Archive for December, 2006

Years end

December 31st, 2006

Ratta says Ends happen ever again.

[Ratta says: Ends happen ever and ever again.]

Inflationary use^2

December 19th, 2006

Many agree that there is inflationary use of the term sustainability. In fact, there is inflationary use of the phrase inflationary use of the term sustainability.

[G][G (German)]

You can’t see me

December 16th, 2006

You cannat see me (by stark23x)

You cannot see me, and it is not just because I cannot.

[Original photo by stark23x via Flickr, used under a Creative Commons license. Thanks stark23x!]

Just joking

December 15th, 2006

Ratta joking only


December 13th, 2006

I am looking for references of the following apparently inevitable quote:

I once said that I often quoted myself. It added spice to my conversation, like this adds spice to my conversation. See?
— supposedly by George Bernard Shaw

Any pointers welcome.

Uncovered truth

December 10th, 2006

Detective Ratta uncovering the truth about truth

[Detective Ratta uncovering the truth that truth can cover up a lot.]

A rhetorical discussion

December 6th, 2006

In a discussion about a failing computer and hence unmet expectations my dialog partner who — as a matter of fact — is also owner of the computer, after some time said

I think the discussion is becoming rhetorical, now.

And I couldn’t but answer:

Well, true indeed.

Partially right, partially wrong

December 5th, 2006

Quotes from no liars taken from an ongoing lecture series on human ecology:

In ecology, anything is partially right and partially wrong, and everything else is also partially right and partially wrong.
Markus Staudinger, 2006-11-28

And, at the end of today’s lecture:

Everything we have said here today is wrong. Wrong in the sense that it has been too short and not detailed enough, though, there is a chance to deal with it more closely.
Alexander Haslberger, 2006-12-05

The translations were done by a liar who is at liberty to quote the original passages:

Wie bei allem in der Ökologie ist es so, dass das Eine teils wahr und teils falsch und das Andere auch teils wahr und teils falsch ist.
Markus Staudinger, 2006-11-28

Alles, was wir hier jetzt gesagt haben, ist falsch. Falsch in dem Sinn, dass es viel zu kurz und zu wenig detailliert ist, dass es aber doch die Möglichkeit gibt, sich damit etwas genauer zu beschäftigen.
Alexander Haslberger, 2006-12-05

Generally, one is better off judging others. But beware of generalizations if you cannot deal with self-reference.