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Category: programming


most quoted re "programming": Jonathan North Washington (22), oberon (12), spectie (7), other (6), Tristan Alexander McLeay (6)

other categories found with "programming": computers (33), weirdness (9), sadness (9), linguistics (8), linux (8)

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[link] heard: 22 April 2016
[edit] added: 23 April 2016

[Jonathan crops anon's picture for his github profile]

[anon]: "What do you think women will think when they see this?"

Jonathan: "I don't think that's what github's for. ... Like, not all of the internet is for that."

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[link] heard: 18 September 2015
[edit] added: 14 December 2015

"Well, Jonathan's excellent at writing twol, and I'm pretty good at hassling Jonathan to do stuff."

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[link] heard: 8 June 2015
[edit] added: 9 June 2015

"I can't read my own code. If it stops working, I basically have to start over."

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[link] heard: 8 June 2014
[edit] added: 8 June 2014

(16:47:29) spectre: ok, now you have a twol rule

(16:47:34) spectre: that is {A}:a / {A}:e

(16:47:54) spectre: but your twol rule has to combine with this {A}b{A}bbbbbb{A}

(16:47:57) spectre: when does it finish ?


(16:51:11) spectre: firespeaker,



(16:52:13) fpetkovski: he's gone

(16:52:14) fpetkovski: too late


(16:57:07) firespeaker: ^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C

(16:57:08) firespeaker: phew

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[link] heard: 4 June 2014
[edit] added: 4 June 2014

(16:19:48) Unhammer: "a basic skill to be learned alongside the three R’s"

(16:19:51) Unhammer: R's?

(16:19:56) firespeaker: .wik Three Rs

(16:19:57) begiak: "The three Rs (as in the letter R)[1] refers to the foundations of a basic skills-orientated education program within schools: reading, writing and arithmetic" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_three_Rs

(16:20:04) Unhammer: so not r-project

(16:20:07) Unhammer: damn

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[link] heard: 11 February 2014
[edit] added: 11 February 2014

"Or maybe it's a book in Hungarian about Ruby errors."

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[link] heard: 5 January 2014
[edit] added: 5 January 2014

(18:01:23) firespeaker: (isn't lexc a mess?)

(18:01:26) sushain: yes

(18:01:30) sushain: all those newlines

(18:01:43) firespeaker: it's amazingly easy to work with though

(18:01:47) sushain: I can´t believe spectie didn´t add braces :P

in reference to spectie using "# {" and "# }" in python code blocks
programming, insults
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[link] heard: 11 November 2013
[edit] added: 11 November 2013

[11:42] <tw2113> did you scale it down to just 1 user ID?

[11:42] <jonorthwash> I suppose I could do that

[11:42] <tw2113> via something like phpmyadmin

[11:42] * jonorthwash whips up a query

[11:42] <tw2113> or if you're fancy, sequelpro

[11:42] <jonorthwash> real men telnet to the mysql port

[11:43] <Limp_Trizkit> telnet to the mysql port? psssh. real men open the DB files in a hex editor

[11:43] <myosotis> hex editors are just a crutch for stream editor n00bs

[11:43] <tw2113> i read my mysql databases in binary

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[link] heard: 9 October 2013
[edit] added: 9 October 2013

[14:28] <Unhammer> %ap Guovdageainnu ruskabiillas čuožžu "muitte sirret doabbariid!"

[14:28] <Brainstorm> Unhammer: Apertium has no mode 'se-en'

[14:28] <Unhammer> Brainstorm, use sme-nob!

[14:28] <Unhammer> :)

[14:29] <jonorthwash> .t Guovdageainnu ruskabiillas čuožžu "muitte sirret doabbariid!" sme-nob

[14:29] <begiak> Sorry, the apertium API gave HTTP error 451: Not supported pair ☹

[14:29] <Unhammer> jonorthwash, %ap should autodetect source lang and translate iiuc

[14:29] <jonorthwash> Unhammer: oooh neat

[14:29] <jonorthwash> Unhammer: how does it guess destination language? ;)

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[link] heard: 6 October 2013
[edit] added: 14 October 2013

(06:07:50) spectie: firespeaker, lol, i got home drunk last night at around 1am, and i wake up now and i find a terminal open with a lexc file for karakalpak

(06:07:56) spectie: firespeaker, i don't remember writing it :|

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[link] heard: 1 May 2013
[edit] added: 1 May 2013

(00:15:16) alexr: ... but it's looking like -- and this is kind of interesting -- using an HMM is actually slightly worse than always just taking the most-frequent-translation.

