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bah, humbug.   2 votes - 100 %
 
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I remember now! by ana (2.00 / 0) #1 Wed Jan 04, 2012 at 04:12:49 PM EST
Every year Sky & Telescope magazine puts out a funky chart. Time of night runs horizontally (with midnight down the center); date runs vertically. The various diagonal lines are transits of planets and stars, and the wavy edges are sunset (on the left) and sunrise (on the right). I like having one of these on my kitchen wall, and consult it from time to time to see what's up.

So working here in close physical proximity to the publishers, the staff get the production ends of the magazine for minimal-to-zero cost. I can never remember when the magazine comes out. The editors have kept it such that the January issue describes the sky in January, which I think means news-stand owners return unsold copies by 1 Jan in favor of selling the February issue.

Which is kind of like buying clothes: you can't buy anything you can actually wear the same day; it's all off-season stuff.

Anyway, said chart comes bundled each year with the January issue. And each year my existing chart expires and I wonder if I missed the new one or what, so I order one from the publisher for $5 or whatever (plus shipping, tax, etc). And each year the January issue of the magazine, shrink-wrapped with the chart, appears in my box a few days later.

I now know what the noise that is usually spelled "lolwhut" sounds like. --Kellnerin

I think it's actually Twitter doing that by fluffy (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu Jan 05, 2012 at 03:26:46 PM EST
They "improved" search.

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Isn't Tweetdeck... by ana (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu Jan 05, 2012 at 03:48:21 PM EST
a wholly owned (or should that be pwned?) subsidiary nowadays?

I now know what the noise that is usually spelled "lolwhut" sounds like. --Kellnerin

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Probably by fluffy (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu Jan 05, 2012 at 07:24:45 PM EST