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LifeNotes

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Thoughts, Reflections, and Daily Doings Reported Here.

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<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">This is a separate Blog from my "Scribbles" page where I keep my S/F writings, though I may occasionally make mention of them herein.<br />This Blog will be my post-teenagehood "Xanga".<br />This Blog will hopefully capture and record my feelings and experiences as I progress from Spring through Summer work, to Fall at Houghton.<br />PMZ</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://trekon86-lifenotes.blogspot.com/2006/04/transitions.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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<span style="font-size:85%;">"The trouble with young writers is that they are all in their sixties." ~William Somerset Maugham<br />
<br />AHHH, I think as I sit at my laptop and type. Ah. This is the problem that I have hitherto avoided contemplation of. "How is it that all the famous books I have ever read were written by crusty old professors in dusty rooms full of antiquated maps? Why?! Why do the laws of social order seem to be working against me in this fashion?" As I sit here, fuming, my 5-year-old sister whines at my mother down the hall, echoing my regretful speculation. <span style="font-style: italic;">"Where is my rubber ducky?" </span>I sigh. <span style="font-style: italic;">Why is it that I must seemingly bide my time, awaiting that far-off future hour when my yet unfound publisher agrees to print several thousand copies of the "Jehraad" series for a trial-period?</span> <span style="font-weight: bold;">[See my other blog for this saga.]</span>
<br />Perhaps when I reach Houghton someone will help me out with finding my fulfillment.<br />But in that case, should I postpone the shipping of my manuscript to that scholarship foundation? I will probably get a better deal through someone at Houghton than from people I don't know and who most likely won't care. Besides, they probably won't accept it, seeing as there's about 25 fight scenes in it, seeing as their aim is to publish children's books. <span style="font-style: italic;">Children's books.</span> <span style="font-style: italic;">Ugh.</span> The very connotation of a "children's book" makes me ill. And here is yet another mystery.<br />Fifty, a hundred, one hundred fifty years ago there were no such "preteen" books. Writers such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Roald Dahl, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Thor Heyerdahl did not write bland, super-sensitive, unadventurous literature that pandered to a leftist, "soccer mom" parental population. Fiction was at the height of its glory when authors understood what little boys (and girls) wanted to read; they wanted (and still want) to read enthralling, creative stories about normal people facing huge challenges--people sucked into situations that they cannot escape, that they must deal with. Children did not (and do not) want to read books that have no captivating accounts of battles past, present, or imaginary, or scenes of intense emotion, or charming young maidens being saved by a heroic warrior. Children, just like adults, want to be excited by the books they read. They do not want to read junior-high school romances encapsulated within twenty pages. (Well, maybe they do. If this is true, then I must say that the "No Child Left Behind" Act is a sorry waste of money, for if any intelligent human being is satisfied with reading such worthless trash, there is not much hope of getting him to read a piece of classic literature).<br />PMZ<br />
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<span class="sqq" style="font-size:85%;">"Marry an outdoors woman. Then if you throw her out into the yard on a cold night, she can still survive.?</span>
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<br />I know it's exorbitantly redundant to post three entries on the same day, but this is Easter Weekend, so I'm granting myself a little leeway.<br />I just signed up for Google's Gmail service, and let me tell you, it's pretty Quool. Basically, it's a free email service that allows you close to three THOUSAND megabytes of memory, so you never have to delete any mail. All you do is "label" it (for instance, if it was church-related, you would make a label called "Church") and then "archive" it, which removes it from visibility until you do a label search for the topic you want.<br />Anyone who has no current email address or who wants to switch would do best to make the transition to Gmail. It's supercallifragilisticexpialladocious, to borrow the phrase from Mary Poppins.<br />PMZ<br />PS--By the way, Gmail has no glaring, annoying pop-up ads or images, just small text-link ads. That alone is what will keep me with Gmail for years.<br />PPS--However, you need a cell-phone to sign up. They text-message you a code that you type into a sign-up box, so if you don't have a cell phone you would have to borrow somebody else's.</span>
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I Met With Screwtape on Easter Sunday.