(00:16:04) [jonathan]: HMM?

(00:16:08) alexr: hidden markov model.

(00:16:36) [jonathan]: ah

(00:17:14) [jonathan]: hrm

(00:17:17) alexr: No, hmm.

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[link] heard: 15 March 2013
[edit] added: 15 March 2013

(13:11:51) spectie: қ:ғ {а}: ь: {☭}: >: {S}: ы: ь:ь {n}:н ы: __HFST_TWOLC_.#.

(13:12:00) spectie: uh oh, communism in our transducer

(13:17:45) selimcan: Фонологи всех стран, объединяйтесь! :)

Fran and Ilnar commenting about the Kazakh transducer
phonetics, linguistics, programming, kazakh, russian, SSSR, politics
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[link] heard: 6 April 2012
[edit] added: 6 April 2012

(00:10:10) selimcan: oh, I have to make a small break and grep some coffee

"you know you've been coding too long when..."
caffeine, programming, puns, linux, sadness
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[link] heard: 21 March 2012
[edit] added: 21 March 2012

(18:36:18) spectie: macedonian, bulgarian, {serbian, croatian, bosnian, montenegrin}, slovenian, english, ...

(18:36:37) krvoje: hey, our language is not a regex :p

in freenode#apertium
computers, programming, geekiness
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[link] heard: 8 July 2011
[edit] added: 8 July 2011

(03:31:47) spectre: i don't like having the negative morpheme in different places

(03:31:56) firespeaker: but this is Turkic

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[link] heard: 17 November 2009
[edit] added: 17 November 2009

(20:07:46) [redacted]: there is not one single redeeming quality about the interface

(20:07:49) [redacted]: except that you can see it

(20:07:53) [redacted]: like, that it's not covered in black

(20:07:57) [redacted]: that's the only redeeming quality

(20:08:00) [redacted]: that you can see it

Abe Solomon's complaints about Praat's interface
computers, insults, sadness, programming, phonetics
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[link] heard: 9 July 2009
[edit] added: 9 July 2009

(18:17:11) kesuari: i'm gonna try something different

(18:17:25) kesuari: (i.e. find a comp with spss)

(18:24:08) kesuari: i found one!

(18:24:15) kesuari: it does what all good commercial softwar does:

(18:24:17) kesuari: crashed on startup

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[link] heard: 6 May 2009
[edit] added: 6 May 2009

(12:17pm May 5) Michael:
sudo stop --event=rain --location=seattle --reason="it's amost summer for crissakes"

(12:18pm May 5) Michael:
it worked! sorta.

(6:14pm May 6) [me]:
export LOCATION="Seattle";
configure --force;
sudo make rain;

hah! try and stop that!

(6:49pm May 6) Michael:
dude, wtf, it's raining again.
sudo killall make
sudo userdel -f Jonathan

(7:22pm May 6) [me]:
agh, it's starting up again here now..

mv /indiana/rain /seattle/
chmod a-rw /seattle/rain
chown Jonathan /seattle/rain

(Okay, I don't get the full points, because I didn't show the roothack I used to get my account back.)

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[link] heard: 31 December 2008
[edit] added: 31 December 2008

Jonathan: "Nah, we'll just reverse the math on the other end."

Aaron: "How do we do the reverse of a modulo? If times two, it equals an odd number?"

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[link] heard: 1 May 2008
[edit] added: 1 May 2008

(16:27:22) kesuari: is *that* what causes that bug?

(16:27:27) kesuari: i hadn't worked it out yet

(16:27:30) kesuari: but you could easily be right!

(16:27:33) [me]: that's what I assumed it was

(16:27:36) [me]: and of course I'm right

(16:27:50) kesuari: including about all the contradictory things you might've said about l/n?

(16:28:02) [me]: that's all just theory

(16:28:07) [me]: there's no way to be right for sure ;)

(16:28:21) kesuari: but if you contradict yourself, you must be wrong

(16:28:32) [me]: no, just stating theories

(16:28:32) kesuari: especially if you begin the contradiction by saying "oh, i was wrong before"

(16:28:39) [me]: have I said that?

