Re: [Brin-l] light-speed

2002-09-18 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 11:57 PM 9/17/02, Doug wrote: The Fool wrote: From: Alberto Monteiro [EMAIL PROTECTED] The Fool wrote: No, they can't. Why those guys can't read what they wrote? There ain't no signal travelling FTL. No individual particle is traveling above c. But the pulse is. Pulse-Modulation. Sure.

Re: [Brin-l] Administrivia: List settings

2002-09-18 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 07:45 AM 9/18/02, Nick Arnett wrote: Everyone, A word of caution about the list setting Which topic categories would you like to subscribe to? -- If you want to receive all messages, regardless of topic, be sure that *all* of the check boxes in this setting are either checked or all are

Re: [Brin-l] Slight problem with Yahoo - how you can help

2002-09-18 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 03:21 PM 9/18/02, Julia Thompson wrote: [snip] Hey, I'm just grateful to hear that someone is having a _slight_ problem with Yahoo!, instead of the almost-constant major cluster-foulup that is their usual service . . . --Ronn! :) I always knew that I would see the first man on the

RE: [Brin-l] Re: Attack Iraq, Alone If We Must

2002-09-22 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 11:27 AM 9/22/02, Kevin Tarr wrote: Al Gore down on the farm with a lead pipe Is this from the new U.S. Politicians edition of Clue? --Ronn! :) I always knew that I would see the first man on the Moon. I never dreamed that I would see the last. --Dr. Jerry Pournelle

Re: [Brin-l] rapturism

2002-09-22 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 02:16 PM 9/22/02, J. van Baardwijk wrote: At 22:29 21-09-2002 +1000, Ray Ludenia wrote: You call denigrating me just because I'm not Dutch improving the environment of the list??? The word denigrating has such a negative ring to it People in the US have been fired from their jobs for

Re: VPN

2002-09-28 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 05:42 PM 9/27/02, Alberto Monteiro wrote: There is a serious flaw in (...) Windows (...) Anyone notice that I was quieter than usual this past week? My system crashed Sunday afternoon. After everything short of that failed, I reinstalled Windows. Finally, not long before midnight

Re: Access To On-line NY Times Articles

2002-09-28 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 06:02 PM 9/27/02, Julia Thompson wrote: Alberto Monteiro wrote: Jeroen wrote: I know some people object to having to register in order to read on-line NY Times articles, so I took the liberty of getting a registration for all of us. Member ID = brinlist Password =

The T-word . . .

2002-10-07 Thread Ronn Blankenship
Am I back on-line? Better yet, am I back to stay this time, or will my machine crash again in a day or two like it did the last time? Reinstalling Windows over and over and over is _so_ much fun, especially when you have to guess each time what is keeping it from working and what has to be

Re: Official! World's funniest joke

2002-10-14 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 06:05 PM 10/13/02, Julia Thompson wrote: I wonder if the AFLAC duck being a duck, as opposed to some other animal, explains at least a small percentage of the success of that ad campaign? (And is it just me, or does that duck need Valium?) No. Orange sauce. -- Ronn! :) Professional

Re: Phone solicitations Re: When does the screaming start?

2002-10-14 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 06:36 PM 10/14/02, Julia Thompson wrote: [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: In a message dated 10/14/2002 10:55:36 AM US Mountain Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: That was an hour ago. I'm calm now. This may help. If you ever get a phone solicitation about double pane

Re: A super-sized bird in Alaska

2002-10-16 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 12:09 AM 10/16/02, Robert Seeberger wrote: http://www.knoxstudio.com/shns/story.cfm?pk=BIGBIRD-10-15-02cat=AN A giant winged creature, like something out of Jurassic Park, has reportedly been sighted several times in Southwest Alaska in recent weeks. Villagers in Togiak and Manokotak say they

Re: when the bible and astronomy collide

2002-10-16 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 10:41 PM 10/15/02, The Fool wrote: You get geocentricity: http://www.geocentricity.com/ bizzare I know it calls for a reasoned rebuttal, but for now I'm speechless . . . -- Ronn! :) Ronn Blankenship Instructor of Astronomy/Planetary Science University of Montevallo Montevallo, AL

