Tuesday, October 28, 2003

New on LLRX.com for September 29, 2003:
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**How Dewey Classify OCLC's Lawsuit
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**Knowledge Management is a Business Imperative
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**The Future of RSS - Is E-Mail Publishing Dead?
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**WTO/GATT Research
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**Update to Introduction to the Swiss Legal System: A Guide for Foreign
Researchers
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**Lexis and Westlaw Changes and Wishlist
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**FOIA Facts: Inside the Process of Preparing a Vaughn Index
http://www.llrx.com/columns/foia2.htm


**A Little Bit of "This," a Little Bit of "That"
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**Display-to-Go Adaptor, NTI Backup Now, BackUp MyPC and Retrospect
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**LLRX.com Bookstore - new recommendations
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**After Hours: Bakers Best
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Thursday, October 23, 2003

Exotic words in the OED - September 2003 newsletter - Oxford English Dictionary
September 2003 newsletter

Exotic words in the OED


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Sarah Ogilvie, Senior Assistant Editor, Oxford English Dictionary, and Joanna Tulloch, Associate Editor, Oxford English Dictionary

As you sit on the sofa in your pyjamas stirring sugar into your coffee or cocoa, puzzling over the Scrabble board and searching through your mind for one of those useful exotic words like qi, mu, or xebec, do you ever stop to wonder where they originated? And does it ever occur to you that for some of us this isn't just a game, but the stuff of our working day?

We are a small team of people at the OED, backed up by a large number of specialist language consultants throughout the world, who work on words which have come into English directly or indirectly from outside the core area of Germanic, Romance, Classical, and Celtic languages. We call ourselves the non-European group because most of the words we edit come from the indigenous languages of Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Pacific, but we also cover some European languages such as Russian, Yiddish, and Romani.

Foreign words enter English either directly from their source language or via other European languages. The most common route into English for early exotic words was via explorers and missionaries who spoke Germanic or Romance languages. Most of these words have been part of our language for so long now that we forget they were once from exotic languages. For example, the word chocolate came from Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs, in 1604 via the famous Spanish missionary José de Acosta. Sugar (1299) and magazine (1583) came from Arabic via Romance languages, and coffee (1598) came from Arabic via Germanic languages. The word potato came from Haitian and was first introduced into English via the Spanish of Columbus in 1492. Haitian gave us other words such as canoe (1555) and barbecue, which was brought directly into English by the British explorer William Dampier in 1697.

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Sunday, October 19, 2003

Kylie charms gendarmes
« Thread started on: Sep 9th, 2003, 7:18pm »

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KYLIE Minogue turned on her famous charm with police after her driver was pulled over during a holiday in St Tropez.

Minogue and her boyfriend Olivier Martinez must now find themselves another driver after they discovered their chauffeur was driving unlicensed.
The incident occurred on a busy street in the seaside resort town and gathered a crowd of curious and amused onlookers.

Apparently police noticed the black Mercedes and pulled it over because it was speeding. They were pleasantly surprised when they realised who the famous passengers were and engaged the couple in conversation.

Photographer Frank Griffin said police seemed more concerned with getting Minogue's autograph than booking the driver. Minogue smiled, laughed and flirted a little with the star struck police officers, while Martinez looked on.


Once the police were satisfied with their inquiries, they let Minogue and Martinez go, but not the driver.

Martinez had to get behind the wheel and drive away.

The pair, who have been dating for more than seven months, are on a romantic holiday on the French Riviera after being apart for a short period because of work commitments.
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Herald and Weekly Times

Saturday, October 18, 2003

Lyrics

I knew you'd be here tonight
So I put my best dress on
Boy I was so right

Our eyes connected
Now nothing's how it used to be
Don't second guess it

Track in on this feeling
Pull focus close up you and me
Nobody's leaving

Got me affected
Spun me one-eighty degrees
It's so electric

Slow down and dance with me
Yeah
Slow

Skip a beat and move with my body
Yeah
Slow

Come on and dance with me
Yeah
Slow

Skip a beat and move with my body
Yeah
Slow

Don't wanna rush it
Let the rhythm pull you in
It's here so touch it, oh

You know what I'm saying
And I haven't said a thing
Keep the record playing, oh

Slow down and dance with me
Yeah
Slow

Skip a beat and move with my body
Yeah
Slow

Come on and dance with me
Yeah
Slow

Skip a beat and move with my body
Yeah
Slow

Oh
Oh
Read my
Body language
Take it down, down

Slow down and dance with me
Yeah
Slow

Skip a beat and move with my body
Yeah
Slow

Come on and dance with me
Yeah
Slow

(Come down and dance with me)

