Okay, this is the last word from Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway.
Immaterial (im-uh-TEER-EE-uhl) [Latin im- without, not m?teri?lis; of, belonging to matter.]
Usage: Mr. Fletcher, retired, of the Treasury, Mrs. Gorham, widow of the famous K. C., approaached Him simply, and having done their praying, leant back, enjoyed the music (the organ pealed sweetly), and saw Miss Kilman at the end of the row, praying, praying, and, being still on the threshold of their underworld, thought of her sympathetically as a soul haunting the same territory; a soul cut out of immaterial substance; not a woman, a soul.
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Eh, I don't think I really believe this, but since South Park thinks its funny to portray Richard Dawkins as a tasteless sodomite, it seems only fair to mention that the joke might have stung more if it had been applied to Ted Haggard.
A gay man and admitted male escort claims he has had an ongoing sexual relationship with a well-known Evangelical pastor from Colorado Springs.
So far, it's nothing but innuendo and accusation, though. I have to say that even if it were true, it would not be a reason to oppose Haggard, and I'd actually be rather disappointed—it would immediately move the debate from the substance of the danger of evangelical nonsense to wailing about hypocrisy and homosexuality, exactly the kind of complaint that plays right into the hands of the sanctimonious Religious Right.
Besides, look at that face. He reminds me of that horndog, Steve Stifler.Read the comments on this post...
Physicists at UC San Diego have for the first time observed the spontaneous production of coherence within ?excitons,? the bound pairs of electrons and holes that enable semiconductors to function as novel electronic devices. Scientists working in the emerging field of nanotechnology, which is finding commercial applications for ultra-small material objects, believe that this newly discovered property could eventually help the development of novel computing devices and provide them with new insights into the quirky quantum properties of matter.
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I have some terribly sad news. William Styron, one of my favorite writers, died yesterday from pneumonia in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Styron is best known for his novel about a holocaust survivor, Sophie's Choice, a bestseller that was made into a movie with the same name, and for The Confessions of Nat Turner, the story of a black slave revolt that won the Pulitzer Prize in 1968. The last book that he completed, Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness (1990), was a short memoir of his descent into depression that caused him to drink heavily and nearly ended in his suicide. He was working on a military novel, but had not published any full-length work of fiction after Sophie's Choice, which was published in 1979.
Styron was a Virginia native, who wrote about race, class and personal guilt. Styron is survived by his wife, Rose; four children, Alexandra, Susanna, Paola and Thomas; and eight grandchildren, the Times reported. Styron was 81.Read the comments on this post...
can anybody please tell me how the boiler in Distillation tower get started and the procedure to start a distillation operation in Industry............
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Minnesotans have to choose between Mike Hatch (D) and Tim Pawlenty (R) for governor next week, and someone has noticed that Pawlenty ads have been lacking in substance…so they put together a helpful parody. I don't know, though—this could be a winning issue for Hatch. That kitten in the final frames sure looks tasty.Read the comments on this post...
Rethuglican Senator George Allen showed his true colors yesterday by refusing to denounce his supporters' attack upon a liberal blogger. The blog writer, W. Michael Stark, was attacked after he asked detailed questions about the circumstances surrounding Allen's contentious divorce. Stark, a first year law student, was shoved, punched, knocked to the floor, and his head was nearly was pushed through a plate-glass door by Allen's supporters.
I came across an article yesterday about programming languages, which hit on oneof my major peeves, so I can't resist responding. The article is at greythumb.org,and it's called Programmer's rant: what should and should not be added to C/C++.
It's a variation on the extremely common belief that C and C++ are the best languages to use when you need code to run fast. They're not. They're good at things that need to get very close to the hardware - not in the efficiency sense, but in the sense of needing to be able to fairly directly munge the stack, address specific hardware registers, etc. But they are dreadful languages for writing real scientific and/or numerical code.Read the rest of this post... | Read the comments on this post...