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Oddity- 03:29, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

prog-4 This user is an expert programmer.

Syrah Grapes


Shouting at the computer to “Hurry the fuck up!” is telling the computer what to do. ∴ Shouting at the computer is Programming. ∴ My dad is an Expert Programmer


"Artists and humanists embrace complexity and ambiguity. Mathematicians, in contrast, work by obsessively defining terms and stripping off extraneous meaning. The almost neurotic insistence that every term be rigorously defined, and every statement proved, ultimately frees one to imagine and talk about the unimaginable. Most people, traumatized by school experiences of mathematics, know all too well that mathematics is the most meticulous and demanding of disciplines, but few get to see that it is also the most liberating and imaginative of all human activities. Absolute precision buys the freedom to dream meaningfully." — Donal O'Shea, The Poincaré Conjecture

Logic cannot perceive, and logic also cannot convince. You need rhetoric. And that a computer cannot do. -- Peter Drucker, Business 2.0 Interview

The essential point in science is not a complicated mathematical formalism or a ritualized experimentation. Rather the heart of science is a kind of shrewd honesty that springs from really wanting to know what the hell is going on! -- Saul-Paul Sirag

The moon is covered with the results of astronomical odds.

Anyone who cannot cope with mathematics is not fully human. At best he is a tolerable subhuman who has learned to wear shoes, bathe, and not make messes in the house. -- Robert A. Heinlein, Notebooks of Lazarus

Every time I look at you I am more convinced of Darwin's theory.

Due to circumstances beyond your control, you are master of your fate and captain of your soul.

I used to think that the brain was the most wonderful organ in my body. Then I realized who was telling me this. -- Emo Phillips


(Colonel) Raiden, turn the game console off right now!
(Raiden) What did you say?
(Colonel) The mission is a failure! Cut the power right now!
(Raiden) What's wrong with you?
(Rose) You'll ruin your eyes playing so close to the TV.
(Raiden) What are you talking about!?
(Colonel) Raiden, something happened to me last Thursday when I was driving home. I had a couple of miles to go -- I looked up and saw a glowing orange object in the sky, to the east! It was moving very irregularly... Suddenly, there was intense light all around me -- and when I came to, I was home. What do you think happened to me...?
(Raiden) Huh?
(Colonel) Fine, forget it!

I hear it's amazing when the famous purple stuffed worm, in flap-jaw space, with the tuning fork, does a raw blink on Hiri-Kiri rock! I need scissors! 61!


...the enemy fortress...
...Outer Heaven!...
...the final weapon...
...Metal Gear!...

Your mission is to infiltrate the fortress Galuade, rescue the hostages and neutralize Metal Gear before its assembly is complete.

Variety Level 13: Rescue Meryl, the Return of Genola.

Mind the gap.

President Baker should be somewhere to the south of where you blasted through the wall. Hurry and save him before the terrorists discover his code.

Kawanishi-Noseguchi, Kinunobebashi, Takiyama, Uguisunomori, Tsuzumigataki, Tada, Hirano, Ichinotorii, Uneno, Yamashita, Sasabe, Kofudai, Tokiwadai, Myoukenguchi.

I noticed this a while back, but you have far too many Game Overs. Sorry to be blunt, but you really stink at this game.

Honestly, though, you have played the game for a long time. Don't you have anything else to do with your time?

You got a PSG-1? You can use that against Sniper Wolf. Hurry up and save Meryl!

You seem to get a real thrill out of slaughtering the enemy. Are you frustrated about something?

Even my patience has its limits. I just can't leave this thing up to you any longer. I'll do the fighting! You can just go home!

Actually, I am in really bad shape financially. I pay money to my ex-wife as part of our divorce settlement, among other bills... I just had no choice but to make you pay for lunch the other day. I'm really sorry.

Anemone or Clematis plant's juice can cause a rash. When pruning them it's a good idea to wear gloves.

