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By Charles Wheelan

Refreshingly sincere suggestion and observations on happiness, luck, and the area lurking past the campus gates.
Modeled on Charles Wheelan’s 2011 type Day Speech at Dartmouth university, this selection of refreshingly sincere suggestion and observations is the antidote to these cotton-candy platitudes which are all too commonplace to someone who’s ever worn a mortarboard. Armed with a PhD in public coverage, decades of expertise in social technological know-how examine, and—perhaps such a lot important—good-natured humor, Wheelan deals up 10½ head-turning aphorisms on happiness and luck that anybody staring down the barrel of commencement must pay attention yet most likely hasn’t heard but. Celebrated New Yorker cartoonist Peter Steiner provides a marginally of caprice along with his irreverent illustrations sprinkled all through. 15 illustrations

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ANOTHER PROBLEM These lines are really confusing. They always start out nice and clean, and then over time the whole thing becomes a wall of color that makes no sense. ANOTHER PROBLEM Someone forgot the power lines to this computer, which is probably why your phone has no service right now. OTHER COMPUTERS You can bring your own computers and put them in the computer holder. As long as you pay for the space and don’t break anything, the people who own the building don’t care what kind they are or how old they are.

Some of them just use the hot air itself, which works well for very fast boats. But for boats going slower than sound, it turns out that using the hot air to power big blowers takes less fire water than using the air itself as a pusher. FIRE-WATER CARRIERS SPIN STOPPERS The blowers that push the air together all work by spinning, but since they’re all spinning in the same direction, they can start the air spinning around instead of going toward the burning room. To keep that from happening, there are little wings in between each blower to make the river of air go straight and keep it from turning too much.

One is to talk to computers in the outside world and another is to talk to other computers in the building that are owned by the same company. The third is a special computer building system used to do things like turn the computer on and off or change how it works. INFORMATION BOXES MEMORY GROUPS EMPTY SPOTS FOR MORE INFORMATION BOXES The memory boxes in some computers are joined together so that even if one or two of the boxes break, the others still have all the stuff they were remembering. NORMAL COMPUTERS These computers have some memory, but they’re mostly for doing work and talking to other computers.

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