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"if you do something once, people will call it an accident.
if you do it twice, they call it a coincidence.
but do it a third time and you've just proven a natural law."

--grace hopper
(true story)

the first computer bug; harvard, 1947:

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grashupfer
Apr. 15th, 2010 09:51 pm (UTC)
Nuh uh.
all_unnecessary
Apr. 15th, 2010 10:11 pm (UTC)
Didn't another of her famous quotes - "It's easier to ask forgiveness than ask permission" - show up somewhere on TV this week (maybe House?)?
jones_casey
Apr. 15th, 2010 11:04 pm (UTC)
i know whereof you speak, but i can't recall. i've actually heard it quite frequently in lots of places including irl public events. usually from people for whom it's a rhetorical request because they honestly couldn't care whether you forgive them.
all_unnecessary
Apr. 15th, 2010 11:48 pm (UTC)
It's going to bug me until I find it.
all_unnecessary
Apr. 24th, 2010 01:56 am (UTC)
Ok, found it: Flashforward 1x13, "Blowback." The douchebag CIA agent says it in reference to their upcoming highly unlawful trip to Somalia.

(what *is* that in your icon?? it is not resolving into anything recognizable.)
jones_casey
Apr. 24th, 2010 02:46 am (UTC)
he is a douchebag. and your follow-through is admirable.

cf

and

rip
all_unnecessary
Apr. 24th, 2010 03:03 am (UTC)
He has a remarkably ugly head (not Cornelione, the dbag).

Re GaBriel, yes, he could be like Ben, insofar as he is awesome ("you deserve a break today" ftw!) and got FAR TOO LITTLE screen time.
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