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Old 12-24-2006, 12:32 AM   #14821
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on this day in history:
1777 - Christmas Island, the oldest atoll in the world, was discovered by Captain James Cook.
1865 - Confederate veterans founded the Ku Klux Klan, which would later become a white supremacist group.
1906 - Reginald Fessenden (pictured) transmitted the first radio broadcast.
1914 - British and German soldiers interrupted World War I to celebrate Christmas, beginning the Christmas truce.
1974 - Cyclone Tracy destroyed most of Darwin, Australia.
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Old 12-24-2006, 06:16 AM   #14822
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This day in history, December 24:

1944

The American soldiers of Task Force Harrison nearly wipes out the entire unit of German SS that Peiper left behind at La Gleize, with no losses to themselves, in the Battle of the Bulge.
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Old 12-24-2006, 06:34 AM   #14823
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This day in history, circa 5 BC:

Mary's waters broke
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Old 12-24-2006, 06:37 AM   #14824
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This day in history, 2005:

AG puts the finishing touches to Christmas Quest: The Best Adventure Game Ever!
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Old 12-24-2006, 06:54 AM   #14825
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On this day, 24th of December (Christmas day):

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The Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople died.



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Old 12-24-2006, 07:10 AM   #14826
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This Day in history,

1889: Daniel Stover and William Hance, of Freeport, Illinois, patented the back pedal brake for bicycles. It would later be known as the safety brake and became a standard feature on most brands of bikes.

1971: Singer Ricky Martin born(If that doesn't kill a Thread™ nothing will)
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Old 12-24-2006, 07:19 AM   #14827
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This day in history, the twenty-fourth of December.

1941: Benghazi is taken by the British Army under General Claude Auchinleck, forcing the Africa Korps to retreat after days of relentless fighting.
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Old 12-24-2006, 08:53 AM   #14828
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And now computer Error number identifiers:

Error#508: Zombie processess detected, machine is haunted...
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Old 12-24-2006, 10:13 AM   #14829
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Does not compute.
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Save it for "Three Questions", darling.
But those were five questions. Too big for one post. Too small for two. They couldn't go in Three Questions.
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Forget what happened to the pirates, what happened to shame? I recently saw a car with a bumper sticker on the....bumper, which read "I can go from 0 to bitch in 2.5 seconds"

I tell you, there's no class anymore.
Us classy people have a tough struggle ahead of us.

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Mind you, that lends a whole new meaning to those annoying "Baby Onboard" stickers.
There are worse. A car round the corner from me has a "Princess on board" hanger in their back window.
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Inventor of open-architecture networking and co-inventor of the TCP/IP protocols, Bob Kahn born in Brooklyn, New York. This is the REAL inventer of the internet, not that crazy nut Gore.
Wasn't that Tim Berners-Lee? (I'm not just relying on wikipedia here. My father, who has worked in computers since they programmed with punch cards, concurs on this one)
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And now computer Error number identifiers:

Error#508: Zombie processess detected, machine is haunted...
That would explain a lot about my computer.
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Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, not the Internet. The Internet has been around since the 70s, the web since the 90s
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There are worse. A car round the corner from me has a "Princess on board" hanger in their back window.
I saw one of those this morning...

I hate "Baby Onboard" hangers; why would I treat a car any differently because it has a baby in it? And the "Princess Onboard" ones suggest a spoilt child to me...
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Old 12-24-2006, 02:36 PM   #14833
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I concur, wholeheartedly.
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See? It's so easy for those of us who don't have kids!
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But... but... free slave labour!
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True, but only after you've put up with them for a good ten to fifteen years...
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But... but... free slave labour!
There's nothing free about the labor! They will milk you dry if they have a chance!
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There's nothing free about the labor! They will milk you dry if they have a chance!
Oh yeah. I still remember the look on my father's face when I inquired about something that rang to the tune of twenty-seven hundred dollars. My gaming and model building hobbies were expensive enough for childhood hobbies, but that took the cake.
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Old 12-24-2006, 06:55 PM   #14839
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Merry Christmass Thread Must Die!
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Error #133
The electrician didn't know what the yellow cable was so he yanked the Ethernet out...
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