Re: Could be interesting
Old age, experience and treachery will overcome youth and potential skill.
10721 posts • joined 7 Jun 2007
Old age, experience and treachery will overcome youth and potential skill.
I think you just b0rked my parser ... and possibly proved my point.
In my experience, well over 90% of the professionals. Probably over half of them rarely or never even drink alcohol. Sorry to burst your bubble, but coding at any level above hobbyist requires a clear mind.
Most of us grey haired old hackers have already worked for either the .gov or the .mil (or both) and are not stupid enough to make that mistake again ... Once bitten, twice shy.
There is a reason that "military intelligence" is considered an oxymoron ... and jokes like "We're from the Government, we're here to help you" exist.
Draft me if you must, but I rather suspect I'll suddenly develop symptoms of senility.
You don't have to tell me twice ... I've lived in Blighty. The quantity of non-English speaking natives is staggering. I've also lived in the US "deep south", and it's just as bad ...
That said, I rather suspect that in the Venn diagram of non-English speaking Philippinos, the sub-set who might be interested in programming is not null, but is still vanishingly small.
Note that I'm not suggesting this guy's project be stopped, far from it. More power to him! However, I question the utility of spending time on it for anything other than as a learning tool, or perhaps what we used to call curiosity's sake.
For example, I once wrote a C compiler in Sendmail's configuration language, just to prove to myself that I could do it. I don't recommend anyone actually use the kludge, though.
But you never know when you might need a smiling poo emoji in a variable name! Especially when fixing some of the crap code that somehow get past
QADevOps these days ...
No need to go looking for a word that's a normal part of my vocabulary. Strange how many ways farming, translating old text, and old printer repair cross paths ...
Every Filipino I've ever met is to all intents and purposes trilingual ... Spanish, English and one variation or another of Tagalog (please note that there are MANY variations of Tagalog ... One wonders which version Bato is based on).
The first time I traveled to the Philippines, I met my friend Gil's family ... I was introduced to his Grandmother, and told "She only speaks the Batangas dialect of Tagalog". Until I offered to cook for the family on day three, when she very fluently cursed me up one side and down the other in English without once using an actual "swear word" ... That was HER kitchen, in no uncertain terms. I just grinned & said "Feed me, Grandmother". She's considered me one of her grandchildren ever since :-)
I didn't want my tax dollars used to deal with the idiot to begin with ... You lot raised him, you pay to deal with him.
The British Isles ... where good ingredients go to die.
There is plenty of good chocolate available in the US. Guittard, for example, makes better chocolate than anything I ever sampled on the east side of the pond. Scharffen Berger did, before the Hershey buyout, and although quality has slipped (IMO) it's still a damn fine product. Even the relatively inexpensive Ghirardelli is far better than anything Cadbury ever sold.
Anybody who claims us Yanks can't make chocolate has clearly never actually sampled it. Next you'll be saying that we can't make wine or beer ... but don't bother, you'll just be showing your ignorance.
"I'm expecting close to 5 figures."
And no girl should have more than one ...
Joe's not suicidal, he's just ... confused.
The entire quote reads: "“If you took the oldest and youngest ocean and spread the water over the entire planet, the water would be at least 280 and 85 meters deep,” he explained to The Register."
The oldest scenario was 280 meters, the youngest 85.
"But 72c will cause burns"
If you're going to try to correct somebody over your SI-centric twatness, at least have the courtesy to use the correct symbol. That's pronounced "°C". HTH.
That said, we have a saying for situations where you're too daft to adjust the toy for local conventions: "Stupidity SHOULD hurt!"
The mind absolutely boggles.
My decades old X10 kit can do pretty much the same exact things, cheaper and without subscription costs ... but nobody bought into that, either.
 Sans facial recognition, of course, but rumor has it people are pretty good at that without the help of computers. YMMV.
I find tractor-feed printouts useful for debugging, occasionally ... The long, continuous sheet allows me to spot patterns faster than anything else. YMMV.
I think you just b0rked my parser.
40 years ago, my brother bought a house in Ukiah, California. Somehow, he managed to keep the telephone number that the prior owner had owned ... something about limited numbers at the exchange. To this day, he gets occasional snail-mail advertising and telephone calls addressed to the original owner.
A friend of mine's Wife was absolutely certain that the City of London was south of where they lived, because "my Uncle lives in South Kensington, which is near London" ... Their abode? Croydon.
People really don't grok the concept of scale when it comes to maps. Worse, throw in the concept of different traffic conditions at different times of the day, and they really get confused.
Case in point: The last 9-5 I interviewed for (in 1989), I was wearing my racing leathers. When the interviewer queried my choice of "uniform", I pointed out that he had asked me to drive up from Palo Alto to South San Francisco by 10AM ... and had called at 9AM. I knew I could make it on the bike, but there was no way I was driving the Bayshore without armor ... I got the job.
