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You can always solve a problem by introducing another layer of indirection. -Xerox PARC saying We can call it e-sol, which has the added benefit of being 'lose' spelled backwards. -xpaul You may not use the Yahoo! FinanceVision software or content to operate nuclear facilities, life support or other medical equipment or use the Yahoo! FinanceVision software or content while driving, biking, boating, operating machinery or engaging in any activity which demands constant attention. -Yahoo! FinanceVision license agreement Well, I'll write this down, just to confuse you.. I think I just confused me, too. -Prof. Yakir The problem with some people is that when they aren't drunk, they're sober. -William Butler Yeats Right now I'm at page 91 of a 216 page book and I must say that the most persistent flaw is that the author often doesn't seem to know what he's talking about. -Matthew Yglesias The idea of Bush campaigning in the District of Columbia, whose population consists almost entirely of African-Americans, government employees, and African-American employees is a more than a bit absurd. Here in the noble 22nd Precinct I was shocked to learn the other day that we have as many as one Bush supporter. -Matthew Yglesias Do or do not. There is no try. -Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. -Yoda, The Phantom Menace

A fixed bear is an animal in the bear family which includes black bears, brown bears, pandas, koalas, and grizzlies, as well as many others, which has been surgically altered to inhibit reproduction--for example, by removing the gonads. A fixed bear is generally not acceptable body jewellery due to their size as well as their claws and teeth which can be quite damaging during intercourse in the case of genital piercings, although there are probably a few adventurous and exotic size queens on RAB sporting sterilized koalas in their lobes after months and months of stretching. -Clay Young See, I have two different sets of notes here, his and mine. And looking at his notes is enough to send someone into an alternate universe. -Hugh Young I wouldn't object to my wife having the last word; if only she'd get to it. -Henny Youngman ...each day, death walks the earth, and we continue to live as though we were immortal. -Yudishthira, The Bhagavad Gita Growing up is all about finding out that there are gay people. -Erin van Yuga If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live. -Lin Yutang You can check the government organization handbook. The handbook contains all government organizations, it does not contain any secret organization. -Sun Yuxi, PRC Foreign Ministry spokesman You have a master's degree in engineering but half the people in your department either didn't go to college or have history degrees, except if you have a master's from Stanford, in which case everyone in your department has a master's degree from Stanford -You Know You're From Silicon Valley When: You remember the names of the three closest cheap sushi joints, the location of all the Fry's in the area and which companies your friends work for that are going public in the next year, but don't know the name of the fucking mayor -You Know You're From Silicon Valley When:

I remember the Seventies -- clearly. They sucked!... The only good thing that came out of the Seventies was sex, and I was too young. And I'm pissed! -Dave Zabowski To say that UNIX is doomed is pretty rabid, OS/2 will certainly play a role, but you don't build a hundred million instructions per second multiprocessor micro and then try to run it on OS/2. I mean, get serious. -William Zachmann, International Data Corp I would like to suggest that you not use speed, and here's why: it is going to mess up your heart, mess up your liver, your kidneys, rot out your mind. In general this drug will make you just like your mother and father. -Frank Zappa If you do bad things in the vicinity of a rock and roll record, chances are you were sick before you got there. -Frank Zappa Most rock journalism is people who can not write interviewing people who can not talk. -Frank Zappa Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. -Frank Zappa Science is moving closer to weaponry, and Art is moving closer to commercialism. And never the twain shall meet. -Frank Zappa The language and concepts contained herein are guaranteed not to cause eternal torment in the place where the guy with the horns and pointed stick conducts his business. -Frank Zappa Writing about music is like dancing about architecture. -Frank Zappa You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It also helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. -Frank Zappa

I must say, though, that it feels good to be resigning from AOL instead of resigning from Netscape. It doesn't really feel like quitting at all. -Jamie Zawinski I'd just like to take this moment to point out that C has all the expressive power of two dixie cups and a string. -Jamie Zawinski Oh, by the way, you may have noticed that the first picture on this page, the one of the striped hallway, has a nasty moiré pattern in the carpet. That's not just an artifact of the image; the carpet in this place really looks like that. Especially late at night. After you've been here for enough hours, it seethes and writhes at you as you walk down the hall, skittering away from your feet, taunting you, whispering at you, telling you to do horrible things to your coworkers in its quiet, insistent voice. Or maybe that's just me. -Jamie Zawinski Personally I think you and your fang-wearing D&D-playing pals pretty well embody the Jungian "wanker" motif. Yeah, I got your Dark Gift right here, buddy. -Jamie Zawinski Using these toolkits is like trying to make a bookshelf out of mashed potatoes. -Jamie Zawinski at school we were going to set up a subdepartment of the fashion police devoted to ticketing men who attempted to grow facial hair without a permit... hippie school = many 18 year old boys who looked like they'd wiped their mouths on a weasel after eating something particularly sticky -Ilen Zazueta-Hall i have never seen so much blatant irresponsiblity masquerading as free-thinking in one place at one time... and it's not even *pretty* -Ilen Zazueta-Hall I smoke a few more cigarettes, then two women approach me. "What is your company?" says the bolder of the two. "I've never heard of it." "It's a personal site," I say. She brightens. "Oh, you mean like dating services?" "No, I mean there's no company, it's just me. It's entertainment for the Web." "Ah. Who supplies your entertainment content?" "I do. I supply the entertainment content." She says, "What is your revenue model?" I say, "I don't have one." The women giggle as if I've said something witty. They cover their mouths like children. We exchange business cards. -Jeffrey Zeldman

The Middle East is a cauldron of hatred and violence, children go hungry all over the world, and Network Solutions continues to exist. -Jeffrey Zeldman Computer Science - as a field, we're like that asshole teenager next door. -Jim Zelenka Dibs on killing the first person to post, "I eased my high-capacity disk drive into her warm velvet love pocket, after first lubricating it with rich, creamery butter." -Jim Zelenka Of course it has civilian applications. You might wanna kill your friends, someday. -Jim Zelenka Although written many years ago, Lady Chatterley's Lover has just been reissued by the Grove Press, and this pictorial account of the day-to-day life of an English gamekeeper is full of considerable interest to outdoor minded readers, as it contains many passages on pheasant-raising, the apprehending of poachers, ways to control vermin, and other chores and duties of the professional gamekeeper. Unfortunately, one is obliged to wade through many pages of extraneous material in order to discover and savour those sidelights on the management of a midland shooting estate, and in this reviewer's opinion the book cannot take the place of J. R. Miller's 'Practical Gamekeeping.' -Ed Zern, "Field and Stream" (Nov. 1959) If we set up a system that is optimized for surveillance, this government may not and probably won't use it. But then another government comes to power, one that sees the potential to use their 'keys' to destroy their opponents. It could be the last government we ever elect. -Phil Zimmerman Duct tape is like the force...it has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the universe together. -Carl Zwanzig

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