Brin said a small number of "crazy" webmasters, upset that the Google crawler had disrupted their sites, retaliated with massive email attacks or threatened legal action. "They talk to you, try to sue you, and we ended up shutting off Web sites in Montana. At one point, we shut off all of Singapore.... Occasionally you get these people and they'll contact the officer of risk management at Stanford ― you don't even know such a person existed. Well, we do now. He contacted us. It's no end of trouble.
(David A. Vise & Mark Malseed, The Google Story (updated edition), Delta, 2005, p.57)
In fact, the latter question, usually boastfully presented, aims to show the superiority of the practitioner and "doer" over the philosopher, and mostly comes from people who do not know that I was a trader.
(Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Black Swan, 2007, p.163)
Nonpartisan science advice in the US Congress? A newly opened online archive shows that it was possible ― and stimulates a call to re-open the Office of Technology Assessment as an advisor to Congress.
(TED | TEDBlog: Browse an archive of science advice to Congress
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