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I knew a French guy who spoke absolutely perfect English, unlike Mercans, without even a trace of an accent. Whenever a lady of the female persuasion was in earshot his speech would *miraculously* switch to a Gallic drawl with plenty of shoulder shrugging and "how you say"'s.
For fun back in my university days I used to do an Aussie accent and got quite good at it. I was thinking of emigrating there from the UK (at that time - this never happened) so I was also researching all things Australian, the culture, the geography, flora and fauna, etc.
I eventually stopped doing this when at a party a friend introduced me to this very pretty girl with, "Hey, you should meet Bob, he's Australian!". It turns out this girl was very interested in all things Australian and my friend thought it would be a great jape for me to pretend I was from down under!
I ended up going out with her for two weeks, keeping up the pretense all this time. It got to be really hard work. I was supposedly from Dalby, New South Wales (randomly picked from a map) and had to describe life there and everything! She was an amazing girl and I wanted to continue my relationship with her indefinitely so I had to "come clean" and hope she forgave me!
She didn't. End of relationship and of any "foreign" accent games!
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.
2 minutes, 49.91 seconds.
That includes opening Visual Studio, starting a test C# project, coding, and testing. Oh, and a quick walk across the keyboard from Dij The Cat which had to be corrected.
I could have done it faster, but I've just got out of bed and haven't even sipped my coffee yet - it's too hot.
If any developer can't actually do that in under ten minutes, they are in the wrong business - and possibly the wrong species ...
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...
Write a program that prints the numbers from 1 to 100. But for multiples of three print "Fizz" instead of the number and for the multiples of five print "Buzz". For numbers which are multiples of both three and five print "FizzBuzz".
Hey @chrismaunder I think we just found the next programming challenge!
If oranges were a different color, would we still call them oranges?
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