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Somerset Maugham "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." - Bert Lantz "The one charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception a neccessity." - Oscar Wilde "God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh." - Voltaire "IBM uses what I like to call the 'hole-in-the-ground technique' to destroy the competition..... IBM digs a big HOLE in the ground and covers it with leaves. It then puts a big POT OF GOLD nearby. Then it gives the call, 'Hey, look at all t his gold, get over here fast.' As soon as the competitor approaches the pot, he falls into the pit" - John C. Dvorak "There are things that are so serious that you can only joke about them" - Heisenberg "It takes all sorts of in & out-door schooling to get adapted to my kind of fool ing" - R. Frost "Confound these ancestors.... They've stolen our best ideas!" - Ben Jonson And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it with dung that com eth out of man, in their sight...Then he [the Lord!] said unto me, Lo, I have gi ven thee cow's dung for man's dung, and thou shalt prepare thy bread therewith. [Ezek. 4:12-15 (KJV)] I have stripped off my dress; must I put it on again? I have washed my feet; mu st I soil them again? When my beloved slipped his hand through the latch-hole, my bowels stirred withi n me [my bowels were moved for him (KJV)]. When I arose to open for my beloved, my hands dripped with myrrh; the liquid myr rh from my fingers ran over the knobs of the bolt. With my own hands I opened t o my love, but my love had turned away and gone by; my heart sank when he turned his back. I sought him but I did not find him, I called him but he di d not answer. The watchmen, going the rounds of the city, met me; they struck me and wounded m e; the watchmen on the walls took away my cloak. [Song of Solomon 5:3-7 (NEB)] How beautiful are thy feet with shoes, O prince's daughter! the joints of thy th ighs are like jewels, the work of the hands of a cunning workman. Thy navel is like a round goblet, which wanteth not liquor: thy belly is like an heap of whe at set about with lillies. Thy two breasts are like two young roses that are twi ns. [Song of Solomon 7:1-3 (KJV)] How beautiful, how entrancing you are, my loved one, daughter of delights! You are stately as a palm-tree, and your breasts are the clusters of dates. I said, "I will climb up into the palm to grasp its fronds." May I find your br east like clusters of grapes on the vine, the scent of your breath like apricots
, and your whispers like spiced wine flowing smoothly to welcome my caresses, gliding down through lips and teeth. [Song of Solomon 7:6-9 (NEB)] Wear me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; for love is strong a s death, passion cruel as the grave; it blazes up like blazing fire, fiercer tha n any flame. [Song of Solomon 8:6 (NEB)] But Rabshakeh said unto them, Hath my master sent me to thy master, and to thee, to speak these words? Hath he not sent me to the men which sit on the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with you? [2 Kings 18:27 (KJV)] When Yahweh your gods has settled you in the land you're about to occupy, and driven out many infidels before you...you're to cut them down and exterminate them. You're to make no compromise with them or show them any mercy. [Deut. 7:1 (KJV)] I just thought of something funny...your mother. - Cheech Marin In the beginning, I was made. I didn't ask to be made. No one consulted with me or considered my feelings in this matter. But if it brought some passing fancy to some lowly humans as they haphazardly pranced their way through life's mournful jungle, then so be it. - Marvin the Paranoid Android, From Douglas Adams' Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy Radio Scripts You will be successful in your work. The life of a repo man is always intense. If you're not careful, you're going to catch something. That's the thing about people who think they hate computers. What they really hate is lousy programmers. - Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle in "Oath of Fealty" Wherever you go...There you are. - Buckaroo Banzai Life in the state of nature is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. - Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan Lack of skill dictates economy of style. - Joey Ramone No one is fit to be trusted with power. ... No one. ... Any man who has lived at all knows the follies and wickedness he's capabe of. ... And if he does know it, he knows also that neither he nor any man ought to be allowed to decide a single human fate. - C. P. Snow, The Light and the Dark Successful and fortunate crime is called virtue. - Seneca When we jumped into Sicily, the units became separated, and I couldn't find anyone. Eventually I stumbled across two colonels, a major, three captains, two lieutenants, and one rifleman, and we secured the bridge. Never in the
history of war have so few been led by so many. - General James Gavin The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. - Edmund Burke You may call me by my name, Wirth, or by my value, Worth. - Nicklaus Wirth Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he'll invite himself over for dinner. - Calvin Keegan Prediction is very difficult, especially of the future. - Niels Bohr The computer can't tell you the emotional story. It can give you the exact mathematical design, but what's missing is the eyebrows. - Frank Zappa Things are not as simple as they seems at first. - Edward Thorp The main thing is the play itself. I swear that greed for money has nothing to do with it, although heaven knows I am sorely in need of money. - Feodor Dostoyevsky It is surely a great calamity for a human being to have no obsessions. - Robert Bly Machines take me by surprise with great frequency. - Alan Turing Uncertain fortune is thoroughly mastered by the equity of the calculation. - Blaise Pascal After Goliath's defeat, giants ceased to command respect. - Freeman Dyson There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies and the other is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. - Charles Anthony Richard Hoare Do not allow this language (Ada) in its present state to be used in applications where reliability is critical, i.e., nuclear power stations, cruise missiles, early warning systems, anti-ballistic missle defense systems. The next rocket to go astray as a result of a programming language error may not be an exploratory space rocket on a harmless trip to Venus: It may be a nuclear warhead exploding over one of our cities. An unreliable programming language generating unreliable programs constitutes a far greater risk to our environment and to our society than unsafe cars, toxic pesticides, or accidents at nuclear power stations. - C. A. R. Hoare Without coffee he could not work, or at least he could not have worked in the way he did. In addition to paper and pens, he took with him everywhere as an indispensable article of equipment the coffee machine, which was no less important to him than his table or his white robe. - Stefan Zweigs, Biography of Balzac
MVS/370. Hence. . multipage. No other technology since civilization began has seen six orders of magnitude in performance-price gain in 30 years.Fred Brooks. Modula. Thompson In the pitiful. and contrast them with Cobol.Fred Brooks. . If they are. Software systems have orders-of-magnitude more states than computers do. and testing them hard..Fred Brooks.Fred Brooks. . not before. Algol. Jr. software systems differ profoundly from computers.. .Hunter S. useful software systems have been designed by committees and built as part of multipart projects.when fits of creativity run strong.Ellyn Mustard . Except for 75 of the women. great designers. it has proved to be useless as a design tool -programmers draw flowcharts after. or automobiles. This makes conceiving. Jr.one can see only a very few things at once. . we make the two similar parts into a subroutine . buildings. The complexity of software is an essential property. APL.Fred Brooks. and not always right at the top. Jr. describing. The so-called "desktop metaphor" of today's workstations is instead an "airplane-seat" metaphor. connection-boxed form to which the flowchart has today been elaborated. not an accidental one.Fred Brooks. Jr. where repeated elements abound. No such faith comforts the software engineer. we all enter the food chain." . . ."It was the Law of the Sea. Jr. . . Civilization ends at the waterline. Jr. writing the programs they describe. A little retrospection shows that although many fine. even Fortran. Consider Unix.computer hardware progress is so fast. they said. Jr. Anyone who has shuffled a lap full of papers while seated between two portly passengers will recognize the difference .open or closed. Einstein argued that there must be simplified explanations of nature.Fred Brooks. Pascal. In this respect. because God is not capricious or arbitrary. . descriptions of a software entity that abstract away its complexity often abstract away its essence. Digital computers are themselves more complex than most things people build: They hyave very large numbers of states. Software entities are more complex for their size than perhaps any other human construct because no two parts are alike.. and MS-DOS. PL/I. . Jr. everyone in the whole world wants to have sex. the Smalltalk interface. more than one programmer or writer has been known to abandon the desktop for the more spacious floor. . Beyond that. Jr.Fred Brooks.Fred Brooks.. those software systems that have excited passionate fans are those that are the products of one or a few designing minds.
Jane Wagner "Any medium powerful enough to extend man's reach is powerful enough to topple his world. hamburger with a side order of airplane noise. Keep on being free! Bingo." .. "Computer Software". gas station.Jessie in the movie "Greaser's Palace" Hoping to goodness is not theologically sound. and you'll be Gary.Peanuts Police up your spare rounds and frags. I guess I should have been more specific." . As in all the arts. . Keep as cool as you can. a romance with the material must be well under way. Survivors will be prosecuted.Bjarne Stroustrup in "The C++ Programming Language" The only way to learn a new programming language is by writing programs in it. It riles them to believe that you perceive the web they weave. If we value the lifelong learning of arts and letters as a springboard for personal and societal growth. Indiana. Trespassers will be shot. Scientific American. For this reason restricting language features with the intent of eliminating programmer errors is at best dangerous. .The connection between the language in which we think/program and the problems and solutions we can imagine is very close. To get the medium's magic to work for one's aims rather than against them is to attain literacy.new buzz phrase.Holly Near "No matter where you go. Parkinson There you go man.Alan Kay." . Survivors will be SHOT AGAIN! "I'm growing older. like "Where's the Beef?" that David Letterman's trying to get everyone to start saying . but not up.Willem Dafoe in "Platoon" "All my life I wanted to be someone. there you are.. But I don't mind the swelling.C. Man. "Computer Software". .Jimmy Buffett Scientists will study your brain to learn more about your distant cousin." .Alan Kay. September 1984 "The greatest warriors are the ones who fight for peace. N. .Brian Kernighan Perfection is acheived only on the point of collapse. September 1984 "Computer literacy is a contact with the activity of computing deep enough to make the computational equivalent of reading and writing fluent and enjoyable. Don't leave nothin' for the dinks. .Buckaroo Banzai Trespassers will be shot. Scientific American. should any less effort be spent to make computing a part of our lives?" ." . ." . "I hate the itching.
L.Kate Bush "In the face of entropy and nothingness. Was a sound that could kill some-one. old and new. February 1. Beauty is not love. . although there is usually a half-hour wait for luggage.Lyrics from a Warren Zevon song "I go on working for the same reason a hen goes on laying eggs. "And they told us. 1987 One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough.that we've been so credulous." . what they wanted..Karl Lehenbauer Badges? We don't need no stinking badges. scientists make mistakes in trying to understand the world. I'm literate." . I can't drive 55. This is how deep truths are winnowed from deep nonsense." . Wisdom is not truth. from a distance. we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. . I think you'll find reality's on the blink again. Love is not music.." The inability to benefit from feedback appears to be the primary cause of pseudoscience." Parade. either. Of course. The bamboozle has captured us. "The Fine Art of Baloney Detection. it is simply too painful to acknowledge . you kind of have to pretend it's not there if you want to keep writing good code. February 1. guns and money." . Truth is not beauty.. Thank God a million billion times you live in Texas. "This is not a bad way to travel.Carl Sagan. if that's what you mean!" No user-servicable parts inside.even to ourselves ." . no matter how bizarre or counterintuitive they may be.Marvin The Paranoid Android "Send lawyers. "Can you program?" "Well. Information is not knowledge." .Carl Sagan. Woody Allen once wrote. I'm looking forward to not being able to drive 65.an openness to new ideas.) .Your own mileage may vary. At the heart of science is an essential tension between two seemingly contradictory attitudes .H. 1987 Regarding astral projection. Refer to qualified service personnel. but there is a built-in error-correcting mechanism: The collective enterprise of creative thinking and skeptical thinking together keeps the field on track. Music is the best. Pseudoscientists retain their beliefs and ignore or distort contradictory evidence rather than modify or reject a flawed theory. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. they seem to lack the self-correcting mechanisms scientists must employ in their work. Knowledge is not Wisdom.Frank Zappa I can't drive 55." Parade. and the most ruthless skeptical scrutiny of all ideas. "The Fine Art of Baloney Detection. "Oh dear.. (So the old bamboozles tend to persist as the new bamboozles rise. Because of their strong biases. Mencken "Remember.
smaller. for more complete and efficient test cases will usually be available. interrupted by bursts of test-bed change.. the manager of control program implementation. or putatively less buggy. But the changes need to be quantized. He was right on both counts. This seems to be much less disruptive than a constant rippling and trembling. but would also be three months late. it would be well-done and practical. Futhermore.After ..faster. the lack of conceptual integrity made the system far more costly to build and change." Parade. is not considered a viable topic in contemoprary psychology is simply that its investigation has not proven fruitful.Frederick Brooks Jr. . vigilance.. The architecture manager had 10 good men. "The Fine Art of Baloney Detection.Thomas L.. Of course it must. "The Skeptical Inquirer. February 1.Frederick Brooks Jr. It would take ten months. the component builders will from time to time appear. Their work will be set back by having that test bed change under them.. But if we don't practice these tough habits of thought. or from a very small number of agreeing resonant minds. the result would not in fact be on time. Creed. Don't have aesthetic convulsions when using them. I did. He asserted that they could write the specifications and do it right. "The Mythical Man Month" Each team building another component has been using the most recent tested version of the integrated system as a test bed for debugging its piece. . and of much lower quality. The manager of architecture. He asserted that they could prepare the specifications. . "The Mythical Man Month" Conceptual integrity in turn dictates that the design must proceed from one mind. "The Mythical Man Month" The reason ESP.. more complete. and he could do it on schedule. although it should require less time. As the system comes up. schedule. I vividly recall the night we decided how to organize the actual writing of external specifications for OS/360. either. The replacement of a working component by a new version requires the same systematic testing procedure that adding a new component does. "The Mythical Man Month" It is a very humbling experience to make a multimillion-dollar mistake. up for grabs by the next charlatan who comes along. Do not underestimate the value of print statements for debugging. and I were threshing out the plan. To this the architecture manager responded that if I gave the control program team the responsibility. and I would estimate that it added a year to debugging time." Summer 1987 Finding the occasional straw of truth awash in a great ocean of confusion and bamboozle requires intelligence. bearing hot new versions of their pieces . we cannot hope to solve the truly serious problems that face us .Frederick Brooks Jr. three more than the schedule allowed. if the architecture team did it. Then each user has periods of productive stability. Moreover. 1987 Do not underestimate the value of print statements for debugging. with the architecture team coordinating. The control program manager had 150 men. . and it was.Carl Sagan. dedication and courage.. for example.Frederick Brooks Jr.and we risk becoming a nation of suckers. but it is also very memorable. . and division of responsibilities. his 150 men would sit twiddling their thumbs for ten months.
. what we least expect generally happens.Seneca Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced . neat. . .." the King said.Blaise Pascal "Where shall I begin.his theory was a crock of sewage from beginning to end.Samuel Taylor Coleridge What we anticipate seldom occurs. . .though his invention worked superbly . . . . "and go on till you come to the end: then stop." . "Begin at the beginning. in "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes" A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party. there is no battle unless there be two.Keith E. but I think you're garbage wrapped in skin. gravely. not anywhere as much as concious selection. pp.Edmund Burke For every problem there is one solution which is simple..Bengamin Disraeli Nothing in progression can rest on its original plan.It is for this reason alone that the topic is now of little interest to psychology. . 160-161 The evolution of the human race will not be accomplished in the ten thousand years of tame animals." Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll A morsel of genuine history is a thing so rare as to be always valuable. Within one more human lifespan. . We may as well think of rocking a grown man in the cradle of an infant.more than 70 years of study. .Yogi Berra The last thing one knows in constructing a work is what to put first. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. a person with two watches is never sure. Proverb You see but you do not observe.Thomas Jefferson To be awake is to be alive. but in the million years of wild animals... we will have changed ourselves unrecognizably. there still does not exist one example of an ESP phenomenon that is replicable under controlled conditions. and wrong. there is no demonstrated phenomenon that needs explanation." . in "Walden" A person with one watch knows what time it is. This simple but basic scientific criterion has not been met despite dozens of studies conducted over many decades. Stanovich. please your Majesty?" he asked.. We will civilize and alter ourselves to suit our ideas of what we can be. "How to Think Straight About Psychology".Charles Galton Darwin Natural selection won't matter soon.Henry David Thoreau. because man is and will always be a wild animal.Vernor Vinge.Greg Bear "Jesus may love you. .In short. "The Peace War" "It's like deja vu all over again.John Keats The fancy is indeed no other than a mode of memory emancipated from the order of space and time.Michael O'Donohugh . .even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it..
Abraham Lincoln . a community of thought. Tell me how much you get done. its own aristocracy based on excellence of performance. Tague It is not best to swap horses while crossing the river. thou poor ghost while memory holds a seat In this distracted globe.J. . come here.H. L. "A Penetration Analysis of the Michigan Terminal System". McIlroy. That youth and observation copied there. Licklider It is important to note that probably no large operating system using current design technology can withstand a determined and well-coordinated attack. All saws of books..Yogi Berra If the presence of electricity can be made visible in any part of a circuit. two are many. and make him something less than a man.Ramsey Clark The price one pays for pursuing any profession. . . sloppy or biased reporting. has its own elite. . C. . all forms. 1. 7-20 A right is not what someone gives you.Samuel F. . Morse "Mr. . A. Hebbard. B. from the table of my memory I'll wipe away all trivial fond records. Remember thee! Yea. R. D. . a rivalry of aim. Watson.Arthur Hays Sulzberger Each honest calling. E. No.James J. all pressures past. Mencken Don't tell me how hard you work. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life. . I see no reason why intelligence may not be transmitted instantaneously by electricity.. Give him the truth and he may still go wrong when he has the chance to be right. Pinson and B. with propaganda and deliberate falsehoods. . but give him no news or present him only with distorted and incomplete data. June 1980.Henry Brook Adams Remember thee Ay. and that most such documented penetrations have been remarkably easy. I want you. . each walk of life.M. 14. . I : v : 95 William Shakespeare Obviously. a man's judgement cannot be better than the information on which he has based it. .B. Ling One friend in a lifetime is much.the increased productivity fostered by a friendly environment and quality tools is essential to meet ever increasing demands for software.Alexander Graham Bell It's currently a problem of access to gigabits through punybaud.James Baldwin Small is beautiful. Hamlet.James Bryant Conant You can observe a lot just by watching. Vol. pp. Operating Systems Review. three are hardly possible.. or calling. N. with ignorant." . it's what no one can take from you. is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side. and you destroy his whole reasoning processes.
Vol. indispensable for its advancement. and to reduce the effect of the remaining errors by providing for recovery from them. the answer is shattering." IBM Systems Journal. which it is the object of the Analytical Engine to relieve. An interesting footnote to this design is that now a system failure can usually be considered to be the result of two program errors: the first. . the philosophy is to attack the availability problem from two complementary directions: to reduce the number of software errors through rigorous testing of running systems. But.. And at a period when the progress of physical science is obstructed by that exhausting intellectual and manual labor. Passage from the Life of a Philosopher How many hardware guys does it take to change a light bulb? . "Functional Structure of IBM Virtual Storage Operating Systems.Jean Cocteau Suppose for a moment that the automobile industry had developed at the same rate as computers and over the same period: how much cheaper and more efficient would the current models be? If you have not already heard the analogy.A. 382-400 I have sacrificed time.. or if the execution of such engines were of doubtful practicability or utility. and it would deliver enough power to drive the Queen Elizabeth II. Today you would be able to buy a Rolls-Royce for $2. . in the desire to complete these Calculating Engines. Scherr. and that no man distinguished as a civil engineer will venture to declare the construction of such machinery impracticable.Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images. . Part II: OS/VS-2 Concepts and Philosophies.Charles Babbage..Robert Lucky Get hold of portable property. and after expending from my own private fortune a larger sum than the government of England has spent on that machine. and fortune.75. If the work upon which I have bestowed so much time and thought were a mere triumph over mechanical difficulties.. but I venture to assert that no mathematician who has a reputation to lose will ever publicly express an opinion that such a machine would be useless if made. the second. not even the offer of those honors or rewards which are allowed to fall within the reach of men who devote themselves to purely scientific investigations. I have received neither an acknowledgement of my labors. 1973. the execution of which it only commenced. And if you were interested in miniaturization. health. pp. . . you're going to get computers as prizes in breakfast cereals. In fact. 4. L. some justification might be found for the course which has been taken. or simply curious. You'll throw them out because your house will be littered with them. .Christopher Evans In the future. in the program that started the problem. there is no reason why mental as well as bodily labor should not be economized by the aid of machinery. 12. I have also declined several offers of great personal advantage to myself. notwithstanding the sacrifice of these advantages for the purpose of maturing an engine of almost intellectual power. you could place half a dozen of them on a pinhead. "Great Expectations" Overall. in the recovery routine that could not protect the system.Charles Dickens. it would do three million miles to the gallon. I think the application of machinery in aid of the most complicated and abtruse calculations can no longer be deemed unworthy of the attention of the country. No.
a book is man's best friend.David Letterman "Morality is one thing.. Now.Alex in "Clockwork Orange" 186. ". "Show business is just like high school." . "Lake Wobegon Days" Outside of a dog. well! Well if it isn't fat stinking billy goat Billy Boy in poison! How art thou.Ted Nelson. "Probably the best operating system in the world is the [operating system] made for the PDP-11 by Bell Laboratories. a howling away at the sons of his father and going blurp blurp in between as if it were a filthy old orchestra in his stinking rotten guts.Alex in "Clockwork Orange" "There was nothing I hated more than to see a filthy old drunkie. I don't think we're in Kansas anymore. like virtue.if the church put in half the time on covetousness that it does on lust. thou globby bottle of cheap stinking chip oil? Come and get one in the yarbles.Zaphod Beeblebrox in "Hithiker's Guide to the Galaxy" Uncompensated overtime? Just Say No." ." .000 Miles per Second." . Inside of a dog. October 1977 "All these black people are screwing up my democracy." .Garrison Keillor. ya eunuch jelly thou!" ."Well the diagnostics say it's fine buddy. I was but the pupil." "Don't try to outweird me. Stupidity. I could never stand to see anyone like that. The power to destroy a planet is insignificant when compared to the power of the Force. so it's a software problem. .Darth Vader "Well.Martin Mull "This isn't brain surgery." ." . three-eyes.Ian Smith Use the Force. it is too dark to read. . especially when they were old like this one was. I've got a bad feeling about this. well. if ya have any yarble. It's not just a good idea. . Luke.Darth Vader When I left you. except you get paid. this would be a better world. Toto. Decaffeinated coffee? Just Say No.. I am the master.A Network 23 executive on "Max Headroom" Live free or die." . Gee. is its own reward. Ratings are everything. IT'S THE LAW. I get stranger things than you free with my breakfast cereal. it's just television.
S.. one must be persistent and patient.Marvin the Paranoid Anroid On a clear disk you can seek forever. earth and life scientists) who give credence to creation-science. I cannot help saying that Americans lack this necessary challenging spirit today.000 U." . Don't talk to me about life. don't worry about it. . . It is your destiny. Rarely. pg. June 29. do they forgive them.Han Solo How many QA engineers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? 3: 1 to screw it in and 2 to say "I told you so" when it doesn't work. one must be brave and strong enough to meet and overcome vexing challenges to maintain a successful business in the long run.Darth Vader Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no substitute for a good blaster at your side.Ian Fleming. the general theory that complex life forms did not evolve but appeared "abruptly. . How many NASA managers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? "That's a known problem. sooner or later the product will speak for itself.Hajime Karatsu In order to succeed in any enterprise. 23 Even if you can deceive people about a product through misleading statements. ." ." .Newsweek.Oscar Wilde Single tasking: Just Say No. After a time they judge them. ." . "Catch a wave and you're sitting on top of the world. . 1987. "Casino Royale" "I think trash is the most important manifestation of culture we have in my lifetime. if ever. The world is coming to an end--save your buffers! grep me no patterns and I'll tell you no lines.Hajime Karatsu Memories of you remind me of you.Children begin by loving their parents." .The Beach Boys "Bond reflected that good Americans were fine people and that most of them seemed to come from Texas. . Even if one has to run some risks.Johnny Legend By one count there are some 700 scientists with respectable academic credentials (out of a total of 480..Karl Lehenbauer Life.
behind his ears. MIT Press "I am your density.Leon Sterling and Ehud Shapiro." .Steven Wright You know that feeling when you're leaning back on a stool and it starts to tip over? Well.Biff in "Back to the Future" "Falling in love makes smoking pot all day look like the ultimate in restraint. .they can become accustomed to read Lisp and Fortran programs.To be is to program. with Tarot cards. and get outta here.Steven Wright You can't have everything. for example. So I took it out for a drive.Doctor Graper Operating-system software is the program that orchestrates all the basic functions of a computer.George McFly in "Back to the Future" "So why don't you make like a tree. indivisible.Dave Sim. 1892 People think my friend George is weird because he wears sideburns.Francis Bellamy. that's how I feel all the time. with liberty and justice for all.. Tuesday.The Wall Street Journal. . "I may kid around about drugs.. author of Cerebrus. The existence of god implies a violation of causality. . but really. People are very flexible and learn to adjust to strange surroundings ." . A cop pulled me over . .. therefore I am. one nation." .Steven Wright My brother sent me a postcard the other day with this big sattelite photo of the entire earth on it. I got a full house and 4 people died.Steven Wright I was playing poker the other night. I think he's weird because he wears false teeth.Steven Wright I came home the other night and tried to open the door with my car keys.." . September 15. page 40 I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands. On the back it said: "Wish you were here".. I take them seriously. Art of Prolog.. I program... 1987.with braces on them. . To program is to be. where would you put it? ... .and the building started up. .
