Data quotes

  • I was really intrigued by the idea of using live streams of data that's relevant to real people, and that would allow us to reflect and learn about ourselves.
    -- Aaron Koblin

    #Real #Data #Ideas

  • Soon I knew the craft of experimental physics was beyond me - it was the sublime quality of patience - patience in accumulating data, patience with recalcitrant equipment - which I sadly lacked.
    -- Abdus Salam

    #Data #Sublime #Quality

  • Don’t use the language of ‘good’ or ‘bad’ when talking about blood sugar numbers – these are data points, not judgments of your ability to manage your diabetes.
    -- Adam Brown

    #Data #Numbers #Blood

  • In the spirit of science, there really is no such thing as a 'failed experiment.' Any test that yields valid data is a valid test.
    -- Adam Savage

    #Yield #Data #Tests

  • The distinction between right and wrong ("la distinction du bien et du mal", Fr.), is nothing else than their unyielding (or implacable) opposition; thus the moral consciousness is an innate and intimate revelation of the absolute, which goes beyond (or goes pass, or exceed) every empirical data (or given information). It is only on these principles that we will be able to establish ("pourront être édifiées", Fr.) the real basis of morality.
    -- African Spir

    #Real #Data #Principles

  • Pulling the plug on the BlackBerry could cost corporate America millions of dollars. The BlackBerry is more than e-mail but a handheld office, and if you shut down the BlackBerry, you shut off the data that powers American business.
    -- Al Smith

    #Data #America #Office

  • It is better to have 100 functions operate on one data structure than to have 10 functions operate on 10 data structures.
    -- Alan Perlis

    #Trust #Data #Structure

  • Every individual is at once the beneficiary and the victim of the linguistic tradition into which he has been born - the beneficiary inasmuch as language gives access to the accumulated records of other people's experience, the victim in so far as it confirms him in the belief that reduced awareness is the only awareness and as it bedevils his sense of reality, so that he is all too apt to take his concepts for data, his words for actual things.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Humility #Reality #Data

  • A ten per cent reduction in military expenditures per year would be reasonable, coupled with a programme of retraining the workforce and redirecting the resources in a manner that creates employment and advances social welfare. I also encourage all States to contribute to the UN's annual Report on Military Expenditures by submitting complete data on national defence budgets.
    -- Alfred-Maurice de Zayas

    #Military #Years #Data

  • Scientists learn about the world in three ways: They analyze statistical patterns in the data, they do experiments, and they learn from the data and ideas of other scientists. The recent studies show that children also learn in these ways.
    -- Alison Gopnik

    #Children #Data #Ideas

  • It is the special privilege of the fine artist to reveal immediate data with a clarity, intensity and purity that promotes them to a special degree of reality.
    -- Alton Tobey

    #Artist #Reality #Data

  • You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Wisdom #Data #Thought Provoking

  • Rational behavior ... depends upon a ceaseless flow of data from the environment. It depends upon the power of the individual to predict, with at least a fair success, the outcome of his own actions. To do this, he must be able to predict how the environment will respond to his acts. Sanity, itself, thus hinges on man's ability to predict his immediate, personal future on the basis of information fed him by the environment.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Future #Men #Data

  • Society needs people who...know how to be compassionate and honest...Societ y needs all kinds of skills that are not just cognitive; they're emotional, they're affectional. You can't run the society on data and computers alone.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Running #Emotional #Data

  • While traditional BI is interested in the 'what and the where,' data scientists are interested in the 'how and why'.
    -- Amit Priyavadan Mehta

    #Data #Scientist

  • On the question of whether a behavioral science can in principle be constructed, we shall take no sides. That some kinds of human behavior can be described and even predicted in terms of objectively verifiable and quantifiable data seems to us to have been established.
    -- Anatol Rapoport

    #Data #Principles #Sides

  • The mechanist is intimately convinced that a precise knowledge of the chemical constitution, structure, and properties of the various organelles of a cell will solve biological problems. This will come in a few centuries. For the time being, the biologist has to face such concepts as orienting forces or morphogenetic fields. Owing to the scarcity of chemical data and to the complexity of life, and despite the progresses of biochemistry, the biologist is still threatened with vertigo.
    -- Andre Michel Lwoff

    #Cells #Data #Progress

  • It is not a medicine. You don't know what's in it. If there were compelling scientific and medical data supporting marijuana's medical benefits that would be one thing. But the data is not there.
    -- Andrea Barthwell

    #Marijuana #Data #Medicine

  • There is good news in the data the strongest support for priests is to be found among the younger generation.
    -- Andrew Greeley

