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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Disembodied » Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:43 pm

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(Okay, not really a “quote of the week”, since it dates from the nineteenth century, but still …)

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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Cody » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:21 pm

It's still possible for there to be more than one universe: “Our conjecture strengthens the intuition that holographic cosmology implies a significant reduction of the multiverse to a much more limited set of possible universes.”

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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Cody » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:57 pm

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has taken out full-page adverts in several UK and US Sunday newspapers to apologise for the firm's recent data privacy scandal. He said Facebook could have done more to stop millions of users having their data exploited by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica in 2014. "This was a breach of trust, and I am sorry," the back-page ads state.
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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Disembodied » Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:23 pm

So one January day, while having a "troubling" time in the lab, he threw off the lights and shone a UV light on a puffin carcass.

"What happened was quite impressive, really," he said.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundl ... -1.4607386

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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by RockDoctor » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:12 pm

Ford : "It's unpleasantly like being drunk."
Arthur : "What's so unpleasant about being drunk?"
Ford : "You ask a glass of water."
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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by RockDoctor » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:14 pm

(There was an "Appreciation of DNA" on the radio this evening. )
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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Cody » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:21 pm

(There was an "Appreciation of DNA" on the radio this evening. )
"You know, if this is Southend, there's something very odd about it."
"What, you mean the way the sea stays steady as a rock and the buildings keep washing up and down? Yes, I thought that was odd."

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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by spud42 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:59 am

are we quoting DA now?? lol
Arthur: OK. Leave this to me. I'm British. I know how to queue.
OR i could go with
Arthur Dent: I always said there was something fundamentally wrong with the universe.
or simply
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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by RockDoctor » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:00 pm

spud42 wrote:
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are we quoting DA now?? lol
This must be a Thursday. I could never get the hand of Thursdays.
(Incidentally, his middle name was Noel, which is why I refer to him as "DNA". Seems appropriate somehow.
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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Cody » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:28 pm

Incidentally, I believe his daughter's third name is Rocket.

The universe is a big place, perhaps the biggest.

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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Disembodied » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:47 pm

There is an angry man with a microphone outside Euston station, ranting that the moon landings were fake. Not once has he said ‘Euston we have a problem’ #disappointed
It seems only right to cite the source: https://twitter.com/itsalexchapman/stat ... 0424767489

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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Cody » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:22 pm

<grins> There's a T-shirt to match!

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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Cody » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:59 pm

Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you really wanted.

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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Cody » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:48 pm

On the proposed acquisition of GitHub...
Nadella pleaded with software developers to "judge us by the actions we have taken in the recent past, our actions today and in the future." He reiterated, again, that Microsoft was "all in with open source."
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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Cody » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:16 pm

Gaming addiction has been listed as a mental health condition for the first time by the World Health Organisation.

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