Bag of Randomness for Thursday, August 13, 2015


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5 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Thursday, August 13, 2015

  1. Ben W. says:

    The closing argument was fascinating to me, for obvious reasons. It's always interesting to see how and what another attorney prepares for a trial. I do wish he would use "pleaded" instead of "pled," which is used but not the accepted standard.

    The iPhone signal strength trick is really cool.

    I work on the 27th floor of a building downtown, and I have felt the wind move our building. Watching that mass damper move made me a little panicky.

    Fox News: Fair and Balanced! (disclaimer: this is not saying that the other outlets are not biased, too)

    That in-flight video is the most amazing thing I've seen on YouTube in a long time. The clarity of the video matched with the ability to view 360º is incredible. In 10 years, we'll be able to view things like that on inexpensive, mass-produced virtual reality devices. And it's all just one step closer to the holodeck…

    Prayers for Jimmy Carter. The man may have had a rough time as POTUS, but since then he has seemingly been a tireless symbol of what Christianity should look like.

    • Jason Truitt says:

      You know, in pleadings and court I do use pleaded. But in the vernacular, I switch it to pled unintentionally. It’s kind of like when I’m in a small town, the old Navarro County accent comes out of nowhere.

      • Ben W. says:

        Oh, I get that completely. My wife makes fun of me for how my accent changes when I call my parents. For some reason, I talk to them and I become more Texan. 🙂

        Pleaded/pled is one of those things that is much easier to catch when it's written, anyway. "Pled" looks weird, but sounds okay conversationally. I had a couple of mentors that beat it out of me, so I'm probably more sensitive to it than most.

        • Jason H.G. Truitt says:

          That's how I am with 'plenary' power, and the business records predicate. And a few other things, when they come up.

  2. Jason Truitt says:

    I wish I knew how. I’ll see what I can do, because I’ve neveriked the way it scrolled either.

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