Browsing Archive: August, 2012

From one or two

Posted by Ira Chayut on Friday, August 31, 2012, In : Humor 
Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research.
-- Wilson Mizner quotes

Website 4 the day:
Yet another file synchronizer:
http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/

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If you were right

Posted by Ira Chayut on Thursday, August 30, 2012, In : Humor 
I'm sorry, if you were right, I'd agree with you.
-- Robin Williams

Website 4 the day:
Folder comparison and synchronization:
http://www.freewaregenius.com/freefilesync-powerful-folder-comparison-and-synchronization-tool/

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The great end

Posted by Ira Chayut on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, In : Philosophy 
The great end of living is to harmonize man with the order of things.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Website 4 the day:
Java file synchronization:
http://jfilesync.sourceforge.net/

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Not to be put in order

Posted by Ira Chayut on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, In : Philosophy 
The world is not to be put in order; the world is order, incarnate. It is for us to harmonize with this order.
-- Henry Miller

Website 4 the day:
Folder synchronization:
http://freefilesync.sourceforge.net/

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People in sync

Posted by Ira Chayut on Monday, August 27, 2012, In : Philosophy 
If people aren't in sync, things won't work out well.
-- Stephen Hopkins

Website 4 the day:
Synchronize your USB and disk memories:
http://www.dirsyncpro.org/

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Avoid elevators

Posted by Ira Chayut on Sunday, August 26, 2012, In : Philosophy 
I usually take steps to avoid elevators.

Website 4 the Day:
History of the Otis elevator:
http://www.otisworldwide.com/d31-timeline.html

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Disagree with experiment

Posted by Ira Chayut on Saturday, August 25, 2012, In : Philosophy 
If it disagrees with experiment, it’s wrong. That’s all there is to it.
-- Richard Feynman

Website 4 the day:
The Stanford prison experiment:
http://www.prisonexp.org/

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Can't order food

Posted by Ira Chayut on Friday, August 24, 2012, In : Philosophy 
I can’t go to a restaurant and order food because I keep looking at the fonts on the menu. Five minutes later I realize that it’s also talking about food.
-- Donald Knuth, when asked about the his work on computer typesetting.

Website 4 the day:
A brief history of fonts:
http://www.vletter.com/aboutfonts.htm

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No special talents

Posted by Ira Chayut on Thursday, August 23, 2012, In : Philosophy 
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
-- Albert Einstein

Website 4 the day:
Curiosity and intelligence:
http://phys.org/news172174436.htm

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No idea

Posted by Ira Chayut on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, In : Philosophy 
I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers.
-- Stephen Hawking, when asked as to his IQ.

Website 4 the day:
History of the IQ test:
http://iq-test.learninginfo.org/iq01.htm

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I'll stop here

Posted by Ira Chayut on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, In : Philosophy 
I think I’ll stop here.
-- Andrew Wiles after finishing writing the proof to Fermat’s Last Theorem

Website 4 the day:
Wiles' interview:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/andrew-wiles-fermat.html

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Didn't know

Posted by Ira Chayut on Monday, August 20, 2012, In : Philosophy 
Well, I didn’t know it was hard.
-- Ivan Sutherland, when asked “How could you possibly have done the first interactive graphics program, the first non-procedural programming language, the first object oriented software system, all in one year?”

Website 4 the day:
Increase ignorance for success:
http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/become-a-success-by-increasing-your-ignorance

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My friend drowned

Posted by Ira Chayut on Sunday, August 19, 2012, In : Humor 
My friend drowned in a bowl of muesli. He was pulled in by a strong currant.

Website 4 the Day:
Famous people who drowned:
http://listverse.com/2008/05/29/12-notable-people-who-died-by-drowning/

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Television and psychiatry

Posted by Ira Chayut on Saturday, August 18, 2012, In : Philosophy 
Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it.
-- Alfred Hitchcock

Website 4 the day:
Psychiatry videos:
http://www.psy-world.com/videos.htm

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Television and democracy

Posted by Ira Chayut on Friday, August 17, 2012, In : Philosophy 
Television is democracy at its ugliest.
-- Paddy Chayefsky

Website 4 the day:
Death of TV: Democracy's rebirth
http://news.discovery.com/human/campaigns-end-tv-commercials-120531.html

