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Department of Applied Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology

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Igor Wojnicki This picture was taken in one of the most amazing places in the world (in my opinion) - it is the Monk's Mound near St.Louis, MO.

My name seems to mean: IGOR (m.) - Scandinavian 'bow warrior'; quinga, "bow", ohtar, mehtar "warrior", so Quingohtar or Quingamehtar or C˙mehtar, according to http://www.elvish.org/elm/names/i.html Actually it supposed it be IVOR, but I guess it was changed to IGOR somewhere about Russia.

Misc

Quotes

Misery loves company.
Chakotay to Tuvok
A holodeck program can be turned off when it no longer suits you, reality can't.
Seven of Nine, "Nightingale" StarTrek Voyager episode 8, season 7
Insufficient facts always invite danger
Spock, "Space Seed"
Every program attempts to expand until it can read mail. Those programs which cannot so expand are replaced by ones which can.
Zawinski's law of software envelopment
If a machine is expected to be infallible, it cannot also be intelligent.
A.Turing
"God created Arakis to train the faithful." One cannot go against the word of God.
Paul Muad'Dib Atreidis
Remember, remember the fifth of November,
the gunpowder, treason and plot,
I see of no reason why gunpowder treason
should ever be forgot.
old rhyme
Revenge is a dish best served cold.
Old Klingon proverb
What we see now is like a dim image in a mirror--. Then we shall see face to face.
Ghost in the Shell
The fish doesn't think: the fish is mute, expressionless.
The fish doesn't think, because the fish knows- Everything
Arizona Dream
Fish cannot carry guns.
VALIS by Philip K.Dick
I thought what I'd do was, I'd pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes.
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
...time to make a sacrifice, we raise or fall...
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Soundtrack
Stars. Destiny.
Things aren't different. Things are things.
Neuromancer by W.Gibson
Tractate 31: We hypostatize information into objects. Rearrangement of objects is change in the content of the information; the message has changed. This is a language which we have lost the ability to read. We ourselves are a part of this language; changes in us are changes in the content of the information. We ourselves are information-rich; information enters us, is processed and is then projected outward once more, now in an altered form. We are not aware that we are doing this, that in fact this is all we are doing.
Tractate 36: In summary; thoughts of the brain are experienced by us as arrangements and rearrangements - change - in a physical universe; but in fact it is really information and information-processing which we substantialize. We do not merely see its thoughts as objects, but rather as the movement, or, more precisely, the placement of objects: how they become linked to one another. But we cannot read the patterns of arrangement; we cannot extract the information in it - i.e. it as information, which is what it is. The linking and relinking of objects by the Brain is actually a language but not a language like ours (since it is addressing itself and not someone or something outside itself).
Exegesis by Philip K.Dick
Life and death come and go
like marionettes dancing on a table.
Once their strings are cut,
they easily crumble
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Leonardo da Vinci
The Pyramid of Knowledge: Wisdom, Metaknowledge, Knowledge, Information, Data, Noise.
Expert Systems by J.C. Giarratano, G.D. Riley
I'm an engineer. I fix things.
B'Ellana Torres
Death to the demoness, Allegra Geller!
eXistenZ
A collector's piece indeed . . .
every detail exactly as she said . . .
Will you still play,
when all the rest of us are dead?
Raul, Phantom of the Opera
...her body had ceased to consume both time and space...
A Maze of Death by Philip K.Dick

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