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Comment: Re:100 YSS project is more than just a spaceship (Score 1) 299

by jpkunst (#41271547) Attached to: Bill Clinton Backs 100 Year Starship

They will have to breed, researchers looking into how many people did it take to originally populate north american continent (answer was about 70)

If I remember correctly, there is a Stephen Baxter story about a multi-generation starship in which newer generations come to believe that there is not really dangerous empty space behind the walls, that is just fabricated mythology to keep the rulers in power (or something like that). Perhaps it was "Ark".

Comment: Re:That's not the professional term (Score 1) 487

by jpkunst (#33401588) Attached to: Justice Department Seeks Ebonics Experts

Each city marker in the land of Limburg has the Dutch name, and the Limburgish name of the city.

This isn't the case in Limburg. Were you thinking of Frisia?

Individuals are also guaranteed the right to speak Limburgish with an interpreter for access to government.

Not sure if this is true. However, if it is, it's purely symbolic. There are probably a few very elderly native Dutch people in the Netherlands who don't speak standard Dutch, but the numbers will be so small as to be negligable. And I'm sure all of them will at least understand standard Dutch.

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