Rhoneisms 2020-11-26 16:38:57

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For a variety of reasons, Thanksgiving is not a holiday we normally celebrate. In fact, it’s a holiday we normally escape. We generally take the long weekend to travel, usually to somewhere out of the country where we can forget it’s even happening. Some years, we’ve had a low key celeb...

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UP 3985 Shows How It’s Done

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UP 3985 is shown making a hard climb! Built specifically to take on long grades like her cousin “Big Boy”, the #3985 Challenger was designed to pull freight fast up long grades without helper engines. UP 3985 has arguably one the most distinctive steam and smoke displays of any steam engine including Big Boy! Some […]The post UP 3985 Shows How It’s Done appeared first on Train Fanatics.

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A Walk up Darwen Tower Danny wife Barbara and son Dominic Wednesday

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On the way up to the tower was a bench seat with a memoriam carved into it, which read on the top board.        Nellie and Norman Bentley reunited once again  in heaven. On another board below it was another line which read.              &n...

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Building Black Friday e-commerce experiences with JAMstack and Cloudflare Workers

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Building Black Friday e-commerce experiences with JAMstack and Cloudflare WorkersThe idea of serverless is to allow developers to focus on writing code rather than operations — the hardest of which is scaling applications. A predictably great deal of traffic that flows through Cloudflare's network every year is Black Friday. As John wrote at the end of last year, Black Friday is...

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Mara Kannon in Nagato, Japan

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    <img alt="The stone phalluses were gifts from other temples and towns." data-width="5472" data-height="3648" width="300" height="200" src="https://assets.atlasobscura.com/media/W1siZiIsInVwbG9hZHMvcGxhY2VfaW1hZ2VzL2FkYTQ0YmQzLTkxMWQtNDJmOS1iYzc2LThkY2FhM2JhY2ZiNGFhY2EzZDVkNWJmZGVmMTdiOF9NYXJhLWthbm5ub24yMDE3LTA2LmpwZyJdLFsicCIsImNvbnZlcnQiLCItYXV0by1vcmllbnQgIl0sWyJwIiwidGh1bWIiLCI1NDQ4eDM2MzIrMjQrMTYiXSxbInAiLCJjb252ZXJ0IiwiLXF1YWxpdHkgODEgLWF1dG8tb3JpZW50Il0sWyJwIiwidGh1bWIiLCIzMDB4MjAwIyJdXQ/Mara-kannnon2017-06.jpg" /></p> <p>About half a mile away from the hot springs town of Tawarayama, the small temple of Mara Kannon stands alone in the forest. As its name suggests, <em>mara </em>is a Buddhist demon and a euphemism for the penis in Japanese. The temple is surrounded by an array of phallic objects and while phallic te...

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The Long Bench in West Sussex, England

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    <img alt="The Long Bench shelter." data-width="4032" data-height="3024" width="300" height="200" src="https://assets.atlasobscura.com/media/W1siZiIsInVwbG9hZHMvcGxhY2VfaW1hZ2VzLzNmNTI3ZmI0LTVkNmMtNDIxMi04ZjgxLTY1MGQ3ZjYxYmE3M2RmMzVhZmEzY2UyMDI4MTAwNl9JTUdfODQ3OC5qcGciXSxbInAiLCJjb252ZXJ0IiwiLWF1dG8tb3JpZW50ICJdLFsicCIsInRodW1iIiwiNDAzMngyNjg4KzArMCJdLFsicCIsImNvbnZlcnQiLCItcXVhbGl0eSA4MSAtYXV0by1vcmllbnQiXSxbInAiLCJ0aHVtYiIsIjMwMHgyMDAjIl1d/IMG_8478.jpg" /></p> <p>The Long Bench along Littlehampton’s seafront, is the longest bench in Britain. At 1,000 feet long and being able to seat over 300 people, it's also believed to be one of the longest in the world.</p>
Unlike many seaside towns, Littlehampton’s beach is level with its seafront path, allowing t...

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OxygenOS 10.3.7 rolls out for OnePlus 6 and 6T w/ November patch, Game Space tweaks, more

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The OxygenOS 10.3.7 update is now rolling out for the OnePlus 6 and 6T, bringing with it some brand new features and the all-important November 2020 security patch.more…The post OxygenOS 10.3.7 rolls out for OnePlus 6 and 6T w/ November patch, Game Space tweaks, more appeared first on 9to5...

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The White Post in White Post, Virginia

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    <img alt="The White Post" data-width="796" data-height="600" width="300" height="200" src="https://assets.atlasobscura.com/media/W1siZiIsInVwbG9hZHMvcGxhY2VfaW1hZ2VzLzMwNzdkMWI2LTg2NjYtNGJkZi05OWFlLWIzYjYwZGEzYjUwMWMxOWQwYTkzY2E3ZTQ4ZTVkY19XaGl0ZV9Qb3N0LF9WaXJnaW5pYS5qcGciXSxbInAiLCJjb252ZXJ0IiwiLWF1dG8tb3JpZW50ICJdLFsicCIsInRodW1iIiwiNzk2eDUzMCswKzM5Il0sWyJwIiwiY29udmVydCIsIi1xdWFsaXR5IDgxIC1hdXRvLW9yaWVudCJdLFsicCIsInRodW1iIiwiMzAweDIwMCMiXV0/White_Post%2C_Virginia.jpg" /></p> <p>The tiny, rural village of White Post, <a class="destination-link place-destination-link" title="Things to do in Virginia" href="https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/virginia" data-destination-link-kind="place" data-geo-id="4388" data-title="Virginia" data-slug="virginia">Virginia</a>, is named after the directional signpost standing in its center at Berry’s Ferry and White Post Roads. The octagonal wooden post is 11-feet tall and 64-inches in circumference. A small lantern sits on top. Radiating immediately below the lant...

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