my most goosebumpy cinema moment carl sagans contact seti director asleep in open car hears 1st alien signal t
My most goosebumpy cinema moment. Carl Sagan’s Contact. SETI director, asleep in open car, hears 1st alien signal through headphones, races back to base screaming NUMBERS: “Right ascension,” “Declination”. The poetry of numbers!
cohort is a collective noun referring to a group originally a roman military unit statisticians often use it o
“Cohort” is a collective noun, referring to a group. Originally a Roman military unit, statisticians often use it of an age group, eg "the cohort of millennials”. Yet I keep hearing “cohort” used to refer an individual, a “companion.” Is this now standard in American English?
well of course its the same story as for gordon brown amp lord home except they inherited proper majorities so
Well OF COURSE it’s the same story as for Gordon Brown & Lord Home (except they inherited proper majorities). So the present shenanigans anointing new PM is constitutional according to UK (unwritten) constitution. My point is, that makes it a bloody awful constitution.
reading her phone as she crossed the road yet she still won compensation when hit by cyclist described by judg
Reading her phone as she crossed the road, yet she still won compensation when hit by cyclist described by judge as “a calm and reasonable road user”, who sounded his horn, shouted, swerved and braked. Reading her phone as she crossed a busy road!
a surprise finding is always worth examining carefully however counter to dominant orthodoxy here the surprise
A surprise finding is always worth examining carefully, however counter to dominant orthodoxy. Here the surprise is that selective schools do better than non-selective, not just because of better teaching & home culture but because they admit genetically cleverer pupils.
to become a brain surgeon bridge designer airline pilot ships captain you need rigorously examined qualificati
To become a brain-surgeon, bridge-designer, airline pilot, ship’s captain, you need rigorously examined qualifications, fitting the serious responsibility. To lead a major country with nukes & a trillion-scale budget … er … let me see, what are your qualifications?
there there i do understand taking away your guns is like taking away your comfort blanky youll feel bereaved
There there, I do understand, taking away your guns is like taking away your Comfort Blanky. You’ll feel bereaved. Tell you what, though. We know how to deal with bereavement. We’ll send you our thoughts and prayers. Then you’ll feel better.
brett kavanaugh is wholly unsuited to be a supreme court justice not because he was a very nasty teenager but
Brett Kavanaugh is wholly unsuited to be a Supreme Court justice, not because he was a very nasty teenager but because he is a very nasty, and injudicious, 53-year-old, with no capacity to rise above party politics, which is – after all – a main point of the Supreme Court.