If you’re lucky enough to do well, it’s your responsibility to send the elevator back down. – Kevin Spacey

If you’re lucky enough to do well, it’s your responsibility to send the elevator back down.Kevin Spacey Source: If you’re lucky enough to do well, it’s your responsibility to send the elevator back down. – Kevin Spacey at BrainyQuote

Tragedy of the commons

The tragedy of the commons is an economic theory of a situation within a shared-resource system where individual users acting independently and rationally according to their own self-interest behave contrary to the common good of all users by depleting that resource.   Source: Tragedy of the commons – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Audiences are always better pleased with a smart retort, some joke or epigram, than with any amount of reasoning. Discuss …read more

I refuse to believe that corporations are people until Texas executes one.

I refuse to believe that corporations are people until Texas executes one. – A Tagline from somewhere sometime back.

“Luke. I am your father!”

Project Excelsior

As jets began flying higher and faster, the US Air Force became increasingly worried about the safety of its flight crew. Project Excelsior was initiated in 1958 to design a multi-stage parachute system that would allow a safe, controlled descent after a high-altitude ejection. In 1959 and 1960, Captain Joseph Kittinger made a series of […]

Testing 1 2 3 4…..

Yeah this is a test. How we doing so far?

Double Entendre

double entendre is a figure of speech or a particular way of wording that is devised to be understood in either of two ways, having a double meaning. Typically one of the meanings is obvious, given the context whereas the other may require more thought. The innuendo may convey a message that would be socially awkward, sexually […]

apologue

Definition: (noun) A moral fable, especially one having animals or inanimate objects as characters. Synonyms: allegory, parable, fable. Usage: The minister liked to incorporate apologues into his sermons, thinking the moral tales about sly foxes and witty rabbits would appeal to the children in the congregation. Discuss …read more

glasnost | Soviet government policy | Britannica.com

The Russian word glasnost, translated as “openness,” refers to the Soviet policy of open discussion of political and social issues. The policy was instituted by Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in the late 1980s and began the democratization of the Soviet Union. Source: glasnost | Soviet government policy | Britannica.com

“You can be ornery when you’re Scotty, but not when you’re Kirk.” – Paul Graham

“You can be ornery when you’re Scotty, but not when you’re Kirk.” – Paul Graham   While reading a long but very interesting article from 2013 by Paul Graham I found this jewel there. Talking about the ‘people handling’ style of engineers vs. sales people. Mostly differences in Customer Service orientation. I don’t think I’m […]

Washington Irving

Every desire bears its death in its very gratification. Curiosity languishes under repeated stimulants, and novelties cease to excite and surprise, until at length we cannot wonder even at a miracle. Discuss …read more

“Computers are dumber than people but smarter than programmers”

“Computers are dumber than people but smarter than programmers”, Jerry Pournelle

“The Shot Heard ‘Round the World” (1951)

Late in the 1951 baseball season, the New York Giants trailed far behind their crosstown rivals, the Brooklyn Dodgers, in the standings. However, the Giants went on a winning streak, and the two teams finished the regular season with identical 96-58 records. In the first two games of a three-game playoff series, the teams traded […]

“The universe is indifferent.” – Don Draper

“Well, I hate to break it to you, but there is no big lie. There is no system. The universe is indifferent.” – Don Draper

Zombie Computers

A zombie computer, or zombie, is a computer attached to the Internet that has been compromised by a hacker, computer virus, or trojan horse. Generally, a compromised machine is only one of many in a network of remotely controlled computers used to perform malicious tasks. Most owners of zombie computers are unaware that their systems […]

Poe’s law

Poe’s law is an Internet adage which states that, without a clear indicator of the author’s intent, parodies of extreme views will be mistaken by some readers or viewers for sincere expressions of the parodied views. Source: Poe’s law – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Chewbacca Defense

A Chewbacca defense is the name given to a legal strategy in which the aim of the argument seems to be to deliberately confuse the jury rather than actually refute the case of the other side. The concept’s name comes from episode 27 of the animated series South Park, “Chef Aid”, which premiered on October […]

gazundering

Gazundering is a term for a modern phenomenon that refers to the action of a buyer who lowers their offer on a previously agreed sale price, just prior to the contract being signed. http://www.investopedia.com/terms/g/gazunder.asp

“I think, therefore I am” – René Descartes

“I think, therefore I am” – René Descartes (1637) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren%C3%A9_Descartes

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