"We sleep soundly in our beds at night because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm."

Winston Churchill.

"Never trust a computer that you can't throw out of a window" - Steve Jobs

"Windows, because like cars, not everyone wants to build theirs from scratch" - Unknown

commented: nice sigature +1

History has been kind to Winston Churchill, as it usually is to those who help save the world,
-- George W. Bush.

Chirchill did lots of bad things too though.

I mean, we incinerated Dresden (then again, IMHO the Germans deserved it) and Churchill fucked up in world war 1 bigtime . Not many people know this, but its because he masterminded the Gallipoli offensive, where we tried to do a D-Day type thing in Turkey in order to get a hold on the eastern front. There was like 60% losses, with 300,000 or so dying over the course of about a week or something.

if it wasnt for all the good stuff he did in the second world war, he would probably be remembered in a negatvive light for that instead.

In complete darkness we are all the same, it is only our knowledge and wisdom that separates us.
-- Janet Jackson

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. – Benjamin Franklin

The whole is more than the sum of its parts.
-- Aristotle

A mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open.
-- Jesse Ventura

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.

--Bertrand Russell

From the movie : night at the opera
Groucho Marx: "When I invite a woman to dinner, I expect her to look at my face. That's the price she has to pay"

To do is to be.
-- Descartes

To be is to do.
-- Voltaire

Do be do be do.
-- Frank Sinatra

To be or not to be, that is the question.
-- William Shakespear

(To do or not to do, that is my question.)

Oh drat, these computers, they're so naughty and so complex - I could just pinch them!

- Marvin the Martian

Cogito, ergo sum. ( I think; therefore I am. )
-- R. Descartes

This quote of René should ring a bell when you are IT minded:

Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.

[First Man:] I think, I think I am, therefore I am, I think.

[Establishment:] Of course you are my bright little star,
I've miles
And miles
Of files
Pretty files of your forefather's fruit
and now to suit our
great computer,
You're magnetic ink.

[First Man:] I'm more than that, I know I am, at least, I think I must be.

[Inner Man:] There you go man, keep as cool as you can.
Face piles
And piles
Of trials
With smiles.
It riles them to believe
that you perceive
the web they weave
And keep on thinking free.

- Moody Blues

If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.
~~~ John von Neumann

"Time is an illusion, lunch time doubly so." - Ford Prefect

Brevity is the soul of wit...

do not know who said

I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
-- Albert Einstein

I feel accountable for my posts.. expecting Infractions, flag bad & the rare green reputation for them...

I love flying. I've been to almost as many places as my luggage has.
-- Bob Hope,

When all think alike, no one is thinking.
-- Walter Lippman

you can have anything you want... as long as you give up the belief that you cannot have it...

Power does not corrupt. It is the fear of loss of power that corrupts.
'John Steinbeck'

To be or not to be

To be or not to be. William Shakespeare's Hamlet
To be is to do. Jean-Paul Sartre, Plato
To do is to be. Socrates
Do-be-do-be-do. Frank Sinatra
Do be a Do Bee Miss Connie from Romper Room

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
-- Carl Sagan