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  • adventurejock

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    Dec 02, 2008 5:08 AM GMT
    * Get the book nearest to you. Right now.

    * Go to page 56.

    * Find the 5th sentence.

    * Don't look for your favorite book or your coolest but really the nearest

    *Post the sentence and the name and author of the book
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    Dec 02, 2008 5:13 AM GMT
    "To produce a warning, the program must be compiled with '-Wall' and optimization simultaneously."

    An Introduction to GCC, by Brian Gough

    Not very exciting, but hey, you said it had to be the nearest.
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    Dec 02, 2008 5:34 AM GMT
    "A typical muscle spans a joint and tapers at each end into a fibrous tendon anchored to a bone."

    The Human Body Book by Robert Winston and Steve Parker.

    Good idea for a thread icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 02, 2008 5:37 AM GMT
    "The pear, though cultivated in classical times, appears, from Pliny's description, to have been a fruit of inferior quality."

    The Origin of Species

    By none other than Charles Darwin...
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    Dec 02, 2008 5:37 AM GMT
    "But I wasn't interested in the lady who became the strip-tease queen of America, and I didn't think anyone else would be, so I said no."

    Broadway Song & Story, edited by Otis L. Guernsey. The quotation comes from Arthur Laurents.
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    Dec 02, 2008 5:41 AM GMT
    haha, cool topic.


    mines a french textbook

    "C'est le seul jour de la semaine ou tout le monde est disponible en meme temps."
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    Dec 02, 2008 5:51 AM GMT
    The nearest book to me has a page 56, but it doesn't have a fifth sentence ..... so here is the sentence that includes the 5th LINE of page 56 of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl and Other Poems", from a poem called "In the back of the real":

    railroad yard in San Jose
    I wandered desolate
    in front of a tank factory
    and sat on a bench
    near the switchman's shack.



    Oddly enough, I first saw this idea on Facebook today, and the nearest book to me at that time was an Astronomy textbook, and the 5th sentence on page 56 was about solar eclipses....
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    Dec 02, 2008 5:51 AM GMT
    "Accordingly, the general level of prices could change, but relative prices could also change, with subsequent impacts on the various sectors of the economy."

    History of Economic Thought
    by Landreth and Colander

    Oh, God, I'm bored...............................
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    Dec 02, 2008 5:53 AM GMT
    Good Grief.

    "Heavenly bodies move toward their place at the center of the universe not because of a tendency to unite with other heavy bodies located there, but simply because it is their nature to seek that central place; if by some miracle the center happened to be vacant (a physical impossibility in the Aristotelian universe, but an interesting imaginary state of affairs), it would remain the destination of every heavy body."

    The fourth sentence was much more compact.

    The Beginnings of Western Science: The European Scientific Tradition in Philosphical, Religious, and Institutional Context, Prehistory to A.D. 1450.
    Second Edition.
    David C. Lindberg
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    Dec 02, 2008 5:54 AM GMT
    Chagall -- Grange Books

    "Hassidism lies outside the scholarly talmudic culture, the institutional commentary of the synagogue."
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    Dec 02, 2008 5:59 AM GMT
    "We have defined the Index mode using general-purpose processor registers."

    Computer Organization 5th Edition by Carl Hamacher

    lol you got me studying for my first final term, but I couldnt help to open page 56 haha nice icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 02, 2008 5:59 AM GMT
    "Some days I felt like Anne Sullivan to Marley's Helen Keller."

    Marley and Me by John Grogan
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    Dec 02, 2008 6:07 AM GMT
    Slabbing is the process of creating a layer of a center of uniform thickness that can be precoated, cut, and dipped or enrobed. As with examples throughout this book, the confectioner uses metal bars to create a frame, which is then filled with the material that will be the center. The advantage of using bars, rather then other types of frames, is that they can be adjusted to fit different batch sizes.

    well that was sort of the fifth sentence

    Its from chocolates and confections formula, theory, and technique for the artisan confectioner by peter P. Greweling, the culinary institute of america

    was just checking on a recipe I was planning to make

    there was also another book right next to this one, but, it was the least interesting of the two.
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    Dec 02, 2008 6:07 AM GMT
    Heh.

    "Therefore, Equation (1.58 ) states in words that
    *imagine there's a box around these words*
    Buoyancy force on the body = weight of the fluid displaced by body
    *end box*"

    Although page 856 is a whole lot more interesting:

    "In contrast, for a viscous flow, information is propagated by the diffusive transport mechanisms of mu and k (a molecular phenomenon), and these mechanisms are not basically changed when the flow goes from subsonic to supersonic."

    Fundamentals of Aerodynamics - Fourth Edition
    By: John D. Anderson, Jr. (that man is a GENIUS)
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    Dec 02, 2008 6:11 AM GMT
    "Experiments are now under way to grow a new strand of bacterium that feeds only of dead flesh."

    The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks
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    Dec 02, 2008 6:16 AM GMT
    (referring to a diagram) "The lack of a direct arrow linking actual appraisals to self-appraisals means that it is our perception of what other people think of us, rather than what they actually think of us, that determines our self-appraisals"

    Page 56, 5th sentence, of "The Self" written by Professor Jonathan D. Brown.
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    Dec 02, 2008 6:17 AM GMT
    Nearest 'book' to the desk is a comic book. :/

    It does not have a fifth sentence on the 56th page though, though the fifth sentence on the 55th page reads:

    Dominance - but not absolute control.

    X-Men, Twilight of the Age of the Apocalypse, EIC: Bob Harris

    The nearest other book though has a proper page 56 and fifth sentence:

    "Whoa," he said

    - A Cold Heart, Jonathan Kellerman
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    Dec 02, 2008 6:18 AM GMT
    Giving the patient dopamine doesn't help, because dopamine cannot cross the blood-brain barrier.

    David G. Myers
    Psychology Eighth Edition In Modules
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    Dec 02, 2008 6:21 AM GMT
    "The audit of AR often includes a procedure called confirmation," (Hall 2007).

    Hall, J. A. 2007. Accounting Information Systems. 5th Edition.

    Edit: Pretty broad array of books near people. Interesting topic!
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    Dec 02, 2008 6:26 AM GMT
    Now I did what you exacly asked.icon_eek.gif

    but i know that he hath not sought for power nor authority over you,


    But i ant gonna tell you what it's from. You did say the closest book, not one I'm reading or a favorite. It was the closest at hand, and I'm inbarest to name it......
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    Dec 02, 2008 6:27 AM GMT
    "But I have a family and a great deal to lose.

    "The Secret History of the American Empire, The Truth About Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and How to Change the World" by John Perkins

    I have not started to read this book yet so do not ask me about it. I have however read his first book, "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" and it was enlightening to say the least.
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    Dec 02, 2008 6:32 AM GMT
    Pg 56 has no words,

    just a picture of Kira Kener fully nude.

    "XXX 30 Porn-Star Portraits" - Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
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    Dec 02, 2008 6:33 AM GMT
    NewbieNew saidPg 56 has no words,

    just a picture of Kira Kener fully nude.

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    Dec 02, 2008 6:37 AM GMT
    Doc Thorne was a gray-haired, barrel-chested man of fifty five.

    The Lost World by Michael Crichton
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    Dec 02, 2008 6:39 AM GMT
    I shouldn't open this, as it's an antique print, but I'll oblige as it is indeed the closest book in sight.

    "'I know Mr. Lorry, sir, much better than I know the Bailey. Much better,' said Jerry, not unlike a reluctant witness at the establishment in question, 'than I, as an honest tradesman, wish to know the Bailey.'"

    'A Tale of Two Cities'

    Charles Dickens