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    Re: Post Race!

    A plethora.
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    That's unfortunate. Is the insulin imbalance the cause of the weight loss?
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Well I can't do it NOW. It's winter! The bears are all dozing. I'll have to wait till spring. Still, how do you spray honey? I got this fancy looking honey dispenser, and it only works if you eat a...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    I was actually thinking of model railroads when I wrote that. It's as benign a subject as you can possibly find, and also one that I know almost nothing about. I'd be one of those casual participants...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    The movie The Wave sounded familiar, but not at all what was mentioned in the article. As it turns out, there have been several films with that name. I watched the Norwegian disaster film with that...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Yeah, I thought so, too. I thought I had seen a video where they didn't use drugs, but they were only measuring the cubs. Couldn't find it, though. The video I linked to is more entertaining anyways.
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Yes, that's a famous experiment. Whether or not it really showed what he said it showed has been debated ever since. The Wikipedia article lays out some of the controversy surrounding it and the...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Here's a humorous video of doing exactly that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJRDpTUIrJI

    There are others. As mentioned early on, they aren't all that aggressive at that time.
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    Re: Mostly Merging Multiple Tables

    Cause there are a whole lot of them.
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Is that what they call it? I've always heard it described as sniffing glue. Maybe that's a different thing.
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    I hadn't heard about that extreme a response in this part of the planet. I know the Philipines had some brutal lockdowns, and of course there is always China (I suppose North Korea might be worse,...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Frankly, I've been kicking myself for years for not hypnotizing one particular bear.

    Somebody had told me about a little blond bear that had bothered them at a camp several miles away. It sounded...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    I'm not lazy, I'm just out of shape. The darn bears always run away, and I can't keep up with them.
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    That's a good point. I'm well aware that my career insulated me from the impacts of COVID. The US insulated a whole lot of citizens, as well. We may have had the most generous COVID financial support...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    We deal with bears occasionally. After all, I spend some time walking up streams looking for salmon carcasses...and so do bears, though for different reasons. I wouldn't eat the stinky, maggot...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Nope. I was honestly curious. I can tell you what my answer is:

    In the US, there was a brief period of lockdown in early 2020. That had no negative impact on me, because it wasn't real. There are...
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    Re: Welcome to Amazon Sidewalk

    Yeah, but visible would be so much more entertaining.
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    Re: Macedonia or bust... you decide

    Maybe they thought it would be one wej issue?
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    Re: Mostly Merging Multiple Tables

    That was my understanding. I expect that the DB will only ever have a single user at any given time. It would be possible for there to be a few simultaneous users, but that would be...really quite...
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    Re: Mostly Merging Multiple Tables

    Some interesting responses. I think I should explain things a bit more generally.

    What is happening is that I have a program that is storing some information in a database. What is being stored is...
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    Re: Mostly Merging Multiple Tables

    I didn't mean to say that, to be fair. I realized that I'd be able to do a merge, I just also found that there were people who were opposed to merge for a variety of reasons. I don't believe those...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Evidently, though mine's better.
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    And that's definitely rubbish. Of course most people survive. The death rate was ALWAYS reported to be very low for the vast majority of people. That doesn't matter for those who did die or the...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    It happens with well above 99.9% of humans. Every society means that you sacrifice some individual things for the "good of the mass." Therefore, the only people who don't do that are the rare few...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    How does hypnotism have anything to do with bears? No bear I have ever encountered was readily hypnotized.
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Why would it be directions from above? People misuse data all the time, it doesn't mean they are being controlled into doing so. News is about selling a story. That's why most news is bad news:...
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    Re: Welcome to Amazon Sidewalk

    The opacity differences are particularly interesting. It's mighty convenient that wood blocks visible light. Life would be different if our houses were transparent.

    The most significant difference...
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    Re: Mostly Merging Multiple Tables

    What is happening is an export of selected records from one DB into a file. The file contains a zipped, XML-serialized dataset containing the records. So, on the import side of things, I'm taking...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    In that case I have no idea what you mean. How does hypnotism bring back bears? Bring them back to where?
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Lord knows they need it, after this season.

    You probably aren't talking about the team from Chicago, but I have no idea what you are talking about, so that's as good as any.
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    Re: Welcome to Amazon Sidewalk

    I think we should make use of part of the human visible spectrum. Yeah, it doesn't go through walls all that well, but for local applications it would be awesome, especially if it was low-bandwidth...
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    Re: max size of binary files to split

    It might be worth considering storing the files in one place, and storing the path to the file in the database.
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Why not mesmerism? Ol' Mesmer has faded in popularity. It's hip to hype Hypnotism, while mesmerism molders.
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    Re: Post Race!

    Sounds like you might have ended up with a substantial amount.
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    Re: Mostly Merging Multiple Tables

    From the lack or responses, I'm beginning to think that this isn't something that has a standard solution.
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Yeah, which is why communism never happened. Every country that called itself communist morphed into autocracy almost immediately. Communism is an unstable philosophy, like a radioactive particle...
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    Mostly Merging Multiple Tables

    I looked around for an easier way to do this and didn't find anything that quite suited. Perhaps there isn't anything, but I thought I'd ask here, first.

    The situation I have is this:

    1) I have...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Possibly.

    The one goal appears to be 'making money'. To that extent, I agree with Olaf that it's all the same. Different people have different strategies as to how to make money, but the goal is...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    I don't know anybody who thought that. I don't even remember either side, for or against attacking Iraq, who stated that as even a secondary goal.

    Technically, though, you are somewhat right if...
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    Re: Post Race!

    Aren't you on the edge of the storm that is headed that way now? Or will that be all ice?

    We've done really well, so far, but the West depends on snowfall. This is our wet season. We need snow in...
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