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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
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kind of lame for several slate authors to pimp this book in their columns, and then you find out in the Acks that the author's tight with emily bazelon. a quick, light read on the plane -- nothing particularly unexpected or deep here, though.
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Cormac McCarthy
“Riding down the unhorsed Saxons and spearing and clubbing them and leaping from their mounts with knives and running about on the ground with a peculiar bandylegged trot like creatures driven to alien forms of locomotion and stripping the clothes from the dead and seizing them up by the hair and passing their blades about the skulls of the living and the dead alike and snatching aloft the bloody wigs and hacking and chopping at the naked bodies, ripping off limbs, heads, gutting the strange white torsos and holding up great handfuls of viscera, genitals, some of the savages so slathered up with gore they might have rolled in it like dogs and some who fell upon the dying and sodomized them with loud cries to their fellows.”
Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

James Joyce
“i know by heart the places he likes to saale, delvan first and duvlin after, by dredgerous lands and devious delts”
James Joyce, Finnegans Wake

Marquis de Sade
“Imperious, choleric, irascible, extreme in everything, with a dissolute imagination the like of which has never been seen, atheistic to the point of fanaticism, there you have me in a nutshell, and kill me again or take me as I am, for I shall not change.”
Marquis de Sade

William L. Shirer
“He was not easily discouraged. And he knew how to wait. As he picked up the threads of his life in the little two-room apartment on the top floor of 41 Thierschstrasse in Munich during the winter months of 1925 and then, when summer came, in various inns on the Obersalzberg above Berchtesgaden, the contemplation of the misfortunes of the immediate past and the eclipse of the present, served only to strengthen his resolve. Behind the prison gates he had had time to range over in his mind not only his own past and its triumphs and mistakes, but the tumultuous past of his German people and its triumphs and errors. He saw both more clearly now. And there was born in him anew a burning sense of mission -- for himself and for Germany -- from which all doubts were excluded. In this exalted spirit he finished dictating the torrent of words that would go into Volume One of Mein Kampf and went on immediately to Volume Two. The blueprint of what the Almighty had called upon him to do in this cataclysmic world and the philosophy, the Weltanschauung, that would sustain it were set down in cold print for all to ponder. That philosophy, however demented, had roots, as we have seen, deep in German life. The blueprint may have seemed preposterous to most twentieth-century minds, even in Germany. But it too possessed a certain logic. It held forth a vision. It offered, though few saw this at the time, a continuation of German history. It pointed the way toward a glorious German destiny.”
William L. Shirer

James Joyce
“He rushed beyond the barrier and called to her to follow. He was shouted at to go on but he still called to her. She set her white face to him, passive, like a helpless animal. Her eyes gave him no sign of love or farewell or recognition.”
James Joyce, Dubliners

the finest machine (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 30, 2011 08:18PM
Description: Table of Contents for my forthcoming book, "the finest machine". http://dank.qemfd.net/dankwiki/index.php/Book_ideas#The_finest_machine
15 Favorite Networking Books (Professional & Technical)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:34PM
Description: On our (<a href="http://www.securecomputing.com">Secure Computing</a> Applied Research)'s internal mailing list came up the proposition: list one's favorite networking books. Here we go...
Sometimes the right choice isn't obvious (Entertainment)
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Description: how droll!
Disarmingly Forthright MSCS Advice (Computers & Internet)
1 chapters   —   updated Aug 15, 2009 12:42AM
Description: Wednesday 2009-08-12, I did Orientation for new GT MSCS students. The prior evening, I wrote out what advice I'd have most appreciated, were it offered unfettered...here you go.
worksong for plasma physics, spring 2009 (Professional & Technical)
2 chapters   —   updated Jul 26, 2009 10:08AM
Description: silly adaptation of M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes" thrown onto my IM away status yesterday. people liked the R. Kelly "Fission (Ignition)" some time ago, so enjoy.
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