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10:36 AM
@user2479 Are you sure your source text is in unicode? If you use the texts available from the German Bible Society you should have no problems with copy/paste.
 
 
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1:49 PM
@user2479 NET Bible also has text which can be pasted into BH.SE. Follow the link, change the tab on the right to Grk/Heb, and copy! If you need Hebrew with vowel points, blueletterbible has those (and accent marks if needed).
 
 
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3:23 PM
@Davïd,@FrankLuke Thank you! I was a geek when you guys were in diapers, now it's time to help out grampa. Thanks again.
 
@user2479 That's ok, I was a geek when I was in diapers
so it's all good
and hopefully I'll still be a geek the next time I'm in diapers
 
@AJHenderson Hi AJ, remember any Fortran?
 
@user2479 I learned Fortran IV after the fact
my programming started in QBasic
but I was using a suitcase computer at the age of 3 or so
 
@AJHenderson We had the same computer James Lovell programmed aboard Apollo 13-he had to re-program the re-entry co-ordinates using his slide rule-that's my era..
 
@user2479 yeah, that predates me. I was born in 84
I vaguely remember when people were all excited about the USSR breaking up
though I didn't understand why at the time
 
3:31 PM
@AJHenderson Texas Instrument came out with the 1st calculator, it was nixie lights, slow for this generation, and cost $400; but it beat the Freiden calculators by a mile.
@AJHenderson I was driving a moving van with my brother-in-law through the Rockies-and I heard the whole thing. My generation was glued to the TV set when Kennedy was assassinated. The whole world stopped-just like 9/11.
@AJHenderson You probably didn't recall much of the Cold War-I flew up and down the coasts of some Communist Countries during that time.
 
@user2479 I did use my dad's old polish notation TI calc
with the crazy orange glowy almost neon display
@user2479 yeah, I was in High School for 9/11 and the only stopping they did was stop us from getting the news
 
@AJHenderson Wow-Polish notation? They were still Warsaw pact back then, weren't they?
 
I don't remember when he got it, it was a fairly early TI calc
he was a finance guy
so he tended to get computing toys fairly early for work
(back on the 9/11 thing) luckily I was a geek and so I was hanging out in the computer lab, which was right next to the media suite and the low paid aide there had enough sense to know it was a pivitol moment and told us to come watch, so I got about 2 hours of coverage and saw the towers come down before an administrator came down and kicked us out
they literally didn't say a bloody thing until dismissal and then only said that "something big had happened"
but I did my best to spread the news despite them suppressing it. Was one of the stupidest things my high school ever did I think
 
@AJHenderson My 9/11 story...I had worked all night at the now defunct Northwest Airlines, and slept through a mandatory training class. I had 'slip' leave starting that day, which meant I was going to stay home for 3 months. I didn't think much about it-until I saw 2 Korean 747's land one after another. They NEVER land at MSP. I came home, turned on the TV and watched the South Tower crash.
 
3:48 PM
yeah, I was thankfully watching from shortly after the first crash all the way through to the second collapse, so despite my school's incompetence, I was not all that directly impacted
 
@AJHenderson I think they are still supressing information. Did you ever wonder why Building 7 collapsed-when the buildings on all 3 sides remained intact?
 
@user2479 not really
I didn't find it all that odd
foundation crush from the direction of the fall. Even in High School, as soon as the first tower came down, we knew the second was coming down, just based on how it fell and if my understanding of where 7 was, it isn't surprising either
my friend and I that were there are both rather engineering minded, so we had our suspicions they would come down as soon as the second plane hit
 
@AJHenderson You should look it up. The reason they gave is some debris fell and somehow made it through an intact roof, igniting diesel fuel from a generator that had turned on but (supposedly) malfunctioned. It made a neat implosion-not affecting the buildings on the other 3 sides....
@AJHenderson The examiner who testified at the 9/11 hearings admitted it was a stretch, but they got rid of the structural steel immediately, so no one could refute it. When the 35W bridge collapsed, they kept the steel out in the open for 4 years, until well after the trial(and settlement).
@AJHenderson Anyway, it bears looking into-sometimes the best way to hide something is in plain view.
@All I'm going to sign off and sleep-Have a Blessed Day!
 
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