Somewhere along the line, a lot of easy-money lenders and extended warranty providers have gotten my cell-phone number. They all use robo-callers to begin the "conversation." Worse, the predicative-dialed robo-calls are running nuisance rates of around 30-50% (there used to be laws against this).
Unfortunately, my reject list only holds 20 numbers.
So I'm doing a round-robin (FIFO ring buffer, for fellow programers) as new numbers come in.
I use a simple number scheme. When I get back to the top I change the name from DNC01 to DNC21 and count from 21. This lets me know where the head and the tail of the ring-buffer are on the list, so I know where to add new numbers.
But I want to save the old numbers too
Just in case they start using them again after having been on the reject-list for a while.
So here's the list of all numbers on my reject list
(except for the first few that I threw out before deciding to do this)
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
" A quick trip to the Moon provides the answer: Imagine yourself standing on a dusty lunar plain looking up at the sky. Overhead hangs Earth, nightside [facing you], completely hiding the sun behind it. The eclipse is under way. You might expect Earth seen in this way to be utterly dark, but it's not. The rim of the planet is on fire! As you scan your eye around Earth's circumference, you're seeing every sunrise and every sunset in the world, all of them, all at once. This incredible light beams into the heart of Earth's shadow, filling it with a coppery glow and transforming the Moon into a great red orb. "
Last time a lunar coincided with solstice?
1638 DEC 21, Next time it will happen? 2094 DEC 21