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August 22nd, 2018, 19:51
Things you don't need to know : Bombs. On Pompeji. "Between August 24 - September 20." Plus 21st-27th of September. 1943. Allied Bombs.

I read about this just today. In an magazine over Archaeology. I never knew that that happened. Most people don't know about that, either.
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August 23rd, 2018, 13:57
Don't forget it's August 23 and this happened in history.

William Wallace was executed today in 1305.
After many victories over the English during his time fighting the Wars of Scottish Independence, Commander William Wallace has been defeated at the Battle of Falkirk, turned over to the English by Scottish knights, convicted of treason, and is now hanged, drawn, and quartered in London.
Battle of Stalingrad started in 1942 on this day.
Hitler's Sixth Army is poised to enter Stalingrad as the Nazi Luftwaffe begins bombing the Soviet city. This opening salvo to what some call the bloodiest battle in history will lead to the destruction of the Sixth Army, and the loss of some 2 million lives before the five-month onslaught is over.
The World Wide Web opened on this day in 1991
British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee's proposal for a 'hypertext project' comes to fruition at the CERN laboratories in Switzerland with the help of Belgian computer scientist Robert Cailliau, and now the 'World Wide Web' is opened to outside users.
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August 23rd, 2018, 15:34
Never heard about any of that.
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August 23rd, 2018, 18:26
Originally Posted by joxer View Post
Never heard about any of that.
You must have failed history then Joxer.

I'll simplify it for you.

1. Go watch or buy Mel Gibson's Braveheart that's William Wallace.
2. World War 2 Nazi's vs Communist's in Stalingrad now called Volgograd.
3. Nerd helped commercializing the internet and ruined the world.
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August 23rd, 2018, 18:42
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You must have failed history then Joxer.
No joke but almost. When it was 5 till noon (last chance), I'd sit, read it a bit, just enough to pass with lowest grade.
I had good parents, they never forced me to study stuff I despised because I was brilliant in other areas. I dare to think that they've let me pass history exams without me knowing much because it'd be a shame for them to make me fail when all my other grades were highest possible, it'd be perceived as their fail to make me interested.

Anyway, history is mandatory over here, couldn't choose not to attend it.
And I never cared about any of it because 99% of content is only about atrocities and barbarics praising names of those who did it. Remaining 1% is fairy tale about humans discovering fire and not fleeing like crazy from thunder, Maya not using wheel (although their art shows they did) and all different kind of ignorant bullshit.

Braveheart is a pathetic, impossible, unbelievable and overall bad movie. There were no communists nor communism anywhere ever, only socialists and socialism of different variety. Commercializing internet didn't ruin the world, spyware did that.
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August 27th, 2018, 16:26
You can get Freesync benefit with nVidia GPU - if inside your PC is AMD's APU:
https://wccftech.com/freesync-workin…re-is-a-catch/
In wake of a barrage of GeForce news lately this one may have slipped under radar. If you thought Radeon on an Intel chip was a strange occurrence, wait until you get a load of this. Reddit users bryf50 posted about it while survfate posted the steps needed to get Freesync working on his GeForce GTX 1060 over the weekend and we had to try it for ourselves to see if not only it was working, but how well.

The catch here is that to get it working you’ll need to be using an APU, we went with a Ryzen 5 2400G as it was similar to the posters 2200G. Based on the way it works it should work with any APU that has the necessary output to a Freesync capable monitor.
You don't have to know this because who buys APU for a gaming machine? It'll be either fresh hexacore R5 or i5 CPU.
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August 27th, 2018, 17:56
Having monitors bound to a certain brand of GPU is definitely a pain in the arse.
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August 28th, 2018, 15:41
The first game supporting both DirectX 12 and Vulkan appeared on Steam!
Can't wait reports on machines with AMD and nVidia GPU both inside a rig.
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/stran…e/#more-116502
https://store.steampowered.com/app/3…range_Brigade/

Of course you don't need to know this, the game is some coop rubbish.
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August 29th, 2018, 20:34
Talking about snarky reviews in the other thread, here is one from the Australian critic Clive James, which they put in the Oxford Book of Essays, presumably as a sample of the highest grade, uncut snark.

https://www.lrb.co.uk/v02/n11/clive-…of-tiny-kisses
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September 1st, 2018, 19:16
Pete Kostelnick (feet across America) will be passing through Fort St. John today. Only two more months to go.

