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by jserraglio
Wed May 23, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Facebook takes 'friending' to a new level
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: Facebook takes 'friending' to a new level

I think dating apps are useful for Adams in search of a rib. But now that FB has weighed in, I have to wonder, given its past performance, whether an unguarded remark to a potential Eve about how much I would like an apple is going to get me bombarded with Marie Callender's pie ads.
by jserraglio
Wed May 23, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Scientists to dredge Loch Ness in search of monster DNA
Replies: 2
Views: 15

Re: Scientists to dredge Loch Ness in search of monster DNA

Pretty clear vacuuming up Nessie's 'dandruff' is not the central aim of these scientists. Mapping the biodiversity of Loch Ness is.
by jserraglio
Wed May 23, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Scientists to dredge Loch Ness in search of monster DNA
Replies: 2
Views: 15

Scientists to dredge Loch Ness in search of monster DNA

WAPO — An international team of scientists plans to dredge Scotland’s Loch Ness next month — seeking not the mythical monster, as so many have done before, but rather its DNA footprint. Don’t get your hopes up. Even the project’s leader, Neil Gemmell of New Zealand’s Otago University, doubts that th...
by jserraglio
Wed May 23, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Facebook takes 'friending' to a new level
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Facebook takes 'friending' to a new level

WAPO — “There are 200 million people on Facebook who list themselves as single, so clearly there’s something to do here,” the Facebook chief executive noted in his F8 keynote today. The crowd laughed. But once Zuckerberg explained more about Facebook’s plan to launch a dating app, those laughs blend...
by jserraglio
Wed May 23, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: More no-hitters and strikeouts: the changing face of baseball
Replies: 0
Views: 5

More no-hitters and strikeouts: the changing face of baseball

WAPO — If it seems like every other day someone is flirting with a no-hitter, and every other week someone is completing one, it isn’t simply your imagination. Some six weeks into the 2018 season, Major League Baseball has already witnessed three no-hitters — one each in the United States, Mexico an...
by jserraglio
Wed May 23, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'Red-letter Christians' face off with 'Court Evangelicals'
Replies: 0
Views: 11

'Red-letter Christians' face off with 'Court Evangelicals'

NYT — LYNCHBURG, Va. — The night before Shane Claiborne came to town to preach at a Christian revival, he received a letter from the chief of police at Liberty University warning that if he set foot on the property, he would be arrested for trespassing and face up to 12 months in jail and a $2,500 f...
by jserraglio
Wed May 23, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Apple's stealthy search for a new campus is not Amazonian
Replies: 0
Views: 9

Apple's stealthy search for a new campus is not Amazonian

WSJ — RALEIGH, N.C.—The world’s two most valuable technology companies—Apple Inc. and Amazon.com Inc.—are shopping for cities in which to build new corporate campuses. But with one of them, you would hardly know it. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook this month met secretly with North Carolina Gov. Roy...
by jserraglio
Wed May 23, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Philip Roth, Towering Novelist Who Explored Lust, Jewish Life and America, Dies at 85
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: Philip Roth, Towering Novelist Who Explored Lust, Jewish Life and America, Dies at 85

from the Cambridge Companion to Modern American Culture (2006): <<In 2004, Roth published The Plot Against America , which many critics regarded as his best novel yet. In this he proposes an alternative America in which the aviation hero Charles Lindberg, whom many claim was an isolationist and Nazi...
by jserraglio
Wed May 23, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 382
Views: 41241

Re: What I listened to today

Wanda Wilkomirska (1929-2018) Festival Playing all the sonata and concerto recordings I've got by one of my favourite violinists on Connoisseur Society and other labels. http://iciap2007.org/images/127/prokofiev-wanda-wilkomirska-ann-schein-two-sonatas-for-violin-and-piano.jpg — Bach — Brahms Sonat...
by jserraglio
Wed May 23, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Philip Roth, Towering Novelist Who Explored Lust, Jewish Life and America, Dies at 85
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Philip Roth, Towering Novelist Who Explored Lust, Jewish Life and America, Dies at 85

