Friday, November 30, 2007

"Robotic squirrels have also drawn the interest of the U.S. military... Just kidding."
-- Sandra Tsing Loh, The Loh Down on Science

Sunday, November 25, 2007

"It would be devastating [if Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac left the home loan business]. Why would anyone consider buying a house if the two biggest ultimate credit givers and lenders to the housing industry shut down?"
-- Robert MacIntosh, chief economist with Eaton Vance Management, quoted by Reuters

Friday, November 23, 2007

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-- Spam email from sinicmold

Monday, November 5, 2007

"Autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats."
-- George Orwell, "Benefit of Clergy: Some Notes on Salvador Dali," written June 1944.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

"I don't know that anybody's ever told our crew that we bring harmony with us, but we sure bring fun."
-- Pamela A. Melroy, Commander of Space Shuttle Discovery, on delivering the Harmony module (and fun) to the International Space Station. [Associated Press, 10/27/07]