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  • Weekly Garden Thread - September 24-30, 2022 [Best Cool Weather Crops Edition]

    09/24/2022 6:10:59 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 72 replies
    September 24, 2022 | Diana in WI/Greeneyes in Memoriam
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is a non-political respite. No matter what, you won’t be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack...
  • Dow is down 466, NASDAQ down 200.

    09/23/2022 8:32:48 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 97 replies
    I'm just sayin.
  • Please Don't Cook Chicken in NyQuil, the FDA Asks TikTok Users

    09/22/2022 5:34:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    NPR ^ | September 22, 2022 | September 22, 2022
    Cooking chicken in NyQuil cold medicine doesn't sound very appetizing — and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants you to know that it's definitely not safe, either. The agency has issued a warning about videos that have surfaced on TikTok challenging people to cook chicken in NyQuil, which contains acetaminophen, dextromethorphan and doxylamine, or similar over-the-counter cough and cold medications, according to the FDA. "Boiling a medication can make it much more concentrated and change its properties in other ways," the warning said. "Even if you don't eat the chicken, inhaling the medication's vapors while cooking could cause high...
  • New Brunswick Canada moose hunt underway, highest number of licences in 27 years.

    09/22/2022 3:46:11 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 48 replies
    CBC News ^ | Sep 21, 2022 | Katie Hartai
    Once again hunters can register their moose online and submit tooth as proof.Moose season is underway this week and hunters are out in big numbers this year.The province issued 5,107 licences for the hunt, which runs until Sept. 24.That's the highest number since 1995. Dwayne Sabine, a biologist with the Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development, said this year's increase was largely due to a drop in hunter success rates. "So essentially we were able to issue a few more licences to harvest the same number of moose that we expected to harvest over the last couple of years,"...
  • Wondering if anyone knows what this end of a computer cable fits ? (Vanity)

    09/21/2022 6:42:14 PM PDT · by mabarker1 · 88 replies
    Thrift Store ^ | 09/21/2022 | Self
    Found this at the thrift store today one end appears to be a 26 pin female from what I can count and is a pushsnap connector and the other end is a parallel 25 pin/DB25 male. Pics below. Thanks in advance.
  • About those EV home charging systems...

    09/21/2022 11:21:13 AM PDT · by citizen · 301 replies
    self ^ | Sept. 21, 2022 | self
    I've been musing re home EV charging. I have no expertise beyond common sense but there will surely be practical considerations involved...Let's say we have a surburban family with mom, pop & children all driving EVs. How many can be charged at once? I am thinking a multi-EV charging system and the necessary electrical capacity to safely power it would both need to be heavy-duty and therefore quite expensive. ka-ching and then you get to pay the electric bill!If this home only has a minimum power charging system requiring hours to charge a single vehicle, there would be EVs on...
  • World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen Resigns From Match After Just One Move Against Player At Center Of "Cheating" Scandal

    09/20/2022 2:16:12 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 47 replies
    Forbes (via MSN.com) ^ | 19 September 2022 | Carlie Porterfield
    Reigning World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen suddenly resigned after making just a single move Monday during his widely anticipated rematch against Hans Niemann, whom Carlsen hinted may have cheated in another game between the two grandmasters earlier this month...The resignation took announcers Peter Leko and Tania Sachdev by surprise, with Sachdev noting such a move was "unprecedented" and "making a very big statement."
  • STD Epidemic in US Is ‘Out of Control,’ Warn Experts, CDC

    09/19/2022 6:40:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 19, 2022
    Sharply rising cases of some sexually transmitted diseases — including a 26% rise in new syphilis infections reported last year — are prompting U.S. health officials to call for new prevention and treatment efforts. “It is imperative that we … work to rebuild, innovate, and expand (STD) prevention in the U.S.,” said Dr. Leandro Mena of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a speech Monday at a medical conference on sexually transmitted diseases. Infections rates for some STDs, including gonorrhea and syphilis, have been rising for years. Last year the rate of syphilis cases reached its highest...
  • Fiery jet crash at Reno Air Race…

    09/19/2022 6:17:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    Citizen's Free Press ^ | Posted by Kane on September 19, 2022 2:48 am
    VIDEO AT LINK................... I bet he died from blackout by pulling too many G's.................
  • Commentary: Why the Body Positivity Movement Risks Turning Toxic

    09/18/2022 4:31:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 19 Sep 2022 | Viren Swami
    Body positivity content may have a negative impact on viewers because it does little to challenge the underlying idea that people are valued primarily for their appearance, says this psychologist.You define beauty yourself. You are more than a number on a scale. Love yourself the way you are. Body positive messages like these seem to be everywhere from social media to TV ads. But while some find the body positivity movement to be uplifting and helpful, others have begun calling the movement “toxic” and suggesting it may be time to move on from this way of thinking. Body positivity has...
  • Weekly Garden Thread - September 17-23, 2022 ['You Are The Apple of My Pie' Edition]

    09/17/2022 6:15:27 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 119 replies
    September 17, 2022 | Diana in WI/Greeneyes in Memoriam
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is a non-political respite. No matter what, you won’t be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack...
  • Kawasaki Electric and Hybrid Prototypes Break Cover

