On this hapless earth
There’s small sincerity of mirth,
And laughter oft is but an art
To drown the outcry of the heart.
HARTLEY COLERIDGE, Address to Certain Goldfishes.
An intriguing painting is on display in the Louvre in Paris.
It portrays Faust (the legendary German magician who bartered away his soul to the devil) sitting across from Satan at a chessboard.
Satan is gloating over what appears to be the checkmate of Faust’s king.
The magician’s expression is that of a beaten man.
According to an often told story, a famous chess master visited the gallery one day and studied the painting with great care.
All at once he startled everyone around him by shouting excitedly, “It’s a lie! It’s a lie! The king and the knight have another move.”
Isaiah assured the people of Judah that God always provides a way of escape.
Although they would be deported to Babylon because of their sinfulness, Isaiah prophesied that a future day of release would come when they would have to leave hurriedly.
But they wouldn’t have to worry.
Just as God had provided water for the Israelites in the desert, He would also provide for them on their long trek homeward.
Many of us have experienced situations that appeared hopeless. We saw no way out, but we prayed and God opened a way.
He made that “impossible” move. We can trust Him.
He can never be checkmated.
— Herbert Vander Lugt
When problems seem impossible
And we can’t face another day,
The Lord extends His helping hand
And shows us He can make a way. —Sper
God is the only King who can never be defeated.
Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.
CERN’s main function is to provide the particle accelerators and other infrastructure needed for high-energy physics research. Numerous experiments have been constructed at CERN by international collaborations to make use of them. It is also the birthplace of the World Wide Web. The main site at Meyrin also has a large computer centre containing very powerful data-processing facilities primarily for experimental data analysis and, because of the need to make them available to researchers elsewhere, has historically been a major wide area networking hub.
When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
It appeared on the internet as early as 1993, when a reference librarian at the University of Missouri–St. Louis posted the document on the library’s Gopher server.
The most popular and known professional team of the city is the basketball team CB Breogán, currently playing in LEB league, the second division in Spain, although it has played many seasons in Liga ACB the top Spanish basketball league. The team occupies the 9th position in the historical ranking of that league. Futsal is also popular in Lugo, represented by Azkar Lugo, which plays in Spanish first division.
The football team of Lugo is CD Lugo, currently playing in Spanish Segunda División.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
The central processing unit (CPU, occasionally central processor unit) is the hardware within a computer system which carries out the instructions of a computer program by performing the basic arithmetical, logical, and input/output operations of the system. The term has been in use in the computer industry at least since the early 1960s. The form, design, and implementation of CPUs have changed over the course of their history, but their fundamental operation remains much the same.
On large machines, CPUs require one or more printed circuit boards. On personal computers and small workstations, the CPU is housed in a single silicon chip called a microprocessor. Since the 1970s the microprocessor class of CPUs has almost completely overtaken all other CPU implementations. Modern CPUs are large scale integrated circuits in packages typically less than four centimeters square, with hundreds of connecting pins.
True Performance Index (TPI) is used to measure the performance of central processing unit chips produced by manufacturer AMD. For example, the Athlon 3400+ chip has a TPI rating of 3400, hence the name of the model. The True Performance Index is designed to help consumers choose AMD CPU products by comparing them to processors’ speeds from competing manufacturers (Intel).
“The World-Wide Web was developed to be a pool of human knowledge, and human culture, which would allow collaborators in remote sites to share their ideas and all aspects of a common project.”
This approach is diametrically opposite to that of capability-based security. Computer operating systems provide different levels of access to resources. A protection ring is one of two or more hierarchical levels or layers of privilege within the architecture of a computer system. This is generally hardware-enforced by some CPU architectures that provide different CPU modes at the hardware or microcode level. Rings are arranged in a hierarchy from most privileged (most trusted, usually numbered zero) to least privileged (least trusted, usually with the highest ring number). On most operating systems, Ring 0 is the level with the most privileges and interacts most directly with the physical hardware such as the CPU and memory.
And I’d say one of the great lessons I’ve learned over the past couple of decades, from a management perspective, is that really when you come down to it, it really is all about people and all about leadership.
