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It is a mistake to let any mechanical object realise that you
are in a hurry.
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As in number, predictable. As in memory access, unpredictable.
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Ray's Rule of Precision:
Measure with a micrometer. Mark with chalk. Cut with an axe.
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A picture is worth 10K words -- but only those to describe
the picture. Hardly any sets of 10K words can be adequately
described with pictures.
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Real Time, adj.:
Here and now, as opposed to fake time, which only occurs there and then.
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Real World, The, n.:
1. In programming, those institutions at which programming may
be used in the same sentence as FORTRAN, COBOL, RPG, IBM, etc. 2. To
programmers, the location of non-programmers and activities not related
to programming. 3. A universe in which the standard dress is shirt and
tie and in which a person's working hours are defined as 9 to 5. 4.
The location of the status quo. 5. Anywhere outside a university.
"Poor fellow, he's left MIT and gone into the real world." Used
pejoratively by those not in residence there. In conversation, talking
of someone who has entered the real world is not unlike talking about a
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An abrupt change of mind after being found out.
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Reception area, n.:
The purgatory where office visitors are condemned to spend
innumerable hours reading dog-eared back issues of trade
magazines like Modern Plastics, Chain Saw Age, and Chicken World,
while the receptionist blithely reads her own trade magazine --
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-- Random Shack Data Processing Dictionary
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A synagogue that closes for the Jewish holidays.