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Ron Obvious

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Name: Ron
Gender: Male
Home country: Middle Earth
Current location: Seattle
Member since: Tue Dec 13, 2011, 11:37 PM
Number of posts: 5,236

About Me

I got the nickname Ron Obvious because -- in addition to being a huge Python fan -- my name really is Ron and I used to start sentences with \"Obviously\" a lot. Obviously, that\'s no longer a problem.

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Anyone else just feel the earthquake?

I happened to be up and it sounded and felt like a massive person/creature running on the roof, shaking the house. Not like any earthquake I ever experienced before. I'm actually relieved that it was an earthquake, as I'd just shut off the security system.

M 4.7 - 2km N of Three Lakes, Washington (2.51 AM local time)

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/at00puiwq1/dyfi/intensity

I'm in Australia and I'm having computer problems

˙ǝɯıʇ ǝloɥʍ ǝɥʇ uʍop ǝpısdn doʇdɐl ʎɯ ƃuıploɥ ʞɔǝu ʎɯ uı ʞɔıɹɔ ɐ ɹǝɥʇɐɹ ƃuıʇʇǝƃ ɯ,ı ˙punoɹ, ʎɐʍ ʇɥƃıɹ ǝɥʇ ǝɹɐ sʇsod uʍo ʎɯ ʎluo ˙uʍop ǝpısdn sı qǝʍ ǝɥʇ uo ƃuıɥʇʎɹǝʌǝ ʇɐɥʇ sı ɐılɐɹʇsnɐ uı ƃuıǝq ʇnoqɐ ƃuıɥʇ pɹıǝʍ ʎluo ǝɥʇ

Come fly Yorkshire Airlines!

Looks a lot better than EasyJet or RyanAir to be honest...

The making of 10cc's "I'm not in love"

Always liked this song, though it's taken some years to re-appreciate it.

Fucking hell. What is the definition of an expiration date?

My wife was just refused to board her flight to the Netherlands to join me because her passport expiration date was too close. It doesn't expire until September, and the trip is for today until July 10th but apparently that's too close for someone!

We've already spent over $500 rescheduling the flight, making travel arrangements, etc. Why did nobody at any point in the proceedings when we booked this thing several months ago point this out?

What the hell is the definition of an expiration date if the real expiration date is hidden and before that? Just change the date to that point then!

This is so fucked up. I want to sue someone just to get the money back.Never mind the inconvenience. We've been travelling internationally for decades. How the Hell did this never come up before?

I'm so angry I could just spit fire.

The cult of Apple never ceases to amaze me...




AI brings old paintings to life. This is amazing...



Machine learning researchers have produced a system that can recreate lifelike motion from just a single frame of a person’s face, opening up the possibility of animating not just photos but also paintings. It’s not perfect, but when it works, it is — like much AI work these days — eerie and fascinating.

https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/22/mona-lisa-frown-machine-learning-brings-old-paintings-and-photos-to-life/

I Dare You To Tell Me The Economy Is "Booming" After Reading This List Of 19 Facts...

I was forwarded this article, but I don't recognise or know anything about this blog so I don't know how credible it is. It's true that I find it difficult to square stories about the economic boom times we're supposedly living in with the reality of the world around me.

The following are 19 facts about our current economic performance that should deeply disturb all of us…

#1 In April, U.S. auto sales were down 6.1 percent. That was the worst decline in 8 years.

#2 The number of mortgage applications has fallen for four weeks in a row.

#3 We just witnessed the largest crash in luxury home sales in about 9 years.

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/i-dare-you-to-tell-me-the-economy-is-booming-after-reading-this-list-of-19-facts-about-our-current-economic-performance

Game of Thrones S08E03: An Unbridled Rage (Video - NSFW)

Yeah, I have to agree with a lot of what this guy is ranting about.

Should've used a Diamond

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