'Seriously, though, surreptitiously spying on what users do is actually the underpinning of the entire web advertising industry.' - Anil Dash
"A nation that draws too broad a difference between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards, and its fighting done by fools." - Thucydides
"Those who do not understand Unix are condemned to reinvent it, poorly."
“You can't trust code that you did not totally create yourself.”
-- Ken Thompson
Never take a job for which you are qualified. You won’t grow. — Esther Dyson
“Hard to see, the Future is.” –Yoda
We Marines are truly blessed. We get to enjoy the sweet taste of freedom because we know its price. - John Chipura, United States Marine, NYPD Police Officer, NYFD Fireman
United States Marine, New York City Police Officer, New York City Fireman John Chipura, survivor of the 1983 Beirut Marine Barracks bombing, a former NYPD Police Officer, a NYFD Fireman, who wrote todays QOTD for the 225th Marine Corps birthday, in the year 2000. He later perished while responding to the terrorist attack on September 11th at New York City's World Trade Center, Tower 2.
"If anyone, then, asks me the meaning of our flag, I say to him – it means just what Concord and Lexington meant; what Bunker Hill meant; which was, in short, the rising up of a valiant young people against an old tyranny to establish the most momentous doctrine that the world had ever known – the right of men to their own selves and to their liberties." ~ Henry Ward Beecher
"In this age, I don't care how tactically or operationally brilliant you are, if you cannot create harmony — even vicious harmony — on the battlefield based on trust across service lines, across coalition and national lines, and across civilian/military lines, you need to go home, because your leadership is obsolete. We have got to have officers who can create harmony across all those lines." - James Mattis, GEN (RET) USMC
(This Quotation Was Recorded While SECDEF Mattis Had Not Yet Retired From His Beloved United States Marine Corps)
'Advances are made by answering questions. Discoveries are made by questioning answers.' — Bernard Haisch
via Reena Flores/POLITICO
“The man who has not got great tasks to do cannot achieve greatness. Greatness only comes because the task to be done is great. The men who lead lives of mere ease, of mere pleasure, the men who go through life seeking how to avoid trouble, to avoid risk, to avoid effort, to them it is not given to achieve greatness. Greatness comes only to those who seek not how to avoid obstacles, but how to overcome them.” - Theodore Roosevelt