You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. Because once you realize that what you did happened in the past, you can't go back and try to relive it again so everything can be much better than it was before everything all happened.
Maurice Moss (The IT Crowd)
Subject: Fire. "Dear Sir stroke Madam, I am writing to inform you of a fire which has broken out at the premises of..." No, that's too formal. (deletes) "Dear Sir stroke Madam. Fire, exclamation mark. Fire, exclamation mark. Help me, exclamation mark. 123 Clarendon Road. Looking forward to hearing from you. All the best, Maurice Moss."
Just as electricity transformed almost everything 100 years ago, today I actually have a hard time thinking of an industry that I don't think AI (Artificial Intelligence) will transform in the next several years.
No one knows what the right algorithm is, but it gives us hope that if we can discover some crude approximation of whatever this algorithm is and implement it on a computer, that can help us make a lot of progress.
The key here are two little words: the word 'or' and the word 'and'. Nintendo is not an or company, with games devoted to just this group or that group. We're an and company, with games for this group and that group and for groups that don't even call themselves gamers yet.
- Why Can't I be happy
Why can't I just be happy. I'm trying to dig a hole to stick my chickens in and it just isn't working. Like I keep messing up. It's okay it only a game I guess.
I'd be the voice that urged Orpheus when her body was found. I'd be the choiceless hope and grief that drove him underground. I'd be the dreadful need in the devotee that made him turn around. And I'd be the immediate forgiveness in Eurydice. Imagine being loved by me.
- Boss Conversation
My boss told me to work harder than I already am. I told him if you are not paying more then I should stay on my working level. We are not slaves here.
- An Easy One
If you are reading this, consider yourself really lucky. There are times we take our eyes for granted but not today. Not today. Be thankful for this gift.
Novels aren't just happy escapes; they are slivers of people's souls, nailed to the pages, dripping ink from veins of wood pulp. Reading one at the right time can make all the difference.
- What shall I do?
What shall I do? Oh, what shall I do against this endless solitude? It is located in the bottom of my heart and lives on it every moment. My friends, do you know what could cool my boiling heart?
- The Magnus Archives: Binary
Magnetic tape: Everyone thinks it's analog, but it's digital. A lower-tech version than what we use now, but people forget that it was used to store computerized data for decades. Maybe it reminds people of a film reel or maybe nostalgia turns everything analog. People always think of digital as 'not really there', but the thing is, information is always physically present. It doesn't exist as some formless nothing.
- The Hanging Tree
Now, personally, I'd have been happier driving an armored personnel carrier in through the front door. But since we're the Met, and not the police department of a small town in Missouri, we didn't have one.
- The Hanging Tree
Once the telephone had been invented, it was only a matter of time before the police got in on the new technology and, first in Glasgow and then in London, the police box was born. Here a police officer in need of assistance could find a telephone link to Scotland Yard, a dry space to do "paperwork" and, in certain extreme cases, a life of adventure through space and time.
- The Hanging Tree
Hyde Park Corner is what happens when a bunch of urban planners take one look at the grinding circle of gridlock that surrounds the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and think: that's what we want for our town.
Crystal R. Hearst
I've never wrestled a rabid raccoon on speed but I have tried removing a splinter from the foot of a hysterical four-year-old. What about the moment when your 2 week old baby is sleeping and you wonder if it's possible to take a nap in the shower while you eat lunch.
True Detective, Season 1
- Rust chole #1
In eternity, where there is no time, nothing can grow. Nothing can become. Nothing changes. So death created time to grow the things that it would kill and you are reborn but into the same life that you've always been born into.