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Well, I'll write this down, just to confuse you.. I think I just confused me, too.
Among the institutions upon which this great city prides itself, special honor must be accorded the National Prayer Breakfast. Held once a year -- evidently on the implicit understanding that once is quite sufficient -- this august occasion brings under one roof the most extraordinary collection of duplicity, of human hypocrisy, that has ever been gathered together in Washington, with the possible exception of when Richard Nixon prayed alone.
The problem with some people is that when they aren't drunk, they're sober.
-William Butler Yeats
The data in your genes is code. The floor plans for your house are code. The two concepts are actually indistinguishable, linked at a fundamental level by the idea of an Interpreter, which sits at the very heart of Computer Science. Metadata, on the other hand, is more like the kidney of Computer Science. In practice you can lose half of it and hardly notice.
Right now I'm at page 91 of a 216 page book and I must say that the most persistent flaw is that Mead often doesn't seem to know what he's talking about.
The idea of Bush campaigning in the District of Columbia, whose population consists almost entirely of African-Americans, government employees, and African-American employees is a more than a bit absurd. Here in the noble 22nd Precinct I was shocked to learn the other day that we have as many as one Bush supporter.
Do or do not. There is no try.
-Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back
Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.
-Yoda, The Phantom Menace
The problem with most elementary OS books is that they dwell on the conceptual solutions to non-problems and so equip students to solve the other examples of non-problems in the back of the chapter.
Now we're in the big leagues with such famed groups as soc.culture.quebec! Why I almost feel like reading news.groups again and getting really uppity.
-Yonderboy on the short lived soc.religion.kibology
A fixed bear is an animal in the bear family which includes black bears, brown bears, pandas, koalas, and grizzlies, as well as many others, which has been surgically altered to inhibit reproduction--for example, by removing the gonads. A fixed bear is generally not acceptable body jewellery due to their size as well as their claws and teeth which can be quite damaging during intercourse in the case of genital piercings, although there are probably a few adventurous and exotic size queens on RAB sporting sterilized koalas in their lobes after months and months of stretching.
There is No God but Sendmail and SMTP is Its Prophet
Don't do things half-assed. If a thing is worth doing at all, it's worth doing as well as you can possibly do it. Pick out something you think is worthwhile and do it or work at it with passion. Do it with all your might.
See, I have two different sets of notes here, his and mine. And looking at his notes is enough to send someone into an alternate universe.
I wouldn't object to my wife having the last word; if only she'd get to it.
...each day, death walks the earth, and we continue to live as though we were immortal.
-Yudishthira, The Bhagavad Gita
C. S. Lewis never needed to write Aslan into the story. The plot makes far more sense without him. The children could show up in Narnia on their own, and lead the armies on their own. But is poor Lewis alone to blame? Narnia was written as a Christian parable, and the Christian religion itself has exactly the same problem. All Narnia does is project the flaw in a stark, simplified light: this story has an extra lion.
Reality, it turns out, usually delivers results somewhat worse than the "worst case".
Growing up is all about finding out that people are gay.
-Erin van Yuga
If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.
You can check the government organization handbook. The handbook contains all government organizations, it does not contain any secret organization.
-Sun Yuxi, PRC Foreign Ministry spokesman
You have a master's degree in engineering but half the people in your department either didn't go to college or have history degrees, except if you have a master's from Stanford, in which case everyone in your department has a master's degree from Stanford
-You Know You're From Silicon Valley When:
You remember the names of the three closest cheap sushi joints, the location of all the Fry's in the area and which companies your friends work for that are going public in the next year, but don't know the name of the mayor