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Yakko wakko and dot wrote:01010111 01101111 01110111 00101110 00100000 01010100 01101000 01100001 01101110 01101011 01110011 00100000 01100110 01101111 01110010 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100001 01110100 00100000 01100001 01110111 01100101 01110011 01101111 01101101 01100101 00100000 01100011 01101111 01101110 01110100 01110010 01101001 01100010 01110101 01110100 01101001 01101111 01101110 00101110 00100000 11110000 10011111 10011001 10000100

I won't bother compiling that. 😐

Republic of Gran Colombia wrote:I won't bother compiling that. 😐

It says:

"Wow. Thanks for that awesome contribution. 🙄"

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Rivierenland wrote:It says:

"Wow. Thanks for that awesome contribution. 🙄"

You're correct. 👍👍
To be honest, this binary code is bringing back not-so-pleasant memories. 😐
Though, if I may ask, a contribution of what??

I'm talking 'bout the love and pain
It's messin' with my brain
Oh you lift me up a thousand times
But when you hit it hurts like guns

I'm not bulletproof
I'm not bulletproof
Ho ho
Bulletproof

Republic of Gran Colombia wrote:To be honest, this binary code is bringing back not-so-pleasant memories. 😐

01000010 01101111 01101111 00100001 00100000 01001101 01110111 01101000 01100001 01101000 01100001 01101000 01100001 01101000 01100001 01101000 01100001 00100001

Densaner wrote:01000010 01101111 01101111 00100001 00100000 01001101 01110111 01101000 01100001 01101000 01100001 01101000 01100001 01101000 01100001 01101000 01100001 00100001

😏

And now, for a change of pace:

Consider the Emperor Nero--
Of many lewd tales he's the hero--
Though he scraped on the fiddle,
He just couldn't diddle--
And his real batting average was zero.

Noxious Air wrote:And now, for a change of pace:

Consider the Emperor Nero--
Of many lewd tales he's the hero--
Though he scraped on the fiddle,
He just couldn't diddle--
And his real batting average was zero.

Nice limerick

Noxious Air wrote:Consider the Emperor Nero--
Of many lewd tales he's the hero--
Though he scraped on the fiddle,
He just couldn't diddle--
And his real batting average was zero.

As a bit of a history buff, that one really made me smile :)

------------------

Consider the German rank “Kaiser”
Derived from the Italian “Caesar”
Both walk into a bar
With the Russian “Tsar”
This etymology needs a designated driver

Right now im literally watching the secret service and DC police fight tooth and nail to enforce a barricade at the white house as a mob slowly removed the metal barriers and riot shields. This is insane.

Like...they literally just stole a riot shield. Lit it on fire, and handed it back to the cops on fire

lep

I dunno. Perhaps the contradictions in American society mean it cannot continue to exist as a union in the long run. I realise that thought played out a while back and ended in a bloodbath. However, the United States badly needs to address a number of issues, racism being only one.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-45739335

https://www.vox.com/polyarchy/2018/3/26/17163960/america-two-party-system-constitutional-democracy

Iggly Iggle wrote:Who likes my country's new flag?

Can't say I'm the biggest fan of yellow flags, but the stars down the side make it suitably unique

Thanks, I think I might change the yellow. I'm not the biggest fan either.

I decided to choose a salmon background with a white rose and stars. (Yes, it's just a colour change, not a complete makeover.)

Densaner wrote:I dunno. Perhaps the contradictions in American society mean it cannot continue to exist as a union in the long run. I realise that thought played out a while back and ended in a bloodbath. However, the United States badly needs to address a number of issues, racism being only one.

Problem is theres no way to split it. This isnt the america of the 1800s where the political divides were based off climate or industry(plantations and farmers in the south vs cities and mills in the north) To oversimplify, our modern divides are country folk and suburbs vs the cities. The conservatives found some cheat codes in the system like gerrymandering and corporate money to keep themselves in power long after the majorities in many areas are more liberal (for example, New York, a majority liberal state and one of the most liberal states, had a conservative controlled state senate for decades because conservatives rewrote the maps to favor them YEARS ago). This is happening at every level. As shown by the 2016 presidential election where the least popular candidate won. Laws get put on the books that dont reflect the values in many parts of the country. Sprinkle in a little bit of the nations history of racism (for anyone over 60, segregation is something you lived through, white or black. We still arent a full generation removed from it), and a two party system and what you have is a powderkeg.

I fear the only way to keep this from exploding in the long (or not so long) term is to re-civilize the discourse and make basic reforms or at minimum find a non-polarizing figure to lead for a while and calm things down.

lep

Densaner wrote:I dunno. Perhaps the contradictions in American society mean it cannot continue to exist as a union in the long run. I realise that thought played out a while back and ended in a bloodbath. However, the United States badly needs to address a number of issues, racism being only one.

As Alphonse Karr said, "The more things change, the more that they remain the same", and was examined in Sheldon Harnick's "The Merry Minuet", are we to have another bloodbath like the last with a now estimated 750,000 fatalities? We have governance by the money that can best buy those positions, but totally unqualified for anything remotely associated with the offices that they hold ny education, experience, or even personal demeanor. Racism, or any other form of discriminition, whether radical or benign, is not the sole property of the US, but exists and persists in ever corner of the world as "The Merry Minute" illustrates.

aaaaand there goes my city, too... 😐

Panther wrote:aaaaand there goes my city, too... 😐

Surprisingly enough, so far Baltimore has been civil with police and protesters interacting peacefully. I suppose when theres a fresh memory of the worst US riots since the 80s in your head, it gives some perspective. Hoping it stays peaceful into the night

lep

Welp, sorry it had to be that way, Philly...

This is one of those times I am glad to not be able to afford to live near downtown, as that's where the majority of the riots and looting took place.

This was a chilling message to read:
https://i.imgur.com/Z3fKNbU.jpg
(that's the major commercial district in center city)

And this was a chilling sight:
https://i.imgur.com/9FbHpxg.png

For the curious, here's a little album I put together with some of the more interesting photos:

https://imgur.com/a/BwqnCNb

The lepearchauns wrote:Surprisingly enough, so far Baltimore has been civil with police and protesters interacting peacefully. I suppose when theres a fresh memory of the worst US riots since the 80s in your head, it gives some perspective. Hoping it stays peaceful into the night

lep

Happy to report that aside from a few isolated incidents, Baltimore avoided burning, looting and property destruction outside a few broken windows. They showed how to do it the right way. Almost makes me consider going out to join them tomorrow

lep

The lepearchauns wrote:Baltimore avoided burning

Good to hear. I suspect that, should your city actually pop off again, the extent of things would be far worse than here.

Also, your football team is named after a carrion bird...that's just not cool :P

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