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by trackstar
Today, 12:40 am
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Topic: A Music Game II for 2009
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Re: A Music Game II for 2009

We've had a lot of fun here with Venus in Furs over the years, but actually my favorite song from early VU is:  I'm Waiting for the Man - Velvet Underground with Nico Doesn't have to be a man, if you have ever waited for lockdown to end, takeout food to be ready, your trade to execute (in the old da...
by trackstar
May 23rd, 2020, 10:28 pm
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Topic: Global Warming - What We Can Do (Mitigation)
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Re: Global Warming - What We Can Do (Mitigation)

Some intriguing news from Antarctica (my favorite continent): Remote sensing reveals Antarctic green snow algae as important terrestrial carbon sink - Nature May 20 2020 "...Considering that a single snow algal bloom can cover hundreds of square metres, snow algae are potentially one of the region’s...
by trackstar
May 23rd, 2020, 8:15 pm
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Topic: RIP thread
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Views: 16136

Re: RIP thread

(Just saving the honour of the forum!) @Wilfrid knew how to spell Spain in Spanish The proper name is Al-Andalus Yes, and since you have been there quite a few times, it seems, maybe you have seen some Andalusian horses?  Also called the Pure Spanish horse.  It's a Baroque breed and one of my favor...
by trackstar
May 23rd, 2020, 2:58 pm
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Topic: News from Outer Space
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Views: 140650

Re: News from Outer Space

I’m failing at least three of their criteria, but am trying to understand the use of “highly motivated” in this sentence. I don’t think it is meant to modify “U.S. citizens”, but that leaves the question whether one can be highly motivated in general? Doesn’t motivation need some kind of objective ...
by trackstar
May 23rd, 2020, 1:29 pm
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Topic: RIP thread
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John Horton Conway (the inventor of The Game of Life) taken by coronavirus Any gifs yet? We wouldn't miss that one! (reported on 12 April). I'm sure ppauper would be the first to point it out. I miss him. Did a search and yes, it was on the "What kind of car do you drive?" thread. Which was mistake...
by trackstar
May 23rd, 2020, 12:15 pm
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Topic: RIP thread
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Views: 16136

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From the Philosophy of Mathematics thread in the General Forum posted by Cuchulainn earlier today: "John Conway, the world's most charismatic mathematician, falls victim to Covid-19 www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOCe5HUObD4&lis ... dex=4&t=0s " A nice conversation about expectations, ambition, and just be...
by trackstar
May 23rd, 2020, 11:58 am
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Topic: News from Outer Space
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Re: News from Outer Space

Are you actually enjoying social isolation? NASA wants you! NASA is looking for participants to isolate in a Russian lab for 8 months - CNN May 23 " NASA is seeking US citizens for  an eight-month study on social isolation  in preparation for missions to Mars and the moon. The research is being done...
by trackstar
May 21st, 2020, 11:49 pm
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Topic: trackstar's Needle Exchange
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Views: 30861

Re: trackstar's Needle Exchange

I suppose if you are tied up it's difficult to get to the forum. Walking into the rough W Bar on the wrong side of nowhere: "I need your code, your syntax, and your compiler." Python, Java? LISP! Hehe.   This whole thing was meant with humor, of course. And I do listen to the youtube links you post...
by trackstar
May 21st, 2020, 6:01 pm
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Topic: trackstar's Needle Exchange
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I suppose if you are tied up it's difficult to get to the forum.
Walking into the rough W Bar on the wrong side of nowhere:

"I need your code, your syntax, and your compiler."
by trackstar
May 21st, 2020, 4:56 pm
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Topic: trackstar's Needle Exchange
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Re: trackstar's Needle Exchange

For the quilt gallery: some recent smaller pieces - not finished yet, but the full group (more than just these examples) will become placemats, tablet covers (with padding), and pillows (herbal ones, especially). Nice work for late evenings and on rainy days. Enjoy your day - the weekend is here soo...
by trackstar
May 21st, 2020, 4:28 pm
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Topic: trackstar's Needle Exchange
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Thanks for your concern and also your creative reply on my behalf, Cuch!  Indeed, some degree of knotty (naughty) mathematics is involved in most aspects of life. Here, still masked and gloved as needed for societal excursions and aside from that, running, hiking, lifting, and watching the world evo...
by trackstar
May 10th, 2020, 12:19 am
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Topic: trackstar's Needle Exchange
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And following the Thread (needle Street) you'll get to the Bull's Head Passage - ask the Bishop(sgate) in which direction to turn ;-) I like this game! Very good - fun London (or any city) game. On the ICU front, news now that using blood thinners is having good results for some COVID patients. Dev...
by trackstar
May 9th, 2020, 11:57 pm
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Topic: trackstar's Needle Exchange
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It's from Wikipedia. I wonder if the penny has dropped for track? needle, exchange... No.  It's bad enough having been a member of this Forum for 12 years.  I don't need to become a junkie on top of that. : ) Ok, here's the answer 1. Threadneedle street 2 Stockexchange Capito? He he - ok - no probl...
by trackstar
May 9th, 2020, 9:36 pm
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Topic: trackstar's Needle Exchange
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Was preparing these pictures for you. A basic set of Winsor and Newton paints and a pile of silk and merino blend yarn/thread - and I have more of that - bought one skein in every color they had on an excursion last year. : ) I have a collection of 100% silk threads too. Gorgeous stuff. Enjoy your e...
by trackstar
May 9th, 2020, 9:08 pm
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Topic: trackstar's Needle Exchange
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Views: 30861

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It's from Wikipedia. I wonder if the penny has dropped for track? needle, exchange... No.  It's bad enough having been a member of this Forum for 12 years.  I don't need to become a junkie on top of that. : ) I will admit to the following addictions though:  Chocolate (though it is well under contr...
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