.Karl Lehenbauer My computer can beat up your computer." .Karl Lehenbauer Kill Ugly Processor Architectures . Something happens between first and twelfth grade. to whatever measure this term has any meaning. before his jump to the center of the earth." "Yeah. "Do you think there is extraterrestrial intelligence?" I give the standard arguments . in a twelfth grade classroom almost nobody feels it. and it is not an inconsiderable one. the scientific community ourselves for not doing a better job of popularizing science. first. there would be no room for pseudoscience. We do not teach how to think.Carl Sagan. And then I'm asked. "I just told you what I really think. And for this I think we have to blame. And in addition. which are in this respect almost uniformly dreadful. 12. it's . In a first grade classroom everybody feels it. The Skeptical Inquirer. Not only do the schools and the media not teach much skepticism. ." . 12. I'll make a million. . "Right here". . And then there are bugs. Fall 87 If science were explained to the average person in a way that is accessible and exciting. Vol. But there is a kind of Gresham's Law by which in popular culture the bad science drives out the good.. .Karl Lehenbauer Kill Ugly Radio . "Yeah. Firesign Theater The typical page layout program is nothing more than an electronic light table for cutting and pasting documents. There are bugs and then there are bugs. Fall 87 "I maintain there is much more wonder in science than in pseudoscience.Frank Zappa "Just Say No.there are a lot of places out there. Every newspaper in America has a daily astrology column. All children feel it. The Skeptical Inquirer.Ronald Reagan I believe that part of what propels science is the thirst for wonder. compromise the human future. but of course there is as yet no compelling evidence for it. It's a very powerful emotion. How many have even a weekly astronomy column? And I believe it is also the fault of the educational system. and it's not just puberty. and so on. but what's your gut feeling?" But I try not to think with my gut.Nancy Reagan . the media. .Carl Sagan. And then I say it would be astonishing to me if there weren't extraterrestrial intelligence. of being true. there is also little encouragement of this stirring sense of wonder. The Skeptical Inquirer. or at least acknowledges it. Really. science has the additional virtue. The Burden Of Skepticism. and second. Fall 87 I'm often asked the question. He asked me where I live." "No. This is a very serious failure that may even.Reebus Kneebus. and use the word *billions*. Vol.for speeding.Carl Sagan. Vol. but what do you really think?" I say. in a world rigged with 60. The Burden Of Skepticism.Steven Wright "Live or die. Poor popularizations of science establish an ecological niche for pseudoscience. 12. .000 nuclear weapons. The Burden Of Skepticism. Science and pseudoscience both arouse that feeling.
.to evoke a mystical experience according to plan. Albert Hoffman. . The history of LSD to date amply demonstrates the catastrophic consequences that can ensue when its profound effect is misjudged and the substance is mistaken for a pleasure drug. . . If it's not working.Not only does the bond between man and man come to be forged once again by the magic of the Dionysian rite. emotional experience. . dualistic belief that people and their environment are separate.Louis Pasteur . . namely their ability to influence our consciousness. .Dr.Fred Nietzsche. Repel them. makes it posible with their help. which embraces the experiencing ego.Dr. The Burden Of Skepticism. . . an LSD experiment can become a meaningful experience. comprehensive reality. or through the powerful approach of spring. a reality in which people feel their oneness with animate nature and all of creation.okay to reserve judgment until the evidence is in..Carl Sagan.Dr. Fall 87 Repel them.Indiana University fans' chant for their perennially bad football team If it's working. luck is granted only to those who are prepared. The Birth of Tragedy The characteristic property of hallucinogens. We shall have to shift from the materialistic. Special internal and external advance preperations are required. or subjugated nature again celebrates her reconciliation with her prodigal son. Practitioners must take into account the peculiar effects of these substances. Such a use accords entirely with the essence and working character of LSD as a sacred drug. under suitable conditions. Vol. man.. 12. . I see the true importance of LSD in the possibility of providing materail aid to meditation aimed at the mystical experience of a deeper. but alienated. hostile. The Skeptical Inquirer. then in the future this problem child could become a wonder child. and after suitable internal and external perparation. the diagnostics say it's fine. Albert Hoffman Deliberate provocation of mystical experience.A proposed addition to rules for realtime programming It is either through the influence of narcotic potions. in contrast to spontaneous visionary experiences. of which all primitive peoples and races speak in hymns. the diagnostics say it's fine. particularly by LSD and related hallucinogens. the innermost essence of our being.. to suspend the boundaries between the experiencing self and the outer world in an ecstatic. entails dangers that must not be underestimated. in medical practice and in conjution with meditation. the discoverer of LSD I share the belief of many of my contemporaries that the spiritual crisis pervading all spheres of Western industrial society can be remedied only by a change in our world view. Albert Hoffman. Induce them to relinquish the spheroid. which in their intensification lead the individual to forget himself completely. the discoverer of LSD In the realm of scientific observation. Albert Hoffman.Dr. penetrating with joy all of nature. . with them. the discoverer of LSD I believe that if people would learn to use LSD's vision-inducing capability more wisely. . so to speak. that those Dionysian stirrings arise. toward a new conciousness of an all-encompassing reality. .
Firesign Theater "Ahead warp factor 1" .Oscar Wilde Unix: Some say the learning curve is steep. Prejudice is terrible. Skeptical Enquirer. between prejudice and postjudice. I haven't ignored it.Captain Kirk Fiery energy lanced out.Carl Sagan. 46 If a person (a) is poorly. the population is growing. Prejudice is making a judgment before you have looked at the facts. to steal from many is research.. too long is too long. I considered the purported evidence and *then* rejected it. (b) receives treatment intended to make him better.Startide Rising. Most notably I have ignored the evidence for an Earth that is six thousand years old. "Come on over here.Sir Peter Medawar.Karl Lehenbauer Sometimes. Cole's Axiom: The sum of the intelligence on the planet is a constant.. baby. There is a difference. but said that as an inveterate skeptic I have closed my mind to the truth. The Burden of Skepticism. you may make mistakes also. in the sense that you commit injustices and you make serious mistakes.bus dumped If imprinted foil seal under cap is broken or missing when purchased.A Cop. ." .Another writer again agreed with all my generalities.. I want to do a thing with you." It screamed as the Gubru ship hit a cloud of drifting snowflakes. Well. pg. do not use. by David Brin Harrison's Postulate: For every action. there is an equal and opposite criticism.core error . we might say. "A barrier of water vapor! A civilized race could not have found such a trick in the Library! A civilized race could not have stooped so low! A civilized race would not have. The Art of the Soluble America has been discovered before. but you only have to climb it once. Vol. arresting a non-groovy person after the revolution. Mr. . . You can't be perfect of course. In some circles it is even encouraged. but the beams struck an intangible wall between the Gubru and the rapidly turning Earth ship. 12. Felson's Law: To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. . then no power of reasoning known to medical science can convince him that it may not have been the treatment that restored his health. and this is a difference. . But it is permissible to make a judgment after you have examined the evidence. . . and (c) gets better.. "Water!" it shrieked as it read the spectral report. Postjudice is not terrible. but it has always been hushed up. Postjudice is making a judgment afterwards.
Harold Urey." . nuke the site from orbit.Edmund Burke Behind all the political rhetoric being hurled at us from abroad.Corporal Hicks.Dr. the whole history of our civilization would still impel men toward the goal. [L]et us use the tools that we have.William H. .. would naturally evolve from awareness of the great goals for Man and . and receive the punishment they so richly deserve. interested in purely materialistic things. we must admit that we needed that impetus extremely . spirited the society he conspired to erect. ambition." . or who wish to suspend the development of civilization at its moment of greatest opportunity and drama. . Federal Bureau of Investigation. It's the only way to be sure. in "The History of Manned Space Flight" The challenge of space exploration and particularly of landing men on the moon represents the greatest challenge which has ever faced the human race. 1962. . and with that cooperation let us shrink the dark and dank areas of sanctuary until these cowardly marauders are held to answer as criminals in an open and public trial for the crimes they have committed." in "The History of Manned Space Flight" "Athens built the Acropolis.It is justified because. and will that I do not see in any other undertaking. Corinth was a commercial city. Pittendrigh.Joe Crowe When bad men combine. Today we admire Athens.proper attention to Earthly needs of downtrodden. 15 Oct 1985 "Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind. Harold Urey. Let us invoke the cooperation we have the right to expect around the world. we are bringing home one unassailable fact . . committed against innocent people.. if we wish to stimulate them in an active way.the program can give a sense of shared adventure and achievement to the society at large. away from the scene of political conflict. Even if there were no clear scientific or other arguments for proceeding with this task. articulate. Colin S. paraphrasing Harold Urey. the depressed and the dynamic.. Director. [I]n our recognition of the nature of terrorism as a crime lies our best hope of dealing with it. . . I think if we are honest with ourselves. tyranny in religion is the worst. yet we hardly ever set foot in Corinth.[terrorism is] a crime by any civilized standard. Nobel Laureate in chemistry ". . Webster. else they will fall one by one..Dr. preserve the old temples." . Nobel Laureate in chemistry "Largely because it is so tangible and exciting a program and as such will serve to keep alive the interest and enthusiasm of the whole spectrum of society." .Thomas Paine "I say we take off.. and must be dealt with as a crime. ." ..Sir Bernard Lovell. In fact.Dr. the good must associate. . an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle. in "The History of Manned Space Flight" The idea of man leaving this earth and flying to another celestial body and landing there and stepping out and walking over that body has a fascination and a driving force that can get the country to a level of energy. the assembly of the scientific and military with these human arguments creates such an overwhelming case that in can be ignored only by those who are blind to the teachings of history. visit it. the poor. in "Aliens" "There is nothing so deadly as not to hold up to people the opportunity to do great and wonderful things..David Baker.
the love of a good job well done. Vigorous societies harbor a certain extravagance of objectives. and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition. in "The History of Manned Space Flight" I do not believe that this generation of Americans is willing to resign itself to going to bed each night by the light of a Communist moon. I sincerely believe that the space program. .. . One elderly man..rises out of its lethargy to new levels of productivity only under the stimulus of deeply inspiring and commonly appreciated goals. . . the Peace brought by something worth-while. Berkner. turned to the Child and asked him to repeat what he had said.Lyndon B. wondering at the sudden silence.The Cars Could be you're crossing the fine line A silly driver kind of.. 1963. There is a sense of harmony about such an accomplishment.strongly. with its manned landing on the moon. . so that men wander beyond the safe provision of personal gratifications. .Alfred North Whitehead.. the Child raised his voice and said once again.Isaac Asimov And the crowd was stilled. will become the spearhead for a broad front of courageous and energetic activities in all the fields of endeavour of the human mind ... Johnson Life's the same. Enjoy.eyes wide open when you start to fall. . if wisely executed.The Cars Adapt. Martin Schwarzschild.man in a group .Anonymous Humanity has the stars in its future.to unparalleled social accomplishment.Dr.. . a spirited world working diligently toward earnestly desired goals provides the means and the strength toward which many ends can be satisfied. Lloyd V. knaves would starve. Were there fewer fools. except for the shoes. Wide-eyed.activities which could not be carried out except in a mental climate of ambition and confidence which such a spearhead can give.off the wall You keep it cool when it's t-t-tight .Dr. "Why. in "The History of Manned Space Flight" The vigor of civilized societies is preserved by the widespread sense that high aims are worth-while.The Cars Purple hum Assorted cars Laser lights. you bring All to prove You're on the move and vanishing . Survive. in "The History of Manned Space Flight" Human society . the Emperor has no clothes! He is naked!" .. A lethargic world serves no cause well. 1962. All strong interests easily become impersonal.
Human unity is the fulfillment of diversity.Norman Cousins To downgrade the human mind is bad theology. Without a belief in human unity I am hungry and incomplete. imprisoned. and the very darkness acts as our guide and our doubts serve to reassure us.Voltaire If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss Bank. without uncertainty. there has been no evidence indicating that sightings categorized as UNIDENTIFIED are extraterrestrial vehicles. without an element of despair even in their consolation.difference of opinion is advantageious in religion. since the introduction of Christianity. The several sects perform the office of a common censor morum over each other. not a principle.. astronomer To date. but certainty is absurd. I affirm both. investigated and evaluated by the Air Force has ever given any indication of threat to our national security.Miguel de Unamuno. Spanish philosopher and writer Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.the summary of Project Blue Book. and 3.. without anguish in mind. K. . it is an element of faith. as quoted by James Randi in Flim-Flam! Those who believe that they believe in God. Therefore. have been burnt. without doubt. . Chesterton . It is a many-stranded texture."The Emperor's New Clothes" "Those who believe in astrology are living in houses with foundations of Silly Putty. believe only in the God idea. yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity.Thomas Jefferson.Kahlil Gibran Doubt isn't the opposite of faith. .Gerard Straub. the firm conclusions of Project Blue Book are: 1. no unidentified flying object reported. not a problem to be solved." . an Air Force study of UFOs from 1950 to 1965. 2.Woody Allen I cannot affirm God if I fail to affirm man. . Is uniformity attainable? Millions of innocent men. and children. German theologian and historian Doubt is not a pleasant condition. . . television producer and author (stolen from Frank Herbert??) So we follow our wandering paths.Paul Tillich..Dennis Rawlins. . but without passion in their hearts. with color and depth.C. . . fined. . . tortured. there has been no evidence submitted to or discovered by the Air Force that sightings categorized as UNIDENTIFIED represent technological developments or principles beyond the range of present-day scientific knowledge. women. a mystery to be lived. "Notes on Virginia" Life is a process. not God Himself. It is the harmony of opposites.
and with it invariably endures your position of criminal at the bar of justice. . unite with one heart and one mind. My own mind is my own Church. . .Roger Williams The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus.Thomas Paine God requireth not a uniformity of religion.Thomas Jefferson Let us. . It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.Thomas Jefferson I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church. fellow citizens. Mencken And do you not think that each of you women is an Eve? The judgement of God upon your sex endures today. Let us restore to social intercourse that harmony and affection without which liberty and even life itself are but dreary things. then.Tertullian. L. as wicked. . second-century Christian writer. nor by any Church that I know of. by the Protestant Church.H. by the Greek Church.Jean-Pierre de Caussade. How long does it take a DEC field service engineer to change a lightbulb? It depends on how many bad ones he brought with him. .An error message printed by DEC's RSTS operating system for the PDP-11 How many surrealists does it take to screw in a lightbulb? One to hold the giraffe and one to fill the bathtub with brightly colored power tools. by the Roman Church. But we may hope that the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in these United States will do away with this artificial scaffolding and restore to us the primitive and genuine doctrines of this most venerated Reformer of human errors. by the Supreme Being as his Father. And let us reflect that having banished from our land that religious intolerance under which mankind so long bled. How many Bavarian Illuminati does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Three: one to screw it in.. "Unibus timeout fatal trap program lost sorry" . . we have yet gained little if we counternance a political intolerance as despotic. misogynist I judge a religion as being good or bad based on whether its adherents become better people as a result of practicing it. and one to confuse the issue. . and capable of a bitter and bloody persecutions. eighteenth-century Jesuit priest Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurence of the improbable. computer salesman Imitation is the sincerest form of plagarism.Joe Mullally. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. by the Turkish Church. in the womb of a virgin will be classified with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter.
the best the World ever saw or is likely to see.Benjamin Franklin I would have promised those terrorists a trip to Disneyland if it would have gotten the hostages released. Mencken The notion that science does not concern itself with first causes . science would explain the origin of life on earth at once--and there is every reason to believe that it will do so on some not too remote tomorrow. as he left them to us. Since the earliest days the church as an organization has thrown itself violently against every effort to liberate the body and mind of man. for centuries. Mencken. It was. but I apprehend it has received various corrupting Changes. I thank God they were satisfied with the missiles and we didn't have to go to that extreme... . and confines itself to mere effects .Abraham Lincoln As to Jesus of Nazareth. sneaking and abominable. with most of the present Dissenters in England. Confessions.. the habitual and incorrigible defender of bad governments. for every recognizable emotion has . Oaths. . is really no evidence at all. and no Protestant minister would tell his parishoners for whom to vote--where no church or church school is granted any public funds or political preference--and where no man is denied public office merely because his religion differs from the president who might appoint him or the people who might elect him. bad institutions.from John F. Kennedy's address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association September 12. L. Not by accident does Genesis 3 make the father of knowledge a serpent .slimy.. is simply to give ignorance a gratuitous and preposterous dignity. If it could. 1960. it is also opposed to all other attempts at rational thinking. Nowhere in the Gospels do we find a precept for Creeds. . . not by patient inquiry. I could never give assent to the long complicated statements of Christian dogma. . It has been. like every other theology.Thomas Jefferson The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity. bad social theories. save in cases where it has strong objective support. To argue that gaps in knowledge which will confront the seeker must be filled. Doctrines. bad laws. some doubts as to his divinity. L.Oliver North I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute -where no Catholic prelate would tell the president (should he be Catholic) how to act. at all times and everywhere.Thomas Jefferson I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature.I think the system of Morals and his Religion. and I have. . . an apologist for slavery. .H. as it was the apologist for the divine right of kings. but by intuition or revelation. 1930 The evidence of the emotions...this notion has no support in the plain facts. is not only opposed to the scientific spirit. and whole carloads of other foolish trumpery that we find in Christianity.H. The truth is that Christian theology.that it leaves the field to theology or metaphysics.John Adams The Bible is not my Book and Christianity is not my religion.
. Soon or late the laws governing the production of life itself will be discovered in the laboratory. L. 1930 The best that we can do is to be kindly and helpful toward our friends and fellow passengers who are clinging to the same speck of dirt while we are drifting side by side to our common doom. and if one points one way then another points the other way. pre-sentient upspring of errant masters.H. becomes puerile when it is recalled that there is also a powerful and widespread fear of annihilation. Jack Herman & Jeff Dee On Krat's main screen appeared the holo image of a man. to Johnson Space Center. and man may set up business as a creator on his own account. in fact.David Brin.George Jacob Holyoake "If you'll excuse me a minute. 1969.its opposite. I'm sick of being trodden on! The Elder Gods say they can make me a man! All it costs is my soul! I'll do it. From the man's shape. L. Startide Rising "I'm a mean green mother from outer space" .. They deserve honorable. not a religion. indeed. Krat could tell it was a female. ". but us! What better proof. Mencken There is. but they have talent." ..H. listens to prayers. probably their leader..' Foolish.M.. will remain forever inexplicable. It doesn't seem plausible to me that there is the kind of God who watches over human affairs. however marvelous it may seem today. laughing at your clumsiness! We slip away as we always will. The thing. is not only conceivable..there can be no public or private virtue unless the foundation of action is the practice of truth. I have never been a regular church member or churchgoer. . . . Their insults are wordy and overblown. yet at the same time savoring the artistry of it.attributed to Bob Pariseau. .broadcast from Apollo 11's LEM. and they remain theological even when they are adduced by men who like to flatter themselves by believing that they are scientific gents. Mencken.stupid creatures unworthy of the name `sophonts. and tries to guide people to follow His precepts . slow deaths. The meek are contesting the will. and that this fear.there is just too much misery and . Such childish "proofs" are typically theological. Thus the familiar argument that there is an instinctive desire for immortality." The taunt went on. and that this desire proves it to be a fact. The Little Shop of Horrors Like my parents. And now that we have a real head start. no reason to believe that any given natural phenomenon. at the introduction of the Amiga . 7:27 P. I'm going to have a cup of coffee.Necronomicomics #1. "Eagle". Houston July 20. you'll never catch us! What better proof that the Progenitors favor not you. enraged. . . Krat listened.Audrey II. on the same principle proves that there is nothing beyond the grave. you pathetic creatures.... it is even highly probable. cuz NOW I'M MAD!!! . and several dolphins. We slip away from all your armed might. These men are better than I'd thought.Clarence Darrow We're here to give you a computer.
remember.Benjamin Spock Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo. . Naked people have little or no influence on society. . New York.David Letterman You can do more with a kind word and a gun than with just a kind word. we were way ahead of you. . Solidarity.. but an agent of technical and social change within the University.Al Capone . That's why the best computer minds belong to the opposition. . . Clemclone.The Firesign Theater We want to create puppets that pull their own strings. ." . .Mark Twain The sooner all the animals are extinct. NOWPRINT. Jim. McCoy On our campus the UNIX system has proved to be not only an effective software tool. .Henry Spencer.an anonymous member of the commenting on the benefits piles and piles of paper .. computer guy Being schizophrenic is better than living alone. I respect and envy the people who get inspiration from their religions. . Here. . On the other hand.. Now all you have to do is outlawed Polish trade union. many primitive people still believe this myth...Ann Marion I know engineers.Dr. of Toronto (?)) Those who do not understand Unix are condemned to reinvent it. of using computers in support of their movement Clothes make the man. If you have the slightest bit of intellectual integrity you cannot support the government.The Firesign Theater ... NOWPRINT. when civilization falls apart. . The entire rebel resistance buried under six million hardbound copies of "The Naked Lunch." . the sooner we'll find their money.John Lions (U.. Solidarity "Every Solidarity center had eating paper and a policeman bend a disk....cruelty for that. we can guess that surely things were much different.Andy Finkel.But in today's technical vastness of the future." . They love to change things.an anonymous member of the outlawed Polish trade union. everyone was was at the door. .. University of Toronto Unix hack "You know why there are so few sophisticated computer terrorists in the United States? Because your hackers have so much mobility into the establishment. there is no such mobility.The Firesign Theater Yes.Ed Bluestone He's dead.this is an awesome sight. poorly. back to the shadows again.
On the other hand. there's a big difference between kneeling down and bending over. 65) One may be able to quibble about the quality of a single experiment. but." . Standford University. In 1926 Robert H. because you might end up starving to death." Don't lose what you've got." . Don't take a chance. There is a time in the tides of men. and wink With both our eyes. . parapsychologist. Teleporting to hell via a teleportation trap will no longer occur if the character does not have fire resistance. Play it safe.Frank Zappa I think that all right-thinking people in this country are sick and tired of being told that ordinary decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I'm certainly not. don't count on it. only 66 years after Orville Wright flew two feet off the ground for 12 seconds. commenting on psi research Nothing ever becomes real until it is experienced.Professor William Tiller.Michael Collins Former astronaut and past Director of the National Air and Space Museum Most people exhibit what political scientists call "the conservatism of the peasantry. Which. But I'm sick and tired of being told that I am. taken at its flood. .The fountain code has been tightened slightly so you can no longer dip objects into a fountain or drink from one while you are floating in mid-air due to levitation.C. Neil Armstrong. In 1969. Don't change. taking all the supportive experiments together.D. the weight of evidence is so strong as readily to merit a wise man's reflection. leads on to success.Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 B. "Our journey toward the stars has progressed swiftly.A. Don't waste time. K. .William Cowper It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters. .Monty Python "There is no statute of limitations on stupidity. . Buy just as much as you need.Randomly produced by a computer program called Markov3. . Buzz Aldrin and I rocketed to the moon in Apollo 11. Lawson To follow foolish precedents.README file from the NetHack game Remember. . . . In 1962 John Glenn orbited the earth. achieving an altitude of 41 feet. .T. is easier than to think. Goddard launched the first liquid-propelled rocket. or about the veracity of a given experimenter.John Keats Your good nature will bring you unbounded happiness.
writing of William Jennings Bryan. human beings and corporations realize in their heads that risks are necessary to grow.It is quite conceivable that someday the assumption will have to be rejected... of course.When we think about risk. and a mystic in psychology. . Our continuing struggle to understand how evolution happens (the "theory of evolution") does not cast our documentation of its occurrence . no wires. this is a working assumption only. but do we brand people illiberal when they proclaim that the earth is neither flat nor at the center of the universe? Science *has* taught us some things with confidence! Evolution on an ancient earth is as well established as our planet's shape and position.David Lammers. Electronic Engineering Times.we must counterpose the overwhelming judgment provided by consistent observations and inferences by the thousands.. to survive. Actually. inspires us with dread and fear. O. Organization of Behavior: A Neuropsychological Theory. "The Verdict on Creationism". 1988 "We can't schedule an orgy. Hebb. There is no separate soul or lifeforce to stick a finger into the brain now and then and make neural cells do what they would not otherwise." . The Sacred Disease Modern psychology takes completely for granted that behavior and neural function are perfectly correlated. 2 This was the ultimate form of ostentation among technology freaks . It is the same thing which makes us mad or delirious.). L. only the brave reach deep into their pockets and play the game as it must be played.. One cannot logically be a determinist in physics and biology. or investing money in something untried. inopportune mistakes. The Skeptical Inquirer. But when it comes down to keeping good people when the crunch comes. joys. no controls. January 18. 460-c. whether by night or by day. . Now he is a tinpot pope in the Coca-Cola belt and a brother to the forlorn pastors who belabor halfwits in galvanized iron tabernacles behind the railroad yards.. "Vacuum Flowers" Men ought to know that from the brain and from the brain only arise our pleasures.. Our failure to solve a problem so far does not make it insoluble. Mencken. brings us sleeplessness.the "fact of evolution" -into doubt. 377 B. griefs and tears. . .H. it might be construed as fighting" --Stanley Sutton Weekends were made for programming.Michael Swanwick.Karl Lehenbauer "Once he had one leg in the White House and the nation trembled under his roars.to have a system so complete and sophisticated that nothing showed. Vol XII No. laughter. pains. But it is important also to see that we have not reached that day yet: the working assumption is a necessary one and there is no real evidence opposed to it. counsel for the supporters of Tennessee's anti-evolution law at the Scopes "Monkey Trial" in 1925. Scientists stand accused of promoting dogma by so stating. "Yakitori".D.Hippocrates (c.Stephen Jay Gould.. that one is completely caused by the other. absent-mindedness and acts that are contrary to habit.C. no machines.. The earth is billions of years old and its living creatures are linked by ties of evolutionary descent. . . and jests as well as our sorrows. .. . 1949 . aimless anxieties.