1947 – First actual case of a computer bug being found: a moth lodges in a relay of a Harvard Mark II computer at Harvard University.
The B Sixth Avenue Express is a rapid transit service of the New York City Subway. It is colored bright orange on route signs, station signs, and the official subway map, since it runs over the IND Sixth Avenue Line in Manhattan.
1995 – The debut of the Sony Playstation.
Slander, dog’s eloquence. (Canina eloquentia.)
(QUINTILIAN, De Institutione Oratoria. Bk. xii, ch. 9, sec. 9.)
2010 – A natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, California, creates a “wall of fire” more than 1,000 feet (300 m) high.
Edmund Wade Davis (born December 14, 1953) is a Canadian anthropologist, ethnobotanist, author and photographer whose work has focused on worldwide indigenous cultures, especially in North and South America and particularly involving the traditional uses and beliefs associated with psychoactive plants. Davis came to prominence with his 1985 best-selling book The Serpent and the Rainbow about the zombies of Haiti.
Davis has published popular articles in Outside, National Geographic, Fortune and Condé Nast Traveler.
In 2009 he was selected to be the speaker for the Massey Lectures, for his publication, The Wayfinders.
The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly rating their ability much higher than average. This bias is attributed to a metacognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their mistakes.Actual competence may weaken self-confidence, as competent individuals may falsely assume that others have an equivalent understanding. As Kruger and Dunning conclude, “the miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others”.
1852 – Harvard University wins the first Boat Race between Yale University and Harvard. The race is also the first American intercollegiate athletic event.
Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown Story
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Based on a true story of a young woman, Michelle Brown whose identity is stolen by a stranger who quickly purchases hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of services and merchandise in Brown’s name, and then bizarrely tries, through cosmetic surgery, to actually become Michelle.
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If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.
1226 – Tran Thu Do, head of the Tran clan of Vietnam, forces Ly Hue Tong, the last emperor of the Ly dynasty, to commit suicide.
1938 – Orson Welles broadcasts his radio play of H. G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds, causing anxiety in some of the audience in the United States.
January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 355 days remaining until the end of the year (356 in leap years).
1839 – John Herschel takes the first glass plate photograph.
1775 – The office that would later become the United States Post Office Department is established by the Second Continental Congress.
Phyllis Hyman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and grew up in the St. Clair Village, the South Hills section of Pittsburgh. Born to an an African American father and Italian mother, she was the eldest of seven children.
It has the first African Methodist Episcopal Church, an independent denomination, built west of the Appalachian Mountains and the first in Illinois. Its motto is “Founded by Chance, Sustained by Courage”. The current mayor is Nathaniel O’Bannon, Jr. In 1829, led by “Mother” Priscilla Baltimore, a group of eleven families composed of both fugitive and free African Americans fled slavery in St. Louis, Missouri, crossed the Mississippi River, and established a “maroon” community in the American Bottoms. “Mother” Baltimore was said to have bought her own freedom and that of members of her family, and was a Methodist preacher.
The city was formed in an unusual four-way merger that took place in January 1994, in which the cities of Flat River, Elvins, Esther and the village of Rivermines joined to form the new city of Park Hills. The formerly incorporated village of Fairview Acres had previously merged with Flat River on November 8, 1983. The name of the new city was selected by entries submitted to a committee made up of citizens of the four cities. The name Park Hills was submitted by Mildred Lee, a lifelong resident and a former teacher of Flat River. The inspiration came from its hilly terrain in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains and the many parks that surround the area. It is 6 miles east of Irondale and 13 miles east of Belgrade. It is adjacent to St. Joe State Park, and nearby the state parks of St. Francois, Hawn, Elephant Rocks, Johnson’s Shut-Ins, Taum Sauk Mountain, and Washington.
Where shame is, there is fear.
MILTON, CHURCH GOVERNMENT. Ch. 3.
2010 – The Harlem Globetrotters Played their famous “Four Point Game” against the Generals.
1634 – The first settlers arrive in Maryland.
1766 – In London, James Christie holds his first sale.
1788 – New York ratifies the United States Constitution and becomes the 11th state of the United States.
October 22 – The Toastmasters Club is founded.
