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David Ashton
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David Ashton   2/7/2013 11:21:08 PM
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Some of the above are a bit cynical, but as George Bernard Shaw said, "The power of accurate observation is often called cynicism by those who do not have it".

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Duane Benson   2/7/2013 11:56:18 PM
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A little background is necessary for this one: Gordon Cooper, the last Mercury astronaut had a complete electrical failure - everything but his radio dead, no instruments, no control system - while in orbit. The capsule wasn't designed for pilot control so he had to manually operate the boosters with a watch and the fuel valves. After nearly dieing in space: "... that's really what we'd been wanting to do all along. So, it just gave me the opportunity to do what we'd been wanting to do."

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Paul A. Clayton   2/8/2013 2:01:18 AM
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A variation on the Robin Hall quote would be: "Lawyers believe that a corporation is guilty until proven broke." The buttered cat paradox (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buttered_cat_paradox) results in perpetual motion.

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Paul A. Clayton   2/8/2013 2:02:43 AM
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The link should be: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buttered_cat_paradox

David Ashton
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David Ashton   2/8/2013 5:51:34 AM
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The wikipedia article states: "Toast, however, lacks both the ability and any desire to right itself." The author obviously does not believe (as I do) that there is no such thing as an inanimate object..... :-)

Paul A. Clayton
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Paul A. Clayton   2/8/2013 2:12:27 PM
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Or perhaps the author was being subtle--toast lacks the ability and desire to _right_ itself, i.e., it cannot and does not wish to force itself to land butter-side up, rather, it has the ability and desire to force itself to land butter-side down. :-)

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antedeluvian   2/8/2013 2:50:00 PM
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There are three roads to ruin; women, gambling and technology. The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling, but the surest is with technology. -Georges Pompidou

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antedeluvian   2/8/2013 2:51:33 PM
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Never confuse motion with action. Benjamin Franklin

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Robotics Developer   2/8/2013 9:38:02 PM
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I really liked the Italian proverb made me smile and think.... After the game, the King and the pawn go into the same box. ~ Italian proverb

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David Ashton   2/8/2013 11:37:59 PM
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That's more like it!

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