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by JWWhite
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Foolproof Vehicle Anti-Theft Device
Replies: 0
Views: 19

Foolproof Vehicle Anti-Theft Device

Foolproof Vehicle Anti-Theft Device
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by JWWhite
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Science & Nature
Topic: A new species of poisonous snake has been discovered in Australia
Replies: 0
Views: 89

A new species of poisonous snake has been discovered in Australia

Australia has just added another poisonous snake to its list of dangerous creatures. A team of biologists led by The University of Queensland’s Associate Professor Bryan Fry discovered the bandy-bandy snake at Weipa on the west coast of the Cape York Peninsula. “Bandy-bandies are burrowing snakes, s...
by JWWhite
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Science & Nature
Topic: Engineering and Technology Thread
Replies: 70
Views: 17344

Re: Engineering and Technology Thread

Wind energy's big disposal problem
Germany has more than 28,000 wind turbines — but many are old and by 2023 more than a third must be decommissioned. Disposing of them is a huge environmental problem
https://www.dw.com/en/wind-energys-big- ... a-44665439
by JWWhite
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Best of the Rest of the World
Replies: 656
Views: 44594

Re: Best of the Rest of the World

French police motorcycles crash during Bastille Day military parade
by JWWhite
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Sports Fans
Topic: 2018 Football World Cup News and Prediction Tournament
Replies: 248
Views: 5380

Re: 2018 Football World Cup News and Prediction Tournament

Croatia lose, their fans remain dignified and enjoy the moment. Multicultural France win, they riot and loot shops.
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by JWWhite
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Sports Fans
Topic: 2018 Football World Cup News and Prediction Tournament
Replies: 248
Views: 5380

Re: 2018 Football World Cup News and Prediction Tournament

It’s was a great final, easily the best game of the tournament. France deserved winners and with Croatia and Belgium rightly making up the top three. In horse racing terms they were the money riders and the rest also-rans. Yep, easy to make the predictions when the tournament is over and all the re...
by JWWhite
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Quote of the Day
Replies: 31
Views: 875

Re: Quote of the Day

"If only all those wars had indeed erupted into a soccer match, then the world might speak French now".
by JWWhite
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Sports Fans
Topic: 2018 Football World Cup News and Prediction Tournament
Replies: 248
Views: 5380

Re: 2018 Football World Cup News and Prediction Tournament

It’s was a great final, easily the best game of the tournament. France deserved winners and with Croatia and Belgium rightly making up the top three. In horse racing terms they were the money riders and the rest also-rans.
by JWWhite
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand
Replies: 113
Views: 8658

Re: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand

Starbucks Bans Plastic Straws, Winds Up Using More Plastic 2018 will forever be remembered as the year that hating plastic straws went mainstream. Once the lonely cause of environmental cranks, now everyone wants to eliminate these suckers from daily life. https://reason.com/blog/2018/07/12/starbuck...
by JWWhite
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Science & Nature
Topic: Engineering and Technology Thread
Replies: 70
Views: 17344

Re: Engineering and Technology Thread

FIRST TRANS-ATLANTIC DRONE TAKES OFF FROM US, LANDS IN UK A remote-controlled aircraft, also known as a drone or unmanned aerial vehicle, took off from North Dakota in the United States and touched down at the Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford in Gloucestershire, England. The aircraft, belonging to Gen...
by JWWhite
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Sports Fans
Topic: 2018 Football World Cup News and Prediction Tournament
Replies: 248
Views: 5380

Re: 2018 Football World Cup News and Prediction Tournament

A 4 min goal and an 82 min goal gave Belgium the victory and third place
England were on top for most of the second half but their captain was MIA again. Belgium were a lot sharper in the final third.
by JWWhite
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Science & Nature
Topic: Global Warming 2
Replies: 1080
Views: 50934

Re: Global Warming 2

Late Snowpack Signals a Lost Summer for Greenland’s Shorebirds Sanderlings, red knots and ruddy turnstones failed to breed this year along the Arctic island’s east coast due to record snow cover https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/late-snowpack-signals-a-lost-summer-for-greenlands-shorebirds/...
by JWWhite
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thai officials believe 12 boys missing in cave are alive
Replies: 285
Views: 9726

FIFA Invites rescued Thai boys to London awards event

MOSCOW — The boys football team rescued from a flooded cave this week has been invited to FIFA’s annual awards event. FIFA President Gianni Infantino says they will be invited to come to London, where the world’s best player prize will be presented on Sept. 24. The 12 boys and their coach were asked...
by JWWhite
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thai officials believe 12 boys missing in cave are alive
Replies: 285
Views: 9726

The Thai holiday from media bias

The rescue of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from a terrifying cave entrapment was a wonderfully compelling story, particularly because it had a happy ending, and a happy ending against all odds. We know there will be disputes over film rights, submarines, or compensation or something, as simil...
by JWWhite
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Science & Nature
Topic: Does Climate Change Have Anything to Do With Floods in Thailand?
Replies: 0
Views: 143

Does Climate Change Have Anything to Do With Floods in Thailand?

You knew this was coming didn't you? https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/11/climate/climate-change-thailand-floods.html A little later on in the story, there’s this admission: "No one is suggesting that climate change itself was responsible for trapping the boys in the cave. Brief downpours have always ...