|#3596||"Turn on, tune up, rock out."|
-- Billy Gibbons
|#3597|| EARTH |
smog | bricks
AIR -- mud -- FIRE
soda water | tequila
|#3598||"Of course power tools and alcohol don't mix. Everyone knows power tools aren't|
soluble in alcohol..."
-- Crazy Nigel
|#3599||"Life sucks, but death doesn't put out at all...."|
-- Thomas J. Kopp
|#3600|| n = ((n >> 1) & 0x55555555) | ((n << 1) & 0xaaaaaaaa);|
n = ((n >> 2) & 0x33333333) | ((n << 2) & 0xcccccccc);
n = ((n >> 4) & 0x0f0f0f0f) | ((n << 4) & 0xf0f0f0f0);
n = ((n >> 8) & 0x00ff00ff) | ((n << 8) & 0xff00ff00);
n = ((n >> 16) & 0x0000ffff) | ((n << 16) & 0xffff0000);
-- Yet another mystical 'C' gem. This one reverses the bits in a word.
|#3601||"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
|#3602||"A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple|
system that worked."
-- John Gall, _Systemantics_
|#3603||"In my opinion, Richard Stallman wouldn't recognise terrorism if it|
came up and bit him on his Internet."
-- Ross M. Greenberg
|#3604||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
|#3605||"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
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