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September 27th, 2002

Quotes of the day [Sep. 27th, 2002|08:44 am]
Peter Sheil
If you shoot at mimes, should you use a silencer?
Steven Wright

The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf.
Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)

You can't shake hands with a clenched fist.
Indira Gandhi

We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Didn't we have this one a few days ago with a different source? Or was that in one of my friends' journals?
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:) [Sep. 27th, 2002|08:50 am]
Peter Sheil
Things That Are Difficult to Say When You're Drunk:

Indubitably; Innovative; Preliminary; Proliferation; Cinnamon.

Things That Are VERY Difficult to Say When You're Drunk:

Specificity; Cogito ergo sum; British; Constitution;
Passive-aggressive disorder; Loquacious; Transubstantiate.

Things That Are Downright IMPOSSIBLE to Say When You're Drunk:
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Geeky humour - [Australia, kangaroo, helicopter, simulation] [Sep. 27th, 2002|11:53 am]
Peter Sheil
The reuse of some object-oriented code has caused tactical headaches for Australia's armed forces. As virtual reality simulators assume larger roles in helicopter combat training, programmers have gone to great lengths to increase the realism of their scenarios, including detailed landscapes and, in the case of the Northern Territory's Operation Phoenix, herds of kangaroos (since disturbed animals might well give away a helicopter's position).
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From June 15, 1999 Defense Science and Technology Organization Lecture Series, Melbourne, Australia, and staff reports
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