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239 posts • joined 17 Aug 2013
“It's all in the context ... If you are talking about a programming language, what kind of dirty minded twit automatically assumes it has to do with a penis? ”
Judging by the many coq jokes, puns, and single-entendres in these comments, the answer to that question might be “an El Reg commenter”. Which kind of proves the point, to the extent that El Reg readership is representative of the IT community at large.
“ Better luck getting them to give back Toledo”
But would you want it if they offered?
There’s a DDI near me in Naperville IL and it works great, not at all difficult to use and has greatly improved traffic flow.
Coincidentally, I am an Oakland University alum, and my father was a design engineer for MDOT (40 years ago).
And here I was thinking that boxes could be manufactured in a variety of sizes. Today I learned that all boxes start life as Proliant server boxes, and smaller boxes are “recycled” from those.
(Edit: rereading the post I replied to, I can’t tell now whether the the OP was joking or serious.)
I hate to break it to you all, but I did a few minutes of research on the etymology and found that apparently the “cheque” spelling only dates to 1828...you know, 50ish years AFTER we threw you lot off. Before that it was spelled “check”. So don’t blame us or Mr. Webster if you decided to invent a new spelling and we ignored it.
There’s a photo (can’t be arsed to look up a link) of our illustrious Vice President Mike Pence touring some NASA facility (I think building the next Mars rover), lovingly stroking a piece of hardware prominently labeled CRITICAL FLIGHT HARDWARE - DO NOT TOUCH
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