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<span style=";font-family:times new roman;font-size:85%;">"Many people hear voices when no one is there. Some of them are called mad and are shut up in rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing.?~ Anonymous<br />
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<span style=";font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">The above quote, if slightly exaggerated, is true nonetheless. I often find myself entering into conversations with people that probably never existed, or making up characters by listing their looks, knowledge, and mannerisms. Sometimes I am on the verge of realizing a grand story and then my mom or dad walks in and demands to know why on earth I am speaking as if to a friend when there is nobody in the room with me. (Of course then I lose everything I had made up, and my entire story is a flop unless I can somehow regain it). I think it is something that most people do, but the extent to which most people practice it is much less than the more imaginatively-oriented segment of the population.<br />
<br />Today is Easter Sunday, and I went to church (as always) and sat through a service in which one of the pastors conversed with a man from the congregation who pretended to not know anything about Jesus. It was interesting, but a tearjerker sermon anyhow.<br />
<br />Sunday School was better, with a pretty large attendance (Four is usually the extent of our Young Adult class; we had seven including myself today). The object of our recent attentions is the book titled "The Screwtape Letters" by C.S. Lewis. It is not hard for me to understand, but for some reason several of us seem to be having trouble with Lewis's extensive vocabulary and the "Anglicized" turns of phrase. Everyone enjoys it, though.<br />
<br />An interesting tidbit of trivia could be formed using the question "Did C.S. Lewis ever plan on writing a sequel to "The Screwtape Letters?" (The answer would be "No. He claimed that writing it was simple.... yet it was unpleasant, since he had to "reverse" his viewpoints in order to make it seem as if the demon Screwtape was actually the author of the Letters.") According to the Preface to the 1961 Edition of the Screwtape Letters,</span>
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<span style="font-family:georgia;">I was often asked or advised to add to the original letters, but for many years I felt not the least inclination to do it. Though I had never written anything more easily, I never wrote with less enjoyment. The ease came, no doubt, from the fact that the device of diabolical letters, once you have thought of it, exploits itself spontaneously.......though it was easy to twist one's mind into the diabolical attitude, it was not fun, or not for long. The strain produced a sort of spiritual cramp.......Every trace of beauty, freshness, and geniality had to be excluded. It almost smothered me before I was done. It would have smothered my readers if I had prolonged it (Lewis).</span>
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<br />It wasn't quite THAT cold on our hike today, but it was chilly. Let me explain.<br />On Thursday night at Scouts I overheard the</span> <span style="font-size:85%;">Philmont</span> <span style="font-size:85%;">2006 Crew discussing when they would be able to go on another prep-hike. Being an ex-Philmonteer</span> <span style="font-size:85%;">and expert backpacker myself, (and in desperate need of a weekend hike for exercise and for the express purpose of smelling woods-air), I </span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Hyperion</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Hepburn</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">harboring</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">hipbone</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">harbouring</span>
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<span id="gtbspellmenu_edit_24" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Edit...</span>
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<span id="gtbspellmenu_ignoreall_24" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Ignore all</span>
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<span id="gtbspellmenu_dictadd_24" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Add to dictionary</span>
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<div id="gtbspellmenu_25" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 2px 0px; padding: 0pt; background: rgb(195, 217, 255) none repeat scroll 0% 50%; display: none; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: absolute; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: default; z-index: 2147483647;font-family:serif;font-size:100%;">
<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Jerald</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Koral</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Karat</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Kraut</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Kraft</span>
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<span id="gtbspellmenu_edit_25" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Edit...</span>
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<span id="gtbspellmenu_ignoreall_25" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Ignore all</span>
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<span id="gtbspellmenu_dictadd_25" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Add to dictionary</span>
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<div id="gtbspellmenu_26" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 2px 0px; padding: 0pt; background: rgb(195, 217, 255) none repeat scroll 0% 50%; display: none; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: absolute; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: default; z-index: 2147483647;font-family:serif;font-size:100%;">
<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Philemon</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Philemon's</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Philomena</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Filament</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Belmont</span>
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<span id="gtbspellmenu_edit_26" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Edit...</span>
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<span id="gtbspellmenu_ignoreall_26" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Ignore all</span>
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<span id="gtbspellmenu_dictadd_26" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Add to dictionary</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Philander</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Philemon</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Philomena</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Philemon's</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Fulminate</span>
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<span id="gtbspellmenu_edit_27" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Edit...</span>
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<span id="gtbspellmenu_ignoreall_27" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Ignore all</span>
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<span id="gtbspellmenu_dictadd_27" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Add to dictionary</span>
