programming is like sex

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    Okay fine, since we're being honest... I didn't find this funny at all (just so you know!), In fact I found it a bit rude towards women and life (ie abortion), and my Mum is a woman so that makes it personal :-)

    Continuing with the honesty... Hasn't anyone told you indigo0086 that it's considered "noobish" to have numbers in your name

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    Just cause his number's bigger than yours...

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    Programming is like sex ...

    1. You get better with age
    2. Your techniques get called old fashioned, even though they work
    3. Your code gets bigger and uglier as time goes by.
    4. When you are young, it only takes you a few minutes to finish, after a few decades it can take O(n^2) time
    5. Most people don't like to be watched while they code, but some do.
    6. There are millions of self appointed experts, none of which are any good at coding.
    7. The professionals may look appealing, but the hobbyists usually make the most significant breakthroughs.
    8. The best programmers aren't easy to look at.
    9. Bigger isn't necessarily better.
    10. You can do it by yourself, with a partner, or in a large group.
    11. Some people are good enough to make money doing it.
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abachler View Post
    Programming is like sex ...

    1. You get better with age
    2. Your techniques get called old fashioned, even though they work
    3. Your code gets bigger and uglier as time goes by.
    4. When you are young, it only takes you a few minutes to finish, after a few decades it can take O(n^2) time
    5. Most people don't like to be watched while they code, but some do.
    6. There are millions of self appointed experts, none of which are any good at coding.
    7. The professionals may look appealing, but the hobbyists usually make the most significant breakthroughs.
    8. The best programmers aren't easy to look at.
    9. Bigger isn't necessarily better.
    10. You can do it by yourself, with a partner, or in a large group.
    11. Some people are good enough to make money doing it.
    This one manages to be funny without being explicit or degrading -- bravo.
    Code:
    //try
    //{
    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
    //}

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    1. You get better with practice.
    Fixed! I find old people a tad creepy. Some of them walk like zombies. I don't want to think about what they do in their free time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteflags View Post
    Fixed! I find old people a tad creepy. Some of them walk like zombies. I don't want to think about what they do in their free time.
    We practice being creepy, sometimes we even make bets on who can creep out the most youngun's or take the longest to buy one item at Walmart My personal favorite is called 'who can guess the smell' where you put something wierd on your clothes then go to the store and see how many people stare. My high score so far is a combination of campfire and ambergris
    Last edited by abachler; 12-24-2008 at 05:14 PM.
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abachler View Post
    We practice being creepy, sometimes we even make bets on who can creep out the most youngun's or take the longest to buy one item at Walmart My personal favorite is called 'who can guess the smell' where you put something wierd on your clothes then go to the store and see how many people stare. My high score so far is a combination of campfire and ambergris
    Where the heck did you get ambergris, and what were you doing with it while camping?
    Code:
    //try
    //{
    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
    //}

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewbuck View Post
    Where the heck did you get ambergris, and what were you doing with it while camping?
    A better question would be, how did I light a fire in a whales stomach....
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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    If programming is like sex, then I feel sorry for the reverse engineer.
    Fried chicken for everybody!
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    What about protected sex? Is that like compiling without actually generating an executable?

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