Re: Saddam Wins 100 Percent in Referendum

2002-10-16 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 07:50 AM 10/16/02, Robert Seeberger wrote: http://reuters.com/news_article.jhtml?type=worldnewsStoryID=1582418 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein won 100 percent of votes in a referendum for a new term in office, official results showed on Wednesday. Saddam's top deputy Izzat Ibrahim, reading

Re: traffic cameras

2002-10-19 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 09:35 PM 10/18/02, Robert Seeberger wrote: 7. Kuykendahl Road can only be pronounced by a native. Kirk-in-doll? --Ronn! :) I always knew that I would see the first man on the Moon. I never dreamed that I would see the last. --Dr. Jerry Pournelle

RE: Driving ( was RE: traffic cameras)

2002-10-20 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 01:19 PM 10/20/02, Kevin Tarr wrote: From a motorcycle training course: When being followed too closely, slow down. Pull over if you have to. Speeding up does not make it better. The one problem I have, I don't like cars behind me at night in low traffic and non lighted areas. I hate having

Re: Accepting Credit Cards?

2002-10-20 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 03:18 PM 10/20/02, Horn, John wrote: My wife is thinking about starting a small business on the web. Without credit card transactions, there is no way it will go anywhere. Is there any easy way to start accepting credit card transactions without a big expense? I certainly get plenty of

Where else?!

2002-10-21 Thread Ronn Blankenship
Apparently there are other locations, but only the Utah location was mentioned in the story that was just on our local 10 pm news: http://www.fetal-fotos.com/ --Ronn! :) I always knew that I would see the first man on the Moon. I never dreamed that I would see the last. --Dr. Jerry

Re: Labels (Was Re: brin: war)

2002-10-21 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 04:58 PM 10/21/02, Deborah Harrell wrote: --- Adam C. Lipscomb wrote: snip I always thought a merkin was a pubic wig, which is why I resent the term. http://www.dictionary.com/search?q=merkin mer·kin Pronunciation Key (mûrkn) n. A pubic wig for women. So maybe we could find another

re: Question for everyone

2002-10-21 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 04:07 PM 10/21/02, Adam C. Lipscomb wrote: He's not the only one guilty of that on this list, and you might think upon the Bible verse Luke 4:23: And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here

Re: Question for everyone

2002-10-23 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 04:12 PM 10/22/02, J. van Baardwijk wrote: At 19:46 21-10-2002 -0500, Adam Lipscomb wrote: There's a colloquialism that comes to mind: Insanity: Doing the exact same thing over and over again, and expecting different results. Great -- that means that insanity is what pays the bills and

Re: Getting really silly Re: Br¡n war

2002-10-23 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 12:47 PM 10/22/02, Julia Thompson wrote: Please administer suitable bonking, someone Oh. You wrote bonking, not boinking. Never mind, then: I was going to ask if perhaps you had already experienced some, and that's why you were sore . . . --Ronn! :) I always knew that I would

Re: Proposed new etiquette guidieline

2002-10-23 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 04:55 PM 10/22/02, Nick Arnett wrote: Everyone, I'd like to offer a proposal to add a new guideline for list etiquette. Here it is: Please don't make multiple responses to the same thread, especially to the same author, in a short people of time. In other words, hold those replies until you

Re: Getting silly

2002-10-23 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 04:50 PM 10/22/02, Deborah Harrell wrote: --- Julia Thompson wrote: snip snort :) snip Julia who knows why her legs are still sore, but isn't sure why her biceps are as sore as they are Well, I know why _I_ ache all over (Calypso, a bratty 4-year-old Paint, was quite full of

Fwd: CNN Breaking News

2002-10-24 Thread Ronn Blankenship
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 11:46:03 -0400 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- Rifle, scope and tripod found in sniper suspects' car, Washington, D.C. radio station WTOP reports. (c)2002. Cable News Network, LP, LLLP. An AOL Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.