. I have argued that accepting psychic powers." . and (2) it is very well and plausibly written and so rather harder to dismiss or refute by simple jeering. Biologists differ only with respect to theories about how the process operates. XII No. but they prevailed with irrefutable data.. would entail fundamental revisions of the foundations of neuroscience. Before abandoning materialist theories of mind that have paid handsome dividends. Beyerstein.. 2.Barry L. At one time this was called the Copernican theory.. 2. 215 "Ada is the work of an architect. Vol. XII No. we should insist on better evidence for psi phenomena than presently exists. .. Beyerstein.. The Skeptical Inquirer. Creed. The Skeptical Inquirer. "Irving Kristol and the Facts of Life".Thomas L. ppg. weenie Extraordinary claims demand extraordinary proof. "Irving Kristol and the Facts of Life". it is customary for scientists to call it a fact. not a computer scientist. over vast stretches of geologic time. That all present life descended from earlier forms. 163-171 . It is not the responsibility of UFO skeptics to prove that a UFO has never existed.Barry L. XII No. 163-171 Evolution is a bankrupt speculative philosophy. . The Skeptical Inquirer. The book is worth attention for only two reasons: (1) it attacks attempts to expose sham paranormal studies. ppg.Martin Gardner. Only atheists could accept this Satanic theory. ppg.." and the like. XII No. . ppg. Fortunately. The Skeptical Inquirer. pg.. 128-131 . not a scientific fact.It is sad to find him belaboring the science community for its united opposition to ignorant creationists who want teachers and textbooks to give equal time to crank arguments that have advanced not a step beyond the flyblown rhetoric of Bishop Wilberforce and William Jennings Bryan. Only a spiritually bankrupt society could ever believe it. reincarnation.. . especially when neurology and psychology themselves offer more plausible alternatives. Jimmy Swaggart. . inventor of Ada. 2. nor is it the responsibility of paranormal-health-claims skeptics to prove that crystals or colored lights never healed anyone.Jean Icbiah.Rev. More often. . egregious findings that contradict well-established research turn out to be artifacts. not the critic.. The Skeptical Inquirer. when evidence for a theory becomes so overwhelming that no informed person can doubt it. The skeptic's role is to point out claims that are not adequately supported by acceptable evidcence and to provide plausible alternative explanations that are more in keeping with the accepted body of scientific evidence.Prevalent beliefs that knowledge can be tapped from previous incarnations or from a "universal mind" (the repository of all past wisdom and creativity) not only are implausible but also unfairly demean the stunning achievements of individual human brains. There are many examples of outsiders who eventually overthrew entrenched scientific orthodoxies. 2. "The Pre-Adamic Creation and Evolution" Evolution is as much a fact as the earth turning on its axis and going around the sun. . XII No. "The Brain and Conciousness: Implications for Psi Phenomena". 2. is as firmly established as Copernican cosmology. Vol.. Vol. Vol. 128-131 . "cosmic conciousness. the responsibility for providing evidence is on the part of the person making the claim. "The Brain and Consciousness: Implications for Psi Phenomena".Martin Gardner. but. . Vol.
and six to determine what to do with the old one for the next 10. Eisenhower. It's hard to see me doing that for the rest of my life.Chris Elliot. though . writer and performer on "Late Night with David Letterman" e-credibility: the non-guaranteeable likelihood that the electronic data you're seeing is genuine rather than somebody's made-up crap.Mike Dennison [You could always schedule the saw. But at the same time. . . . we might as well try making it round this time. comedian Everyone has a purpose in life.by the military-industrial complex.ed. 2. ppg.. We must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Mike's Law: For a lumber company employing two men and a cut-off saw. 200-201 Now I lay me down to sleep I hear the sirens in the street All my dreams are made of chrome I have no way to get back home . reviewing "Beyond the Quantum" by Michael Talbot. The smallness of it is what's attractive.. Perhaps yours is watching television. So I ordered french toast in the renaissance. It's weird.Karl Lehenbauer Whenever people agree with me..Tom Waits I am here by the will of the people and I won't leave until I get my raincoat back. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. the marginal product of labor for any number of additional workers equals zero until the acquisition of another cut-off saw..Mike Dennison This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is now in the American experience.. . XII No.a slogan of the anarchists in Richard Kadrey's "Metrophage" How many nuclear engineers does it take to change a light bulb ? Seven: One to install the new bulb. it's what I do best. Vol. .Harry Eagar. Let's not even consider a chainsaw. and it's designed to be minimal. The Skeptical Inquirer. .Steven Wright. I always think I must be wrong. . We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence.Oscar Wilde My mother is a fish.] As long as we're going to reinvent the wheel again. .Dwight D.. . 'cause it's so intellectually lame.David Letterman A lot of the stuff I do is so minimal.William Faulkner . from his farewell address in 1961 This restaurant was advertising breakfast any time..000 years. .
.. which are paid for by taxpayers' money. and the Beautiful in humanity itself. that atheists are as plentiful as blackberries. a more difficult but an incomparably more worthy task. to be sure. I think. but only in the dark. give up that source of fear and hope which in the past placed such vast powers in the hands of priests. the True. For him neither the rule of human nor the rule of divine will exists as an independent cause of natural events. but through striving after rational knowledge. literary essayist. cannot be accused of prejudice when we do not want to see public education connected with religious control of the schools. in which Communist-minded teachers have taught.Albert Einstein The more a man is imbued with the ordered regularity of all events. will.. . In their labors they will have to avail themselves of those forces which are capable of cultivating the Good. the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life. and I think few people doubt. in the real sense. and to worship God in his own way. with incalculable harm to human progress. . In their struggle for the ethical good. the firmer becomes his conviction that there is no room left by the side of this ordered regularity for causes of a different nature. and blind faith. . . . and from whose classrooms Christ and even God Himself are barred. by science.Eleanor Roosevelt Most non-Catholics know that the Catholic schools are rendering a greater service to our nation than the public schools in which subversive textbooks have been used. then I have no doubt. particularly the history of Europe. . But I am persuaded that such behavior on the part of the representatives of religion would not only be unworthy but also fatal.from "Our Sunday Visitor". that is.Leslie Stephen (1832-1904). recognize that the domination of education or of government by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people. and the fear of death.Albert Einstein Anyone who knows history. This is.The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances. will of necessity lose its effect on mankind. an American-Catholic newspaper. for this doctrine can always take refuge in those domains in which scientific knowledge has not yet been able to set foot. author . teachers of religion must have the stature to give up the doctrine of a personal God. . . For a doctrine which is able to maintain itself not in clear light.. 1949 Those of us who believe in the right of any human being to belong to whatever church he sees fit. To be sure.Eleanor Roosevelt Truth has always been found to promote the best interests of mankind. and theology is pronounced to be a collection of meaningless words about unintelligible chimeras.Percy Bysshe Shelley If atheism is to be used to express the state of mind in which God is identified with the unknowable.Eleanor Roosevelt Spiritual leadership should remain spiritual leadership and the temporal power should not become too important in any church. the doctrine of a personal God interfering with natural events could never be refuted.
when no honest man will deny in private that every ultimate problem is wrapped in the profoundest mystery. and perhaps told that he will be damned to all eternity for his faithlessness. . dimly discerning light enough for our daily needs. what you (religionists) whisper under your breath or hide in technical jargon. "An agnostic's Apology"..Voltaire I simply try to aid in letting the light of historical truth into that decaying mass of outworn thought which attaches the modern world to medieval conceptions of Christianity.W. The natural disposition is always to believe. .it is the consequence of humanity. his brother. if they think you're technical. .Andrew D. you have to be pretty technical before you can even aspire to crudeness. We are all formed of frailty and error. and they very seldom teach it enough.It is wrong always. Clifford. "An agnostic's Apology".Johnny Mnemonic. he had better not be dogmatic about his ignorance. . and yet. by William Gibson . author. he is hooted. British philosopher. K. White. go crude. that the ancient secret is a secret still.Leslie Stephen. . obtaining a glimmering of truth by falling into every conceivable error. we will at least try to believe that you are imposed upon by your own bluster. Fortnightly Review. and a menace to the whole normal evolution of society. though. It is acquired wisdom and experience only that teach incredulity. when one of us ventures to declare that we don't know the map of the universe as well as the map of our infintesimal parish. let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly -that is the first law of nature. everywhere and for everyone to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.Voltaire What is tolerance? . . do honest men proclaim in pulpits that unhesitating certainty is the duty of the most foolish and ignorant? Is it not a spectacle to make the angels laugh? We are a company of ignorant beings. meanwhile. circa 1876 Why..Adam Smith I put the shotgun in an Adidas bag and padded it out with four pairs of tennis socks.Leslie Stephen. learning only be incessantly repeated blunders. and whilst you trumpet forth officially your contempt for our skepticism. 1876 Till then we shall be content to admit openly.. we will endeavour to be as charitable as possible. knowing nothing.. but hopelessly differing whenever we attempt to describe the ultimate origin or end of our paths. first president of Cornell University. is a monster. 1876 Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly. and which still lingers among us -a most serious barrier to religion and morals.. . So I decided to get as crude as possible. and that. Fortnightly Review. not my style at all. 1896 The man scarce lives who is not more credulous than he ought to be. but that was what I was aiming for: If they think you're crude. that man knows nothing of the Infinite and Absolute. because he is not of the same opinion. feeling our way through mists and darkness. go technical. These days. I'm a very technical boy. . . reviled.Voltaire It is clear that the individual who persecutes a man. And.
Steve Allen. .it still remains true that as a set of cognitive beliefs about the existence of God in any recognizable sense continuous with the great systems of the past. there are always painful inconsistencies. There is no position on which people are so immovable as their religious beliefs.Sidney Hook A fanatic is a person who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. September 16. we're fighting against liberalism.a matter of belief. comdeian.And no philosophy. I'm frankly sick and tired of the political preachers across this country telling me as a citizen that if I want to be a moral person." "C. and is self-evident to all except fanatics and the naive. . alas.Senator Barry Goldwater. They attack us and each other." . from an essay in the book "The Courage of Conviction". the use of God's name on one's behalf should be used sparingly. resort to formal lying to obscure such reality. unfortunately.. . edited by Philip Berman . we might be advised to leave them to heaven. has all the answers. do us the same courtesy.Winston Churchill We're fighting against humanism. they complain. religious doctrines constitute a speculative hypothesis of an extremely low order of probability.. whose number is legion in our own time. But like any powerful weapon. Such ambiguity is not apparent to children or fanatics. and contradictions. . Some Christians. we are fighting against all the systems of Satan that are destroying our nation today.. My respect for Jesus Christ arises from the fact that He seems to have been the most virtuous inhabitant of Planet Earth. But even well-educated Christians are frustated in their thirst for certainty about the beloved figure of Jesus because of the undeniable ambiguity of the scriptural record.Jerry Falwell . the bloody record of history makes clear that they are easily disposed to restore to the sword. No matter how assured we may be about certain aspects of our belief. or whatever one calls this supreme being.our battle is with Satan himself. This is true in religion as it is in politics. not knowledge." Just who do they think they are? And from where do they presume to claim the right to dictate their moral beliefs to me? And I am even more angry as a legislator who must endure the threats of every religious group who thinks it has some God-granted right to control my vote on every roll call in the Senate. exceptions. sadly. on religious issures there can be little or no compromise. They are trying to force government leaders into following their position 100 percent. I am warning them today: I will fight them every step of the way if they try to dictate their moral convictions to all Americans in the name of "conservatism.. then.Senator Barry Goldwater." and "D. is just that . from the Congressional Record. I must believe in "A.However. If you disagree with these religious groups on a particular moral issue. or God. My own belief in God. As for the fanatics. 1981 "I think every good Christian ought to kick Falwell's ass.. they threaten you with a loss of money or votes or both.." . The religious factions that are growing throughout our land are not using their religious clout with wisdom. when asked what he thought of Jerry Falwell's suggestion that all good Christians should be against Sandra Day O'Connor's nomination to the Supreme Court . They will not. and whatever their protestations to peaceful intent... There is no more powerful ally one can claim in a debate than Jesus Christ." "B. but every recognized Bible scholar is perfectly aware of it. or Allah.
. The problem is that once the untrained mind has made a formal commitment to a religious philosophy . but internal and acts through them. left the sect he was associated with. The cause lay largely in the diversity and vitality of the various denominations. after eleven years. we can get them to accept the further proposition that whatever form the Deity may have in their own theology. If. .Sigmund Freud If one inquires why the American tradition is so strong against any connection of State and Church. one result of proper early instruction in the methods of rational thought will be to make sudden mindless conversions . .less likely. why it dreads even the rudiments of religious teaching in state-maintained schools. then we come that much closer to a truly religious situation on earth.. .They [preachers] dread the advance of science as witches do the approach of daylight and scowl on the fatal harbinger announcing the subversions of the duperies on which they live.Fyodor Dostoevski We may not be able to persuade Hindus that Jesus and not Vishnu should govern their spiritual horizon.Norman Cousins.George Orwell As I argued in "Beloved Son". nor Christians that Shinto best expresses their spiritual concerns..and it does not matter whether that philosophy is generally reasonable and high-minded or utterly bizarre and irrational . if any connection of State and Church were permitted. from an essay in the book "The Courage of Conviction". comdeian. each fairly sure that. edited by Philip Berman Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer.Thomas Jefferson Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proven innocent.to anything . nothing is more difficult than to understand him. . if this further proposition can be accepted. 1908 . to say nothing of the fact that we may not be able to get Christians to agree among themselves about their relationship to God. But all will agree on a proposition that they possess profound spiritual resources. with a fair field and no favor. and they themselves give proof or disproof of the Deity in what they do and think. . from his book "Human Options" The Messiah will come. in addition. Brian now realizes this and has.John Dewey (1859-1953). the Deity is not only external.all the things that Jews believed in before they got so damn sophisticated.Rabbi Meir Kahane The world is no nursery. from "Democracy in the Schools". American philosopher. it could make its own way. nor Moslems that Lord Buddha is at the center of their spiritual universe.Steve Allen. nor Hebrews that Mohammed is a major prohpet. There will be a resurrection of the dead . . . some rival denomination would get an unfair advantage. and each animated by a jealous fear that.the powers of reason are suprisingly ineffective in changing the believer's mind.. the immediate and superficial answer is not far to seek. a book about my son Brian and the subject of religious communes and cults.
Richard Leakey It is inconceivable that a judicious observer from another solar system would see in our species .John Dewey (1859-1953). It's a piss-poor reptile and not very much of a bird. every fact. from their point of view.and gives us more hope. . every topic. a question of transcendent importance not only for education itself but for its final effect upon all the interests and activites of a society that is committed to the democratic way of life. every professed truth must be submitted to a certain publicity and impartiality. from "Origin of the Species" .Already the spirit of our schooling is permeated with the feeling that every subject.. from "The Tangled Wing". Viewing us as the culmination of *anything* is grotesque. not public. The characteristic of religion. therefore. viewing us as a transitional species makes more sense . wasteful. Truly the imago state of Man seems to be terribly distant. must protest against its being taught in any other spirit. as the feeding and growing grub. destructive. 1 "Well.." .I would go so far as to suggest that. fed by constant accessions of knowledge. not communicated and tested in ordinary ways. American philosopher.It is pertinent to point out that. it's such a transitional creature.. at intervals.which has tended to be cruel." . authoritatively declared.Melvin Konner. "Our Transitional Species". It is the essence of all dogmatic faiths to hold that any such "show-down" is sacrilegious and perverse. the Hominidae.Ellyn Mustard .so that I can slap you into shape. The "religious" would be the last to be willing that either the history of the content of religion should be taught in this spirit. Free Inquiry magazine.the crown and apex of cosmic evolution. while those to whom the scientific standpoint is not merely a technical device. but is the embodiment of the integrity of mind. there is something self-contradictory in speaking of education in religion in the same sense in which we speak of education in topics where the method of free inquiry has made its way. All proffered samples of learning must go to the same assay-room and be subjected to common tests.. were it not for our ego and concern to be different. casts its too narrow skin and assumes another. and irrational . periodically grows too large for its theoretical coverings. from "Democracy in the Schools".John Dewey (1859-1953). . No. abilities and disabilities that constitute a concrete personality.Charles Darwin. peculiarly revealed. not generall known. as long as religion is conceived as it is now by the great majority of professed religionists. 1908 In the broad and final sense all institutions are educational in the sense that they operate to form the attitudes. you see. quoting a zoologist who has studied the archeopteryz and found it "very much like people" "You need tender loving care once a week .. American philosopher History shows that the human mind.. . 8. Vol. . ..Betty McCollister. the African apes would be included in our family. is that it is intellectually secret.Whether this educative process is carried on in a predominantly democratic or nondemocratic way becomes. and bursts them asunder to appear in new habiliments. dispositions. but every moult is a step gained..
Hubbins. I think we will be confronting militant Islam .plastics. former director of the NSA.from "The Graduate" "There is such a fine line between genius and stupidity. as it has in our own more distant past .Ellyn Mustard "It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God but to create him.] "I have just one word for you. former director of Naval Intelligence. I think.Fred Brooks. former director of the NSA. Retired. former chairman and CEO of MCC. Clarke "Why should we subsidize intellectual curiosity?" -Ronald Reagan "There is nothing new under the sun. USN. Inman." -Arthur C." . my boy. You will anyway. but for minimizing the possibility of abuse of power. vice director of the DIA. Admiral. but there are lots of old things we don't know yet.so that I can slap you into shape. But in most parts of the country today. ." -Ambrose Bierce The Middle East is certainly the nexus of turmoil for a long time to come -with shifting players. . . deputy director of Central Intelligence. Clarke "Why should we subsidize intellectual curiosity?" -Ronald Reagan "There is nothing new under the sun." . "Spinal Tap" . former director of Naval Intelligence. . It took the events of the Roosevelt era ." -Ambrose Bierce "Plan to throw one away. [the statist opinions expressed herein are not those of the cookie editor -ed.a catastrophic economic collapse and a world war -to introduce the strong central government that we now know. "The Mythical Man Month" You need tender loving care once a week . Retired. that we can look to at least another decade during which many of the big problems around this country will have to be addressed by institutions other than federal government.play a role at least as standard-bearer in death and mayhem. deputy directory of Central Intelligence. barring a series of catastrophic events. unlike any other Western democracy that I know of.. but there are lots of old things we don't know yet.Bobby R..One thing is that. but the same game: upheaval. this country has operated since its beginnings with a basic distrust of government.. We are constituted not for efficient operation of government." ."It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God but to create him.and religion will once more." -Arthur C.Bobby R. Inman. vice director of the DIA.David St. USN. the reluctance to have government is still strong.particularly fallout from the Iranian revolution . Admiral. former chairman and CEO of MCC..
I am frequently challenged with the most popular of all neuro-mythologies . This "cerebral spare tire" concept continues to nourish the clientele of "pop psychologists" and their many recycling self-improvement schemes. but the result's the same. 171 Thufir's a Harkonnen now. your Buick must be operated at speeds faster than 85 MPH (140kph).Karl Lehenbauer I am approached with the most opposite opinions and advice.. . "The Skeptical Inquirer"." .Stephen Jay Gould. and perhaps in some respects. The Skeptical Inquirer. Brain damage is all in your head. "Regardless of the legal speed limit. . both. . and because good teachers understand exactly why it is false. . Vol. and so on.. no one can hear you fart. . 12. XII. Vol. Beyerstein." . 12 "It is better to have tried and failed than to have failed to try. it might be supposed he would reveal it directly to me. I hope it will not be irreverent of me to say that if it is probable that God would reveal his will to others on a point so connected with my duty. "The Brain and Conciousness: Implications for Psi Phenomena".Mike Dennison "Creation science" has not entered the curriculum for a reason so simple and so basic that we often forget to mention it: because it is false. "Your attitude determines your attitude.the notion that we ordinarily use only 10 percent of our brains. Vol.Karl Lehenbauer Wish and hope succeed in discerning signs of paranormality where reason and careful scientific procedure fail. and by men who are equally certain that they represent the divine will.good teaching ." ." . Alcock. who could deny it? As a refuge for occultists seeking a neural basis of the miraculous. but calculated to undermine any general understanding of science as an enterprise? . As a metaphor for the fact that few of us fully exploit our talents. it leaves much to be desired.Abraham Lincoln In space. page 186 It is not well to be thought of as one who meekly submits to insolence and intimidation.1987 Buick Grand National owners manual. psychokinesis. pg. I am sure that either the one or the other is mistaken in the belief. The Skeptical Enquirer. 2. No. reincarnation.than a bill forcing honorable teachers to sully their sacred trust by granting equal treatment to a doctrine not only known to be false."If Diet Coke did not exist it would have been neccessary to invent it. What could be more destructive of that most fragile yet most precious commodity in our entire intellectualy heritage .Zig Ziglar. self-improvement doofus In arguing that current theories of brain function cast suspicion on ESP.James E.Barry L.
former President and CEO of Texas Instruments "I've seen it. I take this opportunity to savage other designers in the thin disguise of good." .. How tacky can ya get?" ." . Good design and the absence of errors cannot be guaranteed by mere language features. etc.Post Brothers comics "Bureaucracy is the enemy of innovation.David E.Bjarne Stroustrup.a stupid wall of death rays." . hardworking scientists and engineers applying the principles of science. about why IBM software uses so much memory Parkinson's Law: Work expands to fill the time alloted it. "The C++ Programming Language" "For the love of phlegm.motto of jerks. L."By long-standing tradition.Mark Shepherd. the formally planned products. you've got to pay the freight.Rocket J. former President and CEO of Texas Instruments "An organization dries up if you don't challenge it with growth.B." . from his April Fool's column in April 88's "Computer Language" "If you want to eat hippopatomus. For example. J. if they are built at all.Donald J. and determines what we can think about. you must make a series of finite improvements. MIT Press. No. It's rubbish." . . get a million dollars." . Baker. not aboard flying saucers piloted by little gray aliens from some other dimension. 1987 "To take a significant step forward.Steve Martin "Language shapes the way we think. XII. weenies and losers everywhere "Our journeys to the stars will be made on spaceships created by determined. if these are inadequate for the task." . It is better to never have tried anything than to have tried something and failed.. Karl's version of Parkinson's Law: Work expands to exceed the time alloted it. clean fun. pointer. they will simply be ignored. Lundstrom. Whorf The language provides a programmer with a set of conceptual tools. "A Few Good Men From Univac". Plauger.. are dogs!" .P. 2 ". General Motors "We will bury you.Nikita Kruschev "Now here's something you're really going to like!" . seriously restricting the concept of a pointer simply forces the programmer to use a vector plus integer arithmetic to implement structures.all the good computer designs are bootlegged. Atwood. "The Aliens Among Us: Hypnotic Regression Revisited".attributed to an IBM guy." ." .Mark Shepherd.Robert A.." . Squirrel "How to make a million dollars: First. Vol. The Skeptical Inquirer. .
