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What does MD mean to you?

Devesh H Rao
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Is it a sign of the times or something else?

Just seems like a little while ago when I joined the firm I am working for, straight from college and registered at java ranch almost at the same time, After sticking to the same firm for 4 years my colleagues say to my face that I am lazy to move out of the shell, while some may very well blame it on my inability to land something better, Say it whichever way you want it but I am the kind of guy who does it the way I like it. They also used to say the moose was not appropriate desktop wallpaper but I loved it anyways and my snap at the company profile intranet has me with MD on my desktop screen and it still remains the same. Some things do not change or do they�

I used to be kind of regular at MD around my fresher days around 2002-3 when I had registered at java ranch to improve my Java skills but soon I came across MD and http://www.coderanch.com/forums/f-32/md replaced about:blank in the internet options/Home Page and it was fun trying to make sense of the going on as it was pure meaningless drivel as it could be. I did get into some scraps and had a couple of posts deleted but it was all in good spirits as I could always come back for more.

Moved on to a different project with tighter schedules and restricted net access and no java ranch to keep me company in between the boring team meetings and client calls. I may have brushed up on my java skills in the meantime but it seems MD has moved on in the time.

Don�t know, but it feels more formal less fun, more meaning less drivel [Paul W, exception being your 30 odd posts recently, it was vintage MD]

Is it a new game around here� or has it been an off day/week/month ��
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Amit Agrawal
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yeah MD is great....some of the forums like programming diversion, general computing, md is for everyone irrespective of technology you work on...

btw ur sig is great...
Originally posted by Devesh H Rao:

Finding answers is simple, all you need to do is come up with the correct questions
Max Habibi
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so what you're saying is, you like to hang your toilet paper leaf out?


Java Regular Expressions
Devesh H Rao
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Originally posted by Amit Agrawal:
yeah MD is great....some of the forums like programming diversion, general computing, md is for everyone irrespective of technology you work on...

btw ur sig is great...


looking at the WA thread I kind of remember, there used to be a thread just to beat the WA thread.... now that is as pure MD as it can get.
Don't exactly remember the topic but it had some dedicated posters who posted in it just to keep it above WA..... but it seems like WA has had the last laugh after all

The signature is a rip off from one of my profs, whenever asked a doubt he would say something on the lines above and we would be like now what... finding answers was tough enuf even with open book tests and now this fellow wants us to find questions as well
Devesh H Rao
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Originally posted by Max Habibi:
so what you're saying is, you like to hang your toilet paper leaf out?


LOL... so what did you decide finally.. or are you still thinkin on the pot.
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I'm reconsidering the entire concept: perhaps a roll isn't the correct approach? Maybe an electronic sensor that dispenses the toilet paper when a hand hovers near it? Perhaps with built in sensors that weight the, um, by-product, and calculates the correct amount of paper required?
Mani Ram
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Originally posted by Devesh H Rao:
Finding answers is simple, all you need to do is come up with the correct questions.


Very true. My computer, gave The Ultimate Answer as 42 in just 7.5 million years! But the only problem is that I don't know what the question is


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Originally posted by Max Habibi:
Perhaps with built in sensors that weight the, um, by-product, and calculates the correct amount of paper required?

I'm not so sure there's a direct proportion of weight vs paper. I think the equation is more complicated, say a proportion of (weight*decibels) vs paper. The Richter scale may even be a necessary factor for an accurate equation.
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Very true: and the system would have to be very robust. After all, affecting emergency repairs might be, um, somewhat uncomfortable on so many different levels...
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Sameer Jamal
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Originally posted by Devesh H Rao:


looking at the WA thread I kind of remember, there used to be a thread just to beat the WA thread.... now that is as pure MD as it can get.



Here it is
Jranch top ten topics we lost to WA word ass topic
basha khan
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MD is gr8.

I can only write craps. Nothing more. I post in MD sometimes. But my craps are beutifull than Max-Habibi's java books.
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Max Habibi
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Originally posted by basha khan:
MD is gr8.

I can only write craps. Nothing more. I post in MD sometimes. But my craps are beutifull than Max-Habibi's java books.

[ October 14, 2005: Message edited by: basha khan ]


Basha,

I agree wholeheartedly, your craps are no doubt more 'beutifull' then any book ever written: however, I have to ask, which of my books have you read? What, specifically, did you not like? Can we discuss it on a technical level?

best wishes ,
M
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basha khan
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Max-Habibi, I just mean java books are tough. My craps are easy.
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Max, you have been hyphenized.

