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Old 11-30-2019, 06:02 PM   #2161
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way to go, i clicked the link, went to xkcd, and read backwards from the latest one all the way to 681, wasting my entire night.
Yeah... I think twice before clicking on links to that site. ``Do I have an entire evening to kill?''
 
Old 12-04-2019, 04:33 AM   #2162
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Peaceful people are usually merely harmless, since peace is a decision only reserved for those with power.

Unknown source, and probably somewhat paraphrased, too.
 
Old 12-05-2019, 05:17 AM   #2163
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A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyse a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
— one of Robert Heinlein's characters, Time Enough for Love.
 
Old 12-05-2019, 10:39 AM   #2164
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Old 12-05-2019, 10:43 AM   #2165
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Old 12-06-2019, 08:21 PM   #2166
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Old 12-06-2019, 08:46 PM   #2167
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TANSTAAFL - another Heinlein word, I think by the same character as in #2163, which I suspect was Jubal Harshaw.

(There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch)
 
Old 12-07-2019, 05:47 AM   #2168
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TANSTAAFL - another Heinlein word, I think by the same character as in #2163, which I suspect was Jubal Harshaw.

(There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch)
A much used phrase, esp. when it comes to online service providers.

But the analogy doesn't work for me, at all.
There is such a thing as free lunch. Charity and hospitality have always been part of human society. And while the former might be largely institutionalised and the latter on the decline, they definitely still exist.

I guess what most people really want to say when they use that phrase is sth like: "Please do look the gift horse in the mouth!" Being free doesn't necessarily mean there's no strings attached.

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