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  • Commented on Over-Extended Metaphor for the day
    And a zealous group of monks (somewhat related to the Church of EMACS) is still working to bring about the arrival of the HURD, as prophesied by the Saint IGNUcius... seems like you nailed it! ;-)...
  • Commented on Catching a Blighty
    Hmmmm. Cameron is sure pissing people off, here. Just a few days ago I read this article in the Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/08/poppy-last-time-remembrance-harry-leslie-smith...
  • Commented on Parasites
    I'm at #85, yet still first to say "memes"? O_o...
  • Commented on On Syria
    One thing I have noticed reading comments here seriously rankles with me: How can some be so sure that the chemical attack was committed by government forces? August 2012: Obama announces his "red line" May 2013: Syrian rebels in possession...
  • Commented on The map is not the territory.
    To pile onto the historical aspect: The oldest instance of the exact phrase "the map is not the territory" known to Wikipedia is by Korzybski in 1931. But I also Googled a picture I thought to be called "This is...
  • Commented on How I feel this morning
    Yes, I think I get that. Just wanted to get the facts straight. Sorry, but i am a quibbler that way... http://xkcd.com/386/ I wish I had a solution, but I can only lend you moral support here. Would be great...
  • Commented on How I feel this morning
    Opera is actually free (as in beer) software, and it's very nice technology and I've been using it (on the desktop) for quite a long time. And there is an iOS version. Even if it does not meet your needs....
  • Commented on How I feel this morning
    Readerless came I out of my mother's womb, and readerless shall I return thither: the GOOGLE gave, and the GOOGLE hath taken away; $adjective be the name of the GOOGLE....
  • Commented on How I feel this morning
    Somehow that makes me a little less sad that I had no time that weekend! I would have gone *bonkers*, trying to hear what Charlie's saying while he gets talked over in German by some translator guy! I already hate...
  • Commented on Political failure modes and the beige dictatorship
    Once again you've managed to touch a point with many people! As some others, I too have long since decided that representative democracy and the party system are part of the problem, not the solution. Granted it's First World Problem...
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