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“[The Merc turned to Revolution 200T from Copan Systems. It employs a radically different approach: a massive array of idle disks, or Maid. In the setup, a disk only spins when a piece of data that resides on it is requested; the rest of the time, it's idle. Because the disks are idle most of the time, there's less chance they'll fail.] I've implemented an architecture with ATA drives that spins them down when not in use, ... The access isn't real time, but it's backup data, so a 15-second delay is no problem.”
“FRYING-PAN, n. One part of the penal apparatus employed in that punitive institution, a woman's kitchen. The frying-pan was invented by Calvin, and by him used in cooking span-long infants that had died without baptism; and observing one day the horrible torment of a tramp who had incautiously pulled a fried babe from the waste-dump and devoured it, it occurred to the great divine to rob death of its terrors by introducing the frying-pan into every household in Geneva. Thence it spread to all corners of the world, and has been of invaluable assistance in the propagation of his sombre faith. The following lines (said to be from the pen of his Grace Bishop Potter) seem to imply that the usefulness of this utensil is not limited to this world; but as the consequences of its employment in this life reach over into the life to come, so also itself may be found on the other side, rewarding its devotees:
Old Nick was summoned to the skies. Said Peter: "Your intentions Are good, but you lack enterprise Concerning new inventions.
"Now, broiling in an ancient plan Of torment, but I hear it Reported that the frying-pan Sears best the wicked spirit.
"Go get one --fill it up with fat -- Fry sinners brown and good in't."
"I know a trick worth two o' that," Said Nick --"I'll cook their food in't."”
“Let's be clear -- for the next couple of months the employment numbers are going to look terrible. There's going to be a lot of noise and problems gathering the data, so it's going to be tougher than usual to sift through the tea leaves and really get at the heart of what's going on here.”
“Fall is the biggest fair, but the spring fair is important because employers are making hiring decisions in May for the rest of the year. Students need to jump on it so they don't miss the boat. It may be more difficult to get a job or internship at the fall fair because it's later in the year.”