|Proverbs, aphorisms, quotations (English)||by Linux fortune|
|Excerpts From The First Annual Nerd Bowl (#7)|
JOHN SPLADDEN: In this final round, the two teams must assemble a 16-node
Beowulf cluster from scratch, install Linux on them, and then use the
system to calculate pi to 1 million digits. This is the ultimate test for
nerds... only people in the Big Leagues should attempt this... [snip]
BRYANT DUMBELL: Look at that! Instead of messing with screws, the
Portalbacks are using duct tape to attach their motherboards to the cases!
That should save some time. [snip] They've done it! The Mad Hatters have
completed the Final Round in 2 hours, 15 minutes. That's one hell of a
Beowulf cluster they produced... drool.
SPLADDEN: With that, the Mad Hatters win the Nerd Bowl 105 to 68! There's
going to be some serious beer-drinking tonight back at the Red Hat offices.
DUMBELL: Linus Torvalds has emerged from the sidelines to present his
Linus Torvalds Trophy to the winners. What a glorious sight! This has
definitely been the best Nerdbowl ever. I pity those people that have been
watching the Superbowl instead.
|"You know, how is The Force like duct tape? Answer: it has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together."|
-- Larry Wall (Open Sources, 1999 O'Reilly and Associates)
|Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, and a dark side, and|
it holds the universe together ...
-- Carl Zwanzig
|The Force is what holds everything together. It has its dark side, and|
it has its light side. It's sort of like cosmic duct tape.
|manager in the cable duct|