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Glenn Greenwald
“I realized,” he said, “that they were building a system whose goal was the elimination of all privacy, globally. To make it so that no one could communicate electronically without the NSA being able to collect, store, and analyze the communication.”
Glenn Greenwald, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State

Randall Munroe
“If you set out a cup of warm water on Mars, it’ll try to boil, freeze, and sublimate, practically all at once. Water on Mars seems to want to be in any state except liquid.”
Randall Munroe, What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Randall Munroe
“But I’ve never seen the Icarus story as a lesson about the limitations of humans. I see it as a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.”
Randall Munroe, What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Randall Munroe
“Hockey players can also brace pretty hard against the ice. A player skating at full speed can stop in the space of a few meters, which means the force they’re exerting on the ice is pretty substantial. (It also suggests that if you started to slowly rotate a hockey rink, it could tilt up to 50 degrees before the players would all slide to one end. Clearly, experiments are needed to confirm this.)”
Randall Munroe, What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“I had time to kill at the airport and it was a great opportunity for me to buy dark European chocolate, especially since I have managed to successfully convince myself that airport calories don’t count. The”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

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