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Re: Fortune Cookies

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Am I the only one that ignored the moth and actually read the log entries to understand the code that was being executed? :lol:

I noticed even back then speed was an issue...
Relays 6-2 in 033 failed special speed test

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Didn't ignore the moth, but did read the code and thought "huh, relays" and it reminded me of the signal box near Derby railway station where all the relays that control the interlocking are and the noise they make and wondered how many relays were controlled at 033 and if that meant Output 33 or something else.

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Smivs wrote:Well, I for one am quite happy to accept the moth as the original 'bug'. I'd hate to think it gave it's life in vain - let it keep its place in History!
I agree, even if it really went down another way, the story of a moth in a relay is classic, an actual bug that gave rise to the term we use so readily today, without even considering its origins.
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Another awarding-winning bad sentence ! :lol:

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( The notes blatted skyward as they rose  )
( over the Canada geese, feathered rumps  )
( mooning the day, webbed appendages      )
( frantically pedaling unseen bicycles in )
( their search for sustenance, driven by  )
( cruel Nature's maxim, 'Ya wanna eat, ya )
( gotta work,' and at last I knew         )
( Pittsburgh.                             )
(                                         )
( -- Winning sentence, 1987 Bulwer-Lytton )
( bad fiction contest.                    )
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      ( Y )
     ()~*~()   
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Another LITE series:

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( The Metamorphosis LITE(tm)              )
(                                         )
( -- by Franz Kafka                       )
(                                         )
( A man turns into a bug and his family   )
( gets annoyed.                           )
(                                         )
( Lord of the Rings LITE(tm)              )
(                                         )
( -- by J. R. R. Tolkien                  )
(                                         )
( Some guys take a long vacation to throw )
( a ring into a volcano.                  )
(                                         )
( Hamlet LITE(tm)                         )
(                                         )
( -- by Wm. Shakespeare                   )
(                                         )
( A college student on vacation with      )
( family problems, a screwy               )
(                                         )
( girl-friend and a mother who won't act  )
( her age.                                )
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   o
    o
        .--.
       |o_o |
       |:_/ |
      //   \ \
     (|     | )
    /'\_   _/`\
    \___)=(___/
On a serious note, Metamorphosis, Lord of the Rings, and Hamlet are some of the best reading I know :mrgreen:
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Another hilarious Mark Twain quote:

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/ "... all the modern inconveniences ..." \
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\ -- Mark Twain                           /
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:lol: :lol:

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Tricky: Dirty... and completely and utterly appropriate for the thread ;) :mrgreen: .
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Terrible.... but yet so side splitting ! :P

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Re: Fortune Cookies

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Even the clearest and most perfect circumstantial evidence is likely to be at
fault, after all, and therefore ought to be received with great caution.  Take
the case of any pencil, sharpened by any woman; if you have witnesses, you will
find she did it with a knife; but if you take simply the aspect of the pencil,
you will say that she did it with her teeth.
		-- Mark Twain, "Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar"
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Diziet: I sure like those Pudd'nhead Wilson quotes - Mark Twain was a genius.

Here's a new one with a slew of "worst sentences" . :D

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( Like an expensive sports car,           )
( fine-tuned and well-built, Portia was   )
( sleek, shapely, and gorgeous, her red   )
( jumpsuit moulding her body, which was   )
( as warm as seatcovers in July, her hair )
( as dark as new tires, her eyes flashing )
( like bright hubcaps, and her lips as    )
( dewy as the beads of fresh rain on the  )
( hood; she was a woman driven -- fueled  )
( by a single accelerant -- and she       )
( needed a man, a man who wouldn't shift  )
( from his views, a man to steer her      )
( along the right road: a man like Alf    )
( Romeo.                                  )
(                                         )
( -- Rachel Sheeley, winner               )
(                                         )
( The hair ball blocking the drain of the )
( shower reminded Laura she would never   )
( see her little dog Pritzi again.        )
(                                         )
( -- Claudia Fields, runner-up            )
(                                         )
( It could have been an organically based )
( disturbance of the brain -- perhaps a   )
( tumor or a metabolic deficiency -- but  )
( after a thorough neurological exam it   )
( was determined that Byron was simply a  )
( jerk.                                   )
(                                         )
( -- Jeff Jahnke, runner-up               )
(                                         )
( Winners in the 7th Annual Bulwer-Lytton )
( Bad Writing Contest. The contest is     )
( named after the author of the immortal  )
( lines: "It was a dark and stormy        )
( night." The object of the contest is to )
( write the opening sentence of the worst )
( possible novel.                         )
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Re: Fortune Cookies

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You have the capacity to learn from mistakes.  You'll learn a lot today.
Most games have some sort of paddling-pool-and-water-wings beginning to ease you in: Oolite takes the rather more Darwinian approach of heaving you straight into the ocean, often with a brick or two in your pockets for luck. ~ Disembodied

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( Q: What's a light-year? A: One-third )
( less calories than a regular year.   )
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      ( Y )
     ()~*~()   
     (_)-(_)   
:lol: :lol: Thought this one highly condign for the boards :D
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Don't read everything you believe.
Most games have some sort of paddling-pool-and-water-wings beginning to ease you in: Oolite takes the rather more Darwinian approach of heaving you straight into the ocean, often with a brick or two in your pockets for luck. ~ Disembodied

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