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Message 2100093 - Posted: 24 May 2022, 20:21:20 UTC

This home is for sale in the Fort Worth TX area...
Hope you don’t mind street parking!
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Message 2100116 - Posted: 25 May 2022, 0:38:44 UTC - in response to Message 2100067.  

The UK has been using this technology for years, decades, possibly centuries. Visit any traditional farming area here, and you'll find tractors towing tank trailers from farm to field, or field to field. They have spreader nozzles at the rear, and spray the sludge over everything nearby. We seem to survived on it so far...

So has the United States. We have a common brand of bagged fertilizer named Bandini. The name is also used for the statement "You are in deep Bandini..."

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Message 2100173 - Posted: 26 May 2022, 2:06:57 UTC

Wow! :-O

The Oldest Tree in the World Might Have Been Found in Chile, and It's Dying.

In Chile's Alerce Costero National Park, there is a very big, very old tree. Alerce trees don't live fast and die young. They grow extremely slowly and live for a long, long time. As first reported in Science, Jonathan Barichivich says that the Alerce Milenario is the oldest tree of all: likely at least 5,000 years old, just after we entered the Bronze Age. That's a lot older than the previous record holder, an eastern Californian bristlecone pine thought to be 4,853 years old....
It's just a shame that it's dying, but then again "nothing lasts forever".

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Message 2100208 - Posted: 26 May 2022, 17:50:13 UTC


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Message 2100217 - Posted: 26 May 2022, 20:16:20 UTC

Hidden in a water drainage system. You won’t see or hear them before it’s to late.

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Message 2100286 - Posted: 28 May 2022, 1:05:37 UTC

I've sort of been tossing up where to put, but let's forget about the military uses and I'll stick it here as there are more non-military uses for this.

It seems that DARPA wants to develop their own Caspian Sea Monster, but this 1 will actually be able to fly.

Mad Scientists at DARPA Are Moving Forward With a ‘Flying Sea Monster’ Craft.

Last week, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced a new project, one that should be familiar to aircraft—and ship—geeks. The Liberty Lifter seaplane transport will harness the “wing-in-ground effect” (WIG) that Soviet-era aircraft, including the infamous “Caspian Sea Monster,” utilized to carry cargo thousands of miles, across distances such as the Indian and Pacific oceans. Although the technology has been tried and abandoned, DARPA seems to think it deserves a second look.

Liberty Lifter “will combine fast and flexible strategic lift of very large, heavy loads with the ability to take off/land in water,” DARPA says in a May 18 press release. “Its structure will enable both highly controlled flight close to turbulent water surfaces and sustained flight at mid-altitudes,” the statement continues. The agency points out that traditional sealift using cargo ships is very efficient, but slow and reliant on the use of ports. Airlift is fast, but relies on airfields that in wartime would need to be captured first....
In use as the bigger brother of the G-111T they could prove to be very beneficial to many island communities around the world.

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Message 2100340 - Posted: 28 May 2022, 21:43:50 UTC

It looks like the U.S. Forest Service is like our National Parks and Wildlife Service (which is more commonly know around here as National Sparks and Wildfire Setters).

Forest Service finds it was responsible for largest fire in New Mexico history.

The Forest Service says it was responsible for both the blazes that merged late last month and created the largest fire in New Mexico history.

The agency said Friday that its fire investigators determined the Calf Canyon Fire was started by a holdover fire, or sleeper fire, from a federal pile burn that concluded Jan. 29.

Though crews monitored the fire for a couple days following the conclusion of the burn, the Forest Service said, it remained dormant and survived three winter snow events before it reignited and escaped containment lines in April and was “significantly” spread by a wind event.

The Calf Canyon Fire then merged with the Hermits Peak Fire, which was also started by an escaped federal prescribed burn, to cause New Mexico’s biggest-ever fire.
“The pain and suffering of New Mexicans caused by the actions of the U.S. Forest Service – an agency that is intended to be a steward of our lands – is unfathomable,” New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) said in a statement....
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Message 2100482 - Posted: 31 May 2022, 16:52:25 UTC

Feeling nostalgic...
Reborn DeLorean unveiled as Tesla Model S-rivaling gullwing coupe
Texas-based company bringing back the DeLorean brand
Full technical details on the Alpha5 haven't been released, but DeLorean said it will have a driving range of over 300 miles per charge and will need just 4.35 seconds to accelerate to 88 mph.
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Message 2100487 - Posted: 31 May 2022, 19:05:39 UTC - in response to Message 2100482.  

