Profile

Cover photo
Henry Flower
Lived in Kyiv, Ukraine
34 followers|100,795 views
AboutPosts

Stream

Henry Flower

Shared publicly  - 
 
'In November of this year [1635], Governor Winthrop dispatched a bark of 20 tons from Boston, with about 20 armed men, to take possession of the mouth of the Connecticut. It will be remembered that the Dutch had purchased this land of the Indians 3 years before, and, in token of their possession, had affixed the arms of the States-General to a tree. The English contemptuously tore down these arms, "and engraved a ridiculous face in their place."'

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/13811

1
Add a comment...

Henry Flower

Shared publicly  - 
 
The number of pages in the PDF spec through the years


1
1
Add a comment...

Henry Flower

Shared publicly  - 
 
LMAO

"At Bell Labs, it was common for people to use their initials as their login name. Dennis was dmr, I was scj, Mike Lesk was mel, etc. (Ken was an exception--he was ken). When Bjarne Stroustrup joined the company, he chose the login name bs. Several of us tried to tactfully suggest that this might not be the best choice, but he stuck with it"
1
Add a comment...

Henry Flower

Shared publicly  - 
 
"The GNU Project has no position on those questions as yet." http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.devel/205470

Eagerly waiting for a pompous "docker is evil" stance! hehehe

Something along the lines: "docker is a free software but some portion of docker containers are distributed through websites that use the nonfree javascript code. moreover it's often not obvious that a particular docker container does not contain a proprietary software.

the software that manages the distribution of docker containers is not free as in freedom & gives someone else power over users; in the same time, while downloading containers, users are tricked into in the unethical decision of using SaaS. therefore the FSF has a strong as in steel position of not recommending users of using docker. please redistribute this message wherever appropriate".
1
Add a comment...

Henry Flower

Shared publicly  - 
 
A trustworthy missionary!

"One of these [emerald] jewels that fell into the hands of Pizarro, in this neighbourhood, was as large as a pigeon’s egg. Unluckily, his rude followers did not know the value of their prize; and they broke many of them in pieces by pounding them with hammers.

They were led to this extraordinary proceeding, it is said, by one of the Dominican missionaries, Fray Reginaldo de Pedraza, who assured them that this was the way to prove the true emerald, which could not be broken.

It was observed that the good father did not subject his own jewels to this wise experiment; but, as the stones, in consequence of it, fell in value, being regarded merely as colored glass, he carried back a consider able store of them to Panama."

https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/p/prescott/william_hickling/peru/book3.html#chapter10

Pizarro and his officer, having crossed the Isthmus, embarked at Nombre de Dios for the old country, and, after a good passage, reached Seville early in the summer of 1528. There happened to be at that time in port a person well known in the history of Spanish adventure as the Bachelor Enciso.
1
Add a comment...

Henry Flower

Shared publicly  - 
 
"Who do you think you are to disagree w/ me?"

A scolding from RMS:

"You've explicitly said that you don't care about Emacs. You care only about Org mode. It appears that you don't want Emacs to be easier for users to learn. However, that is our goal even if you don't support it. We will have to disregard your views. We don't need to win you over. It appears you're not a major Emacs contributor; I don't see your email address in the log."
1
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
34 people
E UA's profile photo
Владимир Дяченко's profile photo
Robert O'Rayne's profile photo
Shinji Kagawa's profile photo
Michael Rabehl's profile photo
Daniel Pouzankov's profile photo
Brandon Smietana's profile photo
Владимир Майборода's profile photo
Alex Walker's profile photo

Henry Flower

Shared publicly  - 
 
га-га-га (регоче)

A Russian that made himself an idiot:

"Некоторые люди озабачиваются идентификацией, а некоторые нет - отвечают то по-украински, то по-русски, считая эти языки взаимозаменяемыми. А если кто не понимает - это их проблемы. В пределе получаем ситуации, когда, за миллион лет до крымнаша, из архива Днепропетровской области в ответ на запрос по-русски о каких-то записях времен ВОВ несчастным старикам-пенсионерам в Томск (прикиньте расстояние до Украины) приходит загадочная бумажка на непонятном языке про какое-то "майно". Ничего кроме раздражения такой подход вызывать не может."

OMG, those Ukrainians are impossible to deal w/! I'm so agitated! How dare they are to respond in Ukrainian!!! Can't they see that Russians are mentally disabled? You don't write to a retard w/ the expectation he can eloquently read, don't you? I'm so agitated! Ukrainians are unacceptable, horrible people that have 0 tolerance for those poor souls who were born with a mental condition!!!

http://juan-gandhi.livejournal.com/3637032.html?thread=60885288#t60885288
 ·  Translate
1
Add a comment...

Henry Flower

Shared publicly  - 
 
"Here lies the body of William Jay,
Who died maintaining his right of way--
He was right, dead right, as he speed along,
But he's just as dead as if he were wrong."

1
Add a comment...

Henry Flower

Shared publicly  - 
 
hehe

"Back when Unix was really Unix and dinosaurs strode the earth, login names were restricted to just 8 characters, so you had to be inventive when signing up lots of students every term.

A wonderful Japanese girl, Eriko Kinoshita, applied for an account"
1
Add a comment...

Henry Flower

Shared publicly  - 
 
Has RMS discovered a new kind of vitamin supplement or something lately? For I don't remember him being that witty & eloquent as he is on now.
1
Add a comment...

Henry Flower

Shared publicly  - 
 
'The Venetian ambassador, Andrea Navagiero, who travelled through Spain in 1525, near the period of the commencement of our narrative, notices the general fever of emigration. Seville, in particular, the great port of embarkation, was so stripped of its inhabitants, he says, "that the city was left almost to the women."'

Whatever difference of opinion may exist as to the comparative merit of the ancients and the moderns in the arts, in poetry, eloquence, and all that depends on imagination, there can be no doubt that in science the moderns have eminently the advantage. It could not be otherwise.
1
Add a comment...

Henry Flower

Shared publicly  - 
 
'For her 16th birthday she got a brand new BMW. Were talking "My super sweet 16" type bullshit. Some famous rapper was even there. She crashed her car into a chain link fence on purpose because it wasn't the color she wanted, and knew her parents would get her another one. She later went to a college in Florida because "It has a view of the beach."'
1
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
34 people
E UA's profile photo
Владимир Дяченко's profile photo
Robert O'Rayne's profile photo
Shinji Kagawa's profile photo
Michael Rabehl's profile photo
Daniel Pouzankov's profile photo
Brandon Smietana's profile photo
Владимир Майборода's profile photo
Alex Walker's profile photo
Collections Henry is following
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Story
Introduction
One of the most exciting things I love is filling the fucking forms.
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Previously
Kyiv, Ukraine
Links
Other profiles