If I had not existed, someone else would have written me, Hemingway, Dostoyevsky, all of us. Proof of that is that there are about three candidates for the authorship of Shakespeare's plays. But what is important is Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream, not who wrote them, but that somebody did. The artist is of no importance. Only what he creates is important, since there is nothing new to be said. Shakespeare, Balzac, Homer have all written about the same things, and if they had lived one thousand or two thousand years longer, the publishers wouldn't have needed anyone since.
—William Faulkner, The Paris Review, 1956
I always thought of Star Wars as the story of two slaves [C-3PO and R2-D2] who go from owner to owner, witnessing their masters' folly, the ultimate folly of man... I thought it was an interesting idea in the first two, but it's kind of gone by Return Of The Jedi.
—David Fincher talking to TotalFilm.com
via The Verge
said in an episode of 99% Invisible
FBI Director James B. Comey sharply criticized Apple and Google on Thursday for developing forms of smartphone encryption so secure that law enforcement officials cannot easily gain access to information stored on the devices -- even when they have valid search warrants.
—Craig Timberg and Greg Miller, The Washington Post
via Daring Fireball
These idiots deliberately bending their iPhone 6's reminds me of this old Tom Green skit:
There are no guarantees.
There's at least one guy going to extreme measures to remove the bump in the iPhone 6 caused by the protruding camera lens, but I'll tell you this: I'd rather have a deliberate lens bump:
...than whatever this shit is that Samsung did with their Galaxy Alpha:
[iPhone image taken from Apple.com, Galaxy Alpha image taken from The Verge]