Neckties were fair game for anyone with a pair of scissors at several Silly Con Valley companies I was employed by in the '70s through the '80s ... Even IBM field engineers removed them before entering Santa Clara County. The damn things just weren't safe, and needed to be eradicated.
Just to add to Alan's comment ... You can actually feel the lip of the curl. Open a ream of paper, split the ream in two and run your thumb across the edge of both halves. The "curl up" side will feel rough, the "curl down" side will feel smooth. This is kind of important to know when operating sheet-fed anything.
I also habitually check the grain of business cards ... If the card is printed "grain wrong", the owner gets a tick on the "probably clueless" side of the balance sheet.
Anyone but me remember "bursting" mainframe print jobs? How about jobs that included carbon paper copies? Doing this job manually, one would invariably get thoroughly coated in ink/carbon. Invariably, I would manage to get fairly bad paper cuts in the web between my left thumb and index finger. To this day, I have a "smudge" tattoo in that location, which I guess could be considered a foreign body that gave me grief.
Well, there was that Greek girl I dated at Uni ...
Or so I've noted when hungry and harvesting them ...
Beer, for what should be obvious reasons.
Just about every piece of plastic I have gets replaced by the issuing authority on a fairly regular basis, and not just because the original expires, either. One of my credit cards was replaced four times in the space of six months, for no apparent reason other than a new colo(u)r scheme. So one wonders, how many times will people like Mr. Meow have to replace this kind of thing before they become bored? Or is part of the fun building up scar tissue?
Now, now kids. Get your minds out of a gutter ...
"Complaints about "miles" should be in another language"
Seeing as the pretentious prats doing the complaining about miles primarily seem to prefer to have everything translated into Metric, I propose the only language allowed to be used when complaining about such things here on ElReg be French. Make for an easy wet-ware bozo filter.
"so they can't be understood."
Or easily understood, if not summarily ignored as "noise".
 And other units, mostly invented by the English.
"as can be witnessed in specific sedimentary layers"
Where. Show me, don't tell me. Globally, mind. I'll purchase our travel arrangements ... but you have to reimburse me when you are proven wrong. Deal?
So everything we know is wrong, and you are our one true path to enlightenment? Thanks for the offer, but I think I'll pass.
Reminds me of an anecdote:"I was at a party and heard some people laughing about the stupid drunk, so I jumped up on the table and looked around to spot who it was ... and everyone but me was drunk!"
You do realize that the 5,280 foot mile is a purely English invention, right? If you don't believe me, look up the 1593 Weights and Measures Act of Parliament.
While there are a couple folks who use screen readers here amongst us commentards, they seem to all be clued enough for that kind of thing to not become an issue.
BGU was ranked between 101st and 150th overall in computer science for four consecutive years!
(According to The Shanghai Ranking Consultancy's 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities in Computer Science, whatever the hell that means.)
For some reason, one-upmanship seems to become important to a very small subset of ElReg's commentards whenever there is a "wake thread".
Ignore it. You can't reason with small minds.
The Universe is a smaller place with his passing.
"Seems certain politicians and government agencies don't believe this is true otherwise they wouldn't keep doing the same things over and over again and expect different results."
That is actually one definition of insanity ...
I wouldn't know, tovarishch.
Dead as of 2016 ...Memorial page hanging off of DEMOS, IP address 184.108.40.206 at the moment ... Some Russians are/were whitelisted here.
I cut off Russia about a year after they were "officially" connected to the rest of the planet. There was entirely too much noise from that direction ... A couple decades later, and I still can't detect any loss of signal.
By international convention, the Kármán line (100km above sea level) marks the difference between "atmosphere" and "space" for this kind of thing.
So you admit you falsified your ElReg registration info? Are you certain you want to do that? After all, it's been your handle "for like 20 years" (yeah, sure, right). I'd hate to see you lose it.
You also admit that you use email addresses that are not yours? There's a word for that.
How on earth do you equate using a proper email address to register here with "giving your email addres(es) to world+dog"? Do you really think ElReg is likely to sell your address to spammers? Or are you so paranoid that not even your DearOldMum knows your email address? Because I guarantee that ElReg is a hell of a lot less likely to be compromised than she is. Kinda makes email pretty useless for you, no? So you may as well use the real thing, useless as it is ...
Your privacy in this context is totally meaningless outside your personal paranoia.
Either painfully ignorant or trolling. Trolls are lucid occasionally. Hell, even amfM is lucid occasionally!
As long as it's just the crossbow, and you're the one handling it. The bolts, on the other hand ...
The gripping hand wonders if lacing a crossbow is anything like lacing a wheel?
Which makes no sense. "Email? What email? I saw no email!"
Even without a lock it's a crime to enter without permission. Here in California, it's illegal without so much as a door.
Probably fiddling with their iFads and not watching where they were going.
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