly just out of touch...

 

 

 

 

Should post in this thread. It will be in good company.





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  #2891164 24-Mar-2022 09:18
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A light-hearted whisk-tang-fox. 

 

Monitors are just like clothes these days...

 


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  #2891765 24-Mar-2022 22:52
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The top one is for members of the Judean People's Front, the bottom one for the People's Front of Judea:

 

 


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  #2891767 24-Mar-2022 23:03
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What about the Popular Front?


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