Tuesday, 16 July 2013

My Clippings #1

If you're using a Kindle you might know about the "My Clippings.txt" file, that is updated when you for example take notes. Below are my clippings, so far.

Tip: If you're a Kindle user you should try out the site clippingsconverter.com, to get more out of your clippings.

Below are Kindle clippings from the following books:
- Oracle Performance Tuning Guide
- Why Haskell matters
- The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
- Born to Run
- The God of Small Things
- Ender's Game
- The Swarm
- The Dice Man
- An Introduction to Zen Buddhism
- Daemon
- Freedom TM
- The Name of the Wind



Oracle Database Performance Tuning Guide

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Oracle Performance Tuning Guide (Oracle Corporation)
- Highlight Page 32  | Added on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 12:14 PM

Poorly designed systems perform poorly no matter how much extra hardware is allocated.
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Oracle Performance Tuning Guide (Oracle Corporation)
- Highlight Page 32  | Added on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 12:15 PM

any performance increases achieved by adding hardware should be considered a short-term relief to an immediate problem.
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Oracle Performance Tuning Guide (Oracle Corporation)
- Highlight Page 40  | Added on Friday, November 19, 2010, 01:36 PM

If the calls to the database are abstracted away from the application logic by many layers of software, then there is probably a bad software development method
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Oracle Performance Tuning Guide (Oracle Corporation)
- Highlight Page 42  | Added on Friday, November 19, 2010, 08:17 PM

each index maintained by an INSERT, DELETE, or UPDATE of the indexed keys requires about three times as much resource as the actual DML operation on the table. Thus, if you INSERT into a table with three indexes, then the insertion is approximately 10 times slower than an INSERT into a table with no indexes
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Oracle Performance Tuning Guide (Oracle Corporation)
- Highlight Page 42  | Added on Friday, November 19, 2010, 08:24 PM

Use of sequences, or timestamps, to generate key values that are indexed themselves can lead to database hotspot problems,
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Oracle Performance Tuning Guide (Oracle Corporation)
- Highlight Page 43  | Added on Friday, November 19, 2010, 08:30 PM

views make it difficult for the optimizer to generate the optimal execution plan.
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Oracle Performance Tuning Guide (Oracle Corporation)
- Highlight Page 43  | Added on Friday, November 19, 2010, 08:33 PM

parse SQL statements once and execute them many times. This is done through cursors
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Oracle Performance Tuning Guide (Oracle Corporation)
- Highlight Page 43  | Added on Friday, November 19, 2010, 08:34 PM

use bind variables
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Oracle Performance Tuning Guide (Oracle Corporation)
- Highlight Page 45  | Added on Friday, November 19, 2010, 08:41 PM

temptation to put procedural logic into the SQL access. This tends to result in poor SQL that is resource-intensive.
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Oracle Performance Tuning Guide (Oracle Corporation)
- Highlight Page 46  | Added on Friday, November 19, 2010, 08:48 PM

The two biggest challenges in application development today are the increased use of Java to replace compiled C or C++ applications, and increased use of object-oriented techniques, influencing the schema design.
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Oracle Performance Tuning Guide (Oracle Corporation)
- Highlight Page 47  | Added on Friday, November 19, 2010, 08:54 PM

The worst case is where you insert using an ascending key, and then delete most rows from the left-hand side but not all the rows
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Oracle Performance Tuning Guide (Oracle Corporation)
- Highlight Page 48  | Added on Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 01:00 AM

Use the Automatic Database Diagnostic Monitor (ADDM) and SQL Tuning Advisor for design validation
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Oracle Performance Tuning Guide (Oracle Corporation)
- Highlight Page 54  | Added on Friday, November 26, 2010, 01:07 AM

Automatic Database Diagnostic Monitor (ADDM)
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Oracle Performance Tuning Guide (Oracle Corporation)
- Highlight Page 56  | Added on Friday, November 26, 2010, 01:16 AM

Elimination of WAIT_EVENTS involves modifying application SQL and tuning database parameters.
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Oracle Performance Tuning Guide (Oracle Corporation)
- Highlight Page 56  | Added on Friday, November 26, 2010, 01:17 AM

