“I called Mark Zuckerberg a modern-day colonizer, and it made some international news. After a couple of weeks of these headlines and the two sides going back and forth, he dropped the lawsuit. We did win that battle. It’s still ongoing. There are no lawsuits anymore but they still haven’t gotten the land back, and Zuckerberg still has a wall built around his property. These Hawaiians are just looking to fish, or get to the beach. This issue has really brought some of the injustices we’ve been facing for years to the attention of the world.”
“There’s a new playbook for oppression today. Instead of outright totalitarian rule, you construct the appearance of democracy, while controlling it by subtly — in some cases perhaps not even consciously — restricting the options available to individual voters; by controlling a tiered system of “representative” electors behind the scenes; or by simply outright stuffing the ballot box. (There can be much sound and fury about the distinctions between the available candidates, but if you’ve done your job correctly, and made democracy as awful as possible, in general only establishment candidates or easily manipulated narcissists will ever be nominated.)”
“We are idealists and we are realists. We are dreamers and we are builders. We are experiencers and we are experimenters. We long for certainties, yet we ourselves are full of the ambiguities of the Mona Lisa and the I Ching. We ourselves are a part of the yin-yang of the world.
| Alan Lightman, Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine”
““The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both.””
“While success is not pre-ordained, any company without a positive attitude to change is on its own death march.”
““People have the mistaken impression that mathematics is just equations,” he once explained. “In fact, equations are just the boring part of mathematics.””
“Take a screenshot or picture of your AirPods serial number. You can’t replace any parts without it.
Do this when you first get them!!
You can take a picture of the box or a screenshot from Settings > General > About > AirPods so that Apple can pull up the serial number.
If you lose the case and don’t have the serial number anywhere, you can’t even replace the case without it.”