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  • Harold shared from The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee
    We predict that people who are good at idea creation will continue to have a comparative advantage over digital labor for some time to come, and will find themselves in demand. In other words, we believe that employers now and for some time to come will, when looking for talent, follow the advice attributed to the Enlightenment sage Voltaire: “Judge a man by his questions, not his answers.”6
  • Harold shared from The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee
    “Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God’s gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences.” —Freeman Dyson
  • Harold shared from Under the Dome: A Novel by Stephen King
    The chuck got that far in his thoughts—and another three waddling steps—although he had been cut in two. Then he fell apart on the edge of the road. Blood squirted and pumped; guts tumbled into the dirt; his rear legs kicked rapidly twice, then stopped. His last thought before the darkness that comes to us all, chucks and humans alike: What happened?
    Note: Get ready for CBS Under The Dome TV series this month.
  • Harold shared from Pirate Alley: A Novel (Tommy Carmellini Book 5) by Stephen Coonts
    Grafton sighed. “You have a restroom?” Noon smiled and gestured grandly. “All of Africa is your urinal, sir. If you have other ideas, you might try the brush behind the building. Other people have been there before you, so watch where you step.” “Welcome to Somalia,” I muttered
  • Harold shared from Pirate Alley: A Novel (Tommy Carmellini Book 5) by Stephen Coonts
    Yeah, the world is full of assholes. We can’t kill them all. Even if we could, what would that make us?
  • Harold shared from Pirate Alley: A Novel (Tommy Carmellini Book 5) by Stephen Coonts
    The Joint Chiefs were advised by the Pentagon staff, but in this age of political wars in shitty little places, American politicians ran military operations; all the military professionals did was obey orders and advise. Advise when asked.
  • Harold shared from Pirate Alley: A Novel (Tommy Carmellini Book 5) by Stephen Coonts
    The pirates had been told to leave the women alone, but. They were young, ignorant, illiterate, and bucked with life. They had guns and no one else did. They were going to be rich. Here was opportunity and no one to tell them no. After all, fucking an infidel couldn’t be a sin. Didn’t the Prophet, may He rest in peace, say to kill all infidels?
  • Harold shared from The Black Box (A Harry Bosch Novel Book 19) by Michael Connelly
    He believed that every case had a black box. A piece of evidence, a person, a positioning of facts that brought a certain understanding and helped explain what had happened and why.
    Note: Currently reading
  • Harold shared from a Personal Document
    He felt the hand of warning place its uneasy touch to his back. 
  • Harold shared from The Holy Bible: HCSB Digital Text Edition by Holman Bible Publishers
    4 So he went out and caught 300 foxes.  He took torches, turned the foxes tail-to-tail, and put a torch between each pair of tails. 5 Then he ignited the torches and released the foxes into the standing grain of the Philistines. He burned up the piles of grain and the standing grain as well as the vineyards and olive groves.  6 Then the Philistines asked, “Who did this? ” They were told, “It was Samson, the Timnite’s son-in-law, because he has taken Samson’s wife and given her to another man.” So the Philistines went to her and her father and burned them to death.
    Note: Animal abuse from the Bible.