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Writing raised

Posted by Ira Chayut on Thursday, August 16, 2012, In : Humor 
Television has raised writing to a new low.
-- Samuel Goldwyn

Website 4 the day:
Television writing competition:
http://www.scriptapaloozatv.com/

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The weather channel

Posted by Ira Chayut on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, In : Humor 
On cable TV they have a weather channel - 24 hours of weather.
We had something like that where I grew up.
We called it a window.
-- Dan Spencer

Website 4 the day:
Weather Channel's forecast:
http://www.weather.com/forecast

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Television news

Posted by Ira Chayut on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, In : Philosophy 
Television is to news what bumper stickers are to philosophy.
-- Richard Nixon

Website 4 the day:
NBC News video archive:
http://www.nbcuniversalarchives.com/

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Father hated radio

Posted by Ira Chayut on Monday, August 13, 2012, In : Humor 
My father hated radio and could not wait for television to be invented so he could hate that too.
-- Peter De Vries

Website 4 the day:
History of television:
http://inventors.about.com/od/tstartinventions/a/Television_Time.htm

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Do the splits

Posted by Ira Chayut on Sunday, August 12, 2012, In : Humor 
I said to the Gym instructor "Can you teach me to do the splits?"
He asked "How flexible are you?"
I replied, "I can't come on Tuesdays".

Website 4 the Day:
Olympics results:
http://espn.go.com/olympics/summer/2012/results

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Protecting aspirin

Posted by Ira Chayut on Saturday, August 11, 2012, In : Philosophy 
We protect aspirin bottles in this country better than we protect guns from accidents by children.
-- Gloria Estefan

Website 4 the day:
Sketch/plan an auto accident:
http://accidentsketch.com/

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Cement mixer collision

Posted by Ira Chayut on Thursday, August 9, 2012, In : Humor 
A cement mixer collided with a prison van on the Kingston Pass. Motorists are asked to be on the lookout for 16 hardened criminals.
-- Ronnie Corbett

Website 4 the day:
Instead of TV, you should watch:
http://unplugthetv.com

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Thick towels

Posted by Ira Chayut on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, In : Humor 
The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase.
-- Yogi Berra

Website 4 the day:
Hotel ratings and bed bug watch:
http://www.raveable.com/

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A guy waved

Posted by Ira Chayut on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, In : Humor 
I was on the street. This guy waved to me, and he came up to me and said, “I’m sorry, I thought you were someone else.” And I said, “I am.”
-- Demetri Martin

Website 4 the day:
Share bookmarks:
http://help.diigo.com/my-groups-turorial/share-bookmarks

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A lot of courage

Posted by Ira Chayut on Monday, August 6, 2012, In : Philosophy 
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
-- Erma Bombeck

Website 4 the day:
Share and edit videos:
http://pixorial.com

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A good cookbook

Posted by Ira Chayut on Sunday, August 5, 2012, In : Humor 
I just read a good cookbook, it had many stirring events.

Website 4 the Day:
Library of free e-cookbooks:
http://www.recipe4living.com/articles/free_ecookbooks.htm

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Under the kilt

Posted by Ira Chayut on Saturday, August 4, 2012, In : Humor 
Is there anything worn under the kilt? No, it's all in perfect working order.
-- Spike Milligan

Website 4 the day:
Free search of public records:
http://publicrecords.searchsystems.net

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Sent a telegram

Posted by Ira Chayut on Friday, August 3, 2012, In : Humor 
I once sent a dozen of my friends a telegram saying 'flee at once - all is discovered.' They all left town immediately. 
-- Mark Twain

Website 4 the day:
High tech pranks:
http://www.techcult.com/high-tech-pranks/

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Achieve immortality

Posted by Ira Chayut on Thursday, August 2, 2012, In : Humor 
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through not dying.
-- Woody Allen

Website 4 the day:
5 steps to living longer:
http://scienceuniverse101.blogspot.com/2012/05/5-health-tips-that-can-lengthen-your.html

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Grasp the universe

Posted by Ira Chayut on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, In : Philosophy 
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
-- Carl Sagan

Website 4 the day:
50 ways to improve Windows:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/37920/the-50-best-registry-hacks-that-make-windows-better/

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