A dream for Pete - a nightmare for the rest of us?

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September 6th, 2018, 17:18
There are things you need to know.
There are things you want to know.
There are things you don't need to know.

And….

There are things you DON'T WANT TO KNOW!!!!!

Spiders. According to Wikipedia, science has described around 45000 species of the eight legged abominations. However, according to … somewhere, there are probably just as many hitherto unknown variants of said abominations. Which means there are around 45000 we know nothing about. Some of them may be more deadly than the funnel web … thing. Some of them may not live in Auistralia!! Combine that with the estimate that "a human is never more than 3 meters away from a spider—ever" (adapted from https://www.factretriever.com/spider-facts).

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PS. This site-of-horror referred claims to have "84 Amazing Facts about Spiders". Amazing, right!!?!??!!! (I refused to read the remaining 81 claims after numberr 3). DS.

PSS: The number of spider species not described, doesn't necessarily mean that nobody have found them. In some cases, the scientists may not have survived the encounter. I other cases people may have (wisely) refused to describe them, due to their yeeeckiness, DS.
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September 6th, 2018, 17:31
I like spiders. They catch all sorts of creepy bugs.
The thing I hate are rats. My garden is visited by a brown rat on a regular basis lately. I have traps everywhere, but the dirty creature does not like the cheese, the apple, the peanut butter, and the bacon. Poison is forbidden.
I wish there was a spider that caught rats.
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September 6th, 2018, 17:34
Tarantulas eat mice.

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September 6th, 2018, 17:45
The problem with cats is that they tend to bring the rat, or some portion of it, into the home to share their accomplishment with you.

https://www.thelittledog.co.uk/wp-co…7/02/LDP27.jpg

The spiders are a bloody menace in my realm, at the moment. I've never seen anything like it. It must be a bumper hatching season, or something. Every time I go through a doorway, they have erected a new web for my face to be surprised by.
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September 6th, 2018, 17:50
Our cats have brought dead mice and the occasional bird home, but from our rather hostile reaction, they quickly realized that the humans providing food, shelter and cuddling did not appreciate, and quite the project.

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PS. This site sells cat doors: https://www.surepetcare.com/en-nz/pe…ochip-cat-flap. They claim that their door, being adapted to cat RFID will "Keep unwanted animals out of your home". That's a scam, and somebody (the joxer) should report it. There's no way said device can keep unwanted (by humans) animals carried (by cats) out of your home. Hah! DS
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September 6th, 2018, 18:09
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I like spiders. They catch all sorts of creepy bugs.
They catch mosquitoes, that alone is enough to love spiders. Mosquitoes are the most useless and annoying creatures the nature invented, their only purpose is to ruin my sleep. Go team spiders!
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September 6th, 2018, 18:21
Cats catch mice - and birds. Rats though… never heard of a neighbours cat catching a rat.

I talked to a professional ratcatcher and he told me getting a cat does not guarantee the cat will catch rats. Some are good at it, most are not.
The rat usually does not like the smell of cats. Well, plenty of cats visiting our garden, mind you at night, so this rat has chosen to be active during day time.
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September 6th, 2018, 20:52
Earlier we occasionally had mice in our basement (evident from pieces of poo and bitemarks on electrical cables). After we got cats, they're gone. I don't think our current cat actually catches mice (or any other living things), she's a very cowardly cat. But they still stay away, apparently they haven't discovered that she probably would run away in stead of charging if she saw one.
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