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I can afford to spend so much time at the Monastery because:

by missingthepoint (Friar)
on Feb 07, 2009 at 20:20 UTC ( #742164=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on I can afford to spend so much time at the Monastery because:

I got rich using Perl before the bubble burst
[bar] 36/5%
I work from home
[bar] 64/10%
With my dectupled productivity (thanks to Perl), I only need to work 1 hour per day
[bar] 78/12%
Parents' basement... 'nuff said
[bar] 36/5%
I'm independently wealthy
[bar] 8/1%
Sugar daddy/momma
[bar] 13/2%
my name's ____, and I'm an addict
[bar] 94/14%
Perl is critical to my job and I can't afford not to
[bar] 226/34%
I'm unemployed (because I spent too much time at PerlMonks)
[bar] 54/8%
$other{reason}
[bar] 63/9%
672 total votes
Comment on I can afford to spend so much time at the Monastery because:
Re: I can afford to spend so much time at the Monastery because:
by toolic (Chancellor) on Feb 07, 2009 at 20:58 UTC
    It's free*
    * As long as I pay my monthly Verizon bill
Re: I can afford to spend so much time at the Monastery because:
by hossman (Prior) on Feb 07, 2009 at 22:10 UTC

    Where is the "I don't spend very much time here at all." option?

    Or the "This is the first time I've ever been to PerlMonks -- what are all of you crazy people talking about?" option?

      They're missing because this poll is strictly for monks who drink the kool-aid... :P


      One-line sigs are for idiots
Re: I can afford to spend so much time at the Monastery because:
by swampyankee (Parson) on Feb 08, 2009 at 02:43 UTC

    This isn't a jobs site, so I won't beg for work.

    But this could be a hint about how I voted.


    Information about American English usage here and here. Floating point issues? Please read this before posting. — emc

Re: I can afford to spend so much time at the Monastery because:
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 08, 2009 at 02:45 UTC
    I'm a ghost
Re: I can afford to spend so much time at the Monastery because:
by Erez (Curate) on Feb 08, 2009 at 07:54 UTC

    ...because I program with an evil technology for a living and I like having a soul. It also reminds me that somewhere, there is still hope.

    "A core tenant of the greater Perl philosophy is to trust that the developer knows enough to solve the problem" - Jay Shirley, A case for Catalyst.

Re: I can afford to spend so much time at the Monastery because:
by matze77 (Friar) on Feb 08, 2009 at 12:27 UTC

    Because i got to much free time ... and before i go for bank robbery or dying on dullness its better to hang around here. The TV program is so full of sh**

    MH
Re: I can afford to spend so much time at the Monastery because:
by apl (Monsignor) on Feb 08, 2009 at 15:28 UTC
    I have a sugar momma. My wife supports me in the style to which I have become accustomed (in return for my doing the dishes, cleaning the house, etc.)

    IOW, Bear Stearns chewed me up and shat me out...

Re: I can afford to spend so much time at the Monastery because:
by zentara (Archbishop) on Feb 08, 2009 at 18:05 UTC

      "Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so."

      Ford Prefect

      zentara, I am a little mystified by your question. Given your (mostly :)) lucid posts, you have missed the clear syllogistic conclusion:
      1. Albert Einstein clearly explained time, via special relativity.
      2. As Benjamin Franklin said "Time is Money"
      3. 1 Tim 6:10 clearly states that "The love of money is the root of all evil"(actually, the greek can actually be read "...the root of all sorts of evil")
      4. Therefore, "Einstein is the root of all evil" QED (you can get him off the hook a little bit by using the latter tranlation of 1 Tim 6:10)

      Your apparent lapse in logical capability can easily be attributed to the facts that

      1. You are certainly an example of the population the poll describes
      2. You have actually read too many of the "How can I do <blah<blah> with an RE?

      fnord

        I'm glad you have it figured out. :-) But I must say none of of the references you cite mean anything to me....Einstein is obsolete, Franklin was a Devil worshipper, I don't give a hoot about the modern bible. My apparent lapse in logical capability can be attributed to my non-logical abilities while in a theta wave state........ i.e. zen :-)

        I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth Remember How Lucky You Are
        1. Albert Einstein clearly explained time, via special relativity.
        2. As Benjamin Franklin said "Time is Money"
        3. 1 Tim 6:10 clearly states that "The love of money is the root of all evil"(actually, the greek can actually be read "...the root of all sorts of evil")
        4. Therefore, "Einstein is the root of all evil" QED (you can get him off the hook a little bit by using the latter tranlation of 1 Tim 6:10)

        I hope you code better than you do logical proofs...
        1. That Einstein explained time does not make him "time" itself.
        2. I will accept the equivalency though it is unproven.
        3. That "love of money" is the root of something does not make money itself the root of something.

        4. If a = b and d (being "the love of b") is the root of c, that does not in any way show a relationship between e (the person who describes a) and d.

      "What is time, and why is it equated with money?"

      I never have enough and I'm always running out of both!

