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Today's Good News
Have you noticed that we usually debate only the bad things in life.

In this thread anyone can put down current news that they think is good (can be on any subject but not nasty, please, or so controversial that it provokes arguments). We can debate it and then move on when someone else posts some more happiness!

So I'll start with this gem, which will brings tears of joy to many, I am sure.

Chocolate is Good for you

Yes - it's official
Dark chocolate may be healthier

It's good for a cough and it's good for your heart.

:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

  • Last Edit: 2013-11-30, 06:51:41 by string

  • Belfrager
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Re: Today's Good News
Reply #625
If you want to learn Portuguese,
That's impossible, too much complex for them.
German is also impossible for us, too much boring.
A matter of attitude.

  • ersi
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Reply #626
Venus and Jupiter conjunction: Sky-watchers await dawn display

Jupiter and Venus will be visible to the naked eye close together in the sky before dawn on Monday.

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Jupiter's four Galilean moons will also be visible to those with a telescope. Clear skies are needed...


  • Frenzie
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Re: Today's Good News
Reply #627
Clear skies. Hah!

  • Belfrager
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Reply #628
Dark skies it's what is needed. Stop light pollution, disable electricity by night.
Mankind can't see the stars anymore.
A matter of attitude.

  • Frenzie
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Reply #629
I was referring to the clouds but that'd be nice too. :P

I miss the Milky Way. :)

  • ersi
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Reply #630
Fields Medal Is Stolen Minutes After It's Given in Brazil
A 14-karat gold medal often described as the Nobel Prize for mathematics was stolen minutes after it was awarded to a Cambridge University professor at a ceremony in Brazil on Wednesday.

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Within minutes of receiving the award, Dr. Birkar noticed that his briefcase containing the gold medal, his wallet and his cellphone was missing, the Brazilian newspaper O Globo reported.
It's good news that we hear something from Brazil

  • Barulheira
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Good news from Brazil
Reply #631
I don't think so.  :left:

  • krake
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Reply #632
There are also good news from Estonia. Good news for some, at least...

British study paints a sad picture of Russians in Estonia

  • rjhowie
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Reply #633
Yes the situ in Estonia for Russians is sad.
"Quit you like men:be strong"

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Reply #634
I was very pleased with Bernie Sanders win in New Hampshire. The DNC is making the same mistakes the RNC did with Herr Trumpenfuehrer, and Bernie being the nominee looms ever closer. Only potential challenge I see is that rotten bourgeoisie, Bloomberg with his billions to waste.

  • Belfrager
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Reply #635
I discovered a nice thing, Grammarly (free version).
It's already working integrated in D&D. Now on I cheat and write like Shakespeare.  :)

Are you reading this rjhowie?  :irked:

I just have a doubt, do you want me to write in American English, British English, Canadian English or Australian English?   :lol:

Of course, it will record people's conversation, another police system controlling us. I'll uninstall it soon.
A matter of attitude.

  • ersi
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Reply #636
I just have a doubt, do you want me to write in American English, British English, Canadian English or Australian English?   :lol:
Jamaican! :up:

  • rjhowie
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Reply #637
On good news a woman I know told me I was exceptional. Nice when a sensible woman knows the obvious.
"Quit you like men:be strong"

  • jax
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Re: Today's Good News
Reply #638
I discovered a nice thing, Grammarly (free version).
It's already working integrated in D&D. Now on I cheat and write like Shakespeare.

I thought I should translate that text to Early Modern English, to make it truly Shakespearean, but forsooth! those translators are ridiculous.

  • rjhowie
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Reply #639
Well they re pleasing lesser brained folk eh?!
"Quit you like men:be strong"

  • ensbb3
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Reply #640
I just have a doubt,

That's not really American English there, I'm guessing you chose one of the others then?

It'd be more like "My only doubt is,"

  • Belfrager
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Reply #641
eh eh you're absolutely right ensbb3, it isn't American English and probably none of the other "something English".
I just wrote a literal translation from Portuguese way of speaking but using English words. The program didn't complain.

This moment, the programs indicates me to remove "absolutely" and to add "the" before Portuguese. I want the program to f****.

Anyway, I'm aware that many times I just translate Portuguese to English words without caring if the result is the correct way of speaking in English or not. The reason I don't care is because any other nationality speaks English even worst, the exception being for Frenzie and Ersi.  :cheers:
A matter of attitude.

  • ensbb3
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Reply #642
Anyway, I'm aware that many times I just translate Portuguese to English words without caring if the result is the correct way of speaking in English or not.
I've noticed and have no problems with it.


Please forgive me for having fun with this...
I want the program to f****.
Per your usual one might assume the proper translation (minus the extra "*") is: "I want to fuck the program". :)
Now I think you meant; "I want the program to fuck off". And I can agree, you did fine without it.

:cheers:
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Re: Today's Good News
Reply #643

  • OakdaleFTL
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Re: Today's Good News
Reply #644
I discovered a nice thing
I had to try it: Bet my writing gives the program conniptions! :)
I just have a doubt, do you want me to write in American English, British English, Canadian English or Australian English?
I'd have had you replace the first phrase with something more idiomatic; but it's not unclear or ungrammatical.
As you know, I'm never wordy... So I'd suggest "Would you rather I wrote...."; that way you'd see that English does actually have more than the few paltry tenses primers generally list!

Your usage above of "absolutely" is entirely correct; about the "the" before "Portuguese," either way is okay -- except perhaps to Elizebeth Barrett Browning, who was probably thinking of islands... :)
The reason I don't care is because any other nationality speaks English even worst,
I'm never going to convince you that there's a difference between the comparative and the superlative, am I? :)
"from bad to worse; from worse to worst -- and that's as bad as it gets" should help (though I doubt it will!)

How, I wonder, did that program allow to type this entire post without molestation?
  • Last Edit: 2020-08-23, 17:43:04 by OakdaleFTL
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"Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility." - James Thurber
No one listens to me as much as I do and even I have my limits...
"Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts!" - Richard Feynman

  • OakdaleFTL
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Reply #645
Uninstalled Grammarly -- aparantly for the same reason I did so in December of 2017! For me, it's not worth the bother.
And I agree with ensbb3, Belfrager: You likely don't need it for any practical purpose.
Bernie being the nominee looms ever closer. Only potential challenge I see is that rotten bourgeoisie, Bloomberg with his billions to waste.
How does a seemingly unreconstructed Son of the South square his desire to see an unrepentant Socialist become his party's nominee with any rational political motive? Or is it just Orange Man Bad? :) (Don't get a case of the vapors, Colonel! We probably won't discuss politics further...)
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"Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility." - James Thurber
No one listens to me as much as I do and even I have my limits...
"Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts!" - Richard Feynman

  • rjhowie
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Re: Today's Good News
Reply #646
This theme title reminds me of the greatness I did over the years in women who had the privilege of going out with me.
"Quit you like men:be strong"

  • ensbb3
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Reply #647
the greatness I did over the years in women who had the privilege of going out with me.

 :yuck:  :zip:

  • rjhowie
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Reply #648
I do not mind you being passingly envious.  8)
"Quit you like men:be strong"

  • ersi
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Reply #649
It occurred to somebody to survey how annoyed people are by advertisements.

- Det är nästan 60 procent som säger sig vara negativa till reklam. Men den visar också en markant förändring de senaste 15 åren på de som gillar reklam. Den har sjunkit från 44 procent år 2004 till 12 procent som det är idag i den mätningen vi har, säger Hanna Riberdahl.
Almost 60% of Swedes are negative to advertisements. The number of people who like ads (I did not know those existed) has declined from 44% in 2004 to 12% now.