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Windows 7: Quote of the Day - [3]

27 Mar 2012   #641

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
Quote:
We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using Nature's inexhaustible sources of energy -- sun, wind and tide. ... I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.
Thomas Alva Edison, inventor (1847-1931)

Just a thought: I wonder how civilization would have progressed had oil and coal not been discovered?
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27 Mar 2012   #642

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

erm, not quite sure what point you're trying to make (if any).
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27 Mar 2012   #643

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Just a thought: I wonder how civilization would have progressed had oil and coal not been discovered?
I don't think it would have...progressed, I mean.
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27 Mar 2012   #644

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I'll try and elaborate.

No coal: what would have powered our coal-fired power stations and our home fires? Wood probably, so how would we have kept up with the tree planting needed constantly?

No oil: without oil there probably wouldn't be a car industry, no airline industry, no heavy engineering, no world wars, in fact we'd probably still be living in small communities that never travelled further than a few miles.

As I said, it was just a thought. Perhaps I should have kept it to myself.
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27 Mar 2012   #645

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i don't think edison was slagging off fossil fuels per se, but merely suggesting that cleaner and renewable sources are preferable.

what's wrong with that?
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27 Mar 2012   #646

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I wasn't suggesting that there was anything wrong with it at all, in fact his suggestion is preferable.

I was just trying to imagine how things would be today had fossil fuels not been diiscovered.
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27 Mar 2012   #647

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
THE PARADOX OF OUR AGE

We have bigger houses but smaller families;
more conveniences, but less time;

We have more degrees, but less sense;
more knowledge, but less judgement;
more experts, but more problems;
more medicines, but less healthiness;

We've been all the way to the moon and back,
but have trouble crossing the street to meet
the new neighbor.

We build more computers to hold more
information to produce more copies then ever,
but have less communication;

We have become long on quantity,
but short on quality.

These are times of fast foods
but slow digestion;

Tall men but short character;
Steep profits but shallow relationships.

It's a time when there is much in the window,
but nothing in the room.

The 14th Dalai Lama


{Ken & Jan}

Thanks for sharing.
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27 Mar 2012   #648
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
THE PARADOX OF OUR AGE

We have bigger houses but smaller families;
more conveniences, but less time;

We have more degrees, but less sense;
more knowledge, but less judgement;
more experts, but more problems;
more medicines, but less healthiness;

We've been all the way to the moon and back,
but have trouble crossing the street to meet
the new neighbor.

We build more computers to hold more
information to produce more copies then ever,
but have less communication;

We have become long on quantity,
but short on quality.

These are times of fast foods
but slow digestion;

Tall men but short character;
Steep profits but shallow relationships.

It's a time when there is much in the window,
but nothing in the room.

The 14th Dalai Lama


{Ken & Jan}

Thanks for sharing.
A pleasure Dinesh.
Certainly "food for thought!"


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27 Mar 2012   #649

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
THE PARADOX OF OUR AGE

We have bigger houses but smaller families;
more conveniences, but less time;

We have more degrees, but less sense;
more knowledge, but less judgement;
more experts, but more problems;
more medicines, but less healthiness;

We've been all the way to the moon and back,
but have trouble crossing the street to meet
the new neighbor.

We build more computers to hold more
information to produce more copies then ever,
but have less communication;

We have become long on quantity,
but short on quality.

These are times of fast foods
but slow digestion;

Tall men but short character;
Steep profits but shallow relationships.

It's a time when there is much in the window,
but nothing in the room.

The 14th Dalai Lama

{Ken & Jan}
Enlightening me more.

Thanks, Jan

Kevin
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27 Mar 2012   #650

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You know I say just what I think, and nothing more and less. I cannot say one thing and mean another.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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