October 31st, 2010


Так говорил Марк Твен

Не могу удержаться - помещаю несколько афоризмов Марка Твена. Некоторые фразы, я уверен, все знают; другие, возможно, не столь известны.

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.

All generalizations are false, including this one.

All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

Buy land, they're not making it anymore.

Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.

Don't tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don't tell them where they know the fish.

Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.

Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times.

Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.

God made the Idiot for practice, and then He made the School Board.

Golf is a good walk spoiled.

I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.

If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat.

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.

Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it.

Man is the only animal that blushes - or needs to.

Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid.

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.

The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

There are lies, damned lies and statistics.

To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.

We have the best government that money can buy.

Отсюда. Там еще много.

К шахматистам

Я довольно успешно решаю задачи на кооперативный мат и почти никогда не могу решить задачи на обратный мат. Является ли это общим правилом (то есть задачи на обратный мат объективно сложнее), или это какая-то моя особенность?

Богатырская загадка

По некоторым свидетельствам, Илья Муромец был уверен, что пользы от него больше, чем от молодых богатырей. На чем основывалась его уверенность?

Разгадка - через пару дней. Комментарии скринятся.