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Mar 30, 2014
The proper trick is not just ignoring those who say it can't be done. It also helps to ignore people who say it can be done. PHBs are a prefect example.
If they say "impossible" you have probably already done it and it became industry standard two years ago.
If they say "that's easy" it violates several physical laws, most safe practice, and any code of ethics that doesn't include cannibalism as a daily ritual. (With all due apologies to cannibals for comparing them to PHBs)
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Mar 30, 2014
Good old George Bernard Shaw. Never knowingly right about anything. Supporter of Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini. Anti-vaccinationist. Believer in Vitalism. Part crank, part busybody, wholly know-all.

(For lovers of trivial information, only two men have been awarded both the Nobel prize and an Oscar: GBS and Al Gore.)
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Mar 30, 2014
"Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people."
-- George Bernard Shaw

If all people had Dilberts attitude, we would still be too afraid to cross the sea for fear we would drop from the edge of earth. Trying does not guarantee success. But not trying guarantees failure.
Mar 30, 2014
When someone says they trust or "think with their gut," I tend to think of "GWB." And, like "W," those who "think with their gut" ordinarily have "gut contents" for brains.
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Mar 30, 2014
"In Gut We Trust."

- Harp makers' motto
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