ineffability. former Houston Oiler football coach ." . Parsimony alone argues against invoking spirits. Naland. more Hindus than Protestants. usenet guy.. the next twenty years. profundity. Captain.Samuel Goldwyn "We shall reach greater and greater platitudes of achievement.Eric Rayman." . "The First Easter".Albert Einstein "I think Michael is like litmus paper ..Baltimore City Councilman Dominic DiPietro "Lead us in a few words of silent prayer. culture. the parallels are striking. .John K. Had divine intervention been the guiding force. The Skeptical Inquirer.Darse ("Darth") Vader "All Bibles are man-made. Beyerstein.Robert Green Ingersoll The history of the rise of Christianity has everything to do with politics. Daley "With molasses you catch flies. about nanotechnology "Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love.Richard J. XII. and human frailties and nothing to do with supernatural manipulation of events. No." .Barry L. 3. and sense of cosmic unity. and more nontheists than Catholics and Protestants combined. a sort of vacant contentment. Vol. We trust you will pay in advance. with vinegar you catch nobody. or extraterrestrials when natural causes will suffice. we must ask how one differentiates "real transcendence" from neuropathies that produce the same extreme realness." . 2 I find you lack of faith in the forth dithturbing." ." .Thomas Edison "Spock.Marvin the Paranoid Android Our business is run on trust.Elizabeth Taylor." "The triumph of libertarian anarchy is nearly (in historical terms) at hand." . and have at all times been the fearless advocates of liberty and justice." . pg. The same is true of the recent spate of alleged UFO abductees. 255 "A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's printed on. demons. conversion. When accounts of sudden religious conversions in TLEs [temporal-lobe epileptics] are laid alongside the epiphanous revelations of the religious tradition. "Infidels in all ages have battled for the rights of man. 8.Bill Peterson. Free Inquiry magazine. . say. No. *if* we can keep the Left from selling us into slavery and the Right from blowing us up for. surely two millennia after the birth of Jesus he would not have a world where there are more Muslims than Catholics. revelation. . did you see the looks on their faces?" "Yes. Vol.. absurd non-sequitir about Michael Jackson While it cannot be proved retrospectively that any experience of possession." . or divine ecstasy was merely an epileptic discharge.he's always trying to learn. "Neuropathology and the Legacy of Spiritual Possession".
in some way.message from "diff" "One lawyer can steal more than a hundred men with guns. dry narrow.the scientific method: hidebound. rambunctiousness." .composer John Cage. Others view it as nothing but a cold.Bill Peterson.Kendrick Frazier. Oh. Inc. science is frequently misperceived. The Dutch people were ashamed and they invited me to come to the Holland festival and they promised to . including even intellectuals in fields of high scholarship. and tendentiousness of the actual scientific process. among some poor souls. change our view (if not theirs) of the natural world.000 people and the next day I rehearsed through the second movement .and they then were ashamed. These people are the victims of their own stereotypes. I rehearsed the orchestra myself in front of the audience of 3. composer "I believe the use of noise to make music will increase until we reach a music produced through the aid of electrical instruments which will make available for musical purposes any and all sounds that can be heard. They are destined to view the world of science with a set of blinders. They know nothing of the tumult." in 1988 Yearbook of Science and the Future." . Many see it as only a body of facts. 1937 I did cancel one performance in Holland where they thought my music was so easy that they didn't rehearse at all. and it is never boring.Tadahiro Sekimoto. but the orchestra as a whole is equivalent to a gang bent on destruction. linear. plodding. unintelligible textbooks. former Houston Oiler football coach "Right now I feel that I've got my feet on the ground as far as my head is concerned. NEC Corp. passion. "jackpot: you may have an unneccessary change record" . It does not stand still for long." . And so the first time when I found that out. let alone the creativity. and joy of discovery." ."I couldn't remember things until I took that Sam Carnegie course. "The Year in Science: An Overview. cacophony.The Godfather What's the difference between a computer salesman and a used car salesman? A used car salesman knows when he's lying." . rule-bound process . "There are some good people in it. president. And they are likely to know little of the continual procession of new insights and discoveries that every day. .John Cage." ." . promulgated from on high in must. a collection of unchanging precepts defended with authoritarian vigor.this was the piece _Cheap Imitation_ . and left brained. Encyclopaedia Britannica. "Those who will be able to conquer software will be able to conquer the world.Baseball pitcher Bo Belinsky "Ninety percent of baseball is half mental.Yogi Berra Two things are certain about science.
" .Chuck Newcombe Dead? No excuse for laying off work.if you don't inhale. I gave them a lecture and told them to cancel the performance." .Bernard Berenson "Summit meetings tend to be like panda matings. "If John Madden steps outside on February 2. they are often most dogmatic. And when I got to Amsterdam they had changed the orchestra.Abigail Van Buren "Never face facts." ." . I can find it myself. and the results usually disappointing." . An optimist believes we live in the best world possible. The expectations are always high. a pessimist fears this is true.Yugoslav proverb "The best index to a person's character is a) how he treats people who can't do him any good and b) how he treats people who can't fight back. we'll have 6 more weeks of Pro football." .composer John Cage.. looks down." ." Can you believe it? . they hadn't rehearsed. 89 "One day I woke up and discovered that I was in love with tripe." . pg. March 88.Adlai Stevenson "Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago. and again.William George Jordan "We learn from history that we learn nothing from history. Lead me not into temptation." ." .George Bernard Shaw "Flattery is all right . you'll never get up in the morning.rehearse." . Nature never hurries. and doesn't see his feet.. "Electronic Musician" magazine. So they were no more prepared the second time than they had been the first.Tom Anderson "Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch.William James "Tell the truth and run." . but never give 'em both at once." . "When people are least sure.Robert Orben The rule on staying alive as a program manager is to give 'em a number or give 'em a date.John Kenneth Galbraith "Nature is very un-American.Robert Orben "A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. they then said over the radio that i had insisted on their cancelling the performance because they were "insufficiently Zen. if you do.
Petersen "You're a creature of the night." . when all is said and done. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Michael. Wait'll Mom hears about this.George Bernard Shaw "The mark of an immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause. If at first you don't succeed. More coffee. you are running about average. B.The Phantom comics The game of life is a game of boomerangs." ..Doug Larson "The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.Marlo Thomas "Life is a garment we continuously alter. or is it Memorex." ." . while the mark of a mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one." . deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy. stand like a rock.Alfred Adler "Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature." . like what we like and make up reasons for it afterwards. or is it radiation sickness?" .Walt West "Silent gratitude isn't very much use to anyone." . please." .. in matters of taste.G." . swim with .Soren F. Our thoughts." .Peter De Vries "It is easier to fight for principles than to live up to them..Badger comics "Is it really you. Stearn "In matters of principle.David McCord "The value of marriage is not that adults produce children. and I feel bad about rendering their useless carci into dogfood..Sonic Disruptors comics "Most of us.William Stekel "Yes. but that children produce adults." ." ." . "A child is a person who can't understand why someone would give away a perfectly good kitten. Fuzz. but which never seems to fit.Albert Einstein "Success covers a multitude of blunders. Ingenious..Helen Keller "Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods." .from the movie "The Lost Boys" "Plastic gun.
from Badger comics "I've got some amyls. you fruit-loop little geek. We could either party later or. "Satuday Night Live" News "And." .A. and its citizens will disperse to various resort communities around the world. Blessed be those who initiate lively discussions with the hopelessly mute.the current." . A critic is simply someone paid to render opinions glibly.that's why his movies work." . help me find a bargain'" --Tammy Faye Bakker Gary Hart: living proof that you *can* screw your brains out." "'Course you haven't." ." ."Cheech and Chong's Next Movie" "Israel today announced that it is giving up." . from Justice League Int'l comics "Roman Polanski makes his own blood. Brilliant "I don't know what their gripe is.Howard Chaykin "Ever free-climbed a thousand foot vertical cliff with 60 pounds of gear strapped to your butt?" "No. I say." ." "Critics are grinks and groinks. "But this one goes to eleven. for they shall be know as Dentists. 'OK." . He's smart . unless he has an atomic weapon.Nigel Tufnel "Been through Hell? Whaddya bring back for me?" .Dave Barry SHOP OR DIE." . 'Who needs the aggravation?'" . of course. you have the commercials where savvy businesspeople Get Ahead by using their MacIntosh computers to create the ultimate American business product: a really sharp-looking report. Said Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir.Dennis Miller. Jesus. people of Earth! [offer void where prohibited] . The Zionist state will dissolve in two weeks time. "I don't believe in sweeping social change being manifested by one person. start his heart. like.Thomas Jefferson The first sign of maturity is the discovery that the volume knob also turns to the left.A brilliant director at "Frank's Place" "The following is not for the weak of heart or Fundamentalists.Baron and Badger.Dave Barry "I take Him shopping with me.Capitalists from outer space.
RUN!" ." ." .U. so I can punch him tastefully. But you can call me..Harlan Ellison "It's curtains for you.. son. If you think there's a maniacal psycho-geek in the basement: 1) Don't give him a chance to hit you on the head with an axe! 2) Flee the premises." "HO HO HO!" ." .. DON'T GO DOWN IN THE DAMN BASEMENT!" ." "I was so WRECKED when I wrote that.John Lovitz.John Lovitz.D.. Mighty Mouse! This gun is so futuristic that even *I* don't know how it works!" .. "Time is money and money can't buy you love and I love your outfit" . Man..E. #1 "Can't you just gesture hypnotically and make him disappear?" "It does not work that way.. on search and seizure. that was really Out There.Hadji on metaphyics and Mandrake in "Johnny Quest" "You shouldn't make my toaster angry. he's grown too powerful. "Daddy. one of Dana Carvey's SNL characters [ditto] "I mean. But whatever else you do.Household security explained in "Johnny Quest" "Someone's been mean to you! Tell me who it is.Duck's Breath Mystery Theatre "If it's not loud. I just read your article in the Yale law recipe... Daddy. like." . even if you're in your underwear.H..T.from Ralph Bakshi's Mighty Mouse "May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house. on SNL It's great to be smart 'cause then you know stuff. Captain Toke. make Santa Claus go away!" "I can't. on SNL "Hi. it doesn't work!" .The Mountain Man. as ex-Supreme Court nominee Alan Ginsburg. I'm Professor Alan Ginsburg.. 3) Warn the neighbors and call the police.. as ex-Supreme Court nominee Alan Ginsburg." .R.Ralph Bakshi's Mighty Mouse "And kids. learn something from Susie and Eddie." .N.George Carlin A university faculty is 500 egotists with a common parking problem.Saturday Night Live meets Friday the 13th Victory or defeat! "Everyone is entitled to an *informed* opinion..
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"Where humor is concerned there are no standards - no one can say what is good or bad, although you can be sure that everyone will. - John Kenneth Galbraith "Hello again, Peabody here..." - Mister Peabody "It's the best thing since professional golfers on 'ludes." - Rick Obidiah "To your left is the marina where several senior cabinet officials keep luxury yachts for weekend cruises on the Potomac. Some of these ships are up to 100 feet in length; the Presidential yacht is over 200 feet in length, and can remain submerged for up to 3 weeks." - Garrison Keillor "Well, social relevance is a schtick, like mysteries, social relevance, science fiction..." - Art Spiegelman "One of the problems I've always had with propaganda pamphlets is that they're real boring to look at. They're just badly designed. People from the left often are very well-intended, but they never had time to take basic design classes, you know?" - Art Spiegelman "If you took everyone show, and lined them the moon and back... complaining." - a local Deadhead in who's ever been to a Dead up, they'd stretch halfway to and none of them would be the Seattle Times
"And remember: Evil will always prevail, because Good is dumb." - Spaceballs Why are many scientists using lawyers for medical experiments instead of rats? a) There are more lawyers than rats. b) The scientist's don't become as emotionally attached to them. c) There are some things that even rats won't do for money. "During the race We may eat your dust,
But when you graduate, You'll work for us." - Reed College cheer Pohl's law: Nothing is so good that somebody, somewhere, will not hate it. Pig: An animal (Porcus omnivorous) closely allied to the human race by the splendor and vivacity of its appetite, which, however, is inferior in scope, for it balks at pig. - Ambrose Bierce "We don't have to protect the environment - the Second Coming is at hand." - James Watt "I believe that Ronald Reagan will someday make this country what it once was... an arctic wilderness." - Steve Martin "To YOU I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition." - Woody Allen Noncombatant: A dead Quaker. - Ambrose Bierce "There's only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is I'll get married again." - Clint Eastwood A lot of people I know believe in positive thinking, and so do I. I believe everything positively stinks. - Lew Col Q: How many IBM CPU's does it take to execute a job? A: Four; three to hold it down, and one to rip its head off. Diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggy" until you can find a rock. Harrisberger's Fourth Law of the Lab: Experience is directly proportional to the amount of equipment ruined. Captain Penny's Law: You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can't fool mom. "Because he's a character who's looking for his own identity, [He-Man is] an interesting role for an actor." - Dolph Lundgren, "actor" "If Jesus came back today, and saw what was going on in his name, he'd never stop throwing up." - Max Von Sydow's character in "Hannah and Her Sisters" "Nietzsche says that we will live the same life, over and over again. God - I'll have to sit through the Ice Capades again." - Woody Allen's character in "Hannah and Her Sisters" "In regards to Oral Roberts' claim that God told him that he would die unless he
received $20 million by March, God's lawyers have stated that their client has not spoken with Roberts for several years. Off the record, God has stated that "If I had wanted to ice the little toad, I would have done it a long time ago." - Dennis Miller, SNL News "Only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core." - Hannah Arendt. Quod licet Iovi non licet bovi. (What Jove may do, is not permitted to a cow.) "I distrust a man who says 'when.' If he's got to be careful not to drink too much, it's because he's not to be trusted when he does." - Sidney Greenstreet, _The Maltese Falcon_ "I distrust a close-mouthed man. He generally picks the wrong time to talk and says the wrong things. Talking's something you can't do judiciously, unless you keep in practice. Now, sir, we'll talk if you like. I'll tell you right out, I'm a man who likes talking to a man who likes to talk." - Sidney Greenstreet, _The Maltese Falcon_ All extremists should be taken out and shot. "The sixties were good to you, weren't they?" - George Carlin "You stay here, Audrey - this is between me and the vegetable!" - Seymour, from _Little Shop Of Horrors_ From Sharp minds come... pointed heads. - Bryan Sparrowhawk There are two kinds of egotists: 1) Those who admit it 2) The rest of us "The picture's pretty bleak, gentlemen... The world's climates are changing, the mammals are taking over, and we all have a brain about the size of a walnut." - some dinosaurs from The Far Side, by Gary Larson "We Americans, we're a simple people... but piss us off, and we'll bomb your cities." - Robin Williams, _Good Morning Vietnam_ Why won't sharks eat lawyers? Professional courtesy.
"You know, we've won awards for this crap." - David Letterman It was pity stayed his hand. "Pity I don't have any more bullets," thought Frito. - _Bored_of_the_Rings_, a Harvard Lampoon parody of Tolkein A good USENET motto would be: a. "Together, a strong community." b. "Computers R Us." c. "I'm sick of programming, I think I'll just screw around for a while on company time." - A Sane Man "He didn't run for reelection. `Politics brings you into contact with all the
." ..the artificial person. I know what I'm doing.. in fact." . barely presentable.Garrison Keillor..I. If your ideas are any good. your message will implicate you crime and be brought to the attention of the F.. `I'm staying home.Lily Tomlin Whom the gods would destroy. Please leave your name and after I've doctored the tape. .Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards David Letterman's "Things we can be proud of as Americans": * Greatest number of citizens who have actually boarded a UFO * Many newspapers feature "JUMBLE" * Hourly motel rates * Vast majority of Elvis movies made here * Didn't just give up right away during World War II like some countries we could mention * Goatees & Van Dykes thought to be worn only by weenies * Our well-behaved golf professionals * Fabulous babes coast to coast "Danger. _Lake_Wobegone_Days_ "If you lived today as if it were your last. wouldn't you?" .The police commisioner on "Sledge Hammer" laments the death of his bodyguard "Trust me. he was like an employee to me. you'll have to ram them down people's throats. Spock succumbs to a powerful mating urge and nearly kills Captain Kirk.' he said. but I'm not stupid" .The Firesign Theatre's Nick Danger Pray to God. you haven't seen the last of me!" "No.Blue Devil Dan Cassidy's answering machine. they first teach BASIC. and in a federal . This is number.B.. but the first of you turns my stomach!" .Buckaroo Banzai "I may be synthetic.Russian Proverb "Don't worry about people stealing your ideas." .Fran Lebowitz "If truth is beauty.Garrison Keillor "Mr." .. pure and simple. how come no one has their hair done in the library?" . total evil from the Eighth Dimension!" .TV Guide." .'" . describing the Star Trek episode _Amok_Time_ "Poor man. BEEEP" comics "All God's children are not beautiful. from _Aliens_ "The only way I can lose this election is if I'm caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy. "Look! There! Evil!.people you'd give anything to avoid. Most of God's children are. but keep rowing to shore." . you'd buy up a box of rockets and fire them all off.Sledge Hammer "Hi.
'" . That will *prove* I'm Robin Hood. because god wants your money!" . It means we get to keep all our old mistakes.Looney Tunes. Chuck Jones) "And do you think (fop that I am) that I could be the Scarlet Pumpernickel?" ." .The Reverend Jimmy. Ali Baba Bunny (1957." ." "He don't know me vewy well. it disintegrates. it disintegrated." .Looney Tunes. The danger already exists that mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and confine man in the bonds of Hell. "I predict. _Robin Hood Daffy_ "Would I turn on the gas if my pal Mugsy were in there?" "You might. from _Repo_Man_ "The majority of the stupid is invincible and guaranteed for all time.Howard Aiken "When anyone says `theoretically.. as long as I'm rich. Sir.Duck Dodgers in the 24th and a half century "Kill the Wabbit. DO he?" .. Sir. rabbit. The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950." . Borquin "I've finally learned what `upward compatible' means.' they really mean `not really.Norm. Kill the Wabbit.Looney Tunes.David Parnas "No problem is so formidable that you can't walk away from it." .F. that you will die either by hanging or of some vile disease".Saint Augustine "For the man who has everything." . Chuck Jones) "Now I've got the bead on you with MY disintegrating gun. Friz Freleng) "Consequences..C. Schmonsequences." . Disraeli replied. Bugs and Thugs (1954.Bugs Bunny "I'll rob that rich person and give it to some poor deserving slob. upon whether I embrace your principles or your mistress. from _Cheers_ Once at a social gathering.Daffy Duck. Schulz "The good Christian should beware of mathematicians and all those who make empty prophecies.Dennie van Tassel "The way of the world is to praise dead saints and prosecute live ones. you might!" . Kill the Wabbit!" . Chuck Jones) "I DO want your money. (pulls trigger) Well. "That all depends. Gladstone said to Disraeli. and I'm wearing Milkbone underware.Nathaniel Howe "It's a dog-eat-dog world out there. what you do know. Penicillin." . And when it disintegrates." . "What's Opera Doc?" (1957.Looney Tunes. Looney Tunes. The .
" .. 2) Advising the President. Badger comics "Interesting survey in the current Journal of Abnormal Psychology: New York City has a higher percentage of people you shouldn't make any sudden moves around than any other city in the world." .an analysis of neo-Nazis and such. glorious.Dennis Miller." .'" .Peter Oakley "Ah.Bob Violence .Howie Chaykin's little animated 3-dimensional darling.Newspaperman from Frank Capra's _Meet_John_Doe_ "And we heard him exclaim As he started to roam: `I'm a hologram." .David Letterman "Based on what you know about him in history books.David Letterman "Tourists . but just try to find a plumber on weekends. say to your driver. which has complained recently about alleged anti-Soviet themes in American advertising." --Gallagher "Not only is God dead. 'cause if they couldn't. you know the type. They like to blame it all on the Jews or the Blacks. 3) Desperately clawing at the inside of his coffin. lodged an official protest this week against the Ford Motor Company's new campaign: `Hey you stinking fat Russian. please don't try this at home!'" . Bob Violence "The Soviet Union. kids. complex and ultimately unfathomable crapshoot ." --Woody Allen "It's ten o'clock.have some fun with New york's hard-boiled cabbies. they'd have to wake up to the fact that life's one big." .David Letterman "If Ricky Schroder and Gary Coleman had a fight on television with pool cues. is alleviated by their lack of consistency. get off my Ford Escort.and the only reason THEY can't seem to keep up is they're a bunch of misfits and losers. "Pay? I was hitchhiking. scary.David Letterman "An anthropologist at Tulane has just come back from a field trip to New Guinea with reports of a tribe so primitive that they have Tide but not new Tide with lemon-fresh Borax." . Do you know where your AI programs are?" ." --Arthur C. Saturday Night Live "There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum. Clarke "They ought to make butt-flavored cat food. however.." .Albert Einstein "You show me an American who can keep his mouth shut and I'll eat him.terror of their tyranny. When you get to your destination. what do you think Abraham Lincoln would be doing if he were alive today? 1) Writing his memoirs of the Civil War. who would win? 1) Ricky Schroder .
my God. You've turned him into a DEMOCRAT!" . It took me four shows to figure out why the hairy kid never spoke.The Firesign Theatre. what *can* you believe?!" .The Firesign Theatre movie.Bloom County "Well.." ... avoid all contact.L. _Everything you know is Wrong_ "Nuclear war would really set back cable. Support Mental Health.Monty Python and the Holy Grail "Take that.Elmer Fudd "I saw _Lassie_. You've.James Coburn.. I mean. 3) If there are no eyes.The Firesign Theatre "Calling J-Man Kink. Collect the whole set. Or I'll kill you. "The pyramid is opening!" "Which one?" "The one with the ever-widening hole in it!" . . target Los Angeles." . Disregard personal feelings about city and intercept.C.N.Ted Turner "You tweachewous miscweant!" ..Bullwinkle J. Calling J-Man Kink... 2) Avoid eye contact." . he could roll over and all that.The Firesign Theatre. in _Explorers_ "Open Channel D.David Letterman "If you are beginning to doubt what I am saying. _J-Men Forever_ "My sense of purpose is gone! I have no idea who I AM!" "Oh. and your father smelt of elderberrys!" .2) Gary Coleman 3) The television viewing public" ." .Napoleon Solo. but did that deserve a series?" . if you can't believe what you read in a comic book. Save the whales. you ol' brass-breasted fascist poop!" . Hash missile sighted.E. you hostile sons-of-bitches!" . _Everything you know is Wrong_ What to do in case of an alien attack: 1) Hide beneath the seat of your plane and look away. the bastards. The Man From U.the alien guy. Moose "Your mother was a hamster. you are probably hallucinating." .Doonesbury "You are WRONG. in the finale of _The_President's_Analyst_ "The voters have spoken.
Steve McGarret.. An absolute monarchy is one in which the sovereign does as he pleases so long as he pleases the assassins.unknown "I prefer to think that God is not dead. The difference is that a bunch of self-confessed "car nuts" are making money doing what they love: writing code and driving fast. ." . . May 88 "Just the facts. IEEE Spectrum..Monty Python's Flying Circus "Let's show this prehistoric bitch how we do things downtown!" .. yuh flea-pickin' varmint!" .Dumbo Omohundro Saint: A dead sinner revised and edited. Thompson "Say yur prayers.Ambrose Bierce Forty two.. which are governed by chance. most of them having been replaced by limited monarchies..John D. and by republics.John Huston "Be there. Not many absolute monarchies are left. (slander by Ambrose Bierce) All things are either sacred or profane.Hunter S.Bernhard Goetz Mausoleum: The final and funniest folly of the rich.. . irresponsible.Ambrose Bierce Absolute: Independent. . Meekness: Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while.The Ghostbusters . "This is my beloved son.Joe Friday "I have five dollars for each of you.Ambrose Bierce Abstainer: A weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a .Yosemite Sam "There. just drunk" . The latter to the devil appertain." . I've run rings 'round you logically" . run by eager young engineers poring over memory dumps late into the night. ." . Aloha. where the soverign's power for evil (and for good) is greatly curtailed. the weird turn pro. . in whom I am well pleased. Ma'am" ." .Veloz is indistinguishable from hundreds of other electronics businesses in the Valley.Ambrose Bierce Riches: A gift from Heaven signifying."Electronics puts its foot on the gas".. Rockefeller. The former to ecclesiasts bring gain. _Hawaii Five-Oh_ "When the going gets weird.
yet most momentous actions. .Ambrose Bierce Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. and which judges. military. .Ambrose Bierce Physician: One upon whom we set our hopes when ill and our dogs when well. even of proceedings before themselves alone.Ambrose Bierce Egotist: A person of low taste. . As compared with the statesman. . are . A total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention. rule out. the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other's pocket that they cannot separately plunder a third. he suffers the disadvantage of being alive. . and especially from inactivity in the affairs of others.Ambrose Bierce Inadmissible: Not competent to be considered. . . The conduct of public affairs for private advantage. . Hearsay evidence is inadmissible because the person quoted was unsworn and is not before the court for examination.Ambrose Bierce Pray: To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.Ambrose Bierce Alliance: In international politics. When he wriggles he mistakes the agitation of his tail for the trembling of the edifice. .Ambrose Bierce A penny saved is a penny to squander.pleasure.Ambrose Bierce Politician: An eel in the fundamental mud upon which the superstructure of organized society is reared.Ambrose Bierce Administration: An ingenious abstraction in politics. . designed to receive the kicks and cuffs due to the premier or president. more interested in himself than in me. therefore. .Ambrose Bierce Proboscis: The rudimentary organ of an elephant which serves him in place of the knife-and-fork that Evolution has as yet denied him. Said of certain kinds of testimony which juries are supposed to be unfit to be entrusted with. . .Ambrose Bierce Presidency: The greased pig in the field game of American politics.Ambrose Bierce Disobedience: The silver lining to the cloud of servitude. commercial and of every other kind.Ambrose Bierce Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man -who has no gills. . political. For purposes of humor it is popularly called a trunk.Ambrose Bierce Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.
It's only a big deal if you can't get any." --Frank Zappa Here is an Appalachian version of management's answer to those who are concerned with the fate of the project: "Don't worry about the mule. "but it did not occur to me that you really might not wish the public to know who wrote it. Jameson. "Mr. Pollard." replied the critic. it is still unimpeachable. Bill's dog. Nothing in any existing court was ever more thoroughly proved than the charges of witchcraft and sorcery for which so many suffered death. The evidence (including confession) upon which certain women were convicted of witchcraft and executed was without a flaw. "Maintain an awareness for contribution ." --John Sladek "In the fight between you and the world. Revelation is hearsay evidence. it can easily be proved that powerful and malevolent magicians once existed and were a scourge to mankind. the distinguished critic. But ask what can All Employees do for A Group of Employees.Mike Dennison One evening Mr. found himself seated at dinner alongside Mr. Saturday Night Live Sex is like air.Marc D." ." . Just load the wagon. sir.. The judges' decisions based on it were sound in logic and in law.Mike Dennison's hillbilly uncle Ill-chosen abstraction is particularly evident in the design of the ADA runtime system. human testimony and human reason are alike destitute of value.Narrator.daily undertaken on hearsay evidence. --Ambrose Bierce "Today's robots are very primitive. that the Scriptures are the word of God we have only the testimony of men long dead whose identy is not clearly established and who are not known to have been sworn in any sense." . There is no religion in the world that has any other basis than hearsay evidence. But as records of courts of justice are admissible. Rudolph Block. Under the rules of evidence as they now exist in this country. The interface to the ADA runtime system is so opaque that it is impossible to model or predict its performance." . . making it effectively useless for real-time systems." said he.Karl Lehenbauer "Here comes Mr. Percival Pollard. our company. is published anonymously. Donner and David H. and 'build car'. _The Biography of a Dead Cow_. capable of understanding only a few simple instructions such as 'go left'. If there were no witches.Ambrose Bierce . Do you think that fair criticism?" "I am very sorry. your project.A Group of Employees "Ask not what A Group of Employees can do for you. "Being against torture ought to be sort of a bipartisan thing. "my book. Yet in reviewing it you speak of it as the work of the Idiot of the Century. of New York." ." . amiably.to your schedule.. no single assertion in the Bible has in its support any evidence admissible in a court of law. but you can hardly be ignorant of its authorship. 'go right'. back the world.
October 1982 Voodoo Programming: Things programmers do that they know shouldn't work but . Marriage Ceremony: An incredible metaphysical sham of watching God and the law being dragged into the affairs of your family. What the gods would destroy they first submit to an IEEE standards committee. National Lampoon." ." he screamed.The Utterly Monstrous.C. Stiggs's tirade was great. ."Visionaries" cartoon "Aww.Jimmy Swaggart. I just don't want to get any older. ralph in the bag." . if you make me cry anymore. got into the supervisory adult's sleeping bag and ran around in it. attacking me with their smell and power-ramming big stinking concentrations of rose odor up my nostrils until I'm wasted with pleasure. and Stiggs.Many aligators will be slain.C. . at least *authoritatively* incorrect. "Do you see this bathtub? Do you notice any difference between the size of the tub and the size of that spindly wad of petals in your hand? I need total bath coverage. the ones floating in the tub had suddenly lost their smell. and Stiggs. "I demand smell."Visionaries" cartoon I don't want to be young again. Later is later. National Lampoon. it is. 5/20/88 "Dump the condiments. I need a completely solid layer of roses all around me like puffing factories of smell. we don't need to taste good. but the swamp will remain. Mind-Roasting Summer of O. according to him. "What am I going to do with this?" Stiggs sneered at the weaseling hotel goon when he appeared at our door holding a single flower floating in a brandy glass." Unfortunately. ordering more rose blossoms.Peter da Silva "If I do not return to the pulpit this weekend. Then the heat made O. C. Ogilvie "Emergency!" Sgiggs screamed. you'll fog up my helmet." he shrilled.The Utterly Monstrous.C. "This is the judgment day and I'm a terrifying apparition." . O. . millions of people will go to hell. ejecting himself from the tub like it was a burning car. so we camped for twenty minutes and drank another six beers at a Young Life campsite." It wasn't long before we got so dissatisfied with this incompetence that we bolted. If we are to be eaten. "Dial 'one'! Get room service! Code red!" Stiggs was on the phone immediately. the service captain didn't realize that the Stiggs situation involved fifty roses.Hitchiker's Guide To The Galaxy We decided it was night again. because. "I will make no bargains with terrorist hardware." . . "I expecting total uninterrupted smell from these f*cking roses.C. Mind-Roasting Summer of O.O. October 1982 When it is incorrect. This is now.
. and later pay the price." . No. we'll blow it up." How times have changed. discoverer of the laws of perspective "I got everybody to pay up front. If there is a goal. Would you comment on that? . but sometimes without proper testing. turbines to speed. Four Tu-144s were built. The Concorde has been flying safely for over 10 years. 6. speculating about why a computer program that had been changed to do something he didn't approve of.Peter da Silva "It's my cookie file and if I come up with something that's lame and I like it.The Institute. The Boy Wonder The F-15 Eagle: If it's up. such as recompiling everything. we'll shoot it down.Peter da Silva. and which sometimes actually work.Victor Belenko. pg.karl (Karl Lehenbauer) In recognizing AT&T Bell Laboratories for corporate innovation.then I blew up their planet. . MiG-25 fighter pilot who defected in 1976 "Defense Electronics". Renaissance artist.they try anyway.. No. out of the box. but there you have it." .A McDonnel-Douglas ad from a few years ago "The Amiga is the only personal computer where you can run a multitasking operating system and get realtime performance. that aircraft was two months ahead of the Concorde. Vol 20.. I could no sooner give it up that I could the very air that I breath.. the case is closed . 6. IEEE President Russell C. . Comics "Atomic batteries to power.Robin. Drew referred to the cellular telephone as a "basic necessity. two have crashed. They really don't care what the price is. do a bad job. and two are in museums." "Now why didn't I think of that?" . totally uninformed specualation that I engage in to help support my bias against such meddling. for its invention of cellular mobile communications. July 1988. . 100 There is something you must understand about the Soviet system. one observer remarked: many in the room recalled the advent of direct dialing. 100 DE: The Soviets seem to have difficulty implementing modern technology.that is it.Post Bros. of course. and develop all components simulateously.Paolo Uccello. They will concentrate on the problem. 11 .Victor Belenko. pg. such as when Gorbachev states that they are going to have nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. Vol 20. it goes in. In a technology race at the time." . MiG-25 fighter pilot who defected in 1976 "Defense Electronics".. ..the Soviets have the capability to try big projects.Karl Lehenbauer This is. . They have the ability to concentrate all their efforts on a given design. pg." .. didn't work "This knowledge I pursure is the finest pleasure I have ever known. If it's down. Then they end up with a technological disaster like the Tu-144.
open society. Vol 20. He is up against a brick wall. MiG-25 fighter pilot who defected in 1976 "Defense Electronics". it should. The barbed wire on the fence around the Soviet Union is to keep people inside. and he was removed in disgrace. The other question he was asked often was why the CIA had killed Samantha Smith. the engine is finished.Belenko: Well. in the dark. Belenko: I know. If Gorbachev tries to destroy the system or make too many fundamental changes to it.. pg. 6. "I knew then (in 1970) that a 4-kbyte minicomputer would cost as much as . the whole country is like a concentration camp. and told me the people there are hungry for information about the West.10" will parse and generate code creating a variable. 100 ". . or whatever you want to call it if they did these things: abolish the one party system. they have a problem with the picture tubes on color television sets.Victor Belenko. No. the little girl who visited the Soviet Union a few years ago. DE: That is absurdly low by free world standards. Vol 20. DE: Is that mean-time-between-failure? Belenko: No. I believe the system will get rid of him. Overhaul is too expensive. are cosmetic and they have been designed to impress shortsighted. DO10I. but I will give you two examples that are very revealing about life in the Soviet Union. They assumed we must be having problems with them too. not even overhauling it? Belenko: That is correct. DE: You mean they pull it out and throw it away. Can you imagine that? . 110 FORTRAN? The syntactically incorrect statement "DO 10 I = 1. their propaganda is very effective. forget it!" . allow the Soviet people to have real free enterprise.an interview with Victor Belenko. This openness that you are seeing. You see. sometimes stupid Western leaders. I believe he will have a "heart attack" or retire or be removed. all these changes. its engines had a total lifetime of 250 hours. but I understand the system very well. 6. No. we can do business!" This while his military machine in Afghanistan has killed over a million people out of a population of 17 million. Vol 20. Vol 20. MiG-25 fighter pilot who defected in 1976 "Defense Electronics".Victor Belenko. 6.10" If that doesn't terrify you. He was asked about many things. as follows: "DO10I = 1. hoping to do business with the Soviet Union or appease it. glasnost. If you think they will change everything and become a free. let's talk about aircraft engine lifetime. open the Soviet frontier and allow Soviet people to travel freely. When I flew the MiG-25. it is scrapped. The first question he was asked was if we had exploding television sets. I am not a political scientist. pg.I could accept this openness. 6. MiG-25 fighter pilot who defected in 1976 "Defense Electronics". naive.Victor Belenko. allow Western businessmen to do business there. No. But so far. No. MiG-25 fighter pilot who defected in 1976 "Defense Electronics". . and permit freedom of speech and of the press. perestroika. pg. 102 "I have a friend who just got back from the Soviet Union. These leaders gush over Gorbachev. and many are exploding.. He will say: "Yes. 110 "Remember Kruschev: he tried to do too many things too fast. pg.
co-founder of Apple Computer. print 'em out. about the Open Systems Foundation "When in doubt. Max's father. The company needs us both." ." . chairman and CEO of Herman Miller Inc. chairman and CEO of Herman Miller Inc. But we have found that both internally and with outside designers if we are willing to have this kind of relationship and if we're willing to be vulnerable to what will come out of it. The Wall Street Journal. J. pg 45 "I just want to be a good engineer. The Wall Street Journal. founder and chairman of Microsoft." .Max DePree. May 3. "Will Wozniak's class give Apple to teacher?" EE Times. The Wall Street Journal." . "Herman Miller's Secrets of Corporate Creativity".Karl's Programming Proverb 0x7 "If you want the best things to happen in corporate life you have to find ways to be hospitable to the unusual person.'" . I want very much to have Charles Eames share in whatever potential there is. "Herman Miller's Secrets of Corporate Creativity". concluding his keynote speech at the 1988 AppleFest "There's always been Tower of Babel sort of bickering inside Unix. asked Mr. May 3.Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.. 1988 In his book. This means at least several years of confusion.. To me a covenant is a relationship that is based on such things as shared ideals and shared value systems and shared ideas and shared agreement as to the processes we are going to use for working together.Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. "Herman Miller's Secrets of Corporate Creativity". June 6. 1988. co-founder of the company with herman Miller in 1923." . EE Times. You almost get it as an anti-democratic process. Certainly you get it as an anthitetical process. 1988. I'd have to live cheaply in an apartment and put all my money into owning a computer. they were getting a better engineer. Mr." . I think there are three important areas which contracts can't deal with. "George's response was something like this: 'Charles Eames is an unusual talent.a house. the area of conflict. In many cases they develop into real love relationships. It's a policy I urge all companies to adopt.Max DePree. chairman and CEO of Herman Miller Inc. There are an awful lot of people in management who really don't want subordinates to do their best. we get really good work. May 3. the area of change and area of reaching potential. pg 45 HP had a unique policy of allowing its engineers to take parts from stock as long as they built something." . You don't get innovation as a democratic process. So I reasoned that after college. 1988 "In corporate life..Max DePree. because it gets to be very threatening. DePree tells the story of how designer George Nelson urged that the company also take on Charles Eames in the late 1940s. 1988 Another goal is to establish a relationship "in which it is OK for everybody to do their best. DePree. "They figured that with every design. so you have to have an environment where the body of people are really amenable to change and can deal with the conflicts that arise out of change an innovation. chairman and CEO of Herman Miller Inc.. He is very different from me. June 6." .Max DePree. but this is the most extreme form ever. Nelson if he really wanted to share the limited opportunities of a then-small company with another designer.Bill Gates. "Herman Miller's .Steve Wozniak.
Or see them with the greater eye of Palomar. May 3. . SIGPLAN Notices.if these leaders manage not to pull us over the brink into planetary suicide. despite their occasional pompous suggestions that they may feel obliged to do so. or the *why?* It does not do harm to the mystery to know a little about it. The Wall Street Journal. Sept. We saw.mere gobs of gas atoms. . _Ghostbusters_ "The stars are made of the same atoms as the earth.Perlis's Programming Proverb #58. 1988 Mr. June 20. we may survive beyond 1988. my son is in jail on a drunk-driving charge and I don't know how to raise bail.' What that means is that if the supervisor wants productivity.George Rostky." I usually pick one small topic like this to give a lecture on. DePree also expects a "tremendous social change" in all workplaces. he has to know how to raise bail." I too can see the stars on a desert night. military or financial power. chairman and CEO of Herman Miller Inc. 1982 "What if" is a trademark of Hewlett Packard. A vast pattern . he believes. as long as the CDC Pascal compiler was fast. The Wall Street Journal. We kicked its ass. "When I first started working 40 years ago. EE Times. "Herman Miller's Secrets of Corporate Creativity".perhaps my stuff was belched from some forgotten star. Now. O'Keefe "We came. The example I like to use is a guy who comes in and says 'this isn't going to be a good day for me. 1988 p. a factory supervisor was focused on the product. Some can avoid it. "Herman Miller's Secrets of Corporate Creativity".Secrets of Corporate Creativity"." . Pragmatists suffer it. Nothing is "mere.Bill Murray. and not necessarily wisdom or consideration for mankind .people who are leaders by virtue of political.. DePree believes participative capitalism is the wave of the future. For far more marvelous is the truth than .. What is the pattern. The U.stuck on this carousel my little eye can catch one-million-year-old light. Geniuses remove it. 1988 Mr. "more and more demands to be included in the capitalist system and if we don't find ways to get the capitalist system to be an inclusive system rather than the exclusive system it has been." . Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars . because of the social milieu. . as one is belching there. May 3. not in the individual good. rushing all apart from some common starting point when they were perhaps all together. The Wall Street Journal.of which I am a part . if the leaders of the world . But do I see less or more? The vastness of the heavens stretches my imagination .S. we're all in deep trouble. The basic idea behind Pascal was that it didn't matter how vague the language specification was (it took *years* to clarify) or how many rough edges there were. or risk being sued." . 1988 Fools ignore complexity. It isn't unusual for a worker to arrive on his shift and have some family problem that he doesn't know how to resolve. May 3.Richard A. or the meaning. If we don't find ways to begin to understand that capitalism's highest potential lies in the common good. then we're risking the system itself.Max DePree. work force. and feel them. chairman and CEO of Herman Miller Inc.Max DePree. so stop using it in your sentences without permission. 45 The essential ideas of Algol 68 were that the whole language should be precisely defined and that all the pieces should fit together smoothly. Today it is drastically different.
If there is harmony within him. (Once. It will soon become out of date and everyone will ignore it.unlike real code ." . If he opens his eyes. Since neither the mouse nor the chip knows what is. 193 A comment on schedules: Ok.doesn't have to be maintained. pg. Yourdon Press (c) 1988 "Only a brain-damaged operating system would support task switching and not make the simple next step of supporting multitasking. he is spared all the vexing problems that follow this discovery. _The Magic Years_. since such voluminous pseudocode is too distracting to be kept in the listing itself. his noises command the universe. He is at the height of his powers. The chimp that does not know that he exists is not driven to discover his origins and is spared the tragic necessity of contemplating his own end. is a discontented creature. . The result: Since pseudocode . his gestures. _The Magic Years_. And even if the animal experimenters succeed in teaching a chimp to count one hundred bananas or to play chess. Furthermore. the quest to give meaning to his existence. speculation and truth-seeking that has goaded him through the centures as reelentlessly as hunger or sexual longing." --Meilir Page-Jones.Richard P. 107 An Animal that knows who it is. pseudocode that is highly detailed approaching the level of detail of the code itself .Selma Fraiberg. he causes the world to disappear.Michael Keith. the world is harmonious.is not of much use as maintenance documentation. thus doubling the maintenance burden. it must be kept in a separate folder. The magician is seated in his high chair and looks upon the world with favor. found that it had any value as maintenance documentation. . the unity of the world is shattered. he plunged himself and his descendants into an eternity of doubt and brooding. Such detailed documentation has to be maintained almost as much as the code. he causes the world to come back. If rage shatters his inner harmony.Selma Fraiberg. to life itself. he utters the magic syllables that causes the desired object to appear. If desire arises within him. no one will maintain it. Of those 42. "The Bar-Code Beast". But as soon as the human animal who asked himself this question emerged.any artists of the past imagined! Why do the poets of the present not speak of it? What men are poets who can speak of Jupiter if he were like a man.George McFry Sigmund Freud is alleged to have said that in the last analysis the entire field of psychology may reduce to biological electrochemistry. "The Practical Guide to Structured Design". pg. Feynman (1918-1988) If you permit yourself to read meanings into (rather than drawing meanings out of) the evidence. the chimp will develop no science and he will exhibit no appreciation of beauty. 0 [zero!]. If he closes his eyes. However. doomed to create new problems for himself for the duration of his stay on this planet. The Skeptical Enquirer Vol 12 No 4 p 416 "Pseudocode can be used to some extent to aid the maintenance process. but if he is an immense spinning sphere of methane and ammonia must be silent? . His wishes. I did an informal survey of 42 shops that used pseudocode. how long will it take? . one that has a sense of his own identity. . you can draw any conclusion you like. his thoughts. for the greatest part of man's wisdom may be traced back to the eternal questions of beginnings and endings.
I like commodity markets in which iron-andsilicon hawkers know that they exist to provide fast toys for software types like me to play with. 1988. Emilio Lizardo "Floggings will continue until morale improves. Prentice Hall Software Series.Eric S. and Robert Jorgensen. Brian Kerrighan. monkey-boy." . note . and already know much more ." . Round up to the nearest half-year. "Laugh while you can." . Raymond "I dislike companies that have a we-are-the-high-priests-of-hardware-so-you'lllike-what-we-give-you attitude. And. Most of the other 4GLs available today look more like COBOL or RPG. Some companies call their prototypes "releases". the most tedious of the third generation lanaguages. For each type of communication channel add one month.] "A commercial.anonymous flyer being distributed at Exxon USA "Hey Ivan. "UNIX Relational Database Management: Application Development in the UNIX Environment" by Rod Manis.Sidewinder missile jacket patch." . by showing others how to be dishonest. If an IBM mainframe shop is involved and you are working on an IBM system add 9 months. If an IBM mainframe shop is involved and you are working on a non-IBM system add 6 months. that's all." . --Brad Sherman By the way. Many well-meaning persons suppose that the discussion respecting the means for baffling the supposed safety of locks offers a premium for dishonesty. check your six. instead of only a line at a time.For each manager involved in initial meetings add one month. rather than months and years with traditional systems. Evan Schaffer. ALL software projects are done by iterative prototyping. and in some respects a social. UNIX Shell is the Best Fourth Generation Programming Language It is the UNIX shell that makes it possible to do applications in a small fraction of the code and time it takes in third generation languages. For each 100 miles between developer and installation add one month.I would say: The urge to destroy may sometimes be a creative urge. For each unique end-user type add one month. doubt has been started within the last year or two.Eric S. Raymond "The urge to destroy is also a creative urge. In the shell you process whole files at a time.. For each unknown hardware device add two months. Applications can be developed in hours and days. showing a Sidewinder driving up the tail of a Russian Su-27 "Free markets select for winning solutions.Dr. Advisor. which do more than pages of instructions in a 3GL. Rogues are very keen in their profession." . For each manager who says "data flow analysis" add another month. This is a fallacy. For each unknown software package to be employed add two months.Bakunin [ed. a line of code in the UNIX shell is one or more programs.. whether or not it is right to discuss so openly the security or insecurity of locks.
when asked why he had recruited a seven-foot tall auto mechanic "A car is just a big purse on wheels. it is open to them to say so.anonymous comp. and the discussion.. weenie. Bilbo you fool!" he said to himself. It cannot be too earnestly urged.. If others differ from him in opinion concerning those qualities." ." . and it became a favourite saying of his later. it's just a toy. "Wish not to seem. and he declares his belief to the world. "You aren't nearly through this adventure yet. it will be much more than counterbalanced by good." .William E. ." he added." . on "Family Feud" "Paul Lynde to block.Randy Kunkee "You can't teach seven foot.Frank Layton.is not so inviolable as it has hitherto been deemed to be.let it have been made in whatever country. like virtue. must lead to public advantage: the discussion stimulates curiosity. Rogues knew a good deal about lockpicking long before locksmiths discussed it among themselves.Charles Tomlinson's Rudimentary Treatise on the Construction of Locks.Richard Dawson.sys. Tolkien. "The Hobbit" by J. and a source of civilized delight." . there can scarcely be such a thing as dishonesty of intention: the inventor produces a lock which he honestly thinks will possess such and such qualities.. . in the end. truthfully conducted. because the *dishonest* are tolerably certain to be the first to apply the knowledge practically. and that was pretty true as well. Utah Jazz basketball coach." . published around 1850 In respect to lock-making.a contestant on "Hollywood Squares" "Little else matters than to write good code.Aeschylus "Survey says. the best.stolen and paraphrased from William Safire "Stupidity. as they have lately done.R. If a lock .Charles Tomlinson's Rudimentary Treatise on the Construction of Locks. surely it is in the interest of *honest* persons to know this fact.amiga posting.Karl Lehenbauer To write good code is a worthy challenge. but to be. and passed into a proverb.Bilbo Baggins.." . Davidsen "If a computer can't directly address all the RAM you can use.Johanna Reynolds ." .than we can teach them respecting their several kinds of roguery." . is its own reward" ." . and curiosity stimulates invention. Nothing but a partial and limited view of the question could lead to the opinion that harm can result: if there be harm. non-sequitir "Never laugh at live dragons. and the spread of knowledge is necessary to give fair play to those who might suffer by ignorance. that an acquaintance with real facts will. or by whatever maker .R. be better for all parties. published around 1850. Chapter XII "A dirty mind is a joy forever.
First as to speech. .Ray (Dan Akyroyd.Ethernet Headstart Product. The Art and Craft of Judging: The Decisions of Judge Learned Hand. I hereby order you to cease all supernatural activities at once and proceed immediately to your place of origin or the nearest parallel dimension. is but one for each state in a century and a half. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institutions and merely lukewarm defenders in those who would gain by the new ones. The Spirit of Liberty. Learned Hand.Machiavelli God grant me the senility to accept the things I cannot change. 1952."History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.Shelly Long. and may even evoke conduct that the law forbids. The trouble is that conduct is almost always based upon some belief. county and state of New York. to the bad guy after making a jump over a gorge that he couldn't quite. It need not rest upon the further premise that there are no propositions that are not open to doubt. Hence it has been again and again unconditionally proclaimed that there are no limits to the privilege so far as words seek to affect only the hearers' beliefs and not their conduct. even if there are. asshole. edited and annotated by Hershel Shanks." .] The late rebellion in Massachusetts has given more alarm than I think it should have done." . nor more dangerous to manage. 11 . Bell Technologies. and debated. Calculate that one rebellion in 13 states in the course of 11 years. whichever is nearest. why can't he make his wife's hairdo go down?" . it is enough. in "Outrageous Fortune" You are in a maze of UUCP connections. _Ghostbusters_ It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan. pg. University of Chicago Press. more doubtful of success.Ted Koppel "Gozer the Gozerian: As the duly appointed representative of the city. Information and Installation Guide. [cf. and the wisdom to tell the difference.Robin Williams 8) Use common sense in routing cable. Avoid wrapping coax around sources of strong electric or magnetic fields. for example.Thomas Jefferson in letter to James Madison. 20 December 1787 "Nine years of ballet. all alike. That privilege rests upon the premise that there is no proposition so uniformly acknowledged that it may not be lawfully challenged. that in the end it is worse to suppress dissent than to run the risk of heresy. 1968. and that to change the hearer's belief will generally to some extent change his conduct. questioned. . "If that man in the PTL is such a healer. than the creation of a new system. The MacMillian Company. . The frustration to try to change things I cannot affect." . No country should be so long without one. Do not wrap the cable around flourescent light ballasts or cyclotrons.
so watch out! Utilizing all .President Ronald Reagan (a blooper from his speeach at the '88 GOP convention) "The argument that the literal story of Genesis can qualify as science collapses on three major grounds: the creationists' need to invoke miracles in order to compress the events of the earth's history into the biblical span of a few thousand years." . a Libertarian "Facts are stupid things. Excitement and danger await your induction to tracer duty! As a tracer.Carl S.Peter da Silva (at the National Academy of Sciencies."What a wonder is USENET. 1965. The Skeptical Inquirer. half-quote." . Semper Fi. including the assertion that all fossils are products of Noah's flood.Nigel de la Tierre "If you own a machine." ." ." . criminal data thieves. their unwillingness to abandon claims clearly disproved." ." . you are in turn owned by it. and spend your time serving it.." . 'open' means there is a modicum of interoperability among some of their equipment.an anonymous programmer "To IBM. and citation out of context to characterize the ideas of their opponents.Stephen Jay Gould." .Harv Masterson "Just think of a computer as hardware you can program. such wholesale production of conjecture from such a trifling investment in fact. 186 "An ounce of prevention is worth a ton of code. Winter 87/88. and their reliance upon distortion." . "The Verdict on Creationism".Albert Einstein "Card readers? We don't need no stinking card readers. misquote. Gospel Out "Being against torture ought to be sort of a multipartisan thing. you must rid the computer networks of slimy. as amended by Jeff Daiell. They are tricky and the action gets tough. but not simpler. Gutekunst VMS must die! MS-DOS must die! OS/2 must die! Pournelle must die! Garbage In.Karl Lehenbauer. pg.Marion Zimmer Bradley. dude. _The Forbidden Tower_ "Everything should be made as simple as possible.. in a particularly vivid fantasy) Your good nature will bring unbounded happiness.
" .Webster's New World Dictionary Of The American Language "Everybody is talking about the weather but nobody does anything about it. diversify . .Admiral Grace Hopper Refreshed by a brief blackout.Martin Amis." . schlep-shouldered strides. I'm understanding.Vince Lombardi. And it isn't much to ask. you snot-necked weenies!" .Crazy Nigel "Show me a good loser. . Comics "Neighbors!! We got neighbors! We ain't supposed to have any neighbors. and track her down.Post Bros. merely close to her." . Hell .Martin Amis. close enough to smell her skin.Dante "The medium is the message." .Post Bros.an anonymous UCB CS student. and be alone with my Selina .Mark Twain "How many teamsters does it take to screw in a light bulb?" "FIFTEEN!! YOU GOT A PROBLEM WITH THAT?" "If you weren't my teacher." . Just for a few precious seconds. Uniformed men stood by impassively like sentries in their trench. preserved their neutrality. I got to my feet and went next door." . to intersperse. Would they mind? I was certainly too loaded to care.this is going to be a blood bath!" . football coach "It might help if we ran the MBA's out of Washington." . clean punch. That's all I ask. I slapped my key on the desk and nodded gravely. damn it.Post Bros. I want to get back to London." . _Money_ I ask only one thing.advertising for the computer game "Tracers" "An entire fraternity of strapping Wall-Street-bound youth. I was loaded enough to be unable to tell whether they could tell I was loaded. _Money_ The sprung doors parted and I staggered out into the lobby's teak and flicker. in times of moral crisis.. and I'll show you a loser. Comics interlard . "The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who. and I just had to shoot one. Just long enough to put in one good.vt. to an instructor who had typed "rm -i *" to get rid of a file named "-f" on a Unix system. _Money_ .or not even alone. I'm mature. to see the flecked webbing of her lemony eyes.Marshall McLuhan "The medium is the massage. the moulding of her artful lips. you'll either get your man or you'll get burned! . Comics "Gotcha. .Martin Amis.your skills. I'd think you just deleted all my files. I moved to the door with boxy.
Hire a guide. tiger fish. you're always at it. you're an orgasm addict. . the Mother Load. The Spike. under the equatorial overgrowth and heat-holding cloud cover. Mother Nature looks on and taps her foot and clicks her tongue.A Kurt Vonnegut fan New York is a jungle. she is cooking up some fancy new diseases. Even Fielding seems somewhat vague on the question. Sorry to single you ladies out like this but the story must start somewhere.Herb Blashtfalt "Pull the wool over your own eyes!" .J. made of melting macadam. they tell you. Always a champion of monogamy." .by almost anybody's standards. and Danbala's a program. The average patron arrives at the Spike in one taxi but needs to go back to his sock in two. Fielding tells me. New York *is a jungle. but now you find out you have a habit that sticks. and you're an orgasm addict." . Take it seriously. they bask in urinals.Martin Amis. and then fires flower to ward off monsters. what's cyberspace?" "The world. "Bob" Dobbs "Okay. . particularly the mums. "Bob" Dobbs "We live. You get zapped and flogged and dumped on . A craving for hourly murder .* Beneath the columns of the old rain forest. Nobody knows what goes on in these places.R.it can't be willed. down towards meat-market country on the tip of the West Village. . if you want my opinion. She just isn't going to stand for it. Only the heavy faggots know." . noise machines. Here too you find the heavy faggot hangouts. sweating rainmakers. the Manhattan fauna seeking its necessary level. the Water Closet." Lucas said. You have to get a bit jungle-wise.Martin Amis. you have a really terrible time. Careful: the streets are sprung with pits and nets and traps. and say that New York is a jungle. Their folks have a lot of explaining to do. getting the hang of it. the mean Limpopo of swamped Ninth Avenue bears an angry argosy of crocs and dragons. babbling voodoo-men ." . They shackle themselves to racks." Bobby said. Pack your snakebite gook and your blowdart serum.R. On the corners stand witchdoctors and headhunters."Love may fail. Here the redbrick warehouses double as carcass galleries and rat hives. living or dead. And at night.the natives. _Count Zero_ . _Money_ "You tried it just for once. found it alright for kicks. In the meantime. _Money_ Now I was heading. in a very kooky time. but courtesy will previal. you hear the ragged parrot-hoot and monkeysqueak of the sirens. "then what's the matrix? If she's a deck. the jungle-smart natives. in my hot cage." .The Buzzcocks "There is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress.J. And then the next night he shows up for more.William Gibson.Mark Twain "You'll pay to know what you really think. You could go further.
If your information isn't in their database. . "You can't get very far in this world without your dossier being there first. telephone number." .The Wizard Of Oz "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.Arthur Miller "Data is a lot like humans: It is born.Superchicken Live Free or Live in Massachusettes." ."Our reruns are better than theirs. Gets married to other data. P'kok!" .jvh@clinet." ." ." .Artemus Ward aka Charles Farrar Brown "Don't discount flying pigs before you have good air defense." .Arthur Miller "They know your name. who ELSE is driving the car "for insurance".FI "In the long run. There should be a process for them to challenge any inaccuracies. and then rubble. you are ASSIGNED a number and you reside forever more on the list of "weird people who don't give out their Social Security Number in Massachusetts. Gets old.Arthur Miller "Although Poles suffer official censorship.Arthur Miller "People should have access to the data which you have about them." . during a FAT "It ain't so much the things we don't know that get us in trouble. Money is how we keep score.Karl. your driver's license number." . divorced. a pervasive secret .Nick at Nite Life is a game. It has to be killed. Your head won't touch the pillow of a Sheraton unless their computer says it's okay.Ted Turner "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. ..Arthur Miller "Flight Reservation systems decide whether or not you exist. In THAT case. In the state of Massachusetts. this is the same number as that used for Social Security.Arthur Miller "What people have been reduced to are mere 3-D representations of their own data." .. address. every program becomes rococo." ." . Matures. then you simply don't get to go anywhere.Alan Perlis "Pok pok pok. unless you object to such use." ." . One thing that it doesn't do is die. It's the things we know that ain't so.Arthur Miller "The Avis WIZARD decides if you get to drive a car. credit card numbers. as he stepped behind the computer to reboot it.
There is literally a world of difference between Poland . not that you ever get it." . a legal independent Church. SUNY at Buffalo. The bug stops here.John Galt." .The New Mighty Mouse "The lesser of two evils . and a step that travels unlimited roads.David Phillips. NSZZ Solidarnosc. Bad Ship it." . and the East bloc's first and only independent trade union federation. about establishing a gateway from EARN (Eurpoean Academic Research Network) to Poland "Do not lose your knowledge that man's proper estate is an upright posture.Werner von Braun "When the only tool you have is a hammer. which is an affiliate of both the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions and the World Confederation of Labor. should it ever come about. because of course you never do.even in its present state of collapse .not a vacuum cleaner attachment for a Bloc information gathering apparatus rationed to trusted apparatchiks. private agriculture.is evil.David Phillips. The bug starts here. "Why waste negative entropy on comments. there are thousands of underground publications.and Soviet society at the peak of its "glasnost. in Ayn Rand's _Atlas Shrugged_ Don't panic. when you could use the same entropy to create bugs instead?" . a genuine link ." .Seymour (Sy) Leon . who cares where they come down? That's not my department." ." .Michael Jackson. ." This difference has been maintained at great cost by the Poles since 1944.Abraham Maslow "Imitation is the sincerest form of television. and thus there is a strong possibility (though no guarantee) of making an EARN-Poland link. "Once they go up." . SUNY at Buffalo.police and laws similar to those in the USSR. an intransigent mind. you tend to treat everything as if it were a nail." .Steve Elias "The pathology is to want control.Gregory Bateson "Your butt is mine. about establishing a gateway from EARN (Eurpoean Academic Research Network) to Poland "There is also a thriving independent student movement in Poland.
a comic panel by Cotham "Even if you're on the right track." . you'll get run over if you just sit there." . tomorrow." .Robert G. . throned upon the world's brains. Russ made it back to Bugtown before he died. .M. growling and snarling of wild beasts.. why is the service so bad? "I shall expect a chemical cure for psychopathic behavior by 10 A." . .Robert G. Ingersoll "We are not endeavoring to chain the future but to free the present. Ingersoll "Is this foreplay?" "No.. I believe it was born with the yelping. Post Brothers Comics "An honest god is the noblest work of man.Chip Salzenberg "Elvis is my copilot. It's just awful sloppy of him to get killed in the first place. . I look for the day when *reason*. and I hate it.. this is Nuke Strike... shall be the King of Kings and the God of Gods." . in "Bad Rubber.Ron Post. Foreplay has lousy graphics. So he'll regenerate in a couple of days... but it's better than the alternative.Duckert.. howling.Will Rogers "An open mind has but one disadvantage: it collects dirt..a saying at RPI "The geeks shall inherit the earth." . God has always resembled his creators. Beat me again.unix manuals "A mind is a terrible thing to have leaking out your ears. I defy it." .Robert G." .Peter da Silva If this is a service economy. Ingersoll "I honestly believe that the doctrine of hell was born in the glittering eyes of snakes that run in frightful coils watching for their prey.Karl Lehenbauer "Beware of programmers carrying screwdrivers. Henry.. and the smell of innocent blood has ever been considered a divine perfume."It's no sweat. ...The League of Sadistic Telepaths "Life sucks. ." . it uses a fast deterministic algorithm that sometimes needs exponential space. . He hated and loved what they hated and loved and he was invariably found on the side of those in power. Most of the gods were pleased with sacrifice. and thought. or I'll have your guts for spaghetti. It is grander to think and investigate for yourself than to repeat a creed. We are the advocates of inquiry. Humph!" ." Albedo #0 (comics) egrep patterns are full regular expressions.Cal Keegan . I despise it. investigation." ." .
" .karl@sugar. smart and rich. not to say contempt." ..Richard P.Jeff Johnson "I'm not a god. June. I was misquoted." .net interest.The Unix Programmer's Manual. can you use a shell script for that or does it need a C program? "Don't hate me because I'm beautiful.cut here. Red Dwarf Brain off-line. but in the light of what is known about the ubiquity of security vulnerabilities.militant religionists everywhere Baby On Board. Jr. "Let us condemn to hellfire all those who disagree with us.Avadit Tevanian. don't forget to strip junk at the end. it seems vastly ."The fundamental principle of science. but is even bug for bug compatible in almost all features. 2nd Edition.Lawrence Dalzell "Perhaps I am flogging a straw herring in mid-stream.uunet!sugar!karl "We've been following your progress with considerable ." . is this: the sole test of the validity of any idea is experiment. folks! ---------. too ------------"Psychoanalysis?? I thought this was a nude rap session!!!" .3 BSD.Usenet BBS (713) 438-5018 th-th-th-th-That's all. with more expected." . .uu. 1972 "Engineering without management is art. Hate me because I'm beautiful. Feynman How many Unix hacks does it take to change a light bulb? Let's see." .Zaphod Beeblebrox IV . the definition almost. please wait." . "The net result is a system that is not only binary compatible with 4. but wiser people so full of doubts.Lister.Calvin Keegan "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves." . "Architecture-Independent Virtual Memory Management for Parallel and Distributed Environments: The Mach Approach" "The number of Unix installations has grown to 10." .Bertrand Russell Always look over your shoulder because everyone is watching and plotting against you." .Zippy Are you having fun yet? "The vast majority of successful major crimes against property are perpetrated by individuals abusing positions of trust.
" .Aviation Week & Space Technology. The geeks had broken my spirit. about the Internet virus "Seed me. though a close glance showed him as carefully shaven as an and clad in immaculate linen." ." .. 1988. . human elite with no right at all to be where they are --" . "Washington Roundup". capitalize the T on technology. even using multiple processors. centuries of mild bleating from the lips of the flock.. was impossible.Thomas Pynchon.a random number generator meets the big green mother from outer space "Buy land. "You will soon be in love. new generation supercomputers operate at billions of operations per second (gigaflops). pg 13 Shit Happens.H. "see. he somehow dirty. They've stopped making it.At that time [the 1960s]. unpleasant manginess about his appearence.L. . RISKS moderator. _Gravity's Rainbow_ . They had done too many things wrong. Many computer experts . Neumann. "Bad Nerves in Fat City".. .including a National Academy of Sciences panel .Mark Twain "Open the pod bay doors. May 9. Bell Laboratories scientists projected that computer speeds as high as 30 million floating-point calculations per second (megaflops) would be needed for the Army's ballistic missile defense system." "It's long.too dangerous for university folks to run with their heads in the sand.Thomas Pynchon. brother.. HAL." Mencken. this line here. He lived like a Prussian gambler .and these raddled cretins have the gall to complain about my deadlines.the prevailing Catholic odor .Thomas Pynchon." . 2001 "There was no difference between the behavior of a god and the operations of pure chance.." sez Saure.." . was a vague. Seymour" .. wax. _Gravity's Rainbow_ .Peter G. the ability to prophesy through contemplating the way people roll reefers the shape. It was never like this for Mencken.Thomas Pynchon. the wrinkles and folds or absence thereof in the paper. It was all a dehumanized nightmare. Not time. backups: always in season.but it puts you in with the neutered.. _Gravity's Rainbow_ Go ahead. deify it if it will make you feel less responsible ..sweating worse than Bryan on some nights and drunker than Judas on others.incense..said achieving such speeds. Today.Saure really turns out to be an adept at the difficult art of papryomancy. . _Gravity's Rainbow_ . isn't it? Does that mean --" "Length is usually intensity. the licking pattern. never out of style. in with the eunuchs keeping the harem of our stolen Earth for the numb and joyless hardons of human sultans. "There seemed actor.Hunter Thompson. _Generation of Swine_ . on the death of William Jennings Bryan Work was impossible.Dave Bowman.
the dish was the only hope. It is not funny. This pseudoscience has been around since the day of the Chaldeans and Babylonians. let alone government. Donaldson: If we're making decisions based on the stars . and the practice . Sam Donaldson: This isn't something new. 1985 .. Time is running out. they belong. .George Will. ABC Television. and it doesn't care. and eventually we were all forced to turn to it. excerpts from a discussion on Astrology and Reagan The reported resort to astrology in the White House has occasioned much merriment. They could apply to anyone and anything." . People want to know. astrology is a fraud. I had been nervous from the start about the hazards of too much input. alchemy.H. Mine was one of the last to go in. "People" magazine."This generation may be the one that will face Armageddon. The idea that it gets a hearing in government is dismaying.that is absolute rubbish. which are part of a newspaper's harmless pleasure and make no truth claims.Hunter Thompson. . Brinkley: Where would you put it? Will: I wouldn't put it in the newspaper."This Week" with David Brinkley. if the rest of the world seems dull. We both need to do something monstrous before we die. _Generation of Swine_ "Call immediately. which means astrology generally. George Will: I don't think astrology belongs even on the comic pages. the reading of tea leaves. If you have a mad dog with rabies. TV Evangelist. December 26. Mencken "You don't go out and kick a mad dog. By the summer of '85. . The star's alignment at the time of our birth . Brinkley: When is the exact moment [of birth]? I don't think the nurse is standing there with a stopwatch and a notepad.Ronald Reagan. Governor Ronald Reagan was sworn in just after midnight in his first term in Sacramento because the stars said it was a propitious time. The comics are making no truth claim. Astrological gibberish. the valley had more satellite dishes per capita than an Eskimo village on the north slope of Alaska. Washing Post Writers Group Astrology is the sheerest hokum.Pat Robertson." . "Full-time scrambling". It is not funny to have it intruded among people who have nuclear weapons. and that is on the comic page. It's a reflection of an idea that we expelled from Western thought in the sixteenth century." . May 8. Sunday." . that we are in the center of a caring universe. Watching TV becomes a full-time job when you can scan 200 channels all day and all night and still have the option of punching Night Dreams into the video machine. in my judgment. has no place in a newspaper. The cable had passed us by.. Will: They [horoscopes] are utter crashing banalities. palmistry.Message from Ralph Steadman to Hunter Thompson "The only way for a reporter to look at a politician is down. 1988. you take a gun and shoot him. about Muammar Kadhafy David Brinkley: The daily astrological charts are precisely where.that's a cockamamie thing. We are not the center of the universe. phrenology.L. which is a very real problem with these things. Unlike comics. I think it's transparent rubbish. It is as phony as numerology.
written in 1771 . It sounds a lot like science.. from the benefits of laetrile to eye of newt to the movment of planets. what sort of energy would travel from the planets and stars to all human beings and affect our development or fate? No amount of scientific-sounding jargon or computerized calculations by astrologers can disguise this central ..of divination by the entrails of a goat.. But this time. Nobody's ever found any validity to it at all. What stifled my laughter is that the image fits. it has to have a logical foundation. writing in "Newsday". Ted. The easiest response is to laugh it off. The public was supposed to be open-minded to the claims of paleontologists and fundamentalists... or destinies? What force or influence." May 3. It's all the same..Not that long ago. May 5. come from a host of fields. And in that astrology is reqlly quite something else.. roll off his back. one overriding question remains to be asked. the first edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica.. Why would the positions of celestial objects at the moment of birth have an effect on our characters. A contagious good cheer is the hallmark of this presidency. uses terms which come from science. It's got technical terms. Reagan has always exhibited a fey indifference toward science.. this skepticism about science easily turns into a kind of naive acceptance of nonscience.But at the outer edges.. 1988 [Astrology is] 100 percent hokum.. it sounds like astronomy.the governing center of the world's greatest scientific and military power . And we've all come to accept it. and it has to be potentially vulnerable -you test it. President.Creationists actually got equal time with evolutionists.. It's been tested and tested over the centuries.. there are no observational data for it...Daniel S. Kilpatrick. The Boston Globe Newspaper Company-Washington Post Writers Group The spectacle of astrology in the White House .It has been clear for a long time that the president is averse to science. . on ABC News "Nightline. It confuses the public.. Greenberg. This is the sawdust blarney of the carnival midway. as if the two were scientific colleagues. The same people who doubt experts can also believe any quackery.The astrologer is quite glib.said that this belief system is a subject long ago ridiculed and reviled. or even nonsense. It's plain scary.scientific . The fact is that astrological beliefs go back at least 2.In general.Astronomer Richard Berendzen. . these attitudes fall onto friendly American turf..1771! .James J. Universal Press Syndicate A serious public debate about the validity of astrology? A serious believer in the White House? Two of them? Give me a break. Editor. We lose the capacity to make rational . No serious person will buy the notion that our lives are influenced individually by the movement of distant planets. it isn't funny.500 years. A science has to be repeatable. and to indulge in wisecracks about Civil Service ratings for horoscope makers and palm readers and whether Reagan asked Mikhail Gorbachev for his sign. .judgments. it was Reagan's support of Creationism. lives. It is not even close to a science.. There's nothing there... As a matter of fact. Now that should be a sufficiently long time for astrologers to prove their case. American University. We're dealing with beliefs that go back to the ancient Babylonians. This time it was stargazing that became a serious issue.. . like numbers. They have not proved their case. even when the most dismal matters are concerned. but they really mean nothing.Ellen Goodman. 1988 Even if we put all these nagging thoughts [four embarrassing questions about astrology] aside for a moment.. come from metaphysics. It's got jargon..It's just simply gibberish.is so appalling that it defies understanding and provides grounds for great fright. _Science and Government Report_. there's no theory for it. confuses the public. The fact is. Facts.
