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    If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.
    "It must be inordinately taxing to be such a boob."
    The Brain

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    Quote Originally Posted by GWguy View Post
    If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.
    "Dark humor is like food. Not everyone gets it." - J. Stalin

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    My father: Get a job, and don't use credit cards; pay cash. If you have to use a credit card, you can't afford it. This was before the internet, mind you, but still good advice.

    My mother: Be a cork in the water...when you hit a ripple or a wave, float over it, and continue on.

    Mommy was a little more poetic than Daddy.
    Last edited by littlelady; 09-09-2017 at 12:05 AM. Reason: thought of something else

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamSpade View Post
    A nerd friend of mine once put it this way (sort of).

    Lemme 'splain first. In math and engineering, you don't always care about "precise". You care about "close enough".
    As in, you don't need pi to infinite places - ten is probably all you'll ever need.

    So sometimes in equations, you can neglect part of it if it's really small.
    Like x + y is pretty close to just x if it's a LOT bigger than y. For instance, 10,000,000 + 1 is pretty much 10,000,000 for all practical purpose.
    We show this by saying:

    x >> y -- x is a LOT bigger than y.

    My nerd friend said :

    1 >> 0.
    Basic law of human inertia.
    You can get something done, but getting started can be harder than just doing it.
    It may be a small thing - 1 is only 1 more than zero - but it might as well be infinity to some lazy ass.
    One of my Great uncle's used to say,
    The hardest part of painting the wall, is opening the can of paint.
    No one cares.

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    Registered User PeoplesElbow's Avatar
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    "Stop squeezing that tarter sauce packet, it is going to bust and go in your eyes."

    Dad was right, wish I had listened that #### burnt like a bitch.
    If what I say offends you then you really don't want to hear what I keep to myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilligan View Post
    Another one my Pop loved to throw out all the time: "wish in one hand and sh!t in the other and see which one fills up first"
    I wonder if anyone has actually tried that.
    "Too much agreement kills a chat."
    ~Eldridge Cleaver

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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    I wonder if anyone has actually tried that.
    If you ever meet them, don't shake hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishbone View Post
    If you ever meet them, don't shake hands.
    When I read your posts, I hear Moe the bartender's voice.
    "Is Uncle Monello homeless?"

    Monello thinks he is king of the forum, now. Just keep that in mind.
    I do this #### all day long, deal with freaks and wackjobs - BM

    Veterans before illegals

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    Mom used to tell me not to be afraid of failure - because we learn from mistakes, not successes.
    It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds." Teddy Roosevelt

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    If I may ...

    "Trust no one."

    "If it doesn't feel right, don't do it."
    If the military wanted you to have a spouse, or family, they would have issued you one.

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