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Homework day [Jan. 13th, 2002|07:47 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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For the most part, today's been homework/reading day. But a few pseudo-interesting diversions:

How cool is it that there are documents this long and in this detail about global law?
http://www.greenpeace.org/~intlaw/lsconts.html
This wasn't even homework ... but some other reading I was doing referred to it so I thought I'd go figure out what it is.

I was doing German and got the idea that it'd be fun to translate Alphabet Aerobics:
Artificial amateurs aren't at all amazing
Analytically, I assault animate things
Künstliche Anfänger sind erstaunlich nicht.
Analytisch, greife ich lebendige Dingen an.


Broken barriers, bounded by the bomb beat
Buildings are broken, basically I'm bombarding
Zerbrochene Barrieren werden von dem tollen Schwebungston begrenzt.
Bauten sind gebrochen. Im Grunde anstürme ich gegen.
Then I got bored. But it was fun while it lasted.

I went to this random store we have near our house: It's a combination TrueValue and girly-crap store. Very very odd. I bought candles (see girly crap), a halogen bulb, an extension cord, and 2 cooking spoons. The cashier noted my random selection of items as well.

I wanted to be able to query my monitor's state:
http://www.livejournal.com/talkread.bml?itemid=20171697
And q led me to lm_sensors:
http://www.netroedge.com/~lm78/uses.html
Fun stuff.

Monday nights are going to be LJ hackin' drinkin' chai night:
http://www.livejournal.com/talkread.bml?itemid=20179163
Followed by drinking with dantes_crew

word.
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From: zztzed
2002-01-13 08:11 pm (UTC)
Bauten werden gebrochen.
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From: zztzed
2002-01-13 08:17 pm (UTC)
And, for that matter, Gebude werden gebrochen ...
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-01-13 08:22 pm (UTC)
What if they're already broken and not in the process of becoming broken?
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From: zztzed
2002-01-13 08:53 pm (UTC)
That's a good point. However, I took the cue for my nitpick from the present-progressive "I'm bombarding", which implies (to me) that the buildings are being broken from the bombardment, and are therefore in the process of being broken, rather than the state of being broken.

But yes, I suppose it could go either way.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-01-13 09:12 pm (UTC)
Ah, gotcha. Yeah, I never thought of it like that before, but now that's about the only way I can imagine it being.
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[User Picture]From: bostonsteamer
2002-01-13 08:28 pm (UTC)
chai drinking immediately follwed by beer drinking? my bladder's gonna burst!
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[User Picture]From: terytaya
2002-01-13 10:05 pm (UTC)
strangest transaction i ever had was a guy buying a bottle of Tequila Rose, two boxes of condoms, a case of beer, and a plunger...

i didn't ask...
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