Donald Knuth

“Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not tried it.” – Donald Knuth


Swine Flu

We will refer to the 2009 H1N1 Flu as the ‘Swine Flu’ as it is commonly called.

Incubation Period: In general, the incubation period for the swine flu virus seems to range from 2 to 7 days. Meaning you could get someone sick before you know you are infected!

Swine Flu Symptoms: body aches, chills, cough, fatigue, fever, headache, runny nose, sore throat, and stuffy nose. Basically just like your everyday flu. 🙂

Contrary to science fiction shows (with bad or NO science), viruses with long incubation periods and non-lethal attacks tend to be the more successful ones (as in they spread wider to more hosts).

My advice is this: stop coughing in public places and always wash your hands.
Please stop spreading these damn diseases around !

How to win in every warcraft instance !

Don’t Panic. The first and formost rule is don’t panic! Seriously!

Douglas Adams had it right in his books, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

Does it need repeating? A team with half the gearscore that remains calm will always do better than a team of twice the gearscore that does panic.

The next rule is: know your class. It may seem obvious, but I’ve met many a player who have only ever played one class ( usually a hunter 😛 ). They never even know what talents and spells other classes can do.

So, play other classes. Learn their capabilities. Learn what they do well, and what they cannot do.

Your teammates will thank you.

A New Constitution for America

I don’t know the source of this, but I like it.

“We the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior, and secure the blessings of debt-free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great-grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt ridden, delusional, and other liberal bed-wetters. We hold these truths to be self evident: that a whole lot of people are confused by the Bill of Rights and are so dim they require a Bill of NON-Rights.

ARTICLE I: You do not have the right to a new car, big screen TV, or any other form of wealth. More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteeing anything.

ARTICLE II: You do not have the right to never be offended. This country is based on freedom, and that means freedom for everyone — not just you! You may leave the room, turn the channel, express a different opinion, etc.; but the world is full of idiots, and probably always will be.

ARTICLE III: You do not have the right to be free from harm. If you stick a screwdriver in your eye, learn to be more careful; do not expect the tool manufacturer to make you and all your relatives independently wealthy.

ARTICLE IV: You do not have the right to free food and housing. Americans are the most charitable people to be found, and will gladly help anyone in need, but we are quickly growing weary of subsidizing generation after generation of professional couch potatoes who achieve nothing more than the creation of another generation of professional couch potatoes.

ARTICLE V: You do not have the right to free health care. That would be nice, but from the looks of public housing, we’re just not interested in public health care.

ARTICLE VI: You do not have the right to physically harm other people. If you kidnap, rape, intentionally maim, or kill someone, don’t be surprised if the rest of us want to see you fry in the electric chair.

ARTICLE VII: You do not have the right to the possessions of others. If you rob, cheat, or coerce away the goods or services o f other citizens, don’t be surprised if the rest of us get together and lock you away in a place where you still won’t have the right to a big screen color TV or a life of leisure.

ARTICLE VIII: You do not have the right to a job. All of us sure want you to have a job, and will gladly help you along in hard times, but we expect you to take advantage of the opportunities of education and vocational training laid before you to make yourself useful.

ARTICLE IX: You do not have the right to happiness. Being an American means that you have the right to PURSUE happiness, which by the way, is a lot easier if you are unencumbered by an over abundance of idiotic laws created by those of you who were confused by the Bill of Rights.

ARTICLE X: This is an English speaking country. We don’t care where you are from, English is our language. Learn it or go back to wherever you came from!

ARTICLE XI: You do not have the right to change our country’s history or heritage. This country was founded on the belief in one true God. And yet, you are given the freedom to believe in any religion, any faith, or no faith at all; with no fear of persecution The phrase IN GOD WE TRUST is part of our heritage and history, and if you are uncomfortable with it, TOUGH!”