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.