Good News Translation (GNT)
If you are good, you are guided by honesty.
People who can’t be trusted are destroyed by their own dishonesty.
Shame, when once ’tis gone, knows no return.
(Et qui redire cum perit nescit pudor.)
SENECA, Agamemnon, l. 113.
1876 – Thomas Edison receives a patent for his mimeograph.
Healthcare providers will compete to offer the best record of patient safety at the lowest prices. Hospitals and patients will benefit from having accurate information about areas of excellence and areas that must be improved.
Norman Connors offered her a spot as a vocalist on his album, You Are My Starship (1976). The duo scored on the R&B charts with a remake of The Stylistics’ “Betcha by Golly Wow!”.
1946 – First flight of the Convair B-36, the world’s first mass-produce nuclear weapon delivery vehicle.
1783 – A huge fireball meteor is seen across the United Kingdom as it passes over the east coast.
2005 – Mumbai, India receives 99.5cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, bringing the city to a halt for over 2 days.
Men the most infamous are fond of fame,
And those who fear not guilt, yet start at shame.
CHARLES CHURCHILL, The Rosciad, l. 587.
The series frequently depicted members of the major historically African American fraternities and sororities (along with the fictional Kappa Lambda Nu fraternity and Alpha Delta Rho sorority). One episode that aired in 1990 was one of the first American network television episodes to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Bonne Terre is a city in St. Francois County, Missouri, United States. The population was estimated in 2008 as 6,854. It was 4,039 at the 2000 census. The community was originally settled by the French in 1720 after lead ore was discovered. It was called La Bonne Terre, “the good earth.”
Who fears not to do ill yet fears the name,
And free from conscience, is a slave to fame.
SIR JOHN DENHAM, Cooper’s Hill, l. 129.
In September 2007, an authorized biography was released. The book entitled Strength of a Woman: the Phyllis Hyman Story, is written by Jason A. Michael in cooperation with the Estate of Phyllis Hyman. The book mentions Hyman’s relationships with both men and women.
The world delights to tarnish shining names,
And to trample the sublime in the dust.
(Es liebt die Welt, das Strahlende zu schwarzen Und das Erhabne in den Staub zu ziehn.)
SCHILLER, Die Jungfrau von Orleans.
The film is known for its surprising cameo line up which includes well known actors such as John Heard, Maureen O’Sullivan and Murray Hamilton. The title song “I’ll Be There” is sung by Charles Aznavour.
Since we cannot attain to it, let us avenge ourselves by abusing it.
(Puisque nous ne la pouvons aveindre, vengeons nous a en mesdire.)
MONTAIGNE, Essays. Bk. iii, ch. 7. Referring to greatness.
Hyman was quoted as saying that these songs were about “relationships gone bad!” Much of the material on this album was initially intended for her Living All Alone release.
The talent of lying in a way that cannot be laid hold of.
CARLYLE, Latter-Day Pamphlets. No. 7.
Lala was an online music store created by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Bill Nguyen. The service allowed members to legally create online shareable “playlists” (formerly known as “radio stations”) of their own uploaded music which could play full length songs for other registered Lala members, purchase MP3s, stream music on a one-time basis or as inexpensively purchased “web songs,” buy new CDs from the Lala store, leave blurbs on other members’ pages, and participate in the community forums. Lala contracted with major labels and offered a large catalog of albums to stream or purchase. Their home page claimed over 8 million licensed songs available.
Falsehood and fraud shoot up in every soil,
The product of all climes.
ADDISON, Cato. Act iv, sc. 4.
Apple Inc. acquired Lala on December 4, 2009. On April 30, 2010, Lala announced it would be shutting down its service on May 31, 2010. They also announced they are “no longer accepting new users” and that users with credit would receive credit in Apple’s iTunes store instead.
Lala shut down as scheduled on May 31, 2010. However, it still served for a while as the music engine for Billboard.com, providing full-length previews of songs on the Top 100 chart. Now, Billboard.com uses MySpace Music as its provider.
Evil often triumphs, but never conquers.
JOSEPH ROUX, Meditations of a Parish Priest. Pt. v, No. 45.
1951 – Walt Disney’s 13th animated film, Alice in Wonderland, premieres in London, England, United Kingdom.
