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* "Shouting 'Fire in the hole!' every time I checkin is not team building."
* "A supercomputer is a machine for turning a compute-bound problem into an I/O-bound problem." --Ken Batcher
* "I object to doing things that computers can do." -- Olin Shivers
* "Shouting 'Fire in the hole!' every time I checkin is not team building." - @stevej
* "We reject: kings, presidents, and voting. We believe in: rough consensus and working code." -- David Clark regarding IETF
* "Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the universe trying to build bigger and better idiots. So far, the universe is winning." - Rick Cook
* "Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the universe trying to build bigger and better idiots. So far, the universe is winning." - Rick Cook
* "Lisp isn't a language, it's a building material." - Alan Kay.
* "Lisp isn't a language, it's a building material." - Alan Kay.
* "Walking on water and developing software from a specification are easy if both are frozen." - Edward V Berard
* "Walking on water and developing software from a specification are easy if both are frozen." - Edward V Berard
* "They don't make bugs like Bunny anymore." - Olav Mjelde.
* "A programming language is low level when its programs require attention to the irrelevant." - Alan J. Perlis.
* "A programming language is low level when its programs require attention to the irrelevant." - Alan J. Perlis.
* "A C program is like a fast dance on a newly waxed dance floor by people carrying razors." - Waldi Ravens.
* "A C program is like a fast dance on a newly waxed dance floor by people carrying razors." - Waldi Ravens.
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* "Talk is cheap. Show me the code." - Linus Torvalds
* "Talk is cheap. Show me the code." - Linus Torvalds
* "C is quirky, flawed, and an enormous success." - Dennis M. Ritchie.
* "C is quirky, flawed, and an enormous success." - Dennis M. Ritchie.
* "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they’re not." - Yoggi Berra
* "You can’t have great software without a great team, and most software teams behave like dysfunctional families." - Jim McCarthy
* "You can’t have great software without a great team, and most software teams behave like dysfunctional families." - Jim McCarthy
* "PHP is a minor evil perpetrated and created by incompetent amateurs, whereas Perl is a great and insidious evil, perpetrated by skilled but perverted professionals." - Jon Ribbens
* "PHP is a minor evil perpetrated and created by incompetent amateurs, whereas Perl is a great and insidious evil, perpetrated by skilled but perverted professionals." - Jon Ribbens