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  1. I don't think these lists have the viewpoint of how happy an AMERICAN would be in that country, but rather how happy each COUNTRIES people are. If you're l;ooking for ExPat info: https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/the-10-best-countries-for-expats?verso=true http://www.utesinternationallounge.com/expat-population-worldwide/ Expat population worldwide The top 5 countries with the highest share of expats in total population are Qatar, UAE, Kuwait, Jordan and Singapore. There are 6.32 million American and 4.7 million British expats living abroad. ... In the time taken for you to read this, 6-7 expats would have moved abroad for the first time
  2. Yes, there are many such charts, sources and intentions behind these ratings. I choose the US news (and world report) sites charts on quality of life because the agency is typically considered non partisan and neutral. They also provide a link to their 'best countries' charts, and they explain what characteristics have been added to this chart, which changes the ratings quite a bit. The data sources should be in there too. I have no doubt as to the status of your mom's cooking; unfortunately, I'm not aware of any statistics that can recover such granular data from a population sample.
  3. My family is primarily Swedish, my wife's is primarily Norwegian (You might be aware of a certain rivalry between the two). I like to point out to both, that for decades, the #1 place to live has been Denmark. YMMV Quality of Life Through all phases of life, these countries treat their citizens well. Scandinavian countries fared well, as did Canada.
  4. ALl Vinyl is 'mastered' so it will be transducable on the disc. If there is extremely high frequency content, it must be reduced to prevent harsh distortions cause by the physical limitation of the cantilever (it can only move so fast). If there is extremely loud low frequency content, it must be reduced to prevent the cantilever from skipping the groove entirely (like a scratch). So, the rise time of high frequencies, and the level of low frequencies are problematic and are reduced (the RIAA curve). If the actual medium is moving more quickly along the cantilever, there is more medium with which to contain the signal without distortion, and the bass and treble cuts can be less (the groove modulations are more spread out). Likewise Reel to reel tape decks have a higher inch per second velocity that gives them better dynamic range In theory
  5. How can they see what they're doing? Too fast for me
  6. 'Cousin It' for the win!
  7. Pulik are sheep dogs. Originally from the mountains of Hungary, they have a double coat that renders them virtually waterproof and warm in the winter. When young they look like a ball of cotton candy. That ultra soft fir eventually starts to mat and clump, and the dreadlock 'cords' grow out of the clumps; it's very difficult to reach skin, and the cords are good protection from predators. Being herders, they are extremely alert and intelligent; in some experiments they've been shown to be able to count past 100 (100 of their flock, not numbers). I haven't been able to find a pic or video online, but when I was a kid we had Pulik, and saw a picture in the magazine of one riding a sheep; yjey have retractable claws, like a cat, and just hang on to the sheep until they get to where they want to be. They also can climb trees (Razi used to love to climb) and stand on their hind legs for quite a while, looking like Uncle Fester. Personality wise, they aren't particularly sociable or great with kids; they aren't dangerous or mean, they just don't like to be handled like a kid typically drags a pet around. Very suspicious of strangers, and Zsuga patrols the house at night, from our room, to Allison's, to downstairs and back; checking in like a night watchman. Very protective and loving, but not extremely friendly until they know you
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    "When stupidity is considered patriotism, it is unsafe to be intelligent." Isaac Asimov
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    Dig the new copper and zinc ion masks..........https://n95maskco.com/collections/n95-masks/products/respokare-niosh-n95-respirator-mask-4-pack
  10. This is Zsuga (a Hungarian sheep dog (Puli))
  11. Research Shows Gardening Boosts Mood as Much as Exercise One of the five keys to longevity (common diet, belief systems, lifestyle etc in the world's blue zones) happens to be gardening https://www.bluezones.com/2020/05/research-shows-gardening-at-home-improves-well-being-and-overall-happiness/
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    In this Covid-19 Medical Grand Rounds (July 16, 2020), three world experts discuss a variety of issues surrounding how the coronavirus moves from person to person, how best to block viral spread, and the potential that mask-wearing may not only prevent infection but also lead to a milder clinical course. The questions regarding aerosol vs. droplet transmission and the value of wearing masks and/or face shields are central to formulating public health strategies as well as to informing the personal decisions that each of us makes every day. The session is hosted by UCSF Department of Medicine chair Bob Wachter. A long one, but I think it's very good useable information
  13. I guess not, but there are some other pre or se quels that you might have missed: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundation_series
  14. I've had a practically parallel experience with the story; IMO, it's wonderfully told by Asimov. Isn't 'pebble in the sky' also loosely related to the foundation?
  15. fo those that don't know the stroy: Trailer for possibly upcoming movie:
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