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Friday, August 31 2001

Some of the joys of dual U.S. - Canadian citizenship, so far :

border guards, registering for U.S. Selective Services full of punk-rock testosterone after living in Canada for eighteen years, knowing what milk-in-a-bag is and , most recently, getting bribed by the President. It occurred to me that maybe I should send my 300$ to Ralph Nader. After talking to some friends, though, I've decided to write a cheque -- writing cheque on American websites, that's definitely another one -- for 300$ USD to a Canadian community organization. Those of you who've chosen to do something else with your piece of the Social Security pie should atleast set aside enough to buy a copy of Terry Southern's The Magic Christian and Aldous Huxley's Ape and Essence.

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Canada DMCA Opponents

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Gregory Nickonov : "Itís the same as buying a loaf of bread,

and when you find the middle isnít baked, you come back to show the baker and get put in jail."

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Fabrice Desrť : XSLTDoc

"This tool is itself an XSLT stylesheet that analyzes another stylesheet and builds a clean documentation on it."

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Michael De La Rue : Schedule::SoftTime.pm

"is a class to implement an `I'll get round to you when I can be bothered' scheduler. It's based on the queue system in our banks shops and some doctors I've been to. You turn up any time you want, but then you have to wait till everyone else who was there before you has been dealt with. The idea is to let the items being scheduled do so at any free time they wish and then worry about resource requirements later. If we can't handle some items when they were scheduled, they just queue until they can be handled."

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The dict-ified dictionary.com word of the day is billet

| source : web1913 | Billet \Bil"let\, n. Quarters or place to which one is assigned, as by a billet or ticket; berth; position. Also used fig. [Colloq.] The men who cling to easy billets ashore. --Harper's Mag. His shafts of satire fly straight to their billet, and there they rankle. --Pall Mall Mag. | source : web1913 | Billet \Bil"let\, n. [F. billette, bille, log; of unknown origin; a different word from bille ball. Cf. {Billiards}, {Billot}.] 1. A small stick of wood, as for firewood. They shall beat out my brains with billets. --Shak. 2. (Metal.) A short bar of metal, as of gold or iron. 3. (Arch.) An ornament in Norman work, resembling a billet of wood either square or round. 4. (Saddlery) (a) A strap which enters a buckle. (b) A loop which receives the end of a buckled strap. --Knight. 5. (Her.) A bearing in the form of an oblong rectangle. | source : web1913 | Billard \Bil"lard\, n. (Zo["o]l.) An English fish, allied to the cod; the coalfish. [Written also {billet} and {billit}.] | source : web1913 | Billet \Bil"let\, n. [F. billet, dim. of an OF. bille bill. See {Bill} a writing.] 1. A small paper; a note; a short letter. ``I got your melancholy billet.'' --Sterne. 2. A ticket from a public officer directing soldiers at what house to lodge; as, a billet of residence. | source : web1913 | Billet \Bil"let\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Billeted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Billeting}.] [From {Billet} a ticket.] (Mil.) To direct, by a ticket or note, where to lodge. Hence: To quarter, or place in lodgings, as soldiers in private houses. Billeted in so antiquated a mansion. --W. Irving. | source : wn | billet n : for military personnel (especially in a private home) v : provide housing for, of military personnel [syn: {quarter}, {canton}]

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Thursday, August 30 2001 ←††→ Saturday, September 01 2001