    #Glowing #Data #Support

  • ...the Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia apparently cherry-picked Russian climate data.
    -- Andrey Illarionov

    #Data #Energy #Climate

  • A brainscan cannot interpret itself and neither can a data dashboard in education.
    -- Andy Hargreaves

    #Leadership #Learning #Data

  • Consumers deserve to know exactly what they're getting for their money when they sign-up for a 4G data plan.
    -- Anna Eshoo

    #Data #Plans #Consumers

  • When we share our personal data with business, its use should be transparent and secure.
    -- Anna Eshoo

    #Data #Use #Share

  • We're long past having to defend or explain why women should be on boards, given all the data that shows how companies with female as well as male directors perform better. It's unfortunate when companies with a large percentage of women constituents don't reflect that in their boardrooms.
    -- Anne M. Mulcahy

    #Past #Data #Long

  • Perhaps... some day the precision of the data will be brought so far that the mathematician will be able to calculate at his desk the outcome of any chemical combination, in the same way, so to speak, as he calculates the motions of celestial bodies.
    -- Antoine Lavoisier

    #Data #Body #Outcomes

  • Imagine if you had access to data that allowed you to rank on a scale of overall happiness which people in your life made you the happiest. … Would you make more time for those people?
    -- Ariel Garten

    #Data #People #Imagine

  • Only by being suspended aloft, by dangling my mind in the heavens and mingling my rare thought with the ethereal air, could I ever achieve strict scientific accuracy in my survey of the vast empyrean. Had I pursued my inquiries from down there on the ground, my data would be worthless. The earth, you see, pulls down the delicate essence of thought to its own gross level.
    -- Aristophanes

    #Essence #Data #Air

  • Nuclear weapons production and testing has involved extensive health and environmental damage .... One of the most remarkable features of this damage has been the readiness of governments to harm the very people that they claimed they were protecting by building these weapons for national security reasons. In general, this harm was inflicted on people in disregard of democratic norms. Secrecy, fabrication of data, cover-ups in the face of attempted public inquiry, and even human experiments without informed consent have all occurred in nuclear weapons production and testing programs.
    -- Arjun Makhijani

    #Government #Data #People

  • The best data we have [concerning the Big Bang] are exactly what I would have predicted, had I nothing to go on but the five books of Moses, the Psalms, the bible as a whole.
    -- Arno Hintjens

    #Book #Data #Bangs

  • The truth is that relative income is not directly related to happiness. Nonpartisan social-survey data clearly show that the big driver of happiness is earned success: a person's belief that he has created value in his life or the life of others.
    -- Arthur C. Brooks

    #Data #Income #Belief

  • Whether we look at capitalism, taxes, business, or government, the data show a clear and consistent pattern: 70 percent of Americans support the free enterprise system and are unsupportive of big government.
    -- Arthur C. Brooks

    #Data #Government #Support

  • It is vital to remember that information - in the sense of raw data - is not knowledge, that knowledge is not wisdom, and that wisdom is not foresight. But information is the first essential step to all of these.
    -- Arthur C. Clarke

    #Knowledge #Data #Essentials

  • How dangerous it is to reason from insufficient data.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Data #Reason #Dangerous

  • Still, it is an error to argue in front of your data. You can find yourself insensibly twisting them round to suit your theories.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Errors #Data #Finding Yourself

  • I had ... come to an entirely erroneous conclusion, which shows, my dear Watson, how dangerous it always is to reason from insufficient data.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Science #Data #Reason

  • Data!data!data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Data #Clay #Bricks

  • Obviously, a man's judgement cannot be better than the information on which he has based it. Give him the truth and he may still go wrong when he has the chance to be right, but give him no news or present him only with distorted and incomplete data, with ignorant, sloppy or biased reporting, with propaganda and deliberate falsehoods, and you destroy his whole reasoning processes, and make him something less than a man.
    -- Arthur Hays Sulzberger

    #Men #Data #Giving

  • Without the hard little bits of marble which are called 'facts' or 'data' one cannot compose a mosaic; what matters, however, are not so much the individual bits, but the successive patterns into which you arrange them, then break them up and rearrange them.
    -- Arthur Koestler

    #What Matters #Data #Mosaics

  • The price of light is less than the cost of darkness.
    -- Arthur Nielsen

    #Light #Data #Darkness

  • The alchemists in their search for gold discovered many other things of greater value.
    -- Arthur Schopenhauer

    #Philosophical #Science #Data

  • I trust my government. I actually have a trust for my government with my data, and I trust them to protect me. They've protected me - they've made the best efforts to protect me my whole life.
    -- Ashton Kutcher

