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Old 4th April 2003
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* GRUNDMAN'S LAW - Under the most carefully controlled conditions of pressure, temperature, humidity and other variables, the system will perform as It damn well pleases.
* KNIGHT'S LAW -- A pat on the back Is only a few centimeters from a kick In the pants.
* HlDLEY'S LAW -- Nothing Is Impossible for a man who doesn't have to do the work.
* DUNCAN'S LAW -- When In doubt, mumble.
* EVAN'S LAW -- Every man has a scheme that will not work.
* HULKO'S LAW -- A theory Is better than Its explanation.
* STORYK'S LAW -- The amount of work done varies Inversely with the amount of time spent In the office
* WORAM'S LAW -- Any sufficiently advanced technology Is Indistinguishable from magic.
* NORDAHL'S LAW -- Everything goes wrong at once.
* EMERMAN'S LAW -- In a crisis that forces a choice to be made among alternative courses of action, people tend to choose the worst possible course.
* TARSIA'S LAW -- The obvious answer Is always overlooked.
* SNODDY'S LAW -- It works better If you plug It In.
* HARRISON'S LAW -- There Is always an easy answer to every problem -- neat, plausible, and wrong.
* MEADOW'S LAW -- It won't work.
* WESTLAKE'S LAW -- The first 90 percent of the project takes 10 percent of the time, and the last 10 percent takes the other 90 percent.
* HARNED'S LAW -- Once you open a can of worms, the only way to re-can them Is to use a larger can.
* SCHNEE'S LAW -- Anything that begins well will end badly. [Note: The converse of this law Is not true.]
* STONE'S LAW -- Necessity is the mother of strange bedfellows.
* GOLDEN'S LAW -- A man with one watch knows what time It Is. A man with two watches Is never sure.
* PERRY'S LAW - If the facts do not conform to the theory, they must be disposed of.
* GARAY'S LAW -- An object will fall so as to do the most damage.
* KELSEY'S LAW - Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will establish yourself as an expert.
* LIGHTNER'S LAW -- If It happens, lt must be possible.
* STEELE'S LAW -- Social Innovations tend to the level of minimum well being.
* GUY'S LAW -- The probability of a given event occurring Is Inversely proportional to Its desirability.
* MOYSSlADIS' LAW -- As soon as you mention something, If It's good, It goes away; If It's bad, It happens.
* CAPPS' LAW -- If It can find a way to wear out faster, It will.
* LlPPELL'S LAW -- if a research project Is not worth doing, It is not worth doing well.

Old 4th April 2003
Gear Addict
🎧 15 years
perfect discriptions!
Old 4th April 2003
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🎧 15 years

That about covers it all then.
Old 5th April 2003
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🎧 15 years

Originally posted by makoto

* SNODDY'S LAW -- It works better If you plug It In.
They're all priceless! But the ironic thing is I didn't see this post until today because i stayed up all night trying to trouble shoot a problem that turned out to be... (you guessed it...) A LOOSE CABLE!!!! If I hadn't been so frustrated trying to isolate the problem, I would have read your post which contained Snoddy's Law, which would have pointed the way to a solution.

So littledog's correllary would be:

the most useful advice on bulletin boards always occurs when you are so busy trying to solve a problem that you don't have time to read the solution!
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