. . . and reports of Californians evacuating Los Angeles on the strength of a prediction from a sixteenth-century physician and astrologer Michel de Notredame. _Computer Power and Human Reason_ "If the code and the comments disagree. . as a scientific and technological nation has taking a bit of a battering lately." . ." San Jose Mercury News. its hope of maintaining a semblance of leadership in the world may rest.problem with astrology .Joseph Weizenbaum.Norm Schryer "May your future be limited only by your dreams. Executive Officer. 1988 miracle: an extremely outstanding or unusual event. this point of view encourages ignorance of and. . .Webster's Dictionary "The computer programmer is a creator of universes for which he alone is responsible. .S. ultimately.S." . I propose that we let those beckoning lights in the sky awaken our interest in the real (and fascinating) universe beyond our planet. could threaten the country's position as a technological power. . To the degree that it reflects the thinking of a significant section of the public. . . which. . indeed.S. . thing.Andrew Fraknoi. 1988 With the news that Nancy Reagan has referred to an astrologer when planning her husband's schedule. and not let them keep us tied to an ancient fantasy left over from a time when we huddled by the firelight. the image of the U. so in the last two decades scientists and statisticians have generously done such testing for them. May 8. ." . . and astrology has failed every one of them. afraid of the night. There have been dozens of well-designed tests all around the world. The manifest widespread desire to reject rationality and substitute a series of quasirandom beliefs in order to understand the universe does not augur well for a nation deeply concerned about its ability to compete with its industrial equals." .Christa McAuliffe "It is better for civilization to be going down the drain than to be coming up it. . Astrologers always claim to be just a little too busy to carry out such careful tests of their efficacy. They are manifestations of a well-established "anti-science" tendency in the U.like those of any scientific field .Henry Allen "Life begins when you can spend your spare time programming instead of watching television." May 19. paradoxically. Some astrologers argue that there may be a still unknown force that represents the astrological influence. contempt for science and for rational methods of approaching truth.should be easily tested.If so. Sadly.Physicist Tony Feinberg. Astronomical Society of the Pacific. . does not pick itself up soon and devote some effort to educating the young effectively. . with a new wave of technically interested and trained immigrants who do not suffer from the anti-science disease rampant in an apparently decaying society. . . astrological predictions . . then both are probably wrong. Universes of virtually unlimited complexity can be created in the form of computer programs. "Why Astrology Believers Should Feel Embarrassed. It is becoming clear that if the U." . or accomplishment.we can find no evidence of a mechanism by which celestial objects can influence us in so specific and personal a way.Cal Keegan . in "New Scientist. such happenings cannot be dismissed as passing fancies.
known all over the nation." . . he was asked to leave. "So-called Christian rock. We do not tell ." . We do not claim . .George Carlin "My father? My father left when I was quite young. "We never make assertions. .George Carlin "I turn on my television set.. without them we'd never have any advances.we *show*. shaking and wiggling her hips to the beat and rythm of the music as the strobe lights beat their patterns across the stage and the band plays the contemporary rock sound which cannot be differentiated from songs by the Grateful Dead. I see a young lady who goes under the guise of being a Christian." . The Evangelist." .billions of flies can't be wrong.Eat shit .Jimmy Swaggart. does this program run from the Workbench? The master grabbed the mouse and pointed to an icon. He had trouble metabolizing alcohol.". The master pressed control-Amiga-Amiga and hit the student on the head with the Amiga ROM Kernel Manual. The student replied "That's the mouse". .John Von Neumann "You must have an IQ of at least half a million." said Hugh Akston." ."." . dressed in skin-tight leather pants.Popeye "Freedom is still the most radical idea of all.Nathaniel Branden Aren't you glad you're not getting all the government you pay for now? "I never let my schooling get in the way of my education.we *prove*. the Beatles.Jimmy Swaggart.Amiga Zen Master Peter da Silva "Thank heaven for startups.X-Ray Gogs Instructions X Ray Gogs to be the life A student asked the master for help. . 17(8): 49-50.Seymour Cray . living in a state of sin. _Atlas Shrugged_ "I remember when I was a kid I used to come home from Sunday School and my mother would get drunk and try to make pancakes. of course. or anyone else." . Miss Taggart. "That is the moral crime peculiar to our enemies. And you may try to tell me this is of God and that it is leading people to Christ. Well actually.Ayn Rand. self-described pornography addict. self-described pornography addict.Mark Twain These screamingly hilarious gogs ensure owners of of any party." ." . "Anyone attempting to generate random numbers by deterministic means is. hypocrite and TV preacher. The Evangelist. but I know better. . "Two points of view: 'Christian' rock and roll. is a diabolical force undermining Christianity from within. "Two points of view: 'Christian' rock and roll. 17(8): 49-50. "What is this?" he asked. hypocritical sexual pervert and TV preacher..
" .a coffee cup "The most important thing in a man is not what he knows. from here to there.Codoso diBlini "The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by mean of zeal.Oscar Wilde "Ada is PL/I trying to be Smalltalk.or that it is of no use seeking to know what we do not know. I'm glad they are a snowman with protective rubber skin" ." without any possible postponement. it is always urgent." . but what he is.Plato "To undertake a project.They Might Be Giants "Indecision is the basis of flexibility" .button at a Science Fiction convention. and pity 'tis 'tis true.Narciso Yepes "All we are given is possibilities .button at a Science Fiction convention.Justice Louis O. Seuss "When it comes to humility. I'm the greatest."Out of register space (ugh)" . The most salient characteristic of life is its coerciveness." . "Old age and treachery will beat youth and skill every time." .vi "Its failings notwithstanding. . "here and now. Life is fired at us point blank. there is much to be said in favor of journalism in that by giving us the opinion of the uneducated. indeed.Czeslaw Milosz "We cannot put off living until we are ready." . "Sometimes insanity is the only alternative" . well-meaning but without understanding.Bullwinkle Moose . it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community." . in Willie the Shake's _Hamlet. independently of him as well. Brandeis (Olmstead vs.Poloniouius. their heads are caving in. funny things are everywhere. means to cast an idea out ahead of oneself so that it gains autonomy and is fulfilled not only by the efforts of its originator but." ." . .Dr. as the word's derivation indicates.Ortega y Gasset "We will be better and braver if we engage and inquire than if we indulge in the idle fancy that we already know ." ." .to make ourselves one thing or another. Prince of Darkness_ "All the people are so happy now. United States) "'Tis true.Ortega y Gasset "From there to here. 'tis pity.
Conversely. those are on my back. When 1 1 1 1 race. by Roger Zelazny "An Academic speculated whether a bather is beautiful if there is none in the forest to admire her. if it matters. 2 2 was 1 2. that you be forgiven for anything you may have done or failed to do which requires forgiveness. concludes that it will also make better soup. I'm not sure. but if the 80386 is one step closer to Intel's slugfest with the CPU curve that is aymptotically approaching a real machine. talk. Presently. be granted or withheld." . whatever it may be. My shame is gone and now I am looking for a submissive typewriter. Moral: Empiricism is more fun than speculation. and the Cleavers.and before I knew what I was doing.Rich Thomson.H. He hid in the bushes to find out. No electric typewriters please! --Rick Kleiner Professional wrestling: ballet for the common man. if not forgiveness but something else may be required to insure any possible benefit for which you may be eligible after the destruction of your body.Derek Terveer "Insofar as I may be heard by anything. right." .. in such a manner as to insure your receiving said benefit..Sam Weber 1 1 was a race-horse. which may or may not care what I say. in _Creatures of Light and Darkness_. "This is where a case of cocktail shrimp fell on me. perhaps an int has been implemented as 32 bits by some Unix vendors. At this point the typewriter pleaded for me to dress him in feminine attire but instead I pressed his margin release over and over again until the typewriter lost consciousness. which vitiated his premise but made him happy. but which may have an interest in the matter of your receiving as much as it is possible for you to receive of this thing." Colletti answered. I ask. I had kicked the typewriter and threw it around the room and made it beg for mercy.Remember. "An idealist is one who. I ask that this. Ozzie and Harriet. "No..? . on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage. Amen.politics.L." . I regained consciousness and realized with shame what I had done.misc . any color. as the case may be. an int is not always 16 bits." Madrak.. and the only ones left alive were Donna Reed. Mencken "Are those cocktail-waitress fingernail marks?" I asked Colletti as he showed us these scratches on his chest.Garry Peterson. or model. "I figured there was this holocaust.Wil Wheaton explains why everyone in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" is so nice "Engineering meets art in the parking lot and things explode. I told her . I ask this in my capacity as your elected intermediary between yourself and that which may not be yourself. 2 2 1 1 2. about Survival Research Labs "Why can't we ever attempt to solve a problem in this country without having a 'War' on it?" ." . and which may in some way be influenced by this ceremony.
Surely we don't (any of us) really believe that there is some big. Something less . always positive. they have a pretty clearly defined stance and image. how can it be dead? Where are the profound statements that the `Movement' is or was trying to make? I think most of us are interested in examining and discussing literary (and musical) works that possess a certain stylistic excellence and perhaps a rather extreme perspective." New York Skeptic (newsletter of the New York Area Skeptics.postmodern or somthing. to coin a term. one's own money. include a disdain for ethics in general. so to speak.Robert S. If you have to think about something so hard. 'No way." . October 1982 "Never give in." . because they sometimes take a rest. . one'w own allegiances. go look at some dead stuff.The Incredibly Monstrous. but you know cocktail waitresses.Cal Keegan "Despite its suffix.to slow down a little.Alexandre Dumas (fils) Well. that's the idea. do we? So if this `cyberpunk' thing is just a term of convenience.Jeff G.I realized that I had much more the American spirit. in short. and Stiggs National Lampoon.). Bone So we get to my point. To be a skeptic. punk is kind of anti-ethical. alt. and Responsibility. then it's bullshit anyway." . because of the mentality of being open-minded. No one has ever done it. this is what CP is all about. Everything was much more pleasant in the United States.Dave Enyeart "After one week [visiting Austria] I couldn't wait to go back to the United States. Surely people around here read things that aren't on the *Officially Sanctioned Cyberpunk Reading List*. Never. It is simply an approach to the problem of telling what is counterfeit and what is genuine. revolutionary literature -. .I think they use `cyberpunk' as a term of convenience to discuss the common stylistic elements in a small subset of recent sf books.C. how can somebody sell out? If cyberpunk is just a word we use to describe a particular style and imagery in sf. DeBear. is to refuse to be a victim. . Mind-Roasting Summer of O. deep political and philosophical message in all this." . Its ethics.Arnold Schwarzenegger "I prefer rogues to imbeciles. And a recognition of how costly it may be to fail to do so. I don't think anybody really believes in a new. Never give in. say. Realism. Inc." . Never. Punks are antiismists. But nonetheless. skepticism is not an "ism" in the sense of a belief or dogma. To be a skeptic is to cultivate "street smarts" in the battle for control of one's own mind. Everything you want to do in Europe is just. they seem to have a mind of their own. and THAT is what we hang the term `punk' on.Winston Churchill "Never ascribe to malice that which is caused by greed and ignorance.Jeff G." . Spring 1988 "If you want to know what happens to you when you die. "An Agenda for Reason.' They haven't any more the desire to go out to conquer and achieve . Never. no? Maybe there should be a newsgroup like. Bone I think for the most part that the readership here uses the c-word in a similar fashion. anyway.
Peter da Silva Trailing Edge Technologies is pleased to announce the following TETflame programme: 1) For a negotiated price (no quatloos accepted) one of our flaming representatives will flame the living shit out of the poster of your choice. or the people who programmed it? Should Mandelbrot get all the credit for the output of programs like MandelVroom? .arts. That seems all the better reason to assume that cyberpunk art & music is essentially mindless garbagio. If you want to create a haven for people with narrower visions.Eliot Handelman It might be worth reflecting that this group was originally created back in September of 1987 and has exchanged over 1200 messages. I haven't lost my mind.. . Bone Life is full of concepts that are poorly defined.Peter da Silva Who are the artists in the Computer Graphics Show? Wavefront's latest box. it's backed up on tape. .cyberpunk wants to see the mind as mechanistic & duplicable. Not everyone makes the same assumptions. rather than its output. The word 'cybernetic' is a lot more apropos. ." . But I feel sad for anyone who thinks that alt. the automatic box-maker and the girl's observation that the real art was the building of the machine itself. In fact. challenging basic assumptions about the nature of individuality & self. Willy certainly addressed this idea in "Count Zero. And it's the core of what I like about certain pre-gibson neophile techie SF writers that certain folks here like to put down. . It's hard to think of any in non-technical fields.Jeff G.cyberpunk. The original announcement for the group called for an all inclusive discussion ranging from the writings of Gibson and Vinge and movies like Bladerunner to real world things like Brands' description of the work being done at the MIT Media Lab. there are very few concepts that aren't. .cyberpunk is such a monstrous group that it is in dire need of being subdivided.Peter da Silva As for the basic assumptions about individuality and self.. feel free.Bob Webber .sf-lovers.restrictive in scope than alt.. The mechanistic world-view is falling further and further behind the real world where even simple systems can produce the most marvellous chaos.arch or rec. .Daniel Kimberg ." with Katatonenkunst. Matt Crawford flames are free. Heaven help them if they ever start reading comp. Bone "Everyone's head is a cheap movie show.I don't care for the term 'mechanistic'. It was meant as a haven for people with vision of this scope... The price is inversly proportional to how much of an asshole the target it.. 2) For a negotiated price (same arrangement) the TETflame programme . this is the core of what I like about cyberpunk. We cannot be convinced to flame Dennis Ritchie.Jeff G.
proof by vigorous handwaving: Works well in a classroom or seminar setting. But all he will do is put you in his kill file. PART 1 proof by example: The author gives only the case n = 2 and suggests that it contains most of the ideas of the general proof. proof by exhaustion: An issue or two of a journal devoted to your proof is useful.' . 3) The TETflame flaming representatives include: Richard Sexton. Diane Holt. Greg Nowak and our most recent aquisition.. "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell" HOW TO PROVE IT.. delighted with the enjoyments of Genius.. PART 2 proof by cumbersome notation: Best done with access to at least four alphabets and special symbols.Blake. or generalization of a theorem from the literature to support his claims. proof by funding: How could three different government agencies be wrong? proof by eminent authority: 'I saw Karp in the elevator and he said it was probably NPcomplete.Richard Sexton "As I was walking among the fires of Hell. if one of our policy holders is flamed. HOW TO PROVE IT. to a crisp." . Keith Doyle. proof by omission: 'The reader may easily supply the details' 'The other 253 cases are analogous' '. I collected some of their Proverbs. proof by wishful citation: The author cites the negation. Under this arrangement..is offering ``flame insurence''. Dave Hill. Trish O'Tauma. which to Angels look like torment and insanity. proof by intimidation: 'Trivial'. . Weemba by special arrangement. Oleg Kisalev. PART 3 proof by obfuscation: A long plotless sequence of true and/or meaningless syntactically related statements. converse.' HOW TO PROVE IT. we will cancel the offending article and flame the flamer.
' proof by reference to inaccessible literature: The author cites a simple corollary of a theorem to be found in a privately circulated memoir of the Slovenian Philological Society. 1883. Combines well with proof by omission. PART 6 proof by picture: A more convincing form of proof by example. .2 in reference C. HOW TO PROVE IT. Theorem 5 is said to follow from Theorem 3 in reference B. proof by vehement assertion: It is useful to have some kind of authority relation to the audience. The correctness of the method is proved by any of these techniques. Popular for proofs of the existence of God. personal communication]. we reduce it to the halting problem.' proof by reduction to the wrong problem: 'To see that infinite-dimensional colored cycle stripping is decidable. which is often not as forthcoming as at first. PART 5 proof by accumulated evidence: Long and diligent search has not revealed a counterexample. proof by mutual reference: In reference A. which is an easy consequence of Theorem 5 in reference A. proof by importance: A large body of useful consequences all follow from the proposition in question. PART 4 proof by personal communication: 'Eight-dimensional colored cycle stripping is NP-complete [Karp.HOW TO PROVE IT. proof by ghost reference: Nothing even remotely resembling the cited theorem appears in the reference given. proof by metaproof: A method is given to construct the desired proof. proof by cosmology: The negation of the proposition is unimaginable or meaningless. HOW TO PROVE IT. which is shown to follow from Corollary 6. PART 7 proof by forward reference: Reference is usually to a forthcoming paper of the author. HOW TO PROVE IT.
and experience. if beetles and wasps." . which is the exact opposite.it's your ass. shellfish.proof by semantic shift: Some of the standard but inconvenient definitions are changed for the statement of the result. snails. to the great calamity of the inhabitants.. then we are a sorry lot indeed. Steinem "It says he made us all to be just like him. which is to receive the form of that creature to which it is by formative power disposed[?] To question this is to question reason.Usenet BBS (713) 438-5018 From karl@sugar. not to say contempt. sense. and hope for reward. A seventeenth century opinion quoted by L.uu. . and such life be procreated of putrefied matter.net interest.hackercorp.karl@sugar. 1990-1951. _Sceptical_Essays_. Enjoy. men might live like gods. I began including their net addresses as well. part 07 of 06 Below is the latest addition to my fortune cookie file.Cal Keegan .com Sat Apr 29 10:46:20 1989 From: karl@sugar. eels.Thomas Dekker "Intelligence without character is a dangerous thing. locusts. then god is dumb." .com (Karl Lehenbauer) Subject: Fortune cookie file. This file contains a lot of quotes from peoples' postings on Usenet.Bertrand Russell. and there he will find the fields swarming with mice begot of the mud of the Nylus." .hackercorp." .. L.Zaphod Beeblebrox IV . or if butterflies. proof by appeal to intuition: Cloud-shaped drawings frequently help here. 1929 Seen on a button at an SF Convention: Veteran of the Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force.cut it here. 1928 "Were there no women." ." . or hit 'n'. So if we're dumb. Woodruff. in cow-dung. After I had been doing this a while. and maybe even a little ugly on the side. in cheese and timber. let him go to Egypt. or. worms are generated. in *The Evolution of Earth and Man*. dude -----------------------------"If people are good only because they fear punishment." . 40212 bytes of mirth and merriment. but the will to find out.G. If he doubts this.Albert Einstein "What is wanted is not the will to believe.uunet!sugar!karl "We've been following your progress with considerable . [May one] doubt whether. ------------------.Frank Zappa "It's not just a computer .
"Let me guess.edu "Nope. Haugh II (jfh@rpp386.Dallas.US).I've given up on what all those pesky labels mean). erc@unisec. ra@asuvax.COM .DALLAS.UUCP. Science is the *first* sin. about forging net news articles "Just out of curiosity does this actually mean something or have some of the few remaining bits of your brain just evaporated?" . chuq@Apple.COM (null cookie. Charismatic (I think ." .TX. I disagree with this. hope that's ok) "In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point." . Pentescostal. ." Richard Sexton. to Ed Carp "I've seen the forgeries I've sent out.Patricia O Tuama.it alone is forbidden. Moral: science is the forbidden as such . Ed..Sigma.usi." . Good work!" . richard@gryphon.Starcap'n Ra. the *original* sin." .Kenn Barry.the rest follows.. you pegged him. allen@sulaco. Having been on USENET for going on ten years.Friedrich Nietzsche >One basic notion underlying Usenet is that it is a cooperative." .* ``Thou shalt not know'' .com "Same difference .John F.Allen Gwinn. addressing anti-semitic Christians "Little prigs and three-quarter madmen may have the conceit that the laws of nature are constantly broken for their sakes.UUCP "BTW. right?" . The basic notion underlying USENET is the flame.Ed Carp.US "Bite off.TX. dianeh@binky." .Friedrich Nietzsche "Science makes godlike .Diane Holt.flame? Never heard of such a thing. Starcap'n Ra.Friedrich Nietzsche. does Jesus know you flame?" .Friedrich Nietzsche "Faith: not *wanting* to know what is true.Friedrich Nietzsche "You who hate the Jews so." .all zeal and feel. averaging less than one working brain cell per congregation. *This alone is morality." .COM "Oh my! An `inflammatory attitude' in alt.Friedrich Nietzsche "Who alone has reason to *lie himself out* of actuality? He who *suffers* from it.Chuq Von Rospach. dirtball. why did you adopt their religion?" . rissa@killer. email@example.com is all over with priests and gods when man becomes scientific.asu.
Goethe "In matrimony. don't marry. It's sometimes hard to remember this in the bulk of the flamewars that all of the hassle and pain is generally caused by one or two highly-motivated. Stupid is a way of Life.." . And every group has at least one idiot. marriage a real thing. Verily. at the night of the full moon."Every group has a couple of experts.." .Mandelbrot.Fergal Toomey "It will tell us.Butler "The great question. about Usenet Backed up the system lately? "It doesn't much signify whom one marries for one is sure to find out next morning it was someone else.Rogers "If you are afraid of loneliness. chuq@apple." .A tradition attributed to Muhammad "The clergy successfully preached the doctrines of patience and pusillanimity. and do not find in our particular superstition (Christianity) one redeeming feature. caustic twits. is. how will we know we have succeeded? .Dave Butler "The preeminence of a learned man over a worshiper is equal to the preeminence of the moon.Chekhov "Love is an ideal thing. `What does woman want?'" . and the last remains of a military spirit were buried in the cloister: a large portion of public and private wealth was consecrated to the specious demands of charity and devotion.Barry Kort "Inquiry is fatal to certainty.com." ." . over all the stars." .Edward Gibbons. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology. and the soldiers' pay was lavished on the useless multitudes of both sexes who could only plead the merits of abstinence and chastity. _The Fractal Geometry of Nature_ "I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world. _The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire_ "The question is rather: if we ever succeed in making a mind 'of nuts and bolts'." . ." ." . to hesitate is sometimes to be saved. a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished..Chuq Von Rospach. which I have not been able to answer. the active virtues of society were discouraged." .Sigmund Freud "A fractal is by definition a set for which the Hausdorff Besicovitch dimension strictly exceeds the topological dimension.Thomas Jefferson Remember: Silly is a state of Mind.. Thus are balance and harmony (and discord) maintained." . the learned men are the heirs of the Prophets.
so certainly don't wait a day.Baha'u'llah. subterranean.The greater the decline of religion. _Emily Postnews Answers Your Questions on Netiquette_ Q: How can I choose what groups to post in? . Mr.. the *one* great instinct for revenge for which no expedient is sufficiently poisonous. No time to lose. And it's not good enough to send the message by mail. a selection from the Baha'i scripture "Cogito ergo I'm right and you're wrong. so post as soon as you can. it belongs in the news. Now right away you might think rec." .Will Durant "The Mets were great in 'sixty eight. and to foster the spirit of love and fellowship amongst men. you have to inform the whole net right away! . The Cards were fine in 'sixty nine. the *one* great intrinsic depravity. *petty* . of hate and enmity. You'll probably be the only one to make the correction. WRONG. they had no way to indicate successful termination of their C programs." . Babbage..I call it the *one* mortal blemish of mankind.hockey would be enough.Robert Firth Q: Somebody just posted that Roman Polanski directed Star Wars. Since you're the only one who really knows that it was Francis Coppola.one of the main causes of the fall of the Roman Empire was that. This cannot but lead in the end to chaos and confusion." . Many more people might be interested." .. Q: How about an example? A: Ok.Charles Babbage "I call Christianity the *one* great curse.Friedrich Nietzsche "The fundamental purpose animating the Faith of God and His Religion is to safeguard the interests and promote the unity of the human race.Blair Houghton ".. What should I do? A: Post the correct answer at once! We can't have people go on believing that! Very good of you to spot this. Suffer it not to become a source of dissension and discord. lacking zero. secret.Ernie Banks "On two occasions I have been asked [by members of Parliament!]. if you put into the machine wrong figures. This is a big trade! Since it's a NEWS article." .Brad Templeton." .. 'Pray.sport..* hierarchy . will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question. But the Cubs will be heavenly in nineteen and seventy. Let's say you want to report that Gretzky has been traded from the Oilers to the Kings. or check to see if somebody else has made the correction. the more grievous the waywardness of the ungodly.." "Religion is verily the chief instrument for the establishment of order in the world and of tranquillity amongst it's peoples.
Allen Gwinn (allen@sulaco. _Emily Postnews Answers Your Questions on Netiquette_ Q: They just announced on the radio that Dan Quayle was picked as the Republican V.polish. not the way it's presented.as well.Brad Templeton. _Emily Postnews Answers Your Questions on Netiquette_ What did Mickey Mouse get for Christmas? A Dan Quayle watch. Ignore the fact that sloppy spelling in a purely written forum sends out the same silent messages that soiled clothing would when addressing an audience. With this many groups of interest. He is a big star. I hope your going too tell me what to do? A: Don't worry about how your articles look. . (And post to comp.misc.heard from a Mike Dukakis field worker Q: What's the difference between a car salesman and a computer salesman? A: The car salesman can probably drive! .Joan McGalliard (jem@latcs1. _Emily Postnews Answers Your Questions on Netiquette_ Q: I cant spell worth a dam. so try sci. If you list all the newsgroups in the same article.Brad Templeton. Allen.bizarre as well.Brad Templeton.astro.sigma. some newsreaders will only show the the article to the reader once! Don't tolerate this.space because they are also interested in stars." .Dave Mack (mack@inco. Remember it's the message that counts. his name is Polish sounding. or there is one on your machine. So post to soc. The Oilers are probably interested in geology. your article will be quite bizarre.) You may also find it is more fun to post the article once in each group. .std. . be sure to post as soon as you can. so cross-post to news.mumps.au) "Your stupidity. so post to sci. As you are probably the only person to have heard the news on the radio. since they hardly get any articles there. Should I post? A: Of course.P. It's the perfect way to inform people about such news events long after the broadcast networks have covered them.com). and sci.flame A selection from the Taoist Writings: "Lao-Tan asked Confucius: `What do you mean by benevolence and righteousness?' Confucius said: `To be in one's inmost heart in kindly sympathy with all things. is simply not up to par. candidate. try news.groups suggesting it should be created. But that group doesn't exist. use news. in alt.admin.UUCP) "Yours is. The net can reach people in as few as 3 to 5 days." .culture. If you are a news admin. . so post to talk. and a "comp" group will propagate your article further.physics. to love all men and allow no selfish thoughts: this is the nature . Next. If not.oz.
