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    Hello fellow survivors

    Hello fellow survivors,

    As the last representatives of the human race and survivors of the end of the world, I suggest we give in the drinking, partying and a bit of a scrap just for old times sake.
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    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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    Ah yes, another year gone, and another "end of the world party" to attend.

    I wonder if the "end of the world" thing will ever go out of style. Knowing the propensity for humans to indulge in the irrational, fantastical mind-sets, as well as mistakenly projecting the pattern-seeking behavior of our brains onto the environment around us, coupled with the meaningless symbolism many people enjoy, I think it's likely this trend will continue unabated.

    Anywho ... cheers!

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    Did someone say drink?
    Hitchhiker's Guide - The World's About to End! - YouTube

    Ah, them were the days, 6 pints for less than £5.
    Struggle to get a single pint for that much in some places now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matticus
    I wonder if the "end of the world" thing will ever go out of style.
    It probably will... sometime around the end of the world.
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    Not even NASA can predict a gamma ray burst. So it is my hope that the world just ends one day.

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    Our wonderful world for sure it's not going to end when the guys that interpret the Maya's calendar incorrect say. What we should think about is that humanity pushes this word to annihilation ... You can not probably change the world, but yourself Happy vacation to everyone
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    I think it's likely this trend will continue unabated.
    Somewhere an "expert" in Mayan culture is drafting an article explaining how everyone else was wrong because the Mayan calendar "doesn't really end until 2013".

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    Come on people, a new calendar is $11, if all 7 billion of us chip in that's only 1.57e-9 dollars each. A small price to pay to avoid the end of the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomotap View Post
    Somewhere an "expert" in Mayan culture is drafting an article explaining how everyone else was wrong because the Mayan calendar "doesn't really end until 2013".
    They just had a cyclic calendar. It's been know for, hold on to your hats, a couple centuries.

    We need change to our history books... something in the lines of:

    Mayans: despite having been an ultra violent civilization with a special interest in ripping the hearts out of their own kind, they had one keen sense of humor. While they couldn't predict the future they knew we would be dumber.

    PS: The OP should have been "give in to drinking...". Can't edit that now. But I think you got the gist.
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    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 Salem View Post
    Did someone say drink?
    Hitchhiker's Guide - The World's About to End! - YouTube

    Ah, them were the days, 6 pints for less than £5.
    Struggle to get a single pint for that much in some places now.
    Yes. See, I was once a believer on the "end of the world". I always said the world would end when beer stopped being cheap. But all I did was to add in the list of false predictions

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    I live in a country that, in the words of one of its past elected political leaders, is "the arse end of the world". So the world has already come to an end.
    Right 98% of the time, and don't care about the other 3%.

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    A politician that doesn't fall to artificial patriotic speech? Can we borrow him from you?
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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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    Well, he has retired from the public life, but you could ask him and brace yourself.
    Right 98% of the time, and don't care about the other 3%.

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