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When we write programs that "learn",
it turns out we do and they don't.
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When women kiss it always reminds one of prize fighters shaking hands.
-- H.L. Mencken, "Sententiae"
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When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes;
when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not
even our virtues.
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When you are about to die, a wombat is better than no company at all.
-- Roger Zelazny, "Doorways in the Sand"
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When you are about to do an objective and scientific piece of investigation
of a topic, it is well to have the answer firmly in hand, so that you can
proceed forthrightly, without being deflected or swayed, directly to the
-- Amrom Katz
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When you are at Rome live in the Roman style;
when you are elsewhere live as they live elsewhere.
-- St. Ambrose
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When you are in it up to your ears, keep your mouth shut.
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When you are working hard, get up and retch every so often.
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When you are young, you enjoy a sustained illusion that sooner or later
something marvelous is going to happen, that you are going to transcend
your parents' limitations... At the same time, you feel sure that in all
the wilderness of possibility; in all the forests of opinion, there is a
vital something that can be known -- known and grasped. That we will
eventually know it, and convert the whole mystery into a coherent
narrative. So that then one's true life -- the point of everything --
will emerge from the mist into a pure light, into total comprehension.
But it isn't like that at all. But if it isn't, where did the idea come
from, to torture and unsettle us?
-- Brian Aldiss, "Helliconia Summer"
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When you become used to never being alone,
you may consider yourself Americanized.