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1st Jan '17 12:49:59 AM lalaTKG
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Another way of looking at this law is the '50-50-90 Rule', which is described as 'If there is a 50-50 chance, 90% of the time it will go wrong'

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Another way of looking at this law is the '50-50-90 Rule', which is described as 'If there is a 50-50 chance, 90% of the time it will go wrong'
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24th Aug '16 12:42:32 AM Ekelai
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\n\n* ...the show about Edward Murphy's optimistic, fictional descendant, it's ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw''.

7th Jun '16 7:46:27 PM igordebraga
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As originally applied, Murphy's Law -- coined by, and named after, U.S. Air Force engineer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_A._Murphy,_Jr Edward A. Murphy, Jr.]]-- was intended not as ironic humor but as a serious admonition to engineers: a device shouldn't be made so that it ''can'' be used incorrectly in the first place, a practice commonly referred to as [[WhoWouldBeStupidEnough Idiot-Proofing]] or "defensive design". Study, for instance, the loss of several F-111 (TFX ) aircraft during the Vietnam War due to the backwards insertion of a graphite pin in the rudder assembly. Had Murphy's Law been heeded, the pin would have been designed so that it ''could not be inserted backwards''.

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As originally applied, Murphy's Law -- coined by, and named after, U.S. Air Force engineer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_A._Murphy,_Jr Edward A. Murphy, Jr.]]-- was intended not as ironic humor but as a serious admonition to engineers: a device shouldn't be made so that it ''can'' be used incorrectly in the first place, a practice commonly referred to as [[WhoWouldBeStupidEnough Idiot-Proofing]] or "defensive design". Study, for instance, the loss of several F-111 (TFX ) aircraft during the Vietnam War due to the backwards insertion of a graphite pin in the rudder assembly. Had Murphy's Law been heeded, the pin would have been designed so that it ''could not be inserted backwards''. \n One of Murphy's co-workers would later sum up the engineer's idea as [[DidntThinkThisThrough "If there is any way to do it wrong, [the technician] will [achieve it]".]]


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Arthur Bloch's 1977 book ''Murphy's Law, and Other Reasons Why Things Go WRONG'' [[TropeCodifier popularized the term]], if only mostly with the above deviation. The first sequel, ''Murphy's Law Book Two'', disseminated HanlonsRazor, which is often a good explanation for why the wrong way was employed.
5th Jan '16 2:30:20 AM Grumpyirishguy
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Another way of looking at this law is the '50-50-90 Rule', which is described as 'If there is a 50-50 chance, 90% of the time it will go wrong'
27th Aug '15 6:14:10 PM eroock
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'''Murphy's Law''' is summed up as "If something ''can'' be used or done a right way and a wrong way, [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong and the wrong way will lead to catastrophe]], it ''will'' [[LethallyStupid be used or done the wrong way]]."

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'''Murphy's Law''' Murphy's Law is summed up as "If something ''can'' be used or done a right way and a wrong way, [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong and the wrong way will lead to catastrophe]], it ''will'' [[LethallyStupid be used or done the wrong way]]."
21st Jun '15 8:03:46 AM eroock
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-->--'''Augustus de Morgan''', [[OlderThanTheyThink 1866]]


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-->--'''Augustus -->-- '''Augustus de Morgan''', [[OlderThanTheyThink 1866]]

9th Jun '15 8:47:55 AM christopherweebling1
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'''Murphy's Law''' is summed up as "[[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong Whatever can go wrong]], ''will'' go wrong."

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'''Murphy's Law''' is summed up as "[[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong Whatever can go wrong]], "If something ''can'' be used or done a right way and a wrong way, [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong and the wrong way will lead to catastrophe]], it ''will'' go wrong.[[LethallyStupid be used or done the wrong way]]."
9th Jun '15 8:44:10 AM christopherweebling1
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'''Murphy's Law''' is summed up as "If something can be used or done a right way and a wrong way, [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong and the wrong way will lead to catastrophe]], it ''will'' [[LethallyStupid be used or done the wrong way]]."

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'''Murphy's Law''' is summed up as "If something "[[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong Whatever can be used or done a right way and a wrong way, [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong and the wrong way will lead to catastrophe]], it go wrong]], ''will'' [[LethallyStupid be used or done the wrong way]].go wrong."
23rd Dec '14 9:42:49 AM Fighteer
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* ...the UK drama series with James Nesbitt... you'll have to make [[{{Series/MurphysLaw}} a page]] for it.

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* ...the UK drama series with James Nesbitt... you'll have to make [[{{Series/MurphysLaw}} a page]] for it. Nesbitt, it's ''Series/MurphysLaw''.
20th Dec '14 7:33:02 PM JenBurdoo
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As originally applied, Murphy's Law -- coined by, and named after, U.S. Air Force engineer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_A._Murphy,_Jr Edward A. Murphy, Jr.]]-- was intended not as ironic humor but as a serious admonition to engineers: a device shouldn't be made so that it ''can'' be used incorrectly in the first place, a practice commonly referred to as [[WhoWouldBeStupidEnough Idiot-Proofing]]. Study, for instance, the loss of several F-111 (TFX ) aircraft during the Vietnam War due to the backwards insertion of a graphite pin in the rudder assembly. Had Murphy's Law been heeded, the pin would have been designed so that it ''could not be inserted backwards''.

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As originally applied, Murphy's Law -- coined by, and named after, U.S. Air Force engineer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_A._Murphy,_Jr Edward A. Murphy, Jr.]]-- was intended not as ironic humor but as a serious admonition to engineers: a device shouldn't be made so that it ''can'' be used incorrectly in the first place, a practice commonly referred to as [[WhoWouldBeStupidEnough Idiot-Proofing]].Idiot-Proofing]] or "defensive design". Study, for instance, the loss of several F-111 (TFX ) aircraft during the Vietnam War due to the backwards insertion of a graphite pin in the rudder assembly. Had Murphy's Law been heeded, the pin would have been designed so that it ''could not be inserted backwards''.
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