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"What the scientists have in their briefcases is terrifying."
-- Nikita Khrushchev
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"...a most excellent barbarian ... Genghis Kahn!"
-- _Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure_
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"Pull the trigger and you're garbage."
-- Lady Blue
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"Oh what wouldn't I give to be spat at in the face..."
-- a prisoner in "Life of Brian"
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"Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard, to the ignominy
of him that brought her birth."
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"If you can't debate me, then there is no way in hell you'll out-insult me."
-- Scott Legrand ([email protected])
"You may be wrong here, little one."
-- R. W. F. Clark ([email protected])
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"Yes, I am a real piece of work. One thing we learn at Ulowell is
how to flame useless hacking non-EE's like you. I am superior to you in
every way by training and expertise in the technical field. Anyone can learn
how to hack, but Engineering doesn't come nearly as easily. Actually, I'm
not trying to offend all you CS majors out there, but I think EE is one of the
hardest majors/grad majors to pass. Fortunately, I am making it."
-- "Warrior Diagnostics" ([email protected])
"Being both an EE and an asshole at the same time must be a terrible burden
for you. This isn't really a flame, just a casual observation. Makes me
glad I was a CS major, life is really pleasant for me. Have fun with your
chosen mode of existence!"
-- Jim Morrison ([email protected])
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"BYTE editors are men who seperate the wheat from the chaff, and then
print the chaff."
-- Lionel Hummel (uiucdcs!hummel), derived from a quote by Adlai Stevenson, Sr.
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THE "FUN WITH USENET" MANIFESTO
Very little happens on Usenet without some sort of response from some other
reader. Fun With Usenet postings are no exception. Since there are some who
might question the rationale of some of the excerpts included therein, I have
written up a list of guidelines that sum up the philosophy behind these
One. I never cut out words in the middle of a quote without a VERY
good reason, and I never cut them out without including ellipses. For
instance, "I am not a goob" might become "I am ... a goob", but that's too
mundane to bother with. "I'm flame proof" might (and has) become
"I'm ...a... p...oof" but that's REALLY stretching it.
Two. If I cut words off the beginning or end of a quote, I don't
put ellipses, but neither do I capitalize something that wasn't capitalized
before the cut. "I don't think that the Church of Ubizmo is a wonderful
place" would turn into "the Church of Ubizmo is a wonderful place". Imagine
the posting as a tape-recording of the poster's thoughts. If I can set
up the quote via fast-forwarding and stopping the tape, and without splicing,
I don't put ellipses in. And by the way, I love using this mechanism for
turning things around. If you think something stinks, say so - don't say you
don't think it's wonderful. ...
-- D. J. McCarthy ([email protected])
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"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
saftey deserve neither liberty not saftey."
-- Benjamin Franklin, 1759