That's a tough call. A code copied off the web that works is often a better solution that one engineer's half-baked, bug riddled reinvention of the wheel. A better criteria: you copied it off the web and it works, do you have any idea why it works?
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I think he might have stolen the idea from G.R.R. Martin? Valar Morghulis.
Ah, you work in government contracting too?
... its coming right at us!!!!!
We must stop Global Humanning!
Possibly the most insightful (and correct) comment on this thread.
I don't know if that's totally true. I put a non-trivial portion of my salary into a 401k every month because I've been told, repeatedly, that to be old and poor is much less fun than being old and middle class. Why wouldn't I make the same decision to act now so that my elderly years are less impacted by climate change?
"We should forget about small efficiencies, say about 97% of the time: premature optimization is the root of all evil", Donald Knuth
It's interesting that you bring up smoking. I, as an ex-smoker, have believed for a long time that adult ADHD drugs, for some people, fills the niche that smoking, before it became socially unacceptable, used to fill. I would love a minor, stimulating alternative to coffee so long as it didn't become the addiction that smoking used to be.
Statistically speaking I'm 5% closer to death. I'll put that down as marginally worse off.
That's funny, I was just looking through an old magazine that someone must have left at the house and stumbled across this letter:
Dear Penthouse Letters,
I always thought these letters where fake until it happened to me. I was working my way through college delivering pizzas and I got this call to deliver two anchovy, green pepper and olive pizzas to this dive bar down on the bad side of town. I get there and there are four people at the bar; a pasty guy who looked like he lived in his mom's basement, two middle-age women who could have been his mom, and a short fellow in a "Jesus Saves... and takes Half Damage" T-shirt.
[this goes on for three more excruciating, NSFW paragraphs and ends with the following sentence]
And that's why I don't deliver pizza any more.
Isn't "less slowly" the same thing as "faster"?
Really? People's income goes up "less slowly than inflation"? So they are earning more after inflation? That sounds like a good thing.
A friend of mine trusted the Great Ladder this holiday season trying to hang Christmas lights. He spent the Christmas weekend in the hospital with three broken ribs.
"Have a little piece of the cloud right in your own office!"
I love this line! I hope whoever is still making servers a year from now uses this.
Sorry, the 1% of the non-voters who are making a principled stand are dwarfed by the 99% of the non-voters who: 1. forgot, 2. were too busy watching Desperate Housewives of Bumfuck Wherever or 3. can't read or write. You may think your lack of participation is registering as a vote of "no confidence" but to the politicians you're just another non-entity.