New old sayings
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
All boring and no excitement makes Linus a happy boy
Linus Torvalds has noticed a "weird numerological coincidence" during work on version 6.5 of the Linux kernel. News of the mathematical anomaly emerged in Torvalds's weekly state of the kernel post, which this week saw the penguin emperor give the world a fourth release candidate for the next cut of the kernel. "So here we …
Don't forget Hex. 10 == 16 decimal.
Even with base 13, 10 is valid.
But... if the furore over the 9 dashes on Barbie's map is anything to go by... many TV anchors and US Senators (Cancun Cruz) need to learn to count. There are only 8 or 10 in Octal.
I guess that learning to count is on its way to being banned as being too woke.
> Don't forget Hex. 10 == 16 decimal.
> I guess that learning to count is on its way to being banned as being too woke.
Why do some people have such a weird bee in their bonnet that they feel the need to turn pretty much *anything* into a flimsy excuse to ramble about "woke"? Regardless of whether or not it originally had anything to do with the culture war stereotype of "woke", let alone the original meaning.
It's even worse than back in the day when every dullard would comment that they (supposedly) couldn't do XYZ any more because it "isn't politically correct".
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The responses from Twitter were all gathered into a suitable container and are now used to predict the future of X.com (so far, with startling results).
One senior editor did ask if they were sure that it was safe to do this, as the guzunder is getting seriously full, but was told, as the song has it, "it's my potty and I'll scry if I want to".
In the Northern part of our 'Septic Isles' 'Guzunder' was always used, to my knowledge, to refer to a china recepticle that was kept under the bed, in times when indoor plumbing was not so common.
Source of many ongoing jokes when refering to northern denizens living in their terraced houses with a 'Privy' at the bottom of the Garden / back yard.
Can remember it was still being used in 'Steptoe & son', Virtually everything Hylda Baker, Jimmy Jewel et al appeared in, etc etc !!!
As I recall, in the early noughties "gazunder" (verb) gained some traction as a term in the English property market as a sort of obverse to "gazump"; it's where the buyer waits till exchange of contracts is imminent and then drops the price of their offer.
(Note to non-English readers: this may make no sense to you if you are unaware of how completely barking English property law is. Essentially, acceptance of an offer on the sale of a property implies no contractual obligations on behalf of either the buyer or the seller, either of whom may pull out of the deal or attempt to renegotiate the sale price with no penalty. Contractual obligations only kick in on "exchange of contracts" - which only happens after the lengthy and costly process of conveyancing, surveys, etc. Think about that and weep... Note that this is only the case in England - Scottish property law, for example, is comparatively sane.)
and now I want to run over a kitten with a lawn mower. Why is that?
Because you are an evil monster? Just a suggestion.. Of course, being exposed to the toxic content of the site may have conferred a temporary monsterhood on you! Much like being exposed to a radioactive sea bird caused The Penguin..
(I started reading it and the sheer intensity of woo-woo caused a ctrl-1 catastrophic core dump. So I gave up reading before the sound of my teeth crunching could wake up my colleagues.)