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February 29th - Happy Leap Day!
Posted: 29 February 2012 02:54 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I think we need a new daily thread, and this is as good a day as any!

Our local pizza place is offering free pizza to anyone whose birthday it is today.

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Posted: 29 February 2012 03:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I always thought that having your birthday on a leap day would be both pretty cool and also quite sucky at the same time!

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Posted: 29 February 2012 04:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Darn, there goes my thought of doing a monthly thread for March…

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Posted: 29 February 2012 05:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Just watching the insanity that is the Raspberry Pi launch.

For those unfamiliar, it’s a tiny, bare-bones Linux computer, designed for experimenters and education. It’s more robust and user-friendly than an Arduino, with a very decent graphics chip.

And it is CHEAP. At $25/$35 a pop, you can afford to put one in projects that might not survive, like model rockets or planes.

The poor fools only made 10,000 of them to start. They were smart and have licensed distrubutors handling it. These were effectively and efficiently DDOS’d within seconds of launch this morning. This is the equivalent of offering a tiger a tiny morsel of meat, then patiently explaining that it needs to wait until dinnertime so could it please let go of their arm…

If any of the UK contingent want to bring them coffee and donuts, I’m sure they’d be appreciative.

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Posted: 29 February 2012 05:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Didn’t we do this four years ago?  Leap I mean?  Oh wow, I can still do that…..I have more energy than I thought!

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Posted: 29 February 2012 08:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Madmouse - 29 February 2012 03:55 AM

I always thought that having your birthday on a leap day would be both pretty cool and also quite sucky at the same time!

I always thought it’d be fun. When someone asks when your birthday is you have two simple answers you can give:

“The day after February 28th.”

Or

“The day before March 1st.”

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Posted: 29 February 2012 11:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Our company is having their 16th birthday today.  It was founded on 29 Feb 1996.  They are calling it the 16th birthday and having all kinds of celebrations including free food.  Never argue with free food.  smile

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Posted: 29 February 2012 06:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Madmouse - 29 February 2012 03:55 AM

I always thought that having your birthday on a leap day would be both pretty cool and also quite sucky at the same time!

I grew up with a girl who had her birthday on leap day and she hated it. Her actual day of birth only came around once every 4 years and she was very vocal about it to those around her… Technically she will only be 12 this year

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Posted: 29 February 2012 08:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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*leap!*

*leap leap leap!*

*leap leap!*

*cavort!*

*goes to take a nap*

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Posted: 29 February 2012 09:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Smerk - 29 February 2012 04:40 AM

Darn, there goes my thought of doing a monthly thread for March…

You can go ahead and do that now, probably. We won’t need this thread for another four years.

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Posted: 01 March 2012 09:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Seems we have now leapt into a new month.

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Posted: 01 March 2012 11:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Hmmm, I accidentally posted a topic in the wrong section of the Forum.  Perhaps one of our Mighty Moderators here could move it to the “Hoaxes” section, where it belongs?  You’ll be paid your usual fee for the action, of course.

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