Top Ten Mistakes Found in Oracle Systems
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Oracle Performance Tuning Guide (Oracle Corporation)
- Highlight Page 59  | Added on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 07:34 PM

check V$SESS_TIME_MODEL for database CPU usage
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Oracle Performance Tuning Guide (Oracle Corporation)
- Highlight Page 59  | Added on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 07:35 PM

buffer gets at the database level; check V$SESSTAT and V$SQLSTATS
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Oracle Performance Tuning Guide (Oracle Corporation)
- Highlight Page 59  | Added on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 07:36 PM

follow the wait events listed in V$SESSION_WAIT to determine what is causing serialization.
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Oracle Performance Tuning Guide (Oracle Corporation)
- Highlight Page 59  | Added on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 07:37 PM

V$ACTIVE_SESSION_HISTORY
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Oracle Performance Tuning Guide (Oracle Corporation)
- Note Page 64  | Added on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 07:43 PM

typo: "be" is missing
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Oracle Performance Tuning Guide (Oracle Corporation)
- Highlight Page 66  | Added on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 07:56 PM

any permanent tablespace that has moderate to large insert, modify, or delete operations compared to reads, choose local extent management.
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Oracle Performance Tuning Guide (Oracle Corporation)
- Highlight Page 67  | Added on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 07:57 PM

recommends the use of locally managed temporary tablespaces with a UNIFORM extent size of 1 MB.



Why Haskell matters

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Why Haskell matters (kindle@klip.me)
- Highlight Loc. 228-29  | Added on Sunday, February 27, 2011, 01:13 AM

To most people their favorite programming language is much more like religion - it just seems unlikely that any other language exists that can get the job done better and faster.
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Why Haskell matters (kindle@klip.me)
- Note Loc. 229  | Added on Sunday, February 27, 2011, 01:13 AM

To most people their favourite programming language is like religion! Most people don`t evolve.



The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
- Highlight on Page 109 | Loc. 2659-62  | Added on Sunday, July 31, 2011, 01:20 PM

“Did you ever go to a place … I think it was called Norway?” “No,” said Arthur, “no, I didn’t.” “Pity,” said Slartibartfast, “that was one of mine. Won an award, you know. Lovely crinkly edges. I was most upset to hear of its destruction.”



Born to Run

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Born to Run (Christopher Mcdougall)
- Highlight on Page 57 | Loc. 976-78  | Added on Saturday, December 03, 2011, 09:43 AM

Make friends with pain, and you will never be alone. —KEN CHLOUBER, Colorado miner and creator of the Leadville Trail



The God of Small Things: A Novel

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The God of Small Things: A Novel (Arundhati Roy)
- Highlight on Page 49 | Loc. 817-18  | Added on Friday, December 09, 2011, 11:11 AM

Ammu said that human beings were creatures of habit, and it was amazing the kind of things they could get used to.
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The God of Small Things: A Novel (Arundhati Roy)
- Highlight on Page 94 | Loc. 1613-14  | Added on Saturday, December 10, 2011, 03:06 PM

Rahel had: Excitement Always Leads to Tears. Dum dum.
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The God of Small Things: A Novel (Arundhati Roy)
- Highlight on Page 162 | Loc. 2842-43  | Added on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 12:06 AM

She looked like a bottled fetus that had escaped from its jar of formaldehyde in a Biology lab and unshriveled and thickened with age.
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The God of Small Things: A Novel (Arundhati Roy)
- Highlight on Page 182 | Loc. 3230-31  | Added on Tuesday, May 01, 2012, 10:25 PM

He left behind a Hole in the Universe through which darkness poured like liquid tar.
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The God of Small Things: A Novel (Arundhati Roy)
- Highlight on Page 235 | Loc. 4146-47  | Added on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 01:14 PM

Margaret Kochamma found herself drawn towards him like a plant in a dark room towards a wedge of light.



Ender's Game

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Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card)
- Highlight on Page 241 | Loc. 5010-11  | Added on Thursday, July 05, 2012, 03:19 PM

Human beings didn’t evolve brains in order to lie around on lakes. Killing’s the first thing we learned. And a good thing we did, or we’d be dead, and the tigers would own the earth.”
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Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card)
- Highlight on Page 253 | Loc. 5248-49  | Added on Thursday, July 05, 2012, 03:49 PM

Nature can’t evolve a species that hasn’t a will to survive. Individuals might be bred to sacrifice themselves, but the race as a whole can never decide to cease to exist.



