|#10570||The universe, they said, depended for its operation on the balance of four|
forces which they identified as charm, persuasion, uncertainty and
-- Terry Pratchett, "The Light Fantastic"
|#10571||The University of California Statistics Department; where mean is normal,|
and deviation standard.
|#10572||The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be|
done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
-- E. Hubbard
|#10573||The Wright Bothers weren't the first to fly. They were just the first|
not to crash.
|#10574||Theory is gray, but the golden tree of life is green.|
|#10575||There *__is* no such thing as a civil engineer.|
|#10576||There are no data that cannot be plotted on a straight line if the axis|
are chosen correctly.
|#10577||"There are three principal ways to lose money: wine, women, and engineers.|
While the first two are more pleasant, the third is by far the more certain."
-- Baron Rothschild, ca. 1800
|#10578||There are three schools of magic. One: State a tautology, then ring the|
changes on its corollaries; that's philosophy. Two: Record many facts.
Try to find a pattern. Then make a wrong guess at the next fact; that's
science. Three: Be aware that you live in a malevolent Universe controlled
by Murphy's Law, sometimes offset by Brewster's Factor; that's engineering.
|#10579||There are two kinds of solar-heat systems: "passive" systems collect the|
sunlight that hits your home, and "active" systems collect the sunlight that
hits your neighbors' homes, too.
-- Dave Barry, "Postpetroleum Guzzler"
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