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科技领域的墨菲定律

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科技领域的墨菲定律

武夷山译

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Felt's Law of the Lab :
Never replicate a successful experiment.

费尔特实验室定律:

决不要重复做一个成功的实验。

Boyle's Law :
When things are going well, someone will inevitably experiment detrimentally.

波义耳定律:

如果事情进展不错,那么必有人把实验做坏。

Murphy's Law of Technology :
You can never tell which way the train went by looking at the track.

关于技术的墨菲定律:

只看铁轨,判断不了火车会从哪个方向开过来。

Von Braun's Law of Gravity :
We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.

. 布劳恩(火箭专家)引力定律:

我们可以战胜重力,但有时候公文的份量让人吃不消。

Douglas's Law of Practical Aeronautics :
When the weight of the paperwork equals the weight of the plane,
the plane will fly.

道格拉斯实用航空学定律:

文档的总重量与飞机重量相等的时候,飞机才能飞起来.

1st Law of Serendipity :
In order to discover anything you must be looking for something.

关于偶然发现的第一定律:

你首先得寻找,才可能发现。

Burn's Balance :
If the assumptions are wrong, the conclusions aren't likely to be very good.

彭斯平衡律:

如果假定就是错的,结论也好不到哪儿去。

Murphy's Logical Law :
Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence.

墨菲逻辑定律:

所谓逻辑,就是充满信心地达致错误结论的一种系统方法。

First Law of Laboratory Work :
Hot glass looks exactly the same as cold glass.

实验室工作第一定律:

烫烧杯与凉烧杯看上去一模一样。

Finagle's Law :
In any collection of data, the figure most obviously correct, beyond all need of checking, is the mistake.

菲纳格尔定律:

在任何数据集中,明显正确、简直不需核查的那个数据就是错的。

Murphy's Law of Research :
Enough research will tend to support your theory.

墨菲科研定律:

足够深的研究往往能支持你的理论。

Mr. Cooper's Law :
If you do not understand a particular word in a piece of technical writing, ignore it. The piece will make perfect sense without it.

库伯先生定律:

如果你看不懂技术文献中的一个特定的词,就跳过去。没有这个词,全篇的意义不会受影响。

The Golden Rule of Arts and Science :
Whoever has the gold makes the rules.

关于艺术与科学的黄金定律:

拥有黄金者制定规则。

Murphy's Law of Super Speciality :
An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing.

关于超级相对论的墨菲定律:

所谓专家就是对越来越小的领域了解得越来越深的人,到了最后,他对无穷小领域的了解达到无穷大。

Harvard Law :
Under the most rigorously controlled conditions of pressure, temperature, volume, humidity, and other variables, any experimental organism will do as it damn well pleases.

哈佛定律:

在压力、温度、体积、湿度及其他变量都受到最严格控制的条件下,任何实验动物照样是想咋的就咋的。

Saunder's Discovery :
Laziness is the mother of nine inventions out of ten.

桑德之发现:

在百分之九十的情况下,懒惰乃发明之母。

Young's Handy Guide to Modern Sciences :

If it is green or wiggles - it is Biology.
If it stinks - it is Chemistry.
If it doesn't work - it is Physics.

年轻人适用的现代科学便携指南:

若见到某物是绿色的且蠕动,此处是生物学。

如果味道难闻,此处是化学。

如果某物老是不工作,此处为物理学。

Paradox of Selective Equality :
All things being equal, all things are never equal.

选择性平等悖论:

在万物平等的条件下,并非万物都是平等的。

Gilbs's Law of Unreliability :
At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.

基尔伯的不可靠性定律:

对于每个归结于计算机故障的失误,你会发现至少有两桩是人犯的错误,其中一项错误就是责怪计算机。

Golub's Law of Computerdom :
A carelessly planned project takes three times longer to complete than expected; a carefully planned project takes only twice as long.

格拉波计算定律:

规划草率的项目的完成时间是期望完成时间的三倍,规划周密的项目的完成时间只不过是期望完成时间的两倍。

Troutman's Law of Computer Programming :
Profanity is the one language all programmers know well.

特劳特曼计算机编程定律:

有一种语言是所有编程者都很熟悉的,那就是骂人话。

 



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