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Between 1950 and 1952, a bored weatherman, stationed north of Hudson
Bay, left a monument that neither government nor time can eradicate.
Using a bulldozer abandoned by the Air Force, he spent two years and
great effort pushing boulders into a single word.
It can be seen from 10,000 feet, silhouetted against the snow.
Government officials exchanged memos full of circumlocutions (no Latin
equivalent exists) but failed to word an appropriation bill for the
destruction of this cairn, that wouldn't alert the press and embarrass
both Parliament and Party.
It stands today, a monument to human spirit. If life exists on other
planets, this may be the first message received from us.
-- The Realist, November, 1964.
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"Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not
-- Donald Knuth
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Beware of computerized fortune-tellers!
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Beware of low-flying butterflies.
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Beware of Programmers who carry screwdrivers.
-- Leonard Brandwein
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Beware of self-styled experts: an ex is a has-been, and a spurt is a
drip under pressure.
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"Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and
finds himself no wiser than before," Bokonon tells us. "He is full of
murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by
their ignorance the hard way."
-- Kurt Vonnegut, "Cat's Cradle"
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Beware of the Turing Tar-pit in which everything is possible but
nothing of interest is easy.
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Possessing the ability to have friends of both sexes.
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"Biology is the only science in which multiplication means the same
thing as division."