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<div id="gtbspellmenu_28" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 2px 0px; padding: 0pt; background: rgb(195, 217, 255) none repeat scroll 0% 50%; display: none; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: absolute; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: default; z-index: 2147483647;font-family:serif;font-size:100%;">
<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Merry</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Meryl</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Mercy</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Mary</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Mere</span>
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<span id="gtbspellmenu_edit_28" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Edit...</span>
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<span id="gtbspellmenu_ignoreall_28" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Ignore all</span>
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<span id="gtbspellmenu_dictadd_28" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Add to dictionary</span>
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<div id="gtbspellmenu_29" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 2px 0px; padding: 0pt; background: rgb(195, 217, 255) none repeat scroll 0% 50%; display: none; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: absolute; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: default; z-index: 2147483647;font-family:serif;font-size:100%;">
<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Le high</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Le-high</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Leigh</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Leigha</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">High</span>
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<span id="gtbspellmenu_edit_29" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Edit...</span>
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<span id="gtbspellmenu_ignoreall_29" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Ignore all</span>
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<span id="gtbspellmenu_dictadd_29" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Add to dictionary</span>
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<div id="gtbspellmenu_30" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 2px 0px; padding: 0pt; background: rgb(195, 217, 255) none repeat scroll 0% 50%; display: none; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: absolute; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: default; z-index: 2147483647;font-family:serif;font-size:100%;">
<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Ex ton</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Ex-ton</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Ext on</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Ext-on</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Sexton</span>
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<span id="gtbspellmenu_edit_30" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Edit...</span>
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<span id="gtbspellmenu_ignoreall_30" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Ignore all</span>
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<span id="gtbspellmenu_dictadd_30" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Add to dictionary</span>
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<div id="gtbspellmenu_31" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 2px 0px; padding: 0pt; background: rgb(195, 217, 255) none repeat scroll 0% 50%; display: none; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: absolute; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: default; z-index: 2147483647;font-family:serif;font-size:100%;">
<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Merry</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Meryl</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Mercy</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Mary</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Mere</span>
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<span id="gtbspellmenu_edit_31" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Edit...</span>
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<span id="gtbspellmenu_ignoreall_31" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Ignore all</span>
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<span id="gtbspellmenu_dictadd_31" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Add to dictionary</span>
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<div id="gtbspellmenu_32" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 2px 0px; padding: 0pt; background: rgb(195, 217, 255) none repeat scroll 0% 50%; display: none; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: absolute; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: default; z-index: 2147483647;font-family:serif;font-size:100%;">
<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Le high</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Le-high</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Leigh</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Leigha</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">High</span>
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<span id="gtbspellmenu_edit_32" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Edit...</span>
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<span id="gtbspellmenu_ignoreall_32" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Ignore all</span>
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<span id="gtbspellmenu_dictadd_32" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Add to dictionary</span>
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<div id="gtbspellmenu_33" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 2px 0px; padding: 0pt; background: rgb(195, 217, 255) none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: absolute; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: default; z-index: 2147483647; left: 3px; top: 470px; display: none;font-family:serif;font-size:100%;">
<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">cork board</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">cork-board</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">cardboard</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">cupboard</span>
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<span style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">backboard</span>
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<span id="gtbspellmenu_edit_33" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Edit...</span>
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<span id="gtbspellmenu_revert_33" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: static; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer;font-family:serif;font-size:90;">Revert to "corkboard"</span>
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<div id="gtbspellmenu_34" style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 2px 0px; padding: 0pt; background: rgb(195, 217, 255) none repeat scroll 0% 50%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; position: absolute; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; cursor: default; z-index: 2147483647; left: 523px; top: 470px; display: none;font-family:serif;font-size:100%;">
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Exposing The DaVinci Code.

