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August 12, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
The days of malls are dying. A dramatic declaration, perhaps, but one that appears to have been acknowledged by Simon Property Group, the company that owns a large majority of the malls in America. Earlier this week, the news broke that Amazon is considering vacant large stores in malls as locations for new fulfillment centers. Amazon has about 100 fulfillment centers in the U.S., but is looking to expand that number still. Amazon's goal is to increase shipping speed and compete with compa...
August 6, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
I’ve been saying for awhile that I wanted to get some surveillance cameras for the outside of my house. I keep putting it off (that money could be used for board games, after all!), but an incident on Tuesday finally is forcing my hand and I’ve started researching some options. What happened on Tuesday, you ask? Oh, nothing gouda. No...that's not a post-it note.Yep, you’re seeing that right. It is, indeed, a slice of cheddar cheese pressed snugly onto my car’s win...
August 5, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
In a statement issued on Sunday, Microsoft posted on its corporate blog saying that it will continue discussions for a potential TikTok purchase in the United States. For the unfamiliar, TikTok is a video-sharing and social networking service based out of Beijing, China founded in 2012. TikTok allows users to create short dance, lip-sync, comedy, and talent videos and share them with thousands of other users on the platform. The app currently holds worldwide popularity, and TikTok has global ...
July 25, 2020 by teddybearcholla on Teddybearcholla
This is a stretch I know, but in the  movie "The Earthling" filmed in Australia in 1979... excellent movie by the way... in the credits at the end, was the name Paul Martin ..construction.   Jafo, something you did long ago?     
July 20, 2020 by teddybearcholla on Teddybearcholla
He's been fighting cancer... apparently he passed in January this year.   Frankie had a post on her timeline.  He's at rest now.   https://www.youtube.com/c/JimBailey9294/featured      ....  
July 22, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
Image credit: NASALast week, NASA announced a new launch date for the James Webb Space Telescope (sometimes called JWST or Webb). This orbiting infrared observatory was designed with longer wavelength coverage and improved sensitivity in order to complement and extend the discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope (which is now 30 years old!). Described as the "premiere observatory of the next decade," Webb's launch will occur from French Guiana on October 31, 2021. It will "study every...
Brad’s hand youth system. Hand on left: untreated. Hand on right: one day of Brad’s youth system. The secret ingredient: Bee stings!  
I do my first Spring inspection on the new hive.  The bees are really gentle so I don't bother wearing gear.  No problem. But when I go to put the hive back togoether, one young bee has managed to get stuck on the outside. Knowing that she isn't likely to find her way back in (she can't fly yet) I take her on my finger and try to get her to walk back in the front.  She insists on walking on my arm.   Eventually I gently blow to get her to move back towa...
It's funny how Twitter started out claiming it was a messaging service.  And yet, over the years, it has become as moderated, often with a political bias to its moderation, as any community forum. I wonder if it might be worth putting in effort on JoeUser.com.  Before there was Facebook or Twitter, we had JoeUser which was intended to be a place where people could easily share their thoughts with friends.
May 27, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
The Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft roll to pad 39A during its first test flight in February. Credit: NASA/Joel KowskyToday, American astronauts will launch on a rocket from American soil to the International Space Station, marking a new era of human spaceflight. NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, chosen for their experience on several previous missions on the space shuttle and extensive test pilot and flight experience, will fly on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraf...
May 11, 2020 by teddybearcholla on Teddybearcholla
May 4, 2020 by LightStar on LightStar Technologies
So sad to hear this, he was a great person! RIP Don Shula. https://www.upi.com/Sports_News/NFL/2020/05/04/NFLs-winningest-coach-Don-Shula-dies-at-90/9991588602978/
April 9, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
For those of you who are having to stay in more because of COVID-19, are you watching any YouTube channels in particular?  Here's a few of my favorite channels I've been watching.... ParoDeeJay - Cruise and travel vlogs. Off the Ranch - Family/vlog channel from Demolition Ranch.  TheTimTracker - Travel and Orlando area vlogger. Lumnah Acres - Homesteading and farming channel. LunkersTV - Lots of outdoors and other stuff. Steve DOES - Good info about smart home...
December 13, 2019 by teddybearcholla on Teddybearcholla
November 27, 2019 by LightStar on LightStar Technologies