I just read a comment by John Glenn. When he was sitting on top of the rocket during countdown, he couldn't get the thought out of his head that every piece of equipment he was in...and on....was made by the lowest bidder.
Good decisions come from experience. Experience comes from making bad decisions. Mark Twain
During a linguistics lecture the professor declared that "In English, a double negative forms a positive. In some languages, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative. However, in no language in the world can a double positive form a negative."
Then a voice from the back of the room said "Yeah, right."
An infinite number of mathematicians walk into a bar. One orders a beer, the next a half a beer, the next a quarter, the next an eighth... Shaking his head, the bartender puts two beers on the counter and says, "Come on, guys. Know your limits."
An infinite number of mathematicians walk into a bar. One orders a beer, the next a half a beer, the next a quarter of a beer, the next a third of a beer - "Whoa whoa whoa!" says the bartender. " What are you guys trying to do, break me??"
A mathematician and an engineer find a genie. This genie will grant them both the object of their greatest desire. There's a catch, though. The object will appear at the other end of the room. Every step they take towards it will be half as long as the one before.
Hearing this, the mathematician pulls his hair and wails, "That's impossible! I'll never get it!" He hangs his head and walks out of the room.
The engineer just nods. "That's okay. I can get close enough."