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The earth is like a spaceship
that didn't come with an operating manual.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems.
- Linus Torvalds

In my opinion MS is a lot better at making money than
it is at making good operating systems.
- Linus Torvalds

Our political machine, composed of thirteen independent sovereignties,
have been perpetually operating against each other
and against the federal head ever since the peace.
- Henry Knox

 

Without the funding Amtrak needs to keep operating,
we will soon see people that rely on Amtrak to get them to work each day,
waiting for a train that isn't coming.
- Corrine Brown

Microsoft has a monopoly over the desktop operating systems.
- Stewart Alsop

Obviously I've spent most of my working life with men
and they have this way of operating which seems a bit alien to me.
- Janet Street-Porter

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They had me on the operating table all day.
They looked into my stomach, my gall bladder,
they examined everything inside of me.
Know what they decided? I need glasses.
- Joe E. Lewis

I received orders from Congress to proceed to Charleston in South Carolina,
for the purpose of Co'operating with General Lincoln
in the defense of that Capitol.
- Abraham Whipple

He thinks he can use the jail for networking to be somebody.
In that way, he's always operating.
- John Leguizamo

I think operating systems work best if they're free and open.
Particular applications are more likely to be proprietary.
- Larry Wall

I got out of high school, bought a recording studio
and started operating it as an engineer and a producer.
- T-Bone Burnett

Of all human powers operating on the affairs of mankind,
none is greater than that of competition.
- Henry Clay

Spending on programs such as national defense and funding
the operating budgets of all federal agencies represent
only 39 percent of our yearly budget,
an all-time low.
- Paul Gillmor

It is the fate of operating systems to become free.
- Neal Stephenson

There is no neat distinction between operating system
software and the software that runs on top of it.
- Jim Allchin

I would be surprised to see the White House scaling back on anything.
That would be an admission they are operating from a position of weakness.
- Rich Galen

If operating in a network environment,
do not place public domain or shareware programs in
a common file-server directory that could be accessible
to any other PC on the network.
- John McAfee

Companies operating in urban communities have a tremendous ripple effect.
- Michael Porter

If you don't have a refinery operating,
it's hard to use oil that's available.
- T. Boone Pickens

I think Linux is a great thing, because Linux is an alternative to Windows,
and because, of all the operating systems that are at all relevant today,
Unix is the best of a bad lot.
- Jamie Zawinski

I was only operating at about 80% of my capacity.
- Jonah Lomu

Even the majority of the Sunnis have grown tired of
foreign terrorists operating in Iraq.
- Peter DeFazio

UNIX is basically a simple operating system,
but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity.
- Dennis Ritchie

Consciousness after death demonstrates the possibility
of consciousness operating independently of the body.
- Stanislav Grof

I think they should separate Microsoft's application
group from its operating system group.
- Jim Barksdale

The more commercial work that is happening,
the more people are operating cameras and are setting up studio lights,
the greater the opportunity for drama production to happen.
- Ann Macbeth

There's no doubt that the squad needs strengthening
if we are to get back up among the top three because
they are operating on another level to us at the moment.
- Steven Gerrard

We are very serious about imposing weapons restrictions
on the PFLP and other Palestinian groups operating
from their camps in Lebanon.
- Walid Jumblatt

We are the biggest donor to the United Nations,
contributing 22 percent of the regular operating budget
and nearly 27 percent of the peacekeeping budget.
- Cliff Stearns

In television you go in with this operating system that it is a crapshoot.
- David Ogden Stiers

I think we were just coming out and being ourselves,
instead of operating within boundaries that other people had created.
We decided to do away with those boundaries.
- Michael Giles

There are a hell of a lot of jobs that are scarier than live comedy.
Like standing in the operating room when a guy's heart stops,
and you're the one who has to fix it!
- Jon Stewart

We are looking for targets that have a tremendous strategic fit for the company.
The colleges must have complementary education programs,
have an excellent reputation, long operating history
and solid regulatory compliance.
- John Larson

Why should someone have to retrain themselves to use
a new application that does the same basic thing as the old application,
just because something as trivial as the operating
system changed out from under them?
- Jamie Zawinski

Linguistics will have to recognise laws operating universally in language,
and in a strictly rational manner, separating general
phenomena from those restricted to one branch of languages or another.
- Ferdinand de Saussure

I think that by October the whole company has to migrate to OpenOffice,
and then I think it's by June next year we all migrate to Linux -
you don't want to migrate 6,000 people both operating
system and office suite in a single jump.
- Miguel de Icaza

Thompson and Ritchie were among the first to realize
that hardware and compiler technology had become good
enough that an entire operating system could be written in C,
and by 1978 the whole environment had been successfully
ported to several machines of different types.
- Eric S. Raymond

By the time Apple's Macintosh operating system finally
falls into the public domain,
there will be no machine that could possibly run it.
The term of copyright for software is effectively unlimited.
- Lawrence Lessig