Fwd: CNN Breaking News on DC Sniper

2002-10-24 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 04:09 AM 10/24/02, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: -- Police in Maryland say they have arrested John Allen Muhammad, who sniper-case investigators say may have information about the case. Muhammad's stepson also in custody. At 07:03 AM 10/24/02, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: -- Sources tell CNN two

Re: Sniper

2002-10-24 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 11:09 AM 10/24/02, Julia Thompson wrote: Horn, John wrote: Well, it looks like they caught the snipers. (see any of the major news sites for the story). Thank goodness! My default local news site is kvue.com (good weather site for Austin) and I found a story there at

RE: test

2002-10-25 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 08:44 PM 10/24/02, Nick Arnett wrote: Once you're dung, we can test. To see if the satellite phone still works, like they did in Jurassic Park 3? --Ronn! :) Bathroom humor is an American-Standard. ___

Re: mobile phones

2002-10-25 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 10:47 PM 10/24/02, The Fool wrote: LONDON (Reuters) - Italian scientists have raised new health concerns about the safety of using mobile phones, with research showing radio waves from the handsets makes cancerous cells grow more aggressively. I think that they still pose a far greater

Re: test

2002-10-25 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 03:48 PM 10/23/02, J. van Baardwijk wrote: At 15:49 22-10-2002 -0700, Debbi Harrell wrote: I've sent 2 messages (re: the UN) in the past 15 minutes, but they haven't made it - at least to my computer. I get the impression that there is something wrong with either Nick's server or with his

OFF-LIST Re: brín: war

2002-10-26 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 11:56 AM 10/25/02, Julia Thompson wrote: Erik Reuter wrote: Note that JDG's and Jean-Louis' posts had brin: in the subject line. Those messages were being forwarded to David Brin, who asked not to have any messages sent to him (unless urgent) until after the election. Actually, JDG has

Re: Hallowe'en

2002-10-26 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 05:19 PM 10/25/02, William Taylor wrote: In a message dated 10/25/2002 3:02:06 PM US Mountain Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Especially if you down an entire fifth of scotch in that manner. Funny. Why do I think a Jophur would prefer vodka or uso [sp?] ouzo? --Ronn! :) I

Re: Question for everyone

2002-10-26 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 09:43 AM 10/25/02, J. van Baardwijk wrote: At 21:21 24-10-2002 -0500, Robert Seeberger wrote: The eventual accomplishment would be John Giorgis cleaning up his act and starting to behave like a civilised adult. Whatever it was that John did (long forgotten by almost everyone by now)

Re: Parenting advise from an old man who's done a lot of parenting

2002-10-26 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 09:33 PM 10/26/02, Dan Minette wrote: I thought this might be a good time to offer general parenting advise for those list members who have small children. I've noticed three things from my near quarter century of parenting. 1) The single most difficult task for parents to teach children is

Re: Stupidly _NOT_ OFF-LIST Re: brín: war

2002-10-26 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 11:09 PM 10/26/02, Julia Thompson wrote: Julia Thompson wrote: Ronn Blankenship wrote: Dumb question: Is there some special reason DB is busy between now and election day? Like, is he running for office or something and some of us are unaware of the fact? I don't think so. I

Re: Hallowe'en

2002-10-26 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 09:15 PM 10/26/02, William Taylor wrote: In a message dated 10/26/2002 6:57:48 PM US Mountain Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Funny. Why do I think a Jophur would prefer vodka or uso [sp?] ouzo? I thought ouzo was the closest thing to alcoholic mulch. I thought it was

Re: corporations

2002-10-26 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 11:20 PM 10/26/02, Doug wrote: Erik Reuter wrote: On This is a GOOD thing. Bandwidth costs money to provide, and is a limited resource. It makes perfect sense to charge based on how much bandwidth is used, that is how a free market works. If you try to suppress the law of supply and

Re: test

2002-10-26 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 11:42 PM 10/26/02, William Taylor wrote: Ten dings = one dong And 10 dongs = 1 dung? --Ronn! :) I always knew that I would see the first man on the Moon. I never dreamed that I would see the last. --Dr. Jerry Pournelle ___

Re: Hallowe'en

2002-10-27 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 01:52 AM 10/27/02, William Taylor wrote: In a message dated 10/26/2002 10:04:54 PM US Mountain Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I thought ouzo was the closest thing to alcoholic mulch. I thought it was licorice-flavored lighter fluid . . . that you ignited before drinking . . .

