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Bruce Schneier Quotes and Sayings

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The user's going to pick dancing pigs over security every time.
- Bruce Schneier

No one can duplicate the confidence that RSA offers
after 20 years of cryptanalytic review.
- Bruce Schneier

If you think technology can solve your security problems,
then you don't understand the problems and you don't
understand the technology.
- Bruce Schneier

There are two types of encryption: one that will prevent
your sister from reading your diary and one that will prevent your government.
- Bruce Schneier

 

You can't defend.
You can't prevent.
The only thing you can do is detect and respond.
- Bruce Schneier

It is poor civic hygiene to install technologies that
could someday facilitate a police state.
- Bruce Schneier

I am regularly asked what the average Internet user
can do to ensure his security.
My first answer is usually 'Nothing;
you're screwed'.
- Bruce Scheneier

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In many cases, the user interface to a program is the
most important part for a commercial company:
whether the programs works correctly or not seems to be secondary.
- Linus Torvalds

I have discovered that there are two types of command
interfaces in the world of computing:
good interfaces and user interfaces.
- Daniel J. Bernstein

User-centered design means understanding what your users need,
how they think, and how they behave -
and incorporating that understanding into every aspect of your process.
- Jesse James Garrett

Our theory is, if you need the user to tell you what you're selling,
then you don't know what you're selling,
and it's probably not going to be a good experience.
- Marissa Mayer

I had in effect a user base eager to buy porn but no one to sell it to them.
- Benjamin Cohen

I am intrigued enough to want to continue,
and also to try and work with companies like Sony on
modifying the cameras and making them more user-friendly and efficient.
- Mike Figgis

Steroids can seem necessary to compete at the highest levels,
and the quick rewards can outweigh the long term consequences to the user's health.
- Howard Berman

We are extremely attractive to page companies,
because we significantly increase their user base.
- David Rose

We are pushing ahead as fast as we can for all audiences,
whether for the business user, the child,
or the digital music enthusiast.
- Jim Allchin

We decided that the French could never write user-friendly
software because they're so rude.
- Doug Coupland

The utmost thing is the user experience,
to have the most useful experience.
- Marissa Mayer

Never ask what sort of computer a guy drives.
If he's a Mac user, he'll tell you.
If not, why embarrass him?
- Tom Clancy

People who work on the user interface side need to
have empathy as a key characteristic.
But if you are writing device drivers you don't really
need to understand humans so well.
- Andy Hertzfeld

Anyone who has seen me spin that heavy,
giant wheel on television knows that I'm not a steroid user.
- Pat Sajak

If you have any trouble sounding condescending,
find a Unix user to show you how it's done.
- Scott Adams

Flavor Five is a book with recipes using five ingredients
to possibly be cooked in just five minutes.
It will be very user-friendly for the home cook on the run.
- Rocco DiSpirito

The word user is the word used by the computer professional when they mean idiot.
- Dave Barry

A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon
the character of the user.
- Theodore Roosevelt

The next wave of the Web is going to be user-generated content.
- John Doerr

Sure, but competition is good for the user.
- Wietse Venema

The system should treat all user input as sacred.
- Jef Raskin

User-centered design means working with your users
all throughout the project.
- Donald Norman

Researches tested a new form of medical marijuana that
treats pain but doesn't get the user high,
prompting patients who need medical marijuana to declare,
"Thank you?"
- Jimmy Fallon

All this stuff was done via FTP but the web has put
a really nice user interface on it.
- Jon Postel

The average user doesn't give a damn what happens,
as long as (1) it works and (2) it's fast.
- Daniel J. Bernstein

The art of using deceit and cunning grow continually
weaker and less effective to the user.
- John Tillotson

I think it's fair to say that personal computers have
become the most empowering tool we've ever created.
They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity,
and they can be shaped by their user.
- Bill Gates

A worker may be the hammer's master,
but the hammer still prevails.
A tool knows exactly how it is meant to be handled,
while the user of the tool can only have an approximate idea.
- Milan Kundera

I favor strategies that encourage industry to include
some sort of key recovery capability in their systems
which would also address user requirements for access.
- Dorothy Denning

There's this notion that allows people to create their own collection of songs,
so it rewrites what a song is.
They may only want 10 seconds of something,
or they may only want this particular song,
or they want this group of songs.
It becomes much more user-controlled.
- Michael Nesmith

