A funny book game

category: general [glöplog]
Take the book closest to you. Go to page 123, jump over the first 5 sentences (after the first 5 dot/full stop) and write the next 3 sentences here.

At first under my Nintendo DS there was a german book about dentistry that my brother has forgotten here in my desk. Page 123 had only dental images. The next book near me was again a german dentistry book (my brother has put his stuff here since I left for the army :P)

"- Im Oberkiefer ist je nach Höhe des Gaumendachs eine Skelettierung möglich, eine Schleimhautabstützung ist empfehlenswert.
- Als Retentionselemente können 3 oder bei der Anwendung von Extensionen 5 Reiter verwendet werden. Die Anwendung von Steggelenken oder Rundstegen zeigt lediglich Unterschiede in der zahntechnischen Verarbeitung."

Then because I wanted something different I opened the next one which was a book about quantum mechanics.

"Επειδή οι γνώσεις μας για τον έξω κόσμο (αν πραγματικά υπάρχει!) προέρχονται μόνο από τις εντυπώσεις των αισθητηρίων οργάνων μας, το μόνο για το οποίο μπορούμε να είμαστε σίγουροι είναι ακριβώς η ύπαρξη των δεδομένων των αισθήσεων. Όταν λέμε λόγου χάρη ότι υπάρχει κοντά μας κάποιο τραπέζι, στην πραγματικότητα αυτό που ξέρουμε είναι ότι ο νους μας διαμέσου των αισθήσεων μας και του εγκεφάλου μας συγκέντρωσε πληροφορίες που συμφωνούν με την υπόθεση ότι υπάρχει το τραπέζι. Εντούτις πριν από την κβαντική φυσική το μόνο που μπορούσαμε να υποστηρίξουμε ήταν ότι το απλούστερο μοντέλο για να εξηγήσουμε τα δεδομένα των αισθήσεων μας είναι να παραδεχτούμε ότι υπάρχει πράγματι ένα τραπέζι, ότι δηλαδή ο εξωτερικός κόσμος υπάρχει πραγματικά."

And because I wanted to find an english text for all the readers here the next one would be the first english book I could get..

"Bryant's gaze floated off into the corners of the bar. The carnal shine faded from his face. He seemed disinclined to go on."

..it's from some fiction book called Market Forces that I never read :)
added on the 2008-02-27 10:57:14 by Optimus Optimus
Chronology of World History:
"Pierre Corneille Le Cid.
Death of Ferdinand II; Ferdinand III elected Emperor.
Rising of Grisons against France."
added on the 2008-02-27 11:03:46 by zefyros zefyros
how many years is the greek army duty ? o_O

are you planning to invade turkey or what ?
added on the 2008-02-27 11:33:03 by Zest Zest
Wenn Sie zahlreiche Unterverzeichnisse haben, kann es nützlich sein zu wissen, welches Verzeichnis das aktuelle ist. Der folgende Befehl beispielsweise erstellt eine Eingabeaufforderung, die sowohl das aktuelle Laufwerk als auch das aktuelle verzeichnis anzeigt:
prompt $p
Wenn C:\PBRUSH das aktulele Verzeichnis ist, zeigt MS-DOS dann diese Eingabeaufforderung an:

(DOS 5.0 manual :P)
Phi, Phi, Phi. Amigos y amigas, todos vosotros sois tributos andantes a la Divina Proporción. Aunque las luces estaban apagadas, Langdon notaba que todos estaban atónitos.

(Da Vinci Code)
added on the 2008-02-27 14:41:20 by dnes dnes
"In 4-MV macroblocks, each of the 4 luma blocks has a motion vector associated with it. The 1-MV or 4-MV mode for each macroblock is indicated by the MVTYPEMB bitplane syntax element in the picture layer as described in section The Mixed-MV mode is signaled by the MVMODE and MVMODE2 picture layer syntax elements as described in section"
(I must admit that I cheated -- the "book" closest to me was the H.264 spec, but it contained more pseudocode than text on page 123, so I took the second closest book instead, which was the VC-1 spec :)
added on the 2008-02-27 14:56:35 by KeyJ KeyJ
"This is especially true when using sphere bounding objects that are composed of a lot of polygons.
Another apporach to shading only the pixels influenced by the bounding object involves rendering a full screen quad, just like for global sources, but enabling clipping and rejection features to discard as many noninfluenced pixels as possible should result in less of a performance impact.
The scissor test can be enabled using the rectangle that surrounds the screen projection of the source bounding object that was computed in the social state."
- ShaderX 5

I hope I'm not violating some copyright.
added on the 2008-02-27 15:27:10 by imbusy imbusy
"A useful guideline when composing a shot is to picture the frame divided into thirds, both horizontally and vertically, as shown in Figure 7.9.
This is known as the rule of thirds.
Your shot will be better composed if you position the subject along one of the lines (shown in black), or position a subject that you want noticed exactly at a point where two lines intersect (shown in red)."
[Digital Lighting & Rendering, Jeremy Birn]

added on the 2008-02-27 15:44:39 by hfr hfr
from a music magazine (could't reach a book without standing up):