1968 – Nerve gas accident at Skull Valley, Utah.
Born Dolores DeFina in Manhattan’s Harlem neighborhood of Italian and Irish descent and raised in The Bronx. After her father’s death, she was raised by her mother, Theresa (1890–1977). During the 1930s, she began her professional singing career under the name Dolores Reade on the advice of her agent. Hope died of natural causes at her home in Toluca Lake, California on September 19, 2011.
Of evil grain no good seed can come.
JOHN RAY, English Proverbs, 8. (1670)
The Outstanding Catholic Laywoman Award from St. Louis University. The Elizabeth Seton Medal Award from Seton Hall College. Terence Cardinal Cooke Humanitarian Award from Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center.
Of evil life cometh evil ending.
UNKNOWN, King Alisaunder, l. 754. (c. 1300)
Hollywood Walk of Fame star for her contributions to live theatre. A street named after her in The Bronx (her hometown). A permanent installation of the Tree Peony Collection bearing her name. Winnie Palmer Humanitarian Award (from the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association).
For story and experience tell us
That man grows old and woman jealous.
MATTHEW PRIOR, Alma. Canto ii, l. 65.
October 28 – Battle of Milvian Bridge: Constantine I defeats usurper Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge and becomes the only Roman Emperor in the West. During the battle, he reportedly has a vision of a cross (labarum) with the phrase “in hoc signo vinces” (“In this sign you shall conquer”).
2009 – Zimbabwe officially abandons the Zimbabwe Dollar as their official currency.
A jealous woman believes everything her passion suggests.
JOHN GAY, The Beggar’s Opera. Act ii, sc. 2.
What frenzy dictates, jealousy believes.
JOHN GAY, Dione.
In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.
Every violation of the truth is not only a sort of
suicide in the liar, but a stab at the health of human society.
EMERSON, Essays, First Series: Prudence.
From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all.
O. W. HOLMES, The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. Ch. 6, l. 1.
It is good to see in another’s evil the things that we should flee from.
(Bonum est fugienda aspicere in alieno malo.)
PUBLILIUS SYRUS, Sententice. No. 57
Foolery, sir, does walk about the orb like the sun, it shines every where.
SHAKESPEARE, Twelfth Night. Act iii, sc. 1, l. 44.
Evil is easy and has infinite forms.
PASCAL, Pensees. Sec. vi, No. 408.
Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.
Evils that take leave,
On their departure most of all show evil.
SHAKESPEARE, King John. Act iii, sc. 4, l. 114.
1865 – American Civil War: Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston surrenders his army to General William Tecumseh Sherman at the Bennett Place near Durham, North Carolina. Also the date of Confederate Memorial Day for most states.
All spirits are enslaved which serve things evil.
SHELLEY, Prometheus Unbound. Act ii, sc. 4.
Rosetta “Mother” Gaston (born 1885, died 1981), was a community activist “who devoted her life to community work and teaching Black children about their heritage. She founded “Heritage House” for the young and old of the Brownsville community, located on the third floor of the Stone Avenue Branch” of the Brooklyn Public Library, Brownsville branch.
1850 – California is admitted as the thirty-first U.S. state.
1850 – The Compromise of 1850 transfers a third of Texas’s claimed territory (now parts of Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Wyoming) to federal control in return for the U.S. federal government assuming $10 million of Texas’s pre-annexation debt.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
Jealousy is inborn in women’s hearts.
(9Non sapete voi che gli ingiusti non erediteranno il regno di Dio? Non v’ingannate: né i fornicatori, né gli idolatri, né gli adulteri, né gli effeminati, né gli omosessuali,)
EURIPIDES, Andromache, l. 181.
1879 – New York, New York’s Gilmores Garden is renamed Madison Square Garden by William Henry Vanderbilt and is opened to the public at 26th Street and Madison Avenue.
Thou art as opposite to every good,
As the Antipodes are unto us,
Or as the south to the septentrion.
SHAKESPEARE, III Henry VI. Act i, sc. 4, l. 134.
An ill wound is cured, not an ill name.
GEORGE HERBERT, Jacula Prudentum.
