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They were said by Robert Kennedy.


John Nichols wrote:
> 
> Dear Dennis,
> 
> I had not intended to ruin your business.
> 
> You are very unlikely to run into these quotes on the Internet.  I collect
> quotes and place them in my bibliography for my research project.  I find
> that it helps if you are trying to make a point to quote from someone like
> Richter rather tahn spend 4 pages explaining the same point much more poorly.
> 
> For instance I would argue that Richters quote from last week which was
> supported by a Japanese Professor who I am to lazy to go and look up
> satisfactroy answers the questions in todays list about design wind speeds.
> 
> In the end we are practicing Structural Engineers fro whom codes are written
> for guidance,  not as a rule base that has to be followed slavishly.  If you
> have to follow it slavishly then it is time to get an education on
> Statistics and number theory.
> 
> I realize it is easist to follow any rule base slavishly,  but in the end if
> you are facing a judge and you say
> 
> ::  I designed it to the codes and it was passed
> 
> ::  Do not be surprised if he asks why did someone die,  it is always
> possible to find a dueling expert to offer a counter opinion.  And there is
> nothing wrong with this system as long as you understand that in my
> experience the judiciary seem very good at discounting experts who are
> opininated.
> 
> The first quote is from Tennyson.  I thought you would appreciate it.
> 
> The second quote is from James Joyce.
> 
> In the end we are here to make it safer for everybody else.  But there are
> limits and if one looks at Spitak and Hadjians brilliant paper on that event
> it provides a very clear idea of  the limits.  Hadjian 10 Interantional
> Conference on Earthquake Engineering.  V 1 pg 5-10.
> 
> The other thing I like about this list server is that it gives one a chance
> to keep touch on reality which can be a bit short when you sit in front of a
> computer allday.
> 
> My final comment on brilliant teachers.  My favourite teacher was Neville
> Betts.  Only lecturer that did not give me an A in a structures theoretical
> subject.
> 
> When ever I face someone grappling with a statics problem I remember back to
> my first year examination and teh final question.  I have never gone back to
> do that question again.  It is my reminder that we all have things to learn
> and you are always going to run into problems you canna solve.
> 
> Quote for the day
> 
> Some men look at what is and ask "Why not?"
> I look at what is not and ask why?"
> 
> I think I have it right.
> 
> His brother said Ich bin ein Berliner.
> 
> John Nichols
> 
> At 11:10 15/03/98 -0800, you wrote:
> >I'm too compulsive and your likely to ruin my business by these challenges.
> >I spent a couple of hours searching the Internet for Notabile Quotes for
> >that "Nuts" one. I'm not even going to attempt this one or I'll lose my
> >practice for not getting billable work out.
> >Regards from up over (opposite down under)
> >
> >Dennis Wish PE
> >
> >|-----Original Message-----
> >|From: John Nichols [mailto:cejn(--nospam--at)engmail.newcastle.edu.au]
> >|Sent: Saturday, March 14, 1998 6:53 PM
> >|To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org
> >|Subject: Quote for SUnday 15 March
> >|
> >|
> >|Dear Dennis,
> >|
> >|Have to have some one to address it to.
> >|
> >|
> >|The German quote was from Gutenberg,  referring to overworking data.
> >|Seem appropraite after the work of last week. on all your codes.
> >|
> >|To those who got the Nuts quote congratulations your history is good.
> >|
> >|
> >|After reviewing the 78 emails I just waded through and the interesting
> >chats
> >|on language this seem appropriate
> >|
> >|
> >|They take the rustic murmur of their bourg
> >|For the great wave that echoes round the world.
> >|
> >|It is an English Poet.
> >|
> >|and finally this is from an Irish Author
> >|
> >|Introibo ad altare Dei.
> >|Translation :
> >|
> >|
> >|Just out of interest I am not sure of its translation so If someone can
> >help
> >|it would be appreciated.
> >|
> >|
> >|John Nichols
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