These are interesting links we’ve found here and there this month. Citation Machine — Automatically generates citations in MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, and other formats. Ton of Refrigeration — Wikipedia. “A ton of refrigeration (TR), also called a refrigeration ton (RT), is a unit of power used in some countries (especially in North America) to describe… Read More »
Peter piper, without pretension to precocity or profoundness, puts pen to paper to produce these puzzling pages, purposely to please the palates of pretty prattling playfellows, proudly presuming that with proper penetration it will probably, and perhaps positively, prove a peculiarly pleasant and profitable path to proper, plain and precise pronunciation.
He prays parents to purchase this playful performance, partly to pay him for his patience and pains; partly to provide for the printers and publishers; but principally to prevent the pernicious prevalence of perverse pronunciation.
These are interesting links we’ve found here and there this month. WeTransfer — For when you need to transfer large files. You can transfer files up to 2 GB in size. You can send the files to up to 20 people. The file is automatically deleted after seven days. WeTransfer sends an email message with… Read More »
These are interesting links we’ve found here and there this month. United States Congress (114th). “H.R. 6 — 21st Century Cures Act”. Congress.gov. Introduced May 19, 2015. Accessed December 1, 2016. Willis, Perry and Jim Babka. “Has U.S. Military Power Been a Force for Good or Evil?”. Zero Aggression Project. Undated. Accessed November 12, 2016.… Read More »
During a robbery in Guangzhou, China, the bank robber shouted to everyone in the bank, “Don’t move! The money belongs to the State. Your life belongs to you.” • Everyone in the bank laid down quietly. This is called “Mind Changing Concept.” Changing the conventional way of thinking. When a lady lay on the table… Read More »
The European Union commissioners have announced that agreement has been reached to adopt English as the preferred language for European communications, rather than German, which was the other possibility. As part of the negotiations, Her Majesty’s Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a five-year phased plan for what… Read More »
Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrödinger, and Georg Ohm were traveling in a car when they got pulled over. Heisenberg was driving. The cop asked him, “Do you know how fast you were going?” “No,” Heisenberg replied. “But I know where I am.” The cop said, “You were doing 55 in a 35 zone.” Heisenberg threw up… Read More »
The interrobang character “‽” was used in a court opinion on June 13, 2012. The interrobang, also known as the interabang, is a nonstandard punctuation mark used in various written languages and intended to combine the functions of the question mark (also called the “interrogative point”) and the exclamation mark or exclamation point (known in… Read More »
Some Great Quotes Rather than a democracy, we increasingly have an elective dictatorship. People are merely permitted to choose who will violate the laws and trample the Constitution. — James Bovard, in The Great Democracy Scam of 2016, September 29, 2016. Election results are often only a one-day snapshot of transient mass delusions. — James… Read More »
There is nothing I dread So much, as a Division of the Republick into two great Parties, each arranged under its Leader, and concerting Measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble Apprehension is to be dreaded as the greatest political Evil, under our Constitution. — John Adams, in letter to Jonathan Jackson,… Read More »