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Atlantis: the domain of the Stingray
12Jul
2009
Sun
11:35
author: Stingray
category: My Ramblings
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Two Words of Information

Let's Get This Straight

  • lightening - the process of changing to a lighter color or the process of adding light or the process of removing weight.
  • lightning - a discharge of atmospheric electricity

The local Fox station's morning news program reported that yesterday's shuttle launch was delayed due to "lightening strikes." Fox! They're the best of the bunch, but it seems that even they are not immune to poor editing and proofing. Man, the local stations' news crews are stupid!

Lightning strikes are good at lightening the night sky. Look, I used both words properly in a sentence!

10Jul
2009
Fri
16:55
author: Stingray
category: My Ramblings
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It Just Doesn't Look Right

SciFi has become SyFy. Channel overlays have changed. Slogan has changed. Website has changed. I don't mind re-envisioning and the change that accompanies it, but this name change just doesn't look right...it's like they did this for their illiterate fans.

8Jul
2009
Wed
17:23
author: Stingray
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Movies

Just Thought I'd Share

Thanks to RedBox (and a free movie 1-night rental code), I watched a couple of new releases yesterday and this morning.

4Jul
2009
Sat
23:37
author: Stingray
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Uh Oh

What Did I Do?

So, I tried visiting http://www.whitehouse.gov/ this evening. We were curious what the Obamas named their daughters. Well, this is what I got: