"The computer programmer is a creator of universes for which he alone
is responsible. Universes of virtually unlimited complexity can be
created in the form of computer programs."
-- Joseph Weizenbaum, _Computer Power and Human Reason_

Brillineggiava, ed i tovoli slati
girlavano ghimbanti nella vaba;
i borogovi eran tutti mimanti
e la moma radeva fuorigraba.

"Figliuolo mio, sta' attento al Gibrovacco,
dagli artigli e dal morso lacerante;
fuggi l'uccello Giuggiolo, e nel sacco
metti infine il frumioso Bandifante".
-- Lewis Carroll, "Jabberwocky"

Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished:
if you're alive, it isn't.

In the face of dogmas, of despots, of the sentimental, of charlatans and regimenters, humanity's future belongs to reason.
----+- Andre Lorulot -+----

And it should be the law: If you use the word `paradigm' without knowing
what the dictionary says it means, you go to jail. No exceptions.
-- David Jones

* TwingyAFK is shopping for 17" flat panel
* aav sells TwingyAFK a piece of plywood

"For the love of phlegm...a stupid wall of death rays. How tacky can ya get?"
-- Post Brothers comics

A perfeita coragem é fazer sem testemunhas aquilo que outro só seria capaz
de fazer com o mundo a observar
-- La Rochefoucauld

Fog Lamps, n.:
Excessively (often obnoxiously) bright lamps mounted on the fronts
of automobiles; used on dry, clear nights to indicate that the
driver's brain is in a fog. See also "Idiot Lights".

Suffering alone exists, none who suffer;
The deed there is, but no doer thereof;
Nirvana is, but no one is seeking it;
The Path there is, but none who travel it.
-- "Buddhist Symbolism", Symbols and Values

If this is timesharing, give me my share right now.

Fun experiments:
Get a can of shaving cream, throw it in a freezer for about a week.
Then take it out, peel the metal off and put it where you want...
bedroom, car, etc. As it thaws, it expands an unbelievable amount.

The mome rath isn't born that could outgrabe me.
-- Nicol Williamson

I asked the engineer who designed the communication terminal's keyboards
why these were not manufactured in a central facility, in view of the
small number needed [1 per month] in his factory. He explained that this
would be contrary to the political concept of local self-sufficiency.
Therefore, each factory needing keyboards, no matter how few, manufactures
them completely, even molding the keypads.
-- Isaac Auerbach, IEEE "Computer", Nov. 1979

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

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