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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2009 12:54:17 PM


...a topic is dormant for a while, then gets revived by someone new or the originator, then there is a flurry of activity in the thread, then it gets locked out. Does an old topic fill that much more space than a new one? Perhaps they should be automagiacally locked after
x weeks (months, days, whatever) of inactivity???
hmmmmmmmm
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 6:18:35 AM


The sun, which is busily keeping all the planets in their respective orbits, also ripens a bunch of grapes as if it had noting better to do
six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2015 6:53:25 AM


Dwarf planet Ceres, in orbit about the sun in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, is the largest object in the asteroid belt and accounts for approximately 1/3 of the entire mass of the asteroid belt. It is currently being explored by the Dawn spacecraft, unique in being the ONLY object ever launched that has orbited 2 celetial bodies... I do not know why the Apollo crafts do not qualify...didn't they orbit the Earth before proceeding to orbit the moon? More research is indicated...LoL
six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2015 6:53:15 AM


you seem preoccupied Malc...LoL.

The gun sensing it's owner thingy is possible. The current state of the tech would only allow the gun to fire from the hand of its rightful owner. Not finding info on how much this would add to the cost of a weapon. The gun lobby has lobbied for laws banning such.

malcm
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2015 12:07:05 AM

WHY - in all the reportage on the tragedy in Ferguson, do we hear nothing from Brown's companion on that fatal night?
malcm
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2015 11:56:25 PM

Technical query; Isn't there a way for an officer's gun to be made in some way to be responsive ONLY to his own "persona" - but IMMEDIATELY! ?? Science needs to be brought to bear here. I know about the usual "safeties", but if an officer is being attacked by one (or more) determined opponents who succeed in getting his gun, that weapon needs to somehow "NEED" to react ONLY (in some way) to its' "owner". Such an arrangement in Ferguson may have avoided a death. If science is on the way to designing cars that can drive themselves, why not a smart gun?
six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2015 8:10:22 AM


There are 8 MILLION lightning strike on Earth PER DAY!!!
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 7:30:40 PM

Having read the accounts in my daily newspaper dealing with the shooting, in the town of Ferguson last week, it seems strange to me that while there were TWO men walking along the center line of the road, only the deceased, Michael Brown, reportedly argued with the officer who had asked, "What's wrong with the sidewalk?" Did the second man simply then step over to the sidewalk and out of trouble, while his friend, reportedly, challenged the officer? Further details may be forthcoming.
six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 6:40:13 AM


All the planets in the solar system, together, would fit in the space between the Earth and the moon...but the sun wouldn't
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2015 5:44:56 AM


Don Adams (Maxwell Smart - agent 86, in the Get Smart TV series), during WWII, was a Marine drill instructor. He contracted black water fever, a form of malaria that had a 90% fatality rate. He survived it.
six_ball_man
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At any one time, there are over 100,000 people in the air over our planet.
six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2015 5:47:36 AM


Only mammals can contract rabies.
Rabies is a "neglected" disease, meaning it is perfectly curable, but the return on investment is non-existent for the drug companies, so they do not bother.
Rabies kills more than 55,000 people each year.
six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2015 7:19:42 AM


The theories of plate tectonics and continental drift, while postulated hundreds of years ago, some say first by Franklin, weren't generally accepted until the 1960s.
six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2015 7:50:24 AM


one bacterium is capable of producing 16 million bacteria in just 24 hours
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 8:53:17 AM


The Dawn space craft, now approaching the asteroid Ceres, is the first vehicle intended to orbit TWO different bodies...it previously orbited and explored asteroid Vesta
six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2015 8:55:25 AM


Lorne Michaels was a writer on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2014 1:57:12 PM

It seems odd that there has been no consideration, in the tempest regarding the movie, The Interview, as to what would have been our reaction if the main plot were reversed, with Obama being the victim of the assassination.
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2014 2:52:54 PM

Ate chocolate covered salted carmels for the first(and last) time today from a series of seven boxes. Lord only knows what the next six hold. Chocolate covered squid? Kimchee chocolate? Chocolate kimpop?
six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2014 8:41:17 AM


There are more than 40 species of ant in Manhattan.
Of those, more than half specifically inhabit the medians in highways.
source, Science Friday podcast


[Edited by: six_ball_man at 12/21/2014 8:42:46 AM EST]
six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 6:04:46 AM


Yeah fart, I agree, but it no longer makes me go hmmmmmmmm.....
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 8:06:14 AM

Negative people who have to think they know everything and don't look at things from other peoples perspective. Sadly see it in many places.
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 7:27:44 AM


80% of door close buttons on elevators are nonfunctional. Some have become damaged and not repaired...most were never wired up.