The Swarm

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The Swarm (Frank Schatzing)
- Highlight Loc. 1215-17  | Added on Monday, July 09, 2012, 10:14 PM

I mean, what’s a whale going to think if it sees you looking in the mirror painting your face? Oh, it’ll realise you’ve identified the person in the mirror, sure, but it won’t find much evidence of intelligent behaviour.
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The Swarm (Frank Schatzing)
- Highlight Loc. 3291  | Added on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 01:15 AM

the difference beween solitude and loneliness,
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The Swarm (Frank Schatzing)
- Highlight Loc. 3909-11  | Added on Friday, July 13, 2012, 11:29 AM

But all of this was merely a reflection of the true state of the seas, which were suffering the consequences of overfishing, chemical dumping, the urbanisation of coastal regions, and global warming.
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The Swarm (Frank Schatzing)
- Highlight Loc. 4983-86  | Added on Sunday, July 15, 2012, 04:03 PM

‘Years ago, when the navy started experimenting with sonar, there was an upsurge in beachings all over the world. Large numbers of whales and dolphins died. They all showed signs of heavy bleeding in the brain and in the inner ear - injuries consistent with noise damage. In each instance, environmentalists proved that NATO military exercises had been going on close to where the bodies were found. But tell that to the navy!’
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The Swarm (Frank Schatzing)
- Highlight Loc. 5234  | Added on Sunday, July 15, 2012, 04:32 PM

“Everything is one”.
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The Swarm (Frank Schatzing)
- Highlight Loc. 5241-42  | Added on Sunday, July 15, 2012, 04:34 PM

In the belief system of the Nootka, all nature is conscious - it’s one big interconnected consciousness.’
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The Swarm (Frank Schatzing)
- Highlight Loc. 5386-88  | Added on Sunday, July 15, 2012, 05:07 PM

Funny, isn’t it? The Aboriginal peoples take only what they need of the supplies that nature gives them, but the whites treat them wastefully. It’s only when there’s almost nothing left that they wake up and want to protect our resources - which means saving nature from those who never posed a threat.
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The Swarm (Frank Schatzing)
- Highlight Loc. 5393-94  | Added on Sunday, July 15, 2012, 05:08 PM

‘Do you know about Raven and his hunger?’
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The Swarm (Frank Schatzing)
- Highlight Loc. 5405-6  | Added on Sunday, July 15, 2012, 05:12 PM

They’re destroying the world that created them.
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The Swarm (Frank Schatzing)
- Highlight Loc. 6698-99  | Added on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 01:22 PM

Are you afraid of flying?’ ‘Oh, no,’ said Johanson, emphatically. ‘It’s just the thought of falling I don’t like.’
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The Swarm (Frank Schatzing)
- Highlight Loc. 7195-96  | Added on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 02:26 PM

The people of Stavanger had no hope of survival. Anyone who attempted to outrun the towering wall of water ran in vain. Most of the tsunami’s victims were struck dead by the force of the wave.
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The Swarm (Frank Schatzing)
- Highlight Loc. 7577-78  | Added on Saturday, July 21, 2012, 04:42 PM

She’d been amused by the amateurism of his evening escapade.
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The Swarm (Frank Schatzing)
- Highlight Loc. 8758-59  | Added on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 03:42 PM

Emotions were beyond innocence and guilt: they were biochemical reactions to the circumstances of life.
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The Swarm (Frank Schatzing)
- Highlight Loc. 8771-72  | Added on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 03:44 PM

He hadn’t been in love with her, but he had loved her.
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The Swarm (Frank Schatzing)
- Highlight Loc. 8854  | Added on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 01:53 PM

Free will’s a wonderful thing, but it’s only free until you flip a few switches.
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The Swarm (Frank Schatzing)
- Highlight Loc. 9955  | Added on Monday, July 30, 2012, 11:23 AM

Every single second of our lives, even when we’re asleep, our brains are being reconfigured.
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The Swarm (Frank Schatzing)
- Highlight Loc. 10985-86  | Added on Wednesday, August 01, 2012, 03:36 PM

It was the obvious thing for the qallunaat. They live in boxes.
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The Swarm (Frank Schatzing)
- Highlight Loc. 13366  | Added on Friday, August 10, 2012, 04:20 PM

‘The human brain developed in a natural, not a technological environment,’
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The Swarm (Frank Schatzing)
- Highlight Loc. 15073-74  | Added on Sunday, August 12, 2012, 07:52 PM