Do we use "crap" in plural? Is "my craps" correct?


Uncontrolled vocabularies
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Originally posted by Mapraputa Is:
Max, you have been hyphenized.

Do we use "crap" in plural? Is "my craps" correct?


If you believe that language is a reflection of the way people actually use words, then yes, it's correct. in fact, it cannot be wrong.

However, if you believe that language is a logical structure by which people should use words, then you might have a case.

Personally, I couldn't give two craps: not two of my own crap, not even two of yours

M
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Originally posted by basha khan:
my craps are beutifull than Max-Habibi's java books.


I read "Java Regular Expressions" in the bathroom. I still have the book. What does that tell you?


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basha khan
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Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:


I read "Java Regular Expressions" in the bathroom. I still have the book. What does that tell you?


These authers will crucyfy me?. I am a lazy man. And i have a few books in my shelf which i bought to read a few months back, Still not started reading. Once it'll finish, I'll think abt new ones.

I like "Tom and Jerry". And "Aqua" to listen. What does that tell you?
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Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:


I read "Java Regular Expressions" in the bathroom. I still have the book. What does that tell you?



You didn't run out of toilet paper? The pages are abrasive? You're allergic to printer's ink?

M
basha khan
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Ernest, 'Tom and jerry' is not beutifull than e=mc^2?.

Tough guys are needed. Easy guys too. Max, when u write a "Java Harry Potter"?.
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It is FRIDAY!!!
Rick Beaver
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MD = Macdonalds - <homer>mmmmmmm, burger</homer>


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Megran Max-Habibi: Personally, I couldn't give two craps: not two of my own crap, not even two of yours

Are you saying that your crap is crappier than mine?
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And if you do, is it an insult or a compliment?
basha khan
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Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:
It is FRIDAY!!!



Life itself is a Big crap. So i am deleting the FRIDAY story! Ya-Hoooooooooooooooooooo!!
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Max Habibi
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And if I were, would you take it as an insult?

If my assertion is that my crap is crappier than your crap, would you take that as assertion that my crap is superior to your crap, because it's closer to the platonic ideal of crap?

Or would you assume that my crap is inferior to your crap, because it's crappier, and crappier implies 'inferior', so by the transitive property of logic, as assertion that my crap is crappier then your crap really means that my crap is inferior to your crap?

M
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They said, "You don't understand. First he shoots the arrow and then he goes and makes the circle around the arrow, this is not archery. But he is always happy, and anybody who passes through this village almost always enquires about that idiot, nobody enquires about anybody else. His archery is all over the town, the whole day, that is his business. There is no target, wherever the arrow hits, he will go there and make an exact circle around it, so it is always in the center.

It seems that village is now missing it's idiot
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Idiots have also their own duty to the world. Then only world become little more funnier.

And nobody enjoys the JOY of an idiot. IDIOT!!.
basha khan
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Originally posted by Max Habibi:
And if I were, would you take it as an insult?

If my assertion is that my crap is crappier than your crap, would you take that as assertion that my crap is superior to your crap, because it's closer to the platonic ideal of crap?


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Three Monks belongs to three different religeons, walking on a road. First monk told , "My religeon is the humble".

The second told, " I think my religeon is little more humbler than yours"

The third, " My religeon is the humblest".
Sameer Jamal
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Originally posted by basha khan:


Three Monks belongs to three different religeons, walking on a road. First monk told , "My religeon is the humble".

The second told, " I think my religeon is little more humbler than yours"

The third, " My religeon is the humblest".


My religion is humbler than the third monk
Peter Rooke
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Crapy crappers crap name - it crap that he invented the first flushing toilet.


Regards Pete
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Don�t know, but it feels more formal less fun, more meaning less drivel [Paul W, exception being your 30 odd posts recently, it was vintage MD]

I would like to see the vintage MD come back. Posts about dopey stuff found on the net; debating the finer points of whether or not to hit on co-workers; making phalic shaped soap and not using it the way one might think it should; why;

It was heady and dopey at the same time. Wish I knew the recipe to do that again. I remember getting rather addicted to MD back then. On a sour day, it was just the ticket to make the world seem like a better place.


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Now that was a great MD post,Paul.
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Why thank you Map! Mighty kind of you to say so!
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Originally posted by Paul Wheaton:
[QB]Registered: Dec 98

Why do I see something different here ? Y-NO-19K ???
Devesh H Rao
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Originally posted by Vinod John:

Why do I see something different here ? Y-NO-19K ???


Paul has been around since dec 0098
 
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