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  • That's Neat! 1: That's neat

    A thread for stuff that doesn't fit anywhere else and which is, well, neat.

    I was listening to a Philip Marlowe radio play on XM Radio Classics today and a plot point involved a "baton sinister," a charge in heraldry which is a bar from the top right to bottom left. A couple neat things about this:

    1. One connotation of this mark was bastardy, and in French the term is "barre sinister." Hence, Simon Bar Sinister in Underdog slipped past the censors for "Simon the Bastard."

    2. A related connotation, at least as far as the radio play was concerned, was fraudulence (in the show, a bar sinister is added to a tapestry as a clue that it's a fake). I can't prove it, but we've all seen that mark used in what to me appears to be a direct lineage meaning.
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    Re: That's Neat! 1: That's neat

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      Re: That's Neat! 1: That's neat

      Part of the MS-13 gang system taken out. https://www.infowars.com/ms-13-decap...geles-history/

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        Originally posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
        Part of the MS-13 gang system taken out. https://www.infowars.com/ms-13-decap...geles-history/
        Not really in the spirit, but it does seem like it was a really interesting operation.
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          Re: That's Neat! 1: That's neat

          Originally posted by Kepler View Post
          Not really in the spirit, but it does seem like it was a really interesting operation.
          Well, you said it was where things don't fit in, and it didn't seem like one of the planet things, or the political stuff...

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            Re: That's Neat! 1: That's neat

            Originally posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
            Well, you said it was where things don't fit in, and it didn't seem like one of the planet things, or the political stuff...
            I would have called it headline news. But my rights and duties as Poser of the Year do not quite extend to Totalitarian Control.

            Yet.
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              The Law of the Jungle just pronounced a guilty verdict

              http://wtop.com/world/2017/05/south-...ant-trampling/
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                There's burial and there's cremation. Now for something completely different alkaline hydrolysis.


                http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-39978471
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                1 granddaughter (EML 4/18)

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                  Re: That's Neat! 1: That's neat

                  Wow, this is neat.

                  tl; dr: This is people talking.
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                  • #10
                    Re: That's Neat! 1: That's neat

                    A discussion of a perennial neat dilemma.

                    once our machines acquire a base set of human-like capacities, it will be incumbent upon us to look upon them as social equals, and not just pieces of property. The challenge will be in deciding which cognitive thresholds, or traits, qualify an entity for moral consideration, and by consequence, social rights.
                    I say we use the test of the gom jabbar.
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                      Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                      A discussion of a perennial neat dilemma.



                      I say we use the test of the gom jabbar.
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                      • #12
                        Re: That's Neat! 1: That's neat

                        Wow.

                        Alex Honnold, a celebrated 31-year-old rock climber, on Saturday became the first person to scale Yosemite's El Capitan, a nearly 3,000-foot granite wall, without using ropes or other safety gear

                        ...

                        The climb ... may be the greatest feat of pure rock climbing in the history of the sport
                        They taped him doing it, which is good because he's obviously going to die one of these climbs.
                        Last edited by Kepler; 06-04-2017, 02:10 PM.
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                          Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                          Wow.



                          They taped him doing it, which is good because he's obviously going to die one of these climbs.
                          Free climbing El Capitan? Nope, not gonna do it. Wouldn't be prudent.
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                            Originally posted by St. Clown View Post
                            Free climbing El Capitan? Nope, not gonna do it. Wouldn't be prudent.
                            This isn't fake. Holy f-cking f-cksh-t!
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                              Re: That's Neat! 1: That's neat

                              That makes me nauseous just viewing the picture.
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                              Originally posted by Kepler
                              When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                              He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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