Quotes


  • Are you actually trying to read this? - pym/_emerge/init.py

  • Sorry, your platform is not supported - Adobe

  • If 386BSD had been available when I started on Linux, Linux would probably never had happened - Linus Torvalds

  • ..you could spend all day customizing the title bar. Believe me. I speak from experience - Matt Welsh

  • How do I type "for i in *.dvi do xdvi $i done" in a GUI? - A discussion in comp.os.linux.misc

  • Whoa...I did a 'zcat /vmlinuz > /dev/audio' and I think I heard God - mikecd on #Linux

  • HOLY COW I'M TOTALLY GOING SO FAST OH F*** link

  • ... distcc definitely works. Even if you don't understand quite what you are doing... - pappy_mcfae

  • The sendmail configuration file is one of those files that looks like someone beat their head on the keyboard. After working with it... I can see why! - Harry Skelton

  • Programming yesterday was about developers vs idiots. Now the developers are the idiots - AllenJB

  • You missed the bit about the beer - thats very important NeddySeagoon

  • Cogito, ergo sum periculosus. - İç Mihrak

  • Whoever moron thought that it's "good security" to require the root password for everyday things like this is mentally diseased. - Linus Torvalds

  • Don't trust any quote you read online! - Abraham Lincoln

  • Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it. - Richard P. Feynman

  • I do get my pizzas paid for by Linux indirectly. - Linus Torvalds

  • Being "polite" without being "nice" is quite possible. It even has a name: Diplomacy. - NeilBrown

  • IE8 - sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet - markdawson

  • Do this over SSH and then see how you swear if the kernel doesn't come up after reset while the server is literally "in another state". - Dragonlord

  • Reality is what refuses to go away when I stop believing in it. - Philip K. Dick

  • The chief cause of problems is solutions. Eric Sevareid

  • I've often thought about replacing myself with a small shell script. Matt Billenstein

  • There really are no Easter Eggs in this program. - aptitude

  • You can't make computers go faster; you can only make them do less.

  • There are only two hard problems in computer science: cache invalidation and naming things. - Phil Karlton

  • // hack for ie browser (assuming that ie is a browser) Link

  • You're gonna learn a lot, but it's also going to be soul destroying. Link

  • is_computer_on_fire() Link

  • My view on anything even remotely related with oracle is "fuck no". - TrevorSpartacus

  • Perl - The only language that looks the same before and after RSA encryption. - Keith Bostic

  • No news is good news. - Nick Bostrom

  • invalid user: +x - chown

  • 你连死都想了那还怕什么,敢死不敢活啊?你就活下去看看明天是怎么样 - sswong / HN

  • Everything not saved will be lost. - Nintendo

  • Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say. - Edward Snowden

  • Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. - John F. Kennedy

  • Do this in user land on a trusted machine. There is zero excuse for doing it in the kernel. - Linus Torvalds

  • If there is a god, he will have to beg my forgiveness. Carved into a concentration camp cell by a Jewish prisoner

  • Creeds matter very little... The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true. So I elect for neither label. - James Branch Cabell

  • You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do. - David Foster Wallace / Infinite Jest

  • Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no. - Betteridge's law of headlines

  • it's amazing how much you come to miss "ls" after just a few, short hours Link

  • A date is an experience you have with another person that makes you appreciate being alone. - Larry David / Curb Your Enthusiasm

  • There is no such thing as "ad blocking". The web is a pull medium, not a push medium. I merely decline to request ads. - Anonymous

  • The NSA didn't wake up and say, 'Let's just spy on everybody.' They looked up and said, 'Wow, corporations are spying on everybody. Let's get ourselves a copy. - Bruce Schneier

  • People just submitted it. I don't know why. They "trust me". Dumb fucks. -Mark zuckerberg

  • What if I give my employees training and they leave? What if you don't, and they stay?

  • You can safely assume you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do. - Rev. Robert Cromey

  • There are two rules for success: 1. Never tell everything you know. -Roger H. Lincoln

  • Linux is not in the public domain. Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches. That's the way that the license works. - Steve Ballmer

  • You are absolutely deluded, if not stupid, if you think that a worldwide collection of software engineers who can't write operating systems or applications without security holes, can then turn around and suddenly write virtualization layers without security holes. - Theo de Raadt

  • Anyone can design a cipher that he himself cannot break. This is why you should uniformly distrust amateur cryptography, and why you should only use published algorithms that have withstood broad cryptanalysis. - Bruce Schneier

  • 90% of everything is crap - Sturgeon's Law

  • There are two types of companies, those that have been hacked, and those that don't yet know they have been hacked.

  • there are two kinds of people in the world: the people that build the future, and the people who write posts on the internet about why they'll fail - a friend of Sam Altman

  • One of the most irrational of all the conventions of modern society is the one to the effect that religious opinions should be respected. - HL Mencken

  • Enter the idea of a "hemorrhaging edge" distro: Gentoo. - uncyclopedia

  • The government relies on each step affecting few enough people that nobody will be bothered enough to march, and after a thousand little steps, you have a totalitarian government. -StavrosK

  • X Windows is to memory as Ronald Reagan was to money. - The UNIX-HATERS Handbook

  • What was the SSH port, 22? - A 'senior-level' I've worked with

  • People aren't mostly angered by the existence of the corruption itself, but mostly by the fact that they aren't included in it. - /u/kwonza

  • Managing all the encryption and decryption keys you need to keep your data safe across multiple devices, sites, and accounts is theoretically possible, in the same way performing an appendectomy on yourself is theoretically possible. - Quinn Norton

  • I'm sure Elon Musk is browsing Hacker News to find out what blind spots he has, that only Javascript programmers can see. - psyc / HN

  • My secret bonus is that no matter what you choose, you're finally gonna chill the fuck out. - Rick (S03E09)

  • If the only thing keeping a person decent is the expectation of divine reward, then brother, that person is a piece of shit. - True Detective