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Category: books


most quoted re "books": Jonathan North Washington (6), Tristan Alexander McLeay (3), other (3), professors (2), Jóhann (2)

other categories found with "books": stupidity (4), language (4), sadness (4), computers (3), bad-ideas (3)

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[link] heard: 7 April 2014
[edit] added: 7 April 2014

(17:29:40) sushain: their philosophy of decentralization sort of requires everyone to download the whole repo :\

(17:29:51) firespeaker: it doesn't necessitate it

(17:29:56) firespeaker: they just force it to

(17:30:14) firespeaker: Thomas Jefferson's idea of decentralisation of libraries

(17:30:20) firespeaker: doesn't mean you have to have ALL THE BOOKS

(17:30:23) firespeaker: in each library

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[link] heard: 10 February 2011
[edit] added: 10 February 2011

"What we need is a friendly rogue nation."

CB in reference to copyright and publishing
politics, books, bad-ideas
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[link] heard: 23 January 2009
[edit] added: 23 January 2009

(17:59:56) kesuari: reading 19th century writing is fun

(18:00:02) kesuari: books were often basically blogs :)

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[link] heard: 18 May 2008
[edit] added: 18 May 2008

(16:29:31) kesuari: i learnt the names "asterix" and "obelix" long before i learnt what asterisks and obelisks were, and the common nouns are just weirdarse variants of the characters

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[link] heard: 27 February 2008
[edit] added: 27 February 2008

(18:28:09) Jóhann: I sent such a corny email "What will it cost if someone stole this book" :P haha

(18:28:15) Jóhann: yeah, who the fuck is going to steal a book haha

considering cheating the library out of a book..
sadness, bad-ideas, money, stupidity, sadness
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[link] heard: 12 February 2008
[edit] added: 12 February 2008

(23:05:15) Jóhann: you are a walking wikipedia :D

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[link] heard: 3 April 2007
[edit] added: 3 April 2007

Jonathan: "So I was working on my thesis the other day, and I had to read through all this stuff."

Stefan: "Dude. You're in grad school. You're working on your thesis. And you had to read stuff? No way!"

Jonathan: "No, but like, I have to read through all this stuff to get data from it."

Stefan: ...

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[link] heard: 17 November 2006
[edit] added: 17 November 2006

(01:09:04) [me]: that was a really round-about way of saying that

(01:09:17) [Aladnsane]: I learned english from Tolkien. What do you expect?

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[link] heard: 2 October 2006
[edit] added: 7 October 2006

Rabbi Dan: "Turn to page 185. Someone once commented to me that these sidurim are like Choose Your Own Adventure books."

Gabe: "Yeah, open to a random page, and you get inscribed in the book of death."

in response to Rabbi Dan's comment in Yom Kippur services
books, death
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[link] heard: 5 June 2006
[edit] added: 6 June 2006

"Basically, if you can read a double entendre into it, do it. No pun intended."

giving advice for how to read Shakespearean comedy
puns, books, bad-ideas, hormone-driven, euphamisms, language, wisdom
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[link] heard: 9 May 2006
[edit] added: 29 May 2006

Sharon: "So now there's this book on Iraqi Arabic with MP3s."

Noah: "I'm sure the army's all over that."

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[link] heard: 1 May 2006
[edit] added: 1 May 2006

23:07:44 [Aaron] (Autoreply): the library made noises at me, so i'm in shapiro doing work.

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[link] heard: 15 February 2006
[edit] added: 18 February 2006

me: "Are people allowed to use cellphones in here?"

help-desk guy: "No, but I'm not going to do anything."

me: "Oh. Well, there's this really annoying girl on her phone at that computer over there."

help-desk guy: "In that case, I will do something."

help-desk person at the library
books, computers, incompetence
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[link] heard: 2 May 2004
[edit] added: 2 May 2004

(03:42:44) Kesuari: what size billion are we talking about?

(03:43:23) Kesuari: (i.e. a thousand-million--billion or a million-million--billion?)

(03:47:25) [me]: a thousand-million

(03:47:35) [me]: a million-million is a trillian :-P

(03:47:43) [me]: trillion

(03:47:45) [me]: bleh

(03:47:53) [me]: too much Douglas Adams

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