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Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#1521  Postby BlackBart » Apr 16, 2021 4:45 pm

Bit hazy on the whole 'Feelgood' concept are we Mike?
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#1522  Postby Mike_L » Apr 17, 2021 7:32 am

:lol:
You're right. Sorry!
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Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#1523  Postby BlackBart » Apr 17, 2021 10:10 am

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#1524  Postby Leila Adams » May 01, 2021 10:38 pm

The 2021 Dawn Project Bird Song has just started again to collect bird songs from all over the world.
https://dawn-chorus.org/the-chorus/

To contribute, all is needed is to wake up at dawn, record the birds songs with the App, and share it with the project.
https://dawn-chorus.org/about-en/

The Corona pandemic has caused a severe global crisis. The dramatic silencing of human activities that it has caused is also making the voices of nature resound on an unprecedented scale. In this unique situation in the spring of 2020, the idea was born to make the birds’ voices heard.
Under the unique circumstances of this memorable spring of 2020, the idea for this Citizen Science and Arts project DAWN CHORUS was born – a project by BIOTOPIA (Bavaria’s new museum of life sciences and environment) and the Foundation Arts and Nature based in the Bavarian foothills of the Alps. Within a very short period of time, people came together in this situation for whom nature is the focus of their work – inspired by the American musician, bio-acoustician and artist Bernie Krause, the “founding father of soundscaping”.
In May 2021, DAWN CHORUS invites you to repeat your recordings from 2020 – with new app!


In addition, the Celtic Dawn will start on May 2 at 3:00 UTC
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#1525  Postby Animavore » May 04, 2021 10:38 pm

The Ewoks Would Have Died Shortly After The End Of Star Wars, According To Physicists

The Ewoks are doomed, according to a group of 11 physicists. After the Empire’s second giant superweapon, the Death Star Mark II, exploded near the forest moon of Endor, a series of events would have led to the collapse of their ecosystem and the deaths of the furry, Stormtrooper-fighting teddy bears, as reported by Tech Insider.

The "Star Wars" universe, officially 38 years old this year, is beautifully realized and meticulously constructed, so it should come as no surprise that some scientists and journalists have taken time out of their day jobs to logically address parts of it. How much would it cost to build the Death Star? How would you treat a lightsaber wound? Could the planets themselves actually exist? Now, another question has been academically addressed: What would have happened to the Ewoks on Endor’s moon after the second Death Star was cataclysmically destroyed at the end of "Return of the Jedi"?

Essentially, the problem of the so-called Endor Holocaust comes down to one thing: How much of the moon-sized weapon fell down onto the forest moon after it was seemingly obliterated?

The destruction of the reactor caused the artificial satellite to be destroyed within a second. This means that large chunks of metallic debris would have been ejected at 354,000 kilometers per hour (220,000 miles per hour) – six times quicker than humanity’s fastest spacecraft. “The energy carried by the debris would not be enough to destroy the moon,” Matija Cuk, an orbital dynamics researcher, told Tech Insider, “but it would heavily erode the side facing the Death Star.”

Planetary physicist Erik Asphaug agrees, as he points out that the reactor destruction would not merely vaporize the entire Death Star. “There will be huge chunks of the Death Star raining down on the Ewoks that might make their life unpleasant,” he said. Forest fires started by the irradiated, burning-hot debris could cause a huge ecosystem collapse.

“The Ewoks are dead. All of them,” concluded one particularly grim analysis by David Minton, a planetary scientist. In his four-page white paper sent to Tech Insider, he also assumed there would be plenty of debris left over after the initial explosion, and that the Death Star remnants would begin to fall out of its artificially maintained orbit after both its shield generator and internal structure were destroyed.

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Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#1526  Postby The_Metatron » May 06, 2021 10:10 pm

Good. Like JarJar Binks, Ewoks were a mistake.


