"Missing Links" - July 10, 2020

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Re: "Missing Links" - July 10, 2020

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Post by Bob cruise director » Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:27 am

cbarbee002 wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:57 am
KAS 5?
The KAS scale is explained at

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Post by MarkL » Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:41 pm

For the record, APES in the top line popped (after exploring a few previously mentioned rabbit holes), then considered/looked for two MANs to match - to verify the possible path. Then looked to see if there were five of each. Or, some combination of the last two steps!

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Post by yourpalsal » Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:51 pm

Bob cruise director wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:24 am
Because we have had so much discussion, it was several pages back that Sal published the link to the zoom discussion so here it is again. The show starts at 7:30pm EST. All are welcome.
ZOOM LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89184367093
Final reminder - looking forward to see y'all at 4:30pPT/7:30pET today!

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Post by SusieG » Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:05 pm

Joe Ross wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:47 pm
SusieG wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:55 pm

my son doodled on my crossword

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I nominate this for your xword-muggles avatar. Looks like Master Peanut.
Ha ha! We also noticed the similarity.

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Post by whimsy » Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:07 pm

TPS wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:19 pm
Anyone who is interested in this discussion should definitely watch AMC’s brilliant ensemble drama - Halt & Catch Fire - almost no one watched it and it is one of the best 10 TV shows ever made.
Watched the first two episodes last night -- seems to be something that crosses over interests of both me and my husband which is good. After that maybe we'll jump ahead in the timeline of computing and try Meg's Upload. :)

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Post by Hector » Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:20 pm

TPS wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:19 pm
Anyone who is interested in this discussion should definitely watch AMC’s brilliant ensemble drama - Halt & Catch Fire - almost no one watched it and it is one of the best 10 TV shows ever made.
I've bragged about this before, but on season 4 episode 5, at 4:51 you can hear 1989 me playing guitar on the radio while a character washes dishes.

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Post by whimsy » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:38 pm

Hector wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:20 pm
TPS wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:19 pm
Anyone who is interested in this discussion should definitely watch AMC’s brilliant ensemble drama - Halt & Catch Fire - almost no one watched it and it is one of the best 10 TV shows ever made.
I've bragged about this before, but on season 4 episode 5, at 4:51 you can hear 1989 me playing guitar on the radio while a character washes dishes.
Great! -- another good reason to keep on keeping on! :)

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Post by Joe Ross » Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:59 pm

yourpalsal wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:51 pm
Bob cruise director wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:24 am
Because we have had so much discussion, it was several pages back that Sal published the link to the zoom discussion so here it is again. The show starts at 7:30pm EST. All are welcome.
ZOOM LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89184367093
Final reminder - looking forward to see y'all at 4:30pPT/7:30pET today!
Sal hosted nearly 20 muggles, tonight, with 16 at a time for most of the 80 minutes. THANK YOU, SAL!

For those attending:

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Post by MajordomoTom » Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:07 pm

glad to have stopped by, even though for only a short time.

my wife arrived with our curbside pick up of dinner - I had a very nice Salsiccia sandwich, onions, peppers and red marinara.

will try to stay longer with the group next week.

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Post by FrankieHeck » Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:12 pm

Sorry I was only there for a few minutes! (And I lost the audio for one of those, so I hope you weren't asking me anything.) I decided it would be easier to eat dinner at the same time as my husband tonight.

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Post by Joe Ross » Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:13 pm

Bob, I think, asked:

Dragon's Milk, by New Holland Brewing, Holland, Michigan. A gift from my daughter. The 11% ABV is why I needed to BBIAB for more agua...

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Post by Hector » Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:14 pm

I think they may have left some bourbon in those barrels.

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Post by Joe Ross » Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:16 pm

Hector wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:14 pm
I think they may have left some bourbon in those barrels.
Oof!

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Post by Bob cruise director » Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:06 pm

It was great to see everyone again last night. Wonderful discussion a variety of topics.

While we were talking, I took a few screenshots. I was going to post them here but if anyone objects I won't. Now the disclaimer. Anyone who has taken group pictures (wedding, reunion, family get togethers), knows that there is always 10% on any shot that are blinking, yawing or something else. The options are a lot of photoshopping or take the best one as long as no one is that bad.(and hope it is not you).
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Post by Meg » Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:40 pm

Bob cruise director wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:06 pm
It was great to see everyone again last night. Wonderful discussion a variety of topics.

While we were talking, I took a few screenshots. I was going to post them here but if anyone objects I won't. Now the disclaimer. Anyone who has taken group pictures (wedding, reunion, family get togethers), knows that there is always 10% on any shot that are blinking, yawing or something else. The options are a lot of photoshopping or take the best one as long as no one is that bad.(and hope it is not you).
No objections from me. I seem to recall, Bob, that you just had an avatar showing. No actual video of you. Some kind of conspiracy, I’m sure.......

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#496

Post by Al Sisti » Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:08 pm

I don't mind.

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Post by Joepickett » Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:29 pm

Hector wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:20 pm
TPS wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:19 pm
Anyone who is interested in this discussion should definitely watch AMC’s brilliant ensemble drama - Halt & Catch Fire - almost no one watched it and it is one of the best 10 TV shows ever made.
I've bragged about this before, but on season 4 episode 5, at 4:51 you can hear 1989 me playing guitar on the radio while a character washes dishes.
What is the name of the song and your band? I must have missed that story.

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Post by hcbirker » Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:29 pm

Bob cruise director wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:06 pm
It was great to see everyone again last night. Wonderful discussion a variety of topics.

While we were talking, I took a few screenshots. I was going to post them here but if anyone objects I won't. Now the disclaimer. Anyone who has taken group pictures (wedding, reunion, family get togethers), knows that there is always 10% on any shot that are blinking, yawing or something else. The options are a lot of photoshopping or take the best one as long as no one is that bad.(and hope it is not you).
Fine with me, too.
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Post by Meg » Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:30 pm

Al Sisti wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:08 pm
I don't mind.
Were you there? Yesterday? In disguise?

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Post by DrTom » Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:41 pm

KayW wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:03 am
I got diverted into a rabbit hole trying to "link" several of the 7-letter entries that were anagrams of each other with a two-letter difference:

paRApet - papeEtE
actEDon - tacoMAn
aCTedon - oneadAY
GeRmane - emanATe - enameLS

All of course a side-effect of working so many APE-MANs into close proximity in the grid. What an amazing construction!
Boy, talk about conditioned! I saw a bird and a bunch of random letters capitalized and spent the last 5 minutes trying to make a bird name! But unless there is a RAEEEDMACTAYRATLS (which may or may not be a relative of the pterodactyl) I wasted my time. Sorry KayW, thought you were LadyBird for a moment!

Oh, and I completely missed the Louis Leakey reference. I'm getting better but I am still not a "ready for prime time muggle".

Sorry I missed Tuesday evening, rather grueling day at work and I opted for alcohol and Wheel/Jeopardy rather than take my upset and addled self on line.

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