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Comment: Re:I got a Vietnam Era gedunk medal ... (Score 1) 192

by Hognoxious (#47409149) Attached to: An Army Medal For Coding In Perl

Here we have A.K. "Skid" Marc (the somnolent stoplight running lardass) failing even to do a link properly. And doing it as AC, for shame.

Now here's how to do it properly:

"So rather than being needlessly wordy, treasure trove is the etymologically complete phrase, misconstrued over time [by stupid fat idiots] as a noun-noun compound rather than a noun followed by an adjective. "

Comment: Re:So....far more than guns (Score 1) 454

by Hognoxious (#47335459) Attached to: CDC: 1 In 10 Adult Deaths In US Caused By Excessive Drinking

It seems more likely that if you want to use a gun to kill yourself, you will buy one.

You've had a shit day at the office, so you set off for the gun store, and on the way there you start to calm down, and there's a nice sunset so you turn round and go home, have a few beers and fall asleep. Then in the morning you go "shit, what was I thinking?"

or

You've had a shit day at the office, so you pull the gun out from under the pillow and shoot yourself with it.

Which is better? Which is more likely?

Comment: Re:I got a Vietnam Era gedunk medal ... (Score 1) 192

by Hognoxious (#47334807) Attached to: An Army Medal For Coding In Perl

All I did was float around the Big Pond (East coast) in Uncle Sam's Yacht Club DURING the Vietnam era.

I don't know why you call it the big pond, it's smaller than the one on the other side.

Still, you were maintaining a state of preparedness & covering the other flank in case the Frogs, Limeys or Krauts got up to something.

Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up.

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