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Subject:Морское / Attention @alf @taxifish
Time:11:27 am
Current Mood:cheerfulcheerful

squadette дарит нам радость!

NOAA's Office of Coast Survey, in conjunction with the NOAA Climate Database Modernization Program and the NOAA Central Library, is in the process of imaging the entire collection of historical Coast Pilots. The history of the United States Coast Pilot extends back many centuries, when Edmund March Blunt (1770-1862) published the American Coast Pilot in 1796. Blunt's Coast Pilot was not the first book of sailing directions, or even the first such book concerning American waters. However, it was the first book of American sailing directions published in the United States.

Что мне сразу напомнило любимую книжку.

The dwelling was dismantled; but we could see a white man had lived there not very long ago. There remained a rude table — a plank on two posts; a heap of rubbish reposed in a dark corner, and by the door I picked up a book...Collapse )

Кто читал, тот конечно помнит, что это был за шифр.

А в coast pilots я сразу открыл Pacific Coast, нашёл и прочитал:

BAY OF SAN FRANCISCO AND APPROACHES

This bay affords the finest and most commodious harbor on the Pacific coast of the United States. From its discovery it has commanded the admiration of navigators, and, since the wonderful rise of California, has well sustained its reputation. Its geographical position, its size and depth of water, its noble entrance and bold shores, the Sacramento and tributaries, draining the rich agricultural valleys and auriferous slopes of the Sierra Nevada, the magic city upon its shores, and the salubrity of its climate, have conspired to make it emphatically the port of the Pacific.

Место моей мечты, да.

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Subject:QotD / Красота / Formspring durch Technik
Time:12:29 pm

ivand и на формспринге велик!

Q: Что такое красота?

A: Огонь, мерцающий в сосуде. В тыкве, например, на Хеллоуин.

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Subject:iPad: первое разочарование
Time:01:31 pm

Вчера вечером с ужасом обнаружил, что на iPad и встроенная смотрелка, и GoodReader отвратительно и неправильно отображают PDF-ы от RiskMetrics 2006. Под виндами всё нормально.

Масса эмоций. Это вообще первая проблема, с которой я столкнулся за пять месяцев использования iPad (ну 3G-модуль не очень любит включаться в отсутствие сети, но это простительная мелочь). И сразу в core use case.

P.S. Напечатал PDF в PDF через CutePDF, вроде, починилось. Сдохни, Адоби!

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Subject:Let's Attack Iran!
Time:03:46 pm

Фред наш Рид в хорошем настроении, как бывало когда-то. Дай Бог ему здоровья. Гэг на гэге.

  • As soon as we destroy the Taliban’s navy, Afghanistan will be a cakewalk.
  • Smart bombs that presumably read Kant on the way down.
  • Implicit in this Thomistic fantasy (Clancy, I mean, not Aquinas)…
  • Few [of the Jews I know] sacrifice Christian children (a temptation strongest, I can attest, among Christian parents).

Nut-and-Yahoo is an old one and Fred is not the one who invented it, but I like it nevertheless.

Ну и про Израиль, как обычно у Фреда, всё по делу написано.

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Subject:QotD / Conrad on Belgium
Time:07:45 pm

Раз уж я взялся срать друзьям на головы и цитировать Конрада, совмещу эти два приятных занятия. Вот эта фраза из недавно читанного мною "Сердца тьмы" должна вызывать острый баттхёрт у любителей всего бельгийского, а особенно пива.

I found myself back in the sepulchral city resenting the sight of people hurrying through the streets to filch a little money from each other, to devour their infamous cookery, to gulp their unwholesome beer, to dream their insignificant and silly dreams.

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