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  • Sankara shared from Life of Pi by Yann Martel
    If you come upon a sleeping three-toed sloth in the wild, two or three nudges should suffice to awaken it; it will then look sleepily in every direction but yours. Why it should look about is uncertain since the sloth sees everything in a Magoo-like blur. As for hearing, the sloth is not so much deaf as uninterested in sound. Beebe reported that firing guns next to sleeping or feeding sloths elicited little reaction. And the sloth’s slightly better sense of smell should not be overestimated. They are said to be able to sniff and avoid decayed branches, but Bullock (1968) reported that sloths...
    Note: lol
  • Sankara shared from a Personal Document
    We all know that cultural attitudes are probably the hardest thing to change. On how to do it, I subscribe to the view most eloquently stated by management guru Richard Pascale: "Adults are more likely to act their way into a new way of thinking than to think their way into a new way of acting." That's why I agree with Viviane Reding when she says, "I don't like quotas, but I like what they do."
  • Sankara shared from a Personal Document
    “India grows at night while the government sleeps”.
  • Sankara shared from a Personal Document
    When your language is represented as the inherent data structures, the language itself can manipulate its own structure and behavior (Graham 1995).
    Note: Joy of Clojure
  • Sankara shared from a Personal Document
    Lisp can be likened to a self-licking lollypop—more formally defined as homoiconicity.
    Note: Joy of Clojure
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Sankara Rameswaran