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Old Nov 20th 2017, 07:46 PM
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I sure hope the US has Thanksgiving real soon!

I'm totally sick of hearing about "Black Friday Sales". The desperate retailers have been advertising "Early Bird Black Friday Sales" since about mid-October.
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Old Nov 21st 2017, 10:22 AM
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I sure hope the US has Thanksgiving real soon!

I'm totally sick of hearing about "Black Friday Sales". The desperate retailers have been advertising "Early Bird Black Friday Sales" since about mid-October.
Yeah, things have gotten totally out of hand.
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Old Nov 23rd 2017, 06:57 PM
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Happy Thanksgiving to all our American friends.
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This is pretty cool: http://www.businessinsider.com/60000...-jungle-2018-2

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Archaeologists uncovered 60,000 previously unknown Mayan structures deep in the Guatemalan jungle using state-of-the-art laser technology.

Using state-of-the-art laser technology, archaeologists uncovered over 60,000 previously unknown Mayan structures deep in the Guatemalan jungle, including foundations for houses, military fortifications, and elevated causeways.

The structures uncovered by the team suggest that instead of living in isolated city-states, the Mayans controlled huge territories with millions of people, industrial-scale food production, and sophisticated trade networks on the scale of Ancient Greece or Rome.

"With this new data its no longer unreasonable to think that there were 10 to 15 million people there including many living in low-lying, swampy areas that many of us had thought uninhabitable," Francisco Estrada-Belli, the lead researcher on the project, told National Geographic.

"Weve had this western conceit that complex civilizations cant flourish in the tropics, that the tropics are where civilizations go to die," Marcello Canuto, a Tulane University archaeologist told National Geographic.

"We now have to consider that complex societies may have formed in the tropics and made their way outward from there," he added.
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Very interesting stuff. Amazing what can be found with ground-imaging radar/sonar.

I've read up about what they've found in the area around Stonehenge using that kind of technology and it is amazing.
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Old Feb 15th 2018, 08:17 PM
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Surprise, surprise!

Apparently Uber lost $4.5 billion last year - on gross sales of $7.5 billion.

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How anyone thinks that running a fucking taxi service is some amazing new 21st century way to make billions in profits is completely beyond me.
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