Re: Getting silly Re: brin: war

2002-10-27 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 02:58 AM 10/27/02, The Fool wrote: Most hot and spicy sauces will help clear the sinus', but it's better to keep them clear in the first place. Agreed. What should one do to insure that when one has severe allergies that make them block up at the slightest provocation (or sometimes no

Re: Parenting advise from an old man who's done a lot of parenting

2002-10-27 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 06:54 AM 10/27/02, J. van Baardwijk wrote: At 21:33 26-10-2002 -0500, Dan Minette wrote: I thought this might be a good time to offer general parenting advise for those list members who have small children. Why would this be a good time for it? Maybe it is because of the whining about my

Fwd: CNN Breaking News

2002-10-27 Thread Ronn Blankenship
Looks like the advice given to Ilana is still correct . . . Date: Sun, 27 Oct 2002 11:27:02 -0500 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- All but one of 118 dead hostages in Moscow theater standoff died from gas poisoning, Russia's chief medical examiner says. (c)2002. Cable News

Re: corporations

2002-10-28 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 03:23 PM 10/27/02, Julia Thompson wrote: Yeah, just like the time some doofus from the cable company threw his stuff into the backyard and went over the fence while his buddy came to knock on the door; I was *supposed* to put the dogs out and leave about 2 minutes after they had shown up, but

Re: Smoking Cats

2002-10-28 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 09:50 PM 10/28/02, Deborah Harrell wrote: Here's something I hadn't heard. http://www.msnbc.com/news/788102.asp ...In the study, Moore and other researchers at Tufts and the University of Massachusetts say living in a household with smokers considerably increases a cat's risk of acquiring

Re: Smoking Cats

2002-10-29 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 10:53 PM 10/28/02, Deborah Harrell wrote: --- [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: [I quoted:] In households where they were exposed five years or more, cats had more than triple the risk. In a two-smoker household, the risk went up by a factor of four. Cats ignore whoever they want to, whenever

Re: Some things are too good to last

2002-10-30 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 10:45 AM 10/29/02, Julia Thompson wrote: Alberto Monteiro wrote: William Taylor wrote: P.S. A single female on our list should dress up as a large biologist/gardener alien in a tasteful pink dress with matching pillbox hat. Let's see how long it takes someone to figure out that she's

Fwd: Your Fun and Games Tip for Thu, 31 Oct 2002

2002-10-30 Thread Ronn Blankenship
EMAZING.com proudly presents Fun and Games Joke of the Day Thursday October 31, 2002 Q: If you're an American when you go into the bathroom, and you're an American when you come out of the bathroom, what are you while you are IN the bathroom? A: European. [Sort of on-topic with some of

Re: I think I am becoming obsessed...

2002-10-31 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 05:04 PM 10/31/02, Alberto Monteiro wrote: Natalia was watching the Halloween Episode of Ginger [a Nickelodeon Cartoon], and I noticed the Moon's phase and position. Immediately, I rushed to compute the timeline: it happens in 1999-11-01, the midnight of Halloween... So what are your

Re: I'm just getting burned out.

2002-11-02 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 11:34 AM 10/29/02, Julia Thompson wrote: I'm still coming off the rough time from last week (nothing like being left alone for a week with a small child and two dogs who like to dig, at a time when the week fell into a 10-day stretch of rain falling every day and very little sunshine for the

Re: I'm just getting burned out.

2002-11-02 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 11:41 AM 10/29/02, Dan Minette wrote: [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Three nursing teachers killed at our University Medical Center. The gunman makes four. And my first reaction when the police hold a news conference? Well, there goes Jeopardy. Not a very nice thought, but it

RE: test: questions comment

2002-11-02 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 02:32 PM 10/29/02, Deborah Harrell wrote: As for one of the subjects in this post: trying to use someone to get at someone else is just plain wrong. And cursing at the first someone (ie. Sonja) is despicable. :( Amen. --Ronn! :) Sometimes A One-Word Reply Is All That Is Needed

Re: Question for everyone

2002-11-02 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 03:43 PM 10/29/02, Dan Minette wrote: I'll warn you once. Never ever bandy the the reliability of data and the certainty of observation with someone who has degrees both in science and philosophy. You risk being subjected to a L8 post on the minutia of the philosophy of science. grin

