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    @asdf It's also legal for me to swing my crowbar blindly. Anyone who might get in the way has hereby been sufficiently warned.


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    @Onyx said in :nod: Logo:

    swing my crowbar

    Half-Life 3 confirmed!



  • @Weng said in :nod: Logo:

    @PleegWat Yeah. It's quite scary. There are masses of people voting in this US election cycle who were frigging babies the last time the US didn't live in perpetual xenophobic fear.

    I'm pretty sure the last time Americans weren't in perpetual xenophobic fear was ~1492. Because then you WERE the foreign invading murderers. Since then you've just been living in paranoia of karma.

    @PleegWat said in :nod: Logo:

    I'm still having to come to terms with the fact there's adults walking around who are 10 years younger than me.

    Our family doctor went on maternity leave. The doctor covering her is handling Molly's postpartum appointments. The doctor is younger than my wife. That freaks my wife out a little.

    @Onyx said in :nod: Logo:

    You know what's scarier? Siblings of the same description (yes, my sister is 10 years younger than me).

    Sounds like there was a gap in time of around 10 years before your parents {gets dragged off stage}


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    @Weng said in :nod: Logo:

    @dkf @boomzilla Yeah, that's basically before my time as a true human being began, so I fall into the same type of perpetual gap that the new-minted alleged "adults" new - My definition of "normal" is "not freaking out about outsiders".

    Reminds me of:

    Sometimes, too, they talked of engaging in active rebellion against the Party, but with no notion of how to take the first step. Even if the fabulous Brotherhood was a reality, there still remained the difficulty of finding one’s way into it. He told her of the strange intimacy that existed, or seemed to exist, between himself and O’Brien, and of the impulse he sometimes felt, simply to walk into O’Brien’s presence, announce that he was the enemy of the Party, and demand his help. Curiously enough, this did not strike her as an impossibly rash thing to do. She was used to judging people by their faces, and it seemed natural to her that Winston should believe O’Brien to be trustworthy on the strength of a single flash of the eyes. Moreover she took it for granted that everyone, or nearly everyone, secretly hated the Party and would break the rules if he thought it safe to do so. But she refused to believe that widespread, organized opposition existed or could exist. The tales about Goldstein and his underground army, she said, were simply a lot of rubbish which the Party had invented for its own purposes and which you had to pretend to believe in. Times beyond number, at Party rallies and spontaneous demonstrations, she had shouted at the top of her voice for the execution of people whose names she had never heard and in whose supposed crimes she had not the faintest belief. When public trials were happening she had taken her place in the detachments from the Youth League who surrounded the courts from morning to night, chanting at intervals ‘Death to the traitors!’ During the Two Minutes Hate she always excelled all others in shouting insults at Goldstein. Yet she had only the dimmest idea of who Goldstein was and what doctrines he was supposed to represent. She had grown up since the Revolution and was too young to remember the ideological battles of the fifties and sixties. Such a thing as an independent political movement was outside her imagination: and in any case the Party was invincible. It would always exist, and it would always be the same. You could only rebel against it by secret disobedience or, at most, by isolated acts of violence such as killing somebody or blowing something up.

    In some ways she was far more acute than Winston, and far less susceptible to Party propaganda. Once when he happened in some connexion to mention the war against Eurasia, she startled him by saying casually that in her opinion the war was not happening. The rocket bombs which fell daily on London were probably fired by the Government of Oceania itself, ‘just to keep people frightened’. This was an idea that had literally never occurred to him. She also stirred a sort of envy in him by telling him that during the Two Minutes Hate her great difficulty was to avoid bursting out laughing. But she only questioned the teachings of the Party when they in some way touched upon her own life. Often she was ready to accept the official mythology, simply because the difference between truth and falsehood did not seem important to her. She believed, for instance, having learnt it at school, that the Party had invented aeroplanes. (In his own schooldays, Winston remembered, in the late fifties, it was only the helicopter that the Party claimed to have invented; a dozen years later, when Julia was at school, it was already claiming the aeroplane; one generation more, and it would be claiming the steam engine.) And when he told her that aeroplanes had been in existence before he was born and long before the Revolution, the fact struck her as totally uninteresting. After all, what did it matter who had invented aeroplanes? It was rather more of a shock to him when he discovered from some chance remark that she did not remember that Oceania, four years ago, had been at war with Eastasia and at peace with Eurasia. It was true that she regarded the whole war as a sham: but apparently she had not even noticed that the name of the enemy had changed. ‘I thought we’d always been at war with Eurasia,’ she said vaguely. It frightened him a little. The invention of aeroplanes dated from long before her birth, but the switchover in the war had happened only four years ago, well after she was grown up. He argued with her about it for perhaps a quarter of an hour. In the end he succeeded in forcing her memory back until she did dimly recall that at one time Eastasia and not Eurasia had been the enemy. But the issue still struck her as unimportant. ‘Who cares?’ she said impatiently. ‘It’s always one bloody war after another, and one knows the news is all lies anyway.’


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    @Onyx said in :nod: Logo:

    @PleegWat said in :nod: Logo:

    I'm still having to come to terms with the fact there's adults walking around who are 10 years younger than me.

    You know what's scarier? Siblings of the same description (yes, my sister is 10 years younger than me).