We’re so obsessed with assuring our own perpetuity that our goals seldom coincide with what would be good for humankind.
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The Swarm (Frank Schatzing)
- Highlight Loc. 15985  | Added on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 02:38 PM

Hurriedly they swapped accounts,
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The Swarm (Frank Schatzing)
- Highlight Loc. 16791-92  | Added on Friday, August 17, 2012, 04:19 PM

All mankind is trapped within a waking dream of a world that doesn’t exist. We live in an imaginary cosmos of taxonomic tables and norms, incapable of perceiving nature as it really is.
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The Swarm (Frank Schatzing)
- Highlight Loc. 16795  | Added on Friday, August 17, 2012, 04:20 PM

Our eyes are wide open, and yet we are blind.
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The Swarm (Frank Schatzing)
- Highlight Loc. 16804  | Added on Friday, August 17, 2012, 04:21 PM

We’re so obsessed with norms that we forget that normality is born of abnormality,
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The Swarm (Frank Schatzing)
- Highlight Loc. 17311-12  | Added on Friday, August 17, 2012, 05:05 PM

paragons of virtue.
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The Swarm (Frank Schatzing)
- Highlight Loc. 17353-54  | Added on Friday, August 17, 2012, 05:09 PM

If we continue to damage the Earth and destroy the diversity of nature, we’ll be destroying a complex system that we can’t explain, let alone replace.



The Dice Man

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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 10 | Loc. 153  | Added on Sunday, August 19, 2012, 03:33 PM

Life is islands of ecstasy in an ocean of ennui, and after the age of thirty land is seldom seen.
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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 10 | Loc. 165-66  | Added on Sunday, August 19, 2012, 03:37 PM

Now the desire to kill oneself and to assassinate, poison, obliterate or rape others is generally considered in the psychiatric profession as ‘unhealthy.’
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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 11 | Loc. 169  | Added on Sunday, August 19, 2012, 03:38 PM

Understand yourself, accept yourself, but do not be yourself.
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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 12 | Loc. 195-96  | Added on Sunday, August 19, 2012, 03:47 PM

The assumption is that a limited and bored self is the unavoidable, all-embracing norm.
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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 28 | Loc. 472  | Added on Sunday, August 19, 2012, 04:38 PM

the enthusiasm of a man with diarrhea moving toward the toilet:
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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 40 | Loc. 696  | Added on Sunday, August 19, 2012, 05:14 PM

the crux.
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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 52 | Loc. 908-9  | Added on Sunday, August 19, 2012, 07:39 PM

A man without habits, consistency, redundancy – and hence boredom – is not human. He’s insane.’
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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 53 | Loc. 923-24  | Added on Sunday, August 19, 2012, 07:41 PM

Horney’s: the man who comforts himself not with what he achieves, but with what he dreams of achieving.’
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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 62 | Loc. 1072  | Added on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 04:48 PM

‘The die is cast,’
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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 62 | Loc. 1073  | Added on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 04:48 PM

If one life was dead and boring, so what? Long live a new life!
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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 63 | Loc. 1089  | Added on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 04:51 PM

After all, the sporadic screwing of another man’s wife might provide complications.
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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 70 | Loc. 1215  | Added on Saturday, August 25, 2012, 03:35 PM

The secret of the successful dicelife is to be a puppet on the strings of the die.
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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 81 | Loc. 1407-8  | Added on Saturday, August 25, 2012, 03:58 PM

The number of men you’ve slept with and who’ve proposed as well as propositioned, is a reflection of the openness of your legs and of your wallet, not of your personality.’
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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 85 | Loc. 1473  | Added on Saturday, August 25, 2012, 04:06 PM

‘Linda, I’ve got my period.’
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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 88 | Loc. 1529  | Added on Saturday, August 25, 2012, 04:24 PM

seduce a stranger
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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 88 | Loc. 1530-31  | Added on Saturday, August 25, 2012, 04:24 PM

borrow ten dollars from stranger ‘X’
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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 88 | Loc. 1531  | Added on Saturday, August 25, 2012, 04:24 PM

give twenty dollars to stranger ‘Y’
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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 88 | Loc. 1536-37  | Added on Saturday, August 25, 2012, 04:25 PM

