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    (?<!re)tired Mario F.'s Avatar
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    Oh man. I laughed!
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    Or..

    Caller: Hello, this is [name here]. Could I please speak to [name here]

    That's good manners.
    Had this happen to me last night:

    <ring>... <ring>... I pick up.
    Caller: How are you?
    Me: Uhm. Good?
    Caller: Where's Paul?
    Me: ...
    Caller: Is this the wrong number?
    Me: How would I know? What number did you call?
    Caller: This one.
    Me: AAAAARGH.

    The entire time, her tone of voice was like somebody at a funeral.
    Code:
    //try
    //{
    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
    //}

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    What peeve's me off most about phone calls is this:

    <ring> I pick up.
    Me: Hello?
    Caller: Who is this?
    Me: Ugh. Well who the hell is this? You called me, you should know who I am.
    Caller: Uhhh... Is Donatello there!?! (voice raises a little bit, not like a yell, just like I didn't hear them the first time)
    Me: No. You must have the wrong number.
    Caller: What? Are you sure?
    Me: Yes.
    Caller: Well, who is this?
    Me: No. You've got the wrong number. Try again, fat fingers.
    <hang up>
    Probably about 70% of the phone calls I get from wrong numbers go that way.

    If I call somebody not in my speed dial(meaning I have to punch in the number manually and risk entering it incorrectly) I state my name and ask for who I'm trying to reach. If somebody picks up that I'm not expecting I say: "Sorry, I may have the wrong number. I'm trying to reach Leonardo".

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    I usually just breathe slowly and heavily for 10-15 seconds, then ask if you want a free time limited newspaper subscription.
    C programming resources:
    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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    Kids in the Hall was the funniest TV show of all time.
    C programming resources:
    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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