By Charles McGrath May 22, 2018 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/22/obituaries/philip-roth-dead.html Philip Roth, the prolific, protean, and often blackly comic novelist who was a pre-eminent figure in 20th century literature, died on Tuesday night at a hospital in Manhattan. He was 85. The cause wa...
by jserraglio
Tue May 22, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Big Apple subway overhaul to cost 19 billion plus
Replies: 7
Views: 39

Big Apple subway overhaul to cost 19 billion plus

New York Times — A sweeping proposal to overhaul New York City’s subway and improve the broader transit system is expected to cost more than $19 billion, according to two people who were briefed on Tuesday, and goes far beyond the emergency repair plan that was unveiled last summer after the subway ...
by jserraglio
Tue May 22, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Amazon bans buyers for too many returns
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: Amazon bans buyers for too many returns

Quite so, but they shouldn't have had to fight to get their money back; Amazon's algorithm, whatever it is, and their "human" decision-makers, should have taken this into account <ahem> from the beginning. Bottom line. Amazon rectified the injustice and reinstated the two accounts. For that they de...
by jserraglio
Tue May 22, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Amazon bans buyers for too many returns
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: Amazon bans buyers for too many returns

If a problem customer has a credit balance, Amazon should refund it when closing an account. It appears they didn't do this for one of the customers mentioned in the story. That's not only wrong, it's probably illegal. It also appears that, when challenged, Amazon did reverse course in each of the ...
by jserraglio
Tue May 22, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Amazon bans buyers for too many returns
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Amazon bans buyers for too many returns

The Wall Street Journal — Even Amazon.com Inc. has its limits. The e-commerce giant bans shoppers from the site for infractions such as returning too many items, sometimes without telling them what they did wrong. Amazon has cultivated an image as a customer-friendly company in part by making it eas...
by jserraglio
Tue May 22, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 382
Views: 41241

Re: What I listened to today

Griller SQ - LvB SQ 15 1950 Decca LXT 2573

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by jserraglio
Tue May 22, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: First Enceladus, now Europa, being investigated as suited for life
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: First Enceladus, now Europa, being investigated as suited for life

Poetry.

It takes dominion everywhere.
Its jar is gray and bear.
It does not give of bird or hare,
Like nothing else in Delaware.
by jserraglio
Tue May 22, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: First Enceladus, now Europa, being investigated as suited for life
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: First Enceladus, now Europa, being investigated as suited for life

jbuck919 wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 7:43 pm
'Twould . . . truly be fair
Wormwood.
by jserraglio
Mon May 21, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 382
Views: 41241

Re: What I listened to today

Arthur Grumiaux - Mozart Violin Concerto K.211 / Sinfonia Concertante K.364 Philips LP vinyl

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by jserraglio
Sun May 20, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: First Enceladus, now Europa, being investigated as suited for life
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: First Enceladus, now Europa, being investigated as suited for life

Ohio has produced more presidents ... than any other state, and . . . they ranged from stupefying mediocrity to utter failure. There was once a fascist from Queens Beantowners tried to foist on Bowling Green Now Ohioans, they didn't want him Once they saw he'd demagogued 'em And told him to plop hi...
by jserraglio
Sun May 20, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Son Trump met with 2 foreign nationals offering to help dad win
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Son Trump met with 2 foreign nationals offering to help dad win

NYT — WASHINGTON — Three months before the 2016 election, a small group gathered at Trump Tower to meet with Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son. One was an Israeli specialist in social media manipulation. Another was an emissary for two wealthy Arab princes. The third was a Republican dono...
by jserraglio
Sun May 20, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: MLB teams mortgage today to win tomorrow
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: MLB teams mortgage today to win tomorrow

Right now, after losing two games to Miami, the Dodgers now have exactly the same record as the purportedly tanking Marlins. One problem with the watchability of these games is the overreliance on stat geeks in the front office to make player personnel decisions. For some reason, the stat geeks do ...
by jserraglio
Sun May 20, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson
Replies: 28
Views: 351

Re: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson

Belle wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 9:10 am
A lot of us don't care about him at all.
And a lot of others don't care for him at all. I wouldn't have played the Trump card here and said so, but they are entitled to make whatever comparisons they want.
by jserraglio
Sun May 20, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson
Replies: 28
Views: 351

Re: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson

Belle wrote:Can we keep Trump out of a discussion, just for once? I'm bored to death with it.
Lennygoran introduced DJT into the discussion as a point of comparison or contrast to Peterson. I see nothing boring about it.
by jserraglio
Sun May 20, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson
Replies: 28
Views: 351

