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  • @jvangorp I think it helps to have a job no one else understands. Then you can to whereever you want. in reply to jvangorp #
  • @ewellburn – a related vein @sparkcbc had an interview with @anildash and @ginatrapani on http://lastyearsmodel.org/ that is worth a listen in reply to ewellburn #
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I was extremely happy to see the Vintage Wings folks get a Sabre back in the air, and I generally support idea of philitropic efforts to support aviation and military history. But in this case they are being a bit of an ass.

The Comox Air Force musuem participated in the restoration of a Spitfire that included the volunteering of time and the donations of money. It was reasonable to believe this was being contributed towards their community, apparently not.

via Ottawa Citizen (David Pugliese) B.C. volunteers irate over air force’s decision to sell vintage aircraft to Gatineau group for $1.

“The way it stands, the money that was raised locally won’t benefit anyone locally,” adds McLeod, who put about $10,000 of his own money into the Spitfire.

Now that could be understandable, but the response was anything but magnanimous.

Leslie says Vintage Wings only has the best interests of veterans at heart and he questioned the men’s concept of volunteerism.

Apparently keeping these things ‘out in the provinces’ isn’t appropriate

Leslie says those raising concerns about the aircraft leaving B.C. have the wrong attitude. He notes that if the plane is going to get national attention it has to be flown in the Ottawa area.


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  • @jvangorp Damian Conway Quaquaversal Virtual Nanomachine <snip> Quantum-Relativistic Parallel Timespaces…Made Easy! http://snurl.com/iau16 #
  • There is a certain joy in bringing a bunch of good friends together that don’t know each other. One of those X-degrees of separation things. #
  • How many $ would Dan Bricklin got with a process patent on the “calculations using a grid based cell architecture”? http://shar.es/oF8 #
  • @jvangorp I was hoping there was video, and hoping it was as funny as the audio in reply to jvangorp #
  • @jvangorp I seriously want to start going to conferences like that in reply to jvangorp #
  • @DanB Yeah, I kinda new that – it was more a mocking of the things you read in the patent press now, BTW, thanks for getting it done anyway in reply to DanB #

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Now this is just to cool not to repost:

Danger Mouse’s EMI-killed CD will be released as a blank CD-R, just add download

Posted by Cory Doctorow, May 16, 2009 7:16 AM | permalink

EMI has told Danger Mouse that his latest CD won’t see the light of day due to “legal issues,” so he’s responding by releasing the disc as a blank CD-R in a jewel case with art and liner notes. Fans can just download the music off a P2P site and burn it to the CD-R.

via Danger Mouse’s EMI-killed CD will be released as a blank CD-R, just add download – Boing Boing.

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  • QQT “a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing” kinda like a Taser, it may not kill you but its going to hurt like hell. #
  • QQT “thats one small step for man” and TV spends 40 years trying to get millions of people to watch a guy climbing down a ladder. Again. #
  • Taking a coffee break downtown and it is pretty nice out here. #
  • QQT “it’s not the size of the dog in the fight” it’s which owner has the shotgun. #
  • #qqt “always look on the bright side” cause you never see the dark side til it pops up and kicks your ass. #
  • #qqt “we shall fight them on the beaches” and then go surfing (the rare Winston Churchill / Francis Ford Coppola crossover quote) #
  • #qqt “The unexamined life is not worth living” so don’t sweat the sopenas #
  • #qqt “life is a veil of tears” but margaritas are half price on Tuesdays #
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