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    Advise for the day.

    Do not fooled by April Fools'.
    It's all true. We are insane.
    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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    Some people just can't be fooled:

    WNYC - The Brian Lehrer Show: SCOTUS Voting Law (April 01, 2010)

    I actually fell for this...it made too much sense.
    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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    if someone didnt warn me that this is an attempt at April Fouls, i
    would have fell for this too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UltraKing227 View Post
    if someone didnt warn me that this is an attempt at April Fouls, i
    would have fell for this too!
    I still wonder whether that frogs-story on slashdot was an april fool's joke. It seemed to be one, even though it had been published two days early, I think.

    Can't take anything seriously today, can you?

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    I guess this applies to those who may browse Wikipedia today as well:
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    "Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods."
    -Christopher Hitchens

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    And:
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    "Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods."
    -Christopher Hitchens

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    Looks like GNU have finally released the long awaited midnight commander 5.0:

    Midnight Commander EXPERIMENTAL RELEASE
    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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    How stupid is the news? My local news just reported that Google is changing it's name to Topeka. Get real. Even for an April Fool's joke, that's just awful. I'm not sure who's at fault here....

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteflags View Post
    How stupid is the news? My local news just reported that Google is changing it's name to Topeka. Get real. Even for an April Fool's joke, that's just awful. I'm not sure who's at fault here....
    You haven't heard the half of it. This is because Topeka city council officially changed it's name a while back to "Google, Kansas" as part of some google related contest/publicity stunt.

    Little known factoid: All the "666nn" US postal codes are in Topeka
    Last edited by MK27; 04-01-2010 at 06:00 PM.
    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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