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A novice was trying to fix a broken Lisp machine by turning the power off and on.
[Tom] Knight, seeing what the student was doing, spoke sternly: "You cannot fix a machine by just power-cycling it with no understanding of what is going wrong."
Knight turned the machine off and on.
The machine worked.

Shut up and reboot.

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The Doctor: I reinitialized the entire command structure retaining all programmed abilities, but deleting the supplementary preference architecture.
Bill: [to everybody else] He turned it off and on again.
Doctor Who, "Smile"

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