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Grue replied to the AngelMay's Den board. 3 hours ago

Re: A Question for EVERYONE

I remember how to say "Thrasymachus is a boy, and he is sleeping," but that's not awfully useful to me.
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Well, I certainly can't imagine why not. ;o)



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Grue replied to the AngelMay's Den board. 12:25 AM

Re: A Question for EVERYONE

I regret that I never took Latin. Wasn't available in high school, and not possible in college.
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I don't know how your curriculum looked, but I only had 6 hours of non-technical electives during four and a half years of [more]

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Grue replied to the AngelMay's Den board. 12:10 AM

Re: Airport

My nominee for worst airport is LAX. Old, crowded, horrible transportation (both intra and off airport.) May be no solution, as the land is just not available for a "real" airport. Ontario is just too far.
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Grue replied to the AngelMay's Den board. 10:36 PM

Re: Airport

PS: What ARE your favorite shows, Grue? I'm hard-pressed to find anything to watch during these dog days of summer.
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Right now, we're watching Rizzoli & Isles. We've got three that recorded while we were gone. [more]

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Grue replied to the AngelMay's Den board. 5:07 PM

Re: A Question for EVERYONE

I was 13 when I came to the States and spoke NO English.
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I have a colleague whose parents moved to New Zealand when he was a baby. They spoke Bavarian at home.

When he went to kindergarten, everyone was [more]

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Grue replied to the AngelMay's Den board. 4:59 PM

Re: Manhattan

I finally put a magnifying glass in my purse so I can read ingredients lists at the grocery store - or even the nutritional data which, on some items is printed brown on black or some other impossible color combination - in print so small on a [more]

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Grue replied to the AngelMay's Den board. 4:55 PM

Re: Airport

PS--Was it you who recommended Manhattan? We watched the first 2 epis last night (they are available on Hulu Plus) and enjoyed them. We also enjoyed the Bletchley Circle series a few months ago--also on Hulu IIRC. Speaking of which…my BFF recommended [more]

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Grue replied to the AngelMay's Den board. 4:51 PM

Re: cell phone service--Ting

We are still thinking about getting smart phones. But by the time we finally come to a decision we will probably be dead. :)
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I was really glad I had my iPhone with me on this trip. I use it as a replacement for my iPad [more]

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Grue replied to the AngelMay's Den board. 4:44 PM

Re: Airport

And I can guess how much you enjoyed that.
If you are anything like me, you just LOVED it.
(Pretend there's a line on top of the word "LOVED")

AM
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O'Hare is not my favorite airport, but I can name [more]

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Grue replied to the AngelMay's Den board. 4:27 PM

Re: Manhattan

Anyway - I've not read Baldacci before so I have a whole pile of his books to go through. I get tired of waiting for Ken Follett to write something else. :)
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I highly recommend Daniel Silva if you need another author. [more]

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Grue replied to the AngelMay's Den board. 10:48 AM

Re: Airport

Just spent 20 minutes hiking through O'Hare.

Grue
...didn't know Chicago was between Knoxville & Albuquerque

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Grue replied to the AngelMay's Den board. 10:45 AM

Re: Manhattan

...wondering how you tell the order if they are not numbered...
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Google is your friend.
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Grue posted to the AngelMay's Den board. 7:40 AM

Airport

The Knoxville airport has rocking chairs.

I think that's a nice touch.

Grue
...ready to go home

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Grue replied to the AngelMay's Den board. 7:38 AM

Re: Manhattan

I'm pretty sure I've already seen it.
But I will check just to be sure.
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It's in its second season now. LW & I had to go back and catch up on the first season on Amazon streaming.

Grue

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Grue replied to the AngelMay's Den board. 7:35 AM

Re: Manhattan

Right now reading novels by David Baldacci.
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I just finished the first book of his King & Maxwell series.

Now I'm reading The Unlikely Spy by Daniel Silva. I'm going to re-read Silva's Gabriel Allon series [more]

Mon Aug 18

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Grue replied to the AngelMay's Den board. 8:53 PM

Re: Manhattan

Did you catch "Bletchley Circle" on PBS? About top secret women code-breakers in WW2. Very well done and interesting, imo.
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Yes, we've been watching it.

I'm a sucker for anything associated with [more]

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Grue replied to the AngelMay's Den board. 4:55 PM

Re: Manhattan

(Tapered columns were typically an iterative process.)
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My first dissertation topic was on buckling of tapered columns. :0)

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In the fullness of time, I and another young [more]

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Grue replied to the AngelMay's Den board. 4:48 PM

Re: Manhattan

In the first episode there was a factoid which should have been noticed but likely wasn't by most viewers. They had a lot of computers at Los Alamos. Of course, computers as we know them hadn't been invented. They has a cadre of young women who ran [more]

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Grue replied to the AngelMay's Den board. 4:45 PM

Re: Manhattan

There is some element of soap opera, to be sure, especially as they try to show the hardships the wives and families endured. Imagine being stuck out at Los Alamos, nothing to do, intrusive army security folks all around, no real air conditioning, [more]

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Grue replied to the AngelMay's Den board. 6:11 AM

Re: Manhattan

Is anyone besides me watching this? I wonder if they over-dramatize the personal conflicts.
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We're recording it, but I've only seen one episode so far.
I'm sure there were significant personal conflicts. There [more]

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