Feeling nostalgic...
Reborn DeLorean unveiled as Tesla Model S-rivaling gullwing coupe
Texas-based company bringing back the DeLorean brand
Full technical details on the Alpha5 haven't been released, but DeLorean said it will have a driving range of over 300 miles per charge and will need just 4.35 seconds to accelerate to 88 mph.

Of course the flux capacitors are out of stock...
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Message 2100501 - Posted: 31 May 2022, 20:45:47 UTC

Where can I buy a “Mr. Fusion”?

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Message 2100503 - Posted: 31 May 2022, 20:54:00 UTC - in response to Message 2100501.  

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Message 2100543 - Posted: 1 Jun 2022, 15:18:40 UTC

What future?

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Message 2100545 - Posted: 1 Jun 2022, 16:40:32 UTC

You have to go back to August 2015. They were for sale in Hill Valley for $8200. Make sure you take a new copy of Action Comics issue #1. You will be able to sell it at Southerbys for around $2 million. That way you can get a hover conversion too.
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Message 2100555 - Posted: 1 Jun 2022, 20:20:37 UTC

Okay. I’ll settle for the Mr. Fusion and not worry about electrical battery range. Just toss in some mass and have it converted to electricity.

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Message 2100565 - Posted: 1 Jun 2022, 21:23:08 UTC

How to drain a house cat's batteries:

1. buy a red laser pointer,
2. play carefully with pointer and cats,
3. cat is tired out after playing and needs to sleep.
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Message 2100567 - Posted: 1 Jun 2022, 21:30:32 UTC

They're always discovering something somewhere.

Scientists discover self-cloning sea grass that's 'biggest plant on Earth' off Australian coast.

A new study revealed that self-cloning sea grass located off the western Australian coast is actually one individual plant, making it the largest ever and the size of the entire city of Cincinnati.

The peer-reviewed study, published Wednesday in the journal, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, examined meadows of sea grass that rested on the ocean floor in Shark Bay coast, located 500 miles from Perth. It was determined that the sea grass has actually been cloning itself for nearly 4,500 years but all that grass is part of one entire plant.

Jane Edgeloe, a University of Western Australia Ph.D. candidate and one of the authors of the paper, wrote that the sea grass is known as Posidonia australis, Poseidon’s ribbon weed. Sea grass is not the same as seaweed, an algae. Edgeloe and her fellow researchers scuba dove to pull up roots from Posidonia in 10 different meadows.

Tests revealed the cloning, with the DNA to all 10 spread-out samples proving to be identical. Edgeloe said 18,000 genetic markers were examined as the team looked for variations in the species.

The resiliency of the plant has enticed the researchers most, with it experiencing a broad range of temperatures and salinities in addition to extremely high light conditions that make it difficult for plants to survive over time.

The plant is able to clone itself by creating genetically identical offshoots. That process of reproducing is rare in the animal kingdom yet happens in certain environmental conditions. The process occurs more often among some plants, fungi and bacteria.

The discovery makes the plant arguably the world’s largest living organism, researchers said. Utah’s Pando, a clonal colony of 40,000 aspen trees connected by their roots, had been considered the largest individual plant by stretching to cover about 80 football fields. The Shark Bay clonal sea grass considerably larger, stretching about the size of distance between San Diego and Los Angeles.

The plant currently provides habitat for a wide array of marine species including turtles, crabs, fish, dolphins and other marine mammals.
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Message 2100742 - Posted: 4 Jun 2022, 23:33:36 UTC

Here's a good "pub quiz" question that appeared over a beer or two:


Where on the Earth's globe can you:

Move 1km south, 1km west, and then 1km north to find yourself at the exact same spot you started from?




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Message 2100745 - Posted: 4 Jun 2022, 23:46:09 UTC - in response to Message 2100742.  

Somewhere on the remaining Arctic Ocean ice pack. That's what it sounds like to me.
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Message 2100777 - Posted: 5 Jun 2022, 16:27:27 UTC - in response to Message 2100745.  

Good thought but not the intended answer.

The problem has caught out the unwary navigator...


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