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  1. Software is like sex: It’s better when it’s free. - Linus Torvalds

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    2. SkipNChurch


      Running Ubuntu Linux 16.04 just for that reason. Tired of being MS' unpaid Beta Tester.

    3. RealityCheck


      If you want to be hard core, run Arch Linux.  There's no graphical installer to walk you through the process.   You get to build your OS component by component with only what you need and want.

    4. SkipNChurch


      Command Line komfuslerkates me something terrible.

      De-bugging? HAH! It's now a FEATURE, so what if it doesn't run?

  2. Most people who sneer at technology would starve to death if the engineering infrastructure were removed. - Robert A. Heinlein

  3. Unless you have children to buy gifts for, the best thing you can do this holiday season is to buy nothing and put that money towards paying off your credit card debt. Replace expensive travel with Skype conferences. If you have no debt, put money into your kids college funds.

  4. Electronic devices work using magic smoke. If you see the magic smoke coming out, that device is not likely to ever work again.


  5. Technology is a word that describes something that doesn't work yet. - Douglas Adams

  6. Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution. - Clay Shirky

  7. The best way to predict the future is to invent it. - Alan Kay

  8. I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. - Thomas Edison

  9. The customer is always right, you just have to charge accordingly!


  10. There are two types of people in this world, those who can extrapolate from incomplete data.

    1. VerbosityCat


      One of my fave quotes. Have it on a T-shirt.

  11. T. Sowell:
    "If you want to spend your life nursing grievances, you will never run out of grievances to nurse, regardless of what color your skin is. If some people cannot be rotten to you because of your race, they will find some other reason to be rotten to you."

  12. Schrodinger's Phone is when you drop your phone and it lands screen facing down.

  13. “There is more to being human than simply possessing the form of one.”

  14. Shoes are just portable floors.
    1. ThereAndBackAgain


      I think they’re more like tires for people. 

  15. "With reasonable men, I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but to tyrants I will give no quarter,

    nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost." - William Lloyd Garrison

  16. Barbecue sauce is like meat frosting.

  17. Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon. - Winston Churchill

  18. If a society is to remain free, its government must be controlled. - Ayn Rand

  19. If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into a committee. That will do them in. - Bradley's Bromide

    1. Thumbelina


      I once heard a preacher say that a camel is a funny looking animal. He said he thought it was put together by a committee.

  20. Chewed on by a "Dog of Peace" this morning. Ever mention I dislike poorly owned "bullydogs"? I'll live mutt isn't.

  21. Last night I wanted coffee and this morning I am drinking coffee. Follow your dreams.

  22. "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." ~ Philip K. Dick

  23. The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas. - Dr. Linus Pauling

  24. "We cannot negotiate with those who say, 'What's mine is mine, and what's yours is negotiable.'" JFK

  25. Coffee VS. Oxygen. One is needed to survive... the other is oxygen.