A selection of interesting quotes

Impact: Non-privileged primitive users can cause the total destruction of your entire invasion fleet and gain unauthorized access to files.
- CERT Advisory CA-96.13 - Alien/OS Vulnerability

Computers are the biggest fantasy dreamland ever imagined, housing extraordinary virtual constructs with only tenuous links to physical reality, while SM sex is something I really do, in real life, with people who are physically present.
- Paul Crowley paul@hedonism.demon.co.uk

Where are those who in times past have opposed the Group of Seventeen ?
- from Loyal to the Group of Seventeen's Story, chapter XI, The Citadel of The Autarch, by Gene Wolfe, 1983.

Caldera's system is developed in Linux, a programming language created by Linus Torvalds in Helsinki in the early 1990s that can be downloaded for free and which requires further developers to make source codes based on it available.
- Reuters's mangled version of a Sun/Caldera press release (March 1996).

Usenet is like a herd of performing elephants with diarrhea -- massive, difficult to redirect, awe-inspiring, entertaining, and a source of mind-boggling amounts of excrement when you least expect it.
- Gene Spafford (spaf@cs.purdue.edu), 1992.

When Hitler attacked the Jews I was not a Jew, therefore I was not concerned. And when Hitler attacked the Catholics, I was not a Catholic, and therefore, I was not concerned. And when Hitler attacked the unions and the industrialists, I was not a member of the unions and I was not concerned. Then Hitler attacked me and the Protestant church - and there was nobody left to be concerned.
- Pastor Martin Niemöller, Congressional Record, 14, October 1968, page 31636.

Cypherpunks: Civil Liberty Through Complex Mathematics.
Those who live by the sword die by the arrow.
- Michael Handler grendel@netaxs.com in his .signature.

[Oratory is] the art of making deep sounds from the stomach sound like important messages from the brain.
- Winston Churchill.

Atheism: Anti-virus software for the mind.
- mathew (@mantis.co.uk).

It's not those Christians who've seen the light that bother me, but those who've been blinded by it.
- Seen in a .signature.

[Hyperbaptists] seem to believe they are doing what [the Lord God Almighty] would do if only He knew the facts of the case.
- from The List 13, Column 2, by Nurse Jones.

Work like you don't need the money,
Love like you've never been hurt,
Dance like nobody's watching.
- ALeX www.kells.net

You couldn't get a clue during the clue mating season in a field full of horny clues if you smeared your body with clue musk and did the clue mating dance.
- Edward Flaherty.

One of the richest men in the world made his billions selling a toy "operating system" that is more accurately described as a glorified bootstrap loader.
- Phil Karn KA9Q.

Kissing a smoker is like licking an ashtray.
- R. Heinlein. (I am lucky enough not to have personal experience of this.)

[Some people have a problem telling] the difference between an inconsiderate oaf and a Master. It's easy to assume that an oaf is treating you erotically with disdain when in fact he's just being an oaf.
- Joy Hilbert hilbert@hilbert.demon.co.uk.

I will not refer to the ideologicaly challenged as 'braindead.'
- Jim Harkins jim@pacdata.com.

The War on Drugs is just part of the War on the US Constitution.
- Vincent Fox gt1111a@prism.gatech.edu.

The NSA [the US National Security Agency - iwj] is now funding research not only in cryptography, but in all areas of advanced mathematics. If you'd like a circular describing these new research opportunities, just pick up your phone, call your mother, and ask for one.
- from the .signature of Phil Schwan fci@imperium.net.

Do your bit to destroy the American economy by overwhelming their legal system - buy an Intel chip to run your Lotus software TODAY.
- Roger Binns cs89rdb@brunel.ac.uk (Brunel University).

Claiming that sex education leads to irresponsible sex is like claiming that driver education leads to car accidents.
- Laurie Mann lmann@vineland.pubs.stratus.com.

Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be Neutral.
- Quote by Freire. Poster by OXFAM. Signature by snail@lsl.co.uk.

Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity.
- Adrian wi.6498@n7kbt.rain.com.

Drag me, drop me, make me feel like an object.
- .signature by Jim Reynolds jim@marlin.ssnet.com.

"I like fucking with people's minds more than fucking with their bodies."
"In this group, that's usually because they're in better shape."
- .signature by Anita Kilgour akilgour@thinkage.on.ca in alt.sex.bondage.

What I want to see is "Intel Inside" toilet seat covers.
- Tim Smith tzs@u.washington.edu.

She was infatuated with their male prostitutes, whose members were like those of donkeys and whose seed came in floods like that of stallions.
- Ezekiel 23:20 (quoted in the .sig of Budda Buck bmbuck@acsu.buffalo.edu).

mathew has a larger collection.

Ian Jackson / ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk.

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