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Old 01-14-2008, 05:10 PM
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Do they say anticlockwise in Canada?
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I use Canada as a convenient catch-all for 5M.net forumgoers on the assumption that if I don't know otherwise, Canada is a safer bet than anything else.
I should think that, in whoiam's case, "Birmingham Uni" in the location field would have been a dead giveaway.

You do look at those, right?
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:25 PM
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Not very often. Where is UMRK anyway?
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Old 01-17-2008, 06:14 AM
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So I'm watching the Star Trek V DVD, and I notice something odd for the first time. The caption says "Yosemite National Park." Are there really still "nations" as such in the 23rd century? The United States ceased to exist in the late 21st century, right?
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Whilst the nation ceased to exist, it may still exist as an administrative region / they might have been too lazy to rename the landmarks.

Or the captions weren't done by Trekkies, so they used the wrong name - you do see mistakes in them from time to time.
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There are probably still "state"/"province" and "local" parks as well.
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Oooh, geography semantics! Gotta love 'em.
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Why is WWW an abbreviation to World Wide Web when it is easier to say World Wide Web?
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Old 01-29-2008, 02:38 AM
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For that matter, why is it called "double u?" Why not "wuh?"
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Why is WWW an abbreviation to World Wide Web when it is easier to say World Wide Web?
Easier to type or write, I'm thinking.
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It isn't. WWW is an abbreviation for World Three.

What?
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Why does the World Wide Web need a logo?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...25/WWWlogo.png
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What?
Or, sometimes, The Wild Wild West, also known as W3.

No, not the Will Smith one, the other one.
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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...25/WWWlogo.png
At the time the logo was created, it was much more of a unique product, service and web presence. Now, not so much -- things have gotten a lot more crowded.
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Oh god, don't suggest such a thing! I've read of studies to find out what the best method is to help with nicotine cravings (smoking apparently) and extensive scientific studies into what's worse, the sound of puking or a baby crying.

Whatever happened to that cancer thing that was popular a few years back? They cured it I suppose? You don't hear about it.


And while we're on the topic: Cancer. CAN it be cured? From my understanding of it it seems like it couldn't possibly be possible. But that's with only a basic education in Biology.
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Old 02-06-2008, 09:34 AM
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Um, next topic?
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What?
I was also under the impression everyone knew this.
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Only in English, dear. :P
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