Paul Kuliniewicz » QOTW After all, it could only cost you your life, and you got that for free. Mon, 28 Jan 2013 03:25:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Quote of the Week #103 Tue, 01 Aug 2006 02:35:18 +0000 Well, Mr. Frankel, who started this program, began to suffer from the computer disease that anybody who works with computers now knows about. It’s a very serious disease and it interferes completely with the work. The trouble with computers is you play with them. They are so wonderful. You have these switches — if it’s an even number you do this, if it’s an odd number you do that — and pretty soon you can do more and more elaborate things if you are clever enough, on one machine.

– Richard Feynman

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Quote of the Week #102 Tue, 25 Jul 2006 02:24:31 +0000 The truth is that we all do have something to hide, not because it’s criminal or even shameful, but simply because it’s private. We carefully calibrate what we reveal about ourselves to others. Most of us are only willing to have a few things known about us by a stranger, more by an acquaintance, and the most by a very close friend or a romantic partner. The right not to be known against our will — indeed, the right to be anonymous except when we choose to identify ourselves — is at the very core of human dignity, autonomy and freedom.

George Radwanski

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Quote of the Week #101 Tue, 18 Jul 2006 02:42:54 +0000 I’m not a child anymore, I’m an adult! I can buy my own insurance and everything!

Commander Amarao (FLCL)

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Quote of the Week #100 Wed, 12 Jul 2006 02:40:46 +0000 I do not believe in inheriting your position in society based on what womb you come from.

– Warren Buffett

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Quote of the Week #99 Fri, 07 Jul 2006 00:51:22 +0000 Yes, regulation to keep the Internet open is regulation. And mostly, the Internet thrives on lack of regulation. But some basic values have to be preserved. For example, the market system depends on the rule that you can’t photocopy money. Democracy depends on freedom of speech. Freedom of connection, with any application, to any party, is the fundamental social basis of the Internet, and, now, the society based on it.

Tim Berners-Lee

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Quote of the Week #98 Wed, 28 Jun 2006 02:38:01 +0000 All science is either physics or stamp collecting.

– Ernest Rutherford

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Quote of the Week #97 Tue, 20 Jun 2006 02:18:08 +0000 Today, we are seeing hundreds of years of scientific discovery being challenged by people who simply disregard facts that don’t happen to agree with their agendas. Some call it “pseudo-science,” others call it “faith-based science,” but when you notice where this negligence tends to take place, you might as well call it “political science.”

Michael Bloomberg

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Quote of the Week #96 Mon, 12 Jun 2006 15:45:55 +0000 We must never forget that the Rule of Law is not a conservative or a liberal value. It is assuredly not a Republican or Democratic value. Rather, it is an American value. Confidence in the Rule of Law rests entirely at any given point in time on the character and the integrity of the individual American judge and on that judge’s absolute commitment to fairness and impartiality.

Judge John E. Jones III

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Quote of the Week #95 Mon, 05 Jun 2006 04:17:42 +0000 In the twenty years since the Chernobyl tragedy, the world’s worst nuclear accident, there have been nearly [FILL IN ALARMIST AND ARMAGEDDONIST FACTOID HERE].

Greenpeace “fact sheet” against nuclear power

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Quote of the Week #94 Tue, 30 May 2006 03:31:09 +0000 Abandoning the pretense of objectivity does not mean abandoning the journalist’s most important obligation, which is factual accuracy. In fact, the practice of opinion journalism brings additional ethical obligations. These can be summarized in two words: intellectual honesty. Are you writing or saying what you really think? Have you tested it against the available counterarguments? Will you stand by an expressed principle in different situations, when it leads to an unpleasing conclusion? Are you open to new evidence or argument that might change your mind? Do you retain at least a tiny, healthy sliver of a doubt about the argument you choose to make?

– Michael Kinsley

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