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Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#1481  Postby felltoearth » Jul 27, 2020 4:19 am

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Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#1482  Postby Animavore » Jul 27, 2020 11:31 am

This comic on The Backfire Effect just got nominated for an Eisner Award.

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#1483  Postby Svartalf » Jul 27, 2020 12:33 pm

Love how the author uses pi, an irrational number, as a symbol of the logical mind.
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#1484  Postby Hermit » Jul 27, 2020 1:25 pm

Svartalf wrote:Love how the author uses pi, an irrational number, as a symbol of the logical mind.

So do I, but I am not being sarcastic because the definition of an irrational number in mathematics is based on logic.
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#1485  Postby newolder » Jul 27, 2020 1:30 pm

As is the definition of the transcendental numbers, like π



+ The extra bit at the end where we learn that most numbers are transcendental...

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Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#1486  Postby Macdoc » Jul 27, 2020 4:29 pm

Odd title for a Feelgood but it is a good read.

A massive recession is looming. These nonagenarians have some sound advice

Roderick Deon, 99, and Frances Deon, 91, have advice for those of us facing our first global recession
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Generations who came before have suffered through the Great Depression, war-rationing, the collapse of the cod industry, and the more recent global recession of 2008 brought on by the housing market crash and greedy banks, writes Andie Bulman. (Submitted by Andie Bulman)





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#1487  Postby Mike_L » Jul 28, 2020 7:04 pm

:this: Good one! :thumbup:
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#1488  Postby arugula2 » Jul 28, 2020 9:09 pm

Evolving wrote:https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jul/22/four-year-old-lands-book-deal-poetry-nadim-shamma-sourgen-kate-clanchy

I think this is lovely.

Keats’s first book of poetry was published when he was 21; Mary Shelley was 18 when she started writing Frankenstein. But both of their youthful achievements are dwarfed by the newest star in the UK’s poetry firmament: four-year-old Nadim Shamma-Sourgen, who has just landed a book deal.

Nadim’s poems range from Coming Home (“Take our gloves off / Take our shoes off / Put them where they’re supposed to go. / You take off your brave feeling / Because there’s nothing / to be scared of in the house”), to Love (“Everyone has love / Even baddies”).

In Baddies, the young poet explores the inner life of villains a little further: “Baddies love their baddie friends / Even very baddie ones // Policemen might arrest them / But they’ll still have their love”.


I love "Coming Home".

“When my poems are in a book, can I please have a copy?”

Oof. :cry:

And “Coming Home” is genius.
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Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#1489  Postby Macdoc » Jul 31, 2020 7:13 pm

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At 96, Giuseppe Paterno has faced many tests in life - childhood poverty, war and, more recently, the coronavirus pandemic. Now he has sailed through an exam that makes him Italy's oldest university graduate.

This week, the former railway worker stepped forward to receive his diploma and the traditional laurel wreath awarded to Italian students when they graduate, applauded by his family, teachers and fellow students more than 70 years his junior.


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#1490  Postby Tortured_Genius » Aug 04, 2020 10:20 am

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#1491  Postby felltoearth » Aug 04, 2020 10:39 am


Holy crap! He’s in better shape than most 80 year olds.
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#1492  Postby Macdoc » Aug 04, 2020 1:44 pm

Yup ...too bad his famous conjecture was wrong but he still is respected and certainly 101 and as cogent as that :what: :o .. :cheers:
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#1493  Postby The_Piper » Aug 04, 2020 2:57 pm

felltoearth wrote:

Holy crap! He’s in better shape than most 80 year olds.

:tehe:
It's true.
I met an 83 year old last weekend who didn't look a day over 70.
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#1494  Postby Macdoc » Aug 04, 2020 10:31 pm

When a man heard that farmers were destroying unsold produce, he arranged for trucks to deliver 3 million pounds of it to food banks
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#1495  Postby Macdoc » Aug 07, 2020 5:59 am

World's remotest Irish bar: 'We will survive Covid'
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It has been closed since April, you can’t reach it by car, and the nearest airport is a two-day hike away – but the world's remotest Irish bar is optimistic business will pick up soon.
The Irish Pub in Namche Bazar, Nepal, is 3,450m above sea level, en route to Mount Everest.
It has been shut since 10 April, after the pandemic forced Nepal's government to close the mountains to climbers.
Yet owner Dawa Sherpa inisists that his bar will thrive beyond coronavirus.


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#1496  Postby Cito di Pense » Aug 07, 2020 8:11 am

Huru-huru

Canada’s Hell’s Basement and a shop in Wellington both thought the word ‘huruhuru’ meant ‘feather’ – they were wrong


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Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#1497  Postby Svartalf » Aug 07, 2020 8:29 am

And in other news, Spearthrower has given signs of life and posted again here.
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#1498  Postby arugula2 » Aug 07, 2020 4:08 pm

Cito di Pense wrote:Huru-huru

Canada’s Hell’s Basement and a shop in Wellington both thought the word ‘huruhuru’ meant ‘feather’ – they were wrong


Hair of the dog, what? Pendejos!

A beer brand & a leather shop... so many puns, so little energy.
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#1499  Postby Macdoc » Aug 07, 2020 8:15 pm

Indestructible kid ..Waterfall Girl ....newest superhero.

Terror after girl falls 100ft down Llanberis waterfall
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Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#1500  Postby Macdoc » Aug 14, 2020 3:06 am

The wunderkind

Paul Gasford got lost hunting for sarsaparilla on the shore of Lake Ontario in 1805. Eager to collect the sixpence reward his mother was offering the child who picked the most, he scurried through the brush, eyes peeled and legs pumping, giddy to be free of the small boat his family was using to move their belongings from the Bay of Quinté in Ontario to their new home in Niagara, New York. None of the bigger kids noticed that Paul was missing, a staggering oversight given that, according to The True and Wonderful Story of Paul Gasford, published in 1826, he was “a little over 4 years old.”

After a three-day search, Gasford’s parents gave him up for dead. Chances were slim that a child that young could survive multiple nights exposed in a strange place. But Paul Gasford was no ordinary kid. Instead of falling apart when he realized that he was lost, he remembered the adults saying that Niagara lay 40 miles away and decided to complete the final leg of the journey on his own. He found the lake and followed the coastline. He dug holes in the beach at night and snuggled deep into the sand to keep warm. He jammed a stick in the ground before he slept to stay oriented in the right direction in case he woke confused. He nibbled grapes when he grew hungry, but not too many, for he remembered his mother’s admonition not to gorge himself and sour his stomach. When he sauntered into town, the place exploded in celebration.

Gasford’s miraculous journey was turned into a children’s book. In an era that valorized independence, Gasford confirmed the revolutionary fantasy that little Americans, mature beyond their years, could navigate individual space on their own.



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