Hi Ornetters:

[ I have thought of introducing an Oriya over the Ornet alongwith
her/his contribution to the "Weekend Thoughts" column. I solicit
your kind cooperation in this matter

This weeks "Weekend Thoughts" column is contributed by Mr. Surjit
Sahoo, a promising Oriya academic pioneer from the southern USA.
The following few lines basically is meant to introduce Surjit to
the Ornet users: 

	>>>>>>>>	INTRO		<<<<<<<<< 

I am not sure if I can give sometime about your proposal.
i think i am already late (this is something about me) and
i have a load of work to do. monday (even though it was a
holiday) we started a big project. i cant seem to manage
my time. i am already in the middle of a big mess. so i am
not sure, if this would be a right time. for instance, i
just came back from driving school to send you this mail.
i was there for speeding. oh, please forgive me, before i
bore you to death with my non-stop cribbing. hope, you had
a nice day. for the time being, let's keep some good thing
going on Ornet and keep exchanging personal mails. be it
about anything. anyway, let me know, what you think.

(i am a sorry) Surjit Sahoo


DM---So here's a few things to think over the weekend...


	>>>>>>>>>	ARTICLES	<<<<<<<<<<

Redistributed without permission from the authors or other publishers.

The beguiling ideas about science quoted here were collected from
essays, exams, and class room discussions; most were from fifth-
and sixth-graders. They illustrate Mark Twain's contention that
the "most interesting information comes from children, for they
tell all they know and then stop."

 -       One horsepower is the amount of energy it takes to drag a
        horse 500 feet in one second.

	DM-- The horse must be Toofan Mail.

 -       You can listen to thunder after lightening and tell how
        close you came to getting hit. If you don't hear it you
        got hit, so never mind.

	DM-- If you get hit then you don't have a mind left.

 -       When they broke open molecules, they found they were
        only stuffed with atoms. But when they broke open atoms,
        they found them stuffed with explosions.

	DM-- Isn't this what Dr. Jogesh Pati is after? Isn't he
	     interested in exploring the explosions?

 -       When people run around and around in circles we say they
        are crazy. When planets do it we say they are orbiting.

 -       Most books now say our sun is a star. But it still knows
        how to change back into a sun in the daytime.

	DM-- Dinare Basanta Aame.....

 -       Many dead animals of the past changed to fossils, others
        preferred to be oil.

	DM-- Many monkeys of the past changed to humans, others
	     preferred to remain monkeys just to remind the humans
	     of their past, however, the humans forgot their past
	     preferred to change themselves into selfish beasts.

 -       Vacuums are nothings. We only mention them to let them
        know we know they're there.

 -       Some people can tell what time it is by looking at the
        sun. But I have never been able to make out the numbers.

 -       We say the cause of perfume disappearing is evaporation.
        Evaporation gets blamed for a lot of things people forget
        to put the top on.

 -       I am not sure how clouds get formed. But the clouds know
        how to do it, and that is the important thing.

 -       Cyanide is so poisonous that one drop of it on a dog's
        tongue will kill the strongest man.

 -       Thunder is a rich source of loudness.

 -       Isotherms and isobars are even more important than their
        names sound.

 -       It is so hot in some parts of the world that the people
        there have to live in other places.

 -       Our new teacher told us all about fossils.  Before she came
        to our class, I didn't know what a fossil looked like.

 -       Pavlov studied the salvation of dogs.

 -       A molecule is so small that it can't be seen by the naked 

 -       In biology today, we digested a frog.

 -       To prevent head colds, use an agonizer to spray into you
        nose until it drops down into you throat.

	DM-- This is also the secret of AMRUTANJAN.



The bird I am going to write about is the Owl.  The owl cannot see at all in
the day and is blind as a bat at night.  I do not know much about the owl so 
I will go on to the Beast which I am going to choose.

It is the Cow.  The Cow is a mammal and it is tame.   It has six sides:
right, left, fore, back, upper, and below.  At the back it has a tail in
which is hanging a bush.  With this it sends the flies away so they do not
fall in the milk.

The head is for the purpose of growing horns and so the mouth can be
somewhere.  They are to butt with.  The mouth is to moo with.

Under the cow hangs the milk.  It is arranged for milking.  When the people
milk the cow the milk comes and there is never any end to the supply.  How
the cow does it I have not learned, but it makes more and more.

The man cow is called the ox.  It is not a mammal.  The cow does not eat
much but what it eats twice it eats twice, so it gets enough.  When it is
hungry it moos and when it doesn't say anything it is because its insides
is full of grass.

The cow has a fine sense of smell and you can smell it far away.  That is
the reason for the fresh air in the country.

Top 10 Signs That Computer Has Taken Over Your Life:

10. Your stationery is more cluttered than Warren Beatty's address book.
The letterhead lists a fax number, e-mail addresses for two on-line
services, and your Internet address, which spreads across the breadth of
the letterhead and continues to the back.  In essence, you have conceded
that the first page of any letter you write *is* letterhead.

9.  You need to fill out a form that must be typewritten, but you can't
because there isn't one typewriter in your house -- only computers with
laser printers.

8.  You disdain people who use low baud rates.

7.  When you go into a computer store, you eavesdrop on a salesperson
talking with customers -- and you butt in to correct him and spend the
next twenty minutes answering the customers' questions, while the
salesperson stands by silently, nodding his head.

6.  You constantly find yourself in groups of people to whom you say the
phrase "digital compression."  Everyone understands what you mean, and
you are not surprised or disappointed that you don't have to explain it.

5.  You have ended friendships because of irreconcilably different
opinions about which is better -- the track ball or the track *pad*.
4.  You would rather get more dots per inch than miles per gallon.

3.  The thought that a CD could refer to finance or music rarely
enters your mind.

2.  You sign Christmas cards by putting :-) next to your signature.

And the worst sign that COMPUTER has taken over your life .....
(what ! no drum rolls !!!)

1.  You understand all the jokes in this message.  If so, my friend,
computer has taken over your life.  We suggest, for your own good, that
you go lie under a tree and write a haiku.  And don't use a laptop.

Coming to think of it, you'd probably email this message to your friends
over the net; but you'd never get around to showing it to anyone in person
or reading it to them on the phone.

The following is a few things I have added (...DM):

1. Why isn't the opposite of Philantrope called Phobanthrope?

2. Is it true that the sacred thread has 6 strings to remind the
Brahmachari to control: Kama, Krodha, Moha, Lobha, Mada and Mascharya?
What could all this be in English? These will all be integer variables in a
Fortran code.

3. In order to be politically correct should one say:

	-The crow is African-American.
	-The milk is Caucasian.
	-Snow White met seven vertically challenged people.

Hope you enjoyed.....
Debasmita Misra   


Your comments are always welcome...

Surjit Sahoo

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