[plt-scheme] Is today special

From: John Clements (clements at brinckerhoff.org)
Date: Wed Mar 3 11:15:02 EST 2004

On Mar 3, 2004, at 4:34 AM, Jerzy Karczmarczuk wrote:

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> Thank you folks for the explanation of:...
>>>> Is today special or is this a random date? Why am I getting a 
>>>> special PLT
>>>> picture on DRScheme's boot?
>>> Happy Texas Independence Day!
>>> Matthew
>>>  who now lives in a state that takes itself even more seriously, with
>>>  fireworks on July 24 (state holiday) to rival those on July 4
>>>  (national holiday)
> When I saw this fabulous star, I thought (obviously) that this is 
> another
> symbol. The star should be red.
> The lambda is a graphically poor way of representing hammer and sickle.
> I thought that perhaps somebody mixed-up the dates, and it was some
> Red October date, e.g. November 7.
> Now I see that it is Texas. Aha. They use lambdas instead of hammers 
> and
> sickles. Good, it seems to be less bug-prone.

If you're my age (30s) and had goth friends, you might also notice a 
certain similarity--an allusion, shall we say--to the Sisters of Mercy 


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