Skip a beat and move with my body
Yeah
Slow

(Come down and dance with me)

Skip a beat and move with my body
Skip a beat and move with my body
Skip a beat and move with my body
Slow
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Credits

Written By: Kylie Minogue / Emiliana Torrini / Dan Carey

Produced By: Sunnyroads (Emiliana Torrini and Dan Carey)

Mixed By: Mr Dan at Dog Studios

Friday, October 17, 2003


Seinfeld Blog: "SEINFELD BLOGThis Seinfeld site has been renamed and resdesigned. Formerly known by its URL, StanTheCaddy.com, the Seinfeld Blog will continue to provide all 180 Seinfeld videos (full episodes), all the Seinfeld scripts, DVD information, and more."

Books Worth Reading...

Books Worth Reading


covercovercovercovercover
Mayflower 1620 : A New Look at a Pilgrim Voyage
1000 Years for Revenge: International Terrorism and the FBI--the Untold Story
The Man Who Warned America: The Life and Death of John O'Neill, the FBI's Embattled Counterterror Warrior
Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World
Off with Their Heads : Traitors, Crooks & Obstructionists in American Politics, Media & Business

2003 US Stamp Gallery 1

2003 US Stamp Gallery 1 Good pictures of US stamps...

BLOGWISE - Blog Directory and Weblog Research

BLOGWISE - Blog Directory and Weblog Research: "Blogwise is....
...a new site bringing you a collection of categorised blogs from around the world. Whatever your taste, interest and culture - there's bound to be a blog out there written by a person just like you. If not, then why not start one yourself!"

SquawkBox.tv - Interactive weblog commenting

SquawkBox.tv - Interactive weblog commenting
What is SquawkBox?
SquawkBox is an interactive commenting application for the Weblog community. We provide a way of adding commenting to your existing weblogs. Thousands of bloggers in over 100 countries already use SquawkBox for commenting - it's fast, reliable and free.

If you have a weblog with Blogger/Blog*Spot, Scribble, Greymatter, Big Blog Tool, Pitas, Wanadoo Blogs, Rediff.com, Movable Type, SkyNet or Radio Userland you can add SquawkBox commenting in a matter of minutes! And once you're signed-up you can devise your own commenting templates, or just select one from our library. Either way, you have complete control over the appearance of your comments!

Monday, October 13, 2003

World Expose - Articles Wanted.

World Expose - Articles Wanted.: "


Subject

Articles that expose wrongdoing, exploitation, fraud, etc.
Of particular interest are articles that reveal an injustice that may lead to a possible class action.

Details
Articles must be well documented and use hyperlinks.

You MUST submit a marketing plan with your outline or article, listing websites that will link to your story on World Exposé, and newsgroups you will mention your article to.

We are not interested in articles that portray situations in black and white. You must show knowledge and respect for the others point of view.

You may submit an outline of a proposal, if you wish, accompanied by a marketing plan.

You may recommend up to 10 books that relate to your article. We may, at our own discretion, put the books up for sale in conjunction to your article.

Size
Articles should be 500 to 10,000 words. Maximum payment per article: $200."

Morris, the Loudmouth Mechanic

Morris, the loudmouth mechanic, was removing the cylinder heads from the
motor of a car when he spotted a famous heart surgeon who was standing off
to the side, waiting for the service manager to come take a look at his
Mercedes.

Morris shouted across the garage, "Hey Doc! Is dat you? Come on ova' here a
minute."

The famous surgeon, a bit surprised, walked over to where Morris the
mechanic was working on the car.

Morris straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag, and asked argumentatively,
"So, Mr. Fancy Doctor, look at dis here work. I ALSO open hearts, take
valves out, grind 'em, put in new parts, and when I finish dis baby will
purr like a kitten. So how come you get da big bucks, when you an' me is
doing basically da same work?"

The surgeon leaned over and whispered to Morris the loudmouth mechanic, "Try
doing it with the engine running."

Sunday, October 12, 2003

Blogging for Kylie Minogue

There is going to be a whole lot of Kylie activity now that new release are coming out, so there is now a blog for Kylie named for the first single, Slow:

SlowDownAndDanceWith.Me.UK

Kylie's new video broadcast 10/11



See the new video pre-order the album.

