1058) There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies.
C.A.R. Hoare (attributed) posted by Kevin Harris [UAQ] (6/16/95)
1059) If EasyFlow doesn't work: tough. If you lose millions because EasyFlow messes up, it's you that's out the millions, not us. If you don't like this disclaimer: tough. We reserve the right to do the absolute minimum provided by law, up to and including nothing. This is basically the same disclaimer that comes with all software packages, but ours is in plain English and theirs is in legalese. We didn't want to include any disclaimer at all, but our lawyers insisted.
Disclaimer from Haventree Softwares's "Easy Flow" software package posted by Kevin Harris [UAQ] (6/16/95)
1060) While modern technology has given people powerful new communication tools, it apparently can do nothing to alter the fact that many people have nothing useful to say.
Lee Gomes (attributed) San Jose Mercury News posted by Kevin Harris [UAQ] (6/16/95)
1061) The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.
Andrew Brown Independent (U.K.) (11/16/1992) posted by Kevin Harris [UAQ] (6/16/95)
1062) There are three kinds of death in this world. There's heart death, there's brain death, and there's being off the network.
Guy Almes (attributed) posted by Kevin Harris [UAQ] (6/16/95)
1063) The skeptic may be pardoned for thinking that hypertext encourages irrelevance. What the user can end up with is little more than a series of footnotes, marginalia, and "see also" references -- items that have historically been relegated to second-class citizenship in the good old book format, with the added benefit of not having to stare at a lousy screen display to read them. [...] Indeed, when you boil it down to its rudiments, hypertext seems to make one major claim: it makes computers work almost as well as books.
Stephen Manes (attributed) posted by Kevin Harris [UAQ] (6/16/95)
Robert Hummel (widely attributed) posted by Kevin Harris [UAQ] (6/16/95)
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Note: "3089/898" is the designation I've given to the project of posting all my collected quotes, excerpts and ideas (3089 of them) in the remaining days of the Bush administration (of which there were 898 left when I began). As of today, there are 521 days remaining in the administration of the worst American President ever.
All right, this is it, The whole season coming down to just one ball game, And every mistake will be magnified, And every great play will be magnified, And it's a tough night for the players, I'll tell ya. I know last night, Being in the same situation many times With the great Yankess teams of the past, You stay awake, And you dream, And you think of what might be, If you are the hero or the goat.
October 14, 1976 American League East Playoff Final game Kansas City at New York Pregame Show
O Holy Cow!: The Selected Verse of Phil Rizzuto (1993) edited by Tom Peyer and Hart Seely
hostile to science
lacking in empathy
lacking in public spirit
out of control
Thanks to: Breeze, Chuck, Ivan Raikov, Kaiju, Kathy, Roger, Shirley, S.M. Dixon
i've got a little list...
Steven Abrams (Kansas BofE)
Howard Fieldstead Ahmanson
Roger Ailes (FNC)
Alan Bonsell (Dover BofE)
Bill Buckingham (Dover BofE)
George W. Bush
Bruce Chapman (DI)
The Coors Family
William A. Dembski
Leonard Downie (WaPo)
John Gibson (FNC)
Fred Hiatt (WaPo)
James F. Inhofe
Philip E. Johnson
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Stephen C. Meyer (DI)
Judith Miller (ex-NYT)
Sun Myung Moon
Elspeth Reeve (TNR)
Martin Peretz (TNR)
Richard Mellon Scaife
Susan Schmidt (WaPo)
John Solomon (WaPo)
Richard Thompson (TMLC)
Bob Woodward (WaPo)
All the fine sites I've
Be sure to visit them all!!
Arthur C. Clarke
Daniel C. Dennett
Philip K. Dick
Stephen Jay Gould
"The Harder They Come"
Ursula K. LeGuin
The Marx Brothers
Michael C. Penta
Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
"The Red Shoes"
"Singin' in the Rain"
Talking Heads/David Byrne
Hunter S. Thompson
"2001: A Space Odyssey"
If you read unfutz at least once a week, without fail, your teeth will be whiter and your love life more satisfying.
If you read it daily, I will come to your house, kiss you on the forehead, bathe your feet, and cook pancakes for you, with yummy syrup and everything.
(You might want to keep a watch on me, though, just to avoid the syrup ending up on your feet and the pancakes on your forehead.)
Finally, on a more mundane level, since I don't believe that anyone actually reads this stuff, I make this offer: I'll give five bucks to the first person who contacts me and asks for it -- and, believe me, right now five bucks might as well be five hundred, so this is no trivial offer.