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"Yes, let's consider," said Bruno, putting his thumb into his
mouth again, and sitting down upon a dead mouse.
"What do you keep that mouse for?" I said. "You should either
bury it or else throw it into the brook."
"Why, it's to measure with!" cried Bruno. "How ever would you
do a garden without one? We make each bed three mouses and a half
long, and two mouses wide."
I stopped him as he was dragging it off by the tail to show me
how it was used...
-- Lewis Carroll, "Sylvie and Bruno"
|Linux Science: 612 of 622|
"We got a problem down on Earth. In Utah."
"I thought you fixed that last century!"
"No, no, not that. Someone's found a security problem in the physics
program. They're getting energy out of nowhere."
"Blessit! Lemme look... <tappity clickity tappity> Hey, it's
there all right! OK, just a sec... <tappity clickity tap... save... compile>
There, that ought to patch it. Dist it out, wouldja?"
-- Cold Fusion, 1989
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You are a taxi driver. Your cab is yellow and black, and has been in
use for only seven years. One of its windshield wipers is broken, and
the carburetor needs adjusting. The tank holds 20 gallons, but at the
moment is only three-quarters full. How old is the taxi driver?"
|Linux Science: 614 of 622|
You can not get anything worthwhile done without raising a sweat.
-- The First Law Of Thermodynamics
What ever you want is going to cost a little more than it is worth.
-- The Second Law Of Thermodynamics
You can not win the game, and you are not allowed to stop playing.
-- The Third Law Of Thermodynamics
|Linux Science: 615 of 622|
You can take all the impact that science considerations have on funding
decisions at NASA, put them in the navel of a flea, and have room left
over for a caraway seed and Tony Calio's heart.
-- F. Allen
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You can't cheat the phone company.
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You cannot have a science without measurement.
-- R. W. Hamming
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You know you've landed gear-up when it takes full power to taxi.
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You mean you didn't *know* she was off making lots of little phone companies?
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You should never bet against anything in science at odds of more than
about 10^12 to 1.
-- Ernest Rutherford