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It can be phased in, like: if (blocknumber > 115000) maxblocksize = largerlimit
-- Satoshi Nakomoto
I will be rich, but I would not have been successful had I tried to become rich.
-- Linus Torvalds
The only secure computer is one that is turned off, locked in a safe and buried 20 feet down in a secret location, and I'm not completely confident of that either.
-- Bruce Schneier
If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
-- Albert Einstein
I'd rather be optimistic and wrong than pessimistic and right.
-- Elon Musk
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
-- Mohandas Gandhi (?)
No! Try not! Do, or do not. There is no try.
-- Yoda
In short, without this exclusive franchise called the Windows API, we would have been dead a long time ago,
-- Bob Muglia
You or I wouldn't buy a car where you couldn't open the hood to the car. And you say, Well, what do you know about maintaining a modern internal combustion engine? And the answer is, not very much. But being able to open up the hood to your car means that you can either try and fix it yourself, you can get Uncle Joe up the street to try and fix it, or you can take it to one of a hundred thousand repair shops across the country.
-- Bob Young