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Author Topic: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)  (Read 5214 times)

Walter Mitty

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Quote about programming
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2011, 12:38:20 am »
Quote from: Martin Fowler
Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. 
Good programmers write code that humans can understand. 


« Last Edit: November 08, 2011, 03:08:28 am by Walter Mitty »

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Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2011, 01:22:23 am »
Quote from: Einstein
Only two things are infinite- the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not quite sure about the universe.

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Mario Andretti
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2011, 11:58:04 pm »
Quote from: Mario Andretti
If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.






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Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2011, 05:56:07 am »
Quote from: Alan Kay
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

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Yogi Berra
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2011, 11:46:39 am »
Quote from: Yogi Berra
The future ain't what it used to be.

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Alan Kay
« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2011, 02:06:13 am »
Quote from: Alan Kay
The computer revolution hasn't happened yet.

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Dinozzo
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2011, 02:46:49 am »
Quote from: Dinozzo
Sometimes it's better to keep what you know to yourself.

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"Reverend" Wright
« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2011, 09:51:33 am »
Note: this was too good to not re-post. From someone's signature on a local urban interest message board.

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Obama:  In your heart, you know he's Wright.
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H. L. Mencken
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2011, 03:01:25 am »
Quote from: H.L. Mencken
For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.



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Mark Twain
« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2011, 01:50:40 am »
Quote from: Mark Twain, (attributed)
A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.


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Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2011, 04:57:51 am »
Quote from: Johhny Carson
The only thing money gives you is the freedom of not worrying about money.

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Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
« Reply #26 on: December 31, 2011, 02:35:22 am »
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If you went into a British classroom and asked how many children wanted to be a scientist, on average 2% would put their hands up. In India, about 30% would say yes. That's the difference between the west and the emerging economies; and that's why, ultimately, if we don't address this situation, it could be us staffing their call centres.
-- Colin Pillinger, British space scientist

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Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2012, 11:24:29 pm »
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A rat race is for rats. We're not rats. We're human beings. Reject the insidious pressures in society that would blunt your critical faculties to all that is happening around you, that would caution silence in the face of injustice lest you jeopardise your chances of promotion and self-advancement.

This is how it starts, and, before you know where you are, you're a fully paid-up member of the rat pack. The price is too high.
-- Jimmy Reid, Trade unionist and Rector, Glasgow University, 1972.

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Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2012, 01:40:00 am »
Quote from: Theodore Roosevelt
We here in America, hold in our hands the hope of the world, the fate of the coming years; and shame and disgrace will be ours if in our eyes the light of high resolve is dimmed, if we trail in the dust the golden hopes of men.

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Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
« Reply #29 on: January 27, 2012, 09:44:48 am »
True, this is political commentary.  More importantly, it's an example of slogans not thought through.