Gerald D. Thurman

I like quotes and this is a collection of Thurmisms (i.e. words that come out of my mouth that I think are quotable).

I didn't see a "No Trespassing" sign, so I trespassed.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American living in Arizona; more...} [livin' on the edge]

The Loop-101 should be renamed Carnage Loop.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American living in Arizona; more...} [life; driving]

It's a ten year body of work, but it might as well
be a dried out pile of dung.

-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [life]

If you're damned if you do and damned if you don't,
then damn it you're damned.

-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [life]

Where the fuck is Rainbow Dash?
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [life]

I'm sorry, but you don't get credit for time served.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [education]

How many times do I need to see the pattern
before I see the pattern?

-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [programming]

I'm stating the obvious when I state that I frequently find it
difficult to discuss certain topics without frequently stating
the obvious.

-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [communication/obvious]

I'm a man with hands, but I'm not a handyman.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [life/handyman]

I keep doing stuff that keeps me from doing
the stuff that I should be do doing.

-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [life/doing]

I was writing a description for a "special topics" class and I wrote:
"[...] expand on topics that were only introductorily introduced in
the previous class." Hmm... Maybe I can get a job in the Department
of Redundancy Department.

-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [redundancy]

A year has become too small of a unit of time for me, yet it's
02014 and my life remains dictated by the Gregorian calendar.

-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [life/time]

I don't need a better computer, but I need to be a better computer.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [computing]

I don't need NASCAR; I drive the Loop-101.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American living in Arizona; more...} [life; driving]

I don't know why I feel the need to defend Hackerdom, but I do.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [computing]

It may feel like you're in prison sometimes; regardless,
you don't get credit for time served.

-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American living in Arizona; 12 June 02012; more...} [education]

I'm against a government shut down, but for a government shut up.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American living in Arizona; 29 Sep 02013; more...} [U.S. politics]

Eat a shitload of fiber and shit a shitload of shit.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American living in Arizona; 13 Sep 02013; more...} [future]

If I've said it once, I've said it a zillion times... There are no zillions.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [math]

I saw a headline that started with "4-robot team" & generalized:
x-robot _____, where x is a variable and _____ is fill-in-the blank.
Examples: 42-robot gang; 314-robot swarm; 10^9-nanobot squad.

-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [future/robots]

It's possible nanotechnology will protect our organs with x%
of effectiveness. It's also possible x will be large. 99.999%?

-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [future/nano]

My desire for backward compatibility increases with time.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [life]

Back in the early 1970s Neil Young wrote a "man needs a maid".
A maid would be nice here in 02012, but what I really need is
a secretary. Yes, a man needs a secretary. And I don't care if
if the secretary is female, male or robot.

-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [life]

It's not hard; it's complicated.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {I don't have a Wikipedia page; more...} [life]

If only smartphones could make us smart.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [augmented intelligence]

These type of problems can be solved in a variety of ways.
I have my way, but if you have a way that works, then ignore
my way and use your way. But, if you don't have a way, then
you might want to try my way.

-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [learning]

I'll call my phone a smartphone when it starts paying my bills.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [technology]

I have a face, so I have a Facebook.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [Internet/WWW]

Hackers hack, crackers crack. If a hacker cracks, then they're a cracker.
It's easy to be void of any hacker genes, but yet be a talented cracker.
In a nutshell: Hacker good, cracker bad.

-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [hacker/cracker]

Is that worm a worm or is it a robot?
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [future/robotics]

I find visits to the "Uncanny Valley" bothersome. I quickly recover,
but I suspect the visits to the uncanny valley are going to become
more frequent and increasingly bothersome.

-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American living in Arizona; 12 June 02012; more...} [future]

While watching a documentary on the life of John Muir,
I kept thinking of molecular nanotechnology and the
power of the very, very, very small.

-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American living in Arizona; 12 June 02012; more...} [future]

I get beyond excited when I think beyond today.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American living in Arizona; more...} [future]

Proliferation of Apple products in the dot-edu system help ensure future consumers of Apple products.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [sustainability/education]

I like being around geeks even though I'm just a pseudo-geek.
Sometimes I experience geek envy.

-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [geekdom]

If I have to be a SysAdmin to keep my "smart"phone secure, then
my "smart"phone will never be secure because I ain't no SysAdmin.

-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [computing]

It takes capital to be a venture capitalist.
[or...] It's hard being a venture capitalist sans capital.

-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [investing]

A posting--whether it's to Google+, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,
Blogspot, Wordpress, etc.--doesn't seem complete if it doesn't
contain a hyperlink.

-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [WWW]

I don't have enough imagination to imagine what
nano-warfare is going to be like.

-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [future]

The use of the word "always" almost always bothers me.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [school]

Do as I say, not as I do example... Politician A tells politician B to stop playing politics.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [politics]

I am finding it increasly difficult to disagree without being
disagreeable, but at least I don't resort to name calling.

-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [life]

Too bad you had to resort to name calling, but I understand.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [life]

If I've said it n times, I've said it ++n times.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [life]

Lots of variables implies complicated.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {I don't have a Wikipedia page; more...} [life]

I must communicate, but I don't want to labor over grammer.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {I don't have a Wikipedia page; more...} [communications/labor]

Learn. Do. Teach. (In the 20th century it was: Learn it. Do it. Teach it.)
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [motto]

I've wasted more time running on time. Running on time is a bad habit.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [life]

If only I got paid by the error.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [life]

I'm so lucky that I'm not paid by the question. If I were,
I'd have to get a second job to support my lifestyle.

-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [school]

Stem the use of STEM and scream the use of SCREAM.
(Science, Computing, Robotics, Engineering, Art, Math)

-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [future]

Roadtripping gives me an endorphin rush.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [roadtrip]

It's all about getting to the spot.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [roadtrip]

We now return to our regularly scheduled sequential thinking.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American living in Arizona; more...} [parallelism]

You must drive 2,000 miles to get a 1,000 miles from nowhere.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {while listening to I'm a 1,000 miles from Nowhere by Dwight Yoakam} [roadtrip]

RoadHacker roadtrips because of the epic wonder of Mother Nature.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {heading to Primm NV for the 02005 DARPA Grand Challenge} [roadtrip]

What class do I take to learn about the future?
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American living in Arizona; more...} [future]

WTF -- What the foo?!?!?!?!?
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [life]

Long lines suck.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American living in Arizona; more...} [life]

The power of the Internet never ceases to amaze. Ditto for the hyperlink.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [computing]

C++ is a terrible first programming language.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [computing]

Teach them goto and they will use it.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [computing]

Anything you click can be used against you in a court of law.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American living in Arizona; more...} [life]

A litter minuteman can pickup lots of litter in a minute.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [litter]

Political signs are litter. Political signs are visual spam.
Political signs are attention thieves. Political signs insult
our intelligence levels. Only political dinosaurs litter our
community with their mind numbing political signs.

-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [politics/litter]

Unconditionally considering the "status quo" a bad thing
may be an indicator of dangerous short-term thinking.

-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [life]

Invoking terror one beheading at a time.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American living in Arizona; more...} [terrorism]

We could treat these prisoners with more dignity and respect,
but most of them--regardless of their treatment--would kill us
in a nanosecond if given an opportunity.

-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American living in Arizona; more...} [life]

Holidays are freedom thieves.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [freedom]

Father's Day is bullfoo.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American living in Arizona; more...} [fatherhood]

Ow,w. (Oh well, whatever.)
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [life]


Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 08 November 2010
Last Modified: Tuesday, 29-Nov-2016 06:24:48 MST