(16:28:42) [me]: .. probably actually

(16:28:43) kesuari: i don't know

(16:28:45) kesuari: i'm assuming you have

(16:28:50) kesuari: because it makes my theory make you look bad

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[link] heard: 9 February 2008
[edit] added: 9 February 2008

(01:20:44) Michael: yeah... programming interviews are fun dude. you should try it

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[link] heard: 15 January 2008
[edit] added: 15 January 2008

(14:03:29) [Tristan]: "i'm bored" "heh, some madman was telling me i should add this feature to gaim" "hm really? maybe i'll do that then"

Tristan immitates gaim developers; Jonathan's the madman.. references quote #210
programming, boredom, insanity, craziness, linux
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[link] heard: 12 November 2007
[edit] added: 12 November 2007

Tristan: "Yeah, that's why you should ask out who you think you should ask out."

Jonathan: "That's a good policy."

Tristan: "I just need to know some girls."

Jonathan: "It probably doesn't help that you work as a computer programmer."

Tristan: "Yeah, that's half the reason I reckon I should go back to uni and get a masters."

[comment] [rate] 4/5

[link] heard: 18 July 2007
[edit] added: 18 July 2007

(21:43) Tristan: you realise of course that what you're doing here is filing bugreports for linguistic theories, which are kind of like computer programs

(21:43) Tristan: so the "maintainers" are probably going to call you mad

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[link] heard: 20 June 2007
[edit] added: 20 June 2007

(01:55:22) [me]: and using beamer to do my slides

(01:55:29) kesuari: use powerpoint then :)

(01:55:47) kesuari: *use powerpoint then $\ddot{\smile}$

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[link] heard: 7 January 2007
[edit] added: 9 January 2007

"We don't just want you to think that we're software designers with no understanding of theoretical linguistics. Then you wouldn't sit next to us in the coffee shop, and that would be bad."

Jason Riggle, at the 2007 LSA annual meeting
insults, computers, programming, linguistics, people, conferences, gradschool
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[link] heard: 7 February 2006
[edit] added: 7 February 2006

21:08:53 [me]: well, I thought "file has vanished" was an interesting way of informing me of it

21:09:09 [oberon]: Well, as far as rsync was concerned, that's what happened

21:09:20 [oberon]: one minute there's a file, the next minute there's not a file

21:09:43 [me]: yeah

21:09:49 [me]: I suppose that could be called vanishing

21:09:51 [oberon]: Would you prefer "file has committed glorious harikari, and will ride the divine wind to its 70 virgins"?

21:11:07 [me]: heh

21:11:08 [me]: yes

21:11:44 [oberon]: So go edit the rsync source =P

21:11:50 [oberon]: or even the binary

21:11:54 [oberon]: just ask grep...

21:12:21 [me]: nah

21:12:28 [me]: I already don't trust rsync

21:12:31 [oberon]: lol

21:12:32 [me]: not going to screw with its binary

21:17:27 [oberon]: Am I the only one who thinks that 70 number is kinda arbitrary?

21:17:33 [oberon]: I've always sorta wondered about that

21:17:43 [oberon]: I mean, it's not like they're all useful at once

21:18:07 [oberon]: The sort of thing you do with virgins is not something you can do with 70 without engineered infrastructure and supports

21:18:37 [oberon]: Is the next verse of the Qu'aran something about "and you will also receive a house so large, it requires 65 people to keep it clean?"

21:31:26 [oberon]: That's still counting on an awful lot of women to die virgins

21:31:34 [oberon]: And I don't think infant mortality counts here

21:34:05 [oberon]: Maybe 70 is just an average

21:34:09 [oberon]: and it's really determined by annual ratios

21:34:47 [oberon]: so, like, if you have a string of really unsexy years, 'cause the plague hits or the 70s happen or something, you get more virgins, so everyone gets 71.2 or something

21:35:47 [oberon]: So it's more like "I got 70 virgins*" and then in fine print: "*results not typical. Actual results may vary. Consult your doctor before..."

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[link] heard: 9 October 2005
[edit] added: 9 October 2005

18:30:51 [oberon]: that does something totally whacky

18:30:52 [oberon]: the fuck?

18:31:00 [oberon]: The camel claimed that would work...

