TIL: Today I Learned

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  1. aimeeandbeatles

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    Today I learned that there's a bridge in Scotland that dogs keep jumping off. (Some of them don't survive. :sad:)
     
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    I have heard of this game, but have never played it.

    If you don't like the disco versions, why not give a listen to the videos I posted of the Ecuadorian musicians playing them on panflutes? Sometimes one arrangement of a song won't be appealing but another one will.

    For instance... Gordon Lightfoot's "The Canadian Railroad Trilogy" is one of his best-known songs. But I prefer the Irish Rovers' version instead because it's more expressive.
     
  3. Chukchi Husky

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    Fleetwood Mac's most successful song in the UK is Albatross.
     
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    Thanks for the clips...that guy can definitely wail. The one was a definite throwback to the Jefferson Airplane days with the girl in the barely crotch length skirt and the screw me boots. Made me long for a good microdot.

    I'm no expert either, but I have one thing to say against Rolling Stone's list by experts...like most experts they are more impressed by innovation than sound. Yes, they are entitled to their opinions and I don't disagree with their opinions or want to argue with them. I don't even disagree with their perspective being a very valid way to look at the question because no doubt that anybody who can have a historical impact on not only the music of their own moment but players down into future generations is beyond question a master.

    But on some level I'm a simple guy, and I like what I like. A player might be dismissed as "totally derivative, he just took his style from _______," but if he can wail he can wail and I'm not taking that away from them just because they aren't making a mark in the history of music.
     
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    TIL that there was a drug trade-related shooting in the neighborhood where I used to live. Thank goodness I got out of that part of town, because the cops didn't clean it up anywhere close to how they said they did. It's still dangerous there.
     
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    Generally speaking, drug trade related shootings are only dangerous to people in the drug trade.
     
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    But what if they miss? The bullet might hit somebody else.
     
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    Stray bullets, even in nominal high crime areas, are a negligible risk even compared to stray cars, which in themselves are pretty much a negligible risk.
     
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    TIL that somebody made a computer game about curling.

    I have no interest in even trying this game, but have just posted it in case someone else might be curious. I did download one about golf, though. Of course these are older games that might not even work on Windows 10, but we shall see.
     
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    TIL:
    Scandinavian love to growl long before the emergence of death metal.

     
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    TIL that if you don't ever use Windows hibernation, you can free up a bit of disk space by going to command prompt in admin-mode:
    powercfg -h off
    This gets rid of the enormous hiberfile.sys file.
     
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    How enormous are we thinking here
     
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    It probably depends how much memory you have. Mine is 6.5 Gb:
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    C:\>dir /ah
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    16/02/2020  22:18     6,348,902,400 hiberfil.sys
    13/04/2020  18:12    20,376,760,320 pagefile.sys
    
     
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    The size of your RAM from what I've heard
     
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    I use Windows hibernation, because my PC will insist on blinking at me when I use Sleep and that's really not appealing.
     
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    I use sleep, and then shut off the power supply to the pc. When you turn the power supply back on, it wakes from sleep like normal.
     
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    TIL that, in the first Rambo movie First Blood, Rambo killed 0 people. :sheep:
     
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    He kills one person by accident.
     
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    Rambo throws a rock at the chopper, meaning the chopper losses control briefly and Galt falls and dies. In the US, that is not going to be a verdict of accidental death when it is the police that die.
     
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    In the US, a police officer could choke on a donut on the other side of town and Rambo would be help responsible.
     
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