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Philosophy / Re: pozt your own wisdom thread
« Last post by Siz on Today at 08:20:19 AM »

Keep an open mind... but not so open your brain falls out. - Robert Low
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Philosophy / Re: pozt your own wisdom thread
« Last post by Magdalena on Today at 05:22:19 AM »

I love it and will use that one.
Yes, it's a good one.  :)

Sorry, I forgot to include the author:

"Follow your heart but take your brain with you."
— Alfred Adler
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It kind of is a happy picture after having to look at the empty shell of a home for the last month.
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House demolition started today!



That is not a happy picture, but thank you for sharing it with us.
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Philosophy / Re: pozt your own wisdom thread
« Last post by hermes2015 on Today at 03:13:29 AM »

I love it and will use that one.
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Philosophy / Re: pozt your own wisdom thread
« Last post by Magdalena on Today at 03:00:07 AM »
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Philosophy / Re: pozt your own wisdom thread
« Last post by Magdalena on Today at 02:42:48 AM »
Never judge a man for using autocorrect until you've wanked a milf in his shed!
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Social Issues and Causes / Re: Flat Earth Belief Growing Worldwide
« Last post by Magdalena on Today at 02:31:12 AM »
I have a rather large lithograph, about 20 x 30 inches, of the flat earth.  It is a sea scene with ships of the 1700s era falling off the edge.  There is one lifeboat like vessel with an outboard motor. That little boat is desperately trying not to be washed off the edge.  It is sort of hilarious

The picture has been popular for many years.  The name of the painting is: I Told You So.  My copy of the pic is nicely framed and hangs proudly on the wall behind a toilet (loo?) An appropriate place in my belief.   You can get your own copy at Amazon, I suspect.
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Philosophy / Re: pozt your own wisdom thread
« Last post by Bluenose on November 17, 2019, 11:49:33 PM »
Reminds me of an acronym I was told to beware of in business, which has stayed with me; D. R. I. P - Data Rich, Information Poor. Half the time this discourages me from collecting data at all, the other half it compels me to actually collate and use the data. Whatever, it's helpful to bare in mind.

If you torture the data long enough, they will confess...
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Social Issues and Causes / Re: Flat Earth Belief Growing Worldwide
« Last post by Bluenose on November 17, 2019, 11:29:07 PM »
The flat earth brigade amuse me no end.  The lines of evidence they have to wilfully ignore in order hold to their "theory" are endless.  As a professional navigator in in a previous life I know from actual experience that charts (maps for all you land-lubbers) simply would not work the way they do if the world was not (more or less) spherical.  When navigating, you have to take into account the properties of the particular type of chart you are using, especially the inherent distortions built in to the particular projection you are using, or you will not end up where you intend to.  Each type of chart has its own peculiarities and its own best uses.  These, for me at least, are something that is embedded in my soul.  It's almost as if I can feel the way the curved surface of the Earth is represented on the flat surface of the chart.  The idea that the Earth is actually flat is a complete nonsense to me.

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For some cartographical fun, look up the difference between the following projections (there are many others): Mercator's, Transverse Mercator's, Conic, Lambert's conic conformal, Polar
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