Monday, September 16, 2019

Monday, September 16, 2019

corsair \KAWR-sair\, noun: 
  1. a pirate, especially formerly of the Barbary Coast.
  2. a fast ship used for piracy.
  3. (initial capital letter) Military. a gull-winged, propeller-driven fighter plane built for the U.S. Navy in World War II and kept in service into the early 1950s.
Corsair came to English in the 16th century from the medieval Latin cursus meaning "hostile voyage."
 
Malware Reunion
  • When a computer virus or other malware sends junk mail to recipients on your contact list, and a correspondence results between you and someone on your contact list with whom you have not communicated in a long time.
Email 1: Mike? It's me Sheila from law school - long time no speak! I think you have a virus on your computer because I'm getting spam from you. Anyways - how is life going - where are you working?

Email 2: Hi Sheila - good to hear from you and sorry about the spam - what a nice malware reunion! I started my own practice a year ago. Where are you working?
 
Trivia
Which chemical element got its name from a Greek word that means “stench”?
  • Bromine. Bromos is the Greek word that describes the element’s pungent odor.
History 
  • Boston: was founded by Puritan settlers (1630)
  • General Motors: the world's largest automobile maker was founded by William C. Durant in Flint, Michigan (1908)
  • Wall Street bombing: explosives detonated in a horse-drawn wagon killed 38 people in New York City's financial district; the perpetrators were never definitively identified but the FBI suspected Italian anarchists (1920)
  • Vietnam War: President Gerald Ford announced conditional amnesty for draft dodgers and deserters (1974)
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger: actor-turned-California-governor became a US citizen (1983)
  • Montreal Protocol: treaty that aims to protect the ozone layer was signed (1987)
Birthdays
  • Louis XIV (France) 1638
  • Francis Parkman 1823
  • J.C. Penney 1875
  • George Whitney Calhoun 1890
  • Buster Mills 1908
  • Allen Funt 1914
  • Arleen Whelan 1916
  • Marvin Middlemark 1919
  • Janis Paige 1923
  • Lauren Bacall 1924
  • B.B. King 1925
  • Charlie Byrd 1925
  • Morgan Woodward 1925
  • John Knowles 1926
  • Peter Falk 1927
  • Jack Kelley 1927
  • Anne Francis 1930
  • George Chakiris 1933
  • Elgin Baylor 1934
  • Bernie Calvert (The Hollies) 1942
  • Linda Henning 1944
  • Betty Kelly (Martha and the Vandellas) 1944
  • Susan Ruttan 1948
  • Kenney Jones 1948 - Musician (Faces, The Who)
  • Ed Begley, Jr. 1949
  • David Bellamy (The Bellamy Brothers) 1950
  • Ron Blair 1952
  • Earl Klugh 1953
  • Colin Newman 1954
  • Robin Yount 1955
  • Mickey Rourke 1956
  • David Copperfield 1956
  • Peter Zaremba (Fleshtones) 1956
  • Terry McBride 1958
  • Orel Hershiser 1958
  • Rodney Franklin 1958
  • Jane Brook 1962
  • Richard Marx 1963
  • Molly Shannon 1964
  • Marc Anthony 1968
  • Amy Poehler 1971
  • Madeline Zima 1985

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