by trekon86 In reply to LifeNotes

<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">Exposing The DaVinci Code.</span><br /></div><br /><br /><span style="font-style: italic;">Hey Folks.</span><br /><span style="font-style: italic;"> I just watched a video presentation of ?Exposing "The DaVinci Code"? at church tonight, and I thought you might like to read some key facts about Dan Brown?s bestselling novel, "The DaVinci Code?. I might add that Brown?s book is sold in the fiction sections of bookstores, yet in his interviews with CNN and other networks, he claimed that ?The main characters are made up, of course, but all the information on the conspiracies, secret rituals, and ancient documents are historically accurate.? </span><br /><span style="font-style: italic;"> Please read the text below, especially if you have read "The DaVinci Code", or plan to. It will show you (hopefully) that Dan Brown?s novel is just that--a novel to be enjoyed as fiction, and not to be taken as fact. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">FACT #1:</span> The Catholic organization known as ?Opus Dei? is a real organization, yet it is composed not of a small, elite segment of monks, but of a worldwide gathering of laymen who seek to live their lives in a more holy fashion. There are no ?Looming albino assassins? or ?secret monastic orders.? Dan Brown has risked everything on the assumption that people will not research for the true facts about Opus Dei.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">FACT #2:</span> The supposed secret society termed ?The Priory of Scion? from which the Knights Templar sprung, was founded almost a thousand years after the date that Brown ?quotes?, by a differently-named man of doubtful mental stability.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">FACT #3:</span> Dan Brown?s conclusions of a sexual/marital relationship between Jesus and Mary Magdalene, on which the validity of the book hinges, are paralleled in three or four other books written years <span style="font-style: italic;">before</span> Brown wrote "The DaVinci Code". These books include "The DaVinci Legacy", whose author asserts that many of the key elements in his own book match Brown?s ?clues?, including a gold key that leads to a safe-deposit box which holds another locked box, containing more essential information. He said that ?If Brown had written "The DaVinci Code" before I wrote my book, I would have thought that my ideas came from him.? "The DaVinci Legacy" was written in 1983. Brown claims he had never heard of that book, much less read it. <span style="font-style: italic;">(Yeah, right).</span> There is absolutely no documented evidence of any sort indicating that Mary Magdalene was Jesus? lover or that she bore his child.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">FACT #4:</span> Art Historians, both liberal and conservative, think that the theory of John the Disciple really being Mary Magdalene in Da Vinci?s painting ?The Last Supper? is absurd. They are not willing to risk their jobs and reputations on such a ridiculous assumption. Besides, modern scientists have analyzed the painting using state-of-the-art techniques and agree that since ?The Last Supper? was not really a fresco (layers of paint over wet plaster) but rather a thin layer of tempera over stone, it began to deteriorate within five years of its creation. They say that the painting that we attribute as Da Vinci?s work retains none of its original detail, having been painted over several times throughout history by artists and monks hoping to save the work from completely rotting away. So there is no way we could tell if Da Vinci HAD implanted secret symbolism.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">FACT #5:</span> The ?Gnostic Gospels? (which Brown quotes as being valid documents proclaiming that Jesus was not viewed as a God-figure, but rather as a mortal prophet) were written by a sect whose teachings the Church Fathers viewed as heretical, centuries after the original Gospels were written. They were immediately discarded by the Church Fathers as being rubbish, not coinciding with the original texts and viewed as a sort of ?Apocryphal Bible.?<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">FACT #6:</span> Constantine has been denigrated by Brown, who has distorted the emperor?s actual role in the introduction of Christianity. According to Brown, Constantine issued a decree stating that Christianity was the official religion. However, this is not the case, as every real historian knows. Theodocius, the emperor who succeeded Constantine, made Christianity the state religion. All Constantine did was free the Christians from bondage and oppression. An ?Edict of Tolerance? was what it was called, not a declaration of loyalty. Nor did Constantine have anything to do with what went into or out of the Scriptures; according to all valid accounts, he simply did not care about theological details.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">FACT #7:</span> Da Vinci did not name ?The Mona Lisa?--it received its name after its production, and not from him, therefore obviating the chance of any intended symbolic reference to a ?Mary Magdalene Cult?.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">FACT #8:</span> The Holy Grail is traditionally thought of as a chalice, platter, bowl, or drinking-cup that Jesus used during the last Supper all throughout classic literature. Nowhere is there a reference to the Holy Grail as being ?Mary Magdalene?s womb.?<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">FACT #9:</span> Dan Brown claims that a church in London (one of the last locations of the final scenes in his book) was built by the Knights Templar, the predecessors of the Masons and the descendants of the Priory of Scion. But the directors of the presentation ?Exposing "The DaVinci Code"? visited the church itself. A priest met them and told them that ?Our church was built by a Lord, not by the Knights Templar as Mr. Brown is telling us.? Then the young priest led the cameraman over toward where a rug covered the tiles where Brown claims there is a ?six-pointed star?, (the Star of David) inlaid into the floor. Lifting up the rug, the priest said ?See? No star. That is a completely fictional figment of Mr. Brown?s imagination that he is presenting as truth. Completely made-up.?<br /><br /><span style="font-style: italic;">Please pass this on to whoever you feel needs to read it, and recommend that they view the video entitled ?Exposing the DaVinci Code.? A trailer preview and a link to buy the DVD is available at:</span><br /><a href="http://www.exposingthedavincicode.com/home.html"><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">http://www.exposingthedavincicode.com/home.html</span></a><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;"><http:/http:/span><br /><br /><span style="font-style: italic;">Or, tell them to visit the website below for more information; it contains info on the book titled Cracking Da Vinci's Code by Dr. James L. Garlow and Dr. Peter Jones:<br /><br /></span><font><a href="http://breakingthedavincicode.com"><span style="font-weight: bold;">http://breakingthedavincicode.com</span></a><span style="font-style: italic;"><br /></span><br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;"><http:/http:/span></span><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://trekon86-lifenotes.blogspot.com/2006/04/exposing-davinci-code_23.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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I sense a notebook PC......on its way......

