The Stumblng Tumblr

Stańczyk by Jan Matejko; source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e3/Stanczyk_Matejko.JPG
Oct 19
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… while those who forget a quotation (in this case, the programmers of the Nautilus file manager) are doomed to misquote it (unless they look it up first)
it was George Santayana who said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”: see this
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  • … while those who forget a quotation (in this case, the programmers of the Nautilus file manager) are doomed to misquote it (unless they look it up first)
  • it was George Santayana who said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”: see this
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this is Elbot; you can talk to him it here; the Stumblng Tumblr found Elbot’s conversation pretty stimulating
when you’re done chatting, you can read more about Elbot here
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  • this is Elbot; you can talk to him it here; the Stumblng Tumblr found Elbot’s conversation pretty stimulating
  • when you’re done chatting, you can read more about Elbot here
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Oct 18
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this is by no means as good as, but is in a similar vein to, the image the Stumblng Tumblr posted recently of the Palestinian woman sorting olives
the image by DPA, the German Press Agency, is from here and the caption reads:
A woman harvester in a village outside Kathmandu, Nepal winnows a rice paddy during the beginning of the harvesting season….
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  • this is by no means as good as, but is in a similar vein to, the image the Stumblng Tumblr posted recently of the Palestinian woman sorting olives
  • the image by DPA, the German Press Agency, is from here and the caption reads:

A woman harvester in a village outside Kathmandu, Nepal winnows a rice paddy during the beginning of the harvesting season….

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the above image, from here, shows part of the Williams “Whirlwind”, from 1990 (see this)
1990 is long after the Stumblng Tumblr last tilted a pinball machine, but the image certainly brought back some happy (and some infuriating) memories
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  • the above image, from here, shows part of the Williams “Whirlwind”, from 1990 (see this)
  • 1990 is long after the Stumblng Tumblr last tilted a pinball machine, but the image certainly brought back some happy (and some infuriating) memories
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well, you can hardly think there’s any political bias involved here (unless you support a 3rd party candidate!)
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  • well, you can hardly think there’s any political bias involved here (unless you support a 3rd party candidate!)
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this .gif file is animated, but not by tumblr, apparently
see it in all its glory here
it shows a “plantbot”, a plant holder that follows the sun around the room
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  • this .gif file is animated, but not by tumblr, apparently
  • see it in all its glory here
  • it shows a “plantbot”, a plant holder that follows the sun around the room
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During a TODAY segment on Oct. 16 [2008] on Halloween savings, the K-Mart coupon for free Halloween candy was shown only to illustrate the types of deals and bargains consumers can find online. The K-Mart coupon shown on the air expired on 10/31/07 and is not a current coupon and cannot redeemed at K-Mart stores.
  • "So stop taking videotapes of the program into K-Marts and trying to play them the bit that shows the coupon!"

  • (are videotapes even used anymore? the Stumblng Tumblr blushes to say that that’s one area of technology where he’s decades behind the times)
  • the quotation’s from here via this; the image is from here

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a screenshot of the Tip of My Tongue utility here via this
it’s interesting to play with (particularly if you have no spatial skills and are therefore a failure at the eyeballing game—see below)
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  • a screenshot of the Tip of My Tongue utility here via this
  • it’s interesting to play with (particularly if you have no spatial skills and are therefore a failure at the eyeballing game—see below)
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'[Senator McCain] is trying to suggest that a plumber is the guy he’s fighting for,' Obama … told a rally with 4,100 people. 'How many plumbers do you know making a quarter of a million dollars a year?'

  • why, the Stumblng Tumbler wonders, is plumbing so poorly paid in America compared to Australia?
  • the quotation’s from here via this; the image is from here

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Why the Stumblng Tumblr became a lawyer

  • try the eyeballing game here via this
  • the Stumblng Tumblr’s man enough to display his results:

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Oct 17
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Because of a transcription error, an article on Sunday about corruption involving contracts for Army missile defense programs misstated a word in a quotation from Lt. Gen. Jay Garner, who briefly headed the missile command. In an interview, describing how Army officials would seek Congressional approval for money that was not contained in the military’s budget request, General Garner used the acronym POM, referring to the Program Objective Memorandum, an internal budget document. He said, ‘If the money does not end up in the POM and you need it, the only other place you can get it is the Congress.’ He did not say, ‘if the money does not end up in the palm.’
  • but it sounded so right as it was!

  • the quotation is via this; the image is from here

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  • Max Raabe and the Palast Orchester (mit showgirls), performing “Daisy” (German words to the original English-language song from 1930, “You’re Driving Me Crazy
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