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Living in Japan, I cannot thank Wil enough nor those folks who contribute to helping this great country. They are a lot like Canadians, nice, friendly, with pretty good food and beers. I also completely understand the Disaster Fatigue, but please help in any way possible. Neil
Toggle Commented Mar 16, 2011 on Direct Relief for Japan at WWdN: In Exile
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I did a bit of the Google and found this interesting article about iTunes and publishing: http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview/id/564768.html A bit more than meets the eye, but definitely worth pursuing. What do you have to lose, WW? Ah, "WW" in an ascot. It just works.. :) Say with the snottiest Brit accent you can imagine: " Say, old chap! (holding a smoldering pipe of long bottom) Nice ascot, WW. What what!"
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I did a bit of the Google and found this interesting article about iTunes and publishing: http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview/id/564768.html A bit more than meets the eye, but definitely worth pursuing. What do you have to lose, WW? Ah, "WW" in an ascot. It just works.. :) Say with the snottiest Brit accent you can imagine: " Say, old chap! (holding a smoldering pipe of long bottom) Nice ascot, WW. What what!"
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/start sarcasm F**k this whining! I am making all kinds of money on my oil stocks! Then I will die -- sooo what?! /sarcasm I am with Wil on this, I don't understand at all. It didn't even dawn on my dad that making his lawn very green via the use of Scotts fertilizer is not a good thing for the water table from which he drinks... but his lawn looks great - was his response. I think his ignorance of the circle of life is indicative of the lack of empathy for some of the issues that some of us are very concerned about.
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/start sarcasm F**k this whining! I am making all kinds of money on my oil stocks! Then I will die -- sooo what?! /sarcasm I am with Wil on this, I don't understand at all. It didn't even dawn on my dad that making his lawn very green via the use of Scotts fertilizer is not a good thing for the water table from which he drinks... but his lawn looks great - was his response. I think his ignorance of the circle of life is indicative of the lack of empathy for some of the issues that some of us are very concerned about.
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Live long and prosper, young Jedi! :) Mixed themes are often the most fun! Too bad you cannot roll to save against the evil Sinus... Get well as you must keep those kids off your lawn.
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2008 on is there anyone home? at WWdN: In Exile
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Live long and prosper, young Jedi! :) Mixed themes are often the most fun! Too bad you cannot roll to save against the evil Sinus... Get well as you must keep those kids off your lawn.
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2008 on is there anyone home? at WWdN: In Exile
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I double the wish for max babying from Anne! :) Get well soon - we miss the 'Get off my Lawn' chant.
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2008 on just nod if you can hear me at WWdN: In Exile
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I double the wish for max babying from Anne! :) Get well soon - we miss the 'Get off my Lawn' chant.
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2008 on just nod if you can hear me at WWdN: In Exile
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Ahh.. pollution.. you gotta love the colors!
Toggle Commented Jan 2, 2008 on magic hour at WWdN: In Exile
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Ahh.. pollution.. you gotta love the colors!
Toggle Commented Jan 2, 2008 on magic hour at WWdN: In Exile
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Living in Japan, I had to pull this episode from iTunes. Loved it...and WW plays a perfect pain in the ass piece of sh*t. Kudo and well done! Hope to see more of you on the 'tube.
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2007 on 186, and some other NUMB3RS at WWdN: In Exile
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Living in Japan, I had to pull this episode from iTunes. Loved it...and WW plays a perfect pain in the ass piece of sh*t. Kudo and well done! Hope to see more of you on the 'tube.
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2007 on 186, and some other NUMB3RS at WWdN: In Exile
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Dude! I am pyso psyched for you! Fantastic news. As we live in Japan, we get US shows haphazardly at best, and numb3rs is one we like and 'work' to get. Fantastic news! With a bit of luck and some EyeTV - we hope to see you soon and often!
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Dude! I am pyso psyched for you! Fantastic news. As we live in Japan, we get US shows haphazardly at best, and numb3rs is one we like and 'work' to get. Fantastic news! With a bit of luck and some EyeTV - we hope to see you soon and often!
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Here is a great, albiet brief, article about why terrorism doesn't and never will work: http://www.wired.com/politics/security/commentary/securitymatters/2007/07/securitymatters_0712 Cheers!
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2007 on please don't be afraid at WWdN: In Exile
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Here is a great, albiet brief, article about why terrorism doesn't and never will work: http://www.wired.com/politics/security/commentary/securitymatters/2007/07/securitymatters_0712 Cheers!
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2007 on please don't be afraid at WWdN: In Exile
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BTW, for those of you keeping track at home; 9/11 was orchestrated by Al Quata via Afghanistan, not by those folks in Iraq. That is not to say S. H. was innocent of any wrong doing. This bait and switch is congruent with the current administrations tool set, fear included. I wanted to include Saudia Arabia, but only the pilots came from that country.
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2007 on please don't be afraid at WWdN: In Exile
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BTW, for those of you keeping track at home; 9/11 was orchestrated by Al Quata via Afghanistan, not by those folks in Iraq. That is not to say S. H. was innocent of any wrong doing. This bait and switch is congruent with the current administrations tool set, fear included. I wanted to include Saudia Arabia, but only the pilots came from that country.
