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ergophobe

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #345 on: February 26, 2021, 08:49:38 PM »
Sometimes the best way to stay out of trouble is to take a nap.

I recently saw this: "Never waste time that could be spent sleeping." Frank Knight

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #346 on: April 07, 2021, 09:41:52 PM »
I can never find this quote when I want it (e.g. discussions of what tech is just around the corner)

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The field of artificial intelligence was born in a fit of scientific optimism, in 1955, when a small group of researchers—three mathematicians and an I.B.M. programmer—drew up a proposal for a project at Dartmouth. “An attempt will be made to find how to make machines use language, form abstractions and concepts, solve kinds of problems now reserved for humans, and improve themselves,” they stated. “We think a significant advance can be made in one or more of these problems if a carefully selected group of scientists work on it together for a summer.”

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/11/23/doomsday-invention-artificial-intelligence-nick-bostrom

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #347 on: July 03, 2021, 09:06:58 PM »
"We in South Africa had a relatively peaceful transition. If our madness could end as it did, it must be possible to do the same everywhere else in the world."

  -- Desmond Tutu speaking about Israel and Palestine
https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Desmond_Tutu

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #348 on: July 14, 2021, 05:56:34 PM »
"We in South Africa had a relatively peaceful transition. If our madness could end as it did, it must be possible to do the same everywhere else in the world."

  -- Desmond Tutu speaking about Israel and Palestine
https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Desmond_Tutu

It never ended though, it's just changed names!

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #349 on: July 14, 2021, 11:35:11 PM »
Well, the quote is from 2002. He might be less optimistic now.

https://www.economist.com/leaders/2021/07/14/south-africas-war-for-the-rule-of-law

At the same time, SA did avoid something like the Rwanda or Cambodian genocides