Weekend aphorisms?

By TobiF ·
Hello all,
Weekend has started here in Dubai.
So I was doing nothing, when suddenly a computer-related aphorism came upon me.

"You say you don't understand computers - But do the computers understand you?"

Do you have any good aphorisms, more or less nerdy?

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I have one

by NexS In reply to Weekend aphorisms?

"Computers are only as smart as the person who runs them."

That being said, they are often stupid.

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Reminds me...

by TobiF In reply to I have one

Computers are the quickest idiots on earth...

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by NexS In reply to Reminds me...
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Not really an Aphorism... But

by NexS In reply to Weekend aphorisms?

I thought this amusing enough to share.

<i>All parts should go together without forcing. You must remember that the parts you are reassembling were dissassembled by you. Therefore, if you can't get them together again, there must be a reason. By all means, do not use a hammer.--<b>IBM maintenance manual, 1925</b></i>

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my two cents

by PurpleSkys In reply to Not really an Aphorism... ...

Computers are stupid, they only do what you tell them.


Computers are stupid, they can only count to one.

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by NexS In reply to my two cents

Now I'm confused!
Should I laugh it the funniness, or should I contend the incorrectness of your claims?!

Such is life's dilemmas.

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Sorry, one more

by NexS In reply to Not really an Aphorism... ...

You got me hooked.

<i>The question of whether computers can think is just like the question of whether submarines can swim.--<b>Edsger W. Dijkstra (1930--2002), Dutch computer scientist</b></i>

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Computers and water

by TobiF In reply to Sorry, one more

At least we know that computers usually can't swim. Just a glass of water in the wrong place was enough to justify the purchase of a new laptop recently.

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by NexS In reply to Computers and water

I've never really assumed that computers got particularly thirsty.

Maybe it's all that red cordial I had as a kid...


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Have you been reading

by seanferd In reply to Sorry, one more

reactions to the latest Kurzweil pronouncements?

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