I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer. -Abraham Lincoln (Mike's Place Website)
If Edison had a needle to find in a haystack, he would proceed at once with the diligence of the bee to examine straw after straw until he found the object of his search... I was a sorry witness of such doings, knowing that a little theory and calculation would have saved him ninety per cent of his labor. -Nikola Tesla, New York Times, October 19, 1931
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. -Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
minusbat: "If you arent using the command line on your Apple you are doing it wrong...
(though rosa always looks vaguely disturbed when I need to do something on her iMac and fire up a terminal window)"
rosamicula: "Indeed I do. It's like you're peering at its underparts. It looks all naked."
minusbat: "Like many things, computers are at most easily persuaded to do what you want if you are good at using your fingers to deftly manipulare their naked underparts.
It also holds true that clumsy prodding is the quickest way to make them *not* do what you want and get yourself into difficulties."