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Discussion in 'Serious Discussion' started by gorski, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    Manic depression has captured my soul....I know what I want but I just don't know
    ---- Jimmie Hendrix
     
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  2. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    “We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time.” (Vince Lombardi)
     
  3. lobo11

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    Birds of a feather flock together, then crap on your car :D Bat.1
     
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  4. wazzock

    wazzock MDL Senior Member

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    Oh yes you should :biggrin3:
     
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  5. wazzock

    wazzock MDL Senior Member

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    No it isnt :laie:
     
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  6. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    An idiot with a computer is a faster, better idiot. (Rich Julius)
     
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    Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy. (Edgar Bergen)
     
  8. bear_aussie

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    i always liked:
     
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  9. gorski

    gorski MDL Guru

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    That tells a story of British "elites'" acceptance of democracy...

    Democratic deficiencies in the "mother of all democracies" live on, to this day, even wildly, in many of its aspects...

    But then again, we can see those in the US, too... and onwards, be it France or.... None of "true democracy" will come without active participation of us, alleged citizens, which process will then make us into Modern Subjects!!!
     
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  10. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly', meaning 'many', and the word 'ticks', meaning 'blood sucking parasites'. (Larry Hardiman)
     
  11. gorski

    gorski MDL Guru

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    Hehe, a good one....

    However, you inspired me, so don't grumble, OK, just a bitta fun, albeit educational... :D

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idiot

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  12. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    “Why give a robot an order to obey orders—why aren't the original orders enough? Why command a robot not to do harm—wouldn't it be easier never to command it to do harm in the first place? Does the universe contain a mysterious force pulling entities toward malevolence, so that a positronic brain must be programmed to withstand it? Do intelligent beings inevitably develop an attitude problem? (…) Now that computers really have become smarter and more powerful, the anxiety has waned. Today's ubiquitous, networked computers have an unprecedented ability to do mischief should they ever go to the bad. But the only mayhem comes from unpredictable chaos or from human malice in the form of viruses. We no longer worry about electronic serial killers or subversive silicon cabals because we are beginning to appreciate that malevolence—like vision, motor coordination, and common sense—does not come free with computation but has to be programmed in. (…) Aggression, like every other part of human behavior we take for granted, is a challenging engineering problem!”
    ― Steven Pinker, How the Mind Works

    Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity.
    - Thor Heyerdahl

    “Whether we are based on carbon or on silicon makes no fundamental difference; we should each be treated with appropriate respect.”
    ― Arthur C. Clarke, 2010: Odyssey Two
     
  13. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence. (Manly's Maxim)
     
  14. John Sutherland

    John Sutherland MDL Addicted

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    "In America, there are two tax systems: one for the informed and one for the uninformed. Both are legal." - Judge Learned Hand

    "Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it. The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which seeks to understand the minds of other men and women; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which weighs their interests alongside its own without bias." - Judge Learned Hand
     
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    Lucifer Morningstar MDL Novice

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    "All it takes is a beautiful fake smile to hide an injured soul and they will never notice how broken you really are."
    - Robin Williams

    "If you need inspiring words, don't do it."
    - Elon Musk
     
  16. gorski

    gorski MDL Guru

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    Thorstein Bunde Veblen was a Norwegian-American economist and sociologist. He was famous as a witty critic of capitalism. Veblen is famous for the idea of "conspicuous consumption". Wikipedia

    "Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of reputability to the gentleman of leisure."

    "Invention is the mother of necessity."

    "The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where only one grew before."
     
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  17. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    Horowitz's Rule: A computer makes as many mistakes in two seconds as 20 men working 20 years.
     
  18. Alphawaves

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    - Deepak Chopra
     
  19. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    More than any time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly. (Woody Allen)
     
  20. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    We are creatures of habit distracted by the subtle imperfections of life.
    -R29k while riding exercise bike and listening to music.