Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule.
- Stephen King
Posts Tagged ‘quotes’
Tags: quotes, stephen king, thesaurus, writing
Tags: microsoft, quotes, software, vista, windows
Well, the now-former editor-in-chief of that great citadel of Microsoft-brown-nosing PC Magazine, is now swearing off Vista. You know when Microsoft’s lackeys begin jumping ship that something is wrong. This should certainly convince anyone if the fact that most businesses are reluctant to switch to Vista or that China will use XP for computer systems relating to next year’s Olympics.
I love this quote from the Olympics tech guy at Lenovo:
“At the Olympics, we need the most reliable and stable systems.” (source)
That just says it all.
Full disclosure: I do not use nor do I plan to use Vista.
Note: I was informed the PC Mag link isn’t permanent, so I have linked to the digg article instead.
Tags: appalachia, linguistics, medicine, mice, north vs south, quotes, racism, stereotypes, stupid scientists, stupidity
Wired has a story on the fact that almost all the mice used in laboratory research today are descended from a few inbred mice about a hundred years ago. It seems like there are advantages to having inbred mice in terms of experimental control, which may have been part of the original motivation. The fewer factors that change from experiment to experiment the better you can isolate /attribute causality. But of course, the criticism here is that the lack of diversity in test-mouse genetics may be the reason that problems with certain drugs didn’t become apparent until after the drugs hit the market.
All this interesting stuff about mice aside, we are then given a quote by the illustrious Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena:
“To make an analogy between mice and humans, using the classical inbred strains is like doing studies on 10 people selected from one small town in Appalachia.”
Tags: blagoblag, einstein, internet, quotes
You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.
– Albert Einstein
Therefore, I propose a new, more correct name for the Internet: the Intercat. There will one day be a battle for the real name of the Information Superhighway, between the Einsteinians (advocating the Intercat), Stevensians (advocating the Intertubes), and a coalition of smaller factions known collectively as the Blagonites (advocating Blogosphere, the Interblag, and the Blagoblag). Who will win is anyone’s guess (but my money is on the Blagoblag).