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In another phishing scheme ripped from today's headlines, I got a couple of scam spams this morning from someone purporting to be a U.S. soldier looking for a partner to help get $25 million of Saddam Hussein's fortune out of the middle east, going so far as to send a BBC story from a couple of years ago to corroborate the origins of the money. Perhaps I should get him in touch with Yassir Arafat's widow who contacted me with a similar proposal and they could help each other out?

I have an over-scheduled day today, as Gunnar's second visit to the vet is this morning, I may have to return the rental car I picked up when I was informed that after the new light switch was installed, my truck started blowing fuses (I'm just not even contemplating the idea that they've ruined her on me), and we also got a call from Dr. Toothy's receptionist yesterday, confirming an appointment for today (that I never actually made) relating to my crown repairs in progress.

Dr. Doggie, Dr. Toothy, and Dr. Goodwrench are not at all near each other (the vet is by the Connecticut border and the Dentist is in Manhattan), and the timing is going to be tight, so I'm just a little stressed out about all this.

On the other hand, at least it's Groundhog Day, so if this all blows up, at least I may get the chance to set it all right.

That's the potential good news, the bad Groundhog Day news is already in.

Links of the Day: How NOT to talk to the police. Thanks Dave. Contains profanity (naturally).
Stories of the Day: Hong Kong firm wards off evil spirits with feng shui underpants.
Unwitting coffee model awarded $15.6M.
Half of Bankruptcy Due to Medical Bills -- U.S. Study.
That's the Ticket!: Chinese man grows his own chairs.
Science!: Carbon burial 'is climate option'.
Gouge and Bite: Gorn.
Peru's Rare 'Mermaid' Baby to Have Risky Surgery.
The Funnies: Ctrl+Alt+Del.
Images of the Day: The Infinite Cat Project.
Auctions of the Day: Fans find Peter Yarrow's guitar on eBay. Lost when he was leaving on a jet plane.
The Vitalizer Plus Hexagonal Water - Refurbished. Thanks Devicer.
WORLD'S LONGEST MOTORCYCLE. Thanks Compfused.
Follow-ups: Slashdot | UPN Officially Cancels 'Star Trek Enterprise'. I'll say it again... a Quantum Leap over the shark.
Congress Frets Over Saving Hubble Project.
Thanks Mike Martinez and Ant.

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50. Re: Cold sound follow-up Feb 3, 2005, 17:32 Warhawk
 
All I can think is that cold air is denser than warm air, and that may affect the propogation of sound waves. It's a theory, but I agree....things do sound different (and usually louder) when it's cold outside. Good question!

Sound travels faster the denser the material - rock faster than water faster than air, for example. Colder air is denser than warm (hence the hot-air balloon as an airship); makes sense that sound travels slightly faster (with less disruption) in cold air than warm.


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  3. Feb 3, 10:24  Re: WTF? Ihya
  6. Feb 3, 10:33  Re: WTF? Choachy
  65. Feb 3, 19:46  Re: WTF? Yosemite_SLAM
  2. Feb 3, 10:24 Damn Groundhog day! Rolphus
  4. Feb 3, 10:26 LOL!! ZigZang
  5. Feb 3, 10:30  Re: LOL!! nin
  9. Feb 3, 10:36   Re: LOL!! Bronco
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  22. Feb 3, 12:02       Re: LOL!! nin
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  52. Feb 3, 17:46        Re: LOL!! Devster
  14. Feb 3, 11:14     Re: LOL!! Zathrus
  17. Feb 3, 11:45      Growing your own chairs, etc. Warhawk
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  34. Feb 3, 14:31   Re: The Funnies... The Truth
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  38. Feb 3, 14:48 Deja Vu! Ant
  39. Feb 3, 14:48 Re: so old Hump
  40. Feb 3, 14:54  Re: so old nin
  45. Feb 3, 16:43 Star Trek... theAntiELVIS
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  51. Feb 3, 17:35 Ahhhh... music! Zathrus
  53. Feb 3, 17:48  Re: Ahhhh... music! complicity
  55. Feb 3, 18:50   Re: Ahhhh... music! Zathrus
  66. Feb 3, 19:54    Re: Ahhhh... music! complicity
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  60. Feb 3, 19:15  Re: I need some help... Tango
  61. Feb 3, 19:23   Re: I need some help... Ray Marden
  62. Feb 3, 19:26   Re: I need some help... Warhawk
  63. Feb 3, 19:29    Re: I need some help... Ray Marden
  64. Feb 3, 19:45     Re: I need some help... Warhawk
  76. Feb 4, 02:21      Re: I need some help... Camaro76
  70. Feb 3, 21:11     Re: I need some help... complicity
  73. Feb 3, 21:43  Re: I need some help... nin
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