September 14th, 2012

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It's National Everyone-Smile-At-One-Another-hood Week

``Well, here's some advances in the making of stereotypes.''

- ``Oh, good, we've been waiting for them.''

``Says in the news that a team at the University of Aberdeen's Person Perception Lab worked up an experiment studying how stereotypes form and evolve.''

- ``Fancy them having a Person Perception Lab. I would think even in Aberdeen noticing people isn't all that hard. Just have the person say, `Hey' or `Look out' or `Strawberry wombat' and they'll get noticed.''

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Trivia: Among the optics on the Apollo Command Module was a wide field-of-view telescope of magnifying power 1. Source: The Apollo Guidance Computer: Architecture and Operation, Frank O'Brien. (It was used for locating navigation stars as part of determining the spacecraft's orientation, and was slaved to the sextant for navigation fixes.)

Currently Reading: Five Days In Philadelphia: 1940, Wendell Wilkie, and the Political Convention That Freed FDR To Win World War II, Charles Peters.