“It’s about being a warrior… This is your path and you will pursue it with excellence. You face your fear because your goal demands it.”

“Anyone can be happy and cosy. Nothing good happens in the world by being happy and cosy.”

@tmo I guess it depends on the edition you read. Mine is a translation into Spanish, with the original sentences and paragraphs in the original French (or German), and footnotes with the respective translations.

“The time of the self-proclaimed Chosen Ones is running out, and a rather more Skywalkeresque era may dawn thereafter. […] If you find yourself thinking that you have to wait for some special person to fix the world for you, it might be a good idea to ask yourself where you got that idea—and you might also consider going out of your way to find things to read or watch that will remind you that people as ordinary as you and me really can rise to challenges.”


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Wired, 1993: Rebels with a Cause - Your Privacy. "On the cover were Eric Hughes, Tim May, John Gilmore, holding up an American flag, faces hidden behind white mask, their PGP fingerprints written on the foreheads. Gilmore even sporting an newly-founded EFF T-shirt. (from Thomas Rid, CS Monitor)"

Wired, 2019: YOU'RE IN PRIVATE MODE. To continue using a private window, sign in or subscribe. The title of the article being denied reads "It's Time to Switch to a Privacy Browser. Ad trackers are out of control".

«“América Latina” arraigó por el interés de Francia y de la política expansionista de Napoleón III: “latina” colaba la influencia francesa, que se reducía a Haití y parte de las Antillas. […] La discusión sobre el llamarse o no “latino” apenas oculta la verdadera intención de los querulantes contra Rosalía: denunciar a la europea por . Rosalía no podría cantar como los porque no vive (no sufre, más bien) las privaciones de los latinos.»


seems to me to be the greatest thing you can possibly do: to see the world through the eyes of someone who grew up differently than you.”



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@ImperfectIdea @kot The spot in Subsaharan Africa that is furthest from the Equator (Cape of Good Hope) is only 34° (S), while the Southern-most part of Norway (Kristiansand) is already 58° (N). So all other things being equal (and of course they are not), according to this theory, Norwegians would be naturally less aggressive, more creative and individualistic, and more content with their lives than South Africans. This result isn't obviously true, but it isn't necessarily surprising, either.

“What we can learn from this story is that any — even one from an official store, even one with a good reputation, and even one with millions of positive reviews and a big, loyal user base — can turn into overnight.”


“60 years of power: […] Three Mile Island in 1979, which killed no one; Fukushima in 2011, which killed no one […]; and Chernobyl in 1986, […] which killed 31 in the accident and perhaps several thousand from cancer, around the same number killed by coal emissions every day.”


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