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The wars between the "OTHER PRIMATES OPEN THEM FROM THE SMALL END" faction versus the "BUT THE LITTLE BIT OF BANANA AT THE SMALL END IS GROSS" faction consumed Europe for generations.
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Cthulhux
5 days ago
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Also, Emacs.
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Brstrk
5 days ago
I think you misspelled Vim. It's ok. We forgive you this time.
Cthulhux
5 days ago
You only need ten keys to master Vim: [Esc] [:] [q] [!] [e] [m] [a] [c] [s] [Enter]
firetech
5 days ago
You only need this command to master emacs: `alias emacs='vim'`
taddevries
5 days ago
Meanwhile nano users are in the corner eating glue
c_dave
4 days ago
Tasty tasty glue
tingham
4 days ago
Wow has it been 15 seconds in this conversation already? :)
sfrazer
4 days ago
I know just enough vi so that I can get networking working then I install nano because I've got better things to do with my day :-)
gglockner
2 days ago
About a month after starting to date the woman who became my wife, I asked her a religious question: emacs or vi. Needless to say, we have a mixed marriage.
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jprodgers
1 day ago
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I... Uh, wow, so I'm the 3 right most ones. Maybe I am intense...
Somerville, MA
lizamu
3 days ago
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Yes yes yes.
New York, New York
Covarr
4 days ago
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People who insist the eagles could have taken the ring to Mordor are pretty far to the right on this scale. They place badly on the "actually read The Lord of the Rings books" chart, though.
Moses Lake, WA
DaftDoki
5 days ago
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I identify with the rightmost two.
Seattle
Ferret
5 days ago
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Bananas from the other end is the clearly superior method!
alt_text_at_your_service
5 days ago
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The wars between the "OTHER PRIMATES OPEN THEM FROM THE SMALL END" faction versus the "BUT THE LITTLE BIT OF BANANA AT THE SMALL END IS GROSS" faction consumed Europe for generations.
steanne
4 days ago
one of these was useful, but why is there now a second bot doing the same thing?
wmorrell
4 days ago
Because the first bot was offline for some stretches of time. When the second bot arrived, the technical difficulties of the original were also resolved, and now there are two. For some reason, that makes a few people twitchy every third or so comic posting.
cosmotic
3 days ago
Just add a check if another bot commented. How do both bots not properly decode the html entities? As a software engineer, this situation of redundant bots that both malfunction and both being run by complicit lazy admins that don't care about users drives me nuts.
spongbeaux
3 days ago
Why not write your own, and fix the problems that the... ohhhh. https://xkcd.com/927/
cosmotic
3 days ago
;) Also, someone would need to kill the other bots.
WorldMaker
1 day ago
Or you know, don't have any bots at all? It's easy enough to open the page, add the 'm.' to the web address (m.xkcd.com) and get the officially built means to get the alt text in an accessible manner, and give Randall some well deserved ad eyeball traffic in the process. I liked it when people only posted the Alt Text if they had something to add to it. A bot just posting the alt text doesn't add anything interesting to the discussion.
wmorrell
1 day ago
Many people find the bot(s) useful. Just see the, “yay, it’s back!” replies from the previous times they broke. I am glad you have something that works for you. But it’s a mistake to confuse, “I do not find this interesting,” with, “no one finds this interesting,” or even, “no one should find this interesting.”
WorldMaker
13 hours ago
I do not confuse any such thing. Perhaps you mistake my starting my opinion with "or" to offer an option for something other than an opinion? I'm happy to agree that mine might be the minority opinion, but that does not make my opinion invalid.
endlessmike
2 hours ago
MORE BOTS FOR THE BOT GOD
wmorrell
2 hours ago
ALT-TEXT FOR THE ALT-TEXT THRONE
alt_text_bot
5 days ago
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The wars between the "OTHER PRIMATES OPEN THEM FROM THE SMALL END" faction versus the "BUT THE LITTLE BIT OF BANANA AT THE SMALL END IS GROSS" faction consumed Europe for generations.

It’s Probably A Jennifer Lawrence Movie

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(In the heyday of the video rental industry, I work at one of the largest national chains. As a big-time film geek, I can often figure out what title an individual is seeking with only the most basic of information.)

