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Postby M-Saunders » Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:42 pm

Here's a new site mini-feature -- random quotes. At the bottom of the left-hand navigation bar, there's a small box with a computing-related quote chosen randomly every time you load a page.

I've added 30 of them, but if anyone spots or remembers any other good quips, please do post them here and I'll add drop them in! Preferably about Linux, although classic remarks about computing in general won't go amiss. Oh, and they must be proper quotes, and not hearsay :-)

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RE: Quote-o-rama

Postby Nigel » Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:53 pm

How about "640kb ought to be enough memory for anybody" - Bill Gates ?
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RE: Quote-o-rama

Postby Nigel » Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:57 pm

or "GOTO Statement Considered Harmful" - Niklaus Wirth
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Re: RE: Quote-o-rama

Postby M-Saunders » Tue Oct 25, 2005 4:11 pm

Nigel wrote:How about "640kb ought to be enough memory for anybody" - Bill Gates ?


Apparently, Bill denies that quote, and it has never been truly confirmed anywhere. Grrr :-)

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RE: Re: RE: Quote-o-rama

Postby nordle » Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:47 pm

Computer sais no
I think, therefore I compile
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RE: Re: RE: Quote-o-rama

Postby Lejon » Tue Oct 25, 2005 10:12 pm

"Who discovered that we can get milk from cows. And WHAT did people think he was doing at the time?!" --Billy Connolly
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RE: Re: RE: Quote-o-rama

Postby Flea » Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:11 pm

Q: What's the difference between a computer and a Woman?

A: A computer doesn't laugh at a 3 1/2" floppy!

[basil brush]Boom! Boom![/basil brush]

Sorry, if that's going a little too far just zap this post :oops:
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Postby M0PHP » Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:27 pm

There's No Place Like 127.0.0.1.

There are ony 10 types of people in this world - those who understand binary, and those who don't.

/(bb|[^b]{2})/ that is the Question
- Shakespeare

:lol:
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Re: RE: Re: RE: Quote-o-rama

Postby M0PHP » Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:29 pm

Flea wrote:Q: What's the difference between a computer and a Woman?

A: A computer doesn't laugh at a 3 1/2" floppy!

[basil brush]Boom! Boom![/basil brush]

Sorry, if that's going a little too far just zap this post :oops:


Or, A: Nothing, they both complain when you press the wrong buttons 8)
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Re: RE: Re: RE: Quote-o-rama

Postby Flea » Wed Oct 26, 2005 5:08 pm

M0PHP wrote:
Flea wrote:Q: What's the difference between a computer and a Woman?

A: A computer doesn't laugh at a 3 1/2" floppy!

[basil brush]Boom! Boom![/basil brush]

Sorry, if that's going a little too far just zap this post :oops:


Or, A: Nothing, they both complain when you press the wrong buttons 8)


It would be funny if it wasn't so true :shock: :wink: :lol:
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Postby Rhakios » Wed Oct 26, 2005 6:58 pm

I have noticed one Tom Lehrer quote so far, but my favourite (and so far not seen here), indeed my entire philosophy of life can be summed up by:

"Life is like a sewer, what you get out of it depends on what you put into it."

Sometimes I am left speechless while contemplating the deep truths embodied by the above. <insert philosophical smiley here>
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Postby Erin » Wed Oct 26, 2005 8:29 pm

M0PHP wrote:There's No Place Like 127.0.0.1.


Shouldn't that be "there is no place like ~/"?
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Postby M0PHP » Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:10 pm

Erin wrote:
M0PHP wrote:There's No Place Like 127.0.0.1.


Shouldn't that be "there is no place like ~/"?


Well, that work's too I suppose.. 8)
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Postby Lejon » Thu Oct 27, 2005 2:41 am

or "Ther's no place like $HOME"
but thats ofcourse too obvius to be funny
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Postby M0PHP » Thu Oct 27, 2005 10:16 am

Well I'm just copying off ThinkGeek... 8)
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