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    Senior Member gore's Avatar
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    First, go here:


    Now you can say you came, saw, and read everything.

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    Then find something else to do untill I find more.


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    *NIX stuff

    If none of the following even touches you, your a ****ing *****:

    5 Great Lessons

    The Important Things Life Teaches You...

    1. Most Important Question

    During my second month of nursing school, our professor gave us a
    pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the
    questions, until I read the last one: What is the first name of the
    woman who cleans the school?

    Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman
    several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would
    I know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank.

    Before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count
    toward our quiz grade. Absolutely, said the professor. In your careers
    you will meet many people.

    All are significant. They deserve your
    attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say 'hello.'
    I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy.

    2. Pickup in the Rain
    One night, at 11:30 PM, an older African American woman was standing
    on the side of an Alabama highway trying to endure a lashing rain storm.
    Her car had broken down and she desperately needed a ride. Soaking wet,
    she decided to flag down the next car.

    A young white man stopped to
    help her-generally unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960s. The man
    took her to safety, helped her get assistance and put her into a taxi
    cab. She seemed to be in a big hurry!

    She wrote down his address,
    thanked him and drove away. Seven days went by and a knock came on the
    man's door. To his surprise, a giant console color TV was delivered to
    his home.

    A special note was attached. It read: Thank you so much for assisting
    me on the highway the other night. The rain drenched not only my clothes but
    my spirits. Then you came along.

    Because of you, I was able to make it to
    my dying husband's bedside just before he passed away. God bless you for
    helping me and unselfishly serving others. Sincerely,
    Mrs. Nat King Cole

    3. Always remember those who serve
    In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10 year old
    boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a
    glass of water in front of him.

    How much is an ice cream sundae? Fifty
    cents, replied the waitress. The little boy pulled his hand out of his
    pocket and studied a number of coins in it. How much is a dish of plain
    ice cream? He inquired.

    Some people were now waiting for a table and
    the waitress was a bit impatient. Thirty-five cents, she said
    brusquely. The little boy again counted the coins.

    I'll have the plain
    ice cream, he said. The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on
    the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the
    cashier and departed. When the waitress came back, she began wiping
    down the table and then swallowed hard at what she saw. There, placed
    neatly beside the empty dish, were two nickels and five pennies-her tip.

    4. The Obstacle in Our Path
    In ancient times, a king had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then
    he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock.
    Some of the king's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply
    walked around it.

    Many loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads
    clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way.
    Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. On approaching
    the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the
    stone to the side of the road.

    After much pushing and straining, he
    finally succeeded. As the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he
    noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been.
    The purse
    contained many gold coins and a note from the king indicating that the
    gold was for the person who moved the boulder from the roadway. The
    peasant learned what many others never understand. Every obstacle
    presents an opportunity to improve one's condition.

    5. Giving Blood
    Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at Stanford Hospital,
    I got to know a little girl named Liz who was suffering from a rare and
    serious disease.

    Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood
    transfusion from her 5-year old brother, who had miraculously survived
    the same disease and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the

    The doctor explained the situation to her little
    brother, and asked the boy if he would be willing to give his blood to
    his sister. I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep
    breath and saying, Yes, I'll do it if it will save Liz.

    As the
    transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister and smiled,
    as we all did, seeing the color returning to her cheeks. Then his face
    grew pale and his smile faded. He looked up at the doctor and asked
    with a trembling voice, Will I start to die right away?

    Being young,
    the boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going to have to
    give his sister all of his blood.

    Charles Sykes is the author of DUMBING DOWN OUR KIDS. He recently gave
    high school and college graduates a list of eleven things they did not
    learn in school. In his book, he talks about how feel good,
    politically-correct teaching has created a generation of kids with no
    concept of reality and set them up for failure in the real world. You
    may want to share this list with kids and parents you know...

    Rule 1:
    Life is not fair; get used to it.

    Rule 2:
    The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect
    you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

    Rule 3:
    You will NOT make 40 thousand dollars a year right out of high
    school. You won't be a vice president with a car phone until you
    earn both.

    Rule 4:
    If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss. He
    doesn't have tenure.

    Rule 5:
    Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents
    had a different word for burger flipping; they called it opportunity.

    Rule 6:
    If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about
    your mistakes. Learn from them.

    Rule 7:
    Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are
    now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes,
    and listening to you talk about how cool you are. So before you save
    the rain forest from the parasites of your parents' generation, try
    delousing the closet in your own room.

    Rule 8:
    Your school may have done away with winners and losers but life
    has not. In some schools they have abolished failing grades; they'll
    give you as many times as you want to get the right answer. This, of
    course, doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real

    Rule 9:
    Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off, and
    very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. Do
    that on your own time.

    Rule 10:
    Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to
    leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

    Rule 11:
    Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.
    August 21, 1999
    Global Positioning System (GPS) calendars rollover. Early GPS systems only
    had at 1,024-week calendar. After this date, the counter resets from week
    1,024 to week 0,000.

    September 9, 1999
    The date 9/9/99 was used by many early computer programmers to indicate the
    end of file.

    October 1, 1999
    Many governments will begin fiscal year 2000.

    December 31, 1999
    This is the date that indicated "never expire" on old IBM mainframe tapes.

    January 1, 2000
    Computer programs and hardware that store dates in 2-digit year format may
    think the date is 1/1/1900.

    January 3, 2000
    The first U.S. workday of the year 2000.

    February 29, 2000
    A leap-year day in a year evenly divisible by 100 (which aren't usually
    leap years). Details are posted to

    January 1, 2001
    The first day of the third millennium in the Christian calendar.

    February 6, 2040
    Early Macintosh date and time utility will fail to calculate further.

    January 18, 2034
    UNIX date systems may fail.

    January 1, 2046
    Amiga computer system clocks fail.

    January 1, 2108
    MS-DOS system clocks fail. This is 2^7 year's since 1980.

    January 1, 10000
    Y10K problem. 4-digit year calendars overflow

    January 1, 29602
    Windows NT file system fails due to date problems.

    January 1, 29940
    Current Macintosh systems will experience date calculation failure.

    January 1, 292271023
    Java clocks fail

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    intruiged yet preplexed at the same time, good post though, i found it intellectually stimulating
    speak your mind becuase those who matter don\'t mind and those who mind don\'t matter

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    rebmeM roineS enilnOitnA steve.milner's Avatar
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    IT, e-commerce, Retail, Programme & Project Management, EPoS, Supply Chain and Logistic Services. Yorkshire. http://www.bigi.uk.com

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    Yah, although I mostly don't bother much about these kind of posts(talking about life and such) this one was quite funny/true.
    The above sentences are produced by the propaganda and indoctrination of people manipulating my mind since 1987, hence, I cannot be held responsible for this post\'s content - me


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    Senior Member nihil's Avatar
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    Nice one Gore!

    Apart from:

    MS DOS will fail on January 1, 2108
    MS-DOS system clocks fail. This is 2^7 year's since 1980.

    You mean that my HP Vectra VS12 80286 won't work after then?

    Again, nice


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    really touching...
    i appreciate this one...
    Now is the moment, or NEVER!!!

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