[Edited by: six_ball_man at 12/15/2014 7:28:57 AM EST]
six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2014 10:11:30 AM


A komodo dragon can eat 80% of its body weight in one meal
six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2014 5:57:49 AM


Jupiter's magnetic field extends all the way to Saturn - 400,000,000 miles
six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2014 6:07:02 AM


China banned the use of tiger bone in 1993 and removed it from the list of approved medicines.
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 5:03:58 AM


Billy Mummy,who played the character Will Robinson on the original TV series "Lost In Space" is one of the duo who produced the "Fish Heads" record made popular on the Dr. Demento show.
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2014 3:31:29 PM

Why is it that one makes an appointment for a factory ordained recall, confirms it the day before and, then is told the repair facility ran out of parts when he arrives at 0730 the day of the appointment? The parts in the transmission will be in around December. Do they not realize--or even care--that one is wasting his time roaming about on a Saturday morning and the could use something--a new invention -- called a TELEPHONE to notify customers. A North Las Vegas KIA - Mitsubishi dealer is the guilty party and has had all sorts of complaints. Who to complain to to get something done?
six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2014 9:30:38 AM


Harry Houdini died on Halloween 88 years ago
six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 8:05:39 AM


Jay Leno and David Letterman were both joke writes for Jimmy (JJ) Walker
six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 6:33:13 AM


This year, world wide, 1/2 a million will die of malaria
over 600,000 have already died of AIDS
almost 250,000 will die of hunger
125,000 will die of TB
26,000 from syphilis

MEANWHILE:
4500 have died from Ebola...

Not saying Ebola isn't dangerous, or a gruesome way to go, just making an observation
six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 8:02:51 AM


despite all the howling over at fauxnews...more people have been dumped by Taylor Swift than died of Ebola in this country

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 8:48:41 PM

How about a serious disease outbreak in some remote area, like Africa and your government brings several of the diseased and expiring victims out of that area into your area? Does this make sense to me? Does it make me go hmmmmmmm?

Same government, same situation. All other countries send doctors and nurses. Your country sends 4,000 troops into a disease ravaged area? hmmmmmmmmm.
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 8:01:30 AM


the total lunar eclipse...hmmmmmmmmmmm
I had never taken the time to view one. got some great photos!
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 7:17:46 AM


Lake Superior has enough water - 2,903 cubic miles - to the cover the land mass of North America AND South America to a depth of 1 foot
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 6:54:40 AM


A teaspoon of honey is the life's work of 12 bees
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2014 6:35:48 AM


Mars is the only planet (that we know of) that is inhabited by nothing but robots
six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 7:13:26 AM


there are 10 times as many species of fungi as species of plants
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 6:35:04 AM

Simon Baron-Cohen is Professor of Developmental psychopathology at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. He is the Director of the University's Autism Research Centre, and a Fellow of Trinity College. He is also Sacha Baron-Cohen's (Borat) brother.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 6:11:53 AM


the national animal of Scotland is the unicorn
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 1:00:19 PM


In Mississippi it is illegal to live in sin and the punishment is stipulated as a fine of up to $10,000 and up to 10 years in jail

[Edited by: six_ball_man at 9/10/2014 1:00:37 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 12:49:34 AM

Seeing dogs doing the nasty on my front lawn......hmm.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 12:33:58 PM

it was recently confirmed by third party mammals that humans prefer to watch porn while they study or live with animals
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 7:22:02 AM


apes that have been habituated to humans will prefer human porn (how do they find these things out?)
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 7:34:59 AM


There were 12 animation house involved with the Cosmos series
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 5:58:06 AM


silk moths are the biggest moths and they take in ALL their nutrition at caterpillars....they do not even have a mouth as adults!!
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 12:41:28 AM

the veteran hmm, makes me be upset
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 6:10:25 AM


There are 13 countries where the sentence is death if one is convicted of professing atheism.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 6:24:24 AM


The "black box" on an airplane (boxes - there are two on each plane) aren't black...they are orange!
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 7:54:10 PM


The town of Nazareth is not mentioned in pre-christian biblical writings, nor anywhere else. It was apparently established in the 4th century, C.E.
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 8:04:12 AM


1 in 4 homeless men in America are US veterans
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 7:42:18 AM


half the lava flows worldwide in the last 500 years have been in Iceland
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2014 12:31:19 AM

People that are racist that tell you some of their best friends are black. You have to ask yourself who do these people think they are fooling.
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