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[*] posted on 9-9-2022 at 20:04
Learned something new today...


Modem stands for modulate demodulate.

And here's why they were so noisy!

https://www.howtogeek.com/670455/why-did-dial-up-modems-screech-and-...




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[*] posted on 10-9-2022 at 00:39


I knew that one, but I recently found out that a spool, such as for a printer, stands for Simultaneous Peripheral Operations On-Line.







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[*] posted on 10-9-2022 at 13:17


I knew what spooling is in a computer system, but I didn’t realise it was an acronym.



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[*] posted on 21-3-2023 at 20:54


https://www.theguardian.com/books/2023/mar/21/gunned-down-burned-naz...

The truth behind the story of Bambi.




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[*] posted on 22-3-2023 at 08:17


Interesting, Disney had a habit of schmaltzing existing stories



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[*] posted on 22-3-2023 at 21:13


I know... Hunchback of the Notre Dame seemed like a very strange choice when I was in my early teens when it came out, having read the book I'm even more baffled that Disney would try to make a PG story out of that. Characters flat and only a few things that also appear in the book. Which ends with the death of Quasimodo and Esmeralda, who walk out of the movie version. You know.



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[*] posted on 24-6-2023 at 22:09


69 is a unique number.

Its square (4761) and its cube (328509) uses each of the ten digits only once. It's the only number with this property.




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[*] posted on 25-6-2023 at 15:11


Am currently reading the Bible from Genesis to Revelations for non-religious reasons. Had always assumed that Noah took two of every species onto his ark, but no; he took two of every unclean and seven of every clean animal. Why seven? One for food was my wife's answer. God was also really picky about which birds to take, too.
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[*] posted on 6-7-2023 at 19:52


The Dutch band Gruppo Sportivo count as Important FZ Protagonists in The Netherlands - and without me being aware of this, also my introduction to FZ. Take Your Clothes Off (Lumpy Gravy version) was covered by them as introduction for Superman.

Dad told me today that their song "Real Teeth Are Out" is an homage to FZ. I played him Stinkfoot but he still doesn't hear it. Screams FZ to me.

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https://youtu.be/7e3MtommYTY




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[*] posted on 6-7-2023 at 21:15


Quote: Originally posted by BBP  
The Dutch band Gruppo Sportivo count as Important FZ Protagonists in The Netherlands - and without me being aware of this, also my introduction to FZ. Take Your Clothes Off (Lumpy Gravy version) was covered by them as introduction for Superman.

Dad told me today that their song "Real Teeth Are Out" is an homage to FZ. I played him Stinkfoot but he still doesn't hear it. Screams FZ to me.

What do you think?

https://youtu.be/7e3MtommYTY


Yes Bonny , i can hear the similarities .
I like it .




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[*] posted on 26-7-2023 at 20:33


Finally, I can be a rock star!

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