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Habitatting

Habitat for Humanity is building a house in East Montpelier. Last fall I tried to contribute to this project as an engineer, but a team of Norwich University students designed the house and I wasn’t needed. 469 more words

Roofing

A Diversion: A First Attempt at Game Development

–WARNING:  LOTS OF WORDS INCOMING–

As my friends and colleagues are aware, my favourite hobby outside the academic sphere is gaming.  In particular I have a fondness for very difficult games that require some tactical thinking to survive — so I’m a big fan of… 1,080 more words

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Friday's answers

Andrei posed Thursday’s questions and can claim a virtual bunch of Daphne if he’s stumped us all by leaving the answers below.

You can also claim a virtual bunch of daffodils for perseverance whether or not you’ve stumped us.

Diversions

Thursday's quiz

Anyone is welcome to pose the questions and if you stump everyone in doing so you’ll win a virtual bunch of daphne.

Diversions

Ann Coulter's Terrible New Trump Book

BY JOHN K. WILSON

Today, Ann Coulter published her latest book, sure to be another best-seller: In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome.

I know, the very stupid subtitle makes no sense, in Latin or English, because Coulter hates immigrants and thinks America is being destroyed by too much “pluribus.” Maybe her publisher thought “Unum Awesome” was just too dumb for a subtitle, but if they followed that standard, the book would have never been published. 1,944 more words

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Quotation of the Day

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH

“Look, having nuclear—my uncle was a great professor and scientist  and engineer, Dr. John Trump at MIT; good genes, very good genes, OK, very smart, the Wharton School of Finance, very good, very smart—you know, if you’re a conservative Republican, if I were a liberal, if, like, OK, if I ran as a liberal Democrat, they would say I’m one of the smartest people anywhere in the world—it’s true!—but when you’re a… 470 more words

Politics

Eats, Shouts & Leaves

(Bella Italia, Brighton Marina)

The room has a smart black ceiling.
The lampshades are quite appealing.
The soft seats don’t leave one’s bum sore.
But to converse one has to ROAR. 349 more words

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