Re: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson

Could very well be but the clips I see provide me with enough ammo to see just how bad that Propaganda channel really is. The long segment where they had to find a way to stop the rambling Trump was quite incredible! FOX bad? Not so! FOX is so bad, it's good. Quintessential camp. So New York too. L...
by jserraglio
Sun May 20, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson
Replies: 28
Views: 351

Re: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson

I've gotten to watch a lot of Fox clips because other stations I do watch are constantly playing the controversial ones You must be missing a lot. That's like substituting the Sparknotes for 500 pages of Catch-22 . It's important to see the entire Trump-TV clown act in context. I for one find it hi...
by jserraglio
Sun May 20, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson
Replies: 28
Views: 351

Re: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson

On Elmer Gantry-can he turn into a Joseph McCarthy-that's dangerous. Is it good for a Gantry to fill a cultural void-Trump gets involved in filling cultural voids, doesn't he? I like parts of being a libertarian too but how harmless is this Peterson-when he comes on CNN is he just giving some sort ...
by jserraglio
Sun May 20, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson
Replies: 28
Views: 351

Re: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson

America has seen caped crusaders before, it will again. Our Elmer Gantrys fill a void in the American soul. It's when these hucksters start believing their own hype and cross over into Messianism that they can become dangerous. Jordan Peterson seems very far from that breed: a conservative? maybe ev...
by jserraglio
Sun May 20, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson
Replies: 28
Views: 351

Re: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson

I agree-I read as much of the article as I could stand-his views repulse me-I have enough listening to Trump for large periods of the day on CNN I think leftist and rightist alike might agree the only thing POTUS and Peterson have in common is the number of letters in their first names. Peterson se...
by jserraglio
Sun May 20, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson
Replies: 28
Views: 351

Re: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson

In some USA regions, professors are customarily addressed as Mr. , in others Dr. or Prof. . Sometimes, the choice of address depends on what the subject herself likes to be called, e.g., Dr. Kissinger, Dr. Brzezinski or Dr. King. In King's and Peterson's cases, the "offending female" may have simply...
by jserraglio
Sun May 20, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 382
Views: 41241

Re: What I listened to today

Marie-Francoise Bucquet: Stravinsky Piano Works Philips LP vinyl

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by jserraglio
Sat May 19, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: First Enceladus, now Europa, being investigated as suited for life
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: First Enceladus, now Europa, being investigated as suited for life

. . . and, except at 40°N, 83°W, found sorely wanting.
by jserraglio
Sat May 19, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How Trump's crew are dismantling the government
Replies: 1
Views: 72

How Trump's crew are dismantling the government

For the first time in over 200 years, Washington has been occupied by a hostile force. Typical of such cronies is Secretary of the Interor Ryan Zinke, in whose office stands a grizzly bear mounted on its hind legs, and whose staff secretly prints up T-shirts that read "DISLOYAL". Civil servants who...
by jserraglio
Sat May 19, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 382
Views: 41241

Re: What I listened to today

Robert Ward: Symphony No. 4, Saxophone Concerto, etc. on Albany LP vinyl

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Available free to listen for Amazon Prime subscribers: https://music.amazon.com/albums/B000QZU ... phfa_xx_xx
by jserraglio
Sat May 19, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met Fires Levine
Replies: 43
Views: 3753

Re: Met Fires Levine

[Levine's] lawyers dispute the Met’s description of Mr. Levine’s relationship with a third person he believes he can identify, the young man who was visited by Mr. Levine in a bathrobe. Their filing . . . adds that “bathrobes are commonly worn by musical performers backstage in the theater, and the...
by jserraglio
Sat May 19, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Microplastics found in Great Lakes craft brews
Replies: 0
Views: 35

Microplastics found in Great Lakes craft brews

VINEPAIR — We were already grappling with seeing the amount of calories in beer. Now, something worse has bubbled to the surface: Researchers at the University of Minnesota have found microplastics in 12 brands of beer from the Great Lakes region. The brewers, though not named, included, “Three brew...
by jserraglio
Sat May 19, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Genetic geneaologists team up with homocide detectives
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Genetic geneaologists team up with homocide detectives

