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    This has all to do with His agenda.

    You can't just expect Him to receive the whole world in one day. He just booked each country individually.

    (and those countries that don't celebrate it are on his s*** list)
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    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Happy belated Thanksgiving all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom
    In Canada... where everything is backwards.
    I have to agree... for example, shorthand date form:

    American: mm/dd/yy, eg 11/24/06
    Canadian: dd-mm-yy, eg 24-11-06

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    I sense sarcasm in your smiley there... do you perhaps not see the logic in the leading month?

    The real question is... do you write 24 November, 2006 or November 24, 2006?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom
    I sense sarcasm in your smiley there... do you perhaps not see the logic in the leading month?
    Of course I do... America's always ahead of the pack, and Canada's the last to follow. Always. Every single time. Another good example, website endings:

    America: .us or .com
    Canada: .ca

    The real question is... do you write 24 November, 2006 or November 24, 2006?
    Of course we use the former!

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    Hey, I like .ca. It's snazzy. .us sounds pretentious, but .ca kinda sounds like "Hey, everyone. Part-ay over he-ya!"... which I suppose is also pretentious. Regardless, Canada is good at hockey and that is a scientific fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom
    Hey, I like .ca. It's snazzy. .us sounds pretentious, but .ca kinda sounds like "Hey, everyone. Part-ay over he-ya!"... which I suppose is also pretentious.
    But nothing can compare with .com... it sounds sort of like C++, like "I'm accessing member data from my object!"

    *sigh*... some people get all the fun
    Regardless, Canada is good at hockey and that is a scientific fact.
    And who's been winning the Stanley Cup lately? It wouldn't be US, would it?

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    How many Canadians on those Stanley Cup winning teams? Besides, I didn't say you were the best. Though all time, I'd probably rank Canada the best closely followed by Soviet Union/Russia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom
    Hey, I like .ca. It's snazzy. .us sounds pretentious, but .ca kinda sounds like "Hey, everyone. Part-ay over he-ya!"... which I suppose is also pretentious. Regardless, Canada is good at hockey and that is a scientific fact.
    Of course they had to get an "eh" in it!

    My favorite Canada hack:
    Why do Canadians say 'eh' all the time?
    Just spell Canada out loud.
    C-A-N-A-D-A

    With regard to date representation, I think ISO 8601 makes the most sense.
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    Yeah, actually it's more like "Hey Bud-day... I'm aboot to throw a party over here."
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    You'd think Canada's domain ending would be .eh, not .ca.
    There are 10 types of people in this world, those who cringed when reading the beginning of this sentence and those who salivated to how superior they are for understanding something as simple as binary.

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    "Where can I search the web reliably?" "google.eh"

    Now, that's cool.
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    7. It is easier to write an incorrect program than understand a correct one.
    40. There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third one works.*

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    Wow, this got off-topic
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    off-topic is overrated
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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