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Discussion in 'General' started by Biigoh, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. vyor

    vyor Oh that's cute

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    Quoting this from SB.
     
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  2. korat56

    korat56 Experienced.

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    It got worse
    BREAKING: France announces an international architects' competition to rebuild the spire of Notre Dame Cathedral.
    https://twitter.com/AP/status/1118470593681207297
     
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  3. vyor

    vyor Oh that's cute

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    Please, this is far too big for someone to try and "subvert expectations." Trust me, it'll be fine.
     
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  4. Imabot

    Imabot Well worn.

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    You sure they didn't mean to say....uh what's the word... tenders? I'm not familiar with french language but this might be just misunderstanding caused by lost meaning in translation.
     
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  5. korat56

    korat56 Experienced.

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    I hope your right but i am really worried they will build a glass monstrosity in its place.
     
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  6. OverMaster

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    Koike Kazuo (creator of Lone Wolf and Cub) and Monkey Punch (creator of Lupin III) have both died.
     
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  7. fishbait08

    fishbait08 I trust you know where the happy button is?

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  8. fishbait08

    fishbait08 I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    Reposting this from the Tumblr rants thread:

    Verizon just sold Tumblr, to the folks who own Wordpress for a measly 3 million USD. (Yahoo, whom Verizon inherited the social media platform from, paid $1.1 billion to acquire it in 2013, so Verizon only got .27% of the acquisition price out of the deal, though the ability to use that kind of a bath as a tax write-off reportedly played a role in Verizon's decision to let Tumblr go for peanuts.)

    The previous biggest bath someone took on social media purchases the article writers were able to find involved Bebo, which AOL bought for $890 million in 2008, only to unload it for $10 million to a private equity firm two years later (which later sold it back to its founder for $1 million.)

    Online wags were quick to note that the $3 million sale price could also get you a modest suburban home in many Silicon Valley neighborhoods (frex Matthew Yglesias found this 3 br, 1.5 bath 1,400 SF home in Los Altos, CA going for $3.198 million)- YMMV which would be the more useful investment.

    https://www.axios.com/tumblr-verizo...ess-5d8d374b-17af-49fb-9769-2ffb82b25df7.html

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/tech...ner-wordpress-just-bought-site-fraction-that/

    https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/08/13/tumblr-sold-silicon-valley-home-prices/
     
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  9. aabbcc

    aabbcc Experienced.

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    So... the porn purge ruined Tumblr?
     
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  10. Biigoh

    Biigoh Tanuki Moderator

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  11. John_Oakman

    John_Oakman Come touch my hentai machine

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    Just saw this randomly on my facebook feed, feel that it's just the kind of thing that QQers would be interested in...

    https://www.foxnews.com/world/isis-...IoPV2VPoggFOzCT92Q5CMaBkzUuuuapKUZrfwazJOG010

    Why am I reminded of a certain anime character...
     
  12. Vergil1989 Crossover King

    Vergil1989 Crossover King Experienced.

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    YouTube has a serious problem.

     
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  13. wichajster

    wichajster Away

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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-52151951

    Navy vessel fired at cruise ship, then rammed it. Cruise ship that has a reinforced hull for sailing in icy waters.

    Icebreaker cruise ship ended with minor damage, warship sunk.

    Venezuela accused the Resolute of an act of "aggression and piracy". And rambled that the ship maybe "was transporting mercenaries to attack military bases in Venezuela".

    https://globalnews.ca/news/6774974/cruise-ship-venezuela-ramming/
    https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22765172
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/RCGS_Resolute
    [​IMG]
     
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  14. Radek

    Radek Promethean

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    Careers as sunk as their vessel. That´s how things like this always seem to end.
     
  15. Walkir

    Walkir Super Happy Awesome Fun Time

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    At least it sunk at sea, not in the harbor because lack of funding.
    That's an achievement for Venezuela...
     
  16. John_Oakman

    John_Oakman Come touch my hentai machine

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    When you turn on the news and you wonder if you somehow wandered into an alternate reality:

    https://www.aninews.in/news/world/a...tan-by-sending-underwear-masks20200405092625/

     
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  17. Radek

    Radek Promethean

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    Some of you may well remember Ennio Morricone.

    He has passed, aged 91.
     
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  18. Biigoh

    Biigoh Tanuki Moderator

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