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Caught member = prisner (prisoner with the ring inserted, o is the ring)
sailor inside British = Tish (there must have been a sailor named Tish at some point)
as colonials say for free = No (there is no such thing as free cologne)
Sums up to prisnertishno. What the f*** is that? Got no help from babelfish.
Edit: Finally found it. Turns out it's hebrew for complimentary.
I'm not one to publicize what I'm doing in life, but I do a lot of things that some people might find interesting, perhaps even inspiring (to some strange subset of humanity). Specifically, I have several projects running through my head that I work on in spurts, and having a place to record my thoughts and trials would be handy, especially if I want to recover things long forgotten in order to construct an article for CodeProject.
We have the option to create a Technical Blog here at CP, but being tied to article submissions, I suspect that it's meant to carry entries that are fairly congruous and directed to a single problem or solution. If I had a brain that actually worked like that - selecting a problem and working through to a solution - I would certainly post it here. But mine doesn't work that way; I do time slices, pausing some processes while I pursue more immediately interesting projects, then returning to old business when I get time. Sometimes I abandon them altogether. I suspect that this isn't exactly what Chris et al had in mind when the Blog feature was added.
I just discovered that my webhosting service offers a free add-on for a blog on the website I have yet to write, and I can format that any way I like. Even though I have no need for a website, and no plans to write one for myself, would it be useful to host my rambling, random maundering thoughts there, rather than clutter the pristine pages of CodeProject? At the very least, it would serve as a travel guide to my demented pursuit of my varied interests, and preserve my peculiar thoughts as each project progresses to cut and paste into future articles.
No need to pretend - I already have a perfectly good website with no content, and blogging software is a free add-on to the site. If I keep the main page set to Under Construction and hide the blog elsewhere it won't be quite so conspicuous, though it certainly won't be private.
Trouble is that that proves the theory, so therefore it's not crap, and will therefore disappear in a flash of Dichotomous Reality Syndrome (DRS).
But anyway, wasn't Sturgeon's law that absolutes aren't?
Not that that makes it any better, because it means that if your earlier theory was absolutely true, then it absolutely wasn't -- but, given that it absolutely can't be absolutely either (or maybe it can, because it absolutely can't be absolutely not), it's suffering from Dichotomous Reality Overblown to Silliness Syndrome (DROSS).
I don't miss either very much! FORTRAN was done on punched cards, late at night, and delivering the cards in the proper order to the campus computing center was often a challenge. BASIC was all that HP offered on their minicomputers, and the other choice was GDBASIC, created by General Dynamics for internal use. Both were sorely lacking...
I worked on a HP box that was self contained (Monitor, printer, keyboard, tape drives) that had a form of BASIC on it. It had I think 6 inch floppy external by two (HP) cassette tape drives. Great stuff at the time but man the pain when the tape did not work. I believe a smart phone has more computing power.
I also programmed FORTRAN with punch cards. We had a ramp up to the computer center where routinely people (including myself) would dump trays of cards. Hey a line on the top was a life saver.