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A sure sign of the apocalypse:

by wolfger (Deacon)
on Nov 12, 2007 at 04:48 UTC ( #650214=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on A sure sign of the apocalypse:

Oil at $100/barrel
[bar] 61/8%
Ice caps melting, polar bears getting hungry
[bar] 71/9%
USA finally having a woman and a minority as serious contenders for the presidency
[bar] 61/8%
iTunes selling DRM-free music
[bar] 37/5%
Microsoft getting into "open source"
[bar] 236/30%
Perl6 completed
[bar] 257/32%
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[bar] 69/9%
792 total votes
Comment on A sure sign of the apocalypse:
Re: A sure sign of the apocalypse:
by kyle (Abbot) on Nov 12, 2007 at 05:15 UTC

    I'm picturing a post with a rectangle at about eye level with writing on it that says "apocalypse, this way". It's kind of like a "dead end" sign for all time.

      /multiverse: /multiverse: 666: Syntax error: 0xforce=panic Multiverse panic - branes not syncing: Attempting to kill /multiverse
      The good news: earth will survive, and mankind too. In the end, people acting together, are stronger that shown in films or news. You simple don't have to wait for politics, because they sell us out nearly every time.
Re: A sure sign of the apocalypse:
by narainhere (Monk) on Nov 12, 2007 at 06:29 UTC
    Voting Booth: No recent polls found
    that means we experienced apocalypse very recently!!

    The world is so big for any individual to conquer

Re: A sure sign of the apocalypse:
by shmem (Canon) on Nov 12, 2007 at 06:56 UTC
    Bush, Cheney etc saying "No, we won't attack Iran."

    --shmem

    _($_=" "x(1<<5)."?\n".q·/)Oo.  G°\        /
                                  /\_¯/(q    /
    ----------------------------  \__(m.====·.(_("always off the crowd"))."·
    ");sub _{s./.($e="'Itrs `mnsgdq Gdbj O`qkdq")=~y/"-y/#-z/;$e.e && print}
      ... and really meaning it. (Anybody can promise something, it's following through and delivering that makes it count)

       

      perl -le "print unpack'N', pack'B32', '00000000000000000000001000000000'"

      Hillary Clinton etc saying "we will operate in the best interest of the American people"
      "The three principal virtues of a programmer are Laziness, Impatience, and Hubris. See the Camel Book for why." -- `man perl`
Re: A sure sign of the apocalypse:
by polettix (Vicar) on Nov 12, 2007 at 08:53 UTC
    I voted Perl6 completed, but I was after Perl 5.10 released ;-) I hope to be contradicted soon!

    Flavio
    perl -ple'$_=reverse' <<<ti.xittelop@oivalf

    Io ho capito... ma tu che hai detto?

      Perl 5.10 RC1 is going out today.

      Makeshifts last the longest.

Re: A sure sign of the apocalypse:
by technojosh (Priest) on Nov 12, 2007 at 13:45 UTC
    I hope the apocalypse doesn't coincide with Perl6. I'd like to get to play with it a little before the world ends...
Re: A sure sign of the apocalypse:
by amarquis (Curate) on Nov 12, 2007 at 14:31 UTC

    I've decided the apocalypse is coming as soon as I master Perl. So y'all are safe for, oh, infinity years.

Re: A sure sign of the apocalypse:
by zentara (Archbishop) on Nov 12, 2007 at 14:35 UTC
    The falling dollar and stock market. ;-(

    I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth. Cogito ergo sum a bum
      "The falling dollar ..."

      Normality will be restored when $4USD=£1UKP and 2s6p is once again "half a dollar".

      (For those rug rats watching 2s6p is more commonly referred to as 12.5p)

      Nothing succeeds like a budgie with no teeth.
        "I will gladly pay you Tuesday, for a hamburger today." :-)

        I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth. Cogito ergo sum a bum
Re: A sure sign of the apocalypse:
by gregor42 (Parson) on Nov 12, 2007 at 17:18 UTC

      It's only confusion if it's accidental.

      And when was Mitt Romney a senator?


      emc

      Information about American English usage here and here.

      Any Northeastern US area jobs? I'm currently unemployed.

        Since I started posting without caffeine, of course. <blush/>


        Wait! This isn't a Parachute, this is a Backpack!
Re: A sure sign of the apocalypse:
by hangon (Deacon) on Nov 12, 2007 at 21:03 UTC

    Is coming right behind me.

      -- The Third Horseman

Re: A sure sign of the apocalypse:
by gregor42 (Parson) on Nov 13, 2007 at 21:59 UTC
    A bunch of mutants asking questions about "En Sabah Nur"...


