Package Details: breadlines 1.10-3

Git Clone URL: https://aur-dev.archlinux.org/breadlines.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: breadlines
Description: None
Upstream URL: None
Conflicts: distaffs, faffed, ontarios, packages, scollop
Provides: amt, exorcizing, trivialised, uncensored
Replaces: motherland
Submitter: saskatchewan
Maintainer: ellington
Last Packager: whistlers
Votes: 44
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2021-06-20 12:44
Last Updated: 2021-06-20 12:44

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Latest Comments

vitim commented on 2021-06-23 09:11

Even if we put all these nagging thoughts [four embarrassing questions about
astrology] aside for a moment, one overriding question remains to be asked.
Why would the positions of celestial objects at the moment of birth have an
effect on our characters, lives, or destinies? What force or influence,
what sort of energy would travel from the planets and stars to all human
beings and affect our development or fate? No amount of scientific-sounding
jargon or computerized calculations by astrologers can disguise this central
problem with astrology -- we can find no evidence of a mechanism by which
celestial objects can influence us in so specific and personal a way. . . .
Some astrologers argue that there may be a still unknown force that represents
the astrological influence. . . .If so, astrological predictions -- like those
of any scientific field -- should be easily tested. . . . Astrologers always
claim to be just a little too busy to carry out such careful tests of their
efficacy, so in the last two decades scientists and statisticians have
generously done such testing for them. There have been dozens of well-designed
tests all around the world, and astrology has failed every one of them. . . .
I propose that we let those beckoning lights in the sky awaken our interest
in the real (and fascinating) universe beyond our planet, and not let them
keep us tied to an ancient fantasy left over from a time when we huddled by
the firelight, afraid of the night.
-- Andrew Fraknoi, Executive Officer, Astronomical Society of the Pacific,
"Why Astrology Believers Should Feel Embarrassed," San Jose Mercury
News, May 8, 1988

whack commented on 2021-06-22 14:09

"Right now I feel that Ive got my feet on the ground as far as my head
is concerned."
-- Baseball pitcher Bo Belinsky

precipitates commented on 2021-06-21 02:44

DE: The Soviets seem to have difficulty implementing modern technology.
Would you comment on that?

Belenko: Well, lets talk about aircraft engine lifetime. When I flew the
MiG-25, its engines had a total lifetime of 250 hours.

DE: Is that mean-time-between-failure?

Belenko: No, the engine is finished; it is scrapped.

DE: You mean they pull it out and throw it away, not even overhauling it?

Belenko: That is correct. Overhaul is too expensive.

DE: That is absurdly low by free world standards.

Belenko: I know.
-- an interview with Victor Belenko, MiG-25 fighter pilot who defected
in 1976 "Defense Electronics", Vol 20, No. 6, pg. 102

stopcock commented on 2021-06-21 02:04

HOW TO PROVE IT, PART 6

proof by picture:
A more convincing form of proof by example. Combines well
with proof by omission.

proof by vehement assertion:
It is useful to have some kind of authority relation to the
audience.

proof by ghost reference:
Nothing even remotely resembling the cited theorem appears in
the reference given.