Old saws played

“Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by ignorance or stupidity.” —Isaac Asimov

“Ignorance and stupidity are great excuses for malice.” —Anon

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“Anyone who cannot cope with mathematics is not fully human. At best he is a tolerable subhuman who has learned to wear shoes, bathe, and not make messes in the house.” —Robert Heinlein

“The annoying thing with mathematicians is when you accuse them of arrogance… they insist on proving they are in fact merely factual.” —Anon

“Actually, ‘coping’ means a doctoral degree. But the Dunning-Kruger effect is powerful, and non-coping people rarely really notice shoes, bathing and rudimentary hygiene are the only things they do without trouble. All else, housing, relationships, government, goes down the shitter and they never wonder why.” —Claude (Ph.D. in math)

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“Moderation is for monks.” —Heinlein

“What?” —griam666, moderator

“[Deleted. Read the rules, people! And as a matter of fact I do get some. —griam666]” —Theon_the_Lawless

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“Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.” —Arthur C. Clarke

“So, in summation, you Courtsmen of Nature: the Law of Gravity is an unfair limitation imposed upon me by—” —from “Whoopee! : the famous last words of people who fell great distances”, by Arturo N. Taranteja

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“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” —Clarke

“Laser pointers are not sufficiently advanced. Also, ‘booga booga’ does not scare me.” —from “Accelerated particles, eh? : The best of traffic cop snark”, by Brunt J. Montrose

“The magic of Microsoft compels thee! The Blue Screen of Death demands a blood sacrifice! Insert finger in drive E.” —Windows 2012 (“Mayan”) error message

One Response to “Old saws played”

  1. Rev. Ouabache Says:

    The first quote wasn’t Asimov, it was Heinlein… kinda.

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