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As a reversed S, Ƨ was also used as a fractional Roman numeral, where it stood for the fraction 1/72. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ƨ

The Feynman Algorithm

  1. Write down the problem.
  2. Think real hard.
  3. Write down the solution.

(Source: c2.com)

David Crane

David Crane

If I recall correctly, [Waldemar Horwat] began by specifying a very precise, simple “spec language” with clear semantics. Then he wrote an interpreter for that language in Common Lisp. Then he wrote the E4 spec in his spec language. The result was that he could compile the specification itself into a working ECMAScript interpreter. Eric Lippert on Why is there a large difference in readability between the C# and ECMAScript specifications?

[P]eople only made money out of records for a very, very small time. When The Rolling Stones started out, we didn’t make any money out of records because record companies wouldn’t pay you! They didn’t pay anyone!

Then, there was a small period from 1970 to 1997, where people did get paid, and they got paid very handsomely and everyone made money. But now that period has gone.

So if you look at the history of recorded music from 1900 to now, there was a 25 year period where artists did very well, but the rest of the time they didn’t.

BBC News - Sir Mick Jagger goes back to Exile

I’m watching the news; Tupac Shakur was assassinated, Biggie Smalls assassinated. Struck down by assassin’s bullets…

No they wasn’t.

Martin Luther King was assassinated, Malcolm X was assassinated, John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Them two nigga’s got shot!

Shit, I love Tupac, I love Biggie, but school will be open on they birthday.

Chris Rock
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Le Smoking

Le Smoking

In some ways programs are among the most complicated artefacts mankind ever trued to design, and personally I find it fascinating to see that reasoning about them is so much aided by simple, elegant devices such as predicate calculus and lattice theory. After more than 45 years in the field, I am still convinced that in computing, elegance is not a dispensable luxury but a quality that decides between success and failure; in this connection I gratefully quote from The Concise Oxford Dictionary a definition of “elegant”, viz. “ingeniously simple and effective”. Amen. EWD 1284