Author Note
G. Pascal Zachary Cutler was willing to do anything to help improve the MIPS version and his commitment to the portability of NT, including holding the hands of those teammates who were writing code on the MIPS version or testing it. "If you have problems, come and see me and I'll try to help out," he told them on September 1 [1991]. One team member, who usually carped about Cutler's rudeness, said he had "never before worked with a leader of a large project who took such a hands-on approach."
Barbara Tuchman To halt the momentum of an accepted idea, to reexamine assumptions, is a disturbing process and requires more courage than goverments can generally summon.
Barbara Tuchman Their concern was not simply how to win but how to emerge from [World War II] with existing interests enhanced or at least preserved. The United States had not yet adopted the Clausewitz concept of war as a continuation of policy. War was still considered an aberration, something to be finished off as quickly as possible so that society could go about its regular business.
David HalberstamThough surrounded by perfidious liberals of dubious character, [Bob Rubin] had prevailed, overruling what was presumed to be, given the prejudices of [Wall Street], their constant bad advice.
Da Karate Kid DosSeeing stars?! More like shootin' blanks!
PuenteWhat women want and what they SAY the want are two different things entirely.
Escalus (Shakespeare)Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall....
PuenteIf you're not sure if she is a real woman or just a guy in drag, look for the Adam's apple.
David St. HubbinsIt's such a fine line between stupid, and clever.
KnowlengrThe VW bus of my youth is about to be reborn in some distorted universe. http://bit.ly/gsjujp
KnowlengrThere's more wisdom to be found in a single twilight than a thousand midday suns.
KnowlengrOh you were stained glass, you were smoke stacked You were laid in cobblestone You were trolley cart tracked And for you the red sky shone -Loudon Wainwright III "Ode to A Pittsburgh"
Gordon CraigNo single book had greater influence upon the first Romantic generation than [Goethe's] novel Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, the story of a young man who left a comfortable life and promising career to go out into the wide world.... It was due to his influence that so many of the characters in [the Romantics'] books went on journeys, not in order to see the world or to learn how other people lived or to acquire new skills, but rather to discover themselves, to complete their identity.
AnnWendyHey Wait... this isn't Facebook!
Chiefmy boss said bad awful things to me and at first I wasn't hurt by his words but then I fell down the stairs and... my shoes fell off.
SchroederWhat is up with the Euro trip? Will I be taking over the massive task of 5groups hosting?
Buddhist saying When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
da Generate Aristokrat. Your bridge has burned.
Puente She won't get any thinner after you marry her.
Peter Lynch There's nothing thrilling about a thrlling high-growth industry, except watching the stocks go down.... That's because for every single product in a hot industry, there are a thousand MIT graduates trying to figure out how to make it cheaper in Taiwan. As soon as a computer company designs the best word-processor in the world, ten other competitors are spending $100 million to design a better one, and it will be on the market in eight months. This doesn't happen with bottle caps, coupon-clipping services, oil-drum retrieval, or motel chains.
Da Butler You eater of broken meats!....A PLAGUE upon your epileptic visage!!!
Leo Strauss By teaching in effect the equality of literally all desires, [the new political science] teaches in effect that there is nothing of which a man ought to be ashamed; by destroying the possibility of self-contempt, it destroys with the best of intentions the possibility of self-respect.
William Kristol The philosophic grounds for liberal democracy had been weakened.
Irving Kristol A great part of the intellectual history of the modern era can be told in terms of the efforts of a civilization still Christian, to come to terms with Machiavelli in politics, de Sade in sex, Nietzsche in philosophy.
Marcel Proust "It is often hard to bear the tears that we ourselves have caused."
Irving Kristol The family is... [an] economic institution.... [Welfare] robs the head of the household of his economic function....
SuperMike Wearing dress slacks to the desert is a bad idea...
Walt Moore You work a lot and [think], "Oh, gee, I don't know anybody and the few people I do know are busy. So I'll work some more." You keep working, you know less people, you do less things. Then pretty soon all you have left is work.
Billy Madison Well I can think of three things I'd like to do. One would involve some ice cubes and a nine iron. Two would include a buffalo...live or stuffed, preferably stuffed for safety sake, and three, we bring back some of those ice cubes and switch it over to a pitching wedge.
Eckhart Tolle cont. Your innermost sense of self, of who you are, is inseparable from stillness. This is the "I am" that is deeper than name and form.
Eckhart Tolle When you lose touch with your inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world.
Brent Gage (from The Goods) "I can't enjoy breakfast anywhere but a strip club. My mom used to always cook bacon naked. She would cook bacon all day long..."
Ben Hogan There are three ways to beat a man: out work him, out think him, and intimidate him.
JJ Right on!
Bernard Shaw [Captain Wilson protested] earnestly against the beatitudes of the Sermon on the Mount as excuses for cowardice and servility, as destructive of our will, and consequently of our honor and manhood.
