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« on: 01/10/2010 18:06:43 »
"University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small."
 
Henry A. Kissinger


For some reason, that one always cracks me up  [:D]

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« Last Edit: 02/10/2010 06:00:12 by Geezer »
There ain'ta no sanity clause, and there ain'ta no centrifugal force Šther.

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« Reply #1 on: 01/10/2010 20:58:35 »
Fast, cheap or good. Choose any two and it can be done.

Often associated with engineering projects that are likely to be big.

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« Reply #2 on: 01/10/2010 22:57:09 »
The theory of relativity has nothing to do with your relatives, Colpman! ( My Physics Teacher 1982)
Give a man a fire and he is warm for a day, set a man on fire and he is warm for the rest of his life.

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« Reply #3 on: 01/10/2010 22:59:53 »
Does anyone remember the professor Messer poems from Physics for you.
Give a man a fire and he is warm for a day, set a man on fire and he is warm for the rest of his life.

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« Reply #4 on: 02/10/2010 04:46:07 »
"The effects of gravity can be grave."

 - Cyril Fletcher
There ain'ta no sanity clause, and there ain'ta no centrifugal force Šther.

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« Reply #5 on: 02/10/2010 17:54:33 »
"If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward".

Thomas Edison

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« Reply #6 on: 02/10/2010 21:21:59 »
"Mary had a little lamb. The doctor fainted."

 - Thomas Edison


(OK - I embellished it slightly)
There ain'ta no sanity clause, and there ain'ta no centrifugal force Šther.

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« Reply #7 on: 02/10/2010 22:12:41 »
The wireless telegraph is not difficult to understand. The ordinary telegraph is like a very long cat. You pull the tail in New York, and it meows in Los Angeles. The wireless is the same, only without the cat.



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« Reply #8 on: 06/10/2010 19:25:37 »
Some from Arthur C. Clarke, in no particular order:

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

"Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction. They may be summed up by the phrases: 1- It's completely impossible. 2- It's possible, but it's not worth doing. 3- I said it was a good idea all along."

"How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean."

"Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal."

"I don't believe in astrology; I'm a Sagittarius and we're skeptical."

"If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible, he is very probably wrong."

"Perhaps, as some wit remarked, the best proof that there is Intelligent Life in Outer Space is the fact it hasn't come here. Well, it can't hide forever - one day we will overhear it."

"Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not. In either case the idea is quite staggering."
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!

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« Reply #9 on: 06/10/2010 23:04:21 »
"I don't believe in astrology; I'm a Sagittarius and we're skeptical."

That one made perfect sense LeeE :)
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