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I am currently staying with my (and Pandy's) grandmother, who turned 99 6 weeks ago, had a pacemaker fitted on Friday and still lives independently  - I know, she's awesome.

Anyway, in between the fact that she consumes all manner of Freeview evening programming from the US (CSI, NCIS, Big Bang Theory, Bones etc), she casually mentioned that she watched Star Trek contemporaneously, when she would have been mid-late 40s. After a little prying, it turns out she also would watch The Avengers, the Man from U.N.C.L.E., and The Prisoner (which she found too surreal). Whilst it shouldn't surprise me that someone alive at the time would watch populist programming, it's weird to think both Granny and Grandpa Wilson watched them. Specifically Grandpa.

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4 hours ago, slothian said:

Today, Killer Frost asked Twitter what their favourite Bond films are. How random. 

Without naming on herself even!

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With the seemingly endless hate some people have for pineapple on pizza (I am not one of them), why is it universally accepted that black olives go on pizza?  Because they don't.

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It took me ~25 years to appreciate olives on pizza. Especially green olives. Now I love it, but I absolutely understand the hate.

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I love black olives on pizza. Always have.

When we had an abundance of fresh veggies from a delivery service years ago (local farms did this through a co-op) I even put collard greens on pizza. I ate a LOT of fresh veggies that summer.

They had to be used before they went bad. It was surprisingly good.

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Nano the Beagle / Rat Terrier was having a panic attack last night because there was thunder.

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Nano was crying because the hamper was too close to his favorite blanket and he could not get by. Even though there are approximately 100 other places he can sleep, including two dog beds. Naturally I went upstairs to fix it.

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A year or so ago, I observed as someone's phone rang, and she answered it on her watch.

I knew that was something that is possible, but it really made me think: We really are living in a future that used to be science fiction in movies or TV shows.

Many of our gadgets now are MORE advanced than what was on Star Trek 25 years ago! Plus, the price of technology is way down compared to what it would have been back then. We live in an amazing time.

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The Apple Watch has really progressed since it's debut. Initially, if I recall, your iPhone needed to be near you for the watch to work. But the latest version seems to work, no matter the distance, so long as both devices are on the same wireless network. I work in a 10 story building, and one of VPs left her phone on her desk, yet was able to use the watch many floors above her office. Eventually Apple will find a way to untether the devices, making the watch a phone all by itself.

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Avoiding commentary on COVID-19 on this forum other than this:

I hope everyone at Earth-2 stays safe and doesn't get sick. Same for your families and loved ones.

Best wishes to all of y'all.

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On 7/13/2018 at 7:57 AM, S-T said:

OK. My Beagle was recently at the vet. She will be 15 in November. Among other things, she has arthritis, so we have a pill we give her each day to help with pain and inflammation.  She has more energy now, is able to play a bit more, and doesn't seem as tender and stiff in the morning. So I'm glad to pay for the medicine. The problem is getting her to take the pill.

Nano (a Beagle / Rat Terrier mix) is on the same medicine Tera was the last 8 months of her life. He was having trouble taking stairs, and doesn't get up on his hind legs any more. Went to the vet one week ago today, and unlike his "sister" he loves taking his pill. (At least the first eight days anyway.) He appears to be a lot more comfortable now. He will be 16 in May.

Yes, I named my dogs after mathematical prefixes.

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Falling into a YouTube wormhole of 'people seeing color for the first time' really makes me want to get a pair of the glasses.  But, then I wonder why?  See normally would be the answer, but I'm not gonna wear them 24/7.  Thus, I fail to see the allure. 

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