Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Quotes of the day...

Quotes of the day...  Via reader Simi L., some great ones:
If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.
   Jay Leno

The problem with political jokes is they get elected.
   Henry Cate, VII

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.

If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these State of the Union Speeches, there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven.
   Will Rogers

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it.
   Clarence Darrow

Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, they go out and buy some more tunnel.
   John Quinton

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
   Oscar Ameringer

I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them.
   Adlai Stevenson

A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.
   Tex Guinan

I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
   Charles de Gaulle

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
   Doug Larson

There ought to be one day – just one – when there is open season on senators.
   Will Rogers

If you want a real friend - that you can trust in Washington - go buy a dog!
   Harry Truman

The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.
   Ronald Reagan

It's hard to imagine something like being made this today...

It's hard to imagine something like being made this today ... and that seems somehow shameful.  Via my lovely bride...

Savor every moment...

Savor every moment...  Via my lovely bride.  I miss her, and our dogs ... and some of our cats :)

Computer technology helping humans and dogs communicate...

Computer technology helping humans and dogs communicate...  Reading this article, one gets the idea that these folks are taking the very first steps.  I can easily imagine our dogs getting the hang of these devices, and very quickly, too.  I'd love to see their reaction when they realize they can actually “tell” us something!  So often it seems like our dogs are trying to say something, but we're too dumb to figure it out...

MD5 collision attack demonstrated...

MD5 collision attack demonstrated...  Two arbitrary images can be made to have the same MD5 hash.  That's a big “oopsie” in the cryptography world...

Posters seen in Los Angeles...

Posters seen in Los Angeles...  My juvenile belly laugh for the morning!  For my non-Californian readers, the person in the poster is California Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown.  More here...

Meteor explosion...

Meteor explosion...  October 16, in Custer, South Dakota...