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  1. Well, it's the morning of the 5th and the numbers...

    Well, it's the morning of the 5th and the numbers are 23,906 cases and 492 deaths. My prediction is holding up so far. We will see if the morning of the 11th shows 1000 deaths!
  2. I made a quick graph of the number of cases and...

    I made a quick graph of the number of cases and deaths. Based just on math, with no further analysis, the graph showed that the number of casualties should double every 3 days.

    This crude model...
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    Poll: Back to the OP... I could really care less about...

    Back to the OP... I could really care less about cultural appropriation. On the other hand, if it is being used to criticize those fat assed, famous for being famous Kardashians, it can't be ALL...
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    I had a rat in my kitchen a few years ago and...

    I had a rat in my kitchen a few years ago and tried all kinds of traps.

    1. Poison - the rats wouldn't eat it.
    2. Sticky trap - it worked, but then I was left with a panicking rat thrashing...
  5. The problem I have with the "shoot to kill" order...

    The problem I have with the "shoot to kill" order is the point that kmart raised above.

    Will the police just shoot a random Burmese and claim that they have solved the crime? Dead men tell no...
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    Well this thread has a bit of everything. ...

    Well this thread has a bit of everything. Everything, that is, except for a murmuration of starlings!


    https://youtu.be/eakKfY5aHmY
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    ^ Now that's a decent looking meal. Is that A1...

    ^ Now that's a decent looking meal. Is that A1 sauce on the top bun?
  8. I've been reading the NSWfires twitter feed. All...

    I've been reading the NSWfires twitter feed. All too often there are absolutely chilling notices that say things like this:

    EMERGENCY WARNING - Hyland Rd, Greystanes (Cumberland LGA) A bush fire...
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    While I'm spamming this thread, here is something...

    While I'm spamming this thread, here is something from the late, great Townes van Zandt:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yw8O2mdrxs
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9FzVhw8_bY ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9FzVhw8_bY

    Canadian Bluegrass!
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBpNogNSsbk ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBpNogNSsbk

    Not really country, almost like the blues.
  12. Thread: Breakfast

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    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4...

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    It's difficult to take pictures of sausages without them looking disturbingly phallic!.
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    Here's a protest song from my parent's...

    Here's a protest song from my parent's generation. It still rings true.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DGY9HvChXk
  14. Thread: Name That Car

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    Mid 60s Toyota Publica? In those days it was...

    Mid 60s Toyota Publica? In those days it was probably called a Toyopet Publica!
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    I've known a couple of western women who married...

    I've known a couple of western women who married Thai men. Both couples were pretty much bilingual, though the husbands' English was better than the wifes' Thai. Both men also had graduate degrees...
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    Back in the mid-90's I passed an oil rig (I think...

    Back in the mid-90's I passed an oil rig (I think it was called Harvester) in a 35 foot sailboat that I was taking from San Diego to SF with a couple of friends. It was an unusually calm night (for...
  17. Thread: Name That Car

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    Rolls Royce Phantom? Probably Pre-WWI

    Rolls Royce Phantom? Probably Pre-WWI
  18. Poll: I have always flown Economy without any problems....

    I have always flown Economy without any problems. However, Economy now does not seem to be the same as Economy 10 or 15 years ago. I recently flew Air Asia to Chiang Rai and I literally could not...
  19. Thread: Breakfast

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    Ok, where's the Idiot's Guide to Posting Regular...

    Ok, where's the Idiot's Guide to Posting Regular Sized Pics?
  20. Thread: Breakfast

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    It's been a while since I posted here, but I'm...

    It's been a while since I posted here, but I'm still eating breakfast, so here goes:

    40053

    Ham and scrambled eggs on English muffins with home fries and a spicy sausage.
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    Believe it or not, that stuff is referred to as...

    Believe it or not, that stuff is referred to as 600mph tape in the US. It is actually designed for emergency aircraft repair.
  22. We can expect the 2021 dry season to be very...

    We can expect the 2021 dry season to be very interesting!
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    Really?? He is better looking than some of the...

    Really?? He is better looking than some of the women! :smileylaughing:
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    HTMS Prasae in Rayong. I visited it while on...

    HTMS Prasae in Rayong. I visited it while on vacation last year. It served in the US, Soviet and Thai Navies from WWII to the early 2000s.
  25. Added both my current (Bangkok) and original...

    Added both my current (Bangkok) and original (Palo Alto, CA) hometowns. Good map, easy to use.
  26. Thread: Breakfast

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    Today's breakfast: simple but tasty. OJ, spicy...

