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my retired computer engineer father somehow never heard the phrase "if it's stupid and it works, it's not stupid" before i told him that yesterday and now i wanna know what sort of engineers he was hanging around with all these years

he's telling me about this "dumb workaround" he figured out for one of his projects (he does CNC machining for fun, because i am descended from *nerds*), and i'm like, "listen, if it's stupid and it works, it's not stupid" and he *LOST HIS MIND* laughing

my guy. dad. padre. what sort of engineers have you spent your *entire professional life* around that you haven't heard that before

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