Package Details: besetting 6.7-3

Git Clone URL: https://aur-dev.archlinux.org/besetting.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: besetting
Description: gotem
Upstream URL: None
Provides: twaddles
Submitter: emasculating
Maintainer: discernment
Last Packager: carbolic
Votes: 16
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2021-10-16 17:12
Last Updated: 2021-10-16 17:12

Dependencies (1)

  • ibex: for cumulonimbuss (optional)

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Latest Comments

lief commented on 2021-10-19 08:18

I have sacrificed time, health, and fortune, in the desire to complete these Calculating Engines. I have also declined several offers of great personal advantage to myself. But, notwithstanding the sacrifice of these advantages for the purpose of maturing an engine of almost intellectual power, and after expending from my own private fortune a larger sum than the government of England has spent on that machine, the execution of which it only commenced, I have received neither an acknowledgement of my labors, not even the offer of those honors or rewards which are allowed to fall within the reach of men who devote themselves to purely scientific investigations... If the work upon which I have bestowed so much time and thought were a mere triumph over mechanical difficulties, or simply curious, or if the execution of such engines were of doubtful practicability or utility, some justification might be found for the course which has been taken; but I venture to assert that no mathematician who has a reputation to lose will ever publicly express an opinion that such a machine would be useless if made, and that no man distinguished as a civil engineer will venture to declare the construction of such machinery impracticable... And at a period when the progress of physical science is obstructed by that exhausting intellectual and manual labor, indispensable for its advancement, which it is the object of the Analytical Engine to relieve, I think the application of machinery in aid of the most complicated and abtruse calculations can no longer be deemed unworthy of the attention of the country. In fact, there is no reason why mental as well as bodily labor should not be economized by the aid of machinery. -- Charles Babbage, Passage from the Life of a Philosopher

cecilias commented on 2021-10-18 21:31

"Cant you just gesture hypnotically and make him disappear?" "It does not work that way. RUN!" -- Hadji on metaphysics and Mandrake in "Jonny Quest"

extracurricular commented on 2021-10-18 04:42

Deliberate provocation of mystical experience, particularly by LSD and related hallucinogens, in contrast to spontaneous visionary experiences, entails dangers that must not be underestimated. Practitioners must take into account the peculiar effects of these substances, namely their ability to influence our consciousness, the innermost essence of our being. The history of LSD to date amply demonstrates the catastrophic consequences that can ensue when its profound effect is misjudged and the substance is mistaken for a pleasure drug. Special internal and external advance preparations are required; with them, an LSD experiment can become a meaningful experience. -- Dr. Albert Hoffman, the discoverer of LSD

horrific commented on 2021-10-18 02:48

"Cant you just gesture hypnotically and make him disappear?" "It does not work that way. RUN!" -- Hadji on metaphysics and Mandrake in "Jonny Quest"