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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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    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

    OverMaster Send me money. I need money

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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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    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?
     
  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 Well worn.

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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/

     
  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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    Biigoh Tanuki Moderator

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    [​IMG]

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/escaped-cloned-female-mutant-crayfish-121023722.html

     
  20. CrunchySharpie

    CrunchySharpie A wild Bowsette appeared!

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    Walkir Super Happy Awesome Fun Time

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  22. CrunchySharpie

    CrunchySharpie A wild Bowsette appeared!

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    Damn, there goes another of the old guard. Can't say he didn't live a full life though, man was a legend.

    Here's to you Sean, shaken not stirred.
     
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  23. MadGreenSon

    MadGreenSon Verified Devil Tiger

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    He got to spend seventeen years as a retired multimillionaire in the Bahamas. Not a bad way to go. <pours one out for a legend>
     
  24. MadGreenSon

    MadGreenSon Verified Devil Tiger

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    aabbcc Experienced.

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  26. CrunchySharpie

    CrunchySharpie A wild Bowsette appeared!

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    More and more I feel confident that we're all stuck in the matrix and someone fucked up a line of code somewhere so now tropes, references and memes are starting to bleed into our simulated reality.

    Why cant they just work on genetically engineered cat girls for domestic ownership? Why must they tempt Murphy and Darwin when they could settle for Descartes?
     
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    MadGreenSon Verified Devil Tiger

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    vyor Oh that's cute

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    The monkeys were aborted, likely due to fears that the brain would be too large to comfortably fit into the skulls of the animals, which would have lead to increased aggression and other mental problems or death.
     
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  29. OverMaster

    OverMaster Send me money. I need money

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    WTF they're literally trying to create Mojo Jojo here.

    Also, the big fear I have is this year is just the warmup for 2021.
     
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