Re: POST

2002-11-02 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 04:31 PM 10/29/02, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: No. Frex, a 2K post from William (13:25 EST) 'arrived' approx. 45-60 min after his 3K post And you'd think that the post written in Y2K would have arrived first, by about 1,000 years . . . --Ronn! :) Okay, I Am

Re: Question for everyone

2002-11-02 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 02:29 PM 10/29/02, J. van Baardwijk wrote: At 15:36 28-10-2002 -0600, Dan Minette wrote: Posted by you on 10/27 at 2:12 AM CDT, according to my computer. Yeah, well, that is what your computer says. But your computer is a M$ Windows machine; how much do you trust Bill's Evil Empire? GRIN

Re: POST

2002-11-02 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 07:44 PM 10/29/02, Jim Sharkey wrote: William Taylor wrote: [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Ahem. Post. Ehrum. Kellogg's. Naw, I'm holding it in Chex. It's a Trix. Get an ax. :) Jim Keeping the pop culture references a-coming Sharkey A snappy response that crackles with wit

Re: cars, air L3er

2002-11-02 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 06:58 PM 10/29/02, William T Goodall wrote: what happened to the Stanley Steamer? It's the name of a local carpet cleaning service? --Ronn! :) I always knew that I would see the first man on the Moon. I never dreamed that I would see the last. --Dr. Jerry Pournelle

Re: news: Brazil Sets an Example in Computerizing Its National Elections

2002-11-02 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 01:38 PM 10/30/02, Alberto Monteiro wrote: Erik Reuter asked: Officials were also heartened by statistics indicating that the number of blank and spoiled ballots fell by nearly half, from 18.7 percent in the 1998 general election to 10.7 percent in the first round of voting. How can

RE: Some things are too good to last

2002-11-02 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 03:56 PM 10/30/02, Deborah Harrell wrote: --- Reggie Bautista wrote: Jean-Louis replied: I suggest drinking Halloween floats : 1 part blond beer (eg. lager) with orange coloring 1 part Guinness which should float on the lager! Irish bars here in KC (and presumably elsewhere) call this

Re: news: Iraq Sets an Example in Computerizing Its National Elections

2002-11-02 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 07:29 AM 11/1/02, Alberto Monteiro wrote: Russell Chapman wrote: (so what does FIM mean?) The End :-) I've most often seen it written as Fin. Is Fim a Portuguese spelling? --Ronn! :) I always knew that I would see the first man on the Moon. I never dreamed that I would see the last.

Re: test: questions comment

2002-11-02 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 04:02 PM 10/30/02, Deborah Harrell wrote: --- Julia wrote: Deborah Harrell wrote: --- Julia wrote: Deborah Harrell wrote: I'm trying to find out what the problem is: I just got Sonja's post on this, but Jim's was already in my inbox before lunch, so clearly others received

Re: Question for everyone

2002-11-02 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 08:12 AM 10/31/02, Dan Minette wrote: - Original Message - From: Ritu Ko [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 11:31 PM Subject: RE: Question for everyone Dan Minette wrote: Of course, all this is strictly imho. Well, not to be

Re: Dinging plans (was RE: test)

2002-11-02 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 09:50 AM 10/31/02, Dan Minette wrote: - Original Message - From: Jean-Louis Couturier [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2002 9:41 AM Subject: RE: Dinging plans (was RE: test) De : Sonja van Baardwijk-Holten [mailto:prutje;softhome.net] Male

Re: Some things are too good to last

2002-11-02 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 10:17 AM 10/31/02, Julia Thompson wrote: Dan Minette wrote: - Original Message - From: Julia Thompson [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2002 9:22 AM Subject: Re: Some things are too good to last Dan Minette wrote: I hit reply on a post

Re: How's the weather out there? Re: I'm just getting burned out.

