off topic

Alan McKinnon alan at
Fri Apr 28 15:35:57 UTC 2006

On Friday 28 April 2006 15:09, Derek Broughton wrote:
> Stephen R Laniel wrote:
> > That's basically where we've been stuck for years. It's
> > childish, and I just wish we'd stop. We have better things
> > to do.
> Speak for yourself :-)  Personally, I enjoy the odd MS bash. 
> Particularly after I've just spent hours doing something in Windows
> that I could have done in minutes in Linux, if I'd been given the
> liberty to choose the platform.

hehe, sometimes it's just irresistible isn't it?

Reminds me of a story of /. a while back - some linguist had spent 
2000 man hours writing a Windows program that would count how many 
English words could be properly spelled using full element names in 
the periodic table as letters. 2000 hours! It was all terribly 
complicated and confusing, and took several hours to run

Then some /. fanboy used /usr/share/dict/words and a perl one-liner to 
do the same thing in 3.5 seconds


If only you and dead people understand hex, 
how many people understand hex?

Alan McKinnon
alan at linuxholdings dot co dot za
+27 82, double three seven, one nine three five

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