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  1. ....Kaspersky Antivirus, the one without the NSA-backdoors,.... Do I have to say that I am happy with these excellent products?
  2. At 170k? Quite a bargain. Well restored 365GTBs are worth 1/2 to 3/4 of a million...I suppose this is the only one in JP (5 prototypes were built before a series of some 1200-1300), so go ahead unity, and place your offer, have it restored and sell it again.... ....btw, the black 365 of "Miami Vice" fame was/is a replica.
  3. You are one smart analytical mind! LOL - Don't worry and never mind, it's the root of my Chani pen name. But you hafta admit, Mark Datter really sounds like a legit name, eh?
  4. Indeed strange....I looked up the the tidal table for Punta del Este and found that the tidal amplitude is between 0.4m and 1m. So water this low is indeed very strange. Also, I couldn't find any information about tidal anomalies from neighbours Brasil and Argentina, which of course doesn't rule out that their coasts aren't affected. But, I know of the phenomenon of the "rissaga" on the Baleares, namely the island of Menorca, in the Mediterranean. Pick any of the videos from the following link. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=rissaga+menorca Since the Med is sort of a bathtub with a small drain, the strait of Gibraltar, tidal amplitude in the Med is so low that no one I know sailing there wastes a thought about it for navigation, a thing one would never do on the Atlantic coast, where tidal amplitudes can be above 10m. The cause of the rissaga, which is a sporadic and unpredictable phenomenon is still unclear, according to my (limited) knowledge. Isn't a gravitational irregularity located in the South Atlantic?
  5. Isn't it a gift that chanites are dispersed all over the planet? I do have a similar problem, but, as you can imagine, the other way round - I've never been down under, I will not be able to get there in the foreseeable future, though I would love to go to OZ & NZ. Plus, the Sidney-Hobart Race will probably remain on my list of unfulfilled wishes... After reading your post above, I thought, now, what if Bodill, the architect of the pyramid/temple on the Col du Perthus, knew about the grid? You probably know that the French/Spanish border cuts Catalunya in half? That Catalonian was spoken on both sides of the border, together with french or spanish/castellano respectively? That "col" means (mountain) pass and that this pass was more than likely already used in bronze age (if not before that) to cross the Pyrenees? The centralist French government tried to suppress all local languages in France except the official french (flemish, bretonic, basque, languedoc, italian, german, corsic) with some rather crude methods until they changed policy in 1984. At that time, television, exclusively in french, had achieved what many decades of official suppression couldn't: the local languages were on their way to extinction...As that goal was achieved, suppression was turned into conservation and from then on, all road signs in, for example in French Catalunya, were bilingual like "Perpignan / PerpinyĆ " (french/catalan), universities gave courses in local languages, aso. (Oh, and if you wonder why german still thrives in Alsace: right at the border with SUI and GER they had the opportunity to receive german and swiss german tv;-), which kinda proves my point by exception) Since the Bofill pyramid was built in the early 70ies at the French/Spanish border that happens to run through the middle of Catalunya, with the intent to honour Catalunya, imho it can be considered quite a revolutionary act under the circumstances described in the paragraph above. That the authorities let that pass through because of the grid is high grade speculation, but not entirely improbable. If above speculation holds water, does it matter whether the pyramid is ancient or not, if it's "in the right place"?
  6. Bonjour KMRIA I very much doubt that this is ancient, I mean more ancient than the freeway / motorway. I still remember passing there on the back seat of the family's Ford Cortina on our way to vacation in Spain. Before the Freeway was built, we passed the border on the curvy coastal road between Banyuls-sur-mer and Portbou, which was a lot longer, but more scenic. We (well, my parents) used the freeway from when it opened... and there where several huge artificial hills of rock and dirt along it, but only the one at the Col du Perthus was shaped as a pyramid. https://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Le Perthus/The Pyramid/. Anyway, we three kids did care more about a hurting butt from sitting much too long. Passing the border, and finally Girona meant that it would only take a few hours more of sitting torture before we could run to the beach while the parents were still dragging our vast baggage into the house...long story short, KMRIA, ton vieil ami MD has witnessed the construction as a kid. Sorry to disappoint... edit to add: the part of the A-9 at Le Perthus / Col du Perthus was opened for traffic in 1971, but it took until 1978 to finish. Source: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autoroute_A9_(France)
  7. In pretty much every democracy or republic. Examples: Title: When NATO looks to the right, the idiot looks elsewhere For more pics follow this link: https://yandex.com/images/search?text=merkel carnival edit to add: if it's not allowed anymore in your home country, it might be time to think about emigration!