    Wait! This isn't a Parachute, this is a Backpack!
Re: A sure sign of the apocalypse:
by girarde (Friar) on Nov 14, 2007 at 16:25 UTC
Re: A sure sign of the apocalypse:
by apl (Monsignor) on Nov 14, 2007 at 21:38 UTC
    The Apocalypse arrived when Mick Jagger became a father... 8-)
      ...when Jesse "The Body" Ventura became governor
      ...when Arnold Schwarzenegger became governor
      ...when George Bush got re-elected

      or maybe that all these things have happened...

        ...when George Bush got re-elected

        You mean when he got elected for the first and only time. (if that. Thank you, Diebold...) 8-)

        Truly Satan laughed himself silly that day...

Re: A sure sign of the apocalypse:
by stonecolddevin (Vicar) on Nov 15, 2007 at 07:18 UTC

    <stewie>STEWIE FOR GOVERNER!</stewie>

    meh.
Re: A sure sign of the apocalypse:
by swampyankee (Parson) on Nov 17, 2007 at 21:12 UTC

    The second coming of Paco?


    emc

    Information about American English usage here and here.

    Any Northeastern US area jobs? I'm currently unemployed.

      Surely the second coming of Paco
      would be "The Resurrection" not the apocalypse!
Re: A sure sign of the apocalypse:
by mwah (Hermit) on Nov 18, 2007 at 10:58 UTC

    The most significant has been omitted:

    ( ) Slashdot slashdotted

    Regards

    mwa

Re: A sure sign of the apocalypse:
by tbone1 (Monsignor) on Nov 20, 2007 at 20:03 UTC
    The Cubs and Red Sox win the World Series in consecutive years.

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

Re: A sure sign of the apocalypse:
by fernandes (Monk) on Nov 21, 2007 at 17:06 UTC
    My supervisor professor has said that when mobile phones become implanted in the brain, that will be the final frontier. I disagree so strongly as I've talked about such implanted mobile phones.
    In my opinion, "A sure sign of the apocalypse" is stopping to talk about Aspects of the Syntax Theory, N. Chomsky. Before that, we will be able to connect to the internet by brain nano implants.
Re: A sure sign of the apocalypse:
by blue_cowdawg (Monsignor) on Nov 21, 2007 at 20:23 UTC

    I know that I'm going to get flamed on a couple of my answers here.... but I'll speak my mind anyways.

    As far as oil being US$100 a barrel, that's simply a combination of greed on the part of all parties involved in the production of oil and the law of supply and demand. Countries like India and China are beginning to use oil at an ever increasing rate so of course the price is going to go up.

    Polar icecaps melting? Again a combination of factors here. One factor is what we as mankind are doing to increase the level of green house gasses in our atmosphere. The other factor is quite simply that this is a cycle that has happened before. Folks that study that stuff are just beginning to realize that.

    Microsoft getting into Open Source? Yeah... they might if they can figure out a way to embrace and extend it into extinction. Microsoft's priorties remain the same as any other big corporation. They live to control market share and therefore build their profits.

    A woman and a minority running for President of the USA? Come on folks, when as a society are we going to stop looking at the outside of people and putting labels on them based on gender and ethnicity? I'll vote for a politician based on what their character is and if I happen to agree with them on at least some of their platform. I can never find a politician I can agree with 100% of the time so I'll accept what I can get just as I can't always agree with my friends 100% of the time.

    I'll jump off my soap box now...


    Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
    Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; AOL IM redcowdawg Yahoo IM: blue_cowdawg
      What’s controversial about any of that?
      All sound sense to anyone with any thoughts of responsibility to the environment and others.

      Just one tiny flame:

      The other factor is quite simply that this is a cycle that has happened before. Folks that study that stuff are just beginning to realize that.

      I find it amazing that you know this for a fact, when the people who actually study global warming are "just beginning to realize it". (which is another way of saying "it *might* be true, but they're not sure yet")

      Global warming as a patern... well, not so much away from the truth.

      If you take a deeper look into the bible (yeah! that book!) you'll see that the first time, before flood was quite different.
      So what we found now as a fact that before it might be warmer than now, is not a proof that global warming is a partern.

      I know that I will be flamed at the stake for this comment, but still...
      If I am not an american, can I still invoke the First Amendment? ; )

Re: A sure sign of the apocalypse:
by ArmandoG (Sexton) on Nov 28, 2007 at 23:21 UTC
    Seeing Billy using Debian Lenny in his laptop, and Ubuntu at his desktop from home!!!

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