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What do you know today that you didn't know yesterday?
RE: What do you know today that you didn't know yesterday?
A wrestler Ghulam Mohammad Baksh Butt AKA The Great Gama, who had a Google doodle yesterday, used to do five thousand squats and three thousand pushups every day. This made him ridiculously strong. Superhero strong. On one occasion he lifted a 1200 kg (2645 lb) stone in a feat so famous the stone is in a museum.
teachings of the Bible are so muddled and self-contradictory that it was possible for Christians to happily burn heretics alive for five long centuries. It was even possible for the most venerated patriarchs of the Church, like St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, to conclude that heretics should be tortured (Augustine) or killed outright (Aquinas). Martin Luther and John Calvin advocated the wholesale murder of heretics, apostates, Jews, and witches. - Sam Harris, "Letter To A Christian Nation"
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RE: What do you know today that you didn't know yesterday?
Watched Jim Lill's new video about where tone in a guitar amp's speaker cabinet comes from. And unlike his experiments in where an electric guitar's tone comes from (by this point, it's more or less just down to the pickups [model, position, height, and slant angle] and volume pot value), it looks like there's more variables with the speaker cabs:



And narrowing the list of 12 factors down to the factors that actually correspond to real-world use: 
  • The back of the cabinet matters. Closed back, open back, and if there's still a back plate but a big open gap, that changes the lows (below about 200 Hz) in very confusing ways.
  • Dividers between speakers within a cab can shift the low frequencies emphasised, though not by too much. 
  • Planks over the speakers Vox-style cut down on highs above 3 kHz.
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  • Speaker models naturally change the tone, even if it's in a multiple speaker cab. If one speaker is changed, the tone gets changed, even if that one particular speaker of a different model isn't being miced.
  • Of course, tone changes if the number of speakers you have changes. More speakers, more lows.
  • Cab size affects the tone, with larger boxes emphasising lower frequencies.
It's a shame that enterprising cab builders aren't given any set of equations to explain how much back to leave on a speaker for optimal tone. At least there's something for cab size, at least if you have Thiele-Small specs for the speaker. I may or may not end up doing something with this information later. Especially given that it's been several months and the Richardsnary still hasn't made much headway.
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RE: What do you know today that you didn't know yesterday?
Here's one for Memorial Day.

French caretakers take the sand from Omaha Beach in Normandy and scrub them into the letters to give them the brown/gold coloring. They do this for all 9,386 soldiers who died.

France also gave this land to be American soil.



teachings of the Bible are so muddled and self-contradictory that it was possible for Christians to happily burn heretics alive for five long centuries. It was even possible for the most venerated patriarchs of the Church, like St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, to conclude that heretics should be tortured (Augustine) or killed outright (Aquinas). Martin Luther and John Calvin advocated the wholesale murder of heretics, apostates, Jews, and witches. - Sam Harris, "Letter To A Christian Nation"
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RE: What do you know today that you didn't know yesterday?
Julius Streicher became wealthy by publishing a rabidly anti-semitic newspaper in Nazi Germany that incited genocide. He didn't commit the violent acts himself. He was convicted at the 1st Nuremberg trial of crimes against humanity and was executed. Propaganda accountability

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teachings of the Bible are so muddled and self-contradictory that it was possible for Christians to happily burn heretics alive for five long centuries. It was even possible for the most venerated patriarchs of the Church, like St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, to conclude that heretics should be tortured (Augustine) or killed outright (Aquinas). Martin Luther and John Calvin advocated the wholesale murder of heretics, apostates, Jews, and witches. - Sam Harris, "Letter To A Christian Nation"
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RE: What do you know today that you didn't know yesterday?
(June 2, 2022 at 10:13 am)Fake Messiah Wrote: Julius Streicher became wealthy by publishing a rabidly anti-semitic newspaper in Nazi Germany that incited genocide. He didn't commit the violent acts himself. He was convicted at the 1st Nuremberg trial of crimes against humanity and was executed. Propaganda accountability

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He was shunned by Josef Göbbels of all people for being too "crass" in his antisemitism.
After an éclat revolving about him stealing from jews before sending them to death (stealing was the issue, not murdering them!), he was stripped of his position as Gauleiter of the Nürnberg area and was banned from ever entering the city again.
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RE: What do you know today that you didn't know yesterday?
It turns out that, apparently, Get Out is canonically a sequel to Being John Malkovich. Catherine Keener's characters in both movies are the same character.








And before you ask, not only has Jordan Peele decided this theory is canon, he's spoken with Spike Jonze, and they both agree on this. No word on Charlie Kaufman's opinion, though.
Comparing the Universal Oneness of All Life to Yo Mama since 2010.

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I was born with the gift of laughter and a sense the world is mad.
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RE: What do you know today that you didn't know yesterday?
(June 2, 2022 at 10:13 am)Fake Messiah Wrote: Julius Streicher became wealthy by publishing a rabidly anti-semitic newspaper in Nazi Germany that incited genocide. He didn't commit the violent acts himself. He was convicted at the 1st Nuremberg trial of crimes against humanity and was executed. Propaganda accountability

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Repeatedly calling for the total extermination of Jews on the front page of his newspaper goes some ways beyond mere propaganda and is completely on the other side of direct incitement.
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RE: What do you know today that you didn't know yesterday?
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teachings of the Bible are so muddled and self-contradictory that it was possible for Christians to happily burn heretics alive for five long centuries. It was even possible for the most venerated patriarchs of the Church, like St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, to conclude that heretics should be tortured (Augustine) or killed outright (Aquinas). Martin Luther and John Calvin advocated the wholesale murder of heretics, apostates, Jews, and witches. - Sam Harris, "Letter To A Christian Nation"
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RE: What do you know today that you didn't know yesterday?
The richest movie star alive? Jami Gertz. She’s worth $3 billion. Marrying a billionaire probably helped with that, though.



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The star Gilese 710, about half the mass and size of the sun, and 1/10 as bright, is currently 67 light years from the sun and too dim to be visible to the naked eye.  But in 1.1 million years, it is expected to pass within 0.13 light year of the sun.  At its closest approach, it would be 25 times closer to the sun than the distance between the sun and the nearest star to the sun now.  

It is estimated that a star comes this close to the sun only once every 100 million years on average.

During its closest approach Gilese 710 will be brighter in the sky than Venus, and will move across the sky by approximately the width of the full moon ever century.   

The passage of Gilese 710 is expected to send a storm of comets into the inner solar solar system.   During the peak of the comet storm, estimated to occur 2 million years after the closest passage of Gilese 710, naked eye comets will appear in the night sky at least 50 times more frequently than now.  there will also be a substantial increase in the probability that the earth will be struck by sizable comets over a period of several million years.
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