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Plain Language Humor: How to Write Good

Plain Language Humor: How to Write Good

Rainbow with Waterfall - London's Most Beautiful Bookstore Older London's Most Beautiful Bookstore by Christine Chang Hanway Issue 56 · In the Library · January 24, 2013 Newer In 2009, literary agents Sarah Lutyens and Felicity Rubinstein opened their Notting Hill bookshop (named after their eponymous literary agency, Lutyens & Rubinstein) on a simple premise: to recreate the magic they remembered from the bookshops of their childhoods. With more than 4,000 hand-picked titles, a visit to Luytens & Rubinstein is like popping into your favorite boutique where you feel a kindred spirit with the owner; implicitly trusting their judgment and knowing with full confidence that you’ll be going home with that perfect something you went in for. Unless otherwise noted, photography by Dennis Gilbert /View. Above: Lutyens & Rubinstein is on Kensington Park Road in London's Notting Hill. Above: "The design of the shop reflects the characters of its owners, Sarah Lutyens and Felicity Rubinstein," say the architects De Rosee Sa. N.B. By Julie Carlson

Sphere Michael Spaw 10/28/03 This is the third of the series based on the elements. Ti is the symbol for Titanium Atomic Number 22 Symbol Ti Atomic Weight 47.90 Discovery Gregor 1791 Electron Configuration [Ar]4s23d2 Word Origin Latin titans: in mythology, the first sons of Earth Isotopes There are 13 known isotopes of titanium. Natural titanium includes five stable isotopes with atomic masses 46-50. Uses: Titanium is important for alloying with aluminum, molybdenum, iron, manganese, and other metals. Sources: Titanium is the 9th most abundant element in the earth's crust. Source: Los Alamos National Laboratory (2001), Crescent Chemical Company (2001), CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics (18th Ed.) Click on the image for a larger version. rendered in Brazil r/s.

Teen Magazine Covers Hot Celebrity News One Direction is at the top of their game this summer: their video for "Best Song Ever" broke VEVO's record for the most views in a day, and their new 3D movie, This Is Us, is set to premiere in August. But Liam, Harry, Niall, Louis, and Zayn aren't going anywhere anytime soon: the band's latest move, a partnership with Office Depot, will inspire you to start the school year on the right foot! The boys designed limited edition school supplies to raise money for a new education program to create bully-free schools across the US. When you buy notebooks, pens and binders with your favorite guy's face, you'll help make school a better place. And when you share One Direction and Office Depot's anti-bullying message, you can win surprise swag from the guys. That's not all. You can check out One Direction's anti-bullying message here! Would you buy One Direction's school supplies? Read More is down CosmoGirl Celebrity Gossip and Latest News Asa Butterfield proves he's ready to save the world in the latest Ender's Game trailer. In the movie, Earth is under the impending attack of aliens, and Asa stars as Ender, a student in Battle School training to become a soldier in the intergalactic war. But Ender is so brilliant that Colonel Hyrum Graff decides he's the military's best hope in the war, and he becomes a commander! The movie got tons of buzz at Comic-Con, and not just because it's based off an awesome book: Hailee Steinfeld and Abigail Breslin also star in the film, which has a Harry Potter meets The Hunger Games vibe. You can check out the Ender's Game trailer here! Would you see Ender's Game in theaters this fall? Read More

Ten Things You Can Do with CSS (That You Might Not Have Known You Could Do) 1. Transparent Backgrounds If you're doing anything in, on, or around Web design, you probably already know the basics of using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). But just learning a few rules doesn't mean you know everything. There are many subtle (and not-so-obvious) techniques that combine CSS capabilities in ways to get some striking design effects. Jason Cranford Teague shows you 10 of his favorite things to do with CSS (that you might not have known you could do). If you are doing anything in, on, or around Web design, you probably already know the basics of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). But learning a few rules doesn’t mean you know everything. One of the great frustrations of Web design is integrating text into graphics without having to resort to "baking" the text directly into the art—that is, using a program like Photoshop to create graphic text. To overcome this problem, we need to place a solid-color slug behind the text to mute the image enough so that the text is easier to read.

Main Page - FreeOsZoo Tech & Tonic & What code DOESN'T do in real life (That it does in the movies) As a nod to my days of old and hours and days (read: I’m downplaying that figure a lot) spent whiled away in World of Warcraft or Counter-Strike, I’ve got to reference this new, and actually extremely cool, piece of news that hit the wires just a few hours ago. Big Blue (IBM for those not hip to the lingo) has just announced that they will be developing and opening 12 islands in the massively multiplayer online (MMO) game Second Life. Some of the new possibilities which I would say may become SOP within about five years time are things like off-site training (demonstrations in game — can you call it a game anymore?), marketing campaigns and community outreach as PR ploys in these cyber worlds (haven’t settled on a term yet), and e-commerce … in a virtual world. Whoa. Check out the full story on Yahoo! As a courtesy, I’ve ripped off a screen capture from Yahoo! P.S.

A dog named Sex When I went to City Hall to renew my dog's license, I told the clerk I wanted a license for Sex. He said, I'd like one, too! Then I said, But this is a dog. He said he didn't care what she looked like. When I got married and went on my honeymoon, I took my dog with me. He said, You don't need a special room for Sex. Well, one day, I entered Sex in a contest, but before the competition began, the dog got loose and ran away. Another contestant asked me why I was just standing there, looking disappointed. Well, my wife and I decided to separate, so we went to court to fight for custody of the dog. I said to the judge, I had Sex before I was married. Then I told him that after I was married, Sex left me. Well, last night Sex ran away again, and I spent hours looking all over town for him. I said, I'm looking for Sex. My case comes up on Friday. ~anonym~

Quite BASIC -- The Mandelbrot set 1000 REM Mandelbrot Set Project 1010 REM Quite BASIC Math Project 1020 REM ------------------------ 1030 CLS 1040 PRINT "This program plots a graphical representation of the famous Mandelbrot set.