Re: I can afford to spend so much time at the Monastery because:
by marto (Chancellor) on Feb 08, 2009 at 19:36 UTC
      Far and away one of the best one-liner poll responses I have seen. I hope you got something good for it:
      1. Unless you are really A-rod or Jeter, I doubt it was something ala Damn Yankees
      2. Still working on those 7 wishes? (Bedazzled: the original, of course)
      3. Are you now a great guitar player? Oh Brother Where Art Thou? - search for Satan
      4. Or perhaps it was the most obvious reason, XP. However, since I notice you are still a pilgrim, you apparently sold out cheap :)
      5. fnord

        I have no idea who A-rod and Jeter are. I'm glad someone liked the Robert Johnson reference :)

        Martin

Re: I can afford to spend so much time at the Monastery because:
by Illuminatus (Curate) on Feb 08, 2009 at 22:43 UTC
    Because anyone who spends so much time here needs to be watched.To quote Dale Gribble
    Gun's don't kill people. The Government does.

    fnord

Re: I can afford to spend so much time at the Monastery because:
by shmem (Canon) on Feb 08, 2009 at 23:17 UTC

    ...it's someone else's time I spend...

Re: I can afford to spend so much time at the Monastery because:
by dgwicks (Novice) on Feb 09, 2009 at 17:26 UTC
    I'm retired and it's a lot of fun!
Re: I can afford to spend so much time at the Monastery because:
by gokuraku (Monk) on Feb 09, 2009 at 20:39 UTC
    With a 3 year old at home, this is the only peace and quiet I get.
Re: I can afford to spend so much time at the Monastery because:
by pileofrogs (Priest) on Feb 09, 2009 at 22:28 UTC

    I can afford to spend so much time at the Monastery because:

    One word: Union

Re: I can afford to spend so much time at the Monastery because:
by targetsmart (Curate) on Feb 10, 2009 at 08:23 UTC
    The reason to spend time here specifically is because
    • Perl helps me to earn money.
    • Perlmonks enhances the depth of view of the concepts I have learnt in Perl
    • I am experiencing the term 'there is more than a way to do it' in the posts of perlmonks
    • Perlmonks.org helps me to stay in touch with authors of best perl books and other intelligent monks, if I visit/contribute/share something here it extends the life of my Perl knowledge

    Vivek
    -- In accordance with the prarabdha of each, the One whose function it is to ordain makes each to act. What will not happen will never happen, whatever effort one may put forth. And what will happen will not fail to happen, however much one may seek to prevent it. This is certain. The part of wisdom therefore is to stay quiet.
Re: I can afford to spend so much time at the Monastery because:
by Aim9b (Monk) on Feb 12, 2009 at 01:13 UTC
    sssssshhhhhhh the nuns don't know I feed my habit.
      the nuns don't know I feed my habit.

      Habits,(like all furry animals) prefer being fed to being worn! So it's the nuns that should watch out...


      All dogma is stupid.
        Habits,(like all furry animals) prefer being fed to being worn!
        I'm a Proudfoot, I'm furry, I like being fed, but I do not think of myself as an animal.

        Oh wait. You said "habit"...

Re: I can afford to spend so much time at the Monastery because:
by QM (Vicar) on Feb 15, 2009 at 00:11 UTC
    I voted "...and I'm an addict", and I am.

    I've always liked playing with code, to look into little logic and math problems that catch my fancy. Perl was very easy to get into, and has been extended in so many directions, I've hardly lacked for a solution just waiting for me to find it.

    Then of course, I started using it in my $work; and soon it became critical. I've been waiting 3 years at my $position=q/current/; for our $Software_Group; to automate some database stuffing/munging, and they just keep refactoring everything after delivering the same functionality again. I've lost track of how many languages they've used. Every new summer intern brings along some new language and starts coding in it. Whe s/he leaves, as soon as it needs updating, it's trashed. (Students have so little respect for their peers' coding skills, but sometimes such disrespect is earned.)

    So I get stuff done, other folks borrow some of my tools and get a lot done, still others wonder how it's done, and anyone left over doesn't even know what's going with their data, because they never see it. Funny thing is,

    our @Group_Goals; push @Group_Goals, qq/No Scripting!/; sleep 3; say qq/WTF?!/;

    Now push @Company_Wide_Software_Organization, $Software_Group; so their responsiveness has declined, while their paperwork and meeting overhead has increased. I think they have to login on Saturdays just to play with code.

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

Re: I can afford to spend so much time at the Monastery because:
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 18, 2009 at 21:57 UTC
    $reasons{other}
Re: I can afford to spend so much time at the Monastery because:
by kgraff (Monk) on Feb 22, 2009 at 02:04 UTC

    If one gets social security payments for disability does that count as the government being your Sugar Daddy?

Re: I can afford to spend so much time at the Monastery because:
by samizdat (Vicar) on Feb 24, 2009 at 13:22 UTC
    I'm about to be unemployed and I need the diversion.

    Last time I ever sign up for a big corporation!!!

    UPDATE: Yep, my intuition was right. Opportunity replaces "Security". "Fiduciary responsibility" to an extreme degree is not illegal so I can't blame them. I did choose of my own free will to take their paychecks. :D

    Don Wilde
    "There's more than one level to any answer."
Re: I can afford to spend so much time at the Monastery because:
by weierophinney (Pilgrim) on Feb 28, 2009 at 20:05 UTC
    [x] Because I am a ghost in the machine

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