Big Boss here. Eenter the track on the bridge to the right. Over.

Actually, there is something I have been meaning to tell you but I just couldn't... I think you should know, though. On Saturday morning last week I saw a guy leaving Rosemary's room. How should I put it, it was like they were... "intimate." I'm sorry. Sorry to bring this up during the mission, but...

I say again. Your duty is to infiltrate Zanzibar Land. And seize Kio Marf, an abducted Czechoslovakian biologist.

Snake, there's a fork in the conveyor belt. The machine is automatically sorting cargo according to some system. Take a good look at the device.

Snake, take the power plant out. Set C4 explosives on four key points to destroy the structure.

Snake, they've input both detonation codes. The only way to stop the launch now is to use the card key to re-input the codes.

Snake, destroy the power plant's main turbine. It's located in the B1 floor of the plant. Break into the B1 floor.

Variety Level 7: Shoot down the space invaders! Training will have to be postponed if we are invaded by UFOs.

Weapon Mode - Socom Level 01: Destroy all targets to reach the goal! Number of targets: 3.

Snake, like Shakespeare said:
"Nought's had, all's spent,
Where our desire is got without content."
Basically, it means that your desire can get you into trouble if you're not careful.
That goes for Items too. Don't get too greedy or you might be sorry. Be careful, Snake.

Snake, remember what De Gaulle said:
"The graveyards are full of indispensable men."
Snake, you're all alone and surrounded by bad guys.
Try to be careful and avoid getting into a fight whenever you can.

Listen, you haven't reported in for a long time until now. You think you can just CALL only when you want something? You disappoint me.

Communicator Entertainment Program Idea Spy 2.5 (Two-point-five) Episode 1 New York. Here in the city where dreams come true and desires rule, something is being bought, sold and thrown away, even as we speak. But behind the scenes of business as usual, the nefarious J.E. (Junker Expensive) Corporation lines its already bloated coffers with profits from worthless products. As J.E. swindles yet another innocent into purchasing high-priced junk...the FBI mobilizes a top-secret task force to put a stop to the menace. Now, the city's best-kept secret spy is out there, briefed and ready to protect the people from J.E., the catalogue of conspiracy -- just call him 2.5 (Two-point-five).

I can't believe it -- that someone who has committed all those twisted acts in the woman's bathroom would make it this far... this is the end of the world.

Munch, munch...Um? Raiden? I'm eating right now. Get back to me later...munch, munch...

You wouldn't be trying to give yourself a bogus score using some ingenious trick would you? That's just about as low as anyone could possibly stoop! I can't believe you sometimes...

That reminds me, I saw Gubayama the other day in Shibomnigee. He said to give you his best.

I'm not home right now. Please leave a message after the beep. BEEP!


I was a North American Fall Webworm in my past life. Those were the good old days. What were you in your former life?


Toynbee tiles
Richard Chase — (See #trenty)
Markovian parallax denigrate


Robert J. White
Capgras delusion
Battle of Los Angeles
Ghost rockets
Synchronicity The Miller character states that while many people see life as a series of unconnected incidents, he believes that there is a "lattice o[f] coincidence that lays on top o[f] everything" which is "part of a cosmic unconsciousness."
Allegory of the cave
Omega Point
Gulf War syndrome
The Valenzetti_Equation


He often complained that his heart would occasionally "stop beating", or that "someone had stolen his pulmonary artery". He would also hold oranges on his head, believing the Vitamin C would be absorbed by his brain via diffusion.

Once alone in the apartment, Chase began to capture, kill, and disembowel various animals, which he would then devour raw. Chase reasoned that by ingesting the creatures he was preventing his heart from shrinking.

He was preoccupied with any sign that something was wrong with him, which held true throughout his adult life, and he once entered an emergency room looking for the person who had stolen his pulmonary artery. He also complained that the bones were coming out through the back of his head, that his stomach was backwards, and that his heart often stopped beating.