By web search: "Whatever it is, I fear the girls, even when they kiss."
I can't find a source, but presumably a reference to
Vergil, Aeinid II.49
QUIDQUID ID EST, TIMEO DANAOS ET DONA FERENTES.
Whatever it is, I fear the Greeks, even bearing gifts.
vos nescitis quicquam, nec cogitatis quia expedit nobis ut unus moriatur homo pro populo et non tota gens pereat here.
Biblical, "You do not realize that it is better for you that one man die for the people than that the whole nation perish." John 11:50 (spoken by an antagonist.)
I'm digging G+ more and more. Feel free to add me to your whatever circles. I have a "/.ers" circle.
It seems fractured, but I think
My Latin sig is criminal because I think stupid people are sane and clever.
I did have teh lulz...
The other day my family was playing Candyland. Our daughter was getting into it so I started playing some classic Star Trek fight music.
The music ends just as she advances to GLORIOUS VICTORY!
YouTube video here
It's awesome, not that I'm biased...
I was watching a few episodes of MST3k recently, one of which was Hercules Against the Moon Men. This is the episode which introduced the concept of DEEP HURTING . I have had that soundbite stuck in my head since then.
Enter the farcical massive patent dump by Mr. Allen. It is but the newest example of stupid patent litigation over concepts of information systems and algorithms. News of these patent suits is becoming more burdensome on (at the very least) my sanity. And these patent problems are relentless. So when I was attempting to think of some phrase which best embodied my perception of this endless stream of patent stupidity, DEEP HURTING is what came to mind.
More extensively, following patents on concepts used with computers and information systems is enough like the "plot" of MST3k that I'm starting to think that the only way to survive this with our sanity will be to laugh and mock our way through them. Oh, sure, we'll need to take them seriously at times to work around them or invalidate them, yet that alone will not be sufficient to preserve sanity. Only, I'm not even sure how something like this could be done.
Or maybe I'm already going mad, and this is the stupidest thing you've heard in the past 24 hours.
DEEP HURTING. DEEP HURTING
I just received mail notification that a fellow user has bought me a gift subscription to slashdot. I'm already friends/fans with the person but his email address isn't visible so I can't thank the person off-/. (wimp, change your privacy settings and deal with the spam!
Not sure what I did to deserve it, but I thank you!
Quote from Horace, the full version of more common "carpe diem".
Seize the day, trusting as little as possible in the next
Short Flash vid...
Canadian pre-orders started today.
64 GB WiFi version ordered, should be here by May 28. No need for the 3G version, I can tether with MyWi on the iPhone.
My dad picked up the similar model on a trip to the US last week. Was playing with it on the weekend, awesome device. Perhaps not magical but still most impressive.
I had this come to me today.
Is this legit? A well crafted spam/mining operation? Sent to zillions of
My tinfoil hat is buzzing, probably for no reason as is the norm.
Dear grub: My name is Lily Liu. I am a PhD student carrying our a project with my supervisor Christian Wagner (firstname.lastname@example.org) who is a professor at City University of Hong Kong. We are trying to understand the popularity of Slashdot to its active contributor, such as you. We hope you might be able to help us in our effort by answering three questions.
In your opinion, what (if so) makes Slashdot special among online discussion sites? Is it the content, the group of people it draws in, the discussion engine (e.g., content rating and filters), or possibly other factors?
*Question 2: *
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(In answering please also feel free to mention the other discussion site or sites you might be comparing to)
As a unique user in Slashdot, could you please rate your own reciprocity by assessing what you get from the community compared with what you contribute to it?(you can give an answer such as: i think i get more or i contribute more,of course we would be very appreciative for your explanation of detail)
Please let us know at your earliest convenience. We will quickly summarize results and gladly send you a summary, if you are interested (and sufficient replies are received to create a meaningful summary).
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They had to change "Rock out, with your cock out, impress your lady friends" to just "Rock out, rock out, impress your lady friends"
Ah well, all is great. Hope they make it back here, you feel like you've been through 10 rounds with Mike Tyson after a show.