Category: quotes

  • The data may not contain the answer

    The data may not contain the answer

    The combination of some data and an aching desire for an answer does not ensure that a reasonable answer can be extracted from a given body of data. John W Tukey in Sunset Salvo. 1986. The American Statistician 40(1): 72-76.

  • Rouge

    Rouge

    Valentine: If I had to go to court…are there still judges like you? The Judge: You won’t go to court. Justice doesn’t deal with the innocent. Krzysztof Kieslowski, Trois couleurs: Rouge

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    Never underestimate the determination of a kid who is time-rich and cash-poor Cory Doctorow, Little Brother

  • Italo Calvino’s humanity

    This year requires an extra dose of new perspective, to make the most of time, to bring the best of people. Whenever humanity seems condemned to heaviness, I think I should fly like Perseus into a different space. I don’t mean escaping into dreams or the irrational. I mean that I have to change my…

  • Entitlement

    You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant Harlan Ellison