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    It got shut down in 24 hours. Someone...

    It got shut down in 24 hours. Someone complained. The owner was dragged into his local police precinct.

    https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-moscow-kebab-stalin-public-outcry/31042334.html
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    Year's loss $446M. The boss is blaming a slow...

    Year's loss $446M. The boss is blaming a slow transition to mirrorless. I blame playing the second fiddle to Sony.

    Rumors persist that Nikon may sell-off its photo-video division a la Olympus.
  3. It ought to be mentioned - again - that there are...

    It ought to be mentioned - again - that there are a lot of rumors of Canon's 75-90 MPX full frame camera. If the rumors are in the ballpark and it's priced at under $4,000, then Fuji's ability to...
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    Prior to the late 1980's, this was something one...

    Prior to the late 1980's, this was something one had to do during the school hours, regardless of how one felt. Some of my classmates were very "patriotic" and did the whole drill ... right up...
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    As long as we're on a New Year theme. The...

    As long as we're on a New Year theme. The Olivier salad was a Soviet era staple.

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    I cite Wikipedia :



    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olivier_salad
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    For the New Year, we had sparklers. Then, they...

    For the New Year, we had sparklers. Then, they were called the "Bengal Lights" (or "Bengal Candles")

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    As to the fireworks, one of my WWII forum friends father had a 20mm German...
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    The oft mentioned Minsk based photographer Vadim...

    The oft mentioned Minsk based photographer Vadim Kachan (who has a son in law posting on this forum)

    This is from 1985.
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  8. S will probably not have the 407 MPX pixel-shift...

    S will probably not have the 407 MPX pixel-shift mode.

    But , if someone wants 407, save your pennies and giddy up.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9hxjIYzyKU
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    So, Brandon Staley, your defense just surrendered 500 yards to the Green Bay Packers. What are you going to do now?

    I'm going to Disneyland.
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    This is a "finger gun" we had in the 9th grade. ...

    This is a "finger gun" we had in the 9th grade.

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-EZfELFiVmBI/UrhqFFTLRUI/AAAAAAAAA6A/ngehJaiSmys/s1600/Ak47-e1363724603451.png

    And I ain't kidding. We had to assemble...
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    WRT to subscription. There's a certain "news"...

    WRT to subscription. There's a certain "news" personality, who works for a major news network. She also used to have a net based news/opinion site that the network told her to shut down. But the...
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    Insofar as the car ownership model goes. Back in...

    Insofar as the car ownership model goes. Back in 1989-1990, one of my coworkers had to drive a very long distance from Huntington Beach to West LA and so he thought he nailed the optimal...
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    I went-a-lookin'. ...

    I went-a-lookin'.



    http://www.thebeatleshk.com/SongStories/LucyInTheSkyWithDiamonds.html

    As a side note, Plasticine (or Plastilin, as it's called in Russian) is probably what every Soviet...
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    https://www.yahoo.com/autos/both-bmw-audi-shutter-...

    https://www.yahoo.com/autos/both-bmw-audi-shutter-vehicle-140000168.html
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    Not a photo but a "claymation". A Russian artist...

    Not a photo but a "claymation". A Russian artist Alexei Mikulin makes old Soviet style apartment mock-ups out of Plasticine (a synthetic jelly based material, unlike a water based Play Dough)
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    It all depends on the markets. In some -...

    It all depends on the markets. In some - location, location, location - the office prices are still high enough to keep things as they are. In others, offices can be indeed profitably converted...
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    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0...

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/01/Dwight_Eisenhower_Nikita_Khrushchev_and_their_wives_at_state_dinner_1959.png
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    California is still on a lockdown and their cases...

    California is still on a lockdown and their cases are still very high.
  19. In fairness, nobody was buying Volkswagen in...

    In fairness, nobody was buying Volkswagen in 1938. KdF made a few samples and then switched straight to the military version (Kübelwagen/Swimmwagen). The Germans were stuck with a similarly specc'ed...
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    https://nofilmschool.com/2018/07/watch-two-master-...

    https://nofilmschool.com/2018/07/watch-two-master-cinematographers-ridley-scott-blade-runner?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=c5df355ed75e77d51e9ec63b5294fd89a161a143-1610607021-0-AXUXeg7Dunrt9BoyAvLg6O49FGtUcZs-f...
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    The latest interpretation of the "Merry Widow",...

    The latest interpretation of the "Merry Widow", was staged and streamed December, 31 by l’Opéra Grand Avignon in French, with Erminie Blondel as "Hanna", dialing up her charm all the way to eleven.
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    Here's a great example of satire from a Soviet...

    Here's a great example of satire from a Soviet magazine "Crocodile" .

    https://artlit.club/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/%D0%9A%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B4%D0%B8%D0%BB-731.jpg
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    I write a comment today on a Russian language...

    I write a comment today on a Russian language magazine page.

    Some guys writes back, ~ "You're an idiot".

    I write back, "Was this comment typed by 1,000 random monkeys?"

    I don't go for cheap,...
  24. So, I gather no one here read Wassily Leontief.

    So, I gather no one here read Wassily Leontief.
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    More of the Belorussian winter (from the same...

    More of the Belorussian winter (from the same friend). Also from FB.
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