When a human is being himself, flowing with his inner nature, wearing his natural appropriate masks, integrated with his environment, he is normally unaware of subtleties in another’s behavior. Only if the other person breaks a conventional pattern is awareness stimulated.
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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 89 | Loc. 1539-40  | Added on Saturday, August 25, 2012, 04:25 PM

By creating problems for myself I created thought.
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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 101 | Loc. 1759  | Added on Sunday, August 26, 2012, 06:36 PM

‘He who sits on a fence, gets it up his ass,’
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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 107 | Loc. 1865  | Added on Sunday, August 26, 2012, 07:28 PM

With determination and dice, I am God.
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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 113 | Loc. 1964-65  | Added on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 08:08 PM

Lawrence and little Evie clustered close to their father like innocent moths to a deadly flame.
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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 115 | Loc. 2013-14  | Added on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 08:13 PM

I had to wonder what happened to every human in the two decades between seven and twenty-seven to turn a kitten into a cow.
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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 116 | Loc. 2024  | Added on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 08:14 PM

‘Men must become comfortable in flowing from one role to another’
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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 118 | Loc. 2069-70  | Added on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 08:21 PM

Like the turtle’s shell, the sense of self serves as a shield against stimulation and as a burden which limits mobility into possibly dangerous areas.
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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 119 | Loc. 2075-77  | Added on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 08:23 PM

I saw then clearly for the first time that the fear of failure keeps us huddled in the cave of self – a group of behavior patterns we have mastered and have no intention of risking failure by abandoning.
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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 119 | Loc. 2089  | Added on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 08:28 PM

Success and failure mean simply the satisfaction and frustration of desire.
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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 119 | Loc. 2091  | Added on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 08:28 PM

failure is failure to please an adult; success is pleasing an adult.
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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 120 | Loc. 2098-99  | Added on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 08:34 PM

From children to men we cage ourselves in patterns to avoid facing new problems and possible failure; after a while men become bored because there are no new problems. Such is life under the fear of failure.
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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 120 | Loc. 2100  | Added on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 08:35 PM

Fail! Lose! Be bad! Play, risk, dare.
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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 120 | Loc. 2104-5  | Added on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 08:41 PM

‘I am he who can play many games.’
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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 130 | Loc. 2270-71  | Added on Tuesday, September 04, 2012, 03:57 PM

The mass of men will always see and live in the gray world.
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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 149 | Loc. 2592  | Added on Saturday, September 08, 2012, 06:14 PM

Patterns, patterns, oh, to break those chains.
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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 157 | Loc. 2713  | Added on Saturday, September 08, 2012, 06:34 PM

To change man, the audience by which he judges himself must be changed.
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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 157 | Loc. 2713-14  | Added on Saturday, September 08, 2012, 06:34 PM

A man is defined by his audience: by the people, institutions, authors, magazines, movie heroes, philosophers by whom he pictures himself being cheered and booed.
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The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart)
- Highlight on Page 256 | Loc. 4371-72  | Added on Monday, January 07, 2013, 10:34 AM

But the normal personality is today a study in frustration, boredom and despair.



An Introduction to Zen Buddhism

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An Introduction to Zen Buddhism (D.T. Suzuki)
- Highlight Loc. 75-77  | Added on Saturday, March 16, 2013, 05:07 AM

If psychophysical parallelism, the most wooden of all doctrines, is invoked in order to explain this mystical intuition of Not-twoness (Nichtzweiheit) and Oneness and the coincidentia oppositorium, one is completely ejected from the sphere of koan and kwatsu and satori.
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An Introduction to Zen Buddhism (D.T. Suzuki)
- Highlight on Page 2 | Loc. 373-74  | Added on Saturday, March 16, 2013, 10:34 PM

The “Doctrine of the Buddha-heart (buddhahridaya)” is its scholastic name, but more commonly it is known as “Zen”.
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An Introduction to Zen Buddhism (D.T. Suzuki)
- Highlight on Page 3 | Loc. 389  | Added on Saturday, March 16, 2013, 10:37 PM

To get the clearest and most efficient understanding of a thing, therefore, it must be experienced personally.
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An Introduction to Zen Buddhism (D.T. Suzuki)
- Highlight on Page 3 | Loc. 390  | Added on Saturday, March 16, 2013, 10:38 PM

personal experience is an absolute necessity.
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An Introduction to Zen Buddhism (D.T. Suzuki)
- Highlight on Page 3 | Loc. 391  | Added on Saturday, March 16, 2013, 10:39 PM