Friday, October 10, 2003

The Rodent strikes again

WHEN FRIENDS ARE AGAINST THE LAW


Buddies Who Get Blown Off Don’t Care About the Firm–Eventually, They Won’t Care About You, Either

BY THE RODENT

I was once asked why it is that we lawyers don’t always keep the friends we had before we became lawyers.

This person who asked, a former friend of mine from before I became a lawyer, just didn’t seem to understand how demanding practicing law can be. All I could do in response was repeat what the dean of my law school told me during the first week of classes: "The law is a jealous mistress."

The law is actually much worse than a jealous mistress if you have a husband, a wife, a significant other or a real mistress. It’s also not so great for our friends, because we basically put them on standby whenever we make plans with them.

On days when we lawyers do make plans with friends after work, we try very hard to make sure everything is in order, all our work is done for the day and all assignments are delivered. The problem is that bombs are often dropped late in the day, and we have no way to defend ourselves against them.

By bombs, I mean files dropped on our desks by a partner with accompanying assignments. When doing so, the partner will often utter the words: "You don’t have plans tonight, do you." Notice that I did not put a question mark at the end of that sentence–because it is not a question. Rather, it’s a statement that, if it wasn’t true five minutes ago, is now.

The project staring you in the face is an emergency that must, you are told, be completed by the end of the day. Often, the project is urgent because it sat on the partner’s desk for weeks. Be this as it may, you are an associate. She is a partner. You therefore cheerfully accept the assignment.

If you hustle, you can get this particular bomb defused in time to meet with your friend. Just as you are getting the project completed, however, your phone rings. You hesitate to pick up, but you note it’s coming from outside the office and think it might be your friend calling to confirm–mainly because you have cancelled on him the last four times you made plans. Instead, it’s yet another partner telling you about a project that absolutely must be completed by tomorrow morning. The partner, by the way, is calling from the ballpark.

I said above that you had to cancel the last four times. It’s going to be five. This is the point in the day when there’s simply no way to get everything done in time to meet your friend.

You have to make the phone call (a call you’ve made many times before) to cancel your plans. You get your friend on the line and try to explain that this time, it really was something important and urgent. Before you get the chance, you listen to how this other person no longer wants to be your friend (or lover or spouse). You are also told how The Firm is all you care about and how it is your true and only friend (lover/spouse). You start to argue and explain why those accusations are outrageous and unfounded, but you quickly realize that you need to get back to your work.

On the positive side, there are other associates around The Firm who have the same evening plans you do. A group of you can gather later in the lunchroom and enjoy cups of ramen and candy bars from the vending machines.

These are your friends.


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You can contact the Rodent at TheRodent@aol.com.


©2003 ABA Journal

Sunday, October 05, 2003

Friday, October 03, 2003

Robert Novak: The CIA leak

Robert Novak: The CIA leak: "The CIA leak
Robert Novak (archive)

October 1, 2003
WASHINGTON -- I had thought I never again would write about retired diplomat Joseph Wilson's CIA-employee wife, but feel constrained to do so now that repercussions of my July 14 column have reached the front pages of major newspapers and led off network news broadcasts. My role and the role of the Bush White House have been distorted and need explanation." ...

Thursday, October 02, 2003

Google Meets eBay: What Academic Librarians Can Learn from Alternative Information Providers

Google Meets eBay: What Academic Librarians Can Learn from Alternative Information Providers: "Google Meets eBay
What Academic Librarians Can Learn from Alternative Information Providers"

The study is an admirable undertaking, but the "cost" area is fraught with apples to oranges problems. They are costing the Cornell academics with salary and benefits but neglecting to include any overhead expense for the library collection, lights, heat, internet and computing services, online subscriptions, etc. Morever even including all that expense only brings them up to a "cost of goods sold" level which is going to be lower than the wholesale price. Google on the other hand is dealing with an auction market which is, after all, the retail price.

On the other hand you have library personnel who have been selected presumably because of possession of an academic "union card" of one sort or another, with one or two masters degrees, while the Google researchers are selected and padi by the marketplace based on merit or price-product quality alone.

Regulations of the 50 states

State Rules and Regulations


Note: by clicking on one of the website links, you will be leaving the Wyoming Secretary of State's website.


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