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Journal: Pure Nerd 7

Journal by Cy Guy

Pure Nerd

82 % Nerd, 47% Geek, 43% Dork

For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.

A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.

A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.


Journal: Once Upon A Time 1

Journal by Cy Guy

My now 5.25 yr old daughter used to think that Fairy Tales began with the words "On A 'Possum Time" which was a source of never-ending heart-melting cuteness to my wife and I.

Today my now 2.6 yr old daughter picked up a book and told me it was a "What About A Dime" story.

Please send over a box of paper towels to wipe up my melted heart from the floor.


Journal: is back up 2

Journal by Cy Guy

Also, desperate for story submissions - so post some if you've got any ideas.

To my aparent heavily Libertarian-skewed readership here on SlashDot - now is your chance to build the "New" Plastic as a Libertarian haven. It already has a former Libertarian politician as a prominant contributor, so their is at least a core audince audience on which to build.

Wireless Networking

Journal: Save NPR and PBS (again) 11

Journal by Cy Guy

The following was sent out by


Everyone expected House Republicans to give up efforts to kill NPR and PBS after a massive public outcry stopped them last year. But they've just voted to eliminate funding for NPR and PBS--unbelievably, starting with programs like "Sesame Street."


Journal: Home grown terrorism strikes UNC-CH Campus 1

Journal by Cy Guy

A 23 year-old 2005 Psychology graduate from UNC Chapel Hill returned to campus earlier today, but not to attend the homecoming dance or basketball game. Local television is reporting that Mohammed Reva Taheriazar rented the largest SUV he could get his hands on then deliberately plowed into a group of UNC students on campus "retribution for the treatment of Muslims around the world."


Journal: Schaefer Needs to Resign for the Good of MD and His Party 4

Journal by Cy Guy

MD is cursed with an extremely powerful former Democratic Governor who on a whim decided he wanted to keep working, so he ran and easily won (based on his strong performance as Governor) the job of State Comptroller. Ever since he has run the office as his own personal fiefdom - making life miserable for subsequent Governors of both parties.


Journal: Pamela Pitzer Willeford Bio 1

Journal by Cy Guy

Just using this as a holding area to piece together what's available on the web about Willeford, I'll probably try to work it into a Wiki page if this story has any kids of legs at all. That said - only constructive comments or suggestions for additions please.


Hometown: Breckenridge, TX


Journal: Bush Literally Stealing From Orphans & Widows 15

Journal by Cy Guy

I had already heard on Air America that Bush's latest budget proposed eliminating the vestigial $255 "death benefit" from Social Security(one commentator noted the irony of cutting this while at the same time wanting to make the elimination of the Inheritance Tax (which the GOP incorrectly call the "Death Tax" - a levy that soley effects the estates of multimillionaires). Well today I see that is not the only cut he has planned for Social Security, he also plans to


Journal: SOTU - Quick Transcript 1

Journal by Cy Guy

9:11 Thank You All.
9:11 Mr. Speaker, Vice President
9:11 Cheney, Members of Congress and
9:11 Members of the Supreme Court
9:11 And Diplomatic Corps,
9:12 Distinguished Guests and Fellow
9:12 Citizens, Today Our Nation Lost
9:12 A Graceful, Courageous Woman
9:12 Hole Called America to Its
9:12 Founding Ideals and Carried on
9:12 A Noble Dream.
9:12 Tonight, We Are Comforted by
9:12 The Hope of a Glad Reunion with
9:12 The Husband Who Was Taken So

In English, every word can be verbed. Would that it were so in our programming languages.