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#3426 2012-07-09 23:07:18

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Hi bobbym,

The answer #3463 is correct. Brilliant!

#3464. Name the Morocco's largest city as well as its chief port. It is also the biggest city in the Maghreb region. It is considered the economic and business center of Morocco, while the political capital city of Morocco is Rabat.

#3465. Name the Italian city on the east coast of Sicily facing the Ionian Sea, between Messina and Syracuse. It is the capital of the homonymous province, and is the second-largest city in Sicily and the tenth in Italy.


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#3427 2012-07-10 01:30:38

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Re: General Quiz

Hi ganesh;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#3428 2012-07-10 23:18:18

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Hi bobbym,

The answer #3464 is correct. Excellent!

#3466. What does the abbreviation 'ERNIE' signify? (The first ERNIE was built at the Post Office Research Station by a team led by Sidney Broadhurst. The designers were Tommy Flowers and Harry Fensom. It was unveiled in 1957, and generated its bond numbers based on the signal noise created by a bank of neon tubes. ERNIE 1 is currently on display at the Science Museum in London.)

#3467. What does the abbreviation 'ESCAP' signify? (It is located in Bangkok, Thailand)


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#3429 2012-07-11 01:00:08

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#3430 2012-07-11 23:16:35

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Hi bobbym,

Good attempt!

#3468. Name the Italian semiotician, essayist, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist. He is best known for his groundbreaking 1980 novel Il nome della rosa (The Name of the Rose), an intellectual mystery combining semiotics in fiction, biblical analysis, medieval studies and literary theory. He has since written further novels, including Il pendolo di Foucault (Foucault's Pendulum) and L'isola del giorno prima (The Island of the Day Before). His most recent novel Il cimitero di Praga (The Prague Cemetery), released in 2010, was a best-seller.

#3469. By what name was Mary Anne (alternatively Mary Ann or Marian) Evans better known?


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#3431 2012-07-11 23:25:44

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#3432 2012-07-13 01:17:28

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Hi bobbym,

The answer #3468 is correct. Excellent!

#3470. What does 'OBE' stand for? (an order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V)

#3471. Name the English author and occasional political commentator; he is best known for thrillers such as 'The Day of the Jackal', 'The Odessa File', 'The Fourth Protocol', 'The Dogs of War', 'The Devil's Alternative', 'The Fist of God, Icon', 'The Veteran', 'Avenger', 'The Afghan' and 'The Cobra'.


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#3433 2012-07-13 03:49:49

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#3434 2012-07-14 00:01:03

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Hi bobbym,

The answers #3470 and #3471 are correct. Excellent!

#3472. Name the British Labour politician and Leader of the Labour Party; he was twice Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the 1960s and 1970s, winning four general elections, including a minority government after the February 1974 general election resulted in a hung parliament. He is the most recent British Prime Minister to have served non-consecutive terms.

#3473. Name the the first Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore, governing for three decades. As the co-founder and first secretary-general of the People's Action Party (PAP), he led the party to eight victories from 1959 to 1990, and oversaw the separation of Singapore from Malaysia in 1965 and its subsequent transformation from a relatively underdeveloped colonial outpost with no natural resources into a "First World" Asian Tiger. He is one of the most influential political figures in Southeast Asia.


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#3435 2012-07-14 00:06:32

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#3436 2012-07-14 23:46:04

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Hi bobbym,

The answer

is correct. Excellent!

#3474. Name the Peruvian diplomat who served as the fifth Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1, 1982 to December 31, 1991.

#3475. Name the Roman Emperor from 306 to 337; he is known for being the first alleged Roman emperor to convert to Christianity, he and co-Emperor Licinius issued the Edict of Milan in 313, which proclaimed religious tolerance of all religions throughout the empire.


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#3437 2012-07-14 23:47:33

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#3438 2012-07-15 23:22:49

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Hi bobbym,

The answers #3474 and #3475 are correct. Excellent!

#3476. Name the Polish-born British-naturalized anthropologist, one of the most important 20th-century anthropologists.

#3477. Name the German philologist and Orientalist, one of the founders of the western academic field of Indian studies and the discipline of comparative religion. He wrote both scholarly and popular works on the subject of Indology, a discipline he introduced to the British reading public, and the Sacred Books of the East, a massive, 50-volume set of English translations prepared under his direction, stands as an enduring monument to Victorian scholarship.


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#3439 2012-07-15 23:29:01

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#3440 2012-07-16 00:47:46

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Hi bobbym,

#3478. Which is the largest land-locked country in Asia?


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#3441 2012-07-16 00:51:58

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#3442 2012-07-16 23:15:54

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Hi bobbym,

The answer #3478 is correct. Good work!

#3479. Name the Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer. Born in the town of Bsharri in modern-day Lebanon (then part of Ottoman Mount Lebanon), as a young man he emigrated with his family to the United States where he studied art and began his literary career. In the Arab world, he is regarded as a literary and political rebel. His Romantic style was at the heart of a renaissance in modern Arabic literature, especially prose poetry, breaking away from the classical school. In Lebanon, he is still celebrated as a literary hero.

#3480. Name the German writer, artist, and politician; his body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour; and four novels. In addition, numerous literary and scientific fragments, and over 10,000 letters written by him are extant, as are nearly 3,000 drawings.


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#3443 2012-07-16 23:22:00

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Re: General Quiz

Hi ganesh;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#3444 2012-07-17 23:42:07

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Hi bobbym,

The answers #3479 and #3480 are correct. Smart work!

#3481. How much is a 'Fermi' equal to?

#3482. How much is an 'Angstrom' equal to?


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#3445 2012-07-17 23:50:11

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Re: General Quiz

Hi ganesh;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#3446 2012-07-18 23:38:20

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Hi bobbym,

The answer #3482 is correct. Excellent!

#3483. Who is/are the author(s) of 'Principia Mathematica'?

#3484. Name the person recognized as the 'The Father of Economics'.


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#3447 2012-07-19 01:03:27

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#3448 2012-07-19 22:20:59

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Hi bobbym,

#3485. Name the statesman of Soviet Union during part of the Cold War. He served as First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1953 to 1964, and as Chairman of the Council of Ministers, or Premier, from 1958 to 1964.

#3486. Name the German conservative politician and statesman; he was Chancellor of Germany from 1982 to 1998 (of West Germany between 1982 and 1990 and of the reunited Germany between 1990 and 1998) and the chairman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) from 1973 to 1998.


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#3449 2012-07-19 22:34:35

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Hi ganesh;

That is strange about #3483. Newton's work is titled "Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica"


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#3450 2012-07-20 22:37:08

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Hi bobbym,

The answer #3485 is correct. Excellent!

#3487. Name the Polish politician, trade-union organizer, and human-rights activist; a charismatic leader, he co-founded Solidarity (Solidarność), the Soviet bloc's first independent trade union, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983, and served as President of Poland between 1990 and 1995.

#3488. Name the the first President of the Russian Federation, serving from 1991 to 1999. Originally a supporter of Mikhail Gorbachev, he emerged under the perestroika reforms as one of Gorbachev's most powerful political opponents.


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