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Re: What do you do other than paleontology?
Looks like some translation is in order.
"I only collect Cretac[e]ous ammonites. Leave these lizard bones to
That is, those that walk into battle instead of riding there. Those that
are not knights. The unwashed masses.
I read a lot on everything interesting (mostly on the Internet), which
includes some subdisciplines of linguistics (phonetics/phonology, and
phylogenetics -- "historical linguistics" they call it). Being an
autodidact (far enough to understand the literature, that is -- not to
contribute to it) is fairly easy these days, with Wikipedia and the
occasional accessible pdf of primary literature... and there are things
on Google Books you wouldn't believe.
I spend way too much time reading and discussing on a small number of
blogs (about everything interesting), but I must say I learn a lot in
Every few months I have a phase when I play a lot of Minesweeper... no
more sophisticated games are available here & now, but I'd like to play
a lot of Caesar III and Civilization II, III, and IV-Beyond The Sword.
Haven't had a chance to ever play the last one.