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    Re: memorizing huge amounts of words

    God, I despise mnemonic devices. As often as not, I remember the mnemonic, but not the underlying data--and what's the use of that?

    Learning a language is a matter of repetition. If you can, get...
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    Re: looking to make a bike lamp

    As this has been marked "solved," I am closing this thread.
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    Re: Haiku - A furture OS killer?

    BeOS--and now Haiku--was always the OS of the future. And always will be.
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    Re: Ubuntu in the legal profession

    I was an Associate Editor at my law review, so I got to know the Bluebook far better than I think anyone ought to.

    One of these days, I'll break down and hack up a Biblatex extension to deal with...
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    Re: Why are you who you are? Your username

    After a character in the medieval novel, "Speculum Stultorum:" Brunellus, a donkey that manages to go to University.

    I went to a medieval university myself, and thought it apt.
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    Re: Ubuntu in the legal profession

    It's not a problem unless you need to generate ToA's. I only really encountered it preparing things for moot court at law school--the rules required tables of authorities. Back at my old job, we...
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    Re: What are you listening to right now?

    Fela Kuti, "Zombie"
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    Re: Ubuntu in the legal profession

    Interesting link.

    There is one particular problem I have encountered as a law student, though: OpenOffice doesn't generate tables of authorities very nicely.

    For those of you who don't...
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    Re: looking to make a bike lamp

    OP was looking for lighting schematics. Talk about head injuries is off-topic--leave this sort of comment for rec.bicycles.* on USENET.

    Back on-topic: A bit of elementary search-engine work...
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    Re: Recreate a Website??

    That would depend on the terms of service. Again, if you're looking for legal advice, the Internet is a bad place for it.
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    Re: meme of the year award goes to ...

    Rule of thumb: these forums are not 4chan, so keep your memes clean.

    That said:

    My nomination for meme of the year goes to Auto-Tune the News, for their AWESOME remix of a local TV news story:...
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    Re: Recreate a Website??

    Note that doing anything without the author's consent would likely be a copyright violation, unless the content had been released on a more permissive license. If you have serious copyright...
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    I am inclined to move this to "recurring discussions."

    Back in 2006, I wrote a blog post about how the IBM/Intel/Microsoft alliance conquered the desktop:
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  14. Re: Quick Creative Commons Share Alike Question

    That's a proper legal question, and deserves a proper legal answer. I recommend you call a lawyer, who can give you real advice. Asking Internet forums for legal advice is a bad idea.
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    Re: What Martial Art Do You Learn And Why

    Sudo.

    No, seriously. I had never really been much of a martial artist. I've dabbled in a bit of fencing--nothing serious, mind you, but it's sometimes fun to take a foil out and banter a bit...
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    Re: Airline passengers or cattle?

    I wonder how this type of ultra-high-density "seating" would work in an emergency evacuation context. I also wonder about how long it would take a small regional jet packed with people like this to...
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    Re: Ubuntu Randomly Locking on Both Laptops

    This is really a support thread. I am moving it to an appropriate sub-forum.
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    Re: Thoughts on Bose?

    Small, cheap, good. Pick two.
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    Re: Thoughts on Bose?

    I would agree with this, but I would put Bang & Olufsen in a slightly different category than Bose.

    I have always admired B&O gear's striking (and often, to me, very beautiful) design, but I...
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    Re: Nikita uses Ubuntu?

    This is the second iteration of "La Femme Nikita" on American TV. The first one stared Peta Wilson back in the '90s.
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    Re: A Rant about People Who Rant about Spelling

    Spelling and grammar matter. As to me, I take care to use proper spelling and grammar at all times. I am, however, willing to forgive minor mistakes in others, so long as the meaning is clear.
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    Re: Your Desktop

    There is already an active (and monthly) desktop-showoff thread:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1564935

    This thread is redundant, and is therefore CLOSED.
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    Poll: Re: Which is the better company or lesser evil?

    I object to the use of "evil."

    Neither corporation has any obligation, legally or otherwise, to anyone but their own share-holders. They can and will do everything they can (within the law) to...
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    Re: A Rant about People Who Rant about Spelling

    I have also, evidently, lost this particular battle, but I also loathe people who post inline images or animated emoticons. But then, that's me being a bit of a grumpy old Internet codger.
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    Re: Introduction to Personal Computing

    Who do you intend to teach? If you're teaching rank beginners, I daresay this is too ambitious.

    I agree that there may be too much time in "search engine use." I would have devoted that much...
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