"beneficiario di stipendio omnicomprensivo ai sensi e per gli effetti dell'Art. 16 comma 6 e art. 17 commi 11 e 14 del DPR 171/91"

Do not worry if you do not understand the above :
it's just the way our bureaucray calls a scientist.
Online since 27 March 1994 and now (14 May 2001) again ... (updated 26 Feb 2013) ...

Do not blame ME

I did NOT vote Berlusconi        nor Grillo


Bis zu einem gewissen Grad bin ich entsetzt, dass zwei Clowns gewonnen haben .
(Peer Steinbrück,SPD)
From the NOST "FITS basics and information (periodic posting)"

1.1 What FITS Is
FITS (Flexible Image Transport System) is a data format designed to provide a means for convenient exchange of astronomical data between installations whose standard internal formats and hardware differ.


From one of my signatures

Ma tè vugl' dà quost avis a tì Orsign
Buttet rabios intant te sè pisnign

(
Rabisch, II 46, 119-120)
From an alternate signature

Fuscim donca de Miragn
E tornem a stà giò in Bregn
Che i fachign e i cortesagn
Magl' inseme no stagn begn.
Drizza là, compà Tapogn !
Viva viva or Galigliogn

(Rabisch, II 41, 96-100)

L'Inferno e' una Palermo senza pasticcerie

"Hell is like Palermo without pastry shops"

(La lunga vita di Marianna Ucria)


Per vedere cieli sereni

To look at clear skyes

e nascosti da nuvoli neri

which are hidden by black clouds

ho lassà i mè valli e i mè orti

I left my valleys and my orchards

per salir su le cime dei monti

to climb over mountains' tops

son rivà su le cime dei monti

I did reach the top of the mountains

e ho visto cieli sereni

and I looked at clear skies

ma no vedo i mè valli e i mè orti

but I can't see my valleys and my orchards

che i xe sconti da nuvoli neri

which are hidden by black clouds

(M.Paolini, Bestiario Veneto) (quoted by heart, the original is probably here)


This land... is my land...
..e no xe una portaerei !

"This land is my land [English in the original], and is not an aircraft carrier !"

(M.Paolini, I cani del gas - Bestiario Italiano)


You have been warned ...

'This is Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz of the Galactic Hyperspace Planning Council,' the voice continued. 'As you will no doubt be aware, the plans for development of the outlying regions of the Galaxy require the building of a hyperspatial express route through your star system, and regrettably your planet is one of those scheduled for demolition. The process will take slightly less than two of your Earth minutes. Thank you.'

'There's no point acting all surprised about it. All the planning charts and demolition orders have been on display in your local planning department in Alpha Centauri for fifty of your Earth years, so you've had plenty of time to lodge any formal complaint and it's far too late to start making a fuss about it now.'

(Douglas Adams, The Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy)


Who talks to whom ...

"And this is good old Boston, The home of the bean and the cod, Where the Cabots speak only to the Lowells, And the Lowells speak only with God."

(Wikipedia)


About things who can wait ...

"ce qui a subsisté neuf mille ans peut subsister onze mille ans."

(Benoit, L'Atlantide, Albin Paris 1920 pag. 145)