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#1
Off the Record / Re: The Off Topic Topic
Last post by Sheilbh - Today at 05:43:55 AM
On Eurovision politics, I hadn't clocked this but the lyrics of Moldova's entry also looks like maybe a low key call for unification with Romania :lol:
#2
Off the Record / Re: Russo-Ukrainian War 2014-1...
Last post by jimmy olsen - Today at 05:31:49 AM
Quote from: Jacob on May 15, 2022, 11:39:55 AMThe Russian internal propaganda may be getting a bit thin in places...

QuoteThe Ukrainian destruction of significant elements of a Russian motorized rifle brigade that tried to cross a pontoon bridge over the Siverskyi Donets River on May 11 has shocked prominent Russian milbloggers. Those bloggers have begun commenting on the incompetence of the Russian military to their hundreds of thousands of followers.

https://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/russian-offensive-campaign-assessment-may-14
It was bad
https://twitter.com/Osinttechnical/status/1525935903742500864
QuoteOSINTtechnical (@Osinttechnical)
NYT- "...estimates based on publicly available evidence now suggesting that well over 400 Russian soldiers were killed or wounded while trying to cross the Donets River"
#3
Off the Record / Re: Acts of Terrorism megathre...
Last post by Syt - Today at 02:20:02 AM
Shooting at a church in California. Suspect: 60 year old man from Taiwan, apparently? The Buffalo shooting didn't make it onto my sisters' timelines; wonder if this one will ...  :hmm:
#4
Off the Record / Re: Acts of Terrorism megathre...
Last post by garbon - Today at 02:17:33 AM
Quote from: Eddie Teach on Today at 02:07:13 AMSome context, so we at least know what to Google?

The shooting in Buffalo
#5
Off the Record / Re: Acts of Terrorism megathre...
Last post by Eddie Teach - Today at 02:07:13 AM
Some context, so we at least know what to Google?
#6
Off the Record / Re: Extreme intoxication is no...
Last post by The Brain - Today at 12:27:33 AM
Quote from: grumbler on May 15, 2022, 05:36:22 PM
Quote from: The Brain on May 15, 2022, 04:53:30 PM
Quote from: DGuller on May 15, 2022, 04:40:03 PMIs your issue then with the entire concept of mens rea?

I think it's often applied in an unsound way.

But that's an objection that5 could be levelled at pretty much anything.

I think thinking is often applied in an unsound way.
I think gravity is often applied in an unsound way.
I think language is often applied in an unsound way.
etc

I don't follow.
#7
Off the Record / Re: What are you listening to?
Last post by viper37 - Today at 12:11:09 AM
Ah, some pop cover a friend of mine likes:

Not my fave, but I guess it's ok. :)
#8
Off the Record / Re: What are you listening to?
Last post by viper37 - Today at 12:10:28 AM
I also have a fondness for rock/metal covers of popular songs.  I usually have to have like the original song to like the cover, though, so no cover of Despacito will make me love the song :P

So, here's one from Bryan Adams, originally:


The singer is from Halocene (clearly the band's leader, her husband playing second role). Cole Rolland is the guitar player, he seems really good (He's also done a Bon Jovi cover).  Don't know the bassist and drummer, they seem ok.



Now, of interest to the geeks out there (do we have any here? ;) :P )
Less "traditional" than the other one, but still pretty good. :)
#9
Off the Record / Re: NHL Hockey thread
Last post by Barrister - Today at 12:09:14 AM
Quote from: Barrister on May 15, 2022, 12:36:10 PMOilers win. :mellow:

Okay, so at least let's hope the Flames win tonight.  A Battle of Alberta second round would be pretty fun.

:shifty:
#10
Off the Record / Re: What are you listening to?
Last post by viper37 - May 15, 2022, 11:54:45 PM

I like folk songs.  European or French Canadian folk songs appeal to me, for some reason.  This one is from New Zealand, 18th century, sang by shore whalers, originally.  It can be heard on Tik Tok, some dance fad:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faOcws5a4fc