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The Docker Book: Containerization is the new virtualization
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Richard Magahiz is on page 309 of 576 of The Decameron
The Decameron
The Decameron
by Giovanni Boccaccio
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The Docker Book by James Turnbull
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The Black Hour by Lori Rader-Day
The Black Hour
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recommended for: small-town academics
read in July, 2014
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The Black Hour by Lori Rader-Day
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Fear of Flying by Erica Jong
Fear of Flying: Fortieth Anniversary Edition
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An exploration into the psychology of a woman finding herself, at the vanguard of the feminist movement of the 1960s. It deserves its shocking reputation even all these years later, with a relish for scatology reminiscent of Rabelais, always with a c...more
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Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“I use the example as computed by the mathematician Michael Berry. If you know a set of basic parameters concerning the ball at rest, can compute the resistance of the table (quite elementary), and can gauge the strength of the impact, then it is rather easy to predict what would happen at the first hit. The second impact becomes more complicated, but possible; you need to be more careful about your knowledge of the initial states, and more precision is called for. The problem is that to correctly predict the ninth impact, you need to take into account the gravitational pull of someone standing next to the table (modestly, Berry's computations use a weight of less than 150 pounds). And to compute the fifty-sixth impact, every single elementary particle of the universe needs to be present in your assumptions!”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

Marcel Proust
“And indeed when we are no longer in love with women whom we meet after many years, is there not the abyss of death between them and ourselves, just as much as if they were no longer of this world, since the fact that we are no longer in love makes the people that they were or the person that we were then as good as dead?”
Marcel Proust, The Captive & The Fugitive
tags: death, love

Marcel Proust
“A man who, night after night, falls like a lump of lead upon his bed, and ceases to live until the moment when he wakes and rises, will such a man ever dream of making, I do not say great discoveries, but even minute observations upon sleep? He barely knows that he does sleep. A little insomnia is not without its value in making us appreciate sleep, in throwing a ray of light upon that darkness. A memory without fault is not a very powerful incentive to studying the phenomena of memory.”
Marcel Proust, Sodom and Gomorrah

Marcel Proust
“I walked past her, thinking: Is this what happens to the youth of women? Those whom we have met in the past, if suddenly we desire to see them again, have they become old? Is the young woman whom we desire like a character on the stage, when, unable to secure the actress who created the part, the management is obliged to entrust it to a new star? But then it is no longer the same.”
Marcel Proust, The Captive: Part 1
tags: age, time

Marcel Proust
“It is not because other people are dead that our affection for them grows faint, it is because we ourselves are dying.”
Marcel Proust, The Captive & The Fugitive
tags: death

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