2002-11-02 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 10:50 AM 11/2/02, Julia Thompson wrote: Ronn Blankenship wrote: How's the temperature there? That's the other thing I'm washing: warm stuff to wear outside at night. Wednesday night, we had about an hour of the clearest skies we've had on a lab night all semester. Then the clouds

Re: Dogs and Uplift

2002-11-02 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 11:19 PM 11/1/02, Julia Thompson wrote: There was something from DB at some point about why the dogs weren't part of the uplifted species on Earth. Something about them being uplifted to where they could finally open doors, and then door technology changed drastically, and this affected their

Re: Got back from early voting a little while ago

2002-11-02 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 02:59 PM 11/2/02, Deborah Harrell wrote: --- [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Debbi who is extremely grateful that Kia (12 yr-old cat) only *vocally* expressed his displeasure with the necessity of 'hot-packing' his abcess, rather than resorting to armed resistance ^..^

Re: Got back from early voting a little while ago

2002-11-02 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 07:14 AM 11/2/02, Kevin Tarr wrote: Question: What da 'ell else interstate is there to drive on? If there were interstate dirt roads and interstate monorails and interstate skateboard ramps, then I could see the need for the word highway to diferentiate one interstate system from another.

Re: UN Security Council Reform Re: Just for the record

2002-11-02 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 04:28 AM 11/2/02, J. van Baardwijk wrote: Do you have any idea how arrogant your post sounds? Do you have any idea how arrogant _your_ post sounds? --Ronn! :) I always knew that I would see the first man on the Moon. I never dreamed that I would see the last. --Dr. Jerry

Re: Server mish mash

2002-11-02 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 06:27 AM 10/30/02, Erik Reuter wrote: Have I been dinging too much? :-) I dunno. Have you been leaning on a doorbell button? --Ronn! :) I always knew that I would see the first man on the Moon. I never dreamed that I would see the last. --Dr. Jerry Pournelle

Re: The Great Security Panic

2002-11-02 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 12:52 PM 10/31/02, The Fool wrote: http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2002/10/29/184031/40 The Great Security Panic (Op-Ed) By mingofmongo Thu Oct 31st, 2002 at 07:07:22 AM EST After a good solid 40+ years of handing our credit card info to minimum-wage workers at stores that don't shred

RE: UN Security Council Reform Re: Just for the record

2002-11-02 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 09:38 PM 10/31/02, Ritu Ko wrote: GCU Still Sleepy GSV Is 9am Too Early To Call It A Day And Go Back To Bed? Sunrise is Nature's way of telling you it's bedtime. --Ronn! :) I always knew that I would see the first man on the Moon. I never dreamed that I would see the last.

Re: Aside

2002-11-02 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 09:54 PM 10/31/02, Dan Minette wrote: - Original Message - From: Julia Thompson [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2002 9:50 PM Subject: Aside Re: UN Security Council Reform Re: Just for the record Ritu Ko wrote: Ritu GCU Still Sleepy GSV Is

Re: hrw: suicide bombing crimes againt humanity

2002-11-02 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 04:52 AM 11/1/02, The Fool wrote: http://europe.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/meast/11/01/human.rights.palestinians/ind ex.html Human Rights Watch: Suicide bombers guilty of war crimes GAZA CITY (CNN) -- Those who plan and carry out suicide bombings that deliberately target civilians are guilty of

Re: Water conservation

2002-11-02 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 12:44 PM 11/1/02, William Taylor wrote: In a message dated 11/1/2002 11:16:49 AM US Mountain Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Not if they shower with a member of the opposite-to-their-sexual-preference sex. Are there that many prisons in Australia? Had that question been

Re: Got back from early voting a little while ago

2002-11-02 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 02:06 PM 11/1/02, Deborah Harrell wrote: who is extremely grateful that Kia (12 yr-old cat) only *vocally* expressed his displeasure with the necessity of 'hot-packing' his abcess, rather than resorting to armed resistance ^..^ Aargh. How did he pick that up? For a cat who loved

Re: Some things are too good to last

2002-11-02 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 02:48 PM 11/1/02, Sonja van Baardwijk-Holten wrote: Sonja van Baardwijk-Holten wrote: .command of Ron on Jeroen's sig. And second to Adam's respons to my first That should have been ... comment of Ron on D'oh. :o) Sonja Who's Ron? --Ronn! :) I always knew that I would

Re: More silliness, was Re: UN Security Council Reform was Re: Just for the record

2002-11-03 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 11:21 PM 11/2/02, Erik Reuter wrote: Do you have any idea howudo you have any idea how to make a really good chocolate chip cookie? No, but I know where to go to buy them . . . M . . . chocolate chip . . . --Ronn! :) I always knew that I would see the first man on

