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August 20th, 2004

Quotes of the Day [Aug. 20th, 2004|09:52 am]
Peter Sheil
Some quotes - number two is not directed at any group in particular and those of you who have just received (or are about to receive) exam results in the UK should not take it personally. [Consider the date it was written to realise that criticism of academic standards is ago old :) ]

Peace
peter

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; In practice, there is.
Chuck Reid

Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan (1876 - 1962), English Social History (1942)

Don't tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.
George S. Patton (1885 - 1945)

We are bits of stellar matter that got cold by accident, bits of a star gone wrong.
Sir Arthur Eddington (1882 - 1944)
(http://www.livejournal.com/users/apod/185224.html)
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Infected in 20 minutes [Aug. 20th, 2004|11:05 am]
Peter Sheil
What normally happens within twenty minutes? That's how long your average unprotected PC running Windows XP, fresh out of the box, will last once it's connected to the Internet.

Mrs. Jones, I'm sorry to inform you, but we've run the tests, and it appears that you have XP. Now don't cry - it's bad, but it's not a death sentence. Modern science has advanced in recent years, and it's now possible to live a reasonably happy life with XP. And there's a survivor's group that you'll want to meet as well.

See the full article from theregister.co.uk here.
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