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Posted by TheMoMan (Member # 1659) on January 05, 2010, 02:59:
 
____ No, Not that passion.

____ The times when Puns would fly, Flame wars would erupt. Members would shout out their opinions. This place is beginning to resemble a sit-com that the writers have run out of ideas. What would it take to reignite the fire in the belly that this place used to have.

____ WE have many members but not enough active members. Has the world Economy dragged everybody out of this social network?

____ Nitro, Snaggy, do you have a way of recontacting old members and prodding them to come back, something like Church Canvassers of days ago.

____ TheMoMan goes off looking for FIREWOOD, WE NEED FLAMES, BIG FLAMES!!! Who has the starter fluid???
 
Posted by littlefish (Member # 966) on January 05, 2010, 05:20:
 
Macs are better than PCs.
vi is better than emacs.
Cats are better than dogs.
Star wars is better than LOTR.
 
Posted by TheMoMan (Member # 1659) on January 05, 2010, 05:35:
 
____ Littlefish, Three out of four I agree with however just for the sake of a flame war I disagree with all. Macs are just over priced PCs, eMacs are a bunch better than vi. Dogs are far superior to CATS, LOTR are you kinding did you forget to read Tolkien??

____ Any body that doesn't agree is a stupid DODO.
 
Posted by Ashitaka (Member # 4924) on January 05, 2010, 07:17:
 
Linux is better than Macs or PC's
All text editors suck, except maybe the dos text editor.
enslaved humans make better pets than dogs and cats.
Encino Man is the best movie ever, as it doesn't need three of itself to be good.
 
Posted by GrumpySteen (Member # 170) on January 05, 2010, 08:00:
 
Ashitaka:
Encino Man is the best movie ever, as it doesn't need three of itself to be good.

Blasphemy!

Everyone knows that Bio-Dome was the best movie ever made! [Mad]
 
Posted by TheMoMan (Member # 1659) on January 05, 2010, 08:24:
 
____ Lets all go back to Cobal:


____ Harry Potter, Harry Potter, Harry Potter,


____ The TI 99/4A Now that was a computer.
 
Posted by Grummash (Member # 4289) on January 05, 2010, 08:30:
 
Jobs and Gates are lovers.

Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Hinduism, Paganism, Shintoism and Jainism are all a little bit silly.

Computer games are all poo.

Michelle Obama is more butch than Barack.

Your all gay! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by quantumfluff (Member # 450) on January 05, 2010, 08:49:
 
The Nexus One in my hand is far more significant than the upcoming Apple tablet.
 
Posted by quantumfluff (Member # 450) on January 05, 2010, 08:50:
 
Dogs taste better than cats, and it's easier to get the meat off the bones.
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on January 05, 2010, 09:07:
 
This is pathetic, guys. I'm holding my hands to the screen, trying to warm them on the flames and it's totally not working. Take it up a couple notches.

Let's see...

Windows 7 is totally better than Snow Leopard.

How about that? [Angel]
 
Posted by GrumpySteen (Member # 170) on January 05, 2010, 09:17:
 
Heck, even Windows ME was better than Snow Leopard [evil]
 
Posted by spungo (Member # 1089) on January 05, 2010, 09:29:
 
Richard Stallman is a cretin.

Macs blow.

Your all gay.

:wq, suckahs!
 
Posted by TheMoMan (Member # 1659) on January 05, 2010, 10:50:
 
____ I want my iSlate!!!!


____ You're ALL GAY


____ Dogs can warn you of bad ICE.


____ Harry Potter, Harry Potter, Harry Potter,
 
Posted by Stereo (Member # 748) on January 05, 2010, 11:23:
 
quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
____ Harry Potter, Harry Potter, Harry Potter,

Well, if you want to go litterature (loosely applied here!), Da Vinci Code is crap. And so is Angels and Demons. And I won't even try the last one... I have forgotten its name. You're all illiterate! [Razz] [evil]
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on January 05, 2010, 12:27:
 
Iran!
Iraq!
Russia!
France!
Darfur!
Iwo-Jima!
ACORN!
Obama is Saddam Hussein's love-child!
The moon will go super-nova!
I invented the Daleks!
There are mad bomb-throwing Muslims under my bed!
George Bus is god!
Minnows!


Severus Snape!
 
Posted by spungo (Member # 1089) on January 05, 2010, 13:40:
 
quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
You're ALL GAY

It's "Your all gay". Wake up and smell the meme, dude. [Wink]

And while we're at it, Mythbusters is so more awesomer than actual science, 'cos they don't waste time on stupid equations and control experiments and reproducability and all that other boring crap.

