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  • The ones most suited for thoroughfares are generally the best ascetically, and have the fewest noise/pollution/emergency vehicle tradeoffs but are generally also the most expensive and create least aggregate reduction in speed. in short, as usual tanstaafl.

    Matthew Yglesias » DC Cop Urges Pedestrians to Avoid Inconveniently Colliding With Illegally Fast-Driving Cars

  • Of course tanstaafl is not Russian, but it is a fine book, and Heinlein has fun combining Russian and English in the dialect of his joint moon colony.

    languagehat.com: MORE DISAPPOINTMENT.

  • Now, it is possible that tanstaafl is a tax preparer, or perhaps files a very simple 1040

    Christian Science Monitor | All Stories

  • Is there any way to force TB to look up email addresses in my address book before sorting them? tanstaafl

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  • Keep posts here in the Forums instead and we all learn. tanstaafl

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  • Can someone tell mw how to get them back to opening in the preview pane when clicked / tanstaafl

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  • A new section was added to the Thunderbird 3.0 Knowledge Base article, explaining how to use the same profile alternatingly with TB 2.0 and TB 3.0 (thanks to Spage and tanstaafl).

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  • I've just added a respective note to the Talk page of the KB article for verification. tanstaafl

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  • Especially to JoeS & tanstaafl with so many suggestions.

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  • Mentioned in Karsten Düsterloh's Comment (#4) at 2008-12-28 10: 09: 21 PDT in the section was added to the Thunderbird 3.0 Knowledge Base article, explaining how to use the same profile alternatingly with TB 2.0 and TB 3.0 (thanks to Spage and tanstaafl).

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  • Actually, it's an acronym for "there ain't no such thing as a free lunch".
    I don't think it's spoken often, but I've seen it in writing several times this year. Not counting the times it was used in Robert Heinlein's story "the Moon Is A Harsh Mistress".

    July 18, 2009

  • acronym for "There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch" - popularized in the Science Fiction novel The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein.

    July 14, 2009

  • There Ain't No Such Thing...?

    July 19, 2007

  • I remember this from The Moon is a Harsh Mistress - There's No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.

    July 19, 2007