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Generates random man pages for git utilities. Funniest if you are unfortunate enough to use git regularly, but that means just about all of us in the software biz...
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"Because the LORD hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great deal of oversimplification."

Markov Chains never get old.  http://kingjamesprogramming.tumblr.com/post/81891885977/14-16-because-the-lord-hath-a-sacrifice-in-bozrah
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The Expert: A short, insanely funny video about the pain of being the only engineer in a meeting. Really a must see -- I cannot recommend it highly enough, whether you're an engineer or not.
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Wikipedia. For all your quackery needs. The link goes straight to a very, very, very long list entitled "Ineffective Treatments". Indeed, it is sort of a testament to the human passion for self-deception.

Typical entry among the pages and pages and pages of entries:
"Mistletoe (or Iscador) – a plant used in Anthroposophical medicine, proposed as a cancer cure by Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925), who believed it needed to be harvested when planetary alignment most influenced its potency. According to the American Cancer Society, "available evidence from well-designed clinical trials does not support claims that mistletoe can improve length or quality of life".[83]"

I've been in several discussions lately where people have informed me that the idea that one should first and foremost rely on medical advice based on controlled studies and evidence is unreasonable. I opined in one discussion that if one didn't rely on evidence, what was to stop one from simply randomly generating claims and being forced to believe all of them? I should have remembered that the human race actually seems to have been generating claims at random and believing all of them for quite a long time.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_cancer_treatments#Ineffective_treatments
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Little rhyme for your time. 
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Just what it says on the package.
Family of nine-month-old Musa Khan say they have been put under huge pressure by police to manipulate case
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Why go for half measures, when you can fully formalize 2048?

Key question: Can you prove:

Lemma thm : exists seed, forall ms, ~ g2048 seed ms.
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I often feel like a mandatory class in logical reasoning every year from the start of school through one's teens is probably a good idea. We teach people so many things that aren't useful, but we don't teach them how to think.

Sadly, I suspect that any such class would get killed very quickly when kids came home and started asking daddy and mommy where the evidence for the family's religious beliefs came from...
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