Monthly Archives: September 2010

Stolf’s Blog 9/30/2010

Baby Boomers are encouraged by our society to freak out over “memory loss.” Sure I find it annoying, but it happens to everyone, even younger people, who also, by the way, sometimes have to take naps! I’ve noticed that reduction … Continue reading

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Stolf’s Blog 9/29/2010

How many different “British accents” are there? Wiki sez at least a dozen main ones, but many more sub-variations, and some Brits can tell the slight differences in adjacent regions, that to other Brits sound the same. Ireland, Northern Ireland, … Continue reading

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Stolf’s Blog 9/28/2010

I see where Cream of Wheat has a new variety: “The Delicious Flavor of Cinnabon.” I’d never heard of that, so I googled it up and found it’s a chain of bakeries, and Cinnabon is their signature cinnamon roll. So … Continue reading

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Stolf’s Blog 9/27/2010

#5 in today’s Baker’s Dozen got me thinking about something I dearly miss. Back in the day…how far back?…well, you stored computer data on large flexible floppies, and everything was done from the keyboard, no mouse…and no internet either…back in … Continue reading

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Stolf’s Blog 9/26/2010

A guy recently won 77-grand on Jeopardy, breaking Ken Jennings’ single game record of 75 from 2004. I once calculated the maximum it was possible to win on one day, but since the rules occasionally change, I checked the net … Continue reading

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Stolf’s Blog 9/25/2010

I was thinking about the difference between “unintended consequences” and “unforeseen consequences.”  When “unintended” first became a buzz word, I think people meant it quite literally: something that happens in addition to  what was intended. For example, they pass a … Continue reading

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Stolf’s Blog 9/24/2010

My brother-in-law (not Ray, he’s a “generic” brother-in-law, wife’s brother, their weird family, that type of thing…) Let me start over…my real brother-in-law was telling me about the “Two Americas”…the Coasties and the Inlanders. There are probably a thousand ways … Continue reading

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