This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
We regret to announce that former sheriff Mapraputa Is has been relieved of her position at JavaRanch, and is now in the process of being deported back to Russia where she will doubtless be debriefed by her former Soviet spymasters. But what can we do, the damage is already done. Remember: loose lips sink ships!
Note: When sorting large quantities of anesthetized flies in a genetics lab, it's inevitable that you will transport some with you. Within a week or two, your car and your apartment will be well populated with little D. melanogasters.
I feel Moderators are well, Moderators , and need their own space afterall.
They call in an asylum
Leverager of our synergies
Joined: Aug 26, 2000
I was going to reply in this thread, but Jim sent me back to Russia!
By the way, Jim, the Center isn't totally pleased with your job performance. They asked me to remind that you have to use the US Constitution to code your messages, and not Ender's Game. The guys from deciphering department don't have to track down all your Borders purchases just to be able to read your reports.
For non-moderators: "In Soviet Russia" reversal refers to a piece of today's exchange in MO:
Mapraputa Is, posted October 18, 2007 12:54 AM "Me never seen fitted-sheets in Russia. Consequently, when I have to fold a fitted sheet, I jam it into a ball, trying to make the ball as small as I can, while mumbling something incomprehensible and periodically shouting "Karl Marx!", "capitalists!" -- this usually keeps well-wishing observers away."
Ernest Friedman-Hill, posted October 18, 2007 08:16 AM "In Soviet Russia, fitted sheets fold YOU!"
Synergy. Feh. If your company is being acquired by another company, and the word "synergy" appears in a press release about the acquisition, don't hesitate. Get your resume out of the door and into the hands of anybody who might want it right away.
Joined: Sep 17, 2006
[Mapraputa Is: ] And these people talk about world domination ! Which people ? ( Note that you I am at your mercy and I have asked to be shown none ) Communications between a blind-side of an impenetrable barrier staffed by someone who can only talk about what is the best way to put a drosophila fly to sleep. ususally invokes (interest) where there may be no reason to be interested, a standard and often used approach to marketing.
Thus, to do computer security, you may wish to appear to be talking about Meaningless Drivel, to thwart meaningful discussion about Furrin Countries. The fur trade is a worldwide industry which involves the collection and sale of animal fur - a critical source of vitality for a collection of Nations that reverted to Communisim after having experimented with Free Elections. I note with interest ( for continuity in my observers ability to follow my intended path - while I suck you guys in ) that the failure occured when they got to the School Board Meetings.
Thus, I find reason to post in t = 010548 f = 32: this can get extremely serious in a flash-pan of Global Reach: Our clearly stated goal of World domination opens Fatal Attractors for attacks consisting of small packets or quanta of Marketers. In the last few days, I have accumulated some 45.6 KB (46,790 bytes) in a utilty package for projects I intend to get prototyped to a Alpha 0.80 internal release. While this is a direct consequence of having worked on several projects that had School Boards in ultimate control of budgeting, I cannot imagine in any threat, risk or burden that would cause an entire region of the world to revert to:
They have very little oil and gas production in the country, so most of the homes even many in the large cities have no heat in the winter, they just put on more clothing.
There is no heat or cooling in the homes.They may have electricity 2 hours a day. The bread is baked at a central bakery in each village. The children get the bread every morning and bring it back to the house. The family eats 2 meals a day. One in midmorning the other late at night. If there are any leftovers, they are served at the next meal until all the food is eaten. Children do not have any new clothing.
How we intend to attain World Dominion ....
I have to make a break in the devleoping thread of thought and explain to you guys something about myself. As a youngster, in Kansas, I experienced during mid-elementary school years something which is clinically labeled Solipsism ( Latin: solus, alone + ipse, self ) defined as: "My mind is the only thing that I know exists." (which is a buncha Moose Manure), but I uses it to diffract nuances in such as your "And these people talk about ... " So when I see someone from a non ISO Latin-1 dialect posting about: You noticed my new custom title! && Leverager of our synergies ... it's like YOU have sucked ME in, a refreshing change for a strata that usually considers "engaging" to be complimentary. And now you have locked me in a un-occupiable point where, one can never make simultaneous predictions of conjugate variables, such as sanity and utility, with arbitrary accuracy. Thus the above sentence completes as: