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Notes and comments on FB and Twitter. Part 43

Je m’ étais fabriqué un ritual qui isolait dans le temps un espace qui tient, même brinquebalant

Je n’ai pas su être heureux: qui se foutra que j’ai pu etre heureux pour quelques moments épheméres?

“The Americans” of Robert Frank, is the saddest book on earth: Cow-boy hats, jukebox, TV, all the objects of the new prosperity

Cette perseverance nourrie par la hargne et la solitude

On amasse des verres, chaises, bibelots…dans des élans d’optimisme, pour les rendre aussitot vaines. Et on persiste a retenir tout ce bric-a-brac qui ne serve plus qu’a maintenir un optimisme croulant

Maintenance de la vie: essayez quand même de metre de l’ordre dans ce foutoir qu’est le monde

C’est mon amour: je ne vois le monde que lorsequ’elle est a côte de moi

C’est la vie qui est lourde: demandez á une femme enceinte quand le bébé appuie de ses pieds sur son diaphragm.

“Fishman neba say I fish stink”  Un pecheur ne dit jamais que le poisson pue. 

La seule éternite qui existe est l’univers. Changeant tout le temps, mais toujour lá, á nous de contempler et a subir ses changements imperceptibles

Ada Lovelace (1842) was the first programmer. Alan Turing (1936) and Alonzo Church (1936) invented every kind of computer programing languages

After Russia and China challenged the pre-emptive US and France military attack on Syria in 2013, the US backed ISIS and let it invade Iraq and take Mosul. Hillary said that they created ISIS

Resilience is betting on a range of plausible outcomes in the future. Assuming that you believe that being in the game is what count, and Not “winner-take it all” mind-fix.

There are inner achievements and outer ones. Inner worth and outer ones. Inner love for someone and public ones. This dichotomy is natural to women, especially mothers. Males might comprehend this dichotomy and eventually admit it to himself, but never admit it to others. Lest he is viewed as an unstable person. The worst part in that deal is that the woman abuse male in his confusing feelings.

L’hiver est plus froid durand les guerres. L’ete plus chaud, et la faim plus pénetrante. Que veux-tu? Quand la nature est dévastée et que les mains utiles deviennent stupid aux fronts?

Ce sont les odeurs de la period des guerres, pendant notre enfance, qui surgissent au moment ou on s’y attend le moins.

Avec les livres on transforme la réalite en secret et les rêves en une vie qui progresse

Les régions les plus pauvres de la planéte s’elargissent et augmentent. Elles sombrent continuellement dans les guerres larvées et l’insolvabilitees. Si seulement quelques individus peuvent espérer qu’il y a quelque part une sorte de paradis oubliés.

When a youth in the developed nation is given opportunities, facilities and means to reflect, he grabs what is offered and can redefine what is “Normal in life”. It is much harder, but definitely rewarding, when any phase in life process is overcome.

In communities, a normal life is a ritual. We marry young and procreate easily: The community is tacitly responsible of shouldering a wide range of tasks for raising kids.

In developed nations, the demographics are taking an inverted pyramidal shapes: the top, constituted of retired and elderly people is as large as the bottom kids and youth. If it were Not for immigration, many developed nations would have reverted to community life-style.

Unless you are a mindless Stallion, men wait for the woman to tell them they can do it and proceed to pleasure them

Men have no erotic regions: it is all mental and they get no pleasure in sexual activities. They are meant to pleasure women whom they care for. 

The US warned it would withdraw from UN Human Rights if it keeps criticising Israel apartheid policies. Everyone one would be delighted if the US withdraws: For 2 centuries the US was the worst in human rights, inside and outside its borders

Marine Le Pen is the next President of France, given the total disarray of the other political parties

The Maronite clergy and Patriarchate signed a deal and an understanding with Zionists in 1919 to facilitate and support Jewish implantation in Palestine. The clergy of this sect renege on everything except on deals with Israel, and foreign western powers.

Dustin Hoffman: As a Jew, I say humanity ceased to exist by the creation of Israel

“Tout ce que j’essayais d’ écrire était des vers” (Ovide, et puis Dante dans La Comedie Humaine, et Racine

“Mais nous, a qui le monde est patrie, comme aux poisons la mer…” Dante. Doit-on devenir marins si on veut voir le monde?

“La langue vulgaire qui sans régles s’apprend en imitant la nourrice” Dante. Toutes les langues vulgaire furent crées et propagées par les nourrice, les plus pauvres femmes de la communauté

Ce sourir superieur d’ un initié. Le rgard haineux des authentiques croyants qu’ils réservent aux infidels.

