The random thread of randomly randomivity

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The first patent for spread spectrum communications was granted to Hedy Keisler Markey and George Antheil in 1942 (US Patent 2,292,387). Their patent was for a radio controlled torpedo that used frequency hopping between 88 different frequencies. The sequence of frequencies would be controlled by a device similar to piano rolls in player pianos. Not coincidentally, there are 88 keys on a piano. Markey was later awarded a Electronic Frontier Foundations Pioneer Award for her invention.
 
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As it turns out, CRT stands for several things, such as Cathode Ray Tube, Chemical Response Team and the name of a Pascal unit.
 
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The first patent for spread spectrum communications was granted to Hedy Keisler Markey
...who was also known as the famous actress, Hedy Lamarr.
 
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Penes. Apart from that, I'm off to dinner.
 
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Who was also known as the famous actress, Hedy Lamarr.
That's Hedley! (from Blazing Saddles) :biggrin: It's twue!
 
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Sodium + Water = EXPLODING SODIUM IN THE CLASS!!!! + BEASTY hole in hand of the kid in the front row who decided to try to catch it...well done
 
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Brownies do not come out and fix your shoes at night, even if you are a cobbler, they are renowned for their shoe fetishes and tend to spend most nights upside down in a nice pair of high heels.
And when they get to the stage of spending their nights upside down in high heels, fishnets, and a corset, while also clutching a riding crop, they are graduated to Girl Scouts. (And you probably only appreciated them for their cookies.:rolleyes: )
 
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Apparently John Deere Sweaters can either (a) never be washed or (b) worn once and then ruined because you were silly and assumed that you could wash it (grrr and I cannot find the receipt!). Silk screening sucks.
 
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Is anything random?
 
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Something is random to you exactly when you don't have any information about it that allows you to predict it with any accuracy. Randomness exists and depends on who is observing.
 
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Brownies do not come out and fix your shoes at night, even if you are a cobbler, they are renowned for their shoe fetishes and tend to spend most nights upside down in a nice pair of high heels.
Originally a water sprite, the tokoloshe is nowadays often a domestic spirit in the households of witches and warlocks. Usually described as a brown, hairy dwarf, it is virtually identical, in habits and appearance, to the brownie of European folklore. The tokolosh is said to speak with a lisp. It is usually naked, but sometimes wears a cloak. In European folklore, a naked brownie often "helps" around the house until it is "paid" with clothing, after which it may disappear. The tokolosh has a single buttock. (Interestingly, in European folklore, demons are also supposed to lack human buttocks, Satan supposedly being frustrated in his attempts to replicate this uniquely human feature. When he felt oppressed by devils, Martin Luther is said to have bared his buttocks to frighten them away.)

The penis of the thokolosi is so long that it has to be slung over his shoulder.[continued]
http://www.vanhunks.com/tokoloshe1.html

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/10/1027_041027_homo_floresiensis.html
 
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to take the veiw, ladies and gentlemen, that homosexuality exists, is one which is well, quite frankly, TRUE!
 

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