From Raj Jain's Book: The
Art of Computer Systems Performance Analysis
- If you can't convince them, confuse
them. --Truman's Law.
- No experiment is ever a complete
failure. It can always serve as a negative example. --Arthur Bloch.
- It is impossible to make anything
foolproof because fools are so ingenious. --Arthur Bloch.
- Experiments should be reproducible:
they should all fail in the same way. --Finagle's Rule.
- To estimate the time it takes
to do a task: estimate the time you think it should take, multiply by 2, and
change the unit of measure to the next highest unit. Thus, we allocate 2 days
for a one-hour task. -- Westheimer's Rule.
- Work expands to fill the time
available for its completion. -- C. Northcote Parkinson.
- In theory, theory and practice
are the same, in practice they are not.
law and others...
- Each generation has its few great
mathematicians, and mathematics would not even notice the absence of the others.
They are useful as teachers, and their research harms no one, but it is of
no importance at all. A mathematician is great or he is nothing. -- Alfred
- Quoting one is plagiarism. Quoting
many is research. -- annonymous
- Research is what I'm doing when
I don't know what I'm doing. -- Wernher von Braun
- A good proverb website - The
Psycho Proverb Zone
To be continued... More
Wisdom collected at Uni-Vienna, Austria.
Special thanks to Johannes
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