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Re: Lol- The joking thread

Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:06 am

:)
Start @ >Have you got any experince with GNU/Linux?
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Re: Lol- The joking thread

Tue May 02, 2017 11:55 am

"Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window. "

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Re: Lol- The joking thread

Tue May 02, 2017 5:27 pm

r3d4 wrote:"Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window. "
Wrong way round. "Never trust a computer you can lift."
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Re: Lol- The joking thread

Tue May 02, 2017 9:32 pm

Quite so. I would sooner trust a computer that arrives on the back of an articulated lorry than these modern things that you can flush down the toilet.

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Re: Lol- The joking thread

Wed May 03, 2017 2:50 am

A lorry can disappear down a sink hole. Never trust a computer that contains electrons!

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Re: Lol- The joking thread

Wed May 17, 2017 11:57 am

"If
the earth was flat
cats would have pushed
everything of it by now ..." -the internet

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Re: Lol- The joking thread

Wed May 17, 2017 6:05 pm

You mean like this:
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Re: Lol- The joking thread

Thu May 18, 2017 11:21 pm

Is it "Never lift more than you can eat",
Or " Never eat more than you can lift"?
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Re: Lol- The joking thread

Fri May 19, 2017 7:23 am

paulie wrote:Is it "Never lift more than you can eat",
Or " Never eat more than you can lift"?
the one that I heard was: "Never eat anything bigger than your own head, unless it's Ice-cream."
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Re: Lol- The joking thread

Fri May 19, 2017 10:17 am

Candy floss?


A.k.a. fairy floss, cotton candy
Machines invented in 1897 and 1921, both by dentists.
Being 99% pure sugar A.k.A. tooth-rot, you'd think they'd have known better.

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Re: Lol- The joking thread

Fri May 19, 2017 3:02 pm

Burngate wrote:Candy floss?


A.k.a. fairy floss, cotton candy
Machines invented in 1897 and 1921, both by dentists.
Being 99% pure sugar A.k.A. tooth-rot, you'd think they'd have known better.
They knew that they were giving themselves work for as long as they wanted it.
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Re: Lol- The joking thread

Wed May 31, 2017 5:52 pm

The secret to life, the universe, everything ...

Covfefe = 42

C + O + V + F + E + F + E
3 + 7 + 6 + 8 + 5 + 8 + 5

http://www.lucky-name-numerology.com/numerology-3.html

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Re: Lol- The joking thread

Wed May 31, 2017 9:19 pm

*dreams* of a browser capable of
grep -v "$BS"

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Re: Lol- The joking thread

Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:30 am

$82,882,725
funny but not har har

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Re: Lol- The joking thread

Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:46 pm

rurwin wrote:
David613 wrote:This may be more depressing than funny but I've found log entries at work that include -0 (negative zero, not indicating subtraction) and -2-1=1. It has given one of my co-workers and I some amusement deciding whether zero is positive or negative.
Several, if not most of the ways to represent signed numbers result in having a representation for negative zero.

one's-complement is just an inversion of all the bits. So 11111=-0 and 000000=+0. Two's complement (invert the bits and add 1) has replaced one's-complement in most places, certainly where arithmetic is involved because there is more fiddling to do to get it to come out right.
Floating point numbers use sign-and-magnitude where a bit indicates if the number is positive or negative and the rest just gives the number. So if the sign bit is 1 the number is negative, even if its magnitude is 000000.

In both cases usually hardware will "normalise" the number before you have to deal with it, and that includes converting -0 to +0.

And in any case, a test for -0==+0 will always return true... unless you are comparing the bit pattern of course... So you need two comparison instructions, which is another reason those forms are rarely used.

Free interesting fact: In two's complement, you can imagine the most significant bit is negative and the others are positive. So for example with a four-bit word, bit 0 represents +1, Bit 1 is +2, Bit 2 is +4, but bit 3 is -8. So 1111 is 1+2+4-8 = -1. Whereas 1000 is just -8 and 0111 only adds up to 7, which explains why it's always asymmetric; with 16 bits the range is -32768 to +32767 and so on. And of course that extra negative number is where the space for -0 went to. One's complement is symmetric but has two zeros.
These were all hand written logs though, so it's more a case of someone really understanding the functional meaning of zero.

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Re: Lol- The joking thread

Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:54 am

Woman to her husband while at it: "Please say dirty things to me!"

Man: "Bath, Kitchen, Living room"

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Re: Lol- The joking thread

Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:46 am

That pisses the hell out of me.

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Re: Lol- The joking thread

Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:50 am

berrymix wrote:Woman to her husband while at it: "Please say dirty things to me!"

Man: "Bath, Kitchen, Living room"
:lol:

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Re: Lol- The joking thread

Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:27 pm

Or, in a similar situation, the excited husband says to the wife - "Go on - moan in my ear".

She says, "You bought that paint for the kitchen months ago and haven't lifted a finger to paint the kitchen!"

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Re: Lol- The joking thread

Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:55 am

jardino wrote:Or, in a similar situation, the excited husband says to the wife - "Go on - moan in my ear".

She says, "You bought that paint for the kitchen months ago and haven't lifted a finger to paint the kitchen!"

Alan.
Hahahaha, or even say its your turn tomorrow morning to do the clothes and dishes.

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Re: Lol- The joking thread

Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:09 pm

.io

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