A conversation on reddit:

fairykarma 2 points 11 hours ago

If only daily life was like free software. sigh...

"id10t 35 points 11 hours ago

What? A 'do it yourself' mechanism with no documentation, incomprehensible interface, zero support and no way to contact the creator? Don't even get me started on the user groups organized to help sort it all out!

Dude, I think life's bang-on like free software.


Phil Rizzuto

If you were not aware, Phil Rizzuto passed away last night. Holy cow, what a loss for all of us.

Here was my Father's reaction:

'Two Thoughts

"I heard the doctors revived a man after being dead for four-and-a-half minutes. When they asked what it was like being dead, he said it was like listening to New York Yankees announcer Phil Rizzuto during a rain delay." - Late Night host David Letterman

"My best pitch is anything the batter grounds, lines, or pops in the direction of (Phil) Rizzuto." - Pitcher Vic Raschi '

May he rest in peace. Though he had been ill for a long time, and though it was easy to disagree with his style from time to time, he will be sorely missed.



"Trust me, you want to spend as little time as possible with your psychiatrist."

-Dr. Aniel Shirke, PhD, MD, Psychiatrist



"See that ship over there? They're re-broadcasting Major League Baseball with implied oral consent, not express written consent--or so the legend goes."
-Homer Simpson


...that is Forever Mankind

"Fate has ordained that the men who went to the moon to explore in peace will stay on the moon to rest in peace.

These brave men, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, know that there is no hope for their recovery. But they also know that there is hope for mankind in their sacrifice.

These two men are laying down their lives in mankind's most noble goal: The search for truth and understanding. They will be mourned by their families and friends; they will be mourned by their nation; they will be mourned by the people of the world; they will be mourned by a Mother Earth that dared to send two of her sons into the unknown.

In their exploration, they stirred the people of the world to feel as one; in their sacrifice, they bind more tightly the brotherhood of man.

In ancient days, men looked at stars and saw their heroes in the constellations. In modern times, we do much the same, but our heroes are epic men of flesh and blood.

Others will follow, and surely find their way home. Man's search will not be denied. But these men were the first, and they will remain the foremost in our hearts.

For every human being who looks up at the moon in the nights to come will know that there is some corner of another world that is forever mankind."

-William Safire's speach written for Richard Nixon to read if tragedy struck on Apollo XI.


think of the stars!

"And where does this coal come from? Carbon. And where does carbon come from? Exploding stars. YOU PEOPLE HAVE TO KILL STARS JUST SO YOU CAN DRIVE A CAR! Won't anyone think of the stars?"

--MyLongNickName (822545), on Slashdot on steam engines in cars and power plants



"Racism is simply an ugly form of collectivism, the mindset that views humans only as members of groups and never as individuals. Racists believe that all individual who share superficial physical characteristics are alike; as collectivists, racists think only in terms of groups. By encouraging Americans to adopt a group mentality, the advocates of so-called "diversity" actually perpetuate racism. Their intense focus on race is inherently racist, because it views individuals only as members of racial groups."

-Dr. Ron Paul


american facist

"The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information."

-Henry A. Wallace, Vice President of the United State (1941-5)



"To every human problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong."
--Walter Lippmann



"...That is as true of intellectual as it is of practical problems. The seduction of High Modernity lay in its abstract neatness and theoretical simplicity: both of these features blinded the successors of Descartes to the unavoidable complexities of concrete human experience."
--Stephen Toulmin, Cosmopolis