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LoneWulf 30 points ago +30 / -0

So, someone's finally figured out that Floyd is still alive, he was friends with Chauvin, and it was all a Freemasonic ritual.

It's about time.

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LoneWulf 3 points ago +3 / -0

The Trump administration has notified Congress and the United Nations that the United States is formally withdrawing from the World Health Organization, multiple officials tell CNN, a move that comes amid a rising number of coronavirus cases throughout the Americas over the past week.

The withdrawal, which goes into effect next July [2021]...

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/07/politics/us-withdrawing-world-health-organization/index.html

What a hoot! We've been out from under the WHO since 2021. WHO knew? (pun intended)

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LoneWulf 2 points ago +2 / -0

The comments are comedy gold.

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LoneWulf 3 points ago +3 / -0

What self-respecting hacker would announce their plans ahead of time?

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LoneWulf 3 points ago +3 / -0

A friend of mine was in South Korea and sent me back photos from one of the grocery stores. There were rows of fancy boxes filled with tins of Spam. It was a big deal to give them as gifts.

We always make jokes about Spam, but to the South Koreans, it literally saved their lives during the war, hence their reverence for it.

Spam was actually a major breakthrough in preserving meat via canning. The problem had always been getting the heat high enough throughout the entire chunk of meat in order to kill off any pathogens in it, without overcooking the outside and leaving the inside undercooked. The trick turned out to be the jelly that you find inside the can. Something about that jelly allowed for even cooking throughout the entire piece of meat.

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LoneWulf 4 points ago +4 / -0

Here's some Spam trivia for you, fren:

Spam: A Luxe Gift in South Korea

The humble Minnesota export has been popular there for generations

https://www.nextavenue.org/spam-luxe-gift-south-korea/

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LoneWulf 1 point ago +1 / -0

There may not be a second chance. The woman who got us the "in" has since retired and now lives a couple of hours away from DC. ☹

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LoneWulf 1 point ago +1 / -0

It began at...11:11 PM ET, so if you weren't up that late, you would not have seen it.

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LoneWulf 1 point ago +1 / -0

I had one of the older Powershots, too. Was the first camera I got after film cameras went out of vogue. It was a small, but good camera that was excellent for taking on trips, as it took up very little space, yet still took really nice photos. It eventually died, so that's what prompted me to get my current camera.

Ironically, the reason I bought this camera was because I had the opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Smithsonian. I wanted a good camera to take photos, knowing I'd never get to do this again. Naturally, COVID-19 hit right before I was to go, so I never got there. It seems unlikely that I'll have a second chance at it, either. Sigh.

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LoneWulf 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yeah, I've thought the same thing about using a bulb. It's probably the only way you could get the shot. Not sure, though, whether one can be used with the camera I have.

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LoneWulf 2 points ago +2 / -0

This is normally the sort of luck I have with celestial events. I rarely get to see them due to cloud coverage.

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LoneWulf 3 points ago +3 / -0

Nah, there's a simpler explanation: the moon wasn't in full eclipse yet. Had I waited for the full eclipse, I wouldn't have had enough light to get the shot.

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LoneWulf 3 points ago +3 / -0

The moon wasn't in full eclipse when I took the shot. Had I waited for the full eclipse, I wouldn't have had enough ambient light from the moon to get the shot.

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LoneWulf 1 point ago +1 / -0

Thanks for the tip, fren. It's surprisingly hard to take good photos of the moon. I've tried using my tripod, but it isn't steady enough. Just pushing the button to take the photo causes enough motion to blur the photo. Not to mention, it's hard to frame the moon using a tripod, as you don't realize how fast it's moving. By the time you're set up, the moon has already moved out of the position you wanted it in.

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