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OneLook — "18,955,870 words in 1,061 dictionaries indexed"

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A very useful site, OneLook amalgamates zillions of dictionaries so you can compare definitions.

Fair warning for word freekz like moi: there goes the day.

August 11, 2020 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Craftsmanship Museum

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"The Craftsmanship Museum in Vista, California offers an impressive collection of the best model engineering in the world," was MAKE magazine's assessment.

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"Much of the collection is also viewable online."

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You know what goes here.

Comment added Thursday, August 13, 2020:

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Thank you for the correction.

August 11, 2020 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

For many are called, but few are chosen.

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I had zero idea of where this familiar saying came from, but before I found out, among the last places I'd have guessed would be the Bible.

Puts some substance behind a trick to pretend you're smarter than you are: when someone asks, "Do you know where that quote comes from?", instantly respond "The Bible or Shakespeare."

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You'll be right 50% of the time for English language quotations.

August 11, 2020 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

How to block text messages on iPhone

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Finally.

Spam texts started happening to me a while back but they were so infrequent I just deleted them.

It's now got to the point where it's annoying: I'm getting 3-5/day.

I had no idea how to block numbers that were sending — unlike spam phone calls, which I know how to block — until I did a search for "block text messages on iPhone": a link to Apple's instructions (top) was the second result.

WINNING!

August 11, 2020 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

GMA T.50

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It

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means

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to

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improve

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on

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the

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legendary McLaren F1 (below)

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"in every conceivable way."

Well?

Which do you prefer?

August 11, 2020 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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