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Postby Rex Kramer » Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:06 pm

You might have to depend on your employer some day . . . so make sure you can: Accountability Is Crucial

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Re: Your trivia fact of the day

Postby bpmod » Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:06 pm

dhkendall wrote:So, all Commonwealth countries, even Canada, celebrate QEII's birthday, but on the "wrong" date (which differs by nation).

That's the first I've ever heard of us celebrating QEII's birthday. It is called Victoria Day after all.

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Re: Your trivia fact of the day

Postby dhkendall » Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:18 pm

bpmod wrote:
dhkendall wrote:So, all Commonwealth countries, even Canada, celebrate QEII's birthday, but on the "wrong" date (which differs by nation).

That's the first I've ever heard of us celebrating QEII's birthday. It is called Victoria Day after all.

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I figure Canadian Heritage should be an official enough source for it ...
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Re: Your trivia fact of the day

Postby bpmod » Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:22 pm

dhkendall wrote:
bpmod wrote:
dhkendall wrote:So, all Commonwealth countries, even Canada, celebrate QEII's birthday, but on the "wrong" date (which differs by nation).

That's the first I've ever heard of us celebrating QEII's birthday. It is called Victoria Day after all.

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I figure Canadian Heritage should be an official enough source for it ...

Maybe they had to do that because Queen Elizabeth didn't have a birthday in 1952. But you'd think by 1953, they'd've gotten it right.

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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby econgator » Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:54 pm

We finally got a no-hitter!! And it only took 8,019 games. :)
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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby xxaaaxx » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:37 pm

Congrats to the Mets, their fans, and both of my fantasy teams!!! Johan Santana!!! Sorry Padres.
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Postby MarkBarrett » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:51 pm

It looked like security was busy in the background with the celebration going on in front. Did it have something to do with Santana not having a hat on? I have cable and I was on the phone with a friend who has a dish. My TV was seven seconds ahead and it was hard not to give anything away and react during the ninth inning.
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Postby trainman » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:55 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:It looked like security was busy in the background with the celebration going on in front. Did it have something to do with Santana not having a hat on?


I saw one person run on the field and get tackled by security when he got about halfway to the pitcher's mound. After being congratulated by a mob of players on the mound, Santana stepped out and raised his cap to the crowd, so he was definitely wearing one at that point. That's about when the free feed on mlb.com cut out, so I don't know what happened to the cap after that. Maybe someone from the Hall of Fame happened to be at the game and asked for it.
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Postby rjaguar3 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:54 pm

I'm considering creating software to run the SHC this summer. If I do create it, I should have it on GitHub. I can also probably find a server to host it, too.

By the way, does anyone know what permissions are needed to create new topics or send PMs? I can't seem to be able to do so.
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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby alietr » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:01 pm

You should be good to go now.
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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby rjaguar3 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:07 pm

alietr wrote:You should be good to go now.


Thanks. :)
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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby econgator » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:50 pm

For any of you interested in watching Venus transit the Sun tomorrow:

http://transitofvenus.nl/wp/where-when/ ... sit-times/
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Postby Paucle » Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:56 am

Thanks, econgator! Seems to be the best site yet for that data. Simple and utile. Most of the others are all busy/ ad-ed up.
Seems academic for me anyway. Weather calls for overcast skies ... probably obscured by low level clouds... and fog to boot. All we need is Ballston building a roof over the town.
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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby alietr » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:13 am

I've got my solar filter for my telescope built and ready, and I'm hoping it clears up by this evening so I don't need to watch it on a webcast ...
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Category: Mixed cliches

Postby Vanya » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:59 am

$200: Political term for a season finale leading to worse things.
$400: Revealing way to conform.
$600: The Situation is forgiven.
$800: Ronald Reagan's vision of America didn't amount to anything.
$1000: Impossible Ben Franklin experiment.
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Postby one-nil » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:54 pm

Heelsrule? Heelsrule!

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Re: Category: Mixed cliches

Postby Vanya » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:06 am

Vanya wrote:$200: Political term for a season finale leading to worse things.
$400: Revealing way to conform.
$600: The Situation is forgiven.
$800: Ronald Reagan's vision of America didn't amount to anything.
$1000: Impossible Ben Franklin experiment.


No one is willing to try these? :)
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Re: Category: Mixed cliches

Postby MarkBarrett » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:41 am

Vanya wrote:
Vanya wrote:$200: Political term for a season finale leading to worse things.
$400: Revealing way to conform.
$600: The Situation is forgiven.
$800: Ronald Reagan's vision of America didn't amount to anything.
$1000: Impossible Ben Franklin experiment.


No one is willing to try these? :)


Just to say I played:

1. Cliff hanging chad
2. Strip tease out metric
3. Jersey shore leave
4. New morning sickness pill
5. Go fly a kite where the sun don't shine
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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby Vanya » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:50 am

Almost as good as mine, Mark!
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