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2006-07-08 09:22

  Fifth Law of Applied Terror: If you are given an open-book exam, you will forget your book. Corollary: If you are given a take-home exam, you will forget where you live.

  Fifth Law of Procrastination: Procrastination avoids boredom; one never has the feeling that there is nothing important to do.

  Finagle's Creed: Science is true. Don't be misled by facts.

  Finagle's Laws: 1) Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it only makes it worse. 2) No matter what results are expected, someone is always willing to fake it. 3) No matter what the result, someone is always eager to misinterpret it. 4) No matter what results occur, someone believes it happened according to his pet theory. 5) If an experiment works, something has gone wrong. 6) In any collection of data, the figure most obviously correct, beyond all need of checking, is the mistake. 7) The perversity of the universe tends toward a maximum. 8) Do not merely believe in miracles; rely on them.

  Finagle's Law Of Government Contracting: Dealing with the government is like kicking a 300-pound sponge.

  Finagle's Law Of Military Superiority: The bigger they are, the harder they hit.

  Finagle's Rules: 1) To study an application best, understand it thoroughly before you start. 2) Always keep a record of data. It indicates you've been working. 3) Always draw your curves, then plot the reading. 4) In case of doubt, make it sound convincing.

  First Law of Bicycling: No matter which way you ride, it's uphill and against the wind.

  First Law of Procrastination: Procrastination shortens the job and places the responsibility for its termination on someone else (i.e., the authority who imposed the deadline)。

  First Law of Socio-Genetics: Celibacy is not hereditary.

  First Rule of History: History doesn't repeat itself; historians merely repeat each other.

  Flo Capp's Observation: The next best thing to doing something smart is not doing something stupid.

  Flon's Law: There is not now, and never will be, a language in which it is the least bit difficult to write bad programs.

  Flucard's Corollary: Anything dropped in the bathroom falls in the toilet.

  Flugg's Law: When you need to knock on wood is when you realize that the world is composed of vinyl, naugahyde and aluminum.

  Fourth Law of Applied Terror: The night before the English History mid-term, your Biology instructor will assign 200 pages on planaria. Corollary: Every instructor assumes that you have nothing else to do except study for that instructor's course.

  Fourth Law of Revision: It is usually impractical to worry beforehand about interferences; if you have none, someone will make one for you.

  Franklin's Rule: Blessed is the end user who expects nothing, for he/she will not be disappointed.

  Freeman's Commentary on Ginsberg's theorem: Every major philosophy that attempts to make life seem meaningful is based on the negation of one part of Ginsberg's Theorem. To wit: 1. Capitalism is based on the assumption that you can win. 2. Socialism is based on the assumption that you can break even. 3. Mysticism is based on the assumption that you can quit the game.

  Fresco's Discovery: If you knew what you were doing, you'd probably be bored.

  Fudd's First Law of Opposition: Push something hard enough and it will fall over.

  Galbraith's Law of Human Nature: Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everybody gets busy on the proof.

  Gerrold's Laws of Infernal Dynamics: 1. An object in motion will always be headed in the wrong direction. 2. An object at rest will always be in the wrong place. 3. The energy required to change either one of these states will always be more than you wish to expend, but never so much as to make the task totally impossible.

  Gilb's Laws Of Unreliability: 1) 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. 2) Any system which depends on human reliability is unreliable. 3) Udetectable errors are infinite in variety, in contrast to detectable errors, which by definition are limited. 4) Investment in reliability will increase until it exceeds the probable cost of errors, or until someone insists on getting some useful work done.

  Ginsberg's Theorem: 1. You can't win. 2. You can't break even. 3. You can't even quit the game.

  Glib's Fourth Law of Unreliability: Investment in reliability will increase until it exceeds the probable cost of errors, or until someone insists on getting some useful work done.

  Glyme's Formula for Success: The secret to success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made.

  Goebel's Law Of Useless Difficulty: Just because it's hard, doesn't mean it's worth the effort.

  Goebel's Second Law Of Useless Difficulty: The fastest way to get something done is to determine that it isn't worth doing.

  Goebel's Law Of Computer Support: Troubleshooting a computer over the telephone is like having sex through a hole in a board fence. It can be done, but it is neither easy nor pleasant.

  Goebel's Law Of Software Compatibility: A statement of absolute functional equivalence made in bold print followed by several pages of qualifications in fine.

  Goebel's Theorem Of Software Schedules: Always multiply a software schedule by pi. This is because you think you're going in a straight line but always end up going full circle.

  Goebel's Law Of Product Introductions: A future product release date does not say when a product will be introduced. All it says it that you don't have a chance of seeing it before that time.

  Goebel's Observation On Utopia: If everyone believed in Peace, they would immediately begin fighting over the best way to achieve it.

  Goebel's Law Of Intellectual Obscurity: What fun is it to be an expert if you make yourself easy to understand?

  Gold's Law: If the shoe fits, it's ugly

  Goldenstern's Rules: 1. Always hire a rich attorney. 2. Never buy from a rich salesman.

  Golden Rule Of Arts And Sciences: Whoever has the gold makes the rules.

  Gordian Maxim: If a string has one end, it has another.

  Gordon's First Law: If a research project is not worth doing at all, it is not worth doing well.

  Gordon's Object Lifespan Theorem: No matter the amount of care given the purchased object, it will fuse/explode/disassemble within three days of warranty expiration.

  Gordon's Warranty Law: All warranty clauses expires upon bill payment.

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