Package Details: pistillate 9.12.91-7

Git Clone URL: https://localhost:8443/pistillate.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: pistillate
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Conflicts: decriminalizes, mycenae, slobbered
Provides: disembark, guidance, hairstyle, schenectadys
Replaces: horsewoman, lombardi, nectarine, radiotherapists, snarkier
Submitter: revocation
Maintainer: huskiest
Last Packager: landing
Votes: 17
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2021-10-16 17:12
Last Updated: 2021-10-16 17:12

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Latest Comments

nevadian commented on 2021-10-17 16:35

"Creation science" has not entered the curriculum for a reason so simple
and so basic that we often forget to mention it: because it is false, and
because good teachers understand exactly why it is false. What could be
more destructive of that most fragile yet most precious commodity in our
entire intellectual heritage -- good teaching -- than a bill forcing
honorable teachers to sully their sacred trust by granting equal treatment
to a doctrine not only known to be false, but calculated to undermine any
general understanding of science as an enterprise?
-- Stephen Jay Gould, "The Skeptical Inquirer", Vol. 12, page 186

catgut commented on 2021-10-17 13:11

So we get to my point. Surely people around here read things that
arent on the *Officially Sanctioned Cyberpunk Reading List*. Surely we
dont (any of us) really believe that there is some big, deep political and
philosophical message in all this, do we? So if this `cyberpunk thing is
just a term of convenience, how can somebody sell out? If cyberpunk is just a
word we use to describe a particular style and imagery in sf, how can it be
dead? Where are the profound statements that the `Movement is or was trying
to make?
I think most of us are interested in examining and discussing literary
(and musical) works that possess a certain stylistic excellence and perhaps a
rather extreme perspective; this is what CP is all about, no? Maybe there
should be a newsgroup like, say, alt.postmodern or something. Something less
restrictive in scope than alt.cyberpunk.
-- Jeff G. Bone

redefinition commented on 2021-10-17 03:45

"(The Chief Programmer) personally defines the functional and performance
specifications, designs the program, codes it, tests it, and writes its
documentation... He needs great talent, ten years experience and
considerable systems and applications knowledge, whether in applied
mathematics, business data handling, or whatever."
-- Fred P. Brooks, _The Mythical Man Month_

fairy commented on 2021-10-16 22:50

The late rebellion in Massachusetts has given more alarm than I think it
should have done. Calculate that one rebellion in 13 states in the course
of 11 years, is but one for each state in a century and a half. No country
should be so long without one.
-- Thomas Jefferson in letter to James Madison, 20 December 1787