# Your most hated word

Ranch Hand

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But then again, on very few occasions I am wrong about that... :roll:

Shura

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Sheriff

Sheriff

I don't have a particular most hated word, but most trendy buzzwords would be candidates. (Michael's first four are good examples.) I just heard a co-worker make gratuitous use of "pro-active", so that's the first one that came to my mind just now (even though it may no longer qualify as "trendy").

By the way, I think Shura is a really nice guy.

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Mark

Sheriff

The people from Sun were not even trying to hide it: They even called Java (I wished I still had the article, anyone?) a

**language:**

*"buzzword-compliant"**Simple, Architecture neutral, Object oriented, Portable, Distributed, High performance, Interpreted, Multithreaded, Robust, Dynamic, Secure...*

My personal favorite:

orient

**a**ted instead of oriented.

Then there is also:

a mute point vs moot point - I know some one that used to say that all of the time, she was a few fries short of a happy meal

Sheriff

Don Box, et al. "SOAP: Simple Object Access Protocol"

"The question of whether to use a session ID or a Connection object for identification is mostly orthogonal to the question of whether to use a timeout or Unreferenced for cleanup..."

Peter den Haan, "Developer Certification" forum,

http://www.coderanch.com/t/180082/java-developer-SCJD/certification/Locking-Suggestions-Help

"Having a bad boss is orthogonal to the size of the company."

Mark Herschberg, "Jobs Discussion" forum,

http://www.coderanch.com/t/27350/Jobs/careers/Working-small-Organization

My favorite:

"One says that array types are

**orthogonal**to the type system, which in mathematical terms means that for every type there is a corresponding array type"

Douglas Dunn. "Java Rules" p.474

[ July 08, 2002: Message edited by: Mapraputa Is ]

Uncontrolled vocabularies

"I try my best to make *all* my posts nice, even when I feel upset" -- Philippe Maquet

Sheriff

**orthogonal**sometimes to describe that two things are

*independent*of each other. ...From my old days in physics where the orthogonal vector product (versus scalar) of two orthogonal vectors (90 degrees) is zero.

Is that correct? I haven't checked it in a long time and at my age I may have forgotten!!

Ranch Hand

Associate Instructor - Hofstra University

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P.S: I'm not some laid back 55 year old, I'm 29 from Brooklyn, just hate that word.

--Alex

Sheriff

*" ...From my old days in physics where the orthogonal vector product (versus scalar) of two orthogonal vectors (90*

degrees) is zero."

degrees) is zero."

Oops! Serves me right for not refreshing my mind (just my stomach!)

If the VECTOR product is zero, doesn't that imply that the scalar product is also zero?

Oohh my mind hurts!

Sheriff

**I thought orthogonal was the shape of a stop sign?**

No, I'm pretty sure it has to do with the nature of being. Or maybe it had something to with the study of birds...

For vectors: the vector (cross) product of two orthogonal vectors is nonzero, while the scalar (dot) product is zero. For parallel vectors it's reversed.

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Sheriff

Alex: Dude, how's Brooklyn treating you? I am there every weekend at my girlfriend's place Parking there sucks big time...

If

*orthogonal*points of view do not intersect, does it mean they are

*parallel*?

One more:

"The line is busy..." (one day i am going to find out where did the line go and drag it out!)

Shura

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Sheriff

Sheriff

Ranch Hand

If two lines don't intersect then don't they have to be parallel in Euclidean geometry?Originally posted by Jim Yingst:

Who said they don't intersect? But even if they don't, that hardly implies they are parallel. It's certainly not true for lines anyway.

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Sheriff

If two lines don't intersect then don't they have to be parallel in Euclidean geometry?

Hm. This thread seems to be getting, uh, orthogonal to the original topic but, anyway,

what Jim is saying is that [deleted by heavy-handed management].

[ July 09, 2002: Message edited by: Jim Yingst ]

Sheriff

Originally posted by Jim Yingst:

Not unless you're thinking of a restricted subset of Euclidean geometry.

Aha, Euclidean 2-dimentional geometry. So you are saying that most points of view are at least 3D?

Shura

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Sheriff

Sheriff

Sheriff

<dl>

<dt>Lisa</dt><dd>Well, where's my Dad?</dd>

<dt>Frink</dt><dd>Well, it should be obvious to even the most dim-witted individual who holds an advanced degree in hyperbolic topology, n'hey, that Homer Simpson has stumbled into...[the lights go off] the third dimension.</dd>

<dt>Lisa</dt><dd>[turning the lights back on] Sorry.</dd>

<dt>Frink</dt><dd>[drawing on a blackboard] Here is an ordinary square --</dd>

<dt>Wiggum</dt><dd>Whoa, whoa -- slow down, egghead!</dd>

<dt>Frink</dt><dd>-- but suppose we extend the square beyond the two dimensions of our universe, along the hypothetical "Z" axis, there.</dd>

<dt>Everyone</dt><dd>[gasps]</dd>

<dt>Frink</dt><dd>This forms a three-dimensional object known as a "cube", or a "Frinkahedron" in honor of its discoverer, n'hey, n'hey.</dd>

<dt>Homer</dt><dd>[disembodied] Help me! Are you helping me, or are you going on and on?</dd>

<dt>Frink</dt><dd>Oh, right. And, of course, within, we find the doomed individual.</dd>

</dl>

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