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Postby jcz1 » Mon Jan 14, 2019

One hundred years ago tomorrow ...

This was news to me, but did anyone from Boston learn about The Great Molasses Flood of 1919? A tank (tower) containing 2.3 million gallons (weighing 26 million pounds) burst, and the phrase "slow as molasses" didn't seem right as the first wave flooded streets at 35 MPH.

It killed 21 people and injured 150 more. Nearly every building construction standard that we take for granted today came about because of this flood, according to one researcher quoted in the article below.

Molasses was needed for WWI efforts. It was turned into industrial alcohol, which was then used to make dynamite, smokeless powder, and other explosives.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/gr ... on-n958326

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Postby tdtwedt » Tue Jan 15, 2019

China plans another moon mission this year, eyes Mars in 2020

China’s space agency, buoyed by its success in landing a rover on the dark side of the moon this month, is planning to launch another mission to the moon by the end of this year and a mission to Mars as early as next year.

The plans, announced Monday, underscore China’s ambitions in space at a time when the United States is curtailing NASA’s budget and increasingly handing over space exploration to commercial adventurers.


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Postby tdtwedt » Wed Jan 16, 2019

Chinese seed sprouts on moon

A small green shoot is growing on the moon in an out-of-this-world first after a cotton seed germinated on board a Chinese lunar lander, scientists said Tuesday.

The sprout has emerged from a lattice-like structure inside a canister since the Chang'e-4 lander set down earlier this month, according to a series of photos released by the Advanced Technology Research Institute at Chongqing University.

"This is the first time humans have done biological growth experiments on the lunar surface," said Xie Gengxin, who led the design of the experiment.


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Postby bigjohn » Wed Jan 16, 2019

Get your real estate on the moon while it’s cheap. $35/acre today, it will cost you thousands once the Chinese figure out how to grow rice there

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Postby silverhead » Wed Jan 16, 2019

bigjohn wrote:Get your real estate on the moon while it’s cheap. $35/acre today, it will cost you thousands once the Chinese figure out how to grow rice there

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Postby Mercuryman » Wed Jan 16, 2019

jcz1 wrote:One hundred years ago tomorrow ...

This was news to me, but did anyone from Boston learn about The Great Molasses Flood of 1919? A tank (tower) containing 2.3 million gallons (weighing 26 million pounds) burst, and the phrase "slow as molasses" didn't seem right as the first wave flooded streets at 35 MPH.

It killed 21 people and injured 150 more. Nearly every building construction standard that we take for granted today came about because of this flood, according to one researcher quoted in the article below.

Molasses was needed for WWI efforts. It was turned into industrial alcohol, which was then used to make dynamite, smokeless powder, and other explosives.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/gr ... on-n958326


Oh yes the great molasses massacre! It's incredible to visualize the amount of molasses that was spilled and the clean up that happened. Imagine how long it stayed around and how sticky everything was.
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tdtwedt wrote:Chinese seed sprouts on moon

A small green shoot is growing on the moon in an out-of-this-world first after a cotton seed germinated on board a Chinese lunar lander, scientists said Tuesday.

The sprout has emerged from a lattice-like structure inside a canister since the Chang'e-4 lander set down earlier this month, according to a series of photos released by the Advanced Technology Research Institute at Chongqing University.

"This is the first time humans have done biological growth experiments on the lunar surface," said Xie Gengxin, who led the design of the experiment.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technolo ... spartandhp

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China's Moon Plants Are Already Dead

But just a day later, it has emerged that the sprouting cotton buds died as night fell over the lunar far side, bringing the brief experiment to an end. The cotton seeds formed part of a “mini-biosphere” experiment aimed at understanding how plants and animals can grow and live on the moon.


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Postby jcz1 » Thu Jan 17, 2019

This belongs in the Facebook thread, but since I'm not allowed to see it I can't post it there, or even see if it has already been posted. Maybe someone can move or cut/paste it there.

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Postby vanquish » Thu Jan 17, 2019

Where is that "world's smallest violen" emoji when you need it?

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Postby toddler81 » Thu Jan 17, 2019

jcz1 wrote:This belongs in the Facebook thread, but since I'm not allowed to see it I can't post it there, or even see if it has already been posted. Maybe someone can move or cut/paste it there.

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"Are belong"??
Not an English teacher, but, uh, is that allowed? :?
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Postby Rik Bitter » Thu Jan 17, 2019

toddler81 wrote:
jcz1 wrote:This belongs in the Facebook thread, but since I'm not allowed to see it I can't post it there, or even see if it has already been posted. Maybe someone can move or cut/paste it there.

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"Are belong"??
Not an English teacher, but, uh, is that allowed? :?


It was a play on an old meme. This should explain it.

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Postby Brick's » Thu Jan 17, 2019

Data are plural, therefore are and not is.

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Postby silverhead » Thu Jan 17, 2019

With my community college degree, I would say neither are or is..but "belongs" instead followed by ending with "b*tches" :idea:
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Postby toddler81 » Thu Jan 17, 2019

Rik Bitter wrote:
toddler81 wrote:
jcz1 wrote:This belongs in the Facebook thread, but since I'm not allowed to see it I can't post it there, or even see if it has already been posted. Maybe someone can move or cut/paste it there.

Silver Shield's latest MiniMintage round is the Zuckerborg:

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"Are belong"??
Not an English teacher, but, uh, is that allowed? :?


It was a play on an old meme. This should explain it.



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Postby toddler81 » Thu Jan 17, 2019

Brick's wrote:Data are plural, therefore are and not is.

GB?


Agree, but that wasn't my question. It was about having 2 verbs together... now what does GB mean??
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Postby Brick's » Thu Jan 17, 2019

toddler81 wrote:
Brick's wrote:Data are plural, therefore are and not is.

GB?


Agree, but that wasn't my question. It was about having 2 verbs together... now what does GB mean??


I know. it was a joke. Perhaps I'm the only one laughing but that's nothing new. Ask my wife or kids They'll tell you.

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Brick's wrote:
toddler81 wrote:
Brick's wrote:Data are plural, therefore are and not is.

GB?


Agree, but that wasn't my question. It was about having 2 verbs together... now what does GB mean??


I know. it was a joke. Perhaps I'm the only one laughing but that's nothing new. Ask my wife or kids They'll tell you.

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:roll: :lol: I just woke up from a nap. I did not expect to see GB in this thread... now, is that a GB on the coins or your data? :geek:
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Postby tdtwedt » Fri Jan 18, 2019

District Court Fines Austin, TX, $9M for Refusing Carry of Handguns at City Hall

On Thursday, the Travis County District Court ruled that the City of Austin, Texas, violated the law by barring handguns in City Hall and assessed a nine million dollar penalty against the city for the violation.


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Postby pmbug » Fri Jan 18, 2019

According to this report, the fine was actually $9,000:

http://www.kut.org/post/judge-fines-aus ... -city-hall
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Postby tdtwedt » Fri Jan 18, 2019

pmbug wrote:According to this report, the fine was actually $9,000:

http://www.kut.org/post/judge-fines-aus ... -city-hall


:lol: New math...
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