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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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See you later and have a good day!

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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You too. Until next time. Un jour ou plusier journees. (one day or some days)

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I will have a busy day, I have to go shopping for food.

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Next day!! Guess what I tested myself to write down all the elemental weights

from 1 to 42, 44 to 60, 62 to 83 and 92, and some have two min and max numbers.

I got 58 correct to all the digits and 34 wrong in some of the digits at the end of the number.

So I have a lot of work left to do, but I now know exactly which ones to work on,

they are marked up in red in booklet of mine... So I get a D- for a score I guess.

There are about 700 digits to remember though, so I'm doing alright.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi John E. Franklin;

D-! I will give you a B.

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Thanks b, did you hear about the wikipedia protest with English Wikipdia shutdown starting at midnight Eastern Standard Time tonight for all of tomorrow? Apparently there are 2 bills in our USA that are trying to do some good by getting rid of copyright infringements and other fraud on the internet, however, many believe the implications are not good and could threaten the livelyhood and openness of the internet. Opposers include Google, Yahoo, Mozilla, Wikimedia, and many others. So I guess tomorrow I'll be reading a little francais on Wikipedia instead!! Hope the bills don't pass... One bill can put someone in jail for 6 years for something.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi John E. Franklin;

No, I have not heard it. Do you have a link? We already have too many laws, none of which are being enforced anyway. They put computer criminals in solitary confinement for 5 years and then they let murderers out the same day. I think Shakespeare was right.

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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What did Shakespeare say about ordinateurs (computers) and computer programmers (logiciennes?)?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi John;

I do not know, he did say kill all the lawyers.

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Wow, I didn't know that. I just heard about Brutus, "et tu, Brutee?".

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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My favorite Shakespeare, "Julius Caesar." LIke the "Taming of the Shrew" also.

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Oh, okay, taming of the shrew. What is a shrew in this case?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It refers to a particularly mean young woman.

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Oh, okay, I think I heard of it 30 years ago or so. What language is Shakespeare in, originally?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I would assume in ye olde englishe, I might be wrong though.

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Oh, I see...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It has a lot of pretty modern ideas for a story written 500 years ago.

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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420 years ago, I just read a little.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Oh sorry, yes that is correct. Those are the only two I know.

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Well that's two more (deux plus que je connais) than I know...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Read Chaucer when I was a kid and hated it.

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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I'm not well read, only heard the name...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Not much classical education for me either.

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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He's way back from 1350 or so to 1400 just saw.. Canterbury Tales most famous.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is what they forced me to read, I hated it.

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