I'm a lot more productive on my Indy than on my NT box with four times the horsepower. The NT interface is great for its emetic properties, though.
from a unix computer fanatic on the web. The “NT” refers to Windows NT (a version of Microsoft Windows in the 1990s). The Indy refers to SGI Indy (a unix computer made by SGI). See also: The Unix Pestilence.
emetic = Inducing to vomit.
I thought I said that: I concluded that Dylan was a waste of time. What kept me interested in it for a while was the Lisp-like syntax. I didn't find the semantics and the “feature set” sufficiently attractive on their own, and knowing how fixed-grammer languages evolve (rampant keyworditis and logorrhea), didn't appear to be something worth investing in at the time.
At one point, Patsy leans over in tears onto John's shoulder, and he mumbles something treacly—and acted?—about JonBenet being “with us” in spirit. But Walters says the Ramseys believed the cameras had stopped.
“… posting prodigious off-topic vagaries on this newsgroup.”
in theater, the seaters are ushers. These ushers ushers you to your seat.
“Some half dozen persons have written technically on combinatory logic, and most of these, including ourselves, have published something erroneous. Since some of our fellow sinners are among the most careful and competent logicians on the contemporary scene, we regard this as evidence that the subject is refractory. Thus fullness of exposition is necessary for accuracy; and excessive condensation would be false economy here, even more than it is ordinarily.”
For Edgar Allan Poe, dying did not necessarily leave a person speechless. Take “The Case of M. Valdemar.” The title character, his body decomposing into “a nearly liquid mass of loathsome — of detestable putrescence,” still manages enough tongue to beg the narrator, a mesmerist, to stop messing with him. “‘For God's sake! — quick! — quick! — put me to sleep — or, quick! — waken me! — quick! — I say to you that I am dead!’”
The tell-tale cipher: Could a mysterious cryptograph be a final message from Edgar Allan Poe? By Jeffery Kurz. @ Source
mesmerist = a person who induces hypnosis. Hypnotizer.