I started this book off like a shot, got caught up in the weird emotions and sexual tension of Miller's rambling, and never looked back. They made myI started this book off like a shot, got caught up in the weird emotions and sexual tension of Miller's rambling, and never looked back. They made my bus rides take on a surreal edge every day. And while i will never think of vaginas the same way again, I will also never think of great writing and urban adventures the same, after Miller's prose. My copy is heavily marked.
"I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive. A year ago, six months ago, I thought I was an artist. I no longer think about it. I am. Everything that was literature has fallen from me. There are no more books to be written, thank God. This then? This is not a book. This is libel, slander, defamation of character. This is not a book, in the ordinary sense of the word. No, this is a prolonged insult, a gob of spit in the face of Art, a kick in the pants to God, Man, Destiny, Time, Love, Beauty ... what you will. I am going to sing for you, a little off key perhaps, but I will sing. I will sing while you croak, I will dance over your dirty corpse.... To sing you must first open your mouth. You must have a pair of lungs, and a little knowledge of music. It is not necessary to have an accordian, or a guitar. The essential thing is to want to sing. This then is a song. I am singing."...more
The books begins with Pip being poor, then some things happen, and he almost is rich (!), but it doesn't work out and he ends up being only less poor.The books begins with Pip being poor, then some things happen, and he almost is rich (!), but it doesn't work out and he ends up being only less poor.
Short summary: everybody is in love with everybody, however the other everybody are in love with a more different everybody. Um, wackiness in the woodShort summary: everybody is in love with everybody, however the other everybody are in love with a more different everybody. Um, wackiness in the woods ensues! Then it gets figured out and there is much rejoicing! Also a couple of movies were made.
It was ok. Lends itself to high school papers and textual analysis, etc....more
Problem D Romeo & Juliet ! Input: Standard Input Output: Standard Output Time Limit: 2 seconds
In this problem we will discuss the problems of a modernProblem D Romeo & Juliet ! Input: Standard Input Output: Standard Output Time Limit: 2 seconds
In this problem we will discuss the problems of a modern Romeo and a modern Juliet. You are asked to solve their problems so that they don’t have to be a tragic pair like that of Shakespeare’s. As usual the family of Romeo and Juliet have hostile relationships and so they are locked up in two different places M and N. Two cannons are placed in location A and two cannons are placed in location B. One cannon of location A is aimed towards M and the other aimed towards N. The same thing applies to the two cannons of location B. The M and N are always on the opposite side of AB.
Fig: Partial Scenario of Romeo & Juliet
The movements of the cannons, which are aimed at M, are interrelated; the angle between their directions is constant. So angle CMD ((5 degree) <= (angle CMD) < (80 degree)) is constant. Same rule applies to the other two cannons. That’s angle ENF ((5 degree) <= (angle ENF) < (80 degree)) is also constant. All these things are shown in the picture above. But another important thing is missing in the figure above is that the locations N, A, M are always kept in a straight line. The reason behind this is very strange. A robot has been hired to guard Romeo and Juliet. It has two eyes at the opposite sides of its head and this robot is positioned in point A. To be precise, A, B and angle CMD and angle ENF are constants in one scenario and all other positions or values are variable. Also remember that point M must always remain pointed by the two cannons. Same thing applies to point N.
The problem is that in starry nights Mr. Romeo sings the song “Blue Nights” of “Michael Learns to Rock” in a loud voice and both parents don’t want Ms. Juliet to hear this song. So they want to place the houses (M and N) as far as possible preserving all the constraints explained before. Your job is to measure this maximum distance between M and N and inform it to Romeo, so that he can decide whether he should sing or not or what should be his voice level.
The input file contains several lines of input. Each line contains six floating-point numbers, x1, y1, x2, and y2 (0<= x1, y1, x2, y2 <=10000) CMD, ENF. Here (x1, y1) is the coordinate of A, (x2, y2) is the coordinate of B, CMD is the angle between the directions of cannons pointed towards M and ENF is the similar value for point N. Input is terminated by end-of-file.
For each line of input you should produce one line of output, which contains a floating-point number F. F is the maximum possible distance between Romeo’s house and Juliet’s house and it has three digits after the decimal point.
Hamlet is sad and ponders "to be or not to be", etc. Then he dies.
Apparently a room full of monkeys with typewriters can produce this, given time (orHamlet is sad and ponders "to be or not to be", etc. Then he dies.
Apparently a room full of monkeys with typewriters can produce this, given time (or so i'm told).
"In case you don't feel like counting, this value is 62 digits long. In our hypothesising above, we imagined 17 billion galaxies, each with 17 billion planets, each with 17 billion monkeys, each of which was producing a line of text per second for 17 billion years. How many lines of text did we wind up producing in this experiment? The math is as follows:
2^34 * 2^34 * 2^34 * 2^34 * 365 * 24 * 60 * 60
And the answer is as follows:
Once again, in case you don't feel like counting, the answer is 49 digits long. Now, there is no guarantee that our monkeys are going to type something different every time, but even if we managed to rig up the experiment so that they never tried the same thing twice, they have still only produced 1/18,718,157,355,362 of the possible alternatives. The denominator in that fraction is 14 digits long, by the way. It's a figure that's vastly bigger than anything you would come across in the real world. Is it any wonder, in light of that, that it is so damn hard to get the right answer by accident?
In light of this, I find it impossible to believe that "chance" had anything to do with the process that created life. How can I suppose that Shakespeare himself was the result of a random process when it is quite clearly impossible for even a trivial fragment of his work to have arisen by chance? No sir, I see information all around me, and I conclude that it is the product of a far, far greater intelligence.
Information is the product of intelligence, not chance. "...more
The charming Harry Potter is not a snot nosed child! No sir! He's a wizard! Hagrid tells him some stuff he's not supposed to and Harry and his friendsThe charming Harry Potter is not a snot nosed child! No sir! He's a wizard! Hagrid tells him some stuff he's not supposed to and Harry and his friends save the day!