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    Ginsburg's Law:
    At the precise moment you take off your shoe in a shoe store, your
    big toe will pop out of your sock to see what's going on.


    One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled
    long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no
    longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured
    us. it is simply too painful to acknowledge -- even to ourselves -- that
    we've been so credulous. (So the old bamboozles tend to persist as the
    new bamboozles rise.)
    -- Carl Sagan, "The Fine Art of Baloney Detection," Parade, February 1, 1987


    That's one small step for a man; one giant leap for mankind.
    -- Neil Armstrong

    Dinosaurs aren't extinct. They've just learned to hide in the trees.


    QOTD:
    "I used to be an idealist, but I got mugged by reality."
     
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    It is imperative when flying coach that you restrain any tendency toward
    the vividly imaginative. For although it may momentarily appear to be the
    case, it is not at all likely that the cabin is entirely inhabited by
    crying babies smoking inexpensive domestic cigars.
    -- Fran Lebowitz, "Social Studies"
     
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    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3

    0. integrated 0. management 0. options
    1. total 1. organizational 1. flexibility
    2. systematized 2. monitored 2. capability
    3. parallel 3. reciprocal 3. mobility
    4. functional 4. digital 4. programming
    5. responsive 5. logistical 5. concept
    6. optional 6. transitional 6. time-phase
    7. synchronized 7. incremental 7. projection
    8. compatible 8. third-generation 8. hardware
    9. balanced 9. policy 9. contingency

    The procedure is simple. Think of any three-digit number, then select
    the corresponding buzzword from each column. For instance, number 257 produces
    "systematized logistical projection," a phrase that can be dropped into
    virtually any report with that ring of decisive, knowledgeable authority. "No
    one will have the remotest idea of what you're talking about," says Broughton,
    "but the important thing is that they're not about to admit it."
    -- Philip Broughton, "How to Win at Wordsmanship"
     
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    Every absurdity has a champion who will defend it.


    The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent.
    -- Sagan


    comment:
    A superfluous element of a source program included so the
    programmer can remember what the hell it was he was doing
    six months later. Only the weak-minded need them, according
    to those who think they aren't.
     
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    === ALL USERS PLEASE NOTE ========================

    CAR and CDR now return extra values.

    The function CAR now returns two values. Since it has to go to the trouble
    to figure out if the object is carcdr-able anyway, we figured you might as
    well get both halves at once. For example, the following code shows how to
    destructure a cons (SOME-CONS) into its two slots (THE-CAR and THE-CDR):

    (MULTIPLE-VALUE-BIND (THE-CAR THE-CDR) (CAR SOME-CONS) ...)

    For symmetry with CAR, CDR returns a second value which is the CAR of the
    object. In a related change, the functions MAKE-ARRAY and CONS have been
    fixed so they don't allocate any storage except on the stack. This should
    hopefully help people who don't like using the garbage collector because
    it cold boots the machine so often.
     
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    He: Let's end it all, bequeathin' our brains to science.
    She: What?!? Science got enough trouble with their OWN brains.
    -- Walt Kelly


    It's currently a problem of access to gigabits through punybaud.
    -- J. C. R. Licklider


    ... so long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those
    who wish to tyrranize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent,
    and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious
    and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men.
    -- Voltarine de Cleyre


    NOBODY EXPECTS THE SPANISH INQUISITION!


    A well-known friend is a treasure.


    No extensible language will be universal.
    -- T. Cheatham


    The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.
    -- Wm. Shakespeare, "Henry VI", Part IV


    A friend is a present you give yourself.
    -- Robert Louis Stevenson
     
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    In the beginning there was only one kind of Mathematician, created by
    the Great Mathamatical Spirit form the Book: the Topologist. And they grew to
    large numbers and prospered.
    One day they looked up in the heavens and desired to reach up as far
    as the eye could see. So they set out in building a Mathematical edifice that
    was to reach up as far as "up" went. Further and further up they went ...
    until one night the edifice collapsed under the weight of paradox.
    The following morning saw only rubble where there once was a huge
    structure reaching to the heavens. One by one, the Mathematicians climbed
    out from under the rubble. It was a miracle that nobody was killed; but when
    they began to speak to one another, SUPRISE of all suprises! they could not
    understand each other. They all spoke different languages. They all fought
    amongst themselves and each went about their own way. To this day the
    Topologists remain the original Mathematicians.
    -- The Story of Babel
     
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    ... Our second completely true news item was sent to me by Mr. H. Boyce
    Connell Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., where he is involved in a law firm. One thing
    I like about the South is, folks there care about tradition. If somebody
    gets handed a name like "H. Boyce," he hangs on to it, puts it on his legal
    stationery, even passes it to his son, rather than do what a lesser person
    would do, such as get it changed or kill himself.
    -- Dave Barry, "This Column is Nothing but the Truth!"


    What a strange game. The only winning move is not to play.
    -- WOP, "War Games"


    We don't know who it was that discovered water, but we're pretty sure
    that it wasn't a fish.
    -- Marshall McLuhan


    Life is the urge to ecstasy.


