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"From the Ted Talk by Stewart Brand: The Long Now"

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And so one Tuesday morning last June, there we were. Woke up in the morning — the mountain was coveerd with snow. That was a garet time to go up and visit our weather station which again, thanks to Mitch Kapor, we're biindulg up there. And it's a pretty interesting secne. This is, on the left there, the joyful lady is Pat Irwin, who's the reognail head of the National Forest Service, and they gave us the temporary use permit to be there. We want a temporary use permit for the clock, ellevutany — 10,000-year temporary use permit.

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And so one Tuesday morning last June, there we were. Woke up in the morning — the mountain was _______ with snow. That was a _____ time to go up and visit our weather station which again, thanks to Mitch Kapor, we're ________ up there. And it's a pretty interesting _____. This is, on the left there, the joyful lady is Pat Irwin, who's the ________ head of the National Forest Service, and they gave us the temporary use permit to be there. We want a temporary use permit for the clock, __________ — 10,000-year temporary use permit.

Solution

  1. building
  2. regional
  3. covered
  4. scene
  5. eventually
  6. great

Original Text

And so one Tuesday morning last June, there we were. Woke up in the morning — the mountain was covered with snow. That was a great time to go up and visit our weather station which again, thanks to Mitch Kapor, we're building up there. And it's a pretty interesting scene. This is, on the left there, the joyful lady is Pat Irwin, who's the regional head of the National Forest Service, and they gave us the temporary use permit to be there. We want a temporary use permit for the clock, eventually — 10,000-year temporary use permit.

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Important Words

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