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Tim decided to tie the knot with his long-time girlfriend.
One evening, after the honeymoon, he was assembling some loads for an upcoming hunt. His wife was standing there at the bench watching him.
After a long period of silence she finally speaks.
"Honey, I've been thinking, now that we are married I think it's time you quit hunting, shooting, hand loading and fishing. Maybe you should sell your guns and boat...?"
Tim gets this horrified look on his face.
She says "Darling, what's wrong?"
"For a minute there you were sounding like my ex-wife".
"Ex-wife!" she screams "I didn't know you were married before!"
People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
Computers have been intelligent for a long time now. It just so happens that the program writers are about as effective as a room full of monkeys trying to crank out a copy of Hamlet.
Hi Colin, that's an intriguing signature.
I keep wondering if a variation on that might "hold bananas:"
"A room full of Hamlets, given intelligent monkeys, probably could crank out a copy of a programmer: unfortunately the one program she, or he, would write would attempt to calculate whether "to be, or not to be" was a question, and go into endless recursion, which might not matter, since the monkeys could be infinite.
"What do humans depend on: words ! We're suspended in language: we can never say what's up: or, down. We must communicate experience and ideas, but in ways that do not become ambiguous, and lose objectivity.
For parallels to quantum theory: we must turn to psychology, or to paradoxes thinkers like Buddha and Lao Tzu illuminated, examining reality, as both observer, and actor, in human life's small-scale micro-cosmic drama."
To my surprise, my boss sent me an email this morning. His email said - your rating in the yearly review is downgraded from what I had given you in the review meeting last week. I have to do this because after reviewing the project budget again, I 've found there were many delays.
I am wondering what kind of company is this? I would have felt it that bad if he had given me this rating in the proper review meeting instead of going back and bouncing this email after one week.