Book Meme

By | 2008/11/11

Jumping on another meme:

“You have discovered that bad people always have a bad effect, and good people a good effect, upon their nearest neighbors;” – Plato, The Last Days of Socrates.

  1. Grab the nearest book.
  2. Open it to page 56.
  3. Find the fifth sentence.
  4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
  5. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

22 thoughts on “Book Meme

  1. Adam

    “Now the two armies met, dashing shield against shield and spear against spear, fury meeting fury in the mailed ranks; the embossed bucklers clashing made a dreadful din.”

    Homer’s Iliad

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  2. Alexis

    Unfortunately the drinks trolley wasn’t there.

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  3. Torrey

    “This combination of lookup and insert is common.”

    The Practice of Programming — Kernighan & Pike

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  4. Rishabh

    “If f is an odd function, then f(-x)=-f(x) and so equation (1) becomes [integral -a to a]f(x)dx = -2[integral 0 to a]f(x)dx = 0.”

    12th grade math textbook 😛

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  5. Emil  Begtrup-Bright

    “Selvstændige byerhverv med 21 ansatte og derover”

    🙂

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  6. Emil  Begtrup-Bright

    That’s a students guide to sociology, the quantitative method by Erik Andersen, AKA en students guide til sociologi, den kvantitative metode 🙂

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  7. freemoth

    “So, where are these commands, anyway?”

    How Linux Works

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  8. Bob

    Christine would be home.

    The Mark
    by Jason Pinter

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  9. Brainiac27

    “There were no more tears in the jury box.”
    The Art of Cross-examination

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  10. WaddleDee

    “You don’t have to worry about hiding commands that you think you might need to use ‘some day’ because you’ll find a choice for Show All Menu Items at the bottom of each menu that contains hidden commands.”

    Adobe Photoshop CS2 Studio Techniques

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  11. Mike Hoy

    Assume that our sole distributor reduces cost on every movie by $1.00 and, correspondinly, we want to reduce the regular sale price by $1.00.

    -Understanding the New SQL a complete guide

    -Jim Melton
    -Alan R. Simon

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  12. Charles

    “Luckily, all this is done at the hardware level and is of no concern to the kernel.”

    Understanding the Linux Kernel, 3rd. Ed.

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  13. David

    Your customer says, “What will it cost to do the work?”

    – Steve McConnell, _Code Complete_

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  14. Jed

    “parlando più assai ch’i’ non ridico;”

    its english equivalent: (p57)

    “we said much more than I can here recount;”

    -Allen Mandelbaum’s translation of Dante’s Inferno.

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  15. Darkhornet

    “It is worth pointing out that all the software processes running on the router are separate and modular, so if one of them fails, the other processes that make up the router software continue to run.”

    –JUNOS Cookbook

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  16. Gi0rgi0ne

    “This loss will tend to be financed at a lower-than-average rate of interest.”

    Options, futures and other derivatives by John C. Hull

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  17. besh

    “Even if you create perfectly keyboard-accessible scripts, they are useless if the user cannot focus on the elements on which you’ve defined event handlers”

    “PPK on JavaScript” by Peter-Paul Koch

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  18. David

    And what possible point could there be in punishing an innocent person instead?

    – Mere Christianity
    C. S. Lewis

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  19. Jay

    Trains loaded with French soldiers, the French Navy on maneuvers and bombarding Algiers and Philippeville, the jet planes, the militiamen who descended on the villages and decimated uncounted Algerians, all this contributed to giving the people the impression that they were not defended, that they were not protected, that nothing had changed, and that the Europeans could do what they wanted.

    -Franz Fanon, A Dying Colonialism

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  20. Coestar

    “The context-free grammar in Figure 2.5 describes the syntax of propositional logic.”

    – Computing With Logic, David Maier/David S. Warren

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  21. katmandu

    “It is a pleasure to meet you.”

    The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown

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