by trekon86 In reply to LifeNotes

<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Hey, World.<br />I'm back. I have been researching the type of laptop that Houghton College includes in its tuition plan, and it's pretty neat. Really all I see are positive reviews, with gear geeks like me and the normal person alike raving about its durability, ease of use, and processor speed. At forty gigs of storage space, I will (probably) never run out or have to upgrade to a bigger disk, seeing as I have been growing accustomed to having to ration two gigabytes of disk space on my Mac Powerbook. (OSX and my apps take up almost all of the six-gig drive). It can even sense a drop and shut off the HD, to keep your data from being lost. According to PC magazine's review:<br />
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<span style="font-style: italic;">The IBM ThinkPad R50 notebook ($1,769 direct, tested configuration) knows when it's falling. IBM's new drive-protection technology senses rough handling and parks the hard drive heads. Should the notebook hit the deck, the drive and its data are likely to remain intact, even if<br />the computer itself is damaged and becomes unusable.</span>
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<span style="font-style: italic;">Nestling in the centre of the keyboard is a red TrackPoint which provides accurate and simple cursor manipulation. The TrackPoint is great since you never have to take your hands away from the typing position while you're using it. </span>
<span style="font-style: italic;">Since the R50 sports the Centrino logo it obviously has an Intel Pro/Wireless WiFi adapter built-in, so you can connect to any wireless<br />networks whether in the office or via the growing number of hotspots. But IBM has covered all of the wireless bases by including integrated Bluetooth as well. So now there's no escape from your work emails - if you can't find a hotspot to download your mail at, you can simply<br />dialup from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. And if you want to do things the old fashioned wired way, the R50 has a 56K V92 modem, and a Gigabit Ethernet adapter, which of course also supports 10/100 standards.<br />
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<br />That bit about the trackpoint I'll have to get used to....I'm partial to a small mouse or the trackpad and buttons on my Powerbook. Overall it seems pretty quool, and I'm looking forward to May 26th, when I can pick it up and get it ready.<br />PMZ<br />
<br />PS--Here's a view of the screen and keyboard.<br />
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<br />This is the "hookup" side, where most of the ports are located.<br />
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<br />And here's the CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive. It can burn CDs and read DVDs. (NICE. Now I'll be able to burn CD's on my computer, instead of having to transfer files to Dad's:)<br />
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<br />TADA!!!<br />
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More on that note......