Scientists are just wannabe mythbusters who couldn't get on TV. [Smile]
 
Posted by littlefish (Member # 966) on January 05, 2010, 13:53:
 
quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
Scientists are just wannabe mythbusters who couldn't get on TV. [Smile]

That might be true for weak scientists, but the mythbusters would wet themselves to use the neutron beam I do.

Besides, all the cool scientists have their own youtube channel.
 
Posted by CommanderShroom (Member # 2097) on January 05, 2010, 14:46:
 
I have heard that line before...
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on January 05, 2010, 14:59:
 
quote:
Originally posted by littlefish:
quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
Scientists are just wannabe mythbusters who couldn't get on TV. [Smile]

That might be true for weak scientists, but the mythbusters would wet themselves to use the neutron beam I do.

I'd wet myself to use a neutron beam.
 
Posted by Grummash (Member # 4289) on January 05, 2010, 15:19:
 
Everybody predicted that Cardinal Ratzinger would be a very hardline Pope.....


...turns out...

He's a pushover!

Ba-dum-TISH!

</coat>
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on January 05, 2010, 16:06:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Grummash:
He's a pushover!

I thought he was supposed to be in-fall-able.
 
Posted by geekygoddess (Member # 15702) on January 05, 2010, 17:16:
 
Haha, MoMan...I agree with you...this place has been boring lately...this whole post make me laugh...thanks...

NOW, YOU WANT FLAMES? I dyed my hair red...that is about the best I can do....who says blondes have more fun??? I beg to differ!
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on January 05, 2010, 18:14:
 
lf & spungo: Problem is, I basically agree with your 'trolling.' [Razz]
(Notable exception: SW... :/)

Xanthine: Well...Windows 7 isn't half bad...and I have yet to use Snow Leopard. (I'm writing this on Tiger, and I never really cared for Leopard nor used it in production.)

I think it all went downhill when y'all chased my fiancée away. :tears:

I'm pretty dog tired today, so the only piece of insight I'll contribute today is: Digg pwns & Twitter rocks! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by DoctorWho (Member # 392) on January 05, 2010, 18:15:
 
quote:
Originally posted by geekygoddess:
NOW, YOU WANT FLAMES? I dyed my hair red

I want proof!!

DOS is better than all other operating systems.
Dogs are clearly the superior pets.
Avatar is clearly the best movie of all time.


[Razz] [Razz] [Razz]
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on January 05, 2010, 19:05:
 
Python is far superior to Perl.
Only dweebs drive on the right.
 
Posted by HalfVast (Member # 3187) on January 05, 2010, 19:07:
 
The only real photographs are taken with film! Not
this digital silliness that is sure to just be a
passing fad.
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on January 05, 2010, 21:00:
 
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
lf & spungo: Problem is, I basically agree with your 'trolling.' [Razz]
(Notable exception: SW... :/)

Xanthine: Well...Windows 7 isn't half bad...and I have yet to use Snow Leopard. (I'm writing this on Tiger, and I never really cared for Leopard nor used it in production.)

I think it all went downhill when y'all chased my fiancée away. :tears:

I'm pretty dog tired today, so the only piece of insight I'll contribute today is: Digg pwns & Twitter rocks! [Big Grin]

I haven't used Snow Leopard either. I was just being silly. My biggest beef with Windows 7 thus far is it's weird tendency to just shut down and update without even asking permission first. Very embarrassing when giving a lab meeting and suddenly the machine goes down. Fortunately, my boss had the patience to wait for me to stammer out an explanation before deciding whether or not he'd yell at me about the interruption(and he decided not to). Even more fortunately, this was a lab meeting, a nice casual sort of setting where people munch on bagels and occasionally put their feet on the table, not a job talk or student seminar or thesis defense or conference talk or any other sort of presentation where a computer malfunction leaves a bad taste in the mouths of important people.

What's this about a fiancee? Should we be congratulating you?
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on January 05, 2010, 21:14:
 
Oh...only if you want to send me back to the trailer by the gas station to see if she'll take me back. [Wink] (Yes, that one...) Plus, I might have to change my .sig were she ever to see it. ;P

Also, I haven't used 7 long enough to witness anything like that...but it definitely sucks less than Vista. My *favorite* feature is the fact that the "Shut Down" button actually shuts the fscking computer off. Vista has really lowered my standards. [Wink] (For the record, I've never used Vista for a production system...anywhere. [I do feel obliged to say that, otherwise I might feel dirty for talking about Vista usage.])
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on January 05, 2010, 21:56:
 
How the hell did I forget about that?

