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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:30 pm 
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Famous, anonymous, close relatives or people we have encountered in our lives. These are people to learn about and to learn along, or from what they have left:

Henry A. Wallace, U.S. Vice President 1941-1945

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Rakesh Sharma: Wing Commander in the Indian Air Force, and the first Indian national to go into space.
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Harvey Kurtzman (1924-1993), creator of Mad Magazine and many other E. C. comics.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:40 pm 
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I've have posted about him in the forum elsewhere, but this seems to be appropriate:

Alan Turing, British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist. He was highly influential in the development of computer science, giving a formalisation of the concepts of "algorithm" and "computation" with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general purpose computer. Turing is widely considered to be the father of computer science and artificial intelligence. Turing's homosexuality resulted in a criminal prosecution in 1952, when homosexual acts were still illegal in the United Kingdom. He accepted treatment with female hormones (chemical castration) as an alternative to prison. Turing died in 1954, just over two weeks before his 42nd birthday, from cyanide poisoning.

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Andrée de Jongh, at 23 years old she and her father set up a network to fly allied injured airmen via Spain and Gibraltar to Britain.

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Vasili Arkhipov. A guy who saved the world: During the Cuban Missile Crisis, he actually prevented the launch of a nuclear torpedo and therefore prevented an almost certain nuclear war...

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Powell Crosley Jr

Builder of cars , radios , refrigerators , radio stations ( WLW The Nations Station) and was partly credited for winning WWII with the invention of proximity switches for the bombs that defeated the Allies foes.

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Kate Williams, AKA Vulcana.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:33 am 
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Frank Vincent Zappa
Descended: December 21st 1940 – Ascended: December 4th 1993
An American composer, singer-songwriter, guitarist, recording engineer, music producer, film director and well you know the rest.

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Oliver Sacks

British-American biologist, neurologist, writer, and amateur chemist known as the professor of neurology and psychiatry at Columbia University, where he held the position of "Columbia Artist".

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Sacks is the author of numerous best-selling books, including several collections of case studies of people with neurological disorders. His 1973 book Awakenings was adapted into an Academy Award-nominated film of the same name in 1990 starring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro. He, and his book Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, were the subject of "Musical Minds", an episode of the PBS series Nova.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Sacks

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Magnus Carlsen

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Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen (born 30 November 1990) is a Norwegian chess grandmaster who is the reigning World Chess Champion and No. 1 ranked player in the world. His peak rating is 2872, the highest in history.

A chess prodigy, in 2004 Carlsen became a grandmaster at the age of 13 years, 148 days, making him at that time the second youngest grandmaster in history, although he has since become the third youngest. On 1 January 2010, at the age of 19 years, 32 days, he became the youngest chess player in history to be ranked world No. 1. On the January 2013 FIDE rating list, Carlsen reached an Elo rating of 2861, at that time the highest in history. In November 2013, Carlsen beat Viswanathan Anand in the World Chess Championship 2013, thus becoming the 16th undisputed world chess champion.

Known for his attacking style as a teenager, Carlsen later developed into a more universal player. He does not focus on opening preparation as much as other top players, and plays a variety of openings, making it harder for opponents to prepare against him. His positional mastery and endgame prowess have drawn comparisons to those of former world champions José Raúl Capablanca, Vasily Smyslov, and Anatoly Karpov.

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Rosalind Elsie Franklin (25 July 1920 – 16 April 1958) was a British biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer who made critical contributions to the understanding of the fine molecular structures of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), RNA, viruses, coal, and graphite. Her DNA work achieved the most fame because DNA plays an essential role in cell metabolism and genetics, and the discovery of its structure helped her co-workers understand how genetic information is passed from parents to their offspring.

Franklin is best known for her work on the X-ray diffraction images of DNA which have led to the discovery of the DNA double helix. According to Francis Crick, her data was key to determining the structure to formulate Crick and Watson's 1953 model regarding the structure of DNA. Franklin's images of X-ray diffraction confirming the helical structure of DNA were shown to Watson without her approval or knowledge. This image and her accurate interpretation of the data provided valuable insight into the DNA structure, but Franklin's scientific contributions to the discovery of the double helix are often overlooked.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:33 am 
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Why is "and women" in parenthesis?

Mr GG, you are a sexist pig!!


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Mark Makin - the world's leading authority on National guitars and all variants, including dobros, lap steels and national amplifiers. Last year he published the most comprehensive book on the subject, 'Palm Trees, Senoritas and Rocket Ships'.