    None love the bearer of bad news.
    -- Sophocles


    ... eighty years later he could still recall with the young pang of his
    original joy his falling in love with Ada.
    -- Nabokov


    A woman forgives the audacity of which her beauty has prompted us to be guilty.
    -- LeSage
     
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    I did cancel one performance in Holland where they thought my music was so easy
    that they didn't rehearse at all. And so the first time when I found that out,
    I rehearsed the orchestra myself in front of the audience of 3,000 people and
    the next day I rehearsed through the second movement -- this was the piece
    _Cheap Imitation_ -- and they then were ashamed. The Dutch people were ashamed
    and they invited me to come to the Holland festival and they promised to
    rehearse. And when I got to Amsterdam they had changed the orchestra, and
    again, they hadn't rehearsed. So they were no more prepared the second time
    than they had been the first. I gave them a lecture and told them to cancel
    the performance; they then said over the radio that i had insisted on their
    cancelling the performance because they were "insufficiently Zen."
    Can you believe it?
    -- composer John Cage, "Electronic Musician" magazine, March 88, pg. 89
     
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    I feel better about world problems now!


    I'll be Grateful when they're Dead.


    Graduate life: It's not just a job. It's an indenture.


    IOT trap -- core dumped


    Some people carve careers, others chisel them.


    Do you know about being with somebody? Wanting to be? If I had the
    whole universe, I'd give it to you, Janice. When I see you, I feel
    like I'm hungry all over. Do you know how that feels?
    -- Charlie Evans, "Charlie X", stardate 1535.8


    belief, n:
    Something you do not believe.


    bash-2.05b# fortune
    You have mail.
     
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    Real Programmers don't eat quiche. They eat Twinkies and Szechwan food.


    "The inside of my head was exploding with fireworks. Fortunately,
    my last thought turned out the lights when it left."
    --- Calvin


    I used to be an agnostic, but now I'm not so sure.


    A modem is a baudy house.


    [From the operation manual for the CI-300 Dot Matrix Line Printer, made
    in Japan]:

    The excellent output machine of MODEL CI-300 as extraordinary DOT MATRIX
    LINE PRINTER, built in two MICRO-PROCESSORs as well as EAROM, is featured by
    permitting wonderful co-existence such as; "high quality against low cost,"
    "diversified functions with compact design," "flexibility in accessibleness
    and durability of approx. 2000,000,00 Dot/Head," "being sophisticated in
    mechanism but possibly agile operating under noises being extremely
    suppressed" etc.

    And as a matter of course, the final goal is just simply to help achieve
    "super shuttle diplomacy" between cool data, perhaps earned by HOST
    COMPUTER, and warm heart of human being.
     
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    Actor Real Name

    Boris Karloff William Henry Pratt
    Cary Grant Archibald Leach
    Edward G. Robinson Emmanual Goldenburg
    Gene Wilder Gerald Silberman
    John Wayne Marion Morrison
    Kirk Douglas Issur Danielovitch
    Richard Burton Richard Jenkins Jr.
    Roy Rogers Leonard Slye
    Woody Allen Allen Stewart Konigsberg
     
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    Hmmm, I think the Japanese translator should look for a new job .. :)
     
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    Snake the medication is clearly not working. i think its time to try electro-convulsive therapy.
     
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    Nah, Snakes fine. Some of this stuff is actually quite funny ...
     
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    Sudo, electro stuff doesn't work, thats possibly why I am like this.... :twisted: :twisted:

    My previous job taught me that you don't start feeling a voltage through the fingers until the voltage gets to about 50-52 V (DC in this case) but the sweatier you get, the voltage does drop too...

    An Incandescant light bulb will blow at a voltage of about 315 VDC....

    12kV from a Electrostatic dust cleaner (HUGE capacitor) is quite easy to feel..... especially when the voltage goes from the screwdriver and earths out through that largish dangly bit most guyz call "trouser snake"

    And is it possible to shatter the glass on a 10A-3AG glass fuse by bridging Active -> Neutral with your hands.... either 1 hand, or from side to side......
     
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    I remember one fo my Dads old, old dot matrix printers had, "operates at a quiet 60 db" written on the side of the box.
     
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    We got a new photo copier at work, one of those new Xerox "Document Centers" and I asked the guy who taught us what weight capacity the copier could handle..... The boss asked "Why Rod...." and I just said I was thinking of the Japanese advert of the girl using the photo copier to get at some chocolates ;o)
     
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    The New Testament offers the basis for modern computer coding theory,
    in the form of an affirmation of the binary number system.

    But let your communication be Yea, yea; nay, nay:
    for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
    -- Matthew 5:37


    It's later than you think.


    A woman can never be too rich or too thin.


    Accidents cause History.

    If Sigismund Unbuckle had taken a walk in 1426 and met Wat Tyler, the
    Peasant's Revolt would never have happened and the motor car would not
    have been invented until 2026, which would have meant that all the oil
    could have been used for lamps, thus saving the electric light bulb and
    the whale, and nobody would have caught Moby Dick or Billy Budd.
    -- Mike Harding, "The Armchair Anarchist's Almanac"
     
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    Marvelous! The super-user's going to boot me!
    What a finely tuned response to the situation!


    Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober,
    responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and
    immature.
    -- Tom Robbins


    Do not drink coffee in early A.M. It will keep you awake until noon.


    Acceptance testing:
    An unsuccessful attempt to find bugs.
     
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