Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
We don't bite newbies here... much
 
PerlMonks  

Re: If I were to compete in an Olympic event, it would be:

by QM (Parson)
on Feb 24, 2006 at 21:03 UTC ( #532671=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to If I were to compete in an Olympic event, it would be:

I'm surprised at the responses.

Curling is the ultimate sport, apparently. First you slide a bunch of rocks around (OK, no big deal yet). Then you retreat to the bar to talk about your match, drink beer, and watch other idiots slide their rocks around. (Oh, I think there's scoring involved somehow. For the rocks, not the brew.)

-QM
--
Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of

  • Comment on Re: If I were to compete in an Olympic event, it would be:

Replies are listed 'Best First'.
Re^2: If I were to compete in an Olympic event, it would be:
by spiritway (Vicar) on Feb 25, 2006 at 23:23 UTC

    Well, yes... curing does seem to be the ultimate... as opposed to kicking or throwing some round object around, possibly running into one another and gettin injured, then retreating to the bar to talk about it. Or two guys punching each other until one of them falls down or dies, and then you retreat to the bar to talk about it.

    I feel this is inefficient. Just start at the bar, and forget all about the bunch of rocks, the round objects, the punching, etc. And yes, score the brew...

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://532671]
help
Chatterbox?
[LanX]: I told you the story about the “new" currency trading system of Dresdner Bank
[LanX]: ?
[Corion]: No, or I don't remember the story ;)
LanX my favourite don't tell me the proof of concept is good enough for production anecdote
[ambrus]: ah, it's one of thos
[Eily]: what, there's a difference between proof of concept and production?
[LanX]: 20 years ago traders were complaining about the latency of the trading system...
[ambrus]: I'm currently in the process of rewriting my proof of concept programs. They sort of developped organically as I was experimenting, so now I've got an ugly mess of multiple programs and one-liners held together by nothing. I'll have to rewrite them to som
[ambrus]: ething that's both cleanly organized and mostly automated.

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others cooling their heels in the Monastery: (12)
As of 2017-03-29 11:45 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?
    Should Pluto Get Its Planethood Back?



    Results (350 votes). Check out past polls.