Favorite Palm?

III   1 vote - 7 %
Tungsten   1 vote - 7 %
Treo   0 votes - 0 %
Zire   0 votes - 0 %
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Centro   0 votes - 0 %
Sunday   0 votes - 0 %
Rosie   2 votes - 15 %
date   0 votes - 0 %
Coconut   3 votes - 23 %
Palmetto   1 vote - 7 %
Pineapple   1 vote - 7 %
WIPO   1 vote - 7 %
face   3 votes - 23 %
 
13 Total Votes
A Bridge Too Far by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #1 Fri Apr 03, 2009 at 09:48:45 AM EST
Great book. Good "all star cast of thousands" war movie, too.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

Right, but it's more of a fall book by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #2 Fri Apr 03, 2009 at 09:56:36 AM EST
leaves turning colors, frosty mornings, lots of Nazis.


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I didn't know that by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #3 Fri Apr 03, 2009 at 10:16:11 AM EST
Nazis were seasonal. Maybe that's why "Springtime For Hitler" was such a success.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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The problem with WW2 history books by jump the ladder (2.00 / 0) #4 Fri Apr 03, 2009 at 10:29:59 AM EST
Written before the mid 1970s is they miss out on Enigma and the other code breaking efforts like the US breaking the Japs' naval cipher. These were crucial for several of the major battles: Alamein, D-Day, Midway etc.

Ryan's stuff was wriiten in the late 50s?

1966 for The Last Battle by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #7 Fri Apr 03, 2009 at 10:46:58 AM EST
I'm only halfway through, but I read a shocker about the Nazi's having a copy of Operation Eclipse showing the partitioning plan of post WWII Germany. Where the heck did they get that?

Plus, as most later Bulge histories note, Ultra decrypts fell off as the Allies moved closer to Germany, the Germans could use the telephone to send order, and didn't need to use wireless.


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WIPO by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri Apr 03, 2009 at 10:38:32 AM EST
partially hydrogenated oil
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its the icing by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri Apr 03, 2009 at 10:46:05 AM EST
that's all that makes hot cross buns good.. Otherwise, they are just white bread muffins/rolls, slightly sweet, with currants on/in them.


We call it frosting by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #8 Fri Apr 03, 2009 at 10:51:55 AM EST
I suspect icing/frosting may be a Mason-Dixon line thing (see also "The Bewitching Pool").


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WIPO: Face by hulver (2.00 / 0) #9 Fri Apr 03, 2009 at 11:18:25 AM EST
Frosting on hot cross buns? Never seen that before.
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Cheese is not a hat. - clock
Huh? What is the cross made out of then? by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #10 Fri Apr 03, 2009 at 11:20:38 AM EST
Ours is made out of little strips of frosting.


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Flour and Water by hulver (2.00 / 0) #11 Fri Apr 03, 2009 at 11:21:53 AM EST
I think. There's a good pic on the wikipedia page.
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Cheese is not a hat. - clock
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but the same wiki page by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #13 Fri Apr 03, 2009 at 11:37:47 AM EST
mentions icing (darn Southrons) as a possible cross composition.


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It does by hulver (2.00 / 0) #14 Fri Apr 03, 2009 at 11:48:39 AM EST
I'd not looked at it before you mentioned it though.
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Cheese is not a hat. - clock
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and the difference is ? by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #15 Fri Apr 03, 2009 at 11:49:48 AM EST
I use them interchangibly. And the Mrs who bakes them is from PA, so she's no southerner. Her icing is sugar, water and lemon extract. No fat/oil/shortening in it.


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wikianswers sez by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #16 Fri Apr 03, 2009 at 12:02:04 PM EST
Frosting is a thick topping for cakes, usually spread on, icing is a thinner topping that is drizzled or poured on things like pastry or donuts.


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a knife by lm (2.00 / 0) #12 Fri Apr 03, 2009 at 11:25:06 AM EST
Or so I've been led to believe. The buns originally had the cross marked in the top by a implement such as a knife before baking, sometimes with a bit of butter put in.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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This is the version I've had. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #17 Fri Apr 03, 2009 at 01:18:01 PM EST

The idea of icing/frosting on a bun throws my world all topsy-turvy.



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