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Forum: Lounge 2020-04-04, 06:41
Replies: 498
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Posted By xilman
Mr Geisel said the diversion of masks from Berlin...

Mr Geisel said the diversion of masks from Berlin amounted to an "act of modern piracy", urging the Trump administration to adhere to international trading rules....
Forum: Lounge 2020-04-03, 19:50
Replies: 1,308
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Posted By xilman
As Cupid Stunt would say: It was all done in the...

As Cupid Stunt would say: It was all done in the best possible taste. Any half-way decent search engine will turn up many more examples. Such as

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Forum: Lounge 2020-04-03, 17:01
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Posted By xilman
What do you get if you put a whole duck in an oven?

Its Bill Withers (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52155227)
Forum: Lounge 2020-04-02, 06:41
Replies: 2
Views: 77
Posted By xilman
There is at least one more in that list. Perhaps...

There is at least one more in that list. Perhaps you omitted it because Americans don't roll their "r"'s.

Common British saying in the "She was only the <foo>'s daughter but she <bar>" series is...
Forum: Puzzles 2020-04-01, 17:07
Replies: 21
Views: 712
Posted By xilman
The devil lies in the details of what is meant by...

The devil lies in the details of what is meant by the term "..."

Let Ni represent the ith term in each series considered separately.

If ... is notational convenience for Ni = \aleph N_2, i > 6...
Forum: Lounge 2020-04-01, 16:47
Replies: 498
Views: 16,681
Posted By xilman
The London School of Hygiene and Tropical...

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is a prestigious academic instution, comparable in reputation to, say, the Harvard School of Medicine.

This is what they have to say today.
...
Forum: Lounge 2020-04-01, 14:20
Replies: 1,308
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Posted By xilman
British techies will be saddened to hear of the...

British techies will be saddened to hear of the deathj of Jack Schofield (https://www.theguardian.com/media/askjack/2020/apr/01/jack-schofield-guardian-ask-jack-tech-columnist-dies-at-72)

Very...
Forum: Astronomy 2020-03-31, 21:46
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By xilman
¿Que?

¿Que?
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-31, 20:42
Replies: 498
Views: 16,681
Posted By xilman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giDttMU-k00 is...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giDttMU-k00 is magnificent!

Alternatively,

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

has better lyrics IMAO

"No toilet paper frightening, very very...
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-31, 20:13
Replies: 498
Views: 16,681
Posted By xilman
I abase myself in your general direction. In...

I abase myself in your general direction.

In partial recompense, please go to

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Eo9M4-BrJA

The final gong stroke is an inspiration!
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-31, 18:32
Replies: 498
Views: 16,681
Posted By xilman
Nice one by Neil Sedaka ...

Nice one by Neil Sedaka

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

and another good one

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

This is also good but, sadly, incomplete.
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-31, 17:52
Replies: 498
Views: 16,681
Posted By xilman
Wonderful! Clearly influenced by the great...

Wonderful!

Clearly influenced by the great Tom Lehrer
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-31, 12:29
Replies: 498
Views: 16,681
Posted By xilman
Biological warfare 2287 Shame the...

Biological warfare

2287

Shame the centre character is a bacteriophage rather than one which infects humans.
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-31, 08:09
Replies: 91
Views: 3,699
Posted By xilman
Good tip, thanks. Very close examination of...

Good tip, thanks.

Very close examination of the plant reveals what might be a tiny pup growing between the leaves. I will leave the plant for a while to see what develops.

If all this was...
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-30, 20:29
Replies: 498
Views: 16,681
Posted By xilman
https://www.stlouisfed.org/on-the-economy/2020/mar...

https://www.stlouisfed.org/on-the-economy/2020/march/back-envelope-estimates-next-quarters-unemployment-rate

Hmm, a > 30% unemployment rate seems rather on the high side to me. 10%, perhaps.
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-30, 17:56
Replies: 91
Views: 3,699
Posted By xilman
Yes, I do like coconuts. Thanks for asking. ...

Yes, I do like coconuts. Thanks for asking.

Speaking of (semi-)tropical fruits, I harvested our pineapple today.

Up here in the sub-arctic pineapples are exotica (almost typed "erotica" there)...
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-30, 17:48
Replies: 91
Views: 3,699
Posted By xilman
Not nesting where we can see them.

Not nesting where we can see them.
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-30, 08:50
Replies: 498
Views: 16,681
Posted By xilman
UK, the Netherlands and France now following the...

UK, the Netherlands and France now following the Italian trajectory very closely, with Spain still running on a very similar growth curve but with a higher number of fatalities.

US still in...
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-30, 08:00
Replies: 91
Views: 3,699
Posted By xilman
We have blue tits! Not because of the cold...

We have blue tits!

Not because of the cold weather, I hasten to add. We have them because it is now getting warmer.

A pair of Cyanistes caeruleus are building their nest inside a box we set up...
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-29, 19:24
Replies: 117
Views: 3,753
Posted By xilman
Iceland comes close The formal declaration...

Iceland comes close

The formal declaration of a republic is as recent as 1944, but it has been effectively self-governing as a parliamentary democracy since 1550 --- 470 years ago.

Their...
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-29, 10:35
Replies: 117
Views: 3,753
Posted By xilman
What I find surprsing in that table is that the...

What I find surprsing in that table is that the GPB is so high in the list and not far below the JPY.
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-28, 21:32
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By xilman
A variant (not original to me, I hasten to add)...

A variant (not original to me, I hasten to add) is to imagine the consequences resulting from the marriage of two well-known people.

For example, if Hollywood actress Naomi Watts were to marry...
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-28, 21:19
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By xilman
Private Eye has been running this sort of thing...

Private Eye has been running this sort of thing for many many years.

A recent one showed an image of a variety of turnip (rutabaga in American) with Greta Thunberg. Both are Swedes (geddit?).
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-28, 21:12
Replies: 91
Views: 3,699
Posted By xilman
I still have a scar on my right forearm where I...

I still have a scar on my right forearm where I was attacked by a rabbit, though it has faded so much in the subsequent 45 years that the scar is now only visible when the surrounding skin is...
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-28, 17:06
Replies: 498
Views: 16,681
Posted By xilman
|Not heard that one. The 911 version works...

|Not heard that one.

The 911 version works for anyone, including landlines. Some Brits have taken to using it because it supposedly gets a faster response. Personally I very much doubt that claim....
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