  8. simply wow - I agree. The only question is: do people with delicate stomachs get seasick or homesick in a swell?
  9. ...while I am far from being an expert on grids, I remember having heard from several people that Basle was an important "grid point" in Europe, about as important as Torino (which is of course in Italy). btw, are you familiar with Manfred Curry's work on grids? Radiesthesists here in Europe still commonly use the "Currynetz" (Curry net/grid) as a reference. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manfred_Curry Personally, I have only read his works on regatta sailing and yacht aerodynamics, so am not familiar with his later work. But, that surely was an avant-garde minded guy. Look at what Curry designed in the, yes, late 1920ies: https://www.boatdesign.net/threads/can-anyone-find-a-more-beautiful-boat.14193/page-15 , and yes, this is the guy who invented the curry cleat...
  10. My take on Simon is that he is basically a honest person that seems to trust sources (that are presumably close to him personally) that feed him with dis/misinfo without him necessarily being "in" on the agenda, but gullibly trusting his source. I am sorry to correct you somewhat: the line is on Basle, not on Berne which is some 100km south of the thunderstorms. Very much like Buda and Pest in Hungary, which became Budapest, Garmisch and Partenkirchen were separate towns on the left and right riversides of the river Partnach before Adolf forced them to unite in 1935 for the '36 Olympics. Partenkirchen was a parish village, Garmisch was a marketplace. Partenkirchen has it's name from the river Partnach (Ach, Ache, Ah, etc. are words for water, i.e. creeks and rivers; the other river in the valley is called Loisach) and the fact of being a parish village, Kirche meaning "church" in german. In roman times Partenkirchen was called Partanum, while Garmisch is not mentioned before the 800s. And yes, the name hints at it being a germanic settlement in what was once a celtic region. Nowadays, Garmisch-Partenkirchen is colloquially shortened to "Garmisch", which of course still pisses off the people from Partenkirchen, while I think the common abbreviation GAP ("let's go to GAP for skiing") pisses off indigenous people from both riversides, but we use it anyway, ruthless bastards that we are:-).
  11. ... and then think of the "top" of Ukraine being the poodles of rabid Anglozionists ... Ukraine Ucrime Ucryin'
  12. The first movie about CFTT! It was about time, because the Common Family Toilet Trauma, which has spread through society like a wild fire, has not only become a great danger to civilisation but a harbinger of the end of times.
  13. Interesting question for which I don't have a conclusive answer either, Foopie... But, upon closer inspection, it looks like a facility to train (army?) truck drivers. Look at the 5 vehicles at the low right of the pic. Follow the circles and the zigzag lines and especially have a look at the right angles as well as the straight/curved transitions and you will discover that the concrete is darker there, at exactly the places where, let's say, a 8x8 truck would leave some rubber due to the tight turns, especially if the turn is so tight that you can only make it with some back and forth manoeuvre, because, if you cross the white lines too often you'll continue your military career with infantry. Look at the lines left and right of the zigzag, 3 groups of 4 fields, one of 4 white and 2 yellow fields. Pick up a truck from the low right and place it inside one of the fields. Fits perfectly into the parking lot, isn't it? A closer look at the luminous eights reveals double light spots which look like , well, front lights. Ever taken a picture of a free way at dusk or night? Now, if you think that an army instructor can't make you practice EXACT circles or eights at any time of the day, on any ground from sand to concrete, with or without a gas mask on your sorry head, for hours and hours, well, then you haven't been in an army...... So the question that remains is: Is this just a training facility or is there more to it? @T, please enlighten us!
  14. @ breezy - wow, those jetpacks are really impressive - wanna have one, too. To make the experience even more bird like, the guys here forego the whistling of the gas turbines and have a fun sightseeing tour of Switzerland with some potential energy and a little help from good old gravity as a propulsion system, which makes it somewhat out fashioned considering the thread title, but nevertheless afore mentioned propulsion system with a long past still has a future, imho. https://youtu.be/66N_Lp0KmTI
  15. Isn't Hitler's birthday on April 20 (1889)?