Mark Makin graduated from Coventry College of Art with a BA in Graphic Design in 1970. He has worked as an art college lecturer in graphic design specialising in printmaking (lithography and screen printing), a creative director in advertising and has been a professional freelance graphic designer for the last 30 years, working in Nottingham for clients such as Central Television, Makita power tools, BBC, Boots and Rolls Royce Aero Engines.

He has played and toured around Europe and the UK as a blues guitarist in bands and with various musicians since the 1970s, appearing on various recordings over the years.
Arranged from the earliest National Banjos and Triplates, Duolians, Style 0s, wood bodied Nationals, through Dobros both wood and metal, jazz style acoustics, electrics, solid bodies, Resoglas and the last Valco guitars of 1968. There are sections of instruments covering the Gardena period, Mosrite, and OMI both in Long Beach and Huntington Beach. Following these are sections on Lap Steels and Consoles from 1935 to 1968.

A large section of amplifiers from the 1930s to the 1960s (both National, Supro and Trade House variants) follows, and the book concludes with a 36 page database of serial numbers and various data of National, Dobro, OMI and a large cross section of recently discovered Valco instruments.

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Ron Paul

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Charlie Rose: "Define what libertarianism means to you" - Ron Paul: "The word I best describe it is something not a lot of people use. I call it non-intervention."

Charlie Rose: "Non-intervention in personal life, non-intervention in foreign policy, non-intervention in..."

Ron Paul: "There it is. Because it's sort of tells you what a conservative, a libertarian, constitutionalist, and liberal, classical liberalism has been used it's closely aligned with libertarianism, but non-intervention as you say. I don't want to interfere in your personal life. The one rule is you can't hurt another person, that's when government's necessary."

The interviews with presidential candidate Ron Paul, ("Meet The Press" December 23, 2007) and Frank Zappa (CNN "Crossfire" March 28 1986) on the subject of American Fascism. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gLDzDklTRU


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downer mydnyte wrote:
Why is "and women" in parenthesis?

Mr GG, you are a sexist pig!!

Actually, I was thinking Greggary Peccary:
Meanwhile, the enraged HUNCHMEN (and HUNCH-WOMEN) rumble through the SHORT FOREST until (realizing the little swine has escaped), they decide to park their steaming vehicles in a circular pseudo-Wagon Train formation . . . and have a LOVE-IN!

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In 2014 Maryam Mirzakhani (right) became the first woman as well as the first Iranian, and Artur Avila (Left) became the first mathematician from Latin America (as well as the first Brazilian) to be awarded a Fields Medal.

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Real quicklike... why is it I have not made this list yet?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:17 am 
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You are not remarkable, or you are neither a man or a woman, or you have not received the accolades due you by an appropriate forum member because in an anonymous world nobody knows who the fuck you are anyway so don't take it personal.


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Hokusai, creator of awesome prints.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:27 am 
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A rope leash wrote:
You are not remarkable, or you are neither a man or a woman, or you have not received the accolades due you by an appropriate forum member because in an anonymous world nobody knows who the fuck you are anyway so don't take it personal.

Actually...

I invented the single file line. That's right.
Before I entered the equation, people were just standing around willy nilly,
smoking cigarettes and cursing audibly.

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Fuck you! I hate that shit. I've wasted so much time with that! Me, I invented the name for the number 12. There I was in some fucking line of people. Right there was No. 11 in front of me, with 13 close behind and I'm the guy they all call an asshole behind my back because I don't have a name for my number. So, I made it Twelve. Maybe not the best choice, increasing that wasteland along with Eleven of no longer Big Ten, but not quite a -teen. You think Twoteen is better? Fuck off!

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Fuck you! I hate that shit. I've wasted so much time with that! Me, I invented the name for the number 12. There I was in some fucking line of people. Right there was No. 11 in front of me, with 13 close behind and I'm the guy they all call an asshole behind my back because I don't have a name for my number. So, I made it Twelve. Maybe not the best choice, increasing that wasteland along with Eleven of no longer Big Ten, but not quite a -teen. You think Twoteen is better? Fuck off!

Dear Mr Fuck, As I understand and sympathize with your hardships, we must remember 2 things.

1. I do not control the working (or lack of) order of said lines.
They usually operate on a early-bird-gets-the-worm/things may go wrong basis.
Best of future luck!

2. If not for my invention, you would most likely still be standing in limbo,
waiting for... cheese? Was that it? Also, you would be out of cigarettes.

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oy vey...and he was doing so well... :roll:


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