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Michael Houghton (Herveus d'Ormonde)
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The database has been updated to include the February 2016 LoAR.

In addition, a new category has been put in place: COTISES.

COTISES takes several features sets, including a brand new one.
number: 1 for singly cotised; 2 for doubly cotised, etc. 
tincture
group: almost always secondary, but might be debruising
line: is it bumpity or not?
ordinary: the new feature set. Names the underlying ordinary the cotises
are around. Values are:
base
bend
bend sinister
chevron
chevron inverted
cross
fess
pale
pall
pall inverted
pile
pile inverted
saltire

my.cat has been updated to include COTISES

The reindexing project is complete through August 1993. 

The temp.cat and tprint.cat files have been updated to bring them in
line with my.cat. This mostly affects the epub editions found at oanda.gigo.com.

http://oanda.sca.org/dbdiffs_1602.txt lists the added, changed, and deleted
records in the database.

yours,
Herveus
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+Daniel Delaney, here's Scallzi's take in the LA Times.
 
My first piece for the Los Angeles Times, naturally enough on the Hugo Awards, the 2016 finalist list for which was just released. Enjoy (uh, that is, if you like discussion of Nerd Drama™)

http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-john-scalzi-hugo-award-nominations-20160426-story.html
T he list of 2016 Hugo Award finalists is out and once again slate makers have tried to stuff the ballot box. But how much credit should they get for nominating already-celebrated work?
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Having acquired an ibrik and sorted out how to make Turkish coffee, I promptly used up the package of genuine Syrian Turkish coffee with cardamom. I have not yet found a local source for that brand or any other brand of Turkish coffee. Neither can my burr grinder go fine enough. 

Enter Bustelo. Woo! It works at least "OK", and with the addition of a half teaspoon of ground cardamom on the water before the grounds, and about a teaspoon of sugar in the bottom, I get something nummy. I'll be experimenting with larger doses of cardamom.
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Well, I have tried putting some cardamom and coffee in my K-cup and gotten something out that was passable, but the ibrik makes a superior cup, at the expense of some time.
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Seen in a blog post from the Bangor, Maine Police Department [TC being the writer]:

TC’s Maxim #237 “Being cordial is not just for cherries.”

This to sum up a post about playing nice with bicyclists on the roads.
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It was twenty years ago today...I busted a gut when I saw the full page ad in the Washington Post that morning.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taco_Liberty_Bell
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The money shot describing the Republican race for the presidential nomination:

They're trying to play checkers with [Trump], but he's not playing checkers, he's playing beer pong.
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Meatloaf for dinner? Again?
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Hee hee...
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This showed up in a mailing list...very interesting, but no clues on how much it is going to cost.

http://www.shapertools.com/#homepage

Handheld CAD/CAM router/mill.

See prototype in action here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8GFpSCK6Jk
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And by reasonable I mean way cheaper than even a low-end cnc router table. Because that's what this is competing with.
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This is an extensive and dispassionate discussion of the subject by someone who appears to be learned in the field and not a flamer.

That is characteristic of posts at this blog, which I recommend.

TL;DR: Oh, baby, yes. Worse than Romer.
What are we to make of a state that enacts an obviously unconstitutional law? That’s the question arising out of North Carolina’s recent passage of House Bill 2 (HB 2), a law that takes away existing...
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Admittedly the parent-child situation is a "reductio ad absurdum" example, and the same idea applies to someone with limited mobility and an assistant of the opposite gender, but they would probably use a handicapped bathroom (and I doubt NC wants to bring down the wrath of the ADA).
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Kudos to Alaska Airlines for delaying the flight 25 minutes do setup this shot.
We're guessing this guy will be an Alaska Airlines customer for life.
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Herald, woodworker,weaver, computer and database geek, poker of hornet's nests
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Herald, woodworker, card weaver (have I shown you my 3/1 twill stuff?), computer/database geek.
 
Morsulus Herald, Herveus d'Ormonde, in the SCA.
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Three great children. Pelican and Laurel, for those who care about SCA stuff.
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mullica hill, nj - clarksboro, nj - newark, de - alexandria, va - arlington, va - bowie, md