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2007 on please don't be afraid at WWdN: In Exile
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I agree with Wil and others about the threat and fear that it insues. What bothers me about the current administration is a lack of leadership. Whatever happened to American grit? I think the conversation from the administration should focus on what we can do, should do, not on what might happen or bl bla bla. I was in NYC during 9/11 for business with the US Courts System. The second plane impact literally shook me from my hotel bed. I watched people jumping. Heard them hit the ground. It was ugly and stunning and infuriating. Not once did I hear the Pres or anyone say we will rise above this. That we are a better republic /country and we will become stronger as a result. I was willing to do what need to be done then move on with my life - make sacrafices; by US War Bonds; just about anything - and the best he did was to say " Keep doing what you are doing" More like "nothing to see here I am from the government, I will take care of everything". So here we are today - being warned about gut feelings. They are valid feelings to be sure, but there isn't a damn thing any of us can do about it. Stupid comment. Why not say something, just as neboulus, akin to "We feel that the threats agains the US are increasing and we ask that the US Citizenry maintain their diligence against any suspicious or out of place events or items. Help us help you. " Bah, my two cents.
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2007 on please don't be afraid at WWdN: In Exile
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I agree with Wil and others about the threat and fear that it insues. What bothers me about the current administration is a lack of leadership. Whatever happened to American grit? I think the conversation from the administration should focus on what we can do, should do, not on what might happen or bl bla bla. I was in NYC during 9/11 for business with the US Courts System. The second plane impact literally shook me from my hotel bed. I watched people jumping. Heard them hit the ground. It was ugly and stunning and infuriating. Not once did I hear the Pres or anyone say we will rise above this. That we are a better republic /country and we will become stronger as a result. I was willing to do what need to be done then move on with my life - make sacrafices; by US War Bonds; just about anything - and the best he did was to say " Keep doing what you are doing" More like "nothing to see here I am from the government, I will take care of everything". So here we are today - being warned about gut feelings. They are valid feelings to be sure, but there isn't a damn thing any of us can do about it. Stupid comment. Why not say something, just as neboulus, akin to "We feel that the threats agains the US are increasing and we ask that the US Citizenry maintain their diligence against any suspicious or out of place events or items. Help us help you. " Bah, my two cents.
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2007 on please don't be afraid at WWdN: In Exile
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From Rudgers: http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Writing/t.html That versus Which. According to the more quibbling self-styled grammar experts, that is restrictive, while which is not. Many grammarians insist on a distinction without any historical justification. Many of the best writers in the language couldn't tell you the difference between them, while many of the worst think they know. If the subtle difference between the two confuses you, use whatever sounds right. Other matters are more worthy of your attention. For the curious, however, the relative pronoun that is restrictive, which means it tells you a necessary piece of information about its antecedent: for example, "The word processor that is used most often is WordPerfect." Here the that phrase answers an important question: which of the many word processors are we talking about? And the answer is the one that is used most often. Which is non-restrictive: it does not limit the word it refers to. An example is "Penn's ID center, which is called CUPID, has been successful so far." Here that is unnecessary: the which does not tell us which of Penn's many ID centers we're considering; it simply provides an extra piece of information about the plan we're already discussing. "Penn's ID Center" tells us all we really need to know to identify it. It boils down to this: if you can tell which thing is being discussed without the which or that clause, use which; if you can't, use that. There are two rules of thumb you can keep in mind. First, if the phrase needs a comma, you probably mean which. Since "Penn's ID center" calls for a comma, we would not say "Penn's ID Center, that is called CUPID." Another way to keep them straight is to imagine by the way following every which: "Penn's ID center, which (by the way) is called CUPID. . . ." The which adds a useful, but not grammatically necessary, piece of information. On the other hand, we wouldn't say "The word processor which (by the way) is used most often is WordPerfect," because the word processor on its own isn't enough information — which word processor? A paradoxical mnemonic: use that to tell which, and which to tell that.
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From Rudgers: http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Writing/t.html That versus Which. According to the more quibbling self-styled grammar experts, that is restrictive, while which is not. Many grammarians insist on a distinction without any historical justification. Many of the best writers in the language couldn't tell you the difference between them, while many of the worst think they know. If the subtle difference between the two confuses you, use whatever sounds right. Other matters are more worthy of your attention. For the curious, however, the relative pronoun that is restrictive, which means it tells you a necessary piece of information about its antecedent: for example, "The word processor that is used most often is WordPerfect." Here the that phrase answers an important question: which of the many word processors are we talking about? And the answer is the one that is used most often. Which is non-restrictive: it does not limit the word it refers to. An example is "Penn's ID center, which is called CUPID, has been successful so far." Here that is unnecessary: the which does not tell us which of Penn's many ID centers we're considering; it simply provides an extra piece of information about the plan we're already discussing. "Penn's ID Center" tells us all we really need to know to identify it. It boils down to this: if you can tell which thing is being discussed without the which or that clause, use which; if you can't, use that. There are two rules of thumb you can keep in mind. First, if the phrase needs a comma, you probably mean which. Since "Penn's ID center" calls for a comma, we would not say "Penn's ID Center, that is called CUPID." Another way to keep them straight is to imagine by the way following every which: "Penn's ID center, which (by the way) is called CUPID. . . ." The which adds a useful, but not grammatically necessary, piece of information. On the other hand, we wouldn't say "The word processor which (by the way) is used most often is WordPerfect," because the word processor on its own isn't enough information — which word processor? A paradoxical mnemonic: use that to tell which, and which to tell that.
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Amazing job! Well done! Are there any 'good' lyrical bands any more, a la P.Floyd/early Rush etc... folks who can sing a great story with great emotion? 'Good' being up to the listener, but I wonder...
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Amazing job! Well done! Are there any 'good' lyrical bands any more, a la P.Floyd/early Rush etc... folks who can sing a great story with great emotion? 'Good' being up to the listener, but I wonder...
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