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Message 2071335 - Posted: 20 Mar 2021, 20:58:34 UTC - in response to Message 2071330.  

Instant karma can be a mutha****er sometimes.
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My brother had a jack like that, it was defective and it was exchanged for that worked...
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Message 2071395 - Posted: 21 Mar 2021, 11:33:34 UTC

Stunning dash-cam footage captures meteor hurtling over the UK.

A meteor has “caused a sonic boom”, sparking a massive bang which was heard for miles in England’s south-west this weekend.

Hundreds in Devon, Dorset and Somerset reported hearing the mystery blast at around 3pm Saturday afternoon.

A taxi driver in Jersey filmed video of the meteor entering the atmosphere.

Footage shows the meteor disintegrating around the same time residents reported the huge sonic boom.

It has not been confirmed what caused the giant rumble, with the Ministry of Defence denying any involvement.

However, astronomer Will Gater claimed on social media that the believed the bright light could be a bolide meteor.
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Message 2072430 - Posted: 3 Apr 2021, 8:28:36 UTC

Hi,

I'm hoping you can help me make sense of the grammar of the following sentence (from ISBN 9781588346919):

"Teegarden's star counts itself in the majority of suns in the Milky Way."

I'm guessing that the gist is that Teegarden's star belongs to the most populous class of stars in our galaxy.

I'm not familiar with that use of "count somebody in" though. Are you?

And no, I'm not a native English speaker. The author of that book is, though.

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Message 2072432 - Posted: 3 Apr 2021, 8:35:45 UTC - in response to Message 2072430.  

That's the way I read "counts itself as.....".
It is not uncommon for writers to use words and phrases appear to make an inanimate object into a human.
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Message 2072444 - Posted: 3 Apr 2021, 16:00:37 UTC - in response to Message 2072430.  

... "Teegarden's star counts itself in the majority of suns in the Milky Way."

I'm guessing that the gist is that Teegarden's star belongs to the most populous class of stars in our galaxy.

I'm not familiar with that use of "count somebody in" though. Are you?...

Yes, your guess is correct.

I've not read the context but that phrasing is a rather 'old style' and is overly 'pretentious'.

Simply rewriting: "Teegarden's star is amongst the majority of suns in the Milky Way."

Although I much prefer your phrase.


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Message 2072463 - Posted: 3 Apr 2021, 20:37:14 UTC
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Message 2072464 - Posted: 3 Apr 2021, 20:51:33 UTC - in response to Message 2072444.  

>.. "Teegarden's star counts itself in the majority of suns in the Milky Way."

Many thanks, ML1 and rob, for your feedback!

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Message 2072510 - Posted: 4 Apr 2021, 13:18:58 UTC - in response to Message 2072444.  

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re: Teegardens Star

Gentlemen,

The Phrase "Teegarden's star counts itself in the majority of suns in the Milky Way." is at best disingenuous and bad grammar.

A star is a celestial object in space, it does not have an intelligence of its own to decide matters for itself. Mankind has chosen upon it's behalf to so designate the star's status in our eyes.

Teegarden's Star is simply classified as a red dwarf, which make up the largest population of stars in the galaxy.

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Message 2073264 - Posted: 13 Apr 2021, 21:53:15 UTC

For any F1 fans out there, the times of practice and qualifying have changed for this w/end due to Prince Phillip coverage.
New times
Friday
FP1 - start 10:00
FP2 - start 13:30
Saturday
FP3 - start 11:00
Quali - start 13:00

Sunday
Race Start 14:00 (unchanged)
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Message 2074297 - Posted: 26 Apr 2021, 22:08:17 UTC

A woman was charged with a felony for not returning a VHS tape. She found out 21 years later.

McBride didn't find out about the outstanding warrant against her until she tried to change her name on her license after getting married and moving .

She believes her boyfriend at the time who had two young daughters rented the tape in her name.

Though the case was dismissed and expunged Wednesday, Caron McBride is looking into legal options.

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