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Comment High School (Score 1) 320

I was in high school, studying at a friend's house for our biology midterm, when her sister came running down the stairs shouting "The Challenger just went up." And my friend said "Yes, the Challenger is going up today." And the sister said "No, no, it blew up."

A couple of years later, I was in college taking Freshman Physics 102. The professor was supposed to be running an experiment on the (grounded) Space Shuttle. Instead, he was teaching Freshman Physics 102. And he never let us forget that. I think the mean on the first test was around 30% before somebody got a higher-up to step in.

Comment Ummm (Score 2) 258

I love and trust my wife. She has the keys to my house, she has the keys to my car, she has the joint credit cards, she has the joint checking account, she has the joint savings account.

But my passwords? To quote Weird Al, I'm just not ready for that kind of a commitment.

Comment Re:Huh? (Score 3, Informative) 136

>Why is some local county councilman being stupid news?

Not sure if you're being rhetorical, but there's an answer.

In Maryland, the county is the primary local government. There is one "independent city" (Baltimore), and a small number of "incorporated cities" that have a limited amount of "home rule", primarily zoning.

States like New York and New Jersey, you have the State, the County, the Town, and the Village, all providing different levels of services and different levels of government.

In Maryland, you have the State and the County.

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