I'm gonna get me a shotgun and kill all the whities I see,
I'm gonna get me a shotgun and kill all the whities I see.
When I kill all the whities I see, then whitey he won't bother me,
I'm gonna get me a shotgun and kill all the whities I see.
Then I'll get a white woman who's wearing a navy blue sweater.
Gonna Get Me a Shotgun Performed by Garrett Morris on 24 Jan 1976 (Peter Cook and Dudley Moore)

Infotainment has reached a new level of ubiquity in an era in which "reality" television and reality have become so blurred that it's hard to know if ABC News's special investigating "American Idol" last week was real journalism about a fake show or fake journalism about a real show or whether anyone knows the difference - or cares.
Frank Rich - NY Times Op-Ed May 8, 2005

Es que la vida es un poco ridícula, si uno la mira con cuidado no es tan seria, ni heroica como mucha gente piensa. Creo que Dios se debe estar burlando de nosotros. La gente que se toma la vida demasiado en serio termina con ataques cardiacos o se vuelven locos. Uno tiene que poner las cosas en perspectiva.
John Leguizamo - Interview in ElTiempo.com

Let's talk about "military targets." The phrase is so loose that President Truman, after the nuclear bomb obliterated the population of Hiroshima, could say: "The world will note that the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, a military base. That was because we wished in this first attack to avoid, insofar as possible, the killing of civilians."
Howard Zinn A Just Cause, Not a Just War

Ph.D. students don't cry. They just... fade away while hacking.
Leo, the Kim

Most people, I think, don't even know what a rootkit is, so why should they care about it?
SonyBMG manager Thomas Hesse on NPR

Member from upstate New York: "Mr. Speaker, what is this bill about?"
Speaker Rayburn: "I don't know. It has something to do with a thing called marihuana. I think it's a narcotic of some kind."
"Mr. Speaker, does the American Medical Association support this bill?"
Member on the committee jumps up and says: "Their Doctor Wentworth[sic] came down here. They support this bill 100 percent."
discussion on the US house about making marijuana illegal at the federal level

"For life is at the start a chaos in which one is lost. The individual suspects this, but he is frightened at finding himself face to face with this terrible reality, and tries to cover it over with a curtain of fantasy, where everything is clear. It does not worry him that his "ideas" are not true, he uses them as trenches for the defense of his existence, as scarecrows to frighten away reality."
Jose Ortega Y Gasset -- Revolt of the Masses

If people had understood how patents would be granted when most of today's ideas were invented and had taken out patents, the industry would be at a complete stand-still today. The solution . . . is patent exchanges . . . and patenting as much as we can. . . . A future start-up with no patents of its own will be forced to pay whatever price the giants choose to impose. That price might be high: Established companies have an interest in excluding future competitors.
Bill Gates -- In Fred Warshofsky, The Patent Wars 170-71 (NY: Wiley 1994).

Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached a fevered pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and gladly so. How do I know? For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar. -
Julius Caesar

Pedro: Fallar, Fallar! Sigues pensando negativamente, Pablo! Tienes que pensar positivamente, entiendes? Posiii-tivaaa-mente
Pablo: Correcto Pedro, fallaremos Posiii-tivaaa-mente...
-- Lo Estamos Pasando Muy Bien - Los Prisioneros

Ours is a culture where videos like "Girls Gone Wild" inspire campus copycats and even serious dramas like "CSI" inspire students to sign up for forensic-science courses in droves. It would not be so bad if "Commander" prompted some young viewers to study foreign affairs or even just buy a map.
- Alessandra Stanley, NY Times Review of "Commander in Chief"

If the current Congress had been called on to intervene in the case of Mr. Allen, it would probably have tried to legalize shoplifting.
- NY Times Editorial 3/15/06

"Wipe Info uses hexadecimal values to wipe files. This provides more security than wiping with decimal values."
-- Norton SystemWorks 2002 Manual

The Secret to hapiness is short-term, stupid self-interest
- calvin (from Calvin & Hobbes)

Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.
-- Mark Twain

"I think the best leaders are the lazy ones. They get everyone enthused but let others do all the work. Funny thing is the more you delegate, the more everybody likes it! Everyone gets to be in charge of something like the newsletter, the April Meeting, the web site, etc. At that point, the leader's job is to encourage his henchlings to lazy up a little too so there's room for even more volunteers to take care of mailing lists, snacks at the meetings, etc. There can never be too many small jobs that a new volunteer can handle with their eyes closed.
"All these people will bond with each other, pretty soon the chapter will take on a life of its own simply because the folks like to socialize with each other."
-- Bob Lamm, Boston ACM SIGGRAPH

Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?
Epicurus (found at http://www.positiveatheism.org/)

"However, I decided against it. I had been batching so long I really didn't need a woman. And, perhaps most of all, the prospect of being cooped up with a woman who might eventually annoy me, of being imprisoned with her - like a criminal on Devil's Island, without hope of escape - made me shudder. I would be better off as a middle-aged bachelor."
-- Tom Neale - An Island to Oneself

L. Ron Hubbard quote:
"Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wants to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion"
Reader's Digest reprint, May 1980, p.1
Hubbard later created the Church of Scientology...
Found at http://www.xenu.net/roland-intro.html

You see, "state of the art" Microsoft Office applications sport a nifty feature called "smart quotes." (Rule of thumb--every time Microsoft use the word "smart," be on the lookout for something dumb).
Found at The Demoroniser's home page

One of the main causes of the fall of the Roman Empire was that, lacking zero, they had no way to indicate successful termination of their C programs.
-- Robert Firth

> >I don't really regard bible-kjv-text as a technical document,
> > but... :)
> It's a manual -- for living.
But it hasn't been updated in a long time, many would say that it's sadly out of date, and the upstream maintainer doesn't respond to his email. :-)
-- Branden Robinson, Oliver Elphick, and Chris Waters in a message to debian-policy
(bible-kjv-text: http://packages.debian.org/unstable/doc/bible-kjv-text.html)

"Of course everyone knows that vim is the best text editor in the world. Anyone who tells you differently is either wrong, lying, or criminally insane. (Or an emacs user, in which case they are wrong, lying and criminally insane).
CmdrTaco - /. on VIM 6.0 Out

CBQ is merely the oldest kid on the block - and also the most complex one. It may not always do what you want. This may come as something of a shock to many who fell for the 'sendmail effect', which teaches us that any complex technology which doesn't come with documentation must be the best available."
Linux Advanced Routing & Traffic Control HOWTO

Funny. I always thought that PowerPoint was already at least as destructive as macro viruses to corporate productivity. You ever watch a suit fiddle with his presentation?
CmdrTaco - On new security holes in powerpoint and excel

"I don't want to run a company. I'm not good at managing people. You have a problem with the guy in the next cubicle? I don't care. Shoot him or something."
Marc Andreessen, founder of Netscape, in Rolling Stone, May '97

the boy who kills his parents and then pleads for the court's mercy because he's an orphan.

When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading
Henry Youngman

Assuming your boot device in OF is pointing to the harddrive you prep boot partition is on then it'll just work, otherwise at IPL time, go into the multiboot menu and set the boot device to the one with your prep boot partition.
gentoo ppc installation manual

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