It's good to be alive, in Twenty-Oh-Five...

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Oct 23, 2005.

  1. Just had to share this quote from<
    <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/07/02/analog_or_digital/page2.html> by a
    Dr Bill Softky, who also got a patent-award prize from Microsoft even
    though he never worked for them, but that's another story entirely...

    The quote is: "The threshold for disproving something is higher than the
    threshold for saying it, which is a recipe for the accumulation of
    bullshit".

    He was talking about theories of brain function, but it seems an apt summary
    of USENET, don't you think. :)
     
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Oct 23, 2005
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  2. Lawrence D'Oliveiro

    steve Guest

    Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:

    > The quote is: "The threshold for disproving something is higher than the
    > threshold for saying it, which is a recipe for the accumulation of
    > bullshit".
    >
    > He was talking about theories of brain function, but it seems an apt summary
    > of USENET, don't you think. :)


    It also explains how President Bush has avoided being impeached and
    imprisoned.
     
    steve, Oct 23, 2005
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    Rob J Guest

    In article <435b67de$>,
    says...
    > Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
    >
    > > The quote is: "The threshold for disproving something is higher than the
    > > threshold for saying it, which is a recipe for the accumulation of
    > > bullshit".
    > >
    > > He was talking about theories of brain function, but it seems an apt summary
    > > of USENET, don't you think. :)

    >
    > It also explains how President Bush has avoided being impeached and
    > imprisoned.


    That was a mistake wasn't it, you really meant to put your own name in
    there not Bush.
     
    Rob J, Oct 24, 2005
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  4. Lawrence D'Oliveiro

    PAM. Guest

    "Lawrence D'Oliveiro" <_zealand> wrote in message
    news:djfa0h$oj9$...
    > Just had to share this quote from<
    > <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/07/02/analog_or_digital/page2.html> by

    a
    > Dr Bill Softky, who also got a patent-award prize from Microsoft even
    > though he never worked for them, but that's another story entirely...
    >
    > The quote is: "The threshold for disproving something is higher than the
    > threshold for saying it, which is a recipe for the accumulation of
    > bullshit".


    Sounds like a sig file :)

    PAM.
     
    PAM., Oct 24, 2005
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