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Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason? Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful? --Zachris Topelius
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies. -- Sarah Hoyt
A shark, upon being asked why politicians were his preferred food, replied, "Because their brains being small are a tasty morsel, their spines being supple, I can chew on them at leisure, and they come delightfully marinated in alcohol!"
A doctor, a priest, and a lawyer rent a boat for day for some deep sea fishing. After an hour of fishing, they discover the boat is sinking. They try bailing for a while, but the craft is a lost cause, and they end up in the water. The sharks begin circling. First the doctor is taken, and then the priest. The sharks start to swim away, leaving the lawyer behind. The lawyer shouts to the sky, "Why didn't they take me?"
One of the sharks swims back and surfacing briefly says, "Professional courtesy."
Thanks, last time I used it there was no apparent 'touchless' integration with browsers, but I've had a look at the webpage and there are browser plugins, I might give it another go...if LastPass doesn't catch my eye first
As I said to Soren Madsen above, last time I used it there was no apparent 'touchless' integration with browsers, but I've had a look at the webpage and there are browser plugins, I might give it another go, tx.
I use keepass too... I love that there's an Android app version. I also carry a lite version of it on my phone, when I need a password on a computer and I have my phone, I just hook up my phone and bam, I have Keepass AND my encrypted database.
I have used both Keepass and Lastpass. It has been a couple of years since I used Keepass but I couldn't get the web integration working consistently. Other than that it was great.
I switched to Lastpass and would have to say it is my favorite. The lastpass database is encrypted on your system, and the encrypted database is sent to lastpass. They can not open it. Every browser I have that has the lastpass add-on in has all of my passwords. I even use it to keep none web passwords. So for me lastpass was more convenient for my needs and I don't have to carry around a usb stick.
I believe the explanation is that he wasn't really a politician, the best sign for that being that he stepped back without being forced to (AFAIK). Pity that his substitute is a politician to the core.
He was a leader though.
Politicians are always realistically manoeuvering for the next election. They are obsolete as fundamental problem-solvers. Buckminster Fuller
Why? Why is he any more important than anyone else? Why is his loss greater than that of anyone else? What did he do for humanity? Don't see much of a legacy to be proud of in SA: the politicians have changed but there is still grinding poverty and unbridled violence. He was merely an interlude.
"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur." Red Adair. Those who seek perfection will only find imperfection nils illegitimus carborundum
To turn that around, there are very few deaths that could not be said to be a huge loss to humanity. Given how interconnected humanity is, each single person can touch on and have an impact on hundreds or even thousands of others. Every interaction, every small act of kindness or rudeness or spite or love or any number of other acts has a ripple effect which touches those around them, and moves on from them to others.
Loss, not sure if that is the way to describe it, he has only been a figure head for some time. And yes SA is still a problematic place, however I believe it is a dramatically better place than it was and he was both the figure head and driver of that change.
I'm just not looking forward to the out pouring of angst we can expect from the media, I just wish they would leave the rest of us in peace. He's dead let the poor old bugger go!
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity RAH