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Law of Selective Gravity:
An object will fall so as to do the most damage.
The chance of the bread falling with the buttered side
down is directly proportional to the cost of the carpet.
Law of the Perversity of Nature:
You cannot determine beforehand which side of the bread to butter.
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Law of the Jungle:
He who hesitates is lunch.
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Laws of Computer Programming:
(1) Any given program, when running, is obsolete.
(2) Any given program costs more and takes longer.
(3) If a program is useful, it will have to be changed.
(4) If a program is useless, it will have to be documented.
(5) Any given program will expand to fill all available memory.
(6) The value of a program is proportional the weight of its output.
(7) Program complexity grows until it exceeds the capability of
the programmer who must maintain it.
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Laws of Serendipity:
(1) In order to discover anything, you must be looking for something.
(2) If you wish to make an improved product, you must already
be engaged in making an inferior one.
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A machine which you go into as a pig and come out as a sausage.
-- Ambrose Bierce
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When the law is against you, argue the facts.
When the facts are against you, argue the law.
When both are against you, call the other lawyer names.
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Lazlo's Chinese Relativity Axiom:
No matter how great your triumphs or how tragic your defeats --
approximately one billion Chinese couldn't care less.
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learning curve, n.:
An astonishing new theory, discovered by management consultants
in the 1970's, asserting that the more you do something the
quicker you can do it.
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Mother said there would be days like this,
but she never said that there'd be so many!
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When hammering a nail, you will never hit your
finger if you hold the hammer with both hands.