Demandez a un fou croyant des preuves et vous le tuez en l’envoyant dans les ténebres du desespoir

La “raison caché”, une clé universelle d’y croire a n’importe quel prix, les puissance obscures… notre siècle est le plus touché depuis l’avenement de l’humanité, malgre les progrés scientifiques et medicinales. Quoi, 7 milliars de damnés contre quelque milliers d’illuminés.

Imaginez le regard de Ruth, de Messaline et de la reine de Saba venant a vous du fond des ages par les yeux d’une enfant

Le kat, consommé au Yemen et L’Afrique de la mere Rouge,  abrutit les gens au point qu’ils oublient leurs regards pesants sur vous.

Vous avez la foi dans un ideal? Vous serez capable du pire quand l’opportunité vous est donné d’agir

Les traits du visage de croyant fanatique se durcissent: foi en un Dieu, en une police a l’ échelle cosmique, detenteur de tous les pouvoirs terrestres.

From the hills of west Juarez, you can observe the differences with El Paso, across the river Rio Bravo, bordering the USA. Greeneries everywhere, straight roads, parks and swimming pools…

Female Genius Changes the World, One Big Idea at a Time

This Team of Female Astronomers Revolutionized Our Understanding of Stars

This video is part of a series on female genius, in proud collaboration with 92Y’s 7 Days of Genius Festival.

The most fundamental knowledge we have of stars comes from a team of Harvard astronomers working at the turn of the 19th century. This team, known as the “Harvard computers” for their ambitious calculations, was composed entirely of females.

As astronomer Anna Frebel explains, male researchers were interested in galaxies — the day’s hot topic. As a result, women pioneered the field of stellar research. Their methods of cataloging stars and determining their chemical composition are still taught at universities today.

Anna Frebel
Big Think shared a link.
Big Think is proud to partner with the 92nd Street Y in bringing you this series on female genius as part of the 7 Days of Genius Festival.|By Anna Frebel
“Sometimes you have to learn when Not to be too much of a lady,” says Joy Hirsch. “So if you have to kick a**, just go do it.”
Director of the Brain Function Laboratory at Yale University, Hirsch knows the challenges that women face in professional life. Often valued for more traditional qualities like the ability to teach or mentor, women aren’t always first thought of as leaders;
but of course they are, and always have been. The challenge ahead of us, as Hirsch says, is to “allow ambitious, talented women to contribute as best they can.”
The story of Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer, begins with a mathematically gifted mother and, as father, the Romantic poet Lord Byron. Notorious for his philandering, Byron contributed the strong poetical streak to his daughter’s worldview.
Lovelace’s interest in poetry, however, was something her mother wanted stamp out, surrounding Lovelace with mathematics at the exclusion of the arts.
But when Lovelace met Charles Babbage, the mechanical engineer behind the first computer, she found an outlet for her creativity, writing the first complete computer algorithm and becoming the world’s first computer programmer, all at the age of twenty-seven.
Some of our most timeless children’s books — The Giving Tree, Charlotte’s Web, Where the Wild Things Are, Goodnight Moon — are the result of the little-known publisher Ursula Nordstrom. Editor-in-chief of children’s books at Harper & Row through the middle of the 20th century, Nordstrom championed complex, non-commercial stories for children at a time when it was unpopular to do so.
The friendships she built with authors like Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are, helped embolden their talents and bestow their gifts upon children of all ages.
Nellie Bly may be little known but her achievements are truly outsized. She spoke out for women’s rights; carved out a place for women in journalism by feigning insanity, entering a mental institution, and covering what she saw as a reporter; and she beat Jules Verne’s hypothetical record of traveling around the world in 80 days, accomplishing the feat in just 72.
While England’s Charles Darwin studied the foundations of biological science, America’s Maria Mitchell became famous for her celestial discoveries. She was our nation’s first professional female astronomer. Maria Popova explains: “In 1831 when she was still a teenager obsessed with stargazing she heard that the king of Denmark had offered a gold medal valued at 20 ducats, which was a lot of money at the time to the first person to discover a telescopic comet. It took her 16 years to master the science and the craft of observation, but she did become the first person and C1847T1 was known for 100 years Miss Mitchell’s Comet.”

Illustrated: History of programming languages

If you are of my generation, you might be familiar with programming languages like Fortran, Cobol, Lisp,  Prolog, Pascal, and Basic.   Later, newer generations will be using C, C plus, Java, Script, Ada, Smalltalk, Python…

 posted this Feb. 16, 2014

James Iry’s history of programming languages (illustrated with pictures and large fonts)




This post is a tribute to James Iry’s fantastic One Div Zero blog.




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