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On 11/1/2022 at 2:53 AM, stephensmat said:

"There's a tribe living down by a river, and in the river there are crocodiles. The tribe has one particular piece of wisdom passed down through the generations. It goes like this: if you happen to meet a crocodile, don't stick your head in its mouth. Every now and then, and who knows the reason, people ignore this advice, which is sad, because they die. But very stupid because they were warned. They had a choice. The moral of this story is this: You can't afford to be stupid. There are crocodiles."

--Lynda Day; Press Gang. (A Piece of Life Wisdom I've never forgotten.)

"Tradition is a set of solutions for which we have forgotten the problems. Throw away the solution and you get the problem back. Sometimes the problem has mutated or disappeared. Often it is still there as strong as it ever was."

- Donald Kingsbury

Those tribesmen must be very committed empiricists.

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"If the wingspan's beyond the actual runway, then that brings bad luck. I just invented that phrase." -Niklaus Schmid

"If the plane smokes, why can't you?" -Niklaus Schmid

"War is bad, planes are rad" - Some guy on r/aviationmemes

Edited by Ben J. Kerman
Niklaus Schmid = Swiss001
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Just now, StrandedonEarth said:

“He who is without oil shall cast out the first rod...”-Detonations 5:72.

Wife and I watched The Hurt Locker last night. "Detonations" has a whole different meaning for me today.

Quotes. I'm rereading The Baroque Cycle right now, and this afternoon I got to what has to be my favorite quote in almost 3,000 pages. 

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a yo-yo."


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