    09/15/2022 8:03:43 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 94 replies
    Cycle World ^ | 8/16/22 | Ben Purvis
    Last year, Kawasaki revealed plans to electrify all of its motorcycles in developed markets by 2035, and also have at least 10 electric or hybrid models in the range by 2025. Now, late-stage prototypes for both types of powertrains have been revealed thanks to a surprise demonstration ahead of the Suzuka 8-Hour motorcycle race in Japan. Kawasaki gave no prior notice of the demonstration and made no subsequent announcement, nor did it release any images. However, thanks to friends at the Japanese motorcycle magazine Auto-By who were present at the demonstration, we’ve acquired detailed images of both prototypes. Hybrid The...
  • Bride Goes Paddle Boarding in Her Dress on Morning After Wedding Day

    09/13/2022 7:58:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    WalesOnline ^ | 13 SEP 2022 | Laura Clements
    Heather Richards arrived on the beach with a damp dress 'full of sand' A bride from Swansea woke up at the crack of dawn the day after her wedding day to go paddle boarding in the Gower in her dress. Heather Richards married Richard Selwood on Friday at Oxwich Bay Hotel and on Saturday she took her paddleboard for a quick dip at sunrise. The 47-year-old said she woke up, opened the curtains, saw the tide was in and told everyone to get up and get out. New husband Richard pulled on his shorts while Heather got into her...
  • You can now play Lunar Lander in the Windows copy dialog box -- here's how

    09/13/2022 1:09:22 PM PDT · by dayglored · 9 replies
    BetaNews ^ | Sept 12, 2022 | Wayne Williams
    [dayglored comment] Those of us who have been forced to wait forever as Windows copies some huge file... well here's a way to make the wait more tolerable. Copying a large file from one drive to another, or over a network, can take quite a while, and there’s nothing you can do in that time, but wait. However, an enterprising developer has found a way to make the copy dialog more interesting -- he’s added a fully playable version of the arcade classic Lunar Lander to it. And this is no basic addition -- you can choose your difficulty level...
  • People Are Sharing The Wildest Behavior They've Seen From People In MLMs, And It's Shocking, Sad, And Everything In Between

    09/12/2022 4:56:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    BuxxFeed ^ | Sep 10, 2022 | Shelby Heinrich
    My grandmother's death is not an opportunity to deliver your sales pitch.In case you didn't know, a multilevel marketing company (aka an MLM) is a company that emphasizes both direct sales and recruiting other people to join the company and work under you, so you can receive a percentage of profit from the inventory they buy and sell. MLM's have been around for decades. One of the most well-known MLM's is LulaRoe, a leggings company that has had a ton of scandals in recent years and ultimately had to pay over $4 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed it...
  • Weekly Garden Thread - September 10-16, 2022

    09/10/2022 5:54:55 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 86 replies
    September 10, 2022 | Diana in WI/Greeneyes in Memoriam
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is a non-political respite. No matter what, you won’t be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack...
  • French Enfields: The Navy Arms No. 4s

    09/07/2022 5:45:18 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 29 replies
    American Rifleman ^ | 9/2/22 | Evan B
    Early on a Sunday morning in June, a tractor-trailer backed into the rear parking lot of the Navy Arms warehouse north of Martinsburg, W.V. Inside the truck’s shipping container were four huge wooden crates containing a long-forgotten batch of British No. 4 Lee-Enfield rifles with a unique history. Two green, military-style chests, each brimming with plastic-wrapped bolts, accompanied the wooden containers. Inside the warehouse sat cardboard boxes filled with newly made No. 4 rifle magazines, waiting for their recipients to be offloaded. Valmore Forgett, III, president and CEO of Navy Arms, had shepherded these guns from their storage spot in...
  • This Spanish Tiny House Is a Masterpiece of Sustainable Minimalist Design

    09/05/2022 9:18:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    autoevoluotion ^ | 6 Sep 2022 | Otilia Drăgan
    One of the best parts of the growing tiny house trend is that designers in all parts of the world are encouraged to find the most sustainable building solutions, without sacrificing modern comfort. The Freeland House is a great example of that. The Freeland House is really tiny, but an example of sustainability and beautiful design There are a few things that make the times we’re living in particularly interesting. One of them is the possibility of having a home shipped to you, no matter where you live. The concept of prefab (prefabricated) homes isn’t new, but their current availability...
  • BREAKING: Magnus Carlsen Will Not Play Today | Round 4 (St Louis Chess Club)

    09/05/2022 1:01:17 PM PDT · by texas booster · 30 replies
    St Louis Chess Club Blog ^ | Sept 5 2022 | Staff
    The team reacts to the news that Magnus Carlsen will not play his game against Mamedyarov at the start of the fourth round of the 2022 Sinquefield Cup. 2022.09.05
  • $700 Million Megayacht Scheherazade Is Now Officially a “Houseboat” (Believed to be Owned by Putin)

    09/03/2022 2:14:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    autoevolution ^ | lena Gorgan
    Since the start of the war in Ukraine, several prominent Russian businessmen believed to be friends and allies of President Putin have found themselves in the crossfire, as international authorities included them on sanctions lists. Putin himself is at the top of those lists, and his megayacht is the biggest catch of all. $700 million megayacht Scheherazade was delivered in 2020, is now re-registered as a houseboatIn May this year, Scheherazade, a $700 million Lurssen megayacht believed to be owned by Putin, was arrested and seized by authorities in Italy, in a Tuscan port where it had arrived months prior...