    I was born about a year before Reagan's "tear down this wall!" speech, and my sister was born about a month after 9/11.

    @Weng said in :nod: Logo:

    @Fox Seriously.

    What I'd really like for teaching programming is a runtime environment for a modern language which sandboxes you into a tiny fraction of the total available resources.

    You could probably do that with tiny VMs, no?

    @Weng said in :nod: Logo:

    In biology, you can see that a human being is made of organs which are made of cells which are made of subcellular structures and raw materials which are made of molecules which are made of atoms.

    Doesn't work so well for the brain, however. Yeah, you can poke it in certain areas and get certain effects, but the variance in function is mostly about connections, not material. Which is only relevant because computers tend to be compared to brains, and lots of people think of brains like magic.

    @Lorne-Kates said in :nod: Logo:

    I'm pretty sure the last time Americans weren't in perpetual xenophobic fear was ~1492. Because then you WERE the foreign invading murderers.

    The only Americans at that time were the ones being killed by the foreign invading murderers. I'm going to guess many of them didn't feel particularly comfortable about the way those foreigners were invading their lands and stealing their stuff and so on.

    @error said in :nod: Logo:

    ‘Who cares?’ she said impatiently. ‘It’s always one bloody war after another, and one knows the news is all lies anyway.’

    ...I wonder if people were saying that at the time and he worked it in, or if we've converged on that.


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    @Dreikin gotta remember it's on the back of the British Empire days where we'd gone and conquered a quarter of the world. We were always at war and the names would change with whatever land we'd walk into, and with a gentlemanly tone and monocle, act like we owned the place.



  • @Weng said in :nod: Logo:

    There are adults who never used a computer before Windows XP

    There are also adults who are still using Windows XP.



  • @Fox said in :nod: Logo:

    @aliceif said in :nod: Logo:

    LOGO

    Nice subtle attempt to bring this thread back on topic. :P

    When I first read the subject, I thought the thread was going to be about that kind of LOGO, and the :nod: didn’t register as a Red Alert reference at all.


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    @Dreikin said in :nod: Logo:

    You could probably do that with tiny VMs, no?

    That occurred to me, too, but then you would have to provide enough resources for the dev environment itself, which, to be safe, would probably need to be at least several megabytes larger than what is normally used, and then you've provided plenty of resources to use for most introductory-level programming projects.


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election Banned

    NodBaby has released new photos.

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  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    @Fox said in :nod: Logo:

    @Dreikin said in :nod: Logo:

    You could probably do that with tiny VMs, no?

    That occurred to me, too, but then you would have to provide enough resources for the dev environment itself, which, to be safe, would probably need to be at least several megabytes larger than what is normally used, and then you've provided plenty of resources to use for most introductory-level programming projects.

    I figure they can code wherever they want - but all testing/running/evaluation is done on the VM(s). Teach thinking about it even when it doesn't affect your dev machine.


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    @Fox HOLY SHIT, KILL IT BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!

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    It's fucking Ming, I swear!


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @Onyx said in :nod: Logo:

    It's fucking Ming, I swear!

    Ming the Dummyless!


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election Banned

    Apparently Randall Munroe somehow got on to the same topic as this thread did for a while.



  • @Fox said in :nod: Logo:

    Apparently Randall Munroe somehow got on to the same topic as this thread did for a while.

    How do you know he's not a member here?


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election Banned

    @PleegWat I don’t. I also don't know he is, so, "somehow".


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    This post is deleted!


  • @Weng Most Yanks couldn't have dealt with being around here during the Troubles. They would've just shut up in their house and surrendered.



  • @Fox said in :nod: Logo:

    How can there be someone old enough to vote that doesn't remember September 2011? :trolleybus:


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election Banned

    @ben_lubar Retrograde or perhaps anterograde amnesia.


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    @ben_lubar said in :nod: Logo:

    @Fox said in :nod: Logo:
    How can there be someone old enough to vote that doesn't remember September 2011? :trolleybus:

    There's always Explain XKCD 1686.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @JBert said in :nod: Logo:

    There's always Explain XKCD 1686.

    :whoosh: :fa_building:

    @ben_lubar said in :nod: Logo:

    September 2011?




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    @drurowin said in :nod: Logo:

    Most Yanks couldn't have dealt with being around here during the Troubles.

    You live in Haven?



  • @JBert I was having trouble with this comic because 9/11 means september of 2011 for people with sane date formats.


  • Fake News

    @fbmac
    E_ISO_8601_NOT_FOUND



  • @fbmac said in :nod: Logo:

    @JBert I was having trouble with this comic because 9/11 means september of 2011 for people with sane date formats.

    Strange, I thought it meant 0.8181818181818181818181...


  • BINNED

    @PleegWat at least it's a passing grade.



  • @drurowin said in :nod: Logo:

    @Weng Most Yanks couldn't have dealt with being around here during the Troubles. They would've just shut up in their house and surrendered.

    Nah, we'd just deal with it like we deal with Chicago: move to the suburbs.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @boomzilla said in :nod: Logo:

    Nah, we'd just deal with it like we deal with Chicago: move to the suburbs.

    You don't want to do that…

    "The 'Burbs (1989)" Theatrical Trailer – 01:31
    — Forever Cinematic Trailers



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