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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:33 am

Power outage due to old equipment...
Winter weather for part of the day (obviously this one isn't unusual)

And now a standoff/bomb/terrorism threat that's hit international news wires...

There's not much else to get classes cancelled here is there?

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Post by libertymark » Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:50 am

nothing i can think of where the university is still standing

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:51 am

Campus-wide Pearl Harbor? Guess not though since teachers probably wouldn't excuse it

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Post by libertymark » Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:52 am

maybe, we already get St. Pat's off so there would be a high probability for that

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Post by libertymark » Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:56 am

this as pretty much destroyed any chance of me actually getting stuff done today

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:58 am

Yeah with your one class today your schedule was already open as it is. I'm probably going to get less accomplished today than I would have had we had classes

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Post by jcarkeys » Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:11 am

It's not big news until it hits Drudge. I had hard enough of a time finding it on CNN, but that's to be expected.

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Post by libertymark » Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:59 pm

now that we made national news as University of Missouri Rolla, thats another reason not to change the name

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:03 pm

OMG and SMS didn't make the national news as SMS OMG.....

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Post by jcarkeys » Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:06 pm

libertymark wrote: now that we made national news as University of Missouri Rolla, thats another reason not to change the name
You had a depressed student threaten terrorist actions. That's the name that made it in national news. Do you really think changing the name now will be a bad idea?

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:07 pm

libertymark wrote: now that we made national news as University of Missouri Rolla, thats another reason not to change the name
I was thinking that too...

The last name I heard was Missouri Polytechnical Institute or something like that... MPTI. That abbreviation would describe the contents of Rolla pretty well though.

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:48 pm

One reason for a name change???

White Powder Scare Follows MU Standoff

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Post by DeckardCain » Tue Feb 27, 2007 4:10 pm

Powdered sugar... laaaame. I was wondering what all those sirens were last night.

Off topic: Maybe some of us wouldn't be so dead set against the name change if they'd consider names that didn't suck.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:05 pm

Missouri Institute of Terrorists?

Yeah, I thought it was stupid too when my roommate told me that one.

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:09 pm

I'm sure with that post jeff our site just landed on several FBI watchlists

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Post by libertymark » Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:03 pm

anthrax isn't usually white so i didn't care. its normally yellow/brown because of impurities, its almost impossible to get pure anthrax.

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Post by LibertyMarie » Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:37 pm

libertymark wrote: anthrax isn't usually white so i didn't care. its normally yellow/brown because of impurities, its almost impossible to get pure anthrax.
umm, mark...?
it worries me a little that you know this.

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Post by DeckardCain » Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:51 pm

haha, zomg mark is a terrorist

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:59 pm

Who's going to buy a Terrorist Tuesday shirt?

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:03 pm

dumbest shirt I have ever seen

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Post by DeckardCain » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:08 pm

I don't care much for it either, but I'm impressed that they devoted an entire domain to it.

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Post by redliberte » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:58 pm

... seriously, he's at rolla and he couldn't find anything more interesting to use for fake anthrax than powdered sugar?
haha

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Post by libertymark » Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:47 pm

  ... seriously, he's at rolla and he couldn't find anything more interesting to use for fake anthrax than powdered sugar?
haha
everyone i talked to thought it would turn out to be cocaine or something.
Who's going to buy a Terrorist Tuesday shirt?

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i would buy one if i really wanted one and had the money. really funny.
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anthrax isn't usually white so i didn't care. its normally yellow/brown because of impurities, its almost impossible to get pure anthrax.

umm, mark...?
it worries me a little that you know this.
actually that would be my history professor, she told us that because she learned that from a friend.
haha, zomg mark is a terrorist
no, i joined a group on facebook about this and i was given the officer title "the Alibi" because my friend would be a good person to do that though he never would. btw does anyone know where zomg came from?

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:59 pm

libertymark wrote: btw does anyone know where zomg came from?
Apparently the shift key isn't big enough for some people and they accidentally hit the Z key when they type OMG so ZOMG resulted. Minutely related to the way this happened!!!!!!!!111

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Post by libertymark » Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:54 am

that makes sense.

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Tornadoes

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:15 am

Tornadoes where the sirens go off around 6:30 and are off around 6:50 then 15 minutes later the RA (I'm assuming; I didn't answer the door) comes by and says there's a tornado warning and we had to go downstairs. Luckily the going downstairs part didn't actually happen but it unnecessarily woke us up early. :angry:

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Post by DeckardCain » Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:32 pm

I must have slept through it.

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Post by libertymark » Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:40 pm

nice you didn't miss much

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Post by libertymark » Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:30 pm

another to add for the week
food poisoning at TJ

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Post by DeckardCain » Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:47 pm

libertymark wrote: another to add for the week
food poisoning at TJ
It's actually a small miracle this doesn't happen more often than it does.

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Post by libertymark » Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:32 pm

very true, half the stuff they serve isn't cooked properly

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Post by libertymark » Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:36 pm

its a freaking plague here. half the people on my floor are ill. my ra sent out an email asking who is sick and what are their symptoms.

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