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"A rather dubious channel", hehe

"Cortes was probably not much of a polemic. At all events, he preferred on the present occasion action to argument; and thought that the best way to convince the Indians of their error was to prove the falsehood of the prediction.

He accordingly, without further ceremony, caused the venerated images to be rolled down the stairs of the great temple, amidst the groans and lamentations of the natives. An altar was hastily constructed, an image of the Virgin and Child placed over it, and mass was performed by Father Olmedo and his reverend companion for the first time within the walls of a temple in New Spain.

The patient ministers tried once more to pour the light of the gospel into the benighted understandings of the islanders, and to expound the mysteries of the Catholic faith. The Indian interpreter must have afforded rather a dubious channel for the transmission of such abstruse doctrines. But they at length found favour with their auditors, who, whether overawed by the bold bearing of the invaders, or convinced of the impotence of deities that could not shield their own shrines from violation, now consented to embrace Christianity."

IN the beginning of the sixteenth century, Spain occupied perhaps the most prominent position on the theatre of Europe. The numerous states, into which she had been so long divided, were consolidated into one monarchy. The Moslem crescent, after reigning there for eight centuries, was no longer ...
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A Ukrainian south in all its glory.

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Бизнес по-николаевски Обратился ко мне пару месяцев назад знакомый предприниматель из Николаева, который уже полгода зарабатывает неплохие деньги, начав...
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ггг, the story of my life!

"Can i get a sick note for depression and if so how do I go about it?

The whole thought of going into work is giving me bad anxiety problems and just everything is giving me anxiety problems."

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"Shen is Lisp-NG. It's the infusion of Lisp with 30 years of proper PLT research. It's a Lisp that learned from its successors; and for that, it's a Big Deal™."

"30 years without practical applications is quite an achievement."

га-га-га
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"False Surrogate Endpoint

A common HumanTrait that causes an extraordinary amount of work to be expended on things that ultimately have little value. Briefly, a surrogate endpoint is a stand-in for something that has value, often determined by association. A FalseSurrogateEndpoint is one that motivates people to action, and yet does not cause the quality of the worker's action to positively affect the actual endpoint."
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The Long Good Friday. 8/10
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This is what Ukrainians should learn from the Aztecs!

"To receive presents or a bribe, to be guilty of collusion in any way with a suitor, was punished, in a judge, with death. Who, or what tribunal, decided as to his guilt, does not appear.

In Tezcuco this was done by the rest of the court. But the king presided over that body. The Tezcucan prince, Nezahualpilli, who rarely tempered justice with mercy, put one judge to death for taking a bribe, and another for determining suits in his own house — a capital offence, also, by law."
THE country of the ancient Mexicans, or Aztecs as they were called, formed but a very small part of the extensive territories comprehended in the modern republic of Mexico. Its boundaries cannot be defined with certainty. They were much enlarged in the latter days of the empire, when they may be ...
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TIL

In Russia they call Github stars пёздами. E.g. a you don't say "it has 10 stars", no-no-no, nobody would understand you, the right translation is "проект c 10-ю пёздами".

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GMS is killing my old phone.

I like this new world when you happily use your device & then one day, out of the blue, the 'update' comes down & kills your phone w/o your consent.

After the update I cannot run Google Play any longer nor any apps that depend on Google Play Services. The 'sync' icon is constantly on in the notification area; every minute in `/data/system/dropbox/` I get a new log file `SYSTEM_TOMBSTONE@\d+.txt.gz` that contains:

~~~
pid: 15812, tid: 15812 >>> com.google.android.gms <<<
signal 4 (SIGILL), code 1 (ILL_ILLOPC), fault addr 80e12b12
[...]
scr 60000012

#00 pc 00012b12 /data/data/com.google.android.gms/lib/libgmscore.so
#01 pc 00075682 /system/lib/libdvm.so
~~~

If you try to google "google play services disable auto update" you get a bunch of rubbish. All those "create a directory named `/data/app/com.google.android.gms-1.apk` to trick the installer" of course do nothing, for it quietly creates `/data/app/com.google.android.gms-N.apk` file & so on.

I rolled back to the prev working version (`adb install -r com.google.android.gms.apk`) & can't turn on the wifi now for it'll start updating GMS immediately.

:(

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I re-watched McCabe & Mrs. Miller recently (I usually never re-watch anything for reasons I don't want to go into here). The dancing of a clumsy guy during the arrival of bounty haunters was my favourite scene!

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"Seagull Management. A manager who comes in, makes a lot of noise, flaps about, eats all the sandwiches and flies out, leaving shit everywhere."
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What kind of tricks do those imbecilic IMDB contributors employ to finish high school?

"Matthau was born Walter Matthow on October 1, 1920 in New York City, to a Lithuanian Jewish mother, Rose (Berolsky), who worked in a garment sweatshop, and a Russian Jewish father, Milton Matthow, a peddler and electrician from Kiev."

"A Russian (???) Jew from Kiev"

I don't even.
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