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Old 23 April 2018, 05:59 PM
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That government regulations are even more confusing than I thought: FAR stands for Federal Aviation Regulations as well as Federal Acquisition Regulations.
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Too many TLAs.
I work in an area full of abbreviations.

This was last week's: MCP

Depending upon your subject, it is either minor capital project, or major capital project. You can even have one that moves from MCP to MCP.

Biggest difference between MCP and MCP is dollar amounts, approvals needed and contractual oversights. We have been trying to get a MCP pushed through for a while, but the agency that deals with MCP is the same one that deals with MCP, so they oftentimes have problems keeping the MCP separated from the MCP, and occasionally put a MCP in the approval queue for the MCP, which can cause delays to the MCP.

I just want my MCP approved so we can work on our other MCP proposals.
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Old 23 April 2018, 05:59 PM
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I actually learned it a couple of weeks ago, but at least according to a coworker the "cowbell" in "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" is actually a wood block, not a cowbell. I haven't confirmed it yet, but it seems plausible.
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Old 23 April 2018, 06:57 PM
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I work in an area full of abbreviations.
Well, in my current project, I use BERT to look up BEMS IDs, then move on to PRL and WINCOINS to confirm.

All to find out whether a person worked at a specific NAA site during the 1960s.

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Old 23 April 2018, 07:46 PM
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I actually learned it a couple of weeks ago, but at least according to a coworker the "cowbell" in "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" is actually a wood block, not a cowbell. I haven't confirmed it yet, but it seems plausible.
After poking around a little bit, I think my coworker was likely wrong. "Was it a wood block or a cowbell?" seems to be a much debated subject on the internet. The band themselves, though, say it was in fact a cowbell, albeit one wrapped in duct tape to mute it some.

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or that there is a Spam museum.
Years ago, I was driving across Minnesota and saw a billboard reading something akin to "Spam Museum next exit..admit it, you're curious!" I have long regretted not taking the exit and heading to the Spam Museum, since gosh darn it, I am curious, and have been for over 15 years now.
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Old 23 April 2018, 08:02 PM
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http://www.spam.com/museum
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Old 23 April 2018, 08:08 PM
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Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam,
Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam...
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Old 23 April 2018, 08:16 PM
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When our dog Tripper effects a yard escape--and he's a hound Houdini--instead of calling him to come back home, just go sit on the front porch. After three hours of racing around the neighborhood in a pouring rain, he'll finally pass the house for about the twelfth time and react to a "Hey, buddy, want a treat?"

This is a dog who gets panic attacks at the prospect of a bath. Go figure.
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Old 23 April 2018, 09:23 PM
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snip-and he's a hound Houdini--snip
I call my basset the Great Houndini
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Old 23 April 2018, 10:03 PM
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Individual applications can be muted in Windows using the Windows Mixer. And the muting persists across sessions.
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Old 24 April 2018, 05:26 AM
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I have a feature on my radio show called "Today I Learned".

I did not know that there are wild Kangaroos in Scotland, ...
FYI, there are wild greater rheas in Germany (Wikipedia). Three pairs that escaped in 2000 have build into a population of 250 birds.
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Old 24 April 2018, 06:26 AM
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What someone learned today: A deep, exasperated sigh followed by a long silence is one of the most powerful tools of social engineering.
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Old 24 April 2018, 02:12 PM
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Only if there's someone around to hear it, ganz.

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Old 24 April 2018, 05:15 PM
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FYI, there are wild greater rheas in Germany (Wikipedia). Three pairs that escaped in 2000 have build into a population of 250 birds.
Thanks, I have my story for tomorrow
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Old 24 April 2018, 09:03 PM
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I learned that although people donít like being interrupted by some one pointing out that they were interuppting the original speaker and if they hadnít interrupted they would have found that the conclusion of the original speakerís sentence would have addressed the interrupterís concerns and rendered the interruption null, itís a bloody effective way of getting meeting back on track and tends to reduce the amount of interruptions for the rest of the meeting to a minimum.

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Coulrophobia is (most probably) a word made-up on the 21st century Internet, with no obvious or probable roots in Greek or Latin or any other language. (Well, OK, except the 'phobia' part.)
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I found out that the Holiday Inn that has been in my area for decades is now a Quality Inn.
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My co-worker K actually does know how to create an Outlook meeting notice.
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Old 20 May 2018, 11:39 AM
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I learned that when Hitler died, his death announcement from German radio was translated into English for release here by Ernst Gombrich, the future art historian:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44131106

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The German announcement of Hitler's death was quickly translated by Ernst Gombrich, a supervisor in the German Monitoring team who went on to become a renowned art historian.

"He wrote it out on bits of paper, which was a terrible thing to do because he might have muddled them up, and he had terrible handwriting," says his former colleague.

"He did it for speed because we usually typed things or wrote them out neatly."

Ernst Gombrich then phoned the Cabinet Office in London to tell the government. BBC newsrooms were also informed and broadcast the news to the nation and the world.
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Old 28 May 2018, 08:26 PM
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By channel-surfing the upper reaches of my DirecTV package, I've learned that I get the Scientology channel.
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