RITUALS FOR COMPUTER OPERATION                     
                                                              
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¨@@@@@@¨¨¨                                          ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨@@@@¨¨@@ THE COMPUTER  IS A VERY COMMON  TOOL  IN @@@@@@@@@@
¨¨¨@@¨¨¨¨¨ THE FUTURES, AND IN  SOME WAYS EVEN NOW. @@@@@@@@@¨
@@¨¨¨¨@@@@ ITS JOB IS TO  DO VAST  AMOUNTS OF SMALL @@@@@@@@¨¨
¨¨¨@@¨¨@@@ CALCULATIONS IN  A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME. ¨@@@@@@¨¨¨
@@¨¨¨¨¨¨@@                                          ¨¨@@@@¨¨@@
@¨¨@@@@¨¨¨ MOST WORK ON  THE  PRINCIPLES  OF POSING @¨¨@@¨¨¨¨@
¨¨¨¨@@¨¨@@ THE  PROBLEM  ON A HILBERT PLANE,  WHICH ¨¨¨¨¨¨@@¨¨
@@@¨¨¨¨¨¨@ IS  THEN  FOLDED OUT  OF  CAUSALITY,  SO ¨@@@@¨¨¨¨@
@@¨¨@@@@¨¨ THAT  DAEMONS   CAN  SOLVE  THE  PROBLEM ¨¨@@¨¨@@¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨@@¨¨¨    WITHOUT AFFECTING REAL LIFE. (THESE   ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
@@@@¨¨¨¨@@ DAEMONS  ARE  UNDER  CONTRACT  WITH  THE @@@@@@@@@@
@@@¨¨@@¨¨¨          COMPUTER MANUFACTURER.)         @@@@@@@@@@
@@¨¨¨¨¨¨@@                                          @@@@@@@@@@
@¨¨@@@@¨¨¨   IT'S COMMONPLACE FOR PROGRAMMERS AND   ¨@@@@@@@@@
¨¨¨¨@@¨¨@@ CLERKS  TO PRAY  TO  THE "GODS" OF THEIR ¨¨@@@@@@@@
¨@@¨¨¨¨¨¨¨ COMPUTER, OR  TO  THE DAEMONS DOING  THE @¨¨@@@@@@¨
¨¨¨¨@@@@@@ WORK,   FOR   A  QUICK  AND  FAULT  FREE ¨¨¨¨@@@@¨¨
@@@¨¨@@@@¨                OPERATION.                ¨@@¨¨@@¨¨@
@@¨¨¨¨@@¨¨                                          ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨@@¨¨¨¨¨       SOME UBIQUITOUS AND GENERALLY      ¨@@@@@@@@¨
@@¨¨¨¨@@@@    NON-CONTROVERSIAL RITUALS INCLUDE:    ¨¨@@@@@@¨¨
¨¨¨@@¨¨@@¨                                          ¨¨¨@@@@¨¨¨
@@¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨      --# LIGHT A SCENTED CANDLE #--      @@¨¨@@¨¨@@
@¨¨@@@@@@@        --# FOR QUIET AND CALM #--        @¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨@
¨¨¨¨@@@@@@                                          ¨¨@@@@@@¨¨
@@@¨¨@@@@@     --# RECITE A MANTRA OR OTHER #--     @¨¨@@@@¨¨@
@@¨¨¨¨@@@@    --# REASSURING MESSAGE TO MAKE #--    ¨¨¨¨@@¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨@@¨¨@@¨     --# THE COMPUTER COMFORTABLE #--     ¨@@¨¨¨¨@@¨
@@¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨            --# AND AT EASE #--           ¨¨¨¨@@¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨@@@@@@¨                                          @@@¨¨¨¨@@¨
@@¨¨@@@@¨¨     --# SOME LIKE TO SAY A BRIEF #--     @@¨¨@@¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨@@¨¨¨     --# PRAYER FOR SOLACE, TO BE #--     @¨¨¨¨¨¨@@¨
@@@@¨¨¨¨@@   --# LEFT ALONE DURING THEIR WORK #--   ¨¨@@@@¨¨¨¨
¨@@¨¨@@¨¨@                                          @¨¨@@¨¨@@¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨   --# OFFER A CUP OF STEAMING TEA #--    ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
@@@@@@@@@@     --# OR A MEAL TO THE MACHINES #--    @@@@@@@@@@
@@@@@@@@@@     --# (SOMETIMES, BY FEY RULES, #--    @@@@@@@@@@
@@@@@@@@@@      --# THE DAEMONS ARE ALLOWED #--     @@@@@@@@@@
@@@@@@@@@@        --# TO RESPOND TO THIS) #--       @@@@@@@@@@
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           WOULD    YOU    CONSIDER    CODE    GOLF           
           TO    BE    A     KIND     OF    PRAYER?           
           AS   IN,   YOU   MAKE   A    CONVOLUTED,           
           INTRICATE,   BEAUTIFUL,   AND    USELESS           
           ARTIFACT.  AS  IN,  YOU'RE  USING   YOUR           
           SKILLS    TO    ASK    FOR    SOMETHING,           
                                                              
           ...I'D  ASK  FOR  A  HANDFUL  OF   BUGS?           
                                                              
           CODE    HAS    BUGS,    LOTS   OF    IT.