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Forum: Technical Questions 01 December 2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,852
Posted By mrwrite
Bang Head RSS feed opens BLANK window

On some of the articles from Snopes that I read via RSS, a blank window opens for Twitter Log Helper.

I have ignored this for a long time and finally decided to look into WHY it is happening.
1....
Forum: Legal Affairs 17 January 2016, 11:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,524
Posted By mrwrite
Read This! Happy Birthday song copyright change

According to the story:
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/dec/10/happy-birthday-to-you-song-public-domain-warner-chappell-relinquish-copyright



I have been eagerly awaiting an update. I...
Forum: Computers 07 December 2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 33,008
Posted By mrwrite
From the book "Accidental Millionaire" (1988) by...

From the book "Accidental Millionaire" (1988) by Lee Butcher.
Janov [sic.] started with the idea of an apple with a bite taken out of one side. The bite, to him, was symbolic of bits and bytes, and...
Forum: Amusement Bark 06 November 2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,528
Posted By mrwrite
The ties that Bindi

Snopes article here:
http://www.snopes.com/bindi-irwin-dwts/

I have no problem believing a judge would ask for proof of death for a well known death.

The company that held one of my IRAs asked...
Forum: Urban Legends 14 March 2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 12,823
Posted By mrwrite
Slice of Pi

The House Bill no. 246 was not trying to revalue pi. The bill was suggesed by Edward J. Goodwin who believed that he had discovered a correct way of squaring the circle. The bill actually does not...
Forum: Trivia 01 August 2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 23,549
Posted By mrwrite
How urban legends get started

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2935/14781533736_f4e8ba6d3f_n.jpg

This twitter account tweets all sorts of crazy stuff. This one seems more stupid than the others. Makes me wonder if the 1.7M...
Forum: Fauxtography 26 June 2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,482
Posted By mrwrite
Reporter Marilyn Monroe statue found in dump

The photo that goes with the article about a 26 foot tall statue being found in a dump site seems suspicious. The shadows on the face of the statues seems to show the light from the RIGHT while the...
Forum: Entertainment 26 June 2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,162
Posted By mrwrite
My favorite line: "I'm afraid someday they'll...

My favorite line:
"I'm afraid someday they'll find me
Just stretched out on my bed
With a handful of Pringles potato chips
And a Ding Dong by my head"

Groce is on West Virginia Public Radio.
Forum: Business 11 April 2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 37,653
Posted By mrwrite
"Information alone without a minimum of original...

"Information alone without a minimum of original creativity cannot be protected by copyright." --Feist Publications, Inc., vs. Rural Telephone Service Co., 499 U.S. 340 (1991), Feist copied the...
Forum: Business 08 April 2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 37,653
Posted By mrwrite
Brief answers

1. There are ways to prove a number is prime without factoring.
For example, Selfridge and Hurwitz showed that 14th Fermat number
was composite in 1963, but no one knows any of the divisors to...
Forum: Business 27 March 2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 37,653
Posted By mrwrite
Selling prime numbers to the CIA

I read this odd question on a Q&A board.
"Does the CIA buy prime numbers?"
Versions of this can be found on several Q&A sites. Typically the price is listed as $10,000 and the prime must be of 100...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 09 March 2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,563
Posted By mrwrite
Meanwhilel back in the California...

At the California Academy of Science in San Francisco, they have a penguin
with a molting problem. To keep him from freezing, they made him a wetsuit.

It doesn't cause him stress. He is doing...
Forum: Trivia 16 February 2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 227,223
Posted By mrwrite
As of 2013: According to California Food and...

As of 2013:
According to California Food and Agriculture
(http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/statistics/)
California has been the #1 producer of eggplant in the USA every year since 2001. California was #3...
Forum: Old Wives' Tales 16 February 2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 80,762
Posted By mrwrite
Waste words

A garbage disposal does not have blades.
It works by grinding. There is an impeller that spins.
It is dangerous to fingers, (and anything else you toss in)
but not sharp.

Speaking to the...
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