Well, user feedback was excellent.
Even when the software didn't work at all,
there were few people who were avid users,
and there were people who were just sending excellent
feedback and excellent ideas.
- Shawn Fanning

The second stream of material that is going to come
out of this project is a programming environment and
a set of programming tools where we really want to
focus again on the needs of the newbie.
This environment is going to have to be extremely user-friendly.
- Guido van Rossum

But what Web services suggest is that the connection
is always there between an application that is resident somewhere in the cloud,
and a user who is somewhere on the other end of a connection.
- John W. Thompson

If you need to take a step back from day-to-day operations
and plot out the long-term direction of your user experience strategy,
consultants can give you a perspective you can't get on your own.
- Jesse James Garrett

I think then, when we started receiving the first of the user feedback,
feedback from people that I had not specifically told about it,
but had spread from friend to friend and then they were giving us feedback.
- Shawn Fanning

I am looking at it from the point of view of a harried user,
which I am, and I believe that I am much more like
the typical non-technical harried user than I am like
the people who smoothly operate everything.
- Ted Nelson

I have never seen a game's graphics look so sharp and clean.
The sound design for the game is also unique on the Xbox.
The memory on this system allowed us to provide the
user with 5.1 Dolby surround sound for home theatre owners.
- Don Bluth

Perhaps the most versatile and useful plug-in in the collection is Mass Copy.
It is certainly the one I use the most.
Due to limitations in how plugins can interact with Finale,
Mass Copy has a somewhat unusual user interface.
- Robert Patterson

Another differentiator is that Skype is free and simple to set up,
and it costs us virtually nothing for a new user to join the Skype network,
which is why we can offer the service for free.
- Niklas Zennstrom

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If something is important to you,
attend to it immediately, and regularly.
If something is not really important to you,
that's great also -
just scratch it off your to-do list forever,
and never worry about it again.
Choose how you invest your time, and honor your choices.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will always have habits -
things you do regularly and without conscious thought -
but you do have the ability to CHOOSE your habits.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I should prefer to have a politician who regularly
went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop
computer for every teacher.
- A. N. Wilson

Politicians and diapers need to be changed regularly,
usually for the same reason.
- Anonymous

There is hardly any activity, any enterprise,
which is started out with such tremendous hopes and expectations,
and yet which fails so regularly, as love.
- Erich Fromm

Reputations rise and fall almost as regularly as the tides.
- Peter Benchley

Growing up my mother played Sarah Vaughan and Nat Cole in the house regularly.
- Aaron Neville

Things come to me pretty regularly.
There is never a shortage or a backlog.
- Duncan Sheik

I'm an anglophile.
I visit England regularly, sometimes three or four times a year,
at least once a year.
- George Takei

Although he's regularly asked to do so,
God does not take sides in American politics.
- George J. Mitchell

I have hardly seen my baby for six weeks;
have been at the office from nine A.M.
to eleven P.M.
regularly.
- Franklin Knight Lane

Ministers regularly meet soldiers that have returned
from operational tours to hear about their experiences,
including those who have recovered from their injuries.
- Geoff Hoon

I would rather beat the Yankees regularly than pitch a no hit game.
- Bob Feller

But we do have a golf course near by and I play fairly regularly.
- Perry Como

It is a poor cause which has to be lied for regularly.
- Katherine Fullerton Gerould

I like the idea of being out there regularly with an
audience and with a funny gang of people.
That's what I grew up with - doing television,
doing shows every week.
- Eric Idle

I like myself better when I'm writing regularly.
- Willie Nelson

I am a journalist in the field of etiquette.
I try to find out what the most genteel people regularly do,
what traditions they have discarded,
what compromises they have made.
- Amy Vanderbilt

I lived in an area where there were a lot of rock musicians,
and we got together regularly in our studios.
- Ken Hensley

We believe in fair exchange rates and Japan doesn't practice that.
They have massive U.S.
dollar reserves, and they use them to intervene regularly.
- Rick Wagoner

Remember to do the things you enjoy away from swimming,
regularly.
- Ian Thorpe

It is generally true that all that is required to make
men unmindful of what they owe God for any blessing
is that they should receive that blessing often and regularly.
- Richard Whately

Many Americans don't have an understanding of the freedoms they regularly enjoy.
- Dave Anderson

The press regularly proclaims my ambitions and my financial demands.
- Placido Domingo


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