geeky science quotes


If the code and the comments disagree, then both are probably wrong.
          - Norm Schryer

If someone tries to sell you some Windows, tell him to defenestrate himself."
-- Crispin Cowan 

There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum.
-- Arthur C. Clarke 

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. 
But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another 
profound truth.
          - Niels Bohr

Some men see things as they are and ask why.
Others dream things that never were and ask why not.
          - George Bernard Shaw

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that 
heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I found it!) 
but 'That's funny ...'
          - Isaac Asimov

Young man, in mathematics you don't understand things, you just get used to them. 
          - John von Neumann

Machines should work. People should think.
          - IBM slogan, late '60s

At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer 
you will find at least two human errors, including the error 
of blaming it on the computer.
          - Tom Gibb

If I have seen farther than others, it is because I stood on 
the shoulders of giants.
          - Isaac Newton

On a paper submitted by a physicist colleague: 'This isn't right.  This isn't even wrong.'
          - Wolfgang Pauli

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has 
endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended 
us to forgo their use.
          - Galileo Galilei

Hofstadter's Law:
  It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take
  Hofstadter's Law into account.

Yes, Perl is Y2K compliant. You can, of course, write 
buggy programs in Perl, but that's not Perl's problem.
          - Larry Wall

A year spent in Artificial Intelligence is enough to 
make one believe in God.
          - Alan Perlis

The number of Unix installations has grown to 10, with more expected."
-- The Unix Programmer's Manual, 2nd Edition, June, 1972.