Old quotes and pictures of the day
Something to think about...
And Afghanistan, and Pakistan, and Yemen, and Iraq...where we call it "collateral damage".
I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector,
nerdy engineer -- born under the second law of thermodynamics,
steeped in the steam tables, in love with free-body diagrams,
transformed by Laplace, and propelled by compressible flow.
-- Neil Armstrong (1930-2012) at the National Press club, 2000.
Photo taken on 11 December 2008 at the Apollo 8 40th anniversary
celebration in San Diego CA. Copyright 2008 by Phil Karn, KA9Q.
Phil, no one but you and a couple of your geek friends will ever use the Internet!
-- an unnamed supervisor in my Bellcore Applied Research department, circa 1990. (Today he denies having ever said it.)
TCP/IP: The Crap Phil Is Pushing
-- one of my ham packet radio "buddies" during the Holy Protocol Wars of the mid-late 1980s.
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way
through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion
that democracy means 'my ignorance is as good as your knowlege.'
Reality has a well-known liberal bias.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not to their own facts. -- Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, James R. Schlesinger or Bernard Baruch
Software is getting slower more rapidly than hardware is getting faster. -- Niklaus Wirth
The only thing that stops a bad guy with a nuke is a good guy with a nuke.
-- North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, as channeled through comedian
Exponentials are not to be trifled with.
-- Dr. Irwin Mark Jacobs, retired Qualcomm CEO
No one ever went broke overselling sex, good food or person-to-person communications. -- me
Any sufficiently advanced communication scheme is indistinguishable from noise. -- me
It'll be a great day when the schools have all they need and the Air Force
has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber.
(This bumper sticker may be old, but it's still good.)