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When Mozart was 8 this tree was over 40.
When first Steam Engine was patented this tree was 50.
When the Wright Brothers flew the first motorized plane this tree was 180.
Now at aged 300 it was felled for a service road for HS2
Words fail me.
~ David Attenborough.

@ajroach42 As soon as they close the storage unit door after turning on the the boxes in the morning...”Don’t worry man! I won’t tell anyone either!”

@ajroach42 Loved this show, but everything about it was sketchy, especially their "finds". Good stuff probably killed by lawyers.

@chiasm True, no one lives forever, but I’m predicting that in 40-50 years we will have some serious life extension technology. Most people could probably add 15 years of quality living just by lifestyle changes now. We’ll see.

Fun fact. Andre the Giant once drank 156 pints of beer in one sitting. Being well over 500 pounds, the staff couldn’t move him when he passed out and had to wait for him to wake up.

@axelcsep Ideally I think companies should keep out of religion and politics and just focus on providing the best value in the form of goods and services to their customers. They will make good profits with that strategy, but apparently that is not good enough. I get that not everyone believes in Easter, but it is important to a great many people.

Saw on an old 2018 Babylon Bee post about how Google left Easter off of its homepage doodle in honor of the empty tomb. 2021, still no doodle? Here are some archived doodles that Google deemed important enough to advertise.
These people preach equality and fairness, but don’t think that they aren’t pawns of the evil one. Sever ties with companies like Google, don’t feed the beast.

@MaryMamuzich So cool! Hope you have a safe and comfortable journey. Praying for Lisa and baby. Should I know about Fufu? Happy Easter!

Yesterday I walked around in this with a Hololens. Never used the Hololens before, but it was a really cool experience to be able to get the actual feeling of being inside.

"When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing - When you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors - When you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don't protect you against them, but protect them against you - When you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice - You may know that your society is doomed."
-Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

@rose_myrtle Pretty much. I'm not a PE but have a degree in civil, so I did the calcs and had it stamped. Need to redo the process since I'm in another state now. I made a few more renderings, I'll see if I can hunt them down. I wonder how public domain works for engineered documents. Would be nice to release them with a few how-to videos along the way.

Dusted off a concrete form system that I engineered back in 2008. It is much cheaper than the system I am using on my house, but no one wants to give planning approval/lend money for things that are unconventional. Makes me sad. I look at all of the crazy stuff built in the 70's and 80's and wonder if we will ever get back to such a creatively bold time. I might be able to sneak this into a barn or stables.

@rose_myrtle Companies should put a human face on their work. I almost always can gauge a company's stability and ability to deliver based on the attitude of its employees. They don't need to post all the time, maybe have some Q&A, some customer reviews, and maybe a poll from time to time. Less is more.

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