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|#10400||Nondeterminism means never having to say you are wrong.|
|#10401||Nonsense. Space is blue and birds fly through it.|
|#10402||Not far from here, by a white sun, behind a green star, lived the|
Steelypips, illustrious, industrious, and they hadn't a care: no spats in
their vats, no rules, no schools, no gloom, no evil influence of the
moon, no trouble from matter or antimatter -- for they had a machine, a
dream of a machine, with springs and gears and perfect in every respect.
And they lived with it, and on it, and under it, and inside it, for it
was all they had -- first they saved up all their atoms, then they put
them all together, and if one didn't fit, why they chipped at it a bit,
and everything was just fine ...
-- Stanislaw Lem, "Cyberiad"
|#10403||Nothing is faster than the speed of light ...|
To prove this to yourself, try opening the refrigerator door before the
light comes on.
|#10404||Nothing is rich but the inexhaustible wealth of nature.|
She shows us only surfaces, but she is a million fathoms deep.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
|#10405||Nuclear powered vacuuum cleaners will probably be a reality within 10 years.|
-- Alex Lewyt (President of the Lewyt Corporation,
manufacturers of vacuum cleaners), quoted in The New York
Times, June 10, 1955.
|#10406||Numeric stability is probably not all that important when you're guessing.|
|#10407||"Obviously, a major malfunction has occurred."|
-- Steve Nesbitt, voice of Mission Control, January 28,
1986, as the shuttle Challenger exploded within view
of the grandstands.
|#10408||Of course you can't flap your arms and fly to the moon. After a while you'd|
run out of air to push against.
|#10409||Often statistics are used as a drunken man uses lampposts -- for support|
rather than illumination.
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