Morning Reads For Tuesday July 9, 2019

Like Diñgers? Did you watch last ñight’s Home Ruñ Derby?? Iñsañe. At least Bryce Harper didñ’t wiñ. (Womp womp…..)

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Mr. Bear
Mr. Bear

RE: Winlink. It sure looks like a cheap way to grab radio spectrum. If everyone could read the message traffic, it’s one thing. But private messages? Nope. That’s cell phones, 4G and all that.

armanidog
armanidog

I bought a shortwave receiver back in the 90’s and spent some time scanning the airwaves. I remember on certain frequencies there would be several stations broadcasting Morse code. And quite a few stations on other frequencies that had some weird broadcasts (discussions about aliens on earth, black helicopters, etc}
I imagine the internet and smartphones have decreased that traffic on the SW bands.

Raleigh
Raleigh

I think the internet in general has more to do with the reduction of shortwave broadcasting than anything else. There is no shortage on space aliens, black helicopters, and conspiracy theories on the web and it is cheaper than renting time on a 50,000 watt shortwave station. I was at my station console tuning around one night and heard a special shortwave broadcast from Radio Havana Cuba in the early 80’s that the US had just invaded Cuba and we were at war. I had a good laugh about that one. You will still hear lots of CW transmitted. Many… Read more »

xdog
xdog

I haven’t watched Stranger Things but the idea of a cricket stadium where Gwinnett Place sits is strange enough.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Why does it seem strange? Lots of people play Cricket. Even my blue color, farming, industrial rust bowl hometown has a public Cricket field in one of the parks. Savannah has some sort of league that is played on weekends.

xdog
xdog

Blame my ignorance. I’ve seen cricket played in DC but nowhere else. I’ve never heard anyone complain about a lack of local cricket facilities. But if it’s the next big thing, and a 20K stadium off Pleasant Hill would say it is, then OK.

Will Durant
Will Durant

Seems it is a blood sport between India and Pakistan but that area is more Korean & Vietnamese. Anyway it appears to be a waste of a lot of indoor space to me that could still be utilized for something. Something the Gwinnett Commission probably should have considered before they allowed Scott Hudgens to undermine his own mall area with another one. A year-round amusement park? A casino? 👿

xdog
xdog

I just learned Ross Perot died today. He was an Annapolis grad, a terrific salesman who made himself a billionaire, a former Presidential candidate, honest, hard-working, smart as hell, a little nutty. I always thought he was a man born in the wrong century.

https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4588685/ross-perot-crazy-campaign-song

Will Durant
Will Durant

The original outsourcing guy. A little nutty sounds refreshing at this point.

drjay
drjay

if stranger things fans really start making pilgrimages to starcourt mall after reading stories like that they are going to be gravely disappointed and possibly get mugged or worse…