    Today's breakfast: simple but tasty. OJ, spicy sausage, croissants and what was supposed to be an omelet (the cheese ended up on top rather than inside).
    ...
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    Many cars in Thailand use straight water in their...

    Many cars in Thailand use straight water in their radiators, as it never freezes here. Look for a drain plug or cock on the bottom of the radiator, if the fluid that comes out is clear/rusty...
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    Well, you can learn something new every day. ...

    Well, you can learn something new every day.

    20.4% is a majority!

    This must be the kind of math that elected Trump and Boris.
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    ^ Wasn't this the fellow who was in the news,...

    ^ Wasn't this the fellow who was in the news, complaining that he couldn't get a job?
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    I flew one of these budget flights from BKK to...

    I flew one of these budget flights from BKK to Chiang Rai a couple of years ago.


    With my back flat against the seat-back, I could not sit with my knees together. I had to prop them half way...
  31. I signed the petition, but we might as well have...

    I signed the petition, but we might as well have sent a roll of toilet paper to the PM's office. It would be used the same way.

    Foreigners don't vote and their wives are just as likely to vote...
  32. Thread: Name That Car

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    Without looking it up, I would guess that this ^...

    Without looking it up, I would guess that this ^ is a 1960 Chrysler Imperial.




    Opps! Look at it in full size, it does say Fairlane 500 just under the fin!
  33. The US economy has been growing at a steady rate...

    The US economy has been growing at a steady rate since 2009. This is the longest, uninterrupted period of US economic growth in decades, possibly ever. While I don't know about all of the details...
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    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=34...

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    This is a picture of the Colorado River delta now. Further upstream is the Hoover Dam and many irrigation pumps supporting farms in the...
  35. Brace yourself folks! Within 10 years we will...

    Brace yourself folks! Within 10 years we will see 10s or eve 100s of millions of Climate Change Refugees flooding out of various countries and flooding into other, less affected, countries. In...
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    Population growth, whether through high birth...

    Population growth, whether through high birth rates or immigration, ensures that the top 1% have a virtually limitless supply of cheap labor.


    No-one else benefits from population growth. We...
  37. Thread: Name That Car

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    The second one from the left looks an awful like...

    The second one from the left looks an awful like a Triumph Spitfire Mk 2. (Which was my very first car)
  38. And yet, the candidates who are promoting this as...

    And yet, the candidates who are promoting this as their core policy are being dismissed as 'too radical' to be elected.
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    My Grandparents and 13 year old mother are...

    My Grandparents and 13 year old mother are somewhere in that crowd!
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    I can't read it all - too may difficult words -...

    I can't read it all - too may difficult words - but it looks like a lecture on religion. Words that I can read are thinker, try, attitude or something like that, to, etc.
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    See those fancy Thai cloth things on the bed? ...

    See those fancy Thai cloth things on the bed? That means it's a 300 Baht room.
  42. A friend asked his wife when she was going to go...

    A friend asked his wife when she was going to go get her 1,500 baht. She told him that only people below a certain income threshold can get it!
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    The Dem primaries will be... interesting. It's a...

    The Dem primaries will be... interesting. It's a big field and the debates will probably be a train crash.

    Quite frankly, though, I don't think that the debates or the quality or gender or sexual...
  44. I should go there. I could turn my wife loose on...

    I should go there. I could turn my wife loose on the Durian while I find someplace decent to eat at.

    I just have to make sure that I'm far enough away not to catch a whiff of it!
  45. It was an easy call: White, Christian...

    It was an easy call:
    White, Christian - Mentally disturbed.
    Dark, Muslim - Terrorist.

    We Americans have lots of experience with this sort of thing and could have solved this...
  46. Thread: Breakfast

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    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=30...

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    Mrs Q's latest breakfast. I don't know why she decided that asparagus should be cooked for breakfast, but it went nicely with the...
  47. Good luck to you both! A good friend of my...

    Good luck to you both!

    A good friend of my wife's had the same problem a couple of years ago. After the operation she insisted on showing me a picture of what she referred to as her ลับ (Larp).
  48. I heard this on the radio yesterday too. They...

    I heard this on the radio yesterday too. They specifically said Non-O-A Visas and said that insurance policies would be offered that could be purchased when the Visa was applied for.

    Either this...
  49. Years ago a Saudi Arabian friend died of cancer. ...

    Years ago a Saudi Arabian friend died of cancer. My wife thought that we should go to a Masjid and say some prayers for him (he liked to drink beer and chase women, so he probably needed a few good...
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    I've used it for about a year and it's a nice...

    I've used it for about a year and it's a nice accessory for your classroom activities. It's useful for older students, but under P4 they don't seem to be able to use it effectively.

    Pros:
    I...
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