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Nikki Catsouras, 18, died in a horrifying car crash in 2006. Days afterward, her father received an email with a picture of the bloody accident scene and the caption, “Woohoo! Hey daddy, I’m still alive.”

d Nikki Catsouras, 18, died in a horrifying car crash in 2006. Days afterward, her father received an email with a picture of the bloody accident scene and the caption, “Woohoo! Hey daddy, I’m still alive.”

Writes Jessica Bennett for Newsweek, “From the beginning, Nikki’s death had all the makings of a sensational story. She was gorgeous; it was Halloween, and she was driving a $90,000 sports car.” But why did the nine photographs leaked from the scene of her accident become a sick, twisted internet phenomenon? [Warning: The pictures, should you search for them, are VERY graphic, and the family wishes you would not see them.]

California Highway Patrol apologized for the leaked pictures; two CHP dispatchers were to blame. One man’s attorney said that he sent the images to relatives and friends “as a cautionary tale” to warn them of the dangers of the road. “Any young person that sees these photos and is goaded into driving more cautiously or less recklessly-that’s a public service.” rest

Awesome and Funny Technology Quotes | Windows Linux Provisions

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Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign respect for technical incompetence.
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Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
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Oh, and we just set fire to your desktop.
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BYTE editors are people who separate the wheat from the chaff, and then
carefully print the chaff.
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To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer.
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To err is human… to really foul up requires the root password.
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Alan Turing thought about criteria to settle the question of whether
machines can think, a question of which we now know that it is about
as relevant as the question of whether submarines can swim.
— Dijkstra
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Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.
– Andy Finkel, computer guy
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Any sufficiently advanced bug is indistinguishable from a feature.
— Rich Kulawiec
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As far as we know, our computer has never had an undetected error.
— Weisert
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Computers are not intelligent. They only think they are.
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HOST SYSTEM NOT RESPONDING, PROBABLY DOWN. DO YOU WANT TO WAIT? (Y/N)
HOST SYSTEM RESPONDING, PROBABLY UP…
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How much net work could a network work, if a network could net work?
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I am a computer. I am dumber than any human and smarter than any administrator.
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“Nuclear war can ruin your whole compile.”
— Karl Lehenbauer
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Linux — the OS for the Renaissance Man
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One picture is worth 128K words.
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The UNIX philosophy basically involves giving you enough rope to
hang yourself. And then a couple of feet more, just to be sure.
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Unix gives you enough rope to shoot yourself in the foot.
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Those parts of the system that you can hit with a hammer (not advised)
are called hardware; those program instructions that you can only curse
at are called software.
— Levitating Trains and Kamikaze Genes: Technological
Literacy for the 1990’s.
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The difference between Microsoft and ‘Jurassic Park’:
In one, a mad businessman makes a lot of money with beasts that should be
extinct.
The other is a film.
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The gates in my computer are AND, OR and NOT; they are not Bill.
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“Nobody will ever need more than 640k RAM!”
— Bill Gates, 1981
“Windows 95 needs at least 8 MB RAM.”
— Bill Gates, 1996
“Nobody will ever need Windows 95.”
— logical conclusion
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Windows 98: Not Plug & Play, but Bug & Pay!
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Q: How many IBM CPU’s does it take to execute a job?
A: Four; three to hold it down, and one to rip its head off.
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Those who can’t write, write manuals.
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Don’t trouble trouble until trouble troubles you…
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import xmlrpclib
srv = xmlrpclib.Server(‘http://www.microsoft.com/’)
for employee in srv.MainDepartment.personnel(): srv.fireEmployee(employee)
— found in Python XML-RPC example
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Q: What’s tiny and yellow and very, very, dangerous?
A: A canary with the super-user password.
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System going down at 5 this afternoon to install scheduler bug.
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Never trust a computer you can’t repair yourself.
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Top 15 Worldwide Properties, (Internet Sites, Companies, Media Groups) Ranked by Total Worldwide Unique Visitors

Top 15 Worldwide Properties

Ranked by Total Worldwide Unique Visitors (000)*

Age 15+, Home & Work Locations

December 2008

Source: comScore World Metrix

Property

Total Unique Visitors (000)

% Reach of Total Worldwide Internet Audience

Total Worldwide Internet Audience

1,007,730

100.0%

Google Sites

775,980

77.0%

Microsoft Sites

646,915

64.2%

Yahoo! Sites

562,571

55.8%

AOL LLC

273,020

27.1%

Wikimedia Foundation Sites

272,998

27.1%

eBay

240,947

23.9%

Facebook.COM

221,791

22.0%

Amazon Sites

187,354

18.6%

CBS Corporation

178,844

17.7%

Fox Interactive Media

172,841

17.2%

Ask Network

164,513

16.3%

Apple Inc.

161,500

16.0%

Tencent Inc.

158,617

15.7%

Baidu.com Inc.

152,447

15.1%

Adobe Sites

123,623

12.3%

* Excludes traffic from public computers such as Internet cafes or access from mobile phones or PDAs.
According to Comscore


Top 15 Countries, by Internet Population | It’s Over 1 Billion

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Top 15 countries, by Internet population:

  1. China: 179.7 million
  2. United States: 163.3 million
  3. Japan: 60.0 million
  4. Germany: 37.0 million
  5. United Kingdom: 36.7 million
  6. France: 34.0 million
  7. India: 32.1 million
  8. Russia: 29.0 million
  9. Brazil: 27.7 million
  10. South Korea: 27.3 million
  11. Canada: 21.8 million
  12. Italy: 20.8 million
  13. Spain: 17.9 million
  14. Mexico: 12.5 million
  15. Netherlands: 11.8 million

According to Comscore. Over a billion (wow), Canada in the list (lol).

Photo By: by Gemma Kate Thorpe