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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?
The late, great Burt Reynolds once loaded two helicopter cargo nets with horse manure and dumped it on the Florida headquarters of the National Enquirer. His explanation: 'They'd been throwing shit on me for years, so I wanted them to see what it was like.'

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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RE: What do you know today that you didn't know yesterday?
On September 14, 1987, the New York Times printed the heaviest-ever newspaper, at over 12 pounds (5.4 kg) and 1,612 pages.
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?
"This little piggy went to market" doesn't mean that piggy went shopping, it means that it was more than likely butchered and sold off to a market, or was on its way to the slaughterhouse.

"This little piggy stayed home" — it managed to survive another day without being slaughtered and is safe, for now.

"This little piggy had roast beef": this unfortunate piggy was being fattened up to be sold for a pretty penny. It was likely fed a cow that lived on the same farm, whom it was more than likely familiar with.

"This little piggy had none." This pig was being starved.
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?
In Cuba, they have a unique approach to the Internet; one of their few reliable WiFi hotspots downloads about a terabyte of information each week, puts it on a hard drive, and it’s distributed to the people. And the ruling regime turns a blind eye to it as long as the contents obey their laws on political and religious censorship. Also, there’s no porn.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/cuba-el-pa...-1.3527274

And now, Comcast’s 1 TB per month data cap just gets even more frustrating, since it turns out that even the huddled masses of Cuba end up getting that much a week.
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RE: What do you know today that you didn't know yesterday?
(January 23, 2022 at 5:45 pm)Rev. Rye Wrote: In Cuba, they have a unique approach to the Internet; one of their few reliable WiFi hotspots downloads about a terabyte of information each week, puts it on a hard drive, and it’s distributed to the people.  And the ruling regime turns a blind eye to it as long as the contents obey their laws on political and religious censorship. Also, there’s no porn.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/cuba-el-pa...-1.3527274

And now, Comcast’s 1 TB per month data cap just gets even more frustrating, since it turns out that even the huddled masses of Cuba end up getting that much a week.

(Bold mine)

*removes ‘Visit Cuba’ from bucket list*

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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RE: What do you know today that you didn't know yesterday?
I knew a guy who was a refugee from Cuba. His family raised rabbits for food. When they cooked señor or señorita bunny, they set a tire on fire somewhere in the neighborhood to disguise the scent. Meat was, and still is, I guess, a precious commodity.
If you get to thinking you’re a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else’s dog around.
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RE: What do you know today that you didn't know yesterday?
During the siege of Tenochtitlan (1521), the conquistadors built a trebuchet to aid in the subjugation of the city. However, being a party of explorers, they didn't bring any military engineers with them. In true 'wing it' fashion, they built their trebuchet based on drawings some of them remembered seeing sometime or other. The first time they fired it, it worked - it launched the log ammunition straight up. It promptly came straight down and smashed the trebuchet to flinders.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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RE: What do you know today that you didn't know yesterday?
One of my neighbors built a trebuchet for one of his friends who was retiring from teaching. Assembled it, and launched a few tennis balls across the street. At one of my vehicles parked in the street.  Dodgy  They took it over to the school where the guy taught, and attempted to launch a 50 pound sack of sand, whereupon it promptly collapsed.  Hilarious
If you get to thinking you’re a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else’s dog around.
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RE: What do you know today that you didn't know yesterday?
(January 23, 2022 at 5:45 pm)Rev. Rye Wrote: In Cuba, they have a unique approach to the Internet; one of their few reliable WiFi hotspots downloads about a terabyte of information each week, puts it on a hard drive, and it’s distributed to the people.  And the ruling regime turns a blind eye to it as long as the contents obey their laws on political and religious censorship. Also, there’s no porn.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/cuba-el-pa...-1.3527274

And now, Comcast’s 1 TB per month data cap just gets even more frustrating, since it turns out that even the huddled masses of Cuba end up getting that much a week.

Yes, but it is only the porn in the 1 TB that counts, the masses of cuba is more huddled because they don’t get any of it.

(January 24, 2022 at 5:50 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: During the siege of Tenochtitlan (1521), the conquistadors built a trebuchet to aid in the subjugation of the city. However, being a party of explorers, they didn't bring any military engineers with them. In true 'wing it' fashion, they built their trebuchet based on drawings some of them remembered seeing sometime or other. The first time they fired it, it worked - it launched the log ammunition straight up. It promptly came straight down and smashed the trebuchet to flinders.

Boru

It’s an anti-aircraft trebuchet.
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RE: What do you know today that you didn't know yesterday?
(January 24, 2022 at 8:01 pm)Anomalocaris Wrote:
(January 23, 2022 at 5:45 pm)Rev. Rye Wrote: In Cuba, they have a unique approach to the Internet; one of their few reliable WiFi hotspots downloads about a terabyte of information each week, puts it on a hard drive, and it’s distributed to the people.  And the ruling regime turns a blind eye to it as long as the contents obey their laws on political and religious censorship. Also, there’s no porn.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/cuba-el-pa...-1.3527274

And now, Comcast’s 1 TB per month data cap just gets even more frustrating, since it turns out that even the huddled masses of Cuba end up getting that much a week.

Yes, but it is only the porn in the 1 TB that counts, the masses of cuba is more huddled because they don’t get any of it.

(January 24, 2022 at 5:50 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: During the siege of Tenochtitlan (1521), the conquistadors built a trebuchet to aid in the subjugation of the city. However, being a party of explorers, they didn't bring any military engineers with them. In true 'wing it' fashion, they built their trebuchet based on drawings some of them remembered seeing sometime or other. The first time they fired it, it worked - it launched the log ammunition straight up. It promptly came straight down and smashed the trebuchet to flinders.

Boru

It’s an anti-aircraft trebuchet.

Anti-artillery, I would think.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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