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Culture depends on practicality. Practicality is concerned with the center, but culture begins with the consideration of corner conditions. The political left tends to skimp on the practicality, whereas the political right tends to evade the consideration of corner conditions.
keywords: life, General Systems Theory

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It is difficult to find two lines of code which violate more software engineering principles; the intent is obscure and the result is non-portable.”
— Stephen Park, Keith Miller, Communications of the ACM, 1988
Here is where this quote is quoted by someone.
(1988, you say? Hmm, by coincidence, perhaps at the same level of difficulty as Problem 6 of IMO 1988?)
keywords: communication, mathematics, cyberspace, IMO 1988 Problem 6

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Nowadays, the sliver lining is the paywall that a cloud-storage regime is behind.
keywords: irony, inversion, cyberspace, Information Technology, IT

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“Political chaos is connected with decay of language … one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end.”
— George Orwell
(So, let’s all learn Esperanto!)
keywords: reform, salvation