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Quotes, Sayings and Phrases I like

Computers are incredibly fast, accurate, and stupid; humans are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant; together they are powerful beyond imagination. — Albert Einstein

The secret of creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.- Albert Einstein.

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.- Albert Einstein

The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem. — Milton Friedman

A Society that puts equality ahead of freedom will end with neither equality nor freedom. – Milton Friedman

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. – Albert Einstein

Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done. – Linus Torvalds

The problem with the world is stupidity. Not saying there should be a
capital punishment for stupidity, but why don’t we just take the
safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself? – Frank Zappa

The Linux philosophy is ‘Laugh in the face of danger’. Oops. Wrong One. ‘Do it yourself’. Yes, that’s it.–Linus Torvalds

It’s true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance? – Ronald Reagan

I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself. – Ronald Reagan

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’- Ronald Reagan

Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement. – Ronald Reagan

A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject. – Winston Churchill

I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. – Winston Churchill

I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly. – Winston Churchill

If you are going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill

Of course it has civilian applications. You might wanna kill your friends, someday. – Jim Zelenka

To generalize is to be an idiot. – William Blake

Real men don’t use backups, they post their stuff on a public ftp server and let the rest of the world make copies. – Linus Torvalds

Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse.

PowerPoint is a distraction. People use it when they don’t know what to say. – Cristian Arcega

I’m not anti-social; I’m just not user friendly

I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code

The Internet: where men are men, women are men, and children are FBI agents.

To err is human… to really foul up requires the root password.

If brute force doesn’t solve your problems, then you aren’t using enough.

Better to be a geek than an idiot.

The only problem with troubleshooting is that sometimes trouble shoots back.

It’s a little-known fact that the Y1K problem caused the Dark Ages

Like car accidents, most hardware problems are due to driver error.

Dating a girl is just like writing software. Everything’s going to work just fine in the testing lab (dating), but as soon as you have contract with a customer (marriage), then your program (life) is going to be facing new situations you never expected. You’ll be forced to patch the code (admit you’re wrong) and then the code (wife) will just end up all bloated and unmaintainable in the end.

I had a fortune cookie the other day and it said: ‘Outlook not so good’. I said: ‘Sure, but Microsoft ships it anyway’.

The nice thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from.

Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous. – David Hume

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong. – Bertrand Russell

Many people would sooner die than think; In fact, they do so.- Bertrand Russell

Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who’ll get the blame. – Bertrand Russell

A computer is like an Old Testament god, with a lot of rules and no mercy. – Joseph Campbell

If you think that technology can solve your security problems, then you don’t understand the problems and you don’t understand the technology. – Bruce Schneier

Don’t trust a computer you can’t throw out a window. – Steve Wozniak

Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them. – Alfred North Whitehead

The Commandments of Technology

  • Thou shalt read the fucking manual.
  • Thou shalt treat technology with care and love.
  • Thou may covet thy neighbor’s technology, but thou shalt not steal it.

Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.- Rich Cook.

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.- Jan L.A. van de Snepscheut

If you were plowing a field, which would you rather use? Two strong oxen or 1024 chickens?- Seymour Cray


Written by Jarek Przygódzki

March 19, 2009 at 1:56 pm

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