Lenny is a 1974 American biographical film about the comedian Lenny Bruce, starring Dustin Hoffman and directed by Bob Fosse.
Who swerves from innocence, who makes divorce
Of that serene companion — a good name,
Recovers not his loss ; but walks with shame,
With doubt, with fear, and haply with remorse.
WORDSWORTH, The River Duddon, Sonnet xxx.
2001 – Tropical Storm Allison makes landfall on the upper-Texas coastline as a strong tropical storm and dumps large amounts of rain over Houston. The storm caused $5.5 billion in damages, making Allison the costliest tropical storm in U.S. history.
Defamation is becoming a necessity of life;
insomuch that a dish of tea in the morning or
evening cannot be digested without this stimulant.
THOMAS JEFFERSON, Writings. Vol. xi, p. 224.
For by excess of evil, evil dies.
GEORGE SANTAYANA, Sorrow.
The venom clamours of a jealous woman
Poisons more deadly than a mad dog’s tooth.
SHAKESPEARE, The Comedy of Errors. Act v, sc. 1, l. 69.
Each jealous of the other, as the stung are of the adder.
SHAKESPEARE, King Lear. Act v. sc. 1, l. 55.
Plain women are always jealous of their husbands,
beautiful women never are!
OSCAR WILDE, A Woman of No Importance. Act i.
A politician will do anything to keep his job, even become a patriot.
William Randolph Hearst
Slander is a most serious evil; it implies two
who do wrong, and one who is doubly wronged.
ARTABANUS. (HERODOTUS, History. Bk. vii, 10.)
Slander slays three persons: the speaker, the spoken to, and the spoken of.
BABYLONIAN TALMUD: ARACHIN, p. 15b.
A Slander counts by Threes its victims, who
Are Speaker, Spoken Of, and Spoken To.
ARTHUR GUITERMAN, A Poet’s Proverbs, p. 39.
An evil-speaker differs from an evil-doer only in opportunity. (Maledicus a malefico non distatnisi occasione.)
QUINTILLIAN, De Institutione Oratoria. Bk. xii, ch. 9, sec. 9.
Tale-bearers are just as bad as the tale-makers.
SHERIDAN, The School for Scandal. Act i, sc. 1.
The partaker is as bad as the thief.
SWIFT, of William III’s motto, “Recipit non rapuit.”
I was doing acting work at Fox – bit pieces with Greg Peck in The Gunfighter and things like that – and grew up more or less as a Fox contract player in about two years.
Much learning shows how little mortals know;
Much wealth, how little worldlings can enjoy.
YOUNG, Night Thoughts. Night vi, l. 520.
A word, once sent abroad, flies irrevocably.
To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them.
Who can see worse days than he that yet living doth follow at the funeral of his own reputation?
FRANCES BACON, Essays: On Death. Sec. 11.
(The authenticity of this essay is doubted.)
All riches have their origin in mind. Wealth is in ideas – not money.
Thy death-bed is no lesser than thy land
Wherein thou liest in reputation sick.
SHAKESPEARE, Richard II. Act ii, sc. 1, l. 95.
9 A lost good name is ne’er retriev’d. JOHN GAY, Fables: The Fox at the Point of Death, l. 46.
Based in part on Spike Lee’s experiences at Atlanta’s Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University, it is a story about fraternity and sorority members clashing with other students at a historically black college during homecoming weekend.
School Daze was the second feature film directed by Spike Lee, and was released on February 12, 1988 by Columbia Pictures.
Vanessa L. Williams was originally considered for the role of “Jane Toussaint,” and Phyllis Yvonne Stickney for the role of “Rachel Meadows.” However, due to her recent dethroning of her Miss America title because of controversy with nude pictures printed in Penthouse (magazine), Vanessa L. Williams turned down the role.
For example, an observer of this holiday would greet friends not with “Hello,” but with “Ahoy, matey!” The holiday, and its observance, springs from a romanticized view of the Golden Age of Piracy.
As I’ve always said, the way New Yorkers back us we have to produce for them.
1907 – Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis fines Standard Oil of Indiana a record $29.4 million for illegal rebating to freight carriers; the conviction and fine are later reversed on appeal.