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Unix Personality

a: Unix ~
b: A Mirror

What: "The truth is that UNIX is like a mirror, it reflects without distortion the personality of the people who write applications for it. Because UNIX has been around for almost 16 years now, its no surprise that a lot of variety has shown up in the way the user interface is handled by applications programmers. "

Writer: M. David Rook
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jun 12 2010 7:41 AM

The Big Cartoon Town

a: Las vegas ~
b: living in a big cartoon

What: "Visiting Las Vegas is like living in a big cartoon; everything is bigger, more overblown, and more artificial than the world that most of us inhabit. It is also fantastic, a place where you can have breakfast in a replica of an Egyptian pyramid, lunch in a replica of the Eiffel Tower, and dinner in a replica of New York City."

Writer: Paul de Burger
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 22 2012 6:05 PM

Highly Ordered Garbage Is Possible

a: Entropy ~
b: garbage

What: "Entropy is like garbage, my friends. My favorite engineering professor said this in one lecture. Think about it, if a company is out of equilibrium and tends towards less equilibrium, what results truly is garbage. The human physics, the interactions between co-workers, will be chaotic, confused and, possiblydetrimental to the operation of the company. All those personalities bouncing off of each other, causing equal and opposite reactions!"

Writer: jessica
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 9 2013 4:43 PM

a: Cellular Respiration ~
b: a hurdler


"However he explained how the activation energy is like a hurdle and the glucose going through Cellular Respiration is like a hurdler; The hurdle is to high for the hurdler to jump at first, then the official (the enzyme) lowers the hurdle and the hurdler can make it. He used this analogy to show me how cellular respiration needs too much energy to start outside the body but once in the stomach the enzymes make it easier for the reaction to start."

Writer: anne paige; Sam Paige
Date: Feb 12 2014 1:21 PM

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