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Today's FortunesJan 19, 2017
|A CONS is an object which cares.
A CONS is an object which cares.
-- Bernie Greenberg.
A debugged program is one for which you have not yet found...
A debugged program is one for which you have not yet found the conditions
that make it fail.
-- Jerry Ogdin
A disciple of another sect once came to Drescher as...
A disciple of another sect once came to Drescher as he was eating
his morning meal. "I would like to give you this personality test", said
the outsider, "because I want you to be happy."
Drescher took the paper that was offered him...
A doctor, an architect, and a computer scientist were...
A doctor, an architect, and a computer scientist were arguing about
whose profession was the oldest. In the course of their arguments, they
got all the way back to the Garden of Eden, whereupon the doctor said, "The
medical profession is clearly the oldest,...
A famous Lisp Hacker noticed an Undergraduate sitting in front...
A famous Lisp Hacker noticed an Undergraduate sitting in front of a Xerox
1108, trying to edit a complex Klone network via a browser. Wanting to
help, the Hacker clicked one of the nodes in the network with the mouse,
and asked "what do you see?" Very earnestly,...
Daily Fortunes for Jan 19, 2017 (today)