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#41628 - 08/30/16 04:32 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: artie505]
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"This is bedlam! Will the dancing Hitlers please wait in the wings? We are only seeing singing Hitlers."

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#41629 - 08/30/16 04:40 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: slolerner]
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"Work?"

???

"Oh!!!"

Frau Blucher and her big bazooms had absolutely nothing on Ulla!
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#41649 - 09/05/16 04:41 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: artie505]
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#41652 - 09/07/16 04:43 AM Re: Our next president?!! [Re: jchuzi]
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#41961 - 09/26/16 03:11 AM Re: Our next president?!! [Re: Virtual1]
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One of the greatest golfers, Arnold Palmer
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#41966 - 09/26/16 06:28 AM Ad astra: another passing. [Re: jchuzi]
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How'd this thread's title get changed to "Our next president"?
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#41973 - 09/26/16 08:44 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: artie505]
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Originally Posted By: artie505
How'd this thread's title get changed to "Our next president"?

It didn't. Perhaps you mis-clicked.
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#41974 - 09/26/16 08:46 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: joemikeb]
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You overlooked the two posts that precede mine. (I meant on the right side of the Forums page; it never changes on the left side of the Lounge page once the initial edit period has ended.)


Edited by artie505 (09/26/16 08:54 AM)
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#41978 - 09/26/16 09:42 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: artie505]
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Somehow Virtual1's post (#41652) attracted the wrong title. From that point, as is usual with "Ad astra", everyone just "replies" to the previous post, thus perseverating the thread's title.

But how Virtual1 was able to pull that off — since it's not likely he did it on purpose — is a wonderment. confused

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#41983 - 09/26/16 11:38 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: grelber]
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A while back I reverted the title of this same thread to its correct one, and if I remember correctly it was V1 who had somehow accomplished the change that time, too.

He once described how he "tabs" through posts (I was completely unable to fathom what he said.), and I wonder if it's something he does during that procedure that somehow results in the changes being made?

What say you, V1?
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#42016 - 09/30/16 10:10 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: artie505]
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Originally Posted By: artie505
A while back I reverted the title of this same thread to its correct one, and if I remember correctly it was V1 who had somehow accomplished the change that time, too.

He once described how he "tabs" through posts (I was completely unable to fathom what he said.), and I wonder if it's something he does during that procedure that somehow results in the changes being made?

What say you, V1?


A bit OT, but here's my usual run. I have Safari set to open new windows in tabs, and to select newly opened tabs automagically.

I go to the main forum list, and shift-cmd-click all of the yellow forums. (forums with new posts). This opens each forum in a new tab, leaving the forum list tab up.

Then I switch to the first forum tab, and shift-cmd-click each of the yellow thread. (threads with new posts) The last one I simply click, so it moves the forum tab to the last post. I then read threads, cmd-w closing each one as I finish it, sometimes replying.

When I get through all the posts in a forum, the next forum tab comes up, and I repeat the previous step of opening the new threads.

When I close the last thread from the last forum, I'm back at the forums list tab. I refresh that, and usually all the forums change from yellow. If I missed something, I go to it.

I can only guess that safari or a cookie's state got messed up during that process when I hit Reply on a message.
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#42022 - 10/01/16 11:10 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Virtual1]
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Got it! Thanks.

I wonder if this mystery will ever be solved.
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#42315 - 10/26/16 08:20 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: artie505]
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#42727 - 11/10/16 07:11 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
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Canadian author, poet, singer, songwriter Leonard Cohen.
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#42728 - 11/10/16 11:54 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: ryck]
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He and the other creative geniuses who sprouted in the 1960s composed the musical background in many of our lives and made those lives sing, as they do even today.

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#42735 - 11/12/16 12:14 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: grelber]
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#42755 - 11/14/16 02:23 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
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#42762 - 11/16/16 07:17 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
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#42858 - 11/23/16 11:37 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: ryck]
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Remembered for one thing (unfortunately): Ralph Branca. Stealing bases is legal in baseball, but not stealing signs. Oh well...

And in a related article, Pitches Pitchers Would Like to Take Back


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#42867 - 11/24/16 09:48 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
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#42873 - 11/26/16 06:25 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Virtual1]
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Love him or hate him, he had a big influence on US policy. Fidel Castro
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#42882 - 11/27/16 12:31 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
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#42889 - 11/28/16 04:52 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: jchuzi]
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Originally Posted By: jchuzi
Love him or hate him, he had a big influence on US policy.

Interesting dichotomy, widespread mourning in cuba while cubans in florida were mostly partying and celebrating. Not sure if perspective or government coordinated or what. I suppose it all depends on if you were on the receiving end of his bad tendencies.
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#42920 - 11/28/16 09:48 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Virtual1]
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Originally Posted By: Virtual1

Interesting dichotomy, widespread mourning in cuba while cubans in florida were mostly partying and celebrating. Not sure if perspective or government coordinated or what. I suppose it all depends on if you were on the receiving end of his bad tendencies.


There are two classes of Cubans in Florida.

The first wave is exiled Batistas, members of the upper class under President Batista when Castro came to power. Fulgencio Batista was a fantastically corrupt (think Donald Trump meets Vladimir Putin) kleptocrat and totalitarian dictator, and the Cubans who fled Castro were the wealthy oligarchs who (pre-Castro) controlled most of Cuba's resources and almost all of its wealth. They and their descendants looted whatever they could when they fled. When they settled in Miami, many of them were still extremely wealthy, though not as wealthy as they had been before Castro deposed Batista.

These Cubans are still wealthy and politically connected. They still nurse lifelong grudges against Castro, and feel that he took what was rightfully theirs. So they are, unsurprisingly, cheering his death.

The second class is the post-Castro refuges. Most of them are impoverished and few have political connections; they have very little power, and may be anti-Castro, pro-Castro, or ambivalent. (Some of the refugees were prisoners when Castro came to power, freed by Castro under the condition that they leave the country.)
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#42927 - 11/29/16 05:44 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: tacit]
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Originally Posted By: tacit
The second class is the post-Castro refuges. Most of them are impoverished and few have political connections; they have very little power, and may be anti-Castro, pro-Castro, or ambivalent. (Some of the refugees were prisoners when Castro came to power, freed by Castro under the condition that they leave the country.)

I seem to recall hearing that Castro "opened his jails" on Florida. A rather bizarre thing to do, but makes sense in a certain context. What, you're accepting any refugees from Cuba? Here, we don't want these, take them!" Cuba wins big, US gets a political win with a social loss. Castro was probably greatly entertained by the whole affair.

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