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Comment Re:Put the word "Wikipedia" in quotes like me... (Score 1) 155 155

I know right? This is hardly news. Everyone and their brother has a wiki these days. There's a Star Wars wiki, a Muppets wiki, a Harry Potter wiki, a Lost wiki, a Spongebob wiki, and a host of others dedicated to other "verticals." Whoever wrote the article summary is a few years behind.

Comment Re:There must be something more (Score 2, Interesting) 323 323

Wow, you have no clue about Coshocton. It's actually a pretty nice town. I've watched it grow a lot over the years, but even back in the day I wouldn't call it a pathetic poor hick town. I'd liken it more to Mayberry than Podunk. BTW, do you have any American flags? Chances are they came from Coshocton's Annin & Co, the nation's oldest and largest flag manufacturer.

Comment Re:125 MORE years until the US gets time... (Score 1) 429 429

Actually, linguists don't consider any language easier or harder than any other, but rather that they are all equal in structural complexity. Also, English has plenty of rules and follows them more closely than you might realize. If word order didn't matter, then you could naturally say "to my mother often talk I" and people would understand you without having to think about it. English is more analytic than one might think.

I strongly encourage you to take a linguistics class. You'd really learn a lot. It certainly has corrected a lot of my own misconceptions.

Comment Re:Metric: like the rest of the World! (Score 1) 1233 1233

He is indeed correct. A gallon weighs roughly 8 pounds*. There are 8 pints in a gallon, therefore a pint is a pound.

If you're joking, my apologies and a good woosh all around.

*Depends on the liquid, of course, but for milk and water it's a good rule of thumb.

Comment Re:nice... (Score 0, Flamebait) 711 711

Miley Cyrus, on the other hand, tries to present herself as adult enough to design her own clothing line and publish an autobiography. She should have known that as a famous celebrity, putting risque photos of herself on the Internet would come back to haunt her. However, I haven't seen any charges filed against her, and according to the descriptions, the girls in this case didn't do anything worse than her.

Comment Re:Let's do a reality check (Score 3, Insightful) 539 539

Actually, what he's saying is if you want to read aloud to your son, you're fine. But if you want to have your Kindle read to your son, you should pay a licensing fee. According to him, there's a difference, and that's where his logic fails.

"We don't care. We don't have to. We're the Phone Company."