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The shortest distance between my keyboard and the Monastery is:

by davido (Archbishop)
on Aug 04, 2005 at 07:03 UTC ( #480707=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on The shortest distance between my keyboard and the Monastery is:

A straight line
[bar] 11/4%
A great circle
[bar] 9/3%
A rhumb line
[bar] 3/1%
An infinite number of infintessimly small distances
[bar] 79/27%
A quantum leap
[bar] 12/4%
A leap of faith
[bar] 26/9%
Through the Saintly teleport booth
[bar] 26/9%
Seven leagues under the sea
[bar] 4/1%
To hell and back
[bar] 17/6%
A hop, skip, and a jump
[bar] 11/4%
Through a wormhole
[bar] 15/5%
MapQuest can't find it
[bar] 9/3%
traceroute is down, I'm lost
[bar] 71/24%
293 total votes
Comment on The shortest distance between my keyboard and the Monastery is:
Re: The shortest distance between my keyboard and the Monastery is:
by greenFox (Vicar) on Aug 04, 2005 at 08:14 UTC

    It's just a jump to the left!

    --
    Murray Barton
    Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. -Basho

      ... it's a big step for mankind

      And it came to pass that in time the Great God Om spake unto Brutha, the Chosen One: "Psst!"
      (Terry Pratchett, Small Gods)

        a camel will pass through a wormhole before a programmer should get to heaven...

      And then a step to your right ... You put your hands on your hips ...

      P.S. Nice reference. greenFox++


      They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

      —Andy Warhol

        No virgins in this crowd or this crowd either, for that matter.

        Paulster2


        You're so sly, but so am I. - Quote from the movie Manhunter.
        Don't forget the pelvic thrust.
Re: The shortest distance between my keyboard and the Monastery is:
by TedPride (Priest) on Aug 04, 2005 at 08:50 UTC
    It's around a corner. But most people go mad trying to comprehend the corner.

      I am reminded of the Dutch phrase "Om de hoek", which means around the corner, but sometimes gets miss-translated as "On the corner".

      The phrase also has some of the same connotations of the English phrase "Round the bend".

      Update: Thanks aukjan for pointing out my typo.

      --

      Oh Lord, won’t you burn me a Knoppix CD ?
      My friends all rate Windows, I must disagree.
      Your powers of persuasion will set them all free,
      So oh Lord, won’t you burn me a Knoppix CD ?
      (Missquoting Janis Joplin)

        I am reminded of the Dutch phrase "Om der hoek",

        That is "Om de hoek" ... 'der' is tooooo German ;-)
Re: The shortest distance between my keyboard and the Monastery is:
by aukjan (Friar) on Aug 04, 2005 at 08:59 UTC
    It depends in which "worldly" context you view this question:

  • "The Real World" : The absolute path between keyboard and server location.
  • "Networking World" : Add the length of all transports used to transfer my keystrokes from my keyboard to the server, with the least amount of hops.
  • "Emotional World" : The distance from the keyboard to my heart.
Re: The shortest distance between my keyboard and the Monastery is:
by mojotoad (Monsignor) on Aug 04, 2005 at 14:10 UTC
    I see no option for "through my coffee cup". :(

    Matt

      If you mean something like "Through the Looking Glass" then I totally understand.

      Alice would be surprised at all the strangeness in the perl world.

      -Kurt

Re: The shortest distance between my keyboard and the Monastery is:
by rinceWind (Monsignor) on Aug 04, 2005 at 15:28 UTC

    I guess "Through a wormhole" most accurately describes accessing PM through my corporate firewall ;).

    --

    Oh Lord, won’t you burn me a Knoppix CD ?
    My friends all rate Windows, I must disagree.
    Your powers of persuasion will set them all free,
    So oh Lord, won’t you burn me a Knoppix CD ?
    (Missquoting Janis Joplin)

      Wouldn't that be "through the valley of the shadow of death"? ;)
Re: The shortest distance between my keyboard and the Monastery is:
by gregor42 (Parson) on Aug 04, 2005 at 17:07 UTC
Re: The shortest distance between my keyboard and the Monastery is:
by wolfger (Deacon) on Aug 04, 2005 at 17:39 UTC
Re: The shortest distance between my keyboard and the Monastery is:
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 04, 2005 at 23:16 UTC
    Zeno's paradox becomes all the more perplexing in the world of Perl. The infinite number of infinitesimally small distances converges to 1. (I used the ratio test to figure that out. I couldn't use the root test too effectively since there weren't any exponents involved.) So I voted for that, and so far I'm with the majority. A quantum leap makes some sense, but I don't know the wavefunction of Perl, let alone its Hamiltonian. The product of the position and momentum changes when I click on this site happens to be MUCH larger than h-bar. Maybe Perl exists in infinite-dimensional Hilbert space... I'd add something about that to our voting options. Or better yet, the shortest distance might only be found by using the Kronecker delta. -100104
Re: The shortest distance between my keyboard and the Monastery is:
by Moriarty (Abbot) on Aug 05, 2005 at 05:05 UTC

    Don't all saints access PM through the teleport booth?

Re: The shortest distance between my keyboard and the Monastery is:
by Ben Win Lue (Friar) on Aug 05, 2005 at 08:02 UTC
    What is a rhump line ???
    My dictionary answers "Isoazimutallinie", what just adds +∞ to my confusion...
      Maybe it's supposed to be "a rhumba line"

      Cha. Cha. Cha.

      --
      tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
      And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
      - Chick McGee

      All~

      A rhumb line is used for nautical navigation. It can be difficult to follow a great circle as the heading of one constantly changes. Thus to go between to nearby points on the world one often uses a rhumbline. Essentially you figure out the initial heading that puts you to toward the point you wish to go to and follow a constant heading, you will take a rhumb line.

      Rhumb lines form a spiral to the nearest poll (unless your heading is 0). The advantage to having a constant heading is that it is easy to hold a constant heading in a control loop, wheras controlling on a great circle requires much more math.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhumb_line

      Boots
      ---
      Computer science is merely the post-Turing decline of formal systems theory.
      --???

        Rhumb lines form a spiral to the nearest poll (unless your heading is 0).

        I really thought you were making a joke about the poll ideas quest here. Imagine how disappointed I was when it was a spelling error.

        But thanks for the information -- you learn something new every day around here.

Re: The shortest distance between my keyboard and the Monastery is:
by geekgrrl (Pilgrim) on Aug 05, 2005 at 19:08 UTC
    the Floo Network, of course!
A hop, skip, and a jump (was: The shortest distance between my keyboard and the Monastery is:)
by Happy-the-monk (Monsignor) on Aug 05, 2005 at 22:50 UTC

    A hop, skip, and a jump

    just as any other distance to a happy   lindy hop/swing and jive   dancing monk =)

    Cheers, Sören

Re: The shortest distance between my keyboard and the Monastery is:
by jonadab (Parson) on Aug 06, 2005 at 12:23 UTC
    What I do is, I figure out how long I have to get there and how far it is, and I make sure I'm on track to be on time by making sure that I've gone half the distance by the time half of the time elapses. Then I go half the remaining distance in half the remaining time, and so on, until I'm there.
Re: The shortest distance between my keyboard and the Monastery is:
by monkfan (Curate) on Aug 07, 2005 at 04:17 UTC
    "Together forever, never apart. Maybe in distance but never at heart."

    "In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged."
    Regards,
    Edward
Re: The shortest distance between my keyboard and the Monastery is:
by shadox (Priest) on Aug 07, 2005 at 04:35 UTC
    I think, a Quantum Leap, since monastery es beyond space and time
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