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Dear ones.................................
This is a must read, Isn't it amazing that George Carlin - comedian of the 70's and 80's - could write something so very eloquent...and so very appropriate.
  A Message by George Carlin:
The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways , but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness. 

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. 

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things. 

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less. 

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete... 

Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side. 

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

Remember, to say, 'I love you' to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you. 

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER DEAR ONES;

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away............................
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50% of all humans have a serious design flaw
Evolution's cruel design joke via abstrusegoose.com/571
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Albert Einstein died of internal bleeding caused by the rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Einstein refused surgery when he was taken to Princeton Hospital, where he died early the next morning at the age of 76 after saying, "I want to go when I want. It is tasteless to prolong life artificially. I have done my share, it is time to go. I will do it elegantly."
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The Expert

Faced with the seemingly impossible task of drawing seven lines, the expert must not only deal with the challenges of this project, but also a client who doesn't understand their own brief.  On top of this, his own team have misplaced priorities.

This hilarious scene often tickles me because of the worryingly true-to-life scenario it depicts, that is the battle between clients, and 'experts'.

I suspect this hits home for practically anyone who works in the creative field.
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I was looking for something else when I came across this xkcd cartoon. I don't see a date attached. It must be fairly old. The id is 230; the id of the most recent drawing is 1487. Whatever the date, it's too good not to pass along. It's timeless. 
[[Classroom]] Lecturer: And therefore, based on the existence of a Hamiltonian path, we can prove that the routing algorithm gives the optimal result in all cases. Man: Oh my God. [[Close-up of Man]] (Out of frame): What? What is it? Man: A sudden rush of perspective. What am I doing here?
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Excellent piece in The New Yorker about Yitang Zhang and his groundbreaking work establishing that there is a bound on the gap between two consequent primes no matter how far along we are on the road to infinity.

Zhang's example shows that it's possible to do top level mathematical research outside of the academia. Good new for all of us, and... shame on you, academia!
Unable to get an academic position, Zhang kept the books for a Subway franchise. Credit Photograph by Peter Bohler
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Maths PhD

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