Monday, October 22, 2007

Interesting Quotes

Those are a few quotes I have collected over the years:

ah, le doux bruit de l'eau qui coule dans les égoûts. Sentez le printemps ! - LP

Peu d'humains désirent la liberté ; la majorité est satisfaite d'un maître juste. --Sallust

From there you will seek the Lord your God, and You will find Him when you seek Him with all your heart and all your soul (Deutoronomy 429)

Qui n'a plus d'espoir n'aura plus de regrets. - Wiliam Shakespeare

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends. - Friedrich Nietzsche

If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties. - Sir Francis Bacon

Make way for the positive day, cause it's a new day, new time, and if it's a new feeling, said its a new sign Oh, what a new day!

"The best thing for being sad," replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then -- to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn." - T.H. White, "The Once and Future King"

My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular. - Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. - Jack London

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind. - Aristotle

TRUE LOVE A man gives to his girlfriend a dozen of roses... Eleven real flowers, and one fake. Then, he says to her : "I'll love you until the last dies..."

Indifference will be the downfall of mankind, but who cares?

Going to church does not make a person religious, nor does going to school make a person educated, any more than going to a garage makes a person a car.

Typical power usage of computers


I've started mesuring the power usage of the most power hungry electronics and appliances I own. I bought a Kill-A-Watt which can be used to measure how much energy an electric device uses par month. It's pretty cheap (30$) and I think it's worth it considering the saving you can make on the long term by finding your most power-hungry appliance and turn them off. I'm doing this not necessarly because I want to save the environment from global warming, but because I like to be efficient in the way I do things.
I'm posting the data that I have gather yet. I will update regularly as I gather the remaining data.
Hawking has a AMD X2 4000+, Asus M2N-E, Geforce 8800 GTS 320 MB, 2x 320GB hard drives, 4GB RAM.
Minotor has a AMD Sempron 3000+, Asrock Sis 760GX, Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB, 2x hard drives, 1GB RAM.
Louif has a AMD Athlon64 3700+, Asus A8N-E, Rage II+DVD 2 MB, 1 hard drive, 2GB RAM.