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Computer related quotes

Computer related quotes

Linux is like an indian tent. No Gates, no Windows and an Apache inside.

Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.
-- Robert Cringley (columnist, author, host of "Triumph of the Nerds")

"Unix gives you just enough rope to hang yourself ...
and then a couple of more feet, just to be sure."
-- Eric Allman

"The man who invests a lot in a system will swear by it in public, even if he swears at it in private."
-- Platt's Eleventh Law of Computers

"I said it was an upgrade. I didn't say it was better."

"The only truly safe 'embedded system' is the system that has an axe embedded in it..."

Of course it's unreadable! Why do you think it's called code???

If at first you don't succeed, call it version 1.0.

ASCII stupid question, get a stupid ANSI!

This message is encrypted with the new ROT26 algorithm.

"Theory is when you know something, but it doesn't work.
Practice is when something works, but you don't know why.
Programmers combine theory and practice: nothing works and they don't know why."

C program run. C program crash. C programmer quit.

The generation of random numbers is too important to be left to chance.
-- Robert R. Coveyou Oak Ridge National Laboratory

"Unix is not a "A-ha" experience, it is more of a "holy-shit" experience."
-- Colin McFadyen in alt.folklore.computers

life ain't fair, but the root password helps.
-- BOFH

The best way to accelerate a computer 'running' windows is by gravitation.

Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not tried it.
-- Donald Knuth

Hardware, n.: The parts of a computer system that can be kicked.

Technology is dominated by two types of people:
Those who understand what they do not manage.
Those who manage what they do not understand.
-- Putt's Law

It isn't that unix isn't a user friendly operating system, it's just choosy about which users it wants to be friends with, and even the best of friends occasionally fight.

Computers make very fast, very accurate mistakes.

Perl should only be studied as a second language.
A good first language would be English.
-- Larry Wall

Programming is like sex - make one mistake and you have to support it forever.
(Credit : Sridev Raghavan)

To err is human, to really screw things up take a computer...
...to ruin your health and sanity and have no life takes a network.

God is real, unless declared integer.