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  When Yang-shan Hui-chi (807-883), as a young monk, paid a visit to the Ch'an master
Hsing-k'ung, there was a monk who asked Hsing-k'ung:
-What is the meaning of the Patriarch's coming from the West?
Hsing-k'ung replied:
-Suppose... continue...

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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: PLS COMMENT ON THIS EXCELLENT KOAN
vertical line Posted on Mar.26.2007 @ 02:20AM EDT by rajroshi

A novice was trying to fix a broken Lisp machine by turning the power off and on. Knight, seeing what the student was doing spoke sternly: "You can not fix a machine by just power-cycling it with no understanding of what is going wrong." Knight turned the machine off and on. The machine worked.


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Reply from HarryB
Mar.26.2007
04:53AM EDT 
vertical line Haiku of our times: freed from GIGO* disembodied data continues its cosmic dance *GIGO: garbage in, garbage out: an apt description of our lives, no? Regards, Harry.
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Reply from HarryB
Mar.26.2007
06:22AM EDT 
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freed from GIGO
disembodied data continues
its cosmic dance

If you prefer rich text.

Regards,

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Reply from boymonk
Mar.26.2007
12:40PM EDT 
vertical line It's called a hard reboot, works every time.
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Reply from Woodsman
Mar.26.2007
02:25PM EDT 
Email Woodsman
vertical line Go bottle that.
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