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notsoloud

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Copenhagen, Denmark. He/him. I'm a guy and I reply. Yeah, I know...

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PMKeeling , to histodons group
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In 1880-1882, an attempt was made to dig a railway tunnel from Kent to Calais.

Using an air-powered boring machine, the Submarine Continental Railway Company and its French partner dug 3.5km under the English Channel before British politics intervened and stopped the project.

Excited to share my article on the early history of the Channel Tunnel in the Public Domain Review. It's got pictures and everything.

https://publicdomainreview.org/essay/the-early-history-of-the-channel-tunnel/

@histodons

notsoloud ,
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@PMKeeling
I want a TV series on this and a museum at the tunnel entrance!
@histodons @25kV

curiousordinary , to Random
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In Japanese mythology Ukemochi is a food goddess who held a feast attended by the moon god Tsukuyomi. When she produced each of the components of the meal from all her various orifices, he was so horrified that he killed her on the spot. His furious sister Amaterasu (the sun goddess) then banished him to the night sky, where he remains alone to this day. This myth explained the division between night and day.
@mythology @folklore

notsoloud ,
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@curiousordinary
The banishment is kinda leaky - the moon is often visible in the daytime. I wonder if the Japanese had anything to say about that.
@mythology @folklore

georgetakei , to Random

This is an important point to keep in mind.

notsoloud ,
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@georgetakei
My dream is a Ukraine-linked company paid to "dispose" of "expired" US military equipment.

jillrhudy , to librarians group
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Most outrageous library patron requests in 12 years:

  1. I know you all have better candy in the back. Go get me some.
  2. Trace my family history back 950 years to William the Conqueror and I don’t want that internet stuff. I want a family tree printed on paper.
  3. Make me out a will. My kid gets everything, that isn’t too hard.
    Let’s see your top three!

    @librarians
notsoloud ,
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@jillrhudy
What can I say — you have my heart!

I'd prefer it if you left it in my chest a little while though.
@NaturaArtisMagistra @librarians

noelreports , to Random Dutch
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A lot of MK84(?) bombs with GBU-31 JDAM kits, presumably one of Israel's Air Bases.

video/mp4

notsoloud ,
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@noelreports
Quick math:
I see something like 200 bombs here, give or take.

Gaza has 2 million people. At 200 per house that's 10'000 houses. At one bomb per house, it takes 50 loads like this. And there will still be fighters shooting from the ruins.

I don't know what options the Israeli government is looking at, but ground operations won't be quick, easy or pretty.

It's just so depressing all around.

dbellingradt , to histodons group German
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This painting by Peter Cramer is rich in detail, dear - peppercakes, street selling activities in an early modern European urban setting, broadsheets glued to a wall, etc.

But what on earth is the highlighted child transporting on its shoulders? A wooden box full of what? Your help is appreciated! @histodons

notsoloud ,
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@Frans_de_Graaf
This comment is worth a translation. Tldr: A box for goods, possibly of a type associated with Jewish peddlers.
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noelreports , to Random Dutch
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Work of the Gepard anti-aircraft gun last night. A Russian Shahed-drone was destroyed.

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notsoloud ,
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@noelreports
I know little about air defense, but I can do math:
The Gepard guns fire 1100 rounds/minute and spent two seconds on this Shaheed. That's about 40 rounds.

Rheinmetall now make this ammo to replace the blocked Swiss supplier. They'll send 40'000 more this year.

Hypothetically, Ukraine can take out 1000 drones, if only there are Gepards enough to get in their way.

Probably less, there must be some wastage, but much cheaper than missiles.

kirschner , to F-Droid
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What is your favourite app? Would be interested if I can discover a few new cool apps, I missed until now. Thank you already for sharing! @fdroid

notsoloud ,
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@kirschner
Use most days to find public transport in Denmark.

It can connect to other databases, so might work in your area?
@fdroid

notsoloud ,
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@kirschner
For offline non-tracking maps:
@organicmaps or

@fdroid

notsoloud ,
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@kirschner
will show how well your GPS works, and all the sensors in your phone. Like, I used it to check magnetic fields when fixing some electronics
@fdroid

notsoloud ,
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@kirschner
gives you easy access to tons of netradios worldwide.

Curious about foreign music?
Learning a new language? Tune in to local radio!

@fdroid

futurebird , to Random
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What is something that you thought might be true for a bit but turned out not to be?

I read a story in a kid's church magazine about how the sound of people talking "during Bible times" was accidentally recorded on a clay pot by a potter's wheel... and that "scientists" had recovered ancient sounds.

The librarian wasn't able to help me find anything. I really wanted to hear the sounds!

It was one of the first things I searched for online. I was so disappointed.

What's your wistful hoax?

notsoloud ,
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