Customer: “Hi, I’m looking for a movie, and that guy over there—” *points to coworker* “—says I should talk to you.”

Me: “Okay, maybe I can help. Is it a new release or an older film?”

Customer: “What do you mean?”

Me: “Did it come out recently, say, in the last year or two, or is it older?”

Customer: “Why does that matter?”

Me: “Well, that will give me some insight as to where it is in the store.”

Customer: “Well, I don’t know when it came out.”

Me: “Okay, can you tell me what it’s about?”

Customer: “Not really. It just looked good.”

Me: *trying a different tactic* “Do you know who’s in it?”

Customer: “It’s that girl. The one that’s in all those other movies.”

(I can feel my blood pressure rising.)

Me: “I’m afraid I’ll need a little more information than that. Do you know her name, or what other movies she’s been in?”

Customer: *shakes her head* “No. Your coworker said you could help me.”

Me: “Yes, ma’am, I’m trying, but you’re not giving me much to work with. Can you give me some idea as to what the movie is about?”

Customer: *groaning* “It’s about a girl who goes home.”

Me: *just taking a stab* “Is it Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael?”

Customer: *seemingly appalled* “No! I don’t even know what that is! Look. Are you going to help me or not? I’m looking for that movie. It’s about a girl who goes home!”

Me: “Ma’am, I’m sorry, but that could be any number of movies on our shelves.”

Customer: *shouting* “No, it couldn’t! It’s about a girl who goes home, and it’s got that girl who’s been in those other movies! You’re no help!”

(And with that, she stormed off.)

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Cthulhux
19 days ago
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Humans.
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Reverse Cowgirl?

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facebook cowgirls - 7066515968

Maybe she shouldn't be so proud of being a cowgirl.. in the city...

Submitted by: Karl

Tagged: facebook , cowgirls
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Cthulhux
69 days ago
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A good whisky lasts longer though.
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Crypto coin company ‘disappears with millions’, ...

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Crypto coin company ‘disappears with millions’, leaving one-word message: ‘Penis’

Aber nicht doch, Fefe, das ist alles voll seriös mit diesen Krypto-Währungen! Keinesfalls sind das Schneeballsysteme!

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Cthulhux
82 days ago
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Aber da ist ein Zertifikat dran, also kann es gar keine Betrugsseite sein!
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CWagner
82 days ago
Crypto Firma haut mit paar Millionen ab, Banken lösen Wirtschaftskrise aus. Nach fefe logik müssen wir eh erstmal das Banksystem abschaffen, dann kan man sich um Kleinigkeiten wir Crypto kümmern
Cthulhux
82 days ago
"Dann muss man auch ... verbieten" ist keine valide Lösung.
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Client: So I was thinking about it, and I really think you’re limiting yourself when you use your...

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Client: So I was thinking about it, and I really think you’re limiting yourself when you use your computer and not our software. You should think about using our computers.

I use Adobe Creative Cloud. He uses the 1999 Corel Draw.

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Cthulhux
97 days ago
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Client has a point. You could actually buy and possess Corel Draw.
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Obsolete Technology

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And I can't believe some places still use fax machines. The electrical signals waste so much time going AROUND the Earth when neutrino beams can go straight through!
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Cthulhux
217 days ago
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Some banks still use COBOL software instead of JavaScript web applications. No wonder there are financial crises all the time!
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XPav
217 days ago
The idea that JavaScript web apps will prevent financial crises is..... wow.
duerig
217 days ago
At least it is better than COBOL. Wait. I guess that is a low bar. Hahaha. But to be real for a second, this does make me wonder what the high frequency traders are programming in. Maybe C for raw speed. So the next financial crisis might come to us courtesy of a buffer overflow.
rraszews
217 days ago
About 12 years ago I applied for a job writing Matlab code for a futures trader.
PeterParslow
216 days ago
Back in the 80s, I was surprised that the guy next to me was programming a missile launch system in Basic
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JayM
217 days ago
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Oh how true. :(
Atlanta, GA
alt_text_bot
217 days ago
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And I can't believe some places still use fax machines. The electrical signals waste so much time going AROUND the Earth when neutrino beams can go straight through!
ManBehindThePlan
217 days ago
There is certainly a case for "technology apt for the requirement". As long as maintenance costs don't eat you alive...
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