The standard throughout my department, before Windows 7, was to buy a new PC and hand it over to the computer dudes so they could downgrade Vista to XP. When my boss handed me my PC laptop, we were afraid it would end up needing the same treatment, but not only does Windows 7 work, Windows 7 has all these nifty back-compatibility features so I can run old software that's technically not supposed to work on anything post-XP (and no, upgrading the old software is not an option for us). The old software runs way clunkier than it does on XP, but it runs and that's good enough for my purposes with the laptop. When I need it to run fast and optimally, I use the desktops still running XP.
 
Posted by TheMoMan (Member # 1659) on January 06, 2010, 04:41:
 
_________ There's a neutron beam out in our midst?? KEWL!!

____ So now you got RED DRAPES, are you going to [email protected]#$%#$&?


____ J.R.R.Tolkien

____ TI-99/4A forever!!!!!
 
Posted by geekygoddess (Member # 15702) on January 06, 2010, 05:17:
 
Well Mo...you see, I was not a natural blonde in the first place...It is safe to say that the drapes match the carpet:)
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on January 06, 2010, 05:40:
 
Geekygoddess: welcome to the master race, redheads rock!

And to everyone else...

Carrot tops are green, morons.
 
Posted by MacManKrisK (Member # 955) on January 06, 2010, 08:58:
 
quote:
Originally posted by geekygoddess:
It is safe to say that the drapes match the carpet:)

Evidence or it's not true!
 
Posted by TheMoMan (Member # 1659) on January 06, 2010, 10:03:
 
____ GG, We have been told that you worked your sitter-downer off NO PROOF, now you are telling us about your decorating scheme, NO PROOF. MMKK are you in agreement that we may be witnessing fraud.
 
Posted by TheMoMan (Member # 1659) on January 06, 2010, 10:20:
 
____ Xanthine, This only works if you are using a CRT. Plug your earphones into your Comp. Moisten a paper towel with Windex and start cleaning your Screen, with the computer on you should be able to hear the flames, as the sparks jump into your ears, that should warm you up. It sure did warm me up when I did that.
 
Posted by Grummash (Member # 4289) on January 06, 2010, 11:12:
 
quote:
Originally posted by TFD:

quote:
Originally posted by Grummash:
He's a pushover!
I thought he was supposed to be in-fall-able.

That's the official line, but it's just Papal Bull. [Razz]
 
Posted by Richard Wolf VI (Member # 4993) on January 06, 2010, 12:22:
 
UBUNTU BEST DISTRO EVAR!!!!!!!1!!!!1!!!!1!!ONE!!

Firefox, Chrome and Safari can suck Opera big round red icon.

Nano pwns vi and Emacs.

Amiga 500 forever.

And...

Your all straight [Razz]
 
Posted by Ugh, MightyClub (Member # 3112) on January 06, 2010, 17:24:
 
quote:
Originally posted by geekygoddess:
Well Mo...you see, I was not a natural blonde in the first place...It is safe to say that the drapes match the carpet:)

Bah, I prefer hardwood floors [Wink]
 
Posted by quantumfluff (Member # 450) on January 06, 2010, 18:42:
 
quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
Richard Stallman is a cretin.

Stallman may be a swaggering, tin-plated dictator with delusions of god-hood, but he's not soft.
 
Posted by quantumfluff (Member # 450) on January 06, 2010, 18:47:
 
quote:
Originally posted by DoctorWho:
quote:
Originally posted by geekygoddess:
NOW, YOU WANT FLAMES? I dyed my hair red

I want proof!!
And proof that the drapes match the carpet, please.
 
Posted by quantumfluff (Member # 450) on January 06, 2010, 18:49:
 
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
Python is far superior to Perl.

That's not flame bait. That's just fact.
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on January 06, 2010, 20:07:
 
quote:
Originally posted by quantumfluff:
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
Python is far superior to Perl.

That's not flame bait. That's just fact.
It's both.
There's no surer way of trolling a Perl fanboy than telling the truth about Perl.
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on January 06, 2010, 22:36:
 
*looks upwards*

*needs a hug*
 
Posted by Ugh, MightyClub (Member # 3112) on January 07, 2010, 18:52:
 
I fiddled with Python while I was evaluating Django as a web portal platform. I used it long enough to decide the indentation-sensitive syntax really annoyed me. what idiot concocted that plan?
 
Posted by TheMoMan (Member # 1659) on January 08, 2010, 01:49:
 
____ Well, My drapes, carpet, and furniture all match, all Gray. As in Biker Graybeard. Grade school I was a towhead, middle & highschool slowly turning light brown. Beard came in Red as TFDs, along with the other puberty hair now its all gray, like a hazy shade of winter.
 
Posted by Sxeptomaniac (Member # 3698) on January 08, 2010, 14:35:
 
I looked into Python, Perl, and a few others, then decided to learn Ruby.

quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
Geekygoddess: welcome to the master race, redheads rock!

