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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“If you find that you're spending almost all your time on theory, start turning some attention to practical things; it will improve your theories. If you find that you're spending almost all your time on practice, start turning some attention to theoretical things; it will improve your practice.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“God is a challenge because there is no proof of his existence and therefore the search must continue.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not tried it.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Let us change our traditional attitude to the construction of programs. Instead of imagining that our main task is to instruct a computer what to do, let us concentrate rather on explaining to human beings what we want a computer to do.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Any inaccuracies in this index may be explained by the fact that it has been sorted with the help of a computer.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“If you optimize everything, you will always be unhappy.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“An algorithm must be seen to be believed.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I decry the current tendency to seek patents on algorithms. There are better ways to earn a living than to prevent other people from making use of one's contributions to computer science.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“A list is only as strong as its weakest link.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The most important thing in the kitchen is the waste paper basket and it needs to be centrally located.”

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