The foundation of all concepts is simple, unsophisticated experience.
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An Introduction to Zen Buddhism (D.T. Suzuki)
- Highlight on Page 5 | Loc. 414-15  | Added on Saturday, March 16, 2013, 10:53 PM

mysticism in its very nature defies the analysis of logic, and logic is the most characteristic feature of Western thought.
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An Introduction to Zen Buddhism (D.T. Suzuki)
- Highlight on Page 8 | Loc. 452  | Added on Sunday, March 17, 2013, 06:45 AM

we find in Zen all the philosophy of the East crystallized,
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An Introduction to Zen Buddhism (D.T. Suzuki)
- Highlight on Page 8 | Loc. 453  | Added on Sunday, March 17, 2013, 06:45 AM

Zen is decidedly not a system founded upon logic and analysis.
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An Introduction to Zen Buddhism (D.T. Suzuki)
- Highlight on Page 8 | Loc. 456  | Added on Sunday, March 17, 2013, 06:46 AM

Zen has nothing to teach us in the way of intellectual analysis; nor has it any set doctrines which are imposed on its followers for acceptance.
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An Introduction to Zen Buddhism (D.T. Suzuki)
- Highlight on Page 8 | Loc. 459-60  | Added on Sunday, March 17, 2013, 06:47 AM

Zen teaches nothing.
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An Introduction to Zen Buddhism (D.T. Suzuki)
- Highlight on Page 8 | Loc. 460  | Added on Sunday, March 17, 2013, 06:47 AM

We teach ourselves; Zen merely points the way.
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An Introduction to Zen Buddhism (D.T. Suzuki)
- Highlight on Page 9 | Loc. 469  | Added on Sunday, March 17, 2013, 06:51 AM

Zen is free from all these dogmatic and “religious” encumbrances.
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An Introduction to Zen Buddhism (D.T. Suzuki)
- Highlight on Page 9 | Loc. 472  | Added on Sunday, March 17, 2013, 06:52 AM

Zen wants to find a higher affirmation where there are no antitheses.
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An Introduction to Zen Buddhism (D.T. Suzuki)
- Highlight on Page 9 | Loc. 473-74  | Added on Sunday, March 17, 2013, 06:53 AM

For the same reason that Zen is not a philosophy, Zen is not a religion.
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An Introduction to Zen Buddhism (D.T. Suzuki)
- Highlight on Page 10 | Loc. 480  | Added on Sunday, March 17, 2013, 06:55 AM

Zen is the spirit of a man.
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An Introduction to Zen Buddhism (D.T. Suzuki)
- Highlight on Page 10 | Loc. 494-95  | Added on Sunday, March 17, 2013, 06:59 AM

The discipline of Zen consists in opening the mental eye in order to look into the very reason of existence.
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An Introduction to Zen Buddhism (D.T. Suzuki)
- Highlight on Page 11 | Loc. 496-97  | Added on Sunday, March 17, 2013, 06:59 AM

If there is anything Zen strongly emphasizes it is the attainment of freedom; that is, freedom from all unnatural encumbrances.
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An Introduction to Zen Buddhism (D.T. Suzuki)
- Highlight on Page 11 | Loc. 498  | Added on Sunday, March 17, 2013, 07:00 AM

Upon what do the fowl of the air meditate? Upon what do the fish in the water meditate? They fly; they swim. Is not that enough?
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An Introduction to Zen Buddhism (D.T. Suzuki)
- Highlight on Page 30 | Loc. 807-8  | Added on Sunday, March 24, 2013, 05:21 PM

To be itself is not to be itself—this is the logic of Zen, and satisfies all our aspirations.
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An Introduction to Zen Buddhism (D.T. Suzuki)
- Highlight on Page 31 | Loc. 822  | Added on Sunday, March 24, 2013, 05:23 PM

words are words and nothing else.
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An Introduction to Zen Buddhism (D.T. Suzuki)
- Highlight on Page 31 | Loc. 826-27  | Added on Sunday, March 24, 2013, 05:24 PM

Zen thinks we are too much of slaves to words and logic.



