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Which of these scares you the most?

by pachydermic (Beadle)
on Oct 01, 2013 at 11:36 UTC ( #1056469=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on Which of these scares you the most?

Google
[bar] 125/9%
Apple
[bar] 30/2%
Microsoft
[bar] 28/2%
The Government of China
[bar] 65/5%
The Government of the USA
[bar] 342/24%
Yourself
[bar] 52/4%
Missing semicolons
[bar] 64/5%
Seaweed touching your leg when you're in the ocean/lake
[bar] 77/5%
Walking through spider webs
[bar] 60/4%
Accidentally using rm -rf on the wrong directory
[bar] 278/20%
Writing tests
[bar] 28/2%
Writing documentation
[bar] 55/4%
The singularity
[bar] 37/3%
Fear itself
[bar] 77/5%
None of the above
[bar] 93/7%
1411 total votes
Comment on Which of these scares you the most?
Re: Which of these scares you the most?
by toolic (Chancellor) on Oct 01, 2013 at 11:46 UTC
    Reality TV.
Re: Which of these scares you the most?
by Tux (Monsignor) on Oct 01, 2013 at 11:54 UTC
    • The fear to loose my next-of-kin (wife & kids) due to something fatal.

    update 2013-10-04: Savage chickens - "we have nothing to fear but fear itself" (phobophobics anonymous)


    Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
Re: Which of these scares you the most?
by ChuckularOne (Parson) on Oct 01, 2013 at 12:08 UTC

    Of all of the items on the list, only one has the power to LEGALLY take your life, liberty and property, at the point of a gun if needed.

    <soapbox>
    And at the moment they're doing a great job with two of the three.
    </soapbox>
      No, two do. One does in one place, one does in another, neither does in most places. I recommend staying in those most other places.
Re: Which of these scares you the most?
by tobyink (Abbot) on Oct 01, 2013 at 16:11 UTC

    About a year ago (in fact, this Friday will be the one year anniversary of the event in question), I was taking my kids to a local playground and while heading down a nearby path which is quite heavily overgrown with trees, vines and so forth, we walked through an enormous spider web strung up across the way.

    While picking pieces of spider web out of my daughter's hair, I felt a tickle on my arm, which upon closer inspection turned out to be an enormous spider. Well, not enormous by tarantula standards, but large compared to spiders typically seen around these parts.

    At this point, a high pitched girlish scream emerged from my mouth; I shook my arm to rid myself of the spider; and heard a ping as my wedding ring (which had always been a size or two too big) bounced on the path on its way into the bushes.

    Every time I walk along that path now I stop to have a look for it, but I doubt I'll ever find it.

    Anyway, just thought I'd "share".

    use Moops; class Cow :rw { has name => (default => 'Ermintrude') }; say Cow->new->name
      Every time I walk along that path now I stop to have a look for it, but I doubt I'll ever find it.

      Don't give up hope!


      With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
      Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
      "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
      In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

        This is the one I thought of. It does happen!

      Do you know any treasure seekers? With really big and powerful metal detectors?

      ...on a stick!? ;-)

      Cheers, Sören

      Créateur des bugs mobiles - let loose once, run everywhere.
      (hooked on the Perl Programming language)

      I used to about kill myself to get away from spiders. And if one were to land on me, I would lose it completely, slapping myself all over doing more damage to myself than most spiders ever could. Then an office mate did a little Neural Linguistic Programming on me one day, and I no longer freak! I still don't like or trust them, since a brown recluse put my hubbie in the hospital, but I can maintain my composure most of the time. Good luck finding you wedding ring!
        I fear spiders for sure. Even reading your comment made me shiver...

        Sparky
        FMTEYEWTK
Re: Which of these scares you the most?
by hippo (Deacon) on Oct 01, 2013 at 17:26 UTC

    Perl 5 being retired in favour of Perl 6

    *shudder*

Re: Which of these scares you the most?
by wjw (Deacon) on Oct 02, 2013 at 08:28 UTC
    I recently had the opportunity to experience just how fearful fear can be. Watching someone panick is eye-opening...

    On a less serious note, I fear I am out of my favorite flavor of yogurt, which means I will have to choke down the strawberry impregnated stuff again... how fickle is fear...


    • ...the majority is always wrong, and always the last to know about it...
    • ..by my will, and by will alone.. I set my mind in motion
Re: Which of these scares you the most?
by Lady_Aleena (Chaplain) on Oct 02, 2013 at 23:21 UTC

    I most fear some of those in equal measure. I can't choose which instills more fear in my heart.

    Have a cookie and a very nice day!
    Lady Aleena
Re: Which of these scares you the most?
by marinersk (Chaplain) on Oct 03, 2013 at 15:20 UTC
    I love how in the first 174 voters, the only thing noone here is afraid of is writing tests.
      That's because we never do that. I fear only things that exist (like seaweed touching my leg).
Re: Which of these scares you the most?
by Happy-the-monk (Monsignor) on Oct 03, 2013 at 15:58 UTC

    Bankers, Banksters, Rich people.

    People not subjecting to or respecting law nor human rights.

    Cheers, Sören

    Créateur des bugs mobiles - let loose once, run everywhere.
    (hooked on the Perl Programming language)

Re: Which of these scares you the most?
by boftx (Chaplain) on Oct 05, 2013 at 02:20 UTC

    None of the above. My wife.

    On time, cheap, compliant with final specs. Pick two.

      "I fear no man... and only one woman."

      Even the internet has forgotten what TV show that is from - tye        

Re: Which of these scares you the most?
by swampyankee (Parson) on Oct 05, 2013 at 19:10 UTC

    Bacon ice cream. Indeed, I quiver with fear (or disgust) each time I hear that term.


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Re: Which of these scares you the most?
by dbuckhal (Monk) on Oct 06, 2013 at 04:57 UTC
Re: Which of these scares you the most?
by jesuashok (Curate) on Oct 07, 2013 at 11:25 UTC

    my wives (lol)

    I actually fear of sleeping alone in nights and snake (even smaller ones)


    i m possible
Re: Which of these scares you the most?
by IsoQuantic (Initiate) on Oct 08, 2013 at 05:41 UTC
    Arminians
    Patrick L. Reilly, Ph.D. | Wireless IP Forensics | Chandler, AZ 85224
      But Tutoberg Forest was over a millennium ago!?!!

      Wait ... you're not Dutch, are you? (shudder)

                  I kid! I kid!

      Sometimes I can think of 6 impossible LDAP attributes before breakfast.
      I would have to agree with you on that one as Arminians are scary.

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