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Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#1527  Postby Spearthrower » May 06, 2021 10:40 pm

:(

I loved Ewoks when I was a kid.

I still have a secret desire to be the world's first ever xeno-anthropologist; and I wouldn't complain if it turned out our first extra-terrestrial contact were arboreal teddy bears! :D
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Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#1528  Postby Ironclad » May 08, 2021 7:53 am

The_Metatron wrote:Good. Like JarJar Binks, Ewoks were a mistake.


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Apparently they were meant to be Chewies, but there wasn’t enough money.
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#1529  Postby Spearthrower » May 08, 2021 10:21 am

Ironclad wrote:
The_Metatron wrote:Good. Like JarJar Binks, Ewoks were a mistake.


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Apparently they were meant to be Chewies, but there wasn’t enough money.


Probably weren't enough tall people.
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#1530  Postby Ironclad » May 25, 2021 2:50 pm

For Van Youngman - see you amongst the stardust, old buddy

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#1531  Postby Ironclad » May 25, 2021 2:51 pm

For Van Youngman - see you amongst the stardust, old buddy

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#1532  Postby Macdoc » Oct 03, 2021 2:46 am

Seems we need a bit of feelgood

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The police officer took a bruised toddler from an abusive home. She took his heart.
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#1533  Postby Macdoc » Oct 09, 2021 7:57 pm

More a Canadian story but Randy Bachman is a well loved rock musician with a terrific CBC program on rock.

After 45 years, Randy Bachman's cherished 1957 Gretsch guitar finally found — in Tokyo

Rare 6120 Chet Atkins model was stolen from Toronto-area hotel in 1976
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Bachman is shown strumming his 1957 Gretsch guitar in the video for Lookin' Out for #1 in 1975. The guitar, which he had bought from Winnipeg Piano in the early 1960s, was stolen from a Toronto-area hotel in 1976. (Submitted by Randy Bachman)


fun read

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#1534  Postby Macdoc » Oct 14, 2021 12:17 am

How one teacher can make a difference ....a lasting one...

A moment that changed me: Patrick Stewart on the teacher who spotted his talent – and saved him
I skipped the 11-plus and was failing at school. Then I met Cecil Dormand, the extraordinary English teacher who transformed my life for ever

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#1535  Postby Agrippina » Oct 14, 2021 7:21 am

How lovely. I wish schools were more about finding children's talents than teaching them to pass exams to get them into university. My son who lives with me, and is dyslexic, is able to fabricate wonderful stories, but he went into teaching instead of just dictating them to a person who could put them down on paper, to the point where he had a breakdown, and now he can't work, he's at 45, finally writing his fantasy novel. I'll read it, but it will need someone who can read without mixing letters and language to edit it.
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Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#1536  Postby Macdoc » Nov 01, 2021 7:30 am

What a champ :clap:

‘I left university and adopted my brother and sister’
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When Jemma Bere's family was in crisis, she made a split-second decision that changed the course of her life. At an age when most people are preoccupied with relationships and careers, Jemma's sole focus became her two half-siblings.


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#1537  Postby Macdoc » Nov 10, 2021 3:56 am

wow
Calgary surgeon saves 2 men with CPR, then performs their heart operations

First it happened last year. Then it happened again in August

Bill Graveland · The Canadian Press · Posted: Nov 09, 2021 12:43 PM MT | Last Updated: 8 hours ago


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#1538  Postby Macdoc » Nov 14, 2021 5:37 pm

impressive 100 m dash at 105 yrs old!!!

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#1539  Postby Macdoc » Nov 20, 2021 7:43 am

Aussie cheesecake in a good cause

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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-20/ ... /100636500

Most firefighters in the rural communities are unpaid and last year their effort and what they faced was epic.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/worl ... hotos.html

Fires are an issue even here in the wet tropics but nothing like last year in the south.
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#1540  Postby Macdoc » Nov 24, 2021 7:13 am

cute of the day ....
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