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Re: What are you doing?

Postby MagsJ » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:06 pm

Catching up on nearly 4 weeks worth of posts.. family and political matters having kept me solely occupied.
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby MagsJ » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:58 pm

Pandora wrote:Exploring Axial Age:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QOzB_vlkZ8

Traders.. the new Merchants of old, and we know how most of society feels about a Trader.
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby Pandora » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:42 am

MagsJ wrote:Traders.. the new Merchants of old, and we know how most of society feels about a Trader.
Yes, trade routes and traders/merchants played a key role in spread and evolution of ideas, and even influencing the course of history. It appears that the spread of phonetic alphabet was done by maritime merchants: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenician_alphabet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rn4xHbPXOHY

Phonecians also remind me of the Venetian maritime Republic. It was a maritime trade-based state, but also had quite formidable military (and is known as the place of the first assembly line...sorry Ford).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hKpXpradgE
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby MagsJ » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:47 am

Pandora wrote:
MagsJ wrote:Traders.. the new Merchants of old, and we know how most of society feels about a Trader.
Yes, trade routes and traders/merchants played a key role in spread and evolution of ideas, and even influencing the course of history. It appears that the spread of phonetic alphabet was done by maritime merchants: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenician_alphabet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rn4xHbPXOHY

Phonecians also remind me of the Venetian maritime Republic. It was a maritime trade-based state, but also had quite formidable military (and is known as the place of the first assembly line...sorry Ford).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hKpXpradgE

I met a guy who specialises in Naval History.. I'm not sure what era, if any. but we didn't talk about that.. we/the small gathering talked about med-tech inventing, drug-testing tech at airports, common philosophy topics on forums, penny farthings, and who invented gears..

The links were very informative.. and in them, the beginnings of the Muslim/Christian divide.. evident, and so began the crusades.. a burden the whole planet bears to this day and is left to resolve.
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby Pandora » Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:45 pm

On similarities between the decline and fall of Roman Empire and the modern West.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh7rdCYCQ_U

Interesting comparison, though today we also have an important factor of increasing globalization through digital communications (increasing global culture).
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby MagsJ » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:49 am

..deciding to give anything I need to eat or drink with antihistamine a break. Slim but bloated (tummy) is not a good look :|
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby Mr Reasonable » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:54 am

Alabama beat LSU again Saturday. They've beaten them every year since I made this thread.
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby MagsJ » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:06 pm

Tidying up my pad, starting with the lounge.. the landings and stairs are next on my hit-list.. sisal flooring for the landings, and white floor paint and stair treads for the stairs.

You really didn't want to see the before, but here is the after..

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Ready for the party season...

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Re: What are you doing?

Postby MagsJ » Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:26 pm

..listening to what sounds like a wolf howling down the ends.. never heard no dog make noise like that. :-k definitely a beast.

Very 'Hounds of the Baskerville'-esque..
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby MagsJ » Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:56 am

..thinking.. why the fuck am I awake so early, and now I need something to eat, for I have the morning starves.

Whoever said it was a good idea to go to bed around 8 and rise at 4, who..? oh yeah, a friend of mine. The boring hours, I prefer the bewitching ones.. the ones after dusk ; )
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby Mr Reasonable » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:13 am

My sleep schedule is totally random. I took a nap Wednesday afternoon and woke up around 9pm. Then stayed awake until about 9pm on Thursday. Then today I was up again at 6am or so, got coffee, ran an errand and came home to watch football. Took 2 brief naps one in the morning and one in the afternoon both while on the couch. Then ran some more errands, got home around midnight and now I'm back watching tv and may or may not fall asleep. Who knows?

Also, a guy shot 2 people in a mall about a mile from here earlier. One of the victims was a 12 year old girl. She's alive and talking and at a hospital. The other was an 18 year old dude. He's critical and at a different hospital. The shooter was immediately gunned down in the mall in front of a massive crowd and there's a video and some still shots of his corpse on twitter.

The mall is closed until further notice, which means that the other nearby mall will be absolutely packed tomorrow for the day after Thanksgiving sales.

I can't emphasize enough the importance of just buying everything on Amazon.
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