18:31:32 [me]: you using perl 6 already? ;-P

18:37:04 [oberon]: Excellent

18:37:08 [oberon]: And no, I'm not using Perl 6

18:37:13 [oberon]: because it DOESN'T FUCKING EXIST

18:38:14 [me]: well, it was one possibility for why what you were doing wasn't working

18:38:24 [me]: that you got Perl 6 from future.sourceforge.net

18:38:35 [me]: and were using that as your primary perl interpreter for some reason

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[link] heard: 5 May 2005
[edit] added: 4 July 2005

(21:59:14) [me]: isn't it funny, that it's C Store and Java City

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[link] heard: 12 December 2004
[edit] added: 12 December 2004

Matt: "Wait, how does nudity get rid of variables?"

oberon: "Because clothes are variable—everyone's always wearing different things."

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[link] heard: 18 November 2004
[edit] added: 19 November 2004

Jonathan: "Matt, what sorting algorithm are you using?"

Matt: "MattSort."

Jonathan: "That means that if you know the original state of the cards, you can recalculate which cards everyone has."

Matt: "No, because it's O(...look over there!)"

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[link] heard: 8 November 2004
[edit] added: 8 November 2004

Nat: "Look at the specs; it turns out that a lot of the examples out there are wrong. I had a lot of trouble until I checked the specs."

Jonathan: "Well, I looked at your code."

Nat: "Don't look at my code—I looked at your code!"

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[link] heard: 24 October 2004
[edit] added: 24 October 2004

"Little do you know. It looks like Maple is watching you use your computer, but she's actually watching you type your root password."

my people page gave everyone quote categories of "cat, cat, cat, cat, cat"; about Maple Fudge
animals, cats, computers, programming, quotes
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[link] heard: 25 September 2004
[edit] added: 25 September 2004

(21:31:32) Aaron B: if (oberon.making_garlic_bread_p) {

geek shelter indeed
programming, geekiness, food
[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: 21 February 2004
[edit] added: 22 February 2004

"Cat's cradle is like programming—you just put strings together. Why do you think they call it multi-threaded?"

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[link] heard: 1 February 2004
[edit] added: 1 February 2004

"This puzzle is like O(2Where's Waldo)."

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[link] heard: 9 January 2004
[edit] added: 9 January 2004

(22:18:11) Peter: heh i'm not a database query i can filter through them

Peter reminds me that he isn't a python script; similar to quote #297
humanity, wisdom, programming
[comment] [rate] 4/5

[link] heard: 21 October 2003
[edit] added: 28 October 2003

oberon: "I am not a perl interpreter!"

[me]: "That's what you think."

oberon: "I guess it's time to shave again."

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[link] heard: 8 October 2003
[edit] added: 8 October 2003

(07:21:12) Оберон: do I look like a perl interpreter?

(07:21:16) Оберон: I know I haven't shaved in a while

(07:21:21) Оберон: but I'm pretty sure you can tell the difference.

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[link] heard: 13 September 2003
[edit] added: 13 September 2003

"Your php client has gained sentience and shown a predisposition for Valley of Strathmore."

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[link] heard: 22 August 2003
[edit] added: 22 August 2003

Cinga: Ah. Now I get a java.net:UnknownHostException.

Cinga: There seems to be an Exception for every situation.

Rentantilus: it's like the English language!

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[link] heard: 24 June 2003
[edit] added: 24 June 2003

(22:08:55) оберон - desktop: I have determined that I like elbows and knees

(22:09:03) оберон - desktop: and shoulders and pelvises absolutely suck

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[link] heard: 15 June 2003
[edit] added: 15 June 2003

(01:05:24) оберон - desktop: I code.

(01:05:27) оберон - desktop: Almost constantly.

(01:05:29) оберон - desktop: I code all day at work

(01:05:31) оберон - desktop: I come home

(01:05:35) оберон - desktop: pick up my girlfriend

(01:05:37) оберон - desktop: go to my room

(01:05:39) оберон - desktop: lock the door.

(01:05:42) оберон - desktop: put her on the bed.

(01:05:44) оберон - desktop: and go and code more.

(01:05:49) оберон - desktop: She reads.

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[link] heard: 26 March 2003
[edit] added: 10 April 2003

"I don't like subgroups. They're not future-proof."

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[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: unknown

"Actually AIMI is cheating on Oscar with Oscar. AIMI gives Oscar what Oscar gives her."

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