    #Government #Data #Effort

  • The scientific method actually correctly uses the most direct evidence as the most reliable, because that's the way you are least likely to get led astray into dead ends and to misunderstand your data.
    -- Aubrey de Grey

    #Data #Use #Scientific Method

  • I am a data hound and so I usually end up working on whatever things I can find good data on. The rise of Internet commerce completely altered the amount of information you could gather on company behavior so I naturally drifted toward it.
    -- Austan Goolsbee

    #Data #Information #Internet

  • The past is just data. I only see the future.
    -- Ayrton Senna

    #Past #Data

  • You can never let your data dictate design. If you do, you end up following what people currently do and never innovating.
    -- Aza Raskin

    #Data #People #Design

  • Cats vary so widely that all data is meaningless and the professional classifiers gnash their teeth trying to come up with even a single fact common to all.
    -- Barbara Holland

    #Cat #Data #Trying

  • Data is the fabric of the modern world: just like we walk down pavements, so we trace routes through data, and build knowledge and products out of it.
    -- Ben Goldacre

    #Data #Fabric #World

  • Doctors and patients need as much data as possible to make an informed decision about what treatment is best.
    -- Ben Goldacre

    #Doctors #Data #Decision

  • Google has placed its faith in data, while Apple worships the power of design. This dichotomy made the two companies complementary. Apple would ship the phones and computers, while Google would provide Maps, Search, YouTube, and other web tools that made the devices more useful.
    -- Ben Parr

    #Phones #Data #Two

  • There was more data transmitted over the Internet in 2010 than the entire history of the Internet through 2009.
    -- Ben Parr

    #Data #Internet

  • Windows Updates have sometimes been a pain point for users. The update pop-ups can interrupt a movie or a video game, and the automatic restarts can result in lost data or confused users.
    -- Ben Parr

    #Pain #Confused #Data

  • Google is famous for making the tiniest changes to pixel locations based on the data it accrues through its tests. Google will always choose a spartan webpage that converts over a beautiful page that doesn't have the data to back it up.
    -- Ben Parr

    #Beautiful #Data #Google

  • Extreme views are never just; something always turns up which disturbs the calculations formed upon their data.
    -- Benjamin Disraeli

    #Views #Data #Turns

  • Recommended additon to the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights: "A right to not have your data rise up and attack you."
    -- Benjamin Wittes

    #Rights #Data #Bills

  • Nothing beats standing in the middle of the action, with all the data I need at my fingertips
    -- Betty Liu

    #Business #Data #Needs

  • It's amazing how much data is out there. The question is how do we put it in a form that's usable?
    -- Bill Ford

    #Data #Information #Form

  • A data structure is just a stupid programming language.
    -- Bill Gosper

    #Stupid #Data #Language

  • I think Unix is a great system -- especially for running data centers -- because it is very mature, very reliable, very scalable. But when I want to go out and populate small devices, I think Java.
    -- Bill Joy

    #Running #Thinking #Data

  • Merely presenting a driver's license or other document based on a birth certificate is not enough for an accurate verification. Biometric verification of identity must be made and then a data base of those persons who have legal status must be checked.
    -- Bob Dole

    #Data #Identity #Immigration

  • What's needed now are software technologies that interconnect computing systems, people and data to produce more rapid answers to the questions of science, and to help researchers use computation in the most effective manner.
    -- Bob Muglia

    #Technology #Data #People

  • Maybe stories are just data with a soul.
    -- Brené Brown

    #Data #Soul #Stories

  • Our problems are not with the data, itself, but arise from our interpretation of the data.
    -- Bruce H. Lipton

    #Learning #Data #Problem

  • Think of your existing power as the exponent in an equation that determines the value of information. The more power you have, the more additional power you derive from the new data.
    -- Bruce Schneier

    #Thinking #Data #Information

  • Computer security can simply be protecting your equipment and files from disgruntled employees, spies, and anything that goes bump in the night, but there is much more. Computer security helps ensure that your computers, networks, and peripherals work as expected all the time, and that your data is safe in the event of hard disk crash or a power failure resulting from an electrical storm. Computer security also makes sure no damage is done to your data and that no one is able to read it unless you want them to.
    -- Bruce Schneier

    #Night #Data #Spy

  • The level of ignorance is declining, and the ability to accumulate data and manipulate it for various ends is increasing.
    -- Bruce Sterling

    #Ignorance #Data #Levels

  • I do have two data identities. I have my name, Bruce Sterling, which is my public name under which I write novels. I also have my other name, which is my legal name under which I own property and vote.
    -- Bruce Sterling

    #Writing #Data #Names

  • An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in his understanding of things.
    -- Bryant H. McGill

