June 5th, 2004

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Phone Post:

VoicePost
170K 0:47
“well, it's mostly gone now...I'm outside, walking towards the bus. Southeast sky, something about 35° up or so, there's like this rainbow pattern in the clou-like these clouds-these high wispy clouds-that are reflecting rainbow light. Refracting rainbow light. Whatever. It was really cool. I could see pretty much the whole spectrum across a couple clouds. I <b>don't</b> have my camera with me! I saw a rainbow the other day, um, Thursday--to both ends, but not the middle. So I've never seen this before. So if anybody knows what this is?...or as a reminder to myself. Anyway, 'bye.”

Transcribed by: bubblebabble
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Phone Post: Libris Interruptus

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151K 0:42
“So, I just finished Vernor Vinge's, <I>A Fire Upon the Deep</I> -- and, well, let's say, "I *almost* finished it". The last two pages were ripped out! Luckily, just the epilogue, so it's not that big of a deal, but, like, y'know, cut off mid-sentence. Dunno if there's, like, a whole nother page, or two whole pages of stuff, or whatever, but AARGH! Thanks, <lj user=bitty>. I tried to go by the the library and get a copy, but they are clos&egrave;d. So, at some point, I'll read the last page or so of this book. Yeah. That is all.”

Transcribed by: multiple users
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Phone Post: _A Fire Upon the Deep_, Redux

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223K 1:04
“So, I tried Borders [tr. note: Boo! Hiss!], but they didn't have any Vernor Vinge [tr. note: further evidence that they suck]. So, no luck there. It was interesting: when I went in, little whatever-detectors beeped. I don't know what it was in my bag; I had a couple of books, like, a video, and some DVD's. It beeped when I went in, and then of course it beeped when I went out -- but nobody said anything or stopped me, or whatever. Speculating, like, well! Policy: make sure to beep when you go in, and sort of look at the security guard, so they know that you know that it beeped when you went in; and you should be able to, like, swipe stuff and then leave, 'cause it'll beep when you go out. That's the theory, anyway. Or maybe they wouldn't even care if it beeps, anyway, if someone just keeps walking. Just an interesting thought about security stuff. Yeah. So, no luck on the Vernor Vinge [tr. note: did I mention that they suck?]. Okay, bye.”

Transcribed by: zyxwvut