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Language

In Ch.17 of the book "How to Read a Book", "How to read science and mathematics", there is a quote that I find the most interesting. It was Lavoisier, "Elements of Chemistry", and the quoted text said that a science subject is possible when there are facts, ideas, and words. Without words one cannot describe the ideas. Without ideas there cannot have created the words.

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慈心

My favorite blogger recommended a book 观呼吸 and he said the most important line (he underlined it among the first of all readers in Wexin Read) was to give 慈心 to everyone.

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Finally Final

The book "A Tour of C++" is kind of difficult reading. A programming book that is written like essays, I cannot imagine how B.S. was able to implement such a class of writing. It is as dense as a piece of Python code, where keywords are highlighted and cross referenced all to LATER CHAPTERS; and the words in between keywords are highly sophisticated as if it is a financial literacy to reinterpret the marginal utility.

Disclaimer: haven't used C++ since 10+ years ago, and haven't read the LATER CHAPTERS.

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The good old days

Today at the library (CPL Sulzer branch) there was a small seminar on Gershwin brothers. The speaker was a Purdue professor specialized in information, and apparently Gershwin's golden age was her hobby.

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Quick response

I still remember the days when I was able to give quick answers to a problem. I guess that is what you would call a problem solver. There is always an angle to ask questions, to attack the problem, to divide and conquer, or to eliminate it. If loops did not work, there is recursive.

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