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Old 2020-08-03, 13:58   #1453
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William English, who helped develop the computer mouse.
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Old 2020-08-03, 18:11   #1454
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William English, who helped develop the computer mouse.
I remember seeing a photo of his first mouse. Most of it was wooden. He had to start somewhere.
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Old 2020-08-03, 20:44   #1455
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Even though Mr. Mouse's name is 'English' rather than 'Scots', this might be a suitable poem to have read at his burial.
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Old 2020-08-06, 04:07   #1456
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Without looking, I imagine this poem starts (cannot reproduce Burns' spelling)
Wee sleekit timorous cowering beasty
Dang it!. I mixed up the order of the adjectives!

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Old 2020-08-07, 17:05   #1457
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Even though Mr. Mouse's name is 'English' rather than 'Scots', this might be a suitable poem to have read at his burial.
I've long lost count of the number of field mice I've evicted, by collecting woods' edge firewood stacks for transport. They do seem to like a high-rise in which to nest. All that hard work of gathering bits of grass and leaves to make a cozy nest, razed in seconds. "The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men,
Gang aft agley,"
The nest materials are left where they fall, for their easier rebuilding.
"Snickers bar of the desert" https://media.hhmi.org/biointeractiv...Transcript.pdf

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Old 2020-08-10, 06:21   #1458
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Frances Elizabeth Allen was an American computer scientist and pioneer in the field of optimizing compilers. Allen was the first female IBM Fellow and in 2006 became the first woman to win the Turing Award. Her achievements include seminal work in compilers, program optimization, and parallelization.

Link I have is from the iPhone news, not sure if it will work here, feel free to add a link, TIA.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...dcc_story.html

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Old 2020-08-12, 12:43   #1459
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Trini Lopez
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RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Trini Lopez, a singer and guitarist who gained fame for his versions of "Lemon Tree" and "If I Had a Hammer" in the 1960s and took his talents to Hollywood, died Tuesday. He was 83.

Filmmaker P. David Ebersole, who just finished shooting a documentary on Lopez with Todd Hughes, confirmed that Lopez died from complications of COVID-19 at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, California.
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Old 2020-08-15, 13:29   #1460
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Former Illinois Gov. James R. Thompson

It's been ages, but IIRC it was when he was a U.S. Attorney that he put former governor Otto Kerner (by then a Federal Appeals Court judge) in prison, for participating in some sort of illegal racetrack stock deal. (The fixer who set up the operation played "Let's Make a Deal" and walked.) Upon being convicted, Kerner resigned as judge. He was released early when he was found to have lung cancer, and did not live long thereafter.

(Kerner had also been the chairman of the The National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, AKA the "Kerner Commission," constituted in the wake of the "Long Hot Summer" of 1967, and whose report (the "Kerner Report"), released in March 1968, might be seen today as "Déjà vu all over again.")

Thompson also put a lot of Mayor Daley's cronies in prison (That's Richard J. Daley, Mayor from 1955 until 1976, when he dropped dead of a heart attack in his doctor's office).

The state government building in the Chicago Loop, one of Helmut Jahn's Nightmares by Design®, formerly known as the State of Illinois Center, was named for Thompson.
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Old 2020-08-15, 15:29   #1461
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Friends and I always said that they named the building for Big Jim because they both had/have huge forward protuberances.
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Old 2020-08-18, 17:03   #1462
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Konrad Steffen was a glaciologist and expert on ocean level rise.
He was one of the first to raise the alarm about Greenland's ice melting.

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Old 2020-08-18, 19:29   #1463
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Hall of fame Canadian ice hockey player.

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