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Tertian Ague - The Royal fit by toucana on July 7th, 2012, 3:00 pm
Not long ago a chance remark overheard in a BBC Radio 4 history program sent me to the computer to check a detail on the reign of King James I of England (James VI of Scotland), the first monarch of the Stuart dynasty and the only son of Mary Queen of Scots. Try as I might, I couldn't remember his exact dates, nor the circumstances of his death either, even though I had once studied the period in detail at school.

I soon discovered that James I had died at the age of 59 in 1625. The surprise was that one contributory factor in his demise was described as 'tertian ague'. This was a wholly unfamiliar term, what on earth could it be ? An ague I knew was a type of shivering fit associated with a fever, it comes from the Latin 'acuta febris' - (acute fever). I recalled reading of Sir Walter Raleigh defiantly puffing his pipe on Tower Hill and saying "It is the hour of the day when my ague comes upon me..."

So, a fever fit that appeared with clockwork regularity...

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Quote by Bill Maher - Religulous by Anonymous on March 29th, 2012, 11:52 am
"The irony of religion is that because of its power to divert man to destructive courses, the world could actually come to an end. The plain fact is, religion must die for mankind to live. The hour is getting very late to be able to indulge in having in key decisions made by religious people. By irrationalists, by those who would steer the ship of state not by a compass, but by the equivalent of reading the entrails of a chicken. George Bush prayed a lot about Iraq, but he didn't learn a lot about it. Faith means making a virtue out of not thinking. It's nothing to brag about. And those who preach faith, and enable and elevate it are intellectual slaveholders, keeping mankind in a bondage to fantasy and nonsense that has spawned and justified so much lunacy and destruction. Religion is dangerous because it allows human beings who don't have all the answers to think that they do. Most people would think it's wonderful when someone says, "I'm willing, Lord!...

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Temp file by BurtJordaan on May 5th, 2017, 3:49 am
OK, back to Alice's mission. Her plan has changed a little and she will now first stop in the region of Alpha-C (AC) for some observations. It is way too late to achieve the rocket braking at the original very low (0.075g) acceleration, so Alice asked her INS computer to get them into a 'parking' orbit at a more comfortable 1g retro-burn. Her INS and my trusted spreadsheet 'know' that at -1g, it will take 0.69 years to get the coasting ship to zero velocity relative to Bob, and that it must start to brake 0.2 lyrs (on their rotated map) short of the parking position. At just over 11 years into her mission, Alice comes to rest in Bob's spacetime structure again.

During the 0.69 years of deceleration, Alice's tilted structure has gradually rotated back to align with Bob's structure once again. While their structures were at an angle to each other, space and time were different for them. Here is a summary of the space and time accounting columns:

Stage/event _______ T_Bob yr __ D_Bob lyr...

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Things You Learn About Yourself by weakmagneto on March 13th, 2012, 1:29 pm
Sometimes, in life, you are challenged. You will never know what you would do in a particular situation until it happens. You discover many things about yourself and your true character may be revealed, good or bad.

One such event happened to me. A group of us ladies (4), along with my daughter, who was in her late teens, were going to an isolated graveyard located in the wilderness to visit the graves of our loved ones who had passed long, long ago.

We had to walk a ways in the bush to get to the graveyard. As we got there, I had the feeling we were being watched. Just as I caught sight of the family graves, I seen a bear, standing on its hindlegs, staring at us. The bear had no fear. It was a young bear, probably a few years old, almost full-grown.

I immediately alerted the others of the bear. I calmly told them to walk back toward where we had parked the boat. I kept my eye on the bear, it walked parallel to us, it was observing us. I observed it, I was prepared to fight...

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fluid dynamic funny and cleanliness is godliness is untrue... by Anonymous on May 22nd, 2014, 11:33 pm
down in front! focus! Focus! hai@shift1exclaimation point! podiums are not tables they are pedastools for a centerpiece which does not sit... rest... remain inert... a shield and a sword... for the object of intangibility... namely ... expression... of voice.... of speech... of dialect... and oration... its a funny table that people joke with... never give a speech at a podium with a ledge its counterproductive...
let the weight of the pencil draw the speech back toward the down and in of the speaker... warp the world around the object of invention... *insert the perfect explaination for reality here* i mean its really all about the hush of ancient wisdom discovered by the ancient as themselves... i think therefor i am... i know that i know nothing and it doesn't bother me at all that we live in a make believe... or maybe it does a little...
don't shoot the messenger... the future of intellegence is now just like now was then it IS then and all hell and infinity plus are then...

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