    #Intelligent #Errors #Data

  • I was shocked to find that there were actually climate scientists who wouldn't share the raw data, but would only share their conclusions in summary graphs that were used to prove their various theories about planet warming. In fact I began to smell something really bad, and the worse that smell got, the deeper I looked.
    -- Burt Rutan

    #Smell #Data #Facts

  • There is a rampant tendency in any industry where someone is trying to sell something with a bunch of data, where they cherry pick a little bit... bias a little bit. This becomes quite easy when there is an enormous amount of data to cherry pick from.
    -- Burt Rutan

    #Data #Trying #Littles

  • My study is NOT as a climatologist, but from a completely different perspective in which I am an expert … For decades, as a professional experimental test engineer, I have analyzed experimental data and watched others massage and present data. I became a cynic; My conclusion - 'if someone is aggressively selling a technical product who's merits are dependent on complex experimental data, he is likely lying'. That is true whether the product is an airplane or a Carbon Credit.
    -- Burt Rutan

    #Lying #Airplane #Data

  • In a world where data is coin of the realm, and transmissions are guarded by no better sentinels than man-made codes and corruptible devices, there is no such thing as a secret.
    -- C.S. Friedman

    #Men #Data #Secret

  • I tend to write poetry that is rich in data of various sorts. The lyric poem isn't perfectly suited to accommodating such data, so I've had to find new ways to say everything that I want to say.
    -- Campbell McGrath

    #Writing #Data #Want

  • In this media-drenched, data-rich, channel-surfing, computer-gaming age, we have lost the art of doing nothing, of shutting out the background noise and distractions, of slowing down and simply being alone with our thoughts.
    -- Carl Honore

    #Art #Media #Data

  • If you are only skeptical, then no new ideas make it through to you. You become a crotchety old person convinced that nonsense is ruling the world. (There is, of course, much data to support you.) But every now and then, a new idea turns out to be on the mark, valid and wonderful. If you are too much in the habit of being skeptical about everything, you are going to miss or resent it, and either way you will be standing in the way of understanding and progress.
    -- Carl Sagan

    #Science #Data #Ideas

  • If some good evidence for life after death were announced, I'd be eager to examine it; but it would have to be real scientific data, not mere anecdote. As with the face on Mars and alien abductions, better the hard truth, I say, than the comforting fantasy.
    -- Carl Sagan

    #Atheist #Real #Data

  • With insufficient data it is easy to go wrong.
    -- Carl Sagan

    #Data #Easy

  • [N]o scientist likes to be criticized. ... But you don't reply to critics: "Wait a minute, wait a minute; this is a really good idea. I'm very fond of it. It's done you no harm. Please don't attack it." That's not the way it goes. The hard but just rule is that if the ideas don't work, you must throw them away. Don't waste any neurons on what doesn't work. Devote those neurons to new ideas that better explain the data. Valid criticism is doing you a favor.
    -- Carl Sagan

    #Data #Ideas #Waiting

  • The data is clear: If you give a woman an opportunity, she will make a huge difference.
    -- Carly Fiorina

    #Funny Inspirational #Opportunity #Data

  • The Carmen Electra cards give me another way to connect with my fans while providing them the ability to enjoy the convenience of shopping or paying bills with ease -- online and offline, ... Payment Data Systems is the perfect partner for me because of the capabilities the company already has in place.
    -- Carmen Electra

    #Data #Shopping #Giving

  • Stealing is stealing, whether you use a computer command or a crowbar, and whether you take documents, data or dollars.
    -- Carmen Ortiz

    #Data #Dollars #Use

  • While I was there, Voyager flew by Saturn. I got involved with a person who was a member of the imaging team and started working on data from Saturn, ... With all that data coming in, the imaging team didn't have enough hands or scientists to work on all of it.
    -- Carolyn Porco

    #Team #Hands #Data

  • I am not against the pharmaceutical companies. I love them. That's not the issue. The issue is, in some cases, when they do these clinical trials, they control the data. They analyze the data. In some cases, they even write the article. And that leads to at least the perception, if not the reality, that there's a conflict of interest.
    -- Catherine D. DeAngelis

    #Writing #Reality #Data

  • It appears that a simple rule, of something adhering to another similar idea, repeated, leads to stabilities. This seems to be a function of relational data sets, linked to rules, like in DNA chains that have infinite adaptability for sequencing proteins. Out of only four bases, which in turn are further limited by two rules of complimentarity, a myriad of forms arise.
    -- Cecil Balmond

