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windar

Teller of Tales
Today, 3/14 as written in the US, is Pi Day, a day to celebrate math and science, which in view of the great achievement of the development of the Covid-19 vaccine in under a year is very appropriate this year.

Of course, that means tomorrow will be 3/15, the Ides of March, so watch out all you Romans!
 

Loxuru

Graf von Kreuzigung
Today, 3/14 as written in the US, is Pi Day, a day to celebrate math and science, which in view of the great achievement of the development of the Covid-19 vaccine in under a year is very appropriate this year.

Of course, that means tomorrow will be 3/15, the Ides of March, so watch out all you Romans!
With a bit less accuracy, 22nd of July would also go (22/7, as we learned in basic school).

Curious that e-day (2,7182) gets less attention. It could be February 7th (US writing), or July 2nd.
 

Migoz2

Senator
The real deal with 'right to withdrawal' of course is e-books, would we want 'withdrawal' (deletion from remote),
or perhaps unannounced 'content correction in the background' from remote,
if some content we've previously 'bought' has been deemed unfit for distribution?
Another aspect of ebooks that I was not aware of:


Its monopoly is stopping public libraries from lending e-books and audiobooks from Mindy Kaling, Dean Koontz, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Trevor Noah, Andy Weir, Michael Pollan and a whole lot more
 
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phlebas

PRIMUS POENUS
Staff member
Today, 3/14 as written in the US, is Pi Day, a day to celebrate math and science, which in view of the great achievement of the development of the Covid-19 vaccine in under a year is very appropriate this year.

Of course, that means tomorrow will be 3/15, the Ides of March, so watch out all you Romans!

So only pi day in the US, everyone else counts the days differently!
On a different note, I take it "pie" in the USA usually denotes a desert, here it's a main course! Divided by a common language . . . . . .

It's already the ides here, but so far a decided lack of toga wearing dagger wielders . . . . I say so far . . . . . . . Windar is an honourable man, they are all honourable men.

Another aspect of ebooks that I was not aware of:


Its monopoly is stopping public libraries from lending e-books and audiobooks from Mindy Kaling, Dean Koontz, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Trevor Noah, Andy Weir, Michael Pollan and a whole lot more​

Before 2020 most of the books I read came from libraries, covid mucked that up a bit and I've been working through my own stocks lately :) But public libraries are a fantastic resource, one of the things that truly makes us civilised. Bugger Jeff, poke him in the eye and read a corporeal book, preferably one bought second hand and not from the Amazon marketplace :D

On this day in 1781 William Herschel discovered Uranus.

No. Too easy, not going there. :p
 

Gibbs505

SERVORUM DOMITOR
So only pi day in the US, everyone else counts the days differently!
On a different note, I take it "pie" in the USA usually denotes a desert, here it's a main course! Divided by a common language . . . . . .

It's already the ides here, but so far a decided lack of toga wearing dagger wielders . . . . I say so far . . . . . . . Windar is an honourable man, they are all honourable men.



Before 2020 most of the books I read came from libraries, covid mucked that up a bit and I've been working through my own stocks lately :) But public libraries are a fantastic resource, one of the things that truly makes us civilised. Bugger Jeff, poke him in the eye and read a corporeal book, preferably one bought second hand and not from the Amazon marketplace :D



No. Too easy, not going there. :p
Ha ha, I was expecting that!
 

Darkprincess69

High Priestess of Slaanesh

windar

Teller of Tales
On a different note, I take it "pie" in the USA usually denotes a desert, here it's a main course! Divided by a common language . . . . . .
Yes, a pie is what you would call a tart-the fruit-stuffed pastry, not the woman of easy virtue.

Though pizza is also called a pie here, as in the song:

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie
That's Amore!


It's already the ides here, but so far a decided lack of toga wearing dagger wielders . . . . I say so far . . . . . . . Windar is an honourable man, they are all honourable men.
Et tu, Phlebas?

Before 2020 most of the books I read came from libraries, covid mucked that up a bit and I've been working through my own stocks lately :) But public libraries are a fantastic resource, one of the things that truly makes us civilised. Bugger Jeff, poke him in the eye and read a corporeal book, preferably one bought second hand and not from the Amazon marketplace :D
I have several family members and friends who are/were librarians. But I tried to find some of the excellent stories from CF in our local library and they gave me strange looks...
 

Praefectus Praetorio

Brother of the Quill
Yes, a pie is what you would call a tart-the fruit-stuffed pastry, not the woman of easy virtue.

Though pizza is also called a pie here, as in the song:

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie
That's Amore!



Et tu, Phlebas?


I have several family members and friends who are/were librarians. But I tried to find some of the excellent stories from CF in our local library and they gave me strange looks...
"But I don't want to be a pi!" -Chicken Run
 
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