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

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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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