    #Simple #Dna #Data

  • I have hitherto followed the lines marked out by the Theist in his attempt to prove that there exists a mind behind natural phenomena, and that the universe as we have it is, at least generally, an evidence of a plan designed by this mind. I have also pointed out that the only datum for such a conclusion is the universe we know. We must take that as a starting point. We can get neither behind it nor beyond it. We cannot start with God and deduce the universe from his existence; we must start with the world as we know it, and deduce God from the world.
    -- Chapman Cohen

    #Data #Mind #Atheism

  • The belief in God is not therefore based on the perception of design in nature. Belief in design in nature is based upon the belief in God. Things are as they are whether there is a God or not. Logically, to believe in design one must start with God. He, or it, is not a conclusion but a datum. You may begin by assuming a creator, and then say he did this or that; but you cannot logically say that because certain things exist, therefore there is a God who made them. God is an assumption, not a conclusion. And it is an assumption that explains nothing.
    -- Chapman Cohen

    #God #Believe #Data

  • Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all.
    -- Charles Babbage

    #Failure #Errors #Data

  • Trimming consists of clipping off little bits here and there from those observations which differ most in excess from the mean, and in sticking them onto those which are too small; a species of 'equitable adjustment,' as a radical would term it, which cannot be admitted in science.
    -- Charles Babbage

    #Mean #Data #Excess

  • The errors which arise from the absence of facts are far more numerous and more durable than those which result from unsound reasoning respecting true data.
    -- Charles Babbage

    #Science #Errors #Data

  • Smartphones can relay patients' data to hospital computers in a continuous stream. Doctors can alter treatment regimens remotely, instead of making patients come in for a visit.
    -- Charles C. Mann

    #Doctors #Smartphones #Data

  • Sometimes I am a collector of data, and only a collector, and am likely to be gross and miserly, piling up notes, pleased with merely numerically adding to my stores. Other times I have joys, when unexpectedly coming upon an outrageous story that may not be altogether a lie, or upon a macabre little thing that may make some reviewer of my more or less good works mad. But always there is present a feeling of unexplained relations of events that I note, and it is this far-away, haunting, or often taunting, awareness, or suspicion, that keeps me piling on.
    -- Charles Fort

    #Lying #Data #Mad

  • A procession of the damned. By the damned, I mean the excluded. We shall have a procession of data that Science has excluded.
    -- Charles Fort

    #Mean #Data

  • Sometimes I am a collector of data, and only a collector, and am likely to be gross and miserly, piling up notes, pleased with merely numerically adding to my stores.
    -- Charles Fort

    #Data #Mind #Sometimes

  • If the assumptions used in calculating energy are changed, then this seriously affects the final result, even though the same body of data might be used.
    -- Charles Francis Richter

    #Data #Finals #Body

  • People will come to your site because you have good compelling content. You need to hit it from all angles: blog posts, articles, graphs, data, infographics, interactive content - even short pictures when you Tweet.
    -- Chris Bennett

    #Data #People #Needs

  • We apply fight-or-flight reflexes not only to predators, but to data itself.
    -- Chris Mooney

    #Pain #Fighting #Data

  • One of the myths about the Internet of Things is that companies have all the data they need, but their real challenge is making sense of it. In reality, the cost of collecting some kinds of data remains too high, the quality of the data isn't always good enough, and it remains difficult to integrate multiple data sources.
    -- Chris Murphy

    #Real #Data #Challenges

  • Twitter, Reddit, Tumblr, Instagram, all these companies are businesses first, but, as a close second, they’re demographers of unprecedented reach, thoroughness, and importance. Practically as an accident, digital data can now show us how we fight, how we love, how we age, who we are, and how we’re changing. All we have to do is look:
    -- Christian Rudder

    #Fighting #Data #Age

  • I have the idea that running shoes are based on a kind of cult idea - that our feet are flawed and we need shoes to correct those flaws. The shoe companies are in the business of selling shoes. But there's no evidence from running shoe manufacturers that they're right. There's no scientific data that running shoes reduce injury.
    -- Christopher McDougall

    #Running #Data #Shoes

  • What I think is coming instead are much more organic ways of organizing information than our current categorization schemes allow, based on two units - the link, which can point to anything, and the tag, which is a way of attaching labels to links. The strategy of tagging - free-form labeling, without regard to categorical constraints - seems like a recipe for disaster, but as the Web has shown us, you can extract a surprising amount of value from big messy data sets.
    -- Clay Shirky

    #Technology #Thinking #Data

  • With the old economics destroyed, organizational forms perfected for industrial production have to be replaced with structures optimized for digital data. It makes increasingly less sense even to talk about a publishing industry, because the core problem publishing solves — the incredible difficulty, complexity, and expense of making something available to the public — has stopped being a problem.
    -- Clay Shirky

    #Data #Digital #Problem