Daemon

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Daemon (Daniel Suarez)
- Highlight on Page 290 | Loc. 5135  | Added on Tuesday, April 09, 2013, 06:39 AM

In essence, computer systems needed to do only one of two things: make money or save money.
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Daemon (Daniel Suarez)
- Highlight on Page 343 | Loc. 6028  | Added on Saturday, April 13, 2013, 05:37 PM

Change was good. Painful, but good. It made you stronger. When you stopped changing, you started dying.
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Daemon (Daniel Suarez)
- Highlight on Page 349 | Loc. 6136  | Added on Saturday, April 13, 2013, 05:47 PM

ALL SPAMMERS WILL DIE



Freedom TM

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Freedom TM (Daniel Suarez)
- Highlight Loc. 1164-65  | Added on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 06:39 AM

the Western world was a bedtime story of comforting humanistic bullshit.
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Freedom TM (Daniel Suarez)
- Highlight Loc. 1938-40  | Added on Thursday, April 25, 2013, 06:37 AM

People get to vote with their money, just like they do in America.” “But if only money talks, those without money don’t get a voice.” “Well, the smarter people tend to make money, so I don’t see what the problem is.”
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Freedom TM (Daniel Suarez)
- Highlight Loc. 1944  | Added on Thursday, April 25, 2013, 06:38 AM

The world is filled with dysfunctional democracies, paralyzed by idiots with votes.”



The Name of the Wind

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The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One (Patrick Rothfuss)
- Highlight on Page 96 | Loc. 1824  | Added on Sunday, June 09, 2013, 06:49 PM

Summer was just deciding to make itself known again
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The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One (Patrick Rothfuss)
- Highlight on Page 101 | Loc. 1918  | Added on Sunday, June 09, 2013, 06:59 PM

at some point in the future I might want to kiss a lady. If I did, I wanted to do a decent job of it.
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The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One (Patrick Rothfuss)
- Highlight on Page 104 | Loc. 1960  | Added on Sunday, June 09, 2013, 07:07 PM

Power and stupidity together are dangerous.”
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The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One (Patrick Rothfuss)
- Highlight on Page 104 | Loc. 1961-62  | Added on Sunday, June 09, 2013, 07:07 PM

A clever, thoughtless person is one of the most terrifying things there is.
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The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One (Patrick Rothfuss)
- Highlight on Page 108 | Loc. 2043-44  | Added on Sunday, June 09, 2013, 07:20 PM

If you can find someone like that, someone who you can hold and close your eyes to the world with, then you’re lucky. Even if it only lasts for a minute or a day.
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The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One (Patrick Rothfuss)
- Highlight on Page 116 | Loc. 2167  | Added on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 01:28 PM

shadow pooled around him like thick oil.
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The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One (Patrick Rothfuss)
- Highlight on Page 120 | Loc. 2229  | Added on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 01:40 PM

“Time is the great healer,
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The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One (Patrick Rothfuss)
- Highlight on Page 123 | Loc. 2259-60  | Added on Thursday, June 13, 2013, 06:33 AM

Classic thinking teaches us of the four doors of the mind, which everyone moves through according to their need.
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The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One (Patrick Rothfuss)
- Highlight on Page 135 | Loc. 2478-79  | Added on Thursday, June 13, 2013, 12:16 PM

knowing deep inside that nothing would ever be right, ever again.
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The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One (Patrick Rothfuss)
- Highlight on Page 182 | Loc. 3291-92  | Added on Sunday, June 16, 2013, 06:16 PM

You have to be a bit of a liar to tell a story the right way. Too much truth confuses the facts. Too much honesty makes you sound insincere.”
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The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One (Patrick Rothfuss)
- Highlight on Page 216 | Loc. 3790  | Added on Sunday, June 16, 2013, 07:30 PM

Outside was the warm quiet of a windless spring night.
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The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One (Patrick Rothfuss)
- Highlight on Page 247 | Loc. 4322  | Added on Monday, June 17, 2013, 04:01 PM

anger can keep you warm at night, and wounded pride can spur a man to wondrous things.
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The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One (Patrick Rothfuss)
- Highlight on Page 323 | Loc. 5645-46  | Added on Thursday, June 20, 2013, 08:27 PM

“There are two sure ways to lose a friend, one is to borrow, the other to lend.”
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The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One (Patrick Rothfuss)
- Highlight on Page 535 | Loc. 9415  | Added on Sunday, June 30, 2013, 04:15 PM

“We want the sweet things, but we need the unpleasant ones.”
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