Young man, in mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.— John Von Neumann
Charming Computer Science quotations
I think people who vibrate at the same frequency, vibrate toward each other. They call it, in science, sympathetic vibrations.
Nothing has ever been achieved by the person who says, ‘It can’t be done.’
Most of the good programmers do programming not because they expect to get paid or get adulation by the public, but because it is fun to program.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers.
C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot;
C++ makes it harder, but when you do it blows your whole leg off.
Let's stick to the practical and the concrete: Would you like it if people lived in a virtual world? If machines were smarter than people? If, in the future, people, animals and plants were products of technology? If you don't like these ideas, then for you the computer and biological sciences clearly are dangerous.
Quantum physics tells us that nothing that is observed is unaffected by the observer. That statement, from science, holds an enormous and powerful insight. It means that everyone sees a different truth, because everyone is creating what they see.
Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it.
It's hardware that makes a machine fast. It's software that makes a fast machine slow.
The question of whether computers can think is like the question of whether submarines can swim.
Design is where science and art break even.
Code never lies, comments sometimes do.
Coding is today's language of creativity.
All our children deserve a chance to become creators instead consumers of computer science.
If we suppose that many natural phenomena are in effect computations, the study of computer science can tell us about the kinds of natural phenomena that can occur.
Every day sees humanity more victorious in the struggle with space and time.
I'm not a great programmer; I'm just a good programmer with great habits.
Atlantis was a highly evolved civilization where the sciences and arts were far more advanced than one might guess. Atlantis was technologically advanced in genetic engineering, computer science, inter-dimensional physics, and artistically developed with electronic music and crystal art forms.
Science is supposedly the method by which we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us. In computer science, we all are standing on each others' feet.
Science is the best idea humans have ever had. The more people who embrace that idea, the better.
Random numbers should not be generated with a method chosen at random
Computer science education cannot make anybody an expert programmer any more than studying brushes and pigment can make somebody an expert painter.
The desire to economize time and mental effort in arithmetical computations, and to eliminate human liability to error is probably as old as the science of arithmetic itself.
All science is either physics or stamp collecting.
Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is everything else we do.
The old Atlantean sciences from the tribe of enlightenment, of which there are only a few remnants and chards left in this world, were medicine, law, computers, and the performing arts.
Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms: it is about understanding.
The computers in Atlantis were infinitely evolved as opposed to what we see today. The science, the technology, everything was really done with light. All processing was done with light, with crystal formations and structures. Electricity is much too slow.
All stable processes we shall predict.
All unstable processes we shall control. Describing John von Neumann's aspiration for the application of computers sufficiently large to solve the problems of meteorology, despite the sensitivity of the weather to small perturbations.
The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers.
Most papers in computer science describe how their author learned what someone else already knew.
Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.
C is quirky, flawed, and an enormous success.
If Java had true garbage collection, most programs would delete themselves upon execution.
There's an old story about the person who wished his computer were as easy to use as his telephone. That wish has come true, since I no longer know how to use my telephone.
The inside of a computer is as dumb as hell but it goes like mad!
Daniel Dennett is our best current philosopher.
He is the next Bertrand Russell. Unlike traditional philosophers, Dan is a student of neuroscience, linguistics, artificial intelligence, computer science, and psychology. He's redefining and reforming the role of the philosopher.
Macroeconomics, even with all of our computers and with all of our information - is not an exact science and is incapable of being an exact science.
People think that computer science is the art of geniuses but the actual reality is the opposite, just many people doing things that build on eachother, like a wall of mini stones.
The Old Testament contains over 300 references to the Messiah that were fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Computations using the science of probability on just 8 of these prophecies show the chance that someone could have fulfilled all 8 prophecies is 10 (to the 17th power), or 1 in 100 quadrillion.
The first law of computer science: Every problem is solved by yet another indirection.