Russell Baker How many Zen Buddhist does it take to change a light bulb? Two." .Patricia O Tuama "I am .Aesop "Experience has proved that some people indeed know everything. Be not a witness against thy neighbor without cause. it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines. Death and life are in the power of the tongue." .Sean Doran the Younger "If I do not want others to quote me.of benevolence and righteousness. it is folly and shame unto him. and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life . and ." .so I became a scientist.Sean Doran the Younger [allegedly] "Is it just me. Snyder. but they that deal truly are his delight..'" .Joel M.Matt Cartmill Heisengberg might have been here.." ." .Daniel Hinojosa (hinojosa@hp-sdd) "Anything created must necessarily be inferior to the essence of the creator. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls. a woman . "I prefer the blunted cudgels of the followers of the Serpent God.Kwang-tzu "Jesus saves..Proverbs.arizona. "Any excuse will serve a tyrant.. but grievous words stir up anger. One to change it and one not to change it.ARPA) "Einstein's mother must have been one heck of a physicist.. I craved factual certainty.mit. some selections from the Jewish Scripture "As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame. jms@mis." . He that answereth a matter before he heareth it.edu) "Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence." ." ..but Gretzky gets the rebound!" .edu "Money is the root of all money. Wang (joe@athena. A soft answer turneth away wrath..Phil Wayne "my terminal is a lethal teaspoon..Claude Shouse (shouse@macomw. technically a parasitic uterine growth" ." . or does anyone else read `bible humpers' every time someone writes `bible thumpers?' ." . I do not speak.Bertrand Russell "Lying lips are abomination to the Lord. and deceive not with thy lips." .Joseph C.
Just because there are a few hunderd other people sharing your lunacy with you does not make you any saner.UCLA. Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.oleg@CS.Montaigne "For a male and female to live continuously together is. A religion of intellectual death. eh?" .EDU "Home life as we understand it is no more natural to us than a cage is to a cockatoo. why is the government putting cancer in the cigarettes?" .George Bernard Shaw "Marriage is like a cage. biologically speaking.COM "And it's my opinion.. you are a lunatic. obey the Word of the Lord .rutgers." . an extremely unnatural condition. A religion of slaves.Oleg Kiselev.Robert Briffault "Marriage is low down. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.G.Mark Twain "I am convinced that the manufacturers of carpet odor removing powder have included encapsulated time released cat urine in their products.Greg Nowak: `Another flame from greg' .Jonathan D." .. This technology must be what prevented its distribution during my mom's reign.. Don't ask questions.as it has been conveniently brought to you by a man in a Rolls with a heavy Rolex on his wrist. and I don't have a cat.EDU "Obedience.Comedian Jay Leno . My carpet smells like piss.need I say more?" ." . don't think. Better go by some more.timw@zeb. one sees the birds outside desperate to get in. and that's only my opinion.the elder Steptoe." . I like it. richard@gryphon. trudel@caip. Doomed. 1970 "If you don't want your dog to have bad breath. but you spend the rest of your life paying for it. "The chain which can be yanked is not the eternal chain.the moving finger ". I like that job! Where can I sign up?" . Trudel..UCLA.USWest. Hell for the company.Richard Sexton.oleg@CS.conspiracy "If there isn't a population problem. c. do what I do: Pour a little Lavoris in the toilet. You need to say less. Fitch "Go to Heaven for the climate." ." ." .Baskins A man is not complete until he is married .. in alt.COM." .edu "No. and those inside desperate to get out.then he is finished." .Oleg Kiselev. Marriage is the sole cause of divorce.
the ice weasels come." .Comedian Jay Leno "Well hello there Charlie Brown.Alex Schure "Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over. W. teach his daughter. Ingersoll "Let every man teach his son. I suppose." . As for the size of v7. I don't mind being called the smartest man in the world." . Ingersoll "Joy is wealth and love is the legal tender of the soul." --Matt Groening "I'm not afraid of dying. Ingersoll "I have not the slightest confidence in 'spiritual manifestations." . still in effect. but don't allow many of the things that Minix was written for. . Lunchtime doubly so. that labor is honorable.Bill.[chs] is 19271." ." . wc -l /usr/sys/*/*. I've always thought that Minix was a fine idea.J.Robert G.Ford Prefect. eventually eliminating it. or Ted. At any rate. or by individuals not in a university or company. WATCHMEN "Be *excellent* to each other.Robert G. Ingersoll "The hands that help are better far than the lips that pray. _Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy_ "Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows. 1989 "Our vision is to speed up time.Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias.'" . I just wish it wasn't this one.Robert G.Robert G. though I doubt that tapes are available from AT&T. pinning you underneath.'" .Robert G." ." . whatever restrictions the license imposes still exist." . Ingersoll "It is hard to overstate the debt that we owe to men and women of genius." . you blockhead.Dennis Ritchie. I just don't want to be there when it happens. like study of the source in classes. These restrictions were and are reasonable for places that just want to run the system.Lucy Van Pelt "Time is an illusion. in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure The Seventh Edition licensing procedures are." . Nienhuys "No."Here's something to think about: How come you never see a headline like `Psychic Wins Lottery. Ingersoll "It is the creationists who blasphemously are claiming that God is cheating us in a stupid way." . At night.Robert G. no. and competently done.
orst. life is really pleasant for me.Shaw. W." . little one. I am a real piece of work. Clark (RWC102@PSUVM) "Yes. but I think EE is one of the hardest majors/grad majors to pass. Have fun with your chosen mode of existence!" .Jim Morrison (morrisj@mist. _When Gravity Fails_ "Conversion." .._Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure_ "Pull the trigger and you're garbage. "Mrs. Was there ever such blasphemous nonsense!" ." .cs. fastidious Goddess." . and feasts most subtly on the human will.COM) "Being both an EE and an asshole at the same time must be a terrible burden for you.Scott Legrand (Scott. Actually.Milton "If you can't debate me.Fidonet. Makes me glad I was a CS major.Legrand@hogbbs." ."Warrior Diagnostics" (wardiag@sky. we are not bound by that same limitation?" ." . F. do your boot ROMs know where your disk controllers are? "What the scientists have in their briefcases is terrifying. This isn't really a flame." .Ronald Reagan "He did decide. then there is no way in hell you'll out-insult me." . Anyone can learn how to hack. You talk to me of Christianity when you are in the act of hanging your enemies. to the ignominy of him that brought her birth.Lady Blue "Oh what wouldn't I give to be spat at in the face." .a prisoner in "Life of Brian" "Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard. "The Devil's Disciple" "You and I as individuals can.edu) . Dalloway" It's time to boot. One thing we learn at Ulowell is how to flame useless hacking non-EE's like you.Virginia Woolf. I'm not trying to offend all you CS majors out there.Nikita Khrushchev ". that with more time and a great deal of mental effort. but only for a limited period of time.Org) "You may be wrong here.William Gibson "I see little divinity about them or you.R.. I am making it. I am superior to you in every way by training and expertise in the technical field.Woody Allen "The Street finds its own uses for technology. Why should we think that collectively.... live beyond our means. but Engineering doesn't come nearly as easily.Mick Farren. by borrowing." . as a nation. Genghis Kahn!" . though. just a casual observation. he could probably turn the activity into an acceptable perversion.a most excellent barbarian . loves blood better than brick... Fortunately.
"BYTE editors are men who seperate the wheat from the chaff, and then print the chaff." - Lionel Hummel (uiucdcs!hummel), derived from a quote by Adlai Stevenson, Sr. THE "FUN WITH USENET" MANIFESTO Very little happens on Usenet without some sort of response from some other reader. Fun With Usenet postings are no exception. Since there are some who might question the rationale of some of the excerpts included therein, I have written up a list of guidelines that sum up the philosophy behind these postings. One. I never cut out words in the middle of a quote without a VERY good reason, and I never cut them out without including ellipses. For instance, "I am not a goob" might become "I am ... a goob", but that's too mundane to bother with. "I'm flame proof" might (and has) become "I'm ...a... p...oof" but that's REALLY stretching it. Two. If I cut words off the beginning or end of a quote, I don't put ellipses, but neither do I capitalize something that wasn't capitalized before the cut. "I don't think that the Church of Ubizmo is a wonderful place" would turn into "the Church of Ubizmo is a wonderful place". Imagine the posting as a tape-recording of the poster's thoughts. If I can set up the quote via fast-forwarding and stopping the tape, and without splicing, I don't put ellipses in. And by the way, I love using this mechanism for turning things around. If you think something stinks, say so - don't say you don't think it's wonderful. ... - D. J. McCarthy (dmccart@cadape.UUCP) "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary saftey deserve neither liberty not saftey." - Benjamin Franklin, 1759 "I am, therefore I am." - Akira "Stan and I thought that this experiment was so stupid, we decided to finance it ourselves." - Martin Fleischmann, co-discoverer of room-temperature fusion (?) "I have more information in one place than anybody in the world." - Jerry Pournelle, an absurd notion, apparently about the BIX BBS "It's what you learn after you know it all that counts." - John Wooden #define BITCOUNT(x) #define BX_(x) (((BX_(x)+(BX_(x)>>4)) & 0x0F0F0F0F) 255) ((x) - (((x)>>1)&0x77777777) - (((x)>>2)&0x33333333) - (((x)>>3)&0x11111111)) \ \
- really weird C code to count the number of bits in a word "If you can write a nation's stories, you needn't worry about who makes its laws. Today, television tells most of the stories to most of the people most of the time." - George Gerbner "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on
the unreasonable man." - George Bernard Shaw "We want to create puppets that pull their own strings." - Ann Marion "Would this make them Marionettes?" - Jeff Daiell On the subject of C program indentation: "In My Egotistical Opinion, most people's C programs should be indented six feet downward and covered with dirt." - Blair P. Houghton There was, it appeared, a mysterious rite of initiation through which, in one way or another, almost every member of the team passed. The term that the old hands used for this rite - West invented the term, not the practice -was `signing up.' By signing up for the project you agreed to do whatever was necessary for success. You agreed to forsake, if necessary, family, hobbies, and friends - if you had any of these left (and you might not, if you had signed up too many times before). - Tracy Kidder, _The Soul of a New Machine_ "By the time they had diminished from 50 to 8, the other dwarves began to suspect "Hungry." - a Larson cartoon "But don't you see, the color of wine in a crystal glass can be spiritual. The look in a face, the music of a violin. A Paris theater can be infused with the spiritual for all its solidity." - Lestat, _The Vampire Lestat_, Anne Rice "Love your country but never trust its government." - from a hand-painted road sign in central Pennsylvania I bought the latest computer; it came fully loaded. It was guaranteed for 90 days, but in 30 was outmoded! - The Wall Street Journal passed along by Big Red Computer's SCARLETT To update Voltaire, "I may kill all msgs from you, but I'll fight for your right to post it, and I'll let it reside on my disks". - Doug Thompson (doug@isishq.FIDONET.ORG) "Though a program be but three lines long, someday it will have to be maintained." - The Tao of Programming "Turn on, tune up, rock out." - Billy Gibbons EARTH smog bricks AIR - mud - FIRE soda water tequila WATER "Of course power tools and alcohol don't mix. Everyone knows power tools aren't soluble in alcohol..."
- Crazy Nigel "Life sucks, but death doesn't put out at all...." - Thomas J. Kopp "There is no Father Christmas. It's just a marketing ploy to make low income parents' lives a misery." "... I want you to picture the trusting face of a child, streaked with tears because of what you just said." "I want you to picture the face of its mother, because one week's dole won't pay for one Master of the Universe Battlecruiser!" - Filthy Rich and Catflap, 1986. n n n n n = = = = = ((n ((n ((n ((n ((n >> >> >> >> >> 1) 2) 4) 8) 16) & & & & & 0x55555555) 0x33333333) 0x0f0f0f0f) 0x00ff00ff) 0x0000ffff) ((n ((n ((n ((n ((n << << << << << 1) 2) 4) 8) 16) & & & & & 0xaaaaaaaa); 0xcccccccc); 0xf0f0f0f0); 0xff00ff00); 0xffff0000);
- Yet another mystical 'C' gem. This one reverses the bits in a word. "All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume." - Noam Chomsky "A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked." - John Gall, _Systemantics_ "In my opinion, Richard Stallman wouldn't recognise terrorism if it came up and bit him on his Internet." - Ross M. Greenberg I made it a rule to forbear all direct contradictions to the sentiments of others, and all positive assertion of my own. I even forbade myself the use of every word or expression in the language that imported a fixed opinion, such as "certainly", "undoubtedly", etc. I adopted instead of them "I conceive", "I apprehend", or "I imagine" a thing to be so or so; or "so it appears to me at present". When another asserted something that I thought an error, I denied myself the pleasure of contradicting him abruptly, and of showing him immediately some absurdity in his proposition. In answering I began by observing that in certain cases or circumstances his opinion would be right, but in the present case there appeared or semed to me some difference, etc. I soon found the advantage of this change in my manner; the conversations I engaged in went on more pleasantly. The modest way in which I proposed my opinions procured them a readier reception and less contradiction. I had less mortification when I was found to be in the wrong, and I more easily prevailed with others to give up their mistakes and join with me when I happened to be in the right. - Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin "If I ever get around to writing that language depompisifier, it will change almost all occurences of the word "paradigm" into "example" or "model." - Herbie Blashtfalt
If builders built buildings the way programmers write programs. about marriage .. words we subvert on weekdays. . "are you not a greater computer than the Milliard Gargantubrain which can count all the atoms in a star in a millisecond?" "The Milliard Gargantubrain?" said Deep Thought with unconcealed contempt. "America is a stronger nation for the ACLU's uncompromising effort." .Peter da Silva and Karl Lehenbauer. and I hope this will always be so.." .Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy "But are you not.former Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren "The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it.Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy "There must be some mistake.but only I could persuade it to go for a walk afterward.Marvin the paranoid android Contemptuous lights flashed flashed across the computer's console. but living. Stevenson "The ACLU has stood foursquare against the recurring tides of hysteria that >from time to time threaten freedoms everyhere.Ellyn Mustard. it is difficult to appreciate how far our freedoms might have eroded had it not been for the Union's valiant representation in the courts of the constitutional rights of people of all persuasions." .President John F.. Indeed.Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy If builders built buildings the way programmers write programs. thoroughly rolling the r's. If programmers wrote programs the way builders build buildings. Mention it not. "A mere abacus." . you can't like it.95. Kennedy "The simple rights." . the civil liberties from generations of struggle must not be just fine words for patriotic holidays.." he said. loathe it or ignore it. you'd be able to buy a nice little colonial split-level at Babbages for $34. no matter how unpopular or even despised by the majority they were at the time.Senator Adlai E.I'm glad the American Civil Liberties Union gets indignant. Jolt Cola would be a Fortune-500 company. to moo bovine."Life. we'd still be using autocoder and running compile decks." . Only if every single citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are the constitutional rights secure. the Magic and Indefatigable?" "The Great Hyperlobic Omni-Cognate Neutron Wrangler." . a different perspective To err is human. "could talk all four legs off an Arcturan Mega-Donkey . "a more fiendish disputant than the Great Hyperlobic Omni-Cognate Neutron Wrangler of Ciceronicus Twelve." ." said Deep Thought." he said. .Albert Einstein "Well I don't see why I have to make one man miserable when I can make so many men happy. honored rules of conduct amongst us.
David Jones @ Megatest Corporation "Luke. he must put forth his reasons. No exceptions." ." . or whatever. 3. nor stronger. _Whitewater_ Everyone who comes in here wants three things: 1. Curtis and Perry. how could we have tolerated the last eight years?" ." ." . you go to jail. If America weren't incomparably ignorant.Casey Stengel "If anything can go wrong. those of Survival. the first phase is characterized by the question 'How can we eat?' the second by the question 'Why do we eat?' and the third by the question 'Where shall we have lunch?'" ." .Napoleon. You must learn to tell what the river will do to you. It's the thing that makes America great." . designs the program.Dave Thomas. and finally tender his resignation rather than be the instrument of his army's downfall. 1989 "The History of every major Galactic Civilization tends to pass through three distinct and recognizable phases. whether in applied mathematics.Edsel Murphy "Yo baby yo baby yo. Come over to the dark side. 2.E. tests it. They want it cheap. you hoser. Why and Where phases. insist of the plan being changed. "Military Maxims and Thought" "(The Chief Programmer) personally defines the functional and performance specifications. I'm yer father. otherwise known as the How."And it should be the law: If you use the word `paradigm' without knowing what the dictionary says it means. Berkeley "It follows that any commander in chief who undertakes to carry out a plan which he considers defective is at fault.Eddie Murphy "You must learn to run your kayak by a sort of ju-jitsu.Fred P.. Even with the quickness and agility of a kayak. They want it quick. Feb 1. C. you are not faster than the river. ten years experience and considerable systems and applications knowledge.Strung. it will.Frank Zappa. .Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy "Don't think. "For instance. I tell 'em to pick two and call me back. "Strange Brew" "Let's not be too tough on our own ignorance. You must absorb its force and convert it to your users as best you can." . He needs great talent. _The Mythical Man Month_ "It ain't over until it's over. Inquiry and Sophistication. codes it. They want it good. and you can beat it only by understanding it. Brooks. business data handling..sign on the back wall of a small printing company in Delaware ." . let the machine do it for you!" . eh. and given those parameters see how you can live with it. and writes its documentation.
about space flight "Well. Democratic movements for local restraint can only restrain the world's democracies. Here's another of those self-satisfied doors.but not all the time.the Dalai Lama To the systems programmer.Alan Perlis ".Jerry Pournelle.." . which I never do anyway so I don't know why I bother to say it." . in Ayn Rand's _Atlas Shrugged_ "If a nation values anything more than freedom. help others. pretending to be stupid because he couldn't be bothered to think and wanted someone else to do it for him.organic law rather than naked power.Peter Neumann. man can aspire to do."More software projects have gone awry for lack of calendar time than for all other causes combined.W. Eric Drexler "The rotter who simpers that he sees no difference between a five-dollar bill and a whip deserves to learn the difference on his own back .." . I think.Marvin the Paranoid Android One of the major difficulties Trillian experienced in her relationship with Zaphod was learning to distinguish between him pretending to be stupid just to get people off their guard. but she could no longer be bothered to argue about.K. hence the act. with VLSI we can have 100 ENIACS on a chip!" . Jr. but at least it don't deepen the shit. at least don't hurt others." . This above all appeared to Trillian to be genuinely stupid. I'm so depressed. Life! Don't talk to me about life." . not the world as a whole. users and applications serve only to provide a test load.Karl Lehenbauer "Remember. "Just think. He was reknowned for being quite clever and quite clearly was so . If you can't.. about usenet "We dedicated ourselves to a powerful idea . too. There seems to be universal acceptance of that idea in the nation." ." . . He preferred people to be puzzled rather than contemptuous. he will. in _Riddley_Walker_ by Russell Hoban "If you can." .Francisco d'Anconia. and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money it values more.Local prohibitions cannot block advances in military and commercial technology. pretending to be so outrageously stupid to hide the fact that he actually didn't understand what was going on.Fred Brooks." . and really being genuinely stupid... it will lose that.Supreme Court Justice Potter Steart "What man has done. extremism in the nondefense of moderation is not a virtue. which obviously worried him." . Somerset Maugham "Pardon me for breathing. _The Mythical Man Month_ "Nuclear war can ruin your whole compile.as." . it will lose its freedom. it don't make the sun shine. oh God.Straiter Empy.
Fish Heads. Nyberg (nyberg@ajpo. . "Rock Me Baby" "Help Mr.puritans.The Censored Hacker .Bryan Michael Wendt "I got a question for ya. And if all this should have a reason. the stakes were high. to do mighty deeds.The Day the Earth Stood Still "Dale. . We would be the last to know." . seeking adventure and reward among the furthest reaches of Galactic space.clemson." . your address no longer functions.cmu. I feel that what OTHER consenting computers do in the privacy of their own phone connections is their own business.edu "Don't talk to me about disclaimers! I invented disclaimers!" . And until then." .Tennessee Tuxedo "The lawgiver. Your brain no longer functions. men were real men. rich and largely tax free.sei. life was wild. 1977.G.Douglas Adams. What hath Bob wrought? "I don't know where we come from. _The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy_ Far back in the mists of ancient time. He of all men should behave as though the law compelled him." . Can you fix it at your end?" . But it is the universal weakness of mankind that what we are given to administer we presently imagine we own..Karl A.John Woods.edu) "Don't drop acid.Douglas Adams.Bill Wolfe (wtwolfe@hubcap. So let's just hope there is a promised land.edu) "Bill.H. Saturday Night Live. klaatu nikto barada. most owes the law allegiance. to boldly split infinitives that no man had split before . . spirits were brave. of all beings. however. _The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy_ "Gort.Steppenwolf.and thus was the Empire forged. Don't know where we're going to. Ya got a minute?" .. And all dared to brave unknown terrors.mit.as best as you can. Can you fix it at your end?" . Mighty starships plied their way between exotic suns. Wizard!" . women were real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri.two programmers passing in the hall I took a fish head to the movies and I didn't have to pay. in the great and glorious days of the former Galactic Empire. In those days.. jfw@eddie. Wells "Unlike most net. take it pass-fail!" .
fusion "The bad reputation UNIX has gotten is totally undeserved. Arizona.and a total nonsequitur as far as I can tell.R. laid on by people who don't understand." . 1989 [apparently. The Washington Post is read by the people who think they run the country. most economical . thinking he knows them in the naming. former computer science lecturer at the University of California . _Perestroika_ "Cable is not a luxury. to each according to his work.From Henry Ford Sr.. Their names come to his l ips and he smiles as he tastes them." . since many areas have poor TV reception." p...UUCP) ". to each according to his needs.Michael McClary...W. brings a state of mind in which nothing is impossible. No word matters..Eric Pepke Comparing information and knowledge is like asking whether the fatness of a pig is more or less green than the designated hitter rule. Socialism cannot ensure conditions of life and consumption in accordance with the principle "From each according to his ability.at least in Tucson -kl] "All the system's paths must be topologically and circularly interrelated for co nceptually definitive.'On this point we want to be perfectly clear: socialism has nothing to do with equalizing. Th e more words he remembers. like a state of sheer terror." . But man forgets reality and remembers words.Mikhail Gorbachev. Thinking always ahead.'fire' does not matter. Hartmann "It's when they say 2 + 2 = 5 that I begin to argue. polyhedronal understanding to be a ttained in our spontaneous ." . Socialism has a different criterion for distributing social benefits: "From each according to his ability. "My Life and Work." This will be under communism.. K.Jim Joyce." We have most unfortunately found it necessary to get rid of a man as soon as he thinks himself an expert ..The mayor of Tucson. 'earth' and 'air' and 'water' do not matter.. -kl] "One thing they don't tell you about doing experimental physics is that sometime s you must work under adverse conditions. in alt. Buckminster Fuller [." ." .geodesiccally structured th oughts. locally transformable. who have not gotten in there and tried anything." . 'I' do not matter.David Guaspari "None of our men are "experts. The moment one gets into the "expert" state of mind a great number of things become impossible.because no one ever considers himself expert if he really knows his job."' . but he does not see them as they were seen when man looked upon reality for the first time." . A man who knows a job sees so much more to be done than he has done. He looks upo n the great transformations of the world. _Lord_of_Light_ by Roger Zelazny "Irrigation of the land with sewater desalinated by fusion power is ancient." .Robert J Woodhead (trebor@biar. that he is always pressing forward and never gives up an instant of thought to how good and how efficient he is.ergo.Siddartha. good TV reception is a basic necessity . It' s called 'rain'. the cleverer do his fellows esteem him. The National Enquirer is rea d by the people who think Elvis is alive and running the country." . 86 (1922): "The NY Times is read by the people who run the country. thinking always of trying to do more.
"We scientists. Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. whose tragic destiny it has been to make the methods of annihilation ever more gruesome and more effective.Cal Keegan ." .Albert Einstein. dead fingers. must consider it our solemn and transcendent duty to do all in our power in preventing these weapons from being used for the brutal purpose for which they were invented. September 1948 "You can have my Unix system when you pry it from my cold." .
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