The Atlantic – The same DNA analysis used to find the alleged Golden State Killer has led to the arrest of a second murderer. It’ll likely lead to more. Just three weeks ago, law enforcement in California announced the arrest of the Golden State Killer using DNA. The press conference was vague, but ...
by jserraglio
Sat May 19, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beecham Fans Rejoice! Some new stuff first time on CD
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Beecham Fans Rejoice! Some new stuff first time on CD

As long as I live, I will always collect Thomas Beecham I'm a Beecham fan. From old broadcasts, in lossless format: Handel/Beecham Amaryllis Gavotte Beecham RPO 1947 https://mega.nz/#!rxl31ZAD!F35F0zDrSXfAiLENSvLP5B_xyvvHlVbga9WAOmF6ALQ Mozart Symphony 27 Beecham RPO 1947 https://mega.nz/#!DwEyVZ4a...
by jserraglio
Sat May 19, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 382
Views: 41241

Re: What I listened to today

Clear, easy-to follow English c/w a great performance by one of favorite conductors and orchestras. On Columbia LP vinyl, though this recording has just been refurbished and reissued cheap by Sony. https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/F5EAAOSwpyJZd-a2/s-l1600.jpg https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/im...
by jserraglio
Sat May 19, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In Canada, the country mouse is happier than the city mouse
Replies: 8
Views: 131

Re: In Canada, the country mouse is happier than the city mouse

I am very happy living in a city but also need something of an escape from it regularly: a 5-minute walk from my front door facing a busy interstate 8 minutes from downtown takes me into a magnificent 20,000-acre nature preserve. I am even happier there, but part of that happiness involves my knowin...
by jserraglio
Sat May 19, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3855
Views: 360230

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

RICHTER’S SEVEN 1960 CARNEGIE HALL RECITALS

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by jserraglio
Sat May 19, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 382
Views: 41241

Re: What I listened to today

An exciting work. George Lloyd: Fourth Symphony on Confifer LP vinyl.

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by jserraglio
Fri May 18, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In Canada, the country mouse is happier than the city mouse
Replies: 8
Views: 131

Re: In Canada, the country mouse is happier than the city mouse

lennygoran wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 8:09 pm
I'm out in the country-spent most of the day doing chores outside in the garden-I'm not sure I'm happier.
WAPO wrote: A miserable city dweller who moves to the country might simply become a miserable country dweller, in other words.
by jserraglio
Fri May 18, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3855
Views: 360230

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2015/Nov/Sibelius_historical_2564605317.jpg Musicweb Review Jean SIBELIUS (1865-1957) Historical Recordings and Rarities 1928-1948 WARNER CLASSICS 2564 605317 [7 CDs: 8:34:36] In the 1930s the Columbia Gramophone Company (later EMI) undertook a subscri...
by jserraglio
Fri May 18, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Violinist Wanda Wilkomirska 1929-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Re: Violinist Wanda Wilkomirska 1929-2018

Here you may hear a sample of this fabulous artist playing the 1st mvt of the Britten VC in very good sound.

http://www.orchestralconcertcds.com/cd/cd012.html
by jserraglio
Fri May 18, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 382
Views: 41241

Re: What I listened to today

I just love the CPO's sound, but I prefer Goossens-LSO on Everest and Rozh/CSO live 1977. FWIW, Musicweb raves . . . Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Manfred Symphony, Op. 58 (1885) Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/Semyon Bychkov rec. 2017, Dvorák Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague DECCA 483 2320 [59:19] This...
by jserraglio
Fri May 18, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 382
Views: 41241

Re: What I listened to today

George Lloyd: Eleventh Symphony on Conifer LP

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by jserraglio
Fri May 18, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical LP vinyl (+ other formats) cover art bonanza
Replies: 0
Views: 68

Classical LP vinyl (+ other formats) cover art bonanza

Thousands of hi-res scans of complete printed material from vintage classical-music releases in older formats, including a few CDs. A stunning collection from a professional musician. https://www.flickr.com/photos/50273237@N06/albums ******************************************************************...
by jserraglio
Fri May 18, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 382
Views: 41241

Re: What I listened to today

New release by the new Czech Philharmonic music director Semyon Bychkov. Volume 2 in a PIT cycle.