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Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   2/25/2013 3:38:08 PM
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As soon as I was a few words into this I thought "Heinlein!"

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Max The Magnificent   2/25/2013 3:37:22 PM
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I love all of these

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Max The Magnificent   2/25/2013 3:35:53 PM
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I always liked Yogi Berra's "When you come to a fork in the road ... take it!"

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Max The Magnificent   2/25/2013 3:35:10 PM
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I love the one from Abraham Lincoln (I just added this to my sig :-)

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Max The Magnificent   2/25/2013 3:32:05 PM
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These are great -- thanks for sharing!!!

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Itinerant Engineer   2/23/2013 8:25:45 AM
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It seems that many of us are such collectors... A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible. – Freeman Dyson When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is probably wrong. – Clarke’s Law It’s only late until it ships, but it sucks forever. – Origin Systems team The first time you do something, you’re a scientist. The second time you do, you’re an engineer. The third time, you’re just a technologist. — Clifford Stoll Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it. – Alan Perlis Software and cathedrals are much the same – first we build them, then we pray. – Samuel T. Redwine, Jr. Statistics are like a bikini: What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital. – Aaron Levenstein Testing can only prove the presence of bugs, not their absence. – Edsger Dijkstra The four most expensive words in the English language are: “This time it’s different.” – Sir John Templeton Engineering is the art of doing that well with one dollar, which any bungler can do with two… – Arthur Wellington When testing, never ask a computer a question unless you already know the answer. – Jim Adams A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked.... A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to make it work. – John Gall Lance ==)----------- Avid student of H. L. Mencken

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Stargzer   2/22/2013 9:15:05 PM
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My email tagline: "It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. ("Wild Bill") Donovan [Source: "Donovann of the OSS" by Corey Ford] From someone else's tagline: "It's sometimes difficult to determine if quotes found on the internet are genuine or not." - Abraham Lincoln. "THEY (WHO) SEEK TO ESTABLISH SYSTEMS OF GOVERNMENT BASED ON THE REGIMENTATION OF ALL HUMAN BEINGS BY A HANDFUL OF INDIVIDUAL RULERS CALL THIS A NEW ORDER. IT IS NOT NEW AND IT IS NOT ORDER." -- Inscription on FDR Memorial in Washington, D. C. "The appalling thing about fascism is that you've got to use fascist methods to get rid of it." - Doctor Richard Fletcher, "It Happened Here" (1965) [IMDB.com] Mark Twain on Cecil Rhodes from "Following the Equator" (end of Chapter LXIX) "I admire him, I frankly confess it; and when his time comes I shall buy a piece of the rope for a keepsake." When Fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross. - Sinclair Lewis "There's an old adage that says you don't learn a lot from a second kick in the shin by a mule." -- Rep. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.)

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Ed_Hoog   2/22/2013 8:43:11 PM
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"In theory, there's no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is" Jan L. A. van de Snepscheut / Yogi Berra

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BrainiacV   2/22/2013 8:00:44 PM
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Unfortunately I collect them as well... "There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them." -- Joseph Brodsky "Einstein argued that there must be simplified explanations of nature, because God is not capricious or arbitrary. No such faith comforts the software engineer." -- Fred Brooks "You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do." -- Henry Ford First let me say that I only surf pornography sites for the purpose of researching human behavior -- and someday all of mankind will benefit from my acquired wisdom. -- Michael Hickins "The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes  "I do not know with what weapons World War 3 will be fought, but World War 4 will be fought with sticks and stones." -- Einstein Yesterday they said today was tomorrow but today they know better. -- Poul Anderson “The fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.” -- Carl Sagan Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight. –- Bill Gates “Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live.” -– Martin Golding “The trouble with programmers is that you can never tell what a programmer is doing until it’s too late.” -– Seymour Cray Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning. –- Rick Cook “Most of you are familiar with the virtues of a programmer. There are three, of course: laziness, impatience, and hubris.” –- Larry Wall

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BrainiacV   2/22/2013 7:47:47 PM
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"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects!" -- Robert A. Heinlein

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