"Unterbrochen ist ist diese Gott sei Dank auf ein erträgliches Maß zusammgeschrumpfte Litanei von Handycam-Aufnahmen, wie sie früher der mit der Band befreundete Depp gemacht hat, der im Proberaum sonst immer zum Bierholen geschickt wurde. Hier ist der Novelty-Faktor also auch gleich null und die ganze Geschichte ohne wirklich Überliefernswertes schnell vorbei. Was noch?"
added on the 2008-02-27 15:56:20 by Decem Decem
"After considerable algebraic simplification, this can be expressed as a the quartic equation:"

[A rubbish computer graphics book that I'm ashamed to own]
"Utrata obywatelstwa moze nastapic wskutek zrzeczenia sie go, nabycia obywatelstwa innego panstwa lub poprzez akt oficjalnego pozbawienia, na przyklad za zdrade. Niektore panstwa dopuszczaja podwojne obywatelstwo, inne nie przewiduja takiej mozliwosci. Skutkiem niespojnosci systemow prawnych jest status bezpanstwowosca, czyli osoby niemajacej zadnego obywatelstwa."

"Wiedza o Spoleczenstwie. Zakres Podstawowy. Podrecznik" ("Knowledge About Society. Non-extended for schools")
added on the 2008-02-27 16:19:55 by wrthlss wrthlss
Sorry, I've already finished with the army I just speak about the period before and my desk is still occupied.
added on the 2008-02-27 16:32:54 by Optimus Optimus
Solche Ausdrücke werden als Sequenzialisierungen bezeichnet.
Eine Sequenzialisierung (e1;...;en) wird ausgeführt in dem die Teilausdrücke e1...en in der angegebenen Reihenfolge ausgeführt werden.
Wenn die Ausführung aller Teilausdrücke regulär terminiert, wird der Wert des letzten Teilausdrucks geliefert.
added on the 2008-02-27 17:22:26 by v3nom v3nom
from a book about Standard ML.
added on the 2008-02-27 17:25:04 by v3nom v3nom
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(The book next to me did not have 123 pages...)
It must be shown that U, defined by

U = (union i in I: Ui)

is tau-confluent.
added on the 2008-03-03 08:45:26 by skrebbel skrebbel
From Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, second reissue.


They also had less access to birth control. What they did have, accordingly, was a lot more babies.

In the late 1960s, several states began to allow abortion under extreme circumstances: rape, incest, or danger to the mother.
added on the 2008-03-03 09:34:30 by _-_-__ _-_-__
The first one I tried only had a table of Treasury debt buyback operation results on August 17, 2000.
The second one, a boring Finnish book called Projektiliiketoiminta (Managing Business by Projects - The Basics of Project Management from a New Perspective) said:
Toisinaan taas on tarpeen ja mahdollistakin nopeuttaa projektin aikataulua projektin kuluessa, mikä voi edellyttää lisäresurssointia. Joka tapauksessa ajan hallinta voi edellyttää myös muutoksen hallintaa.
Varhaisimmat aikataulutustekniikat perustuivat janakaavioihin, ja myös nykyaikaiset menetelmät soveltavat näitä tekniikoita.

Really not worth translating.
added on the 2008-03-03 09:48:21 by napsa napsa
Pro přiblížení funkce rozptylovacích metod v barevném prostoru použijeme velmi časté situace, kdy výstupní barevné informace jsou reprezentovány v kvalitě 24 bitů/pixel a mají být převedeny do 8 bitů/pixel. Předpokládáme dále, že oněch 8 bitů/pixel je indexem do palety, ve které je možno nastavit 256 odstínů z 16 miliónů možných barevných kombinací. Kromě volby rozptylovací metody se nyní objevuje i otázka vhodného nastavení barevné palety.

(Modern computer graphics)
added on the 2008-03-03 10:16:35 by PiN PiN
Définir les propriétés de classe

Dans un premier temps, nous devons décider de quelles propriétés nous avons besoin pour stocker les données. Nous conserverons les noms de colonne dans un tableau et les lignes dans un tableau multidimensionnel. Nous stockerons également un entier de façon à pouvoir facilement connaître le nombre de colonnes que nous traitons:

PHP 4, Matt Zandstra
added on the 2008-03-03 10:29:47 by SilkCut SilkCut
Since there are no sentences, i will consider tablestops instead:
cos alpha = +/-(1-sin^2 alpha) - ...
tan alpha = sin alpha / +/- sqrt(1- sin^2 alpha) ...
cot alpha = ...

I don't think i need to write the name of the book ;)
added on the 2008-03-03 18:01:12 by Hatikvah Hatikvah