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There goes Cincinnati.

So here’s the number of infections in that county today (the video was taken a day or two ago in Over-the-Rhine, an urban historic district):

via COVID-19 Global Cases tracker by CSSE at Johns Hopkins University
https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

And now the county jail is probably at higher risk of infection:

Man arrested for violating stay-at-home order, accused of posting video of large gathering in OTR

Reading the comment feed on that recorded livestream will tell historians everything they need to know about the United States at this point in time.

Update: Well not quite everything, because there’s also that 5G/Coronavirus rumor spreading to the states from the UK, where they are setting 5G cell towers on fire.

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flip the script.

I was split feeling bad for the cop and in awe of this (non-minority) god-level trolling. Who is this guy anyway?
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Capsid whip?

@masterlolik_yt

♬ original sound – masterlolik_yt
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Guess the Famous Painting

Great idea, since people are basically losing their minds during this coronavirus lockdown. Go see the highlights here: Museum Asks People To Recreate Paintings With Stuff They Can Find at Home, Here Are The Results

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Where are you, Saipan?

@kennoiroileera

สายป่านอยู่ไหนไม่รู้ ##บัวบานม่วนขนาด เบื้องหลัง MV ##เคนน้อยร้อยลีลา

♬ เสียงต้นฉบับ – เคนน้อยร้อยลีลา
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noooo

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We bought Covid 19 insurance

Many insurance companies started offering it in Thailand from about last week, and the rated are similar. We just have the lowest tier of coverage, which starts at about 250 baht (one time payment) and covers up to 200,000 baht in medical expenses for a year. The higher tiers cover about double that.

I have to go pick up Max in Washington state in a couple months, so it seemed prudent. I looked at air tickets last night, and the transit countries (Japan, Korea, China, etc.) are all hot zones, except for Taiwan. So, hopefully Taiwan stays safe and I can use Eva Air. But who knows how all this will turn out. Fucking pandemics, man. Really inconsiderate.

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Deadpan.

The best Hot Wheels video, ever.

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Photos of the “Elephant Cage” in Udon Thani, Thailand

Pages like this one and this one and this one got me interested in the cold war antenna array known as the “Elephant Cage.” It was built by the US military in Udon Thani province, northeast Thailand, at an air force base used for signals intelligence back in the day, and suspected of housing a CIA black site in more recent years (although it is now apparently a mushroom farm/museum open to the public). Wikipedia describes the Elephant Cage as thus:

The AN/FLR-9 is a type of very large circular “Wullenweber” antenna array, built at eight locations during the cold war for HF/DF direction finding of high priority targets. The worldwide network, known collectively as “Iron Horse”, could locate HF communications almost anywhere on Earth. Because of the exceptionally large size of its outer reflecting screen (1056 vertical steel wires supported by 96 120-foot towers), the FLR-9 was commonly referred to by the nickname “Elephant Cage.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AN/FLR-9

None of the Elephant cages exist anymore, although parts of the one in Udon might still be found around town, if local stories are to be believed. I just wanted to compile all of the photos I’ve bookmarked in a single post.

Source: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1528890/ex-us-base-not-secret-prison
Source: https://disabledveteransthailand.wordpress.com/ramasun-station-thailand/
Source: http://www.83rdrrsou.org/7th_pictures/tour_of_ramasun/Tour_of_Ramasun.html
Source: http://www.83rdrrsou.org/7th_pictures/tour_of_ramasun/Tour_of_Ramasun.html
Source: http://www.83rdrrsou.org/7th_pictures/tour_of_ramasun/Tour_of_Ramasun.html
Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/boondocks/254318616/
Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/boondocks/254433519
Source: http://www.83rdrrsou.org/Maps/Non_Sung_Mueang_Udon_Thani_Thailand.html
Source: http://topicstock.pantip.com/wahkor/topicstock/2008/05/X6597669/X6597669.html
Source: http://topicstock.pantip.com/wahkor/topicstock/2008/05/X6597669/X6597669.html
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Mahasarakham University Demonstration School (Elementary)

Max and Mina’s school moved to a new campus/building within the old MSU campus.

Oh, and yes, their school is abbreviated as “MUDS.” They all wear athletic shirts that say MUDS on their backs once a week on “sports uniform” days.

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Lit.

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Our New Thai House Photos

View from our front porch, 1/1/2020

If you live here long enough, power lines become invisible.
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smoov

@shin_digg

watch the feet👀👀👀.#footwork_dance #footwork_dancer #dancerboy #street_dancer #fyp #foryoupage #foryoudance

♬ original sound – shin_digg
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Relationship goals

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Thailand IFF

Nam, Mina, and I invited my friend Taro to go on a road trip last month and we played Okinawan music in front of thousands of people. We got back a couple weeks ago, but it seems like so long ago… I need to write about it here, but my time is split working and learning Adobe Premiere, which I’ve put off for years. Anyway, I still have many hours of reviewing and editing ahead, but I managed to put together a title screen.

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eye was deceived

I thought I saw Dolph Lundgren in the crowd, cheering on Ken Miles in Le Mans ’66, but yeah…

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honk mo

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ABCDC

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Producing again: Back to Mine

I started playing with FL Studio (which I haven’t touched since I was using FruityLoops on MacOS) last week and put everything into creating the perfect piece of electronic music: https://soundcloud.com/cosmicbuddha-1/da-bestest-first-song

Enjoy!

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Best Engrish Acronym Nuclear (BEAN)