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I love letters like this one:

Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2016 15:21:51 -0500
From: David Brown <dmb@fourthriver.com>
Subject: array.el
Newsgroups: gmane.emacs.devel

I initially wrote array.el about 30 years ago.
If you want, I can start maintaining it.

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Notice that the person who made the ad hadn't had a staple gun!
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Klitschko in The Lockhorns
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Well, the world didn't change much.

Thu Jan 6 16:30:25 AEST 1983, comp.lang.c

"I know this all transpired a while ago, but could someone please send me a copy of a self-replicating C program if they still have one/them around?
I would be obliged. "
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A famous hack about the injected backdoor in the compiler, but this dmr's comment is priceless:

Thu Nov 4 02:30:06 AEST 1982

"I promise that no such thing has ever been included in any distributed version of Unix. However, this took place about the time that NSA was first acquiring the system, and there was considerable temptation."

Joy of reproduction. utzoo!decvax!harpo!npoiv!alice!research!dmr utzoo!decvax!harpo!npoiv!alice!research!dmr. Thu Nov 4 02:30:06 AEST 1982. Previous message (by thread): oops; Next message (by thread): self reproducing program; Messages sorted by: [ date ] [ thread ] [ subject ] [ author ] ...
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I've never heard before that NeXT was a FSF supporter!

"when NeXT Inc. donated a workstation to the FSF, that was shipped to me [Mike Haertel] and I used that for my last year with the FSF. The NeXT ran Mach, and although their GUI was rather cool, I got a firsthand look at how bloated and slow the underlying Mach kernel was.

The other half of the reason I left FSF was Richard's obsession with using Mach rather than writing a new clean kernel. I predicted (correctly, it turned out) that Mach would be dog slow, and was ignored."
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English is a remarkably consistent language:

the plural of fish is fish
the plural of bison is bison
the plural of deer is deer
the plural of elk is elk
the plural of moose is moose

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The Friends of Eddie Coyle. 9/10
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Well, this is it.

The last reliable dude has just quit.

Enjoy your corrupt, worthless state, fellow Ukrainians. I'm sure the future is going to be great w/ the outstanding econ growth.

Fuck this country.

http://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2016/02/3/7097676/

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Міністр економічного розвитку та торговлі Айварас Абромавичус заявив про рішення піти у відставку.
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Can you imagine anything like this story only with a Russian soldier? I can't, nobody can.

"A quiet, humble man who in his later years was deeply ashamed of his air raids on the United States, Mr. Fujita eventually forged a remarkable bond of friendship with the people of Brookings, the small logging town whose surrounding forests he had bombed. [...]

On his first postwar visit to Brookings in 1962, Mr. Fujita carried with him a 400-year-old samurai sword that had been handed down in his family from generation to generation. He presented the sword, which he had carried with him throughout the war, to Brookings as a symbol of his regret, and it now hangs in the local library.

Mr. Fujita's daughter, Yoriko Asakura, said today that there was a bit more to the story. She recalled that her father had been very anxious before that visit, fretting about whether Oregonians would be angry at him for the bombing, and so he had decided to carry the sword so that if necessary he could appease their fury by committing ritual suicide"

Glory to Japan!
Btw, Ruby is still the best language in the world.

Nobuo Fujita, a Japanese pilot who flew bombing runs over Oregon in 1942, apparently the only time that an enemy aircraft has ever bombed the American mainland, died on Tuesday at a hospital near Tokyo. He was 85. The cause was lung cancer, family members said.
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"молодая у пальто
ждала мілого з ато
а у мілого в ато
появілся коєкто
отака історія
горька як з цикорія."
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молодая у пальто ждала мілого з ато а у мілого в ато появілся коєкто отака історія горька як з цикорія.
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