I think that might have been an element in it,
and people have asked me that very thing.
Remember, Disney is the majority shareholder,
but it is not an operating division of Disney.
- Gregg Easterbrook

And then, when I thought about joining the Air Force,
flying seemed like a natural extension of the motorcycling experience.
You're going faster, higher.
You're operating a machine that's a lot more powerful than you are.
- Duane G. Carey

That's what noir feels like to me.
It feels like some kind of recurring dream,
with very strong archetypes operating.
You know, the guilty girl being pursued,
falling, all kinds of stuff that we see in our dreams all the time.
- Brian De Palma

You have to edit the material.
That assumes that some kind of a mind is operating
in relation to the material.
Not all minds are the same.
Every aspect of filmmaking requires choice.
The selection of the subject, the shooting,
editing and length are all aspects of choice.
- Frederick Wiseman

Any type of operating system that I wanted to be able to hack,
I basically compromised the source code,
copied it over to the university because I didn't have
enough space on my 200 megabyte hard drive.
- Kevin Mitnick

Under the Obama administration, TSA has been operating
without an administrator for a year and a half.
After the president's first two choices failed to meet expectations,
a new administrator, John Pistole, was finally approved on Friday.
Unfortunately, it will be the fifth administrator in eight years.
- John Mica

I think the touchstone is to give consumers a full,
fair choice without the power of a monopoly operating
system pushing them in a direction that free competition
might or might not achieve.
- Jim Barksdale

I believe that nationalism is a very strong force,
but there are other forces operating;
there are tendencies pushing towards a larger picture,
especially in Europe, I think; but I still think nationalism is real.
- Peter Singer

Well, the reports are correct that we're conducting
very robust military operations on the Afghan side
of the border in areas where we think al-Qaida is operating
and Taliban remnants are.
- John Abizaid

The first thing to make clear is that scientists,
freely making their own choice of problems and pursuing
them in the light of their own personal judgment,
are in fact co-operating as members of a closely knit organization.
- Michael Polanyi

I'm a woman, a mother, a daughter, a sister.
I'm a real person operating in the world.
For me to discuss the most private thing feels wrong.
It feels like I'm betraying myself and my children.
- Nicole Kidman

Great nations are simply the operating fronts of behind-the-scenes,
vastly ambitious individuals who had become so effectively
powerful because of their ability to remain invisible
while operating behind the national scenery.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

I thought Microsoft did a lot of things that were good
and right building parts of the browser into the operating system.
Then I thought it out and came up with reasons why it was a monopoly.
- Steve Wozniak

The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation
that would operate with perfect equality.
- Andrew Jackson

You can't operate a company by fear,
because the way to eliminate fear is to avoid criticism.
And the way to avoid criticism is to do nothing.
- Steve Ross

It's impossible to move, to live, to operate at any
level without leaving traces,
bits, seemingly meaningless fragments of personal information.
- William Gibson

Having two bathrooms ruined the capacity to co-operate.
- Margaret Mead

In today's world, it is no longer unimaginable to think
that business can operate -
and even thrive -
in an environmentally-friendly manner.
- Olympia Snowe

German and English firms operate internationally,
while French firms do not.
The only place where they all have work is in China.
Anybody can sell himself in China!
- Helmut Jahn

Learning how to operate a soul figures to take time.
- Timothy Leary

Lenience will operate with greater force,
in some instances than rigor.
It is therefore my first wish to have all of my conduct distinguished by it.
- George Washington

It's a very, very difficult space to operate in,
the restaurant business-it requires a lot of human
beings to intersect at just the right place to make it all work out.
- Rocco DiSpirito

It is, after all, the responsibility of the expert
to operate the familiar and that of the leader to transcend it.
- Henry A. Kissinger

Prayer is commitment.
We don't merely co-operate with God with certain things held back within.
We, the total person, co-operate.
This means that co-operation equals committment.
- E. Stanley Jones

The risk from terrorism remains acute and the private
market cannot continue to operate without a government backstop.
- Michael Oxley

If you don't operate it as a business,
you aren't going to be around very long.
- Skitch Henderson

I am committed to strengthening our agricultural economy
by protecting the unique interests of small and medium
size family farms so that they can continue to operate.
- Sue Kelly

Nothing in the universe is contingent,
but all things are conditioned to exist and operate
in a particular manner by the necessity of the divine nature.
- Baruch Spinoza

The main part of the Hyde bill is to withhold U.S.
contributions to the regular assessed budget of the U.N.
unless they make real and substantial reforms in the way they operate.
- Cliff Stearns

The worst crime against working people is a company
which fails to operate at a profit.
- Samuel Gompers

Blacks have traditionally had to operate in a situation
where whites have set themselves up as the custodians of the black experience.
- August Wilson

Our concept is not that America should operate alone
or by itself in world affairs or in military affairs.
- Douglas Feith


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