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4th Dec '16 2:15:30 PM Some101
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*** There is currently a new fusion research reactor under construction in the south-east of France called the '''I'''nternational '''T'''hermonuclear '''E'''xperimental '''R'''eactor. (Iter is Latin for 'The Way' as in, the way forward.)
27th Nov '16 4:53:36 AM girlsaloudfan1000
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* "Laser" is '''L'''ight '''A'''mplification by '''S'''timulated '''E'''mission of '''R'''adiation. A Laser is often used to read and write CDs and DVDs (like the ones in CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drives). Also used in Laserdisc players (for watching Laserdisc movies) and Blu-ray Disc players (as a blue laser is shown reading the BD disc). Often used in weapons by humans at a Laser Quest entertainment complex in Houston, Texas to play Laser Tag (against other people). [[http://www.laserquest.com/index.cfm more info here.]

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* "Laser" is '''L'''ight '''A'''mplification by '''S'''timulated '''E'''mission of '''R'''adiation. A Laser is often used to read and write CDs [=CDs=] and DVDs [=DVDs=] (like the ones in CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drives). Also used in Laserdisc players (for watching Laserdisc movies) and Blu-ray Disc players (as a blue laser is shown reading the BD [=BD=] disc). Often used in weapons by humans at a Laser Quest entertainment complex in Houston, Texas to play Laser Tag (against other people). [[http://www.laserquest.com/index.cfm more info here.]



* A behavioral school in Houston, Texas is known as '''H'''arris '''C'''ounty '''D'''epartment of '''E'''ducation - '''A'''cademic and '''B'''ehavior '''C'''enter East (or HCDE - ABC East). Believe me, no one wants to go to that school because I went there a few years ago and didn't like it at all. A website [[http://www.hcde-texas.org/ is shown here.]

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* A behavioral school in Houston, Texas is known as '''H'''arris '''C'''ounty '''D'''epartment of '''E'''ducation - '''A'''cademic and '''B'''ehavior '''C'''enter East (or HCDE - ABC East). Believe me, no one wants to go to that school because I went there a few years ago and didn't like it at all. A website [[http://www.hcde-texas.org/ is shown here.]
27th Nov '16 4:47:12 AM girlsaloudfan1000
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* "Laser" is '''L'''ight '''A'''mplification by '''S'''timulated '''E'''mission of '''R'''adiation.

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* "Laser" is '''L'''ight '''A'''mplification by '''S'''timulated '''E'''mission of '''R'''adiation. A Laser is often used to read and write CDs and DVDs (like the ones in CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drives). Also used in Laserdisc players (for watching Laserdisc movies) and Blu-ray Disc players (as a blue laser is shown reading the BD disc). Often used in weapons by humans at a Laser Quest entertainment complex in Houston, Texas to play Laser Tag (against other people). [[http://www.laserquest.com/index.cfm more info here.]


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* A behavioral school in Houston, Texas is known as '''H'''arris '''C'''ounty '''D'''epartment of '''E'''ducation - '''A'''cademic and '''B'''ehavior '''C'''enter East (or HCDE - ABC East). Believe me, no one wants to go to that school because I went there a few years ago and didn't like it at all. A website [[http://www.hcde-texas.org/ is shown here.]
24th Nov '16 8:03:36 PM syndomatic
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* "Jeb," the nickname for George W. Bush's brother '''J'''ohn '''E'''llis '''B'''ush.
23rd Nov '16 7:16:18 AM gkoch3
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** On a local level, Erie County, New York introduced the '''P'''revention of '''E'''motional '''N'''eglect and '''C'''hild '''E'''ndangerment Act to ban the use of conversion therapy on minors, an obvious TakeThat to Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who has voiced support for the practice.
2nd Nov '16 7:39:14 PM pwiegle
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* Pottstown, Pennsylvania's public bus system used to be called simply '''P'''ottstown '''U'''rban '''T'''ransit, but recent upgrades have resulted in it now being called '''P'''ottstown '''A'''rea '''R'''apid '''T'''ransit -- along with the slogan "take PART." (Connections are available to SEPTA -- '''S'''outh'''E'''ast '''P'''ennsylvania '''T'''ransit '''A'''uthority, serving the greater Philadelphia area and surrounding suburbs.)
1st Nov '16 9:25:40 AM Angus_Old
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* Yulon's R&D department is named Hua-chuang Automobile Information Technical Center, or HAITEC for short. Now, try to pronounce the acronym...
29th Oct '16 12:30:07 PM MartinusXIV
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* In astrophysics, bodies like black holes, neutron stars and brown dwarfs are referred to as '''M'''assive '''A'''strophysical '''C'''ompact '''H'''alo '''O'''bjects, or '''MACHO'''s for short.
* In contrast, physicists regard to candidate particles for "dark matter", including neutrinos, as '''W'''eakly '''I'''nteracting '''M'''assive '''P'''articles, or '''WIMP'''s for short.
6th Oct '16 5:46:14 PM missmoon
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* When the Republican-dominated Congress held up a budget bill to the point where the government shut down, the National Weather Service branch in Anchorage, Alaska released a weather prediction on their site, with ''PLEASE PAY US'' embedded [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2013/10/04/weather-service-office-begs-please-pay-us-in-secret-message/ as an acrostic]] in the first words of each sentence.
2nd Oct '16 7:22:17 PM DialgaX
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proton-enhanced_nuclear_induction_spectroscopy There is a a nuclear magnetic resonance imaging technique]] named '''P'''roton-'''E'''nhanced '''N'''uclear '''I'''nduction '''S'''pectroscopy
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