All stick and no carrot, since ought-three.
`Moral certainty is always a sign of cultural inferiority. The more uncivilized the man, the surer he is that he knows precisely what is right and what is wrong. All human progress, even in morals, has been the work of men who have doubted the current moral values, not of men who have whooped them up and tried to enforce them. The truly civilized man is always skeptical and tolerant, in this field as in all others. His culture is based on ``I am not too sure''.' -- H. L. Mencken.
蟬鳴空桑林，八月蕭關道。 出塞復入塞，處處黃蘆草。 從來幽並客，皆向沙場老。 莫學遊俠兒，矜夸紫騮好。
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Thu, 18 Dec 2003
You know you're getting into heavy stuff when you can't even read the numbers your program is spitting out without another layer of interpretation. Now that I've hooked up this arbitrary precision rational number package to my project at work, I'm getting shit like
doc 48 has cached value 133612457154683010512606719606961737906380203/2584230589 40325073947019947179448817289472690 and actual val 483523604/1015360315 at ./ap- hill-climb-bigrat.pl line 755, <> line 53.
Great, thaaaaanks Perl. Let me just pull out my sola-powa Casio bidness calculata....
Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good. -- Samuel Johnson