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#184486 - 04/25/09 11:58 AM Re: Hi [Re: robinson23]  
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If we had spam, we could have spam and eggs, if we had eggs. But wait... All we need is the eggs now.

#184501 - 04/26/09 02:39 AM Re: Wordteque [Re: BranShea]  
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Originally Posted By: BranShea
Kurdish
Some languages are endagered because they are banned.


Many, many, Native American languages were banned by Christian Missionary Schools on reservations and in native villages as the 'savages' were 'saved', leading thus to their dying out.


----please, draw me a sheep----
#184611 - 05/02/09 11:28 PM Astronomy [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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I love astronomy, and I understand from another poster to this
site (AWAD)that some of you may also be interested. I go to
this site daily, and love it, so I offer it, to whomever
may be interested:

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html

And thanks to the "other" poster for the suggestion. This
person understand my hesitancy at times, but it was a good
suggestion if others may benefit. I have learned here a lot
of things and wish I could offer more.

Last edited by LukeJavan8; 05/03/09 01:36 AM.

----please, draw me a sheep----
#184628 - 05/03/09 05:17 PM Re: Astronomy [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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Nice this site, Lukejavan8. A daily trip to heaven can't do any harm. Really astonishing beautiful photos and also useful as a language link. Many uncommon (to me anyway) words to learn + anecdotes such as the
Charles II part in the spam thread. Thanks!

#184639 - 05/04/09 11:15 AM Re: Astronomy [Re: BranShea]  
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Ah, the APOD.
On my corporate computer I have three Internet links in the Windows 'Startup' group that automatically start my day;
AWAD
APOD
The Daily WTF

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"I am certain there is too much certainty in the world" -Michael Crichton
#184653 - 05/05/09 07:36 AM Re: Astronomy [Re: ParkinT]  
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Well, there's things we cannot say in words, so we have images. There are things we cannot say with images, that's why we have words. And there are things we can say in neither images nor words, that's why we have music.
But I'm sure the first thing I'm gonna see when I will die is this Whale Galaxy : link Cause I have no words for the beauty of it.

#184656 - 05/05/09 12:15 PM Re: Astronomy [Re: BranShea]  
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Amen.
And the mind-boggling thing is that each of those simple points of colored light might represent an entire solar system like ours. I cannot perceive of infinity. I thought it would be easier if I break down the problem. So, I am contemplating half of infinity!


"I am certain there is too much certainty in the world" -Michael Crichton
#184666 - 05/05/09 05:51 PM Re: Astronomy [Re: BranShea]  
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That is beautiful! But they provided a humpback whale image link, and it's really not like a humpback; it resembles almost perfectly a Minke: Minke whale I have seen Minkes, but not much of them, as they are shy and not prone to breaching often. Humpbacks are fascinating and beautiful. I have been as close as about 10 feet from one as it dove shallowly underneath the boat, its "wings" spread out wide. So huge and mighty, yet so gentle... :0)

#184667 - 05/05/09 06:28 PM Re: Astronomy [Re: twosleepy]  
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Wooh! Never saw that one before, what a streamlined snout. I went after minke: allegedly this:

Quote: Minke; Also called minke whale, lesser rorqual.

Origin:
193035; < Norw minkehval, allegedly after a crew member of the Norwegian whaling pioneer Svend Foyn (180994), named Meincke, who mistook a pod of minkes for blue whales.

from dictionary.com)

#184675 - 05/06/09 02:13 AM Re: Hi [Re: Faldage]  
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Originally Posted By: Faldage
If we had spam, we could have spam and eggs, if we had eggs. But wait... All we need is the eggs now.


It depends. Are you writing about Spam or spam? I had Spam and eggs just the other day.

During World War II, my dad survived on Spam while serving in the South Pacific. The only fresh meat they had was Australian sheep that came frozen in the entire carcass. He said that they looked so much like dogs that he could not get his mind past the obstacle so turned to Spam almost exclusively.

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