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hmmm. Just noticed that links loaded after clicking on 'more' in global doesn't cause the 'filter ____' option to appear on hover.

Richard Branson's anecdote corroborates CB's view.

    Some years ago, Mr Trump invited me to lunch for a one-to-one meeting at his apartment in Manhattan. We had not met before and I accepted. Even before the starters arrived he began telling me about how he had asked a number of people for help after his latest bankruptcy and how five of them were unwilling to help. He told me he was going to spend the rest of his life destroying these five people.

The situation all around fucked up then. I was hoping that at the very least there was a pragmatic solution until the legislation was revoked. Something like how Irishwomen travel to Britain for the procedure :|

Does this also extend to going overseas? I would imagine that if it were posited as a human rights or corruption regulation it would, but IDK if that is the case.

Okay, dumb question: What would prevent the woman from simply hopping one state over and getting the procedure done there?

I'll echo kleinbl00 on War and Peace.

It was on my reading list for the longest time, because I absolutely adored Tolstoy's short stories. Never made it past 100 pages. The story itself wasn't interesting and looking at translator notes became taxing quickly.

I've had the translation by Louise and Aylmer Maude for so long that the pages have started to yellow.

- The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton

Had to study this for the HSC. That guy has managed to outwank 'deconstructed coffee' x100

I ended up going to goodreads, looking at a few quotes and reviews and basing my essays off of that.

Harry Potter - Felt exceedingly dull

Paulo Cohelo et. al. Feel good self help masquerading as literature.

Congrats :)

I got into my first preference uni. Made all those nights slogging through Shakespeare and Eliot to write pretentious essays worth it.

Get to move interstate, a good distance away from family. Orientation starts in two weeks.

I'm alternating between excitement and dread right now.

Gurren Lagann does a similar thing for me. Kamina's speech to Simon, and later Simon's dialog with the anti-spiral.

If OVAs don't count,

I really picture scientists as people spending inordinate amounts of time on a single subject, pouring through books and repeating tedious experiments, and then making conclusions based on the data. Brahe, Galelio et al. would seem to fit that.

I agree that the job title of "scientist" wasn't defined back then and that science overlapped with what we would consider bunk today. However, the word 'scientist' provides a non-ambiguous way to communicate what they did. Calling Hooke a 'natural philosopher' doesn't really help inform people of what he did. Scientist, otoh, does.

We could go around educating people on the various predecessors to modern scientist, but that would be an excercise in pedantry.

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