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after many otherwise intelligent sounding suggestions that achieved nothing the nice folks at Technet said the only solution was to low level format my hard disk then reinstall my signature. Sadly, this still didn't fix the issue!
1st: Last night, I met a girl. We had a fun evening dancing and drinking.
2nd: Nice! Then, what did you do?
1st: I asked her whether she would like to come to my flat, and she agreed.
2nd: Nice! And then?
1st: I showed her my bedroom, and suddenly we started to kiss; she sat on the keyboard on my desk and started taking his shirt off...
2nd: You have a computer at home? Which CPU? How much RAM?
"Five fruits and vegetables a day? What a joke!
Personally, after the third watermelon, I'm full."
It's no wonder, every time she's says "let's goto the bedroom", he winces.
"the debugger doesn't tell me anything because this code compiles just fine" - random QA comment
"Facebook is where you tell lies to your friends. Twitter is where you tell the truth to strangers." - chriselst
"I don't drink any more... then again, I don't drink any less." - Mike Mullikins uncle
We've all seen these types of stock images used in technology-related articles...since they're often talking about abstract things that don't have a physical representation, authors/editors think they're being clever by using a close-up picture of a QWERTY keyboard with a specific word spelled out, maybe with keys of a different color.
I've always thought this is lame (I know, first-world problem). Not only would such a keyboard mess with the head of anyone who uses proper touch-typing...they now have letters that get repeated. Right in the sample I've linked to--there's only maybe 15 keys visible in the frame, but there's now two "O"s and two "M"s on that keyboard.
But that's just me, making the observation that the work former art students produce, if there was a real-world equivalent, is non-practical, if not downright non-sense... I've never been one to have an eye to appreciate "art" for what it is, and instead look at these sorts of things purely from a practical perspective. Some, I'm sure, would argue this says a lot more about me than those who come up with these...creations. Not that it matters to me.
Did I have a point? Maybe just one: Enough with that meme already...
I've been working on a GLR parser. GLR parsing is neat in that it can even process natural languages - human language
But the algorithm it is based on is near incomprehensible. You can implement it, but that doesn't mean you'll understand it. There's certain things about it that you just "know" you have to do even if the theory isn't clear - about half the algo is like that.
Well, I've had to teach myself GLR by reverse engineering someone else's open source GLR parser, and in the process I think I'm actually beginning to understand it.
We need to do a FAT (Factory Acceptance Test) on some devices we can't get back to base to test. We followed IT policy to get two high spec desktops to run the test and some solid state drives, the policy has changed no desktops, the hard drives were taken out, company policy then demands all hard drives that are encrypted. So come next round of tests the PC's that were to kept are gone, the hard drives can't be encrypted. I am at a loss, talk to help desk 'use your departments lap tops, you got three of them' which are all booked out for other projects. I can have an old Win 8 laptop (which can run the software slowly!) for two days, I will be on site for Monday to Saturday. If only they had listened!