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Quotes From The Cyberworld - T

Quotes From The Cyberworld - T

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But in some ways, a general ignorance of Unix seems to help drive a certain romanticideal -- an ideal that keeps the word "Unix" in very active circulation even outside of geek circles. To the typical Mac end-user, Unix is mysterious, and ancient, and strong.It's made of cast iron and the bones of heroic programmers of old. Unix is like a brawnySoviet on a Constructivist poster, swinging his hammer for his comrades. We don't knowwhy it's good, but damn if our hearts aren't stirred by the weighty, solidly angular goodness of it all.-Table and Chair, SlashdotHaven't you heard our motto - 'United we sort of come apart at the seams, but Welded westick together pretty well' ?-tabron@brandeis.bitnetRead. Learn. Evolve.-talk.bizarre credoTo really understand programmers you must understand artists. Artists are almost always"whack jobs" (or at least, that's how the outside world perceives them). After all, whatkind of whacko spends a week carrying an 80-pound bag of camera gear through the highSierra? Ansel Adams.-The Talking MooseI admire your courage to bring us this news.... But as with all bearers of such news... such blasphemy to the existence of the Jihad of DOOM, we will have to cause you severe painand dump multiple cores into your site through electronic mail.... Such is our anger....Hard drives in your campus will spin faster than their allowable rate, burning outgigabytes of your precious memory, plastic will burn, metal shall melt.... Such is our woe..... The equipment in your very lab shall be disassmebled, as will all those who are inthe lab. No one shall escape the wrath of the humble followers of Doom..... Such is tocome.....-Kane TanThe nice thing about standards is that you have so many to choose from. Furthermore, if you do not like any of them, you can just wait for next year's model.-Tanenbaum, "Computer Networks"Pop quiz, hot shot: You're going to award ceremonies all year long, you keep losing toForrest Gump; it's really annoying the hell out of you. What do you do? You go to theMTV awards!-Quentin Tarantino
 
 No no no. It's only THE road trip vehicle if I'm in it. That's not just me being conceited. Iimprove gas milage and trip time.-Tom TarkaTo some degree all movies are pretentious; the very idea that the events in our lives have pronounced trajectories is pivotal to the story-telling process while having very little todo with reality. It's also no leap to suggest that the impetus for creating art is ego-based.Things have definitely gotten out of hand, though, when characters start pointlesslygasping out loud at the writer/director's enormous willie.-Paul TataraAn interface is not a rave.-taylor@wired.comHow long have you been wanting me to talk like a bot?-taylor@wired.com Ninety percent of good programming is resisting the temptation to be a dumb-ass.-taylor@wired.comThe problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty surethey're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.-Elizabeth Taylor The rest of the world views the USA the way Silicon Valley views Microsoft. Exceptwith tanks.-Brad TempletonI also find that a well-timed, properly expressed and inflected simple taunt like, oh,"Canadian" covers a lot of ground and saves valuable time one could better spend surfingthe Net.-Michele Tepper I have noticed that cats are little impressed by religion.-Sherri Tepper In the Norse mythology Loki originally was on the side of the rest of the gods, helpingthem once or twice using a particularly nasty forms of trickery. He was a cunningnegotiator with a talent for technicalities. He was sort of the Norse equivalent of alawyer, no doubt the reason they tied him down in a pit dripping acidic venom on him.-Martin Terman
 
The world is full of buttheads, you learn to live with them, except in California wherethey tend to shoot each other on the highways...-tfields@cnsvax.uwec.eduThaumaturgix was founded in New York City in 1994 by Peter Dolch, Moses Merchant,and Yogen Sanghani; seasoned technology consultants all, with a broad range of talentsand skills. It was the first technology consulting to bring the U.S. stock exhange onto theWorld Wide Web. The partners' first dictum, "don't pour coffee into the computer," stillechoes in our offices today.-Thaumaturgix historyI never thought of sushi as a layer 2 option. Is that as opposed to "IP over carrier pigeon"or "IP over barbed wire" or "IP over debt" (only offered by Exodus)?-Rodney Thayer Death is harsh and cruel... not some cute chick.-The MaxxI can't eat the baby, Larry, my helmet is on.-Aaron ThiesThere is nothing at all wrong with the English language, so far as I can see, but that mayonly be because I cannot see ahead.-Lewis Thomas, Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler's Ninth SymphonyAs your attourney I strongly advise you to tell me where you put the goddamn mescaline.-Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las VegasI always drive properly. A bit fast, perhaps, but always with consummate skill and anatural feel for the road that even cops recognize. No cop was ever born who isn't asucker for a finely-executed hi-speed Controlled Drift all the way around one of thosecloverleaf freeway interchanges.-Hunter S. ThompsonI hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've alwaysworked for me.-Hunter S. ThompsonThe TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of crueland shallow money trench through the heart of journalism, a long puke-stained hallwaywhere thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs for no good reason.-Hunter S. Thompson

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