by trekon86 In reply to LifeNotes

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<span style="font-weight: bold;">FINALLY!!</span>....Finals are OVER!! The <span style="font-style: italic;">LAST </span>Finals at NCC!!! <span style="font-style: italic;">Whew</span>, it seemed like I did all right on all of them, the only one I might have screwed up on was BritLit, but that's because the prof seemed to take pleasure in marking up my papers with X's and exclamation points, even though I am pretty good at such subject matter. She left no room for personal observations, even when the paper in question was a "reaction paper." (Does that make any sense? It doesn't to me). Anyhow, now that I have the time to waste reading reviews, I will add a couple more observations and quotes on the Thinkpad R50.<br />
<br />According to a friend (the postal carrier, Bruce) who is extraordinarily talented at anything having to do with computers, the Thinkpad he bought five years ago or so was a completely worthless piece of trash, so slow that working with it was painful and time-consuming. However, he added that the reason it was so slow was that it had a "non-IBM chip", by which I suppose he meant the processor. <a href="http://www.answers.com">Answers.com</a> states that <span style="font-style: italic;">"Today, the CPUs of almost all computers are contained on a single chip."</span> This is fortunate for me, very reassuring, since the laptop program webpage states that it is an "IBM" Thinkpad with a "1.6GHz Pentium M Centrino" processor, which I have since come to learn is proprietary to Intel and is one of the better ones. His was probably a less speedy CPU, so it took too long to run CPU-intensive apps. (Maybe a 1.3 or 1.4). He added "Thinkpad R50s with IBM chips are super, it's just that mine had a different type, so it was crap."<br />
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</span>Also, the notebook that Houghton supplies for Sophomores sports 512mb of RAM, further increasing speed. Bruce's might not only have had a different brand of processor, but also a small amount of RAM, say, 256mb, so that whenever he was running more than one application at a time his Thinkpad had less "brainpower" to shuffle info around with. He could have been having troubles with spyware, too; from what I've heard, PCs running Windows OS are far more susceptible to such malware than my current Mac, and one of the symptoms of a spyware-ridden computer is a dramatic slowdown in processor speed, among others. (I'm not looking forward to that). However, I think he would have fixed that; after all, he wrote the source code for the first video game system, Atari. (I didn't know it until he told me about a week ago). He also wrote a book on computers, and taught at local community colleges (like NCC).<br />
<br />He could have also been running below two gigabytes of HD space; I've read that if you let your computer's drive fill up too far there is not enough space for the system to move files around; however, that may only pertain to Mac OSx. There is so much I don't know about PCs, having been raised with Macs.<br />
<br />I'm looking forward to it.....<br />PMZ<br />
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GotMyNB

by trekon86 In reply to LifeNotes

<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">I'm back.<br />After having my Thinkpad for a week or two, I have decided to write my personal (though somewhat incomplete) opinions of a Thinkpad R50. <br />
<br />I LOVE how much faster it is than my Powerbook. Even internet connections load faster. Maybe as much as three or four seconds faster when I really looked at the difference. Another plus is the fact that it is built in a more user-friendly manner (hardware-wise). For instance, all the ports (except for the serial connection and the power adapter hookup) are located on the left side of the case, rather than lining the back. This makes it easier to connect different accessories (like my Kensington Pocketmouse), not to mention the ease with which one can disconnect all adapters to speedily pack it all up.<br />
<br />Also, the size of the hard drive is phenomenal to me. 40 gigabytes is not much when it comes to desktop systems, yet to me, who has been scrounging for space on my PB for over a year (it only has a 6-G drive), it is just.....amazing. However, I have noticed that although it is supposedly a 40G drive, a good eight or nine gigs are taken up by the OS (Windows XP), and another ten or so by all the numerous applications and add-ons that have been speedily appending themselves to my Program Files folder. I do not mean spyware or viruses, I mean stuff that Microsoft has been pumping into my NB with the speed of a charging rhinocerous. I looked in the Add/Remove Programs control panel and it listed at least 75 "HotFixes" and system updates that suddenly appeared in the space of two or three days. That is something I worry about; whether the old files will be REPLACED, or whether they will instead grow upon one another, relentlessly consuming my disk space. <br />
<br />Then there was the "Java Runtime Enviroment" installer that Firefox demanded I download. When I looked at the size of it, I nearly cried. The thing is a BEAST!!! 119 MEGS of something I don't even know the purpose of??<br />
<br />And, unlike my PB, when applications and windows open onto the desktop, they seem to "fragment" or something. Portions of my desktop picture show through until the window fills them in, and this can sometimes take up to three seconds. <br />
<br />But all in all, it is a tremendous computer. Compared with my PB, it is a racehorse. A good analogy would be "Powerbook G3 is to turtle as Thinkpad is to greyhound." But, greyhounds get thorns in their feet and hamstring problems and fleas and worms and......" <br />But we'll leave that line of reasoning for another day, or year perhaps. Decade, hopefully.<br />
<br />Until Next Time,<br />PMZ</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://trekon86-lifenotes.blogspot.com/2006/06/gotmynb.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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