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not enough people are talking about how there is a species of armadillos called "screaming hairy armadillo"

"Ah, er, yes.” Martín is trying to break some unfortunate news as gently as possible. “The point of these questions is… for you to write the program yourself, rather than using someone else’s code.”

You shift, surprised. “People haven’t seemed to like that so far.”

aphyr.com/posts/353-rewriting-

Doomguy: short, to the point. "who is that?" it's Doomguy. "what does he do?" he does ᴅᴏᴏᴍ.

The Doom Slayer: overwrought, generic. "omgz, xXx_the_d00m_slayer_xXx livejournalled on the wall of my MySpace!!!11!!1"

ME, ONE YEAR AGO: this mexican party is good, but it has... how can one say ... too many people? there are in fact, only so many people one can dance with in the course of a party. I think I'm right in saying that, aren't I?

MY WIFE: this is absurd!

ME: my dear, don't take it too hard. it's quality celebrating. there are simply too many people. just remove a few, and it will be perfect.

MY WIFE: which few did you have in mind?

today I learned that "KDE" stands for KDE (K Desktop Environment (Kool Desktop Environment))

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me, every time i see "ksbd": oh, are KDE making a BSD distro? neat

Thunderdome in characteristic 3:

Two men enter. One man leaves.

my other favourite mathematical joke 

A biologist, physicist and mathematician are in a café, watching a house across the street. They see three people enter the house, and a while later four people leave the house.

The physicist says: "I thought the house was empty at the start. There must have been a measurement error."
The biologist says: "Why? They could have reproduced in the meantime."
The mathematician says: "Both of you are wrong. If one person enters the house, it will be empty again."

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my favourite mathematical joke 

A biologist, physicist and mathematician are travelling by train in Scotland. Out of the window, they see a black sheep.

"Look, the sheep in Scotland are black," says the biologist.
"No, we can conclude only that some sheep in Scotland are black," says the physicist.
The mathematician says: "No, we know only that there is at least one sheep in Scotland, at least one side of which is black!"

ME: this code is good, but it has... how can one say ... too many functions? there are in fact, only so many functions a computer can call in the course of an evening. I think I'm right in saying that, aren't I?

COWORKER: this is absurd!

ME: my dear fellow, don't take it to hard. it's quality code. there are simply too many functions. just cut a few, and it will be perfect.

COWORKER: which few did you have in mind?

I should really borrow my wife's camera to make a good picture, the cell phone is underpowered :/

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"nuclear family" sounds way cooler than it is

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Mastodon is a server for a federated social network: everyone can run a server if they want to, including me. So this is a Mastodon server for me (Vierkantor) and my friends.