Tuesday, January 25, 2011

i started at the top
and have been working my way down
ever since.

-orson welles
f is for fakes




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insanity is when you do something over and over again

and expect a different result every time.




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if we don't get lost
we'll never find a new route.



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the person who doesn't make mistakes
is unlikely to make anything.



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Friday, January 14, 2011

Not everything that can be counted counts,

and not everything that counts can be counted.


-albert einstein





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Today when we get any idea, we often shout the word 'Eureka'. This famous word is originally attributed to Archimedes, for the invention of measuring the volume of an object with an irregular shape. Once when Hiero had ordered a gold crown, he suspected that the crown was not made of pure gold but also silver. However, he could not prove this. He told Archimedes of his suspicion.  One day as Archimedes thoughts were revolving around the problem, he took a bath in his bathtub. He realized that the amount of water that overflowed the tub was proportional to the amount of his body that was submerged. At the realization he came shouting out of the bathtub "Eureka, Eureka" and ran out on to the streets of Syracuse completely naked. In his work 'The Floating Bodies', this principle is known as the 'Archimedes Principle'. But the example of golden crown does not appear in any known works of Archimedes.



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give me a place to stand on
and i will move the earth.



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Thursday, January 13, 2011

the devil is in the details



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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

When I buy a new book,
I read the last page first.

That way, in case I die before I finish,
I know how it ends.

That, my friend,
is a dark side.



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Pathetic.

Yup I said it.




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when management takes the low road in aspects that are visible, it is likely they are following a similar path behind the scenes. there is seldom just one cockroach in the kitchen.

-warren buffet




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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might
forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all your breath trying
to conquer it. Because no battle is ever won he said. They are not even
fought. The field reveals to a man his own folly and despair, and victory
is an illusion of philosophers and fools.

William Faulkner
The Sound and the Fury

<received from an anonymous email>



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