June 24th, 2008

Mr. Twister

Информатика в жизни США.

Видел рекламу, написанную на небе следом от самолета. Что-то дотком.

И небеса покрылись беспорядочными письменами, а из туч посыпались лягушки.
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Mr. Twister

Чем приманивать дровосеков

BERLIN - An American hiker stranded in the Bavarian Alps for nearly three days was rescued after using her sports bra as a signal, police in southern Germany said Monday.

Jessica Bruinsma of Colorado attracted the attention of lumberjacks by attaching her sports bra to a cable used to move timber down the mountain.

Rasp said the cable was only within reach because the timber transport system was out of service. When a repairman restored the line on Thursday, the cable car started moving up the mountain and Bruinsma's bra reached the worker at the base. He knew of the missing hiker and immediately called police.
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Mr. Twister

Организация оркестров. Плохие дети и хорошие дети.

Jeff Tucker -- Now, think for a moment about egalitarianism, the theory that all people are equal and so the spoils of society should be equally divided among them. Do you see how this flies in the face of the daily experience of every living person? Imagine the damage that would come to the camp by evenly distributing the positions in the orchestra. The good kids would not be rewarded, and so would face a disincentive for continuing excellent behavior. The bad kids would conclude that there is no cost to being a jerk. The orchestra wouldn't sound as good, since bad players would be responsible for harder and more exposed spots.

So who would win under egalitarianism? I suppose that the winner would be the sicko powermonger who did the dividing. He or she would gain some measure of satisfaction merely from the thrill that comes from upending the natural order of things.
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