That's sort of like trying to nail Jell-O to the wall.
— Bill Clinton on China trying to crack down on the internet, via H.R. McMaster, "Joe Rogan Experience #1763 - General H.R.McMaster"
Not all little girls grow up to be queen Victoria.
— K*
So many linguist in one (our !) family ! ????
— Sid responding to K's text "Horchata" and L's text "porchata"*
C.D.C Says Cloth Masks Are Not as Effective as Others
New York TImes headline
David Foster Wallace, I really like the thing he says about this, which is, "the key to life is to be unborable," and I do really like you saying that it's a skill.
— Lex Fridman, "Donald Knuth: Programming, Algorithms, Hard Problems & the Game of Life | Lex Fridman Podcast #219"
Better angle
— Steph sending me photos of license plates
To the former owner of this manuscript who craftily sewed up the holes in the vellum: thank you.
[Cistercian missal, 12th/13th century. Case MS7]
— @newberrylibrary
Christopher Elbow
— Lily reading chocolate box
I see what they did there.
— Lily skeptical of "Monet, Rodin, and Boston" Boston MFA exhibit title
He correctly credited the spirit of the times for much of what he had been able to do.
— John Milton Cooper, Jr., Woodrow Wilson
Are you Ben?
— Pavement employee when I made my order in person
And no matter who wins the history wars of the future, the horrific attack on the Capitol will likely bore schoolkids one day, quizzed on Bunker Hill, the Compromise of 1850, the Battle of the Bulge and Jan. 6, whatever that was. Our trauma will be their homework.
— Jon Grinspan and Peter Manseau, "It’s 2086. This Is What American History Could Look Like," The New York Times
The fact that we conclude that the universe has the laws it has is a consequence of the fact that we have consciousness the way we have consciousness.
— Stephen Wolfram, "Stephen Wolfram: Complexity and the Fabric of Reality | Lex Fridman Podcast #234"
For example, what they're doing with video games. They control what type of video games and how many hours a day kids can be on video games, operating in that way because they believe that's good for the society, and that's very controlling. In the United States, I think probably most parents would say, leave it to me and it's a matter between me and my kids. The same thing has to do with data. In other words, in the United States, who controls the data? Does the company control the data? Do you individually control the data? And so the inclincation would be to figure that out, but nobody would say that the government is going to control the data, becuase of our inclination of really anti-government control. In China it would be that the government will control the data because that's going to be best for the society and it depends who you trust, but that's, so that difference in philosophy is very much at the heart of that.
— Ray Dalio, "Ray Dalio: Money, Power, and the Collapse of Empires | Lex Fridman Podcast #251"
Because we've not really had a major, like a world war, or something like that in a while, and obviously we'd like to not have world wars. There's not been a cleansing function for rules and regulations. So wars did have some silver lining in that there would be a reset on rules and regulations after a war. So World Wars I and II there were huge resets on rules and regulations. If society does not have a war, and there is no cleansing function or garbage collection for rules and regulations, then rules and regulations will acumulate every year, 'cause they're immortal, theres' no actual, humans die but the laws don't.
— Elon Musk, "Elon Musk: SpaceX, Mars, Tesla Autopilot, Self-Driving, Robotics, and AI | Lex Fridman Podcast #252"
We're so lucky to have those creatures in the world.
— Lily on a squirrel
Ellen shrewdly advised her husband to exploit the offer, and she urged him to consult with other university presidents, especially Daniel Coit Gilman at Hopkins, as a bit of self-advertising.
— John Milton Cooper, Jr., Woodrow Wilson
Whisky barrel chips.
— Kelly
Ghislaine Maxwell turns to sketch court sketch artist Jane Rosenberg.
— Image caption, Photograph: Jane Rosenberg/Reuters, via @tau_au
It's like something I would build in The Sims and get bored way too quickly because it would take them too long to get upstairs.
— Lily on a house