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Have at it!

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I think the Pauli exclusion principle smacks of elitism.
I'm smart and I want respect.

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Lefty wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:54 pm
I think the Pauli exclusion principle smacks of elitism.
Pauli knows what he did and why he's not invited.
The best thing that Neil Armstrong ever did, was to let us all imagine we were him.

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Volante wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:05 pm
Lefty wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:54 pm
I think the Pauli exclusion principle smacks of elitism.
Pauli knows what he did and why he's not invited.
That's one spin on it.

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Good thread. Too much useless jibber jabber in the other.

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Lefty wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:54 pm
I think the Pauli exclusion principle smacks of elitism.
Of course I agree with you. Those elitist fermions ruin everything. Bosons work together for a greater good. Integer spin!

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morbeedo wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:48 am
Katherine Johnson, the NASA scientist portrayed by Taraji P. Henson in the film Hidden Figures, has died at the age of 101
I have never seen Hidden Figures

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Golf wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:44 pm
Good thread. Too much useless jibber jabber in the other.
Internet message boards should be limited to useful jibber jabber.

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Bamaman wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:38 pm
Golf wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:44 pm
Good thread. Too much useless jibber jabber in the other.
Internet message boards should be limited to useful jibber jabber.
This thread is for useless jibber jabber. The other thread is for the useful jibber jabber. :shock:

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so will all the comments not related to discussion of current events be moved from here to a discussion of the 2020 current events discussion thread?

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triviawayne wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:56 pm
so will all the comments not related to discussion of current events be moved from here to a discussion of the 2020 current events discussion thread?

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Lets give it a try.

Until I saw boson's post above, I had read his jboard handle more as shorthand for "Boatswain," even though I know that "Bosun" is more common for that usage.

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alietr wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:37 am
Hosni Mubarak, former president of Egypt, has died at the age of 91. He took power following the assassination of Anwar Sadat, and was swept out of power in the Arab Spring.
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Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:37 am
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, 91, passed away today. He was ousted during the Arab Spring in February 2011.

https://www.npr.org/2020/02/25/13827792 ... dead-at-91
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triviawayne wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:46 am
ldsilver wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:27 pm
“Friends” Reunion Confirmed For HBO Max
This is not a new episode, series, or one-and-done movie reunion; it is an untitled unscripted special, meaning a documentary or they just sit around and talk about it for however long the run time is.
Do we really need this, now or ever?

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morbeedo wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:51 am
triviawayne wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:46 am
ldsilver wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:27 pm
“Friends” Reunion Confirmed For HBO Max
This is not a new episode, series, or one-and-done movie reunion; it is an untitled unscripted special, meaning a documentary or they just sit around and talk about it for however long the run time is.
Do we really need this, now or ever?
I never needed the original series...
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morbeedo wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:51 am
triviawayne wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:46 am
ldsilver wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:27 pm
“Friends” Reunion Confirmed For HBO Max
This is not a new episode, series, or one-and-done movie reunion; it is an untitled unscripted special, meaning a documentary or they just sit around and talk about it for however long the run time is.
Do we really need this, now or ever?
What, the reunion itself, or someone telling you that it was gonna be this way?

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seaborgium wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:07 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:51 am
triviawayne wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:46 am
ldsilver wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:27 pm
“Friends” Reunion Confirmed For HBO Max
This is not a new episode, series, or one-and-done movie reunion; it is an untitled unscripted special, meaning a documentary or they just sit around and talk about it for however long the run time is.
Do we really need this, now or ever?
What, the reunion itself, or someone telling you that it was gonna be this way?
This thread's a joke.

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:24 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:07 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:51 am
triviawayne wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:46 am
ldsilver wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:27 pm
“Friends” Reunion Confirmed For HBO Max
This is not a new episode, series, or one-and-done movie reunion; it is an untitled unscripted special, meaning a documentary or they just sit around and talk about it for however long the run time is.
Do we really need this, now or ever?
What, the reunion itself, or someone telling you that it was gonna be this way?
This thread's a joke.
I'm dead serious. Did we really need a Friends reunion special?

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morbeedo wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:19 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:24 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:07 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:51 am
triviawayne wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:46 am


This is not a new episode, series, or one-and-done movie reunion; it is an untitled unscripted special, meaning a documentary or they just sit around and talk about it for however long the run time is.
Do we really need this, now or ever?
What, the reunion itself, or someone telling you that it was gonna be this way?
This thread's a joke.
I'm dead serious. Did we really need a Friends reunion special?
We don’t need Jeopardy!. But it is there for people who want to watch it. If you don’t want to watch the Friends reunion, you don’t have to.

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morbeedo wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:19 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:24 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:07 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:51 am
triviawayne wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:46 am


This is not a new episode, series, or one-and-done movie reunion; it is an untitled unscripted special, meaning a documentary or they just sit around and talk about it for however long the run time is.
Do we really need this, now or ever?
What, the reunion itself, or someone telling you that it was gonna be this way?
This thread's a joke.
I'm dead serious. Did we really need a Friends reunion special?
I'd've waited another four years so it's on a nice round number, but 16 is fine. (My unofficial reunion benchmark would probably be 15 years comfortably, 10 years absolute minimum.) It was, whether you liked it or not, a cultural touchstone.

It's not harming me, let them do what they will.
The best thing that Neil Armstrong ever did, was to let us all imagine we were him.

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Volante wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:54 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:19 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:24 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:07 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:51 am

Do we really need this, now or ever?
What, the reunion itself, or someone telling you that it was gonna be this way?
This thread's a joke.
I'm dead serious. Did we really need a Friends reunion special?
I'd've waited another four years so it's on a nice round number, but 16 is fine. (My unofficial reunion benchmark would probably be 15 years comfortably, 10 years absolute minimum.) It was, whether you liked it or not, a cultural touchstone.

It's not harming me, let them do what they will.
Anyway, we won't get it unless we subscribe to HBO Max. It's not even clear that we who get regular HBO will get it. As of now, only AT&T mobile and cable subscribers will get it for free...I think.

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