Re: UN Security Council Reform Re: Just for the record

2002-11-03 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 07:58 AM 11/3/02, Jim Sharkey wrote: Erik Reuter wrote: Do you have any idea howudo you have any idea how to make a really good chocolate chip cookie? No, but my wife does. Every year on the day before Thanksgiving, she and her father spend the evening making about a jillion

Re: Got back from early voting a little while ago

2002-11-03 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 11:42 PM 11/2/02, William Taylor wrote: In a message dated 11/2/2002 10:14:10 PM US Mountain Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Yes, I feel like saying A pox on both their houses . . . except that these days, someone would probably take it as a terroristic threat . . . Or try to

Re: A spam message I thought was Brin-l

2002-11-03 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 07:21 AM 11/3/02, William Taylor wrote: The line was: Subj:Rates Have Dipped...Approvals Are Up! And I had read it as: Subj:Rants Have Dipped...Approvals Are Up! *sigh* Wishful misthinking. ROTFLOL, though. --Ronn! :) I always knew that I would see the first man on the

RE: Dogs and Uplift

2002-11-04 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 05:19 PM 11/4/02, Joe Hale wrote: I don't know if this is covered in the series, but once you start uplifting species where do you stop? If you uplift dogs, why not cats? Because they are already smarter than humans? After all, as someone has said: Dogs have masters. Cats have staff.

Re: I Voted.....

2002-11-07 Thread Ronn Blankenship
So did I. With any luck, sometime before the end of January I'll find out who was elected governor. -- Ronn in Birmingham, AL :) ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Space Pen versus Pencil, was Scouted: Fireworks

2002-11-08 Thread Ronn Blankenship
in the pure oxygen atmosphere used prior to the Apollo 1 fire. -- Ronn! :) Ronn Blankenship Instructor of Astronomy/Planetary Science University of Montevallo Montevallo, AL Disclaimer: Unless specifically stated otherwise, any opinions contained herein are the personal opinions of the author

Satellite Setup, was Re: I Voted.....

2002-11-08 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 10:19 AM 11/8/02, Julia Thompson wrote: Is it more expensive than getting the satelite setup Ahem. That's sateLLite . . . -- Ronn! :) Ronn Blankenship Instructor of Astronomy/Planetary Science University of Montevallo Montevallo, AL Disclaimer: Unless specifically stated otherwise

Re: science Vs religion

2002-11-08 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 11:17 AM 11/8/02, Erik Reuter wrote: Have you heard of that new contraceptive patch? I saw a commercial for it, but I can't remember the name. I haven't seen any studies about effectiveness or side effects. It's 100% effective if applied in the right location. Of course, so is duct tape

Re: I Voted.....

2002-11-08 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 10:28 PM 11/7/02, Steve Sloan II wrote: Ronn Blankenship wrote, about the Alabama governor's race: With any luck, sometime before the end of January I'll find out who was elected governor. Julia Thompson wrote: So what's the holdup? I know what it was in Tarrant County, TX and I can

Re: UN Security Council Reform Re: Just for the record

2002-11-08 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 12:49 PM 11/8/02, John D. Giorgis wrote: At 06:57 PM 11/3/2002 -0600 Dan Minette wrote: What I am saying is that it sounds awfully arrogant when an amateur claims to have the One True Answer (this *is* how etcetera -- notice the emphasis on the word is) and then add that the professionals

Re: Irregulars Question: Multi-OS Boot

2002-11-08 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 12:11 PM 11/8/02, Alberto Monteiro wrote: Steve Sloan II wrote: I'd like to partition the hard drive and install Linux on one of the partitions. Ideally, I'd like to have the computer ask me which OS I want to use each time I power on the PC. Anybody have any advice or suggestions about

Re: science Vs religion

2002-11-08 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 06:46 PM 11/8/02, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: In a message dated 11/8/2002 5:16:17 PM US Mountain Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: (Please pardon any typos I may be naking here) Julia You're in Nanking? Either that or she is trying to tell us what she is wearing while

Re: Space Pen versus Pencil, was Scouted: Fireworks

2002-11-08 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 06:35 PM 11/8/02, Erik Reuter wrote: On Fri, Nov 08, 2002 at 06:19:37PM -0600, Julia Thompson wrote: However, there was at least one good reason that NASA chose not to use pencils: the wood and graphite shavings generated by sharpening a pencil would float in the air in microgravity,

RE: Power outage!