Dr. Jerry Hathaway (from Real Genius) " Today ladies and gentlemen we're going to take a real close look at something most people take for granted: the colon."
Philip Glass I gravitated towards artists because they were always more open than musicians....
Robert Sherrill [Most Americans were] unable to judge whether their foreign "enemies" were truly their enemies or were only necessary symbols for the perpetuation of a way of life....
Jonah Hill (Seth-Superbad) Nobody's gotten a hand job in cargo shorts since Nam...
Uta Poiger [One link]... had a long history in German anti-Americanism: the link between consumption and the oversexualization of women.
Erich Fromm Marx's criticism of religion was held to be identical with the denial of all spiritual values, and this seemed all the more apparent to those who assume that belief in God is the condition for a spiritual orientation.
Joel and Ethan Coen [Gymnasiums] represent the idiocy of today.
Walter Benjamin With regard to the screen, the critical and the receptive attitudes of the public coincide... individual reactions are predetermined by the mass audience response they are about to produce....
David Hilliard Huey P. Newton is the only leader that black people should recognize--a man who is willing to stand up and face that pig on his own terms, gun for gun, if necessary.
Kurt Vonnegut While bachelors are lonely people, I'm convinced that married men are lonely people with dependents.
Walter Sobchak Nihilists! Fuck me. I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos.
Adolf Loos Those who have been tattooed and are not in custody are latent criminals or degenerate aristocrats.
Eckhart Tolle To offer no resistance to life is to be in a state of grace, ease, and lightness.
General David Belchem [The Germans] appreciated that the tank's best action against his enemy is to wait for him to come on, sitting in a hull-hidden position--if they're caught in the open, to decoy the enemy onto their own anti-tank-gun lines.
Oliver Stone We are a culture going to hell.... Our society is culturally in a very bankrupt and violent mode.
H. W. Koch Without doubt, in August 1939 Hitler, as was so often the case, had fixed his eyes upon one aim only, this time Poland, without taking into consideration the ultimate consequences of a German dependence upon Russia.... Only stage by stage did he recognise the Soviet aims [in the Baltic and Balkan regions] and their effect upon Germany's position in Europe.
Walter LaFeber The Soviets, moreover, have always delighted in bargaining as an equal with the United States, a nation they simultaneously fear, dislike, and try desperately to emulate.
Useless Facts In the 1940's the Bich pen was changed to Bic for fear that Americans would pronounce it "bitch."
Raymond Williams In the worst cultural products of our time, we find little that is genuinely popular, developed from the life of actual communities. We find instead a synthetic culture, or anti-culture, which is alien to almost everybody, persistently hostile to art and intellectual activity, which it spends much of its time in misrepresenting, and given over to exploiting indifference, lack of feeling, frustration, and hatred (1962).
Keith Ferrazzi Poverty, I realized, wasn't only a lack of financial resources; it was isolation from the kind of people that could help you make more of yourself.
Useless Facts -The typical laboratory mouse runs five miles pernight on its treadmill.
Charles Sanders Peirce Many a man has cherished for years as his hobby some vague shadow of an idea, too meaningless to be positively false
Ernst Nolte The French Revolution, for the first time in modern European history, made the concept of class and group annihilation a reality, but in view of its final result, it too must be counted among the 'unfinished' or synthetising revolutions in the same way as the American Revolution of 1776, the English Reform Bill of 1832, and the German Revolution of 1918.
Walter McDougall To Eisenhower, the essence of courage was to resist the temptation to use dangerous tools; to Johnson, the essence of courage was to take them up in a good cause. Whether in decaying cities, outer space, or Third World jungles, American technology would overwhelm the enemies of dignity.
MacDood Fucking Nihilists! At least it's an ethos...
Patrick J. Geary Modern history was born in the nineteenth century, conceived and developed as an instrument of European nationalism.
Presky Go for the more
Zephinilium XXIII Illusion is the tradition of impermanence. There is no way to edit or delete messages here. Therefore this message will remain until the end of time, whichever comes first. How long can these messages be? Methinks perhaps I'll write a novel, and it will be published here for eternity. For free. Zero over infinity is... still pretty fuckin big, Johnson.
Zephinilium The Young Achiver I need my fuckin' johnson! What do you need that for dude? Who the hell are the Knutsens? I can get you a toe. Nuff Said
William Blake Opposition is true Friendship.
Kant ...while much can be said a priori as regards the form of appearances, nothing whatsoever can be asserted of the thing in itself, which may underlie these appearances.
Goethe What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
faeces hey braniac...why don't ya try learnin to spell, huh?! baby geniuses runnin' wild, runnin wild...
David Lewis But Stalnaker, unlike me, thinks the disjoined counterfactuals are true or false relative to alternative arbitrary resolutions of a semantic indeterminacy....
Woody Allen Tradition is the illusion of permanence.