„If you use conventional data compression on the [human brain's] genome, you get about 23 million bytes (a small fraction of the size of Microsoft Word), which is a level of complexity we can handle.“

"The Singularity," The New Humanists: Science at the Edge (2003)

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„The world which we perceive is a tiny fraction of the world which we can perceive, which is a tiny fraction of the perceivable world, you see.“

—  Terence McKenna American ethnobotanist 1946 - 2000

"Understanding and Imagination in the Light of Nature"
Variante: The world which we perceive is a tiny fraction of the world which we can perceive, which is a tiny fraction of the perceivable world...
Contexto: Because the fact is, what blinds us to the presence of alien intelligence is linguistic and cultural bias operating on ourselves. The world which we perceive is a tiny fraction of the world which we can perceive, which is a tiny fraction of the perceivable world, you see. We operate on a very narrow slice based on cultural conventions. So the important thing, if synergizing progress is the notion to be maximized (and I think it's the notion to be maximized), is to try and locate the blind spot in the culture — the place where the culture isn't looking, because it dare not — because if it were to look there, its previous values would dissolve, you see. For Western Civilization that place is the psychedelic experience as it emerges out of nature.

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„I think people tend to forget that as celebrities we are still human. We have the same emotions - we cry, we have fun, we laugh, we get sad, and we get hurt. When something is written about you, which millions of people are reading, and it is not true, imagine how hurtful it can be.“

—  Sania Mirza Indian tennis player 1986

Fonte: Garima Sharma My husband is very calm and that is very annoying, says Sania Mirza http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/tennis/interviews/My-husband-is-very-calm-and-that-is-very-annoying-says-Sania-Mirza/articleshow/17533676.cms, The Times of India, 8 December 2012

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„We must include in any language with which we hope to describe complex data-processing situations the capability for describing data.“

—  Grace Hopper American computer scientist and United States Navy officer 1906 - 1992

As quoted in Management and the Computer of the Future (1962) by Sloan School of Management, p. 273
Contexto: We must include in any language with which we hope to describe complex data-processing situations the capability for describing data. We must also include a mechanism for determining the priorities to be applied to the data. These priorities are not fixed and are indicated in many cases by the data.
Thus we must have a language and a structure that will take care of the data descriptions and priorities, as well as the operations we wish to perform. If we think seriously about these problems, we find that we cannot work with procedures alone, since they are sequential. We need to define the problem instead of the procedures. The Language Structures Group of the Codasyl Committee has been studying the structure of languages that can be used to describe data-processing problems. The Group started out by trying to design a language for stating procedures, but soon discovered that what was really required was a description of the data and a statement of the relationships between the data sets. The Group has since begun writing an algebra of processes, the background for a theory of data processing.
Clearly, we must break away from the sequential and not limit the computers. We must state definitions and provide for priorities and descriptions of data. We must state relationships, not procedures.

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„Just remember, kid, you can quicker get back a million dollars that was stole than a word that you gave away.“

—  Arthur Miller playwright from the United States 1915 - 2005

Variante: You can quicker get back a million dollars that was stolen than a word that you gave away.
Fonte: A View from the Bridge: A Play in Two Acts

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„We [at Apple] worry about the humanity being drained out of music, about it becoming a bits-and-bytes kind of world instead of the art and craft.“

—  Tim Cook American business executive 1960

TechSpot: "Tim Cook thinks Spotify is 'draining the humanity out of music'" https://www.techspot.com/news/75875-tim-cook-thinks-spotify-draining-humanity-out-music.html (8 August 2018)

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„Fair and balanced is doublespeak for bite-out-chunks-of-truth until only irrelevancy is left, byte-sized, entertaining irrelevancy.“

—  Larisa Alexandrovna Ukrainian-American journalist, essayist, poet 1971

Et Tu The Press Club? http://agonist.org/story/2005/4/19/135355/148.

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„We are not built to comprehend a lie,
We can neither love nor pity nor forgive,
If you make a slip in handling us you die!“

—  Rudyard Kipling English short-story writer, poet, and novelist 1865 - 1936

The Secret of the Machines, Stanza 7.
Other works
Contexto: But remember, please, the Law by which we live,
We are not built to comprehend a lie,
We can neither love nor pity nor forgive,
If you make a slip in handling us you die!
We are greater than the Peoples or the Kings—
Be humble, as you crawl beneath our rods!—
Our touch can alter all created things,
We are everything on earth—except The Gods!

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„We need to get a handle on this, will you ring those fuckers.“

—  Brian Cowen Irish politician 1960

Brian Cowen to Mary Coughlan in the Dáil on 21 May 2008.
Cowen apology after use of f-word, RTÉ News, 21 May 2008, 2008-05-21 http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/0521/dail.html,
The day Cowen will never be allowed to f-f-forget..., w:Irish Independent, 24 May 2008 http://www.independent.ie/national-news/the-day-cowen-will-never-be-allowed-to-ffforget-1385865.html,
2008

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