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Message 2069792 - Posted: 3 Mar 2021, 11:18:59 UTC - in response to Message 2069790.  

Comics can use any imaginary words they want. It doesn't make them real.
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Message 2069802 - Posted: 3 Mar 2021, 13:41:46 UTC - in response to Message 2069775.  

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Rwanda, Cambodia and Darfur, Sudan

Add ongoing: Syria...
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Message 2069805 - Posted: 3 Mar 2021, 14:32:31 UTC - in response to Message 2069802.  

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Rwanda, Cambodia and Darfur, Sudan

Add ongoing: Syria...

And the Yemen
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Message 2069807 - Posted: 3 Mar 2021, 15:00:24 UTC - in response to Message 2069805.  

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Rwanda, Cambodia and Darfur, Sudan

Add ongoing: Syria...

And the Yemen

And on a different angle:

'If the others go I'll go': Inside China's scheme to transfer Uighurs...
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China's policy of transferring hundreds of thousands of Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang to new jobs often far from home is leading to a thinning out of their populations...

... What follows is some of the most compelling footage of China's massive campaign to transfer Uighurs, Kazakhs and other minorities in Xinjiang into factory and manual labouring jobs, often considerable distances from their homes...

... The theme of assimilation is, once again, central to the news report...

... As is being done with the Tibetans...

Is there a word for the deliberate obliteration of a culture?
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Message 2069832 - Posted: 3 Mar 2021, 17:50:38 UTC - in response to Message 2069792.  

Comics can use any imaginary words they want. It doesn't make them real.

Well. At least it was one word instead of two.

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Message 2069838 - Posted: 3 Mar 2021, 19:06:25 UTC - in response to Message 2069682.  

Dark side is two words, and that the moon has one is a misnomer.
Pink Floyd album. ;-)

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Message 2069840 - Posted: 3 Mar 2021, 19:56:45 UTC - in response to Message 2069805.  

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Rwanda, Cambodia and Darfur, Sudan
Add ongoing: Syria...
And the Yemen
You can also add Myanmar to that list. ;-)

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Message 2069854 - Posted: 3 Mar 2021, 22:22:05 UTC - in response to Message 2069838.  

Dark side is two words, and that the moon has one is a misnomer.
Pink Floyd album. ;-)

Cheers.

Anyone with a modicum of culture knows where it came from ;-)

I have these pedant moments, that have to be expressed.
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Message 2069857 - Posted: 3 Mar 2021, 22:24:57 UTC - in response to Message 2069854.  

Dark side is two words, and that the moon has one is a misnomer.
Pink Floyd album. ;-)

Cheers.

Anyone with a modicum of culture knows where it came from ;-)

I have these pedant moments, that have to be expressed.


Hey I didn't know until I started playing guitar in the 60's. Not 1960's, My 60's.
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Message 2069861 - Posted: 4 Mar 2021, 0:04:08 UTC - in response to Message 2069857.  

Dark side is two words, and that the moon has one is a misnomer.
Pink Floyd album. ;-)

Cheers.

Anyone with a modicum of culture knows where it came from ;-)

I have these pedant moments, that have to be expressed.


Hey I didn't know until I started playing guitar in the 60's. Not 1960's, My 60's.

You probably have the excuse of too much sand and surf and think Pipeline is the pinnacle of guitar culture or a child of the hippies and flew 8 miles high
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Message 2069896 - Posted: 4 Mar 2021, 5:51:20 UTC

I like the Ventures theme for Hawaii 5-0.

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Message 2069978 - Posted: 5 Mar 2021, 8:28:17 UTC

A reminder:
Take care when using hyphens, the resultant double word must be in common usage.
And in the same vein, abbreviations - great care is needed with them, particularly when used as part of an extended word, the rules state that the abbreviation must be a word in its own right, a great many commonly used fail on this count.
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Message 2070051 - Posted: 5 Mar 2021, 22:32:14 UTC
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Half my life's in books, written pages
Live and learn from fools and from sages


PMJ - Aerosmith cover and Dream On, you will never look or sound this good.
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Message 2070137 - Posted: 7 Mar 2021, 18:33:07 UTC

Sorry for Kong, but I couldn't resist it.
Happy Crunching,

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Message 2070264 - Posted: 9 Mar 2021, 19:38:38 UTC

De vice = clamp

Sorry, not sorry
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Message 2070267 - Posted: 9 Mar 2021, 20:24:18 UTC

That's a pretty terrible pun Old Boy ;-)
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Message 2070300 - Posted: 10 Mar 2021, 5:06:13 UTC

Message 2070299: With the clever trick of always missing! ;-)
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Message 2070303 - Posted: 10 Mar 2021, 6:03:01 UTC - in response to Message 2070300.  

Message 2070299: With the clever trick of always missing! ;-)

Are you sure. Newton's laws of motion say without an outside influence bodies in motion will always travel in a straight line. So without gravity there would be no satellites, and they would not only miss, they would just depart further and further into the universe.
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Message 2070306 - Posted: 10 Mar 2021, 6:22:56 UTC - in response to Message 2070303.  

Exactly.

So for example, our various artificial satellites are always falling back towards earth... Except... They have enough orbital velocity that by the time they have fallen down to earth, they are another quarter away round their merry freefall...

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Message 2070307 - Posted: 10 Mar 2021, 6:56:11 UTC - in response to Message 2070306.  

Exactly.

So for example, our various artificial satellites are always falling back towards earth... Except... They have enough orbital velocity that by the time they have fallen down to earth, they are another quarter away round their merry freefall...

Cue Douglas Adams quote!

No, the forward momentum of the satellite is the stronger force, with gravity as the weaker force causing it to drop slightly. If gravity becomes the dominant force then the satellites path will now turn towards the large object and there will be a Crunch, unless it is small and the large object has an atmosphere, in which case it will burn up, maybe explosively.
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