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    Jason818

    I am accepting advice 

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    kettch

    @Jason818: Don't take any plug nickels.

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    Ian2

    Actively look after your partner

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    cbae

    Don't eat yellow snow.

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    Dr Herbie

    Maintain your self-respect; look after yourself, exercise appropriately, eat appropriately, dress appropriately, and don't give yourself a hard time.

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    Michael Butler

    Rule #3 Don't believe what you're told. Double check.

    Rule #5 You don't waste good

    Rule #18 It's better to seek forgiveness than ask permission

    Rule #45 Clean up your own mess

    Rule #51 Sometimes - You're Wrong

     

     

     

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    Be yourself. Unless your a Unicorn. Then be a Unicorn.

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    cheong

    , Michael Butler wrote

    Rule #18 It's better to seek forgiveness than ask permission

    I can't get it. Care to explain a bit?

    Sure it's probably easier to ask for forgiveness than ask permission, but if you're not in position to decide whether you can do something, doing that without gaining permission is likely to cost your job or some other things.

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    Bas

    The best piece of advice I ever got is that "Good things come to those who wait" is the worst advice you'll ever get.

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    Richard.Hein

    Disregard advice given in forums. ;)  It's incomplete!

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    figuerres

    "Any government will work if authority and responsibility are equal and coordinate. This does not insure "good" government, it simply insures that it will work. But such governments are rare — most people want to run things, but want no part of the blame. This used to be called the "backseat driver" syndrome."
    Robert A. Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long

    Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done, and why. Then do it. -- Lazarus Long in Time Enough for Love

    A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, solve equations, pitch manure, program a computer, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. -- Lazarus Long

    Get a shot off fast. This upsets him long enough to let you make your second shot perfect. -- Lazarus Long in Time Enough for Love

    Certainly the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you; if you don't bet you can't win. -- Lazarus Long in Time Enough for Love

    A fake fortune teller can be tolerated. But an authentic soothsayer should be shot on sight. Cassandra did not get half the kicking around she deserved. -- Lazarus Long in Time Enough for Love

    Your enemy is never a villain in his own eyes. Keep this in mind, it may offer a way to make him your friend. If not, you can kill him without hate, and quickly. -- Lazarus Long in Time Enough for Love

    There is no conclusive evidence of life after death. But there is no evidence of any sort against it. Soon enough you will know. So why fret about it? -- Lazarus Long in Time Enough for Love

    Cheops' Law Nothing ever gets built on schedule or within budget. -- Lazarus Long in Time Enough for Love

    Money is a powerful aphrodisiac. But flowers work almost as well. -- Lazarus Long in Time Enough for Love

    A brute kills for pleasure. A fool kills from hate. -- Lazarus Long in Time Enough for Love

    Delusions are often functional. A mother's opinions about her children's beauty, intelligence, goodness, et cetera ad nauseum, keep her from drowning them at birth. -- Lazarus Long in Time Enough for Love

    It may be better to be a live jackal than a dead lion, but it is better still to be a live lion. And usually easier. -- Lazarus Long in Time Enough for Love

    One man's theology is another man's belly laugh. -- Lazarus Long in Time Enough for Love

    Little girls, like butterflies, need no excuse. -- Lazarus Long in Time Enough for Love

    A generation which ignores history has no past and no future. -- Lazarus Long in Time Enough for Love

    Place your clothes and weapons where you can find them in the dark. -- Lazarus Long in Time Enough for Love

    An elephant is a mouse built to government specifications. -- Lazarus Long in Time Enough for Love

    A poet who reads his verse in public may have other nasty habits. -- Lazarus Long in Time Enough for Love

    Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards. -- Lazarus Long in Time Enough for Love

    When the ship lifts, all bills are paid. No regrets. -- Lazarus Long in Time Enough for Love

    You live and learn. Or you don't live long. -- Lazarus Long in Time Enough for Love

    A woman is not property, and husbands who think otherwise are living in a dreamworld. -- Lazarus Long in Time Enough for Love

    Never underestimate the power of human stupidity -- Lazarus Long in Time Enough for Love

    Always tell her she is beautiful, especially if she is not. -- Lazarus Long in Time Enough for Love

    Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors, and miss. -- Lazarus Long in Time Enough for Love

    Never try to out stubborn a cat. -- Lazarus Long in Time Enough for Love

    Tilting at windmills hurts you more than the windmills. -- Lazarus Long in Time Enough for Love

    The more you love, the more you can love and the more intensely you love. Nor is there any limit on how many you can love. If a person had time enough, he could love all of that majority who are decent and just. -- Lazarus Long in Time Enough for Love

    Yield to temptation; it may not pass your way again. -- Lazarus Long in Time Enough for Love

    A committee is a lifeform with six or more legs and no brain. -- Lazarus Long in Time Enough for Love

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    Proton2

    Unplug your Internet once in awhile.

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    Blue Ink

    @figuerres: you missed "Massage her feet". :)

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    spivonious

    Never go to sleep angry.

    Go camping at least once a year.

    Never give up. Never surrender.

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    MasterPi

    Single-line statements posted in an internet forum are always false.

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    TheJoe

    @Michael Butler:

    1.Cardio
    2.The Double Tap
    3.Beware of Bathrooms
    4.Wear Seat Belts
    5.No Attachments
    6.The "Skillet"
    7.Travel Light
    8.Get a Kick * Partner
    9.With your Bare Hands
    10.Don't Swing Low
    11.Use Your Foot
    12.Bounty Paper Towels
    13.Shake it Off
    14.Always carry a change of underwear
    15.Bowling Ball
    16.Opportunity Knocks
    17.Don't be a hero (later crossed out to be a hero)
    18.Limber Up
    19.Break it Up
    20.It's a marathon, not a sprint, unless it's a sprint, then sprint
    21.Avoid Strip Clubs
    22.When in doubt Know your way out
    23.Zipplock
    24.Use your thumbs
    25.Shoot First
    26.A little sun screen never hurt anybody
    27.Incoming!
    28.Double-Knot your Shoes
    29.The Buddy System
    30.Pack your stain stick
    31.Check the back seat
    32.Enjoy the little things
    33.Swiss army Knife

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    Sven Groot

    Never get involved in a land war in Asia.

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    JohnAskew

    Buy a hard case for your smart phone

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