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1 hour ago, BillF said:

I don't have anything against the Guardian, but this is another lazy article. The world record for staying submerged belongs to the crew of HMS Warspite. It's 111 days. The writer really ought to have mentioned that in the article. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Warspite_(S103)#:~:text=A total of 111 days,with the Third Submarine Squadron.

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16 minutes ago, Dmitry said:

I don't have anything against the Guardian, but this is another lazy article. The world record for staying submerged belongs to the crew of HMS Warspite. It's 111 days. The writer really ought to have mentioned that in the article. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Warspite_(S103)#:~:text=A total of 111 days,with the Third Submarine Squadron.

Now there was a submarine. Now in retirement, alas.

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1 hour ago, sonnymax said:

“I just remember hitting my head, and now I have the cheese,” said Delaney Irving, 19, who comes from Nanaimo, British Columbia.

Matt Crolla, 28, from Manchester in northwestern England, won the first of several men’s races. Asked how he had prepared, he told reporters: “I don’t think you can train for it, can you? It’s just being an idiot.”

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On 5/30/2023 at 2:46 PM, Rooster_Ties said:

“I just remember hitting my head, and now I have the cheese,” said Delaney Irving, 19, who comes from Nanaimo, British Columbia.

Amazingly, I read the same thing said by another Nanaimo native, who married Elvis Costello.

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I don't know about you but I do find it weird that Time's editors (assuming they have 1 or 2) didn't know that Chernobyl was Ukraine's Chernobyl. (And this isn't ancient history because when the invasion occurred last year, it was widely reported how Russian troops had no protection and were becoming measurably radioactive by staying near the nuclear facility too long.)

Was it Time or Newsweek that was sold for a dollar? If it was Time, they overpaid by .99.

 

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2 hours ago, Dan Gould said:

I don't know about you but I do find it weird that Time's editors (assuming they have 1 or 2) didn't know that Chernobyl was Ukraine's Chernobyl. (And this isn't ancient history because when the invasion occurred last year, it was widely reported how Russian troops had no protection and were becoming measurably radioactive by staying near the nuclear facility too long.)

Was it Time or Newsweek that was sold for a dollar? If it was Time, they overpaid by .99.

 

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🤦‍♂️ Yes, have seen this referenced several times in Russia-Ukraine war feeds that I follow online. As jazz history evolves, could Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew become his Kind Of Blue? 🙄

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Not a valid defense, but technically-speaking the headline is "accurate". At the time of the Chernobyl disaster, Ukraine was the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, one of the republics that was governed by the Soviet Union. Ukraine regained its independence in 1991. Of course, all of this misses the point of the article. The impact of this possible war crime will be felt for generations.

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It's not just Time, it happens everywhere. Publishing houses rarely have in-house editors any more, so some real howlers slip through the cracks.

One of my all time favorites was in a Raymond Horricks jazz book, where he added a piece of trivia that wasn't well researched, "born in Lynchburg, Virginia, home of Jack Daniels." I guess he thought the label on the bottle read Virginia Sipping Whiskey...", or else he drank scotch...

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54 minutes ago, JSngry said:

Did they correct it, or does it still stand?

It was on Twitter, right? 

It was not a Twitter post it was on their website. As I understood it, it was corrected on the article itself at some point however scattered thru-out their website were little 'stubs' promoting the article, which remained intact. I imagine by now its been fully erased.

3 hours ago, sonnymax said:

Not a valid defense, but technically-speaking the headline is "accurate". At the time of the Chernobyl disaster, Ukraine was the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, one of the republics that was governed by the Soviet Union. Ukraine regained its independence in 1991. Of course, all of this misses the point of the article. The impact of this possible war crime will be felt for generations.

Ukraine nationalism has existed for a very long time, especially under the Soviet yoke. So I don't go for "technically" correct in this case.  Chernobyl happened on Ukrainian soil.  It is their Chernobyl.

 

2 hours ago, Dub Modal said:

Headline probably written by AI no?

No one has suggested this is the case.

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