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« Reply #2040 on: April 06, 2022, 10:15:00 AM »
^nobody would bully you, you can just ram them out of the road, but i've driven those and my whole body aches after less than 1hr drive, it's not fun.
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« Reply #2041 on: April 16, 2022, 10:05:03 PM »
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« Reply #2042 on: May 26, 2022, 01:50:29 PM »
https://www.vice.com/en/article/xgdnnk/how-the-offsprings-lead-singer-went-from-punk-to-phd?fbclid=IwAR08cPDpw-gYxcr7aP-hpNzJuLltFbvO_LQp0Jy4-3GfSktGjb67qDx-fSM

Growing up in the ’90s, I knew a bit about The Offspring. They formed in Orange County in 1984 and toiled for a decade in the SoCal punk scene before blowing up with their 1994 LP, Smash, released on Epitaph Records. Led by the singles “Come Out and Play” and “Self Esteem,” Smash sold more than 11 million copies, making it the all-time best selling record released by an independent label. Five of The Offspring’s albums have attained platinum status, and their singles still play in heavy rotation on modern rock radio.

As soon as I got off the road, I did some Googling. Sure enough, Holland earned a Ph.D. in molecular biology in 2017 from the University of Southern California. This brought up another peculiar fact: Holland is one of several punk singers who came up in the 1980s SoCal hardcore scene who have a Ph.D. What was in the beer at those ’80s hardcore shows that made so many punks pursue advanced degrees? I decided to find out and check in with Holland as he prepared for his big speech.

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« Reply #2043 on: May 26, 2022, 08:50:10 PM »
^Reminds me of Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson. Dude's a commercial pilot for a time. From the few clips I've seen, a fairly good presenter as well.

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« Reply #2044 on: May 26, 2022, 09:46:15 PM »
^Reminds me of Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson. Dude's a commercial pilot for a time. From the few clips I've seen, a fairly good presenter as well.

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Lots of smart shaming going on, gotten even more so lately. Before it was just the half-joke "ikaw na ang matalino". Now its "feeling sikat/pasikat", "kulang sa pansin" by just posting a grad pic.

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« Reply #2045 on: June 18, 2022, 04:17:40 PM »
https://youtu.be/EMUlCaca9ak

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« Reply #2046 on: June 18, 2022, 10:37:30 PM »
^ looks like a tank from Battlefield_2042

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« Reply #2047 on: June 29, 2022, 01:55:46 AM »
On-board an F16 flying an airshow routine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY8BHSPhv90
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Re: The Awesome Thread
« Reply #2048 on: July 12, 2022, 01:33:32 PM »

james webb space telescope first deep field image

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« Reply #2049 on: July 13, 2022, 10:03:08 PM »
james webb space telescope first deep field image

This one was super dope!



Downloads: https://esawebb.org/images/weic2205a/
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« Reply #2050 on: July 16, 2022, 07:27:22 PM »
first image was a deep field.... take note that hubble took several years and a contact lens before they could take that famous hubble deep field image.... just imagine what pictures JWST will produce in the future.

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« Reply #2051 on: July 17, 2022, 04:59:56 AM »
first image was a deep field.... take note that hubble took several years and a contact lens before they could take that famous hubble deep field image.... just imagine what pictures JWST will produce in the future.

Yeah! An administrator for JWST guested on NDT's podcast and she was saying that JWST was able to make that deep field image in a fraction of the time it took Hubble to image the same area, and with a much higher resolution to boot.
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« Reply #2052 on: July 17, 2022, 04:08:31 PM »
^are we looking at the past? tama ba?
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Re: The Awesome Thread
« Reply #2053 on: July 18, 2022, 09:02:17 AM »
yes. billions of years ago

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« Reply #2054 on: August 08, 2022, 08:41:55 PM »

Curiosity's been on Mars for almost 10 years

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0_RPlSe344

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« Reply #2055 on: August 11, 2022, 07:52:08 AM »
https://gizmodo.com/canon-dslr-replica-transformers-optimus-prime-reflector-1849394318

As longtime camera makers like Nikon and Canon struggle to adapt to a rapidly changing market filled with competition like smartphones, there’s at least one way to boost the sales of dedicated cameras: partner with Takara Tomy and make them transform into fan-favorite Transformers like Optimus Prime.


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« Reply #2056 on: August 11, 2022, 11:50:24 AM »
Wow Optimus Prime's sporting a L lens

Waiting for the Nikon variant, it should go well with my AF-S 24-70 2.8 coffee mug  :lol:
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« Reply #2057 on: September 01, 2022, 10:50:56 PM »
Ukrainian Mig-29 firing American missiles!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ7JkMDW0mM
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« Reply #2058 on: September 07, 2022, 07:18:49 AM »
8K footage of the Titanic wreck

https://youtu.be/x40SAJS2whY