About J. L. Revilla

Gen X Geek

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  • J. shared from a Personal Document
    Jezal had often observed that the ever so slightly stupid will act more stupidly in clever company. Having lost the high ground already they scramble eagerly for the position of likeable idiot, stay out of arguments they will only lose, and can hence be everyone's friend.
  • J. shared from a Personal Document
    ‘You never get used to it,’ he’d said, his ugly face thoroughly disapproving. ‘You think, that’s a machine. It has to be. But in there, there’s a man. And then it moves, all that plate, tonnes and tonnes of it, and you know it can move quicker than you can, it can kill you quicker than you can blink, and then you think: I was right the first time. It is a machine, a nightmare machine, and if we need to make a thing like this to keep us alive, then the universe is a scary place.’
    Note: Adeptus Astartes
  • J. shared from Immortal by Gene Doucette
    (A note: succubi are notorious amateur psychologists and have been since well before Freud. In fact I have it on good authority that Freud stole his whole gig from a particularly talkative succubus he used to know. And if you don’t believe Freud knew a succubus, you haven’t read Freud.)
  • J. shared from Immortal by Gene Doucette
    It took a little work and a lot of wriggling to ascertain that I wasn’t paralyzed; I was simply pinned behind a futon. The smell of stale beer, tipped ashtrays, and vomit triggered vague memories of a party of some kind, one that I may even have been invited to. There was also the outside chance that the futon belonged to some- one I actually knew, but that was, statistically speaking, a long shot.
    Note: Bastante DouglasAdamsesco el estilo, pero no me atrevo a comparar hasta que lo termine...
  • J. shared from In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy
    “That’s true,” said Brin. “Ultimately I view Google as a way to augment your brain with the knowledge of the world. Right now you go into your computer and type a phrase, but you can imagine that it could be easier in the future, that you can have just devices you talk into, or you can have computers that pay attention to what’s going on around them and suggest useful information.”
  • J. shared from In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy
    Winograd thought this was a great idea for a project, but not an easy one. To do it right, he told Page, you’d really have to capture a significant chunk of the World Wide Web’s link structure. Page said, sure, he’d go and download the web and get the structure. He figured it would take a week or something.
  • J. shared from The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One by Patrick Rothfuss
    “There’s bound to be trouble.” “Trouble,” he chuckled. “What does a boy like you know about trouble? I was in trouble afore you were born. I been in trouble you don’t even got words for.”
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J. L. Revilla
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