Thursday, August 09, 2007

A Few Quotes and Stuff...

  • "The three most dangerous things in the world are a programmer with a soldering iron, a hardware type with a program patch and a user with an idea."- _The Wizardry Compiled_ by Rick Cook
  • Any sufficiently advanced bug is indistinguishable from a feature.
  • Science is to computer science as hydrodynamics is to plumbing.
  • We don't really understand it, so we'll give it to the programmers.
  • The human mind ordinarily operates at only ten 10% of its capacity, the rest is overhead for the operating system.
  • Programming is an art form that fights back.
  • There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third one works.
  • Best file compression around: "DEL *.* /S" = 100% compression
  • Windows: Just another pane in the glass.
  • RAM disk is *not* an installation procedure.
  • Shell to DOS...Come in DOS, do you copy? Shell to DOS...
    • What happens to programmers when they die?
    • They get deallocated?
    • Their values become undefined?
    • The get re-intialized?
    • Their structues break down?
    • They become WORM food...
    • They start dropping bits........
    • They branch to a new address!
    • Their social system resources are released?
    • They dump core?

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