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#18046 - 02/02/01 06:48 PM Re: totally off the subject of words....
wwh Offline
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Alas, as I have had pointed out to me with painful frequence, my problem is oligophrenia. Please don't all agree in print at once. Bill Hunt


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#18047 - 02/02/01 10:13 PM Re: totally off the subject of words....
Jackie Offline

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my problem is oligophrenia.

Now, I know better than that, my friend!


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#18048 - 02/04/01 03:59 PM Re: totally off the subject of words....
Alex Williams Offline
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What does "ICQing" mean?



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#18049 - 02/04/01 06:18 PM Re: totally off the subject of words....
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What does "ICQing" mean?

It's standing waiting for a bus in New Hampshire during the winter. , WOW,

Actually, it's a system you can install on your computer which lets you know when someone you really, really, want to talk to logs on to the Internet. Or, alternatively, it lets you know when someone you want to avoid like the plague logs on. It also lets you chat and do all sorts of other cool things which would be great if only there were enough bandwidth to make it work well.

Have a look at this link which I googled up:

http://www.icq.com/products/whatisicq.html

It explains everything.



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#18050 - 02/04/01 06:21 PM Re: totally off the subject of words....
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ICQ is an instant message program, arguably the most popular (similar to Yahoo's and AOL's, but with more bells and whistles). You can download it at http://www.miribilis.com.

bridget=)

Ipsa scientia potestas est ~Bacon

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#18051 - 02/05/01 09:07 AM Re: totally off the subject of words....
wow Offline
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This came to me from an old friend.
"Something to put your day into perspective...
If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following:
There would be:
57 Asians
21 Europeans
14 from the Western Hemisphere, both north and south
Eight would be Africans
52 would be female
48 would be male
70 would be non-white
30 would be white
70 would be non-Christian
30 would be Christian
89 would be heterosexual
11 would be homosexual
Six people would possess 59 percent of the entire world's wealth and all six would be from the United States.
80 would live in substandard housing
70 would be unable to read
50 would suffer from malnutrition
One would be near death; One would be near birth
One (yes, only one) would have a college education
One would own a computer
Also something to ponder...
If you woke up this morning with more health than illness you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.
If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation ... you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.
If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death...you are more blessed than three billion people in the world.
If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep...you are richer than 75 percent of this world.
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace ... you are among the top eight percent of the world's wealthy.
If your parents are still alive and still married ... you are very rare, even in the United States and Canada."

Make of it what you will.
wow



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#18052 - 02/05/01 02:15 PM Re: totally off the subject of words....
wow Offline
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Thank you to all the Board members who sent messages regarding "Village of 100" post. Email is on the way to those who requested I send a copy.
wow


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#18053 - 02/05/01 04:24 PM Re: totally off the subject of words....
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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"Something to put your day into perspective...

Thanks wow. The one item on the list that reaaly surprised me was the 70% illiteracy rate - I did not know that it was still so high. It reminded me of a thread in a newsgroup I frequent. The participants were scathingly cynical of Bill Gates' motives for his largesse. Only I and one other person pointed out that his motives won't matter to the millions of people likely to benefit from the AIDS vaccination research he is helping to fund.



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#18054 - 02/05/01 04:27 PM Re: totally off the subject of words....
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The one item on the list that reaaly surprised me was the 70% illiteracy rate - I did not know that it was still so high.

And it's even worse outside universities and polytechnics ...

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#18055 - 02/05/01 05:34 PM Re: totally off the subject of words....
BeingCJ Offline
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Registered: 01/18/01
Posts: 38
Loc: Chicago, IL, USA
That's great Makes you think !!

Where / who is the source of the data? (sorry bad sentence) I would like to be able use some of the #'s in a comparison our campus popluation were working on.


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