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Piers Corbyn Quotes and Sayings

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Computer modelling for weather forecasting,
and indeed for climate forecasting, has reached its limits.
- Piers Corbyn

The general trend in the last 4,000 years is that carbon
dioxide and temperature have been moving against each other.
- Piers Corbyn

It's not the case that carbon dioxide drives temperatures.
When you leave Ice Ages, it's the other way around:
The temperatures go up first,
and then carbon dioxide levels go up.
- Piers Corbyn

Polar bears did very well in the warmer times.
They didn't die out at all; they didn't die out in the last 10,000 years,
nor during the previous interglacial,
nor the one before that.
So, they're just used as a deceitful heartthrob;
you know,
to pluck your heartstrings because the polar bears might die out.
- Piers Corbyn

 

My view is that climate changes have happened in the last 80 years,
that is, the world has got a little bit warmer,
although not as warm as it has been in Medieval times,
or the Bronze Age.
- Piers Corbyn

To err is human but to really foul up requires a computer.
- Dan Rather

No one ever said on their deathbed, 'Gee,
I wish I had spent more time alone with my computer'.
- Danielle Berry

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Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program
winning the world chess championship.
Humanity needs a lesson in humility.
- Richard Dawkins

It was a black and white only computer at the time,
but it kept me fascinated.
- Buffy Sainte-Marie

To err is human - and to blame it on a computer is even more so.
- Robert Orben

Computers may save time but they sure waste a lot of paper.
About 98 percent of everything printed out by a computer
is garbage that no one ever reads.
- Andy Rooney

The protean nature of the computer is such that it
can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.
- Alan Kay

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
- Emo Philips

Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as
frustrating as reading manuals without the software.
- Arthur C. Clarke

If your computer speaks English, it was probably made in Japan.
- Alan Perlis

All sorts of computer errors are now turning up.
You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who
claim they are treating pregnant men.
- Isaac Asimov

The question of whether a computer can think is no
more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim.
- Edsger Dijkstra

I'm a '70s mom, and my daughter is a '90s mom.
I know a lot of women my age who are real computer freaks.
- Florence Henderson

I am not the only person who uses his computer mainly
for the purpose of diddling with his computer.
- Dave Barry

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

Bill Gates is the pope of the personal computer industry.
He decides who's going to build.
- Larry Ellison

Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club.
You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it.
- Erma Bombeck

Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that,
once it is competently programmed and working smoothly,
it is completely honest.
- Isaac Asimov

I got up with my wife, I sat down at the computer when she went to work,
and I didn't stop until she got home.
- George Stephen

You couldn't have fed the '50s into a computer and come out with the '60s.
- Paul Kantner

The computer is a moron.
- Peter Drucker

There's a lot of music that sounds like it's literally computer-generated,
totally divorced from a guy sitting down at an instrument.
- Aimee Mann

The basis of computer work is predicated on the idea
that only the brain makes decisions and only the index finger does the work.
- Brian Eno

The power of the computer is starting to spread.
- Bill Budge

The only legitimate use of a computer is to play games.
- Eugene Jarvis

I started on an Apple II, which I had bought at the
very end of 1978 for half of my annual income.
I made $4,500 a year, and I spent half of it on the computer.
- Bill Budge

My computer beat me at checkers, but I sure beat it at kickboxing.
- Emo Philips

There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.
- Ken Olsen

To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer.
- Paul R. Ehrlich

Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.
- Edsger Dijkstra

I wouldn't know how to find eBay on the computer if my life depended on it.
- Marc Jacobs

A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen,
is that you can take it to bed with you.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things
no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving
America a new sense of purpose.
- Andy Rooney

Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer
knows the propensity to dream,
the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.
- Tim Berners-Lee

If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has,
we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1000 MPG.
- Bill Gates

One of the most feared expressions in modern times
is 'The computer is down.'
- Norman Ralph Augustine

I'm too old-fashioned to use a computer.
I'm too old-fashioned to use a quill.
- Christopher Plummer

Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window.
- Steve Wozniak

If you wanted to build the most powerful computer you could,
you can't do better than including everything in the
universe that's potentially available.
- Seth Lloyd

A computer does not substitute for judgment any more
than a pencil substitutes for literacy.
But writing without a pencil is no particular advantage.
- Robert McNamara

I will argue that in the literal sense the programmed
computer understands what the car and the adding machine understand,
namely, exactly nothing.
- John Searle

It is instructive, for instance, to trace the computer
industry's decline in vision,
idealism, creativity, romance and sheer fun as it becomes
more and more important and prosperous.
- Robert Shea

After all, just one virus on a computer is one too many.
- Glenn Turner

We're having the first computer-generated comic strip in the United States.
- Majel Barrett

At the end of OK Computer we were playing big,
big arenas and it wasn't right.
You can do those things occasionally but at the time it didn't feel right.
- Ed O'Brien

I compose my own stuff.
I've been writing songs with words.
I've been playing more on the keyboard because I can
transpose it to sheet music on the computer.
- Alicia Witt

In fact when I first got my Apple II the first thing
I did was turn it on and off,
on and off, just because I had the power to do so,
which I'd never had on a computer before.
- Andy Hertzfeld

No operational commander should have to assign a soldier
a task that could be done as well by a computer,
a remote sensor, or an unmanned airplane.
- Richard Perle

CGI is done after the film is done.
It's through the computer.
Most of the film is not computer-generated special effects.
Most of it is that creature that is in the room with you.
- Sanaa Lathan

Thinking of the universe as a computer is controversial.
- Seth Lloyd

I wish I could have 25,000 years of my personal family
history documented in a very powerful computer or a
CD-ROM that I could just pop in and my computer would never crash.
- Brendan Fraser

I just recently did a film with Disney,
and they put the drawings straight on the computer.
And it's all painted on the computer now and not by hand anymore.
- Gerald Scarfe

A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if
it could deceive a human into believing that it was human.
- Alan Turing

For example, computer defends well, but for humans
its is harder to defend than attack,
particularly with the modern time control.
- Boris Spassky

If you think about computer programming,
it's as antisocial as it gets.
- Shawn Fanning

In fact what I would like to see is thousands of computer
scientists let loose to do whatever they want.
That's what really advances the field.
- Donald Knuth

My reading is extremely eclectic.
Lately I've been teaching myself computer graphics,
so I'm reading a lot about that.
I read books of trivia, of facts.
- Jack Prelutsky

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

I have a theory about the human mind.
A brain is a lot like a computer.
It will only take so many facts, and then it will go on overload and blow up.
- Erma Bombeck

This will surprise some of your readers,
but my primary interest is not with computer security.
I am primarily interested in writing software that works as intended.
- Wietse Venema

It was very difficult to startle or surprise someone
with a particular sound during the family computer era.
- Nobuo Uematsu

I have several computer companies.
One of them I have a program for wide-format printing.
I have a beauty program.
So I have several different programs that I own for printing.
- Jerry Mathers

At the risk of being a fuddy-duddy I don't have a computer;
I don't have e-mail; and I really don't need something
in my house that I would be sitting in front of for hours.
- Marian McPartland

The modern computer hovers between the obsolescent and the nonexistent.
- Sydney Brenner

In a chemistry class there was a guy sitting in front
of me doing what looked like a jigsaw puzzle or some
really weird kind of thing.
He told me he was writing a computer program.
- Jon Postel

I don't know why a computer game can't be an art form
just as a puppet show or an opera is.
I'm still interested in computer games as something
I would like to work on someday.
- Fred Saberhagen


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