Category Archives: Quote of the Day

QotD: Jon Corbet on linux.conf.au and Linux Australia

In summary, LCA remains unique in its combination of strongly technical talks, freedom-oriented and hands-on orientation, wide variety of topics covered, and infectious Australian humor. There is a reason some of us seem to end up there every year despite … Continue reading

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However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light

Playboy: If life is so purposeless, do you feel that it’s worth living? Kubrick: Yes, for those of us who manage somehow to cope with our mortality. The very meaninglessness of life forces man to create his own meaning. Children, … Continue reading

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QotD: Rusty Russell

Side note: when a respected information source covers something where you have on-the-ground experience, the result is often to make you wonder how much fecal matter you’ve swallowed in areas outside your own expertise. – Rusty Russell in Superfreakonomics; Superplug … Continue reading

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QotD: Stephen Fry

One melancholy thought occurs as my fingers glide and flow over the surface of this astonishing object: Douglas Adams is not alive to see the closest thing to his Hitchhiker’s Guide that humankind has yet devised. – Stephen Fry in The … Continue reading

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Potentially fatal marriage joke

“Well, I put the towels in the bath tub so the hotel staff know they need to be cleaned.” – A potentially fatal joke (in the context of marriage), which I apparently survived last night. … not that the hotel … Continue reading

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QotD: John Lennon

No. No musicals. I loathe musicals. I never did have a plan for doing one. My cousin made me sit through some fucking musical twice. I just hate them. They bore me stiff. I think they’re just horrible. Even Hair. … Continue reading

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QotD: Guy Rundle

The whole thing shows that if you have a basic contempt for the idea of government — that you wanted it to be small enough to “get it in the bathtub and drown it” — then it will come back … Continue reading

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QotD: Brian Aker

Some companies lack “open source table manners”. Often they don’t know what is expected. Like my cat bringing dead mice to the dinner table. – Brian Aker, with some tiny Twitter wisdom

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QotD: Guy Rundle

When your movement is being led by a 13-year-old child, the morbidly obese recovering benzodiazepine addict radio star Rush Limbaugh, and a mystical simpleton like Joe the Plumber, then you’re at the point medieval Europe reached around the time of … Continue reading

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QotD: John McCain’s favourite joke

I feel terrible for all the mothers in the state of Arizona because, as you know: Barry Goldwater from Arizona ran for President of the United States, Morris Udall from Arizona ran for President of the United States, Bruce Babbitt … Continue reading

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