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General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
Last post by cathwen - Today at 02:26:27 PM
Good evening!

QBwSBB for the last word, owing—which I could have sworn that I typed right after owning. Today I got to QB, but only with some SBB help.

LB: I had watched-diploidy. No solution yet today.

Happy puzzling!
General Discussion / Re: RIP: To remember those los...
Last post by FishProf - Today at 01:19:15 PM
Daniel Dennett, philosophical giant who championed "naturalism," dead at 82
Part of the "New Atheist" movement, best known for work on consciousness, free will.  (So sayeth ArsTechnica)

My students are currently reading Dennett, so this will be a surprise to them on Monday.
General Discussion / Re: RIP: To remember those los...
Last post by Langue_doc - Today at 12:17:58 PM
Quote from: poiuy on April 18, 2024, 06:39:32 PMI don't often post on these fora. I don't know if anyone here even registers when I post. Maybe I am speaking to the void. But the impulse is here. 
My father left us in January 2022.  My mother, in March 2024. They were both very good, cool, people who gave us everything.
It was a rough ride the last few years with each of their health issues, and being a transnational family, though we were so incredibly fortunate that one sibling lived right there.
It's odd how heavy the absence is, of the person, of the routines, of all the vast space in heart and mind.
I think of the parable of the mustard seed and soldier on. I hope their energy is zinging around the universe in ultimate bliss.

Sorry to hear about your loss--the death of a parent is hard. The death of both parents changes the hierarchy, as all of a sudden, you're no longer the child, but the head of the family.
General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
Last post by Langue_doc - Today at 12:15:14 PM

Pangrams--don't know how I found them--and above genius. QB yesterday, again don't know how I found the pangrams!

Went birding this morning.

Happy solving!
General Discussion / Re: Bidet add on to regular to...
Last post by nebo113 - Today at 12:10:38 PM
Quote from: secundem_artem on April 19, 2024, 10:54:36 AMOK..... I read this as Biden add on to regular toilet and wondered what the plumbing was like in the Oval Office.

My spellcheck got confused.
General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
Last post by ab_grp - Today at 10:41:10 AM
Good morning!

Got to genius with pangrams so far.  I could not get the third pangram, ironworking, yesterday.  I thought I had it with gigworking, inkworking.  Ugh.  Husband got to QBABH!

No luck on LB.  That seemed like a tough one!

Happy solving!
Research & Scholarship / Re: April Research Thread
Last post by Parasaurolophus - Today at 09:38:02 AM
Mostly have to grade today, though I'd like to do a small of chunk of T1. We'll see.
General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
Last post by ciao_yall - Today at 08:56:17 AM

QBwG, last word wooing. LB - after flailing around with 3fers, finally went to hints, Googling hints, etc to find the rather straightforward typhoid-declaw.

Happy solving!
General Discussion / Re: The Venting Thread
Last post by fishbrains - Today at 07:55:44 AM
It's amazing how quickly a credit card company can take action when your credit card is compromised versus when you have any other concern about your account.