|Freebsd Fortunes 5: 1477 of 2298|
Progress means replacing a theory that
is wrong with one more subtly wrong.
|Freebsd Fortunes 5: 1478 of 2298|
Progress might have been all right once, but it's gone on too long.
-- Ogden Nash
|Freebsd Fortunes 5: 1479 of 2298|
Progress was all right. Only it went on too long.
-- James Thurber
|Freebsd Fortunes 5: 1480 of 2298|
Promise her anything, but give her Exxon unleaded.
|Freebsd Fortunes 5: 1481 of 2298|
Promising costs nothing, it's the delivering that kills you.
|Freebsd Fortunes 5: 1482 of 2298|
PROMOTION FROM WITHIN:
A system of moving incompetents up to the policy-making
level where they can't foul up operations.
|Freebsd Fortunes 5: 1483 of 2298|
Promptness is its own reward, if one lives by the clock instead of the sword.
|Freebsd Fortunes 5: 1484 of 2298|
Proof techniques #1: Proof by Induction.
This technique is used on equations with 'n' in them. Induction
techniques are very popular, even the military use them.
SAMPLE: Proof of induction without proof of induction.
We know it's true for n equal to 1. Now assume that it's true
for every natural number less than n. N is arbitrary, so we can take n
as large as we want. If n is sufficiently large, the case of n+1 is
trivially equivalent, so the only important n are n less than n. We can
take n = n (from above), so it's true for n+1 because it's just about n.
QED. (QED translates from the Latin as "So what?")
|Freebsd Fortunes 5: 1485 of 2298|
Proper treatment will cure a cold in seven days,
but left to itself, a cold will hang on for a week.
-- Darrell Huff
|Freebsd Fortunes 5: 1486 of 2298|
Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.
-- Publilius Syrus