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  1. "The name "Pendle Hill" combines the words for hill from three different languages (as does Bredon Hill in Worcestershire) In the 13th century it was called Pennul or Penhul, apparently from the Cumbric pen and Old English hyll, both meaning "hill". The modern English "hill" was appended later, after the original meaning of Pendle had become opaque."
  2. The now iconic Bluetooth logo is actually a combination—officially known as a bind rune—of King Bluetooth's initials in Scandinavian runes: ᚼ and ᛒ. When you join the two to make a bind rune and drop it on a blue background, you get the familiar Bluetooth logo.
  3. Nice orgtheory argument about what makes for a good theory about how to tell/test.
  4. Awesome profile of Barry Duncan -- "master palindromist."
  5. In a coffee shop not long ago, I saw a mug with an inscription from Henry David Thoreau: “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” At least it said the words were Thoreau’s.
  6. 26-07-2011 to , , , by mako
  7. I don't understand how this is different than normal wdiff but I like wdiff a lot and have heard that this software is great.
  8. 12-09-2010 to , , , by mako
  9. Via Daf.

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