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Subject: [linux-help] Re: Installing Red Hat 5.1
From: Dustin Decker <dustind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 1 May 2002 09:11:41 -0500 (CDT)
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On Tue, 30 Apr 2002, D. Shane Robinson wrote:

> Sadly, your's was the most constructive reply. Know where I could get
> a copy cheap? I don't have internet access right now...

Bring me two blank CDs and I'll burn 'em for ya.

I think that the message is very clear here: somewhere outside of and beyond 
our universe is 
an operating system, coded up over incalculable spans of time by some kind of 
The cosmic operating system uses a command-line interface. It runs on something 
like a 
teletype, with lots of noise and heat; punched-out bits flutter down into its 
hopper like 
drifting stars. The demiurge sits at his teletype, pounding out one command 
line after 
another, specifying the values of fundamental constants of physics: 

universe -G 6.672e-11 -e 1.602e-19 -h 6.626e-34 -protonmass 1.673e-27.... 

and when he's finished typing out the command line, his right pinky hesitates 
above the ENTER 
key for an aeon or two, wondering what's going to happen; then down it 
comes--and the WHACK 
you hear is another Big Bang. 

Neal Stephenson - "In the beginning was the command line"

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