Poll - Terrorism & Torture

This is a discussion on Poll - Terrorism & Torture within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Except if you happen to like it....

  1. #16
    (?<!re)tired Mario F.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    7,576
    Except if you happen to like it.
    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.

  2. #17
    MFC killed my cat! manutd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Posts
    870
    Masachist.
    Silence is better than unmeaning words.
    - Pythagoras
    My blog

  3. #18
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    267
    its masochist

    and emos

    OS: Windows 7, XUbuntu 11.10, Arch Linux
    IDE: CodeBlocks
    Compiler: GCC

  4. #19
    MFC killed my cat! manutd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Posts
    870
    I thought I spelled that wrong. It's not a word I use very often
    Silence is better than unmeaning words.
    - Pythagoras
    My blog

  5. #20
    (?<!re)tired Mario F.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    7,576
    Make you want to be a terrorist, eh?
    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.

  6. #21
    Devil's Advocate SlyMaelstrom's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Out of scope
    Posts
    4,077
    Mario is into S&M.
    Sent from my iPad®

  7. #22
    (?<!re)tired Mario F.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    7,576
    Gawd! No way. That's too depressing.

    I think I took the analogy too far. Very dangerous things, analogies
    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.

  8. #23
    Mayor of Awesometown Govtcheez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    8,825
    Speaking of torture, anyone seen the new Bond movie? That was sweet.

  9. #24
    Registered User Kybo_Ren's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    136
    You guys are taking this way too seriously. The questions are not my opinions! They are simply there to be answered.

    The reason there are so many options for the US and 1 for Other is for demographics -- I want to analyze responses based upon where the US overall stands, where individual parts stand, and where the rest of the world stands (of course the sample size is far too small to be truly accurate, but w/e).

    Also, my definition of torture is the same as the first definition on dictionary.com --
    the act of inflicting excruciating pain, as punishment or revenge, as a means of getting a confession or information, or for sheer cruelty.
    And the US didn't comply with Geneva convention rules prior to the USSC's ruling on Jun 29th in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld. Don't interpret the questions as opinions or lack of research -- simply answer them!

    Thank you all

  10. #25
    For Narnia! Sentral's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Narnia
    Posts
    719
    This thread sucks.....
    Videogame Memories!
    A site dedicated to keeping videogame memories alive!

    http://www.videogamememories.com/
    Share your experiences with us now!

    "We will game forever!"

  11. #26
    Mayor of Awesometown Govtcheez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    8,825
    > The questions are not my opinions!

    Seriously, your questions suck. The capital punishment and eye for an eye thing make no sense at all.

    edit: Unless you're trying to draw a retarded correlation between people who are for torture and people who are for the death penalty. If you are doing that, you're really missing the point of the torture debate.

  12. #27
    (?<!re)tired Mario F.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    7,576
    > You guys are taking this way too seriously.

    You are clearly way out of the loop.

    > I want to analyze responses based upon where the US overall stands

    Just next to Canada.

    > and where the rest of the world stands

    Inside US or knocking at its door.

    > And the US didn't comply with Geneva convention rules

    It's no good to post a survey and then plant a suggestion.

    I'm not going to email you, of course. That would be silly. But if you really want to know the opinion of an european, then it should be something like america is evil, and is a great investor. All americans are great fellas, we love their money, and we want them dead. We like their planes and we hope a lot of them die fighting for democracy and freedom while we watch soaps and have high level peace meetings with those killing americans.
    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.

  13. #28
    Devil's Advocate SlyMaelstrom's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Out of scope
    Posts
    4,077
    Quote Originally Posted by Kybo_Ren
    The questions are not my opinions!
    Apparently they are because they are, in many cases, completely subjective. Oh, and you still haven't given your definition of torture which is key to the survey. Now we got people going ape.......... in this thread because they think we're sitting prisoners in cut out basket chairs and swinging large lead balls at the end of chains into their nuts for torture. Down with torture! Down with bad US policies!

    ...oh, unless of course they like it.
    Sent from my iPad®

  14. #29
    (?<!re)tired Mario F.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    7,576
    > ...oh, unless of course they like it.

    *nods solemnly*
    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.

  15. #30
    Registered User Kybo_Ren's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    136
    I am not debating anything.

    I think you misunderstand: I am not the one who made all the questions.

    Also, the questions will most likely have a bias, simply so that you can measure how much you agree with it. Trust me, you have no idea what my personal bias is. I'm simply asking you to fill out the survey. If you don't want to -- fine.

    I wasn't planting a suggestion -- I was stating a fact as a point to the accusation that I didn't do research (which is beside the point anyway).

    EDIT:
    Please read my previous post, SlyMaelstrom. I think you'll find that I did, in fact, give my definition of torture.
    Don't interpret the questions or say I'm trying to draw correlations from anything. I am simply asking different questions (the first five are obviously for demographics -- those are the only ones I will use to make any correlations with any individual questions).
    Last edited by Kybo_Ren; 12-01-2006 at 06:16 PM.

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. How do you create a Poll?
    By cpjust in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-30-2009, 11:35 PM
  2. Hungarian Notation POLL
    By maxhavoc in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 06-21-2004, 11:52 AM
  3. Today on Cprogramming....When Polls go bad?
    By incognito in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 01-25-2002, 01:41 PM
  4. Poll this Poll that
    By ski6ski in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-28-2001, 05:19 AM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21