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Rebecca
Interests: Astronomy, books, electronics, bicycles, computers
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Hey, Wil - have you heard that William F**NG Shatner wants to be Prime Minister in Canada? http://www.stuff.co.nz/oddstuff/1751971
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With the old pull-down list, it was click, scroll, click. Now it's click, click, click. At the very easiest it was move my mouse to the comic suggested by the current comic, and click. This is better how, exactly? Oh, right - it's not. It's change for change's sake. Just like Dilbert. Well, after two weeks of that crap, including not being able to view Flash movies because the programming idiots were checking for browser/OS, so because I use Linux and not Winblowz, I couldn't see them. They finally fixed that. Still, the site is now so cumbersome and time-consuming to load, that I gave up on Dilbert. You guys are heading in that direction. You're taking a long walk on a short pier; be cautious.
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2008 on The New GoComics Beta! at Laugh Tracks
Hey, Wil - here's your picture for saying "Get off my lawn!" http://icanhascheezburger.wordpress.com/files/2007/06/and-stay-out.jpg
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I just posted a link to your blog on our got linux? forum. You're great, Wil!
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Hey, Anne? Even my partner got the Tron reference, and thought it was funny. And she's no geek. ;)
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Hey, Anne? Even my partner got the Tron reference, and thought it was funny. And she's no geek. ;)
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You forgot the Blockbuster commercial!
Toggle Commented Feb 6, 2007 on the not so super bowl at WWdN: In Exile
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My partner and I said that the city government overreaccted. When I first saw the story on Keith Olbermann's Countdown, I thought, "over-react much?" Which were the exact words my partner used. The city officials are all huffing and puffing over how this is such an outrage that Turner Broadcasting did this, but it was the CITY OFFCIALS who are going nuts over it! The populace at large probably didn't care much, since they'd been seeing the things for TWO WEEKS. I wonder if those city officials will be voted out of office next election?
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When I want to tell people our place on the planet, I use the JPL Solar System Simulator and generate an image looking at the Sun from Voyager 1 with a 60 degree field of view. To see my current version, see http://www.llantup.com/voyager-1-2006-12-25.jpg or go to http://space.jpl.nasa.gov/ and create your own!
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2006 on beauty, mystery, and perspective at WWdN: In Exile
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Oh, crap! 93 mil is the radius, not diameter. Everyone, consider me castigated! :)
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There is a website for Pi to 10,000 digits, if you're curious. Point your browser (not this page - open a new tab!) to http://www.math.utah.edu/~alfeld/math/pi.html
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Hey, Wil! I hate to burst your bubble, but Earth is only an average of 93,000,000 miles from Sol. So the calculation would be 93000000 * 3.141592653589 (I love knowing Pi to twelve digits!) * 34 gives 9,933,715,970 miles that you've been on this ride.
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I went and did some research, and found the REAL story behind the peace sign. Go to DesignBoom and read about it. Here's a tiny exerpt: the anti-nuclear emblem or the peace sign is one of the most widely known symbols in the world. it was invented on the request of lord bertrand russel, head of the british ‘campaign for nuclear disarmament’ or CDN and sponsor of mass marches and sit-downs in london. the graphic symbol was designed by gerald holtom, a member of the CND movement, as the badge of the ’direct action committee against nuclear war’, for the first demonstration against aldermaston (a british research center for the development of nuclear weapons) in 1958. holtom, a professional designer and a graduate of the london royal college of arts, had originally considered using the christian cross symbol within a circle as the motif for the march, but various priests he had approached with the suggestion were not happy at the idea of using the cross on a protest march.
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They have to demonize something in order to keep their "troops" riled up. Frankly, I think I see where lawmakers are trying to make more and more things illegal, so that there are more and more prisoners - and fewer voters. Remember: First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out-- because I was not a communist; Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out-- because I was not a socialist; Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out-- because I was not a trade unionist; Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-- because I was not a Jew; Then they came for me-- and there was no one left to speak out for me. -- Martin Niemoeller
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