And to everyone else...

Carrot tops are green, morons.

I've got red hair, but only on my chin. Does that count?
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on January 08, 2010, 15:30:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Sxeptomaniac:
I've got red hair, but only on my chin. Does that count?

My brother has that too.

Kinda casts doubt on the simplistic dominant/recessive genetic rule I was taught in school.
 
Posted by Ugh, MightyClub (Member # 3112) on January 08, 2010, 18:44:
 
Gah, Ruby! WTF?! I read about it long enough to hear about things sliding down tubes into gates or some such nonsense and ran away screaming. Maybe the dude that wrote the tutorial was just a moron, but the syntax didn't look all that appealing to me.

um...

Unless you were talking about ruby colored carpet ;-)
 
Posted by quantumfluff (Member # 450) on January 08, 2010, 22:19:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Ugh, MightyClub:
Gah, Ruby! WTF?! ...

Ruby is not a bad language in itself, the way perl is, but it doesn't bring anything new or useful to the party. It's riding the coat tails of Rails, which seems compelling for small tasks but doesn't really scale. It's really the same sort of dead-beat dad, like PHP, that won't support you when you need it.

Of the "scripting" language, Python is probably the current best of the crop. I resisted it for several years because of bias against using indentation for syntax. But enough people I respected told me about their productivity gains, so I started using it when I could. I find it about 2-5 times as expressive per line as C++ or Java. Since you write roughly the same number of SLOC/day regardless of language, it really does double my productivity.
 
Posted by Ugh, MightyClub (Member # 3112) on January 11, 2010, 09:52:
 
By the way, NetBeans FTW!!!11!!one!
 
Posted by drunkennewfiemidget (Member # 2814) on January 11, 2010, 09:56:
 
quote:
Originally posted by littlefish:
Macs are better than PCs.
vi is better than emacs.
Cats are better than dogs.
Star wars is better than LOTR.

1 of these is correct.
2 are wrong.
1 is meaningless.

[Smile]
 
Posted by Anovadea (Member # 15588) on January 14, 2010, 05:26:
 
- MacOS is just a clone of BeOS that's trying too hard.
- sed and awk beat vi and emacs.
- Cats are better than dogs for sniper practice.
- Stallman is a hobbit exiled from the Shire for spreading Communist propaganda.
- When Oracle buys sun they'll smush mysql into a marmite-like paste, spread it on their toast and swallow it whole.
- Speaking of which marmite is edible.

You disagree, you die - screaming. [Big Grin]

Aoife
 
Posted by drunkennewfiemidget (Member # 2814) on January 14, 2010, 06:53:
 
MySQL is a piece of shit anyway.

sed and awk are great tools, but have completely different jobs than editors.

Unless you don't like getting any actual work done.
 
Posted by Sxeptomaniac (Member # 3698) on January 14, 2010, 08:14:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Ugh, MightyClub:
Gah, Ruby! WTF?! I read about it long enough to hear about things sliding down tubes into gates or some such nonsense and ran away screaming. Maybe the dude that wrote the tutorial was just a moron, but the syntax didn't look all that appealing to me.

um...

Unless you were talking about ruby colored carpet ;-)

It sounds like you're referring to Why's Poignant Guide to Ruby, a guide more popular for its quirkiness than anything else. The author was pretty popular in the Ruby community as an entertaining personality.
 
Posted by Ugh, MightyClub (Member # 3112) on January 14, 2010, 09:43:
 
Why yes, that sounds like exactly the title of what I tried to read. Why seems a bit full of himself.
 
Posted by TheMoMan (Member # 1659) on January 19, 2010, 09:17:
 
____ Mac OS isn't it Debian?


Winblows has 8bit code.
 
Posted by Sxeptomaniac (Member # 3698) on January 20, 2010, 08:47:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Ugh, MightyClub:
Why yes, that sounds like exactly the title of what I tried to read. Why seems a bit full of himself.

Can't say I know too much about him personally, other than that he's been pretty popular among Rubyists for his various works. A few of his projects have been useful (I thought Try Ruby was a creative idea). He apparently prefers to keep his personal life out of things and just use his alias (why the lucky stiff). He's spoken of pretty highly when I run across references to him, though he's apparently intentionally dropped off the map these days.
 
Posted by drunkennewfiemidget (Member # 2814) on January 20, 2010, 09:36:
 
Unfortunately, he espouses ruby, which thereby removes all credibility instantly.
 
Posted by TheMoMan (Member # 1659) on February 10, 2010, 03:46:
 
____ Ruby, Emeralds, Diamonds, they are all pretty, but how do we get the passion going again?? Do we plan a large cook out, one honking big bonfire??
 


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