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Postby tdtwedt » Sat Oct 12, 2019

The surprising benefits – and risks – of trash talk

If it’s deployed carefully, trash talk can give you the upper hand in certain situations.


https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20 ... trash-talk

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Postby AuMax » Sun Oct 13, 2019

Really awesome talk from TEDTalks, the Technology, Entertainment, Design. It's so much more than the subject...

The transformative power of classical music | Benjamin Zander
"Benjamin Zander has two infectious passions: classical music, and helping us all realize our untapped love for it -- and by extension, our untapped love for all new possibilities, new experiences, new connections."

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Postby AGhead » Sun Oct 13, 2019

^ I'm a season ticket holder for the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. I'm a dirt loving country dude but I am really into the classical. I see the music, hear it, and feel it. I appreciate it a lot.
-Every movie we watch is accented with orchestra music.
-Some major rock legends appreciate the composers and instrumentalists
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Postby tdtwedt » Mon Oct 14, 2019

Veteran gets groundbreaking penis transplant after losing his in Afghanistan blast

A veteran who lost the lower half of his body in an explosion has received one of the world’s first penis transplants — and he’s calling it “one of the best decisions I ever made.”

Nine years ago, a US Navy corpsman was tending to wounded soldiers after an ambush by Taliban fighters in Afghanistan when an IED detonated beneath him. It took away his legs — as well as his genitals.

“I remember everything froze and I was upside down,” said the man, who is referred to as Ray in an interview with MIT Technology Review, withholding his real name for privacy reasons. “I remember thinking a quick thought: ‘This isn’t good.’ And then I was on my back.”


https://nypost.com/2019/10/14/veteran-g ... tan-blast/
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Postby skylersfriend » Mon Oct 14, 2019

To start your day off in a semi-intellectual way, here are a few of life’s mysteries to ponder over your coffee/tea:
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1. Ever wonder about those people who spend $5.00 each on those little bottles of Evian water? (Try spelling Evian backwards: NAIVE).

2. Isn't making a smoking section in a restaurant like making a peeing section in a swimming pool? (My sentiments exactly!)

3. OK ...so if the Jacksonville Jaguars are known as the 'Jags' and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are known as the 'Bucs,' what does that make the Tennessee Titans?

4. If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea does that mean that one person actually enjoys it?

5. There are three basic religious truths:
a. Jews do not recognize Jesus as the Messiah.
b. Protestants do not recognize the Pope as the leader of the Christian faith.
c. Methodists do not recognize each other in Hooters.

6. If people from Poland are called Poles, why aren't people from Holland called Holes?

7. If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?

8. Why do croutons come in airtight packages? Aren't they just stale bread to begin with?

9 Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist, but a person who drives a race car is not
called a racist?

10. Why isn't the number 11 pronounced onety-one?

11. If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn't it follow that electricians can be
delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked,
and dry cleaners depressed?

12. If Fed Ex and U.P.S. were to merge, would they call it Fed UP?

13. Do Lipton Tea employees ever take coffee breaks?

14. What hair color do they put on the driver's licenses of bald men?

15. I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older;
then it dawned on me ... they're cramming for their final exam.

16. I thought about how mothers feed their babies with tiny little spoons and forks, so I wondered what
do Chinese mothers use? Toothpicks?

17. Why do they put pictures of criminals up in the Post Office? What are we supposed to do,
write to them? Why don't they just put their pictures on the postage stamps so the mailmen
can look for them while they deliver the mail?

18. If it's true that we are here to help others, then what exactly are the others here for?

19. You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.

21. Ever wonder what the speed of lightning would be if it didn't zigzag?

22. If a cow laughed, would she spew milk out of her nose?

23. Whatever happened to Preparations 'A' through 'G'?

24. At income tax time, did you ever notice: When you put the two words 'The' and 'IRS' together
it spells ... 'THEIRS'?

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Postby tdtwedt » Thu Oct 17, 2019

The Postal Service is Exploring Big Ideas for Small Drones

The United States Postal Service recently announced it’s exploring introducing drones into its vehicle fleet to advance mail delivery operations and support its collection of geospatial, sensor, image and other data.


https://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2 ... es/160600/
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Postby tdtwedt » Sat Oct 19, 2019

The voice from our Nest camera threatened to steal our baby

After about five minutes of verbal “joy riding,” the voice starts to get agitated at the nanny’s lack of response and then snaps, in a very threatening voice: “I’m coming for the baby if you don’t answer me, b*tch!”

My jaw drops.

We unplug the cameras and change all passwords. The nanny has taken our son to the park down the street in an effort to escape. However, the damage has been done.

Still helpless, I started doing the only thing I could do — Googling. I typed “Nest + camera + hacked” and found out that this happens frequently. Parent after parent relayed stories similar to mine — threatening to steal a baby is shockingly common — and some much worse, such as playing pornography over the microphone to a 3-year-old.


https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/10/18/ ... -our-baby/
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