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"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
I remember the Pet Rock. The only good thing about it was it came with an owners manual that was hilarious, points about how to care for your pet rock, etc. The IoT version should come with an app that enables the owner to check the status of his pet rock and what it is currently doing, etc.
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Gotta have an app to know when it uses the restroom. If you hire a rock-walker gotta have an app to see the route. Maybe an app to rate the nutritional offerings as the rock ages. An entire line of products to rock-proof your house in case it's a feisty rock. An app for rating rock-groomers. And of course you need an app to find the best rock-specialist in your area to ensure your rock stays healthy. By god! You're a genius!
mine idea is create a super mega towel so you don't need to dry yourself for eternity after a shower. I want to create towel which would absorb all the water from your body in 1 second. I don't know why but for me it is so irritating
And you don't think the canned unicorn meat that is frequently sold with pet rocks comes in as a close second?
Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant Anonymous - The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they're genuine Winston Churchill, 1944 - Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. Mark Twain
Have you ever spent a day trying to fix a problem only to realise it's not actually there?
I have a button which, when clicked, updates a page with the results of a dropdown. The page isn't working. The click handlers aren't being called. I'm getting null ref errors where it's impossible to get them. It's driving me insane.
And then I realised the button never, ever, EVER needs to be pressed. The form never needs updating. The user simply needs to select the dropdown and submit the form itself.
It's amazing how much you can miss by looking so intently at something.
my similar event was farting about for a few hours getting 2 linux machines to share a directory.
not hard but not having done it for a while I googled "linux file sharing", sure enough got results.
plenty of results, spent a couple of hours setting it up and start moving some files (the latter took most of the time), the files were moving really slow and figured it had to be possible to do it much faster.
of course, when I googled the first results were for the smb sharing coz most people want to share with winduds, what I really needed for linux<->linux was nfs ... corrected that... much much faster.
yeah smb is way slower... coz linux needs to convert it to the inefficient windows smb protocol, send it, and at t'other end unconvert it from smb back to unix form (i.e. the owners, permissions, dates, file sizes, even coz useless windows demands it check for exclusive file access ect).
anyway I blame winduds: coz ms' pathetic implementations of both file system and networking; if they had just gone with the standard like everyone else my time wouldn't have been wasted. (I sympathise with all of the network admins that have to deal with windows servers in real life.)