2002-11-08 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 06:17 PM 11/8/02, Nick Arnett wrote: -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:brin-l-bounces;mccmedia.com]On Behalf Of Kevin Tarr ... I understand that, but does the telex have full UPS, probably generator based? How big of an outage would there be before you couldn't

Re: Scouted: S. Hussein uses body doubles for appearances

2002-11-08 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 12:12 PM 9/27/02, Jon Gabriel wrote: Shades of Kiln people if the US Gov't actually does go in and kill Hussein, what's to say they've actually killed the 'real' him? Jon GSV Duck Hunting in a Hall of Mirrors From: Reuters BERLIN (Sept. 26) - A German television network said on

Re: Scouted: Women prefer HDTV to Diamonds???

2002-11-08 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 12:59 PM 11/8/02, Julia Thompson wrote: John D. Giorgis wrote: At 12:30 PM 11/8/2002 -0600 Julia Thompson wrote: Well, duh! What's the use of an overpriced piece of carbon that you'd worry about losing or having stolen, compared to some sort of electronic equipment? Such as, say, a

Re: science Vs religion

2002-11-08 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 07:37 PM 11/8/02, William Taylor wrote: Te audire no possum. Well, they are fairly quiet. --Ronn! :) I always knew that I would see the first man on the Moon. I never dreamed that I would see the last. --Dr. Jerry Pournelle ___

Re: Space Pen versus Pencil, was Scouted: Fireworks

2002-11-08 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 08:31 PM 11/8/02, Robert Seeberger wrote: - Original Message - From: Ronn Blankenship [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, November 08, 2002 5:16 PM Subject: Re: Space Pen versus Pencil, was Scouted: Fireworks astronauts and (2) perhaps getting into the electronic

Re: Space Pen versus Pencil, was Scouted: Fireworks

2002-11-08 Thread Ronn Blankenship
of something around 3.5. Which would correspond to an H in drafting lead. How well would that work? I dunno. I've never tried writing with different hardnesses of lead while wearing a pressurized space suit . . . -- Ronn! :) Ronn Blankenship Instructor of Astronomy/Planetary Science

Re: Space Pen versus Pencil, was Scouted: Fireworks

2002-11-08 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 08:48 PM 11/8/02, Julia Thompson wrote: How about grease-pencil? What are the advantages and disadvantages to using a grease-pencil? I think they used them for some things. In some cases, though, they needed to be able to write in normal-sized handwriting. -- Ronn! :) Ronn

Re: Space Pen versus Pencil, was Scouted: Fireworks

2002-11-08 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 08:46 PM 11/8/02, Julia Thompson wrote: Ronn Blankenship wrote: At 06:19 PM 11/8/02, Julia Thompson wrote: Ronn Blankenship wrote: At 11:16 PM 11/7/02, Jon Gabriel wrote: Leo: We spent millions of dollars developing a pen that could write in space. Do you know what

Re: Space Pen versus Pencil, was Scouted: Fireworks

2002-11-09 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 12:13 AM 11/9/02, Julia Thompson wrote: Ronn Blankenship wrote: At 08:46 PM 11/8/02, Julia Thompson wrote: Ronn Blankenship wrote: *The middle finger of the gloves was stiffened so the astronauts could use it to press buttons on the control panel, which proved to be too difficult

Re: Scouted: Women prefer HDTV to Diamonds???

2002-11-09 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 08:37 PM 11/8/02, Julia Thompson wrote: Ronn Blankenship wrote: Just saw a TV commercial for the Sears Big Weekend Sale. First sequence: two guys looking at large-screen TVs. One says to the other, If we get the little one now, we'll wish we'd gotten the bigger one later. Second

Re: Contraception and Wedding Nights Re: science Vs religion

2002-11-09 Thread Ronn Blankenship
At 12:21 AM 11/9/02, Julia Thompson wrote: John D. Giorgis wrote: At 10:34 PM 11/8/2002 -0600 Dan Minette wrote: But, they do; if you get down to the fundamental precepts of the religion. One's can go against the pope and be a non-sinning Catholic. One cannot violate one's own conscience.**

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